NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Keepin’ it Short – 819

*Whelen All-American National Championship Update* 

Keith Rocco was able to add ten points to his season total with another maximum point win this past weekend, but that wasn’t enough to make him feel more comfortable about his National Championship hopes thanks to Philip Morris winning twice at South Boston Speedway. Lee Pulliam packed up his car after Motor Mile Speedway’s Saturday night schedule was rained out and headed down the road to South Boston to take on Morris in his favorite playground.

Pulliam was unable to steal the goodies from Morris’s candy store, only managing a second and third-place finish. The end result was Morris added 33 points to his season total thanks to the two maximum point wins, which also is a record for wins at South Boston Speedway in a season. That total is enough to leapfrog Pulliam and grab the second position in the national point race. Morris now sits 16 points behind Rocco and 16 points in front of Pulliam.

Bill Leighton had a strong weekend, putting two victories in the books and adding 28 points to his total for the year. Ryan Preece took advantage of Burt Myers, Nate Monteith and Frank Deiny, Jr. not running thanks to weather, adding 31 points to his season total, including another win, bringing his season total to five wins. Preece jumped from ninth to sixth in the point standings. Travis Braden breaks into the top 10 with 11 wins in 24 races this season.

Frontstretch is also hearing a rumor that this will be Morris’s last year competing in Late Model Stock Cars full time. The three-time National Champion is said to be considering running Super Late Models starting next season.

1) Keith Rocco – 41 races – 22 wins – 33 top 5s – 38 top 10s – 769 points 
2) Philip Morris – 24 races – 16 wins – 19 top 5s – 21 top 10s – 753 points 
3) Lee Pulliam – 26 races – 15 wins – 22 top 5s – 24 top 10s – 737 points
4) C E Falk, III – 21 races – 9 wins – 18 top 5s – 20 top 10s – 697 points 
5) Bill Leighton, Jr – 20 races – 7 wins – 20 top 5s – 20 top 10s – 659 points
6) Ryan Preece – 25 races – 4 wins – 19 top 5s – 22 top 10s – 544 points 
7) Burt Myers – 17 races – 4 wins – 13 top 5s – 16 top 10s – 568 points 
8) Nate Monteith – 22 races – 8 wins – 19 top 5s – 19 top 10s – 558 points
9) Frank Deiny, Jr. – 20 races – 1 win – 14 top 5s – 18 top 10s – 555 points 
10) Travis Braden – 24 races – 11 wins – 22 top 5s – 23 top 10s – 544 points 

**Under the points structure for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, the 
race winner receives two points for every car in the event up to 20. Second 
place receives two fewer points, and so-on through the field. Race winners 
receive an additional five bonus points. For example, if there are 20 cars, 
the winner receives 45 points, second gets 38 and third 36. If there are 15 
cars, the winner received 35 points, second gets 28 and third 26. The top 18 
races count towards the National Championship for a driver. A perfect season 
for a driver would be 18 race wins with 20 car fields which equates to 810 
points. The first driver to reach 810 points is declared the National 
Champion in the event of a tie.** 

