MADISON, Wis. (August 18, 2000) â€“ The two top rookies in the ASA ACDelco Series captured the front row for Saturday nightâ€™s ACDelco Factory Motor Parts 300 at Madison International Speedway in Madison, WI. Ohioâ€™s Robbie Pyle collected the...
MADISON, Wis. (August 18, 2000) – The two top rookies in the ASA ACDelco Series captured the front row for Saturday night’s ACDelco Factory Motor Parts 300 at Madison International Speedway in Madison, WI. Ohio’s Robbie Pyle collected the pole, the second of his career, turning a lap of 18.083 sec. (99.541 mph), besting the previous track record by over two-tenths of a second, set by Butch Miller in ASA’s last visit to the track in 1993.
“When I saw the time on the scoreboard, I thought for sure it was wrong,” Pyle said. “It shouldn’t be to bad racing tomorrow night. I am going to stay around and watch the qualifying race this evening and talk to some of the drivers to see what changes.”
Wausau’s Scott Wimmer, leading the Pat Schauer Memorial Rookie of the Year standings, will start from the outside of the front row, his best starting spot of 2000. Wimmer turned a lap of 18.159 sec. (99.124 mph) late in the day. Kevin Cywinski, also from W ausau, qualified third with a time of 18.184 sec. (98.988 mph).
National Championship points leader Gary St. Amant will start from the fourth position, joined by Mike Miller in the fifth position.
Several Wisconsin drivers made the show through first round and the 100-lap qualifying race, including Necedah’s Tim Sauter, who will start sixth, Fall Creek’s Andy Burgess (10th), Madison’s Brian Hoppe (14th), Green Bay’s Scott Hansen (19th) and Oak Creek’s Dennis Lampman (23rd).
Madison resident and ASA rookie Chad Wood failed to qualify for Saturday’s 300-lap event following an accident while running in the eighth and final transfer spot with just two laps remaining in the qualifying race. Wood’s car shot into the turn one wall on the final restart when, according to reports, mechanical brake failure triggered the incident. Wood was alert and conscious following the hard impact and was transported to a Madison-area hospital for further observation.
Veteran stock car driver Mike Cope won the qualifying race.
Activities for the ACDelco Factory Motor Parts 300 begin on Saturday with the on track fan autograph session at 6 p.m. Pre-race ceremonies start at 7:15 pm, with the ACDelco Factory Motor Parts 300 taking the green flag at 8 pm (local).
ASA ACDelco Factory Motor Parts 300
OREGON, Wis. – The starting line-up for Saturday’s American Speed Association ACDelco Series $194,050 ACDelco Factory Motor Parts 300 at the half-mile Madison International Speedway. The top 18 drivers were locked in during qualifications with the remainder of the field set by season points and a 100-lap qualifying race. Listed is starting position, driver, make of car and speed for the top 18 qualifiers.
<pre> 1) Robbie Pyle, Chevrolet, 99.541 mph 2) Scott Wimmer, Chevrolet, 99.124 mph 3) Kevin Cywinski, Chevrolet, 98.988 mph 4) Gary St. Amant, Chevrolet, 98.955 mph 5) Mike Miller, Pontiac, 98.668 mph 6) Tim Sauter, Chevrolet, 98.663 mph 7) Butch Miller, Pontiac, 98.528 mph 8) Mike Garvey, Chevrolet, 98.506 mph 9) Jack Landis, Ford, 98.253 mph 10) Andy Burgess, Chevrolet, 98.243 mph 11) Greg Stewart, Pontiac, 98.205 mph 12) Greg Williams, Chevrolet, 98.184 mph 13) Mark Dismore, Chevrolet, 98.173 mph 14) Brian Hoppe, Chevrolet, 98.098 mph 15) Tristan Dupuis, Pontiac, 98.093 mph 16) Glenn Allen Jr., Pontiac, 98.050 mph 17) Russ Tuttle, Pontiac, 97.736 mph 18) Ricky Johnson, Chevrolet, 97.667 mph 19) Scott Hansen, Ford 20) Rick Beebe, Pontiac 21) Mike Cope, Chevrolet 22) Greg Edwards, Chevrolet 23) Dennis Lampman, Chevrolet 24) Tim Taylor, Chevrolet 25) Dave Sensiba, Pontiac 26) David Bonnett, Chevrolet 27) Ted Smokstad, Chevrolet 28) Larry Foyt, Pontiac 29) J.C. Beattie Jr., Chevrolet 30) Brian Kubinski, Chevrolet 31) Joey Clanton, Pontiac 32) Brandon Sperling, Chevrolet 33) David Stremme, Pontiac