Cywinski leads at mid-season mark

First half consistency places Cywinski in ASA points lead Pendleton, Ind. (July 14, 2003) -- In the initial nine events of the 17-race schedule in the 2003 ASA Racing Series, 1997 series titlist Kevin Cywinski has performed at ...

First half consistency places Cywinski in ASA points lead

Pendleton, Ind. (July 14, 2003) -- In the initial nine events of the 17-race schedule in the 2003 ASA Racing Series, 1997 series titlist Kevin Cywinski has performed at a consistent level, garnering seven top-five finishes, eight top 10s and two victories that have propelled him to the first position in point standings.

During the first half of season, the driver of the SK Hand Tool / Great Clips Chevrolet initially won at Houston Motor Speedway in Texas and Cywinski added a second trip to the winner's circle at the Mansfield Motorsports Speedway in Ohio.

Three-time ASA Champion Butch Miller continues to hold the second position in the standings, 87 markers behind Cywinski. In the most recent event in the series that builds champions, Miller finished in the third spot at Indianapolis Raceway Park in The Club 200 Presented by BFGoodrich Tires. The pilot of the No. 52 Timber Wolf Chevrolet owned by SS Racing began the season with a victory at USA International Speedway and followed up that stellar performance with a win at Toledo Speedway. Miller has collected eight top-10 finishes and two poles.

Turning in a runner-up finish at Indianapolis Raceway Park, three-time 2003 event winner Mike Garvey jumped to third in the point standings. Garvey notched his initial victory of 2003 at Lanier National Speedway and then added back-to-back wins at Hawkeye Downs Speedway and I-70 Speedway. Garvey trails Cywinski by 131 markers.

$50,000 Rookie sensation Reed Sorenson produced his fifth top-five finish in the opening nine events at Indianapolis Raceway Park, advancing to fourth in the point standings. Driving the ACDelco / Port City Racecars / Tilton Engineering Chevrolet, Sorenson has produced a best finish of third on two occasions, initially at USA International Speedway in March and most recently at Hawkeye Downs Speedway.

2000 ASA Rookie runner-up Robbie Pyle ranks fifth in the standings, after finishing a disappointing 30th at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Pyle has produced a best finish of second at Houston Motor Speedway, Hawkeye Downs Speedway and Mansfield Motorsports Speedway.

Florida's Travis Kittleson is sixth after a 14th-place finish in The Club 200 Presented by BFGoodrich Tires. Winning his first ASA event at Indianapolis Raceway Park propelled Peter Cozzolino to seventh position with second-year driver Todd Kluever, 1995 ASA Rookie of the Year Rick Beebe and Wisconsin's Scott Wimmer rounding out the top 10.

The 10th event of the 2003 ASA Racing Series is set for Friday, July 18 at Madison International Speedway in Oregon, Wis. The BFGoodrich Tires 250 takes the green flag at 8 p.m. (Local) and will be telecast live on SPEED Channel.

ASA Racing Series Point Standings after 9 of 17 races: 1) Cywinski, 1,636; 2) Miller, 1,549; 3) Garvey, 1,505; 4) Sorenson, 1,470; 5) Pyle, 1,410; 6) Kittleson, 1,306; 7) Cozzolino, 1,204; 8) Kluever, 1,190; 9) Beebe, 1,163; 10) Wimmer, 1,154

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Drivers Scott Wimmer , Travis Kittleson