USAR: HCT Birmingham results

SERIES:STOCKS- HCT Fairgrounds Raceway - RIS - Qualifying results for the USAR Hooters Cup Late Model Series, Naturally Fresh 200: Ps.No. Driver , Car Lap Time M.P.H. -- ---- ...

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Fairgrounds Raceway - RIS - Qualifying results for the USAR Hooters Cup Late Model Series, Naturally Fresh 200: Ps.No. Driver , Car Lap Time M.P.H. -- ---- ----------------------------------------------------- -------- ------- 1 59 John Wilkinson III Jeff Hamner/Discount Auto PrtsChev 0:20.265 111.029 2 8 Freddie Query Query Racing Chev 0:20.273 110.985 3 86 Darrell Brown Frankie Grill Racing Chev 0:20.275 110.974 4 11m Dave Mader III Bob Ray Jones/Pennzoil/Jeff HamnerChev 0:20.277 110.963 5 40 Mike Garvey Coors Light Chev 0:20.318 110.739 6 1 Jimmy Cope Miller Lite Chev 0:20.330 110.674 7 44 Dan Beddingfield Wick Taylor/Taylor Farms Chev 0:20.331 110.668 8 28 Billy Bigley Jr Royal Purple Lubricants Chev 0:20.344 110.598 9 116 Mardy Lindley Kirby Vacuum Cleaners Chev 0:20.354 110.543 10 81 Tony Walls Walls Accessories Chev 0:20.355 110.538 11 92 Dick Anderson Castrol GTX Chev 0:20.371 110.451 12 10 Mario Gosselin Jackaroo Chev 0:20.389 110.354 13 15 Bill Plemons Jr Carpet Transport Inc(R) Chev 0:20.413 110.224 14 3 Nevin Jenkins Futronix Chev 0:20.426 110.154 15 71 Harold Fair Jr Perfect Circle/FleetTuf(R) Chev 0:20.435 110.105 16 5 Bobby Gill Terminal Trucking Chev 0:20.482 109.853 17 2 David Jude CC Racing Chev 0:20.482 109.853 18 6 Derrick Kelley Greased Lightning/D.A.P.S Chev 0:20.489 109.815 19 18 Ronnie Sanders Cecil Mcnealy/American Door Chev 0:20.511 109.697 20 08s Larry Speakman Natn'l Employer Solutions Chev 0:20.518 109.660 21 70 Dwayne Dempsey C.D. Romas Italian Restaurant Chev 0:20.524 109.628 22 61 Tim Fryar Bobby Fryar Trucking Chev 0:20.539 109.548 23 99 Wayne Niedeken Jr Everwood Treatment/Unifirst Chev 0:20.548 109.500 24 31 Ronnie Burkett Boyd Racing Engines(R) Chev 0:20.560 109.436 25 42g Butch Gafnea Alabama Amusement Chev 0:20.602 109.213 26 02 Jamie James Cajun Mountain Motorsports(R) Ford 0:20.642 109.001 27 25 Scott Wimmer McDonalds(R) Chev 0:20.669 108.859 28 73 Chad Dokken Nu Image Tile(R) Pont 0:20.679 108.806 29 39 Mike Hovis Castrol GTX Chev 0:20.690 108.748 30 47 Jimmy Kitchens Kitchens Motorsports Chev 0:20.819 108.074 31 78w Brad Webb Midland Trucking/PRC Trucking Chev 0:20.883 107.743 32 7h Eddie Hanks ESR Inc/Coler's Body Shop Chev 0:20.932 107.491 33 131 Curtis Gattis Turbo Blue Racing Gasoline Ford 0:21.095 106.660 34 90 Homer Heflin Heflin Racing Olds 0:21.929 102.604 35 171 Johnny Brazier Moody Monday's Ford No Time 0.000 Track Length : 0.6250 Miles

Bobby Bags Big Bucks In Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL - RIS - Dalton, GA's Bobby Gill slid under race-long leader Darrell Brown on the 143rd lap and held the point to the checkers to grab his fourth career United Speed Alliance Racing, Hooters Cup Late Model win at Fairgrounds Raceway in Birmingham, AL . Gill took home $12,000 for the victory in the Naturally Fresh 200.

