CASCAR - Toronto Indy Summary & Results

CASCAR Super Series
Avenue ACDelco 100

For immediate release / July 12, 2003

Jeff Lapcevich wins the Avenue ACDelco 100 CASCAR Super Series race at the 
Toronto Indy

TORONTO, ON  In the past year, Jeff Lapcevich has been in contention to win 
at least two CASCAR Super Series races. But on both occasions - at Mosport 
Int’l Raceway and at the Vancouver Indy - victory somehow eluded the 
Fastline Motorsports Chevy driver.
	But on Saturday afternoon at the Toronto Indy, Lapcevich would not be 
denied. After starting second on the grid for the 36-lap Avenue ACDelco 
100, the Hamilton, ON driver grabbed the lead immediately and relinquished 
the position only rarely en route to the checkered flag.
	In all, the talented road racer led all but nine tours of the 11-turn, 
temporary street course, and took the lead for the third and final time 
when he passed two-time CASCAR Toronto Indy winner Kevin Dowler, with just 
four laps to go.
	Although Dowler was in a position to challenge Lapcevich over the final 
four laps, an opportunity to recover the lead cleanly never presented 
itself and the EMCO Taurus driver settled for a solid second-place result. 
The third and final podium position went to Dowler’s Apollo Motorsports 
teammate, Trevor Seibert, who hails from Williams Lake, BC.
	In victory lane, Lapcevich - who has collected multiple race wins and 
series championships during his road racing career - said that the Toronto 
Indy CASCAR win was the biggest achievement of his racing career. He also 
noted that he was happy to have won the race on his fiancée Sherry’s 
birthday... because in his rush to get ready for the race, he hadn’t gotten 
her a present.
	Quebec racer Donald Theetge was fourth, ahead of Scott Steckly, who 
recently finished third at the Mosport road course race, in his Schick Pontiac.
	The championship points chase was shaken up considerably following the 
Avenue ACDelco 100. Don Thomson Jr. entered the race weekend with a 
three-point lead over Kerry Micks in the Super Series point standings. But 
a 27th-place finish, the result of being caught up in accident involving 
Peter Gibbons, dropped Thomson to second in the points, 39 points back of 
Micks. The UFCW driver led the points chase for much of the 2001 season and 
took the lead in the championship chase after a sixth-place finish in 
Toronto. The result was impressive considering Micks started 24th on Saturday.

PHOTO: (l to r) CASCAR Super Series drivers Trevor Seibert (3rd), Jeff 
Lapcevich (1st) and Kevin Dowler (2nd) celebrate their podium finishes 
following the Avenue ACDelco 100 at the Toronto Indy, on Saturday afternoon
CREDIT: G. MacPherson / Inside Track

POINT STANDINGS: CASCAR Super Series following Race #5 of 12 / Unofficial 
as of July 12, 2003: 1. #02 Kerry Micks (750 pts.); 2. #4 Don Thomson Jr. 
(711); 3. #33 Neil Fair (701); 4. #22 Scott Steckly (682); 5. #64 Mark 
Dilley (674); 6. #60 Ron Beauchamp Jr. (669); 7. #37 DJ Kennington (659); 
8. #1 Peter Gibbons (654); 9. #19 Brad Graham (644); 10. #14 John 
Fitzpatrick (635); 11. #93 Joe Goncalves (610); 12. #25 Jim Lapcevich 
(596); 13. #88 Dave Jacombs (596); 14. #71 Bryan Cathcart (584); 15. #24 
Cole Pearn (564).


CASCAR NOTEBOOK: The ‘Dodge Canada Day Shootout, presented by MOPAR’ at 
Cayuga 2000 Speedway will air on Sportsnet (Ontario) on Sunday, July 13 at 
3 p.m.

CASCAR Super Series
RESULTS: Avenue ACDelco 100
Round #5 // July 12, 2003 // Molson Indy Toronto
Toronto, Ontario // 36 Laps // 11-turn street circuit


