CASCAR - Toronto Indy Results and Summary

CASCAR Super Series

July 6, 2002

Dowler wins from the back row
Switch to backup car proves to be the winning move for Edmonton racer

TORONTO, ON - Kevin Dowler's second career Molson Indy Toronto CASCAR Super 
Series win won't soon be forgotten. With his lap 34 pass on race leader Joe 
Goncalves, on the entry to turn 3 of the 11-turn, 2.825 km circuit, Dowler 
completed an incredible 'back-to-front' run through the entire field, en 
route to the astounding victory.
	After suffering a blown motor just two laps into the Saturday morning 
qualifying session, the Ford Quality Care Taurus driver made what turned 
out to be a superb decision. Rather than drop a new motor into the team's 
primary car, the Edmonton, AB resident instead opted to start Saturday 
afternoon's feature race in his backup machine.
	The call meant that he would have to drop back from his already lowly 33rd 
starting spot, and take the green flag from the end of the back row, in 
37th, for the 36-lap race around the tight Exhibition Place circuit. 
Throughout the race, Dowler picked his way through the field, advancing to 
third for the restart on lap 33.
	The caution immediately prior to that restart had erased a comfortable 
five-second lead that polesitter and race dominator Robin Buck had enjoyed 
for much of the event. But on the restart, Goncalves dove into turn 1 and 
managed to make it onto the lengthy Lakeshore Blvd. straight ahead of Buck.
	Seconds later, Dowler also managed to get past Buck's NAPA Pontiac. On the 
entry to turn 3, under heavy braking, Dowler dove to the inside of 
Goncalves' Wooden Sticks Chevrolet, and went on to win the race by just 
over half a second.
	Dowler was obviously elated with the win, after riding a roller coaster of 
emotions throughout the day. For Goncalves, the runner-up finish was the 
first podium result of his entire CASCAR Super Series career. Buck was also 
gratified with the outcome, as his season has proven somewhat frustrating 
to this point. The Campbellville, ON racer is looking at the Indy result as 
the turning point of his season.
	Super Series points leader Don Thomson finished fourth in his Home 
Hardware Chevy, ahead of the Castrol Intrepid of DJ Kennington. CASCAR 
Western Series regulars Carl and Daryl Harr took part in the Molson Indy 
Toronto, once again. The father and son duo finished sixth and 30th, 
respectively.


PHOTO: Two-time CASCAR Toronto Indy race winners Robin Buck (3rd) and Kevin 
Dowler (1st), along with first-time CASCAR podium finisher Joe Goncalves 
(2nd) following Saturday's race in Toronto
CREDIT: Greg MacPherson / Inside Track Motorsport News

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CASCAR Super Series
Unofficial Results: CASCAR Super Series at the Toronto Indy, presented by NAPA
Molson Indy Toronto // Round #7 // July 6, 2002 // Exhibition Place // 
Toronto, ON

