Series Regional news 2001-09-10

Brandon Butler Holds Down The Top Spot In The NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Atlantic Seaboard Region DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 11, 2001) - Brandon Butler of Richmond, Va., continues to hold down the top spot in the Competition...

Brandon Butler Holds Down The Top Spot In The NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Atlantic Seaboard Region

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 11, 2001) - Brandon Butler of Richmond, Va., continues to hold down the top spot in the Competition Performance Index (CPI) standings in the Atlantic Seaboard Region. Butler, who competes in the Late Model Stock Car division at South Boston (Va.) Motor Speedway, is closing in on his first NASCAR Weekly Racing Series regional crown. Butler has scored nine victories and 17 top-five finishes in 18 starts at the .400-mile oval.

Dustin Storm of Prince Frederick, Md., remains second in the regional standings. Storm, who competes in the Late Model Stock Car at Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, Va., has visited victory lane on eight occasions this season. Storm has 14 top-five and 17 top-ten finishes in 18 starts.

Doug Godsey of Richmond, Va., has maintained third in the region for another week. Godsey, who competes in the Late Model Stock Car in Southampton Motor Speedway in Capron, Va., has collected nine victories this season. Godsey has 18 top-five finishes in 18 starts.

Stuart Ricks of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway; Frank Deiny of Mechanicsville, Va., Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C.; Billy Morris of Midlothian, Va., Southside Speedway in Richmond, Va.; Phil Warren of Norfolk, Va., Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va.; Billy Lucas of Wilson, N.C., Southern National Speedway in Kenly, N.C., and Jerry Williams of Ravenel, S.C., Florence (S.C.) Motor Speedway round out the top nine in the first tier of the Atlantic Seaboard Region in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series regional standings.

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 Atlantic Seaboard Region for the week of September 10 follow.

MARK VINEYARD REMAINS OUT FRONT IN THE BLUE RIDGE REGION OF THE NASCAR WEEKLY RACING SERIES

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 11, 2001) - Mark Vineyard of Powell, Tenn., has remained in the top spot in the Competition Performance Index (CPI) standings in the Blue Ridge Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series for another week. Vineyard, who competes in the NWRS dirt Late Model division at Atomic Motor Speedway in Knoxville, Tenn., has earned seven victories this season. Vineyard has 16 top-five and 18 top-ten finishes in 18 starts at the .333-mile dirt oval.

Pete Silva of Leicester, N.C., continues to maintain second in the regional standings. Silva, who competes in the Late Model Stock Car division at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Greenville, S.C., has collected three wins at the legendary .500-mile oval this season. Silva has 17 top-five and 18 top-ten finishes.

Shane Chastain of Murrayville, Ga., holds down third in the region. Chastain, who competes in the Pro Late Model division at Lanier National Speedway in Braselton, Ga., has collected four victories this season. Chastain has 16 top-five finishes in 18 starts at the .375-mile oval.

Brian King of Gibsonville, N.C., Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C.; Wade Day of Blountville, Tenn., New River Valley Speedway in Radford, Va.; Billy Hogan of Troy, N.C., Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C.; Jeff Berry of Fall Branch, Tenn., Galaxy Kingsport (Tenn.) Speedway; Chuck Crump of Mt. Gilead, N.C., Concord (N.C.) Motorsport Park and Burt Myers of Walnut Cove, N.C., Bowman-Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., round out the top nine in the first tier of the Competition Performance Index (CPI) in the Blue Ridge Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.

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 Blue Ridge Region for the week of September 10, follow.

TOM MORIARITY GAINS A NARROW LEAD IN THE GREAT WEST REGION OF THE NASCAR WEEKLY RACING SERIES

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 11, 2001) - Tom Moriarity of Monroe, Wash., has taken a narrow lead in the Great West Region as the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series heads into its final weekend of competition this season.

Moriarity, who notched his fourth win of the year on Saturday night at Evergreen Speedway, tops the region with a Competition Performance Index of .7363. The index is used to rank the track leaders in each of the 10 regions across the country.

In addition to his four victories, Moriarity has 14 top-five finishes in 18 races this season in the Super Stock division at his hometown track.

Retaining second in the standings this week is Lynn Hardy of West Jordan, Utah. He has three wins and 15 top-five finishes in 18 races this season in the Grand American Modified division at Rocky Mountain Raceways near Salt Lake City.

Jason Jefferson of Naches, Wash., is third in this week's standings. Jefferson has five wins and nine top-five finishes in 12 races this season in the Late Model division at Yakima (Wash.) Speedway.

Two victories at Wenatchee Valley Super Oval on Saturday night propelled Shane Mitchell up three positions to fourth in the region. Mitchell of Orondo, Wash., has seven wins and 15 top-five finishes in 16 races this season at the track in East Wenatchee, Wash.