Gill opted to pit on lap 107 for fresh tires and fuel and then charged through the field in his Terminal Trucking Chevrolet Monte Carlo to take the lead in just 36 laps of the 5/8 mile slightly banked oval. After starting in the 16th spot it was a long battle for Gill to get to the front, but some early attrition and a fast pit stop were the keys to the victory.

Brown, from Birmingham, AL, was driving the Frankie Grill Chevrolet that won last year's edition of this race instead of his own car, jumped to an early lead from his third place starting spot and looked to be cruising to the win until Gill came flying through the pack. Brown would head for the pits following the loss of the lead and then get caught up in an accident on lap 158 ending his day. John Wilkinson III of Hueytown, AL set the quick time of 20.265 seconds around the venerable oval for an average speed of 11.029 mph and started on the pole, but Brown was able to get inside him as the cars exited turn two on the first lap and pull away. Wilkinson would slowly fade backwards to an eventual 14th place finish.

1996 USAR Hiiters Cup Champion Billy Bigley Jr. of Naples, FL finished second in the Budweiser Chevrolet. It was his second runner-up finish of the year. Third place went to Wildwood, FL's Dick Anderson in the Castrol GTX/Greenwell Kline Motorsports Chevrolet. The "King of the Florida Short Tracks" had started eleventh on the grid and took his time working his way to the front. Fourth place went to Mooresville, NC pilot Freddie Query, the current point leader and fifth went to Mario Gosselin.

Mike Garvey, was the sixth place finisher followed by Nevin Jenkins, Rookie contender Ronnie Burkett, Harold Fair Jr. and David Jude. The top 15 cars were all on the lead lap as the race ended.

Jimmy Cope entered the event riding a three-race winning streak, but for the third year in a row at Fairgrounds, engine problems reared their ugly head when his motor suddenly quit on lap 89. Cope would spend half the race in the pits making repairs before returning to finish in the 27th position. Mardy Lindley, who won last year's race in the Frankie Grill car, was in his own entry this year and finished the race in 11th spot, on the lead lap.

Following this weekend's racing action, Fairgrounds Raceway will be closed until October or November to undergo extensive and much needed renovations. The next scheduled race on the USAR Hooters Cup Late Model tour is June 7th at the 1/2 mile high-banked Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL.

John Kaiser, Racing Information Systems

Fairgrounds Raceway - RIS - Provisional results for the USAR Hooters Cup Late Model Series, Naturally Fresh 200: Ps.Ql.No. Driver , Car Laps -- -- ---- ----------------------------------------------------- ----- 1 16 5 Bobby Gill Terminal Trucking Chev 201 2 8 28 Billy Bigley Jr Budweiser Chev 201 3 11 92 Dick Anderson Castrol GTX Chev 201 4 2 8 Freddie Query Query Racing Chev 201 5 12 10 Mario Gosselin Jackaroo Chev 201 6 5 40 Mike Garvey Coors Light Chev 201 7 14 3 Nevin Jenkins Futronix Chev 201 8 24 31 Ronnie Burkett Boyd Racing Engines(R) Chev 201 9 15 71 Harold Fair Jr Perfect Circle/FleetTuf(R) Chev 201 10 17 2 David Jude CC Racing Chev 201 11 9 116 Mardy Lindley Kirby Vacuum Cleaners Chev 201 12 22 61 Tim Fryar Bobby Fryar Trucking Chev 201 13 29 39 Mike Hovis Castrol GTX Chev 201 14 1 59 John Wilkinson III Jeff Hamner/Discount Auto PrtsChev 201 15 35 171 Johnny Brazier Moody Monday's Ford 201 16 13 15 Bill Plemons Jr Carpet Transport Inc(R) Chev 200 17 28 73 Chad Dokken Nu Image Tile(R) Pont 200 18 25 42g Butch Gafnea Alabama Amusement Chev 200 19 31 78w Brad Webb Midland Trucking/PRC Trucking Chev 199 20 18 6 Derrick Kelley Greased Lightning/D.A.P.S Chev 199 21 20 08s Larry Speakman Natn'l Employer Solutions Chev 197 22 26 02 Jamie James Cajun Mountain Motorsports(R) Ford 194 23 27 25 Scott Wimmer McDonalds(R) Chev 192 24 34 90 Homer Heflin Heflin Racing Olds 177 25 21 70 Dwayne Dempsey C.D. Romas Italian Restaurant Chev 176 26 19 18 Ronnie Sanders Cecil Mcnealy/American Door Chev 171 27 6 1 Jimmy Cope Miller Lite Chev 162 28 3 86 Darrell Brown Frankie Grill Racing Chev 157 29 4 11m Dave Mader III Bob Ray Jones/Pennzoil/Jeff HamnerChev 132 30 7 44 Dan Beddingfield Wick Taylor/Taylor Farms Chev 118 31 30 47 Jimmy Kitchens Kitchens Motorsports Chev 51 32 10 81 Tony Walls Walls Accessories Chev 47 33 23 99 Wayne Niedeken Jr Everwood Treatment/Unifirst Chev 36 34 32 7h Eddie Hanks ESR Inc/Coler's Body Shop Chev 7 35 33 131 Curtis Gattis Turbo Blue Racing Gasoline Ford 5 Halfway Leader $1,000 - Darrell Brown Top Rookie $1,000 - Ronnie Burkett Hard Charger $500 - Mike Hovis/Ronnie Burkett Lap Leaders : Darrell Brown - 142; Bobby Gill - 59 Track Length : 0.6250 Miles John Kaiser RIS/AL

