NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Keepin’ it Short – Crowning a World Champion in Minnesota

For the second year in a row the United States Modified Touring Series will be sanctioning the World Modified Dirt Track Championship at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota. A field of the best dirt modified race car drivers from across the country and around the world will converge on southern Minnesota to take their shot at taking home the $25,000 winner’s check.

Starting on Wednesday night, drivers will have a chance to qualify for the main event that will he held on Saturday. For drivers who are not able to qualify on the first two nights they have the option to use a “Mulligan” and try to make the main event during a second round of qualifying on Friday night. If a driver cannot make it into the A-main on one of the first three nights of qualifying, there will still be an “Alphabet Soup” on Saturday before the A-main. As with most other major dirt events, drivers can progress through the lettered races leading up to the A-main and race their way into a good payday. The winner will take home the big money but all drivers who start the A will take home at least $1,500.

Each of the first three nights of the racing is comprised of group time trials with a green-white-checkered format. The racers will then compete in heat races and main events. They will earn points based on qualifying and heat race performances. The top six point winning drivers each night will be locked into the A-main on Saturday. The racer who tallies the most points over the first three nights will start on the pole.

After Saturdays alphabet of races there will be 12 more racers added to the field of the big race. A 31st starting spot will go to a driver chosen by the winner of an auction before the feature on Saturday night. Nearly $100,000 will be paid out for Saturday’s World Modified Dirt Track Championship and $160,000 will be handed out over the full four days. $25 will get adults in the gates Wednesday through Friday while it will be $35 for Saturday. Kids under 12 years-old will get in for $10. Adults can also purchase a four-day pass for $100.

On Wednesday the WISSOTA Super Stocks were part of the racing docket while Thursday the USRA Stock Cars shared the track with the Modifieds. The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds are racing as support classes on both Friday and Saturday.

If you’re anywhere near the upper Midwest on Friday or Saturday night, it would serve you well to visit Spring Valley, Minnesota to watch the World Modified Dirt Track Championship.

*Whelen All-American National Points Race*

Lee Pulliam put a little distance between himself and the rest of the field this past weekend with two more maximum point wins at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Virginia. The wins pushed Pulliam’s lead to 50 markerss over 2010 National Champion Keith Rocco. The top 10 drivers in the National Points have all now raced over 18 races so the point gains over the remainder of the season are going to be more gradual, which is why Pulliam’s lead is now looking very formidable. Pulliam can still score 20 more bonus points by winning four more races, which leaves 60 points that he can still pick up to reach the maximum points possible. While nothing is certain until all of the point races are done, a 50 point margin over second place is going to be a tough row to hoe for anyone behind Pulliam to overcome.

Position Name Races Wins Top 5s Top 10s Total Points

1. Lee Pulliam 21 14 18 19 730
2. Keith Rocco 30 10 19 23 680
3. C E Falk III 23 13 19 21 677
4. Ted Christopher 31 5 24 27 649
5. Nate Monteith 22 7 15 18 647
6. Ryan Preece 29 8 20 25 629
7. Deac McCaskill 19 11 17 19 617
8. Anthony Anders 36 2 23 33 578
9. Tim Brown 19 6 10 13 576
10. Jase Kaser 20 6 13 16 572

A driver’s best 18 results through Sept. 16 are counted toward their states and national point totals, and the champions are decided on overall point total. Once a driver reaches 18 starts, their total would increase incrementally as they replace some poorer runs with better results.

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 cars. Second place receives two fewer points and so on through the field. Race winners receive an additional five points. For example, if 20 cars are in the field, the winner receives 45 points, second place 38 and third 36. If there are 15 cars, the winner receives 35 points, second 28 and third, 26.

*ASA National Points Race*

East Region

Position Name Average

1. Lance Gatlin 3.5027
2. Dennis Queen 3.0885
3. Taylor Coffman 2.8858
4. Wayne Webb 2.8291
5. Taylor Nesbitt 2.7625

West Region

Position Name Average

1. Shelby Stroebel 3.6429
2. Mike Slone 3.1972
3. Matt Wallace 3.1051
4. Rus Ward 2.8666
5. Jim Vanzandt 2.6948

Throughout the season, drivers competing in the premiere divisions at eligible ASA Member Tracks are in the running for the 2012 ASA Member Track National Championship. In order to have a chance for the national title, a driver must first win their 2012 track championship.

