MONTREAL, QC - After becoming CASCAR's 'ironman' just one week earlier at Cayuga Speedway, veteran Castrol Super Series driver Kerry Micks collected his 10th career victory, on Saturday night, at Montreal's Autodrome St-Eustache. Micks, driving...
MONTREAL, QC - After becoming CASCAR's 'ironman' just one week earlier at Cayuga Speedway, veteran Castrol Super Series driver Kerry Micks collected his 10th career victory, on Saturday night, at Montreal's Autodrome St-Eustache. Micks, driving the Ford Fast Lane Taurus, lined up third in the field of 31 starters for the AutoPro UAP/NAPA 150 at the 2/5-mile, flat oval. The Mt. Albert, ON racer avoided a lap 1 incident that sent the drivers at the front of the field scrambling to recover as the pack entered turn 3. During the pre-race warm-up laps, a car at the rear of the field spewed oil as it circled in anticipation of the green flag. The lubricant turned portions of the racing surface into a slippery, treacherous trap. As the leaders came around for the first green flag lap, the oily mess triggered chaos among the front-runners, which allowed Micks to slip through to the front of the field by the end of the first lap. After that, the former champion never looked back, and at the end of 150 laps, finished ahead of polesitter Don Thomson Jr. and the resurgent Dave Jacombs. Al Turner, who won the first two CASCAR Castrol Super Series East races of the season, started second but clipped the wall during the lap 1 melee. He finished 26th.
Race Notes: Heat race victories during qualifying for the AutoPro UAP/NAPA 150 went to Mark Dilley, Robin Buck and DJ Kennington. Three-time National champion Dave Whitlock won the 'Fast Qualifiers' heat. Don Thomson's Home Hardware Chevrolet earned the pole with a lap of 18.009 seconds, which was a new lap record for the Super Series cars at St-Eustache.
Next event: The CASCAR Castrol Super Series East is back in action next Saturday (June 17) at Mosport Int'l Speedway, near Oshawa, ON, with the Exide Batteries 200. <pre> CASCAR Castrol Super Series East Results: AutoPro UAP/NAPA 150 / June 10, 2000 Round #3 / Autodrome St-Eustache / Montreal, QC
Fin. St. Car# Driver (Hometown) Sponsor / Make Laps
1 3 02 Kerry Micks (Mt. Albert, ON) Ford Fast Lane Ford Taurus 150 2 1 4 Don Thomson Jr. (Hamilton, ON) Home Hardware Chevrolet Monte Carlo 150 3 6 88 Dave Jacombs (Mt. Hope, ON) Speedy Auto Service Ford Taurus 150 4 4 1 Peter Gibbons (Stouffville, ON) Canadian Tire Chevrolet Monte Carlo 150 5 13 17 D.J. Kennington (St. Thomas, ON)Castrol Canada / Elgin Chrysler Dodge 150 6 7 74 Richard Beauchamp (Ormstown, QC)Ford Dealer Association Taurus 150 7 28 77 Pete Vanderwyst (St. Thomas, ON)Loctite Chevrolet Monte Carlo 150 8 12 66 Robin Buck (Oakville, ON) UAP / NAPA Pontiac Grand Prix 150 9 15 31 Kelly Williams (Inglewood, ON) AOL Canada / Inside Track Ford Taurus 150 10 20 26 Claude Leclerc (Montreal, QC) AutoPro Chevrolet Monte Carlo 150 11 18 04 Andy Farr (Chesterfield, MI) DeWalt Intrepid 150 12 16 14 John Fitzpatrick (Ayr, ON) Nabisco / Planet Snaks Chevrolet Mont C 150 13 8 33 Neil Fair (Ancaster, ON) Skoal Inc. Chevrolet Monte Carlo 150 14 11 64 Mark Dilley (Barrie, ON) NTN Bearings Ford Taurus 150 15 14 22 Scott Steckly (Milverton, ON) AW Millwrights / ERB Group Pontiac G P 150 16 5 60 Ron Beauchamp Jr. (Windsor, ON) Mopar Parts / Mr. Sub Intrepid 149 17 23 80 Donald Theetge (Boischatel, QC) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 149 18 10 51 Al Long (Carp, ON) Union Energy Chevrolet Monte Carlo 149 19 17 78 Andre Coursol (St. Antonne, QC) CARQUEST Chevrolet Monte Carlo 149 20 9 98 Dave Whitlock (Petrolia, ON) Ford Quality Care Service Ford Taurus 148 21 29 48 Doug Cathcart (Carp, ON) Cathcart Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Ca 147 22 21 72 Jacques Laperle (St-Denis, QC) Lussier Pontiac Buick Pontiac Grand Pri 145 23 27 27 John Restemeyer (Ottawa, ON) R Future Shop Chevrolet Monte Carlo 145 24 22 99 Brad Jacques (Mt. Brydges, ON) Exide Batteries of Canada Intrepid 144 25 25 5 Nik Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 141 26 2 76 Alan Turner (Barrie, ON) Blue Streak Hygrade Motor Products Intrepid 134 27 19 03 Jason McLellan (Mt. Forest,ON) RArtic Clear / Thistletown / T.D. Smith Dodge 117 28 24 75 Steve Smith (Burlington, ON) Holmar Plumbing Supplies Chevrolet Monte Carlo 116 29 30 11 Doug Day (Kitchener, ON) Twin City Auto Parts Chevrolet Monte Carlo 87 30 26 3 Chris Fowler (Stirling, ON) R Snap On Tools /GM Chevrolet Monte Carlo 72 31 31 57 Joe Goncalves (Concord, ON) Toronto Camping Centre Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1
Margin of Victory: .377 seconds Time of Race: 1 hours,14 minutes and 00.626 seconds Cautions: 9 for a total of 56 laps. Lap leaders: #02 Kerry Micks (1 - 150).
* R after the driver's hometown denotes rookie contender