Chris Wimmer had his best qualifying run of the season on Saturday with a 6th place qualifying run of 19.306. An average speed of 93.235 miles per hour. There were 40 entries to fill the 34 car field.
On Sunday at the start of the OREILY 300 Chris took the green flag in the 5th starting position due to the disqualification of the 4th place qualifier.
Chris was running in the top 10 for the first 45 laps of the race when while racing side by side with Wayne Anderson when Chris got hit from behind behind sending him spinning into turn one and two. Fortunately the driver behind Chris were able to avoid hitting Chriss car and he was able to gather it up and continue on without losing a lap. Unfortunately he had to restart in the 24th position .
On lap 112 Chris pitted for fuel and tires and came out of the pits in the 16th position. Chris steadily moved up through the pack and finished the OREILY 300 in the 12th position. Chris was disappointed for he felt he could have had a top 5 finish .
Chris moved up to the 20th position in points only 62 points out of 15th
Next Race : Berlin Speedway
Location: Marne, MI
Date: June 1, 2002