Short track notebook
Casey Yunick, grandson of legendary mechanic Smokey Yunick, finished 10th
in the Slim Jim All Pro Series race last weekend at Lakeland’s USA International.
Yunick’s car was loose all night, but he still managed to keep it on the track for a solid finish. Yunick and Smokey were mobbed by fans as they stood side by side at the autograph session before the race. The next race for the All Pro Series will be at Memphis (Tenn.) Motorsports Park. -Jane Smith
Article courtesy of Daytona Beach, Fl. News-Journal 5-5-2000
With consistent top-10
finishes, a lead in the Slim Jim All Pro Series rookie standings and new associate
sponsor Ugly Duckling along for the ride, Casey Yunick and his team were in
high spirits as they headed for last weekend's show at Louisville (Ky.) Speedway.
Despite the fourth-fastest speed during practice, Casey backtracked to 14th during qualifying with an unexpected push. Taking the green flag and climbing to 10th place, Yunick's day ended after the backside of his car hit the wall. The night proved tough for everyone -- only 12 of 26 cars finished the 300-lap race. The Slim Jim All Pro Series makes its next stop this weekend in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Article courtesy of Daytona Beach, Fl. News-Journal 7-21-2000
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
In the Slim Jim All Pro Series, after Saturday's race at Nashville Speedway, Holly Hill's Casey Yunick clinched the $1,000.00 Rookie-of-the-Year points race. He now leads the rookie points category by 11 points with one race left.
Article courtesy of Daytona Beach, Fl. News-Journal 10-3-2000