MA (June 22) -- Eddie Flemke became the fifth different winner in six
events in NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series competition after winning
the Coca-Cola 150 at Seekonk Speedway on Saturday. Flemke led 124 of
the 150 race laps en route to collecting $8,200 in cash and prizes.
The final 40 circuits were not without a challenge however, as Flemke
was hounded by both Dave Berghman and Tommy Cravenhoe in the closing
stages of the race. Berghman was able to catch Flemke and even pull
alongside him twice, but wasn't able to make the pass on the
Southington, CT driver.
Carl Pasteryak and Ted Christopher comprised the front
row for the 150-lap race which had 30 combatants. Christopher jumped
out to the early race lead from his outside pole position. Christopher
led until lap 27, when Flemke, who had started third, made the pass
for the race lead. Flemke led the next 124 laps before the checkered
flag fell on Flemke and his winning Pontiac. The win was worth
Dave Berghman took runner-up honors and collected
$4,205 in cash and prizes after starting 13th. Tommy Cravenhoe
finished in third after starting 11th. Cravenhoe pocketed $3,170 for
the final podium spot.
Rounding out the top five was Joey Caraccia in fourth
and Robbie Summers in fifth. Summers started 17th before charging to a
fifth place finish.
Unofficially, Jerry Marquis and defending series
champion Mike Stefanik are tied atop the NASCAR Featherlite Modified
Series standings with 880 points. Dave Berghman (874), Robbie Summers
(860) and Rick Fuller (819) round out the top five.
The series will next compete at Richmond International
Raceway in Richmond, VA on June28th.
Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. is the sole supplier of
tires for the NASCAR Featherlite Modified