3 SEP 01
ENGINE TROUBLE SLOWS "BLACK MAGIC"
The ATI Performance Racing crew worked feverishly on the ATI # 09 and got J.C. back out on the track 3 laps down. From there the car would not get back up to speed and Beattie pulled off on lap 82 with engine troubles. "We had a great car," commented crew chief Dwayne Hudson, "there wasn't much we could do about the incident on lap two."
Rookie Johnny Sauter dominated the Rev Up 200 and won his record tying ninth race of the 2001 ASA/AC Delco Series season. The A.P. Plasman team did face some trouble when a miscue on the lap 100 four-tire pit stop dropped Sauter back to 14th. He charged through the field and passed Kevin Cywinski on lap 155 and never looked back.
Cywinski was Sauter's only real challenge over the event's final 50 laps, although the 1997 ASA National Champion could only draw within 10 car lengths on one occasion. "Sauter is so fast, we have to be perfect in order to compete," said Cywinski.
Butch Miller finished third, with Joey Clanton and Mike Cope rounding out the top-five. Mike Eddy, Travis Kittleson, Scott Hansen and Tim Taylor rounded out the top ten.
The next stop on the ASA/AC Delco Series is Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Indiana on September 16 at 2:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time.
1) Johnny Sauter # 9 - 200 laps
Fans in the Baltimore area can listen for J.C. Beattie, Jr. on The Checkered
Flag, a radio program covering NASCAR, CART, IRL, and Maryland racing.
The Checkered Flag can be heard on WNST 1570 AM, Saturdays between 9 and
11 AM. Be sure to check www.jcbeattie.com
often for the latest information on J.C. Beattie, Jr. and the ATI Performance