Retaining fifth in the region this week is Bruce Quale of Twin Falls, Idaho. With a victory on Saturday night at his hometown track of Magic Valley Speedway, Quale has eight wins and 17 top-five finishes in 18 races this season.

Bruce Yackey of Greeley, Colo., is sixth in the region - with two wins and 13 top-five finishes in 15 races this season at Colorado National Speedway near Denver. Gaining one position to seventh in this week's standings is Marc Beebe of Forks, Wash. In addition to eight wins, Beebe has finished in the top-five in all 10 races this season at South Sound Speedway in Tenino, Wash.

Tom Pinkowsky gained the eighth spot in the region this week. He has two wins and 11 top-five finishes in 15 races this season at Portland (Ore.) Speedway. Remaining ninth is Brandon Riehl of Boring, Ore. He has three wins and nine top-five finishes in 12 races this season at Tri-City Raceway in Kennewick, Wash.

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. The top 50 drivers as rated by their CPI in the Great West Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series for the week of September 10 follows.

JOHN O'NEAL CONTINUES TO LEAD HEARTLAND REGION IN THE NASCAR WEEKLY RACING SERIES

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 11, 2001) - John O'Neal of Kansas City, Mo., continues to lead in the Competition Performance Index (CPI) standings in the Heartland Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series for another week. O'Neal, who competes in the Late Model division at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Mo., has collected 13 wins this season and continues to close in on his first regional crown. O'Neal has collected 17 top-five finishes in 18 starts at the .625-mile oval.

Clint Bowyer of Emporia, Kan., remains second in the regional standings. Bowyer, who competes in the Modified division at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., has collected seven victories this season. Bowyer has 11 top-five and 16 top-ten finishes in 17 starts at the .500-mile dirt oval.

Kris Stump of Tipp City, Ohio, continues to hold third in the region. Stump, who competes in the Super Late Model division at Kil-Kare Speedway in Xenia, Ohio, visited victory lane on seven occasions this season. Stump has 16 top-five finishes in 16 starts.

Robbie Dean of Darbydale, Ohio, Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway; Andy Bozell of Portage, Mich., Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway; Chuck Winders of Louisville, Ky., Louisville (Ky.) Motor Speedway; Tim Swearengin of Springfield, Mo., Lebanon (Mo.) I-44 Speedway; Jeffrey Letson of Harvest, Ala., Nashville (Tenn.) Speedway USA and Andy Antinoro of Hueytown, Ala., Birmingham (Ala.) International Raceway round out the top nine in the first tier of the Competition Performance Index (CPI) in the Heartland Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.

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 Heartland Region for the week of September 10 follow.

RICKY BILDERBACK RECLAIMS THE LEAD IN THE MID-AMERICA REGION OF THE NASCAR WEEKLY RACING SERIES

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 11, 2001) - Ricky Bilderback of Rockton, Ill., has retaken the lead in the Competition Performance Index (CPI) standings in the Mid-America Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. Bilderback, who competes in the Late Model division at Rockford (Ill.) Speedway, scored his 10th victory of the season this past Saturday. Bilderback has 15 top-five and 17 top-ten finishes in 19 starts at the high-banked .250-mile oval.

Gary Webb of Blue Grass, Iowa, has slipped to second in the regional standings. Webb, who competes in the NWRS dirt Late Model division at Dubuque (Iowa) Fairgrounds Speedway, has scored four victories this season. Webb has 16 top-five and 18 top-ten finishes in 18 starts at the .375-mile dirt oval.

Brad Powell of LaCrosse, Wisc., holds down third in the region. Powell, who competes in the Late Model division at LaCrosse (Wisc.) Fairgrounds Speedway, has collected three victories this season. Powell has 15 top-five finishes and 19 top-ten finishes in 20 starts at the .625-mile oval.

Gary Blackburn of Fulton, Mo., Capital Speedway in Holts Summit, Mo.; Jeffrey Martin of Webster, Minn., Elko (Minn.) Speedway; Scott Lawver of Roscoe, Ill., Rockford (Ill.) Speedway; Steve Murgic of Rosemount, Minn., Raceway Park in Shakopee, Minn.; Terry McClintlock of St. Charles, Mo., Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill., and Thomas Rients of Ottawa, Ill., Peoria (Ill.) Speedway round out the top nine in the first tier of the Competition Performance Index (CPI) in the standings of NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Mid-America 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 Mid-America Region for September 10 follow.

