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CASCAR: Mosport Summary & Results

CASCAR Super Series
Mosport Speedway 200
Summary & Results
Micks bests Thomson in back-and-forth CASCAR Super Series battle at Mosport

BOWMANVILLE, ON August 23, 2003; Saturday night's Mosport Speedway 200 was a head-to-head 
battle between the two prime combatants for this year's CASCAR Super Series 
championship. After Don Thomson started on the pole for the 200-lap chase 
at the half-mile Bowmanville-area oval, he and Kerry Micks swapped the lead 
a whopping 11 times, including Micks' lap 190 pass on Thomson, en route to 
the second victory of the season for the UFCW Taurus driver.
	Micks' win narrowed the points gap between he and Thomson to just 18 
points after nine of the series' 12 events. Thomson started first in the 
21-car field after lapping Mosport Speedway in 22.059 seconds during 
Saturday afternoon's Time Trial qualifying session. Winning the pole was a 
particularly impressive achievement, given that it was the first time 
Thomson had ever raced this particular version of the Home Hardware Chevy 
in Super Series action. He was forced to employ a replacement after his 
primary oval car was stolen, two weeks ago.
	Although Micks and Thomson traded paint on several occasions during the 
Mosport Speedway 200, the championship rivals raced each other closely and 
cleanly throughout. Following the event, neither driver could remember ever 
participating in such a closely contested race.
	The Mosport Speedway 200 was completed in 1 hour and 28.30 minutes, and 
was slowed by just three caution periods for a total of 18 laps. Finishing 
third at Mosport was DJ Kennington, driver of the Snap On / Castrol 
Intrepid. Fittingly, the St. Thomas driver is third in the National point 
standings, 40 points back of Micks and just 58 markers behind Thomson. With 
just three events remaining on the 2003 schedule, the championship is 
shaping up as a three-way battle between Thomson, Micks and Kennington.
	The CASCAR Super Series resumes next weekend at London's Delaware Speedway.

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS (TOP 9) AFTER 9 OF 12 EVENTS: 1. #4 Don Thomson 
Jr. (1493 pts.), 2. #02 Kerry Micks (1475), 3. #37 DJ Kennington (1435), 4. 
#33 Neil Fair (1374), 5. #64 Mark Dilley (1358), 6. #22 Scott Steckly 
(1350), 7. #1 Peter Gibbons (1346), 8. #60 Ron Beauchamp Jr. (1344), 9. #88 
Dave Jacombs (1272)

PHOTO: Don Thomson (2nd), Kerry Micks (1st) and DJ Kennington (3rd) earned 
the podium positions during Saturday night's Mosport Speedway 200
CREDIT: Greg MacPherson / Inside Track Communications.


CASCAR Super Series
RESULTS: Mosport Speedway 200
Round #9 // August 23, 2003 // Mosport Speedway
Bowmanville, ON // 200 Laps // 1/2-mile, banked oval


FIN.	POS.	#	DRIVER (HOMETOWN)	SPONSOR / MAKE	LAPS
1	3	02	Kerry Micks (Mt. Albert, ON)	UFCW Canada Ford Taurus	200
2	1	4	Don Thomson Jr. (Hamilton, ON)	Home Hardware Chevrolet Monte Carlo	200
3	9	37	D.J. Kennington (St. Thomas, ON)	Snap On Tools / Castrol Canada 
Intrepid	200
4	2	39	Dave Whitlock (Wyoming, ON)	Unitec / NMT Intrepid	200
5	4	1	Peter Gibbons (Stouffville, ON)	Canadian Tire Chevrolet Monte Carlo	200
6	11	77	Pete Vanderwyst (St. Thomas, ON)	Pontiac Grand Prix	200
7	5	64	Mark Dilley (Barrie, ON)	NTN Bearings Intrepid	200
8	13	33	Neil Fair (Ancaster, ON)	Skoal Inc. / Mac's Intrepid	199
9	12	25	Jim Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON)	Fastline Motorsports Intrepid	199
10	15	88	Dave Jacombs (Mt. Hope, ON)	Inroble Brakes / FAG Ford Taurus	198
11	8	60	Ron Beauchamp Jr. (Windsor, ON)	MOPAR Performance Parts / Exide 
Intrepid	198
12	18	24	Cole Pearn (Mt. Brydges, ON)	Kubota Canada Pontiac Grand Prix	197
13	7	19	Brad Graham (Glencoe, ON)	Challenger Motor Frt. / Volvo Trucks 
Pontiac Grand Prix	196
14	21	86	Kenny Forth (Lynden, ON)	Labour Ready / 820 CHAM / Rockton Berry 
Farm Ford Taurus	195
15	19	71	Bryan Cathcart (Peterborough, ON) R	National Fast Freight Intrepid	194
16	17	10	Doug Brown (Brantford, ON)	NAPA / Autopro Pontiac Grand Prix	182
17	14	93	Joe Goncalves (Concord, ON)	Holmar Plumbing Chevrolet Monte Carlo	162
18	16	14	John Fitzpatrick (Ayr, ON)	Cambridge Rigging Chevrolet Monte Carlo	135
19	10	23	Jeff Lapcevich (Caistor Centre, ON)	Tim Horton's / Fastline 
Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo	100
20	6	22	Scott Steckly (Milverton, ON)	Schick Xtreme3 / Razor Mag. / ERB 
Pontiac Grand Prix	92
21	20	32	Mike Alguire (London, ON)	Industrial Waterproof Systems Pontiac 
Grand Prix	10

R after the hometown denotes Rookie contender.

TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 28 minutes and 30.071 seconds // MARGIN OF VICTORY: 
0.382 seconds // CAUTIONS: 3 for a total of 18 laps // LAP LEADERS: #4 Don 
Thomson Jr. (1-41), #02 Kerry Micks (42-45), #4 Thomson (46), #02 Micks 
(47-119), #4 Thomson (120), #02 Micks (121-122), #4 Thomson (123-152), #02 
Micks (153-160), #4 Thomson (161-163), #02 Micks (164-169), #4 Thomson 
(170-189), #02 Micks (190-200).