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Preece Paces Practice At Stafford

By Official Release
May 23, 2008 - 3:43pm

STAFFORD, Conn. – Fast at Stafford Motor Speedway is becoming old hat for Ryan Preece.

Preece’s No. 3 Mizzy Construction/FJ Hubany Chevrolet paced Friday afternoon’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice session in advance of Friday night’s TSI Harley-Davidson 150. His top lap of 18.119 seconds (99.343 mph) was slightly quicker than Todd Szegedy (No. 2 Wisk-Snuggle Ford) at 18.132/99.272 and Chuck Hossfeld (No. 4 Mystic Missile Dodge) at 18.174/99.053.

The last time he was at Stafford – for the Spring Sizzler April 27, Preece put together an historic qualifying lap. The 17-year-old Kensington, Conn. driver won his first career Coors Light Pole Award and, in the process, became the youngest driver in tour history to win the award.

Ted Christoher, the winner of the Spring Sizzler, was sixth fastest in practice. Thirty-seven cars practiced for Friday night’s race, the third in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule.

TSI Harley-Davidson 150 | Stafford Motor Speedway | Practice

Pos No. Name Best Tm Best Spd
1 3 Ryan Preece 18.119 99.343
2 2 Todd Szegedy 18.132 99.272
3 4 Chuck Hossfeld 18.172 99.053
4 5 Charlie Pasteryak 18.174 99.043
5 93 Rowan Pennink 18.189 98.961
6 36 Ted Christopher 18.196 98.923
7 46 Eric Beers 18.223 98.776
8 14 Reggie Ruggiero 18.238 98.695
9 19 Jimmy Blewett 18.274 98.501
10 0 Frank Ruocco 18.292 98.404
11 90 Renee Dupuis 18.293 98.398
12 9 Bobby Grigas III 18.304 98.339
13 45 Erick Rudolph * 18.319 98.259
14 6 Billy Pauch Jr 18.331 98.194
15 59 Matt Hirschman 18.337 98.162
16 64 Eric Berndt 18.344 98.125
17 1 Rob Summers 18.344 98.125
18 0 Danny Sammons 18.346 98.114
19 16 Mike Stefanik 18.353 98.077
20 79 Ronnie Silk 18.385 97.906
21 21 Richard Savary 18.387 97.895
22 28 James Civali 18.398 97.837
23 10 Edward Flemke 18.401 97.821
24 17 Glen Reen 18.417 97.736
25 77 Rick Fuller 18.435 97.640
26 88 Woody Pitkat 18.441 97.609
27 75 Carl Pasteryak 18.444 97.593
28 5 Joe Hartmann 18.444 97.593
29 32 Tom Abele Jr. * 18.465 97.482
30 11 Anthony Sesely 18.496 97.318
31 99 Jamie Tomaino 18.518 97.203
32 58 Kevin Goodale 18.522 97.182
33 8 Glenn Tyler 18.527 97.156
34 33 Wade Cole 18.709 96.210
35 26 Gary McDonald * 19.044 94.518
36 9 Jake Marosz 19.580 91.931

*Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender