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Combine Kicks Off At SoBo

By Official Release

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – The sun hadn't been up long when Trista Stevenson rolled off pit road Monday morning and got the 2008 NASCAR Drive For Diversity Combine presented by Sunoco started with the first laps of the two-day session.

Stevenson, from Pocahontas, Ill., was the first of 25 drivers scheduled to participate in both on-track testing and off-track media training and evaluation. The process will cover Monday and Tuesday at South Boston Speedway.

Thirteen drivers are scheduled to be on-track Monday, and the remaining 12 will run Tuesday. 

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Drive for Diversity To Host 25 Candidates At Combine

By Official Release

Twenty-five drivers from different forms of racing all over North America  will showcase their skills in front of NASCAR team owners and executives at the sixth annual Drive for Diversity Testing & Evaluation Combine presented by Sunoco. The scouting event will take place October 13–14 at South Boston Speedway in South Boston, Va. This year’s candidates were selected from more than 200 applicants from across North America.  Fourteen of the drivers will earn a ride in NASCAR’s developmental series for the 2009 season.

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Going NASCAR Pays Off For Larson

By Official Release

Cedar Lake Speedway’s decision to add NASCAR sanctioning paid off for Brent Larson. The Lake Elmo, Wisc., driver finished third in the track’s final feature event Sept. 12 to claim the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Wisconsin state championship by one point over defending state and national champion Steve Carlson.

Larson’s margin of victory was the smallest for the 25 U.S. state and Canadian province champions announced by NASCAR today.

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CHAMPION: Morris Claims Second Whelen All-American Series Crown

By Official Release

Late-season pressure doesn’t seem to phase Philip Morris.

For the second time in three years, Morris won his final Late Model feature on the very last weekend of the season to win the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship by the slimmest of margins.

Morris’ victory at his home track of Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va., on Sept. 13 gave him the precious points needed to secure the 2008 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship.

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Harris' Last Chance Rained Out

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

OFFICIAL FINAL STANDINGS TO BE ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY

NEW RICHMOND, Wisc. – Rain has washed out the Legendary 100 at Cedar Lake Speedway Sunday, thwarting Brian Harris’ last chance to add to his NASCAR Whelen All-American Series points total.

The Davenport, Iowa, driver entered the weekend with a 953-946 lead over Philip Morris. But Morris, from Ruckersville, Va., won Saturday night at his home track of Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va., to increase his total to 955.

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Morris Takes Lead With Victory

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

Philip Morris returned to his home track for his final race of the season and finished off in grand style: In Victory Lane.

Morris won the 150-lap asphalt Late Model feature Saturday night at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va. - where he had already clinched a sixth track title -  and took the unofficial lead in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series standings.

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Morris Gains, But Harris Still Leads

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

Philip Morris picked up an important victory Friday night, but only closed the gap on points leader Brian Harris by one in the chase for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship race.

Morris finished sixth in the first 50-lap feature at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C., but came back to win the second. With 21 cars in the second feature, Morris was able to collect 47 points for the effort. This allowed him to drop a 46-point finish from earlier this year and improving his overall total to 947.

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Weather Impacts Points Race

NEW RICHMOND, Wisc. – Brian Harris got the car, he just didn’t get a chance to get on the track. Yet.

“When we pulled in, it started raining,” said Harris, of his attempt to race Thursday night at Wisconsin’s Cedar Lake Speedway.

The weather looks better Friday night for Harris, as it does for his closest competitor, Philip Morris, as the two battle for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship.

Harris leads Morris, 953-946. The deadline for earning points toward the championship is Sunday, Sept. 14.

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Harris Turns Up The Heat With 20th Win

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

FARLEY, Iowa – It’s been back and forth for the last month, so why should the final week be any different?

With Philip Morris and Brian Harris tracking each other’s every result and scheduled start, the race for the 2008 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series took another turn Wednesday night when Harris picked up his 20th win of the season.

“It was nail-biter,” said Harris who edged Andy Eckrich at the line to win the 35-lap feature at Farley (Iowa) Speedway. “It was absolutely nuts.”

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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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