Portland, Ore. (September 12, 2001) Officials for Portland Speedway and NASCAR have reviewed the finish of last Friday night's Street Stock "A" main event and awarded the finish to Brad Tanner of Clackamas, Ore. Tanner crossed the finish line...
Portland, Ore. (September 12, 2001) Officials for Portland Speedway and NASCAR have reviewed the finish of last Friday night's Street Stock "A" main event and awarded the finish to Brad Tanner of Clackamas, Ore. Tanner crossed the finish line ahead of declared winner Brian Puncochar of Hillsboro, Ore. but was not awarded the win at the conclusion of the event for not heeding a black flag with two laps to go. After an official review of the Portland Speedway rules and NASCAR Weekly Racing Series rule book the finish was reversed. Tanner was not shown the black flag with the white X signifying he would stop being scored and it has been customary to be allowed three laps to heed the black flag.
Tanner will be awarded the first place points and trophy for the 3M Night at the Races. The victory will move Tanner closer to point leader Scott Puncochar of Hillsboro, Ore. who holds an 85-point margin over Tanner going into the final race of the season this Friday, September 14, 2001. Puncochar is the defending Street Stock Champion at Portland Speedway.
<pre> Official finishing order of the 30-lap Street Stock "A" Main Event 9/7/01
Pos. Driver Hometown 1. Brad Tanner Clackamas, Ore. 2. Brian Puncochar Hillsboro, Ore. 3. Dan Harris Portland, Ore. 4. Dennis Krohling Vancouver, Wash. 5. Curt Nusom Portland, Ore. 6. John Nusom Portland, Ore. 7. Willy Thom Dundee, Ore. 8. Don Dean Portland, Ore. 9. Tracy Jones Portland, Ore. 10. Kevin Martell Portland, Ore. 11. John Fordyce Vancouver, Wash. 12. Pat Schwartzkopf Tigard, Wash. 13. Robert Cutler Portland, Ore. 14. Scott Puncochar Hillsboro, Ore. 15. Grant Baker Sandy, Ore. 16. Dustin Wilkenson Milwaukie, Ore. 17. Rob Evans Portland, Ore. 18. Jeff Brookshire Portland, Ore.
Updated Point Standings as of 9/12/01 top five
Pos. Driver Points 1. Scott Puncochar 1651 2. Brad Tanner 1566 3. Dustin Wilkenson 1491 4. Curt Nusom 1425 5. Brian Puncochar 1425