BNS: Stafford III: Goodyear Racing race notes

Goodyear-equipped drivers celebrate championships Andy Santerre clinched his second straight NASCAR Busch North championship when he finished third in the Carquest Fall Final 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, Conn. Mike...

Goodyear-equipped drivers celebrate championships

Andy Santerre clinched his second straight NASCAR Busch North championship when he finished third in the Carquest Fall Final 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, Conn.

Mike Johnson won the race.

Santerre joins Jaime Aube, Dick McCabe, Mike Stefanik and Brad Leighton on the list of repeat champions. Santerre is one of three Rookie of the Year Award winners to have later won the title (Brad Leighton and Winston Cup star Ricky Craven are the others).

Johnson led every lap but the first in the 150-lap chase around the half-mile oval. Joey McCarthy, who won the Bud Pole Award, led the first lap and finished second, just .96 of a second behind the winner. Santerre, Matt Kobyluck and Brian Hoar rounded out the top five.

The winner averaged 56.998 mph. McCarthy's pole run averaged 89.610 mph.

-goodyear-

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Ricky Craven , Matt Kobyluck , Mike Johnson