1981 Spring Sizzler Recap

10th Annual Spring Sizzler

Without question, Bob Polverari owns the most exciting victory in Sizzler history. The West Springfield, MA veteran, driving the black #711, beat Richie Evans to the checkered flag by inches after starting 13th.

Polverari took command of the race on lap-71 when leader Maynard Troyer retired with a faulty clutch. Evans had charged back through the field after pitting for tires, and sat in fourth place when a caution came out with only 4-laps to go. Evans immediately moved to Polverari’s bumper, but couldn’t complete the pass. Following Evans was Reggie Ruggerio, who was making his first Sizzler start, Greg Sacks, and rounding out the top-5 was Corky Cookman.

Richie Evans set a new track record in qualifying with a 19.46 second effort.