Pendleton, Ind. (August 22, 2003) -- Posting his 10th top-10 finish of the 2003 ASA Racing Series, 17-year-old Reed Sorenson of Georgia added to his points lead in the $50,000 Rookie of the Year standings. After 12 of 17 events, ...
Pendleton, Ind. (August 22, 2003) -- Posting his 10th top-10 finish of the 2003 ASA Racing Series, 17-year-old Reed Sorenson of Georgia added to his points lead in the $50,000 Rookie of the Year standings. After 12 of 17 events, Sorenson leads Florida's Travis Kittleson by 206 markers, the largest margin of the season.
Sorenson has posted five top-five finishes in 12 events, only finishing outside the top 10 on two occasions. Driving the ACDelco / Port City Racecars / Tilton Engineering Chevrolet for Automotive Promotions Inc., Sorenson has produced a best finish of third, initially at USA International Speedway in March and most recently at Hawkeye Downs Speedway in May.
Rain showers hampered the chances for Kittleson to post a top-five finish at Jennerstown. Kittleson finished in 14th position after the event was made official on lap 137. Kittleson has produced five-top five finishes in 2003, including a best performance of second at Concord Motorsport Park in April. Wheeling the Bob Steele Chevrolet, Kittleson also finished third at Toledo Speedway, fourth at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway and fifth at the season-opening Jani-King 200 at USA International Speedway in March.
Illinois competitor Boris Jurkovic remains in third position in the standings, recording a 16th place at Jennerstown. Jurkovic recorded a best finish of his career at Indianapolis Raceway Park in June, crossing the line in fourth spot. Driving the Phil Hines Racing Chevrolet, Jurkovic has produced one top-five finish and two top-10s.
West Virginia's Davin Scites ranks fourth in the rookie standings after placing 12th in the most recent event. The driver of the No. 06 John Michael Montgomery Chevrolet scored the best victory of his career in April, winning the BFGoodrich Tires 250 at Concord Motorsport Park, after passing Mike Garvey on the final lap of the event.
Ohio's Kris Stump is fifth in the freshman standings, after being listed 26th at the Pennsylvania. With sponsorship backing from McDonald's and Noah Yoder Ford, Stump has posted a best finish of ninth at Indianapolis Raceway Park.
The 13th event of the 2003 ASA Racing Series is set for Sunday, August 24 at Lake Erie Speedway in Erie, Pa. The Erie 250 takes the green flag at 2:00 p.m. (Local) and will be telecast on a three-hour same-day tape-delayed basis at 5 p.m. (EDT) on SPEED Channel.