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1997 Auto Club 200


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 7 of 14
Saturday, June 21, 1997 at California Speedway, Fontana, CA
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:48:47
Average Speed: 110.311 mph
Pole Speed: 179.52 mph
Cautions: 7 for 33 laps
Margin of Victory: .589 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
91000   Scott Gaylord Oliver Gravity Separators   (Geoff Burney)Chevrolet994,571running0
20 507   Sean Woodside Cinema Vehicle Services / Unocal / Kragen   (Raymond Claridge)Pontiac343,171engine0
101312   Dan Obrist Dan Obrist Recycling   (Dan Obrist)Chevrolet974,696running0
111816   Bill McAnally NAPA / Martin Senour / Madcap   (Bill McAnally)Chevrolet974,371running0
131619   Billy Kann Interstate Batteries   (Billy Kann)Chevrolet943,871running0
6 92   Ron Esau Advantage Memory / GMR / AmproChevrolet1005,000running0
7 821   John Kinder PowerBase Motorsports   (Jim Kinder / Nick Carone)Chevrolet1005,071running0
162022   St. James Davis Lucas Oil / JE   (LaDonna Davis)Pontiac713,571running0
121525   Kevin Culver Moog Chassis Parts / Wagner Brakes   (Nancy Culver)Chevrolet954,271running0
1 33   Ken Schrader Skoal   (Andy Petree)Chevrolet10014,600running70
222433   Darrel Krentz Nevada Auto Test CenterFord101,900crash0
19 437   Larry Gunselman Race Stuff / Olson Technology   (Tamara Turner)Ford613,271engine0
4 638   Butch Gilliland Auto Club of So. California / Pro Insulation   (Bill Stroppe)Ford1008,171running3
251143   Kenny Smith Milton Engines / Bob's AB&D Auto   (Kenny Smith)Chevrolet12,821crash0
5 245   Gary Smith Xtreme J / Rabanco   (John Strauser)Chevrolet1007,771running8
26065   Sammy Potashnick PTI Transportation   (Sammy Potashnick)Chevrolet0 did not start0
15147   L.J. Pryor Lucas Oil Products / Gordon TruckingFord772,750crash0
141778   Ron Peterson Golden Gate MeatsChevrolet862,700crash0
24228   Bruce Bechtel Pro Insulation / Stroppe Motorsports   (Bill Stroppe)Ford41,800transmission0
172381   Jeff Davis Ultra Shield / Jasper / Prolong   (Jeff Davis)Ford652,400crash0
18 786   Rich Woodland, Jr. Charles Dunn Company   (Richard Woodland)Chevrolet642,300suspension0
231988   David Gilliland Stroppe Motorsports / Stroppe Testing   (Bill Stroppe)Ford71,800ignition0
8129   Craig Rayburn ADL / Satellite TVChevrolet994,821running0
22591   Mike Wallace Spam   (Joe Falk / Ron Neal)Chevrolet1009,840running6
212195   Lance Wade J.R. Edgett / Tribune Timber / Bud's Poultry   (Dan Wade)Ford182,071engine0
3 196   David Green Caterpillar   (Buz McCall)Chevrolet1008,300running13

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
386   #43 accident turn 2 
9113  
12165   #33 accident turn 2 
17215  
22243   #37,07 accident turn 2 
253814  
39424   fluid on track 
436826  
69735   #81 accident turn 3 
74818  
82865   #7 accident turn 4 
87882  
89935   #78 accident turn 2 
941007  
  Percent of race run under caution: 33.0%             Average green flag run: 8.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Gary Smith188
  Ken Schrader9113
  David Green122413
  Ken Schrader253915
  Butch Gilliland40423
  Ken Schrader438139
  Mike Wallace82876
  Ken Schrader8810013

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Butch Gilliland 1178    
2   Sean Woodside 1079   -99  
3   Gary Smith 1011   -167  
4   Larry Gunselman 970   -208  
5   Kevin Culver 865   -313  
6   Scott Gaylord 847   -331  
7   Dan Obrist 811   -367  
8   Bill McAnally 773   -405  
9   John Kinder 705   -473  
10   Kenny Smith 690   -488  
11   Wayne Jacks 647   -531  
12   St. James Davis 642   -536  
13   Lew Miller 541   -637  
14   Chuck Pruett 507   -671  
15   Craig Rayburn 441   -737  
16   Billy Kann 404   -774  
17   Bill Sedgwick 381   -797  
18   Lance Wade 340   -838  
19   Gary Collins 319   -859  
20   David Gilliland 291   -887