Top truck companies share the 2002 CORR Lucas Oil Series Manufacturer championships.
Avon, Ind. (September 10, 2002)--For the third consecutive season, Ford (Pro-4), Chevrolet (Pro-2) and Toyota (Pro-Lite) claimed the 2002 CORR Lucas Oil Series Manufacturer Championship Awards. The awards will be presented to the truck manufacturers at the CORR Champions Banquet on November 2 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
The Manufacturer's Championship points were awarded to the top-finishing vehicle of each manufacturer based on its final official finishing position in each Pro Series event.
In the Pro-4 division, Ford won the crown as the top truck for the third straight season. Six drivers competed in Fords, winning nine races and placing in the top-five 39 times. Curt LeDuc (NAPA Skyjacker Ford F-150) was the top Ford driver in the Pro-4 division. He finished the year with 3 wins and 10 top-four finishes, giving him a second-place finish in the division. Rookie Josh Baldwin (Filger Manufacturing Ford) completed his CORR Rookie Campaign with eight top-five finishes in 14 starts. Baldwin will receive the 2002 CORR Kumho Tire Rookie of the Year award in the Pro Division.
Chevrolet continued their reign as the top Pro-2 manufacturer in 2002. With the division featuring 12 drivers competing in Chevrolet trucks, the Chevy competitors brought home 10 wins and 58 top-five finishes. Evan Evans finished second in the 2002 Pro-2 point standings. It was the third year in a row that Evans (GM Hydra-Matic/Goodyear Chevrolet) finished second in final standings.
The Toyota and Ford drivers in the Pro-Lite division battled all year for bragging rights as the best manufacturer in the division. With Jeff Kincaid (Forest County Potawatomi Toyota) winning the final two rounds of the 2002 CORR Lucas Oil Series, it gave Toyota the crown by 25-points over Ford, 252 to 227. The Pro-Lite division had seven Toyota trucks, nine Fords, and three Nissan's. The Toyota drivers combined for eight wins and 32 top-five finishes.
<pre> Pro-2 final standings: 1. Chevrolet: 264 points 2. Ford: 212
Pro-4 final standings: 1. Ford: 252 points 2. Chevrolet: 210 3. Toyota: 199
Pro-Lite final standings: 1. Toyota: 252 points 2. Ford: 227 3. Nissan: 180