Boorse leads Driver of the Year points

SUN PRAIRIE, WI, March 10---The Midget Auto Racing season moves into a regular rhythm this week with the running of the USAC National/Western Midget Series event at Ventura Raceway, on Saturday March 15. Dan Boorse winner of the Chili Bowl ...

SUN PRAIRIE, WI, March 10---The Midget Auto Racing season moves into a regular rhythm this week with the running of the USAC National/Western Midget Series event at Ventura Raceway, on Saturday March 15.

Dan Boorse winner of the Chili Bowl Nationals in January is the current point leader over Jay Drake, Tony Stewart, Scott Hatton,and defending champion Aaron Fike.

Presently 227 events are scheduled to be run, with all major racing associations, having already released their schedules. The number of races is the largest amount of per-season announced events since the Driver of the Year started in 1999. Last season 221 events were run at eighty five different tracks. A complete listing of all events can be viewed at the National Midget Driver of the Year web site: www.nmdoty.com.

Arizona Sport Shirts, Design 500 Racewear, National Speed Sport News, High Performance Race Cards,Infinity TravelManagement, and midgetmadness.com return as associate sponsors. Negotiations continue to secure a title sponsor for the 2003 campaign.

<pre> CURRENT POINTS:

        DRIVER                  PTS
1.      Dan Boorse              200
2.      Jay Drake               145
3.      Tony Stewart            136
4.      Scott Hatton            125
5.      Aaron Fike              118
6.      Jason Meyers             96
7.      Don Droud Jr.            91
8.      Cory Kruseman            80
9.      Matt Westfall            77
10.     Mike Hess                70
11.     Damion Gardner           65
12.     P.J. Jones               60
13.     Nick Lundgreen           58
14.     Greg Lueckert            53
15.     Jimmy Sills              51

DESIGN 500 RACEWEAR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 1. Jason Meyers 96 2. Damion Gardner 65 3. Bobby Jackson 30

MANUFACTURERS CHAMPIONSHIP

ENGINE 1. Gaerte 22 2. Mopar 16 3. Bondio 5

CHASSIS 1. Stealth 21 2. Kunz 14 3. Barnes 5

MARCH RACE EVENTS March 15 USAC Nat'l/Western Ventura Raceway (Ventura, CA) March 21-22 USAC Nat'l/Western Phoenix Int'l Raceway (Phoenix, AZ) March 29 AMRA Manzanita Speedway (Phoenix, AZ) March 30 USAC Nat'l/Western/BCRA Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA)

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Series Midget
Drivers Tony Stewart , P.J. Jones , Aaron Fike , Cory Kruseman , Jay Drake , Matt Westfall , Jason Meyers , Nick Lundgreen , Jimmy Sills , Damion Gardner , Scott Hatton