Late-Race Kittleson spin, builds rookie lead for Sorenson Pendleton, Ind. (August 28, 2003) -- Recording his 11th top-10 finish of the 2003 ASA Racing Series, 17-year-old Reed Sorenson built his largest points lead in the $50,000 Rookie of the...
Late-Race Kittleson spin, builds rookie lead for Sorenson
Pendleton, Ind. (August 28, 2003) -- Recording his 11th top-10 finish of the 2003 ASA Racing Series, 17-year-old Reed Sorenson built his largest points lead in the $50,000 Rookie of the Year standings. After 13 of 17 events, Sorenson leads Florida's Travis Kittleson by 235 markers, after Kittleson was involved in a late-race spin, relegating him to a 13th place finishing position.
Sorenson has posted five top-five finishes, only finishing outside the top 10 on two occasions. Piloting 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.
Kittleson continues to rank solidly second in the rookie standings, producing 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, despite finishing 29th at Lake Erie Speedway, after early race incident with Greg Edwards in turn 4. 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.
Davin Scites of West Virginia, ranks fourth in the rookie standings after placing 19th in the most recent event. The driver of the No. 06 John Michael Montgomery Chevrolet scored the biggest 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 25th at the second consecutive event in the Keystone State. With sponsorship backing from McDonald's and Noah Yoder Ford, Stump has posted a best finish of ninth at Indianapolis Raceway Park.
The 14th event of the 2003 ASA Racing Series is set for Monday, September 1 at Elko Speedway in Elko, Minn. The Greased Lightning Orange Blast 400 takes the green flag at 1:30 p.m. (Local) and will be telecast live on SPEED Channel.