PENDLETON, Ind. (May 30, 2000) -- Columbus, Ohio's Gary St. Amant collected his third-straight runner-up finish and remained the 2000 ASA National Points leader following the May 21st running of the BFGoodrich Tires 300 at Nashville Speedway USA...
PENDLETON, Ind. (May 30, 2000) -- Columbus, Ohio's Gary St. Amant collected his third-straight runner-up finish and remained the 2000 ASA National Points leader following the May 21st running of the BFGoodrich Tires 300 at Nashville Speedway USA in Nashville, Tenn. Tim Sauter picked up his first win of the season heading into the sixth event, the June 10th ACDelco Service Specialist 300 at Louisville Motor Speedway in Louisville, Ky.
St. Amant, who has finished no worse than fifth in 2000 including a win at the season-opening event in Florida, extended his point lead over second place Kevin Cywinski to 108 points. St. Amant and Cywinski are the only two competitors to have completed all 1,400 laps run in competition through the first five events. After his third-place run at Nashville, Cywinski regained second place in the points, which he held until the race at Hickory Motor Speedway.
California native Brandon Sperling continued his strong season by recording his third top-10 finish at Nashville. The run keeps Sperling third in the points, 132 back of St. Amant. Veteran Mike Miller kept his fourth-place position locked in the point standings, 139 points behind St. Amant. Miller, who finished only six points back from winning the title last season, has two top-five finishes this year, including a victory at Montgomery Speedway. Sauter rounds out the top-five in points, 145 back of St. Amant.
Scott Wimmer kept his rookie point lead over Mark E. Dismore after Nashville, leading by 87 points in the race for the $50,000 Pat Schauer Memorial Rookie of the Year honors. Wimmer, who earlier became the first rookie since 1996 to win back-to-back races (Lanier National Speedway and Hickory), has made only four starts after missing the Lakeland event. Joey Clanton sits third in the rookie points, with Robbie Pyle and Chad Wood rounding out the top five among first-year competitors.
The ASA ACDelco Series will make its first stop since at Louisville since 1994 on Friday, June 9 with practice beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern. ASA qualifications take place at 2:30 p.m. and the 100-lap qualifier race will take the green at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, June 10, the exclusive ASA on-track autograph session is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. with pre-race ceremonies starting at 6:15 p.m. The ACDelco Service Specialist 300 will go green at 8 p.m.
Tickets for the ACDelco Service Specialist 300 are $25 in the reserved sections and $20 in the general admission areas for race day. Children 12 years of age or younger will be admitted free with a paying adult in the general admission seating section. Friday's action will cost fans $14 (adults), $12 (teens and seniors) or $3 (children) and will include Louisville's Late Models and Figure-8s following the 100-lap qualifier. Tickets can be ordered by calling the ASA Ticket Line toll-free 1-888-ASA-1020. VIS A, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.
<pre> Provisional ASA ACDelco Series National Points
PENDLETON, IN - Top 20 driver points standings after 5 events of the 2000 ASA ACDelco Series:
Pos. Driver Victories Event Pts Total Pts Deficit
1. Gary St. Amant 1 185 938 2. Kevin Cywinski - 185 830 -108 3. Brandon Sperling- 155 806 -132 4. Mike Miller 1 170 799 -139 5. Tim Sauter 1 195 793 -145 6. R Scott Wimmer 2 146 709 -229 7. Ricky Johnson - 65 686 -252 8. Scott Hansen - 102 680 -258 9. Butch Miller - 61 670 -268 10. Rick Beebe - 96 652 -286 11. Mike Garvey - 104 627 -311 12. Tristan Dupuis - 133 625 -313 13. Jack Landis - 110 623 -315 14. R Mark E. Dismore - 170 622 -316 15. R Joey Clanton - 180 613 -325 16. Greg Stewart - 129 574 -364 17. R Robbie Pyle - 87 572 -366 18. Tim Taylor - 73 552 -386 19. Mike Eddy - 57 526 -412 20. Chad Wood - 121 515 -423