WHAT: Ray Judy "150" Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring Race No. 16 of 16 WHERE: Tucson Raceway Park, Tucson, Ariz. 3/8-Mile Paved WHEN: Saturday, November 3, 2001 -- 2:30 p.m. DISTANCE: 150 Laps/56.25 Miles POSTED AWARDS: ...
WHAT: Ray Judy "150" Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring Race No. 16 of 16
WHERE: Tucson Raceway Park, Tucson, Ariz. 3/8-Mile Paved
WHEN: Saturday, November 3, 2001 -- 2:30 p.m.
DISTANCE: 150 Laps/56.25 Miles
POSTED AWARDS: $36,800
FIELD: 24 cars possible. The fastest 18 cars through time trials with two provisional starting positions (19th & 20th) 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 18 starting positions, provided eligible drivers attempt to qualify. The 21st and 22nd 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 18 starting positions. Provisional starting positions (23rd and 24th) will be filled by the top two (2) highest finishing drivers in the Qualifying race electing to transfer.
SANCTION: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR)
PROMOTER: Great Western Sports, Inc.
Saturday, November 3
6:30 a.m. Haulers enter
7:00 Registration and Inspection
8:30 a.m. Mandatory Rookie Meeting
8:30 a.m. Drawing for Qualifying order
9:00 a.m. -- 9:45 a.m. Practice
10:15-11:00 a.m. Practice
11:15 a.m. Mandatory Drivers Meeting
12:15 p.m. Time Trials (2) laps
TBA Qualifying Race
TBA Trophy Dash
2:30 p.m. Ray Judy "150"
THE RACE TRACK: Tucson Raceway Park is a 3/8 paved oval track.
RECORDS: Driver Date Speed Time
QUALIFYING: Jim Inglebright 9/25/93 93.529 mph 14.434 sec.
RACE: 125-laps Steve Portenga 9/20/97 69.359 mph 40 min, 33 sec
RACE: 150-laps M.K. Kanke 1/5/97 60.592 mph 55 min, 42 sec
RACE: 200-laps Derrick Gilchrist 1/18/98 69.749 mph 1 hr, 4 min, 31 sec
FEATHERLITE SOUTHWEST SERIES NOTES:
* Craig Raudman cliched his first FSWS title by finishing 30th in the last FSWS event at Phoenix last week.
* Craig Raudman of Bakersfield, Calif. has set the record for consecutive Bud Pole awards at five and is fast approaching Lance Hooper's 1995 mark of nine Bud Poles in a season. Raudman has eight Bud Pole Awards this season after the last event a Mesa Marin Raceway.
* Eddy McKean of Jerome, Idaho was the FSWS Rookie-of-the-Race at Phoenix. McKean finished 2nd to record his fourth top five finish of the season. Meanwhile, Scott Brandt only leads Burney Lamar by only one point in the Rookie-of-the-Year race going into the TRP event.
* Since 1994, there have been 15 different winners in 18 events at TRP.
* Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company has posted award tires for all 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 May 6, 2000 FSWS TRP Top 10
1. Craig Raudman 2230 1. Auggie Vidovich Jr.
2. Auggie Vidovich Jr. 2066 2. Sean Woodside
3. Darrell LaMoure 1955 3. Rocky Nash
4. Bob Lyon 1870 4. Darrell LaMoure
5. Nick Joanides 1864 5. Steve Smith
6. Jon Nelson 1860 6. Jim Inglebright
7. Eddy McKean 1831 7. Greg Pursley
8. Jim Pettit II 1808 8. Mark Reed
9. Burney Lamar 1733 9. Mike Pratt
10. Doug McCoun 1707 10. Keith Spangler
May 6, 2000 RACE REVIEW: M.K. Kanke won the Bud Pole Award with a time of 14.985 seconds and started the event from the sixth position due to the invert. Auggie Vidovich Jr. got the jump on the field and led lap one. Vidovich would go on to lead every lap of the 125-lap contest.
May 6, 2000 RACE STATS
Bud Pole: M.K. Kanke 14.985/92.218 mph
Time of Race: 43 min, 48 sec
Average Speed: 66.267 mph
Margin of Victory: .1.28 seconds
Lap Leaders: Auggie Vidovich Jr. led all laps 1-125.