The WHAS 150 Hills Bros. All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Race 9 of 13 Events Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky. 1.5-mile oval SCHEDULE: Friday, August 9 2002 11:45 a.m - 1:45 p.m. All Pro Practice 4:00 p.m. -Qualifying (2 Laps - Top ...
The WHAS 150 Hills Bros. All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Race 9 of 13 Events
Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky. 1.5-mile oval
Friday, August 9 2002
11:45 a.m - 1:45 p.m. All Pro Practice
4:00 p.m. -Qualifying (2 Laps - Top 34)
Saturday, August 10 2002
2:00 p.m. - The Kentucky 150
EVENT REVIEW: Eddie Mercer earned his second consecutive Bud Pole Award at this event in June then used an excellent restart on the fourth race caution to regain the lead and maintain the point to the checkered flag in winning his first and only time in 2002. Mercer had lots of pressure during the scheduled 100-lap event that ended with a green-white-checkered condition due to a final caution that waved on lap 97. Scott Carlson was very dominant during this race leading 45 laps until Mercer got the jump on the restart. One serious incident occurred on lap eight when Cecil Chunn's Chevrolet was tapped from behind and spun low then went to the high side of the track. Ray Skillman, with no place to go went up and over the left rear quarter panel of Chunn's car and went upside down coming to rest on the infield grass. Both drivers escaped injury. Stanley Smith came on very strong at the end after pitting for four fresh tires late in the race and Charlie Bradberry maintained his series points lead with his fourth place finish. Joe Aramendia was the highest finishing rookie contender with his sixth place after running in the top 10 most of the race.
NOTES OF INTEREST: (1) Billy Bigley Jr. won the first race ever run at Kentucky Speedway which was an All Pro event on June 16 2000.
(2) Jeff Fultz, originally from Cincinnati, has back to back series wins at this facility.
(3) This will be the second consecutive Hills Bros. All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring event with the Indy Racing League in 2002.
(4) For this event all cars will run a restrictor plate.
(5) Eddie Mercer had the Bud Pole here in June and won the race.