Freddie Query matched his car number with his 8th victory of the season
in the NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series Food Lion/Greased Lightning 200
Saturday at Concord Motorsports Park, where Query began his racing career.
Query led most of the first 57 laps before making his mandatory pit stop
under caution. He grabbed the lead back from Brian Sockwell under green
at lap 115 and stayed on point the rest of the way, winning by .23 second
over Steven Howard, a second-year All Pro driver and former champion at
Greenville-Pickens Speedway. Howard scored his best career finish, a week
after taking his previous career best of third at Winchester IN.
(I gotta keep tabs on the local guys.)
Leading rookie Scott Kilby was third at Concord, followed to the stripe by
Sockwell and Hal Goodson. Garrett Evans, a visitor from the Raybestos
Northwest Series, finished sixth; Steven Christian, another Upstate SC dude
David Moyer, and Conrad Burr were the other lead-lap finishers.
Terry Brooks, a Concord regular and surprise winner of this race last year,
wound up 14th; Brooks won last year when Query and Bobby Gill crashed each
other while leading on the final lap.
Billy Bigley Jr. DNFed with axle problems, mostly on his car.
There are 2 races left on the NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series schedule.
Query has a 74-point lead over Goodson. Derrick Gilchrist looks firmly
planted in third in the points as does Christian in fourth, but Ron Young
and David Reutimann are close to fifth-place Bigley.
THE NEXT ALL PRO RACE WILL BE TELEVISED LIVE ON TNN, SO YOU HAVE NO EXCUSES
TO MISS IT! It is the 18th Annual Greased Lightning All American 400
at Nashville Speedway USA October 18 at 2 p.m. EDT.
Robert Huffman clinched the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series championship
(yeah, like he hasn't had it wrapped up since June :-) Saturday with his
second-place finish in the T.G. Lee Dairy 125 at Volusia Speedway Park
in Barberville FL.
Huffman finished half a second behind wire-to-wire winner David Hutto.
Rookies Donnie Apple (who started 10th) and Eddie Kelley finished third and
fourth; Scott Weaver, Ricky Bryant, my favorite road-racing Englishman
Chris Hall, and Jake Hobgood were the other lead-lap finishers.
No Ned Combs.
Local driver Chris Lawrence finished 15th after qualifying ninth; what's
notable here is that he was driving a Mitsubishi (most Dash cars are Pontiac
Sunfires, with an occasional Ford Probe or Chevy Cavalier in there; Hutto's
in a Chevy).
There are 2 races left in the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series season.
Huffman can start making arrangements for there to be White House Apple Juice
at the banquet because he's ahead of Hutto by 399 points.
Hutto has second place by 93 over Bryant, with B.J. Mackey and Hobgood
Hall is*** on to 10th by a thread over Kelley and Jimmy Gross; he's not
going to catch Apple in the rookie race.
The next Dash race is October 24 at USA International Speedway in Lakeland FL.
If you're in the area I'd recommend going; it's a doubleheader with the
PARTS Pro Truck Series.
Both the All Pro and Dash tours end their seasons November 14 at Homestead.
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