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1997 Spring Sizzler Recap

26th Annual CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler Recap

Sizzler-1997Fast qualifier Mike Stefanik (18.899) became the third driver to win three Sizzlers as he guided the #6 Burnham Boilers Chevrolet to victory.

The win was his 36th career FMS win, breaking a tie with Reggie Ruggerio for the all-time series win lead. Stefanik took command early and held the top spot until he pitted for tires on lap-98.

Ted Christopher assumed the lead of the race, with Ruggerio and Jamie Tomaino right behind him. Christopher and Ruggerio both pitted on lap-137 for tires, which gave the lead to Tomaino. It lasted only one lap as Stefanik used an inside move to take the lead for good. Ruggerio stormed through the field to finish second, followed by Mike Ewanitsko.

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