1999 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring, Race Facts WHAT: Memphis Motorsports Park 100 WHERE: Memphis Motorsports Park, Millington, Tenn., 0.750 mile oval WHEN: Saturday, May 8, 1999, 5:00 p.m. DISTANCE: 100 laps...
1999 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring, Race Facts
WHAT: Memphis Motorsports Park 100 WHERE: Memphis Motorsports Park, Millington, Tenn., 0.750 mile oval WHEN: Saturday, May 8, 1999, 5:00 p.m. DISTANCE: 100 laps (75 miles) POSTED AWARDS: $75,200 (including $5,250 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point fund money.) TV/RADIO: None
FIELD: 36 cars. Starting positions 1-31 will be determined by time trials (2 laps), positions 32-35 will be available to any of the top 30 eligible drivers in the final 1999 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point standings, who have entered the event, but have not qualified for one of the original 31 starting positions. The 36th starting position will be assigned to any Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Champion driver who participated as a driver in the 1998 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring and who did not qualify for one of the original 31 starting positions, provided eligible driver attempts to qualify. If a starting position(s) remains unfilled, then that starting position(s) will become available to the next eligible car from the qualifying procedure for this event.
SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)
PROMOTER: Memphis International Motorsports Corporation
CONTACTS: Jim Noltimier, NASCAR, (770) 486-3591 Rob Stallins, Memphis Motorsports Park, (901) 358-7223
SCHEDULE: Thursday, May 6 Team Hauler Parking 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 7 Registration Opens 7:00 a.m. Inspection 8:00 a.m. Mandatory Rookie Drivers' Meeting 10:00 a.m. Practice 10:30 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. 12:30 p.m. to 1:25 p.m. Time Trials (2 laps, all positions) After NCTS Bud Pole Qualifying Practice After time trials, time permitting Saturday, May 8 Garage Opens 8:00 a.m. Mandatory Drivers' Meeting 12:30 p.m. Memphis Motorsports Park 100 5:00 p.m.
THE RACE: The Memphis Motorsports Park 100 is the fifth of 18 races on the 1999 Slim Jim All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring schedule. This race represents the second consecutive year that the series will race at Memphis Motorsports Park. This is the first of two 1999 races that will be run in conjunction with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.
RECORDS Track Qual. Record: Hal Goodson, Darlington, S.C., Chevrolet, 22.124 seconds, 122.039 mph Fastest Avg. Speed: Hal Goodson, Darlington, S.C., Chevrolet, 56 mins., 45 secs., 9/13/98
1998 REVIEW: Darlington, S.C.'s Hal Goodson established the inaugural track record in Bud Pole qualifying and led the first seven laps before rookie Ronnie Burkett pushed his Big Daddy's BBQ Sauces & Spices Chevrolet to the front. Goodson regained the lead on lap 31 and held the lead until Bobby Gill edged Goodson at the stripe on lap 81. Goodson then regained the lead and led until the checkered flag waved on the 102nd circuit. Gill settled for second ahead of Freddie Query with Mike Cope and Derrick Gilchrist completing the top five. Goodson earned $13,100 for the win. Fourteen cars finished on the lead lap and 22 of 32 starters were running when the checkered flag waved. David Moyer was the Rookie-of-the-Race and David Honney earned the Jasper Engines & Transmissions Crew-Chief-of-the-Race Award.
NOTES OF INTEREST * Last year's race, run immediately after the completion of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race, was run in front of an enthusiastic sold-out crowd. Memphis-area NASCAR fans were very enthusiastic to witness the two NASCAR divisions. * The $75,200 in posted awards is the highest, year-to-date purse that the Slim Jim All-Pro Series drivers have raced for. This will be the first event on the 1999 schedule where provisionals will be based on 1999 point standings. The four previous events were based on 1998 point standings.
STAT OF THE WEEK: Slim Jim All Pro Series drivers will crisscross the state of Tennessee in 1999. In addition to racing at Memphis, the Series will stop at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kingsport Speedway and Nashville Speedway U.S.A.
POINT FUND SPONSORS: Slim Jim, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Ford, Gatorade, Hoosier Tires, Jasper Engines, STP Corporation, 76 Race Gasoline QUALIFYING AND SPECIAL AWARD SPONSORS: Carrera Shocks, Eibach Springs, Fel-Pro Gaskets, Ford Motor Company, Five Star Stock Car Bodies, Gatorade, Holley Carburetors, Jasper Engines, Moroso Blue Max Ignition Wires, Moroso Oil Pans, MSD Ignitions, NGK Spark Plugs, Pro Shocks, Scott Performance Wire, Stef's Oil Pans, Tilton Engineering.
HEADQUARTERS MOTEL: Best Suites, 8166 Varnavas Drive, Cordova, TN 38018, Contact: Mary Kay Mulvaney, (901) 386-4600, (901) 386-3311 FAX, $79 to $88 + tax. To get to track take I-40 to exit 6, then 5.4 miles north on Warford, then left for .9 mile on Raleigh-Millington Road, then .6 mile west on Fite Road.
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