It’s a tale of two drivers who come from the same region. Matt Bowling, the defending South Boston Speedway (VA) track champion leads the early chase for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National title. Right behind him is Chase Purdy, a young rookie who is turning some heads after his early season success at Greenville Pickens Speedway (SC).
As of June 1, Bowling has four wins in 12 starts and 10 top-five finishes. Purdy, who is 17 points behind Bowling, has only 11 starts, but his seven wins has him high in the standings. He has also posted nine finishes in the top five.
Purdy has done his work mostly at Greenville Pickens, while Bowling is making the rounds and logging strong runs at Caraway (NC) and Dominion Speedway (VM) this past weekend. Greenville will be idle this week, but South Boston has a pair of races. It will be interesting to see if Purdy looks to chase points as nearby Anderson Motor Speedway (SC) will be in action.
Currently Trevor Huddleston is third in the NWAAS standings after recording six wins in 10 starts at Irwindale Speedway (CA). Right behind him is his fellow Irwindale track driver Christian Mcghee who has two wins in 10 starts.
The top five is round out by Trey Gibson who has three wins at Anderson Speedway in South Carolina. He’s run a total of 14 races and posted 11 top-five finishes.
Rounding out the top 10 are Brenden Queen, defending NWAAS National Champion Lee Pulliam, Dylan Hall, David Roberts and Kres VanDyke.
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-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent - Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
-Photo credit: South Boston Speedway