The battle for the 2010 Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil ASA Member Track National Championship is far from over. In fact, the battle is getting close not only in the national standings but at ASA Member Track standings as well.
The track point standings are going to be closely watched over the next month and an a half. Why? Remember that in order to be the National Champion, you must also be the
2010 track champion as well.
Coming off his worse finish so far this season, Rodney Cook of Ace Speedway in Elon, NC is still at the top of the standings with an average of 4.2693. Cook finished eleventh in the feature event last Friday after being involved in an early wreck.
The driver that is closing in on Cook is Bryan Wordelman of Rocky Mountain Raceways in West Valley City, UT. He is second overall with an average of 3.8434. He also has the highest average in West Region. In twelve events so far this season, Wordelman has nine top-five finishes with five of those being a second place finish. He has yet to visit victory lane this year.
Corey Jankowski from Dells Raceway Park in Wisconsin Dells, WI is third overall with an average of 3.7885. Jankowski finds himself in a tight points battle at Dells Raceway Park where the top-three is separated by eight points. Davey Pennel is in second, seven points back and Rich Schumann Jr. is eight points behind in third.
Thomas Hill is in fourth with an average of 3.6288. The current points leader from Meridian Speedway in Meridian, ID, finished fifth in the feature event last Saturday night. He is also in a tight points battle as he is only 20 points ahead of Shelby Stroebel in the standings.
Even Orange Show Speedway has a tight points battle. Ron Daniel is fifth overall in the National standings with an average of 3.4407. But he only has a seven-point lead over Jeff Peterson in the track standings. Peterson is on a hot streak at OSS as he has three wins and two runner-up finishes in the last five events. Peterson has a higher average in the National standings over Daniel and could be a factor if he gets the points lead.
"This is far from over," Dennis Huth, ASA President said. "We still have tight point battles happening at our ASA Member Tracks. The ASA Member Tracks need to decide their champions first before we can even speculate who will be our 2010 Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil ASA Member Track National Champion. Each race from here on out at every ASA Member Track is going to be intense. This will be fun to watch."
You can review the standings at www.speednetdirect.com by clicking on the ASA Member Track logo at the top of the page.
The goal of the ASA Short Track National Championship is to activate a measuring system which takes into account many variables - such as field size, inversion, wins and number of races in a season - and create a level playing field to determine who is the 'best-of-the-best' of the ASA Member Track Champions nationwide.
Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, sponsor of the American Speed Association National Short Track National Championship, is the same oil developed and used by Joe Gibbs Racing. The team sells the oil so racers across the country can have access to the latest technology in racing lubricants.
Joe Gibbs Racing is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR, currently fielding three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, two NASCAR Nationwide Series teams and a driver development program. Based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by Joe Gibbs - a three-time Super Bowl winner as head coach of the Washington Redskins and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame - JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning three Cup Series championships and more than 80 NASCAR races, including three Brickyard 400s and the 1993 Daytona 500.
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