Rain Forces One Day Postponement of Slim Jim All Pro Series Race Greenville, S.C.
15 August 1998Just after the starting lineup was set in Bud Pole qualifying heavy rains fell on Greenville-Pickens Speedway forcing postponement of the $44,900 Bi-Lo BonusCard 200 presented by Hi-C Blast. The Slim Jim All Pro Series race, part of NASCAR's Touring Division, has been rescheduled for Sunday afternoon August 16 at 2:30 p.m. eastern time.
Raleigh, N.C.'s Derrick Gilchrist will lead the 36-car starting field to the green flag after picking up his third Bud Pole Award of 1998. The driver of the Hamke Race Cars & Parts Chevrolet narrowly edged Darlington, S.C.'s Hal Goodson for the top starting position. Gilchrist toured the flat 0.500 mile oval in a time of 19.725 seconds which resulted in an average lap speed of 91.255 mph. Goodson was just 0.068 seconds slower after completing a lap in 19.793 seconds at 90.941 mph.
Rounding out the top fiver were Sugar Hill, Ga.'s Steven Christian, Greer, S.C.'s Steven Howard and Milford, Oh.'s Jeff Fultz.