Sunoco Challenge Decided at Anderson Speedway (KLMS) Salem, IN (September 16, 2001) - Several of the Kendall Late Model Series standouts will be gunning for the Sunoco Challenge on September 22 at Anderson Speedway. The Sunoco Challenge will...
Sunoco Challenge Decided at Anderson Speedway (KLMS)
Salem, IN (September 16, 2001) - Several of the Kendall Late Model Series standouts will be gunning for the Sunoco Challenge on September 22 at Anderson Speedway. The Sunoco Challenge will award the driver accumulating the most series points at the three Sunoco sponsored events a $300 bonus. The driver second in points will receive $200, and third will receive a $100 bonus. Brian Ross holds a slim three-point advantage on Kenny Tweedy heading into the final race of the Sunoco Challenge.
The Sunoco Challenge began on Saturday, June 23 at the steeply banked Salem Speedway in Southern Indiana. Flyin' Brian Ross passed Todd Oliver on lap 49 and led the remainder of the event to capture Sunoco 100. Oliver driving the Sunoco / Renegade Race Cars Chevrolet held on for second place with Peter Cozzolino finishing in the third. Kenny Tweedy crossed the line in fourth position in his EDCO General Contractors / Keith Electric Chevrolet with Junior Hanley taking fifth place honors.
The second event of the Sunoco Challenge occurred at Toledo Speedway on Friday, August 3. Junior Hanley ended his winless streak in 2001 by claiming in the checkers at the half-mile oval. The Canadian Legend went around Peter Cozzolino on lap 43 and paced the field the remainder of the race. Tweedy backed up his Salem performance with finishing in second position. Brian Ross crossed the line in third with Ohio driver Glenn Gault and series veteran Rick Turner completing the top-five finishers.
Through two events, Brian Ross has gained the most points with his victory at Salem and a third-place showing at Toledo. Two top-three finishes have placed Kenny Tweedy three points behind 1999 Series Champion. Toledo winner Junior Hanley ranks third only four points from first. Peter Cozzolino and Rick Turner round out the top five in points heading into the finale at Anderson. The remainder of the top ten includes Bobby Murany, Bobby Parsley, Shelby Howard, Todd Oliver and Jim Crabtree Jr.
The Sunoco 150 at Anderson Speedway is the 16th event of the 18-race schedule. Practice will get started at 5pm with Contractors Underground Qualifications scheduled for 6:30. The 15-lap last chance race begins at 8 with the racing program beginning at 9pm. For additional information contact Kendall Late Model Series Director Glenn Luckett at (812) 883-0455 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Anderson Speedway (765) 642-0206.