INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana -- The American Speed Association National Tour wrapped up their season on Friday with the World Financial Group 150 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Ringers driver Mike Garvey picked up his fifth win of 2004, while Ringers racer Kevin Cywinski took home the championship (his second consecutive) by 10 points over second place Bryan Reffner.
Other Ringers notables in the field included Butch Miller, third; Peter Cozzolino, sixth; Brett Sontag, seventh and 2004 Pat Schauer Rookie of the Year recipient; Cywinski, ninth; Rich Loch, 14th; Reed Sorenson, 21st; Toby Porter, 25th and Robbie Pyle, 29th.
Greg Anderson gambled and won during the Fourth annual ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals in Pro Stock finals.
Anderson finally broke the all-time wins (previously tied with John Force at 13) in a single season on Sunday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in defeating KB Racing teammate, Jason Line.
Anderson outdrove Line with a 6.796/202.52 mph run.
In only his third professional Pro Stock Bike start, Chip Ellis took his George Bryce-owned S&S Buell V-Twin to the Winner’s Circle for the first time.
Ellis defeated Angelle Savoie, 7.191/179.92 mph to 7.255/177.49 mph run.
The win also moved Ellis up to second place, tied with Savoie, in the Ringers Gloves Pro Stock Bike Battle points.
Although a Ringers racer didn’t capture a Wally in Top Fuel, Ringers supporter Morgan Lucas made his first final round appearance against Doug Kalitta.
Sunday was only Lucas’s seventh start in his professional Top Fuel career.
In NASCAR Nextel Cup Series action, polesitter Ryan Newman experienced tire vibration problems early on in the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Newman’s No. 12 ALLTEL/Mobil 1 Dodge crew managed to get the problems under control for a 17th place finish.
Although the finish wasn’t what they hoped for, Newman gained two positions in the Chase for the Nextel Cup, moving up to seventh.
Newman’s Penske Racing South teammate Rusty Wallace came home 11th in the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500, followed by fellow teammates Brendan Gaughan, 18th and Travis Kvapil in 32nd.
Nextel Cup heads to Phoenix International Raceway next weekend for the Checker Auto Parts 500.
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