FMS: THompson staring line up

THOMPSON, Conn. (September 8, 2001) - Tony Hirschman of Northampton, Pa., captured his second Bud Pole Award of the season in qualifying for the Featherlite Modified Series, NASCAR Touring Sunoco 300 at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.

THOMPSON, Conn. (September 8, 2001) - Tony Hirschman of Northampton, Pa., captured his second Bud Pole Award of the season in qualifying for the Featherlite Modified Series, NASCAR Touring Sunoco 300 at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway. Following the customary NASCAR redraw used in NASCAR Touring events, Ted Christopher of Plainville, Conn., will start from the pole position, with Hirschman second. Eddie Spiers of Beacon Falls, Conn., captured the 15-lap qualifying race to earn one of two transfer spots into Sunday's 300-lap event. Bruce Taylor of Rochester, Mass., nabbed the final qualifying spot and will start 40th.

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Featherlite Modified Series, Nascar Touring Sunoco Thompson #300 - Sep. 9, 2001- $106,868 Thompson International Speedwy, Thompson, Conn. Starting Lineup - (Starting Position, Driver, Hometown, Average Speed In Mph)

1. Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Dodge, 120.257 2. Tony Hirschman, Northampton, Pa., Chevrolet, 120.49** 3. L. W. Miller, Dushore Penn, Chevrolet, 120.269 4. Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook, Conn., Chevrolet, 119.853 5. Tony Ferrante,Jr.,Franklin Sq.,N.Y., Chevrolet , 119.796 6. Jimmy Kuhn, Bridgewater, Mass., Chevrolet, 119.783 7. Chris Kopec, Ware, Mass., Chevrolet, 119.751 8. Tommy Cravenho, Raynham, Mass., Chevrolet, 119.643 9. Reggie Ruggiero, Rocky Hill, Conn., Pontiac, 119.668 10. Jim Willis, Little Silver, N.J., Chevrolet, 119.821 11. Mike Stefanik, Coventry, R.I., Chevrolet, 119.528 12. Rick Fuller, Auburn, Mass., Chevrolet, 119.509 13. Mike Ewanitsko, N. Babylon, N.Y., Chevrolet, 119.408 14. Joey Caraccia, Selden, N.Y., Pontiac, 119.275 15. Bob Polverari, W. Springfield, Mass., Pontiac, 119.205 16. Charlie Pasteryak, Lisbon, Conn., Ford, 119.161 17. Jamie Asklar, Southington, Conn., Chevrolet, 119.123 18. Dave Etheridge, Portland, Conn., Chevrolet, 119.067 19. John Blewett, III, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 118.809 20. Jeff Fuller, Auburn, Mass, Chevrolet, 118.796 21. Ricky Miller, Agawam, Mass., Chevrolet, 118.677 22. Eddie Flemke, Southington, Conn., Pontiac, 118.615 23. Doug Meservey, Chatham, Mass., Chevrolet, 118.446 24. Fred Vordermeier, West Hempstead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 118.434 25. Chris Wenzel, Holyoke, Mass., Pontiac, 118.365 26. Kerry Malone, Neeedham, Mass., Pontiac , 118.222 27. Tommy Cloce, Canton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 118.085 28. Dave Berghman, Rehoboth, Mass., Chevrolet, 118.048 29. Robbie Summers, Manchester, Conn., Dodge, 117.684 30. Bo Gunning, Bethlehem, Conn. , Pontiac, 117.567 31. Gary Casella, Saugus, Mass., Chevrolet, 117.469 32. Tom Baldwin, Bellport, N.Y., Pontiac, 117.304 33. Paul Surprenant, Springfield, Mass., Chevrolet, Provisional 34. Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, Provisional 35. Carl Pasteryak, Lisbon, Conn., Pontiac, Provisional 36. Nevin George, Kunkletown, PA, Chevrolet, Provisional 37. Howie Brode, Bay Shore, N.Y., Chevrolet, Provisional 38. Wade Cole, Riverton, Conn., Pontiac, Provisional 39. Eddie Spiers, Beacon Falls, Conn., Qualifying Race 40. Bruce Taylor, Rochester, Mass., Chevrolet, Qualifying Race **Denotes the Bud Pole Award Winner

Failed to Qualify: Jake Marosz, Richard Clark and Mike Molleur

-nfms

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Jeff Fuller , Nevin George , Bo Gunning , Joey Caraccia , Bob Polverari , Jamie Tomaino , Dave Berghman , Richard Clark , Ted Christopher , Jake Marosz , Wade Cole