Ted Christopher Tops Whelen All-American Series National Standings; Rocco And Preece In Top-Five

Three top-five finishes last week helped Ted Christopher jump to the top of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national standings for the first time in 2012.

Christopher, the 2001 Whelen All-American Series national champion, had a third place run in the SK Modified division last Thursday at Thompson International Speedway, a fifth place run in his SK Modified at Stafford Motor Speedway and a second place in the Modified feature Saturday at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway.

Through 23 starts between Stafford, Thompson and Riverhead (N.Y.), Christopher, of Plainville, has amassed 604 points with four victories, 18 top-fives and 19 top-10’s.

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

Under the point structure for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, a 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.

Nate Monteith, who competes in a Late Model at Kingsport (Tenn.) Speedway and Greenville-Pickens Speedway (Greenville, S.C.), was second in the standings with 586 points. Monteith has six wins, 14 top-fives and 16 top-10’s in 19 starts this year.

Keith Rocco of Wallingford, the 2010 national champions, is third in the standings with 571 points. Rocco competes in the SK Modified divisions at Stafford, Thompson and the Waterford Speedbowl. He has seven victories, 12 top-five’s and 16 top-10’s in 22 starts.

Anthony Anders, who has competed this year at Kingsport, Greenville-Pickens, Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway and Hickory (N.C), fell to fourth in the standings with 565 points. Anders had topped the national standings every week this season until dropping to fourth.

Ryan Preece of Berlin, who has competed this year in the SK Modified divisions at Stafford and Thompson and in a Tour Type Modified at Riverhead, is fifth in the standings nationally with 539 points based on his five wins, 13 top-five’s and 17 top-10’s in 22 starts this year.

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