Edmonton qualifying

Gibbons and Kennington win Edmonton CASCAR heats EDMONTON, AB (August 1, 1998) On Saturday, the CASCAR Castrol Super Series National championship held qualifying heat races for Sunday's Bumper to Bumper Motorsport Classic 300km road course...

Gibbons and Kennington win Edmonton CASCAR heats

EDMONTON, AB (August 1, 1998) On Saturday, the CASCAR Castrol Super Series National championship held qualifying heat races for Sunday's Bumper to Bumper Motorsport Classic 300km road course event, at the Edmonton City Centre Airport. The two 20-lap heat races determined the grid for Sunday's 300 km (110 lap) feature race, which will be held on the tarmac of the downtown airport.

National points leader Peter Gibbons  fresh off his win in the first National race of the season, last weekend in Calgary  won the first heat with a bump and pass on former National champion Kerry Micks. The contact and resulting pass occurred in the last corner of the last lap, on the almost 3 kilometer road course. The two had battles throughout the 20-lap sprint.

The second heat was less dramatic as Sunday's pole-winner, DJ Kennington, took the win in relatively easy fashion. The St. Thomas, ON racer enjoyed as much as a five-second lead, at times, en route to the victory.

Sunday's Bumper to Bumper 300 starts at 2:30 p.m. at the City Centre Airport, following driver introductions and an autograph session.

CASCAR Castrol Super Series (National Series) Bumper to Bumper Motorsport Classic 300 km / July 31 August 2, 1998 / Round #2 Edmonton City Centre Airport / Edmonton, Alberta / Qualifying Races

First 20-lap Qualifier

Fin. St. Car# Driver (Hometown) Sponsor / Make Laps 1. 1 1 Peter Gibbons (Stouffville, ON) Canadian Tire Chevrolet Monte Carlo 20 2. 5 02 Kerry Micks (Mt. Albert, ON) Ford Fast Lane Ford Taurus 20 3. 9 97 Rob Neely (Milton, ON) Champion / Mopar / QEW-427 / Midas Dodge Avenger 20 4. 8 2 Carl Harr (St. Albert, AB) GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo 20 5. 14 25 Jim Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON) Tim Hortons / Ford Performance Parts Taurus 20 6. 7 98 Dave Whitlock (Petrolia, ON) Ford Quality Care Service Taurus 20 7. 3 41 Don Thomson Jr. (Hamilton, ON) HMS Equipment Chevrolet Monte Carlo 20 8. 12 6 Todd Nichol (St. Albert, AB) Rocky Mtn. Sales Chevrolet Monte Carlo 20 9. 10 4 Daryl Harr (St. Albert, AB) Westworld Computers Chevrolet Monte Carlo 20 10. 15 88 Dave Jacombs (Mt. Hope, ON) Ford Racing / Ford Performance Parts Taurus 19 11. 11 43 Sean Dupuis (Windsor, ON) STP / Ford Performance Parts Ford Taurus 16 12. 13 3 Ric Peterson (Grand Prairie, AB) Formula Transport Pontiac Grand Prix 15 13. 4 79 Wade Lee (Calgary, AB) GM Goodwrench Service Pontiac Grand Prix 13 14. 2 66 Robin Buck (Oakville, ON) UAP/NAPA Pontiac Grand Prix 9 15. 6 93 Alex Nagy (Brantford, ON) AC Delco / Snap-On Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1

Second 20-lap Qualifier

Fin. St. Car# Driver (Hometown) Sponsor / Make Laps 1. 1 17 D.J. Kennington (St. Thomas, ON) Castrol Canada Dodge Avenger 20 2. 3 52 Bill Rowse Jr. (Corunna, ON) TMC Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 20 3. 4 35 Kevin Dowler (Edmonton, AB) Ford of Canada Ford Taurus 20 4. 6 20 Kim Richard (Calgary, AB) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 20 5. 2 16 Alan Turner (Barrie, ON) Blue Streak / Gates / PRC Chass. Chevy Monte Carlo 20 6. 8 77 Pete Vanderwyst (St. Thomas, ON) Loctite Chevrolet Monte Carlo 20 7. 13 46 Dan Shirley (Saskatoon, SK) AC Delco Chevrolet Monte Carlo 20 8. 9 33 Don Sales (Quesnel, BC) Skoal Inc. Chevrolet Monte Carlo 20 9. 2 8 Dan Shirtliff (Huntsville, ON) GM Goodwrench / Snap-On Chevrolet Monte Carlo 20 10. 15 04 Andy Farr (Chesterfield, MI) De Walt Dodge Avenger 20 11. 10 31 Kelly Williams (Inglewood, ON) GM Goodwrench / Gargoyles / Inside Track Pontiac G.P. 20 12. 11 27 John Gaunt (Barrie, ON) Centennial Plymouth Chrysler Dodge Avenger 19 13. 5 5 Steve Jefferson (Prince Geo., BC) Mopar Performance Dodge Avenger 13 14. 16 9 Steve Smith (Burlington, ON) Peel Chrysler Dodge Avenger 2 15. 12 55 Neil Fair (Ancaster, ON) Two-Way Transport. / Fairway Chevrolet Monte Carlo 0 16. 14 44 Fred DelPero (Edmonton, AB) Ital Motors Ford Taurus DNS

