The Chrome Horn News

10/13/2007

FERRANTE SURPRISES WITH POLE AT THOMPSON

    Anthony Ferrante Jr. earned his second career Budweiser Pole Award Saturday, and then redrew the top spot for Sunday's Xtra-Mart 150 at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.

    Ferrante's time of 120.656 mph around the .625-mile oval beat out Tony Hirschman Jr. by .025 seconds. Donny Lia, who has already clinched the 2007 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship, qualified fourth, followed by Billy Pauch Jr.

    Following the redraw, Bobby Santos III moved up from sixth to second and will start on the front row alongside Ferrante. Pauch and Doug Coby will make up the second row, followed by Lia and Todd Szegedy.

   Richard Savary will start 21st and Bobby Grigas III will start 14th. Savary leads Grigas by one point in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year race.

   The Xtra/Mart 150 is part of Thompson's season-ending World Series of Speedway Racing weekend.

 

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Starting Lineup

Xtra/Mart 150, Thompson  International Speedway

Thompson, Conn.

Qualifying Saturday; Race Sunday
 

  1. (31) Anthony Ferrante Jr., Franklin Square, N.Y., Chevrolet, 120.656

  2.  (3)  Bobby Santos, III, Millis, Mass., Chevrolet, 119.936

  3. (06) Billy Pauch, Jr., Frenchtown, N.J., Dodge, 120.160

  4. (88) Doug Coby, III, Milford, Conn., 119.834

  5.  (4)  Donny Lia, Jericho, N.Y., Dodge, 120.295

  6.  (2)  Todd Szegedy, Ridgefield, Conn., Ford, 119.745

  7. (59) Matt Hirschman, Northampton, Pa., Dodge, 120.102

  8. (48) Tony Hirschman, Jr., Northampton, Penn., Chevrolet, 120.630

  9. (12) Jimmy Blewett, Howell, N.J., Chevrolet, 119.719

10.  (6)  Ron Yuhas, Groton, Conn., Chevrolet, 119.630

11. (36) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 119.585

12. (19) Ronnie Silk, Norwalk, Conn., Chevrolet, 119.541

13. (11) Anthony Sesely, Matawan, N.J., Chevrolet, 119.516

14. (09) Bobby Grigas, Marshfield, Mass., Chevrolet, 119.344

15. (79) Woody Pitkat, Stafford Springs, Conn., Pontiac, 119.256

16. (00) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook, Conn., Chevrolet, 119.130

17. (28) James Civali, Meriden, Conn., Chevrolet, 119.104

18.  (8)  Glen Tyler, Hampton Bays, N.Y., Chevrolet, 119.098

19. (46) Dick Houlihan, Bridgewater, Mass., Chevrolet, 119.085

20. (93) Rowan Pennink, Huntingdon Valley Pa., Chevrolet, 119.085

21. (20) Richard Savary, Canton, Mass., Chevrolet, 118.853

22. (10) Eddie Flemke, Southington, Conn., Chevrolet, 118.840

23. (40) Ryan Preece, Kensington, Conn., Chevrolet, 118.821

24. (94) Eric Beers, Northampton, Pa., Chevrolet, 118.802

25. (41) Reggie Ruggiero, Rocky Hill, Conn., Chevrolet, 118.777

26. (16) Mike Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Chevrolet, 118.752

27. (90) Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury, Conn. Chevrolet, 118.533

28. (99) Jamie Tomaino, Howell, N.J., Ford, 118.061 (Provisional)
29. (77) Rick Fuller, Auburn, Mass., Pontiac, 118.396 (Provisional)

30. (58 )Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet, 117.838 (Provisional)

31. (33) Wade Cole, Riverton, Conn., Chevrolet, 117.310 (Provisional)
32. (05) Joe Hartmann, Riverhead, N.Y., Chevrolet, 116.460 (Provisional)

 

Did Not Qualify

(18) Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo, N.Y., 118.515
(64) Eric Berndt, Meriden, Conn. Pontiac, 118.092
(5)  Charlie Pasteryak, Lisbon, Conn., Chevrolet, 117.875
(54) Dave Etheridge, Portland, Conn., Chevrolet, 117.328
(47) Jimmy Storace, Kingston, N.H., Chevrolet, 117.273

(32) Tom Abele, Norwich, Conn., Chevrolet, 116.057

(82) Mike Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Dodge, 115.652

(9) Jake Marosz, Middletown, Conn., Chevrolet, 114.696

(26) Gary McDonald, Ronkonkoma, Chevrolet, 114.005

(27) Roy Seidell Jr., East Hampton, Mass., Chevrolet, No speed

THE END

Source: Jason Christley/NASCAR WMT PR
Posted:  October 13, 2007

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