Northeast Region points 2001-07-24

Vern Bliss Keeps The Top Spot In The Northeast Region DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 24, 2001) - Vern Bliss of Arcade, N.Y., continues to lead in the Competition Performance Index (CPI) standings in the Northeast Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing ...

Vern Bliss Keeps The Top Spot In The Northeast Region

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 24, 2001) - Vern Bliss of Arcade, N.Y., continues to lead in the Competition Performance Index (CPI) standings in the Northeast Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. Bliss, who competes in the Late Model Pro Stock division at Holland (N.Y.) International Speedway, captured his seventh victory of the season this past weekend. Bliss also has nine top-five and ten top-ten finishes in ten starts.

Keith Hoffman of Whitehall, Pa., continues his upward movement, as he takes second in the region. Hoffman, who competes in the dirt Modified division at Big Diamond Raceway in Minersville, Pa., has collected one victory this season. Hoffman has ten top-five and 11 top-ten finishes in 12 starts at the .375-mile dirt oval.

Todd Patnode of West Swazney, N.H., has jumped to third in the regional standings. Patnode, who competes in the Pro Stock division at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H., has scored two victories this season. Patnode has collected nine top-five and 11 top-ten finishes in 11 starts at the .250-mile speedway.

Mark Cottone of McKeesport, Pa., Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, Pa.; J.R. Kent of Horseheads, N.Y., Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome; Neil Brown of Acme, Pa., Jennerstown (Pa.) Speedway; Rick Groetsch of North Ridgeville, Ohio, Lorain County Speedway in Amherst, Ohio; T.J. Potrzebowski of Elmira, N.Y., Spencer Speedway in Williamson, N.Y., and Joe Hartmann of Calverton, N.Y., Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway round out the top nine in the first tier of the Competition Performance Index (CPI) standings in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Northeast Region.

The regional champions will be decided following the conclusion of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series season on September 16. 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 Northeast Region for the week of July 23 follow. <pre> NASCAR WRS FEATURE DIVISION NORTHEAST REGION 07/24/01 Regional Track Leaders

Pos Driver Name Home Track Starts Wins T-5 T-10 CPI

   1   BLISS VERN          HOLLAND INTERNATIONA   11    7   10   11   0.8245
   2   HOFFMAN KEITH       BIG DIAMOND RACEWAY    12    1   10   11   0.7292
   3   PATNODE TODD        MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY     11    2    9   11   0.7209
   4   COTTONE MARK        MOTORDROME SPEEDWAY    11    2    9   10   0.7173
   5   KENT J R            CHEMUNG SPEEDROME      12    4    9   12   0.7117
   6   BROWN NEIL          JENNERSTOWN SPEEDWAY   11    2    9   11   0.6973
   7   GROETSCH RICK       LORAIN COUNTY SPEEDW   10    3    9   10   0.6841
   8   POTRZEBOWSKI T J    SPENCER SPEEDWAY        9    4    6    8   0.6806
   9   HARTMANN JOSEPH     RIVERHEAD RACEWAY      12    1    6    9   0.6058
                                   2nd Tier
  11   HOWARD DUANE        BIG DIAMOND RACEWAY    12    5    9    9   0.7917
  12   SMITH MARK          JENNERSTOWN SPEEDWAY   11    3   10   10   0.7427
  13   ROZUM PHIL          LORAIN COUNTY SPEEDW   11    3   11   11   0.7227
  14   ALEXANDER KIRK      MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY     11    1    7   10   0.6527
  15   BLISS MARK          HOLLAND INTERNATIONA   11    0    9   11   0.6427
  16   DUNMYER JEFFREY     MOTORDROME SPEEDWAY    11    1    6   10   0.6264
  17   FORTIN JOHN         RIVERHEAD RACEWAY      12    1    5    9   0.5850
  18   OSGOOD ROBERT       CHEMUNG SPEEDROME      12    0    4    8   0.5242
  19   DEMINCK JOHN        SPENCER SPEEDWAY        9    0    3    8   0.4861
                                   3rd Tier
  21   AWTEY BARRY         JENNERSTOWN SPEEDWAY   11    2   10   10   0.7200
  22   VON DOHREN CRAIG    BIG DIAMOND RACEWAY    12    2    7   11   0.6875
  23   GOODENOUGH ROB      MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY     11    1    7   10   0.6527
  24   KESLAR CHARLES      MOTORDROME SPEEDWAY    11    1    6   10   0.6264
  25   YOUNG CHRIS         RIVERHEAD RACEWAY      12    1    6    7   0.6058
  26   TAYLOR NORM         LORAIN COUNTY SPEEDW   11    1    7    9   0.5864
  27   CATALANO BUCK       SPENCER SPEEDWAY        9    1    5    6   0.5694
  28   WILLIAMS TROY       HOLLAND INTERNATIONA   11    1    3    7   0.5291
  29   GROVER TRAVIS       CHEMUNG SPEEDROME      12    0    3    7   0.5033
                                   4th Tier
  31   ARSENBERGER ROBERT  MOTORDROME SPEEDWAY    11    1    8    8   0.6718
  32   GRAY BARRY          MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY     11    2    5    8   0.6300
  33   HENRY BOBBY         JENNERSTOWN SPEEDWAY   11    2    4   10   0.5836
  34   MEITZLER TERRY      BIG DIAMOND RACEWAY    12    1    3    8   0.5833
  35   DENSIESKI EDDIE     RIVERHEAD RACEWAY      12    0    5   11   0.5642
  36   JONES RICK          HOLLAND INTERNATIONA   11    0    4    6   0.5291
  37   WINSLOW CHARLES     CHEMUNG SPEEDROME      12    0    4    8   0.5242
  38   LEWIS DARRYL        SPENCER SPEEDWAY        9    0    4    6   0.5139
  39   LAWSON MICHAEL      LORAIN COUNTY SPEEDW   11    1    3    8   0.4955
                                   5th Tier
  41   HINCKLEY LES        MONADNOCK SPEEDWAY     10    2    5    8   0.6345
  42   CREIGHTON BRAD      JENNERSTOWN SPEEDWAY   11    0    6    9   0.5836
  43   JIVANELLI DAN       RIVERHEAD RACEWAY      12    1    4   10   0.5642
  44   SWINEHART RAY       BIG DIAMOND RACEWAY    11    0    3    8   0.5625
  45   WILTROUT GARRY      MOTORDROME SPEEDWAY    11    0    3    8   0.5355
  46   KLING MARTY         HOLLAND INTERNATIONA   11    0    3    6   0.5064
  47   COY RICHARD         CHEMUNG SPEEDROME      12    0    1   10   0.4617
  48   CYPHER JEFF         LORAIN COUNTY SPEEDW   11    0    2    7   0.4500
  49   FINOCCHARIO CHRISTO SPENCER SPEEDWAY        9    0    1    6   0.4306

-BDS-

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