GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB - The CASCAR Castrol Super Series West held its third race in as many weeks, on Saturday night (June 17), at Hythe Motor Speedway, located 50 kilometers from Grande Prairie, AB. During qualifying for the Bumper to Bumper 150, 13...
GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB - The CASCAR Castrol Super Series West held its third race in as many weeks, on Saturday night (June 17), at Hythe Motor Speedway, located 50 kilometers from Grande Prairie, AB. During qualifying for the Bumper to Bumper 150, 13 of the 17 drivers bested the former CASCAR track record for the fast, 3/8-mile oval. Edmonton native Kevin Dowler drove like a man on a mission in his Ford Quality Care Taurus. Starting fourth in the field for the 150-lap race, Dowler powered into the lead on lap 29 and never looked back for his first victory of the season. The race was slowed by just two cautions - the second of which turned into a red flag stoppage - when polesitter and early race leader Kim Richard was involved in a scary crash on lap 139. The Calgarian slammed into the outside retaining wall in turn 3, totally destroying his Chevrolet in the process. Richard emerged shaken and was taken to hospital for examination before being released later in the evening. Second place in the Bumper to Bumper 150 went to Don Sales of Quesnel, BC. The Skoal Inc. Chevy driver was in good position to challenge Dowler during the final sprint to the finish, but a deflating right-front tire with just a few laps remaining left him limping to the finish; the second of only two competitors to complete all 150 laps. The third and final podium position was earned by reigning CASCAR Castrol Super Series West champion Steve Jefferson, of Prince George, BC. The Mopar Batteries Intrepid driver was pleased with the result in his quest for another CASCAR crown. <pre> CASCAR Castrol Super Series West Results: Bumper to Bumper 150 // June 17, 2000 Round #3 / Hythe Motor Speedway / Grande Prairie, AB
Fin. St. Car# Driver (Hometown) Sponsor / Make Laps 1 4 35 Kevin Dowler (Edmonton, AB) Ford Quality Care Service Taurus 150 2 3 33 Don Sales (Quesnel, BC) Skoal Inc. Chevrolet Monte Carlo 150 3 7 5 Steve Jefferson (Prince George, BC) Mopar Batteries / Sandman Inns Intrepid 149 4 10 4 Daryl Harr (Edmonton, AB) John Deere Chevrolet Monte Carlo 148 5 12 74 Dennis Masse (Lethbridge, AB) R Dodge 148 6 5 2 Carl Harr (Edmonton, AB) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 148 7 8 93 Charlie Kirton (Saskatoon, SK) Great Western Brewing Co. Chevrolet Monte Carlo 148 8 2 46 Dan Shirley (Saskatoon, SK) Grande Prairie Co-Op Chevrolet Monte Carlo 147 9 15 44 Fred DelPero (Edmonton, AB) CanadaTrader.com / Castrol Ford Taurus 147 10 9 09 Trevor Seibert (Williams Lake, BC) EMCO Limited Ford Taurus 147 11 6 12 Ron Larson (Quesnel, BC) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 146 12 14 14 James Van Domselaar (Ft. Sask., AB) R DATACORE Systems Inc. Pontiac Grand Prix 146 13 11 15 Mike Browne (Calgary, AB) Pontiac Grand Prix 145 14 16 7 James MacFarlane (Calgary, AB) Ford Taurus 142 15 1 20 Kim Richard (Calgary, AB) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 139 16 17 30 Chris Heinz (Edmonton, AB) Olds Cutlass 136 17 13 34 Darren Turner (Kelowna, BC) R Western Star Trucks Chevrolet Monte Carlo 129
Time of Race: 54 minutes and 39 seconds Cautions: 2 for a total of 8 laps. Lap leaders: #20 Kim Richard (1 - 28) and #35 Kevin Dowler (29 - 150) * R after the driver's hometown denotes rookie contender