Summit Point Raceway Rocky Mount, VA, June 24, 2002: The Marines landed Sunday in WV, when Ron Fariss started from the pole to claim his second victory of the year. Stock Cars rumbled off the grid for the start of the 25 lap race at Summit Point...
Summit Point Raceway
Rocky Mount, VA, June 24, 2002:
The Marines landed Sunday in WV, when Ron Fariss started from the pole to claim his second victory of the year. Stock Cars rumbled off the grid for the start of the 25 lap race at Summit Point Raceway in Summit Point, WV. The 2nd race of the 2002 season for the Stock Car Championship Series providing great excitement under the hot, sunny skies.
After falling back to the fourth position during the first lap, "the battle back to the front was great, the chassis came in just as the tires started going away," according to Fariss. "The Stock Car Championship series is our primary series for the year and we will be running for the championship" per Fariss "and we have some selected races in our Grand Am car.
Starting from the second position, Jeff Werth's number 46 Grand Prix took a commanding lead for the first quarter of the race. Werth stated that "his car was working great through the carousel and he was able to pull away from Chris Mitchum". "Ron was drafting me going into turn 1, and then passed me in the corner, I almost got him on the exit of 2 but as I went into turn 3 I had an issue with the shifter which cost us about 4 seconds" said Werth.
Chris Mitchum had his own battles in the field but drove his way back for a 3rd place finish. Chris was impressed with the way his new car was working and stated "that the team has been putting in a lot of work on the car and now that we have got it I have to change my priorities to getting back into the gym". Chris has moved into the stock cars from sports car racing.
After the race at Summit Point the top 10 in the Championship standing are as follows: <pre> Standing Driver Hometown 1st Ron Fariss Lynchburg, VA 2nd Jeff Werth Silver Spring, MD 3rd(tied) Michael Brown Blue Ridge, VA 3rd(tied) John Martin Cornelius, NC 5th(tied) Bill Bratton Clifton Forge, VA 5th(tied) Chris Mitchum Herndon, VA 7th Andy Tunnell Martinsville, VA 8th Kenny Liesfeld Montpelier, VA 9th Mark Gobble Salem, VA </pre> The Stock Car Championship Series now heads to the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, NC on the 19th of July for a race under the lights. The SCCS cars will be running the road course (infield track) along with the oval, and should provide some great entertainment for the fans. Tickets will be available July 19th at the gate.
SCCS, LLC is the founder of the Stock Car Championship Series (SCCS).
SCCS is America's Premier Stock Car Road Racing Series, consisting of 8 events throughout the eastern United States. SCCS combines the excitement of bump & grind stock car racing with the driving challenge of first class road course venues. SCCS cars are purpose built race chassis's with 1999-2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlos, Ford Taurus', Pontiac Grand Prix and Dodge Intrepid's bodies with 400+ horsepower.