Speednetdirect.com, for the fifth year in a row, will tabulate the National Championship standings. Using a proprietary formula that creates an average based on wins, finishing positions, number of cars passed, car counts and events. The driver who wins their track championship and has the highest average over the other ASA Member Track champions will win the 2012 ASA Member Track National Championship. Full standings are available at www.speednetdirect.com. Click on the ASA Member Track logo at the top of the page.

*Weekend’s Race Schedule*

Fri : July 27th – Silver Dollar Speedway ; Chico : CA – Lucas Oil ASCS Sprints
Fri : July 27th – Stafford Speedway ; Stafford Springs : CT – Late Models
Fri : July 27th – Stafford Speedway ; Stafford Springs : CT – Limited Late Models
Fri : July 27th – Stafford Speedway ; Stafford Springs : CT – SK Lights
Fri : July 27th – Stafford Speedway ; Stafford Springs : CT – SK Modifieds
Fri : July 27th – Five Flags Speedway ; Pensacola : FL – Pro Late Models
Fri : July 27th – Meridian Speedway ; Meridian : ID – Rocky Mountain Challenge Series Late Models
Fri : July 27th – Fayette County Speedway ; Brownstown : IL – Cornbelt Clash Late Models
Fri : July 27th – Lucas Oil Raceway Park ; Indianapolis : IN – ARCA Racing Series
Fri : July 27th – Lucas Oil Raceway Park ; Indianapolis : IN – CRA Super Late Models
Fri : July 27th – Lucas Oil Raceway Park ; Indianapolis : IN – USAC MOPAR National Midgets
Fri : July 27th – Lucas Oil Raceway Park ; Indianapolis : IN – USAC Silver Crown
Fri : July 27th – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – Hornets
Fri : July 27th – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – Legends
Fri : July 27th – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – Roadsters
Fri : July 27th – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – Mel Kenyon Midgets
*Fri : July 27th – Deer Creek Speedway ; Spring Valley : MN – USMTS World Modified Dirt Track Championship Qualifying*
Fri : July 27th – Malden Speedway ; Malden : MO – Late Models
Fri : July 27th – Malden Speedway ; Malden : MO – Modifieds
Fri : July 27th – Malden Speedway ; Malden : MO – Street Stocks
Fri : July 27th – Valley Speedway ; Grain Valley : MO – United Late Model Association Late Models
Fri : July 27th – Carolina Speedway ; Gastonia : NC – Open Wheel Modifieds
Fri : July 27th – Carolina Speedway ; Gastonia : NC – Street Stocks
Fri : July 27th – Tri-County Racetrack ; Brasstown : NC – USCS 600 Sprint Cars
Fri : July 27th – Jackson County Speedway ; Jackson : OH – Late Models
Fri : July 27th – Jackson County Speedway ; Jackson : OH – Modifieds
Fri : July 27th – Jackson County Speedway ; Jackson : OH – Street Stocks
Fri : July 27th – Big Diamond Speedway ; Minersville : PA – 358 Modifieds
Fri : July 27th – Big Diamond Speedway ; Minersville : PA – Sportsman
Fri : July 27th – Autodrome Granby ; Granby : Quebec – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars
Fri : July 27th – Black Hills Speedway ; Rapid City : SD – Sprint Cars
Fri : July 27th – Black Hills Speedway ; Rapid City : SD – Street Stocks
Fri : July 27th – Black Hills Speedway ; Rapid City : SD – Super Stocks
Fri : July 27th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – IMCA Modifieds
Fri : July 27th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – IMCA Sport Modifieds
Fri : July 27th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – IMCA Stock
Fri : July 27th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – Street Stock
Fri : July 27th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – Winged Modifieds
Fri : July 27th – Manitowoc County Fairgrounds ; Manitowoc : WI – Wisconsin Dirt Late Models
Fri : July 27th – Manitowoc County Fairgrounds ; Manitowoc : WI – Sprint Cars
