Bumper to Bumper 150 Hythe Motor Speedway (Alberta) The sixth Western Super Series event of the season was held on Saturday night at Hythe Motor Speedway, just west of Grande Prairie, Alberta. Don Sales started third in the field of 17...
Bumper to Bumper 150 Hythe Motor Speedway (Alberta)
The sixth Western Super Series event of the season was held on Saturday night at Hythe Motor Speedway, just west of Grande Prairie, Alberta. Don Sales started third in the field of 17 starters and assumed the lead on lap 145 of the 150 lap race when race leader Wade Lee pitted, under caution, for a flat tire. When the race resumed, Sales and Lee were the only two drivers on the lead lap. With lapped traffic giving him fits, Lee was unable to pass the Skoal Inc. Monte Carlo driver over the closing laps and settled for second place.
The result leaves the Calgary driver (GM Goodwrench Pontiac Grand Prix) in excellent shape to win another CASCAR West championship. A good qualifying run, followed by a respectable finish in the Sept. 12 Western closer at his 'home track' Race City Motorsport Park should be enough for Lee to secure another CASCAR crown.
For Sales, the victory ends five years of searching for his first CASCAR win. The Quesnel, BC-based driver has been close on several occasions, but hadn't broken through to the winner's circle, until Saturday. Dodge driver Steve Jefferson completed the podium finishers.
*** PIT NOTES: The next two dates on the CASCAR schedule are the Mosport road course and CARQUEST 500 race weekends. These events will determine the National champion. The Aug. 28-30 Canadian Auction Group 300km at the legendary Mosport road course will mark the first time since 1991 that CASCAR has held an event on this circuit...
1998 CASTROL SUPER SERIES WESTERN SERIES POINT STANDINGS AS OF AUGUST 15, 1998
POS CAR # DRIVER/HOMETOWN POINTS
1 79 Wade Lee/Calgary,AB 1104 2 35 Kevin Dowler/Edmonton,AB 1002 3 2 Carl Harr/St Albert,AB 978 4 46 Dan Shirley/Sask,SK 966 5 33 Don Sales/Quesnel,BC 952 6 5 Steve Jefferson/Prince George,BC 920 7 20 Kim Richard/Calgary 890 8 4 Daryl Harr/Calgary,AB 794 9 6 Todd Nichol/St Albert,AB 710 9 18 Gil Gillett/Kelowna,BC 694 11 44 Fred DelPero/Edmonton,AB 646 12 7 James MacFarlane/Calgray,AB 528 13 43 Dallas Mayert/Prince George,BC 490 14 3 Rolly Lint/Grand Prairie,AB 456 15 3 Ric Peterson/Grand Prairie,AB 420 16 91 David Sproule/Brooks,AB 380 17 12 Ron Larson/Prince George,BC 320 18 31 Al Gandy/Prince George,BC 284 19 13 Bobby Joe Wilson/Sask,SK 270 20 93 Charlie Kirton/Sask,SK 258