Weekly update 2001-09-12

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 12, 2001) - News and notes regarding NASCAR Touring, the sanctioning body's nine regional touring series: Featherlite Modified Series: Jerry Marquis of Broad Brook, Conn., scored his third Featherlite Modified ...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 12, 2001) - News and notes regarding NASCAR Touring, the sanctioning body's nine regional touring series:

Featherlite Modified Series: Jerry Marquis of Broad Brook, Conn., scored his third Featherlite Modified Series, NASCAR Touring victory of the season in the Sunoco/Thompson 300 this past Sunday at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway. Marquis took the lead from Ted Christopher on lap 256 and went on to his first win in the series longest event of the season. Reggie Ruggiero wound up second with Christopher hanging on for third. Eddie Flemke, Jr., and series championship leader, Mike Stefanik rounded out the top five. Tony Hirschman won the Bud Pole Award while Christopher picked up the Gatorade Front Runner Award. Ricky Miller was the Featherlite Modified Series Rookie of the Race following his sixth-place finish.

Gatorade All Pro Series: Wayne Anderson of Wildwood, Fla., captured his fifth Gatorade All Pro Series, NASCAR Touring victory of the season in the Louisville 250 at Louisville (Ky.) Motor Speedway this past Saturday. Anderson earned the lead on lap 192 and went on to win and extend his series championship point lead. Jeff Fultz finished second with Kevin Prince third. Benny Gordon and Randy Gentry rounded out the top five. Josh Clemmons captured the Bud Pole Award, which was first of the season. Anderson earned the Gatorade Front Runner Award. Jody Lavender was the Wireway Husky Corporation Rookie of the Race.

Busch North Series: Dale Quarterley of Westfield, Mass., became the 12th different Busch North Series, NASCAR Touring winner of the season in the PTM 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Me., this past Sunday. Quarterley took the lead from Mike Olsen on lap 45 and went on to earn his first career victory. Olsen finished second and added to his series championship lead. Martin Truex, Jr., ended up third with Mike Johnson and Tracy Gordon rounding out the top five. Olsen won the Bud Pole Award and Quarterley collected the Gatorade Front Runner Award. Dave Darling was the Flowmaster Star of the Race. Brian Hoar earned the Raybestos Brakes Rookie of the Race Award.

NASCAR Winston West Series: NASCAR Winston West Series competitors have a few weekends off before heading to their next event, the Las Vegas 150 at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 13. Brendan Gaughan of Las Vegas, Nev., who is the defending series champion, currently leads the series championship point standings by 25 points over Mark Reed. Steve Portenga of Sparks, Nev., who has two series victories this season, is currently third in the series championship standings. Eric Norris and Johnny Borneman round out the top five in the series standings.

Featherlite Southwest Series: Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring competitors have several weekends off before their next event the Las Vegas 100 on the 1.50-mile Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway. Craig Raudman of Redding, Calif., currently leads the series championship point standings over Auggie Vidovich, Jr., by 199 points. Darrell LaMoure is currently third in the series championship standings. LaMoure's previous highest finish in the point standings was seventh in 1999. Jon Nelson and Bob Lyon round out the top five in the series championship standings. Lyon finished fifth in the series championship standings in 1996.

O'Reilly Auto Parts All-Star Series: O'Reilly Auto Parts All-Star Series, NASCAR Touring competitors have some time before their next event the Lakeside 100 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Saturday, September 29. The two-day event will highlight qualifying on Friday evening with the 100-lap feature event on Saturday. Kyle Berck of Marquette, Neb., currently leads the series championship standings over Joe Kosiski of Omaha, Neb., by 27 points. Kosiski has captured the series championship on five occasions. Gary Webb of Blue Grass, Iowa, is third in the championship standings and the defending NASCAR Weekly Racing Series national champion.

Raybestos Brakes Northwest Series: Raybestos Brakes Northwest Series, NASCAR Touring competitors head to Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, Idaho, for the NAPA 150 this Saturday. Gary Lewis of Bothell, Wash., is the defending event champion. Kevin Hamlin of Snohomish, Wash., currently leads the series championship point standings by 116 points over Joe Benedetti. Pete Harding of Surrey, B.C., who won the series crown in 1999, is currently third in the series championship standings. If Hamlin can hang on to his lead and capture the series title, he would become the youngest champion in series history at 22 years of age.

RE/MAX Challenge Series: RE/MAX Challenge Series, NASCAR Touring competitors head to Rockford (Ill.) Speedway for the EDC Water Treatment 400 on Sunday, September 23. The 400-lap event is the first of the final two events of the season. The season finale will be run at LaCrosse (Wisc.) Fairgrounds Speedway. Steve Carlson of West Salem, Wisc., currently leads the series championship standings by 108 points over Brian Hoppe. Carlson has captured the last seven victories at the historic .29147-mile oval. Ron Breese, Jr., is third in the series championship standings. Tim Schendel and Jeff Kendall round out the top five in the series championship standings.

Goody's Dash Series: Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring competitors return to action next Friday at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C., in the Pepsi 150. Cam Strader of Wilson, N.C., currently leads the series championship standings over Robert Huffman by 109 points. Strader has visited victory lane on three occasions this season. Huffman of Claremont, N.C., who has four series championships to his credit, has also captured three victories this season. Justin Hobgood of Winnsboro, S.C., is third in the series championship standings. Roger Sawyer is currently fourth and Joey Miller is fifth in the series championship standings.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Cam Strader , Brendan Gaughan , Jeff Fultz , Martin Truex Jr. , Dale Quarterley , Steve Portenga , Mark Reed , Eric Norris , Jody Lavender , Darrell LaMoure , Auggie Vidovich , Wayne Anderson , Jeff Kendall , Robert Huffman , Tim Schendel , Kevin Hamlin , Joey Miller , Justin Hobgood , Ted Christopher , Gary Lewis , Steve Carlson