SWS: Mea Marin fact sheet

<pre> WHAT: Coors Light "125" Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring Race No. 6 WHERE: Mesa Marin Raceway, Bakersfield, Calif. 1/2-Mile Paved WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 2001 -- 9:00 p.m.

<pre> WHAT: Coors Light "125" Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring Race No. 6

WHERE: Mesa Marin Raceway, Bakersfield, Calif. 1/2-Mile Paved

WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 2001 -- 9:00 p.m. PST

DISTANCE: 125 Laps/62.5 Miles

POSTED AWARDS: $33,720

FIELD: 30 cars possible. The fastest 24 cars through time trials with two provisional starting positions (25th & 26th) available to the top 30 drivers based on the current 2001 Featherlite Southwest Series point standings, who have not qualified for one of the original 24 starting positions, provided eligible drivers attempt to qualify. The 27th and 28th starting positions are available to the highest 30 car owners in the current 2001 Featherlite Southwest Series point standings who have not qualified for one of the original 24 starting positions. The 29th and 30th starting positions will be filled by the top two (2) highest finishing drivers from the Qualifying Race, electing to transfer.

SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)

PROMOTER: Mesa Marin Raceway, Inc.

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, June 2 10:00 a.m. Registration & Inspections 12:00 noon Mandatory Rookie Driver's Meeting 12:30 p.m. Drawing to determine Qualifying order 1:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. -- Practice 4:30 p.m. Mandatory driver's meeting 5:30 p.m. Time Trials (2 Laps). All positions 6:45 p.m. Qualifying race 7:30 p.m. Trophy Dash

THE RACE TRACK: Mesa Marin Raceway is a 1/2-mile paved oval track.

RECORDS:                Driver          Date            Speed           Time
QUALIFYING:             Frank Adamo     10/16/98        100.903 mph     17.839 sec.
RACE: 100-Laps          Loren Kelley    6/30/90         81.743 mph      36 min. 44 sec.

FEATHERLITE SOUTHWEST SERIES NOTES:

* This event was rescheduled from Saturday, April 7 due to inclement weather. The Featherlite Southwest Series will return to Mesa Marin two more times this season, Saturday June 30, and Saturday, October 20.

* Craig Raudman of Bakersfield, Calif. has won four consecutive Bud Poles award, which ties the record, set by Lance Hooper in 1995. Raudman is also the hottest driver in the series with two straight wins in the last two events he has vaulted into second place in the season point standings.

* Bob Lyon, Aqua Dulce, Calif., is the iron man of the series with 224 appearances.

* Doug McCoun has the longest active streak of consecutive seasons finishing in the top 10 in the final standings. McCoun has managed top 10 finishes eight straight years.

* The record for most different Bud Pole Award winners in a season is 13, set in 1997 and tied in 1998.

* Eddy McKean of Jerome, Idaho is seventh in the 2001 Featherlite Southwest Series point standings. McKean, a two-time NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Great West Regional Champion (91 & 96) trials Scott Brandt, Burney Lamar, Joe Herold, Ben Walker in the competitive battle for 2001 Rookie-of-the-Year honors.

* Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company has posted award tires for all the remaining events in 2001, which include 32 tires to be distributed to eligible Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring car owners per event.

Current FSWS 2001 Point Standings 2000 FSWS Mesa Marin Raceway Top 10 1. M.K. Kanke 815 1. Sean Woodside 2. Craig Raudman 688 2. Jon Nelson 3. Auggie Vidovich Jr. 683 3. Matt Crafton 4. Jim Pettit II 659 4. Jim Inglebright 5. Bob Lyon 622 5. Doug McCoun 6. Greg Pursley 609 6. Keith Spangler 7. Eddy McKean 607 7. Bruce Bechtel 8. John Baker 607 8. Craig Raudman 9. Darrell LaMoure 605 9. John Baker 10. Frank Maronski Jr. 589 10. Darrell LaMoure

2000 RACE REVIEW: Jon Nelson won the Bud Pole Award with a time of 18.050 and started the event in the sixth position due to the invert. Frank Maronski led the first 18 laps from his outside pole starting position, then lost the lead to Auggie Vidovich Jr. on lap 19. Vidovich went on to lead the next 80 laps and looked to have the race won, when a hard-charging Sean Woodside made a last lap pass to record his first win of the season. The spring 2000 event at Mesa Marin Raceway was a 100-lap race.

2000 RACE STATS Bud Pole: Jon Nelson Time of Race: 53 min, 10 seconds Average Speed: 57.7423 mph Margin of Victory: .391 seconds Caution Flags: Five for 39 Laps Lap Leaders: Frank Maronski Jr. 1-18, Auggie Vidovich Jr. 19-98, and Sean Woodside 99-100. Two lead changes among three drivers.

Previous FSWS Winners at Mesa Marin Raceway 2000-Sean Woodside 2000-Matt Crafton 1999-Kurt Busch 1999-Kevin Harvick 1999-Gary Lewis 1998-Kevin Harvick 1998-Bryan Germone 1998-M.K. Kanke 1997-M.K. Kanke 1997-Steve Portenga 1997-Mike Alsup 1996-Chris Raudman 1996-Mark Reed 1996-M.K. Kanke 1995-Craig Raudman 1995-Lance Hooper 1994-Jim Inglebright 1994-Bryan Germone 1994-Sean Monroe 1994-Doug McCoun 1993-Doug McCoun 1993-Bob Lyon 1993-D Williams 1993-Steve Portenga 1992-D Williams 1992-Doug George 1992-Doug George 1992-Rick Carelli 1991-Doug George 1991-Doug George 1991-Rick Carelli 1991-Mike Chase 1990-Jon Paques 1990-Ron Hornaday Jr. 1990-Mike Chase 1990-Mike Chase 1989-Loren Kelley 1989-Mike Chase 1989-Mike Chase 1989-Mike Chase 1988-Ron Hornaday Jr. 1988-Mike Chase 1988-Mike Chase 1988-Roman Calczynski 1987-Ken Pederson 1987-Gary Manlow 1987-Mike Chase

-Derrick Shannon

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Kurt Busch , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Matt Crafton , Lance Hooper , Rick Carelli , Bruce Bechtel , Steve Portenga , Mark Reed , Jim Inglebright , Greg Pursley , Bryan Germone , Joe Herold , Burney Lamar , Darrell LaMoure , Doug McCoun , Jim Pettit II , Craig Raudman , Auggie Vidovich , Gary Lewis , John Baker
Teams Williams