Castrol Super Series - Weekend Preview

LONDON, ON - The CASCAR Castrol Super Series will be busy on both its Eastern and Western fronts this weekend, with a pair of Saturday night feature events. The Super Series East will hold its fourth race of the 2000 season, at the half-mile, ...

LONDON, ON - The CASCAR Castrol Super Series will be busy on both its Eastern and Western fronts this weekend, with a pair of Saturday night feature events. The Super Series East will hold its fourth race of the 2000 season, at the half-mile, Mosport Int'l Speedway oval. Western competitors will be in action at the Hythe Motor Speedway, in Hythe, AB, for their third outing of the young racing campaign. In the East, the 'Exide Batteries 200' will see all eyes squarely focussed on Don Thomson Jr. The reigning Super Series East champion won the Mosport oval event in '99, in his Home Hardware Chevrolet, and is coming into the race atop the Eastern point standings. He holds a slim, four-point lead over Ford Fast Lane driver Kerry Micks, who won last Saturday night in Montreal, QC, and enjoys a 19-point gap over Al Turner, who won the first two races in his new, Blue Streak Intrepid. The June 17 evening race at Mosport will also feature a special appearance by WWF personality 'Ivory'. She will be signing autographs for one hour, commencing at 5:45 p.m. The evening's racing program will also feature the Cullwick Auto Service Challenger Division, which appears every Saturday night at the Mosport oval. Spectator gates open at 1:00 p.m., with time trials at 3:00 and heat races at 3:45. The Exide Batteries 200 is scheduled to take the green flag at 7:30 p.m. Turning to the West, the Bumper to Bumper 150 at Alberta's Hythe Motor Speedway will see former Western champion Dan Shirley enter the June 17 race with a slight lead on the racing Harr family. Father Carl won last Saturday evening at Medicine Hat (AB) Speedway and sits just 22 markers behind fellow Chevy driver Dan Shirley in the championship chase. Daryl Harr is another dozen points back of his father, in just his third Super Series West season. The 3/8-mile oval is located near Grand Prairie, AB and will see the introduction of a second 'regular' Apollo Motorsports team car. In two seasons, Trevor Seibert of Williams Lake, BC has twice taken the reigns of Kevin Dowler's 'second' Ford Taurus... and has twice finished on the podium. Most recently, Seibert finished second at Medicine Hat, last Saturday night. Seibert's car will bear primary sponsorship from EMCO Limited. Time trials for the Bumper to Bumper 150 will start at 4:00 p.m. Heat races for the CASCAR Castrol Super Series West's third feature race of the season are slated to get underway at 5:00, with the 150 lap feature to follow soon after.

Castrol Super Series East Points - after three rounds: 1. #4 Don Thomson Jr. (Hamilton, ON / Chevrolet / 470) 2. #02 Kerry Micks (Mt Albert, ON / Ford / 466) 3. #76 Al Turner (Barrie, ON / Intrepid / 451) 4. #88 Dave Jacombs (Mt Hope, ON / Ford / 446) 5. #1 Peter Gibbons (Stouffville, ON / Chevrolet / 440) 6. #14 John Fitzpatrick (Ayr, ON / Chevrolet / 432) 7. #64 Mark Dilley (Barrie, ON / Ford / 431) 8. #17 DJ Kennington (St Thomas, ON / Dodge / 422) 9. #33 Neil Fair (Ancaster, ON / Chevrolet / 417) 10. #31 Kelly Williams (Inglewood, ON / Ford / 394) 11. #98 Dave Whitlock (Petrolia, ON / Ford / 391) 12. #22 Scott Steckly (Milverton, ON / Pontiac / 380) 12. #77 Pete Vanderwyst (St Thomas, ON / Chevrolet / 380) 12. #66 Robin Buck (Oakville, ON / Pontiac / 380) 15. #5 Nik Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON / Chevrolet / 370) 16. #99 Brad Jacques (Mt Brydges, ON / Intrepid / 368) 17. #51 Al Long (Ottawa, ON / Chevrolet / 341) 18. #04 Andy Farr (Chesterfield, MI / Intrepid / 334) 19. #57 Joe Gonsalves (Concord, ON / Chevrolet / 320) 20. #60 Ron Beauchamp Jr. (Windsor, ON / Intrepid / 319)

Castrol Super Series West Points - after two rounds: 1. #46 Dan Shirley (Saskatoon, SK / Chevrolet / 346) 2. #2 Carl Harr (Edmonton, AB / Chevrolet / 324) 3. #4 Daryl Harr (Edmonton, AB / Chevrolet / 312) 4. #5 Steve Jefferson (Prince George, BC / Intrepid / 311) 5. #33 Don Sales (Quesnel, BC / Chevrolet / 290) 6. #12 Ron Larson (Quesnel, BC / Chevrolet / 288) 7. #35 Kevin Dowler (Edmonton, AB / Ford / 286) 8. #74 Dennis Masse (Lethbridge, AB / Dodge / 278) 9. #13 Bobby-Joe Wilson (Saskatoon, SK / Chevrolet / 276) 9. #20 Kim Richard (Calgary, AB / Chevrolet / 276) 11. #93 Charlie Kirton (Saskatoon, SK / Chevrolet / 270) 12. #15 Mike Browne (Calgary, AB / Pontiac / 268) 13. #44 Fred DelPero (Edmonton, AB / Ford / 258) 13. #30 Chris Heinz (Edmonton, AB / Olds / 258) 15. #7 James MacFarlane (Calgary, AB / Ford / 246) 16. #34 Darren Turner (Kelowna, BC / Chevrolet / 239)

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Darren Turner , Mike Brown , John Fitzpatrick , Kevin Dowler , Peter Gibbons , Nik Lapcevich , Dave Whitlock , Mark Dilley , Ron Beauchamp Jr. , Neil Fair , Pete Vanderwyst , Kerry Micks , Robin Buck , Al Turner , Don Thomson Jr. , Scott Steckly , Daryl Harr , Carl Harr , Trevor Seibert
Teams Williams