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Schermerhorn Setting The Pace At Lacrosse

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A proven winner is in the hunt for his first NASCAR Sportsman division track championship at one of the nation’s most competitive short tracks.

Rick Schermerhorn, 36, a heavy equipment operator from Coon Valley, Wi. leads the North Country Contractors Grand National Sportsman division point standings at LaCrosse (Wisc.) Fairgrounds Speedway. The division competes on the dual-track facility’s .675-mile paved oval.

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Myers Off To Hot Start At Bowman Gray

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – No stranger to success at Bowman Gray Stadium, even Burt Myers is surprised by how fast he’s come out of the gate at the longest running track in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

The three-time track champion from Walnut Cove, N.C., finished second in 2009 in the Modified division points despite recording the most wins (seven) at the .25-mile asphalt flat oval. He won six of the final 14 events, including the season finale.

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Harding Keeping Busy In Central Ohio

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

James Harding is a busy guy around central Ohio these days.

Harding, 37, of Columbus, Ohio, is a veteran owner/driver of a two-car, two-track NASCAR Sport Stock division team. He leads three different NASCAR points standings entering the Memorial Day weekend.

Harding leads the NASCAR Finalist Division III asphalt points standings.

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Preble Takes Reigns On Nebraska Dirt

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When Craig Preble climbed behind the wheel of his car owner’s ride, he wasn’t sure it would work. To say it has is an understatement.

Preble has claimed eight wins and 11 top fives in 11 starts running a crate Late Model on the dirt ovals of Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., and I-80 Speedway in nearby Omaha. It’s a performance that has the 42-year-old racing veteran sitting second in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national points standings.

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Helliwell, Bernhardt Aim High At Lee USA

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

A car owner/driver combo with a history of success is aiming high in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series New Hampshire point race in 2010.

Second generation driver Wayne Helliwell Jr, of Dover, N.H., and car owner Bruce Bernhardt of Pelham, N.H., won the 2009 Late Model division championship at Lee (N.H.) USA Speedway, a .375-mile paved oval.

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Church Finding Success At N.C. Tracks

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

A popular young western North Carolina asphalt stock car driver is among the top eight NASCAR support division drivers in the updated points standings released Thursday.

Tyler Church, 21, of Hickory, N.C., leads the NASCAR Finalist Division II points standings. He competes in the Limited Late Model division at Tri-County Motor Speedway in Hudson, N.C., and Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway. The two paved ovals form a Friday-Saturday circuit.

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Johnson Proving To Be A National Contender

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – If winning the Late Model track championship at the venerable South Boston (Va.) Speedway didn’t garner him enough attention, Justin Johnson has opened the 2010 season with a dominating streak that’s impossible to ignore.

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Sobbing Off To Fast Start At I-80

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A relative newcomer to NASCAR dirt-track racing is ranked among the top eight NASCAR support division drivers in the nation, according to a newly implemented points and recognition program. The new "NASCAR Finalist" initiative was announced last November.

Jesse Sobbing, 28, of Glenwood, Iowa, leads the initial weekly rankings release for the NASCAR Division II point standings. Sobbing competes in the NASCAR B-Modified division at I-80 Speedway, a .400-mile clay oval in Greenwood, Neb.

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Missimer Makes First Start His First Win

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

A fourth-generation member of a highly-regarded NASCAR Home Tracks family drove to Victory Lane after struggling for weeks just to earn a feature event starting spot.

Brad Missimer, 23, won the 30-lap 358 Modified Division feature at Grandview Speedway in his hometown of Bechtelsville, Pa., Saturday, May 8. It was the driver’s first feature start in five races at the track so far this year. He and his team qualified for a starting spot in only one other feature event in 2010. Then more problems prevented them from starting that feature event.

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Winning Formula Starts Rocco On Top

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – If Week 1 is any indication, the 2010 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship race is going to be a dogfight.

The top three drivers have combined for an astonishing 17 wins and 23 top fives in 25 races.

The good news is it makes the recipe for winning the championship pretty easy.

“You have to go out there and win races. That’s all you can really do,” said Keith Rocco. “There isn’t any other way to look at it.”

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