DAYTONA BEACH, Florida -- As if his dominating 11-win performance and second NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series regional championship weren't enough to cement his reputation as one of the country's best short track racers last season, Jerry Robertson is at it again. Robertson, of Arvada, Colo., competes in the Late Model division at Colorado National Speedway in Erie, Colo., where he's recorded three wins so far this season. Robertson dominated the 2003 NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Northwest Region standings - leading every week last year - and is once again on top of the charts.
Elsewhere, Justin Westmoreland, of Madera, Calif., is ranked second in the Northwest Region with four wins at Madera Speedway. Veteran driver Dave Byrd, a 1983 NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series regional champion from Pacific Grove, Calif., is third after recording five wins in seven starts at Stockton 99 Speedway in Stockton, Calif. John Zaretzke, of Monroe, Wash., is leading the standings at his hometown track, Evergreen Speedway, and is currently fourth in the Northwest Region championship chase after three wins and five top-five finishes in the track's Super Stock division. 2003 Rocky Mountain Raceways track champion Gary Madsen, of Salt Lake City, is back on top at his home track, where he's recorded two wins and four top-five finishes this year. Madsen, who finished fourth in the Northwest Region standings last season, holds the No. 5 spot in this week's standings.
|Driver||Home Track||Starts||Wins||Top-5||CPI +/-*|
|1. Jerry Robertson||Colorado National Speedway 4||3||4||.9107 --|
|2. Justin Westmoreland||Madera Speedway||5||4||5||.8786 --|
|3. Dave Byrd||Stockton 99 Speedway||7||5||6||.8135 --|
|4. John Zaretzke||Evergreen Speedway||5||3||5||.8018 --|
|5. Gary Madsen||Rocky Mountain Raceways||5||2||4||.8000 --|
|6. Bruce Quale||Magic Valley Speedway||6||4||6||.7653 --|
|7. Gary Pyszora||Shasta Raceway Park||3||1||3||.7396 --|
|8. Dennis Pelphrey||Watsonville Speedway||6||1||4||.6443 --|
*Editor's Note: The +/- column is added to indicate a driver's movement within the CPI standings during a given week. For example, if a driver improves two positions in the CPI standings from one week to the next, a "+2" will appear in that column. Complete NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series regional standings are also available online, at www.nascardodgeweeklyseries.com.