Chris looked forward to his return to I 70 Speedway. This was only his second time at the speedway. Last year Chris finished a disappointing 28th after losing a clutch after only 72 laps.
After the first practice session Chris was the 19th fastest car with a time of 18.316 seconds. The crew was not very happy with their time. After some adjustments Chris went back out for the second practice session only to post a slower time of 18.253 seconds. For the 3rd and final practice session the crew did some major changes and Chris was the 5th fasted car in that session with a time of 17.374 a speed of 111.891 miles per hour.
Chris drew an early qualifying spot and qualified in the 11th starting spot with a time of 17.515.
Chris ran in the top ten most of the race and led the race from lap 124 to lap 138 and had a season best finish of 8th place. Completing 300 laps.
Chris turned 23 on Sunday celebrating his golden birthday with his family in Wausau.
Next Race: La Crosse Speedway
Location: West Salem, WI
Date: June 30, 2002