Deleware twin sprint races report

CASCAR Super Series Great Canadian 300' - Delaware Speedway WTwin 100 Sprint Races Whitlock and Thomson win Twin 100s at Delaware; Thomson one race away from second Super Series title in a row. LONDON, ON - Defending CASCAR Super Series ...

CASCAR Super Series
Great Canadian 300' - Delaware Speedway WTwin 100 Sprint Races

Whitlock and Thomson win Twin 100s at Delaware; Thomson one race away from second Super Series title in a row.

LONDON, ON - Defending CASCAR Super Series champion Don Thomson took another step toward his second consecutive National championship when he led all 100 laps of the second Twin 100 Sprint Race at Delaware Speedway on Friday night.

With just Sunday's season-ending 'Great Canadian 300' standing between Thomson and the championship, the Home Hardware Chevy driver has an unofficial 72-point lead over DJ Kennington - who finished third in the second Twin 100 race. Kennington's Castrol Intrepid took the final podium position, behind Robbie Thompson, the winner of the CASCAR season opener at Delaware, back in May.

Three-time CASCAR champ Dave Whitlock won the first 100-lapper. Whitlock's Fast Lane Taurus started seventh and moved into the lead on lap 84 when a turn 4 scramble - involving race leader Peter Gibbons and Steve Robblee - knocked the top two drivers high on the track, allowing Whitlock to slide underneath the pair and into the lead. Gibbons (Canadian Tire Chevy) and Robblee (Grogan / Havoline Taurus) finished second and third, respectively.

During time trials for the Great Canadian 300, veteran racer Neil Fair put his Skoal Inc. Intrepid on the pole for Sunday's season finale with a lap of 19.734 seconds around the half-mile Delaware Speedway oval. He will line up alongside of Don Thomson, who was second quickest (19.768 secs.).

The top 26 starting positions for Sunday's race were determined on Friday night. The 'Final Qualifier' race will take place Saturday afternoon to determine the rest of the starting field for the 'Great Canadian 300'.

THE GREAT CANADIAN RACE WEEKEND - SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2002
Spectator Gates Open 11:30 a.m.
Racing Program Begins: 2:00 p.m.
Pepsi Street Stock Heats, Open Wheel Modified Heats,
Midas Truck Heats, CASCAR Super Series
Final Qualifier Race (25 laps), Open Wheel Modified
Feature (20 laps), Midas Truck Feature (25 laps),
& Pepsi Street Stock Feature (25 laps)

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2002
Spectator Gates Open 11:00 a.m.
Driver Autograph Session 11:15-12:15 p.m.
CASCAR Junior Driver Introductions 12:40 p.m.
CASCAR Junior Demonstration Race (10 Laps) 12:55 p.m.
Crime Stoppers CASCAR Junior Giveaway 1:00 p.m.
START: THE GREAT CANADIAN 300 2:15 p.m.

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Peter Gibbons , Dave Whitlock , Neil Fair