SES: Lanier National Speedway 98-09-05

Query Sweeps Slim Jim All Pro Series Races at Lanier Gainesville, Ga. - September 5, 1998 - Mooresville, N.C.'s Freddie Query earned his second win in as many tries at Lanier National Speedway on Saturday night when he raced under the checkered...

Query Sweeps Slim Jim All Pro Series Races at Lanier

Gainesville, Ga. - September 5, 1998 - Mooresville, N.C.'s Freddie Query earned his second win in as many tries at Lanier National Speedway on Saturday night when he raced under the checkered flag in the $44,360 Kroger 200 presented by Oral-B for the Slim Jim All Pro Series, part of NASCAR's Touring Division. The Greased Lightning Chevrolet driver earned $8,800 and broke a tie with Mike Cope for most career Slim Jim All Pro Series wins. Query has now visited victory lane 15 times.

"I've got to give a lot of credit to Mike Love (former multi-time Lanier track champion). He helped me a lot when I used to come down here and couldn't grab my tail down here, but we found a combination that worked good here and won some of the races in years' past. We won here earlier in the year with a different setup even though I really didn't like it. Tonight we went back to a setup that we used when the track was wore out and it worked great. The track got slick at the end of the race and it got even better," Query stated.

Just as Query captured victories in both Slim Jim All Pro Series races held at Lanier this year, Darlington, S.C.'s Hal Goodson swept Bud Pole qualifying. Driving the Fain Enterprises-owned Nortel/Northern Telecom Chevrolet Goodson lapped the 0.375 mile oval in a time of 13.881 seconds at an average speed of 97.255 mph. Back in July Goodson grabbed the pole in 13.880 seconds, just 0.001 seconds faster.

Bahama, N.C.'s Scott Riggs produced an exceptionally strong qualifying run which landed his Horizon Motorsports Chevrolet on the outside of the front row for the 200 lap race. At the drop of the green Riggs shot into the lead and led the first 12 laps until Goodson ran him down. Goodson led from lap 13 through 23 before Query dropped Goodson to the second position. Green flag conditions prevailed until lap 88 when debris was sighted on the track, which was dropped from Jeremy Thompson's Chevrolet. During the caution period all of the leaders pitted except for Greer, S.C.'s Steven who elected to stay on the track. Howard then led from lap 91 through 105, picking up the $300 Gatorade Front Runner Award for leading at lap 100, then yielded to Suwanee, Ga.'s Mike Garvey, who was the first car out of the pits during the first caution period.

Just before the race's third caution on lap 125 Query drove by Garvey on the low side to regain the lead. Query had to weather two short caution periods before earning his seventh victory in 14 starts. Conyers, Ga.'s Ron Young passed Garvey on lap 195 to take the runner-up spot with Garvey settling for third. Goodson and Scott Kilby rounded out the top five. Completing the top 10 were Derrick Gilchrist, Bobby Gill, Steven Christian, Ronnie Burkett and Randy Gentry. Eleven cars were running on the lead lap at the completion of the race and 26 of 30 starters were still running when the checkered flag was displayed to Query.

For the second week in a row a Slim Jim All Pro Series race was run in record time. Query covered the 200 lap, 75 mile distance in 58 minutes and 29 seconds at a winning average speed of 76.945 mph and his margin of victory over Young was 0.37 seconds. There was a total of five caution periods totaling 37 laps and there were six lead changes among five drivers.

With his fourth place finish Goodson maintained the lead in the Slim Jim All Pro Series point standings, but now by just six points over Query. Steven Christian, Derrick Gilchrist and Billy Bigley, Jr. round out the top five in the points chase.

By virtue of his third top five finish of the year at the wheel of his Arndt & Herman Windows Pontiac, Statesville, Ga.'s Kilby earned Rookie-of-the Race honors. Kilby now leads Burkett by four points with five races left in the 1998 season.

Query's son Alex earned $300 from Jasper Engines & Transmissions for Crew-Chief-of-the-Race honors. Query now leads Goodson's Crew Chief David Honney by 18 points in the chase for Crew-Chief-of-the-Year honors. The Kroger 200 will be televised on September 21 at 8:00 p.m. eastern time on Fox Sports South. Viewers will also find the race on The Sunshine Network on the same day at 9:00 p.m. and will repeat on September 22 at 9:00 a.m. Check local listings for air dates and times for Home Team Sports' broadcast.

The next event for the Slim Jim All Pro Series is Sunday afternoon, September 13 at Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn. The Kroger/Greased Lightning 100 will be the 15th event on the 19-race 1998 Slim Jim All Pro Series schedule.

