RMS: Season finale, champion named

HELBERG TAKES ROCKY MOUNTAIN FINALE & 2008 TITLE JoJo Helberg of Rohnert Park, Calif. is the 2008 USAC/SLVRA Yong Automotive Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Champion. He locked up the title with a dominating performance in Saturday...

HELBERG TAKES ROCKY MOUNTAIN FINALE & 2008 TITLE

JoJo Helberg of Rohnert Park, Calif. is the 2008 USAC/SLVRA Yong Automotive Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Champion. He locked up the title with a dominating performance in Saturday night's 40-lap series finale at Rocky Mountain Raceways driving his ADRS/Barrats Welding Hansen/Chevy to victory.

Helberg passed Rick Pardee on lap four and led the rest of the way to beat Jim Waters, Jeff Bergener, Pardee and James Powell. JoJo finished the season 23 points ahead of defending series champ Ryan Burdett, who was sixth Saturday night. Helberg also was Saturday's fastest qualifier.

In eight starts Helberg's worst finish was a sixth and he stood on the podium five times, winning races May 10 and September 6. Burdett was the most prolific winner, scoring three times in his eight starts.

FINAL USAC/SLVRA YOUNG AUTOMOTIVE ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPRINT CAR SERIES POINT STANDINGS (Subject to post-season audit)

1. JoJo Helberg 514
2. Ryan Burdett 491
3. Jim Waters 457
4. Jeff Bergener 416
5. Eric Pardee 380
6. Branson Burdett 289
7. Mike Straub 244
8. Chauncey Filler 230
9. Eric Barlow 221
10. Mel Andrus 217

-credit: usac

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