EAST: Thomas adds to point lead

LONDON, ON - Following a one-day rain delay, the CASCAR Castrol Super Series East held its sixth event of the 2000 racing season on Monday afternoon at Autodrome Chicoutimi, north of Quebec City. Home Hardware Chevrolet driver Don Thomson Jr., of...

LONDON, ON - Following a one-day rain delay, the CASCAR Castrol Super Series East held its sixth event of the 2000 racing season on Monday afternoon at Autodrome Chicoutimi, north of Quebec City. Home Hardware Chevrolet driver Don Thomson Jr., of Hamilton, ON, entered the race atop the point standings and - on the strength of his second Super Series victory in three weeks - bumped his leading margin to 33 markers over Peter Gibbons (977 to 944). Thomson, started on the pole for the 150-lap race and had his way on the 1/3-mile oval, leading all but three laps of the AutoPro 150. At the finish, the defending Super Series East champ came across the line 3.4 seconds ahead of Ford Taurus drivers Dave Jacombs and Dave Whitlock, who completed the podium finishers. Now, all eyes turn to Toronto and the Exide '99 Street Fight. The July 14-16 Toronto Molson Indy street circuit race is the penultimate event on the 2000 Castrol Super Series East schedule. This year's CASCAR appearance on the streets of Toronto follows on the heels of its hugely successful debut, last summer, during which former road racer Robin Buck - now a CASCAR veteran - posted an impressive victory in the hotly contested affair. This year's CASCAR race at the Indy will be a breakthrough of sorts, for CASCAR, as it will be the first ever CASCAR event broadcast live on national television. CTV Sportsnet will air the race on Saturday afternoon, July 15.

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Dave Jacombs , Dave Whitlock , Robin Buck , Don Thomson Jr.