Race #14 of 19 $44,360 Oral-B presents the Kroger 200 - September 5, 1998 Lanier National Speedway (0.375 mile oval) Braselton, Ga.

Reason Out Fin St # Driver Sponsor/Make Laps Points Earnings if any 1 4 8 Freddie Query Greased Lightning Cleaner Degreaser Chevrolet 200 180 $8,800 running 2 18 4 Ron Young LEX Chevrolet 200 170 3,900 running 3 6 68 Mike Garvey Metro Milwaukee Auto Auction Chevrolet 200 165 2,150 running 4 1 50 Hal Goodson Nortel/Northern Telecom Chevrolet 200 160 3,000 running 5 20 45 #Scott Kilby Arndt & Herman Windows Pontiac 200 155 1,950 running 6 3 27 Derrick Gilchrist Hamke Race Cars & Parts Chevrolet 200 150 1,600 running 7 10 04 Bobby Gill Drinkard Litho Chevrolet 200 146 900 running 8 5 0 Steven Christian BellSouth Chevrolet 200 142 1,400 running 9 8 31 #Ronnie Burkett Big Daddy's BBQ Sauces & Spices Chevrolet 200 138 1,250 running 10 23 09 Randy Gentry Carolina Painting/Quality Lift Chevrolet 200 134 1,400 running 11 13 66 Gary McCoy Catalina Carpentry Chevrolet 200 130 655 running 12 19 33 Conrad Burr National Peening Chevrolet 199 127 1,005 running 13 17 37 David Reutimann Jiffy Lube Chevrolet 199 124 1,090 running 14 15 25 #David Moyer Dolphins & Friends Bite Size Crackers Chevrolet 199 121 980 running 15 24 98 Sean Studer Old El Paso Mexican Style Foods/Hi-C Chevrolet 199 118 970 running 16 22 29 Jimmy Garmon Hogan Bros. Lumber Co. Chevrolet 198 115 560 running 17 25 79 Doug Walker Pine Construction Pontiac 198 112 550 running 18 12 28 Billy Bigley, Jr. Team ASE/Bilstein Shocks Chevrolet 197 109 1,140 running 19 7 19 Steven Howard Greer Flooring Center/Trucks & More Chevrolet 197 106 1,130 running 20 16 03 Ken Alexander Greased Lightning Cleaner/Galaxy Foods Chevrolet 196 103 920 running 21 27 14 #Josh Clemons E.T. Sharp Trucking Chevrolet 196 100 810 running 22 2 94 Scott Riggs Horizon Motorsports Chevrolet 196 97 800 running 23 28 96 Jeremy Thompson S&N Cleaners/Thompson Performance Chevrolet 194 94 490 running 24 26 26 Keith White Bayer Agricultural/Advantage Flea Adulticide Chevy 193 91 880 running 25 21 32 #Trent Owens Richard Petty Driving Experience Pontiac 189 88 770 running 26 30 74 Charles Collins Florida Auto Auction of Orlando Chevrolet 184 85 460 running 27 29 39 Carl Hedin, Jr. T and T Race Car Fabrication Pontiac 112 82 460 engine 28 9 86 Jeff Fultz Jani-King Chevrolet 111 79 460 engine 29 11 97 Philip Duffie Towler Electric Ford 48 76 460 engine 30 14 24 Mike Harmon Horizon Motorsports Chevrolet 29 73 760 ignition Failed to Qualify: Russell Bearden, Rick Roller, James Dudley, Jerry Awbrey, Tony Williams

Time of Race: 58 mins., 29 secs. (NRR)

Winner's Average Speed: 76.945 mph

Margin of Victory: 0.37 seconds

Bud Pole Award: Hal Goodson, Chevrolet, 13.881 seconds, 97.255 mph

Gatorade Front Runner Award: Steven Howard

Caution Periods: 5 cautions for 37 laps

Lead Changes: 6 changes among 5 drivers

Lap Leaders: Goodson (first on Grid), Riggs 1-12, Goodson 13-23, Query 24-90, Howard 91-105, Garvey 106-124, Query 125-200

Rookie of the Race: Scott Kilby # signifies Rookie Contender

Jasper Engines & Transmissions Crew Chief of the Race: Alex Query

NOTE: The above figures are based on team winnings, and include racing purse and cash contingency awards from participating manufacturers. Next Event: Kroger/Greased Lightning 100, Memphis Motorsports Park, Memphis, Tenn., September 13, 1998

