Two Separate Divisions have National Championship Battles down to the wire...
K&N Pro Series East - Championship Could be Decided at GPS
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East visits South Carolina's Greenville Pickens Speedway on Saturday, September 6 for the "Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140" at 8pm. Admission $25 (kids 11 & under are still FREE with a paid adult).
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Rhodes Captures K&N Championship, Hill takes Checkered Flag
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Ben Rhodes entered the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 140 needing to finish at least 13th to clinch his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East crown, he did nine spots better.
The 17-year-old Louisville, Kentucky, native earned his 11th top-five finish of the season, crossing the Greenville Pickens Speedway finish line fourth and clinching his first series title in the process. Fellow NASCAR Next driver Austin Hill earned his first victory of the season and second of his career.
Fantastic Friday for Anders
On Track Incident Procedure
In alignment with NASCAR new ruling to keep drivers safe during on-track incidents, GPS has also adopted the following rule:
On-Track Incident Procedure: (added August 2014)
During an event, if a race car is involved in an on-track incident and/or is stopped on or near the racing surface and unable to continue to make forward progress, unless extenuating emergency conditions exist with the race car (i.e. fire, smoke in cockpit, etc.) the driver should take the following steps:
• Shut off electrical power and, if driver is uninjured, lower window net
• Do not loosen, disconnect or remove any driver personal safety equipment until directed to do so by safety personnel or a NASCAR/Track Official
• After being directed to exit the racecar, the driver should proceed to either the ambulance, other vehicle, or as otherwise directed by safety personnel or a NASCAR/Track Official
• At no time should a driver or crew member(s) approach any portion of the racing surface or apron
• At no time should a driver or crew member(s) approach another moving vehicle
All vehicles not involved in the incident or that are able to continue afterwards should slow down to a cautious speed, use extreme care as they approach an incident scene, and follow any directions given by safety personnel or NASCAR/Track Officials. Cars in line behind the leader should not weave or otherwise stray from the line in the vicinity of the incident.
Anders Another Step Closer to Title
Plott is Victorious at GPS
Anders Adds to His Win Total
A Bittersweet Weekend for Anders
GREENVILLE, SC - It was a sad, emotional, yet triumphant evening for Anthony Anders Saturday night at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. Anders, currently the NASCAR National Late-Model Stock points leader, the South Carolina leader, and track leader, lost his mother earlier this week and nothing would have suited Anders better than to be able to mourn his loss with the rest of his family. But the points championships are just too important, and Anthony's mom was his number one fan, so he raced, jumped out front and took the win in the first of two 40-lap main events, then dedicated the win to his mom. Then Anders backed up his early effort with another victory, this one in the nightcap. When he got out of his car, in Victory Lane after the first race, the fence dividing the grandstand from the tack was lined with fan who gave him an ovation for his feat.