Sorenson edges away from rest of rookies

Pendleton, Ind. (June 25, 2003) -- Producing his second podium finish in the last three ASA Racing Series events and second consecutive pole position, $50,000 Rookie Candidate Reed Sorenson is edging away from his ...

Pendleton, Ind. (June 25, 2003) -- Producing his second podium finish in the last three ASA Racing Series events and second consecutive pole position, $50,000 Rookie Candidate Reed Sorenson is edging away from his fellow freshman competitors. Sorenson finished in the third spot at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway in the inaugural Ohio 250, extending his points lead to 121 markers over Florida sensation Travis Kittleson.

Kittleson battled for race leadership honors with current point's leader Kevin Cywinski in the later stages of the event at Mansfield, but after contact with Ohio's Robbie Pyle, the No. 30 Bob Steele Chevrolet finished fourth. Kittleson has collected four top-five finishes in eighth events including a second-place performance at Concord Motorsport Park in April.

Illinois competitor Boris Jurkovic finished a disappointing 32nd, after being involved in an accident on the 36th circuit at Mansfield. Jurkovic scored a career best seventh at Concord Motorsport Park in the BFGoodrich Tires 250 and followed that up with a top-15 finish at Lanier. Driving the No. 66 Reliable Recovery Chevrolet for Phil Hines Racing, Jurkovic continues to rank third in the Rookie standings.

Davin Scites, driver of the No. 06 John Michael Montgomery Chevrolet is fourth in the rookie points after finishing 15th at the .50-mile oval in Central Ohio. Scites recorded the biggest victory of his career at Concord in April, passing series veteran Mike Garvey on the final lap of the event. Scites has two top-10 finishes in the opening eight races.

The ninth event of the 2003 ASA Racing Series is set for Saturday, June 28 at Indianapolis Raceway Park in Clermont, Ind. The Club 200 Presented by BFGoodrich Tires takes the green flag at 8 p.m. (Local) and will be telecast live on SPEED Channel.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Mike Garvey , Travis Kittleson