1998 Point Standings (thru 9/5/98)                                                                        
        Car                                                                
Pos        #        Driver        Points        Starts        Poles        Wins        Top 5        Top 10        Earnings
1        50        Hal Goodson        2157        14        2        1        9        12        $54,490.00 
2        8        Freddie Query        2151        14        4        7        9        10        $82,020.00 
3        0        Steven Christian        2023        14        0        1        6        10        $37,180.00 
4        27        Derrick Gilchrist        2015        14        3        1        7        12        $39,795.00 
5        28        Billy Bigley, Jr.        1914        13        3        1        7        9        $38,150.00 
6        00        David Reutimann        1896        14        0        0        4        8        $22,330.00 
7        45        #Scott Kilby        1828        13        0        0        3        7        $17,815.00 
8        31        #Ronnie Burkett        1768        14        0        0        1        7        $17,090.00 
9        4        Ron Young        1768        13        0        0        4        8        $26,070.00 
10        09        Randy Gentry        1681        14        0        0        0        5        $16,675.00 
11        98        Sean Studer        1621        14        0        0        0        2        $15,735.00 
12        25        #David Moyer        1558        13        0        0        0        3        $13,095.00 
13        33        Conrad Burr        1525        14        1        0        0        2        $15,910.00 
14        03        Ken Alexander        1498        14        0        0        0        1        $14,205.00 
15        16        Mardy Lindley        1378        11        1        0        2        4        $16,390.00 
16        26        Keith White        1282        11        0        0        0        0        $10,450.00 
17        32        #Trent Owens        1262        11        0        0        0        0        $8,680.00 
18        19        Steven Howard        1170        10        0        0        1        2        $10,320.00 
19        24        Mike Harmon        1137        11        0        0        1        2        $12,050.00 
20        94        Scott Riggs        1101        10        0        0        0        3        $8,800.00 
21        14        #Josh Clemons        961        9        0        0        0        0        $5,525.00 
22        08        #Nevin Jenkins        880        7        0        0        0        2        $6,490.00 
23        04        Bobby Gill        874        6        0        0        3        5        $7,200.00 
24        61        Jimmy Cope        849        7        0        0        1        3        $6,665.00 
25        21        Steve Mendenhall        818        7        0        0        0        2        $5,820.00 
26        06        Bobby Hamilton, Jr.        767        7        0        0        0        0        $7,220.00 
27        54        #Brian Sockwell        767        8        0        0        0        0        $5,450.00 
28        80        Toby Porter        738        5        0        1        4        4        $13,925.00 
29        92        #David Jude        731        7        0        0        1        2        $6,365.00 
30        53        Robert Burroughs        673        6        0        0        0        0        $4,330.00 
31        86        Jeff Fultz        601        5        0        0        1        2        $5,920.00 
32        12        David Boyd        571        3        0        0        0        0        $2,015.00 
33        96        Dan Matthews        446        4        0        0        0        1        $2,935.00 
34        40        #Bobby Newling        426        3        0        0        1        1        $3,980.00 
35        1        Eddie Massengill        418        4        0        0        0        0        $2,100.00 
36        99        Lee Tissot        396        2        0        1        1        1        $8,235.00 
37        66        Gary McCoy        361        3        0        0        0        0        $1,495.00 
38        7        Lee Raymond        329        1        0        0        0        0        $860.00 
39        74        A.J. Alsup        312        3        0        0        0        0        $2,430.00 
40        15        Carl Long        310        2        0        0        0        0        $1,200.00 
41        68        Mike Garvey        303        2        0        0        1        2        $3,450.00 
42        67        Wayne Anderson        301        2        0        1        1        1        $9,650.00 
43        72        Dennis Southerlin        298        3        0        0        0        0        $1,365.00 
44        44        Coy Gibbs        287        2        0        0        1        1        $3,175.00 
45        37        Larry Raines        282        3        0        0        0        0        $2,720.00 
46        43        Robert Powell        280        2        0        0        0        1        $1,875.00 
47        29        Jimmy Garmon        261        2        0        0        0        1        $1,460.00 
48        20        Jim Inglebright        254        2        0        0        1        1        $2,725.00 
49        7        Jason Mignogna        249        3        0        0        0        0        $1,685.00 
50        20        Steve Smith        225        2        0        0        0        0        $975.00 
51        52        Jeep Pflum        225        2        0        0        0        0        $1,120.00 
52        05        Chip Rutherford        220        0        0        0        0        0        $0.00 
53        26        David Hyder        216        3        0        0        0        0        $1,300.00 
54        77        Tony Williams        198        1        0        0        0        0        $440.00 
55        10        Chad Nolting        192        1        0        0        0        1        $1,200.00 