JEFF AIKEY HAS MAINTAINED HIS ADVANTAGE IN THE MIDWEST REGION OF THE NASCAR WEEKLY RACING SERIES

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 11, 2001) - Jeff Aikey of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, continues to maintain his advantage in the Competition Performance Index (CPI) standings in the Midwest Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. Aikey, who competes in the NWRS dirt Late Model division at Farley (Iowa) Speedway, visited victory lane for the ninth time of the season this past weekend. Aikey has nine victories and 16 top-five finishes in 17 starts at the .500-mile dirt oval this season.

Denny Eckrich of Tiffin, Iowa, remains second in the regional standings. Eckrich, who competes in the NWRS dirt Late Model division at West Liberty (Iowa) Speedway, has earned six victories this season. Eckrich has 16 top-five finishes in 18 starts at the .500-mile dirt oval.

Clint Bowyer of Emporia, Kan., continues to hold third in the region for another week. Bowyer, who competes in the NWRS dirt Modified division at O'Reilly Auto Parts Speedway at Heartland Park in Topeka, Kan., has nine wins this season. Bowyer has 15 top-five and 16 top-ten finishes in 18 starts.

Leon Zeitner of La Vista, Neb., Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa; Joe Kosiski of Omaha, Neb., Nebraska Raceway Park in Omaha, Neb.; Chris Spieker of Massena, Iowa, Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa; Kelly Shyrock of LeMars, Iowa, Madison (Minn.) Speedway; Don Shaw of Ham Lake, Minn., Viking Speedway in Alexandria, Minn., and Bob Moore of Sioux City, Iowa, Neb., Park Jefferson (S.D.) Speedway round out the top nine in the first tier of the Competition Performance Index (CPI) ratings in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Midwest 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 Midwest Region for the week of September 10 follow.

DENNIS GADA HOLDS THE LEAD IN THE NEW ENGLAND REGION OF THE NASCAR WEEKLY RACING SERIES WITH TED CHRISTOPHER CLOSING IN

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 11, 2001) - Dennis Gada of Salem, Conn., continues to lead the Competition Performance Index (CPI) standings in the New England Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series for another week. Gada, who competes in the SK Modified division at Waterford (Conn.) Speedbowl, has collected seven wins this season. Gada has 13 top-five and 14 top-ten finishes in 17 starts at the .375-mile oval.

Ted Christopher of Plainville, Conn., remains second in the regional standings and continues to close in on Gada in the region. Currently Christopher has eight victories at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway. At Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway, Christopher has visited victory lane 15 times in 17 starts. Christopher is currently second in the track championship standings at Thompson trailing Bert Marvin of Colchester, Conn., by just six points with one event remaining.

Craig Von Dohren of Barto, Pa., remains third in the regional standings. 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.

Bert Marvin of Waterford, Conn., Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway; Dan Bezanson of Plaistow, N.H., Star Speedway in Epping, N.H.; Larry Gelinas of Scarborough, Me., Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway; Len Ellis of North Dartmouth, Mass., Seekonk (Mass.) 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.

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 New England Region for the week of September 10 follow.

VERN BLISS MAINTAINS THE TOP SPOT IN THE NORTHEAST REGION OF THE NASCAR WEEKLY RACING SERIES

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 11, 2001) - Vern Bliss of Arcade, N.Y., has continued to maintain his lead in the Competition Performance Index (CPI) standings in the Northeast Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series for another week. Bliss, who competes in the Late Model Pro Stock division at Holland (N.Y.) International Speedway, has earned nine trips to victory lane this season. Bliss has 16 top-five and 18 top-ten finishes in 18 starts at the high-banked .375-mile oval this season.

Keith Hoffman of Whitehall, Pa., continues to hold second in the regional standings. Hoffman, who competes in the dirt Modified division at Big Diamond Raceway in Minersville, Pa., has collected three victories this season. Hoffman has 14 top-five and 16 top-ten finishes in 17 starts at the .375-mile dirt oval.

J.R. Kent of Horseheads, N.Y., continues to hold third in the region. Kent, who competes in the Modified division at Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome, has collected seven victories this season. Kent has 14 top-five and 17 top-ten finishes in 18 starts.

Mark Cottone of McKeesport, Pa., Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, Pa.; Todd Patnode of West Swazney, N.H., Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H.; Neil Brown of Acme, Pa., Jennerstown (Pa.) Speedway; Rick Groetsch of North Ridgeville, Ohio, Lorain County Speedway in Amherst, Ohio; John Fortin of Holtsville, N.Y., Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway and Chris Finocchario of East Rochester, N.Y., Spencer Speedway in Williamson, N.Y., 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 September 10 follow.

MARK WELCH BACK INTO THE LEAD IN PACIFIC COAST REGION OF THE NASCAR WEEKLY RACING SERIES

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 11, 2001) - Mark Welch has taken a narrow lead in his quest for a third consecutive championship in the Pacific Coast Region as the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series heads into its final weekend of competition this season.