FIN	ST.	#	DRIVER (HOMETOWN)	SPONSOR / MAKE	LAPS
1	37	35	Kevin Dowler (Edmonton, AB)	Ford Quality Care Ford Taurus	36
2	18	93	Joe Goncalves (Concord, ON)	Wooden Sticks / ALCOM / Class RV 
Chevrolet Monte Carlo	36
3	1	15	Robin Buck (Campbellville, ON)	NAPA Pontiac Grand Prix	36
4	5	4	Don Thomson Jr. (Hamilton, ON)	Home Hardware Chevrolet Monte Carlo	36
5	8	17	D.J. Kennington (St. Thomas, ON)	Castrol SYNTEC / Kleen Flo / Team 
Truck Intrepid	36
6	15	2	Carl Harr (St. Albert, AB)	GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo	36
7	9	99	Pete Vanderwyst (St. Thomas, ON)	Exide Batteries Pontiac Grand Prix	36
8	16	33	Neil Fair (Ancaster, ON)	Skoal Inc. / Mac's Chevrolet Monte Carlo	36
9	3	02	Kerry Micks (Mt. Albert, ON)	UFCW Canada Ford Taurus	36
10	2	76	Al Turner (Barrie ON)	Blue Streak Hygrade Motor Products Intrepid	36
11	7	1	Peter Gibbons (Stouffville, ON)	Canadian Tire Chevrolet Monte Carlo	36
12	12	31	Kelly Williams (Inglewood, ON)	Pontiac Grand Prix	36
13	14	3	Bill Rowse Jr. (Uxbridge, ON)	Snap-on Tools / Canadian Forces 
Chevrolet Monte Carlo	36
14	21	39	Dave Whitlock (Petrolia, ON)	Fast Lane / Ford Motor Company Ford 
Taurus	36
15	31	82	Dave Connelly (White Lake, ON)	Tide (Procter & Gamble) Chevrolet 
Monte Carlo	36
16	30	41	John Tsoumaris (Toronto, ON)	John's Unique Auto / Mama's Pizza 
Chevrolet	36
17	29	86	Kenny Forth (Lynden, ON)	Rockton Berry Farm Ford Taurus	36
18	17	88	Dave Jacombs (Mt. Hope, ON)	Speedy Auto Service / FAG Automotive 
Taurus	36
19	32	97	Rob Neely (Milton, ON)	Holmar Plumbing Intrepid	36
20	10	60	Ron Beauchamp Jr. (Windsor, ON)	Mopar Performance Parts / Mr. Sub 
/ Exide Intrepid	36
21	22	9	Robbie Thompson (Southampton, ON)	10-10-620 / Shear Metal Products 
Intrepid	36
22	19	30	Chris Fowler (Stouffville, ON)	Snap-on Tools / Canadian Forces 
Chevrolet Monte Carlo	35
23	33	69	Scott Watkins (Milton, ON)	Johnny Bower Goaltending School Pontiac 
Grand Prix	35
24	24	6	Howie Scannell Jr. (Milton, ON)	HobbyHobby.com / Scannell Moving 
Chevrolet Monte Carlo	35
25	34	43	Bob Merrifield (Belle River, ON)	Remax Preferred Realty Intrepid	34
26	35	44	Marv Wilder (Toronto, ON) R	Longbow Freight Systems Chevrolet 
Monte Carlo	31
27	25	56	Doug Brown (Brantford, ON)	Trailers by Jim Bray Chevrolet Monte 
Carlo	27
28	36	14	John Fitzpatrick (Ayr, ON)	Cambridge Rigging Chevrolet Monte Carlo	27
29	23	19	Brad Graham (Glencoe, ON)	Challenger Motor Frt. / Volvo Trucks 
Pontiac G.P.	26
30	13	71	Daryl Harr (St. Albert, AB)	Westworld Chevrolet Monte Carlo	24
31	28	24	Cole Pearn (Mt. Brydges, ON) R	Kubota Canada Pontiac Grand Prix	24
32	4	25	Jim Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON)	Raceline Radio / Fastline Motorsports 
Chevrolet Monte Carlo	23
33	6	22	Scott Steckly (Milverton, ON)	AW Millwrights / ERB / CPL Sys. 
Pontiac Grand Prix	23
34	26	94	Mark Graham (Odessa, ON)	Interlock / Microplay Chevrolet Monte 
Carlo	23
35	20	23	Jeff Lapcevich (Caistor Centre, ON)	Fastline Motorsports Chevrolet 
Monte Carlo	21
36	27	0	Joe Plazek (Caistor Centre, ON) R	Playstation2 Chevrolet Monte Carlo	15
37	11	64	Mark Dilley (Barrie, ON)	NTN Bearings Ford Taurus	12

R after the hometown denotes Rookie contender.

MARGIN OF VICTORY: .513 seconds // AVERAGE SPEED: 102.677 km/h // TIME OF 
RACE: 59 minutes and 25 seconds // CAUTIONS: 3 for a total of 8 laps // LAP 
LEADERS: #15 Robin Buck (1 - 33) and #35 Kevin Dowler (34 - 36).

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