Four past champions in top five

PENDLETON, Ind. (July 5, 2000) -- Four past series champions and one veteran hold the top five spots in the ASA ACDelco Series National point Standings heading into the season's ninth event at Chicago Motor Speedway on July 16 with 1998 National...

PENDLETON, Ind. (July 5, 2000) -- Four past series champions and one veteran hold the top five spots in the ASA ACDelco Series National point Standings heading into the season's ninth event at Chicago Motor Speedway on July 16 with 1998 National Champion Gary St. Amant holding a 131-point lead over 1999 Champion Tim Sauter.

St. Amant collected his sixth top-five finish in eight races and remained the 2000 ASA ACDelco Series National Points leader following the June 24 running of the Missouri 300 presented by Jani-King at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Mo., which was won by Sauter. His third place finish along with a consistent early season, including a win at the season-opening event in Florida, has allowed St. Amant to remain in the top spot in points from the start of the season with second place changing hands several times.

Veteran Mike Miller, who finished second to Sauter in the points chase in 1999, moved up to third place as result of his fourth top-five finish of 2000, which included a win at Montgomery Motor Speedway. He sits 155 points behind the points leader St. Amant.

1997 ASA Champion Kevin Cywinski fell from second in the points down to fourth after an 11th- place finish at I-70. Cywinski held the second spot in points for several races but has fallen back after a couple of disappointing races. He trails St. Amant by 177 heading to Chicago. Three-time Champion Butch Miller (1987, '88, '94) holds down fifth place in points prior to the USAMeats.com 200 at Chicago, 204 points back of St. Amant.

Joey Clanton holds on to a narrow point lead in the chase for Pat Schauer Memorial Rookie of the Year award over two-time race winner Scott Wimmer. Clanton, who sits 10th overall in points, is only eight points ahead of Wimmer. Clanton has a 77-point lead over Robbie Pyle, who sits third in rookie points. Mark Dismore and Larry Foyt round out the top-five in rookie points.

The ASA ACDelco Series will make its first stop in Illinois and initial visit to the new, state-of-the-art Chicago Motor Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16. The series will make an appearance with the USAC MCI WorldCom Midget Series. Saturday activities will begin with practice at 10 a.m. (Central). ASA qualifications take place at 2:30 p.m. and the 100-lap qualifier race is slated to take the green at 6 p.m. On Sunday, July 16, the exclusive ASA on-track autograph session is scheduled to beg in at noon with pre-race ceremonies starting at 1:15 p.m. The USAMeats.com 200 will go green at 2 p.m.

All tickets will be reserved for the Sunday event. There are four different levels of reserved seating available. For $30, fans will be able to sit in the club seating level. The 200 Level seats will be available for $25, with 100 Level Mezzanine Reserved seats running $20. For $15, fans will have the choice of 100 Level seats. General admission tickets will be available for Friday's practice, qualifying and 100-lap qualifying event at $10 each. Children 12 years and younger will be admitted for just $1 on Saturday. Tickets are available by calling Chicago Motor Speedway at (773) 242-CARS or by calling Ticketmaster at (312) 559-1212 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Mark Dismore , Larry Foyt , Tim Sauter , Scott Wimmer , Mike Miller , Joey Clanton , Butch Miller