Thompson V qualifying notes

Qualifying: Beers Posts Record Lap At Thompson Christopher To Start Fifth; Hirschman Starts Seventh THOMPSON, Conn. (Oct. 18, 2008) -- Eric Beers set the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour track record at Thompson International Speedway with ...

Qualifying: Beers Posts Record Lap At Thompson
Christopher To Start Fifth; Hirschman Starts Seventh

THOMPSON, Conn. (Oct. 18, 2008) -- Eric Beers set the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour track record at Thompson International Speedway with a qualifying lap of 18.429 seconds Saturday afternoon.

Beers will start sixth in Sunday's final race of the season, the Xtra Mart World Series, following post-qualifying redraw of the top 10 qualifiers.

Beers' lap around the .625-mile oval in his No. 46 Reynold's Auto Wrecking/Sunoco Chevrolet produced an average speed of 122.090 mph and eclipsed the record set by Todd Szegedy on April 14, 2007 of 18.457 (121.905). It was Beers' third Coors Light Pole Award of the season, clinching the season-long honors.

Ted Christopher (No. 36 Al-Lee Installations Chevrolet) and Matt Hirschman (No. 59 Furnace & Duct Supply Chevrolet) will start fifth and seventh, respectively, following the redraw. Christopher leads Hirschman by 35 points and can clinch his first championship by finishing seventh or better.

Hirschman qualified third at 18.568 (121.176) and Christopher qualified seventh at 18.628 (120.786).

Ryan Preece qualified second in the No. 3 Davidson Co./Reynold's Auto Wrecking Chevrolet at 18.464 seconds (121.859).

Jimmy Blewett and Mike Stefanik will start Sunday's race on the front row, with Preece and Chuck Hossfeld in the second row.

The Xtra Mart World Series is scheduled to take the green flag on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. For Xtra Mart World Series ticket information, please visit Thompson's official Web Site (thompsonspeedway.com).

-credit: nascar

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Chuck Hossfeld , Todd Szegedy , Ted Christopher , Eric Beers , Ryan Preece