Irwindale report

Irwindale, Calif. - Results Saturday night (October 14) from the running of the 100-lap Coors Light Silver Bullet Series race at Irwindale Speedway, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, laps completed, reason out if any...

Irwindale, Calif. - Results Saturday night (October 14) from the running of the 100-lap Coors Light Silver Bullet Series race at Irwindale Speedway, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, laps completed, reason out if any and money won:

"I wish I could run here every week," said Russ Gamester of Peru, Ind. after winning Saturday night's 100-lap Coors Light Silver Bullet race at the Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway. Gamester outran NASCAR Busch Series veteran and former USAC champion Jason Leffler to the checkered flag in the penultimate race of the 2000 series. "It feels good to win," added Gamester in victory lane. "At the beginning of the race I was just feeling out the track and the car started coming in at about 20 laps." Russ caught Leffler for the lead in a turn four pass on lap 46 and never looked back in his Terre Haute First National Bank machine. "I knew when I got by Jason McCord for second I could catch Leffler," said Gamester. Aaron Fike of Galesburg, Ill. finished third to earn the Oliver Trucking "Rookie of the Race" honors. Tracy Hines and Bud Kaeding rounded out the "top-five." Dave Darland of Kokomo, Ind., who finished eight, emerged from the race with a narrow five-point lead over Hines in the Coors Light Silver Bullet standings going into the October 28-29 finale at Memphis Motorsports Park. Hines won the pole at Irwindale at a new track record speed of 93.163 mph. Leffler grabbed the lead at the start and led for four laps before Jason McCord, who started fourth, moved to the front. McCord led for 14 laps until yielding to Leffler, who then succumbed to Gamester on lap 46. The only yellow flag flew on lap 48 when Brad Noffsinger spun off turn four and slid into the inside wall. <pre> 1. (5) Russ Gamester, Peru, Ind., 100, $9,400, 32:12.10, 93.163 mph. 2. (2) Jason Leffler, Long Beach, Calif., 100, $6,600. 3. (8) A.J. Fike, Galesburg, Ill., 100, $5,000. 4. (1) Tracy Hines, New Castle, Ind., 100, $3,625. 5. (7) Bud Kaeding, Campbell, Calif., 100, $3,150. 6. (12) Brian Tyler, Parma, Mich., 100, $2,750. 7. (9) Tony Elliott, Kokomo, Ind., 100, $2,450. 8. (3) Dave Darland, Kokomo, Ind., 99, $2,249. 9. (18) Paul White, Temple, Texas99, $2,049. 10. (26) John Heydenreich, Bloomsburg, Pa., 98, $1,898. 11. (19) Jeff West, Oswego, N.Y., 98, $1,798. 12. (17) Ed Carpenter, Indianapolis, Ind., 98, $1,698. 13. (4) Jason McCord, Anderson, Ind., 98, $1,623. 14. (21) Bill Rose, Plainfield, Ind., 98, $1,548. 15. (11) Pat Abold, Pennellville, N.Y., 97, $1,472. 16. (22) Kevin Kierce, Reseda, Calif., 95, $1,395. 17. (14) Bobby McMahan, Rio Linda, Calif., 95, $1,320. 18. (20) Brad Armstrong, New Palestine, Ind., 93, $1,268. 19. (23) Scott Hansen, Simi Valley, Calif., 93, $1,218. 20. (10) Jay Drake, Val Verde, Calif., 66, Brakes, $1,166. 21. (24) Darren Spiers, Boise, Idaho, 66, Engine, $1,141. 22. (13) Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash., 51, Wheel Nut, $1,101. 23. (6) Brad Noffsinger, Concord, N.C., 47, Accident, $1,072. 24. (16) Jimmy McCune, Toledo, Ohio, 28, Oil Pump, $1,028. 25. (25) Chuck Gurney, Jr., Livermore, Calif., 23, Steering, $1,023. 26. (15) Dave Steele, Tampa, Fla., 5, Clutch, $1,005.

Average Speed: 93.163 mph. Time of Race: 32:12.10 Caution Flags: 1 for 12 laps. Lead Changes: 4 among 3 drivers Lap Leaders: Laps 1-4 Leffler, Laps 5-18 McCord, Laps 19-45 Leffler, Laps 46-100 Gamester. Qualifying Race Winner: (15 laps) Dave Steele. Fastest Qualifier Tracy Hines - 16.549 seconds, 108.768 mph. Oliver Trucking "Rookie of the Race:" Aaron Fike. Coors Light Silver Bullet Point Standings: 1- Darland-551; 2-Hines-546; 3-Tyler-503; 4-J.J. Yeley-445; 5-Noffsinger-441; 6-Elliott-432; 7-Heydenreich-424; 8-Gamester-396; 9-White-390; 10-Jack Hewitt-364.

Next Coors Light Silver Bullet Race: October 28-29 - Memphis Motorsports Park - Memphis, TN

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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , Kasey Kahne , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Jack Hewitt , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Tony Elliott , Aaron Fike , Jay Drake , John Heydenreich , Brad Noffsinger , Jimmy McCune , A.J. Fike , Russ Gamester , Paul White , Brad Armstrong , Jason McCord , Bill Rose , Ed Carpenter , Bobby McMahan , Scott Hansen