Anthony Anders On Top Of Whelen All-American Series National Standings; Keith Rocco 10th

Whelen All American Series LogoThe reign of Anthony Anders on top of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national standings continues this week.

The Easley, S.C. Late Model driver holds a massive lead over the country, with 644 points.

The 43-year old Anders has 13 wins, 20 top-five’s and 21 top-10’s in 22 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.

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.

Peyton Sellers of Danville, Va. jumped from second to fifth in the standings this week with 447 points. Sellers has five wins, 12 top-five’s and 13 top-10’s in 13 starts this year between Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C., South Boston (Va.) Speedway and Motor Mile in Radford, Va.

Two-time defending national champion Lee Pulliam of Semora, N.C. remained third in standings with 443 points. Pulliam has nine victories and 11 top five’s in 14 starts this year between Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, N.C., South Boston and Motor Mile.

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, fell from eighth to 10th this week, despite winning Saturday the Waterford Speedbowl.

Rocco, who competes full-time in the SK Modified divisions at the Waterford Speedbowl, Stafford Motor Speedway and Thompson Speedway, has four victories, nine top-five’s and 10 top-10’s over nine starts this year for 342 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, fell from 13th to 14th nationally this week despite winning Saturday at Riverhead. Preece has 297 points behind three victories, eight top-five’s and 10-top’s in 10 starts this year.

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