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NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge Southampton Motor Speedway OktoberFAST 450 Weekend presented by Bailey's Friday, Oct. 11, 2002 CAPRON, Va. (Oct. 11) -- The Third Annual OktoberFAST 450 Weekend presented by Bailey's got off to a ...

NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge Southampton Motor Speedway OktoberFAST 450 Weekend presented by Bailey's Friday, Oct. 11, 2002

CAPRON, Va. (Oct. 11) -- The Third Annual OktoberFAST 450 Weekend presented by Bailey's got off to a soggy start at Southampton Motor Speedway on Friday as rain washed out scheduled practice rounds According to SMS General Manager Brad Skelding, pre-practice inspections were completed on Friday and cars will be ready to hit the track when weather permits on Saturday Skelding noted that, while track officials will be keeping a close eye on the weather radar, the schedule for the weekend has plenty of built-in flexibility and the event should proceed without the need for a great deal of juggling of the lineup.

Here's a look at the OktoberFAST agenda for Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13:

Saturday, Oct. 12 -- Qualifying Day presented by Bobby's Muffler & Tire/Pennzoil. The registration booth opens at 7 a.m. to take care of any late arrivals. A mandatory drivers meetings is scheduled for 9 followed by practice from 9:30-11:30 Time trials, to lock in starting positions 1-10 for Sunday's main event, get under way at 1:15 p.m. After time trials, drivers who didn't secure one of the top 10 spots take to the track in four 35-lap qualifying heats. The top five finishers in each of the events will transfer to Sunday's big race, filling positions 11-30 on the grid At the conclusion of heat races (approximately 6 p.m.), fans are invited to stay for SMS's 2002 Awards Ceremony. After the awards are handed out, the day wraps up with a block party, featuring live music by "Phantom," presented by Rick's Rock Cafe in Franklin, Va Tickets for Saturday's activities are $10 for. adults ($5 after 6 p.m.). There is no admission charge for kids 12 and under. Meal tickets for the post-awards pig pickin' are $10 each.

Sunday, Oct. 13 -- Race Day. Pit gates open at 8:30 a.m. and front gates open at 11:30 The first of two 30-lap "Last Chance" qualifying races, get going at 1 p.m. The top two finishers from each of those events, presented by IHOP and RaceWorld.com, will transfer to the feature race, taking positions 31-34. Two provisional starters will be added to round out the 36-car field After a short break, the 2002 edition of the $15,000-to-win OktoberFAST 250 will get the green flag. Posted awards for the weekend's events top $65,000. Last place (36th) in Sunday's feature race pays $1,000 Tickets for Sunday are $25 for adults and $5 for youths (6-12). Children under 6 are admitted free.

<pre> Entry List as of 10/11/02

CAR #    DRIVER & HOMETOWN                      CAR MAKE
01      JERRY BURR - Asheboro, N.C.             Chevy
01      JASON GULLIE - Durham, N.C.             Chevy
03      CHAD GORDON - Emporia, Va.              Chevy
04      BUGS HAIRFIELD - Chesterfield, Va.      Chevy
1       RODNEY COOK - Reidsville, N.C.          Ford
2       NICK WOODWARD - High Point, N.C.        Chevy
4       FRANK DEINY JR. - Mechanicsville, Va.   Chevy
5       MIKE SOUTHARD - Nokesville, Va.         Chevy
7       DUDE GIBBS - Seaford, Va.               Chevy
9       MIKE CONNER - Gloucester, Va.           Pontiac
9       CLARKE SIMPSON - Fairfax, Va.           Chevy
10      BUD KENNY - Virginia Beach, Va.         Chevy
12      MIKE BUFFKIN - Yorktown, Va.            Ford
12      JAMES RAMSEY - Fallston, Md.            Chevy
13      MIKE CHAMBERS - Timberlake, N.C.        Chevy
15      TERRY ALLISON - South Mills, N.C.       Chevy
16      DAVID TRIPLETT JR. - Durham, N.C.       Chevy
17      MARK McFARLAND - Winchester, Va.        Chevy
17      JOHN STATON - Chesapeake, Va.           Chevy
21      BUTCH HAMLET - Bassett, Va.             Chevy
27      GREG EDWARDS - Poquoson, Va.            Chevy
27      MARK ROBERTS - Chesapeake, Va.          Chevy
29      BRANDON BUTLER - Petersburg, Va.        Chevy
30      WOODY HOWARD - Chesapeake, Va.          Chevy
34      BUDDY MALISH - Yorktown, Va.            Pontiac
40      ALBERT FALK - Chesapeake, Va.           Chevy
40      ERIC SARTIN - Kermit, W.Va.             Chevy
41      BOB SHREEVES - Chesapeake, Va.          Chevy
43      KEN ROUNTREE - Gates, N.C.              Chevy
44      ROBBIE BABB - Chesapeake, Va.           Chevy
46      KOREY RUBLE - Dothan, Ala.              Chevy
47      PHIL WARREN - Norfolk, Va.              Ford
50      JAMEY CAUDILL - Four Oaks, N.C.         Chevy
51      MATT BUCHER - Winchester, Va.           Chevy
52      JACK BAILEY - Stafford, Va.             Ford
56      RYAN HACKETT - La Plata, Md.            Pontiac
71      STEVE ZUSKIN - Disputanta, Va.          Chevy
76      LEE COX - Richmond, Va.                 Pontiac
77      TIMOTHY PETERS - Providence, N.C.       Chevy
81      BRIAN CARTER - Poquoson, Va.            Chevy
87      TOMMY CHERRY - South Mills, N.C.        Pontiac
88      TOM RALEY - North Beach, Md.            Chevy
90      TERRY CARROLL - Williamsburg, Va.       Ford
98      FRANKLIN BUTLER - Richmond, Va.         Chevy
98      JOHN EVERSOLE JR. - Richmond, Va.       Chevy
99      MIKE DARNE - Warrenton, Va.             Dodge
99      GILBERT KING - Chesterfield, S.C.       Chev

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