USAR-HCT Rougemont report

SUBJECT: STOCKS, USAR HCT Orange County Speedway - RIS - Provisional results for the USAR Hooters Cup Late Model Series, Cape Canaveral Cruise Lines 200: Ps.Ql.No. Driver , Car Laps ...

SUBJECT: STOCKS, USAR HCT

Orange County Speedway - RIS - Provisional results for the USAR Hooters Cup Late Model Series, Cape Canaveral Cruise Lines 200: Ps.Ql.No. Driver , Car Laps Notes -- -- ---- ----------------------------------------------------- ----- ------- 1 17 1 Jimmy Cope Miller Lite Chev 205 $12000 2 20 31 Ronnie Burkett Boyd Racing Engines(R) Chev 205 $5000 3 21 28 Billy Bigley Jr Royal Purple Lubricants Chev 205 $3000 4 6 10 Mario Gosselin Jackaroo Chev 205 $2500 5 12 81 Tony Walls Walls Accessories Chev 205 $2000 6 14 5 Bobby Gill Terminal Trucking Chev 205 $1900 7 10 92 Dick Anderson Castrol GTX Chev 205 $1800 8 8 45 Rich Bickle Terminal Trucking Chev 204 $1700 9 26 96 Jack Cook Bob's Speed Racers Chev 204 $1600 10 23 71 Harold Fair Jr Perfect Circle/FleetTuf(R) Chev 204 $1500 11 15 15 Bill Plemons Jr Carpet Transport Inc(R) Chev 204 $1400 12 27 02 Jamie James Cajun Mountain Motorsports(R) Ford 203 $1300 13 7 25 Scott Wimmer McDonalds(R) Chev 203 $1200 14 30 51 Brian Smith Village Wash & Dry Chev 203 $1100 15 28 79 Tim Olson Olson Motorsports Chev 201 $1100 16 4 86 Mardy Lindley Kirby Vacuum Cleaners Chev 198 $1000 17 18 6 Derrick Kelley Greased Lightning/D.A.P.S Chev 198 $1000 18 1 8 Freddie Query Query Racing Chev 164 $1000 19 25 18 Ronnie Sanders Cecil Mcnealy/American Door Chev 150 $1000 20 3 62R Scott Riggins Snap/The Outlaws Chev 144 $1000 21 19 01 Eddie Massengill Chev 143 $1000 22 16 2 David Jude CC Racing Chev 128 $1000 23 24 9 Tom Hernly Jr Sawyer PontiacB7L Trucks Pont 121 $1000 24 9 58 Darell Brown Brown Motorsports Chev 105 $1000 25 31 67 Lee Raymond Adams Harris Racing Chev 104 $750 26 13 70 Dwayne Dempsey C.D. Romas Italian Restaurant Chev 53 $750 27 22 4 Scott Baker Sypolt ChevroletMiles Farm Mkt Chev 52 $750 28 29 39 Mike Hovis Castrol GTX Chev 42 $750 29 5 40 Mike Garvey Coors Light Chev 27 $750 30 2 68 Matt Kenseth Wisconsin Aviation/AFCO Chev 27 $750 31 11 3 Nevin Jenkins Futronix Chev 26 $750 (R)= Rookie of the Year contender Fast Qual $1000>Query Hfwy Leader $1000>Bickle Top Rookie $1000>Burkett Hard Charger $500> Burkett/Bigley (tie) Lap Leaders : Query - 86; Bickle - 73; Cope - 46 Track Length : 0.3750 Miles John Kaiser RIS/AL

