1967, 1968 and 1969
NASCAR National Modified Champion


Carl Bergman aka, Bugs Stevens started his racing career while he was serving in the military using the name "Bugs" Stevens, as the military frowned upon racing.  Bugs won the NASCAR Modified Championships in 1967, 1968, 1969 and for a 10 year period between 1966 and 1975 never finished lower than 6th in NASCAR National Modified Points. "Bugs"  won 4 Stafford Championships and is  the only driver to win Stafford Championships on both Dirt & Asphalt, winning the 1966 Championship, the last year Stafford was dirt,  without a feature victory.  Bugsy's other Stafford Championships where in 1968, 1971 and 1974 on the asphalt.  Bugs is the all-time winner at Stafford with 73 Modified victories.

Bugs won championships at Norwood, Seekonk, Stafford, Thompson and Malta, New York. He won races at tracks throughout the Eastern Seaboard from Maine to Florida. 

Bugsy drove the Richard Brown #36 Superbird in the Winston Cup Series 3 times in 1970, finishing 6th in the World 600 behind winner Donnie Allison, in his first race. Bugs raced in the Altanta Dixie 500 and the Darlington Southern 500 running into engine problems while running around the top 10 in 1970.  As there was more money to be made racing the Northeast  Modifieds at the time, Bugsy decided against a full time Winston Cup Career.  He retired from modified competition at the end of the 1987 season, but won a Seekonk Pro Stock Championship in 1989.

Bugsy can still be found around the pit areas of Northeast Race Tracks during the summer and attends the NEAR Hall-of-Fame Banquet every year in February.  Most of the winter he can be found in Florida on his boat, shrimping!  One of the Clown Princes' of Auto Racing is still Clowning and still a Prince.


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