Starting Grid for Sunday's Feature Race (110 laps)

Start Car# Driver (Hometown) Sponsor / Make 1. 17 D.J. Kennington (St. Thomas, ON) Castrol Canada Dodge Avenger 2. 1 Peter Gibbons (Stouffville, ON) Canadian Tire Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3. 52 Bill Rowse Jr. (Corunna, ON) TMC Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 4. 02 Kerry Micks (Mt. Albert, ON) Ford Fast Lane Ford Taurus 5. 35 Kevin Dowler (Edmonton, AB) Ford of Canada Ford Taurus 6. 97 Rob Neely (Milton, ON) Champion / Mopar / QEW-427 / Midas Dodge Avenger 7. 20 Kim Richard (Calgary, AB) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 8. 2 Carl Harr (St. Albert, AB) GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo 9. 16 Alan Turner (Barrie, ON) Blue Streak / Gates / PRC Chass. Chevy Monte Carlo 10. 25 Jim Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON) Tim Hortons / Ford Performance Parts Taurus 11. 77 Pete Vanderwyst (St. Thomas, ON) Loctite Chevrolet Monte Carlo 12. 98 Dave Whitlock (Petrolia, ON) Ford Quality Care Service Taurus 13. 46 Dan Shirley (Saskatoon, SK) AC Delco Chevrolet Monte Carlo 14. 41 Don Thomson Jr. (Hamilton, ON) HMS Equipment Chevrolet Monte Carlo 15. 33 Don Sales (Quesnel, BC) Skoal Inc. Chevrolet Monte Carlo 16. 6 Todd Nichol (St. Albert, AB) Rocky Mtn. Sales Chevrolet Monte Carlo 17. 8 Dan Shirtliff (Huntsville, ON) GM Goodwrench / Snap-On Chevrolet Monte Carlo 18. 4 Daryl Harr (St. Albert, AB) Westworld Computers Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19. 04 Andy Farr (Chesterfield, MI) De Walt Dodge Avenger 20. 88 Dave Jacombs (Mt. Hope, ON) Ford Racing / Ford Performance Parts Taurus 21. 31 Kelly Williams (Inglewood, ON) GM Goodwrench / Gargoyles / Inside Track Pontiac G.P. 22. 43 Sean Dupuis (Windsor, ON) STP / Ford Performance Parts Ford Taurus 23. 27 John Gaunt (Barrie, ON) Centennial Plymouth Chrysler Dodge Avenger 24. 3 Ric Peterson (Grand Prairie, AB) Formula Transport Pontiac Grand Prix 25. 5 Steve Jefferson (Prince Geo., BC) Mopar Performance Dodge Avenger 26. 79 Wade Lee (Calgary, AB) GM Goodwrench Service Pontiac Grand Prix 27. 66 Robin Buck (Oakville, ON) UAP/NAPA Pontiac Grand Prix 28. 93 Alex Nagy (Brantford, ON) AC Delco / Snap-On Chevrolet Monte Carlo 29. 55 Neil Fair (Ancaster, ON) Two-Way Transport. / Fairway Chevrolet Monte Carlo 30. 44 Fred DelPero (Edmonton, AB) Ital Motors Ford Taurus 31. 9 Steve Smith (Burlington, ON) Peel Chrysler Dodge Avenger

The starting time for the Bumper to Bumper Motorsport Classic 300 km is 2:30 p.m.

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Steve Smith , Dave Jacombs , Kevin Dowler , Peter Gibbons , Bill Rowse Jr. , Dave Whitlock , D.J. Kennington , Neil Fair , Pete Vanderwyst , Kerry Micks , Robin Buck , Don Thomson Jr. , Jim Lapcevich , Daryl Harr , Carl Harr , John Gaunt , Steve J
Teams Williams