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Source — Derrick Shannon
Date Posted — August 14, 2001
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NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Grand American Modifieds

Eric Sayre of Vancouver, Wash. took over the points lead after a third place finish this past week in NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Grand American Modified competition. the dirt track veteran had struggled in the early part of the season but find his groove in July where he won four straight feature events. Sayre leads Tom Pinkowsky, a three-time asphalt Late Model champion at Portland Speedway, by just three points.

NASCAR ShorTrack Sportsman

Martin Stanwood of Portland, Ore. continues to lead the point standings over Dale Holland and Brad Tanner. Stanwood has used consistent finishes to propel him to the top of the standings, while Tanner has won six times this season but has been sidelined by mechanical woes and racing misfortune.

NASCAR Figure 8

Dan Cherington and his brother Joe have owned the Figure 8 division this season posting seven wins between them. Dan Cherington leads the point standings by 16 markers over his brother Joe. The Cheringtons have won the divisional championship each year since it's inception 5 years ago.

NASCAR Street Stocks

Scott Puncochar of Hillsboro, Ore. is poised to defend his Asphalt Street Stock crown from a year ago as he continues to lead the point standings after 13 events. Puncochar has three victories and numerous Trophy Dash victories. Puncochar leads Brad Tanner of Clackamas, Ore. by 87 points going into the stretch part of the season. Tanner won this past week for his fourth win of the season to close the gap some.


The racing Puncochar family has another Gem in the racing stable that comes in the form of Scott's sister Kari. Kari Puncochar is an capable racer in her own right and currently leads the point standing in the newly formed all women's racing division called WAR! The division currently boasts a roster of 18 ladies that compete in Street Stock/Sportsman cars. This division is meant as an entry level class to help develop the skills and the abilities of the drivers. Once a driver wins a championship in the WAR! division, then they are to move up to another regular division. Puncochar leads Corrine Flath, Pam Graham, Paula Smith, and Wendy Schwartzkopf in the standings.

Racing resumes Friday, August 17 as Portland Speedway celebrates it's Junior Fans with Junior Fan Club Night at the Races presented by Family Fun Centers and Bullwinkles restaurant in Wilsonville. On tap will be the NWRS Grand American Modifieds, ShorTrack Sportsman, Street Stocks, WAR! Women's Auto Racing, and Bumpin' Bombers. Spectator gates open at 5:00 PM with Heat Races beginning at 6:45 PM and Trophy Dashes and Main Events to follow. Adult admission is just $10, Seniors and Military $8, Juniors (11-17) are $5, children 10 and under are free with a paid adult. Advance tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations or online at Tickets for the Pennzoil World of Outlaws event Friday and Saturday, August 24 & 25 are still available by calling the Speedway office at 503/285-2883 or by ordering online at

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Article posted by staff on August 14, 2001.