BNS: Holland fact sheet

<pre> WHAT: Burnham Boilers 150 Busch North Series, NASCAR Touring Race ...

<pre> WHAT: Burnham Boilers 150 Busch North Series, NASCAR Touring Race #4 of 21

WHERE: Holland International Speedway, Holland, N.Y. .375 mile paved oval

WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 2001

DISTANCE: 150 laps, (56.25 miles)

POSTED AWARDS: $73,150 (including $2,800 Busch North Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point fund money)

FIELD: 30 cars (Fastest 25 through two rounds of time trials. Four additional positions will be added as provisional starters based on the current 2001 Busch North Series standings, plus one position reserved for a former Busch North Series champion, if needed)

SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR)

PROMOTER: Promotions Perfected, Inc., dba Holland International Speedway

SCHEDULE: Saturday, June 2 10:30 a.m. Registration & Inspection 12:15 p.m. Mandatory Drivers Meeting 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. Practice 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. Practice 4:30 p.m. Bud Pole Qualifying (pos. 1-20)) 5:30 p.m. Second round qualifying (pos. 21-25) 8:00 p.m. Burnham Boilers 150

NOTES OF INTEREST

* Tracy Gordon is the defending winner of the Burnham Boilers 150. After winning the Bud Pole, he redrew the outside of the front row, but bided his time until taking the lead from Dale Shaw with 19 laps remaining. It was the first of three straight wins for Gordon. Shaw, Dave Dion, Mike Olsen, and Brad Leighton completed the top five. Gordon averaged 62.442 mph and won by .4 seconds.

* Gordon's Bud Pole Qualifying time in 2000 was 14.595 seconds at 92.497 mph. The track record was set in 1996 by Andy Santerre at 14.393 seconds, 93.796 mph.

* Holland is a charter member of the Busch North Series, having been on the schedule every year since 1987. The 1988 race was rained out and not rescheduled. Dave Dion is the leading winner at Holland, with three straight wins from 1995 to 1997.

* Brian Ross (1993) and John Preston (1994) have scored their only career Busch North Series victories at Holland. Other drivers winning their first BNS race at Holland are Dale Shaw (1987) and Bryan Wall (1999).

* The only drivers to win at Holland during a Busch North Series championship season are Ricky Craven (1991) and Dave Dion (1996).

* Holland International Speedway opened as a dirt track in 1960 and was paved in 1968. It is the only asphalt track in New York which has always featured full-bodied stock cars as its premier weekly division.

STAT OF THE WEEK

Dave Dion owns the longest current streak of top-ten finishes in the Busch North Series point standings with six (1995-2000). Until running a limited schedule in 2000, Kelly Moore had been in the top ten for 13 consecutive seasons.

-Al Robinson

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Ricky Craven , Bryan Wall , Brian Ross