Mid-America Region champion, Ricky Bilderback

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 26, 2001) - Ricky Bilderback of Rockton, Ill., earned his first championship in the Mid-America Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. Bilderback, who competes in the Late Model division at Rockford (Ill.) ...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 26, 2001) - Ricky Bilderback of Rockton, Ill., earned his first championship in the Mid-America Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. Bilderback, who competes in the Late Model division at Rockford (Ill.) Speedway, will earn nearly $42,000 for his regional performance. Bilderback captured has 15 top-five and 17 top-ten finishes in 19 starts at the high-banked .250-mile oval.

Gary Webb of Blue Grass, Iowa, who won the 2000 NASCAR Weekly Racing Series national championship, finished second in the region this season. Webb, who competes in the NWRS dirt Late Model division at Dubuque (Iowa) Fairgrounds Speedway, collected four wins, 16 top-five and 18 top-ten finishes in 18 starts at the .375-mile dirt oval. Webb will earn $21,350 for his efforts.

Brad Powell of LaCrosse, Wisc., finished third in the regional standings. Powell, who competes in the Late Model division at LaCrosse (Wisc.) Fairgrounds Speedway, visited victory lane on three occasions with 15 top-five and 19 top-ten finishes in 20 starts at the .625-mile oval. Powell will take home over $15,000 in posted awards.

Gary Blackburn of Fulton, Mo., Capital Speedway in Holts Summit, Mo.; Jeffrey Martin of Webster, Minn., Elko (Minn.) Speedway; Scott Lawver of Roscoe, Ill., Rockford (Ill.) Speedway; Steve Murgic of Rosemount, Minn., Raceway Park in Shakopee, Minn.; Thomas Rients of Ottawa, Ill., Peoria (Ill.) Speedway and Terry James of St. Louis, Mo., Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill., round out the top nine in the first tier of the Competition Performance Index (CPI) in the standings of NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Mid-America Region for the 2001 season.

Regional champions in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series are determined by the Competition Performance Index (CPI). NASCAR Weekly Racing Series champions will be honored at the Peabody Hotel and Resort at the champions banquet on Friday, November 16.

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