PENDLETON, Ind. (December 11, 2001) - Johnny Sauter continues to add accolades following his record-breaking rookie season with the American Speed Association, as the Wisconsin driver was recently named to the second team American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) 2001 All-America Racing Team.
It is the highest any ASA driver has ever finished in the balloting.
Sauter earned the second-team honor in the short track category with Craftsman Truck Series Champion Jack Sprague. Sauter narrowly missed being on the first-team list for short track drivers, which was comprised of World of Outlaws Champion Danny Lasoski a nd USAC Champion Dave Darland.
The AARWBA All American Team is an annual tradition, with two drivers from the world of stock car, open wheel, drag racing, short track, road racing and two "at large" bids comprising first-team All American, second-team All American and honorable mention Members of the AARWBA vote on the honors.
Honorable mention in the short track category was Brendan Gaughan and Frank Kimmel.
Two-time ASA National Champion Gary St. Amant (1998 and 2000) and 1999 ASA National Champion Tim Sauter were the most recent drivers selected on the list, each receiving honorable mention status.
Others joining Sauter on the second-team All American were Helio Castroneves and Kenny Brack in open wheel, Ricky Rudd in stock car, Terry Borcheller and Emmanuele Pirro in road racing, Warren Johnson and Larry Dixon in drag racing and Hoover Orsi and Doug Goad as the at large bids.