FMS: Nevin George Stafford preview

Stratford, CT: Nevin George hopes to duplicate last year's qualifying effort by bringing home the Bud Pole Award this Friday night in the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series event at Stafford Motor Speedway. The race will mark the fifth event of...

Stratford, CT: Nevin George hopes to duplicate last year's qualifying effort by bringing home the Bud Pole Award this Friday night in the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series event at Stafford Motor Speedway. The race will mark the fifth event of the twenty-one-event schedule. The #0 Bruce George Paving & Excavating sponsored Chevrolet team is looking forward to racing this Friday.

Weather has hampered the racing schedule as three of the first five events have been rescheduled. The Haynes Connecticut Classic is no exception as the event was initially scheduled for May 23rd. The Haynes Connecticut Classic was rescheduled twice last season. George took the Bud Pole Award during qualifying for the event on May 24, 2002, but would not take the green flag until Wednesday, July 3rd.

George hopes to reclaim the Bud Pole Award this Friday, and also come away with a win. George been very strong this season in qualifying, however, he hasn't yet claimed a Bud Pole Award in 2003. George is the defending his Bud Pole Champion from last season -- he captured the award with three Bud Poles and one outside pole.

George is coming off a top-four finish at Nazareth Speedway in the Service Electric 100 and will attempt to parlay his good finish into his first win of the season. Ralph Solhem, car owner and crew chief, is guardedly optimistic as to George's chances of winning. Solhem believes he has the set-up and hopes to have the car dialed in early. Solhem said the car has been qualifying well and he thinks they will have a shot at the Bud Pole Award.

George is looking forward to rest of the season after Thompson and Waterford left the Kunkletown, PA, driver perplexed. George feels those events were the exception and not the trend, and is fully confident as he heads into the rest of the season.

The Featherlite Modified Series is scheduled to be last event on Friday's program as the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series divisions will keep the fans on the edge of their collective seats.

The FMS will next stop at Riverhead Raceway in Riverhead NY on June 7th, followed by Lake Erie Speedway in Northeast, PA on June 14th and Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, MA on June 21st.

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