<pre> RACE: PAR-A-DICE 100 TRACK: Illinois State Fairgrounds, 1 mile clay oval LOCATION: Springfield, Illinois DISTANCE: 100 laps (100 miles) SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event ...
<pre> RACE: PAR-A-DICE 100 TRACK: Illinois State Fairgrounds, 1 mile clay oval LOCATION: Springfield, Illinois DISTANCE: 100 laps (100 miles) SANCTION: ARCA SERIES: Event #14 of the 2000 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series
SCHEDULE: Sunday August 20, 2000 Registration 6 AM Practice 9 AM Talladega Pole Award Qualifying 11 AM (1 lap) 1-34 PAR-A-DICE 100 1 PM
POSTED AWARDS: $113,421 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.
TV: SPEEDVISION: To be aired Sep 15 @ 8 PM; Sep 16 @ 12 midnight; Sep 18 @ 12 noon.
RECORDS: Qualifying - Bob Hill, 1995, 33.546 seconds (107.315 mph). Race - Bobby Bowsher, 1990, 90.001 mph.
NOTES OF INTEREST: The ARCA PAR-A-DICE 100 will be the 47th ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series event held on a clay oval since 1974, and 18th ARCA event on the Springfield mile since the series first raced there in 1983. Past ARCA winners at Springfield include Bob Keselowski 4, Dean Roper 3, Bobby Bowsher & Tim Steele 2, and Bill Baird, Bob Brevak, Bob Hill, Bobby Jacks, Ken Schrader and Billy Thomas all with 1. Active ARCA drivers that have won previous ARCA events on dirt include Bill Baird, Bob Strait, Tim Steele, Billy Thomas, Ken Schrader, Bob Schacht and Dean Roper. Roper is the all-time winningest ARCA driver on dirt since 1974 with 9 victories at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Duquoin and Terre Haute. Bob Hill, former ARCA winner on dirt, is the all-time ARCA dirt pole-winner since 1974 with 7 including the one-lap record at Springfield. This year’s event marks the return of 3-time ARCA champion Tim Steele to the Springfield dirt since the Coopersville, MI driver won here in ’97. Shawna Robinson, of Des Moines, IA, is also expected to enter in what would be her first Springfield appearance. After 17 ARCA events at Springfield, 4 have been won from the pole; Bob Keselowski in 1987, Bob Brevak in 1990, Bob Hill in 1994 and Ken Schrader in 1998.