WHAT: Snap-On Tools/Jelly Belly "200" Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring Race No. 7 of 14 WHERE: Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma, Calif. 1.99-Mile Paved Road Course WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 2002 -- 1:00 PM PST DISTANCE: 203.776 ...
WHAT: Snap-On Tools/Jelly Belly "200"
Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring Race No. 7 of 14
WHERE: Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma, Calif.
1.99-Mile Paved Road Course
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 2002 -- 1:00 PM PST
DISTANCE: 203.776 Kilometers/64-Laps (127.36 Miles)
POSTED AWARDS: $84,300
FIELD: 42 cars possible. The fastest 28 cars through time trials with two provisional starting positions (29th & 30th) available to the top 30 drivers based on the current 2002 Featherlite Southwest Series drivers point standings, who have not qualified for one of the original 28 starting positions, provided eligible drivers attempt to qualify. Provisional positions 31st & 32nd will be available to the highest 30 car owners in the current 2002 Featherlite Southwest Series point standings who have not qualified for the event. Provisional position 33rd has been established for a driver in the RE/MAX Series top 30 2002 point standings who has not qualified. Provisional position 34th has been established for a driver in the Raybestos Brakes NW Series in the top 30 2002 point standings who has not qualified. Starting positions 35th thru 42nd will be filled by the top eight (8) highest finishing drivers from the Qualifying Race, electing to transfer.
SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)
PROMOTER: Sears Point Raceway, LLC
Thursday, June 20
11:00 a.m.-1:25 p.m. Practice
3:00 p.m. European Style Qualifying
Friday, June 21
8:30 a.m. 10-Lap Qualifying Race
9:25-10:25 a.m. Final Practice
Saturday, June 22
1:00 p.m. SNAP-ON TOOLS "200"
THE RACE TRACK: Sears Point Raceway is a 1.99-mile Paved Road Course
FEATHERLITE SOUTHWEST SERIES NOTES:
* M.K. Kanke has five straight top-5 finishes going into the Snap-On Tools/Jelly Belly "200" including one victory at Cajon Speedway. Kanke has climbed to second in the point standings, just 15 markers out of the lead.
* This season there has been six different race winners and six different Bud Pole Award winners in the first six events.
* Bob Lyon, Aqua Dulce, Calif., is the iron man of the series with 241 appearances, and 185 consecutive starts.
* 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.
* 19-year old Rookie-of-the-Year candidate, Brandon Whitt, of El Cajon, Calif. maintains his lead in the FSWS Rookie-of-the-Year battle over Steve Belletto of Modesto, Calif. Whitt currently sits ninth in the overall 2002 standings. Whitt has one top-5 and one top-10 finish in six starts.
* Jim Inglebright looks to make it a three-peat as he goes for three victories in a row at the famed Sonoma road course. He'll have to contend with Winston Cup Regulars Kevin Harvick, Jeff Green, Robby Gordon, as well as road racing ace, Boris Said. The 1997 Featherlite Southwest Series champion, Bryan Germone, is also making his return to the series.