KNOXVILLE, IOWA (MAY 15, 2001) - Former Indianapolis 500 competitor and year 2000 Midwest Sprint Series (MSS) point champion Roger Rager of Pequot Lakes, Minn., and rookie-of-the- race candidate Mike Peters of Wichita, Kansas, have both ...
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (MAY 15, 2001) - Former Indianapolis 500 competitor and year 2000 Midwest Sprint Series (MSS) point champion Roger Rager of Pequot Lakes, Minn., and rookie-of-the- race candidate Mike Peters of Wichita, Kansas, have both filed entries for this year's ninth annual Goodyear Masters Classic 'seniors championship' event at the Knoxville Raceway. Rager, the 1999 Masters winner, will be piloting the 'Butch' Donahue Harley- Davidson-sponsored Parker-powered Schnee sprint car in the race for drivers age fifty-plus on Friday, June 1. Peters, the 1987 National Championship Racing Association (NCRA) point champion, has entered his first Goodyear Masters Classic aboard the Mid- America Millwright-sponsored Salina-powered 360-cubic-inch Maxim sprint car. Rager's entry means that all past Goodyear Masters Classic winners, with the exception of 1996-97 titlist Billy Engelhart, have entered this year's $3,000-to-win event.
<pre> "GOODYEAR MASTERS CLASSIC" ENTRY LIST (AS OF MAY 15, 2001)
2T Lue Holland McCallsburg, IA Trostle/Gaerte 13th - 1996 4S Tommy Scott Springfield, IL Maxim/Scott DNQ - 2000 5G Rick Ferkel Tiffin, OH Maxim/Gaerte 1st-'93,'94,'95 6 Roger Rager Pequot Lakes, MN Schnee/Parker 1st - 1999 6S Shelby Steenson Mentor, KS Schnee/Advance 4th - 1999 8 Carl "Midge" Miller Willingboro, NJ Shaw/Jereco 7th - 2000 8B John Bankston Beaumont, TX J&J/Kriner 2nd - 1998 8R Jim Richardson Graeagle, CA J&J/RPM Rookie 9 Chuck Amati Freeman Spur, IL J&J/Gaerte Rookie 12K David Hendricks Adel, IA Maxim/Ostrich 16th -1999 12X Jerry Crabb Des Moines, IA Maxim/Ostrich 1st - 1998 14R Randy Rosenboom Rock Rapids, IA Eagle/Rosy's Rookie 24 Randy Droescher Larchwood, IA Stevenson/Droescher 20th -2000 24C Lloyd Armey Sedro-Woolley, WA Beacker/Hillier 9th -1998, 2000 27C Jim Cress Mt. Vernon, WA Eagle/Hillier Rookie 29 Joe Roach Winter Park, FL Gambler/Redmond Rookie 29P Terry Pletch Frankfort, IN Maxim/Gaerte 1st - 2000 33 Bill Smith Worthington, MN Wolfweld/Smith 9th - 1996 33G Chuck Graves Chariton, IA Maxim/Graves 10th - 1998 49 Mike Peters Wichita, KS Maxim/Salina Rookie 72 Al Thomas Ludlow, IL Dynamite/Foxco 10th - 1999 79 Dick Mahoney Newmarket, ONT Avenger/Heinz DNQ - 2000 84 Dave Heskin Monticello, MN Buckley/Woodke 8th -1998, 2000 7777 Edd French Keller, TX Avenger/SpeedSpec 4th-'96,'98
Needs Ride: Mark Amenda Streator, IL Rookie
Withdrawn: 9N John Naida Lambertville, MI Avenger/Ott DNQ - 2000