*This Weekend’s Race Schedule* 

Fri: Aug. 19th – Green Valley Speedway ; Glencoe : AL – PRO Dirt Cars
Fri: Aug. 19th – Batesville Motor Speedway ; Batesville : AR – Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models
Fri: Aug. 19th – Western Speedway ; Victoria : British Columbia – ASA Northwest Sprint Cars
Fri: Aug. 19th – Western Speedway ; Victoria : British Columbia – WILROC SprintCars
Fri: Aug. 19th – Ocean Speedway ; Watsonville : CA – Taco Bravo Ocean Sprints
Fri: Aug. 19th – Farmer City Raceway ; Farmer City : IL – Northern All Star Late Models
Fri: Aug. 19th – Macon Speedway ; Macon : IL – POWRI Midgets
Fri: Aug. 19th – Macon Speedway ; Macon : IL – POWRI Micro-Sprints
Fri: Aug. 19th – Anderson Speedway ; Anderson : IN – USSA – Midgets
Fri: Aug. 19th – Lakeside Speedway ; Kansas City : KS – ASCS / Warriors Region
Fri: Aug. 19th – Lakeside Speedway ; Kansas City : KS – Good Ol Time Racing Association
Fri: Aug. 19th – Salina Speedway ; Salina : KS – Midwest Dirt Late Models
Fri: Aug. 19th – Ponderosa Speedway ; Junction City : KY – STARS Midwest Dirt Racing League
Fri: Aug. 19th – Cherry Speedway ; Fife Lake : MI – MORA Mini-Mods
Fri: Aug. 19th – Dixie Motor Speedway ; Birch Run : MI – CRA Super Series
Fri: Aug. 19th – Dixie Motor Speedway ; Birch Run : MI – MCR Dwarf Cars
Fri: Aug. 19th – Northern District Fairgrounds ; Cadillac : MI – Unique Bump and Run
Fri: Aug. 19th – Ogemaw County Fairgrounds ; West Branch : MI – Unique Figure 8s
Fri: Aug. 19th – Winston Speedway ; Rothbury : MI – World of Outlaws Late Models
Fri: Aug. 19th – Jackson Speedway ; Jackson : MN – Jackson Sprint Touring Series
Fri: Aug. 19th – Jackson Speedway ; Jackson : MN – Midwest 305 Sprint Cars
Fri: Aug. 19th – Callaway Raceways ; Fulton : MO – United Late Models
Fri: Aug. 19th – Gallatin Speedway ; Belgrade : MT – Big Sky Sprints
Fri: Aug. 19th – Ace Speedway ; Altamahaw : NC – Limited Late Models
Fri: Aug. 19th – River Cities Speedway ; Grand Forks : ND – Northern LateModels
Fri: Aug. 19th – Canaan Fair Speedway ; Canaan : NH – Granite State Mini-Sprints
Fri: Aug. 19th – Canaan Fair Speedway ; Canaan : NH – Sprint Cars of New England
Fri: Aug. 19th – Lee USA Speedway ; Epping : NH – International Super Modifieds
Fri: Aug. 19th – Brewerton Speedway ; Brewerton : NY – Empire Super Sprints
Fri: Aug. 19th – Moler Raceway Park ; Williamsburg : OH – Late Models
Fri: Aug. 19th – Delaware Speedway Park ; Delaware : Ontario – OSCAAR Late Models
Fri: Aug. 19th – Ohsweken Speedway ; Ohsweken : Ontario – ASCS / Sprints on Dirt
Fri: Aug. 19th – Bedford Speedway ; Bedford : PA – United Racing Company
Fri: Aug. 19th – Path Valley Speedway ; Spring Run : PA – PA Sprint Series
Fri: Aug. 19th – Penn Can Speedway ; Susquehanna : PA – Capitol Region Sprintcars
Fri: Aug. 19th – Anderson Motor Speedway ; Anderson : SC – UARA Late Models
Fri: Aug. 19th – Anderson Motor Speedway ; Anderson : SC – Late Models
Fri: Aug. 19th – Kingsport Speedway ; Kingsport : TN – Late Models
Fri: Aug. 19th – El Paso Speedway Park ; El Paso : TX – Renegade Sprint Cars
Fri: Aug. 19th – Golden Triangle Raceway Park ; Beaumont : TX – ASCS / Gulf South Region
Fri: Aug. 19th – Southside Speedway ; Midlothian : VA – Late Models
Fri: Aug. 19th – Manitowoc Expo Raceway ; Manitowoc : WI – Midwest Sprintcars
Fri: Aug. 19th – Manitowoc Expo Raceway ; Manitowoc : WI – Wisconsin Dirt Late Models
Fri: Aug. 19th – Mississippi Thunder Speedway ; Fountain City : WI – USMTS Modifieds
Fri: Aug. 19th – Thunder Mountain Speedway ; Hanover : WV – Fastrak Late Models
Fri: Aug. 19th – Casper Speedway ; Casper : WY – Championship Late Model Association
Sat: Aug. 20th – Castrol Raceway ; Edmonton : Alberta – Northern Provincial Pipeline Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Montgomery Motor Speedway – Montgomery : AL – Show Me The Money
Sat: Aug. 20th – Talladega Short Track ; Eastaboga : AL – Pro Dirt Cars
