EAST: East Series Delaware Speedway practice, qualifying

LONDON, ON - Stock car veteran Dave Jacombs, of Mt. Hope, ON was the quickest of the 27 CASCAR Castrol Super Series racers who smashed the existing Delaware Speedway Park 'Super Series' lap record on Saturday evening. The achievement earned...

LONDON, ON - Stock car veteran Dave Jacombs, of Mt. Hope, ON was the quickest of the 27 CASCAR Castrol Super Series racers who smashed the existing Delaware Speedway Park 'Super Series' lap record on Saturday evening. The achievement earned Jacombs the pole - the first of his career - for Sunday's season opening Mopar Parts 250 at the London, ON area half-mile oval.

Jacombs, driving his Speedy Auto Service Ford Taurus, posted a lap of 19.343 seconds during time trials, which was well under the former mark of 20.195. The old record was set by former Eastern Series champion Ron Beauchamp, last May. Jacombs will front a field of 38 CASCAR Castrol Late Model competitors - including those from as far away as Quebec and Alberta - who will take the green flag Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.

During CASCAR heat race action at Delaware on Saturday night, checkered flags went to Scott Steckly, Neil Fair, Brad Jacques and Ron Beauchamp. Neil Fair's victory in last year's Mopar Parts 250 was the first of his career.Al Long held off Kelly Williams to win the Final Qualifiers' race.

<pre> Mopar Parts 250 / May 21, 2000 Delaware Speedway Park / London, Ontario Starting Grid for Sunday's 250 lap feature race

St      Car#    Driver (Hometown)       
                        Sponsor / Make  
1       88      Dave Jacombs (Mt. Hope, ON)     
                        Speedy Auto Service Ford Taurus 
2       98      Dave Whitlock (Petrolia, ON)    
                        Ford Quality Care Service Ford Taurus   
3       35      Kevin Dowler (Edmonton, AB)     
                        Ford Quality Care / Herbrand Ford Taurus        
4       02      Kerry Micks (Mt. Albert, ON)    
                        Ford Fast Lane Ford Taurus
5       64      Mark Dilley (Barrie, ON)        
                        NTN Bearings Ford Taurus
6       1       Peter Gibbons (Stouffville, ON) 
                        Canadian Tire Chevrolet Monte Carlo     
7       4       Don Thomson Jr. (Hamilton, ON)  
                        Home Hardware Chevrolet Monte Carlo     
8       03      Jason McLellan (Mt. Forest, ON) R
                        Artic Clear / Thistletown / T.D. Smith Dodge    
9       17      D.J. Kennington (St. Thomas, ON) 
                        Castrol Canada / Elgin Chrysler Dodge   
10      14      John Fitzpatrick (Ayr, ON)      
                        Nabisco / Planet Snaks Chevrolet Monte Carlo    
11      32      Mike Alguire (London, ON) R     
                        Pontiac Grand Prix      
12      60      Ron Beauchamp Jr. (Windsor, ON) 
                        Mopar Parts / Mr. Sub Intrepid  
13      22      Scott Steckly (Milverton, ON)   
                        AW Millwrights / ERB Group Pontiac Grand Prix   
14      33      Neil Fair (Ancaster, ON)        
                        Skoal Inc. Chevrolet Monte Carlo        
15      99      Brad Jacques (Mt. Brydges, ON)  
                        Exide Batteries of Canada Intrepid      
16      77      Pete Vanderwyst (St. Thomas, ON)
                        Loctite Chevrolet Monte Carlo   
17      97      Rob Neely (Milton, ON)  
                        Midas Dodge     
18      57      Joe Goncalves (Concord, ON)     
                        Toronto Camping Centre Chevrolet Monte Carlo    
19      25      Jim Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON)    
                        Chevrolet Monte Carlo   
20      5       Nik Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON)    
                        Chevrolet Monte Carlo   
21      19      Brad Graham (Glencoe, ON) R     
                        Challenger Motor Freight Pontiac Grand Prix     
22      07      Sean Dupuis (Windsor, ON)       
                        WWF Pontiac Grand Prix  
23      10      Doug Brown (Brantford, ON) R    
                        Autopro / WorldChat Internet Svcs. Pontiac Grand Prix   
24      66      Robin Buck (Oakville, ON)       
                        UAP / NAPA Pontiac Grand Prix   
25      80      Donald Theetge (Boischatel, QC) R
                       Chevrolet Monte Carlo   
26      48      Doug Cathcart (Carp, ON)        
                        Cathcart Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo      
27      43      Bob Merrifield (Belle River, ON)
                        Remax Preferred Realty Dodge    
28      04      Andy Farr (Chesterfield, MI)    
                        DeWalt Intrepid 
29      24      Cole Pearn (Mt. Brydges, ON) R  
                        Kubota Canada Ltd. Chevrolet Monte Carlo        
30      41      John Tsoumaris (Toronto, ON)    
                        John's Unique Auto Chevrolet Monte Carlo        
31      51      Al Long (Carp, ON)      
                        Union Energy Chevrolet Monte Carlo
32      31      Kelly Williams (Inglewood, ON)  
                        AOL Canada / Inside Track Ford Taurus   
33      67      Derrick Tiemersma (Newmarket, ON)
                        WIX Pontiac Grand Prix  
34      76      Alan Turner (Barrie, ON)        
                        Blue Streak Hygrade Motor Products Intrepid     
35      94      Mark Graham (Odessa, ON)        
                        Jumbo Video Chevrolet Monte Carlo       
36      23      Jeff Lapcevich (Ancaster, ON) R 
                        Discovery Ford / Tim Horton's Ford Taurus       
37      3       Chris Fowler (Stirling, ON) R   
                        Snap On Tools / General Motors Chevrolet Monte Carlo    
38      11      Doug Day (Kitchener, ON)        
                        Twin City Auto Parts Chevrolet Monte Carlo      

