WWS: 2002 Awards ceremony announced

NASCAR Winston West Series Awards Ceremony to be Oct. 13 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 1, 2002)-- The 2002 NASCAR Winston West Series awards ceremony will be held Sunday, Oct. 13 at The Orleans Hotel and...

NASCAR Winston West Series Awards Ceremony to be Oct. 13 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 1, 2002)-- The 2002 NASCAR Winston West Series awards ceremony will be held Sunday, Oct. 13 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., one day after the series' season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

More than $350,000 in post-season awards will be distributed at the gala event, which will celebrate the 49th season of the West's oldest stock car racing circuit.

This event will mark the first time in series' history that the awards ceremony will he held at The Orleans, which has been a popular supporter of the series through sponsorship of events and involvement with race teams. The Orleans Hotel and Casino offers 840 luxurious rooms, along with a 40,000 square-foot convention center. The awards ceremony will be held in The Orleans Showroom.

Past series champions include Brendan Gaughan, Kevin Harvick, Rick Carelli, Chad Little, Hershel McGriff and Ron Hornaday Jr. Winston's involvement with the NASCAR Winston West Series began in 1971. The initial Winston West point fund totaled $10,000 that first season but has grown to over $350,000 for 2002. Since 1971, Winston has awarded more than $1.9 million in point awards to NASCAR Winston West Series competitors.

In addition to the series championship and point fund awards, the NASCAR Winston West Series awards ceremony will honor special award winners including the Gatorade Front Runner Award, Bud Pole Award, Stage 8 Rookie of the Year, Featherlite Trailers Award, 76 Gasoline Award, Most Popular Driver and special awards from Hoosier Tire.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Chad Little , Brendan Gaughan , Hershel McGriff