NEWS OF NOTE *Kelly Moore won the 2003 Budweiser 150 after winning the Busch Pole Award. He led all but laps 2-6 when Mike Olsen nosed ahead. Mike Stefanik finished a half-second behind Moore, with Dave Dion, Brian Hoar, and the winner's son,...
NEWS OF NOTE
*Kelly Moore won the 2003 Budweiser 150 after winning the Busch Pole Award. He led all but laps 2-6 when Mike Olsen nosed ahead. Mike Stefanik finished a half-second behind Moore, with Dave Dion, Brian Hoar, and the winner's son, Ryan Moore, completing the top five.
* The 2003 Budweiser 150 race win was Kelly Moore's 25th and the Busch Pole his 47th, both Busch North Series records which still stand after three races of the 2004 season.
* Mike Olsen holds the Seekonk Speedway track record for Busch North Series cars at 12.713 seconds, 94.392 miles per hour, set in 2002.
* This will be the eighth Bush North Series race at Seekonk Speedway. The series appeared twice in its inaugural year of 1987 and returned in 2000, with two races in 2001. Kelly Moore's 2003 Budweiser 150 win made him the first two time winner. Other winners are Chuck Bown, Rick Martin, Dave Dion, Dale Shaw, and Matt Kobyluck.
* The Seekonk Speedway has been owned and operated by the Venditti family since its construction in 1946, making it one of the longest continuous family operations in American motorsports. In the late 1960's, founder D. Anthony Venditti became the first promoter in southern New England to replace the traditional coupe-bodied modifieds with full-bodied late models as the feature division. Notable Seekonk graduates include 1981 Talladega 500 winner Ron Bouchard and NASCAR television personality Allen Bestwick.
FROM THE RECORD BOOK
No driver has won at Seekonk Speedway during a Busch North Series championship season, but two of the closest runners-up were winners at the Cement Palace. Chuck Bown won the second race in Busch North history in 1987 and lost the inaugural title to Joey Kourafas by six points, while in 2002 Matt Kobyluck won at Seekonk and lost the championship to Andy Santerre by nine points.
What: Budweiser 150, NASCAR Grand National Division, Busch North Series Race #4
Where: Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, Mass.
When: Saturday, June 12, 7:00 p.m.
Track layout: .333 mile banked paved oval
Race distance: 150 laps, 50 miles
HDNet tape delay, Sunday, June 13, 9:00 p.m. Eastern time
SPEED Channel tape Saturday, June 26, 12 noon Eastern time
Schedule: Saturday, June 12 -- Practice 1:15 to 2:00 p.m. & 2:15 to 3:00 p.m., Busch Pole Qualifying 4:00 p.m., Budweiser 150 7:00 p.m.