Lonesome Pine race summary 2002-10-06

Wade Day wins $11,000 at LPIR. COEBURN, VIRGINIA - Wade Day won 17 races during the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series season, but his biggest payday for a race win in 2002 came in the Bailey's Autumn Classic 300 at Lonesome Pine International Raceway...

Wade Day wins $11,000 at LPIR.

COEBURN, VIRGINIA - Wade Day won 17 races during the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series season, but his biggest payday for a race win in 2002 came in the Bailey's Autumn Classic 300 at Lonesome Pine International Raceway on Sunday, October 6, 2002. Day pocketed $10,000 for winning his 18th NASCAR Late Model Sportsman feature of the season. He added a $1,000 bonus from Hobart Sale and Supply for leading at the halfway mark in the 200-lap race.

Day was the fourth-fastest qualifier in time trials. In the feature race, he worked his Chevrolet Monte Carlo into the lead by passing race leader Frank Deiny, Jr.'s Chevrolet Monte Carlo on lap 84.

"Those boys were pretty good on short runs but they hadn't run here on a long, long run like we have. I knew what my car could do," Day said. "It was good all day long and that's as good as my car has been all year long."

Hobart polesitter Ronald Hill led the 32-car field to the green flag. Hill yielded to front-row starter Frank Deiny, Jr. on lap 33. Hill later retired with mechanical problems, earning the Pepsi Hard Luck Award.

There were eight caution flags for a total of 32 laps. Most were for single car spins. The most spectacular occurred on lap 169 when Jason York spun on the backstretch in front of a tight pack of traffic. Nineteen of the 32 starters were running at the finish.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Jason York