Rookie standings report 2003-04-07

Reed Sorenson grabs initial ASA Rookie points lead. Pendleton, IN (April 7, 2003) -- Following a career best finish of third in the Jani-King 200 at USA International Speedway, Reed Sorenson of Peachtree City (GA) grabbed the $50,000 Rookie of...

Reed Sorenson grabs initial ASA Rookie points lead.

Pendleton, IN (April 7, 2003) -- Following a career best finish of third in the Jani-King 200 at USA International Speedway, Reed Sorenson of Peachtree City (GA) grabbed the $50,000 Rookie of the Year points lead in the 2003 ASA Racing Series through the first of 17 events.

In his nine starts with ASA in 2002-2003, Sorenson has finished in the top 10 on eight occasions including four finishes in the top five. His lone finish outside the top 10 occurred at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway, after contact from another competitor forced him into the outside retaining wall.

Making just his second start in the series that build champions, Scott Lagasse turned in an impressive performance, leading 23 laps and finishing fourth at the season-opening event. Lagasse trails Sorenson by just two points.

Travis Kittleson of Merritt Island (FL) struggled in qualifying, but made the most of his opportunity in the race, finishing in fifth position and ranks third among freshmen racers. Kittleson is 10 points behind first position in the rookie standings.

Pennsylvania competitor Ryan Hemphill is fourth in the standings, after finishing in eighth position in his debut with the number 11 Meijer car guided by Howie Lettow. Former Busch North Series star Tracy Gordon is fifth after tying his career best finish of 12th.

Illinois standout Boris Jurkovic holds down the sixth position in the $50,000 Rookie Standings with Jesse Klug, Stephen Leicht, Brent Downey and Kris Stump rounding out the top 10.

The second event of the 2003 ASA Racing Series is set for Saturday, April 12 at Houston Motor Speedway in Houston (TX). The Texas 250 takes the green flag at 8 p.m. (Central) and will be telecast live on the SPEED CHANNEL.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Ryan Hemphill , Reed Sorenson , Stephen Leicht , Travis Kittleson