West Calgary Final Qualifying Results

CASCAR Castrol Super Series (National Series) Mopar 500 Race Weekend / July 24-26, 1998 / Round ...

CASCAR Castrol Super Series (National Series) Mopar 500 Race Weekend / July 24-26, 1998 / Round #1 Race City Motorsport Park / Calgary, Alberta / Final Qualifier Race

Fin. St. Car# Driver (Hometown) Sponsor / Make Laps 1. 1 44 Fred DelPero (Edmonton, AB) Ital Motors Ford Taurus 20 2. 9 35 Kevin Dowler (Edmonton, AB) Ford of Canada Ford Taurus 20 3. 5 04 Andy Farr (Chesterfield, MI) De Walt Dodge Avenger 20 4. 3 2 Carl Harr (St. Albert, AB) GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo 20 5. 4 33 Don Sales (Quesnel, BC) Skoal Inc. Chevrolet Monte Carlo 20 6. 7 20 Kim Richard (Calgary, AB) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 20 7. 2 6 Todd Nichol (St. Albert, AB) Rocky Mtn. Sales Chevrolet Monte Carlo 20 8. 6 18 Gil Gillette (Kelowna, BC) Ford Thunderbird 20 9. 8 79 Wade Lee (Calgary, AB) GM Goodwrench Service Pontiac Grand Prix 11

Rookie DelPero wins Final Qualifier sprint at Race City

CALGARY, AB (July 25, 1998) On Saturday night, the final 11 positions were determined for Sunday's Mopar 300 CASCAR Castrol Super Series National event at Calgary's Race City Motorsport Park. Veteran road racer and CASCAR rookie Fred DelPero won the 20 lap Final Qualifiers' Heat on the high-banked, half-mile oval. The Edmonton racer started on the pole and held off vigorous challenges by Western series front-runner Wade Lee to notch his first ever stock car victory. During his pursuit of DelPero, Lee cut a tire and finished last. Kevin Dowler started ninth in the r ace and climbed to second at the finish, ahead of former series champion Andy Farr. The Mopar 300 is the first of four races that will determine CASCAR's National champion. The green flag falls on the 300 lap race at 2 p.m. which will feature 35 of the country's best stock car drivers.

CASCAR Castrol Super Series (National Series) Mopar 500 Race Weekend / July 24-26, 1998 / Round #1 Race City Motorsport Park / Calgary, Alberta

Starting Order for Sunday's Mopar 300

Start Car# Driver (Hometown) Sponsor / Make 1. 46 Dan Shirley (Saskatoon, SK) AC Delco Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2. 27 John Gaunt (Barrie, ON) Centennial Plymouth Chrysler Dodge Avenger 3. 1 Peter Gibbons (Stouffville, ON) Canadian Tire Chevrolet Monte Carlo 4. 43 Sean Dupuis (Windsor, ON) STP / Ford Performance Parts Ford Taurus 5. 52 Bill Rowse Jr. (Corunna, ON) TMC Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 6. 55 Neil Fair (Ancaster, ON) Two-Way Transport. / Fairway Chevrolet Monte Carlo 7. 60 Ron Beauchamp Jr. (Windsor, ON) Mopar Performance Dodge Avenger 8. 98 Dave Whitlock (Petrolia, ON) Ford Quality Care Service Taurus 9. 3 Dan Shirtliff (Huntsville, ON) GM Goodwrench / Snap-On Chevrolet Monte Carlo 10. 03 Jack Monaghan (Harrow, ON) Five Star Service Dodge Avenger 11. 88 Dave Jacombs (Mt. Hope, ON) Ford Racing / Ford Performance Parts Taurus 12. 41 Don Thomson Jr. (Hamilton, ON) HMS Equipment Chevrolet Monte Carlo 13. 93 Alex Nagy (Brantford, ON) AC Delco / Snap-On Chevrolet Monte Carlo 14. 66 Robin Buck (Oakville, ON) UAP/NAPA Pontiac Grand Prix 15. 5 Steve Jefferson (Prince Geo., BC) Mopar Performance Dodge Avenger 16. 97 Rob Neely (Milton, ON) Champion / Mopar / QEW-427 / Midas Dodge Avenger 17. 31 Kelly Williams (Inglewood, ON) GM Goodwrench / Gargoyles / Inside Track Pontiac G.P. 18. 14 John Fitzpatrick (Ayr, ON) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19. 4 Daryl Harr (St. Albert, AB) Westworld Computers Chevrolet Monte Carlo 20. 02 Kerry Micks (Mt. Albert, ON) Ford Fast Lane Ford Taurus 21. 77 Pete Vanderwyst (St. Thomas, ON) Loctite Chevrolet Monte Carlo 22. 16 Alan Turner (Barrie, ON) Blue Streak / Gates / PRC Chass. Chevy Monte Carlo 23. 7 James MacFarlane (Calgary, AB) Ford Taurus 24. 9 Steve Smith (Burlington, ON) Peel Chrysler Dodge Avenger 25. 44 Fred DelPero (Edmonton, AB) Ital Motors Ford Taurus 26. 35 Kevin Dowler (Edmonton, AB) Ford of Canada Ford Taurus 27. 79 Wade Lee (Calgary, AB) GM Goodwrench Service Pontiac Grand Prix 28. 20 Kim Richard (Calgary, AB) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 29. 04 Andy Farr (Chesterfield, MI) De Walt Dodge Avenger 30. 2 Carl Harr (St. Albert, AB) GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo 31. 33 Don Sales (Quesnel, BC) Skoal Inc. Chevrolet Monte Carlo 32. 6 Todd Nichol (St. Albert, AB) Rocky Mtn. Sales Chevrolet Monte Carlo 33. 18 Gil Gillette (Kelowna, BC) Ford Thunderbird 34. 25 Jim Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON) Tim Hortons / Ford Performance Parts Taurus 35. 17 D.J. Kennington (St. Thomas, ON) Castrol Canada Dodge Avenger

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Steve Smith , John Fitzpatrick , Dave Jacombs , Kevin Dowler , Peter Gibbons , Bill Rowse Jr. , Dave Whitlock , D.J. Kennington , Ron Beauchamp Jr. , Neil Fair , Pete Vanderwyst , Kerry Micks , Robin Buck , Don Thomson Jr. , Jim Lapcevich , Daryl Harr , Carl Harr , John Gaunt , Steve J
Teams Williams