2002 Stats Index 
Anthony Crowned SRL Champ!

 

SRL Media

 

FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 21)--  Nearly 200 Drivers, Owners, Crews, Family, and Friends attended Davey Hamiltonís SRL Wild West Shootout awards banquet last Saturday night at the Elk Horn Country Club in Stockton.
Photo: Davey Hamilton, Jeff Anthony, Steve Fensler   Photo: Davey Hamilton, Jeff Anthony and Crew, Steve Fensler
Photo: Eddie Alves/SRL

 

The top 15 drivers in the championship race were recognized for their achievements.

Livermore California racer Jeff Anthony won the 2002 series championship. Anthony had three wins, 10 top tens, in just 11 starts. As the series champion Anthony pocketed $5,000. Nathan Tucker the 2001 series champ came in second in the series standings with one win, and eight top tens and $2,400. Ray Lawson Jr. of Fresno California had two wins at Madera Speedway, and nine top tens finished third overall.

 

Rick Ruzbarsky of Tracy California finished an impressive fourth in the overall standings. Rick had four fast times, one win, and eight top tens to go along with his rookie of the year title, and his Qualifying Championship for the 2002 season. Rounding out the top five in the standings was Joey Zampa. Zampa who missed the first race of the season this year had two wins, two fast times, and eight top tens. He also finished second in the rookie of the year race, and second in the qualifying championship.

 

Ron Strmiska Jr. who won the first race of the season at Stockton99 Speedway finished in the sixth position overall. Strmiska also had six top tens on the year. Tim Stratmeyer the 2001 rookie of the year found himself in the seventh position by years end. Tim recorded seven top tens on the season. Michael Carver who had one fast time this season at Stockton finished in the eight position overall. Carver also had seven top tens on the year.

Fremont California driver Troy Ermish finished the season in the ninth position with four top fives, and five top tens. Ed Coughenour rounded out the top ten in the series standings for the 2002 season. Ed recorded seven top tens on the year.

 

Chris Wadsworth who ran eight races this year, had three top fives, which includes a second place finish at Altamont this year finished 11th in the series championship. David Philpott of Tracy California finished the year with three top fives on seven starts, which was good enough for the 12th position overall. Chad Pais who finished fifth in the rookie of the year title ended up in the 13th position this season. Ken Boyd a four-time late model champion at Stockton99 Speedway finished 14th on the year with only seven starts. Boyd had one fast time this year at Madera Speedway. John Gaalswyk of Ripon California set fast time one time this year, and had one win in just six starts ended up 15th in the overall series standings for the 2002 season.

 

Over $23,500 was given away for the top 15 drivers in series championship.

Series Champion Jeff Anthony won the Five Star Stock Car Body from Chris Carli and Finishline Racing Equipment.

 

 

Davey Hamiltonís SRL Wild West Shootout would like to thanks itís 2002 Series Sponsors which include: Sunoco, Hoosier, Western Seed & Fuel, Extreme Race Wear, Five Star Stock Car Bodies, Frank's Radio Service, F. R. E., & Print Works.

 

Davey Hamilton would also like to thank Executive Series Director Steve Fensler and the rest of the 2002 Officials for all of their hard work.

ANTHONY REPEATS AS FIRST SRL WINNER AT ALTAMONT THIS SEASON 6/1/02

By Justin Loyear and Eddie Alves
Photo: Eddie Alves

(Tracy, CA) Jeff Anthony was glad to be home again at Altamont Raceway Park. On this typically cold and windy night, Anthony repeated as the winner of the SRL Wild West Shootout in the first race of the season at Altamont.

After methodically working his way from ninth place to first in the first 90 laps, Anthony took advantage of the final caution of the race when then leader Joey Zampa had a stroke of bad luck as his right front tire lost all air pressure. With a final 10 lap shootout, Anthony went on to win his second career SRL event.

"We stuck to our game plan tonight," said Anthony. "We had discussed earlier that our best bet was to just hang out until there was about 30 laps to go and make our move then."

Five time winner Ray Lawson Jr. finished in a strong second position, rebounding from a poor finish at Stockton last race. Tim Stratmayer finished in third place, followed by Ron Strmiska Jr. and Jesse James Apodaca in fifth.

Troy Ermish started on the pole and after the first caution, Late Model veteran David Philpott passed him for the lead. Philpott lead the majority of the laps until he suffered from a fuel pump failure on lap 82.

