SWS: Irwindale race report/results

Irwindale, Calif. - M.K. Kanke took the lead for good on lap 116 and held off a determined Ben Walker (Rookie) to win his fourth Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring event of the 2001 this past Saturday night at Irwindale (CA) Speedway.

Irwindale, Calif. - M.K. Kanke took the lead for good on lap 116 and held off a determined Ben Walker (Rookie) to win his fourth Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring event of the 2001 this past Saturday night at Irwindale (CA) Speedway. Kanke won $6,350 for the victory and and boosted his career series win total to18. Jon Nelson came home in third, with former winner (1999) Greg Pursley in fourth, and new Rookie-of-the-Year point leader Burney Lamar roundeing out the top five. <pre> Featherlite Southwest Series NASCAR Touring FOOD 4 LESS "150" Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, Calif., June 9, 2001 150 Laps, 75 Miles on Half-mile Paved Oval, Purse: $40,700 Finishing position, starting position, driver, car, laps completed, reason out, money won.

1. (3) M.K. Kanke, Chevrolet, 150, Running, $6,350; 2. (5) Ben Walker, Pontiac, 150, Running, $4,055; 3. (19) Jon Nelson, Pontiac, 150, Running, $2,270; 4. (15) Greg Pursley, Chevrolet, 150, Running, $1,750; 5. (9) Burney Lamar, Pontiac, 150, Running, $1,550; 6. (16) Auggie Vidovich Jr., Chevrolet, 150, Running, $1,350; 7. (23) Keith Spangler, Chevrolet, 150, Running, $1,000; 8. (18) Darrell LaMoure, Chevrolet, 150, Running, $1,200; 9. (13) Craig Raudman, Chevorlet, 150, Running, $1,150; 10. (20) Sean Woodside, Chevrolet, 149, Running, $850; 11. (17) Mark Reed, Pontiac, 149, Running, $1,050; 12. (2) Marc Groskreutz, Chevrolet, 149, Running, $1,075; 13. (28) Milan Garrett, Chevrolet, 149, Running, $750; 14. (12) Joe Herold, Chevrolet, 148, Running, $975; 15. (29) Scott Busby, Chevrolet, 147, Running, $1,025; 16. (14) Scott Brandt, Chevrolet, 146, Running, $940; 17. (7) Scott Lynch, Chevrolet, 146, Running, $920; 18. (8) Steve Smith, Chevorlet, 145, Running, $900; 19. (27) Jimmy White, Chevrolet, 144, Running, $630; 20. (31) Mike Ledbetter, Chevrolet, 143, Running, $610; 21. (22) Greg Fowler, Chevrolet, 140, Runinng, $600; 22. (4) Bob Lyon, Chevrolet, 127, Running, $665; 23. (24) Nick Joanides, Chevrolet, 111, Running, $580; 24. (25) Doug McCoun, Chevrolet, 111, Running, $570; 25. (1) John Baker, Chevrolet, 101, Engine, $885; 26. (6) Jim Pettit II, Ford, 84, Overheating, $550; 27. (10) Rocky Nash, Chevrolet, 69, Engine, $540; 28. (11) Frank Maronski Jr., Chervolet, 46, Suspension, $530; 29. (30) Mike Strobl, Pontiac, 44, Accident, $520; 30. (26) Clint Curry, Chevrolet, 33, Suspension, $510; 31. (21) Eddy McKean, Pontiac, 26, Transmission, $510

# Rookie-of-the-Year Contenders Failed to Qualify: Troy Adams (mechanical)

TIME OF RACE: 55 min, 58 sec AVERAGE SPEED: 80.405 mph MARGIN OF VICTORY: .285 sec BUD POLE AWARD: John Baker/Mid-States Truck and Rigging Inc. Chevrolet 17.711/101.632 mph GATORADE FRONT RUNNER AWARD: Ben Walker/Black Bullets Chevrolet ROOKIE-OF-THE-RACE AWARD: Ben Walker/Black Bullets Chevrolet CAUTION FLAGS: Three for 16 laps LAP LEADERS: Marc Groskreutz 1-25, Ben Walker 26-109, M.K. Kanke 110, Walker 111-115, Kanke 116-150

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Steve Smith , Mark Reed , Scott Lynch , Greg Pursley , Scott Busby , Joe Herold , Burney Lamar , Darrell LaMoure , Mike Ledbetter , Doug McCoun , Jim Pettit II , Craig Raudman , Auggie Vidovich , Ben Walker , John Baker , Nick Joanides