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NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Report and Results from Lakeland

27 October 1998



Veteran Mickey York Wins Discount Auto Parts/Pennzoil 150

Lakeland, FL -- Mickey York; the 51 year old veteran from Asheboro, NC;
ended a four year drought by driving his Pontiac to victory circle in
the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Discount Auto Parts/Pennzoil 150 Saturday
night at USA International Speedway.  The 1992 series champion struggled
through adversity during the day in preparing for the 150 lap grind
around the high-banked 3/4 mile speedway when his primary engine broke a
timing belt forcing York and his crew to install a backup powerplant.
23 year old Jake Hobgood, who earlier in the day was disappointed with
his qualifying run, slipped by the 2-car last lap battle for second
between Ricky Bryant and Danny Bagwell to claim the second place
honors.  Bagwell fought hard to recover from the final lap slugfest in
turn two with Bryant and posted his Ford in the third spot.

The race began with outside front row starter Robert Huffman getting the
jump on the field and taking the lead in turn one.  Pole sitter George
Crenshaw, who missed the track record by only .001 of a second, settled
in to second before the rear-end beneath his Bad Frog Beer Pontiac began
to falter.  York, who started mid-field, struggled during long green
flag runs and nearly went a lap down just past the halfway mark in the

Robert Huffman, who had already clinched the 1998 series championship
prior to arriving for the race, was ready to race for another win which
would raise his total to 9 checkered flags for the season.  Huffman
proved dominate all evening long and was only challenged by his
season-long rival David Hutto who came into contention just prior to
halfway.  Both Huffman and Hutto battled for the top spot unaware that
NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro competitor Jimmy Britts from Orange Park,
Florida was charging through the field.  Britts having climbed to third
looked to have a car to contend with until the top three met their
demise exiting turn two while working lap 93.  Keith Wilson spun his
Pontiac in turn two in front of the leaders and slid backwards up the
banking into the path of then leader Hutto.  Hutto's car slammed into
the side of Wilson and the two slid into the path of Huffman.  Britts,
who trailed by about 10 car lengths to the leaders, was left with a
narrow path to the outside of the crash and unsuccessfully tried to
squeeze through.  The race was brought to a red flag while safety crews
cleaned up the accident scene.  When the red was lifted most of the
field headed to pit road and York, who was within 25 car lengths of
going one lap down, emerged as the leader.

York would never relinquish the lead in spite of several attempts from
Bagwell to slip by.  Following the race, York exclaimed that "Doc" Tom
Brewer was his "best friend" during the course of the event.  Brewer
fought to get a lap back from the leader creating a buffer between York
and Bagwell.  Over the final 10 laps Bagwell would become distracted in
the battle for second with Ricky Bryant and when the two collided on the
final lap they allowed fourth place Hobgood to get by and snatch second
from them.  York was able to cruise back to start-finish and his 28th
career win powered by an engine built from salvaged parts of former
Busch Grand National V6 engines used by Dale Earnhardt.   Hobgood's
second place run was marred by a skip in the engine and a failing power
steering unit.

The NASCAR Goody's Dash series moves next to the Homestead Motorsports
Complex for their final event for 1998.

The 1998 racing schedule at USA International Speedway will be complete
with the running of the Discount Auto Parts/ Alan Kulwicki Memorial 300
on November 28th for the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series.  The battle for
the championship appears to be headed to the final event at USA as
rookie Jeff Agnew leads defending champion Mario Gosselin by 110 points
with 3 races remaining.  The Alan Kulwicki Memorial is the fourth and
final race in the four champion series for 1998 which offers big bonuses
to driver who can post repeat victories in the selected events.  Michael
Ritch, seven time winner so far during the 1998 season has already won
two of the four designated races and earned a $25,000 year end bonus.
Ritch has the chance to turn it into $100,000 by winning the final event
of the season.  Jay Folgeman, currently fifth in the points race is the
other winner of a Four Champions series race and could spoil Ritch's
opportunity while gaining a $25,000 for his own Durham, NC team.  For
more information about upcoming racing at USA International Speedway
contact the speedway office.

Discount Auto Parts/Pennzoil "150"
USA International Speedway Lakeland, FL - 3/4 Mile Paved Oval
October 24, 1998 - 150 Laps / 112.5 Miles - Purse $47,150

Fin Str                            Reason
Pos Pos Car Driver            Laps Out
1   20  24  Mickey York        150 Running
2   16  64  Jake Hobgood       150 Running
3    7  10  Danny Bagwell      150 Running
4   11  93  Randy Humphrey     150 Running
5    4  71  B.J. Mackey        150 Running
6    5   5  Ricky Bryant       150 Running
7   23   2  Scott Weaver       149 Running
8    9   9  Ned Combs          149 Running
9   32  14  Donnie Neuenberger 148 Running
10  24  94  Keith Roggen       148 Running
11  18  44  "Doc" Tom Brewer   147 Running
12  17  97  David Browning     146 Running
13   1  07  George Crenshaw    146 Running
14  33   7  Gary Moore         144 Running
15  26  45  Jon Redman         142 Engine
16  36  25  Danny Snell        142 Running
17  28  89  Chris Lawrence     136 Running
18  31  95* Greg Goodell       133 Pump
19  29  06  Derrick Kelley     133 Running
20  13  65  Will Hobgood       123 Running
21   6 80*  Eddie Kelley       120 Accident
22  10 51*  Donnie Apple       114 Accident
23  21 33*  Chris Hall         101 Accident
24   8 16   David Hutto         92 Accident
25   2 37   Robert Huffman      92 Accident
26  12 88   James Britts        92 Accident
27  14 47*  Keith Wilson        81 Accident
28  19 84   Brandon Head        68 Rear End
29   3 11   Tim Nichols         66 Accident
30  15  0   Edward Howell       54 Rear End
31  25 48   A. J. Frank         49 Engine
32  22  6*  Eric Rogers         47 Engine
33  35 55   Steve Barnes        33 Transmission
34  30 00   Chris Vanadore      27 Overheating
35  27 26   Jimmy Gross         15 Engine
36  34 50   Chad Branham         0 Valve
        * Indicates Rookie of the Year Candidate

Time of Race: 5475/1:31:25
Average Speed: 73.973 MPH
Margin of Victory: 2 Secs.
Bud Pole Award:  George Crenshaw 22.440 / 120.3208 MPH
Gatorade Front Runner Award: David Hutto

Cautions: 8 Cautions for 45 Laps. 
3-5, 21-23, 67-75, 93-101, 103-109,
115-118, 122-127, 136-139.

Lap Leaders:
George Crenshaw from the grid, Robert Huffman1-69, David Hutto
70-81, Robert Huffman 82, David Hutto 83, Robert Huffman 84, 
David Hutto 85-92, Mickey York 93-150

Rookie of the Race:  Greg Goodell