2000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Race Facts WHAT: B&B Pools 200 WHERE: Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Greenville, S.C., 0.500 mile oval WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 8:00 p.m. DISTANCE: 200 laps (100 miles) POSTED...
2000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Race Facts
WHAT: B&B Pools 200
WHERE: Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Greenville, S.C., 0.500 mile oval
WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 8:00 p.m.
DISTANCE: 200 laps (100 miles)
POSTED AWARDS: $48,350 (including $3,000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point fund money.)
FIELD: 32 cars. Fastest 25 cars through time trials (2 laps). Six provisional starting positions, including either five or six based on the final 1999 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring point standings and possibly one provisional position for a former champion of the series who will have also raced in a series points event in1999.
SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)
PROMOTER: Greenville Auto Racing, Inc.
Team Haulers Enter & Registration Opens 8:00 a.m.
Inspection 9:00 a.m.
Mandatory Rookie Drivers' Meeting 12:00 noon
Practice 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Mandatory Drivers' Meeting 3:15 p.m.
Bud Pole Qualifying, 2 laps, all positions 6:00 p.m.
B&B Pools 200 Racing Program 8:00 p.m.
The B & B Pools 200 is the third race on the 17-race 2000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring schedule. Thirty cars will take to the 0.500 mile oval for the 200-lap, 100-mile race.
Track Qual. Record: Rick Crawford, Mobile, Ala., Ford, 19.325 secs., (93.144 mph), (8/5/95)
Fastest Avg. Speed: Mike Cope, Pinellas Park, Fla., Olds., 1 hr., 20 m., 57 s. (74.11 mph) (8/7/93)
1999 RESULTS: Darlington, S.C.'s Hal Goodson outran Mike Cope by 0.233 seconds to pick up the race win. Completing the top five were Toby Porter, Wayne Anderson and Jeff Fultz. Randy Gentry captured the Bud Pole Award. There were a total of six cars running on the lead lap when the checkered flag waved and 25 of 32 starters were running at the end of the race. The race was run in one hour, 22 minutes and 10 seconds and Goodson's winning average speed was 73.022 seconds. There were just three caution periods encompassing 20 laps and four lead changes among four drivers. Polesitter Gentry, Porter, Cope and Goodson all took turns at the front of the field.
NOTES OF INTEREST · Easley, S.C.'s Randy Gentry, and Greer, S.C.'s Steven Howard could be considered two of the favorites as both have cut their racing teeth at Greenville-Pickens. They are the only Greenville-area drivers that will be chasing the Slim Jim All Pro Series championship full time in 2000. Gentry and Howard each earned a Bud Pole Award at Greenville-Pickens in 1999. · Previous Bud Pole winners at Greenville-Pickens include Steve Holzhausen, Gary Balough, Hal Goodson, Donnie Bishop, Mike Cope, Marty Ward, Shane Hall, Billy Bigley, Jr., Rick Crawford, Toby Porter, Mardy Lindley, Derrick Gilchrist, Randy Gentry and Steven Howard. · Previous race winners at Greenville-Pickens Speedway include Mike Garvey, Gary Balough, Jason Keller, Donnie Bishop, Jody Ridley, Mike Cope, Shane Hall, Toby Porter, Hal Goodson, Dick Anderson, Derrick Gilchrist, Lee Tissot and Billy Bigley, Jr. Bigley and Tissot currently sit one-two in the Slim Jim All Pro Series point standings.
STAT OF THE WEEK: In the history of the Slim Jim All Pro Series no track has held more series races than Greenville-Pickens Speedway. The B & B Pools 200 will be the 19th series race to be held at the 0.500-mile oval.
POINT FUND SPONSORS: Slim Jim, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Gatorade, Hoosier Tires, Jasper Engines, Moroso Performance Products Rookie of the Year, 76 Race Gasoline
QUALIFYING AND SPECIAL AWARD SPONSORS: Budweiser, Carrera Shocks, Eibach Springs, Ford Motor Company, Five Star Stock Car Bodies, Gatorade, Holley Carburetors, Hoosier Tires, Jasper Engines, Moroso Blue Max Ignition Wires, Moroso Oil Pans, Moroso Performance Products Rookie of the Race, MSD Ignitions, NGK Spark Plugs, Scott Performance Wire, Tilton Engineering, Wiseco Pistons