Earlier this year, Ace Speedway located in Elon, NC joined as an ASA Member Track. It didn't take long for the 4/10-mile oval to fit right in and today their current point leader, Rodney Cook, sits at the top of the Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil ASA Member Track National Championship standings.
Cook is having a great season so far as he has collected seven feature wins and his worst finish so far has been a third place finish in their second week. He currently has a 76-point lead over Bobby Griffin in the track standings.
Remember, in order to be the National Champion, you have to be the 2010 track champion first. Cook has an average of 2.5730 in the National standings.
Ron Daniel, the current leader at Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino, CA, is second overall with an average of 2.5459. Daniel has been consistent with top-five runs so far this season and currently has a 36-point lead over Jeff Peterson in the track standings. The top-six in the Late Model division at Orange Show is only separated by 93 points.
Jeremy Miller sits in third place overall with an average of 2.3849. Miller is the current point leader at Madison International Speedway in Oregon, WI. He is off to a good start this season as he already has two feature wins and has finished in the runner-up position in his last two starts at MIS. He currently has a 52-point lead over Bobby Wilberg in the track standings.
Thomas Hill, the current leader at Meridian Speedway in Meridian, ID, is not that far behind Miller as he has an average of 2.3764. Hill also has had a consistent season so far as most of his finishes have been in the top-five with a majority been in the runner-up position. He currently has a 56-point lead over his brother Jeff Hill in the ASA Modified standings at Meridian.
Bryan Wordelman rounds out the top-five with an average of 2.3675. Wordelman is the current poin leader in the Modified division at Rocky Mountain Raceways in West Valley City, UT. He only holds a seven-point lead over Nick Parker in the standings. His consistency so far at RMR is what is keeping him at the top of the track and National Championship standings.
"This is really exciting as just about all parts of the United States is represented in the top-five of the Joe Gibbs ASA Member Track National Championship standings," Dennis Huth, ASA President said. "We have Rodney Cook in the Southeast, Ron Daniel in Southern California, Jeremy Miller in the Midwest and Thomas Hill and Bryan Wordelman in the Northwest. We truly have a National Championship brewing here. It is going to get better and more exciting. Fans need to visit our ASA Member Tracks and see the excitement in person."
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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