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NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series Preview: Five Flags Speedway

8 September 1997

NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series
NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro 200 Advance
Five Flags Speedway
Pensacola, FL
September 13, 1997


PENSACOLA, FL - With just one fourth of the 20 race 1997 NASCAR Slim Jim All 
Pro Series schedule remaining the points battle is shaping up to be undecided 
until the checkered flag waves on the final season event in Homestead, FL on 
November 8.  

Milford, OH's Jeff Fultz is the current series points leader, and has held 
that distinction since the seventh race of the season. Fultz's margin has 
been as high as 97 points over former series champion Hal Goodson but Goodson 
has shaved 24 points off of Fultz's lead, and Conyers, GA's Ron Young is just 
12 points behind Goodson in third.  Fultz has been the model of consistency 
in '97 having produced one win, seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes in 15 

Goodson and Young continue to pursue the sophomore standout after notching 
recent top five finishes. Before any of these top three series drivers, or any
other series driver that may make a late season points charge, can think 
about championship champagne showers, they must first get through the NASCAR 
Slim Jim All Pro 200 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL.  

As with all events on the '97 schedule thus far, an overflow field of 
entrants is expected and a few local hotshoes will attempt to defend their 
turf with vigor. Area drivers expected to participate in this 200 lap event
include Eddie Mercer, the current NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro Series Busch Pole 
qualifying record holder at Five Flags Speedway, Tracy Goodson and Jr. 
Niedecken. These late model pilots know the Five Flags facility well and will 
be using this race as an opportunity to get in some serious laps as a tuneup 
to the annual Snowball Derby which will be held later in the year at the 
0.500-mile oval.

This event, the 16th on the series schedule, was originally scheduled for 
July 19, but was postponed due to the incursions of Hurricane Danny on the 
Gulf Coast on that weekend. 

The NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro 200 is scheduled for Saturday night, September 13 
and the activities on that date begin with Team Hauler Parking beginning at 
9:00 am followed by Registration & Inspection starting at 10:00 am. NASCAR 
Slim Jim All Pro Series Practice will run from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and two lap 
Busch Pole Qualifying will get underway at 6:00 pm The green flag will drop 
on the NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro 200 at approximately 8:00 pm 


In related news, a driver/car appearance is scheduled for Friday evening
September 12 at Tracy's Sports Bar & Grill in Pensacola. Tracy's is one of 
Pensacola's newest eateries and is owned by part-time NASCAR Slim Jim All Pro 
Series driver Tracy Goodson. 

The festivities will get underway after 5:00 pm and cars expected to be on 
display include Goodson's Professional Air of Pensacola/Port City Chevrolet, 
Carl Long's Austin Snack Crackers Chevrolet, Mike Harmon's Lonesome Pine 
Timber Co. Chevrolet and two or three additional series cars. This event will 
serve as the official grand opening of Tracy's and many series drivers are 
expected to attend and sign autographs in an informal, entertaining 

For more information on this event call Tracy's at (904) 476-4155 or tune in 
to WXBM 102.7 Country in the Pensacola area. WXBM 102.7 will be broadcasting 
live from Tracy's on Friday evening.

By NASCAR Public Relations