Anthony Anders Remains Atop National Short Track Standings; Keith Rocco, Ryan Preece In Top Five

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The scenery remained the same at the top of the NASCAR Whelen All-America Series national standings this week.

The same as last week, Anthony Anders holds a 10-point lead over two-time defending Whelen All-American Series national champion. Lee Pulliam in the chase for this year’s title.

Anders has 27 wins, 40 top-five’s and 44 top-10’s in 46 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 718 points.

Pulliam has 22 victories, 37 top-five’s and 38 top-10’s in 42 starts this year between Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, N.C., South Boston and Motor Mile. Pulliam has 708 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.

Local driver Keith Rocco of Wallingford remained third in in the national standings. 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 has 13 victories, 31 top-fives and 34 top-10’s in 40 starts this year for 690 points.

Ryan Preece of Berlin is fifith. Preece has 639 points on the strength of 12 victories, 33 top-five’s and 37 top-10’s in 40 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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