Sears Point Race Report

Said picks up first career win SONOMA, Calif. (Oct. 11, 1998) Boris Said won his first career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race today, taking the Kragen/Exide 150 at Sears Point Raceway. Said, starting in his 54th series event and the...

Said picks up first career win

SONOMA, Calif. (Oct. 11, 1998) Boris Said won his first career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race today, taking the Kragen/Exide 150 at Sears Point Raceway. Said, starting in his 54th series event and the final road race of the year, drove his Ford to the checkered flag 6.549 seconds ahead of Mike Bliss. He became the 10th different driver to win in the last 10 races. There have been a record 13 different winners on the circuit this season. Tony Raines and Joe Ruttman made it a sweep of the top four for Ford. The result keeps Ruttman third in the points standings. Jack Sprague took over the points lead from Ron Hornaday with his ninth-place finish. Sprague has 3,595 points, 18 more than his rival, and it appears the championship chase will go down to the wire. Three races remain on the schedule. Hornaday finished 23rd, completing 62 of the 77 laps, after encountering mechanical problems. Rookie Andy Houston, Lance Norick , Jay Sauter and Doug George completed the top-10 finishers, while first-time Bud Pole winner Tom Hubert finished 27th after wrecking, completing just 54 laps. The Kragen/Exide 150 was the first road race to feature open pit stops, during which tire changes were allowed. There was no mid-race break. The circuit remains in California for the Dodge California Truck Stop 300 at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield next Sunday.

Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Boris Said , Jay Sauter , Andy Houston , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Tony Raines , Jack Sprague , Lance Norick , Joe Ruttman