<pre> 2000 GOODY'S DASH SERIES, NASCAR TOURING FACT SHEET WHAT: Spero Farms 125 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring Race 5 of 18 Events WHERE: Caraway Speedway, Sophia, N. C., .455 Mile Oval WHEN: Saturday, May 13 ...
<pre> 2000 GOODY'S DASH SERIES, NASCAR TOURING FACT SHEET
WHAT: Spero Farms 125 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring Race 5 of 18 Events
WHERE: Caraway Speedway, Sophia, N. C., .455 Mile Oval
WHEN: Saturday, May 13 2000
DISTANCE: 125 Laps (56.875 Miles)
POSTED AWARDS: $22,050
FIELD: 28 Cars. Twenty-six starting positions will be determined through two laps of qualifying. Two additional positions will be available to any driver in the top 30 current 2000 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point standings who have not qualified for one of the original 28 positions, provided eligible driver attempts to qualify in qualifying events. Official point standings and not time trial speed will determine these positions.
SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)
PROMOTER: Caraway Promotions, LLC.
CONTACTS: Bill Desmond, NASCAR, (334) 361-0307 Dee Dee Hackett-Kern, (336-629-5803)
SCHEDULE: Saturday, May 13 2000 10:00 a.m. Registration Opens & Haulers Park 10:30 a.m. Pit Gates Open 12:30 a.m. Draw For Qualifying 1:00 p.m. Mandatory All Drivers and Rookie Meeting 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Practice 3:45 p.m. Mandatory Driver/Crew Chief Meeting 5:30 p.m. Qualifying (2 Laps) 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Driver Autograph Session THE RACE: The Spero Farms 125 will be the fifth of 18 races on the Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring Schedule. Cautions will count towards the total laps and the race can end with a checkered flag.
RECORDS: DRIVER DATE Qualifying: Robert Huffman 5/08/99 95.347 mph 17.179 Secs Race: Mike Swaim Jr. 5/10/97 62.962 mph 55 Mins 30 Secs
1999 REVIEW: 1999 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring Champion Robert Huffman made this event his own as he obliterated the previous qualifying mark in establishing a new record of 95.347 mph. Huffman went on to lead all 125 laps that saw eight cautions for 38 laps slow the event. 2000 is starting out similar to 1999 for Huffman who recorded a second and back-to-back wins in 1999. In 2000 he has two wins, a fourth place and a third win.
Huffman is the series points leader entering this event just as he was in 1999. Johnny Chapman turned in a strong performance subbing for the injured Scott Weaver but both drivers will be in the field this year in their own cars. A strong performance was turned in by Joey Miller, in only his second series event. After starting 22nd he worked his way to a fourth place finish to earn a top five finishing position.
1999 Top 10 Caraway Stats: Speedway 125 Bud Pole: Robert Huffman 1. Robert Huffman Time of Race: 54 minutes 13 Seconds 2. Johnny Chapman Average Speed: 62.942 mph 3. Jake Hobgood Margin of Victory: 1 Seconds 4. Joey Miller Caution Flags: Eight for 38 laps 5. David Hutto Lap Leaders: Robert Huffman 1 - 125 6. Chad Branham 7. Justin Hobgood 8. Ned Combs 9. Donnie Neuenberger 10. Eddie Kelley
NOTES OF INTEREST: (1) 1999 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring National Champion Robert Huffman enters this event as series points leader just as he did in 1999. (2) Huffman's 1999 victory was his first at this .455 facility. (3) Huffman and Edward Howell are the only current series drivers who have won at this track and they enter this event, number one and two in points. (4) Hometown driver Mickey York has never won a series event at his home track.
PARTICIPATING AWARDS SPONSORS: Anheuser-Busch, Gatorade, Goody's, Goody's Consistency Award, NAPA Oil Filters, NGK Spark Plugs, Pontiac Racing, Stef's Oil Pans, Tilton Engineering, Toyota, Wiseco Pistons and "76" Race Gasoline.
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