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LONDON, ON - CASCAR veteran Al Turner won the biggest stock car race in the country on Sunday afternoon at Delaware Speedway Park. The Barrie, ON racer started on the outside of the front row for the CARQUEST 300 and took the lead on lap 210 of...

LONDON, ON - CASCAR veteran Al Turner won the biggest stock car race in the country on Sunday afternoon at Delaware Speedway Park. The Barrie, ON racer started on the outside of the front row for the CARQUEST 300 and took the lead on lap 210 of the 300 lap chase. His Blue Streak Intrepid was the class of the field for the remainder of the race as Turner earned his second CASCAR checkered flag of the season at the London, ON area half-mile oval, and his fourth of the 2000 season. Following the race, there was hardly a dry eye in the crowd of 13,783 as Turner was joined atop the podium by his son James, who underwent emergency surgery for a large tumor in his back in late July. Finishing second to Turner was hometown favourite Steve Robblee, CASCAR's winningest driver of all time. Driving the CANUSA Ford Taurus, Robblee started near the back of the 39-car field but fought his way forward, battling intense heat inside of his car in the caution-filled race. Robblee had qualified 11th for the start, but was bumped to the back for being late for the mandatory pre-race drivers' meeting. Three-time CASCAR Castrol Super Series National champion Dave Whitlock took the third and final podium position. The challengers for the National championship were all involved in incidents that knocked them out of contention for the race victory. A broken motor under the hood of Peter Gibbons' Canadian Tire Chevy wasn't enough, however, to deny him of his second consecutive and career Super Series National title. Gibbons' car lost power on lap 219, leaving the Stouffville, ON racer 30th in the final rundown. But that was enough to maintain a 21 point gap over Don Thomson Jr., who had mechanical troubles of his own, and could only muster a 26th. Kevin Dowler and Carl Harr were also involved in wrecks, which left them unable to make up any ground on Gibbons.

UNOFFICIAL CASCAR CASTROL SUPER SERIES NATIONAL POINT STANDINGS: 1. #1 Peter Gibbons (1582 pts.) 2. #4 Don Thomson Jr. (1561) 3. #35 Kevin Dowler (1524) 4. #98 Dave Whitlock (1448) 5. #2 Carl Harr (1416) 6. #64 Mark Dilley (1401) 7. #4W Daryl Harr (1378) 8. #17 DJ Kennington (1376) 9. #60 Ron Beauchamp Jr. (1306) 10. #33 Neil Fair (1296)

<pre> CASCAR Castrol Super Series National Championship Results: CARQUEST 500 Race Weekend / September 3, 2000 Round #4 / Delaware Speedway Park / London, ON,

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

1       2       76      Al Turner (Barrie ON)   Blue Streak Hygrade Motor Products Intrepid     300
2       11      28      Steve Robblee (Dorchester, ON)  CANUSA Ford Taurus      300
3       17      98      Dave Whitlock (Petrolia, ON)    Ford Quality Care Service Ford Taurus   300
4       7       02      Kerry Micks (Mt. Albert, ON)    Ford Fast Lane Taurus   300
5       13      25      Jim Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON)    Chevrolet Monte Carlo   300
6       6       64      Mark Dilley (Barrie, ON)        NTN Bearings Ford Taurus        300
7       16      97      Rob Neely (Milton, ON)  Midas / QEW/427 Chrysler Dodge  300
8       28      67      Derrick Tiemersma (Newmarket, ON)       Wix Pontiac Grand Prix  300
9       39      32      Mike Alguire (London, ON) R     Pontiac Grand Prix      300
10      20      03      Jason McLellan (Mt. Forest, ON) R       Artic Clear / Thistletown / TD  Smith Dodge     299
11      12      5       Nik Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON)    Kenworth (Hamilton) Chevrolet Monte  Carlo      299
12      18      22      Scott Steckly (Milverton, ON)   AW Millwrights / ERB Group Pontiac  Grand Prix  299
13      27      17      D.J. Kennington (St. Thomas, ON)        Castrol Canada / Elgin Chrysler Dodge   298
14      26      60      Ron Beauchamp Jr. (Windsor, ON) Mopar Performance Parts / Mr. Sub  Intrepid     296
15      33      56      John Fletcher (Milton, ON)      Draw Tite Chevrolet Monte Carlo 295
16      31      3       Chris Fowler (Stirling, ON) R   Snap On Tools / General Motors  Chevrolet Monte Carlo   294
17      35      41      John Tsoumaris (Toronto, ON)    John's Unique Chevrolet Monte Carlo     294
18      29      24      Cole Pearn (Mt. Brydges, ON) R  Kubota Canada Chevrolet Monte Carlo     294
19      34      43      Bob Merrifield (Belle River, ON)        Remax Preferred Realty Dodge    289
20      21      71      Daryl Harr (Edmonton, AB)       John Deere Chevrolet Monte Carlo        286
21      19      04      Andy Farr (Chesterfield, MI)    DeWalt Intrepid 283
22      36      11      Doug Day (Kitchener, ON)        Twin City Auto Parts Chevrolet Monte Carlo      282
23      10      35      Kevin Dowler (Edmonton, AB)     Ford Quality Care Service / Herbrand  Tools Taurus      274
24      22      75      Kevin O'Hara (Hamilton, ON)     Holmar Plumbing Supplies Chevrolet Monte Carlo  272
25      14      10      Doug Brown (Brantford, ON) R    AutoPro / World Chat Internet Svcs.Chevrolet Monte Carlo        264
26      1       4       Don Thomson Jr. (Hamilton, ON)  Home Hardware Chevrolet Monte Carlo     260
27      24      99      Brad Jacques (Mt. Brydges, ON)  Exide Batteries of Canada Intrepid      250
28      8       66      Robin Buck (Oakville, ON)       UAP / NAPA Pontiac Grand Prix   246
29      25      69      Scott Watkins (Milton, ON)      Johnny Bower Goaltending School Pontiac Grand Prix      230
30      4       1       Peter Gibbons (Stouffville, ON) Canadian Tire Chevrolet Monte Carlo     219
31      3       77      Pete Vanderwyst (St. Thomas, ON)        Loctite Pontiac Grand Prix      208
32      38      44      Marv Wilder (Toronto, ON) R     Longbow Freight Systems Ford Taurus     186
33      5       33      Neil Fair (Ancaster, ON)        Skoal Inc. Chevrolet Monte Carlo        182
34      9       2       Carl Harr (Edmonton, AB)        GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo     181
35      37      29      Kevin Trevellin (LaSalle, ON)   Ontario Mobile Truck Svcs. Ford Taurus  150
36      30      31      Kelly Williams (Inglewood, ON)  AOL Canada / Inside Track Ford Taurus   124
37      32      57      Joe Goncalves (Concord, ON)     Sam the Record Man Chevrolet Monte Carlo        123
38      15      19      Brad Graham (Glencoe, ON) R     Challenger Motor Freight Pontiac Grand Prix     52
39      23      88      Dave Jacombs (Mt. Hope, ON)     Speedy Auto Service Ford Taurus 49

R after the driver's hometown denotes rookie contender MARGIN OF VICTORY: .761 seconds // TIME OF RACE: 2 hours, 38 minutes and 38.557 seconds // CAUTIONS: 17 for a total of 80 laps // LAP LEADERS: #4 Don Thomson Jr. (1-32), #1 Peter Gibbons (33-35), #4 Thomson (36-126), #76 Al Turner (127-159), #98 Dave Whitlock (160), #5 Nik Lapcevich (161-163), #25 Jim Lapcevich (164-209) and #76 Turner (210-300).

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