BNS: Lime Rock story and results

LAKEVILLE, Conn. - Bryan Wall scored his second consecutive victory in the Busch North Series, NASCAR Touring season finale at the Lime Rock Park road course Saturday afternoon. Recent bridegroom Wall, of Plaistow, N.H., led the Dodge Dealers 200...

LAKEVILLE, Conn. - Bryan Wall scored his second consecutive victory in the Busch North Series, NASCAR Touring season finale at the Lime Rock Park road course Saturday afternoon. Recent bridegroom Wall, of Plaistow, N.H., led the Dodge Dealers 200 presented by Burnham Boilers twice for 51 of the 82 laps after winning the Bud Pole on Friday. It was his first victory of the 2000 season and the fourth of his Busch North Series career.

Dale Quarterley was the runner-up, 3 seconds behind Wall, with Mike Olsen, Andy Santerre, and Ted Christopher completing the top five. Busch North Series champion Brad Leighton was sixth and established series records by finishing every lap run all season, and finishing every race in the top ten.

Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year, and of the race, Mike Johnson was seventh, while Dale Shaw put on a closing charge to take eighth. Combined with a 14th place finish for Tracy Gordon, it was enough to move Shaw into second in the final Busch North standings. Dave Dion and Dennis Demers rounded out the top ten.

Wall averaged 70.046 miles per hour as six caution periods slowed the action for 29 laps. Wall broke his own track record in taking the Bud Pole at 102.377 mph, and also won the Gatorade Front Runner Award. Mike Bruno's 20-place improvement from 31st at the start to eleventh at the checker gained him the Flowmaster Star of the Race Award.

Quarterley started outside the front row and beat Wall into turn one, setting the pace for the first 17 laps before pitting, with Wall following him to pit lane for fuel four laps later. Leighton enjoyed a 14-lap run at the head of the field, but spun as his transmission locked in fourth gear. Wall regained the point at lap 35 and never relinquished it.

Olsen gained several positions on a 41st lap restart to move into contention, grabbing second from Quarterley two laps later. Quarterley retook the spot on the 51st circuit, and the best race the rest of the way saw Olsen and Santerre dispute third, with Olsen finally prevailing on lap 63.

Needing to finish two positions in front of Gordon to move up to second in the final standings, Shaw seemed to see his chances dashed when he spun on lap 57. He rallied to pass Gordon with less than ten laps to go, and Gordon's flat tire in the closing stages settled the issue. Also suffering a cruel fate was Bill Penfold, who lost a top ten finish with a broken transmission.

The Busch North Series will celebrate the 2000 campaign with the annual championship banquet on January 13, 2001, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine.

