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Columbus, OH (September 7, 2003) -- Battle Creek, Michigan's Fred Campbell got his third win of the Sunoco Super Series season in Sunday's Federated Auto Parts 150 presented by K95.5 at Columbus Motor Speedway, during the 1st Annual Federated Auto...

Columbus, OH (September 7, 2003) -- Battle Creek, Michigan's Fred Campbell got his third win of the Sunoco Super Series season in Sunday's Federated Auto Parts 150 presented by K95.5 at Columbus Motor Speedway, during the 1st Annual Federated Auto Parts Buckeye Bash. Starting from his 3rd starting position, worked his way around Bobby Parsley and early race leader Andy Ponstein.

Just like at his earlier wins, Campbell had to battle the early leader who started on the front row. Andy Ponstein took the early lead and led the first 58 laps holding off a very competitive Bobby Parsley, who tried to pass Ponstein on nearly every lap. Campbell worked his way around Parsley and beat Ponstein on a great move on the outside. Campbell led the rest of the way for his third win of the year and his 11th straight Top 5 finish in a Sunoco Super Series event.

"This was a great win for my team and my car owner Vern Slaugh," commented Campbell. "The Sunoco Super Series regulars are always tough, adding in Ken Schrader, Kenny Wallace and Gary St. Amant probably makes this one of the strongest field of racers I have ever beaten! This is a tough track to pass on so when I got that good run on the outside around Parsley, I figured I might as well go for the whole thing!"

The Buckeye Bash featured NASCAR stars Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader racing in their first Sunoco Super Series race flying over to Columbus Sunday morning after the Saturday night NASCAR Winston Cup race at Richmond International Speedway. Wallace finished 5th in series veteran Bull Baker's car with Schrader finishing 7th in Andy Ponstein's backup car. After a bad-qualifying run, Schrader came from 19th to 7th to give him the Lane Automotive/ISKY Racing Cams Hardcharger award. Wallace started 5th had worked his way to 4th when a hard charging Gary St. Amant, an ASA Racing Series regular, pushed his way past Wallace before being bottled up behind the Ponstein/Parsley battle for second.

Dan Finkbeiner, Crew Chief for Fred Campbell, was the Gladiator GarageWorks Crew Chief Of The Race. Tim Ice was the Terra Horticultural Services/Yockey Motorsports Marketing Fast Qualifier. Tom Hernly Jr. was the Hubler Automotive Group/Blake Carburetion Rookie Of The Race. Gary St. Amant and Kenny Schrader earned Goodyear Performance Awards. Fred Campbell got the $400 Convenient Tire/Cometic Gaskets Halfway Bonus. Doug True received the Sweet Manufacturing Sweet Move Of The Race Award for several great passes to finish 15th after going to the pits early and restarting at the tail of the pack.

The next Sunoco Super Series event will be the Sunoco 150 on Saturday, September 13 at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana. For more information on that event and the Sunoco Super Series go to www.sunocosuperseries.com.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Ken Schrader , Kenny Wallace , Andy Ponstein