<pre> WHAT: Southern National Speedway 125 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring Race 12 of 18 Events WHERE: Southern National Speedway, Kenly, N. C. 4000-Mile Paved WHEN: Saturday, July 29 2000 DISTANCE: 125 Laps (50 ...
<pre> WHAT: Southern National Speedway 125 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring Race 12 of 18 Events
WHERE: Southern National Speedway, Kenly, N. C. 4000-Mile Paved
WHEN: Saturday, July 29 2000
DISTANCE: 125 Laps (50 Miles)
POSTED AWARDS: $25,350
FIELD: 30 Cars. Twenty-eight 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: Southern Motorsports, Inc.
TELEVISION: None SCHEDULE: Saturday, July 29 2000 10:00 a.m. Registration Opens 10:30 a.m. Haulers Park 11:00 a.m. Pit Gates Open 12:30 p.m. Draw For Qualifying 1:00 p.m. Mandatory Meeting - Rookie Drivers 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Practice 3:45 p.m. - Mandatory Driver/Crew Chief Meeting at Goody's Dash Trailer 5:30 p.m. - Qualifying (2 Laps) 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Autograph Session 7:15 p.m. -- Driver Introductions THE RACE: The Southern National Speedway 125 will be the 12th of 18 races on the 2000 Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring Schedule. This race, will be a return to this 4/10 mile oval after an absence of one year and it will be the fourth series event contested at Southern National Speedway. Cautions will count towards total race laps and the race can end with a checkered flag or a green-white-checkered flag situation.
RECORDS: DRIVER DATE TIME/SPEED Qualifying: Brian Sockwell July 19 1997 15.349 Secs/93.817 mph Race: Robert Huffman August 1 1998 43 Mins/19 Secs 69.284 mph
EVENT REVIEW: Robert Huffman had another strong showing in the Coastal Carolina Freightliner 125 recording his fifth career win of the '98 season. Starting third, Huffman found the bottom groove on the racetrack to his liking and quickly moved around the second place car of Ricky Bryant taking the lead from polesitter Jake Hobgood on lap 11. When Huffman went to the front, the cars of Bryant and Hobgood rubbed resulting in a flat tire on Hobgood's machine costing him two laps in the pits. Bryant eventually had problems with his car ending the night four laps off the pace. Towards the end of the race Huffman had opened a seven second lead on the second place car of David Hutto.
1998 Top 10 At Stats: Southern National Speedway Bud Pole: Jake Hobgood 1. Robert Huff Time of Race: 43 Mins. 19 Secs 2. David Hutto Average Speed: 69.284 mph 3. Scott Weaver Margin of Victory: 1.465 Secs 4. Dean Combs Caution Flags: 5 Cautions for 23 Laps 5. B. J. Mackey Lap Leaders: Jake Hobgood, Grid - 10, 6. Chris Hall Robert Huffman, 11-125 7. Eddie Kelley 8. Keith Wilson 9. Donnie Apple 10. Jimmy Gross
NOTES OF INTEREST: (1) This will be the fourth race run at this speedplant.
(2) Three different drivers have won events at Southern National Speedway with two of the three being series champions.
(3) Current series drivers who have won events at this facility are Robert Huffman and Scott Weaver.
(4) Ricky Bryant is on a roll and the only driver to have ten consecutive top ten finishes on the series this year.
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.