MEDICINE HAT, AB - The CASCAR Castrol Super Series West held its second race of the season, on Saturday night, at Medicine Hat Speedway. Series veteran Carl Harr passed Dan Shirley with just a handful of laps remaining in the Medicine Hat 150 to...
MEDICINE HAT, AB - The CASCAR Castrol Super Series West held its second race of the season, on Saturday night, at Medicine Hat Speedway. Series veteran Carl Harr passed Dan Shirley with just a handful of laps remaining in the Medicine Hat 150 to claim victory at the 1/3-mile, banked oval. Harr, who hails from Edmonton, AB, was involved in an early race incident with slower traffic, which knocked him off the track and to the back of the pack. But the Chevrolet Monte Carlo driver worked his way back through the field and started to hound fellow Chevy driver Shirley as the laps wound down. On lap 144, Harr was able to get by Shirley - who won the season opener at Saskatoon the previous weekend - and held on for his first Super Series win in several seasons. Ford driver Trevor Seibert, of Williams Lake, BC, was the runner-up in his second career CASCAR start. The experienced road racer has earned podium finishes in both CASCAR outings. Shirley, of Saskatoon, SK, held on for third in the 18-car field. Calgarian Wade Lee led the first lap of the 150 lap affair but saw Edmonton's Kevin Dowler zip into the lead on lap 2. The Ford Quality Care Taurus driver held the point until lap 64 when a deflating tire took him out of contention. Shirley assumed control of the race and did all he could to hold off Harr until the lap 144 pass.
<pre> CASCAR Castrol Super Series West Results: Medicine Hat / CASCAR 150 / June 10, 2000 Round #2 / Medicine Hat Speedway / Medicine Hat, AB
Fin. St. Car# Driver (Hometown) Sponsor / Make Laps 1 5 2 Carl Harr (Edmonton, AB) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 150 2 6 09 Trevor Seibert (Williams Lake, BC) Ford Taurus 150 3 3 46 Dan Shirley (Saskatoon, SK) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 150 4 1 79 Wade Lee (Calgary, AB) Pontiac Grand Prix 150 5 12 74 Dennis Masse (Lethbridge, AB) R Dodge 148 6 4 12 Ron Larson (Quesnel, BC) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 148 7 11 4 Daryl Harr (Edmonton, AB) John Deere Chevrolet Monte Carlo 146 8 13 5 Steve Jefferson (Prince George, BC) DaimlerChrysler / Sandman Inns Intrepid 145 9 2 35 Kevin Dowler (Edmonton, AB) Ford Quality Care Service Taurus 144 10 8 93 Charlie Kirton (Saskatoon, SK) Great Western Brewing Co. Chevrolet M C 144 11 16 15 Mike Browne (Calgary, AB) Pontiac Grand Prix 144 12 18 30 Chris Hinds (Edmonton, AB) Olds Cutlass 137 13 17 7 James MacFarlane (Calgary, AB) Ford Taurus 132 14 7 33 Don Sales (Quesnel, BC) Skoal Inc. Chevrolet Monte Carlo 120 15 14 34 Darren Turner (Kelowna, BC) R Western Star Trucks Chevrolet Monte C 112 16 15 44 Fred DelPero (Edmonton, AB) CanadaTrader.com / Castrol Ford Taurus 111 17 9 20 Kim Richard (Calgary, AB) Chevrolet Monte Carlo 62 18 10 13 Bobby Joe Wilson (Saskatoon, SK) R Wilson Auto Racing Chevrolet Monte Carl 38
Time of Race: 56 minutes and 18 seconds Cautions: 3 for a total of 29 laps. Lap leaders: #79 Wade Lee (1), #35 Kevin Dowler (2 - 64), #46 Dan Shirley (65 - 143) and Carl Harr (144 - 150)
* R after the driver's hometown denotes rookie contender