New England Region update 2001-09-17

Ted Christopher Jumps To The Point In The New England Region Of The Nascar Weekly Racing Series DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 18, 2001) - Ted Christopher of Plainville, Conn., has moved to the top of the standings in the Competition Performance...

Ted Christopher Jumps To The Point In The New England Region Of The Nascar Weekly Racing Series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 18, 2001) - Ted Christopher of Plainville, Conn., has moved to the top of the standings in the Competition Performance Index (CPI) standings in the New England Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. Christopher, who competes in the SK Modified division at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway, finished third this past Thursday and moved past Bert Marvin of Colchester, Conn., into the track championship point lead. Christopher has earned 15 trips to victory lane at the historic .625-mile oval. Christopher has 16 top-five finishes in 18 starts.

Dennis Gada of Salem, Conn., slipped to second in the regional standings. Gada, who competes in the SK Modified division at Waterford (Conn.) Speedbowl, has scored seven victories this season. Gada has 13 top-five and 14 top-ten finishes in 19 starts at the .375-mile oval.

Craig Von Dohren of Barto, Pa., has maintained third in the region. Von Dohren, who competes in the Modified division at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., has five victories this season. Von Dohren has 12 top-five and 14 top-ten finishes in 17 starts at the .333-mile speedway.

Dan Bezanson of Plaistow, N.H., Star Speedway in Epping, N.H.; Chuck Docherty of Springfield, Mass., Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway; Len Ellis of North Dartmouth, Mass., Seekonk (Mass.) Speedway; Larry Gelinas of Scarborough, Me., Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway; Stephen Berry of Gorham, Me., Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Me., and Howard‘ Punky’ Caron of Goshen, N.H., Claremont (N.H.) Speedway round out the top nine in the regional standings of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Competition Performance Index (CPI) for the New England Region.

NASCAR officials have announced a seven-day modification to the current NASCAR Weekly Racing Series schedule regarding the conclusion of the point season, from September 16th to September 23rd. This modification has been granted to tracks which had events scheduled for last weekend and chose to postpone them due to the events of last week. The NASCAR Weekly Racing Series national championship will then be determined by a ranking of the regional champions using the Competition Performance Index (CPI). The top-50 drivers as rated by the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series CPI in the Atlantic Seaboard Region for the week of September 17 follow.

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