Keith Rocco And Ryan Preece Remain In Striking Distance In Whelen All-American Series National Standings

Whelen All American Series LogoLocal drivers Keith Rocco of Wallingford and Ryan Preece of Berlin remained in striking distance of the top this week in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national standings.

Rocco, the 2010 national champion, was in third place for the second consecutive week. Preece moved from seventh to sixth in the standings.

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

The 43-year old Anders has 17 wins, 28 top-five’s and 30 top-10’s in 32 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 684 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 closer to the top of the standings with 681 points. Pulliam has 13 victories and 22 top five’s in 26 starts this year between Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, N.C., South Boston and Motor Mile.

Rocco, who competes full-time in the Whelen All-American Division I SK Modified ranks at the Waterford Speedbowl, Stafford Motor Speedway and Thompson Speedway, has eight victories, 18 top-fives and 21 top-10’s in 21 starts this year for 646 points. In 13 starts at Waterford he has seven wins, five seconds and a third. His other victory came at Thompson.

Preece has 567 points on the strength of seven victories, 16 top-five’s and 20 top-10’s in 21 starts. Preece competes full-time in the SK Modified divisions at Stafford and Thompson and part-time in the Tour Type Modified division at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway and the SK Modified division at Waterford.

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