Jason Hogan claims rookie honors on Hills Bros. All Pro Series, Nascar Touring for 2002. DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (October 21 2002) - Jason Hogan, Cleveland, Ga., is the 2002 Hills Bros. All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Rookie-of-the-Year. Hogan,...
Jason Hogan claims rookie honors on Hills Bros. All Pro Series, Nascar Touring for 2002.
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (October 21 2002) - Jason Hogan, Cleveland, Ga., is the 2002 Hills Bros. All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring Rookie-of-the-Year. Hogan, driver of the Universal Chevrolet, clinched the title with his eighth place finish in the Memphis 125 at Memphis Motorsports Park this past weekend.
"This is a tremendous honor for my team," commented Hogan. "We are a family operation and have scratched for sponsorship this year to keep our operation going. This is a great series and the competition is the best I have competed against. I want to congratulate all the other rookie contenders because every one of us finished in the top 20 in the final points. That in itself shows how tough these other drivers have been during the season."
Hogan's performance also carried him to an eighth place finish in the final series points standing recording his first career Bud Pole Award, along with one top five finish and six top ten finishes. His Bud Pole came at Southern National Speedway.
Hogan's consistency kept him at the top of the rookie points for the entire year earning top finishing rookie driver honors five times and runnerup finisher four times.
Other drivers who competed for rookie honors in 2002 were Joe Aramendia, San Antonio, Tx., Jarod Robie, Rochester, N. H., Dusty Williams, Garden City, Ga, and Johnny Brazier,Hazel Green, Al.
Aramendia was his closest competitor finishing just three points behind Hogan. He finished as the top rookie driver in five races and was runnerup three times.
Rookie drivers are awarded points on the basis of their finishing rookie position. The highest rookie driver receives 10 points, second highest nine, third highest eight, fourth highest seven and fifth highest six. The points decrease by one for every other rookie driver.
Hogan and all series drivers will be honored at the Atlanta Airport Hilton on October 26 at the series Awards Banquet.