1st Round Qualifying, Pikes Peak ARCA 150 CAR NO. DRIVER/RESIDENCE TEAM & CAR TIME SPEED 1 16 Tim Steele/Coopersville MI HS Die-Softech Ford 27.07 132.988 2 52 Bill Baird/Sturgis KY Saturn-Spee Dee Pop-Alan's Chevrolet ...
1st Round Qualifying, Pikes Peak ARCA 150
CAR NO. DRIVER/RESIDENCE TEAM & CAR TIME SPEED 1 16 Tim Steele/Coopersville MI HS Die-Softech Ford 27.07 132.988 2 52 Bill Baird/Sturgis KY Saturn-Spee Dee Pop-Alan's Chevrolet 27.287 131.93 3 46 Frank Kimmel/Jeffersonville IN Visionaire-Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet 27.391 131.43 4 74 Gary Laton/Albermarle NC Tampico-Washington Apples Chevrolet 27.503 130.894 5 59 Mark Gibson/Winder GA Jani-King Ford 27.573 130.562 6 65 Bobby Dotter/Mooresville NC Coors Light Chevrolet 27.715 129.893 7 26 Mike Snow/Littleton CO Lucas Oil Products Ford 27.949 128.806 8 40 Andy Belmont/Penndel PA America Online-Jasper Engines Ford 28.051 128.337 9 5 Bobby Gerhart/Lebanon PA Kewadin Casinos-Knight Ridder Chevy 28.11 128.068 10 17 Mike Ciochetti/Clayton GA Hughes Supply Ford 28.124 128.004 11 18 Josh Baltes/Dayton OH Baltes Commercial Realty Chevrolet 28.128 127.986 12 83 Jeff Finley/Diamondale MI Team 83 Chevrolet 28.183 127.736 13 86 Rich Woodland/Kannapolis NC AMTRAK Chevrolet 28.204 127.641 14 19 Cavin Councilor/Naples FL MADD Chevrolet 28.3 127.208 15 56 Dill Whittymore/Seymour IN Indiana Steel Chevrolet 28.362 126.93 16 6 Ricky Logan/Colorado Springs CO Larry Carnes Racing Chevrolet 28.435 126.604 17 02 Bob Howard/Colorado Springs CO Aristokraft Chevrolet 28.803 124.986 18 10 Curt Piercy/Normal IL Autozone of Normal Illinois Pontiac 29.064 123.864 19 30 Mark Voigt/Marine IL Voigt Racing Chevrolet 29.131 123.579 20 27 Doug Keller/St. Joseph MO Keller Racing Chevrolet 29.14 123.541 21 22 Allan Markovitz/Detroit MI Sterling Bank Ford 29.603 121.609 22 06 Brian Conz/Livonia MI FTI Pontiac 29.78 120.886 23 4 David Boggs/Rock Hill SC Power Alliance-NJA Brake Chevrolet 29.812 120.756 24 85 Gary Clark/Fort Smith AR Thrifty Nickel Chevrolet 29.814 120.748 25 84 Norm Benning/Pittsburgh PA Nu-Hart Hair Transplants Chevrolet 30.124 119.506 26 9 David Hall/Kansas City MO Frog's Driving Experience Pontiac 30.721 117.183 27 24 Chuck Weber/Mesquite TX Cardinal Tool-Young Chevrolet 30.761 117.031 28 98 Drew White/Yankeetown FL White Knight Chevrolet 31.421 114.573 29 8 Alan Bigelow/Winchester IN Symbol Mattress-SP Tool Chevrolet 31.601 113.92 2 Vic Walker/Rowlette TX Cardinal Tool-Young Chevrolet 21 Bob Strait/Mokena IL Zinsser Paints-Pro Bull Riders Ford 48 Jim Lamoreaux/Sweet Valley PA De's LP Gas Pontiac 76 James Hylton/Inman SC James Hylton Racing Pontiac 25 Bow Carpenter/San Antonio TX Magnawall Chevrolet 51 Joe Cooksey/Centralia IL Brandon Industrial Parts Pontiac 0 Tim Mitchell/Fayetteville TN FTI Pontiac 57 Marc Brenner/Trussville AL Amerex Pontiac 08 John Kinder/Santa Ana CA Multi Media Graphics Chevrolet 12 TBA White Knight Chevrolet
ARCA Pikes Peak Notes
The Pikes Peak ARCA 150 will be the first-ever ARCA race staged in the state of Colorado. The show also marks a major milestone for the Automobile Racing Club of America in that the event will be the 1,000th ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series race sanctioned since the series' inception in 1953. Colorado becomes the 25th different state that has hosted an ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series event.
Drivers from 14 states have filed entries for the inaugural show, including Tim Steele whose return to motorsports continues to be astonishing. In two ARCA appearances, Steele finished 1st and 2nd at Pocono and Toledo respectively.
Series point leader Frank Kimmel is on a roll. After back-to-back victories most recently at Shady Bowl and Toledo, the Jeffersonville, IN driver has won 5 of 9 events in '98 bringing his career ARCA victory total to 10.
Taking the series by storm is Diamondale, MI driver Jeff Finley, who after taking over the driving duties of the Team 83 Chevrolet, has never finished out of the top 5 and has skyrocketed from 8th to 3rd in the series' standings. Finley, along with his first career Talladega Pole Award at Shady Bowl, has recorded 2 runner-up finishes at Memphis and Shady Bowl, and 3rd, 4th and 5th at Michigan, Pocono and Toledo respectively. Finley is just 5 points away from Winder, GA's Mark Gibson who is 2nd in points.
13-time ARCA winner Bob Strait is just 60 points back of Finley with leading ARCA STP-Prestone rookie contender Andy Belmont in 5th followed by 1998 Daytona ARCA 200 polesitter Bill Baird 6th, '97 rookie of the year Josh Baltes 7th, Pittsburgh, PA's Norm Benning 8th, Rock Hill, SC's David Boggs 9th and Normal, IL's Curt Piercy in 10th.
Second generation driver Bobby Dotter will make his return to the ARCA series at Pikes Peak driving Sam Potashnick's Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Dotter, a former NASCAR Busch Series winner and veteran of ARCA and ASA competition, served as crew chief on the car with Potashnick's son Sammy as the driver. Bobby's father Bob is a former three-time ARCA champion in 1980, '83 and '84.
After 9 stops on the ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series tour, there have been 9 different Talladega Pole Award winners.