MILWAUKEE, Wis. (August 26, 2000) -- In a return to the ASA ACDelco Series, thanks to his brother Tim, rookie Johnny Sauter after being released by LaFavre Racing in early June, captured the pole for Sunday's Time Warner Cable 200 in afternoon ...
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (August 26, 2000) -- In a return to the ASA ACDelco Series, thanks to his brother Tim, rookie Johnny Sauter after being released by LaFavre Racing in early June, captured the pole for Sunday's Time Warner Cable 200 in afternoon qualifying at
The Milwaukee Mile. It was the first of his career and allows him to join his father Jim and brother Tim as pole winners in ASA at the Mile.
Sauter returned to the series driving for car owner Alec Pinsonneault, who also owns the car for Johnny's brother Tim. Johnny Sauter came out halfway through the session, turning a lap of 30.296 sec. (188.828 mph).
"We made a couple of shock changes right before and that seems to be what made the difference," Sauter said. "It is really neat to come here and run so well when seeing all the things hanging on the wall at home from dad (Jim)."
Rookie Scott Fraser of Nova Scotia continued to impress with his second front-row start in four outings, where he also started second at Chicago Motor Speedway. National Championship points leader Gary St. Amant will start from the third position, by Mike
Garvey starting fourth and Butch Miller, who qualified fifth.
In the 50-lap qualifier, held to fill out the remainder of the field, rookie Larry Foyt led all 50 laps and picked up the first win of his career in a stock car. Foyt joins his father, A.J., as winners at the Mile. A.J. won six USAC stock car races at th e traditional facility, along with four victories in open wheel machines.
Mike Cope finished second in the qualifier, with David Bonnet coming home third. Fifth cars tried to make the starting lineup for Sunday's Time Warner Cable 200, which will start 36 ASA vehicles.
In the first of three practice sessions, ASA ACDelco Series veteran David Anspaugh of Michigan was injured in a turn one accident. Anspaugh was taken to Froedert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, where at day's end, his condition remains critical but stable.
Activities for the Time Warner Cable 200 begin on Sunday with the on track fan autograph session at noon (local). Pre-race ceremonies start at 1:15 pm, with the Time Warner Cable 200 taking the green flag at 2 pm (local).