WWS: Evergreen: Pre-race facts

2002 NASCAR Winston West Series Race Facts WHAT: Coors Light 200 Presented by NAPA and ALBERTSON'S NASCAR Winston West Series Race ...

2002 NASCAR Winston West Series Race Facts

WHAT: Coors Light 200 Presented by NAPA and ALBERTSON'S

NASCAR Winston West Series Race #5 of 10

WHERE: Evergreen Speedway, Monroe, Wash.
.646-Mile Paved Speedway

WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 2002 - 8:35 p.m. PT

DISTANCE: 200 Laps, 129.2 Miles

POSTED AWARDS: $129,551

FIELD: 24 cars possible. Fastest 19 cars through time trials. Two provisional starting positions based on current 2002 NASCAR Winston West Series Championship driver point standings, two additional provisional starting positions based on 2002 NASCAR Winston West Series Championship owner point standings, one provisional starting position to NASCAR Winston West Series Champion.

SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)

PROMOTER: International Productions, Inc.

SCHEDULE: Saturday, June 29
12:00 p.m. Practice to 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. Practice to 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. Time Trials, All Positions (2 laps)

THE RACE: Evergreen Speedway is a semi-banked .646-mile paved oval with turns banked eight degrees and four degrees banking in the straights. The track has hosted 34 NASCAR Winston West Series races in the modern era, since 1971. It's history with the series dates back even earlier, however. The track has been a stop on the circuit since 1964, hosting approximately 10 events between 1964 and 1970.

RECORDS: Driver Date Speed Time

Qualifying: Mark Krogh June 29, 1996 99.589 mph 23.352 seconds

Race: Roy Smith July 12, 1981 83.395 mph 1 hr, 29 min, 56 sec

2001 REVIEW: Bud Pole winner Sean Woodside led from the drop of the green, with Austin Cameron and Jeff Jefferson in pursuit. The defending champion of the event, Brendan Gaughan, started eighth on the grid and progressed toward the front of the pack in a methodical manner. Woodside relinquished the lead to a hard-charging Steve Portenga on lap 65, only to take it back briefly six rounds later. Portenga was back and front and pulling away by lap 74, however. The pace of the race was slowed by a series of cautions through the midway point of the event. Gaughan took over the top spot on lap 110 and set sail for the finish-- with Mark Reed in his wake. Gaughan stretched his fuel mileage to the finish, with Reed taking second and Austin Cameron finishing third.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Brendan Gaughan , Steve Portenga , Jeff Jefferson , Austin Cameron
Teams CIP