Shirley shines in Race City CASCAR opener CALGARY, AB - Following a one-day delay, due to rain, the CASCAR Castrol Super Series West kicked off its 1999 season at Calgary's Race City Motorsport Park on Sunday afternoon. Saskatoon's Dan Shirley,...
Shirley shines in Race City CASCAR opener
CALGARY, AB - Following a one-day delay, due to rain, the CASCAR Castrol Super Series West kicked off its 1999 season at Calgary's Race City Motorsport Park on Sunday afternoon. Saskatoon's Dan Shirley, the '97 western CASCAR champion, took command on lap 12 of the 150-lap affair and never looked back.
Second place went to defending western points champ Wade Lee, of Calgary. During qualifying for the Race City 150, Lee set a new track record, with a lap of 17.994 seconds around the half-mile, high-banked oval. The third podium position went to Trevor Seibert, in a newly added second team car of western frontrunner Kevin Dowler. The race was Seibert's introduction to CASCAR. Previously, the Williams Lake, BC driver had experience in Formula Atlantic and Indy Lights.
CASCAR Castrol Super Series (Western Series) RESULTS: Race City 150 / May 30, 1999 / Round 1 Race City Motorsport Park / Calgary, Alberta
Pos. St Car# Driver Sponsor / Make Laps
1 5 46 Dan Shirley (Saskatoon, SK) NTN Chevrolet Monte Carlo 150 2 7 79 Wade Lee (Calgary, AB) Snap On Tools / Bumper to Bumper Pontiac Grand Prix 150 3 9 09 Trevor Seibert (Williams Lake, BC) Ford Quality Care Taurus 150 4 2 2 Carl Harr (St. Albert, AB) Alberta GM Goodwrench Dealers Chevrolet Monte Carlo 150 5 1 5 Steve Jefferson (Prince George, BC) Mopar Batteries Dodge 149 6 11 4 Daryl Harr (St. Albert, AB) John Deere Chevrolet Monte Carlo 149 7 16 15 Mike Browne (Calgary, AB) Sirens Galore Ent. Pontiac Grand Prix 149 8 14 93 Charlie Kirton (Saskatoon, SK) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 147 9 10 44 Fred DelPero (Edmonton, AB) Trader Pubs. / Ital Motors Ford Taurus 147 10 13 9 Russ Anderson Calgary, AB) Pontiac Grand Prix 147 11 12 45 Darren Swerid (N. Battleford, SK) GSE Scale Tech Systems Pontiac Grand Prix 147 12 9 12 Ron Larson (Quesnel, BC) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 146 13 3 20 Kim Richard (Calgary, AB) Cdn. Property Investments Chevrolet Monte Carlo 140 14 8 33 Don Sales (Quesnel, BC) Skoal Inc. Chevrolet Monte Carlo 117 15 15 6 Todd Nichol (St. Albert, AB) Rocky Mountain Sales Chevrolet Monte Carlo 100 16 6 35 Kevin Dowler (Edmonton, AB) Ford Quality Care / Delta / Eng. Rebuilders Ford Taurus 77 17 17 14 James VanDomselaar (Ft. Sask., AB) Pontiac Grand Prix 71 18 DNS 70 John Restemeyer (Calgary, AB) Future Shop / Kenwood Chevrolet Monte Carlo 0
Margin of Victory: .216 seconds // Time of Race: 58 minutes, 10 seconds // Lap Leaders: #5 (pole - 5), #09 (6-12), #46 (13-150) // Cautions: 2 for a total of 20 laps.
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