|NASCAR WRS FEATURE DIVISION NORTHWEST REGION||
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 2, 2002) - More than 900 people gathered at the famous Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville Saturday evening, to officially crown the 2002 champions of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge. Peter Daniels, of Lebanon, N.H., lead the honorees as the national champion and collected more than $160,000 in post season awards.
Daniels won the national championship competing in the series' New England Region, where he recorded 14 feature victories at Claremont (N.H.) Speedway. Seven other regional champions were honored at Saturday's celebration, including Billy Tuckwell of Metamora, Ill.; Clint Bowyer of Emporia, Kan.; Buck Catalano of Ontario, N.Y.; Roger Avants of Littleton, Colo.; Scott Winters of Tracy, Calif; Wade Day of Elizabethton, Tenn.; and Jamey Caudill of Four Oaks, N.C. Each of the seven regional champions was presented with more than $40,000 in point fund awards.
Kerry Davis, of Kansas City, was also honored as the ShorTrack Division national champion. The ShorTrack Division awards recognize support division drivers at each NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge facility. Davis won the championship with 18 victories in the Grand National Division at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. and collected more than $10,000 for this accomplishment.
Several special award winners were also announced, including Daniels' brother and car owner, Richard Daniels, who received the Lincoln Electric Car Owner Award; Daniels' crew chief, Jim Crowell, was presented with the Lunati National Championship Crew Chief Award; and veteran car owner Bob Korn, of Miamisburg, Ohio, who won the national True Value Mechanic of the Year Award. In total, $1.7 million in point fund awards were distributed to the top finishing competitors in the series during Saturday's gala event.
FINAL NASCAR WRS FEATURE DIVISION NW REGION 09/18/02
Pos Driver Name Home Track Starts Wins T-5 T-10 CPI
Regional Track Leaders
1 AVANTS ROGER COLORADO NATIONAL SP 20 9 19 19 0.8500
2 BELLETTO HARRY STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY 19 5 17 18 0.7332
3 BUHOLZ RUSTY ALTAMONT RACEWAY PAR 20 4 15 17 0.7249
4 HARDY LYNN ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEW 18 8 12 14 0.7203
5 MORIARITY TOM EVERGREEN SPEEDWAY 21 5 17 20 0.7112
6 BEHN NICK SOUTH SOUND SPEEDWAY 20 6 16 18 0.6869
7 HARRIS BRENT WENATCHEE VALLEY SUP 18 9 14 18 0.6860
8 JEFFERSON JASON TRI-CITY RACEWAY 20 4 17 19 0.6852
9 JONES STEVEN MAGIC VALLEY SPEEDWA 18 3 17 18 0.6377
10 TIDRICK JR B J YAKIMA SPEEDWAY 10 1 8 8 0.5592
11 ROBERTSON JERRY COLORADO NATIONAL SP 20 8 16 18 0.8000
12 DAYS AARON ALTAMONT RACEWAY PAR 20 7 18 18 0.7999
13 BAILEY JEFF TRI-CITY RACEWAY 20 7 17 19 0.7227
14 ZARETZKE JOHN EVERGREEN SPEEDWAY 21 6 16 18 0.7112
15 DRAKE ROGER SOUTH SOUND SPEEDWAY 20 2 15 18 0.6244
16 CAMPBELL JIM ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEW 18 2 11 15 0.6231
17 MILLER WES STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY 19 2 10 15 0.6016
18 REID BEN WENATCHEE VALLEY SUP 18 1 14 17 0.5749
19 CORBRIDGE RICK MAGIC VALLEY SPEEDWA 18 1 11 18 0.5266
20 ZAMORA MIKE YAKIMA SPEEDWAY 10 0 7 8 0.5092
21 BACKMAN SCOTT COLORADO NATIONAL SP 20 1 15 17 0.7000
22 RIEHL BRANDON TRI-CITY RACEWAY 19 7 14 16 0.6898
23 MADSEN GARY ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEW 18 1 15 16 0.6647
