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