Lee Pulliam Remains Atop NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Standings

For the third consecutive week, Lee Pulliam of Semora, N.C. leads the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national standings.

Pulliam competes regularly at South Boston (Va.) Speedway, Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C., Kingsport (Tenn.) Speedway, and Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va.

Pulliam has 15 victories in 23 starts this year, and 20 top-10’s, good for 741 points.

“We have been extremely fortunate with our success out of the box to start the season,” Pulliam said. “We know we still have a long way to go, but it has been good so far this season.”

Keith Rocco of Wallingford, the 2010 Whelen All-American Series national champion, remained in second place this week, but his chances of chasing Pulliam took a big hit. Rocco will sustained a dislocated wrist and fractured arm Sunday in a practice crash at Thompson International Speedway and will have surgery Friday. Rocco is expected to miss at least two weeks of competition following the surgery.

Rocco, who competes full-time in the SK Modified divisions at Thomspon, Stafford Motor Speedway and the Waterford Speedbowl, had 11 victories, 21 top-fives and 25 top-10’s in 32 starts this year, good for 699 points.

Virginia driver C.E. Falk III is third nationally with 687 points.

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.

Ted Christopher of Plainville fell from fourth to fifth in the national standings this week. Christopher has six victories, 26 top-five’s and 29 top-10’s in 34 starts this year, good for 668 points. He competes in an SK Modified full-time at Thompson and Stafford and in a Tour Type Modified at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway.

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 sixth in the standings nationally with 650 points based on his nine wins, 22 top-five’s and 27 top-10’s in 32 starts this year.

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