CT (October 27) -- John Blewett, III won the season ending NASCAR
Featherlite Modified Series XTRA/MART World Series 125 race at
Thompson International Speedway on Sunday. The win was Blewett's first
of the season and was worth $6,850 to the New Jersey driver. Mike
Stefanik captured the series championship with a ninth place finish.
Stefanik has now won the series title an unprecedented six times. The
Coventry, RI driver was also the defending series champion.
Thirty-two drivers started the final race of the
season for the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series. Ted Christopher won
the Bud Pole Award, while Jerry Marquis was on the pole with
Charlie Pasteryak joining him in the front row after the series
redraw. Christopher started fifth.
From the outset, pole-sitter Jerry Marquis jumped out
to the early lead. On lap 14, Bud Pole winner Ted Christopher took a
one-lap turn out front before being passed by John Blewett, III.
Blewett led the remainder of the way to capture the win--his first of
the season and fifth career win in the series. Blewett collected
$6,850 for the win.
Finishing in second place was Chuck Hossfeld who
earned $4,306 for the
runner-up finish. Rounding out the top three was Ted Christopher.
Christopher's take was $4,205.
Charlie Pasteryak, Nevin George, Jerry Marquis, Eddie
Flemke, Chris Kopec, Mike Stefanik and Zach Sylvester rounded out the
top ten in the season finale.
The final NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series point
standings had Mike Stefanik (2678) on top with Ted Christopher
finishing the season 50 markers behind Stefanik. Chuck Hossfeld
(2606), Jerry Marquis (2594), Rick Fuller (2585), Eddie Flemke (2562),
Todd Szegedy (2497), Nevin George (2478), John Blewett, III (2377),
and Jamie Tomaino (2370) finished third through tenth, respectively.
Hoosier Product Manager Irish Saunders commented on
the close of the NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series season, "It was
another great year in NASCAR's oldest and largest regional touring
division. These guys always put their hearts and
souls into this series to make it one of the most competitive in the
country." Saunders added, "We are already looking forward to
next year when Hoosier will once again be the exclusive tire supplier
to the series."
Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. congratulates Mike Stefanik
on his sixth series championship. Hoosier also wishes to thank all the NASCAR
Featherlite Modified Series competitors for their use of Hoosier tires during
the exciting 2002 season.