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Back on Track, Frye Dominates Rome Run
by Tim Lee

ROME, GA (July 16-17) - Bill Frye knew that his first win of the season was just around the corner. He'd been sure off it for a few weeks, as better finishes and strong qualifying runs had become a pattern during his hectic midsummer schedule.

The Greenbrier, Ark., driver's hunch became reality at Rome International Speedway, where Frye dominated the Hav-A-Tampa-sanctioned Georgia Tool & Equipment Rental 100. A late race high-line charge from Dan Schlieper was the sole threat to Frye's run, in which he started from the pole and led all 100 circuits to claim his frist win of the season. The $15,300 victory was Frye's first with the Georgia-based touring circuit since his $12,000 win at LaSalle (Ill.)