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1997 Thompson Sunoco 300


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NASCAR Busch North Series race number 20 of 22
Sunday, September 7, 1997 at Thompson Speedway, Thompson, CT
300 laps on a .625 mile paved track (187.5 miles)

Time of race: 2:19:27
Average Speed: 80.674 mph
Pole Speed: 104.661 mph
Cautions: 9 for 45 laps
Margin of Victory: .27 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Busch North Series results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 251   Mike Stefanik Burnham Boilers   (Mike Greci)Chevrolet30017,925running290180
101315   Jerry Marquis O'Connor GMC   (Charles O'Connor)Chevrolet3002,250running7134
81090   Herb Drugg Drugg Racing   (Herb Drugg)Chevrolet3002,000running3142
2 984   Rick Fuller Specialized Machinery Transport   (Ted Kistner)Chevrolet30010,155running0170
3 444   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler / EJP   (Andy Santerre)Chevrolet3006,070running0165
4 655   Brad Leighton Coed Naked Sportswear   (Steve Griswold)Chevrolet3003,650running0160
5 747   Kelly Moore Tic-Tac / Jordan Lumber   (Richard Moore)Pontiac3003,500running0155
62261   Mike Olsen Little Trees   (Mike Olsen)Pontiac3002,550running0150
72425   Jamie Aube New England Pontiac Dealers   (Jack Swanson)Pontiac3002,250running0146
91216   Stub Fadden NAPA Auto Parts   (Stub Fadden)Chevrolet3001,800running0138
11 37   Bobby Dragon Skoal Bandit   (Dale Shaw)Pontiac2991,700running0130
121776   Tom Bolles Bolles Motorsports   (Edward Bolles)Pontiac2991,650running0127
131630   Dennis Doyle Sta-Rite Pumps / Bad Frog Beer   (Richard Doyle / Tommy Mahan)Chevrolet2991,600running0124
141577   Bryan Wall Players, Inc. / Pennzoil   (Ed Gendreau / John Wall)Ford2981,550running0121
152814   Ken Bouchard Touch One   (John Walters)Ford2971,400running0118
16146   Brad Bennett Auto Palace   (Don Ling, Sr.)Pontiac2961,500running0115
17 529   Dave Dion Berlin City Ford / Continental Paving   (Dave Dion)Ford2962,075running0112
182321   Eric Bodine Bully Hill Vineyards   (Eric Bodine)Chevrolet2951,450running0109
191886   Dennis Demers Shelburne Limestone   (Dennis Demers)Chevrolet2942,025running0106
202928   Bill Penfold Penfold Motorsports   (Ray Penfold)Buick2921,650running0103
212174   Tracy Gordon Balance Nutritional Foods   (Dave Smith / Jack Yeaton)Pontiac2861,375running0100
223267   Joe Barnes Frank's NAPA / Raybestos Brakes   (Joe Barnes)Buick285850running097
233059   Louis Rettenmeier New England Mobil Dealers   (Louis Rettenmeier)Chevrolet285825running094
243548   Marty Noll Millazzo / Qik Joe   (Robert Noll)Chevrolet284800running091
25395   Barney McRae All Cycle Waste   (George McRae)Pontiac2841,300running088
263746   Darryl Carl Carl Motorsports   (Darryl Carl)Chevrolet282750running085
272575   Jason Manafort Manafort Racing   (Jon Manafort)Chevrolet269725brakes082
28 156   Martin Truex Blount Seafood   (Martin Truex)Chevrolet2541,800suspension079
294026   Scott Bouley Expert-Tees / Buyers Choice   (Kim Griffen)Buick2541,175running076
30 860   Jeff Fuller Ocean Spray / Sunoco   (Dale Shaw)Chevrolet230650rear axle073
311142   Tom Carey, Jr. AAA Aircraft Supply   (Jan Banning)Pontiac2291,125brakes070
323454   GeGe Gravel S&J Transportation / Riverside Sheet Metal   (Marcel & Chris Dusseault)Pontiac1771,100brakes067
333601   John Barber Makita   (John Barber)Chevrolet174600engine064
343805   Glen Brehio Global Steel / ASI   (Bob Sowa)Chevrolet1721,100brakes061
352039   Brad Boissonneault TAS Country Homes   (Tom Sylvester)Oldsmobile150600crash058
363157   Glen Meisenhelder KGM Video   (Ken Meisenhelder)Chevrolet123600brakes055
372619   Phil Rondeau Olde Mystic Marina / Mares Construction   (Phil Rondeau)Chevrolet123600running052
38192   Russ Hersey Demco Auto Body / Hamshaw Lumber   (Suzanne Hersey)Chevrolet96600rear axle049
394112   Rit Dulac Kelly Motorsports   (Rit & Heidi Dulac)Chevrolet70600steering046
402780   John Lesniak Quality Centerless Grinding   (Tom Lesniak)Ford27600tail shaft043
413317   Bob Brunell Camoplast / Brunell Asphalt   (Rita Brunell)Chevrolet14600suspension040

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mike Stefanik1128128
  Jerry Marquis1291357
  Mike Stefanik13621277
  Herb Drugg2132153
  Mike Stefanik21630085

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dave Dion 2744    
2   Mike Stefanik 2723   -21  
3   Jerry Marquis 2679   -65  
4   Andy Santerre 2609   -135  
5   Brad Leighton 2575   -169  
6   Tom Bolles 2410   -334  
7   Kelly Moore 2404   -340  
8   Bobby Dragon 2401   -343  
9   Mike Olsen 2275   -469  
10   Jamie Aube 2224   -520  
11   Stub Fadden 2189   -555  
12   Bryan Wall 1996   -748  
13   Herb Drugg 1958   -786  
14   Tracy Gordon 1955   -789  
15   Dennis Doyle 1925   -819  
16   Eric Bodine 1914   -830  
17   Tom Carey, Jr. 1706   -1038  
18   Dennis Demers 1652   -1092  
19   Glen Brehio 1522   -1222  
20   Martin Truex 1480   -1264