Sat: Aug. 20th – Batesville Motor Speedway ; Batesville : AR – Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – USA Race Park ; Tucson : AZ – ASCS / Southwest Region
Sat: Aug. 20th – Agassiz Speedway ; Agassiz : British Columbia – ASA British Columbia Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Western Speedway ; Victoria : British Columbia – ASA Northwest Sprint Cars
Sat: Aug. 20th – Western Speedway ; Victoria : British Columbia – WILROC SprintCars
Sat: Aug. 20th – Bakersfield Speedway ; Oildale : CA – National 3/4 Midgets
Sat: Aug. 20th – Giant Chevrolet Speedway ; Hanford : CA – ASCS SoCal Sprint Series
Sat: Aug. 20th – Giant Chevrolet Speedway ; Hanford : CA – USAC 360 Sprint Series
Sat: Aug. 20th – Perris Auto Speedway ; Perris : CA – California Lightning Sprints
Sat: Aug. 20th – Perris Auto Speedway ; Perris : CA – USAC/CRA 410
Sat: Aug. 20th – Placerville Speedway ; Placerville : CA – Golden State Challenge
Sat: Aug. 20th – Stockton 99 Speedway ; Stockton : CA – NCMA Sprints
Sat: Aug. 20th – Stockton 99 Speedway ; Stockton : CA – SRL Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Ukiah Speedway ; Ukiah : CA – Airport Auto Brokers Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Bandimere Speedway ; Morrison : CO – Super Chevy Show
Sat: Aug. 20th – Thompson International Speedway ; Thompson : CT – New England Antique Racers
Sat: Aug. 20th – Waterford Speedbowl ; Waterford : CT – International Super Modified Association
Sat: Aug. 20th – Lanier National Speedway ; Braselton : GA – Super Six Pro Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – 34 Raceway ; Burlington : IA – Sprint Invaders
Sat: Aug. 20th – Upper Iowa Speedway ; Decorah : IA – USMTS Modifieds
Sat: Aug. 20th – Illinois State Fairgrounds ; Springfield: IL – USAC Silver Crown
Sat: Aug. 20th – Lincoln Speedway ; Lincoln : IL – POWRI Midgets
Sat: Aug. 20th – Lincoln Speedway ; Lincoln : IL – POWRI Micro-Sprints
Sat: Aug. 20th – Brownstown Speedway ; Brownstown : IN – American Modifieds
Sat: Aug. 20th – Brownstown Speedway ; Brownstown : IN – Indiana Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Brownstown Speedway ; Brownstown : IN -UMRA TQ Midgets
Sat: Aug. 20th – Lawrenceburg Speedway ; Lawrenceburg : IN – American Mini Sprints
Sat: Aug. 20th – Lincoln Park Speedway ; Putnamville : IN – Midwest Sprint Car Series (410)
Sat: Aug. 20th – South Bend Motor Speedway ; South Bend : IN – Auto Value Super Sprints
Sat: Aug. 20th – Twin Cities Raceway Park ; North Vernon : IN – Midwest TQ Racing League
Sat: Aug. 20th – Winchester Speedway ; Winchester : IN – CRA All-Stars
Sat: Aug. 20th – Winchester Speedway ; Winchester : IN – Must See Racing Xtreme Sprints
Sat: Aug. 20th – Caney Valley Speedway ; Caney : KS – Midwest DIRTcar Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Great American Dirt Track ; Jetmore : KS – United Rebel Sprint Series
Sat: Aug. 20th – Hutchinson Raceway Park ; Hutchinson : KS – Midwest DIRTcar Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Hutchinson Raceway Park ; Hutchinson : KS – United Rebel Sprints
Sat: Aug. 20th – Lakeside Speedway ; Kansas City : KS – ASCS / Warriors Region
Sat: Aug. 20th – Lakeside Speedway ; Kansas City : KS – Good Ol Time Racing Association
Sat: Aug. 20th – Thunder Hill Speedway ; Mayetta : KS – Midwest Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Lake Cumberland Speedway – Jamestown : KY – STARS Midwest Dirt Racing League
Sat: Aug. 20th – Champion Park Speedway ; Haughton : LA – Ark-La-Tex Winged Modifieds
Sat: Aug. 20th – Jones Motor Speedway ; Chatham : LA – SUPR Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Seekonk Speedway ; Seekonk : MA – Modified Racing Series of New England
Sat: Aug. 20th – Butler Speedway ; Quincy : MI – All Star Sprint Cars
Sat: Aug. 20th – Flat Rock Speedway ; Flat Rock : MI – Midwest Supermodified Association
Sat: Aug. 20th – Kalamazoo Speedway ; Kalamazoo : MI – USAC National Midgets
Sat: Aug. 20th – Kalamazoo Speedway ; Kalamazoo : MI -USAC Mopar D1 Midgets