24 SHIRK TROY ALTAMONT RACEWAY PAR 20 0 12 16 0.6374
25 BOLIN TRACY STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY 19 2 11 16 0.6148
26 MORIN JR PATRICK WENATCHEE VALLEY SUP 18 2 15 18 0.6027
27 TIBBITTS ERIC SOUTH SOUND SPEEDWAY 20 1 13 19 0.5869
28 MURPHY MATTHEW EVERGREEN SPEEDWAY 21 1 10 13 0.5802
29 WARTLUFT HAROLD MAGIC VALLEY SPEEDWA 18 2 9 18 0.5127
30 BEMIS RON YAKIMA SPEEDWAY 10 0 1 7 0.3592
31 YACKEY BRUCE COLORADO NATIONAL SP 20 1 14 18 0.6875
32 LEONARD GREG ALTAMONT RACEWAY PAR 20 0 12 17 0.6374
33 WALLACE RAY SOUTH SOUND SPEEDWAY 20 4 14 19 0.6369
34 WYSONG JIM ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEW 18 2 11 16 0.6231
35 WALKER SCOTT TRI-CITY RACEWAY 18 2 11 17 0.5879
36 ANDERSON JR PETE STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY 19 1 8 18 0.5622
37 JONES JOSH WENATCHEE VALLEY SUP 15 3 12 15 0.5407
38 POWELL THOMAS MAGIC VALLEY SPEEDWA 18 1 10 18 0.5127
39 DECKER JR JOE EVERGREEN SPEEDWAY 21 0 5 13 0.5088
40 KALSCH CHRISTOPHER YAKIMA SPEEDWAY 10 0 1 4 0.3592
41 BAMMER TODD ALTAMONT RACEWAY PAR 18 6 12 14 0.7207
42 PRESLEY BOB SOUTH SOUND SPEEDWAY 20 4 12 16 0.6119
43 BYRD DAVE STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY 13 4 12 12 0.6086
44 KELLOGG BEAU COLORADO NATIONAL SP 20 0 8 16 0.6000
45 ELLISON RICKY ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEW 18 2 9 15 0.5953
46 WOODHALL T J MAGIC VALLEY SPEEDWA 18 3 8 18 0.5127
47 THOMPSON STEVE TRI-CITY RACEWAY 20 0 4 16 0.4727
48 MATTHEW TOM EVERGREEN SPEEDWAY 21 0 0 11 0.4493
49 SWEATMAN TOM YAKIMA SPEEDWAY 6 1 4 5 0.4184
50 HOMER DOUG WENATCHEE VALLEY SUP 14 0 5 13 0.3810
ROGER AVANTS WINS NASCAR WEEKLY RACING SERIES PRESENTED BY DODGE NORTHWEST REGION CHAMPIONSHIP
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 17, 2002) - Roger Avants, of Littleton, Colo., captured the Northwest Region championship of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge. Avants, who competes in the Late Model division at Colorado National Speedway near Denver, Colo., earned the title on the strength of nine wins and 19 top-five finishes in 20 starts. Avants will be honored at the series’ awards banquet, Nov. 2 in Nashville, where he will collect $43,000 in NASCAR point fund awards.
Avants won the regional title along with his fifth track championship at the 3/8-mile oval, a track that has already produced two regional champions - Bruce Yackey in 1997 and Jerry Robertson in 2000. The two were in the hunt again this year, but a focused Avants and his team were able to prevail.
His 2002 regional championship is another Avants entry into the NASCAR record book. In 1986, he won the very first race of the inaugural Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring season. He matched that March win with a second in July at the same track, the now defunct Saugus (Calif.) Speedway. Avants has continued to compete in selected Featherlite Southwest Series events, but in the late 1980’s, the one-way commute of 1,500 miles eventually brought Avants “home” to Colorado National Speedway when the track was paved in 1989.
Avants collected track championships in 1990, ‘92, ‘93, and ‘95, in addition to the 2002 campaign. Known as the “Ice Man” for his ability to stay calm and perform under pressure, the accomplishments mean a lot to Avants.
“Racing well can give you a sense of accomplishment and being competitive is important,” Avants said. “Everybody on the team joins in and has a good time, but it is hard work.