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For immediate release / May 20, 2000 Mopar Parts 250 Dave Jacombs wins pole for Super Series opener CASCAR Castrol Super Series East / Round #1

LONDON, ON - Stock car veteran Dave Jacombs, of Mt. Hope, ON was the quickest of the 27 CASCAR Castrol Super Series racers who smashed the existing Delaware Speedway Park 'Super Series' lap record on Saturday evening. The achievement earned Jacombs the pole - the first of his career - for Sunday's season opening Mopar Parts 250 at the London, ON area half-mile oval. Jacombs, driving his Speedy Auto Service Ford Taurus, posted a lap of 19.343 seconds during time trials, which was well under the former mark of 20.195. The old record was set by former Eastern Series champion Ron Beauchamp, last May. Jacombs will front a field of 38 CASCAR Castrol Late Model competitors - including those from as far away as Quebec and Alberta - who will take the green flag Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. During CASCAR heat race action at Delaware on Saturday night, checkered flags went to Scott Steckly, Neil Fair, Brad Jacques and Ron Beauchamp. Neil Fair's victory in last year's Mopar Parts 250 was the first of his career.Al Long held off Kelly Williams to win the Final Qualifiers' race.

Mopar Parts 250 / May 21, 2000 Delaware Speedway Park / London, Ontario Starting Grid for Sunday's 250 lap feature race

St      Car#    Driver (Hometown)       Sponsor / Make  
1       88      Dave Jacombs (Mt. Hope, ON)     Speedy Auto Service Ford Taurus 
2       98      Dave Whitlock (Petrolia, ON)    Ford Quality Care Service Ford Taurus   
3       35      Kevin Dowler (Edmonton, AB)     Ford Quality Care / Herbrand Ford Taurus        
4       02      Kerry Micks (Mt. Albert, ON)    Ford Fast Lane Ford Taurus      
5       64      Mark Dilley (Barrie, ON)        NTN Bearings Ford Taurus        
6       1       Peter Gibbons (Stouffville, ON) Canadian Tire Chevrolet Monte Carlo     
7       4       Don Thomson Jr. (Hamilton, ON)  Home Hardware Chevrolet Monte Carlo     
8       03      Jason McLellan (Mt. Forest, ON) R       Artic Clear / Thistletown / T.D. Smith Dodge    
9       17      D.J. Kennington (St. Thomas, ON)        Castrol Canada / Elgin Chrysler Dodge   
10      14      John Fitzpatrick (Ayr, ON)      Nabisco / Planet Snaks Chevrolet Monte Carlo    
11      32      Mike Alguire (London, ON) R     Pontiac Grand Prix      
12      60      Ron Beauchamp Jr. (Windsor, ON) Mopar Parts / Mr. Sub Intrepid  
13      22      Scott Steckly (Milverton, ON)   AW Millwrights / ERB Group Pontiac Grand Prix   
14      33      Neil Fair (Ancaster, ON)        Skoal Inc. Chevrolet Monte Carlo        
15      99      Brad Jacques (Mt. Brydges, ON)  Exide Batteries of Canada Intrepid      
16      77      Pete Vanderwyst (St. Thomas, ON)        Loctite Chevrolet Monte Carlo   
17      97      Rob Neely (Milton, ON)  Midas Dodge     
18      57      Joe Goncalves (Concord, ON)     Toronto Camping Centre Chevrolet Monte Carlo    
19      25      Jim Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON)    Chevrolet Monte Carlo   
20      5       Nik Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON)    Chevrolet Monte Carlo   
21      19      Brad Graham (Glencoe, ON) R     Challenger Motor Freight Pontiac Grand Prix     
22      07      Sean Dupuis (Windsor, ON)       WWF Pontiac Grand Prix  
23      10      Doug Brown (Brantford, ON) R    Autopro / WorldChat Internet Svcs. Pontiac Grand Prix   
24      66      Robin Buck (Oakville, ON)       UAP / NAPA Pontiac Grand Prix   
25      80      Donald Theetge (Boischatel, QC) R       Chevrolet Monte Carlo   
26      48      Doug Cathcart (Carp, ON)        Cathcart Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo      
27      43      Bob Merrifield (Belle River, ON)        Remax Preferred Realty Dodge    
28      04      Andy Farr (Chesterfield, MI)    DeWalt Intrepid 
29      24      Cole Pearn (Mt. Brydges, ON) R  Kubota Canada Ltd. Chevrolet Monte Carlo        
30      41      John Tsoumaris (Toronto, ON)    John's Unique Auto Chevrolet Monte Carlo        
31      51      Al Long (Carp, ON)      Union Energy Chevrolet Monte Carlo      
32      31      Kelly Williams (Inglewood, ON)  AOL Canada / Inside Track Ford Taurus   
33      67      Derrick Tiemersma (Newmarket, ON)       WIX Pontiac Grand Prix  
34      76      Alan Turner (Barrie, ON)        Blue Streak Hygrade Motor Products Intrepid     
35      94      Mark Graham (Odessa, ON)        Jumbo Video Chevrolet Monte Carlo       
36      23      Jeff Lapcevich (Ancaster, ON) R Discovery Ford / Tim Horton's Ford Taurus       
37      3       Chris Fowler (Stirling, ON) R   Snap On Tools / General Motors Chevrolet Monte Carlo    
38      11      Doug Day (Kitchener, ON)        Twin City Auto Parts Chevrolet Monte Carlo      

* R after the driver's hometown denotes rookie contender For more information, contact CASCAR at (519) 641-1214 or visit www.cascar.com / Prepared by Inside Track Communications.

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