<pre> WHAT: M & N Rentals 125 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring Race 16 of 18 Events WHERE: Coastal Plains Raceway, Jacksonville, N. C., 4/10-mile oval WHEN: Saturday, October 7 2000 DISTANCE: 125 Laps (50 Miles) POSTED AWARDS:...
WHAT: M & N Rentals 125 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring Race 16 of 18 Events
WHERE: Coastal Plains Raceway, Jacksonville, N. C., 4/10-mile oval
WHEN: Saturday, October 7 2000
DISTANCE: 125 Laps (50 Miles)
POSTED AWARDS: $25,350
FIELD: 30 Cars. Twenty-eight starting positions will be determined through two laps of qualifying. Two additional positions will be available to any driver in the top 30 current 2000 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point standings who has not qualified for one of the original 28 positions, provided eligible driver attempts to qualify in qualifying events. Official points standing and not time trial speed will determine these positions.
TELEVISION: None SCHEDULE: Saturday, October 7 2000 10:00 a.m. Registration Opens and Haulers Park 10:30 a.m. Gates Open 12:30 p.m. Draw For Qualifying At Goody's Dash Trailer 1:00 p.m. Mandatory Meeting - Rookie Drivers - 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Practice 3:45 p.m. - Mandatory Driver/Crew Chief Meeting at Driver's Lounge 5:30 p.m. - Bud Pole Qualifying (2 Laps) 6:30 p.m. - Move ALL Haulers Out of Pit Area 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Autograph Session
THE RACE: The M & N Rentals 125 will be the 16th of 18 races on the 2000 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring Schedule. Cautions will count towards total laps and the race can end with a checkered flag or a green-white-checkered situation.
RECORDS: DRIVER DATE TIME/SPEED Qualifying: Jake Hobgood April 22 2000 16.276 Secs/88.474 mph Race: Robert Huffman April 22 2000 53 Min 00 Secs/57.962 mph
EVENT REVIEW: Robert Huffman picked up win number three of the 2000 racing season in four starts in the April event.at Coastal Plains. Huffman dominated the event taking the lead on lap 29 and leading for the rest of the event. However his win didn't come easy as a late race caution allowed B. J. Mackey to close the gap. When a final caution waved on lap 120, that put Mackey;s machine on Huffman's back bumper for the restart. Over the final three laps, Mackey kept Huffman in his sights and came close to winning when Huffman's car cutoff as he crossed the start finish line out of fuel.
2000 Top 10 At Stats: Coastal Plains Raceway Bud Pole: Jake Hobgood 1. Robert Huffman Time of Race: 53 Mins. 00 Secs. 2. B. J. Mackey Average Speed: 57.962 mph 3. Danny Bagwell Margin of Victory: 1.0 Sec 4. Ricky Bryant Caution Flags: 7 Cautions for 38 Laps 5. Cam Strader Lap Leaders: Joey Miller, Grid; Jake Hobgood, 1, 6. Edward Howell Miller, 2; Jake Hobgood, 3-28; Robert Huffman, 7. Roger Sawyer 29-128 8. Keith Roggen 9. Joey Miller 10. Jake Hobgood
NOTES OF INTEREST: (1) This will be the second event at this speedplant in 2000. (2) Robert Huffman continues to hold the series points lead over Ricky Bryant just as he did when the series raced here in April. (3) Jake Hobgood has not had a Bud Pole start since winning the pole here in April. (4) The final event of the 2000 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring racing year will now be at Lanier National Speedway on October 28.
PARTICIPATING AWARDS SPONSORS: Anheuser-Busch, Gatorade, Goody's, Goody's Consistency Award, NAPA Oil Filters, NGK Spark Plugs, Pontiac Racing, Stef's Oil Pans, Tilton Engineering, Toyota, Wiseco Pistons and "76" Race Gasoline.