“We always have close points races at this track. Nobody gives you an inch. Making up two points on someone is really hard, but it seems like losing four points is easy.”
NASCAR SHORTRACK DIVISION NORTHWEST REGION 09/18/02
Pos Driver Name Home Track Starts Wins T-5 T-10 CPI
Regional Track Leaders
1 LUND DAVE EVERGREEN SPEEDWAY 20 9 17 17 0.8250
2 STIBAL ANDY WENATCHEE VALLEY SUP 16 8 14 16 0.8204
3 THOMAS DENNIS ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEW 16 9 13 16 0.7440
4 MILES DALE MAGIC VALLEY SPEEDWA 16 7 15 16 0.7061
5 LEAF CHRIS COLORADO NATIONAL SP 18 8 12 14 0.6995
6 MARQUEZ RUDY ALTAMONT RACEWAY PAR 18 4 16 17 0.6804
7 CONTESSOTTO DANNY STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY 17 2 13 17 0.6708
8 HINKLE CHAD SOUTH SOUND SPEEDWAY 16 6 11 15 0.6450
11 MITCHELL SHANNON WENATCHEE VALLEY SUP 16 2 12 14 0.6954
12 SOLARI SAMMY STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY 17 3 12 16 0.6708
13 KERR MARK ALTAMONT RACEWAY PAR 18 2 16 17 0.6526
14 HAMILTON JJ SOUTH SOUND SPEEDWAY 16 4 12 15 0.6294
15 KANEASTER CURT MAGIC VALLEY SPEEDWA 16 1 14 16 0.5967
16 DONALDSON JIMMY COLORADO NATIONAL SP 18 0 12 16 0.5884
17 DOWNEY JIM EVERGREEN SPEEDWAY 20 0 6 16 0.5750
18 EATON JEREMY ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEW 16 0 11 16 0.5721
21 BURCHETT DAVID ALTAMONT RACEWAY PAR 18 6 16 17 0.7082
22 STACY STEVE STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY 17 3 10 15 0.6414
23 KLEYN MITCH WENATCHEE VALLEY SUP 15 2 8 10 0.6200
24 MANNEY BILL SOUTH SOUND SPEEDWAY 16 3 12 14 0.6138
25 KRUISWYK III DIRK EVERGREEN SPEEDWAY 20 0 5 12 0.5625
26 HARKINS BILLY COLORADO NATIONAL SP 18 0 9 16 0.5467
27 WORDELMAN BRYAN ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEW 16 0 8 15 0.5253
28 NATION BOB MAGIC VALLEY SPEEDWA 16 1 9 16 0.5186
31 DOAN DAN MAGIC VALLEY SPEEDWA 15 4 15 15 0.6484
32 PARKER NICK ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEW 14 5 12 13 0.6470
33 COOLEY KYLE EVERGREEN SPEEDWAY 18 2 9 15 0.6403
34 PHILPOT JASON STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY 17 2 8 14 0.5973
35 MILLER CARRIE ALTAMONT RACEWAY PAR 18 1 12 16 0.5832
36 MICIELLI BOBBY SOUTH SOUND SPEEDWAY 16 0 13 16 0.5825
37 EDWARDS DENNIS COLORADO NATIONAL SP 18 0 10 16 0.5606
38 HUSON VERN WENATCHEE VALLEY SUP 15 0 4 9 0.5241
41 LINSTROTH JAY STOCKTON 99 SPEEDWAY 17 3 7 11 0.5973
42 EMGE PATRICK ALTAMONT RACEWAY PAR 16 2 11 13 0.5867
43 EDDY BILL EVERGREEN SPEEDWAY 20 0 4 14 0.5500
44 BILLINGER TIM COLORADO NATIONAL SP 18 1 8 15 0.5467
45 STRICKLER JOHN ROCKY MOUNTAIN RACEW 15 0 8 14 0.5103
46 MOORE KENNETH WENATCHEE VALLEY SUP 16 0 2 6 0.5079
47 VAN HOLLAND RAY MAGIC VALLEY SPEEDWA 15 1 9 13 0.5047
48 BOEHI MARK SOUTH SOUND SPEEDWAY 15 0 7 15 0.4738
FAMILIES ARE THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE
NASCAR WEEKLY RACING SERIES PRESENTED BY DODGE
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 2, 2002) - The family that races together, stays together. So the saying goes. Whether it’s a family that travels to the Daytona 500 each year, or works on a Late Model Stock Car in the garage, fathers and sons, husbands and wives, brothers and sisters keep NASCAR traditions alive.