Sat: Aug. 20th – Merritt Speedway ; Lake City : MI – World of Outlaws Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Northern District Fairgrounds ; Cadillac : MI – Unique Figure 8s
Sat: Aug. 20th – Hibbing Raceway ; Hibbing : MN – Upper Midwest Sprint Series
Sat: Aug. 20th – Jackson Speedway ; Jackson : MN – Jackson Sprint Touring Series
Sat: Aug. 20th – Jackson Speedway ; Jackson : MN – Midwest 305 Sprint Cars
Sat: Aug. 20th – Whynot Motorsports Park ; Meridian : MS – Mississippi State Championship Challenge
Sat: Aug. 20th – Central Missouri Speedway ; Warrensburg : MO – United Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Dallas County Speedway ; Urbana : MO – Ozark Mountain Midget Series
Sat: Aug. 20th – Lucas Oil Speedway ; Wheatland : MO – United Late Model Association
Sat: Aug. 20th – Scotland County Speedway ; Memphis : MO – United Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Springfield Raceway ; Springfield : MO – Show Me the Money
Sat: Aug. 20th – Electric City Speedway ; Great Falls : MT – Big Sky Sprints
Sat: Aug. 20th – Bowman-Gray Stadium ; Winston-Salem : NC – Modifieds
Sat: Aug. 20th – Bowman-Gray Stadium ; Winston-Salem : NC – Sportsman
Sat: Aug. 20th – Coastal Plains Raceway ; Jacksonville : NC – Limited Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Concord Speedway ; Concord : NC – Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Friendship Speedway ; Elkin : NC – Carolina Clash Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Hickory Motor Speedway ; Newton : NC – Late Models 2x
Sat: Aug. 20th – Hickory Motor Speedway ; Newton : NC – Limited Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Devils Lake Speedway ; Doyon : ND – Northern LateModels
Sat: Aug. 20th – Nodak Speedway ; Minot : ND – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars
Sat: Aug. 20th – Mid-NEBRaska Speedway ; Doniphan : NE – NCRA / 360 Sprints
Sat: Aug. 20th – Monadnock Speedway ; Winchester : NH – Pro Four Modfieds of New England
Sat: Aug. 20th – Southern New Mexico Speedway ; Las Cruces : NM – Renegade Sprint Car Series
Sat: Aug. 20th – Riverside International Speedway ; Antigonish : Nova Scotia – Parts For Trucks Pro Stock Tour
Sat: Aug. 20th – Las Vegas Motor Speedway – The Dirt Track ; Las Vegas : NV – USAC Western Midgets
Sat: Aug. 20th – Columbus Motor Speedway ; Columbus : OH – Buckeye Super Sprints
Sat: Aug. 20th – Sandusky Speedway ; Sandusky : OH – Modifieds
Sat: Aug. 20th – Waynesfield Motor Sports Park ; Waynesfield : OH – Michigan Traditional Sprints
Sat: Aug. 20th – Lawton Speedway ; Lawton : OK – ASCS / Sooner Region
Sat: Aug. 20th – Barrie Speedway ; Barrie : Ontario – Can-Am TQ Midgets
Sat: Aug. 20th – Brockville Speedway ; Brockville : Ontario – Ontario Dirt Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – South Buxton International Raceway ; Merlin : Ontario – ASCS / Sprints on Dirt
Sat: Aug. 20th – Pittsburghs PA Motor Speedway ; Imperial : PA – Unified Force Race Championship Tour
Sat: Aug. 20th – Pittsburghs PA Motor Speedway ; Imperial : PA – ULMS – Late Model Series
Sat: Aug. 20th – Port Royal Speedway ; Port Royal : PA – ARDC Midgets
Sat: Aug. 20th – Williams Grove Speedway ; Mechanicsburg : PA – Super Sportsmen
Sat: Aug. 20th – Dillon Motor Speedway ; Dillon : SC – Limited Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Florence Motor Speedway ; Timmonsville : SC – Limited Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Greenville-Pickens Speedway ; Greenville : SC – Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Cleveland Speedway ; Cleveland : TN – Southern All Stars
Sat: Aug. 20th – Newport Speedway ; Newport : TN – Super Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Newport Speedway ; Newport : TN – Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Royal Purple Raceway ; Houston :TX – ASCS / Gulf South Region
Sat: Aug. 20th – Shady Oaks Speedway ; Goliad : TX – Dwarf Car Series of Texas
Sat: Aug. 20th – Rocky Mountain Raceways ; Valley City : UT – Rocky Mountain Challenge Series
