The Auto Channel
The Largest Independent Automotive Research Resource
The Largest Independent Automotive Research Resource
Official Website of the New Car Buyer

Castrol Super Series - Mosport Wrap & Points

Castrol Super Series

For immediate release / June 11, 2001

Dilley's Mosport win tightens Castrol Cup points chase
Castrol Super Series // Round #3 // Mosport Speedway
'National Fast Freight delivers the EXIDE Batteries 250'

LONDON, ON - Saturday's 'National Fast Freight delivers the EXIDE Batteries 
250' at Mosport Speedway produced the third different winner in as many 
events this season as former Castrol Super Series champion Mark Dilley 
picked up his first CASCAR feature win since the Regina, Saskatchewan event 
in 1993.
	The veteran racer used everything he had in his bag of tricks to hold off 
the Castrol Syntec Intrepid of St. Thomas, ON racer DJ Kennington in the 
caution-filled closing laps of the event held on the half-mile Mosport 
oval. "When there's five [laps] to go, you gotta do whatever you can," said 
Dilley, driver of the NTN Taurus, after the race. "I really wasn't trying 
to brake-check that much."
	Racers have good memories and the fact that Kennington had a quicker car - 
yet opted not to get too physical in his attempts to grab the top position 
from Dilley - wasn't lost on either competitor.
	Immediately after the race, Kennington emerged from his car and poked his 
head inside of Dilley's cockpit. "You owe me one… I was there," said the 
runner-up, who wanted to make sure Dilley knew that the #17 Castrol 
Intrepid could have forced the issue, possibly endangering both drivers' 
good finishes. For his part, Dilley recognized that Kennington had raced 
him cleanly and appreciated the good deed.
	"Without a guy like DJ running behind you, you'd be a little worried about 
it," said Dilley of his closest rival. "But he ran me hard and that's why 
he's the great racer he is."
	The 'National Fast Freight delivers the EXIDE Batteries 250' was slowed 13 
times for a total of 57 laps, with many of the caution periods occurring 
late in the 125-mile chase. While the slowdowns gave Kennington several 
opportunities to challenge Dilley for the lead, they also robbed 
third-place finisher Al Turner of the momentum he needed to mount a charge.
	"We just couldn't get any long runs," said the driver of the Blue Streak 
Intrepid, who won Round #2 at Peterborough Speedway. "What killed me was 
all the restarts. I got my tires all dirty with junk and I just couldn't 
get them clean. I didn't realize it was so dirty. When we got running there 
again with about 19 to go, I couldn't believe it. I thought I had four flat 
	Turning to the points chase, Race #1 winner Kerry Micks' seventh-place 
finish was good enough for him to hold onto his lead in the hunt for the 
Castrol Cup. The Mt. Albert, ON racer (456 points) sits just 22 markers 
ahead of Turner. Dave Jacombs and Dilley are tied for third with 424. 
Castrol Super Series veteran Kelly Williams is third (412 pts.) after three 

POINT STANDINGS (After Round #3 of 12): 1. #02 Kerry Micks (Ford / 456 
points); 2. #76 Al Turner (Intrepid / 434); 3. #88 Dave Jacombs (Ford / 
424); 3. #64 Mark Dilley (Ford / 424); 5. #31 Kelly Williams (Pontiac / 
412); 6. #22 Scott Steckly (Chevrolet / 408); 7. #4 Don Thomson Jr 
(Chevrolet / 402); 8. #35 Kevin Dowler (Ford / 398); 9. #60 Ron Beauchamp 
Jr. (Intrepid / 385); 10. #9 Robbie Thompson (Intrepid / 381); 11. #33 Neil 
Fair (Chevrolet / 377); 12. #04 Andy Farr (Intrepid / 374); 13. #99 Pete 
Vanderwyst (Pontiac / 368); 14. #8 Teri MacDonald-Cadieux (Chevrolet / 
356); 15. #19 Brad Graham (Chevrolet / 354); 16. #14 John Fitzpatrick 
(Chevrolet / 348); 17. #80 Donald Theetge (Chevrolet / 344); 18. #17 DJ 
Kennington (Intrepid / 330); 19. #3 Chris Fowler (Chevrolet / 324); 20. #00 
Bill Innes (Ford / 312); 21. #56 Scott Fletcher (Chevrolet / 304); 22. #57 
Joe Goncalves (Chevrolet / 300); 23. #36 Rod Sauder (Intrepid / 298); 24. 
#1 Peter Gibbons (Chevrolet / 255); 25. #97 Rob Neely (Intrepid / 244); 25. 
#25 Jim Lapcevich (Chevrolet / 244); 27. #94 Mark Graham (Chevrolet / 236); 
28. #98 David Whitlock (Ford / 221); 29. #29 Kevin Trevellin (Ford / 220); 
30. #20 Scott Lindsay (Chevrolet / 218)

NOTEBOOK: Rookie Robbie Thompson was the top finishing first-year 
competitor at Mosport, finishing 12th… This Saturday at Cayuga Speedway, 
many of the CASCAR Late Model drivers will participate in the non-points 
'Shootout' race…

Contact CASCAR at (519) 641-1214 or visit
Prepared by Inside Track Communications. Contact: Greg MacPherson (416) 
561-2320 (cell).
If you know of someone else who would like to receive these releases, 
please send a note to:
If you wish to be removed from this release list, please send a note to the 
same address. Thank you.