DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 30 2000) - It's bonus time for drivers with the Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring and the racing year is only half over. Just about everyone has a desire to taste something sweet at one time or another. That desire...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 30 2000) - It's bonus time for drivers with the Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring and the racing year is only half over. Just about everyone has a desire to taste something sweet at one time or another. That desire was recently enhanced by Goody's Pharmaceuticals and their $15,000 Consistency Award Program which recognizes the top ten drivers on the Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring who have completed the highest percentage of laps run at the halfway point of the season, as determined by NASCAR.
Second year driver, Roger Sawyer, Orlando, Fla., driver of the Orlando Orange County Auto Auction Pontiac led all series drivers in the first nine races of 2000 with an outstanding 99.8% laps completed average finishing 1028 laps of 1030 run. Sawyer will receive $5,000 from Goody's for his accomplishment. "How sweet it is," exclaimed Sawyer after learning that he had won the top bonus award of $5,000. "I want to thank Goody's for this award and for everything they do for the series. There is no doubt on the title sponsor of this division. I certainly want to thank everyone on my crew for their hard work in helping this team achieve this award. We travel many miles each week and the last month has been a real challenge with races every weekend. Their dedication and commitment helped us stay on top because Ned Combs was very close. I also want to thank NASCAR and the series officials for giving us a level playing field."
Combs, the oldest driver on the series at 55 years, is having one of his best racing years with his Duragloss/Wix sponsored Mercury. The Newton, N. C. driver won his second career race earlier this year and his continued performance through the first nine races helped him nail down the second place award of $3,000 by completing 1025 laps of 1030. Combs had an outstanding 99.5% laps completed percentage through the first nine events. The third place award of $2,000 goes to the only Chevrolet driver on the series. Keith Roggen of Winter Haven, Fl. drives the Ten Brink Underground/Dallas Auto Sales Chevrolet. He completed 1017 of a possible 1030 for an excellent 98.7%.
Ricky Bryant of Archdale, N. C. and driver of the Washington Apple Pontiac had the fourth highest laps completed total at 1001 giving him an average of 97.2%. He will receive $1,000 for his efforts in the first nine races. Rounding out the top five drivers with the most laps completed is B. J. Mackey of Rock Hill, S. C. driver of the Van Camp's Beans/Horton Homes Pontiac. Mackey had 974 completed laps of a possible 1030 giving him 94.6% laps completed percentage. His efforts garnered him $900.
Competition was very close in the top five positions but it was even more evident with sixth through tenth positions. Johnny Chapman finished sixth completing 909 laps and will receive $800 with Robert Huffman and Cam Strader tied for seventh with 908 laps each. Huffman will receive $700 by virtue of having more wins while Strader will receive $600. Jake Hobgood completed 884 laps finishing ninth and Scott Weaver finished tenth with 874 laps. Each will receive a bonus of $500.
Nine NASCAR Touring Series blanket the United States, bringing special events to many NASCAR Weekly Racing Series tracks and some NASCAR superspeedways and road courses. NASCAR Touring Series are extremely popular with fans and competitors. NASCAR Touring Series can provide a competitor with an entire career, or they can provide valuable experience to competitors moving through the NASCAR ranks. Corporate sponsors make significant contributions to NASCAR Touring Series point funds. These sponsors include Anheuser-Busch, Featherlite, Goody's Headache Powders, Raybestos Brakes, RE/MAX International, Inc., Slim Jim and R. J. Reynolds brand, Winston.