In the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge, family is everything. Teams rely on volunteer labor to keep their cars on the track; family members often serve as crew members. Sometimes, the racing “bug” spreads to other relatives and they’ll start new teams - pitting fathers and sons or even brothers and sisters against each other.
“NASCAR racing has always been, and will always be, a family sport,” said Chris Boals, director of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge. “The Weekly Racing Series is designed for fun, for learning and it’s always been the perfect weekend activity for families that are passionate about motorsports. There are 80 participating tracks across the country, so it’s easy to get involved in the series.”
Nearly every track is filled with stories of relatives pitching in at the track, or racing against each other in a friendly rivalry. …
· At Tucson (Ariz.) Raceway Park, Alan Levin races in the Factory Stock division, as does Alan’s son Mike. Alan Levin’s other son, Matt, competes in the Late Model division.
· Brothers Roy and Larry Cook compete against each other in the Modified division at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C. Roy currently leads the point standings with four victories while Larry is eighth in points.
· Rich and Dick Attasani are a father and son team at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Dick, a veteran driver in the Bullring’s NASCAR Outlaw Stock division, is currently ninth in points. Rich, the 1995 Modified track champion, now competes in the Late Model division.
· At Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway, Bill and Brian Clarke, a father and son duo, have dominated the Sport Truck division for the past few seasons. Bill is a longtime competitor at Seekonk and has captured three victories this season. His son, Brian, is a two-time defending track champion in the Sport Trucks and is favored to win his third title this year.
· Dusty and Darrin Parrott are teenage brothers who race at Elko (Minn.) Speedway. Dusty is second in the Bomber division while Darrin is a top-10 competitor in the Sportsman division. Their father is the crew chief for both cars.
· Janice Wood, of Benson, N.C. is the crew chief for her husband Stacy’s Street Stock entry at Southern National Speedway in Kenly, N.C. The Woods have been married for 24 years, and Janice’s technical ability helped her win the 2001 NASCAR Weekly Racing Series True Value Mechanic of the Year Award.
The presence of these teams serves as a welcome reminder that much of weekly racing is about fun, family and working together. Although a $1.7 million annual point fund is distributed among the top finishers in the series, these hometown teams race for the experience and the time shared at the track.
For the Parrott clan, racing at Elko is a tradition that dates back two generations. Dusty and Darrin’s grandfather and father both raced and now 16-year old Dusty and 18-year old Darrin are the family’s drivers. Rounding out the racing activities, their mother works in the speedway office.
Listening to Dusty, a student at Northfield (Minn.) High School, it is clear that racing is an enjoyable Parrott family activity.
“My brother and my father know a lot so they teach me, so I can learn to do things with the car on my own. I’m still learning but I try to do what I can,” Dusty said.
“My father has been teaching me how to set up the car, how to keep it running. He taught me how to drive and helped me build my first car. My mother, she’s more nervous but I guess that’s more of a ‘mom thing.’”
Tucson, Ariz. businessman Alan Levin has found the perfect outlet to relieve his workaday stress - Factory Stock racing at Tucson Raceway Park. Ironically, it was Levin who followed his son’s footsteps into the sport, not the other way around.
“My son, Matt, started racing in the Factory Stock division three years ago and I was his pit crew. I figured, if I was going to be out at the track, I would get my own car so I could race and have fun,” Levin said.
The Levin clan is now a prominent fixture at the 3/8-mile Tucson oval. Alan continues to race in the Factory Stocks, while Matt has moved on to the NASCAR Late Model division. Alan’s other son, Mike, also competes in the Factory Stocks. Alan’s brother, John, has also raced in the Factory Stock division.
