Cayuga: Qualifying notes

Thomson takes second consecutive pole of '04 during qualifying for Sunday's Power Water 200 HAMILTON, ON - Don Thomson Jr. collected his second CASCAR Super Series pole in as many qualifying sessions held so far in 2004 when he posted...

Thomson takes second consecutive pole of '04 during qualifying for Sunday's Power Water 200

HAMILTON, ON - Don Thomson Jr. collected his second CASCAR Super Series pole in as many qualifying sessions held so far in 2004 when he posted the fastest time, on Saturday afternoon, at Cayuga 2000 Speedway during time trials for Sunday afternoon's Power Water 200.

Thomson, the three-time and defending Super Series champ, circled the legendary 5/8-mile Hamilton area track in 21.335 seconds. Thomson's Home Hardware Chevy also sat on the pole in the season-opening MOPAR 250, which took place last weekend at Delaware Speedway.

Starting alongside Thomson in the Power Water 200 will be his longtime championship rival, DJ Kennington. The St. Thomas, ON racer lapped Cayuga Speedway in 21.488 seconds to earn the outside pole in his Castrol Dodge.

A total of 32 cars participated in time trials for Sunday's race; the first of three to be held this season at Cayuga. Delaware race winner Peter Gibbons will start third in the Power Water 200. The Canadian Tire / Monroe Brakes Chevy driver won last year's Canada Day Shootout at Cayuga.

J.R. Fitzpatrick qualified 13th-fastest in time trials, which was the best of all the rookies who took part in qualifying. The Latta Crane Chevy driver was the top finishing rookie at last week's Delaware event. The Power Water 200 takes the green flag Sunday at 2 p.m., after a morning of pre-race activities, including the Super Series driver autograph session.

POWER WATER 200 SUNDAY SCHEDULE: Sunday June 6th
10:00 a.m. Spectator Gates Open
12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. CASCAR SUPER SERIES Autograph Session
1:15 p.m. Driver Introductions
1:45 p.m. 1:55 p.m. National Anthems and Invocations
2:00 p.m. START: POWER WATER 200 200 LAPS

MOPAR 250 TELEVISION BROADCAST: The MOPAR 250 from Delaware Speedway will air on SPORTSNET East and Ontario starting Tuesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. The 90-minute broadcast starts Sunday, June 6 at 8:30 p.m. on SPORTSNET PACIFIC and in the WEST on Monday, June 7 at 7 p.m.

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Don Thomson Jr. , J.R. Fitzpatrick