1999 Spring Sizzler Recap

28th Annual Spring Sizzler Recap

Rick Fuller used the old adage that the only lap you need to lead is the last lap to his advantage, as he came roaring through the field in the late stage of the race and passed leader Tony Hirschman on the final lap to capture his second career Sizzler.

After going green from lap-75 to lap-191, Fuller, Chris Kopec, Tom Baldwin, and Carl Pasteryak pitted for new tires when the caution flew for a Charlie Pasteryak spin. Hirschman and Ed Flemke, Jr. had pitted back on lap-75 and decided to stay out.

Fuller restarted fourth, and moved into second when the caution flew for a Jack Bateman spin on lap-196. On the green-white-checkered restart, Fuller powered by Hirschman and led only the final lap. Chris Kopec also got around Hirschman to take second, while Hirschman finished third.