Tim Crawley is National 360 Sprint Car Poll "Driver Of The Year" INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (DEC. 5, 2002) - Tim Crawley of Mabelvale, Ark., has been voted 360-cubic-inch sprint car racing's "Driver of the Year" for 2002, according to the National ...
Tim Crawley is National 360 Sprint Car Poll "Driver Of The Year"
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (DEC. 5, 2002) - Tim Crawley of Mabelvale, Ark., has been voted 360-cubic-inch sprint car racing's "Driver of the Year" for 2002, according to the National 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of manufacturers, media members, promoters and sanctioning officials. Crawley, the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) point champion, earned fourteen of the twenty- one (21) first-place ballots cast.
Ranked second in the poll is ASCS runner-up Michael Dupuy of Amite, La. Rounding out the top six drivers are United Racing Club (URC) champion Bill Brian (Jr.) of Ephrata, Penna., United Sprint Car Series (USCS) champion Terry Gray of Bartlett, Tenn., ASCS regular Gary Wright of Hooks, Tex., and Empire Super Sprints (ESS) champion Mike Woodring of Eden, N.Y. Dupuy, Brian, Gray, Wright and Woodring each earned one first place vote, as did Knoxville 360 Nationals winner Jeff Swindell (8th) and California Civil War Series champion Mike Henry (14th).
Other point champions in the "top 25" are Brian Brown of Knoxville Raceway in 7th, Roger Crockett of the Northern Sprint Tour (NST) in 11th, Jake Peters of the Nebraska Sprint Car Association (NSCA) in 12th, Chad Layton of Selinsgrove and Williams Grove Speedways in 16th, Mike Dussel of the National Racing Alliance (NRA) in 17th, Eddie Gallagher of Memphis Motorsports Park in 19th, Clint Garner of Huset's Speedway in 20th, and Sport Allen of the East Bay Raceway Park in 22nd.
The National 360 Sprint Car Poll is an official awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc. Other polls include the National 410 Sprint Car Poll, the National Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll, and the Australian National Sprintcar Poll.
<pre> 2002 FINAL National 360 Sprint Car Poll
Rank Driver (First Place Votes) Hometown/State Points
1. Tim Crawley (14) Mabelvale, AR 1,489 2. Michael Dupuy ( 1) Amite, LA 628 3. Bill Brian, Jr. ( 1) Ephrata, PA 489 4. Terry Gray ( 1) Bartlett, TN 371 5. Gary Wright ( 1) Hooks, TX 362 6. Mike Woodring ( 1) Eden, NY 322 7. Brian Brown Higginsville, MO 183 8. Jeff Swindell ( 1) Bartlett, TN 165 9. Zach Chappell Talala, OK 152 10. Kenny Adams Malabar, FL 119 11. Roger Crockett Rio Linda, CA 108 12. Jake Peters Wagner, SD 103 13. Garry Lee Maier Dodge City, KS 89 14. Mike Henry ( 1) Sacramento, CA 81 15. Billy Alley Lincoln, NE 64 16. Chad Layton Harrisburg, PA 59 17. Mike Dussel Bradner, OH 53 18. Kevin Welsh Far Hills, NJ 49 19. Eddie Gallagher Memphis, TN 38 20. Clint Garner Sioux Falls, SD 36 21. Travis Rilat Texas City, TX 35 22. Sport Allen Sarasota, FL 31 23. Shawna Wilskey Lake Stevens, WA 30 24. Lance Yonge Penn Yan, NY 28 25. Tim Allison Cridersville, OH 25
Also receiving multiple votes: Ronnie Beale, Toby Brown, Ryan Coniam, Greg Coverdale, Erin Crocker, Dustin Daggett, Keith Dempster, Dave Ely, Cory Haas, David Hesmer, Josh Higday, Jason Johnson, Steven King, Billy Krull, Loren Langerud, Trevor Lewis, Mike Lutz, Curt Michael, Roger Rager, Kevin Ramey, Johnny Rodriguez, Jason Solwold, Darren Stewart, Mike Trent.
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