Sauter wins TOledo

TOLEDO, OH. (July 30, 2000) -- Defending ASA ACDelco Series National Champion Tim Sauter made a pass on current National Championship points leader Gary St. Amant with just 21 laps remaining to take his third win of the season in Sunday's Glass...

TOLEDO, OH. (July 30, 2000) -- Defending ASA ACDelco Series National Champion Tim Sauter made a pass on current National Championship points leader Gary St. Amant with just 21 laps remaining to take his third win of the season in Sunday's Glass City 300 presented by Jani-King at Toledo (OH) Speedway. Sauter survived the flu and a weekend full of rain to climb back into the points hunt after a disappointing race last week at Salem (IN) Speedway.

The event was delayed for an hour by an on-again-off-again mist which hampered the entire race weekend. The event was started on 2000 owner's points with track problems due to rain canceling qualifying on Saturday.

"Even though it rained all weekend, I came in here and really wanted to run hard," said the Necedah, Wis. native. "The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was really strong coming off the corners, which was the key to winning today."

Sauter had a dominating car throughout the race, picking up his sixth career win. After making the pass for the lead late in the event, Sauter came to the checkers 0.836 seconds ahead of St. Amant. Sauter, who led a total of 182 laps, moved into third pl ace in the points, ahead of Mike Miller, who crashed late in the event.

Pole-sitter St. Amant stayed with the leaders all day and used an very fast late race pit stop to catapult him into the second finishing position. With the podium finish, his seventh in the 11 races, St. Amant holds onto the points lead by 195 over Kevin Cywinski.

Cywinski, who led many of the early laps, finished third after a late pass on Mike Eddy. Cywinski was closing on the leaders, but lapped traffic didn't allow him to close the gap in the final laps. Glenn Allen Jr. and Butch Miller came home fourth and fif th respectively.

Sauter collected $17,700 of the $194,800 purse. Eleven cautions slowed the race for 83 laps, including one in the middle of the race when Dave Sensiba collided with the inside tire barriers, moving them out of place. Six drivers swapped the lead on 10 occ asions.

The ASA ACDelco Series moves to the Jennerstown (PA) Speedway next week, August 6, for the Pennsylvania 300. The event is scheduled for a 1 p.m. (Eastern) start on Sunday and will be telecast telecast LIVE on TNN Sports.

<pre> ASA GLASS CITY 300

TOLEDO, Ohio -- The unofficial order of finish from Sunday's $194,800 American Speed Association ACDelco Series Glass City 300 presented by Jani-King at the half-mile Toledo Speedway. Listed is finishing and starting position (in parenthesis) driver, make of car, laps completed and reason out, if any.

1)(4) Tim Sauter, Chevrolet, 300 2)(1) Gary St. Amant, Chevrolet, 300 3)(2) Kevin Cywinski, Chevrolet, 300 4)(21) Glenn Allen Jr., Pontiac, 300 5)(5) Butch Miller, Pontiac, 300 6)(19) Mike Eddy, Chevrolet, 300 7)(13) Rick Beebe, Pontiac, 300 8)(37) Scott Fraser, Chevrolet, 300 9)(8) Scott Wimmer, Chevrolet, 300 10)(9) Robbie Pyle, Chevrolet, 300 11)(10) Ricky Johnson, Chevrolet, 300 12)(25) David Stremme, Pontiac, 299 13)(14) Jack Landis, Ford, 299 14)(23) Russ Tuttle, Pontiac, 298 15)(30) Dennis Lampman, Chevrolet, 298 16)(17) Mark Dismore, Chevrolet, 297 17)(27) David Bonnett, Chevrolet, 295 18)(7) Scott Hansen, Ford, 295 19)(26) J.C. Beattie Jr., Chevrolet, 295 20)(24) Paul Dallenbach, Ford, 293 21)(22) Tim Taylor, Chevrolet, 293 22)(28) Mark Cole, Pontiac, 287 23)(29) Buddy Gainey, Pontiac, 285 24)(3) Mike Miller, Pontiac, 283 25)(6) Mike Garvey, Chevrolet, 235 26)(11) Brandon Sperling, Chevrolet, 226, accident 27)(15) Joey Clanton, Pontiac, 225, accident 28)(18) Larry Foyt, Pontiac, 221, accident 29)(36) John Silvertorne, Chevrolet, 221, radiator 30)(34) Carroll Adamy, Chevrolet, 190 31)(33) Alec Pinsonneault, Chevrolet, 175 32)(20) Tristan Dupuis, Pontiac, 172, accident 33)(35) Craig Smith, Pontiac, 151 34)(32) Greg Williams, Chevrolet, 138, fuel system 35)(16) Dave Senisba, Pontiac, 131, accident 36)(12) Greg Stewart, Pontiac, 131, accident 37)(31) David Anspaugh, Chevrolet, 73, accident 38)(40) Mike Cope, Chevrolet, 62, front end 39)(39) Kenny Phillips, Chevrolet, 40, rear end 40)(38) Joe Nott, Chevrolet, 39, suspension

RACE STATISTICS: Time of Race: 2 hours, 20 minutes, 59.346 seconds Average Speed: 63.835 mph Margin of Victory: 0.836 seconds Lead Changes: 10 among 6 drivers

Lap Leaders: Cywinski, 1-11; Sauter, 12-33; Cywinski, 34-37; Sauter, 38-141; Fraser, 142-162; Sauter, 163-164; Dupuis, 165-172; Tuttle, 173-196; Sauter, 197-228; St. Amant, 229-278; Sauter, 279-300.

Cautions: 11 for 83 laps.

Unofficial ASA ACDelco Series points after 11 of 20 events: 1) St. Amant,1,937; 2) Cywinski, 1,742; 3) Sauter, 1,730; 4) M. Miller, 1,635; 5) B. Miller, 1,609; 6) Wimmer, 1,552; 7) Hansen, 1,516; 8) Garvey, 1,500; 9) Pyle, 1,464; 10) Johnson, 1,441.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Mark Dismore , Greg William , Larry Foyt , Tim Sauter , Scott Wimmer , Mike Miller , Adam Carroll , David Stremme , Joey Clanton , Greg Stewart , Paul Dallenbach , Butch Miller , Mike Garvey , Mark Cole , Ricky Johnson , Scott Hansen
Teams Williams