23rd Annual Spring Sizzler Recap
Mike Ewanitsko escaped a faulty air gun during a pit stop and claimed victory in Art Barry’s Spearpoint #21.
Winning the Busch Pole Award (19.190), Ewanitsko led the final 83 laps, finishing seven seconds ahead of Jan Leaty. He also led laps 32 through 95.
It was an emotional win for Barry, a Stafford fixture since the track was paved in 1967. It was Barry’s first Sizzler win.
Reggie Ruggerio turned in a sterling performance. Plagued with qualifying problems, Ruggerio was forced to start 27th in the 28 car field. He would finish third, just behind Leaty.