Wynns to sponsor Irwindale qualifier

PENDLETON, Ind. (March 7, 2001) - When ASA makes its first appearance on the West Coast, Wynn Oil Company will help welcome the series to its home state. Wynn's, the Official Petro Chemical Specialties and Automotive Additives Company of ASA, will...

PENDLETON, Ind. (March 7, 2001) - When ASA makes its first appearance on the West Coast, Wynn Oil Company will help welcome the series to its home state. Wynn's, the Official Petro Chemical Specialties and Automotive Additives Company of ASA, will sponsor the 100-lap qualifying racing when ASA Racing makes its inaugural trip to California for the March 10 tires.com 300 presented by BFGoodrich Tires.

Wynn's has been involved with ASA since the early 1990s when it initially joined the series as a sponsor on the cars driven by Mack McClellan and then joined as a series sponsor and team sponsor of two-time ASA National Champion Gary St. Amant.

"We couldn't be happier that ASA is coming into our backyard," Wynn's President Don DiConstanzo said. "We're excited about ASA coming to the West Coast near our corporate headquarters. Irwindale Speedway is only about 10 miles from our corporate headquarte rs in Azusa.

"Our staff as well as our distributors are anxious to play an important part of ASA's first trip to California."

The Wynn's 100 will conclude the first of two days of activities at the state-of-the-art Irwindale Speedway. Activities begin on Friday, March 9 with 12:30 p.m. (all times Pacific), qualifying at 5:30 and the Wynn's 100 qualifying race at 8 p.m. These act ivities lead up to the tires.com 300 Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, the second of 20 races on the 2001 ASA ACDelco Series schedule.

Qualifying day activities play an important role in each ASA race weekend. The first day at a track sees ASA practice and qualify with the fastest 18 or 20 (depending on total number of cars at the event) locking in to the race lineup by speed. The next tw o positions are determined by owner's points and the balance of the cars move to the qualifying race. The top eight finishers in the qualifying race move into the next day's race, as do the two fastest cars finishing ninth through the 14th that have not ye t locked into the field. The format varies slightly from event-to-event, depending on the total number of cars at the track, but this is the basic format followed to determine a starting field and illustrates the importance of qualifying.

Activities for the tires.com 300 presented by BFGoodrich Tires will begin on Saturday, March 10, with the pre-race activities starting at 4 p.m. (Pacific) with the ASA on-track autograph session, followed by the introduction of the drivers and teams. The e vent, which will be carried live on TNN Sports, will begin at 6 p.m.

-ASA

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