Cayuga Ford Quality Care 250 Results

HAMILTON, ON - Al Turner earned his second CASCAR Castrol Super Series East checkered flag in as many events, on Sunday afternoon at Cayuga Speedway. Turner, who hails from Barrie, ON has exploded from the starting gate in his quest for a CASCAR...

HAMILTON, ON - Al Turner earned his second CASCAR Castrol Super Series East checkered flag in as many events, on Sunday afternoon at Cayuga Speedway. Turner, who hails from Barrie, ON has exploded from the starting gate in his quest for a CASCAR championship. The Blue Streak Intrepid driver came from the 13th starting position - in the field of 38 starters - and took the lead with 27 laps remaining in the 250 lap event. From there, he held off a determined charge by defending National champion Peter Gibbons to win by a fifth of a second in the Ford Quality Care 250. Gibbons, driving the Canadian Tire Chevrolet, led for the first 134 laps but a pitting miscue knocked him to the tail end of the lead lap. The Stouffville, ON racer quickly recovered through the field but ran out of laps in his quest for the lead. Finishing third was Robin Buck. It was the best career oval finish for the former oval racer who drives the UAP NAPA Pontiac Grand Prix.

Race Notes: During qualifying for the Ford Quality Care 250, heat wins went to Al Turner, Scott Steckly and Neil Fair. Pete Vanderwyst won the Fast Qualifiers' heat, while Jim Lapcevich claimed the Final Qualifiers' race. Peter Gibbons' pole winning speed of 106.838 mph on the 5/8-mile oval beat Steve Robblee's former mark of 103.135 which had stood since 1991. In all, 22 drivers either tied or beat Robblee's old record.

Next event: The CASCAR Castrol Super Series East resumes Saturday, June 10 at Autodrome St-Eustache, near Montreal, QC.

<pre> CASCAR Castrol Super Series East Results: Ford Quality Care 250 / June 4, 2000 Cayuga 2000 Speedway / Hamilton, Ontario

Fin. St. Car# Driver (Hometown) Sponsor / Make Laps

1       13      76      Alan Turner (Barrie, ON)        Blue Streak Hygrade Motor Products Intrepid     250
2       1       1       Peter Gibbons (Stouffville, ON) Canadian Tire Chevrolet Monte Carlo     250
3       12      66      Robin Buck (Oakville, ON)       UAP / NAPA Pontiac Grand Prix           250
4       9       17      D.J. Kennington (St. Thomas,ON) Castrol Canada / Elgin Chrysler Dodge   250
5       4       14      John Fitzpatrick (Ayr, ON)      Nabisco / Planet Snaks Chevrolet Monte Carlo    250
6       10      64      Mark Dilley (Barrie, ON)        NTN Bearings Ford Taurus                250
7       5       07      Sean Dupuis (Windsor, ON)       WWF Pontiac Grand Prix                  250
8       7       98      Dave Whitlock (Petrolia, ON)    Ford Quality Care Service Ford Taurus   250
9       15      33      Neil Fair (Ancaster, ON)        Skoal Inc. Chevrolet Monte Carlo        250
10      17      67      Derrick Tiemersma (Newmarket,ON) WIX / Barrie Performance Fuels Pontiac Grand Prix      250
11      18      5       Nik Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON)    Chevrolet Monte Carlo                   250
12      14      22      Scott Steckly (Milverton, ON)   AW Millwrights / ERB Group Pontiac Grand Prix   250
13      3       4       Don Thomson Jr. (Hamilton, ON)  Home Hardware Chevrolet Monte Carlo     250
14      8       02      Kerry Micks (Mt. Albert, ON)    Ford Fast Lane Ford Taurus              249
15      21      10      Doug Brown (Brantford, ON) R    Autopro / WorldChat Internet Svcs. Pontiac Grand Prix   249
16      33      31      Kelly Williams (Inglewood, ON)  AOL Canada / Inside Track Ford Taurus   249
17      2       88      Dave Jacombs (Mt. Hope, ON)     Speedy Auto Service Ford Taurus         248
18      19      03      Jason McLellan (Mt. Forest,ON)R Artic Clear / Thistletown /T.D. Smith Dodge     246
19      34      51      Al Long (Carp, ON)              Union Energy Chevrolet Monte Carlo      246
20      16      99      Brad Jacques (Mt. Brydges, ON)  Exide Batteries of Canada Intrepid      245
21      37      3       Chris Fowler (Stirling, ON) R   Snap On Tools / General Motors Chevrolet Monte Carlo    236
22      27      27      John Restemeyer (Ottawa, ON) R  Future Shop Chevrolet Monte Carlo       235
23      30      23      Jeff Lapcevich (Ancaster, ON) R Discovery Ford / Tim Horton's Ford Taurus       232
24      23      04      Andy Farr (Chesterfield, MI)    DeWalt Intrepid                         232
25      25      80      Donald Theetge (Boischatel, QC) Chevrolet Monte Carlo                   228
26      38      29      Kevin Trevellin (LaSalle, ON)   Ford Taurus                             219
27      26      57      Joe Goncalves (Concord, ON)     Toronto Camping Centre Chevrolet Monte Carlo    218
28      11      77      Pete Vanderwyst (St. Thomas,ON) Loctite Chevrolet Monte Carlo           206
29      6       60      Ron Beauchamp Jr. (Windsor, ON) Mopar Parts / Mr. Sub Intrepid          203
30      32      32      Mike Alguire (London, ON) R     Pontiac Grand Prix                      199
31      24      56      John Fletcher (Milton, ON)      Chevrolet Monte Carlo                   188
32      35      69      Scott Watkins (Milton, ON)      Johnny Bower Goal Tending School Pontiac Grand Prix     184
33      22      74      Richard Beauchamp (Ormstown,QC) Ford Dealer Association Taurus          150
34      28      86      Kenny Forth (Lynden, ON) R      Rockton Berry Farm Ford Taurus          140
35      29      16      Tim Ellis (Waterloo, ON)        PRC Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo        120
36      31      25      Jim Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON)    Chevrolet Monte Carlo                   83
37      20      97      Rob Neely (Milton, ON)          Midas Dodge                             69      
38      36      94      Mark Graham (Odessa, ON)        Jumbo Video Chevrolet Monte Carlo       1

Margin of Victory: .200 seconds // Time of Race: 2 hours, 35 minutes and 47.788 seconds // Cautions: 12 for a total of 72 laps. // Lap leaders: #1 Peter Gibbons (1-134), #4 Don Thomson Jr. (135-222) and #76 Al Turner (223-250). * R after the driver's hometown denotes rookie contender

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Chris Fowler , John Fitzpatrick , Dave Jacombs , Peter Gibbons , Nik Lapcevich , Dave Whitlock , D.J. Kennington , Mark Dilley , Ron Beauchamp Jr. , Neil Fair , Pete Vanderwyst , Kerry Micks , Mike Alguire , Robin Buck , Al Turner , Don Thomson Jr. , Scott Steckly , Jim Lapcevich , Joe Goncalves , Doug Brown , Kenny Forth , Donald Theetge , Jeff Lapcevich , John Fletcher , Mark Graham
Teams Williams