Race fact sheet for the upcoming Homestead 150, to be run on November 8 at 2:00 p.m., to decide the NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series points championship.
1997 NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series Race Facts
WHAT: Homestead 150 WHERE: Metro-Dade Homestead Motorsports Comp., Homestead, FL, 1.5 mi. oval WHEN: Saturday, November 8, 2:00 p.m. DISTANCE: 100 laps (150 miles) POSTED AWARDS: $89,900 TV/RADIO: WTBS Live
FIELD: 40 cars. Starting positions 1-36 will be determined by time trials (2 laps). Positions 37-40 will be available to any of the top 30 eligible drivers in the current 1997 NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series Championship point standings, who have entered the event, but have not qualified for one of the original 36 starting positions. If a starting position(s) remains unfilled, then that starting position(s) will become available to the next eligible car from the qualifying procedure for the event.
SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)
PROMOTER: Homestead-Miami Speedway, LLC
CONTACTS: Jim Noltimier, NASCAR, (770) 486-3591 Chase Campen, Metro-Dade Homestead Motor. Comp., (352) 230-5249
SCHEDULE: Thursday, November 6 Team Hauler Parking 12:00 p.m. Registration & Inspection 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 7 Registration & Inspection 7:00 a.m. Mandatory Drivers' Meeting 9:00 a.m. Practice 9:45 to 11:00 a.m. 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. Time Trials (2 laps) 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 8 Garage opens 8:00 a.m. Mandatory Drivers' & Spotters' Meeting 10:30 a.m. Homestead 150 2:00 p.m.
THE RACE: The Homestead 150 is the 20th and final stop on the 20 race 1997 series schedule. Consisting of 100 laps, the event will represent the first
competitive race to be run on the newly configured 1.5 mile superspeedway. At stake is the NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series National Championship, with just five points separating leader Hal Goodson from Jeff Fultz, and with third place points man Ron Young still mathematically in contention at 105 points in arrears to Goodson.
RECORDS: Track Qual. Record: Hank Parker, Jr., Denver, NC, Chevrolet, 39.464 secs., 136.834 mph, 3/16/97 Fastest Avg. Speed: (50 lap) Nipper Alsup, Mooresville, NC, Chevrolet, 50 mins., 26 secs., 89.227 mph, 3/16/97 (100 lap) Scot Walters, Louisville, KY, Chevrolet, 1 hr., 36 mins., 38 secs., 93.756 mph, 11/2/96
1996 REVIEW: Scot Walters inherited the race win when apparent winner Matt Hutter refused to tear down his Chevrolet's engine during the post race inspection. Finishing second behind Walters was 1996 series champion Mike Cope. Rounding out the top five were Derrick Gilchrist, Steven Christian and Wayne Anderson. Toby Porter had an encounter with the wall which enabled Cope to cruise to his second series championship.
NOTES OF INTEREST: ? On-air talent for the live national telecast on WTBS will include Dick Berggren, Larry McReynolds and Ken Squier in the announcers' booth with Alan Bestwick and Steve Byrnes on pit road assignment. ? While Zephyrhills, Fla.'s David Reutimann has already clinched the Port City Racing Rookie of the Year competition, three drivers continue to scrap for the runner-up position. Sean Studer leads Carl Long by seven points and Steven Howard by eight points heading into the final race of the season. ? Should Hal Goodson win the Homestead 150, and Ron Young finishes out of the top five, Goodson's Crew Chief Delbert Ray will win the season long Jasper Engines & Transmissions Crew Chief Challenge. By winning the race a much bigger prize awaits the Greased Lightning Cleaner Degreaser team, the series points championship.
STAT OF THE WEEK: This season has proven to be the most competitive in the seven year history of the NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series. In the 19 races run so far there have been 14 different event winners. That is two more different winners than the previous record of 12 in 1991 and 1994. With one race left to run the record gap may widen further.
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