Dilley wins CARQUEST Series race at Barrie Speedway BARRIE, ON - The CASCAR CARQUEST Series made its inaugural visit to Barrie Speedway on Saturday night for the CARQUEST 100. The event ended up being a happy homecoming for Mark Dilley, who was...
Dilley wins CARQUEST Series race at Barrie Speedway
BARRIE, ON - The CASCAR CARQUEST Series made its inaugural visit to Barrie Speedway on Saturday night for the CARQUEST 100. The event ended up being a happy homecoming for Mark Dilley, who was once a co-owner of the quarter-mile oval. Dilley started on the outside of the front row for the 100-lap race and took the lead from fellow Super Series regular Brad Graham on lap 4 in the race's only lead change.
From there, Dilley's Avenue / Unitane Dodge wasn't challenged the rest of the way in the race that was completed without being slowed by a single caution flag. Graham, who has led in each of the five CARQUEST Series races this season, went on to finish almost 5.5-seconds behind Dilley in his HB Material Handling Dodge.
Although there wasn't a battle for the lead, the fans who packed the grandstands at Barrie Speedway were treated to spirited racing action further back. Jason Hathaway ran fifth behind Jesse Kennedy for almost three-quarters of the race. The E.L Fordham Motors / TSC Stores Chevy driver was eventually able to get past Kennedy and immediately went to work on four-time CARQUEST Series champ Steve Robblee, who was running third. Hathaway, who has won races at Mosport and Ste-Croix so far this season, managed to pass Robblee to claim the final podium position.
The next CARQUEST Series race takes place Sept. 11 at Peterborough Speedway. <pre> CASCAR CARQUEST SERIES RESULTS: CARQUEST 100 Round #5 / August 7, 2004 / Barrie Speedway Barrie, ON / 100 Laps / ¼-mile oval
FIN. ST. # DRIVER (HOMETOWN) MAKE LAPS 1 2 39 Mark Dilley (Barrie, ON) Dodge 100 2 1 6 Brad Graham (Glencoe, ON) Dodge 100 3 4 76 Jason Hathaway (Appin, ON) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 100 4 3 28 Steve Robblee (Dorchester, ON) Ford Taurus 100 5 5 03 Jesse Kennedy (Southwold, ON) Pontiac Grand Prix 100 6 10 18 Andre Coursol (St-Jerome, QC) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 99 7 6 80 Mike Hryniuk (LaSalle, ON) Pontiac Grand Prix 99 8 11 00 Steve Munro (Carp, ON) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 99 9 8 09 Kent Nuhn (Williamsford, ON) R Pontiac Grand Prix 99 10 12 45 Bob Merrifield (Belle River, ON) Pontiac Grand Prix 98 11 9 16 Paul DeJong (Pembroke, ON) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 98 12 16 7 Jerry Marinuk (Scotland, ON) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 95 13 15 67 Scott Mitchell (St. Catharines, ON) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 94 14 7 36 Ken Grubb (Walkerton, ON) Ford Taurus 63 15 13 02 Scott O'Connor (Delaware, ON) Oldsmobile 61 16 18 8 Derek Lynch (Norwood, ON) R Chevrolet Monte Carlo 16 17 17 12 Mark Patrick (Delaware, ON) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 5 18 14 66 Josh Wood (London, ON) Pontiac Grand Prix 2
R after the hometown denotes Rookie contender.
TIME OF RACE: 25 minutes and 29 seconds MARGIN OF VICTORY: 5.482 seconds CAUTIONS: None LAP LEADERS: #6 Brad Graham (1-3), #39 Mark Dilley (4-100).