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NASCAR-FMT: BDR Racing Makes Featherlite Modified Series Debut

7 May 1998

Stafford Springs, CT: Dave Pecko and the BDR Race Team arrived at Stafford Motor Speedway on April 25 with the intention of using their first visit to Jack Arute's half mile facility to further gain knowledge of the tracks they will have to master in order to successfully compete in the Featherlite Modified Series. The Vandling (PA) resident Dave Pecko became a quick learner as the second year NASCAR Modified driver turned in the 16th fastest time in qualifying. Due to rain and drizzle on April 26, the team would have to wait one week before taking to Stafford Motor Speedway for the running of the CarQuest Spring Sizzler. Raceday saw Pecko begin "The Greatest Race In The History of Spring" with a quick run, keeping pace with the likes of Tony Hirschman and Reggie Ruggiero. The NAPA Auto Parts Pontiac moved as far up as 12th place in the early stages of the race. As the race unfolded, Pecko continued to drive a smooth, steady race despite handling problems midway though the race. When the afternoon was over, it was a 20th place finish for Dave Pecko and the NAPA Auto Parts Pontiac in the race won by Mike Stefanik. Following the race Pecko said, "The afternoon went as planned. We were able to run well all day, and we brought the car home in one piece. We missed on the original race setup some, but we're new at this track. Once we were able to pit and my crew made an adjustment, I was able to run the last hundred laps competitively passing for position in the later sections of the race. We had a great day. We came and did what we set out to accomplish. We're honored to run with some of the best that modified racing has to offer, and we can't wait to get back out and do it again!"

Up Next: The BDR Smokin' Joe's Sponsored Pontiac will be in action at Tioga Speedway on Saturday night for Modified Winston Racing Series Action. For more information on the happenings at the Owego (NY) half mile, contact the track at (607) 687-7025.

Next FMS Event: The NAPA Auto Parts #42 is scheduled take part in the Featherlite Modified Series event Sunday, May 17th at Nazareth Speedway in Pennsylvania. For more information on the happenings at Roger Penske's one-mile facility, contact the track at (610) 759-8000.