Fri : July 27th – Manitowoc County Fairgrounds ; Manitowoc : WI – Street Stock
Fri : July 27th – Oshkosh Speedzone Winnebago County Fairgrounds ; Oshkosh : WI – IMCA Modifieds
Fri : July 27th – Oshkosh Speedzone Winnebago County Fairgrounds ; Oshkosh : WI – IMCA Sport Modifieds
Fri : July 27th – Oshkosh Speedzone Winnebago County Fairgrounds ; Oshkosh : WI – Street Stocks
Sat : July 28th – Talladega Short Track ; Eastaboga : AL – Southern All Star Dirt Super Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Huntsville Speedway ; Huntsville : AL – Sportsman
Sat : July 28th – Sayre Speedway ; Sayre : AL – Southern Superstars Super Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Riverside International Speedway ; West Memphis : AR – 305 Winged Sprints
Sat : July 28th – Riverside International Speedway ; West Memphis : AR – 600 Mini Sprints
Sat : July 28th – Riverside International Speedway ; West Memphis : AR – Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Riverside International Speedway ; West Memphis : AR – Modifieds
Sat : July 28th – Madera Speedway ; Madera : CA – Lucas Oil Modified Tour
Sat : July 28th – Madera Speedway ; Madera : CA – Race #4 Coors Light Open Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Madera Speedway ; Madera : CA – Sport Mods
Sat : July 28th – Madera Speedway ; Madera : CA – Hobby Stocks
Sat : July 28th – Perris Auto Speedway ; Perris : CA – USAC/CRA Sprint Cars
Sat : July 28th – Giant Chevrolet Kings Speedway ; Hanford : CA – Lucas Oil ASCS Sprints
Sat : July 28th – Colorado National Speedway ; Dacono : CO – NASCAR K&N Pro East Series
Sat : July 28th – New Smyrna Speedway ; New Smyrna Beach : FL – Super Late Models
Sat : July 28th – New Smyrna Speedway ; New Smyrna Beach : FL – Modifieds
Sat : July 28th – New Smyrna Speedway ; New Smyrna Beach : FL – Sportsman
Sat : July 28th – New Senoia Raceway ; Senoia : GA – Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Sugar Creek Raceway ; Blue Ridge : GA – USCS 600 Sprint Cars
Sat : July 28th – Watermelon Capital Speedway ; Cordele : GA – Super Streets
Sat : July 28th – Meridian Speedway ; Meridian : ID – Rocky Mountain Challenge Series Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Peoria Speedway ; Peoria : IL – Limited Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Peoria Speedway ; Peoria : IL – Modifieds
Sat : July 28th – Peoria Speedway ; Peoria : IL – Street Stocks
Sat : July 28th – South Bend Speedway ; South Bend : IN – Late Models
Sat : July 28th – South Bend Speedway ; South Bend : IN – Sportsman
Sat : July 28th – South Bend Speedway ; South Bend : IN – Street Stocks
Sat : July 28th – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – 10th Annual Phyllis Tunny Memorial Late Model Figure 8
Sat : July 28th – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – Hornets Figure 8
Sat : July 28th – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – American Super Cups
Sat : July 28th – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – Stocks
Sat : July 28th – Independence Motor Speedway ; Independence : IA – IMCA Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Independence Motor Speedway ; Independence : IA – IMCA Modifieds
Sat : July 28th – Independence Motor Speedway ; Independence : IA – IMCA Stock Cars
Sat : July 28th – Independence Motor Speedway ; Independence : IA – IMCA Sport Mods
Sat : July 28th – Corbin Speedway ; Corbin : KY – Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Corbin Speedway ; Corbin : KY – Sportsman
Sat : July 28th – Corbin Speedway ; Corbin : KY – Pure Streets
Sat : July 28th – Corbin Speedway ; Corbin : KY – Mini Stocks
Sat : July 28th – Corbin Speedway ; Corbin : KY – Outlaw Mini-Cups
Sat : July 28th – Corbin Speedway ; Corbin : KY – Junior Mini-Cups
