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1997 Spears Manufacturing 250


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 13 of 14
Saturday, October 11, 1997 at Mesa Marin Raceway, Bakersfield, CA
250 laps on a .500 mile paved track (125.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:51:17
Average Speed: 67.396 mph
Pole Speed: 94.802 mph
Cautions: 10 for 54 laps
Margin of Victory: .519 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1997 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 107   Sean Woodside 1-800-Clean-Up / 76 Lubricants   (Raymond Claridge)Pontiac25013,925running40
2 337   Larry Gunselman Race Stuff / Olson Technology   (Tamara Turner)Ford2506,840running97
3 845   Gary Smith Tootsietoy / Rabanco   (John Strauser)Chevrolet2504,935running50
4 925   Kevin Culver Wholesale Truck Parts / AC Nutter   (Nancy Culver)Chevrolet2503,450running0
5 763   Eric Holmes California Hot Wood / Tilbury ConstructorsChevrolet2503,050running17
6 49   Bill Sedgwick ADL / Direct Blinds / Blachley RacingChevrolet2492,550running7
7 571   Jerry Cain Merchants Bankcard   (Jerry Cain)Chevrolet2482,250running0
8 275   Kevin Harvick Spears Motorsports   (Wayne Spears)Chevrolet2482,050running39
9 638   Butch Gilliland Stroppe Motorsports / Pro Insulation   (Bill Stroppe)Ford2471,800running0
101885   Kevin Richards Monaco Enterprises   (Gene Monaco)Chevrolet2472,025running0
111215   Rick Scribner Scribner Plastics   (Rick Scribner)Chevrolet2451,600running0
12193   Davy Lee Liniger RE/MAXFord2451,500running0
132616   Bill McAnally NAPA / Martin Senour / Madcap   (Bill McAnally)Chevrolet2441,400running0
14177   L.J. Pryor Lucas Oil / GTI / Amarillo Wind MachinesFord2371,300running0
152117   George Nordling Shilo InnsChevrolet2341,300running0
16144   Jeff Davis Ultra Shield / Jasper Engines   (Jeff Davis)Ford2311,100running0
172456   Eddy Ok Bryco Gears / Culver City Auto PartsChevrolet2311,000running0
181143   Kenny Smith Quick Pick Motorsports   (Kenny Smith)Chevrolet230900running0
191500   Scott Gaylord Oliver Gravity Separators   (Scott Gaylord)Chevrolet227800running0
202519   Billy Kann Interstate Batteries   (Billy Kann)Chevrolet213775ignition0
211323   Brandon Ash Foxfire / Ash Motorsports   (Ed Ash)Ford182725brakes0
22228   Lew Miller Pro Insulation / Stroppe Motorsports   (Bill Stroppe)Ford164700ignition0
232028   Gary Collins West Coast FabricationChevrolet135700handling0
24236   Pappy Pryor Panhandle RacingChevrolet122700engine0
252729   Kazuteru Wakida West Coast Fabrication / Imuraya   (Gary Bechtel)Chevrolet91700engine0
261678   Jay Sauter Golden Gate Racing TeamPontiac84700penalty0
271009   Richard Neill GMB Technologies / Champion Batteries   (Dick Midgley)Pontiac64700suspension0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Rich DeLong64American Aerial / All-Time Party RentalChevrolet
St. James Davis22LaDonna's MotorsportsSt. James DavisBuick

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
13030  
31366  
375923  
60645  
65662  
67715  
72732  
74818  
8215776  
1581614  
1621665  
1671671  
1681703  
17118111  
1821898  
19021728  
2182214  
2222309  
2312366  
23725014  
  Percent of race run under caution: 21.6%             Average green flag run: 19.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Kevin Harvick13030
  Sean Woodside31366
  Kevin Harvick37459
  Larry Gunselman468136
  Sean Woodside82821
  Larry Gunselman8313856
  Bill Sedgwick1391457
  Sean Woodside1461483
  Eric Holmes14916012
  Sean Woodside1611688
  Gary Smith16921850
  Eric Holmes2192235
  Larry Gunselman2242285
  Sean Woodside22925022

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Butch Gilliland 2186    
2   Sean Woodside 2134   -52  
3   Gary Smith 1962   -224  
4   Larry Gunselman 1848   -338  
5   Kevin Culver 1686   -500  
6   Scott Gaylord 1613   -573  
7   Bill McAnally 1594   -592  
8   John Kinder 1334   -852  
9   Dan Obrist 1115   -1071  
10   St. James Davis 1111   -1075  
11   Lew Miller 1020   -1166  
12   Kenny Smith 946   -1240  
13   Pappy Pryor 829   -1357  
14   Wayne Jacks 753   -1433  
15   Billy Kann 649   -1537  
16   George Nordling 638   -1548  
17   Brandon Ash 599   -1587  
18   Craig Rayburn 565   -1621  
19   Bill Sedgwick 536   -1650  
20   Gary Collins 528   -1658