Sat: Aug. 20th – Franklin County Speedway ; Callaway : VA – Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Motor Mile Speedway ; Radford : VA – Late Models 2x
Sat: Aug. 20th – Motor Mile Speedway ; Radford : VA – Limited Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Shenandoah Speedway ; Shenandoah : VA – Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – South Boston Speedway ; South Boston : VA – PASS Southern Late Model Series
Sat: Aug. 20th – Bear Ridge Speedway ; Bradford : VT – Northeast Mini-Sprints
Sat: Aug. 20th – Grays Harbor Raceway ; Elma : WA – DAA Extreme Dirt Cars
Sat: Aug. 20th – Wenatchee Valley Super Oval ; East Wenatchee : WA – Inland NW Sprint Cars
Sat: Aug. 20th – Wenatchee Valley Super Oval ; East Wenatchee : WA – Washington Econo Sprint Cars
Sat: Aug. 20th – Wenatchee Valley Super Oval ; East Wenatchee : WA – Washington Midget Racing
Sat: Aug. 20th – Thunder Mountain Speedway ; Hanover : WV – Fastrak Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Plymouth Dirt Track ; Plymouth : WI – Midwest Sprintcars
Sat: Aug. 20th – Plymouth Dirt Track ; Plymouth : WI – Wisconsin Dirt Late Models
Sat: Aug. 20th – Wilmot Raceway ; Wilmot : WI – Interstate Racing Association
Sat: Aug. 20th – Gillette Thunder Speedway ; Gillette : WY – Championship Late Models
Sun: Aug. 21st – 441 Speedway ; Dublin : GA – United Dirt Late Models
Sun: Aug. 21st – Illinois State Fairgrounds ; Springfield : IL – ARCA Late Models
Sun: Aug. 21st – Salem Speedway ; Salem : IN – International Outlaw Figure 8 Series
Sun: Aug. 21st – Winchester Speedway ; Winchester : IN – Must See Racing Xtreme Sprints
Sun: Aug. 21st – Mount Pleasant Speedway ; Mount Pleasant : MI – Michigan Dirt Cup
Sun: Aug. 21st – Nobles County Speedway ; Worthington : MN – USMTS Modifieds
Sun: Aug. 21st – Raceway Park ; Shakopee : MN – ASA Midwest Tour
Sun: Aug. 21st – Missouri State Fair Speedway ; Sedalia : MO – ASCS / Warriors Region
Sun: Aug. 21st – Missouri State Fair Speedway ; Sedalia : MO – Midwest LateModel Racing
Sun: Aug. 21st – Raceway Park ; Shakopee : MN – ASA Midwest Tour
Sun: Aug. 21st – Devils Lake Speedway ; Doyon : ND – Northern LateModels
Sun: Aug. 21st – Nodak Speedway ; Minot : ND – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars
Sun: Aug. 21st – Riverside Speedway ; Groveton : NH – PASS Modifieds
Sun: Aug. 21st – Riverside Speedway ; Groveton : NH – PASS Sportsman
Sun: Aug. 21st – Cornwall Motor Speedway ; Cornwall : Ontario – Ontario Dirt Late Models
Sun: Aug. 21st – Sunset Speedway ; Stroud : Ontario – Can-Am TQ Midgets
Sun: Aug. 21st – Sunset Speedway ; Stroud : Ontario – Canadian Vintage Modifieds
Sun: Aug. 21st – Angell Park Speedway ; Sun Prairie : WI – Badger Midget Auto Racing Association
Sun: Aug. 21st – Angell Park Speedway ; Sun Prairie : WI – USAC National Midgets
Wed: Aug. 24th – Berlin Raceway ; Marne : MI – CRA Super Series
Wed: Aug. 24th – M-40 Speedway ; Jones : MI – Big Gun Shootout Outlaw Late Models
Wed: Aug. 24th – Manistee County Fairgrounds ; Onekema : MI – Unique Bump and Run
Wed: Aug. 24th – Kawartha Speedway ; Kawartha : Ontario – NASCAR Canada
Wed: Aug. 24th – Bristol Motor Speedway ; Bristol : TN – NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Wed: Aug. 24th – Bristol Motor Speedway ; Bristol : TN – NASCAR Southern Modified Tour
Wed: Aug. 24th – Manitowoc Expo Raceway ; Manitowoc : WI – Midwest Sprintcars
Wed: Aug. 24th – Manitowoc Expo Raceway ; Manitowoc : WI – Wisconsin Dirt Late Models
Thu: Aug. 25th – Thompson International Speedway ; Thompson : CT – Modified Racing Series of New England
Thu: Aug. 25th – Hamilton County Speedway ; Webster City : IA – USMTS Modifieds
Thu: Aug. 25th – Highland Speedway ; Highland : IL – MARS DIRTcar Series
Thu: Aug. 25th – Lebanon Valley Speedway ; West Lebanon : NY – Super DIRTcar Big Block Series
Thu: Aug. 25th – Volunteer Speedway ; Bulls Gap : TN – Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models

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