Sat : July 28th – Beech Ridge Motor Speedway ; Scarborough : ME – ACT Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Oxford Plains Speedway ; Oxford Plains : ME – 4 & 8 Cylinder Obstacle Course
Sat : July 28th – Hagerstown Speedway ; Hagerstown : MD – 31st Annual Conococheague 50 Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Hagerstown Speedway ; Hagerstown : MD – Pure Stocks
Sat : July 28th – Berlin Raceway ; Marne : MI – Super Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Berlin Raceway ; Marne : MI – Outlaw Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Flat Rock Speedway ; Flat Rock : MI – ARCA Gold Cup
Sat : July 28th – Kalamazoo Speedway ; Kalamazoo : MI – Outlaw Super Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Kalamazoo Speedway ; Kalamazoo : MI – Super Stocks
Sat : July 28th – Kalamazoo Speedway ; Kalamazoo : MI – Pro Stocks
*Sat : July 28th – Deer Creek Speedway ; Spring Valley : MN – USMTS World Modified Dirt Track Championship*
Sat : July 28th – North Central Speedway ; Brainerd : MN – Wissota Modifieds
Sat : July 28th – North Central Speedway ; Brainerd : MN – Wissota Midwest Modifieds
Sat : July 28th – North Central Speedway ; Brainerd : MN – Wissota Street Stocks
Sat : July 28th – North Central Speedway ; Brainerd : MN – Wissota Super Stocks
Sat : July 28th – Columbus Speedway ; Columbus : MS – Super Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Columbus Speedway ; Columbus : MS – NeSmith Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Columbus Speedway ; Columbus : MS – Street Stocks
Sat : July 28th – I-44 Speedway ; Lebanon : MO – ASA Late Models
Sat : July 28th – I-44 Speedway ; Lebanon : MO – Modifieds
Sat : July 28th – I-44 Speedway ; Lebanon : MO – Sportsman
Sat : July 28th – I-44 Speedway ; Lebanon : MO – Road Warrior Brawl Road Warriors
Sat : July 28th – I-44 Speedway ; Lebanon : MO – Chargers
Sat : July 28th – Dunn Tire Raceway Park ; Lancaster : NY – Sportsman
Sat : July 28th – Dunn Tire Raceway Park ; Lancaster : NY – Street Stocks
Sat : July 28th – Riverhead Raceway ; Riverhead : NY – NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Sat : July 28th – Caraway Speedway ; Asheboro : NC – UARA Stars Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Caraway Speedway ; Asheboro : NC – Late Model Trucks x2
Sat : July 28th – Caraway Speedway ; Asheboro : NC – Street Stocks
Sat : July 28th – Orange County Speedway ; Rougemont : NC – PASS South
Sat : July 28th – Tri-County Speedway ; Hudson : NC – CARS Pro Cup Series
Sat : July 28th – Red River Valley Speedway ; West Fargo : ND – All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars
Sat : July 28th – Red River Valley Speedway ; West Fargo : ND – Super Stocks
Sat : July 29th – Columbus Motor Speedway ; Columbus : OH – John Nuckles Memorial Outlaw Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Emo Speedway ; Emo : Ontario – Wissota Midwest Modifieds
Sat : July 28th – Emo Speedway ; Emo : Ontario – Wissota Modifieds
Sat : July 28th – Emo Speedway ; Emo : Ontario – Street Stocks
Sat : July 28th – Big Diamond Speedway ; Minersville : PA – ARDC Midgets
Sat : July 28th – Big Diamond Speedway ; Minersville : PA – Xcel 600 CCs
Sat : July 28th – Lincoln Speedway ; Abbottstown : PA – 410 Sprints
Sat : July 28th – Lincoln Speedway ; Abbottstown : PA – 358 Sprints
Sat : July 28th – Lincoln Speedway ; Abbottstown : PA – Thundercars
Sat : July 28th – Mahoning Valley Speedway ; Lehighton : PA – 4c Super Modifieds
Sat : July 28th – Mountain Speedway ; St. John’s : PA – Modifieds
Sat : July 28th – Mountain Speedway ; St. John’s : PA – Street Stocks
Sat : July 28th – Autodrome Drummond ; Drummondville : Quebec – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars
Sat : July 28th – Circuit Riverside Speedway ; Saint Croix : Quebec – ACT Castrol Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Langley Speedway ; Hampton : VA – Hampton Heat 200 Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Motor Mile Speedway ; Radford : VA – Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Motor Mile Speedway ; Radford : VA – Limited Sportsman
Sat : July 28th – Motor Mile Speedway ; Radford : VA – Street Stock x2
Sat : July 28th – Shenandoah Speedway ; Shenandoah : VA – Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Shenandoah Speedway ; Shenandoah : VA – Sportsman
Sat : July 28th – Cedar Lake Speedway ; New Richmond : WI – Late Models
Sat : July 28th – Cedar Lake Speedway ; New Richmond : WI – Modifieds
Sat : July 28th – Cedar Lake Speedway ; New Richmond : WI – Midwest Modifieds
Sat : July 28th – Cedar Lake Speedway ; New Richmond : WI – UMSS 360 Sprint Cars
Sat : July 28th – Cedar Lake Speedway ; New Richmond : WI – UMSS Traditional Sprint Cars
Sat : July 28th – Lafayette County Speedway ; Darlington : WI – Cornbelt Clash Late Models
Sat : July 28th – State Park Speedway ; Wasau : WI – Larry Detjens Memorial Super Late Models
Sat : July 28th – TNT Speedway ; Three Lakes : WI – Wissota Midwest Modifieds
Sat : July 28th – TNT Speedway ; Three Lakes : WI – Wissota Street Stocks
Sun : July 29th – Santa Maria Speedway ; Santa Maria : CA – Lucas Oil ASCS Sprints
Sun : July 29th – Cornwall Motor Speedway ; Cornwall : Ontario – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars
Sun : July 29th – Magnolia Motor Speedway ; Columbus : MS – Super Late Models
Sun : July 29th – Magnolia Motor Speedway ; Columbus : MS – NeSmith Late Models
Sun : July 29th – Magnolia Motor Speedway ; Columbus : MS – Street Stocks
Sun : July 29th – U.S. 36 Raceway ; Cameron : MO – POWRi Midgets
Sun : July 29th – U.S. 36 Raceway ; Cameron : MO – WAR Non-Wing Sprint Cars
Sun : July 29th – U.S. 36 Raceway ; Cameron : MO – Sport Mods
Sun : July 29th – Shangri La II Speedway ; Tioga Center : NY – Race of Champions Modifieds
Tue : July 31st – Cedar County Raceway ; Tipton : IA – Deery Brothers Summer Series IMCA Late Models
Tue : July 31st – Concord Speedway ; Concord : NC – USAC Eastern Focus Midgets
Tue : July 31st – Ohsweken Speedway ; Ohsweken : Ontario – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars
Wed : Aug 1st – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – 32nd Annual Sponsor Appreciation Night Hornets
Wed : Aug 1st – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – 32nd Annual Sponsor Appreciation Night Late Models
Wed : Aug 1st – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – 32nd Annual Sponsor Appreciation Night Stocks
Wed : Aug 1st – Buene Vista Raceway ; Alta : IA – USMTS National Championship Series
Wed : Aug 1st – Oxford Plains Speedway ; Oxford Plains : ME – Outlaws
Wed : Aug 1st – Oxford Plains Speedway ; Oxford Plains : ME – Rebels
Wed : Aug 1st – Oxford Plains Speedway ; Oxford Plains : ME – Renegades
Wed : Aug 1st – Millbridge Speedway ; Salisbury : NC – Mini Outlaws
Wed : Aug 1st – Manitowoc County Fairgrounds ; Manitowoc : WI – Wisconsin Dirt Late Models
Wed : Aug 1st – Manitowoc County Fairgrounds ; Manitowoc : WI – Sprint Cars
Wed : Aug 1st – Manitowoc County Fairgrounds ; Manitowoc : WI – Sport Modifieds
Wed : Aug 1st – Manitowoc County Fairgrounds ; Manitowoc : WI – Street Stock
Wed : Aug 1st – Shawano Speedway ; Shawano : WI – World of Outlaws Late Models
Thu : Aug 2nd – Knoxville Raceway ; Knoxville : IA – 22nd Annual ASCS Knoxville Nationals Lucas Oil ASCS Sprints
Thu : Aug 2nd – Mineral City Speedway ; Fort Dodge : IA – USMTS National Championship Series
Thu : Aug 2nd – Cedar Lake Speedway ; New Richmond : WI – Cornbelt Clash Late Models
Thu : Aug 2nd – Cedar Lake Speedway ; New Richmond : WI – Midwest Modifieds

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