On lap 71, Chad Pais hit the wall hard, causing the red flag to come out and stop the racing action. Pais was ok, but there was damage done to the driver's side of his Ford.

Trophy Dash Winner: Chris Wadsworth

Fast Time: Rick Ruzbarsky: 18.627

Photo: Eddie Alves

Unofficial Results:
1. 76
2. 06
3. 28
4. 90
5. 10
6. 34f
7. 92
8. 41
9. 77n
10. 98
11. 35
12. 38
13. 50
14. 5
15. 51
16. 78
17. 57L
18. 10w
19. 11
20. 29
Race Lineup:
1. 38
2. 92
3. 50
4. 51
5. 10w
6. 10
7. 90
8. 06
9. 76
10. 28
11. 35
12. 5
13. 41
14. 34f
15. 78
16. 98
17. 29
18. 77n
19. 11
20. 57L
 
Trophy Dash Winner: Chris Wadsworth
Fast Time: Rick Ruzbarsky: 18.627
S.R.L. Point Standings
Pos. Car#           Name       4/20    5/11     6/1    Total
1 	76 	J. Anthony 	46 	46 	50 	178 
2 	90 	R. Strmiska 	30 	48 	44 	174 
3 	6 	R. Lawson Jr. 	50 	36 	48 	174 
4 	41 	N. Tucker 	48 	53 	36 	172 
5 	28 	T. Stratmeyer 	46 	34 	46 	170 
6 	50 	D. Philpott 	34 	42 	30 	148 
7 	10L 	C. Wadsworth 	40 	30 	17 	137 
8 	51 	R. Ruzbarsky 	36 	33 	27 	133 
9 	34f 	K. Boyd 	17 	22 	40 	128 
10 	5 	M. Carver 	40 	40 	24 	124 
11 	38 	T. Ermish 	18 	44 	30 	114 
12 	29 	R.B. Bracken 	20 	38 	12 	98 
13 	77 	C. Petero 	44 	26 	0 	94 
14 	92 	J. Zampa 	26 	22 	41 	89 
15 	98 	E. Coughenour 	24 	12 	32 	84 
16 	10 	J. Apodaca 	33 	0 	42 	75 
17 	3 	G. Garrett 	22 	16 	0 	70 
18 	78 	C. Pais 	14 	22 	20 	70 
19 	77N 	C. Janke   	0	14 	34 	48 
20 	57L 	M. Garcia 	0 	0 	18 	44 
21 	72 	S. Shade 	16 	24 	0 	40 
22 	1 	B. Strandwold 	0 	0 	0 	38 
23 	28L 	J. Gaalswyk   	33 	0 	0	33 
24 	17 	C. Nichols 	31 	0 	0 	31 
25 	35 	T. Bost 	0 	0 	30 	30 
26 	57 	R. Liles 	0 	0 	0 	18 
27 	11 	B. Hurst 	0 	0 	14 	14 
28 	85 	C. Curry 	0 	0 	0 	0 
Qualifying Points
Pos. Car#      Name           4/20 	5/11 	6/1 	Total
1 	34F Ken Boyd 		5 	4 	0 	10 
2 	51 Rick Ruzbarsky 	0 	1 	5 	9 
3 	41 Nathan Tucker 	0 	3 	0 	8 
4 	10 Chris Wadsworth 	2 	0 	1 	7 
5 	28l John Gaalswky 	0 	5 	0 	5 
6 	92 Joey Zampa 		0 	2 	3 	5 
7 	28 Tim Stratmeyer 	4 	0 	0 	4 
8 	50 David Philpott 	0 	0 	4 	4 
9 	17 Chad Nichols 	3 	0 	0 	3 
10 	90 Ron Strmiska Jr. 	0 	0 	0 	2 
11 	38 Troy Emrish 		0 	0 	2 	2 
12 	10 Jesse Apodaca 	1 	0 	0 	1
Rookie of the Year Points
Pos. Car# Name 		       4/20 	5/11 	6/1 	Total 
1 10 	Chris Wadsworth 	40 	30 	17 	137 
2 51 	Rick Ruzbarsky 		36 	33 	27 	133 
3 5 	Mike Carver 		40 	40 	24 	124 
4 29 	RB Bracken 		20 	38 	12 	98 
5 78 	Chad Pais 		14 	22 	20 	70 
7 57L 	Mike Garcia 		0 	0 	18 	44 
6 72 	Scott Shade 		16 	24 	0 	40 
8 11 	Bobby Hurst 		0 	0 	14 	14

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