SWS: Mesa Marin III: Race results

Vernon Slides to First Career Victory BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (October 18, 2003) Kevin Vernon scored his first career Saturday night as the NASCAR Elite Division, Featherlite Southwest Series staged their 54th series race at Mesa Marin Raceway in ...

Vernon Slides to First Career Victory

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (October 18, 2003) Kevin Vernon scored his first career Saturday night as the NASCAR Elite Division, Featherlite Southwest Series staged their 54th series race at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif. Danny Burson crossed the line second, with Eric Holmes, Doug McCoun, and Auggie Vidovich rounded out the top five finishers. Vidovich maintains the series point lead heading into the final race of the season at Phoenix Int'l Raceway October 30.

<pre> NASCAR Elite Division, Featherlite Southwest Series Lucas Oil "150" Mesa Marin Raceway, Bakersfield, Calif.., October 18, 2003

150-Laps/75-Miles on Half-Mile Paved Oval, Purse: $47,621

Fin   Start      Driver                 Car             Laps    Status          Money
1.      4        Kevin Vernon           Chevrolet       150     Running         $2,700;
2.      14       Danny Burson           Chevrolet       150     Running         $1,700;
3.      13       Eric Holmes            Chevrolet       150     Running         $1,900;
4.      15       Doug McCoun            Chevrolet       150     Running         $1,200;
5.      11       Auggie Vidovich Jr.    Chevrolet       150     Running         $1,550;
6.      27       Greg Voigt             Chevrolet       149     Running         $1,100;
7.      30       Keith Spangler         Chevrolet       149     Running         $1,800;
8.      25       JR Patton              Chevrolet       148     Running         $1,350;
9.      29       Brandon Loverock       Chevrolet       148     Running         $950;
10.     2        Jim Pettit II          Ford            148     Running         $1,250;
11.     9        Nick Joanides          Chevrolet       147     Flat Tire       $800;
12.     18       Nick Lynch             Chevrolet       146     Running         $750;
13.     22       Steve Belletto         Chevrolet       145     Running         $1,100;
14.     24       Ben Walker             Chevrolet       143     Running         $625;
15.     28       Richard Johnson        Chevrolet       141     Running         $600;
16.     5        Burney Lamar           Chevrolet       141     Running         $975;
17.     16       M.K. Kanke             Chevrolet       132     Running         $550;
18.     6        Craig Raudman          Chevrolet       121     Accident        $1,250;
19.     23       Steve Johnson          Chevrolet       118     Accident        $500;
20.     3        Dan Holtz              Ford            109     Handling        $875;
21.     10       David Gilliland        Chevrolet       108     Accident        $850;
22.     17       Joe Herold             Chevrolet       108     Accident        $425;
23.     20       Scott Calvin           Pontiac         106     Accident        $400;
24.     21       Tommy Fry              Pontiac         101     Running         $400;
25.     1        Thomas Martin          Chevrolet       98      Suspension      $400;
26.     26       Mike Ledbetter         Chevrolet       64      Accident        $400;
27.     8        Eddy McKean            Pontiac         63      Accident        $800;
28.     12       Jason Jefferson        Dodge           63      Ignition        $400;
29.     19       Rick Ruzbarsky         Pontiac         62      Accident        $400;
30.     7        Bob Lyon               Chevrolet       18      Accident        $400;

UPDATED UNNOFICIAL FEATHERLITE SOUTHWEST SERIES TOP 20 POINTS (WINS) 1. Auggie Vidovich Jr. 1964 - 2. Eric Holmes 1865 (1) 3. Jim Pettit II 1804 (1) 4. Dan Holtz 1744 (1) 5. David Gilliland 1743 (5) 6. Eddy McKean 1700 (1) 7. Steve Belletto 1670 - 8. JR Patton 1605 - 9. Burney Lamar 1578 - 10. Craig Raudman 1553 - 11. Doug McCoun 1526 - 12. Danny Burson 1496 - 13. Mike Ledbetter 1428 - 14. Joe Herold 1344 - 15. Thomas Martin 1311 - 16. Kevin Vernon 1162 - 17. Greg Voigt 1153 - 18. Darrell LaMoure 1129 - 19. Todd Souza 1064 - 20. Bryan Germone 1009

VICTORY CIRCLE CHASSIS ROOKIE-OF-THE-YEAR STANDINGS Name Pts JR Patton 108 Danny Burson 94 Thomas Martin 83 Greg Voigt 71 Frank Deiny Jr. 56 Kevin Vernon 48 Michael Price 12

MANUFACTURE' STANDINGS MFG Pts Chevrolet (10 Wins) 104 Ford (2 Wins) 72 Pontiac (1 Win) 67 Dodge 6

BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS Name Pts Craig Raudman 5 Ken Schrader 1 Dan Holtz 1 Mike Ledbetter 1 JR Patton 1 Burney Lamar 1 Todd Souza 1 Kevin Vernon 1 Thomas Martin 1

POWERADE MOVE OF THE RACE Name Pts Jim Pettit II 2 Craig Smith 1 Greg Voigt 1 Bryan Germone 1 Todd Souza 1 Thomas Martin 1 Jeff Bailey 1 Joe Herold 1 Eddy McKean 1 Mike Ledbetter 1 Chris Hines 1 Keith Spangler 1

#Victory Circle Chassis Rookie-of-the-Year Contenders Failed to Qualify: Dave Byrd, Chris Hines, Stan Silva Jr., Steve Yatsko, Don Kerr, John Luecht, Kristi Schmidt, John Moore

TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 10 minutes, 16 seconds AVERAGE SPEED: 64.041 mph MARGIN OF VICTORY: .250 seconds BUD POLE AWARD: Craig Raudman, HPS Mechanical Chevrolet, 18.422 seconds/97.709 mph POWERADE POWER MOVE OF THE RACE AWARD: Keith Spangler, LADCO Motorsports Chevrolet VICTORY CIRCLE CHASSIS ROOKIE-OF-THE-RACE AWARD: Kevin Vernon, Action Towing Chevrolet CAUTION FLAGS: Eight cautions for 47 laps (5-8, 13-16, 20-25, 58-61, 65-70, 101-108, 111-119, 123-128) LAP LEADERS: Three lead change among four drivers. Thomas Martin 1-3, Jim Pettit II 4-11, Eddy McKean 12-56, Kevin Vernon 57-150

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Ken Schrader , Richard Johns , John Moore , Eric Holmes , Jeff Bailey , Stan Silva Jr. , Danny Burson , Bryan Germone , David Gilliland , Joe Herold , Dan Holtz , Burney Lamar , Darrell LaMoure , Mike Ledbetter , Doug McCoun , Jim Pettit II , Craig Raudman , Rick Ruzbarsky , Steve Belletto , Thomas Martin , Auggie Vidovich , Ben Walker , Dave Byrd , Todd Souza , Steve Johnson , Jason Jefferson , Nick Joanides