The second-generation Orangevale, Calif., driver tops the standings with a Competition Performance Index of .7605. The index is used to rank the track leaders in each of the 10 regions across the country.

Welch has five wins and 16 top-five finishes in 17 races this season in the Grand American Modified division on the .333-mile paved oval at Madera (Calif.) Speedway.

Aaron Days of Turlock, Calif., is hot on his heels in second place. Days has eight victories to go along with 14 top-five finishes in 17 races this season in the Sportsman Late Model division at Altamont Raceway Park near Tracy, Calif.

Third in the region this week is Bobby Scott of Santa Cruz, Calif. Scott has six wins and 16 top-five finishes in 20 races this season in the Grand American Modified division on the .25-mile clay oval of Watsonville (Calif.) Speedway.

Moving up one position to fourth in the standings is Gary Tamborelli of Escondido, Calif. In addition to his six victories, Tamborelli has finished in the top-five in all 16 races this season at the Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino, Calif.

A victory on Saturday night at North Star Speedway propelled J.P. Hoff of Fairbanks, Alaska, to fifth in the region this week. Hoff has 14 wins and 18 top-five finishes in 20 races this season at the track in Palmer, Alaska.

Second-generation competitor Steve Belletto of Modesto, Calif., is sixth in this week's standings. He has seven wins and 16 top-five finishes in 19 races this season at Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway.

Moving up a position to seventh in the standings this week is Sean Woodside of Saugus, Calif. Woodside has one win and 10 top-five finishes in 15 races this season at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway.

Dan Holtz of Pacific Palisades, Calif., is eighth in the region this week - with three victories and 15 top-five finishes in 17 races this season at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif.

Todd McLauchlan of Alpine, Calif., remains ninth in the region this week with three wins and 12 top-five finishes in 18 races this season at Cajon Speedway near San Diego.

The regional champions will be decided following the conclusion of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series season on Sept. 16. The NASCAR Weekly Racing Series national championship will then be determined by a ranking of the regional champions using the Competition Performance Index. The top 50 drivers as rated by their CPI in the Pacific Coast Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series for the week of September 10 follows.

BRANDON BENDELE STRETCHES HIS LEAD IN THE SUNBELT REGION OF THE NASCAR WEEKLY RACING SERIES

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 11, 2001) - Brandon Bendele of Adkins, Texas, stretched his lead in the Sunbelt Region as the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series heads into its final week of competition this season.

Bendele, who notched his 15th victory on Saturday night at San Antonio Speedway, tops the region with a Competition Performance Index of .8558. The index is used to rank the track leaders in each of the 10 regions across the country.

In addition to his 15 wins, Bendele has 16 top-five finishes in 18 races in the Late Model division on the .5-mile paved oval.

Jerry Williams of Ravelele, S.C., remains second in the region this week. In addition to his 13 wins, Williams has finished in the top five in all 18 races this season in the Late Model Super Truck division at Summerville (S.C.) Speedway.

Carl Trimmer of Tucson, Ariz., retained third in this week's standings. Trimmer has five wins and 16 top-five finishes in 18 races this season in the Super Late Model division at Tucson Raceway Park.

A win over the weekend at Oglethorpe Speedway in Savannah, Ga., propelled Bobby Oglesby up one spot to fourth in the rankings this week. The Bloomingdale, Ga., competitor has seven wins and 20 top-five finishes in 21 races this season at the .5-mile clay oval.

Norman Uptain Sr., of Miami, Ariz., is fifth in this week's standings. He has nine wins and 16 top-five finishes in 17 races this season at Thunder Raceway in Show Low, Ariz.

Remaining sixth in the standings this week is David LaFleur of Eunice, La. He has seven wins and 16 top-five finishes in 18 races this season at Thunder Valley Speedway in Union Hill, La. Jason Allen of Las Vegas retained seventh in the region this week. Allen has two wins and 11 top-five finishes in 17 races this season at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Terry Breese of Colorado Springs, Colo., continued to hold the eighth spot in the region this week. He has six wins and 14 top-five finishes in 17 races this season at Sandia Motorsports Park in Albuquerque, N.M. Retaining ninth in the region is Steve Whitener of Middleburg, Fla. He has five wins and 16 top-five finishes in 22 races this season at Jax Raceways in Jacksonville, Fla.

The regional champions will be decided following the conclusion of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series season on Sept. 16. The NASCAR Weekly Racing Series national championship will then be determined by a ranking of the regional champions using the Competition Performance Index. The top 50 drivers as rated by their CPI in the Sunbelt Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series for the week of September 10 follows.

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