Gernant Asphalt 150, Holland International Speedway, Saturday, June 29 A close point race got even closer as the top four drivers in points after the race were the top four finishers. Although he was shuffled back to fourth after leading, Matt...
Gernant Asphalt 150, Holland International Speedway, Saturday, June 29
A close point race got even closer as the top four drivers in points after the race were the top four finishers. Although he was shuffled back to fourth after leading, Matt Kobyluck retained a 12 point margin over Brad Leighton, who finished second. Race winner Andy Santerre closed the gap to 16 points, while Kelly Moore is now just 54 points from the top of the board. Dale Shaw dropped to fifth in the standings. The unofficial top ten are as follows after 7 of 19 races:
1. Matt Kobyluck 1084
2. Brad Leighton 1072
3. Andy Santerre 1068
4. Kelly Moore 1030
5. Dale Shaw 994
6. Dave Dion 942
7. Mike Johnson 935
8. Bill Penfold 927
9. Dale Quarterley 924
10.Greg Schaefer 903
Holland Milestones... Carey Heath scored her first career top ten finish with a solid ninth place run on the lead lap.It's the first top ten for a female driver in Busch North Series history. After waiting three years for his first top five, Bryon Chew needed only one week for his second. Greg Schaefer moved into the top ten in points for the first time this far into the season. Martin Truex Jr.'s Bud Pole time was the sixth new track record in seven races on Goodyear Eagle tires in 2002. Truex broke Andy Santerre's long-standing record, but Santerre didn't mind after winning the feature.
Jerry Marquis finished tenth in the first appearance of the season for Tony Vecchio's #1 team. How he got to Holland is the real story, though. After the rain-delayed Featherlite Modified Series race at Richmond International Raceway Friday evening, Jerry drove alone all night, with just a short roadside nap, to reach the Buffalo area in time for the drivers meeting.
Dan Koonmen and Tim Zock made their first Busch North Series starts of 2002, while Troy Williams, a Holland NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge regular, made his first career start.