Watkins Glen, NY (August 11, 2001) - Tom Carey made a late race pass on Brad Leighton to capture his first ever win in the "Little Trees" 150 Presented by Pepsi today at Watkins Glen International. Leighton had a tire going down with two laps to...
Watkins Glen, NY (August 11, 2001) - Tom Carey made a late race pass on Brad Leighton to capture his first ever win in the "Little Trees" 150 Presented by Pepsi today at Watkins Glen International.
Leighton had a tire going down with two laps to go and Carey was able to outduel him. Leighton ended up with a 13th place finish in his Burnham Boilers Chevrolet.
Carey drove the No. 44 EJP Whittenburg University Chevrolet - the same car that last year's winner, Andy Santerre, owns and serves as crew chief.
"It's a lot tougher to be the crew chief and the car owner," Santerre commented. "When I get in the car and put my helmet on, it's whole different deal."
"This has been such a great deal," said Carey. "This is the third race that we have done together. The car was just awesome and the handling was right on."
Finishing second was Bryan Wall in the No. 77 Bully Hill Vineyards Chevrolet, with the No. 54 TOPS/Smuckers/Tropicana driven by Paul Wolfe coming home in third.
NASCAR Winston Cup Happy Hour for the Global Crossing @ The Glen, which was held prior to the "Little Trees" 150 presented by Pepsi, showed Ron Fellows on top of leader board. Fellows tooled around the 2.45-mile road course in his Bully Hill Vineyards Chevrolet in 73.004 seconds (120.815 mph). He was closely followed by tomorrow's polesitter Dale Jarrett, driver of the No. 88 UPS Ford and Robby Gordon, substituting for the injured Mike Skinner in the No. 31 Lowe's Chevrolet. The Global Crossing @ The Glen is set to take the green flag at 1:20 p.m. tomorrow.
Tickets are still available for the Global Crossing @ The Glen. For tickets, camping and additional information, please contact the Watkins Glen Ticket office at 607-535-2481 or log on to the official web site, www.theglen.com.