Cywinski Sails In Minnesota
September 4, 2001 | 12:00 A.M. EST
Kevin Cywinski won the race, with teammate Mike Garvey following him across the line second. Sauter had been running among the two teammates late in the Miller Lite 300, but he got sandwiched between the LaFavre Racing Team duo on a late restart and spun out.
Sauter, going for victory No. 9 on the season, was not happy to finish eighth after having a chance at the win.
“I don’t really have much to say right now,” said Sauter, who led the most laps Monday. “I guess that is what you get when you get sandwiched between two teammates.”
Garvey defended himself afterward, saying he had the preferred lane, even as the 16,000 fans were booing him.
“I wasn’t going to back off,” Garvey said. “It’s time to go at the end of the race. Sauter would have done the same thing. Normally, I’ve been a nice guy in those situations, but I have to do what I need to.”
Controversy or not, Cywinski savored his second win of the year and ninth of his career.
“We had awesome pit stops all day long,” said Cywinski. “The crew gave me a strong car for this race and with the great stops, it put me in a position to win. This is really big for the LaFavre Racing team.”
Gary St. Amant finished third, with Joey Clanton and Butch Miller rounding out the Top 5. Former ASA champion Dick Trickle finished sixth.
The ASA returns to action Sunday at Memphis Motorsports Park for the Rev-Up Sports Drink 200. The race is scheduled to take the green flag at 2 p.m. (ET) and will be televised live on TNN.