O'Reilly Sprint Bandits COMP Cams Challenge Update TULSA, Okla. (June 8, 2004) - With the opening six O'Reilly Sprint Bandits events in the books, Bixby, Oklahoma's Shane Stewart not only sits atop the series championship point standings, but...
O'Reilly Sprint Bandits COMP Cams Challenge Update
TULSA, Okla. (June 8, 2004) - With the opening six O'Reilly Sprint Bandits events in the books, Bixby, Oklahoma's Shane Stewart not only sits atop the series championship point standings, but has also moved atop the COMP Cams Challenge points.
Stewart passed ten cars in heat race and qualifying race action over the three-day Memorial Day weekend swing through Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska to overtake Gary Wright for the COMP Cams Challenge lead.
Each position gained in every heat race and qualifying race in O'Reilly Sprint Bandits action over the course of the season will lead one step closer to the COMP Cams Challenge Award, worth $1,000 at the season-ending awards banquet to be held at Harrah's North Kansas City Casino & Hotel on November 6. Five points are awarded for each position gained in heats and qualifiers.
Stewart advanced five positions at both US 36 Raceway on Friday, May 28, and Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night, May 29, running his season total to 24 cars passed in heats and qualifiers, good for 120 points toward the COMP Cams Challenge title.
Hooks, TX, shoe Gary Wright stayed in second in COMP Cams Challenge points with 105, with Jerrod Hull of Sikeston, MO, and Forney, TX, ace Travis Rilat, who scored two O'Reilly Sprint Bandits feature victories over Memorial Day weekend, tied for third with 95 points.
Oklahoma drivers Zach Chappell and Danny Jennings, along with Louisiana's Jason Johnson and Wisconsin's Mike Reinke, accumulated the most points toward the COMP Cams Challenge over the Memorial Day weekend triple, with all four drivers advancing eleven positions over the weekend. Chappell and Jennings are currently tied for fifth in COMP Cams Challenge points, with 85 markers apiece, while Johnson and Reinke climbed into a tie for tenth. Reinke's eleven cars passed was even more impressive considering he only competed in the Knoxville Raceway event.
The opportunity to accumulate more points toward the COMP Cams Challenge title, as well as the inaugural O'Reilly Sprint Bandits championship, will take place during the upcoming Fourth of July Holiday, when the series takes to Oklahoma City's State Fair Speedway on Sunday night, July 4, then moves on Tulsa Speedway on Monday night, July 5.
COMP Cams Challenge Points (Current Top Ten): 1. Shane Stewart 120, 2. Gary Wright 105, 3. (tie) Jerrod Hull and Travis Rilat 95, 5. (tie) Zach Chappell and Danny Jennings 85, 7. Aaron Berryhill 80, 8. Terry McCarl 70, 9. Foster Landon 60, 10. (tie) Sammy Swindell, Jason Johnson and Mike Reinke 55.