namars: TQ: DT: UMARA: National Midget Driver of the Year early leader

SUN PRAIRIE, WI, April 26-----Jay Drake is the early season leader in the National Midget Driver of the Year point standings. Gaerte Racing Engines has a sizeable lead in the Engine Manufacturer points,while BEAST is atop the chassis manufacturer.

SUN PRAIRIE, WI, April 26-----Jay Drake is the early season leader in the National Midget Driver of the Year point standings. Gaerte Racing Engines has a sizeable lead in the Engine Manufacturer points,while BEAST is atop the chassis manufacturer. Fifteen events have been run nationwide this season, with 178 drivers scoring points.

Drake, last year's runner-up, and this year's winner of the Chili Bowl have finished all four of his events in the top five. Trailing Drake by 101 points in second is Aaron Fike, on the strength of fourth place finishes in the Chili Bowl, and Copper Classic. Michael Lewis, A.J. Fike, J.J. Yeley, Sammy Swindell, Danny Laoski, Jerry Coons Jr., Tony Ave, and Ray Bull complete the top ten.

For the first time ever in the awards three year existence, the top engine, and chassis manufacturer will be honored. Gaerte leads the engine manufacturer points by a sizeable margin, over Esslinger, with Brayton, and Volkswagen tied for third.Beast Chassis hold a slim three point lead over Stealth, with Edmunds third. Award winners will receive their awards prior to the start of the O'Reilly Chili Bowl Nationals on January 12, 2002.

DRIVER PTS RACES/WINS

1. Jay Drake 325 4/2 2. Aaron Fike 224 4/0 3. Michael Lewis 178 2/1 4. A.J. Fike 160 3/0 5. J.J. Yeley 151 3/0 6. Sammy Swindell 150 2/1 7. Danny Laoski 138 2/0 8. Jerry Coons Jr. 131 4/1 9. Tony Ave 110 2/0 10. Ray Bull 100 2/2 11. Danny Ebberts 99 3/1 12. Keith Rauch 97 2/0 13. Aaron Pollack 96 2/0 14. Thomas Meseraull 95 4/1 15. Paul McMahon 93 2/0 16. David Steele 80 2/0 Ted Hines 80 2/0 18. Kevin Doty 78 2/0 19. Matt Westfall 75 2/0 20. Josh Wise 74 4/0

CHASSIS POINTS ENGINE POINTS 1. Beast 32 1. Gaerte 48 2. Stealth 29 2. Esslinger 24 3. Edmunds 12 3. Brayton 11 Volkswagen 11

-National Midget-

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Series ARCA , Midget , USAC
Drivers Tony Ave , Michael Lewis , Danny Ebberts , J.J. Yeley , Sammy Swindell , Aaron Fike , Jay Drake , Matt Westfall , A.J. Fike , Josh Wise , Ray Bull , Thomas Meseraull , Jerry Coons Jr.