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Castrol Super Series // Round #12 // Final Qualifier Race // September 29, 2001 The Great Canadian Race Weekend // Delaware Speedway // London, ON
LONDON, ON - In the late stages of Friday night's second 100 lap Sprint race to set the field for Sunday's 'Great Canadian Race', Robbie Thompson was caught up in an accident that saw him climb the outside wall of Delaware Speedway, causing considerable damage to his Logel's Intrepid. But on Saturday afternoon - after a long night spent repairing his racecar - Thompson bounced back with a win in the 25-lap Final Qualifier race for the Castrol Super Series cars.
With the victory, the rookie of the year candidate secured his spot in the starting field for Sunday afternoon's 300-lap race at the half-mile oval. A total of 41 drivers will take the green flag for the 'Great Canadian Race'; the season-ending event for the Castrol Super Series. Dave Whitlock will start on the pole, alongside of Peter Gibbons. Points leader Don Thomson will line up on the outside of the second row and needs only to avoid a disaster to secure his first Castrol Cup. <pre>
Castrol Super Series Final Qualifier Race // The Great Canadian Race Weekend Round #12 // September 29, 2001 // Delaware Speedway // London, ON
FIN. ST. CAR# DRIVER (HOMETOWN) SPONSOR / MAKE LAPS 1 9 Robbie Thompson (Southampton, ON) R Logel's Auto Parts / Shear Metal Products Intrepid 25 2 14 John Fitzpatrick (Ayr, ON) Equipment Express Chevrolet Monte Carlo 25 3 32 Mike Alguire (London, ON) R A-Dor Construction Pontiac Grand Prix 25 4 25 Jim Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON) R Mr. Lube Chevrolet Monte Carlo 25 5 86 Kenny Forth (Lynden, ON) R Labour Ready / Rockton Berry Farm Ford Taurus 25 6 96 Jesse Kennedy (Southwold, ON) Tubby's Pontiac Grand Prix 25 7 35 Kevin Dowler (Edmonton, AB) Ford Quality Care Taurus 25 8 3 Chris Fowler (Stirling, ON) Snap On Tools / Canadian Forces Chevrolet Monte Carlo 25 9 80 Donald Theetge (Boischatel, QC) Auto Frank & Michel Chevrolet Monte Carlo 25 10 31 Kelly Williams (Inglewood, ON) Westburne Electric Supply / AOL Pontiac Grand Prix 25 11 41 John Tsoumaris (Toronto, ON) John's Unique / BAKA Chevrolet Monte Carlo 25 12 43 Bob Merrifield (Belle River, ON) Remax Preferred Realty Dodge 25 13 81 Wheeler Boys (Calgary, AB) Lordco Ford Taurus 25 14 29 Kevin Trevellin (LaSalle, ON) Contact Freight Systems Ford Taurus 24
R after the hometown denotes Rookie contender. MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.301 seconds // TIME OF RACE: 8 minutes and 20.34 seconds // CAUTIONS: none // LAP LEADERS: #14 John Fitzpatrick (1 - 20) and #9 Robbie Thompson (21 - 25).
SUNDAY SCHEDULE: Spectator gates open at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning at Delaware Speedway. The Castrol Super Series Driver Autograph Session starts at 11:15. The 300 lap 'Great Canadian Race' will take the green flag at 2:15 p.m.