<pre> 2000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Race Facts WHAT: Myrtle Beach 250 WHERE: Myrtle Beach Speedway, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 0.538-mile oval WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 8:00 p.m. DISTANCE: 250...
<pre> 2000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Race Facts
WHAT: Myrtle Beach 250 WHERE: Myrtle Beach Speedway, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 0.538-mile oval WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 8:00 p.m. DISTANCE: 250 laps (134.5 miles) POSTED AWARDS: $47,250 (including $2,900 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)
PROMOTER: Speedway of South Carolina, Inc.
SCHEDULE: Hauler Parking & Registration 9:00 a.m. Gates Open & 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. Myrtle Beach 250 Racing Program 8:00 p.m.
THE RACE: The Myrtle Beach 250 is the 10th of 17 races on the Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring 2000 schedule. This race is the third in as many weekends for the series' competitors. This race represents the 14th visit since 1991 to the Myrtle Beach Speedway for Slim Jim All Pro Series drivers.
1999 REVIEW: Darlington, S.C.'s Hal Goodson finally secured a long sought after win at his "home track." Goodson outran Billy Bigley, Jr. to the checkered flag for the win. Randy Gentry, Ron Young and top finishing rookie Rodney Childers rounded out the top five. The race was run in one hour, 46 minutes and 33 seconds, which resulted in a new race record time. Goodson's winning average speed was 75.739 mph. Leading from his Bud Pole position, Goodson led the first 142 laps, relinquished the lead to Randy Gentry during laps 143-170, then regained the top spot on lap 171 until the checkered flag waved on lap 250. There were a total of eight caution flags for 38 laps.
RECORDS Qual. Record: Steve Holzhausen, Bangor, Wisc., Chevy, 19.013 secs., 101.867 mph, 4/13/91 Race: (250 laps): Hal Goodson, Darlington, S.C., Chevy, 1 hr., 46 mins., 33 secs., 75.739 mph, 6/12/99
NOTES OF INTEREST
Steve Holzhausen, Robert Powell (4), Casey Elliott, Bobby Gill, Eddie Goodson, Ron Barfield, Toby Porter, Nipper Alsup, Freddie Query and Hal Goodson have all earned Bud Pole positions on the 0.538-mile track.
Jody Ridley (2) Bobby Gill, Jeff Purvis, Mike Cope, Toby Porter, Gary St. Amant, Billy Bigley, Jr., Freddie Query (2), Ron Young, Wayne Anderson and Hal Goodson have all visited victory lane at Myrtle Beach Speedway in Slim Jim All Pro Series competition.
STAT OF THE WEEK: After nine races no clear leader has emerged in the series points championship. Jeff Fultz leads Billy Bigley, Jr. by 10 points, while David Reutimann trails Bigley by just 22 points.
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 five miles west of Myrtle Beach on US 501