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

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