RACE: Big Daddy's Liberty 200, 7-3-02 TRACK: Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway, .4-mile paved oval LOCATION: South Boston, Virginia DISTANCE: 200 laps (80 miles) SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event ...
RACE: Big Daddy's Liberty 200, 7-3-02
TRACK: Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway, .4-mile paved oval
LOCATION: South Boston, Virginia
DISTANCE: 200 laps (80 miles)
SERIES: Event #11 of the 2002 ARCA RE/MAX Series
PROMOTER: Joe Mattioli (804) 572-4947
SCHEDULE: Wed, July 3, 2002
Practice 2:30 PM -- 4 PM
Old Milwaukee Pole Award Qualifying 5:30 PM
Big Daddy's Liberty 200 8 PM
POSTED AWARDS: $116,192 in prize, point and contingency money
ARCA OFFICIAL COMPANIES: RE/MAX International Inc, Damon RV, Featherlite Trailers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Racing Electronics, 76 Racing Gas.
ARCA OFFICIAL PRODUCTS: Amkus Rescue Tools, Carolina Motorsports, Earl's Performance Products, Fast Track High Performance Driving School, Flowmaster Mufflers, Harris Torches & Regulators, Holley HP Carbs, K&N Air Filters, K&N Oil Filters, Kluhsman Racing Products, Landrum Spring Service, Lincoln Electric Welders, Magnum Police Equipment, Motive Gear, National Pork Board, Old Milwaukee Beer, QuicShine 99, RJS Uniforms, S-W Scales by Intercomp, Who's Your Daddy?/Big Daddy's Company.
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES: ATI Dampers, Auto Meter Instruments, Berryman Products, Bilstein Shocks, Blake Carburetors, BSR Racing Products, Clevite Engine Parts, CV Products, Dayco Belts & Hoses, Dr. Gas Exhaust Components, Edelbrock, EMCO Transmissions, Ford Motor Co., Gatorade, G-Force Racing Gear, Hedman Hedders, Hoosier Performance Tire, Hurd Air Wrenches, Hutcherson-Pagan, Jacobs Electronics, JE Pistons, Joyce Julius & Associates, JR's Garage, Leading Edge Race Cars, Loctite Corporation, Lowe Lug Nuts, MSD Ignition, Mechanix Wear, Nelson Specialties, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Racing Shocks, Perfect Circle Piston Rings, Pro Shocks, Quarter Master, Reed Cams, Rhyne Racing Engines, RJS Racing Equipment, 76 Performance Products, Simpson Race Products, Thermo-Tec Header Wrap, Tilton Engineering, Victor-Reinz Gaskets, Wallace Race Car Lettering, Wilson Manifolds.
TELEVISION: Speed Channel (LIVE).
Re-airs on Speed July 4 at 1 AM & 12 noon. All times eastern.
RADIO: WHLF 95.3 FM. Also LIVE coverage on WMVA 1450 AM Martinsville VA.
NOTES OF INTEREST: Although the Big Daddy's Liberty 200 marks the first appearance of the ARCA RE/MAX Series at South Boston Speedway, the well-known stock car tour, born in Toledo Ohio in 1953, is celebrating its 50th anniversary season in 2002. Leading the parade of entrants is 8-time ARCA RE/MAX winner & Winston Cup veteran Ken Schrader who last raced with the ARCA RE/MAX cars on the DuQuoin, Illinois dirt-mile in 2001. Schrader, who has 15 top-5s in 24 ARCA RE/MAX starts, has entered his own Federated Auto Parts Pontiac. Heading to South Boston, the current point leader is Kennewick, Washington native Damon Lusk (2002 Pocono & Atlanta winner) who, at just 24, is the only driver who has posted top-10 finishes in all 10 events this year. Lusk has a slim 35-point margin over 3-time champion Frank Kimmel. Kimmel, the winner at Toledo Speedway last Sunday, has won 5 of 10 events in 2002. 3rd in points is 22-year-old Walkerton, Indiana rookie Chad Blount. Blount, in Todd Braun-owned Dodge Intrepids, won at MIS a short time ago and is tied with Kimmel with the most Old Milwaukee Poles (3) this year. Also on the entry list is 3rd-generation driver Jason Jarrett coming off a runner-up finish at Toledo last Sunday. It was Jarrett's 3rd runner-up finish this year. Jarrett, who moved into 4th in the series standings as a result, is one of very few drivers on the entry list who has ever turned laps at South Boston. This year's rookie crop is especially stout with 3 rookies currently in the top-10 points including Blount, 18-year-old Mt. Juliet Tennessee driver Chase Montgomery who is tied for 5th in points with veteran Andy Belmont and 16-year-old Greenwood Indiana driver Shelby Howard who is 7th. Also entered are 2nd & 3rd generation ARCA drivers Todd Bowsher and Billy Venturini. Todd's father Jack Bowsher was a 3-time ARCA champion while Billy's father Bill Venturini was a 2-time champ. Bill Venturini will provide color commentary in the booth alongside Rick Benjamin for Speed Channel's live telecast. In addition, the ageless Red Farmer of Hueytown AL, who serves as team consultant to Jarrett, has been entered in a Jarrett back-up car. The event also marks the return of ARCA RE/MAX veteran driver Bobby Gerhart of Lebanon PA. Gerhart won the ARCA RE/MAX race at Talladega in 2001 as well as this year's Daytona ARCA 200.