<pre> MICHIGAN SPEEDWAY FACTSHEET RACE: FLAGSTAR 200 TRACK: Michigan Speedway, 2-mile paved oval LOCATION: Brooklyn, Michigan DISTANCE: 200 miles (100 laps) SANCTION: Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) SERIES: Event ...
<pre> MICHIGAN SPEEDWAY FACTSHEET
RACE: FLAGSTAR 200 TRACK: Michigan Speedway, 2-mile paved oval LOCATION: Brooklyn, Michigan DISTANCE: 200 miles (100 laps) SANCTION: Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) SERIES: Event #7 of the 2000 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series PROMOTER: International Speedway Corporation MEDIA - PR: Tommy Cameron (517) 592-6666
SCHEDULE: Thur. June 8 Practice, Talladega Pole Award Qualifying (1-25) 1 lap Fri. June 9 Practice, BSR 2nd Round Qualifying (26-34) 1 lap Sat. June 10 1:15 PM FLAGSTAR 200
POSTED AWARDS: $170,321 in prize, point and contingency money.
ARCA OFFICIAL COMPANIES: Bondo Body Filler, Mar-Hyde Paints, Auto Value Parts Stores, Coachmen RV, Featherlite Trailers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Racing Electronics, 76 Racing Gas.
ARCA OFFICIAL PRODUCTS: Amkus Rescue Tools, Cloyes Gear & Products, Cornwell Quality Tools, Earl's Performance Products, Fastlane Footwear, Fast Track High Performance Driving School, Firefox Industries, Flowmaster Mufflers, Harris Torches & Regulators, Hawk Brake, K&N Filters, K&N Oil Filters, Landrum Spring Service, Lincoln Electric Welders, Motive Gear, QuicShine 99, Racing Champions Diecast Cars, RJS Uniforms, Safe Trac, SpeedVue Racing Tearoffs, S-W Scales by Intercomp.
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES: A&A Manufacturing, ATI Dampers, Auto Meter Instruments, Bilstein Shocks, BSR Racing Products, Carrera Shocks, Clevite Engine Parts, CV Products, Dayco Belts & Hoses, Edelbrock, Ford Motor Co., Gatorade, Hedman Hedders, Holley HP Carbs, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Hutcherson-Pagan, JE Pistons, Loctite Corporation, Maurtco Powder Coating, MSD Ignition, Nelson Specialties, Oceans Resorts, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Racing Shocks, Prestone Antifreeze, Pro Cylinder Heads, Pro Shocks, Quarter Master, Raceline Precision Products, Racing Radios, Reed Cams & Carburetors, Rhyne Racing Engines, Ringers Resources, RJS Racing Equipment, 76 Performance Products, Simpson Race Products, Sportec Helmet Mugs, Talladega Superspeedway, Thermo-Tec Header Wrap, Victor-Reinz Gaskets, Wallace Race Car Lettering, Wiseco Pistons. TELEVISION: ESPN Live @ 1:15 PM
RECORDS: Qualifying -- David Keith, 1999, 182.140 mph (39.530 seconds) Race - Ron Barfield, 1996, 142.461 mph (1:24:14)
NOTES OF INTEREST: The FLAGSTAR 200 will be the 16th ARCA race held at Michigan Speedway since the series first raced there in 1980. Jeff Purvis continues to be the all-time ARCA winner at Michigan having won in 1993, '94 and '95. Tim Steele is next in line with 2 wins ('96 & '97). Additional ARCA winners at Michigan Speedway include Joe Ruttman (1980), Billie Harvey (1980), Tracy Leslie (1990), Dave Mader (1991), Stanley Smith (1991), Bob Keselowski (1992), Ron Barfield (1996), Mark Thompson (1997), Frank Kimmel (1998) and David Keith (1999). Keith joins Ruttman as the only driver who has won from the pole at Michigan. The FLAGSTAR 200 marks the return of 3-time ARCA champion Steele to Michigan Speedway. His last appearance here was 7-26-97. Veteran Bob Strait leads the points. However, the 15-time ARCA winner has led only 1 lap in 2000 whereas runner-up Brian Ross and third in points Kimmel have led the most laps in 2000: Ross 279 and Kimmel 440. After 6 events in 2000, there have been 5 different winners: Keith at Daytona, Leslie at Salem, Mark Gibson at Anderson, Lyndon Amick at Lowe's and Kimmel back-to-back at Kil-Kare and Flat Rock. 3 former ARCA champions are entered: Leslie '88; Steele '93, '96 & '97 and Kimmel '98.