Toledo Speedway closed out their 2000 season with their annual Budweiser Glass City 200. Persistent rain on Saturday evening caused the entire weekendâ€™s program to be run on Sunday afternoon. A star studded field of 47 super late models filled...
Toledo Speedway closed out their 2000 season with their annual Budweiser Glass City 200. Persistent rain on Saturday evening caused the entire weekend’s program to be run on Sunday afternoon. A star studded field of 47 super late models filled the pits for the 200 lapper, which was run in two 100 segments. The race had something for everyone, terrific racing, accidents and an unexpected ending.
Dennis Berry jumped into the lead and led until the cars of polesitter John Grega, Tim Felver, Roger Wing, Dave Kuhlman, Ron Allen and Doug Finley became involved in a turn one accident on lap six. A red flag was thrown to check on Dave Kuhlman, who had slammed the wall hard, and then was hit by Finley. Kuhlman was sent to the hospital for x-rays and evaluation. He was found to be badly bruised but otherwise okay. Felver, Grega and Allen were able to return to the race.
The race was red flagged again on lap nine. Jeff Finley crashed in turn three after sliding in oil Glenn Gault dropped when his drive shaft broke and tore off an oil line. Paul Namey also hit the oil and slid into Finley. Rick Knowles slammed into Namey’s stopped car and then into the wall. All four cars were done for the night.
After the halfway break, Jay Sommers, in the familiar #10 of his father, took over the lead from Berry on lap 102. He fought off cars of Harold Fair Jr, Junior Hanley and Tim Felver for the next 87 laps. His terrific run ended when an apparent blown tire on lap 189 sent Sommers crashing into the turn three wall. He retired.
Felver, the 1999 Glass City winner, inherited the lead, closely followed by his teammate, Hanley. Hanley made two ineffective attempts to pass Felver out of turn four. His race came to an end when he drove over his teammate’s rear wheel, launching his car into the turn two wall. With the right front suspension buckled under, Hanley limped into the garage area. Felver continued with a badly damaged car and finished ninth.
Tim Ice, next in line, inherited the lead for the last eight laps to take the win. Ice, in victory lane said, “I didn’t have the best car out there today. . . Thanks, Jr Hanley!”
TOLEDO SPEEDWAY RESULTS SUMMARY BUDWEISER GLASS CITY 200/SEPTEMBER 24, 2000
KAYO LUMBER $500 FAST TIME AWARD: Steve Sauve, 15:53
BFI Qualifying race: Fred Campbell
WYNN’S Qualifying race: Harold Fair Sr.
ACDELCO/MURRAY’S AUTO PARTS 25 LAP B MAIN
Jim Thiel, Chuck Silva, Brian Schlatterbeck, Robbie Loving, Dennis Rederstorf, Art Rozane, Brian Clay, Brent Cooper, Jimmy Ward, George Rangel, Craig Pace, Parker Wade, Mike Jaynes
BUDWEISER GLASS CITY 200
Tim Ice, Donnie Hill, Steve Sauve, Dennis Berry, Scott Baker, Fred Campbell, Scott Hantz, Tim Felver, Dennis Strickland, Harold Fair Sr, Steve Cronenwett, Ron Allen, Jr. Hanley, Jay Sommers, John Grega, Chris Benson, Jack Smith, Harold Fair Jr., Steve Tabor, Don St. Denis Chuck Roumell, Rich Rohrer, Randy Churchill, Glenn Gault, Jeff Finley, Paul Namey, Rick Knowles, Roger Wing, Dave Kuhlman, Doug Finley Other cars on hand: Stan Yee Jr., Kent Brewer, Joe Bush, Tim Steele
40 LAP ARCA DIAMOND RACING PRODUCTS SPORTSMAN FEATURE
Fast Time: Ron Allen, 18.44
Ron Allen, Brian Norton, Randy Cronenwett, Randy Cornett, Craig Pace, Robbie Loving, John Brooks, Art Rozane, Carl Bumgardner, Brian Foster, Kevin Burnheimer, Terry Humphrey, Rich Frantz, Craig Bracken, Randy Casey, Dan Schuchardt, Gary Majchrzak, Randy DeMaggio, Nikk Nuncio, John Heath, Richard Thomas, Dave Gilbert Jr, Bob Nuen, John Fallows