Milwaukee; Frasre makes podium in fourth ASA start

</pre> MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Scott Fraser, who was called the "surprise of the season" by television broadcasters of the American Speed Association Time -Warner Cable 200 at The Milwaukee Mile, scored a third-place finish in just his fourth...

</pre> MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Scott Fraser, who was called the "surprise of the season" by television broadcasters of the American Speed Association Time -Warner Cable 200 at The Milwaukee Mile, scored a third-place finish in just his fourth ASA AC-Delco Series start. Fraser, who started his No. 00 King Freight Lines Monte Carlo in the 200-mile event from the second spot, led more than 60 laps and fell no further back than ninth in the 38-car field all race long. "It was a good run," said Fraser, Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. "We had a strong car all day long. It was a great learning experience for us. We tried some things on the car this race and they seemed to have worked for us." During the mid-section of the race Fraser, the leader, was able to pull away from race winner Mike Garvey who was running second. Quick pit work on Garvey's behalf got him off pit road ahead of Fraser at lap 81. In the closing laps, Garvey gained considerably on the second and third place cars. "We had our tire sets in the wrong order," said Fraser. "The first set was the best, the second okay and the last, the worst. We're learning the radial BFGoodrich tires and feel like we're gaining on them every race. Even ½-pound of air pressure will mess up the stagger and make the car handle badly. That's what got us on the last green flag run in this race. We are gaining on it, though." Fraser continues to impress the motorsports world with his strong runs in the series this year, having scored two eighth-place finishes, one fifth and the third. He and Garvey are the only two drivers to have led laps in all four events Fraser has started. It was only Fraser's third start on a track of one mile or more in length (Loudon - Busch Grand National North; Chicago - ASA). Rollie MacDonald, Pictou, Nova Scotia, is car owner for Fraser's ASA endeavour. MacDonald is more than pleased with the team's efforts. "I've overwhelmed," said MacDonald. "Things are going better than we could ever have hopeed or planned for. ASA is a great series with great people. We feel right at home here." The MacDonald/Fraser team hope to compete full time with ASA in 2001, but need to acquire sponsorship to make the deal come together. "That's what it will take," said MacDonald. "It is an expensive sport but can offer great value to companies wishing to promote their products to race fans. We're hoping our performacne this year will help attract those sponsors." The Time-Warner Cable 200 winner was veteran racer Mike Garvey, scoring his fourth win on the season, followed by Mike Cope. Fraser's next scheduled ASA AC-Delco Series event is September 23 at Indianapolis Raceway Park in Indiana.

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