Lee Pulliam Leads Whelen All-American National Standings; Ryan Preece, Keith Rocco In Top Five

Whelen All American Series LogoLee Pulliam is back where he’s become so accustomed to being. At the top of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Standings.

The 2012 and 2013 Whelen All-American Series national champion was back at the top this week with NASCAR’s revealing of the standings for the first time in 2015.

The Semora, N.C. driver The Semora driver has six victories and 12 top fives in 13 starts this year at South Boston (Va.) Speedway, Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va. and Caraway Speedway in Sophia, N.C.

“We’re going to try to race week by week and find the best car counts we can,” Pulliam said in a release from NASCAR. “We want to try to win the key races.”

Pulliam has 378 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. Whelen All-American Series points season will run through Sunday, Sept. 20.

David Roberts is second in the standings with 318 points. He has two victories in 17 starts between Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Greenville, S.C, Anderson (S.C.) Speedway and Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway.

With eight victories in 14 starts beteenw Kingsport (Tenn.) Speedway and Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn, Va., Kres VanDyke is third in the standings with 306 points.

Ryan Preece of Berlin is fourth in the national standings with 263 points. Preece competes full-time in the SK Modified divisions at Stafford Motor Speedway and Thompson Speedway and part-time in the Tour Type Modified division at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway. Preece has one win, six top-five’s and 10 top-10’s in ten starts.

Keith Rocco of Wallingford is fifth in the standings with 263. Rocco, the 2010 Whelen All-American Series national champion, competes full-time in the SK Modified divisions at Stafford Motor Speedway, New London-Waterford Speedbowl and Thompson Speedway. He has two wins, seven top-five’s and eight top-10’s in eight starts this year.

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