Glass City Qualifier Toledo Speedway September 2, 2001 Fast qualifier: Jr. (James) Hanley, 15.60 Race ...
Glass City Qualifier
September 2, 2001
Fast qualifier: Jr. (James) Hanley, 15.60
Race #1 100 LAP FEATURE
Dave Kuhlman, Joe Hawes, Harold Fair Jr., Dennis Rederstorf, Bob Ducharme, Dan Trosen Jr., Johnny Belott, Steve Peters, George Rangel, John Rowloff, Chris Benson, Joey Shuryan, Nick Bailey, Rick Sheppard, Steve Cronenwett, Cord Ehrhardt, Roger Wing, Brian Schlatterbeck, Tom Adams Jr., Artie Sommers, Tim Felver, Jr. Hanley, Jim Heeney.
Notes: The first race was made up of the odd numbered qualifiers. An invert of 11 put Brian Schlatterbeck on the pole. He led the first six laps before being overtaken by Dave Kuhlman. Five cautions dotted the 100-lap feature which saw a high rate of attrition. Accidents took out fast qualifier Hanley, Tim Felver, Steve Cronenwett, Cord Ehrhardt, Johnny Bellott and Roger Wing. Only eight cars were still on the track to receive the checkered flag.
Race #2 100 LAP FEATURE
Dennis Berry, Jay Sommers, Steve Sauve, Chuck Roumell, Dennis Strickland, Ron Allen, Robbie Loving, Scott Baker, Jerry Cook, Eric Lee, Dale Tanner, Don St. Denis, C.J. Baughan, Ken Knight, Jim Thiel, Fred Campbell, Barry Quiniff, Steve Tabor, Paul Pelletier, Bryan Ausmus, Ed Hage, Karl Edmonds, Kevin McCarthy
Notes: The even numbered feature had Jay Sommers on the pole with Jimmy Thiel alongside him. Sommers fought back the challenge of Don St. Denis for the first 40 laps until Dennis Berry sailed passed St. Denis for the second place. Thirteen laps later Berry took over the lead from Sommers and went on to post the victory. It was Berry's first SLM win in two seasons. Eight cautions slowed the action. Bryan Ausmus received the "Hand Grenade Award" when his engine went up big time covering the frontstretch in a thick coat of smoke.
Other Notes: Rob Randa was at the track but mechanical problems kept him from competing. There was 47 cars on hand. Tonight's races were the last on the old pavement. The track will be repaved for the first time since 1972 this week.