Jasper Engines & Transmissions Crew Chief Challenge Point Standings after 3 of 20 events

Shane Wilson (Nipper Alsup) 14 Jimmy King (Jeff Fultz) 14 Donnie Poole (Scott Sutherland) 10 Daryle Bush (Mike Harmon) 10 Robert Hamke (Derrick Gilchrist) 10 Delbert Ray (Hal Goodson) 8 Wayne Carroll (Hank Parker, Jr.) 8 Keith Hinkein (Dan Matthews) 6 Larry Rapp (Ron Young) 6 Lee McCallister (Shawn Hendricks) 2 Bill Acord (Skip Pannell) 2

Points are awarded as follows: 1st 10 2nd 8 3rd 6 4th 4 5th 2 "

Point Standings After Two Events - Last Race Date - 4/12/97 Tp Tp Money Pos Driver Points Sts Ws 2 3 4 5 5 10 Won 1 Nipper Alsup 340 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 $9,300 Jeff Fultz 340 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 11,675 3 Mike Harmon 267 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,760 4 Derrick Gilchrist 265 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 4,150 5 Hank Parker, Jr. 258 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 6,695 6 Keith White 253 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,700 7 Hal Goodson 251 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,500 8 Shawn Hendricks 249 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2,460 9 Ron Young 247 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,435 10 Steve Mendenhall 236 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,425 11 David Reutimann 234 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,950 Carl Long 234 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,570 13 Scott Sutherland 229 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,800 14 Steven Christian 224 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4,790 15 Dan Matthews 215 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,450 Kevin Horton 215 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,150 17 Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 208 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1,650 18 Conrad Burr 198 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2,625 19 Billy Deckman 191 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,150 20 George Ingole 188 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,900 Wayne Anderson 188 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,425 22 Kevin Prince 182 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,825 23 Steve Smith 173 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 700 24 Ken Alexander 170 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,725 Steven Howard 170 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 850 26 Skip Pannell 155 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1,825 27 Spanks Overbeck 152 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 750 28 Billy Bigley, Jr. 150 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1,850 29 Bobby Hamilton 146 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1,500 30 Ricky Sanders 143 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 475 Rick Roller 143 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 600 32 Randall Gentry 137 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 280 33 John Crow 128 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 750 34 Bill Baird 121 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 800 35 Tracy Goodson 118 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 550 Randy Ruhlman 118 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 750 37 Sean Studer 116 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 250 38 Josh Clemons 106 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 450 39 John Covan 98 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 250 40 Steve Allison 97 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 750 41 Kevin Bryant 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 Sean Monroe 91 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 340 Scot Walters 91 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,065 44 Charles Powell, III 85 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 545 45 Clark Ninneman 76 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 270 46 Larry Raines 73 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 260 47 Derrick Kelly 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 Jerry Awbrey 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 Mike Franklin 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 Carl Hedin, Jr. 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 Joe Frasson 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ken Weaver 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 Charles Collins 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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1997 NASCAR SLIM JIM ALL PRO SERIES SCHEDULE

DATE EVENT/LOCATION DISTANCE March 16 Metro-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex, Homestead, FL (1.5 m.) 75 miles Napa Auto Parts Challenge presented by Champion Spark Plugs - Nipper Alsup April 12 St. Augustine Speedway, St. Augustine, FL (.500 mile) 200 laps Winn Dixie 200 - Jeff Fultz May 10 Southern National Speedway, Kenly, NC (.400 mile) 200 laps Austin 200 - Scott Sutherland April 26 Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Greenville, SC (.500 mile) 200 laps Domino's Pizza 200 May 18 Salem Speedway, Salem, IN (.555 mile) 250 laps Owens Corning 250 - WUME Radio Live May 23 I-70 Speedway, Odessa, MO (.543 mile) 250 laps Rick Hendrick 250 - ESPN2 Tape Delayed - June 7 - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. June 14 Myrtle Beach Speedway, Myrtle Beach, SC (.538 mile) 250 laps 7 Up/Slim Jim 250 June 21 Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN (.533 mile) 200 laps Pep Boys 200 - ESPN Live July 3 Lanier National Speedway, Gainesville, GA (.375 mile) 200 laps Budweiser 200 July 5 Volusia County Speedway, Barberville, FL (.500 mile) 200 laps July 11 Louisville Motor Speedway, Louisville, KY (.438 mile) 300 laps Porter Cable Power Tools Bluegrass 300 July 19 Five Flags Speedway, Pensacola, FL (.500 mile) 200 laps July 26 Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, KS (2.1 mile road course) 100 miles Coca-Cola Shootout - TNN Live August 2 Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Greenville, SC (.500 mile) 200 laps Stegall's Mobile Home Sales 200 August 9 Caraway Speedway, Asheboro, NC (.455 mile) 200 laps August 30 Lanier National Speedway, Gainesville, GA (.375 mile) 200 laps September 28 Winchester Speedway, Winchester, IN (.500 mile) 400 laps Winchester 400 October 4 Concord Motorsports Park, Concord, NC (.500 mile) 200 laps October 19 Nashville Speedway USA, Nashville, TN (.596 mile) 400 laps Manheim Auto Auctions All American 400 - TNN Same Day Tape Delayed November 8 Metro-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex, Homestead, FL (1.5 m.) 150 miles WTBS Live

