For the second week in a row, Rodney Cook, the current points leader in the Late Model division at Ace Speedway in Elon, NC, is at the top of the Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil ASA Member Track National Championship. Cook is so far having a dream season.
"We are having a great year," Cook recently said. "With Ace Speedway switching over to an ASA Member Track, it has made my season go better it seems like. I have been taking it one race at a time and taking all of the points that comes with it. We are at the halfway point of the season here and we are on the top of the board. I couldn't be happier."
Cook sits at the top of the standings with an average of 2.9621 and has an impressive season record so far with seven feature wins, two second places and one third in ten events at Ace Speedway. "We are having a great year and if everything falls into place it will be great to extras that come with winning the National Championship," Cook said. "We are also happy with Ace Speedway switching over to ASA as they are getting a lot out of this as well."
Ace Speedway has seen an attendance growth throughout the season. Close to 3,000 fans watched last Friday's racing action. "Ace Has picked it up this year," Cook exclaimed. "They have a heck of a crowd there and for me to have the dream season that I am having, it's awesome to do it in front of a big crowd each week."
Corey Jankowski, the current Late Model points leader at Dells Raceway Park in Wisconsin Dells, WI, is back in the hunt and is second overall with an average of 2.7479. Bryan Wordelman, current Modified points leader at Rocky Mountain Raceways in West Valley City, UT is third overall with a 2.4715.
Thomas Hill, continues to sit at the top of the Modified standings at Meridian Speedway in Meridian, ID and is fourth overall with an average of 2.6866. Ron Daniel continues to lead the Late Model division at Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino, CA and is fifth overall with an average of 2.54.59.
Both Cook and Wordelman sit at the top of there respective divisions as well with Cook leading in the East Region and Wordelman in the West.
"Rodney Cook is having the same kind of season that our 2009 Champion Tommy Cloce had last season," Dennis Huth, ASA President said. "But, that can all change here in the second half. I think he, along with the other competitors, have the right idea when they say they just take it one week at a time. The fans at Ace Speedway and at our other ASA Member Tracks are going to see some great racing coming up. If you haven't been to an ASA Member Track yet this season, now is the time to start."
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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