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Proctor Repeats 2 Titles In Vermont

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Ron Proctor raced twice as much this year than last. The competition is closing the gap. He still stands at the top of his career in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

Proctor, 58, of Charlton, N.Y., won his second straight NASCAR track and Vermont state championships at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Vt., this year.

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Kingsport’s Monteith Repeats Titles

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Nate Monteith came tantalizingly close to a podium finish in the 2012 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national point race. He’ll soon be helping another driver try to eclipse his mark.

Monteith, 31, of Blountville, Tenn., finished fourth in national standings, two points behind third place finisher C.E. Falk III.

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Aggressive Schedule Nets Helliwell Third Title

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —Wayne Helliwell Jr. and his two race teams pursued an aggressive 2012 race schedule in New Hampshire. They competed at two NASCAR Whelen All-American Series tracks with different top divisions.

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Langley Repaving Project Underway

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — One of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series’ most historic tracks is undergoing an ambitious renovation.

Langley Speedway, a .396-mile paved oval in Hampton, Va., is undergoing a complete repaving this offseason. The worn surface and nuanced configuration have long made the speedway an equalizer among drivers. The surface will be new in 2013, but the track’s configuration will remain the same.

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Rocco Overcomes Adversity For Top Finish

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In the 31-year history of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series only two drivers -- five-time series champion Larry Phillips and four-time series champion Philip Morris -- have been more consistently successful in national ranking than Keith Rocco.

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Howard, BPG Post Big Numbers At Grandview

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Winning just one feature race in Grandview Speedway’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series 358 dirt Modified division can be a career highlight. Duane Howard won nine of them this year.

Howard, 49, of Oley, Pa., enjoyed one of his best seasons on Grandview’s crowded and challenging .333-mile, high-banked clay oval. His season totals also included 16 top fives and top 10s in all 19 starts.

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Cromartys Garner Riverhead Award

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The operators of a mainstay NASCAR Whelen All-American Series track are being recognized for their longtime success and contributions to their community.

Barbara and Jim Cromarty, owners and promoters of Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway on Long Island have been named as Riverhead Chamber of Commerce 2012 Business Persons of the Year.

“The Cromartys were selected by unanimous vote of our board,” said Mary Hughes, the chamber’s Executive Director. “Their longevity and success in our community deserves to be recognized.”

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Pulliam Crowned Whelen Weekly Champ

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Lee Pulliam completed his dream season Friday evening at the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards where he was crowned as the 2012 national champion.

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NOTEBOOK: Turning Wrenches Pays Off

By Travis Barrett, Special To NASCAR Home Tracks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Winston Brooks doesn't have time to let a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship sink in. He's already thinking about the next race on the schedule.

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NOTEBOOK: Daytona Trophy Unveiled

By Travis Barrett, Special To NASCAR Home Tracks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The UNOH Battle At The Beach is just over two months away, and on Friday morning at the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Grand Champions Awards, a piece of throwback hardware was introduced.

Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood III unveiled the inaugural Battle At The Beach trophy during the awards ceremony. The trophy is a replica of the trophy presented to Fonty Flock for winning on the beach circuit at Daytona in 1954.

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