Ryan Preece Leaps To Top Three Of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Standings

Whelen All American Series LogoA perfect record in the SK Modified Division at Stafford Motor Speedway has helped Ryan Preece climb into the top three nationally in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national standings.

Preece went from 14th to eighth nationally last week and from eighth to third in the country this week after winning his third SK Modified feature in three starts last week at Stafford Motor Speedway.

Anthony Anders continued to lead the standings once again this week.

The 43-year old Anders has 15 wins, 22 top-five’s and 23 top-10’s in 24 starts this year between Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway, Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway, Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway and Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway. He has 668 points.

Under the point structure for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I standings, a race winner receives two points for every car in the event up to 18 cars. Second place receives two fewer points and so on through the field. Three bonus points will be awarded to a race winner with a single-digit starting position and five bonus points will be awarded to a race winner with a double-digit starting position.

Two-time defending national champion Lee Pulliam of Semora, N.C. moved from third to second this week with 585 points. Pulliam has 11 victories and 15 top five’s in 18 starts this year between Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, N.C., South Boston and Motor Mile.

Preece of Berlin, who competes full-time in the SK Modified divisions at Stafford and Thompson, part-time at Waterford and part-time in the Tour Type Modified division at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway, has 518 points behind six victories, 14 top-five’s and 17-top’s in 17 starts this year.

Wallingford’s Keith Rocco, the 2010 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series champion who has finished in the top-four of the national standings for the last seven consecutive years, jumped from seventh to fifth this week after a win Saturday at the Waterford Speedbow.

Rocco, who competes full-time in the SK Modified divisions at Waterford, Stafford and Thompson, has five victories, 14 top-five’s and 14 top-10’s over 15 starts this year for 509 points.

Peyton Sellers of Danville. Va., who competes at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C., South Boston and Motor Mile, sits between Preece and Rocco in fourth with 513 points.

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