CROCKETT CONTINUES TO LEAD CIVIL WAR POINT STANDINGS Series now heads to Chico August 28 for final race before "Pacific Sprint Cup" ROSEVILLE, CA (8-18-98 - With eight events officially in the record book, second generation sprint...
CROCKETT CONTINUES TO LEAD CIVIL WAR POINT STANDINGS
Series now heads to Chico August 28 for final race before "Pacific Sprint Cup"
ROSEVILLE, CA (8-18-98 - With eight events officially in the record book, second generation sprint car racer Roger Crockett of Rio Linda continues to lead the ranks in the point standings of the California Sprint Car Civil War Race Series. As this competitive series heads for the ninth round of competition on August 28th in Chico, Crockett now maintains a 40-point advantage over season-long challenger Shane Scott of Chico.
The California Sprint Car Civil War Race Series is an organized, traveling series dedicated to Pacific "360" cubic inch powered sprint cars. The 1998 campaign consists of 13 events at four different California Tracks between the months of March and October.
In the eight events that have taken place so far in the season, a total of 105 drivers have competed in the Civil War series and earned points towards the coveted series championship. A total of seven different drivers have powered their way to victory lane in the series thus far, Mark Hall of Grass Valley was the most recent victor in last week's event at Marysville while Shane Scott of Chico remains the only two-time winner in the series so far.
The upcoming, August 28, Civil War event at Chico is by far one of the most important events on the Civil War campaign prior the second annual Pacific Sprint Cup Invitational on Wednesday, September 16. This event which opens the 1998 Gold Cup Race of Champions, the fastest four days of racing in California, and will feature only the top 32-drivers in the Civil War point standings. Next week's event in Chico will be the final opportunity for drivers to edge their way into the top 32 positions.
One driver that will have no worries about making the Pacific Sprint starting grid will be Crockett. With one victory in the series and three fast qualifier titles, Crockett has powered himself to a 40-point lead over Scott. Both drivers are expected to head the entry list in the August 28 event.
After suffered a roll over last week in Marysville, David Robinson Jr. of Sacramento will be aiming to make up lost ground in the series. Robinson currently ranks third overall with a 39-point margin separating he and Scott. Jeff Halleib of Grass Valley maintains the fourth position with just 15-digits between he and Robinson while Jeff Young of Roseville rounds out the top five, just nine points behind fourth place. Chad Riolo ranks sixth and is expected Saturday along with additional top ten runners Billy Wallace, Mark Hall, Scooter Lambert and Colby Weisz.
One driver that will be aiming to remain in the hunt for a starting spot in the upcoming Pacific Sprint Cup will be Auburn racer Andy Forsberg. Forsberg, a driver that was absent from competition for several weeks due to a severely damaged race car currently maintains the 32nd position in the overall point standings. Since the 31 drivers currently ahead of Forsberg are expected next Friday, the second generation driver will definitely be shooting to best all of those behind him in the standings.
Action at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico is scheduled to begin at 6:30 on August 28 with qualifying followed by racing at seven. Tickets will go on sale at 5:30 p.m. Adult tickets will be $14, juniors and seniors $7, children $3 and under six will be admitted for free. For any further information on this event contact the office of John Padjen Motorsports at (916) 969-7484.
Current Civil War Point Standings through August 27, 1998 (top 40)
Next Event - Friday, August 28, Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico
Top 32 drivers following the August 28th event eligible for Pacific Sprint Cup on Wednesday, September 16
1. Roger Crockett 543 2. Shane Scott 503 3. David Robinson 464 4. Jeff Halleib 449 5. Jeff Young 440 6.Chad Riolo 434 7.Billy Wallace 430 8.Mark Hall 428 9.Scooter Lambert 422 10.Colby Weisz 401 11. Kyle Schild 389 12. Steve Watts 366 13. Mike Wasina Jr. 362 14. Ricky Wondergem 355 15. Kevin Lovell 343 16. Jamie Cavagnaro 336 17. Korey Lovell 323 18. Bryan Bullard 309 19. Jim VanLare 285 20. Randy Mello 283 21. Mark Flachman 282 22. Rick Frock 282 23. Ray Rust 274 24. Shauna Hogg 267 25. Dennis Binstock 262 26. Claudia Harvey 262 27. Richard Tiner 255 28. Alan Bradway 254 29. Jonathan Allard 247 30. Mark Tabor 247 31. Tim Sherman 213 32. Andy Forsberg 207 33. David Lindt Jr. 174 34. Joey Magaruh 172 35. Gary Morgan 171 36. Mike Benson 169 37. Jim Richardsen 165 38. Herman Klein 161 39. Dennis Harvey 160 40. Gary Geving 153