Besides Schatz, Americans Danny Smith, Brad Furr, Brent Kaeding, Chad Kemenah and Tommy Tarlton are also ranked in the top twenty-five this season in Down Under competition. It is expected that nine Americans will compete in the up-coming Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, which would set a new event record for international participation. The Australian National Sprintcar Poll is an official awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, USA.

<pre> "Salute to the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic" 2000/01 Australian National Sprintcar Poll

Rank Driver (First Place Votes) State Points

         1.   Brooke Tatnell      ( 5)    New South Wales    920
         2.   Max Dumesny         ( 6)    Victoria/NSW       900
         3.   Robert Farr         ( 3)    New South Wales    485
         4.   "Skip" Jackson              New South Wales    299
         5.   Kerry Madsen                New South Wales    265
         6.   Donny Schatz                North Dakota, USA  160
         7.   Darren Jensen               Queensland         103
         8.   David Murcott               Tasmania            94
         9.   Nathan MacDonald            Queensland          86
        10.   Phil March                  South Australia     68
        11.   Danny Smith                 Indiana, USA        67
        12.   Brad Furr                   California, USA     64
        13.   Garry Brazier               NSW/Queensland      53
        14.   Andrew Scheuerle            Queensland          48
        15.   Trevor Green                South Australia/WA  47
        tie   Dean McComb                 Queensland          47
        17.   Cameron Gessner             Queensland          45
        18.   Brent Kaeding               California, USA     43
        19.   Ryan Farrell                Western Australia   37
        20.   Warren Ferguson             New South Wales     36
        21.   Todd Wanless                Queensland          27
        22.   Drew Kruck                  Queensland          22
        23.   Chad Kemenah                Ohio, USA           21
        24.   Tommy Tarlton               California, USA     18
        25.   Stephen Bell                Victoria/QLD        17

Also receiving multiple votes: Terry Cutts, Darrell Hodges, Robert Jackson, Brett Loadsman, Pino Priolo, Mark Reuter, Garry Rush (Jnr.), Mike Van Bremen, Mark Wells.

-WSS