SWS: Irwindale Speedway race results

Irwindale, Calif. (September 1, 2001) Craig Raudman of Bakersfield, Calif. continued to steam roll his way to a championship by winning the Advantage Ford "150" at the half-mile mile paved oval of Irwindale Speedway in Featherlite Southwest...

Irwindale, Calif. (September 1, 2001) Craig Raudman of Bakersfield, Calif. continued to steam roll his way to a championship by winning the Advantage Ford "150" at the half-mile mile paved oval of Irwindale Speedway in Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring competition Saturday night. Raudman started second in the 150-lap contest that saw Eric Holmes of Escalon, Calif. snatched the Bud Pole Award away from Raudman as he endeavors to break Lance Hooper's single season record of nine Bud Pole Awards. Following Raudman to the finish was Scott Lynch of Burley, Idaho in second after nearly two months off from the series, with Darrell LaMoure collecting another strong top five finish in third. Frank Maronski Jr. finished fourth with Jimmy White rounding out the to five.

Raudman extends his championship point lead to 199 over Auggie Vidovich Jr. who lead the most laps (119) in the event before being sidlined on lap 123 with an oil leak. Scott Brandt of Kalispell, Mont. collected Rookie-of-the-Race honors and widens his Rookie point lead over Burney Lamar to just four markers. Raudman's victory was worth more than $6,325 and was Chevrolet's twelfth win this season. Sean Monroe made his return to the series after nearly a three year absence and finished eighth. <pre> Featherlite Southwest Series NASCAR Touring Advantage Ford "150" Irwindale Speedway, Irwindale, Calif., September 1, 2001 150 Laps, 75 Miles on 1/2-Mile Paved Oval, Purse: $40,700

Finishing position, starting position, driver, car, laps completed, reason out, money won. 1. (2) Craig Raudman, Chevrolet, 150, Running, $6,325; 2. (16) Scott Lynch, Chevrolet, 150, Running, $3,555; 3. (12) Darrell LaMoure, Chevrolet, 150, Running, $2,270; 4. (14) Frank Maronski Jr., Chervolet, 150, Running, $1,750; 5. (13) Jimmy White, Chevrolet, 150, Running, $1,550; 6. (7) Scott Brandt, Chevrolet, 150, Running, $1,350; 7. (20) Keith Spangler, Chevrolet, 150, Running, $1,000; 8. (21) Sean Monroe, Chevrolet, 150, Running, $950; 9. (8) Eddie McKean, Pontiac, 150, Running, $1,150; 10. (4) Greg Fowler, Chevrolet, 150, Running, $1,125; 11. (9) Rocky Nash, Chevrolet, 149, Running, $1,050; 12. (26) Nick Joanides, Chevrolet, 149, Running, $1,025; 13. (24) Scott Busby, Chevrolet, 149, Running, $1,000; 14. (6) Burney Lamar, Pontiac, 149, Running, $975; 15. (25) Jim Pettit II, Chevrolet, 149, Running, $1,025; 16. (39) Brent Reynolds, Pontiac, 149, Running, $690; 17. (22) Bob Lyon, Chevrolet, 149, Running, $920; 18. (18) Doug McCoun, Chevrolet, 149, Running, $900; 19. (23) Marc Groskreutz, Chevrolet, 149, Running, $630; 20. (28) Mike Ledbetter, Chevrolet, 149, Running, $610; 21. (15) Bob McCoun, Chevrolet, 142, Running, $600; 22. (3) Jon Nelson, Pontiac, 139, Running, $640; 23. (5) Auggie Vidovich Jr., Chevrolet, 123, Oil Leak, $580; 24. (19) Mark Meech, Chevrolet, 106, Brakes, $570; 25. (27) Ben Walker, Pontiac, 87, Rear End, $560; 26. (10) Greg Pursley, Chevrolet, 83, Accident, $550; 27. (17) Steve Smith, Chevorlet, 82, Accident, $540; 28. (1) Eric Holmes, Chevrolet, 69, Accident, $930; 29. (29) John Baker, Chevrolet, 56, Suspension, $520; 30. (11) Kevin Vernon, Chevrolet, 44, Differential, $510;

# Rookie-of-the-Year Contenders Failed to Qualify: Nathan Wulff, Dan Holtz, Bruce Bechtel, Troy Adams, Joe Herold, Clint Curry, Kevin Clark, Eddie Bryans, Buzz Devore, Brandon Miller

TIME OF RACE:  1 Hour ,1 minute, 15 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED:  73.469 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY:  5.962 seconds
BUD POLE AWARD:  Eric Holmes  HI-Tech Horizontal Boring/Maddog Sportswear Chevrolet  17.837/100.914
GATORADE FRONT RUNNER AWARD:  Auggie Vidovich Jr. PG Series/Creative Touch/Ransom Brothers Chevrolet
ROOKIE-OF-THE-RACE AWARD:  Scott Brandt- Patricks Carpet/Mohawk Industries Chevrolet

CAUTION FLAGS: Four for 26 laps (29-32), (36-40), (70-75), (85-95) LAP LEADERS: Two lead changes between two drivers. Craig Raudman 1-4, Auggie Vidovich Jr. 5-118, Raudman 123-150.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Steve Smith , Lance Hooper , Bruce Bechtel , Eddie McKean , Brandon Miller , Scott Lynch , Greg Pursley , Eric Holmes , Scott Busby , Joe Herold , Dan Holtz , Burney Lamar , Darrell LaMoure , Mike Ledbetter , Doug McCoun , Jim Pettit II , Craig Raudman , Auggie Vidovich , Ben Walker , Kevin Clark , John Baker , Nick Joanides