DELAWARE, ON - Following a one-day rain delay, the CASCAR Sportsman series wrapped up last Sunday afternoon with the "Bud 150" at Delaware Speedway Park. One thing is for certain, the added wait didn't have an adverse impact on Scott Lindsay as...
DELAWARE, ON - Following a one-day rain delay, the CASCAR Sportsman series wrapped up last Sunday afternoon with the "Bud 150" at Delaware Speedway Park. One thing is for certain, the added wait didn't have an adverse impact on Scott Lindsay as he thoroughly dominated the event, in his FRAM Chevy, to claim victory in the prestigious race for the third year in a row. The St. Marys, ON racer qualified sixth-fastest in the field of 37 CASCAR Sportsman drivers from Ontario and Quebec - with a lap time of 19.971 seconds - and was bumped forward to the outside of the front row for the initial green flag, following a random inversion process. It took just two tours of the half-mile Delaware oval for Lindsay to power his way around polesitter Robert Kuenzlen in what would be the only lead change of the race. After making the winning pass very early in the event, the FRAM Monte Carlo driver survived several restarts to take the victory ahead of Doug Brown and Kenny Forth. "We had a great car today," said Lindsay after emerging from his car. "We ran our own pace and saved our tires. Ron [Sheridan] would have given us a good run if he hadn't fallen out. Looking back at the season, June and July were our 'down' months. We were taken out twice and had a few flats. It took a while to get the car back in shape. Finally, we've got it all together. It was an absolutely great car." The majority of the Sportsman series races were 100 laps in duration. However, each of the participating tracks (Capital City Speedway, Delaware Speedway Park and Autodrome St-Eustache) hosted a special 150-lap event in which all of the series racers had to compete to be eligible for the Sportsman crown. Lindsay's abilities in longer races was clearly evident in these three 150 lappers. Prior to winning the Sept. 24 race at Delaware, the FRAM-sponsored veteran racer was second in St-Eustache's 150 lap chase, and third in Capital City's longest CASCAR race of the season. Lindsay Motorsports Team 20's extensive experience in the CASCAR Super Series no doubt aided their ability to put the FRAM Chevy on the podium in every one of the series' premier events. The win in the season finale at Delaware wrapped up Lindsay's 2000 CASCAR Sportsman season on a high note. The team was quick out of the gate in the spring, but experienced a mid-season lull. Undeterred, Lindsay bounced back with a vengeance in the late going to climb to third-place in the final CASCAR three-track Sportsman series - just 28 markers back of series winner Steve Robblee - and second in the final Delaware Speedway Park Sportsman ranking. In all, Lindsay's FRAM Chevy won four races in 2000, including three CASCAR Sportsman series events. Looking ahead to next season, Lindsay plans on returning for a full slate of Sportsman action at Delaware and in the CASCAR Sportsman Series. Additionally, he hopes to participate in several Super Series races. Following the race, Megan Currie of Honeywell (FRAM) offered her congratulations to Scott Lindsay and the members of the 'Lindsay Motorsports Team 20' for their efforts in 2000. "Whether at the race track or at special appearances, Scott and his team represented our company very professionally. They won races and were always in contention. It was a very exciting team to watch and we thank them for their efforts."
FRAM RACING NOTES: The 'FRAM Special Events Team' was on hand for the CASCAR Sportsman Series season-end race at Delaware Speedway Park on Sept. 24, including 'Ricki Racer' and the 'FRAM Engine Tune-up Challenge'. FINAL POINTS: CASCAR SPORTSMAN SERIES // FINAL POINT STANDINGS
1. #28 Steve Robblee (Dorchester, ON / 688 points); 2. #74 Richard Beauchamp (Ormstown, QC / 666); 3. #20 Scott Lindsay (St Mary's, ON / FRAM Chevrolet Monte Carlo / 660 points); 4. #00 Steve Munro (Carp, ON / 650); 5. #52 Ron Sheridan (London, ON / 638); 6. #21 Claude LeClerc (Montreal, QC / 615); 7. #77 Dion Verhoeven (Kerwood, ON / 602); 8. #19 Brad Graham (Glencoe, ON / 589); 9. #53 Kevin Ramsay (Kemptville, ON / 580); 10. #18 Andre Coursol (St Antoine, QC / 577).