Shortrack Division update 2001-09-06

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 6, 2001) - With just two weeks remaining for competitors in the ShorTrack Division of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series the scramble is on. At each of the nearly 90 tracks in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 6, 2001) - With just two weeks remaining for competitors in the ShorTrack Division of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series the scramble is on. At each of the nearly 90 tracks in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series competitors are seeking to improve their performances and reach local, regional and possibly national notoriety. Their performances are reflected in the Competition Performance Index (CPI) standings.

Atlantic Seaboard Region: Jimmy Naylor of Dalzell, S.C., remains in the top spot in the Atlantic Seaboard Region of the ShorTrack Division. Naylor, who competes in the Late Model division at Florence (S.C.) Motor Speedway, has 13 victories this season in 17 starts. Naylor has 17 top-five finishes. Mark Wertz of Newport News, Va., has moved to second in the region. Wertz, who competes in the Grand Stock division at Langley Speedway, has scored six wins this season. Peyton Seller, Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C.; Jim Hardin, Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, Va., and Ray Ashworth, Southside Speedway in Richmond, Va., round out the top five in the Atlantic Seaboard Region of the ShorTrack Division in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.

Blue Ridge Region: David Miley of Knoxville, Tenn., continues to maintain his advantage in the Blue Ridge Region of the ShorTrack Division. Miley, who competes in the Modified Street division at Atomic Motor Speedway in Knoxville, Tenn., has scored victories this season. Miley has 14 top-five finishes in 15 starts. Robby Robbins, of Greenville, S.C., continues to hold second in the regional standings. Robbins, who competes in the Super Stock division at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway, has 10 wins in 21 starts. Tony Sarver, New River Valley Speedway in Radford, Va., Clay Campbell, Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C., and Jerry Scott, Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C., round out the top five in the Blue Ridge Region of the ShorTrack Division in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.

Great West Region: Shane Brim of Malaga, Wash., has held onto the top spot in the Great West Region of the ShorTrack Division. Brim, who competes in the Sportsmen division at Wenatchee (Wash.) Valley’s Super Oval, has scored eight wins in 14 starts. Chris Leaf of Kersey, Colo., has moved to second in the region. Leaf, who competes in the Pro Truck division at Colorado National Speedway in Erie, Colo., has visited victory lane on six occasions this season. Dave Lund, Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash.; Nick Parker, Rocky Mountain Raceways in West Valley City, Utah, and Ray Van Holland, Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, Idaho, round out the top five in the Great West Region of the ShorTrack Division in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.

Heartland Region: Tandy Marlin of Franklin, Tenn., remains in the lead in the Heartland Region of the ShorTrack Division. Marlin, who competes in the Supertruck division at Nashville (Tenn.) Speedway USA, scored his eighth win of the season this past Saturday. Marlin has 14 top-five and 17 top-ten finishes in 19 starts. Bobby Ohrenberg of Kansas City, Mo., is second in the regional standings for another week. Ohrenberg, who competes in the Grand National division at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., has five victories this season. Donald Fleming, Kil-Kare Speedway in Xenia, Ohio; James Hunt, Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway and Alan Vochaska, Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway round out the top five in the Heartland Region of the ShorTrack Division in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.

Mid-America Region: Brett McCoy of Belvidere, Ill., has jumped into the lead in the Mid-America Region of the ShorTrack Division. McCoy, who competes in the American Short Trackers division at Rockford (Ill.) Speedway, has scored seven victories in 18 starts at the .250-mile oval. Kevin Propst of Holts Summit, Mo., has moved to second in the region. Propst, who competes in the Modified division at Capital Speedway in Holts Summit, Mo., has grabbed 12 wins in 22 starts this season. Ricky Martin, Elko (Minn.) Speedway; Chad Naylor, Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill., and Ryan Dolan, Dubuque (Iowa) Speedway round out the top five in the ShorTrack Division Mid-America Region in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.

