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53 Cars - 300 Laps, Hubbard Opens 2002 On A Winning Note Rochester, Wa (January 1, 2002) - Praying for the rain to go away on Tuesday didn& ...

53 Cars - 300 Laps, Hubbard Opens 2002 On A Winning Note

Rochester, Wa (January 1, 2002) - Praying for the rain to go away on Tuesday didn’t help. It came and poured during the annual“ Snowflake 300” Enduro on New Year’s Day. The rain didn’t keep drivers or fans away. Fifty-three cars started the races with hundreds of fans cheering them on.

Ralph Puncochar made the crowd scream with glee as he ran his car head first into a tire and flew up on the back stretch wall, practicing his parking, but he was fine and finished 42nd. His sons, Brian and Scott fared better, finishing 35th and 14th respectively. Mike Mikelson and Jerry Pinch battled for much of the early laps until Mikelson pulled off with mechanical problems. After leading about 50 laps, Pinch pulled off with a flat losing only one lap and finishing the race third. Mark Hubbard was the big winner with his dad Rick right behind him in second.

The Hubbard's were the only cars to finish on the lead lap. Jeff Brookshire finished 3 laps down in fourth. Too close to call at the line, Ray Bader and Dan Walker tied for fifth. Dale Holland, a newcomer, finished in 7th. Steve Kastl came across the mountains and finished 8th after taking a year off. Tim Gosch finished 9th with his brother Jon in 20th. Robert Shankles, after also taking a year off, rounded out the top 10, down only 9 laps.

<pre> Pos. Driver Car# Laps 1 Mark Hubbard 41 300 2 Rick Hubbard 64 300 3 Jerry Pinch 89 299 4 Jeff Brookshire 0 297 5 Ray Bader 3 297 5 Dan Walker 15 297 7 Dale Holland 61 296 8 Steve Kastl 58 293 9 Tim Gosch 50 291 10 Rob Shankles 73 291 11 Jody Tanner 36 290 12 Shawn Zurfluh 35 288 13 Peggy Smith 84 286 14 Scott Puncochar 04 280 15 Shawn Ball 54 280 16 Scott Johnson 12 278 17 Dave Knittle 26 276 18 Mark Tenney 44 275 19 John Masterman 42 271 20 Jon Gosch 16 271 21 Dale Vermeire K9 271 22 James Nelson 92 262 23 Jack Parshall 5 252 24 Lex Johnson 24 250 25 Ron Lutman 09 237 26 Bob Dietrich 46 235 27 Mike Saylors 4 233 28 Vince VanDecovering 19 231 29 Jay Estes 67 224 30 Pete Peterson 68 220 31 Kirk Hall 63 208 32 Robert Booterbaugh 37 198 33 Mike Mikelson 87 198 34 Travis Eubanks 95 157 35 Brian Puncochar 14 132 36 Mike Buzard 43 121 37 Chris Schlaht 7 101 38 Troy Fetzer 1 97 39 Dave Douglas 06 87 40 Amber Brown 48 85 41 Tom Sweatman 76 74 42 Ralph Puncochar 47 62 43 Wayne Chipman 23 54 44 Ricky Rayburn 13 50 45 Dennis Krohling 2 45 46 April Smith 71 45 47 Guy Litts 01 39 48 Chad Smirz 74 36 49 Kim Bigham 86 29 50 Bill Manney 53 22 51 Tim Sherwin 85 16 52 Rick Suran 40 NS 53 Bill Edgar 55 NS

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Series Stock car
Drivers Pete Peterson , John Scott