56        96        Jeremy Thompson        191        2        0        0        0        0        $955.00 
57        39        Carl Hedin, Jr.        186        1        0        0        0        0        $460.00 
58        79        Doug Walker        179        1        0        0        0        0        $550.00 
59        99        Troy Backlund        164        2        0        0        0        0        $1,315.00 
60        5        Jerry Awbrey        161        1        0        0        0        0        $510.00 
61        22        Pete Orr        155        1        0        0        0        0        $360.00 
62        37        Bobby Coyle        143        1        0        0        0        0        $330.00 
63        22        Bob Ward        143        2        0        0        0        0        $835.00 
64        34        Hank Parker, Jr.        138        1        0        0        0        1        $1,050.00 
65        11        Charles Powell, III        134        1        0        0        0        1        $975.00 
66        01        Derrick Kelley        130        1        0        0        0        0        $650.00 
67        22        #Scott Bramlett        124        1        0        0        0        0        $500.00 
68        72        Mike Franklin, Jr.        121        1        0        0        0        0        $925.00 
69        11        Joe Williamson        115        1        0        0        0        0        $650.00 
70        18        Donnie Bishop        109        1        0        0        0        0        $550.00 
71        22        Mike Cope        109        1        0        0        0        0        $810.00 
72        90        Keith Gardner        106        1        0        0        0        0        $595.00 
73        71        Jim Kelley        106        1        0        0        0        0        $500.00 
74        81        Chuck Winders        97        1        0        0        0        0        $565.00 
75        99        Joe Walsh        97        1        0        0        0        0        $650.00 
76        12        Gary Chapman        95        0        0        0        0        0        $0.00 
77        95        Randy Renfrow        91        1        0        0        0        0        $375.00 
78        51        Brian Smith        91        1        0        0        0        0        $480.00 
79        71        Ray Skillman        88        1        0        0        0        0        $585.00 
80        55        Benny Gordon        88        1        0        0        0        0        $425.00 
81        74        Charles Collins        85        1        0        0        0        0        $460.00 
82        48        Sean Monroe        82        1        0        0        0        0        $415.00 
83        14        Pete Silva        79        1        0        0        0        0        $425.00 
84        97        Philip Duffie        76        1        0        0        0        0        $460.00 
85        85        Robby Marhefka        76        1        0        0        0        0        $750.00 
86        18        Joe Frasson        76        1        0        0        0        0        $415.00 
87        13        John Acunto        73        1        0        0        0        0        $485.00 
88        60        Bobby Hamilton, Sr.        73        1        0        0        0        0        $500.00 
89        32        Randy Porter        73        1        0        0        0        0        $460.00 
90        51        Russell Bearden        70        0        0        0        0        0        $0.00 
91        99        Brad Creger        70        1        0        0        0        0        $300.00 
92        68        Rick Beebe        70        1        0        0        0        0        $500.00 
93        36        Rick Roller        67        0        0        0        0        0        $0.00 
94        9        Rodger Gentry        67        1        0        0        0        0        $425.00 
95        05        James Dudley        64        0        0        0        0        0        $0.00 
96        72        Scott Hantz        64        0        0        0        0        0        $0.00 
97        36        Jerry Russell        61        0        0        0        0        0        $0.00 
98        70        Kevin Gingrich        61        0        0        0        0        0        $0.00 
99        11        Bill Holt        55        0        0        0        0        0        $0.00 
100        67        Larry Wilcox        55        0        0        0        0        0        $0.00 
101        1        John O'Neal        55        0        0        0        0        0        $0.00 
102        3        #Jeff Dawkins        52        0        0        0        0        0        $0.00 
103        5        Dennis Schoenfeld        52        0        0        0        0        0        $0.00 
104        34        Ken Weaver        49        0        0        0        0        0        $0.00 
105        60        Lance Norick        49        0        0        0        0        0        $0.00 
106        13        #Buddy Ball        46        0        0        0        0        0        $0.00 
107        79        Spanks Overbeck        37        0        0        0        0        0        $300.00 
108        99        Jim Brinkley, Jr.        34        0        0        0        0        0        $0.00 
109        22        Michael Britt        25        0        0        0        0        0        $0.00 
# denotes Rookie of the Year candidate.                                                                        

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Steve Smith , Robert Burroughs , Coy Gibbs , Lance Norick , A.J. Alsup , Scott Riggs , Billy Bigley , Mike Harmon , Richard Petty , Trent Owens , David Reutimann , Jeff Fultz , Conrad Burr , Ron Young , Carl Long , Jim Inglebright , Ken Weaver , Bob Ward , Brian Smith , Wayne Anderson , Brian Sockwell , Randy Po , Mike Garvey , Eddie M , Tony Williams , Brad Creger
Teams Williams