NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series Mannheim Auctions All American 400 Preview
13 October 1997
Anderson Tuning Up for All American 400 Repeat FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 13, 1997 DAYTONA BEACH, FL - Wayne Anderson is getting ready to defend his 1996 win in the $128,575 Manheim Auctions All American 400. Anderson, who already leads the NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series in '97 wins with three, would like to become the first driver since Jeff Purvis to earn a repeat win in the richest race on the NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series schedule. The winner will earn a minimum of $20,000, with potential earnings nearing $30,000. With that as an incentive, over 65 cars have pre-entered the event, hoping to gain one of 40 starting spots for the race, which will be broadcast on TNN on a same day tape delayed basis. "Last year we had a good car all day, managed to stay out of trouble, then moved to the front late in the race," noted Anderson, "I'd like nothing more than to repeat as the winner of the Manheim Auctions All American 400. The Porter Cable Power Tools team can always use the money, and I'd sure like to earn another Gibson Guitar," the Wildwood, Fla. resident added. Since 1991, when the event was placed on the NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series schedule, there have been four different winners. Purvis has won the event three times, while Mike Garvey, Bobby Gill and Anderson have each won once. Purvis, Gill and Anderson have pre-entered, along with a host of NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series regulars, all hoping to add their name to the record book in this historic event. Preparations for the Manheim Auctions All American 400 get underway on Thursday, October 16 with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. and practice beginning at Noon. On Friday registration & inspection begins at 8:00 a.m. with practice sessions commencing at 9:00 a.m. Busch Pole qualifying, to determine starting positions one through 28 starts at 2:00 p.m. Saturday's schedule is jam packed with practice taking place from 10:30 a.m. to Noon, followed by two 20 lap last chance qualifying races starting at 1:00 p.m. Following the last chance races is the lucrative Comdata 200, a 200 lap Late Model Stock event. On Sunday the 17th Annual All American 400 takes the green flag at 1:30 p.m. (CDT).