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Port City Racing Rookie of the Year Standings

after 3 of 20 events

David Reutimann 23 Steve Mendenhall 18 Kevin Horton 17 Shawn Hendricks 15 Carl Long 14 Billy Deckman 13 Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 11 Sean Studer 10 Steven Howard 9 John Covan 8 Clark Ninneman 7 Spanks Overbeck 7 Ricky Sanders 7 Steve Smith 6 Randy Gentry 2 Kevin Bryant 0 Carl Hedin, Jr. 0

10 points are awarded to the top finishing Port City Rookie Rookie contender, and are then awarded on a one point declining scale to all other contenders. If there are more than 10 rookie contenders in an event, those rookies finishing as the 10th or lower rookies all receive one point. Points are only awarded to rookie contenders who qualify and start an event. For Further Information contact NASCAR Public Relations at (770) 486-3591. jn

Race #3 of 20 - 1997 Season - Austin 200 Southern National Speedway - Kenly, NC - 0.400 mile paved oval May 3, 1997 Total Fin Str Car NASCAR Money Reason Out Pos Pos No Driver Team Laps Points Won of Race 1 19 88 Scott Sutherland Network Construction Services Pontiac 200 180 $9175 Running 2 8 16 Hal Goodson Burdette Auto Sales Chevrolet 200 170 4425 Running 3 4 96 Dan Matthews Lacy Buffaloe Construction Chevrolet 200 165 2450 Running 4 6 27 Derrick Gilchrist Fairfield Inns Chevrolet 200 160 1900 Running 5 16 24 Mike Harmon Lonesome Pine Timber Co. Chevrolet 200 155 2025 Running 6 18 25 Wayne Anderson Porter Cable Power Tools Chevrolet 200 150 1150 Running 7 14 38 John Crow Cleaver Brooks Chevrolet 200 146 800 Running 8 1 0 Steven Christian BellSouth Chevrolet 200 142 1950 Running 9 2 74 Nipper Alsup Aucnet Chevrolet 200 138 1650 Running 10 12 00 #David Reutimann Sunstate Recycling Chevrolet 199 134 1700 Running 11 22 5 John Jones Goldsboro Homes Chevrolet 199 130 650 Running 12 10 98 #Sean Studer Old El Paso/Harris Teeter Chevrolet 199 127 825 Running 13 29 91 #Kevin Horton Wattyl Paints Chevrolet 199 124 1100 Running 14 11 12 #John Covan Rebco Racing Products Chevrolet 199 121 575 Running 15 5 35 #Clark Ninneman S&B Trucking Chevrolet 199 118 550 Running 16 9 21 #Steve Mendenhall Interstate Batteries Chevrolet 199 115 1125 Running 17 7 14 Larry Raines JaniKing Chevrolet 199 112 500 Running 18 13 6 #Billy Deckman Owens Corning Ford 198 109 975 Running 19 25 26 Keith White Bayer Agricultural Division Chevrolet 197 106 1050 Running 20 20 20 #Ricky Sanders Moody Bros. Jewelers Pontiac 197 103 425 Running 21 21 44 #Shawn Hendricks Lee McCallister Race Cars Chevrolet 191 100 1000 Running 22 15 86 Hank Parker, Jr. Delco Voyager Batteries Chevrolet 191 97 975 Running 23 26 45 Scott Kilby Arndt & Herman Windows Pontiac 188 94 350 Accident 24 17 03 Ken Alexander Greased Lightning Cleaner Chevrolet 169 91 325 Accident 25 30 43 #Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Regency Olds/Pontiac/GMC Pontiac 118 88 800 Engine 26 24 19 #Steven Howard A&R Auto Parts Chevrolet 59 85 300 Accident 27 28 4 Ron Young Cofer Bros. Chevrolet 56 82 900 Accident 28 3 04 Freddie Query Kenny Smith Racing Engines Chevrolet 50 79 300 Engine 29 27 30 Jeff Fultz King Racing Chevrolet 15 76 1250 Engine 30 23 15 #Carl Long Austin Snack Crackers Chevrolet 14 73 800 Accident Failed to Qualify: Kevin Prince, Conrad Burr, Randy Ruhlman, Bobby Gill, Randy Gentry, Jason McDowell, Terry Harris, Steve Allison, Steve Smith, Joe Frasson, George Ingole, Spanks Overbeck, Bill Holt, Brett Oakley Time of Race: 1 hour, 11 min., 34 sec. Average Speed: 67.07 mph. Margin of Victory: .87 seconds Busch Pole Award: Steven Christian, BellSouth Chevrolet, 14.889 seconds, mph Caution Periods: 6 for 47 laps Lap Leaders: Christian 1-14, Query 15-49, Christian 50-179, Sutherland 180-200 Port City Racing Rookie of the Race: David Reutimann # signifies Port City Racing Rookie Contender Jasper Engines & Transmissions Crew Chief of the Race: Donnie Poole

NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Point Standings: (Wins) Busch Pole Awards 1-Nipper Alsup 478 (1) 11-Hank Parker, Jr. 355 Steven Christian 2 2-Derrick Gilchrist 425 12-Steve Mendenhall 351 Hank Parker, Jr. 1 3-Mike Harmon 422 13-Shawn Hendricks 349 4-Hal Goodson 421 14-Kevin Horton 339 Port City Racing Rookie of the Year Standings 5-Jeff Fultz 416 (1) 15-Wayne Anderson 338 David Reutimann 23 Steven Howard 9 6-Scott Sutherland 409 (1) 16-Ron Young 329 Steve Mendenhall 18 John Covan 8 7-Dan Matthews 380 17-Carl Long 307 Kevin Horton 17 Clark Ninneman 7 8-David Reutimann 368 18-Billy Deckman 300 Shawn Hendricks 15 Spanks Overbeck 7 9-Steven Christian 366 19-Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 296 Carl Long 14 Ricky Sanders 7 10-Keith White 359 20-John Crow 274 Billy Deckman 13 Steve Smith 6 -Wayne Anderson 188 Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 11 Randy Gentry 2 Sean Studer 10 Jasper Crew Chief Challenge Standings Shane Wilson (Nipper Alsup) 14 Delbert Ray (Hal Goodson) 8 Jimmy King (Jeff Fultz) 14 Wayne Carroll (Hank Parker, Jr.) 8 Donnie Poole (Scott Sutherland) 10 Keith Hinkein (Dan Matthews) 6 Daryle Busch (Mike Harmon) 10 Larry Rapp (Ron Young) 6 Robert Hamke (Derrick Gilchrist) 10 Lee McCallister (Shawn Hendricks) 2

Next Event: May 10, 1997, Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Dominos Pizza 200

