MARION, IN (June 11) -- Although he did not win both feature races at the CHANNELLOCK Challenge at Bristol Motor Speedway, Sammy Swindell added a perfect scoring weekend to his Ratbag Cup 2001 tally by crossing the line first among the 10...
MARION, IN (June 11) -- Although he did not win both feature races at the CHANNELLOCK Challenge at Bristol Motor Speedway, Sammy Swindell added a perfect scoring weekend to his Ratbag Cup 2001 tally by crossing the line first among the 10 eligible competitors Friday and Saturday.
Swindell, last year's Ratbag Cup champion, has narrowed the margin between himself and the leader to only four points. But he's now chasing a new leader -- Steve Kinser.
Kinser picked up 17 of 20 possible points over the weekend to move ahead of Danny Lasoski. Lasoski added 14 points to his tally over the weekend, but only has a one-point advantage over Swindell after the events at the Tennessee speed plant.
Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series points leader Mark Kinser had a dismal weekend, only adding six points to his total, but still remains in fourth place overall. Andy Hillenburg passed Joey Saldana for the fifth spot, only one point behind Mopar Mark.
<pre> 2001 Ratbag Cup Points (after 7 events) Driver Friday pts. Saturday pts. Total points 1. Steve Kinser 8 9 55 2. Danny Lasoski 9 5 52 3. Sammy Swindell 10 10 51 4. Mark Kinser 3 3 42 5. Andy Hillenburg 6 6 41 6. Joey Saldana 7 2 39 7. Stevie Smith 4 8 35 8. Dale Blaney 2 7 25 9. Johnny Herrera 5 4 19 10. Jac Haudenschild 0 0 16
</pre> Due to rain cancellations of the TNN: The National Network telecasts from Williams Grove and Lernerville Speedways, the Ratbag Cup 2001 is now a 16-event series. The champion will be crowned in Las Vegas at the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series finale.
The next TNN/Ratbag Cup event will be from the 18th Annual Eagle Nationals at Eagle Raceway June 22nd.
Ratbag Pty Ltd is a video game development company located in Adelaide, South Australia. It is responsible for the smash-hit PC- game, "Dirt Track Racing: Sprint Cars," The Official Video Game of the World of Outlaws."
The next World of Outlaws project from Ratbag will be released in October for the Sony PlayStation2 game console.