“I’m the oldest of seven children, so family is very important to us,” Levin said. “We’ve carried that over into our racing. My wife, our daughter, our grandchild and my brother and his wife are our biggest supporters. We’ve got our own little cheering section in the stands.”
“I’ve learned an awful lot from Matt about how to setup the car and how to drive it. With his help, I’ve won the feature race in the past two weeks.”
EIGHT WEEKS REMAIN IN NASCAR WEEKLY RACING SERIES
PRESENTED BY DODGE REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CONTESTS
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 22, 2002) - At 80 participating short tracks across the nation, the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge championship picture is coming in to focus. Drivers in the series have until Sept. 15 to compete in the required minimum of 18 races, which make them eligible for a regional or national title. With eight weeks remaining, the championship favorites are beginning to show their stuff.
How the championships are won
The tracks are grouped in to eight geographic regions. At each participating track, drivers in the feature division are eligible for regional and national championships, which are determined by the Competition Performance Index (CPI). This index rates each driver based on their winning percentage (number of wins divided by number of starts), top-five and top-10 finishes, number of starts and the number of cars in their respective divisions. The points leader at each track is ranked in the “first tier” of the regional standings. The regional champion will be the highest rated driver in this “first tier,” so it is critical to earn the track points lead first.
Mark McFarland, of Winchester, Va. has collected five Late Model wins at Old Dominion Speedway and is a strong favorite to win the regional championship. McFarland has finished in the top-five in each of his 12 starts at the Manassas, Va. oval.
One driver hoping to unseat McFarland from the top of the standings is a driver who has been there before. Wade Day, of Blountville, Tenn., has an amazing record of 10 wins in 11 starts at Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn, Va. Day was a NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge regional champion in 2000.
Stretching from Tennessee to Minnesota, the Heartland Region is led by William Tuckwell of Metamora, Ill. Tuckwell, who competes in the Dirt Late Model division at Peoria (Ill.) Speedway, clicked off seven consecutive victories to open the season and has remained at the top of the Heartland Region rankings all season. Kevin Nuttleman, of Bangor, Wis., races at LaCrosse (Wis.) Fairgrounds Speedway and has been inching his way toward the top of the standings each week. Rockton, Ill. driver Ricky Bilderback, a 2001 regional champion, races at Rockford (Ill.) Speedway and has also made a slow but steady climb towards the top during the first 10 weeks of competition.
Clint Bowyer and John O’Neal Jr. are staging a memorable battle in the Midwest Region. O’Neal, of Kansas City, Mo., won the championship over Bowyer last year as the pair finished one-two in the Heartland Region. Following a realignment of regions for 2002, the two drivers find themselves battling against each other once again for the Midwest Region honors. O’Neal took one step closer to the top of the regional rankings with his seventh feature win July 20.
New England Region
The New England Region is home to the defending NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge national champion, Ted Christopher, of Plainville, Conn. Christopher has not yet returned to championship form at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway, nor has he dominated the regional standings as he has in each of the past two seasons. That job has been left to Pete Daniels, of Lebanon, N.H. Daniels, a multi-time track champion at Claremont (N.H.) Speedway, has outdistanced himself from all challengers with eight wins and 10 top-five finishes overall in the NASCAR Modified division at Claremont.
In the Northeast Region, veteran driver Buck Catalano, of Ontario, N.Y., has stayed near the top of the standings all season long. Catalano has seven wins at Spencer (N.Y.) Speedway but might not complete 18 races before Sept. 15. This leaves defending Holland (N.Y.) Speedway and Northeast Region champion Vern Bliss, of Arcade, N.Y., as a favorite for the title along with defending Jennerstown (Pa.) Speedway track champion Neil Brown, of Acme, Pa. To date, Bliss has five wins and eight top-five finishes overall at Holland while Brown has four wins and six top-five finishes overall at Jennerstown.
The Northwest Region encompasses ten tracks across California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah and Washington. 2001 regional champion Aaron Days, of Turlock, Calif., is once again on top of the track championship points at Altamont Raceway Park in Tracy, Calif., but the Late Model championship battle at Colorado National Speedway in Denver, Colo. might provide a preview of the regional championship outcome. Roger Avants, of Littleton, Colo. is seeking his fifth track championship but two other former title winners are hot on his heels.
