Anthony Anders Tops Short Track National Standings; Keith Rocco, Ryan Preece Remain Near Top

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Local racers Keith Rocco of Wallingford and Ryan Preece of Berlin remained are in the top five this week in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national standings.

Anthony Anders continues to lead the national standings.

Anders has 23 wins, 34 top-five’s and 37 top-10’s in 39 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 710 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.

Anders holds a 19-point lead over two-time defending national champion Lee Pulliam of Semora, N.C. Pulliam has 15 victories, 27 top-five’s and 28 top-10’s in 32 starts this year between Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, N.C., South Boston and Motor Mile. Has has 691 points.

Rocco, the 2010 national champion, competes full-time in the Whelen All-American Division I SK Modified ranks at the Waterford Speedbowl, Stafford Motor Speedway and Thompson Speedway. He is third in the country with 11 victories, 24 top-fives and 27 top-10’s in 31 starts this year for 673 points. In 16 starts at Waterford he has nine wins, six seconds and a third. His other two victories this year came at Thompson.

Preece moved from sixth to fifth in the country this week with has 616 points on the strength of 10 victories, 23 top-five’s and 27 top-10’s in 30 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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  1. Alan Kassirer says

    Hi Sean, I read your last article about how these points are such a joke. Why don’t you stop reporting on them instead of giving NA$CAR another platform? Alan

  2. Alan,

    I totally understand your sentiment. But as much as the system is being manipulated, it’s still the system and it still needs to be reported on.

  3. kevin trageser says

    Must be some pretty great competition down south ,23 wins in 39 starts.Anders should try going to a place where they race.they sounds like southern short tracks are a joke.only a few cars are able to win.

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