<pre> 2000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Race Facts WHAT: Re/Max Slim Jim All Pro 200 WHERE: Lanier National Speedway, Braselton, Ga., 0.375-mile oval WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 8:00 p.m. DISTANCE: ...
<pre> 2000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Race Facts
WHAT: Re/Max Slim Jim All Pro 200 WHERE: Lanier National Speedway, Braselton, Ga., 0.375-mile oval WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 8:00 p.m. DISTANCE: 200 laps (75 miles) POSTED AWARDS: $48,350 (including $3,000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point fund money.)
FIELD: 30 cars. Fastest 25 cars through time trials (2 laps). Five provisional starting positions, including either four or five based on the current 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 in 1999.
SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)
PROMOTER: DLJR, Inc.
Hauler Parking & Registration 8:00 a.m. Inspection 9:00 a.m. Mandatory Rookie Drivers' Meeting 12:00 Noon Practice 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mandatory Drivers' Meeting 3:00 p.m. Bud Pole Qualifying, 2 laps, all pos. 6:00 p.m. Re/Max Slim Jim All Pro 200 Program 8:00 p.m.
THE RACE: The Re/Max Slim Jim 200 is the sixth of 17 races on the 2000 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring schedule. This race represents the 16th time that the series will have competed at Lanier since 1991. Fans always come out en masse when the series runs at Lanier and this race should be no exception as it will be the only series event run in Georgia in 2000. An action-packed race is the norm rather than the exception within the close confines of the 0.375-mile oval.
Qualifying Record: John Crow, Concord, N.C., Chevrolet, 13.696 secs., 98.569 mph, 7/3/97 Fastest Avg. Speed : Freddie Query, Mooresville, N.C., Chevrolet, 58 mins., 29 secs., 9/5/98
1999 RESULTS: Naples, Fla.'s Billy Bigley, Jr. earned one of his four 1999 wins, and bested a slew of Slim Jim All Pro Series veterans at the same time. Hal Goodson, Conyers, Ga.'s Ron Young, Wayne Anderson and Scott Kilby rounded out the top five. Winder, Ga.'s Jerry Awbrey captured his first career Bud Pole Award over 38 other drivers that attempted to make the 30-car starting field. Eleven drivers completed all 200 laps and 24 of 30 starters were running when the checkered flag waved. The race was run in one hour, four minutes and 47 seconds. Bigley's winning average speed was 69.462 mph and his margin of victory was 0.761 seconds. There were a total of five caution periods for 38 laps and two lead changes amongst three drivers. Polesitter Awbrey, Kilby and Bigley all led laps during the 200-lap race.
NOTES OF INTEREST * Winder, Ga.'s Jerry Awbrey was the lone driver that prevented a clean sweep for Billy Bigley, Jr. at Lanier in 1999 as Bigley won this event on June 9 and finished second to Awbrey on September 4. * Georgia youngsters Shane Sieg and Ryan Crane, both still in high school yet no strangers to Lanier's 0.375-mile oval could both be factors in Saturday night's race. Pendergrass's Crane has successfully made the starting field in all five races this season while Tucker's Sieg has managed four starts in four attempts with one top-10 finish for his efforts. * Five different drivers have earned Bud Pole Awards in five races this season while there have been three different race winners. Billy Bigley, Jr. and Scott Hansen have each won two races while Jeff Fultz has visited victory once.
STAT OF THE WEEK: After five races in 2000 just 14 points separate the top six drivers in the chase for the Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring championship.
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
OFFICIAL HOTEL: Country Inn & Suites, I-985 at Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood, GA, (770) 535-8080
DIRECTIONS TO TRACK: Track is located 4.5 miles north of I-85 on SR 53