Sunbelt Region update 2001-09-17

Brandon Bendele Retains The Lead In The Sunbelt Region Of The Nascar Weekly Racing Series DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 18, 2001) - Brandon Bendele of Adkins, Texas, maintained his lead this week in the Sunbelt Region of the NASCAR Weekly...

Brandon Bendele Retains The Lead In The Sunbelt Region Of The Nascar Weekly Racing Series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 18, 2001) - Brandon Bendele of Adkins, Texas, maintained his lead this week in the Sunbelt Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.

Bendele 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.

Competing in the Late Model division at San Antonio Speedway, Bendele has 15 wins and 16 top-five finishes in 18 races this season.

Jerry Williams of Ravelele, S.C., continued to retain second in the region this week. In addition to the 13 wins he has scored, 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.

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

Bobby Oglesby of Bloomingdale, Ga., retained fourth in the region this week. Oglesby has seven wins and 20 top-five finishes in 21 races this season at Oglethorpe Speedway in Savannah, Ga. Fifth in the standings is Norman Uptain Sr., of Miami, Ariz. He has nine wins and 16 top-five finishes in 17 races this season at Thunder Raceway in Show Low, Ariz.

Rounding out the top tier of drivers in the Sunbelt Region this week are David LaFleur of Eunice, La., Thunder Valley Speedway in Union Hill, La.; Jason Allen of Las Vegas, The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Terry Breese of Colorado Springs, Colo., Sandia Motorsports Park in Albuquerque, N.M.; and Steve Whitener of Middleburg, Fla., Jax Raceways in Jacksonville, Fla.

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 16 to September 23. 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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