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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

Twin-25 Qualifier #1

1. Butch Miller

2. Mike Rowe

3. Dick Trickle

4. Ted Musgrave

5. Bob Senneker

Twin-25 Qualifier #2

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.

DISCLAIMER: Many of the photos on this website have been used without prior permission, and for that, we're sorry.  For the ones we did ask to use, thanks a ton!  Proper credit is due every photographer, but since tagging every single shot would take a really long time, and we've forgotten a lot of who took what, let's just thank everyone who has "helped" out now: Alan Ward, Eric LaFleche/, Gene Gagne/, Leif Tillotson, Brian McCullough (RACEGOD), the late David Heath, Dave Brown, Cindy Weed, John Sullivan, Norm Marx, Bethany Bell,, the late Bob Doyle, Ron Pittsley, David Paris, Jim DuPont, Tom Herzig, and myriad others.  A huge thanks goes out to contributors Andy Boright, the late Cho Lee, and Christian "Ti Gaz" Genest, all treasurers of racing history.  You're all awesome and very much appreciated!!!
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