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1987 Spring Sizzler Recap

16th Annual Spring Sizzler Recap

Sizzler-1987Reggie Ruggiero, driving Mario Fiore’s #44, became the first driver to pit twice and win an 80-lap Sizzler. Ruggerio, who started the race in 10th, pitted almost immediately for a flat left-front tire. He pitted once again at the halfway point.

On lap-73, Ruggerio moved past George Brunnhoelzl and into the lead. Brunnhoelzl, who led laps 27 through 72, wound up finishing second to Ruggerio. Rounding out the top-5 was Jamie Tomaino third, Jimmy Spencer fourth, and George Kent fifth. Spencer was the outside pole sitter and he led the first 26-laps of the race.