|1990 Goodwrench 300|
|Novmeber 3, 1990|
The Race::1990 Goodwrench 300 was a Southwest Tour event held at Track::Phoenix International Raceway on November 3, 1990. Dick Trickle took the checkered flag under the last of 12 caution flags for the second straight year. Trickle led twice for 55 laps, including the last 36 of the race. Scott Hansen took second, followed by Pete Harding, Tobey Butler, Dennis Dyer and Darrell Waltrip (who led 56 circuits). Waltrip led three times for 56 laps before losing the lead to Trickle on lap 151 and fading. Other known finishing positions were Randy Olson in eighth, claiming $1,300 for his finish and 1990 champion, Doug George who battled to a 14th place run. Drivers without known finishes: Butch Miller and Greg Scheidecker (crashes). Trickle averaged 81.900 mph in the caution filled-race winning $8,475 in prize money. This race was broadcast on ESPN tape-delayed and edited.
Dick Trickle rode through a wreck-strewn Goodwrench 300K and won the NASCAR Southwest Tour stock car race Saturday for the second straight year at Phoenix International Raceway.
The 186-mile event was a preliminary to today`s Checker 500K for Winston Cup competitors.
Trickle, 49, who moved this summer from his native Wisconsin to a farm at Iron Station in Lincoln County to be nearer the Charlotte base of his Yarborough Motorsports team, took the lead on Lap 151 at the 1-mile track and held it the rest of the way.
Trickle, in a Chevrolet, got the checkered flag under caution as crash on Lap 184 brought out the yellow for the 12th time. Of the race`s 186 laps, 67 were run under caution.
Finishing second through fifth were Scott Hansen, Pete Harding, Tobey Butler and Dennis Dyer. Doug George placed 13th to clinch his first Southwest Tour championship and afterward said, ``This is a victory for the little guy. . . . I ran one motor 2,500 laps this year.``
Trickle won $8,475, averaged 81.9 mph and led for 55 laps.
``We knew we had a chance, because Phoenix is a little like my home track at Milwaukee,`` Trickle said. ``Cale Yarborough`s crew, plus some of my own guys, did the pit stops and they were a big factor.``
Darrell Waltrip, coming back from a severe fracture of the left femur, led 56 laps in his Chevy, but finished sixth after pitting late in the race.
There were two fiery crashes, one involving Butch Miller of Lake Norman. He was unhurt, but driver Dave Scheidecker was hospitalized with burns on both hands and the face and smoke inhalation after a separate incident.Scheidecker was reported in good condition late Saturday.