Fairgrounds Raceway - RIS - USAR Hooters Cup Late Model Series, Season Point Standings: Ps.No. Driver , Car Points

-- ---- ----------------------------------------------------- --------- 1 8 Freddie Query Query Racing Chev 1154 2 28 Billy Bigley Jr Royal Purple Lubricants Chev 1093 3 1 Jimmy Cope Miller Lite Chev 1087 4 5 Bobby Gill Terminal Trucking Chev 1082 5 10 Mario Gosselin Jackaroo Chev 961 6 92 Dick Anderson Castrol GTX Chev 959 7 40 Mike Garvey Coors Light Chev 956 8 25 Scott Wimmer McDonalds(R) Chev 921 9 81 Tony Walls Walls Accessories Chev 874 10 31 Ronnie Burkett Boyd Racing Engines(R) Chev 862 11 70 Dwayne Dempsey C.D. Romas Italian Restaurant Chev 850 12 6 Derrick Kelley Greased Lightning/D.A.P.S Chev 816 13 15 Bill Plemons Jr Carpet Transport Inc(R) Chev 764 14 02 Jamie James Cajun Mountain Motorsports(R) Ford 759 15 18 Ronnie Sanders Cecil Mcnealy/American Door Chev 749 16 39 Mike Hovis Castrol GTX Chev 684 17 3 Nevin Jenkins Futronix Chev 684 18 116 Mardy Lindley Kirby Vacuum Cleaners Chev 660 19 71 Harold Fair Jr Perfect Circle/FleetTuf(R) Chev 660 20 96 Jack Cook Bob's Speed Racers Chev 644 21 2 David Jude CC Racing Chev 585 22 58 Darell Brown Brown Motorsports Chev 525 23 72 Brian Ross R&R Fabrication/Liberty Sound Chev 483 24 73 Chad Dokken Nu Image Tile(R) Pont 469 25 79 Tim Olson Olson Motorsports Chev 400 26 67 Lee Raymond Adams Harris Racing Chev 384 27 11 Tim Felver Tri-Mer Corp Chev 367 28 99 Wayne Niedeken Jr Everwood Treatment/Unifirst Chev 328 29 68 Matt Kenseth Wisconsin Aviation/AFCO Chev 293 30 52 Roger Black Black Motorsports Chev 256

John Kaiser RIS/AL

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Drivers Matt Kenseth , Billy Bigley , Scott Wimmer , Brian Ross , Jimmy Kitchens , Mario Gosselin , Mike Garvey , Ray Jones , John Wilkins