Anders Remains Atop Whelen All-American Series National Standings; Keith Rocco Cracks Top-10

Whelen All American Series LogoDespite not competing last week, Easley, S.C. Late Model driver Anthony Anders remains atop the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national standings for the second consecutive week.

Anders has six wins at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway and also two wins at Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway in his Late Model this season. Overall he has eight wins, 14 top-five’s and 15 top-10’s in 16 events this year between Greenville Pickens, Anderson and Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

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 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.

The 43-year old Anders has 518 points.

Dillon Bassett, a 16-year old from Winston-Salem, N.C. in his first full-time year competing in NASCAR sanctioned events, is a distant second in points with 402 points.

Bassett has four victories and 13 top-five’s in 13 starts at Greenville Pickens, Hickory, Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C. and East Carolina Motor Speedway in Robersonville, N.C.

Two-time defending national champion Lee Pulliam of Semora, N.C. moved from fourth to third this week with 388 points. Pulliam has eight victories and 10-top five’s in 12 starts this year between South Boston (Va.) Speedway, Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, N.C. and Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va.

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 years, jumped from 13th to eighth nationally on the strength of his second place finish in the SK Modified division feature at the Waterford Speedbowl Saturday.

The Wallingford driver who competes full-time in the SK Modified divisions at Waterford, Stafford Motor Speedway and Thompson Speedway, has three victories, seven top-five’s and eight top-10’s over eight starts this year for 269 points.

Ryan 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, moved from 18th to 14th nationally with 234 points for two victories six top-five’s and eight top-10’s in eight starts this year.

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