Sutherland Ends Drought in Slim Jim All Pro Series Kenly, NC - May 3, 1997 - Nearly four years after his first and only win on the NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series, Scott Sutherland parlayed a savvy pit strategy into his second series win in the $44,850 Austin 200 at Southern National Speedway in Kenly, NC. "I knew we wouldn't be competitive throughout the 200 laps if we didn't pit so we planned to pit early on," he noted in victory lane. "By pitting on lap 60 it enabled us to not have to pass so many cars during green flag conditions to get to the front," he added further. The driver of the Network Construction Services Pontiac went on to add, "I want to thank my car owner Bobby Fain for giving me the opportunity to drive his car, Donnie Poole for an excellent strategy and Steve Allen for building the motor that got us here tonight." Sugar Hill, GA's Steven Christian, piloting his BellSouth Chevrolet led the 30 car field to the green flag by virtue of earning the Busch Pole Award over 43 other competitors during qualifications. Christian steered his Sammy Shumate-prepared machine to a timed lap of 16.983 seconds which equated to 96.716 mph. Christian earned his second pole position of the season after only four attempts. At the start of the event Christian got a solid start and immediately took over sole possession of the top spot over outside polesitter, and coming into the event co-points leader, Nipper Alsup. The race was barely a lap old when several drivers who started deep in the field got together in turn three bringing out the race's first caution. Seven cars were involved including Shawn Hendricks, Carl Long, Steven Howard, Scott Kilby, Keith White, Ron Young and Bobby Hamilton, Jr. Young and Long suffered the most damage in the incident with both drivers spending the majority of the race behind the wall while their crews repaired their mangled Chevrolets.

When green flag racing resumed Christian continued to lead but by lap 15 Mooresville, NC's Freddie Query, making his first series start of the season, had reeled him in and took over the top spot on lap 15. Query maintained the lead until lap 49 when his Chevrolet suddenly slowed on the frontstretch, with Query falling victim to a broken rocker arm in his Chevrolet's powerplant. At this point Christian regained the top spot and appeared to have things well in hand. Although the race was punctuated with a total of six cautions, and all occurred while Christian was leading, he was able to produce solid restarts enabling him to maintain the top spot throughout the interruptions to green flag conditions. Behind Christian the remainder of the field that maintained lead lap status were playing out their respective strategies, some changing tires, others electing to stay out on the same Hoosier tires that they started the race on. Sutherland pitted on lap 60, and as an end result, when other top runners pitted after him he was able to avert having to use up his tires in getting around them. After the race's third caution, brought out by Steve Mendenhall's spin, Sutherland was in solid contention, restarting the next green flag segment in the fourth position. A fire erupted on Hamilton's Pontiac on lap 120 as he raced down the backstretch but he emerged quickly from his racer, with no resultant injuries. This brought out the race's fifth caution and enabled Sutherland to move into the third position when Goodson pitted for tires. On lap 167 Sutherland executed a daring outside pass to take over the second position from Derrick Gilchrist. Gilchrist dove low, while Sutherland went high around Keith White, with Sutherland securing the position over Gilchrist. One lap later the race's final caution waved when Ken Alexander and Ricky Sanders got together entering turn one. When the race restarted on lap 173 it was apparent that Christian's tires were no longer going to allow him to maintain the top spot. Sutherland made yet another outside pass on lap 180 to take the lead with Goodson getting by Christian three laps later to challenge Sutherland. Sutherland was able to hold off a fast closing Goodson, who also appeared to be racing with worn tires, to notch the win in the third event of the 1997 season. Sutherland picked up $9175 in purse and contingency monies for the win. Goodson held off Dan Matthews for second while Gilchrist and Mike Harmon rounded out the top five. Finishing sixth through 10th were Wayne Anderson, John Crow, Christian, Alsup and top finishing rookie David Reutimann. After the completion of the Austin 200 a major shuffling has taken place in the series point standings. Nipper Alsup now has sole possession of the top spot and leads second place Derrick Gilchrist by 53 points. Mike Harmon maintains the third spot over Goodson who moved up from the seventh position. Rounding out the top five is Jeff Fultz who drops from a share of the points lead. By virtue of securing 180 points for his win Sutherland jumps from 13th to the sixth spot, followed by Matthews, who made an equally impressive improvement from 15th. Leading rookie Reutimann moves into eighth followed by Christian and Keith White. Reutimann has moved into sole possession of the Port City Racing Rookie of the Year standings with 23 points followed by Mendenhall with 18, Kevin Horton with 17, Hendricks with 15 and Long with 14. Alsup and Fultz's respective crew chiefs, Shane Wilson and Jimmy King, remain tied for the top spot in the Jasper Engines & Transmissions Crew Chief Challenge with 14 points each. The next race for the NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series drivers is the Dominos Pizza 200 at Greenville-Pickens Speedway on May 10. The race was originally scheduled for April 26 but rain halted the event just before the waving of the green flag. For further information contact NASCAR Public Relations at (770) 486-3591. 5/4/97-jn