2002 360 Sprint Poll Driver of the Year - Tim Crawley

Tim Crawley is National 360 Sprint Car Poll "Driver Of The Year" INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (DEC. 5, 2002) - Tim Crawley of Mabelvale, Ark., has been voted 360-cubic-inch sprint car racing's "Driver of the Year" for 2002, according to the National...

Tim Crawley is National 360 Sprint Car Poll "Driver Of The Year"

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (DEC. 5, 2002) - Tim Crawley of Mabelvale, Ark., has been voted 360-cubic-inch sprint car racing's "Driver of the Year" for 2002, according to the National 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of manufacturers, media members, promoters and sanctioning officials. Crawley, the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) point champion, earned fourteen of the twenty- one (21) first-place ballots cast.

Ranked second in the poll is ASCS runner-up Michael Dupuy of Amite, La. Rounding out the top six drivers are United Racing Club (URC) champion Bill Brian (Jr.) of Ephrata, Penna., United Sprint Car Series (USCS) champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, Tenn., ASCS regular Gary Wright of Hooks, Tex., and Empire Super Sprints (ESS) champion Mike Woodring of Eden, N.Y. Dupuy, Brian, Gray, Wright and Woodring each earned one first place vote, as did Knoxville 360 Nationals winner Jeff Swindell (8th) and California Civil War Series champion Mike Henry (14th).

Other point champions in the "top 25" are Brian Brown of Knoxville Raceway in 7th, Roger Crockett of the Northern Sprint Tour (NST) in 11th, Jake Peters of the Nebraska Sprint Car Association (NSCA) in 12th, Chad Layton of Selinsgrove and Williams Grove Speedways in 16th, Mike Dussel of the National Racing Alliance (NRA) in 17th, Eddie Gallagher of Memphis Motorsports Park in 19th, Clint Garner of Huset's Speedway in 20th, and Sport Allen of the East Bay Raceway Park in 22nd.

The National 360 Sprint Car Poll is an official awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc. Other polls include the National 410 Sprint Car Poll, the National Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll, and the Australian National Sprintcar Poll.

<pre> 2002 FINAL National 360 Sprint Car Poll

Rank Driver (First Place Votes) Hometown/State Points

    1.   Tim Crawley         (14)    Mabelvale, AR       1,489
    2.   Michael Dupuy       ( 1)    Amite, LA             628
    3.   Bill Brian, Jr.     ( 1)    Ephrata, PA           489
    4.   Terry Gray          ( 1)    Bartlett, TN          371
    5.   Gary Wright         ( 1)    Hooks, TX             362
    6.   Mike Woodring       ( 1)    Eden, NY              322
    7.   Brian Brown                 Higginsville, MO      183
    8.   Jeff Swindell       ( 1)    Bartlett, TN          165
    9.   Zach Chappell               Talala, OK            152
   10.   Kenny Adams                 Malabar, FL           119
   11.   Roger Crockett              Rio Linda, CA         108
   12.   Jake Peters                 Wagner, SD            103
   13.   Garry Lee Maier             Dodge City, KS         89
   14.   Mike Henry          ( 1)    Sacramento, CA         81
   15.   Billy Alley                 Lincoln, NE            64
   16.   Chad Layton                 Harrisburg, PA         59
   17.   Mike Dussel                 Bradner, OH            53
   18.   Kevin Welsh                 Far Hills, NJ          49
   19.   Eddie Gallagher             Memphis, TN            38
   20.   Clint Garner                Sioux Falls, SD        36
   21.   Travis Rilat                Texas City, TX         35
   22.   Sport Allen                 Sarasota, FL           31
   23.   Shawna Wilskey              Lake Stevens, WA       30
   24.   Lance Yonge                 Penn Yan, NY           28
   25.   Tim Allison                 Cridersville, OH       25

Also receiving multiple votes: Ronnie Beale, Toby Brown, Ryan Coniam, Greg Coverdale, Erin Crocker, Dustin Daggett, Keith Dempster, Dave Ely, Cory Haas, David Hesmer, Josh Higday, Jason Johnson, Steven King, Billy Krull, Loren Langerud, Trevor Lewis, Mike Lutz, Curt Michael, Roger Rager, Kevin Ramey, Johnny Rodriguez, Jason Solwold, Darren Stewart, Mike Trent.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Shawna Wilskey , Darren Stewart , Erin Crocker , Johnny Rodriguez , Brian Brown , Travis Rilat , Kenny Adams , Kevin Ramey , Tim Crawley , Roger Crockett , Jason Johnson , Jeff Swindell
Teams Williams