Loves Park, IL (September 8, 2010) All season long at Rockford Speedway, drivers and their teams have been working tirelessly for wins and the biggest win of all is upon them. The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Championships will be determined this Saturday for all four regular Saturday divisions. For some it’s clear who will be taking the Championship title home with them for most it’s still up in the air.
Tim Sargent has been the points leader for much of the season in the Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models, but Driver X, Jon Reynolds Jr. has been hot on his heels, only 14 points separate the leader from Reynolds. The past few weeks have seen a lot of action during the Late Model Heats and Features, only time will tell if Sargent will be able to fend off Reynolds for the Championship during the 50 lap feature.
In the Bargain Hunter Sportsman division Matt Berger is the current points leader, he has a 30 point lead over second place and defending Sportsman Champion Doug Bennett. There will be a battle for fourth place as Austin “the kid” Nason is only three points ahead of Justin Sellers.
Budweiser American Short Tracker driver Kyle Lapier is currently the points leader with only 13 points separating him and second place BJ Sparkman, although Sparkman is not securely in second place, 12 points separate second place and third. Nick Cina Jr. was the points leader for much of the season until recent events sent him back to third.
Robert Roush has a pretty steady lead in the Mtn Dew RoadRunner points standings, only ten points separate the second and third place cars. Ricky Nielsen and Jason Van Hise will be battling it out for second as well as a win. The “Ageless Wonder” Gene Marocco is currently in sixth, but only two points separate Dennis Smith Jr. in fourth, Howie Ware in fifth and Marocco in sixth place, a shake up is sure to occur.
After all is said and done and the champions are determined, fans will a get a special treat, the Late Model Match Race. The top eight in the Late Model point standings will battle it out in a one on one race. The Match Race is set up as a bracket system, with the first place car going against the eighth place car, second against seventh and so on. There are alternates on standby in case the 50 lap feature causes damage to any of the top eight cars.
Saturday nights events will also include the Outhouse Race, and the NASCAR Blood and Marrow Drive. Gates open at 5pm, while the racing begins at 7:07pm, general adult admission is $10, general admission for kids ages six-11 is $5, and kids five and under are admitted free. For more information regarding this Saturday’s event or any post season events please visit www.rockfordspeedway.com or call 815-633-1500.
This article was posted to the website on September 9th, 2010
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