Crystal, MI, 5-27-00 - Just like butter, Troy Marciniak is on a roll. Marciniak, in his Marciniak Motorsports-A&A Manufacturing Chevrolet, kept veterans' Robbin Slaughter and defending champion Bill Withers at bay to win his second consecutive...
Crystal, MI, 5-27-00 - Just like butter, Troy Marciniak is on a roll. Marciniak, in his Marciniak Motorsports-A&A Manufacturing Chevrolet, kept veterans' Robbin Slaughter and defending champion Bill Withers at bay to win his second consecutive ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series main event Saturday night on the Crystal Motor Speedway clay.
Not without company for the 50 lap Lincoln Welders sponsored main event, Marciniak refused continual pressure from Slaughter and Withers to capture his second career ARCA Truck victory. Slaughter, aboard his own Carmen's Vacuum-NAPA Auto Parts Ford, finished second a half length away with Withers, in the Mannings USA-Hall Electronics Ford, working on the runner-up finisher's immediate left-rear quarter-panel in third. Johnny Witham, in AJ Pate's Fab Shop Ford, finished fourth with second generation driver Bobby Marvin, in the Ed & Co-Stat Express Delivery Ford, rounding out the top-five.
Withers led at the onset and showed the way for two circuits before Marciniak took command of the top spot on lap three. From there, Marciniak was never without a challenger but never bobbled and fought off any attempt to take away the hard-fought victory. John Kasmierski finished sixth ahead of Randy Kopka, Joseph Wormcastle, Tully Esterline and Dave Reeb to finish out the top-10.
Marciniak also picked up the Cloyes Gear Halfway Leaders honors while Kopka won the Ed & Company Hard Charger Award for advancing the most positions.
Next event for the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series will be June 3 at Baer Field Speedway in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
<pre> 2000 ARCA LINCOLN WELDERS TRUCK SERIES EVENT #3 Crystal Motor Speedway, Crystal MI, 5-27-00 Official Results, Lincoln Welders 50
FIN CAR POS NO DRIVER/RESIDENCE TEAM & CAR
1 8 Troy Marciniak/Spring Lake MI Marciniak Motorsports-A&A Manufacturing Chevrolet 2 6 Robbin Slaughter/Columbus OH Carmen's Vacuum-Napa Auto Parts Ford 3 57 Bill Withers/Columbus OH Mannings USA-Hall Electronics Ford 4 5 Johnny Witham/Hamilton OH Pate Manufacturing-Fab Shop Ford 5 76 Bobby Marvin/Columbus OH Ed & Company-Stat Express Delivery Ford 6 3 John Kasmierski/Toledo OH Target Expediting Ford 7 17 Randy Kopka/Francesville IN Braun Auto Group-Braun Seating Ford 8 12 Joseph Wormcastle/Fort Wayne IN Witwer Racing-Votaw Electric Chevrolet 9 10 Tully Esterline/Pettisville OH Spangler Candy Company Chevrolet 10 98 Dave Reeb/Pataskala OH Accurate Logistics Ford 11 18 Kyle Witwer/Fort Wayne IN Kelley Automotive Group-Witwer Racing Chevrolet 12 15 Darren Jones/Indian Springs OH Pusch's Restaurant Ford 13 21 Scott Belknap/Toledo OH Mississippi BBQ Sauce-M&M Htng & AC-Finley Foam Chevrolet 14 4 Chad Guinn/Erie MI Sonic Expediting Ford 15 24 Paul Hahn/Canton MI Hahn's Collision-Eversole & Assoc-Fox Auto Parts Ford 16 44 Michael Carter Jr/Highland MI Carter Racing Chevrolet 17 2 Jeff Speakman/Piqua OH Pennzoil-Nat'l Auto Lube Ford 18 96 John Toth/Northfield OH Perma Tech Sprayed On Bedliners Ford 19 9 Stan Maitlen/Greenville OH ARC Abrasives-GSI-Scoreboards-Meredith Heat Ford 20 77 Todd Braun/Winamac IN Braun Auto Group-Two Guy Mechanical Ford 21 55 Jack Weethee/Grove City OH Weethee Builders-Amerihost Inns Ford
SPECIAL AWARDS Cloyes Gear Halfway Leader Award: Troy Marciniak Ed & Company Hard Charger Award: Randy Kopka