namars: Drake atop Driver of The Year Points 2001-08-14

Drake Leads National Midget Driver Of The Year Points Busy Racing Week Ahead SUN PRAIRIE, WI, August 15----Early season point leader Jay Drake, has regained the top spot in the current National Midget Driver of the Year Point Standings, after a...

Drake Leads National Midget Driver Of The Year Points Busy Racing Week Ahead

SUN PRAIRIE, WI, August 15----Early season point leader Jay Drake, has regained the top spot in the current National Midget Driver of the Year Point Standings, after a pair of wins this past weekend. Drake heads the list of 497 drivers who have scored points in the 131 midget races run nationwide this year.

With nine events slated to be run this week, another leader could emerge on top of the points, as only 49 points separate the top three drivers. A.J. Fike trails Drake by 24 markers, while USAC National Midget Series point leader Dave Darland is currently third in points. Davey Ray, Aaron Fike, Scott Hatton current Badger Midget point leader Dan Boorse, Matt Westfall, Kasey kahne, and Mike Hess round out the top ten.Current ARDC Midget Series point leader Ray Bull leads all drivers with seven feature wins.

A close battle is also raging in the Manufacturers Championship. For Chassis Manufacturers, Stealth holds a 29 point margin over Beast. In the Engine Building Category Gaerte Engines holds a huge 201 point margin over Brayton Engineering. Associate Sponsors of the Award include: Arizona Sport Shirts, National Speed Sport News, Design 500 Racewear,

Sign 1-1, and midgetmadness. The annual awards ceremony will be held prior to the start of the O'Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, OK, on Saturday Night January 12. <pre> DRIVER POINTS PTS RACES/WINS 1. Jay Drake 877 17/5 2. A.J. Fike 853 24/2 3. Dave Darland 828 17/6 4. Davey Ray 751 21/2 5. Aaron Fike 737 25/1 6. Scott Hatton 678 21/4 7. Dan Boorse 677 17/3 8. Matt Westfall 579 18/3 9. Kasey Kahne 547 9/4 10. Mike Hess 527 16/0 11. Jerry Coons Jr. 506 19/1 12. Tracy Hines 476 17/1 13. Bobby East 453 18/5 14. Thomas Meseraull 409 16/4 15. Brandon Waelti 406 14/1 16. Jim McCune 404 15/2 17. J.J. Yeley 402 12/0 18. Ray Bull 399 10/7 19. Teddy Beach 382 20/4 20. Kevin Doty 332 10/0 21. Chad DeSelle 321 15/0 22. Robby Flock 319 7/4 23. Kevin olson 316 15/0 24. Flyod Alvis 315 17/2 25. Michael Lewis 314 9/1 26. David Gough 311 12/1 27. A.J. Davis 301 15/2 28. Danny Ebberts 300 13/1 Josh Wise 300 13/0 30. Russ Stoehr 299 9/1

MANUFACTURERS CHAMPIONSHIP

Chassis 1. Stealth 313 2. Beast 284 3. Hawk 138 4. TCR 67 5. Ellis 49

Engine 1. Gaerte 358 2. Brayton 159 3. Esslinger 146 4. VW 110 5. Pink 107

-BMS-

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Series Midget , USAC
Drivers Kasey Kahne , Michael Lewis , Dave Darland , Danny Ebberts , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Aaron Fike , Jay Drake , Bobby East , Teddy Beach , Matt Westfall , A.J. Fike , David Gough , Josh Wise , Davey Ray , Robby Flock , Chad DeSelle , Brandon Waelti , Ray Bull , Scott Hatton , Thomas Meseraull , Jerry Coons Jr.