Northeast Region Feature Division points 2001-07-17

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 17, 2001) - Vern Bliss of Arcade, N.Y., continues to lead in the Competition Performance Index (CPI) standings in the Northeast Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. Bliss, who competes in the Late Model Pro Stock ...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 17, 2001) - Vern Bliss of Arcade, N.Y., continues to lead in the Competition Performance Index (CPI) standings in the Northeast Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. Bliss, who competes in the Late Model Pro Stock division at Holland (N.Y.) International Speedway, has visited victory lane six times this season. Bliss has nine top-five and ten top-ten finishes in ten starts at the high-banked .375-mile speedway. Barry Awtey of Jennerstown, Pa., continues to hold down second in the regional standings. Awtey, who competes in the Late Model division at Jennerstown (Pa.) Speedway, has scored two victories this season. Awtey has collected ten top-five finishes in ten starts at the .500-mile speedway. Keith Hoffman of Whitehall, Pa., has moved to third in the region. Hoffman, who competes in the dirt Modified division at Big Diamond Raceway in Minersville, Pa., has collected one victory this season. Hoffman has nine top-five and ten top-ten finishes in 11 starts at the .375-mile dirt oval. Todd Patnode of West Swazney, N.H., Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H.; Phil Rozum of Cleveland, Ohio, Lorain County Speedway in Amherst, Ohio; Mark Cottone of McKeesport, Pa., Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, Pa.; J.R. Kent of Horseheads, N.Y., Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome; T.J. Potrzebowski of Elmira, N.Y., Spencer Speedway in Williamson, N.Y., and Joe Hartmann of Calverton, N.Y., Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway round out the top nine in the first tier of the Competition Performance Index (CPI) standings in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Northeast Region.

The regional champions will be decided following the conclusion of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series season on September 16. The NASCAR Weekly Racing Series national championship will then be determined by a ranking of the regional champions using the Competition Performance Index (CPI).  The top-50 drivers as rated by the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series CPI in the Northeast Region for the week of July 16 follow.

The regional champions will be decided following the conclusion of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series season on September 16. The NASCAR Weekly Racing Series national championship will then be determined by a ranking of the regional champions using the Competition Performance Index. The top 50 drivers as rated by their CPI in the Sunbelt Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series for the week of July 16 follows.

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NASCAR WRS FEATURE DIVISION NORTHEAST REGION 07/17/01

   Pos  Driver Name         Home Track          Starts Wins T-5  T-10    CPI
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Regional Track Leaders

    1   BLISS VERN          HOLLAND INTERNATIONA   10    6    9   10    0.8160
    2   AWTEY BARRY         JENNERSTOWN SPEEDWAY   10    2   10   10    0.7490
    3   HOFFMAN KEITH       BIG DIAMOND RACEWAY    11    1    9   10    0.7273
    4   PATNODE TODD        MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY     10    2    8   10    0.7260
    5   ROZUM PHIL          LORAIN COUNTY SPEEDW   11    3   11   11    0.7227
    6   COTTONE MARK        MOTORDROME SPEEDWAY    10    1    8    9    0.6970
    7   KENT J R            CHEMUNG SPEEDROME      10    2    7   10    0.6670
    8   POTRZEBOWSKI T J    SPENCER SPEEDWAY        8    3    5    7    0.6513
    9   HARTMANN JOSEPH     RIVERHEAD RACEWAY      11    1    6    9    0.6200

2nd Tier

   11   VON DOHREN CRAIG    BIG DIAMOND RACEWAY    11    2    7   11    0.7045
   12   BROWN NEIL          JENNERSTOWN SPEEDWAY   10    2    8   10    0.6990
   13   GROETSCH RICK       LORAIN COUNTY SPEEDW   10    3    9   10    0.6841
   14   ALEXANDER KIRK      MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY     10    1    6    9    0.6510
   15   BLISS MARK          HOLLAND INTERNATIONA   10    0    8   10    0.6410
   16   DUNMYER JEFFREY     MOTORDROME SPEEDWAY    10    1    5    9    0.6220
   17   YOUNG CHRIS         RIVERHEAD RACEWAY      11    1    6    7    0.6200
   18   OSGOOD ROBERT       CHEMUNG SPEEDROME      10    0    4    8    0.5420
   19   DEMINCK JOHN        SPENCER SPEEDWAY        8    0    3    7    0.4950

3rd Tier

   21   HOWARD DUANE        BIG DIAMOND RACEWAY    11    4    8    8    0.7727
   22   SMITH MARK          JENNERSTOWN SPEEDWAY   10    3    9    9    0.7490
   23   KENT GEORGE         CHEMUNG SPEEDROME       9    2    6    7    0.6476
   24   GOODENOUGH ROB      MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY     10    0    6    9    0.6260
   25   KESLAR CHARLES      MOTORDROME SPEEDWAY    10    1    5    9    0.6220
   26   FORTIN JOHN         RIVERHEAD RACEWAY      11    1    5    8    0.5973
   27   TAYLOR NORM         LORAIN COUNTY SPEEDW   11    1    7    9    0.5864
   28   WILLIAMS TROY       HOLLAND INTERNATIONA   10    1    3    6    0.5410
   29   FINOCCHARIO CHRISTO SPENCER SPEEDWAY        8    0    1    6    0.4325

4th Tier

   31   ARSENBERGER ROBERT  MOTORDROME SPEEDWAY    10    1    8    8    0.6970
   32   GRAY BARRY          MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY     10    2    5    8    0.6510
   33   CREIGHTON BRAD      JENNERSTOWN SPEEDWAY   10    0    6    9    0.5990
   34   DENSIESKI EDDIE     RIVERHEAD RACEWAY      11    0    5   10    0.5745
   35   SWINEHART RAY       BIG DIAMOND RACEWAY    11    0    3    8    0.5682
   36   CATALANO BUCK       SPENCER SPEEDWAY        8    1    4    5    0.5575
   37   KLING MARTY         HOLLAND INTERNATIONA   10    0    3    6    0.5160
   38   LAWSON MICHAEL      LORAIN COUNTY SPEEDW   11    1    3    8    0.4955
   39   COY RICHARD         CHEMUNG SPEEDROME      10    0    1    8    0.4670

5th Tier

   41   HEMPHILL RYAN       MOTORDROME SPEEDWAY     9    3    8    8    0.7553
   42   HINCKLEY LES        MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY      9    2    4    7    0.6316
   43   MEITZLER TERRY      BIG DIAMOND RACEWAY    11    1    2    7    0.5682
   44   JIVANELLI DAN       RIVERHEAD RACEWAY      11    1    3    9    0.5518
   45   HENRY BOBBY         JENNERSTOWN SPEEDWAY   10    1    3    9    0.5490
   46   JONES RICK          HOLLAND INTERNATIONA   10    0    3    5    0.5160
   47   LEWIS DARRYL        SPENCER SPEEDWAY        8    0    3    5    0.4950
   48   GROVER TRAVIS       CHEMUNG SPEEDROME      10    0    2    5    0.4920
   49   CYPHER JEFF         LORAIN COUNTY SPEEDW   11    0    2    7    0.4500

-NASCAR

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