Orange County Speedway - RIS - Qualifying results for the USAR Hooters Cup Late Model Series, Cape Canaveral Cruise Lines 200: Ps.No. Driver , Car Lap Time M.P.H. -- ---- ----------------------------------------------------- -------- ------- Row 1 1 8 Freddie Query Query Racing Chev 0:13.660 98.829 2 68 Matt Kenseth Wisconsin Aviation/AFCO Chev 0:13.756 98.139 Row 2 3 62R Scott Riggins Snap/The Outlaws Chev 0:13.810 97.755 4 86 Mardy Lindley Kirby Vacuum Cleaners Chev 0:13.811 97.748 Row 3 5 40 Mike Garvey Coors Light Chev 0:13.816 97.713 6 10 Mario Gosselin Jackaroo Chev 0:13.838 97.557 Row 4 7 25 Scott Wimmer McDonalds(R) Chev 0:13.861 97.396 8 45 Rich Bickle Terminal Trucking Chev 0:13.879 97.269 Row 5 9 58 Darell Brown Brown Motorsports Chev 0:13.882 97.248 10 92 Dick Anderson Castrol GTX Chev 0:13.895 97.157 Row 6 11 3 Nevin Jenkins Futronix Chev 0:13.895 97.157 12 81 Tony Walls Walls Accessories Chev 0:13.899 97.129 Row 7 13 70 Dwayne Dempsey C.D. Romas Italian Restaurant Chev 0:13.906 97.080 14 5 Bobby Gill Terminal Trucking Chev 0:13.951 96.767 Row 8 15 15 Bill Plemons Jr Carpet Transport Inc(R) Chev 0:13.971 96.629 16 2 David Jude CC Racing Chev 0:13.980 96.567 Row 9 17 1 Jimmy Cope Miller Lite Chev 0:13.991 96.491 18 6 Derrick Kelley Greased Lightning/D.A.P.S Chev 0:14.000 96.429 Row 10 19 01 Eddie Massengill Chev 0:14.007 96.380 20 31 Ronnie Burkett Boyd Racing Engines(R) Chev 0:14.010 96.360 Row 11 21 28 Billy Bigley Jr Royal Purple Lubricants Chev 0:14.019 96.298 22 4 Scott Baker Sypolt ChevroletMiles Farm Mkt Chev 0:14.027 96.243 Row 12 23 71 Harold Fair Jr Perfect Circle/FleetTuf(R) Chev 0:14.031 96.216 24 9 Tom Hernly Jr Sawyer PontiacB7L Trucks Pont 0:14.051 96.079 Row 13 25 18 Ronnie Sanders Cecil Mcnealy/American Door Chev 0:14.094 95.785 26 96 Jack Cook Bob's Speed Racers Chev 0:14.115 95.643 Row 14 27 02 Jamie James Cajun Mountain Motorsports(R) Ford 0:14.151 95.400 28 79 Tim Olson Olson Motorsports Chev 0:14.158 95.352 Row 15 29 39 Mike Hovis Castrol GTX Chev 0:14.240 94.803 30 51 Brian Smith Village Wash & Dry Chev 0:14.245 94.770 Row 16 31 67 Lee Raymond Adams Harris Racing Chev 0:14.324 94.247 Track Length : 0.3750 Miles John Kaiser RIS/AL

Rougemount, NC - RIS - Taking home his second win of the 1997 season, Jimmy Cope of Pinellas Park, FL led Rookie Contender Ronnie Burkett and 1996 Hooters Cup Champion Billy Bigley Jr across the line at Orange County Speedway in Rougemount, NC Sunday afternoon. The race had been postponed from Saturday due to rain.

Freddie Query sat on the pole at the fast 3/8 mile oval with a fast time of 13.66 seconds for an average speed of 98,829 mph around the high banked asphalt speedway. Matt Kenseth was on the outside pole when the green flag fell, but Query took the lead into turn one and led Kenseth and first-time Hooters driver Scott Riggs of Durham, NC on the first circuit.

31 roaring Late Models set off after Query, but it was Mike Garvey who made the first move as he moved up from his fifth starting position to pass Kenseth for second. On a restart he and Kenseth got together and slammed the turn one wall ending their chance at the $12,000 winners purse. Rich Bickle and Mario Gosselin took up the chase, but Bickle headed to the pits on lap 46 and Query was able to open a 15 car-length lead on Dick Anderson who had quietly moved into second.

When Query and the other front runners made their pit stops it was Bickle who assumed the lead, and he quickly built a lead over Burkett who was having a great run in the Grand Motorsports Pontiac. Riggs day came to an end on lap 144 and on the restart it was Cope who had carefully bided his time who whipped around Burkett and Bickle and took the lead.

When a spin on lap 196 brought out the final yellow of the day, Bickle and Anderson were right behind Cope and looking for the chance to steal the win. It was not to be as the two car touched allowing Cope to escape for the win with Burkett trailing him to the line and Bigley passing the melee to grab a third place payday.

Mario Gosselin and Tony Walls rounded out the top five, while behind them Bobby Gill, Anderson, Bickle, Jack Cook and Harold Fair Jr completed the top ten finishers.

John (Bubba) Kaiser Racing information Systems

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Series Stock car
Drivers Rich Bickle , Matt Kenseth , Scott Riggs , Billy Bigley , Scott Wimmer , Brian Smith , Mario Gosselin , Mike Garvey , Eddie M