ODESSA, Missouri (June 23, 2000) â€“ Mike Garvey of Lakeville, Minn., driving the number 1 Tecumseh Chevrolet, posted the fastest time in qualifying at I-70 Speedway Friday afternoon to capture the pole for Saturdayâ€™s American Speed Association...
ODESSA, Missouri (June 23, 2000) – Mike Garvey of Lakeville, Minn., driving the number 1 Tecumseh Chevrolet, posted the fastest time in qualifying at I-70 Speedway Friday afternoon to capture the pole for Saturday’s American Speed Association (ASA) ACDelco Series Missouri 300 presented by Jani-King. It’s the seventh pole of Garvey’s ASA career and the third during the 2000 season.
Garvey’s fastest qualifying lap on the .540-mile high-banked oval was 16.849 seconds (115.378 mph).
“I had an awesome car all day, it was fast off the trailer,” Garvey said. “The track cooled down for qualifying and we made a tire pressure adjustment. It was the perfect move by my crew and chief Bond Suss.”
Scott Hansen of Green Bay, WI, will start on the outside of the front row posting a time of 16.879 seconds in the Structural Transport Ford. It was Hansen’s best qualifying of the season and will put him outside of Garvey on the front row.
The defending race winner from 1999, Mike Miller of Georgia qualified third with I-70 Speedway champion Jeff Klem of Kansas City posting the fourth best time, followed by Robbie Pyle of Ohio.
“I was surprised by my qualifying lap, but I never had a sticker run (new tires) in practice. I finally had stickers for time and hit on it,” said Klem. “I want to stay out of trouble and run with the leaders for the race.”
John O’Neal of Kansas City qualified twelfth and full-time ASA competitor Rick Beebe of Merriam, KS qualified fifteenth.
ASA officials canceled the scheduled 100-lap qualifier after three cars sustained damage during practice and were unable to make timed qualifying attempts. That brought the car count below 42, the minimum required number for the ASA qualifying race format to apply. Billy Deckman of Kansas City was one of the three drivers to miss out in qualifying because of a practice incident.
Activities for the Missouri 300 presented by Jani-King begin Saturday, June 23 with the on track fan autograph session at 6 p.m. Pre-race ceremonies start at 7:15 pm, with the Missouri 300 presented by Jani-King taking the green flag at 8 pm (local).
<pre> ASA ACDelco Series “Missouri 300”
ODESSA, MO – The starting line-up for Saturday’s $199,300 American Speed Association’s ACDelco Series “Missouri 300” presented by Jani-King. Starting positions were determined through qualifications and season points. Listed is starting position, driver, m ake of car and speed for the top 20 qualifers.
1) Mike Garvey, Chevrolet, 115.378 mph 2) Scott Hansen, Ford, 115.173 mph 3) Mike Miller, Pontiac, 114.819 mph 4) Jeff Klem, Chevrolet, 114.731 mph 5) Robbie Pyle, Chevrolet, 114.225 mph 6) Butch Miller, Pontiac, 114.212 mph 7) Gary St. Amant, Chevrolet, 114.111 mph 8) Larry Foyt, Pontiac, 114.078 mph 9) Mark E. Dismore, Chevrolet, 113.957 mph 10) Dave Sensiba, Pontiac, 113.824 mph 11) John O’Neal, Pontiac, 113.804 mph 12) Brandon Sperling, Chevrolet, 113.644 mph 13) Scott Wimmer, Chevrolet, 113.611 mph 14) Rick Beebe, Pontiac, 113.571 mph 15) Joey Clanton, Pontiac, 113.525 mph 16) Ricky Johnson, Chevrolet, 113.102 mph 17) Jack Landis, Ford, 113.017 mph 18) Greg Stewart, Pontiac, 112.990 mph 19) Tim Sauter, Chevrolet, 112.624 mph 20) Derrick Gilchrist, Pontiac, 112.611 mph 21) Kevin Cywinski, Chevrolet 22) Tristan Dupuis, Pontiac 23) Tim Taylor, Chevrolet 24) Russ Tuttle, Pontiac 25) Brian Hoppe, Chevrolet 26) Philip Kranefuss, Pontiac 27) David Bonnett, Chevrolet 28) J.C. Beattie Jr., Chevrolet 29) Paul Dallenbach, Pontiac 30) Ken Alexander, Chevrolet 31) Mike Eddy, Chevrolet 32) Tracy Goodson, Pontiac