Bruce Yackey, of Greeley, Colo., was the 2001 Colorado National Late Model champion; Jerry Robertson, of Arvada, Colo., won the track title in 2000 and was also a NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge regional champion. Avants, Yackey and Robertson have combined for 13 wins in the division’s first 14 races and are expected to battle for the track championship until the last weeks of the season.
Southeastern Coastal Region
Jamey Caudill, of Four Oaks, N.C., has put in a strong performance at Southern National Speedway in Kenly, N.C., earning five wins in his first 10 starts. Close behind Caudill in the regional championship chase is Timothy Peters, of Providence, N.C. Peters is the points leader at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C., where he has seven wins and 10 top-five finishes overall. Not to be overlooked are Southampton Motor Speedway standouts Phil Warren and Brandon Butler. Both are former regional champions and will challenge Southampton points leader Denny Hamlin down the stretch.
In the first year of Dodge’s presenting sponsorship of the series, Dodge executives are no doubt excited to see one of their own on the leader board. Scott Winters, of Tracy, Calif., pilots a Dodge-powered Modified at Madera (Calif.) Speedway and has led the regional standings for several weeks. Should Winters prevail as the regional winner, he will receive an additional $2,500 bonus from Dodge, on top of the $43,000 prize for the regional championship. Other contenders for the Sunbelt Region title are Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Late Model leader Thane Alderman, of Las Vegas, and Dennis Reno Jr., of Tarrant, Ala., who competes at the region’s easternmost track, Birmingham (Ala.) International Raceway.
AVANTS MAINTAINS LEAD IN THE NASCAR WEEKLY RACING SERIES PRESENTED BY DODGE
NORTHWEST REGION WITH JUNE 22 WIN
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 26, 2002) - Roger Avants, of Littleton, Colo., maintained his lead in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge Northwest Region with his fourth Late Model win at Colorado National Speedway June 22. With 12 weeks remaining in the season, however, Avants’ hopes for a regional championship are far from secure. Two former regional champions - Aaron Days (2001) and Dave Byrd (1983) - are right behind Avants in the regional standings. 1997 regional champion Bruce Yackey is second in the track championship points at Colorado National followed by 2000 regional champion Jerry Robertson, of Arvada, Colo., who is third in the track championship standings at the 3/8-mile asphalt oval.
Other regional contenders abound, including Yakima, Wash. driver Jason Jefferson, a two-time feature winner at Yakima (Wash.) Speedway and Lakewood, Wash. competitor John Zaretzke, who has two wins and six top-five finishes overall at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash. Seeking a return to championship form is 2001 regional champion Tom Moriarty, of Monroe, Wash., who has yet to win a race and has five top-five finishes in eight starts at Evergreen. Moriarty is currently ranked 33rd in the Northwest Region standings.
NEWS OF NOTE:
· Dodge posts additional awards… Under the first year of Dodge’s presenting sponsorship of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series, feature division competitors that run Dodge equipment - a Dodge body and engine - will be eligible for several special awards. The highest finishing Dodge competitor at each track will receive a $500 bonus. In addition, the highest finishing Dodge competitor in each region will receive a $2,500 bonus and if the 2002 national champion drives a Dodge, a $25,000 bonus will be added to the national championship award.
· Thomas leads ShorTrack standings… Dennis Thomas, of Magna, Utah, continues to lead the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge ShorTrack Division standings in the Northwest Region. Thomas has five wins in the Super Stock division at Rocky Mountain Raceways in West Valley City, Utah. ShorTrack Division competitors, who drive in a second designated tier of race cars, are eligible for special awards including a $1,000 bonus to the track champion, $2,500 to the regional champion and a $10,000 bonus to the ShorTrack Division national champion.
FROM THE ARCHIVES:
· One year ago this week… Jerry Robertson extended his lead in the Great West Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge with his fifth win. Coupled with his five victories, Robertson had seven top-five finishes overall after the opening weeks of the 2001 campaign. Jason Jefferson moved to second in the regional standings with three wins and six top-five finishes overall.