VANCOUVER, BC - Castrol Super Series veteran Al Turner started on the pole and won today's 29-lap race at the Molson Indy Vancouver, in front of a crowd of 51,243 racing fans. At the initial green flag, Kevin Dowler - who started on the outside of...
VANCOUVER, BC - Castrol Super Series veteran Al Turner started on the pole and won today's 29-lap race at the Molson Indy Vancouver, in front of a crowd of 51,243 racing fans. At the initial green flag, Kevin Dowler - who started on the outside of the front row in his Ford Quality Care Taurus - jumped to the lead and showed the way for the first eight laps of the inaugural Vancouver outing for the CASCAR Late Models.
Turner stayed close to the Edmonton, AB racer, and as they entered the first turn on lap 9, Turner grabbed the inside line - under braking - and was able to put his Blue Streak Intrepid into the lead. The Barrie, ON driver survived several attempts by Dowler to recover the lead and took the checkered flag, under the third race caution of the afternoon, to win his second race of the Castrol Super Series season and his second career series road course victory. Turner also won the inaugural Edmonton CASCAR event, in the mid-'90s.
Finishing third, behind Turner and Dowler, was former Super Series champion Kerry Micks, of Mt. Albert, ON. Driving the TIM-BR Mart Ford Taurus, Micks advanced from sixth at the start and closed on series' points leader Don Thomson in the chase for the Castrol Cup. Thomson's Home Hardware Chevy was involved in an incident on the opening lap, which sent him to the back of the pack. The Hamilton, ON driver recovered to seventh at the finish, in the 30-car field.
With one Castrol Super Series race remaining, at the end of September at Delaware Speedway, Thomson has 1794 points, to Micks' 1728. Vancouver race winner Turner sits third with 1708. <pre>
UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS (After 11 of 12 Events): 1. #4 Don Thomson Jr. (Chevrolet / 1794) 2. #02 Kerry Micks (Ford / 1728) 3. #76 Al Turner (Intrepid / 1708) 4. #17 DJ Kennington (Intrepid / 1613) 5. #35 Kevin Dowler (Ford / 1600) 6. #88 Dave Jacombs (Ford / 1596) 7. #60 Ron Beauchamp Jr. (Intrepid / 1556) 8. #64 Mark Dilley (Ford / 1554) 9. #99 Pete Vanderwyst (Pontiac / 1553) 10. #33 Neil Fair (Chevrolet / 1548) 11. #14 John Fitzpatrick (Chevrolet / 1526) 12. #31 Kelly Williams (Pontiac / 1522) 13. #8 Teri MacDonald-Cadieux (Chevrolet / 1490) 14. #9 Robbie Thompson (Intrepid / 1486) 15. #04 Andy Farr (Intrepid / 1468) 16. #1 Peter Gibbons (Chevrolet / 1464) 17. #98 David Whitlock (Ford / 1443) 18. #3 Chris Fowler (Chevrolet / 1362) 19. #22 Scott Steckly (Chevrolet / 1073) 20. #19 Brad Graham (Chevrolet / 924) 20. #80 Donald Theetge (Chevrolet / 924) 22. #57 Joe Goncalves (Chevrolet / 858) 23. #25 Jim Lapcevich (Chevrolet / 680) 24. #00 Bill Innes (Ford / 640) 25. #23 Jeff Lapcevich (Chevrolet / 572).