2002 HILLS BROS. ALL PRO SERIES, NASCAR TOURING FACT SHEET WHAT: HILLS BROS. 250 presented by LAVENDER'S DISCOUNT CARPET Hills Bros. All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Race 7 of 13 Events WHERE: Myrtle Beach Speedway, Myrtle Beach, S. C.,...
2002 HILLS BROS. ALL PRO SERIES, NASCAR TOURING FACT SHEET
WHAT: HILLS BROS. 250 presented by LAVENDER'S DISCOUNT CARPET Hills Bros. All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Race 7 of 13 Events
WHERE: Myrtle Beach Speedway, Myrtle Beach, S. C., .538-mile oval
WHEN: Saturday July 13 2002
DISTANCE: 250 Laps (134.5 Miles)
POSTED AWARDS: $51,750
FIELD: 32 Cars. Twenty-seven starting positions will be determined through two laps of qualifying. Positions 28- 29 will be available to any driver in the top 30 2002 Hills Bros.All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Championship point standings who has not qualified for one of the original 27positions, provided eligible driver attempts to qualify in qualifying events. Provisional positions 30- 31 are available to any top 30 car owner in the current 2002 points standing who has not qualified for one of the original 27positions and provisional position 32 will be for a past champion who ran in 2001 on the series. Official points standing and not time trial speed will determine these positions.
SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)
PROMOTER: Speedway of South Carolina, Inc.
Saturday, July 13 2002
10:00 a.m. - Gates Open and Inspection begins
11:00 a.m. - Qualifying Drawing
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hills Bros. All Pro Practice
6:00 p.m. - Qualifying (2 Laps) Fastest 27 cars locked in to starting position
8:30 p.m. - Green Flag For Hills Bros. 250
THE RACE: The Hills Bros. 250 will be race 7 of 13 races on the 2002 Hills. Bros. All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Schedule. Cautions will count towards total laps and the race can end with a checkered flag or a green-white-checkered situation.
EVENT REVIEW: The event in 2001 was completed in a shower of sparks as winner, Tim Sauter, crossed the finish line on three wheels. Sauter took the lead from Wayne Anderson on lap 235 as the two cars exchanged paint coming off turn four with Anderson's car spinning. Then with three laps to go Sauter's car started to slow and finally on the white flag lap the right front Wheel broke loose from the car but Sauter was able to drive across the finish line ahead of Benny Gordon, Bud Pole winner Randy Gentry, Anderson and Charlie Bradberry. Sauter, making only his fourth series start, was strong all night in the Richie Wauters prepared Ford giving Ford its only win of 2001 on the series. Needless to say Gordon was disappointed since one more lap would have given him his first series win but his finish was his second consecutive runnerup event. Pits stops played a role in track position for this race and will again this year with a 250-lap race. Randy Gentry had his only Bud Pole start of 2001 in this event last year.
NOTES OF INTEREST: (1) Tim Sauter's only series start in 2001 led to his second career win. (2) This huge D-Shaped oval lends itself to wide open racing. (3) Randy Gentry and Toby Porter are the only current series drivers to start from the Bud Pole at this track. (4) Billy Bigley Jr. is the only current series driver to win at this track. (5) Bigley has recorded five top five finishes at Myrtle Beach dating back to 1991. (6) Bigley's start in this event will give him 170 career starts with the series making him the ironman of the All Pro Series.
PARTICIPATING AWARDS SPONSORS: Anheuser-Busch, Carrera Shocks, Competition Cams, Five Star Bodies, Ford Motor Company, Gatorade, Goodyear Belts & Hoses, Hills Bros, Holly Carburetors, Hoosier Tires, JE Pistons, Jesel Rocker Arms, Mac Tools, Moroso Blue Max Ignition Wires, MSD Ignitions, Quick Car, Wix, and "76" Race Gasoline.