RACE: Blue Grass Quality Meats 200, 7-12-02 TRACK: Kentucky Speedway, 1.5-mile paved oval LOCATION: Sparta, KY DISTANCE: 134 laps, 201 miles SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event ...
RACE: Blue Grass Quality Meats 200, 7-12-02
TRACK: Kentucky Speedway, 1.5-mile paved oval
LOCATION: Sparta, KY
DISTANCE: 134 laps, 201 miles
SERIES: Event #12 of the 2002 ARCA RE/MAX Series
PROMOTER: Kentucky Speedway (859) 647-4309
Thurs, July 11:
Practice 1 PM -- 3:30 PM
Old Milwaukee Pole Qualifying 5 PM
Final practice 7-8PM
Fri, July 12:
Blue Grass Quality Meats 200 at 9 PM eastern
POSTED AWARDS: $182,396 in prize, point and contingency money.
ARCA OFFICIAL COMPANIES: RE/MAX International Inc, Damon RV, Featherlite Trailers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Racing Electronics, 76 Racing Gas.
ARCA OFFICIAL PRODUCTS: Amkus Rescue Tools, Carolina Motorsports, Earl's Performance Products, Fast Track High Performance Driving School, Flowmaster Mufflers, Harris Torches & Regulators, Holley HP Carbs, K&N Air Filters, K&N Oil Filters, Kluhsman Racing Products, Landrum Spring Service, Lincoln Electric Welders, Magnum Police Equipment, Motive Gear, National Pork Board, Old Milwaukee Beer, QuicShine 99, RJS Uniforms, S-W Scales by Intercomp, Who's Your Daddy?/Big Daddy's Company.
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES: ATI Dampers, Auto Meter Instruments, Berryman Products, Bilstein Shocks, Blake Carburetors, BSR Racing Products, Clevite Engine Parts, CV Products, Dayco Belts & Hoses, Dr. Gas Exhaust Components, Edelbrock, EMCO Transmissions, Ford Motor Co., Gatorade, G-Force Racing Gear, Hedman Hedders, Hoosier Performance Tire, Hurd Air Wrenches, Hutcherson-Pagan, Jacobs Electronics, JE Pistons, Joyce Julius & Associates, JR's Garage, Leading Edge Race Cars, Loctite Corporation, Lowe Lug Nuts, MSD Ignition, Mechanix Wear, Nelson Specialties, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Racing Shocks, Perfect Circle Piston Rings, Pro Shocks, Quarter Master, Reed Cams, Rhyne Racing Engines, RJS Racing Equipment, 76 Performance Products, Simpson Race Products, Thermo-Tec Header Wrap, Tilton Engineering, Victor-Reinz Gaskets, Wallace Race Car Lettering, Wilson Manifolds.
RECORDS: Qualifying -- David Keith, 30.811 (175.262 mph) 2000. Race -- Frank Kimmel (120.060 mph) 2001.
NOTES OF INTEREST: The Bluegrass Quality Meats 200 marks the 6th appearance of the ARCA RE/MAX Series at Kentucky Speedway since Tim Steele won the inaugural event in 2000. ARCA RE/MAX race winners at Kentucky also include Ryan Newman and Frank Kimmel. Kimmel, who has recently taken over the series points lead following his runner-up finish to Ken Schrader at South Boston, has won the last 3 consecutive RE/MAX Series races at Kentucky Speedway. Kimmel, who hails from nearby Jeffersonville Indiana, considers Kentucky his hometown superspeedway. At present, there are currently 3 rookies in the top-10 points including 3rd in points Chad Blount (22 years old), 5th in points Chase Montgomery (18) and 8th in points Shelby Howard (16). The list of entrants (currently at 47) represents 14 states and 3 countries (US, Canada & Argentina). Kimmel is the only former RE/MAX Series champion entered. Other entrants include Buenos Aires Argentina driver Guillermo Ortelli making his first RE/MAX Series attempt, Ontario Canada driver Sean Stafford, former NFL head coach Jerry Glanville, California driver Austin Cameron and Bowling Green Kentucky driver Deborah Renshaw who'll make her first RE/MAX Series attempt at Kentucky in a Bob Schacht Motorsports Ford. Additional Kentuckians entered include Keith Murt (Paducah), Frank Kapfhammer (Louisville), Dennis English (Benton), Willie Green (Walton), John Hayden (Owensboro) and London KY driver Jamie Mosley also making his career-first attempt. Two sons of former ARCA RE/MAX Series champions are entered: Todd Bowsher (father Jack 3-time champ) and Billy Venturini (father Bill 2-time champ). Jason Jarrett, 4th in points and son of 99 Winston Cup champ Dale Jarrett, is also entered.
CURRENT TOP-10 POINTS: 1) Frank Kimmel 2810; 2) Damon Lusk 2765; 3) Chad Blount 2685; 4) Jason Jarrett 2365; 5) Chase Montgomery 2310; 6) Andy Belmont 2285; 7) Billy Venturini 2215; 8) Shelby Howard 2175; 9) Mark Gibson 2090; 10) Norm Benning 2005.