WRL Late Model Calgary report 2001-09-22

On Saturday night, Trent Seidel of Saskatoon won his third race of 2001, his third consecutive event at Race City Motorsport Park in Calgary and an amazing fourth consecutive ACDELCO Late Model Tour championship. The defending champion won the...

On Saturday night, Trent Seidel of Saskatoon won his third race of 2001, his third consecutive event at Race City Motorsport Park in Calgary and an amazing fourth consecutive ACDELCO Late Model Tour championship.

The defending champion won the first two races of the year, at Race City and at Sun Valley Motor Speedway in Vernon BC, and held the points lead all year. Coming into the season final in Calgary, Seidel had to still keep an eye on the Calgary duo of Barry Bischoff and Bill Royce who were still capable of taking the title.

Seidel staked his claim early in the evening by setting the quickest qualifying time - breaking the track record in the process. By finishing sixth in the fast heat, he earned enough points to have won the championship without even starting the 100 lap main.

With the pressure off, Seidel was ready to rumble and after starting 8th he seized the lead from Edmonton driver Marsh Mormyluk on lap 28. Although both Trevor Emond, the winner of the Saskatoon Tour race, and Regina winner Alex Leschenko each took a shot at taking the lead, Seidel was never headed.

At the finish, Seidel led Leschenko across the line by 3/10 of a second. Randy Kozek of Kelowna was third and also won the Rookie of the Year title. <pre> ACDELCO Late Model Tour Final 100 at Race City Motorsport Park in Calgary. (position. car no., driver, hometown, car make and model, laps completed) 1. 70, Trent Seidel, Saskatoon SK, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 100 2. 01, Alex Leschenko, Warman SK, Pontiac Grand Prix, 100 3. 104, Randy Kozek, Kelowna BC, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 100 4. 5, Chris Skelton, Calgary AB, Pontiac Grand Prix, 100 5. 69, Barry Bischoff, Calgary, Pontiac Grand Prix, 100 6. 35, Marsh Mormyluk, Edmonton AB, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 100; 7. 169, Kenny Lapp, Kalispell MT, Pontiac Grand Prix, 100 8. 29, Ross Genovy, Sherwood Park AB, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 99 9. 007, Tony Lambert, Red Deer AB, Dodge Avenger, 98 10. 27, Bob Balazs, Calgary, Pontiac Grand Prix, 98 11. 12, Scott Wasylyshyn, Stony Plain AB, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 98 12. 49, Brian Levant, Calgary, Chevrolet Lumina, 97 13. 10, Dave Salamandick, Calgary, Chevrolet Lumina, 95 14. 99, Bill Royce, Calgary, Pontiac Grand Prix, 94 15. 3, Cliff Seib, Edmonton, Pontiac Firebird, 93; 16. 19, Dave Braden, Calgary, Pontiac Grand Prix, 92 17. 31, Orrin Skafel, Saskatoon, Oldsmobile Cutlass, 91 18. 78, Rob Reimer, Drayton Valley AB, Pontiac Firebird, 90 19. 36, Grant Brown, Innisfail AB, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 87 20. 21, Mike Reneau, Airdrie AB, Pontiac Grand Prix, 79 21. 17, Trevor Emond, Leduc AB, Chevrolet Camaro, 75 22. 33, Jarrod Johnston, Calgary, Chevrolet Camaro, 68 23. 53, Earl Harms, Prince Albert SK, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 7 24. 11, Dave Saunders, Wetaskiwin AB, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 2.

Fastest Qualifier:      Seidel, 16.72 sec. (new record)
Heat Race Winners:      Mormyluk, Saunders, Salamandick.
Lap Leaders:    2 - Mormyluk 1-28, Seidel 29-100.
Cautions:       7

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