Las Vegas Ratbag Finale preview

LAS VEGAS, NV (October 10) -- Eight of the 10 positions in the Second Annual Ratbag Cup point standings could change when the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series runs its season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway November 2-3. Danny Lasoski...

LAS VEGAS, NV (October 10) -- Eight of the 10 positions in the Second Annual Ratbag Cup point standings could change when the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series runs its season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway November 2-3. Danny Lasoski takes a seven-point lead into the Mopar Parts World Finals. Steve Kinser scored 10 points with his second-place finish in Friday's race at The Dirt Track at Lowe's Motor Speedway, but Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series points leader Mark Kinser is only six points behind. Andy Hillenburg, who leads Sammy Swindell by five points, is only three points behind "Mopar Mark." Joey Saldana is three points behind Swindell and three ahead of Stevie Smith. Only two points separate Johnny Herrera and Dale Blaney in their battle for eighth place. The Ratbag Cup is a season-long points battle matching the top 10 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series drivers from the 2000 season. Points are only awarded during the 18 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series telecasts on TNN: The National Network. TNN will tape the November 2nd race for a November 4th telecast. Ratbag, the Australian-based software company that developed "Dirt Track Racing: Sprint Cars -- The Official Video Game of the World of Outlaws," is offering a $120,000 prize pool for the competitors this season. The Ratbag Cup champion will receive $25,000 from Ratbag following the 2001 season. Swindell won the inaugural Ratbag Cup by scoring the most points in the televised races after the Cup was announced at the inaugural Channellock Challenge at Bristol Motor Speedway in June of 2000. It was a close battle with Steve Kinser that went down to the final laps of the season finale in Las Vegas.

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2001 Ratbag Cup Pos Driver Previous Lowe's Motor Speedway Total 1. Danny Lasoski 99 7 106 2. Steve Kinser 89 10 99 3. Mark Kinser 88 5 93 4. Andy Hillenburg 81 9 90 5. Sammy Swindell 83 2 85 6. Joey Saldana 74 8 82 7. Stevie Smith 76 3 79 8. Johnny Herrera 42 6 48 9. Dale Blaney 42 4 46 10. Jac Haudenschild 34 0 34

Point Fund 1st: $25,000 2nd: $15,000 3rd: $12,500 4th: $10,000 5th: $8,750 6th: $7,500 7th: $6,250 8th: $5,000 9th: $5,000 10th: $5,000

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Andy Hillenburg , Mark Kinser , Danny Lasoski , Steve Kinser , Sammy Swindell , Joey Saldana , Jac Haudenschild , Johnny Herrera