Pulliam Climbs Back On Top Of National Standings
Daytona Beach, Florida – Lee Pulliam, driver of the #5 Kiker Motorsports LMSC, has raced just about everywhere this past month with the exception of the moon! After pulling weekends full of double duty, traveling to different states, Lee Pulliam as climbed back on top of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National points standings.
A first and third place finish at South Boston Speedway on Saturday then a pair of victories at Caraway Speedway on Sunday was good enough to launch Pulliam to the top spot. The three wins brought the two-time national champ to a total of 25 wins in 44 starts for the 2015 and a ten-point advantage over Thomas Tillison, Jr.
Tillison, who races in the dirt modified division at Salina Highbanks Speedway and Flint Creek Speedway in his home state of Oklahoma. Tillison lost ground in the national standings with both of his home tracks not running over Labor Day weekend. Sporting 14 wins in just 26 starts, Tillison is also leading the Jostens Rookie of the Year national standings.
The NWAAS National Points season will wrap things up here in the next two weeks concluding on Sunday, September 20th. Drivers are scored by their 18 best, NASCAR sanctioned points finishes. Drivers receive two points for every car they finish ahead of – up to 18 cars – and three points for a win, with an additional two points available if the driver starts 10th or lower – a feat that I have not seen happen in person yet this year.
In the two weeks remaining in the official points season, both drivers have plenty of time to lose the battle for themselves. Pulliam & Tillison will both have to bring their “A games” so to speak as they both have four starts – weather permitting – to earn points for their case. Pulliam will head north to compete at Motor Mile Speedway this weekend, where he is actually the points leader in their Late Model division. He will more than likely head to South Boston Speedway on the final night of the season on September 19th for a pair of 75-lap features – Pulliam currently sits P2 in their points standings behind Matt Bowling.
Tillison, who has practically the same upcoming schedule, will look to add four wins to his belt. He will spend the next two Friday’s at Flint Creek Speedway where he currently sits second in their points standings. He will also spend the next two Saturday’s at Salina collecting national points while defending his points lead.
Two different drivers, two different divisions, in two different states, battling for one National Championship!