ISPC Scotia Speedway 1999-06-26

WHITE WINS IPSC THRILLER (June 26) - Bobby White, from Kennetcook, Nova Scotia, drove his No. 87 Russell White Lumber Chevrolet to victory in an action packed Forbes Chev. Olds. 150 at Scotia Speedworld. White, who started on...

WHITE WINS IPSC THRILLER

(June 26) - Bobby White, from Kennetcook, Nova Scotia, drove his No. 87 Russell White Lumber Chevrolet to victory in an action packed Forbes Chev. Olds. 150 at Scotia Speedworld. White, who started on the pole position for the race led the first 16 laps and the last three laps of the event - but he came from the rear of the 25-car field after being sent to the back of the pack for rough riding on lap 30. White picked up $5,500 (CDN) of the $30, 745 purse. The race was round 2 of the six-race 1999 International Pro Stock Challenge (IPSC). "This is my biggest win - ever," said a tired but jubilant White in victory lane. "That early incident was unfortunate but the competition was so tough out there and the racing was so tight it just happened. We were lucky to get back up through the pack." White benefited from a late race tangle between the first and second place runners, John Flemming and Ben Rowe, that saw both cars spin. White was in third at the time. "I saw that one coming," said White. "They were side-by-side and nose-to-tail - something had to give." The top five was rounded out by runner up Adam Friend from Pittsfield, Maine, Mike MacKenzie of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Gary Drew of West Buxton, Maine and Cy Harvey of Elmsdale, Nova Scotia. Louie Mechalides set fast time for the event in the Snap-on Tools Time Trials with a quick lap of 14.117 seconds around the 3/10-mile oval. Mechalides failed to make the field for the race after blowing the engine in the Motor Mart Dash for Cash in White picked up the checkers. Adam Friend and Doug Stokes were Motor Mart Heat Race winners. Ben Rowe was the recipient of the Linco Fisheries Halfway Challenge and the Provincial Electric Most Laps Led Award. Scott Fraser, the winner of round 1 of the '99 IPSC on May 22nd at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine retains the points lead by six markers over Ben Rowe (294 for Fraser, 288 for Rowe). Adam Friend is third at 282, followed by Jerry Babb 279, and Tim Brackett at 268. The series champion will receive $15,000 (CDN) from the $50,000 CDN points fund. Round 3 of the '99 IPSC is set for this coming weekend on Sunday, July 4th with the $200,000 (USD) True Value 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway. For ticket information call 207-539-8865. Visit the IPSC web site at www.ipschallenge.com.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Mike MacKenzie