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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 0.625 mile paved track (187.500 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

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 251   Mike Stefanik Burnham Boilers   (Mike Greci)Chevrolet30017925running290180
2 984   Rick Fuller Specialized Machinery Transport   (Ted Kistner)Chevrolet30010155running0170
3 444   Andy Santerre Monro Muffler / EJP   (Andy Santerre)Chevrolet3006070running0165
4 655   Brad Leighton Coed Naked Sportswear   (Steve Griswold)Chevrolet3003650running0160
5 747   Kelly Moore Tic-Tac / Jordan Lumber   (Richard Moore)Pontiac3003500running0155
62261   Mike Olsen Little Trees   (Mike Olsen)Pontiac3002550running0150
72425   Jamie Aube New England Pontiac Dealers   (Jack Swanson)Pontiac3002250running0146
81090   Herb Drugg Drugg Racing   (Herb Drugg)Chevrolet3002000running3142
91216   Stub Fadden NAPA Auto Parts   (Stub Fadden)Chevrolet3001800running0138
101315   Jerry Marquis O'Connor GMC   (Charles O'Connor)Chevrolet3002250running7134
11 37   Bobby Dragon Skoal Bandit   (Dale Shaw)Pontiac2991700running0130
121776   Tom Bolles Bolles Motorsports   (Edward Bolles)Pontiac2991650running0127
131630   Dennis Doyle Sta-Rite Pumps / Bad Frog Beer   (Richard Doyle / Tommy Mahan)Chevrolet2991600running0124
141577   Bryan Wall Players, Inc. / Pennzoil   (Ed Gendreau / John Wall)Ford2981550running0121
152814   Ken Bouchard Touch One   (John Walters)Ford2971400running0118
16146   Brad Bennett Auto Palace   (Don Ling, Sr.)Pontiac2961500running0115
17 529   Dave Dion Berlin City Ford / Continental Paving   (Dave Dion)Ford2962075running0112
182321   Eric Bodine Bully Hill Vineyards   (Eric Bodine)Chevrolet2951450running0109
191886   Dennis Demers Shelburne Limestone   (Dennis Demers)Chevrolet2942025running0106
202928   Bill Penfold Penfold Motorsports   (Ray Penfold)Buick2921650running0103
212174   Tracy Gordon Balance Nutritional Foods   (Dave Smith / Jack Yeaton)Pontiac2861375running0100
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)Pontiac2841300running088
263746   Darryl Carl Carl Motorsports   (Darryl Carl)Chevrolet282750running085
272575   Jason Manafort Manafort Racing   (Jon Manafort)Chevrolet269725brakes082
28 156   Martin Truex Blount Seafood   (Martin Truex)Chevrolet2541800suspension079
294026   Scott Bouley Expert-Tees / Buyers Choice   (Kim Griffen)Buick2541175running076
30 860   Jeff Fuller Ocean Spray / Sunoco   (Dale Shaw)Chevrolet230650rear axle073
311142   Tom Carey, Jr. AAA Aircraft Supply   (Jan Banning)Pontiac2291125brakes070
323454   GeGe Gravel S&J Transportation / Riverside Sheet Metal   (Marcel & Chris Dusseault)Pontiac1771100brakes067
333601   John Barber Makita   (John Barber)Chevrolet174600engine064
343805   Glen Brehio Global Steel / ASI   (Bob Sowa)Chevrolet1721100brakes061
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

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111   #05 spun backstretch 
24443  
45517   #29 accident turn 2 
5212574  
1261316   #39 spun turn 2 
13215322  
1541585   #39 accident turn 3 
15921052  
2112155   debris turns 1/2 
21622510  
2262283   #59 spun turn 2 
22924012  
2412499   #15,56 accident frontstretch 
2502589  
2592646   #56 accident turn 4 
2652728  
2732764   #75 spun turn 1 
27730024  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.3%             Average green flag run: 28.2 laps

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