Qualifying results for the Nazareth 250 at Pennsylvania International Raceway in Nazareth, PA, originally scheduled to
be Round #4 of the 1987 Stock Car Connection. Race was cancelled after rain moved in during the second qualifying event.
Event was to be held on September 12 and 13, 1987.
Time trials (as reported in Burlington (VT) Free Press on Sept. 13, 1987)
1. Butch Miller 125.173mph
2. Danny Sullivan 123.456
3. Dick Trickle 123.317
4. Beaver Dragon 123.102
10. Robbie Crouch 120.951
12. Jamie Aube 120.144
13. Mike Rowe 119.209
15. Paul Richardson 118.807
16. Barney McRae 118.526
19. Ricky Craven 117.831
20. Ralph Nason 117.643
22. Gardiner Leavitt 115.060
23. Ron Lamell, Jr. 114.799
24. Milt Wright 111.135
25. Ralph Baldwin 110.218
26. Yvon Bedard 107.430
1. Butch Miller
2. Mike Rowe
3. Dick Trickle
4. Ted Musgrave
5. Bob Senneker
Rain moved in during a red-flag
cleanup for a nine-car crash, delaying the event. Due to conflicting schedules in the ACT and ASA championship series,
as well as PIR's commitment to run a CART Indy Car event the following week, the SCC race was officially cancelled.
Track owner Roger Penske wrote a $600 check to each team in attendance as a show of thanks for the support. The SCC
event was to be the very first race held on the brand-new, five-turn, 1-mile speedway.
At the time of the crash,
Beaver Dragon was leading second-place driver, former Indianapolis 500 winner Danny Sullivan. Sullivan was turned around
by Mike Eddy, setting off a chain reaction crash that blocked the track. Involved in the accident were the cars of Sullivan,
Eddy, Steve Grissom, Robbie Crouch, Jamie Aube, Tom Harrington, Gardiner Leavitt, Barney McRae, Ralph Nason. Only five
cars in the race were not involved.
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