WEST: Vernon race report

VERNON, BC - The CASCAR Castrol Super Series wrapped up its 2000 racing season on Saturday night with the Miller & Wyatt AC Delco 150 at Vernon, BC's new Sun Valley Motor Speedway. Sherwood Park, AB racer Kevin Dowler took the lead from Carl...

VERNON, BC - The CASCAR Castrol Super Series wrapped up its 2000 racing season on Saturday night with the Miller & Wyatt AC Delco 150 at Vernon, BC's new Sun Valley Motor Speedway. Sherwood Park, AB racer Kevin Dowler took the lead from Carl Harr on lap 66 of the 150 lap contest and led the rest of the way to win both the race and the 2000 Castrol Super Series West championship. At the finish, Dowler's Ford Quality Care Taurus was .38 seconds ahead of Harr's GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Carl Harr's son Daryl, a former Super Series West rookie of the year, completed the podium finishers in the season finale. It was the second career Super Series West championship for Dowler. Heat wins at Sun Valley Motor Speedway went to Trevor Seibert and Dowler. A capacity crowd of almost 7,000 racing fans crowded the new half-mile track for the Miller & Wyatt AC Delco 150.

<pre> CASCAR Castrol Super Series Western Championship Results: Miller & Wyatt AC Delco 150 / September 23, 2000 Round #7 / Sun Valley Motor Speedway / Vernon, BC

Fin.    St.     Car#    Driver (Hometown)       Sponsor / Make  Laps
1       7       35      Kevin Dowler (Edmonton, AB)     Ford Quality Care Service Taurus        150
2       2       2       Carl Harr (Edmonton, AB)        GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo     150
3       5       4       Daryl Harr (Edmonton, AB)       John Deere Chevrolet Monte Carlo        150
4       12      12      Ron Larson (Quesnel, BC)        Chevrolet Monte Carlo   150
5       1       46      Dan Shirley (Saskatoon, SK)     Co-op Chevrolet Monte Carlo     150
6       8       33      Don Sales (Quesnel, BC) Skoal Inc. Chevrolet Monte Carlo        149
7       10      20      Kim Richard (Calgary, AB)       Cdn. Property Investments / Hooters Chevrolet Monte Carlo       149
8       9       09      Trevor Seibert (Williams Lake, BC) R    EMCO Limited Ford Taurus        149 
9       13      93      Charlie Kirton (Saskatoon, SK)  Great Western Brewing Co. Chevrolet Monte Carlo 148
10      3       5       Steve Jefferson (Prince George, BC)     Mopar Batteries / Sandman Inns Intrepid 147
11      6       34      Darren Turner (Kelowna, BC) R   Western Star Trucks Chevrolet Monte Carlo       145
12      11      44      Fred DelPero (Edmonton, AB)     CanadaTrader.com / Castrol Ford Taurus  144
13      15      6       Todd Nichol (St. Albert, AB)    Rocky Mountain Sales Chevrolet Monte Carlo      143
14      18      74      Dennis Masse (Lethbridge, AB) R Dodge   138
15      4       79      Wade Lee (Calgary, AB)  Pontiac Grand Prix      133
16      17      30      Chris Heinz (Edmonton, AB)      Olds Cutlass    88
17      14      81      Gil Gillett (Kelowna, BC)       Ford Taurus     53
18      16      15      Mike Browne (Calgary, AB)       Pontiac Grand Prix      34
19      X       01      Wheeler Boys (Calgary, AB) R    Pontiac Grand Prix      DNS

R after the driver's hometown denotes rookie contender MARGIN OF VICTORY: .38 seconds // TIME OF RACE: 57minutes and 58.741 seconds // CAUTIONS: 4 for a total of 13 laps // LAP LEADERS: #46 Dan Shirley (1-6), #2 Carl Harr (7-65) and #35 Kevin Dowler (66-150). Heat Wins: #1 - #09 Trevor Seibert // #2 - #35 Kevin Dowler

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