FIN.	ST.	#	DRIVER (HOMETOWN)	SPONSOR / MAKE	LAPS
1	2	23	Jeff Lapcevich (Caistor Centre, ON)	Fastline Motorsports Chevrolet 
Monte Carlo	36
2	3	35	Kevin Dowler (Edmonton, AB)	EMCO Ford Taurus	36
3	12	09	Trevor Seibert (Williams Lake, BC)	Apollo Motorsports Ford Taurus	36
4	4	80	Donald Theetge (Boischatel, QC)	Auto Frank et Michel / Castrol 
Chevrolet Monte Carlo	36
5	11	22	Scott Steckly (Milverton, ON)	Schick Xtreme3 / Razor Mag. / ERB 
Pontiac Grand Prix	36
6	24	02	Kerry Micks (Mt. Albert, ON)	UFCW Canada Ford Taurus	36
7	5	33	Neil Fair (Ancaster, ON)	Skoal Inc. / Mac's Intrepid	36
8	8	93	Joe Goncalves (Concord, ON)	Holmar Plumbing Chevrolet Monte Carlo	36
9	9	77	Pete Vanderwyst (St. Thomas, ON)	Pontiac Grand Prix	36
10	14	60	Ron Beauchamp Jr. (Windsor, ON)	MOPAR Performance Parts / Exide 
Intrepid	36
11	17	3	Chris Fowler (Stouffville, ON)	Snap On Tools / Castrol Chevrolet 
Monte Carlo	36
12	10	6	Howie Scannell Jr. (Milton, ON)	XTL Logistics / Hobby Hobby 
Chevrolet Monte Carlo	36
13	23	64	Mark Dilley (Barrie, ON)	NTN Bearings Intrepid	36
14	21	11	Dave Whitlock (Wyoming, ON)	Avenue ACDelco / NMT Intrepid	36
15	29	2	Carl Harr (St. Albert, AB)	GM Goodwrench of Alberta Chevrolet Monte 
Carlo	36
16	30	14	John Fitzpatrick (Ayr, ON)	Cambridge Rigging Chevrolet Monte Carlo	36
17	20	88	Dave Jacombs (Mt. Hope, ON)	Inroble Brakes / FAG Ford Taurus	35
18	26	71	Bryan Cathcart (Peterborough, ON) R	National Fast Freight Intrepid	35
19	28	171	Daryl Harr (St. Albert, AB)	Westworld Computers Chevrolet Monte 
Carlo	35
20	15	8	Marc Miller (Holland, MI) R	Carhartt Clothing Chevrolet Monte Carlo	34
21	22	24	Cole Pearn (Mt. Brydges, ON)	Kubota Canada Pontiac Grand Prix	34
22	33	86	Kenny Forth (Lynden, ON)	Labour Ready / 820 CHAM / Rockton Berry 
Farm Ford Taurus	34
23	18	41	John Tsoumaris (Toronto, ON)	John’s Unique Auto / Mama’s Pizza 
Chevrolet Monte Carlo	33
24	35	42	Sean Stafford (Springfield, ON) R	Mid-America Freight Systems 
Chevrolet Monte Carlo	31
25	6	37	D.J. Kennington (St. Thomas, ON)	Snap On Tools / Castrol Canada 
Intrepid	29
26	7	1	Peter Gibbons (Stouffville, ON)	Canadian Tire Chevrolet Monte Carlo	21
27	13	4	Don Thomson Jr. (Hamilton, ON)	Home Hardware Chevrolet Monte Carlo	21
28	1	66	Robin Buck (Campbellville, ON)	Chiefs Heavy Truck Collision Pontiac 
Grand Prix	19
29	32	56	John Fletcher (Milton, ON) R	Trailers By Jim Bray Chevrolet Monte 
Carlo	19
30	37	19	Brad Graham (Glencoe, ON)	Challenger Motor Frt. / Volvo Trucks 
Pontiac Grand Prix	17
31	27	94	Mark Graham (Odessa, ON)	Jumbo Video / Microplay / Edge Pro Gel 
Chevrolet Monte Carlo	16
32	19	25	Jim Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON)	Fastline Motorsports Chevrolet Monte 
Carlo	13
33	16	39	Al Turner (Thornton, ON)	Blue Streak Intrepid	11
34	36	50	Terry Robichaud (Burlington, ON)	ATTO & Assoc. Insurance Chevrolet 
Monte Carlo	9
35	25	44	Marv Wilder (Toronto, ON)	Longbow Freight Systems Ford Taurus	8
36	31	99	Scott Watkins (Milton, ON)	Johnny Bower Goaltending School Pontiac 
Grand Prix	DNS
37	34	43	Bob Merrifield (Belle River, ON)	Remax Preferred Realty Intrepid	DNS

R after the hometown denotes Rookie contender.

MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.750 seconds // AVERAGE SPEED: 96.525 km/h // TIME OF 
RACE: 1 hour, 3 minutes and 11 seconds // CAUTIONS: 1 for a total of 6 laps 
// LAP LEADERS: #23 Jeff Lapcevich (1-2), #66 Robin Buck (3-7), #23 Jeff 
Lapcevich (8-28), #35 Kevin Dowler (29-32) and #23 Jeff Lapcevich (33-36)

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