CASCAR: Mosport Road Course Results & Summary
CASCAR Super Series
RESULTS & SUMMARY: Mosport Int'l Raceway - Clarington 200
June 20, 2004
Jeff Lapcevich continues his CASCAR road course domination at Mosport Int'l
OSHAWA, ON - Jeff Lapcevich is CASCAR's undisputed king of the road
courses. Following his win in today's Clarington 200 at the 2.459-mile,
10-turn Mosport Int'l Raceway, the Tim Horton's / Fastline Chevy driver has
won the past three CASCAR Super Series road races. Lapcevich won both
CASCAR outings at the Toronto and Vancouver Indys in '03.
On Sunday afternoon, the Caistor Centre, ON driver started fourth in the
field of 25 who took the green flag for the Super Series' fourth race of
the season and passed race leader Don Thomson Jr. on lap 18 of the 51-lap
chase. Lapcevich stayed out while many of his rivals for the victory
pitted. During that time, he was able to amass a considerable lead prior to
making his one and only stop, on lap 31. His lead was so big, in fact, that
he was able to stop for two tires and fuel and still return to the track
with a large gap between himself and second-place driver Peter Gibbons, in
his Canadian Tire Chevy.
Lapcevich's decision to take on only two tires contributed significantly
to his win, as his rivals spent more time in the pits taking on four tires
during their green-flag stops. Many of them were counting on a caution flag
to appear, following their stops, to nullify the disadvantage of their
lengthy pit visits. But it never came. The race was slowed by just one
early caution for a total of three laps.
At the finish, Lapcevich cruised past the checkered flag over 21 seconds
ahead of Gibbons. Don Thomson's Home Hardware Chevy came home third, five
seconds back of Gibbons. For Thomson, it was the first podium finish of the
season for the three-time National champion.
Following four CASCAR Super Series races in '04, Gibbons leads the points
chase after posting a pair of wins, a second and a fifth in the first third
of the schedule. Avenue / NMT Dodge driver Dave Whitlock is second, 28
points behind Gibbons.
The Clarington 200 was the fourth Super Series race in as many weekends.
The teams will enjoy next weekend off as they prepare for their return to
Cayuga 2000 Speedway for the Canada Day Shootout on the July 3-4 weekend.
PHOTO: Jeff Lapcevich won his third CASCAR road course event in a row on
Sunday at Mosport.
CREDIT: Greg MacPherson / Inside Track Motorsport News
UNOFFICIAL SUPER SERIES POINT STANDINGS AFTER 4 OF 12 EVENTS: 1. #1 Peter
Gibbons (641 pts.); 2. #39 Dave Whitlock (613); 3. #4 Don Thomson Jr.
(609); 4. #23 Jeff Lapcevich (571); 5. #02 Kerry Micks (570); 6. #22 Scott
Steckly (550); 6. #60 Ron Beauchamp Jr. (550); 8. #64 Mark Dilley (548); 9.
#19 Brad Graham (534); 10. #25 Jim Lapcevich (496); 11. #17 DJ Kennington
(493); 12. #55 Rob Graham (482); 13. #10 Doug Brown (476); 14. #50 Pete
Shepherd Jr. (471); 15. #3 Mark Swain (454).
DODGE DEALERS OF ONTARIO 200 TELEVISION BROADCAST: The Dodge Dealers of
Ontario 200 from Peterborough Speedway will air on SPORTSNET on Monday,
June 21 (EAST / ONTARIO / WEST) at 7:00 p.m., and on Wednesday, June 23
(PACIFIC) at 9:00 p.m. Check your local listings and
http://www.cascar.ca/schedule/tv_schedule.html for subsequent airings.
CASCAR Super Series
RESULTS: Clarington 200
Round #4 // June 20, 2004 // Mosport Int'l Raceway
Oshawa, ON // 200 km // 2.459 mile, 10-turn road course
FIN. ST. # DRIVER (HOMETOWN) SPONSOR / MAKE LAPS
1 3 23 Jeff Lapcevich (Caistor Centre, ON) Tim Horton's / Fastline
Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 51
2 2 1 Peter Gibbons (Stouffville, ON) Canadian Tire / Monroe Brakes
Chevrolet Monte Carlo 51
3 1 4 Don Thomson Jr. (Hamilton, ON) Home Hardware Chevrolet Monte Carlo 51
4 4 22 Scott Steckly (Milverton, ON) ERB Group Pontiac Grand Prix 51
5 7 64 Mark Dilley (Barrie, ON) NTN Bearings Dodge 51
6 9 02 Kerry Micks (Mt. Albert, ON) Ford Taurus 51
7 5 39 Dave Whitlock (Wyoming, ON) Avenue / NMT Dodge 51
8 6 25 Jim Lapcevich (Hamilton, ON) Retrocom Growth Fund / Fastline
Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo 51
9 11 8 Marc Miller (Holland, MI) R Carhartt Clothing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 51
10 8 60 Ron Beauchamp Jr. (Windsor, ON) MOPAR Parts / Exide Dodge 51
11 24 3 Mark Swain (Port Perry, ON) R Snap-On Tools / General Electric Dodge 50
12 12 71 Bryan Cathcart (Peterborough, ON) www.berms.r.us.com Chevrolet
Monte Carlo 50
13 13 50 Pete Shepherd (Brampton, ON) R ATTO Dodge 49
14 25 17 DJ Kennington (St. Thomas, ON) Castrol Canada Dodge 49
15 22 19 Brad Graham (Glencoe, ON) Challenger Motor Frt. Pontiac Grand Prix 48
16 16 20 Robby Reck (Kitchener, ON) R Mid-America Freight Systems Chevrolet
Monte Carlo 48
17 19 55 Rob Graham (Bothwell, ON) R G-Dox / Doering Brown Monte Carlo 48
18 15 42 Sean Stafford (Springfield, ON) Mid-America Freight Systems
Chevrolet Monte Carlo 47
19 18 44 Marv Wilder (Toronto, ON) Longbow Freight Systems Ford Taurus 44
20 14 10 Doug Brown (Brantford, ON) NAPA / Autopro Chevrolet Monte Carlo 33
21 17 03 Jesse Kennedy (Southwold, ON) Pontiac Grand Prix 32
22 10 88 Dave Jacombs (Mt. Hope, ON) Lou's BBQ / Inroble / FAG Ford Taurus 30
23 20 94 Mark Graham (Odessa, ON) Jumbo Video Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19
24 21 86 Kenny Forth (Lynden, ON) Parkinson Tours / 820 CHAM Ford Taurus 14
25 23 84 J.R. Fitzpatrick (Ayr, ON) R Latta Crane Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2
26 DNS 11 Ron VanEs (Smithville, ON) R Star Van Systems Chevrolet Monte Carlo 0
R after the hometown denotes Rookie contender.
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 24 minutes and 25 seconds // MARGIN OF VICTORY:
21.718 seconds // CAUTIONS: 1 for a total of 3 laps. // LAP LEADERS: #4 Don
Thomson Jr. (1-17) and #23 Jeff Lapcevich (18-51).
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