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National Title Now A Two Driver Race

By Official Release

Nearly seven months of racing and almost 900 feature events across North American, and the spot at the head table for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards Banquet is down to two driver’s weekend plans.

Brian Harris of Davenport, Iowa, and Philip Morris of Ruckersville, Va., are tied atop the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series standings with 946 points apiece.

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Harris Wins 19th, Ties Morris For Lead

By Official Release

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Brian Harris notched his 19th win of the season Sunday night and moved back into a tie for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national points lead.

Harris won the 35-lap Late Model season finale at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway, edging Andy Eckrich for the victory.

The win allowed Harris to improve his points total to 946, and move into a tie with Philip Morris of Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va.

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Twice As Nice: Harraka Sweeps To Title

By Official Release

Wins Final Twin Features To Claim All American Late Model Crown

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Paulie Harraka finished the season at All American Speeday with an historic flourish. The 18-year-old drove the No. 16 Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Toyota to wins in both ends of the twin 50-lap features Saturday night and rallied to capture the track’s Late Model division championship.

The wins gave Harraka 11 for the year and resulted in the first track title for a driver in NASCAR’s Drive For Diversity program.

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Morris Wins Twice, Takes Points Lead

By Official Release

Brian Harris closed out the season at West Liberty (Iowa) Raceway Saturday night with his 18th win of the season but Philip Morris earned a pair of wins at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va. to surge into the lead in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national title chase.

Morris won both ends of the twin 75-lap features at Motor Mile to unofficially moved to 946 points. He took a nine-point lead over Harris.

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Carlson Returns To Championship Form

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

Steve Carlson looks back on 2007 with a special fondness. After a racing career that took him all over the country, competing against a who’s who of drivers, and collecting a multitude of wins and championships along the way, the Wisconsin driver captured the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship.

“Last year was really special,” Carlson said.

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Harris Rallies For 17th Victory

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

IOWA DRIVER INCREASES HIS NATIONAL POINTS LEAD 

DUBUQUE, Iowa - Brian Harris' long ride home Saturday night was made even more frustrating when he found out his closest competitor in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series points standings - Philip Morris of Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va. - had won his race to close the points gap to just one.

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Morris Returns To Victory Lane

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

Harris Maintains Overall NWAAS Lead

RADFORD, Va. - Philip Morris celebrated his return to the familiar asphalt of Motor Mile Speedway Saturday night with his 10th win of the season at the Radford, Va. .416-mile oval.

Morris won the pole and led every lap of the Valley Settlement/Old Virginia Real Estate/Star Country 150.

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Harris Finishes Second, Wins Track Title

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

FARLEY, Iowa – Brian Harris took care of one objective Friday night and inched closer to his ultimate goal. Harris, who entered the weekend leading the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series points, finished second at Farley Speedway to claim his first career track championship.

“We’re excited about that,” said the 29-year-old Harris, in his eighth year running Late Models, after wrapping up the Hawkeye Truck & Trailer Late Model title following the last points race of the Farley season. “But we have our eyes on the big prize.”

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Near Perfect Weekend Vaults Harris To Top Of Whelen All-American Series

By Official Release

Brian Harris is still searching for the perfect weekend. But he came pretty close in his last outing, and it was good enough to vault the Iowa dirt track Late Model driver to the top of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series points standings.

Harris picked up wins Friday at Farley Speedway and Sunday at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway. He was second on Saturday at West Liberty Raceway.

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Adams County Promoter To Retire

By Official Release

HAMPEL STEPS DOWN AFTER MORE THAN 25 YEARS RUNNING IOWA TRACK 

Gail Hampel, president of Hampel Racing, Inc. and promoter at the Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa announced this past weel that he plans to retire from the race promotion business at the end of the 2008 racing season. 

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