BNS: Stafford III: Qualifying report

Mike Johnson wins Bud Pole for Carquest Fall Final 150 Busch North Race at Stafford; trio of championship contenders grouped from 11th to 14th. STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn.-- Mike Johnson of Salisbury, Mass. won the Bud Pole for Sunday's Carquest...

Mike Johnson wins Bud Pole for Carquest Fall Final 150 Busch North Race at Stafford; trio of championship contenders grouped from 11th to 14th.

STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn.-- Mike Johnson of Salisbury, Mass. won the Bud Pole for Sunday's Carquest Fall Final 150 Busch North Series, NASCAR Touring race at Stafford Motor Speedway. It was Johnson's first Bud Pole of the 2002 season and the second of his career, both at Stafford. The Johnson Lumber Ford became the first non-Chevrolet to set fast time in 18 races this year. Johnson's pole position was preserved in the redraw among the top four qualifiers, which moved second-fastest Mike Olsen back to the outside of the second row.

The three leading contenders for the Busch North Series championship were grouped between 11th and 14th in the lineup. Point leader Andy Santerre will start 14th, runner-up Matt Kobyluck 12th, and third place Brad Leighton 11th. Leighton us the defending winner of the Carquest Fall Final.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Matt Kobyluck , Mike Johnson