BNS: Lime Rock race rained out again

Burnham Boilers 200 at Lime Rock Park rained out again; Busch North Series to return for third try at championship decision next Saturday, October 26. LAKEVILLE, Conn.-- For the second consecutive week, inclement weather forced the postponement...

Burnham Boilers 200 at Lime Rock Park rained out again; Busch North Series to return for third try at championship decision next Saturday, October 26.

LAKEVILLE, Conn.-- For the second consecutive week, inclement weather forced the postponement of the Burnham Boilers 200 at Lime Rock Park, scheduled to be the season finale and championship decider for the Busch North Series, NASCAR Touring. The event has now been rescheduled for Saturday, October 26, with a morning practice for qualified cars followed by a midday start for the 82-lap, 125 mile race which will settle the 2002 Busch North Series title among Andy Santerre, Matt Kobyluck, and Brad Leighton.

Despite lowering clouds, the 40 teams were able to practice and begin Bud Pole Qualifying before the rains arrived. Since qualifying could not be finished, the field of 36 cars was set by NASCAR rules, putting point leaders Santerre and Kobyluck on the front row. In a replay of last week, a brief period without rain raised hopes the race could be run, but the precipitation soon returned and forced the postponement.

The posted lineup will remain in place for next week's race. For the first time in Busch North Series history, two female divers are in the field. Series regular Carey Heath starts 17th and Liane Lombardi, a Thompson Speedway weekly competitor from Manchester, Conn., is set to start 26th in the car owned by Barney McRae.

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