I-70 Speedway Qualifying

ODESSA, Missouri (June 23, 2000) – Mike Garvey of Lakeville, Minn., driving the number 1 Tecumseh Chevrolet, posted the fastest time in qualifying at I-70 Speedway Friday afternoon to capture the pole for Saturday’s American Speed Association...

ODESSA, Missouri (June 23, 2000) – Mike Garvey of Lakeville, Minn., driving the number 1 Tecumseh Chevrolet, posted the fastest time in qualifying at I-70 Speedway Friday afternoon to capture the pole for Saturday’s American Speed Association (ASA) ACDelco Series Missouri 300 presented by Jani-King. It’s the seventh pole of Garvey’s ASA career and the third during the 2000 season.

Garvey’s fastest qualifying lap on the .540-mile high-banked oval was 16.849 seconds (115.378 mph).

“I had an awesome car all day, it was fast off the trailer,” Garvey said. “The track cooled down for qualifying and we made a tire pressure adjustment. It was the perfect move by my crew and chief Bond Suss.”

Scott Hansen of Green Bay, WI, will start on the outside of the front row posting a time of 16.879 seconds in the Structural Transport Ford. It was Hansen’s best qualifying of the season and will put him outside of Garvey on the front row.

The defending race winner from 1999, Mike Miller of Georgia qualified third with I-70 Speedway champion Jeff Klem of Kansas City posting the fourth best time, followed by Robbie Pyle of Ohio.

“I was surprised by my qualifying lap, but I never had a sticker run (new tires) in practice. I finally had stickers for time and hit on it,” said Klem. “I want to stay out of trouble and run with the leaders for the race.”

John O’Neal of Kansas City qualified twelfth and full-time ASA competitor Rick Beebe of Merriam, KS qualified fifteenth.

ASA officials canceled the scheduled 100-lap qualifier after three cars sustained damage during practice and were unable to make timed qualifying attempts. That brought the car count below 42, the minimum required number for the ASA qualifying race format to apply. Billy Deckman of Kansas City was one of the three drivers to miss out in qualifying because of a practice incident.

Activities for the Missouri 300 presented by Jani-King begin Saturday, June 23 with the on track fan autograph session at 6 p.m. Pre-race ceremonies start at 7:15 pm, with the Missouri 300 presented by Jani-King taking the green flag at 8 pm (local).

<pre> ASA ACDelco Series “Missouri 300”

ODESSA, MO – The starting line-up for Saturday’s $199,300 American Speed Association’s ACDelco Series “Missouri 300” presented by Jani-King. Starting positions were determined through qualifications and season points. Listed is starting position, driver, m ake of car and speed for the top 20 qualifers.

1)      Mike Garvey, Chevrolet, 115.378 mph
2)      Scott Hansen, Ford, 115.173 mph
3)      Mike Miller, Pontiac, 114.819 mph
4)      Jeff Klem, Chevrolet, 114.731 mph
5)      Robbie Pyle, Chevrolet, 114.225 mph
6)      Butch Miller, Pontiac, 114.212 mph
7)      Gary St. Amant, Chevrolet, 114.111 mph
8)      Larry Foyt, Pontiac, 114.078 mph
9)      Mark E. Dismore, Chevrolet, 113.957 mph
10)     Dave Sensiba, Pontiac, 113.824 mph
11)     John O’Neal, Pontiac, 113.804 mph
12)     Brandon Sperling, Chevrolet, 113.644 mph
13)     Scott Wimmer, Chevrolet, 113.611 mph
14)     Rick Beebe, Pontiac, 113.571 mph
15)     Joey Clanton, Pontiac, 113.525 mph
16)     Ricky Johnson, Chevrolet, 113.102 mph
17)     Jack Landis, Ford, 113.017 mph
18)     Greg Stewart, Pontiac, 112.990 mph
19)     Tim Sauter, Chevrolet, 112.624 mph
20)     Derrick Gilchrist, Pontiac, 112.611 mph
21)     Kevin Cywinski, Chevrolet
22)     Tristan Dupuis, Pontiac
23)     Tim Taylor, Chevrolet
24)     Russ Tuttle, Pontiac
25)     Brian Hoppe, Chevrolet
26)     Philip Kranefuss, Pontiac
27)     David Bonnett, Chevrolet
28)     J.C. Beattie Jr., Chevrolet
29)     Paul Dallenbach, Pontiac
30)     Ken Alexander, Chevrolet
31)     Mike Eddy, Chevrolet
32)     Tracy Goodson, Pontiac

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Series Stock car
Drivers Larry Foyt , Tim Sauter , Scott Wimmer , Mike Miller , Joey Clanton , Greg Stewart , Paul Dallenbach , Butch Miller , Mike Garvey , Ricky Johnson , Scott Hansen