Jeff Fultz Sweeps All Pro Races at Kentucky
Cincinnati Native Wins Second At Speedway in 2001
Jeff Fultz completed a sweep of the NASCAR Gatorade All Pro Series events at Kentucky Speedway with a convincing win in the 84 WHAS 150 on Saturday. Fultz led the last 63 laps of the race in his No. 54 C&C Boilers/Cleaver Brooks Chevrolet Monte Carlo as he won for the third time in the last four All Pro races.
"It's a dream come true," Fultz said. "Today the car was real good but when I got in traffic if just got tight, tight, tight. We ran it as hard as we could when we got out in front."
Fultz was third behind Eddie Mercer and Brian Smith as the trio took a commanding lead of nearly 20 seconds early in the race. On Lap 37, Fultz was the fastest getting out of the pits as everyone stopped under yellow, and he held the lead for the rest of the race.
"My pit crew just got me out," Fultz said. "They practice all the time. They got me out of the pits, and it's my job to keep it out there."
Smith (No. 20 Bell & Bell Pontiac-Olds Pontiac Grand Prix), the polesitter for all three All Pro races at Kentucky Speedway, finished second in the race. David Reutimann (No. 00 Penzoil Chevrolet Monte Carlo) was third, Stanley Smith (No. 49) Express Oil Change Chevrolet Monte Carlo) came in fourth and Scott Carlson (No. 88 Carlson/Manber Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo) rounded out the Top 5.
With the victory, Fultz, who is in third, moved within 65 points of series leader Wayne Anderson. Sunday the 2001 season at Kentucky Speedway will conclude with the Indy Racing Northern Light Series "Belterra Casino Indy 300" at 1:30 p.m. The race will be broadcast live on ABC. Tickets are still available and may be purchased in person at the Speedway's ticket office in Sparta.