Midwest Region: Mark Wyman of Papillion, Neb., has jumped back into the lead in the Midwest Region of the ShorTrack division. Wyman, who competes in the Modified division at Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa, scored his fifth win of the season this past Saturday. Randy Kutzke of Topeka, Kan., has slipped to second in the region. Kutzke, who competes in the Grand National division at O’Reilly Auto Parts Speedway at Heartland Park in Topeka, Kan., has eight victories in 18 starts this season Scott Megonigle, West Liberty (Iowa) Raceway; Mike Wallace, Nebraska Raceway Park in Greenwood, Neb., and Jon Stepan, Viking Speedway in Alexandria, Minn., round out the top five in the Midwest Region of the ShorTrack Division in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.

New England Region: Robert Wilcox of Londonderry, N.H., continues to lead the New England Region of the ShorTrack Division for another week. Wilcox, who competes in the 350 Super Modified division at Star Speedway in Epping, N.H., scored his 12th victory of the season this past Saturday. Wilcox has 15 top-five finishes in 16 starts. Jim Peterson of Monson, Mass., remains second in the regional standings. Peterson, who competes in the Late Model division at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway, has five victories in 17 starts. Wayne Helliwell, Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway; Aaron Fellows, Claremont (N.H.) Speedway and Phil Rondeau, Waterford (Conn.) Speedbowl round out the top five in the New England Region of the ShorTrack Division in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.

Northeast Region: Edward Brehio of Baldwinville, Mass., has remained in the top spot in the Northeast Region of the ShorTrack Division. Brehio, who competes in the Late Model division at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H., has five victories this season. Doug Meyer of North Canton, Ohio, has moved to second in the region. Meyer, who competes in the Modified division at Lorain County Speedway in Amherst, Ohio, has scored eight wins this season. Peter‘ Buzzy’ Eriksen, Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway; Todd Price, Jennerstown (Pa.) Speedway and Dave Dissinger, Big Diamond Raceway in Minersville, Pa., round out the top five in the Northeast Region of the ShorTrack Division in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.

Pacific Coast Region: Mark Shackleford of Riverside, Calif., continues to lead in the top spot in the Pacific Coast Region of the ShorTrack Division. Shackleford, who competes in the Stock Pony division at Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino, Calif., has eight wins this season. Shackleford has 12 top-five and 14 top-ten finishes in 14 starts. Deryk Ward of Palm Springs, Calif., is second in the regional standings for another week. Ward, who competes in the Late Model division at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway, has earned two wins this season. Rich Green, Cajon Speedway, El Cajon, Calif.; Greg Fife, Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif., and Ken Gregg, Watsonville (Calif.) Speedway round out the top five in the Pacific Coast Region of the ShorTrack Division in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.

Sunbelt Region: Donald Clark of Cottageville, S.C., remains in the top spot in the Sunbelt Region of the ShorTrack Division. Clark, who competes in the Late Model division at Summerville (S.C.) Speedway, has 15 victories in 20 starts at the .400-mile oval. Steve Whitener of Middleburg, Fla., has jumped to second in the regional standings. Douglas Hamm, Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway; Jon Paques, Sandia Motorsports Park in Albuquerque N.M., and Jeremy Ash, Thunder Valley Speedway in Alexandria, La., round out the top five in the Sunbelt Region of the ShorTrack Division in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.

The ShorTrack Division in the NWRS was developed in 1998 to provide regional and national recognition for another NASCAR Weekly Racing Series division.

Each of the nearly 90 NASCAR Weekly Racing Series tracks across the country have designated a feature division that competes for local, regional and national recognition and a $1.7 million point fund. These same tracks have designated another division to compete in the ShorTrack Division. The ShorTrack Division includes divisions such as Limited Sportsman, Sportsman, Street Stock, Modified and Truck classes.

To be eligible for regional and, therefore, national championship recognition, ShorTrack Division drivers must compete in a minimum of 16 events. The same rules and geographic regions are administered as in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. Regional standings, using the same formula to calculate the Competition Performance Index (CPI) as the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series, are posted on Thursdays.

Each of the 10 regional champions and the national champion will be recognized and receive their awards at the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series banquet on November 16th at the Peabody Hotel and Resort in Orlando, Fla.

-nascar

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