Despite not racing this past weekend due to poor weather in the Virginia area, Matt Bowling still sits at the top of the most recently released NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National point standings. His four wins and strong finishes have him flanking rookie Chase Purdy and Northeast Modified ace Keith Rocco by a single point.
“Perhaps counting points in June is too soon,” Bowling told Speed51.com powered by JEGS. “We have had a good start, but we need full field wins and we can get that here at South Boston. We did some traveling a few weeks back to chase points, but the weather hurt us this week.”
Rain washed out two races this past Saturday at South Boston Speedway (VA) with 25 cars in attendance. Purdy, who is second in the point standings, desired not to race with Greenville Pickens Speedway (SC) being idle.
Bowling could be heading to Motor Mile Speedway (VA) this upcoming weekend while Purdy is scheduled to run the CARS Tour race at Tri-County Speedway (NC). Rocco will be in action at Stafford Motor Speedway (CT) Friday night, New London-Waterford Speedbowl (CT) Saturday night and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (CT) the following Wednesday.
Needless to say, there’s still a lot of racing left to determine which driver will be celebrating a NASCAR championship in Charlotte, North Carolina this winter.
“We looked over the numbers and we think that it will take about 15 full-field wins to have a shot at the title,” said Bowling. “It’s cool to be on top of the standings, but there is a lot of racing left and we have a lot of work to do if we are going to stay high in the points.”
South Carolina driver Trey Gibson has been very consistent and sits fourth in points. David Roberts is fifth with five wins at Anderson Motor Speedway (SC) alone.
Trevor Huddleston, Brenden Queen, Chris Mcghee, and Kres VanDyke make up positions sixth through nine. Ty Majeski climbed back to 10th after a win at LaCrosse Speedway (WI) this past weekend.
The full NASCAR Whelen All-American Series standings can be seen by clicking here.
-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent – Twitter: @ElginTraylor
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