SWS: Top ten at a glance 2003-06-03

NASCAR Top 10 At A Glance A look at the NASCAR Elite Division, Featherlite Southwest Series Top 10 drivers DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 3, 2003) - The following is a glance at the NASCAR Elite Division, Featherlite Southwest Series Top 10 in the ...

NASCAR Top 10 At A Glance
A look at the NASCAR Elite Division, Featherlite Southwest Series Top 10 drivers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 3, 2003) - The following is a glance at the NASCAR Elite Division, Featherlite Southwest Series Top 10 in the series championship standings heading into the King Taco "150" at Irwindale (CA) Speedway June 2. The race in Irwindale, Calif. will be race five of 14 on the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series schedule:

No. 1 - Auggie Vidovich Jr. (No. 59 PG Series Chevrolet), Vidovich Racing.
Last week's ranking: 1st. Vidovich tallied another top-five performance with a fourth place finish at Stockton 99 Speedway. Vidovich also increased his points lead to 74 markers over Pettit going into the race at Irwindale Speedway. Vidovich has been at the top spot for three straight races. No. 2 - Jim Pettit II (No. 03 Hall Kinion.Com Ford), Bay Pac Racing.
Last week's ranking: 6th. Pettit vaults into second place in the standings after his first career victory at Stockton 99 Speedway. This is the first time in his career that he has held down second place in the point standings. Pettit scored a fourth place finish the last time the series visited Irwindale.

No. 3 - Eric Holmes (No. 62 Wild Cherry Pepsi Chevrolet), Beebe Motorsports.
Last week's ranking: 4th. Fortune smiled on Germone in the form a Past Champions Provisional at Cajon Speedway. With 35 drivers on hand the field was separated by les than 3/10's of second in qualifying. Germone started 22nd and patiently moved his way up to finish 7th by races end and move back into third place in the championship standings.

No. 4 - Eddy McKean (No. 19 Magic Valley Pipe Pontiac), McKean Racing.
Last week's ranking: 2nd. McKean fell to fourth place in the standings after a 10th place performance at Stockton 99. He has his sights on a run back to the top of the standings and knows the event at Irwindale Speedway is pivotal. McKean has two top-ten finishes in six starts at the Southern California speed plant.

No. 5 - Dan Holtz (No. 23 Rialto Concrete Ford), Thompson Motorsports.
Last week's ranking: 5th. Holtz his string of top-ten finishes with a 9th place performance at Stockton 99. Holtz is thinking championship after four events in which he has one win, two top-five, and three top-ten performances in four starts this season. Holtz maintains the fifth spot for the second consecutive race.

No. 6 - Bryan Germone (No. 89 GIRO Chevrolet), Koster Motorsports.
Last week's ranking: 3rd. Germone falls in the standings after a disappointing 19th place finish at Stockton 99. Germone is eager to record his first top-five finish at Irwindale this weekend and propel his team back into the top-five.

No. 7 - Burney Lamar (No. 98 Joiner Motorsports Chevrolet), Joiner Racing.
Last week's ranking: 12th. Lamar returns to the NASCAR top-ten after a season best third place performance at Stockton 99. Despite the finish and a jump in the point standings, Lamar and CBA Motorsports owner decided to part ways following the event. Lamar reunites with 2002 crew chief Junior Joiner and returns to the same car that he drove to the runner-up spot in the 2002 championship.

No. 8- Steve Belletto (No. 30 California Hot Wood Chevrolet), Belletto Racing.
Last week's ranking: 9th. Belletto moves up one spot in the NASCAR top-ten after an 8th place finish at Stockton 99. Through four events this season Belletto has one top-five and two top-ten finishes, with an average finishing position of 12.5. Belletto is looking for his first career victory and believes it just may come at Irwindale Speedway this weekend.

No. 9 - Todd Souza (No. 6 Central Coast Cabinets Ford), Souza Racing.
Last week's ranking: 13th. Souza makes his way into the NASCAR top-ten for the first time this season after a spectacular 2nd place effort at Stockton 99. Souza led 92 laps of the 125-lap contest before developing a push that allowed Pettit to close the gap and make the pass for the lead. Souza has his Dan Joiner led team pointed in the right direction and looks to add another top-five finishes at Irwindale.

No. 10 - Doug McCoun (No. 34 Truline Chevrolet), McCoun Motorsports.
Last week's ranking: 12. McCoun rounds out the NASCAR top-ten for the second consecutive race. McCoun is approaching this season with a race-by-race plan and so far he has been able to show improvement each week. McCoun sits just 145 points out of first place and has one top-five finish in ten career starts at Irwindale Speedway.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Eric Holmes , Bryan Germone , Dan Holtz , Burney Lamar , Doug McCoun , Jim Pettit II , Steve Belletto , Auggie Vidovich , Todd Souza