PRE- RACE NOTES -- Friday evening Dale Quarterley and Brad Leighton were both part of the qualifying group whose runs were interrupted by Ted Christopher's crash. They were given the remaining two of their permitted three laps at the end of ...
PRE- RACE NOTES -- Friday evening
Dale Quarterley and Brad Leighton were both part of the qualifying group whose runs were interrupted by Ted Christopher's crash. They were given the remaining two of their permitted three laps at the end of qualifying, and each set his fastest lap immediately, then backed off on the final lap. Leighton and Quarterley, in that order, were fastest in the morning practice.
Dale Quarterley's rig was the last to arrive at the Glen, not parking in the garage area untl Friday morning.
As of Friday evening, the Ralph Solhem crew were still thrashing to repair the #13 Ferguson Contractors Chevrolet, while Christopher flew to Connecticut to race at Stafford Motor Speedway. Doug Krpata's Island Trees Automotive Chevrolet was withdrawn from the field, while John Cerbone's crew changed an engine.
Rick Bell , who races the #28 Kimball Oil/DeVries Building Supply Chevrolet in the oval track portion of the Busch North Series schedule, has returned to the Evans Engine Cooling Pontiac for the Glen and Lime Rock. The #78 is a dedicated road racing chassis. He qualified sixth, and is assured of the $1,000 Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Race Award as the only registered rookie entered.
Bryan Wall's Ford again carries Bully Hill Vineyards sponsorship in the Little Trees 150 presented by Pepsi. Bryan took the Bully Hill colors to second place at Watkins Glen and Dover last year.
Bill Penfold's #0 VIP Charter Coaches Chevrolet displays "Wheeliefest 2002" as an associate sponsor. Wheelifest features the Nashville band Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies, frequent performers at Watkins glen in the past, and is scheduled for September 28 at Rowland, Pa., in the Poconos. Wheeliefest is organized and promoted by Penfold Motorsports crew member Bryan Thompson.