Lakeland USA results 97-02-08

USA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY 2-8-97 PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Query wins Hooterade 200 Lakeland, FL Freddie Query outran Bobby Gill and Mike Garvey to win Saturday’s Hooterade 200 at USA International Speedway. Query,...

USA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY 2-8-97 PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Query wins Hooterade 200 Lakeland, FL Freddie Query outran Bobby Gill and Mike Garvey to win Saturday’s Hooterade 200 at USA International Speedway. Query, unsponsored after moving to his own mount for the 1997 season, crossed the finish line nearly the full length of the front stretch ahead of the second place battle. Mike Garvey led the initial 29 circuits before Query slipped by and into the lead until a lap 53 caution. Gary Balough, Dick Anderson, Jody Ridley, Jeff Fultz, Darrell Brown and Chad Dokken crashed on the front straight allowing the leaders to pit. 1996 Rookie of the Year Derrick Kelley, led the middle portion of the event before giving up the lead to Query when Kelley’s Chevrolet ran out of gas on lap 131. The final pass in the second place battle was executed by Bobby Gill on lap 191 moving Garvey back to the third position at the finish. Rounding out the top five were Matt Kenseth and Ronnie Burkett. 1996 Hooters Cup Champion Billy Bigley Jr. suffered problems shortly after the lap 122 restart and never recovered after running near the front during the early stages. 1995 Hooters Cup champion Mario Gosselin had to wait until the Saturday afternoon second round of qualifying to place his Chevrolet into the field. Gosselin would eventually finish 11th on the lead lap. The race was slowed by 6 cautions with the most serious occurring on lap 114 when Steve Sauve struck the outside wall in turn three. Sauve’s car rebounded from the wall in a burst of flames and slid to the inside of the corner where Sauve jumped from the car uninjured. Qualifying for Sunday’s USAR Jackaroo Pro-Cup 250 and Sportsman 100 preceeded racing action and Chad Chaffin took the pole position with the remainder of the top five qualifiers including Brad May, Charlie Ford, Jack Morias and Marty Ward. In Sportsman qualifying Brad May set fast time followed by Doug Pilla, Bobby Shelton, Doug Moff and Jeff Wogoman.

Qualifying Results USAR Sportsman Division USA International Speedway 2-8-97 Pos Car Driver Hometown Time Speed 1. 70 Brad May Orlando, FL 21.748 124.149 2. 24 Doug Pilla Jupiter, FL 21.895 123.316 3. 34 Bobby Shelton Ft. Lauderdale, FL 21.970 122.895 4. 1 Doug Moff Ft. Meyers, FL 21.980 122.839 5. 01 Jeff Wogoman Ft. Meyers, FL 22.182 121.720 6. 07 Richard Elkins Jr. Haines City, FL 22.189 121.682 7. 5 Joe Boyd Riverview, FL 22.250 121.348 8. 52 Jason Bowser Clearwater, FL 22.270 121.239 9. 57 Jeremy Bowser Clearwater, FL 22.272 121.228 10. 25 Joe Bowser Clearwater, FL 22.298 121.087 11. 13 Ricky Rubin Pompano, FL 22.311 121.017 12. 16 Bobby Moss Hollywood, FL 22.350 120.805 13. 59 Joe Winchell Hollywood, FL 22.450 120.267 14. 3 Tony Cataldi Sunrise, FL 22.450 120.267 15. 0 David Christopher Inglis, FL 22.472 120.150 16. 56 Wayne Morris Lakeland, FL 22.482 120.096 17. 82 Bill Ryan Ft. Lauderdale, FL 22.491 120.048 18. 9 Brent O’Neill Pembroke Park, FL 22.524 119.872 19. 30 Troy Hall Deerfield, FL 22.532 119.830 20. 48 Johnny Kay Plantation, FL 22.583 119.258

Qualifying Results USAR Jackaroo Pro-Cup USA International Speedway 2-8-97 Pos Car Driver Hometown Time Speed 1. 84 Brad Chaffin Symrna, GA 22.577 119.590 2. 70 Brad May Orlando, FL 22.814 118.350 3. 55 Charlie Ford Chesterfield, VA 22.830 118.270 4. 06 Jack Morias Goldvien, VA 22.844 118.190 5. 97 Marty Ward Marietta, GA 22.868 118.070 6. 74 Gary Laton Albemarle, NC 22.883 117.990 7. 64 Eddie Sharp (not listed) 22.983 117.480 8. 20 Ronnie Sewell Shelby, NC 23.018 117.300 9. 6 Lester Lesneski Stanfield, NC 23.087 116.950 10. 92 Brad Means Forest City, NC 23.116 116.800

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Series Stock car
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Billy Bigley , Chad Chaffin , Jeff Fultz , Mario Gosselin , Mike Garvey , Brad Means