Sunbelt Region champion, Brandon Bendele

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 26, 2001) - Brandon Bendele of Adkins, Texas, scored his second regional championship in the Sunbelt Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. His first regional crown came in 1999. Bendele, who competes in the Late...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 26, 2001) - Brandon Bendele of Adkins, Texas, scored his second regional championship in the Sunbelt Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. His first regional crown came in 1999. Bendele, who competes in the Late Model Stock Car division at San Antonio (Tex.) Speedway, will collect over $42,000 in posted awards. Bendele captured 15 wins and 16 top-five finishes in 18 starts. Jerry Williams of Ravelele, S.C., finished second in the regional standings. Williams, who competes in the Late Model Super Truck division at Summerville (S.C.) Speedway, visited victory lane on 13 occasions with 18 top-five finishes in 18 starts. Williams will collect $21,350 for his performance.

Carl Trimmer of Tucson, Ariz., will take home third place honors in the region. Trimmer, who is a many-time track champion in the Super Late Model division at Tucson (Ariz.) Raceway Park, scored five victories, 17 top-five and 19 top-ten finishes in 19 starts. Trimmer will take home $15,400 in posted awards from the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series point fund.

Norman Uptain, Sr., of Miami, Ariz., Thunder Raceway in Show Low, Ariz.; Bobby Oglesby of Bloomingdale, Ga., Oglethorpe Speedway in Savannah, Ga.; David LaFleur of Eunice, La., Thunder Valley Speedway in Union Hill, La.; Jason Allen of Las Vegas, The Bullring at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway; Terry Breese of Colorado Springs, Colo., Sandia Motorsports Park in Albuquerque, N.M.; and Steve Whitener of Middleburg, Fla., Jax Raceways in Jacksonville, Fla., round out the top nine in the Sunbelt Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series 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 national champions banquet on Friday, November 16.

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