<pre> WHAT: Caraway 200 WHERE: Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, N.C., 0.455-mile oval WHEN: Saturday, July 29, 8:00 p.m. DISTANCE: 200 laps (91 miles) POSTED AWARDS: $41,750 (including $2,400 Slim Jim All Pro...
<pre> WHAT: Caraway 200 WHERE: Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, N.C., 0.455-mile oval WHEN: Saturday, July 29, 8:00 p.m. DISTANCE: 200 laps (91 miles) POSTED AWARDS: $41,750 (including $2,400 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point fund money.)
FIELD: 30 cars. Fastest 25 cars through time trials (2 laps). Five provisional starting positions, including either four or five based on the current Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring point standings and possibly one provisional position for a former champion of the series who will have also raced in a series points event in 1999.
SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)
SCHEDULE: Hauler Parking & Registration 9:00 a.m. Inspection Begins 10:00 a.m. Mandatory Rookie Drivers' Meeting 12:00 p.m. Practice 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Mandatory Drivers' Meeting 3:15 p.m. Bud Pole Qualifying, 2 laps, all positions 6:00 p.m. Caraway 200 Racing Program 8:00 p.m.
THE RACE: The Caraway 200 is the 10th of 17 races on the Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring 2000 schedule. This race is the fourth in as many weekends for the series' competitors, although the four-week stretch was interrupted by rain at Myrtle Beach, S.C. last weekend, forcing postponement of the Myrtle Beach 250, which was originally scheduled to be the 10th race of the season. This race represents the sixth visit since 1996 to Caraway Speedway for Slim Jim All Pro Series drivers.
1999 REVIEW: Two Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring races were run at Caraway Speedway in 1999. Eventual 1999 Slim Jim All Pro Series Champion Wayne Anderson swept into victory lane in both races. In the race run on June 26, 1999 Anderson outdistanced Ronnie Burkett, Jeff Fultz, Steven Howard and Steve Mendenhall. On July 24, 1999 Ron Young, Mendenhall, Howard and Lee Tissot trailed Anderson to the finish line. In the July 24 event 1998 Series Champion Freddie Query set a new track record during Bud Pole qualifying, and Anderson followed up with a race record win.
RECORDS Qualifying: Freddie Query, Mooresville, N.C., Chevrolet, 16.325 secs., 100.337 mph, 7/24/99 200 lap: Wayne Anderson, Wildwood, Fla., Chevrolet, 1 hr., 16 mins., 27 secs., 71.419 mph, 8/10/96
NOTES OF INTEREST
Toby Porter, Derrick Gilchrist, Coy Gibbs have all earned Bud Pole positions on the 0.455-mile track while Freddie Query has earned two pole positions and is the current track record holder at Caraway.
Jeff Fultz, Steven Christian, Hal Goodson and Wayne Anderson have all earned wins at Caraway, with Anderson having two wins to his credit, along with the race record time.
In all likelihood a new Bud Pole winner will be crowned this weekend as all previous Bud Pole winners are not expected to compete.
STAT OF THE WEEK: On August 10, 1996, Cincinnati, Oh.'s Jeff Fultz earned his first career Slim Jim All Pro Series win. He returns to Caraway Speedway this weekend as the points leader of the Slim Jim All Pro Series.
POINT FUND SPONSORS: Slim Jim, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Gatorade, Hoosier Tires, Jasper Engines, Moroso Performance Products Rookie of the Year, 76 Race Gasoline
QUALIFYING AND SPECIAL AWARD SPONSORS: Budweiser, Carrera Shocks, Eibach Springs, Ford Motor Company, Five Star Stock Car Bodies, Gatorade, Holley Carburetors, Hoosier Tires, Jasper Engines, Moroso Blue Max Ignition Wires, Moroso Oil Pans, Moroso Performance Products Rookie of the Race, MSD Ignitions, NGK Spark Plugs, Scott Performance Wire, Tilton Engineering, Wiseco Pistons
DIRECTIONS TO TRACK: Track is located north of Asheboro on US 220 to Spero Road exit, then 3 miles west, then .4 miles south, then 1 mile west, follow signs.