<pre> BUSCH NORTH SERIES, NASCAR TOURING DODGE DEALERS 200 presented by Burnham Boilers - October 14, 2000 Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, Conn. (1.53 mile paved road course) UNOFFICIAL FINISH (finishing position, starting position, driver, hometown, laps completed, reason out if any, $ won) 1. (1) Bryan Wall, Plaistow, N.H., Ford, 82, 70.046 mph, Running, $18,425 2. (2) Dale Quarterley, Westfield, Mass., Chevrolet, 82, $9,305 3. (10) Mike Olsen, N. Haverhill, N.H., Chevrolet, 82, $6,770 4. (6) Andy Santerre, Cherryfield, Me., Chevrolet, 82, $3,500 5. (14) Ted Christopher, Plainville, Conn., Chevrolet, 82, $2,750 6. (3) Brad Leighton, Center Harbor, N.H., Chevrolet, 82, $3,350 7. (15) Mike Johnson, Salisbury, Mass., Ford, 82, $3,300 8. (12) Dale Shaw, Center Conway, N.H., Chevrolet, 82, $2,100 9. (23) Dave Dion, Hudson, N.H., Ford, 82, $1,950 10. (5) Dennis Demers, Shelburne, Vt., Chevrolet, 82, $1,900 11. (31) Mike Bruno, Castleton, Vt., Chevrolet, 81, $1,880 12. (25) Brett Roubinek, Lakeville, Conn., Chevrolet, 81, $1,350 13. (19) Walter Riley, Belmont, N.H., Chevrolet, 81, $1,325 14. (9) Tracy Gordon, Strong, Me., Chevrolet, 81, $1,800 15. (21) Jason Holehouse, Toronto, Ont., Chevrolet, 81, $1,280 16. (20) Jamie Aube, Manchester, N.H., Chevrolet, 80, $1,650 17. (35) Louie Mechalides, Tyngsboro, Mass., Chevrolet, 80, $1,725 18. (36) Barney McRae, Colchester, Vt., Pontiac, 78, $1,700 19. (34) Kip Stockwell, Randolph, Vt., Pontiac, 75, $1,680 20. (26) Scott Bouley, Thomaston, Conn., Chevrolet, 73, Overheating, $1,150 21. (30) Joey McCarthy, Randolph, N.J., Chevrolet, 73, Running, $1,125 22. (11) Bobby Dragon, Milton, Vt., Chevrolet, 72, Running, $1,600 23. (22) Martin Truex, Jr, Mayetta, N.J., Chevrolet, 72, Running, $1,575 24. (7) Bill Penfold, Yarmouth, Me., Chevrolet, 71, Transmission, $1,550 25. (8) Paul Wolfe, Milford, N.Y., Chevrolet, 58, Running, $1,525 26. (16) Rick Bell, Salisbury, Conn., Pontiac, 53, Accident, $1,000 27. (13) Dennis Doyle, Plymouth, Conn., Chevrolet, 52, Battery, $1,495 28. (24) Joe Pezza, Lcust Valley, N.Y., Chevrolet, 51, Overheating, $990 29. (29) Tommy Beamer, Williamstown, N.J., Chevrolet, 44, Accident, $980 30. (32) Brad Boissonneault, Meriden, Conn., Chevrolet, 35, Accident, $1,470 31. (17) John Wall, Salem, N.H., Chevrolet, 35, Accident, $950 32. (4) Matt Kobyluck, Oakdale, Conn., Chevrolet, 28, Accident, $1,450 33. (28) Greg Schaefer, Hatboro, Pa., Chevrolet, 28, Accident, $1,450 34. (27) David Darling, Seekonk, Mass., Chevrolet, 22, Engine, $1,450 35. (33) Mike Rowe, Turner, Me., Chevrolet, 22, Engine, $1,450 36. (18) Jerry Marquis, Broad Brook, Conn., Chevrolet, 0, DNS, $1,450

TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 47 minutes, 28 seconds AVERAGE SPEED: 70.046 mph CAUTION PERIODS: 6 for 29 laps LEAD CHANGES: 4 among 3 drivers LAP LEADERS: Bryan Wall grid, Dale Quarterley 1-17, Wall 18-21, Brad Leighton 22-35, Wall 36-82 MARGIN OF VICTORY: 3 seconds BUD POLE AWARD: Bryan Wall, Burnham Boilers Ford (53.801 seconds @ 102.377 mph) GATORADE FRONT RUNNER AWARD: Bryan Wall, Burnham Boilers Ford RAYBESTOS ROOKIE-OF-RACE AWARD: Mike Johnson, Johnson Lumber Ford FLOWMASTER STAR OF THE RACE AWARD: Mike Bruno, Fisher Snowplows Chevrolet

FINAL UNOFFICIAL BUSCH NORTH SERIES STANDINGS (wins)

1. Brad Leighton (3) 2697 2. Dale Shaw (2) 2478 3. Tracy Gordon (5) 2462 4. Dave Dion (1) 2395 5. Mike Olsen 2378 6. Bryan Wall (1) 2307 7. Dennis Demers 2261 8. Mike Johnson (1) 2211 9. Jamie Aube 2073 10.Bobby Dragon 2030

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Martin Truex Jr. , Greg Schaefer , Bryan Wall , Dale Quarterley , Paul Wolfe , Matt Kobyluck , Mike Johnson , Rick Bell , Ted Christopher , Jason Holehouse , Scott Bouley
Teams Williams