Delaware qualifying report

Don Thomson picks up where he left off CASCAR Super Series dominator wins the pole for Sunday's MOPAR 250 at Delaware Speedway LONDON, ON Last Tuesday during CASCAR's annual Media Day get together, Don Thomson Jr.'s Super Series rivals were ...

Don Thomson picks up where he left off
CASCAR Super Series dominator wins the pole for Sunday's MOPAR 250 at Delaware Speedway

LONDON, ON Last Tuesday during CASCAR's annual Media Day get together, Don Thomson Jr.'s Super Series rivals were confident they could keep the four-time National champion from succeeding in his 'drive for five'. If someone is to succeed at that task, he or she will have to do better than they did today.

During Saturday afternoon's time trial qualifying session for Sunday's season-opening MOPAR 250 CASCAR Super Series race at Delaware Speedway, Thomson made it clear that knocking him off the top of the hill won't be an easy feat.

The Hamilton, ON resident won eight poles in 2004 en route to his fourth-consecutive Super Series crown. Today, the Home Hardware Chevy driver secured the inside of the front row for tomorrow's 250-lap race on the strength of a 19.534-second lap around the Delaware half-mile oval.

Dave Whitlock was second-fastest of the 30 drivers who participated in time trials. The Wyoming, ON driver guided his Avenue Motor Works / NMT Dodge Charger around his 'hometrack' in 19.547 seconds. Power Water Ford driver Kerry Micks, of Mt. Albert, ON, was third quickest at 19.562 seconds.

Peter Gibbons is the defending winner of the MOPAR 250. The Canadian Tire racer won both Super Series events at Delaware Speedway in 2004. The Stouffville, ON native will line up eighth in the field of 30 for tomorrow's race.

Several rookies qualified for the race, including Tara MacLeod, Matty Tsoumaris and Chad McGlynn. The MOPAR 250 is scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Peter Gibbons , Dave Whitlock , Kerry Micks , Don Thomson Jr.