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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 5 of 14
Sunday, May 25, 1997 at Mesa Marin Raceway, Bakersfield, CA
200 laps on a 0.500 mile paved track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:25:42
Average speed: 70.012 mph
Pole speed: 94.578 mph
Cautions: 7 for 33 laps
Margin of victory: .51 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 138   Butch Gilliland Stroppe Motorsports / Pro Insulation   (Bill Stroppe)Ford20013050running34180
2 307   Sean Woodside Cinema Vehicle Services / Unocal   (Raymond Claridge)Pontiac2008250running141180
3 445   Gary Smith Tootsietoy / Rabanco   (John Strauser)Chevrolet1994525running13170
41200   Scott Gaylord Oliver Gravity Separators   (Geoff Burney)Chevrolet1982225running0160
5 59   Bill Sedgwick ADL / Direct Blinds / Blachley Racing   (Gerry Blachley)Chevrolet1982825running0155
6 737   Larry Gunselman Race Stuff / Olson Technology   (Tamara Turner)Ford1981925running12155
7 825   Kevin Culver Action Auto Glass / AC Nutter   (Nancy Culver)Chevrolet1981825running0146
8148   Lew Miller Pro Insulation / Stroppe Motorsports   (Bill Stroppe)Ford1971700running0142
91121   John Kinder PowerBase Motorsports   (Jim Kinder / Nick Carone)Pontiac1961600running0138
102016   Bill McAnally NAPA / Martin Senour   (Bill McAnally)Chevrolet1921600running0134
111617   George Nordling Shilo InnsChevrolet1851400running0130
121529   Kazuteru Wakida West Coast Fabrication / Imuraya   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet1851300running0127
13 275   Kevin Harvick Spears Motorsports   (Wayne Spears)Chevrolet1631300engine0124
14107   L.J. Pryor GTI / Gordon TruckingFord1481100engine0121
151922   St. James Davis Stick Only / Hoffman   (LaDonna Davis)Buick1301100running0118
161714   John Wood Joyce Sasse-WoodChevrolet126950rear end0115
171315   Rick Scribner Scribner Engineering   (Rick Scribner)Chevrolet124850engine0112
18 812   Dan Obrist Doernbecker Childrens Hospital   (Dan Obrist)Chevrolet118775engine0109
19 989   Wayne Jacks Las Vegas Motor Speedway   (Wayne Jacks)Pontiac110750camshaft0108
20186   Pappy Pryor Panhandle RacingChevrolet57725overheating0103
212178   Chuck Pruett California Culinary Academy   (James Offenbach)Pontiac0700engine0100
222243   Kenny Smith Quick Pick Motorsports   (Kenny Smith)Chevrolet0 did not start097

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
353  
63025  
31344  
354814  
495911  
608627  
87915  
9210110  
1021054  
10618176  
1821843  
18519410  
1951973  
1982003  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.5%             Average green flag run: 20.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Butch Gilliland11717
  Sean Woodside1810184
  Larry Gunselman10211312
  Gary Smith11412613
  Sean Woodside12718357
  Butch Gilliland18420017

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Butch Gilliland 833    
2   Sean Woodside 811   -22  
3   Larry Gunselman 755   -78  
4   Gary Smith 671   -162  
5   Kevin Culver 626   -207  
6   Scott Gaylord 563   -270  
7   Wayne Jacks 556   -277  
8   Dan Obrist 553   -280  
9   Lew Miller 541   -292  
10   Bill McAnally 522   -311  
11   Chuck Pruett 507   -326  
12   Kenny Smith 496   -337  
13   St. James Davis 433   -400  
14   John Kinder 404   -429  
15   Bill Sedgwick 381   -452  
16   Gary Collins 319   -514  
17   George Nordling 248   -585  
18   Tim McCauley 197   -636  
19   Billy Kann 138   -695  
20   Craig Rayburn 134   -699