Toledo, OH, 9-3-00 â€“ Erie, Michigan driver Chad Guinn continued in his reign over the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series Sunday night at Toledo Speedway with a victory in the Target Expediting 100. Guinn, in the Sonic Expediting Ford, kept ...
Toledo, OH, 9-3-00 – Erie, Michigan driver Chad Guinn continued in his reign over the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series Sunday night at Toledo Speedway with a victory in the Target Expediting 100.
Guinn, in the Sonic Expediting Ford, kept runner-up finisher Troy Marciniak at bay by a half straightaway at the final stripe to earn his career sixth ARCA Truck triumph. And more importantly, Guinn, who has won three of the last four events on tour, overhauled the point lead away from veteran Hamilton, Ohio driver Johnny Witham with just two events remaining on the 2000 schedule.
Jack Weethee, plagued with bad luck for most of the year, finally turned his season around with a strong third place finish in front of team trucks Joe Wormcastle and Kyle Witwer in fourth and fifth respectively.
Witham, in AJ Pate’s Fab Shop Ford, won the Hoosier Tire Pole Award with quick time and led the first 20 laps before rookie Paul Hahn raced by for the top-spot. However, Hahn’s lead was short lived when defending race winner Robbin Slaughter charged ahead to take control for 33 laps before Hahn reassumed command on lap 57. Hahn held the lead until electrical problems ended his gallant charge just 17 laps from the finish. Witham, also plagued with mechanical woes, fell out with engine trouble while Slaughter fell victim to ignition problems. But Guinn, who had raced in the top-five all night, was waiting to pounce as the front-runners ahead fell out one by one.
Greenville, Ohio driver Stan Maitlen, who started 19th in the ARC Abrasives-GSI Ford, recorded his career-best finish in sixth and won the Ed & Company Hard Charger Award for advancing the most positions. Defending ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series champion Bill Withers finished 7th but only completed 91 laps having fallen victim to an accident involving David Clay who was credited with finishing eighth. Neither driver was injured. Slaughter, still in the thick of the point battle, held on long enough to finish ninth with 89 laps completed and was awarded the Cloyes Gear Halfway Leader honors while Bobby Marvin completed the top-10 finishers.
Next event for the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series will be in conjunction with ARCA’s Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series this weekend at the legendary Salem Speedway beginning Saturday, September 9 with the UHL Truck Sales 100.
2000 ARCA LINCOLN WELDERS TRUCK SERIES EVENT #15 Toledo Speedway, Toledo OH, 9-3-00 Official Results, Target Expediting 100
FIN STR CAR POS POS NO DRIVER/RESIDENCE TEAM & CAR LAPS STATUS
1 5 4 Chad Guinn/Erie MI Sonic Expediting Ford 100 Running 2 8 8 Troy Marciniak/Spring Lake MI Marciniak Motorsports-A&A Manufacturing Chevrolet 100 Running 3 9 55 Jack Weethee/Grove City OH Weethee Builders-Amerihost Inns Ford 100 Running 4 12 16 Joseph Wormcastle/Fort Wayne IN Witwer Racing-Votaw Electric Chevrolet 100 Running 5 17 18 Kyle Witwer/Fort Wayne IN Kelley Automotive Group-Witwer Racing Chevrolet 100 Running 6 19 9 Stan Maitlen/Greenville OH ARC Abrasives-GSI-Scoreboards-Meredith Ford 94 Running 7 10 57 Bill Withers/Columbus OH Mannings USA-Hall Electronics Ford 91 Accident 8 4 33 David Clay/Carlisle OH Carlisle Electric-Community National Bank Chevrolet 91 Accident 9 3 6 Robbin Slaughter/Columbus OH Carmen's Vacuum-Napa Auto Parts Ford 89 Ignition 10 16 76 Bobby Marvin/Columbus OH Ed & Company-Stat Express Delivery Ford 89 Running 11 2 24 Paul Hahn/Canton MI Hahn's Collision Center Ford 83 Electrical 12 7 98 Dave Reeb/Pataskala OH Accurate Logistics Ford 83 Accident 13 14 37 Ron Allen Target Expediting Ford 67 Engine 14 1 5 Johnny Witham/Hamilton OH Pate Manufacturing-Fab Shop Ford 61 Engine 15 6 77 Todd Braun/Winamac IN Braun Auto Group-Two Guy Mechanical Ford 55 Throttle 16 11 44 Michael Carter Jr/Highland MI Carter Racing Chevrolet 23 Accident 17 15 21 Scott Belknap/Toledo OH Mississippi BBQ Sauce Chevrolet 23 Engine 18 18 12 Pete Wormcastle/New Haven IN Witwer Racing-Kelly Automotive Chevrolet 21 Overheating 19 20 17 Randy Kopka/Francesville IN Braun Auto Group-Braun Seating Ford 9 Ignition 20 13 10 Tully Esterline/Pettisville OH Spangler Candy Company Chevrolet 7 Engine
HOOSIER TIRE POLE AWARD: Johnny Witham 17.680 seconds LAP LEADERS: Witham 1-20 (20); Hahn 21-23, 57-80 (28); Slaughter 24-56 (33); Guinn 81-100 (19)
SPECIAL AWARDS Revenge Pole-Win Award: None Cloyes Gear Halfway Leader Award: Robbin Slaughter Hawk Best Brake of the Race Award: Kyle Witwer Ed & Company Hard Charger Award: Stan Maitlen RJS Safety Belt Award: Jack Weethee Brooks Racing Tire & Wheel Award: Johnny Witham, Todd Braun Diamond Wheels Award: Chad Guinn King Wheels Award: Bobby Marvin