Friday Vancouver practice session one results

Jim Lapcevich quickest in Friday practice. Calgary winner leads the way in advance of first qualifying session. VANCOUVER, BC - Less than a week after ending an eight-year winless streak, Jim Lapcevich demonstrated that his victory at Calgary's...

Jim Lapcevich quickest in Friday practice.
Calgary winner leads the way in advance of first qualifying session.

VANCOUVER, BC - Less than a week after ending an eight-year winless streak, Jim Lapcevich demonstrated that his victory at Calgary's Race City Speedway was no fluke. During Friday's practice session for Saturday's CASCAR Super Series race at the Vancouver Indy, the Raceline Radio / Fastline Motorsports Chevy driver posted the quickest time of the half-hour session. The Hamilton, ON racer toured the 12-turn temporary street circuit in 1 minute and 25.740 seconds.

Second-quickest was CASCAR Western Series regular Wade Lee, who posted a time of 1:25.862 in his Ford & Lincoln Dealers of Western Canada Taurus. Defending CASCAR Vancouver Indy winner Al Turner was third-fastest at 1:26.140.

The CASCAR Super Series teams return to the track at 5:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon for their first of two half-hour qualifying sessions. Another session will be held at 8:25 a.m. Saturday morning, which will set the grid for Saturday afternoon's main event, at 3:00 p.m.

<pre> CASCAR Super Series Results: Practice Session #1: Molson Indy Vancouver Round #9 // July 26, 2002 // Concord Pacific Place // Vancouver, BC

POS #   DRIVER (HOMETOWN)                 SPONSOR/MAKE                                                  TIME            KM/H
1   25  Jim Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON)      Raceline Radio/Fastline Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo     1:25.740        120.336
2   21  Wade Lee (Calgary, AB)            Alberta Ford Dealers Taurus                                   1:25.862        120.165
3   76  Al Turner (Barrie ON)             Blue Streak Hygrade Motor Products Intrepid                   1:26.140        119.777
4   15E Robin Buck (Campbellville, ON)    NAPA Pontiac Grand Prix                                       1:26.186        119.713
5   1   Peter Gibbons (Stouffville, ON)   Canadian Tire Chevrolet Monte Carlo                           1:26.246        119.630
6   4   Don Thomson Jr. (Hamilton, ON)    Home Hardware Chevrolet Monte Carlo                           1:26.349        119.487
7   23  Jeff Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON)     Crime Stoppers/Fastline Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo     1:26.809        118.854
8   35  Kevin Dowler (Edmonton, AB)       Ford Quality Care Ford Taurus                                 1:27.020        118.566
9   60  Ron Beauchamp Jr. (Windsor, ON)   Mopar Performance Parts/Mr. Sub/Exide Intrepid                1:27.336        118.137
10  02  Kerry Micks (Mt. Albert, ON)      UFCW Canada Ford Taurus                                       1:27.567        117.825
11  30  Chris Fowler (Stouffville, ON)    Snap-on Tools/Canadian Forces Chevrolet Monte Carlo           1:27.877        117.410
12  99  Pete Vanderwyst (St. Thomas, ON)  Exide Batteries Pontiac Grand Prix                            1:27.902        117.376
13  17  D.J. Kennington (St. Thomas, ON)  Castrol SYNTEC/Kleen Flo/Team Truck Intrepid                  1:27.902        117.376
14  33  Neil Fair (Ancaster, ON)          Skoal Inc./Mac's Chevrolet Monte Carlo                        1:28.042        117.190
15  93  Joe Goncalves (Concord, ON)       Wooden Sticks/ALCOM/Class RV Chevrolet Monte Carlo            1:28.169        117.021
16  14  John Fitzpatrick (Ayr, ON)        Cambridge Rigging Chevrolet Monte Carlo                       1:28.674        116.354
17  64  Mark Dilley (Barrie, ON)          NTN Bearings Ford Taurus                                      1:28.691        116.332
18  3   Bill Rowse Jr. (Uxbridge, ON)     Snap-on Tools/Canadian Forces Chevrolet Monte Carlo           1:28.776        116.221
19  71  Daryl Harr (St. Albert, AB)       Westworld Chevrolet Monte Carlo                               1:29.124        115.767
20  39  Dave Whitlock (Petrolia, ON)      Fast Lane/Ford Motor Company Ford Taurus                      1:29.376        115.440
21  2   Carl Harr (St. Albert, AB)        GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo                           1:29.510        115.268
22  9   Robbie Thompson (Southampton, ON) Team Logel's/Shear Metal Products Intrepid                    1:29.781        114.920
23  0   Joe Plazek (Caistor Centre, ON) R Playstation2 Chevrolet Monte Carlo                            1:29.792        114.906
24  88  Dave Jacombs (Mt. Hope, ON)       Speedy Auto Service/FAG Automotive Taurus                     1:30.155        114.443
25  12  Ron Larson (Quesnel, BC)          Turtle Wax Chevrolet Monte Carlo                              1:31.002        113.378
26  19  Brad Graham (Glencoe, ON)         Challenger Motor Frt./Volvo Trucks Pontiac G.P.               1:31.472        112.795
27  22  Scott Steckly (Milverton, ON)     AW Millwrights/ERB/CPL Sys. Pontiac Grand Prix                1:32.743        111.249
28  6   Todd Nichol (St. Albert, AB)      Pennzoil Chevrolet Monte Carlo                                1:32.826        111.150
29  85  Kenny Forth (Lynden, ON)          Rockton Berry Farm Ford Taurus                                1:33.543        110.298
30  81  James Ward (Kelowna, BC)          Lordco Ford Taurus                                            1:34.299        109.414
31  50  Wheeler Boys (Calgary, AB)        Owens-Corning Insulation Intrepid                             1:36.252        107.194
32  24  Cole Pearn (Mt. Brydges, ON) R    Kubota Canada Pontiac Grand Prix                              1:39.754        103.430
33  33W Don Sales (Quesnel, BC)          Skoal Inc./Shell Select Pontiac Grand Prix                     1:40.597        102.564

R after the hometown denotes Rookie contender.

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Chris Fowler , Cole Pearn , John Fitzpatrick , Dave Jacombs , Kevin Dowler , Peter Gibbons , Joe Plazek , Bill Rowse Jr. , Dave Whitlock , D.J. Kennington , Mark Dilley , Ron Beauchamp Jr. , Neil Fair , Brad Graham , Pete Vanderwyst , Kerry Micks , Robin Buck , Al Turner , Don Thomson Jr. , Scott Steckly , Jim Lapcevich , Joe Goncalves , Daryl Harr , Carl Harr , Kenny Forth , Jeff Lapcevich