Thompson, Conn. (April 9, 2005) – Chuck Hossfeld of Buffalo, N.Y. set fast time in qualifying for Icebreaker 2005 at Thompson International Speedway to earn the first Bud Pole award of the 2005 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season.

       Hossfeld, making his debut in the Don Barker owned Mahle Pistons Ford, toured the 5/8 mile speedway in 18.750 seconds for an average speed of 120.00 mph. The Top-8 qualifiers drew for starting position. Hossfeld picked the number three starting position.

       Defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Tony Hirschman of Northampton, Pa. was second fastest with a speed of 119.694 mph. Hirschman will start fifth. Donny Lia of Jericho, N.Y was third fastest with a speed of 119.376 mph. Lia drew starting position number six. Defending icebreaker winner Ted Christopher of Plainville, Colnn. was fourth in qualifying and will start 7th. Zack Sylvester of Lebanon, Conn. rounded out the Top-5 in qualifying and will start 8th.

    Ken Bouchard of Fitchburg, Mass. drew the pole after qualifying 7th and will lead the 38 car starting field to the green. Bouchard will be joined on the front row by Eddie Flemke of Southington, Conn., last year’s runner-up in the series, who qualified 6th.

    Thompson, Conn. (April 9, 2005) – Starting lineup for Sunday’s $81,768 Icebreaker 2005 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Thompson International Speedway showing car number, driver, hometown, make of car and qualifying speed in mph. The Top-8 qualifiers drew for starting position


  1. (55)Ken Bouchard, Fitchburg Mass., Chevrolet,     118.359

  2. (10)Eddie Flemke, Southington Conn., Chevrolet,     118.396

  3. (50)Chuck Hossfeld, Buffalo N.Y., Ford,     120.000

  4. (28)Tyler Haydt, Kunkletown Pa., Chevrolet,     118.328

  5. (48)Tony Hirschman, Jr, Northampton PA., Chevrolet,     119.694

  6. (18)Donny Lia, Jericho N.Y., Chevrolet,     119.376

  7. (13)Ted Christopher, Plainville Conn., Chevrolet,     119.370

  8. (15)Zack Sylvester, Lebanon Conn., Chevrolet,     119.344

  9. (12)Bo Gunning, Bethlehem Conn., Dodge,     118.222

 10. (58)Kevin Goodale, Riverhead N.Y., Chevrolet,     118.197

 11. (17)Jeff Malave, Manchester Conn., Chevrolet,     118.178

 12. (4)Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook Conn., Dodge,     118.172

 13. (77)Doug Coby, Milford Conn., Chevrolet,     118.154

 14. (1)Rick Fuller, Auburn Mass., Pontiac,     117.937

 15. (5)Charlie Pasteryak, Lisbon Conn., Chevrolet,     117.937

 16. (0)Nevin George, Kunkletown Pa., Chevrolet,     117.900

 17. (90)Renee Dupuis, Glastonbury Conn., Chevrolet,     117.900

 18. (31)Anthony Ferrante, Jr, Franklin Square, Chevrolet,     117.826

 19. (00)Mike Stefanik, Coventry R.I., Dodge,     117.783

 20. (40)Buck Catalano, Ontario N.Y., Chevrolet,     117.752

 21. (76)Thomas Bolles, Ellington Conn, Chevrolet,     117.746

 22. (3)Eric Beers, Northampton Pa., Chevrolet,     117.659

 23. (23)Gregg Shivers, Rocky Point N.Y., Pontiac,     117.432

 24. (06)Steve Whitt, Farmingdale N.J., Dodge,     117.402

 25. (79)Mike Christopher, Plainville Conn., Pontiac,     117.353

 26. (21)Ken Barry, Griswold Conn., Chevrolet,     117.353

 27. (66)John Blewett, III, Howell N.J., Chevrolet,     117.316

 28. (16)Chris Kopec, Palmer Mass., Chevrolet,     117.267

 29. (46)Dick Houlihan, Bridgewater Mass., Chevrolet,     117.261

 30. (99)Jamie Tomaino, Howell N.J., Ford,     117.206

 31. (96)Howie Brode, Bayshore N.Y., Chevrolet,     117.120

 32. (64)Eric Berndt, Rocky Hill Conn., Chevrolet,     117.041

 33. (69)Tommy Cloce, Canton N.Y., Chevrolet,     115.997

 34. (54)Dave Etheridge, Portland Conn., Chevrolet, Provisional

 35. (51)Kevin Konopka, Meriden Conn., Dodge, Provisional

 36. (35)Mike Molleur, Shelton Conn., Chevrolet, Provisional

 37. (47)Jimmy Storace, Kingston N.H., Chevrolet, Provisional

 38. (33)Wade Cole, Riverton Conn., Chevrolet, Provisional

Source:  Mark Mockovak/NASCAR PR
Posted:  April 10, 2005


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