Back in the Saddle Again! As Points Battle’s Heat Up in Robersonville
By: Justin Kern
Robersonville, NC – After a couple weekends away from the racetrack we are back at it again this week from the high banks of East Carolina Motor Speedway just in time for things to heat up in the point’s standings – both at the track and within the state.
Brenden Queen enters the weekend two points ahead of Louis White – winner of race number two just two weeks ago – finishing one position behind Louis both times. Queen, who is also tied with White with the most wins in the state of North Carolina with four, also enters the weekend ten points ahead of Louis in the state points. Both drivers still running strong in the top 25 in the national points standings, which concludes September 18th.
Tyler Matthews and Michael Fose come into the weekend tied for third in the state standings at an even 530 points from their efforts at both East Carolina and Southern National. Currently sitting fourth and sixth respectfully in the track standings both drivers have their work cut out for them in these final few races if they want to make any noise in the championship hunt.
Thomas Burbage, who had some pretty intense battles with Queen earlier in the season, is currently sitting third in the track points fifty- four points behind Louis with six points races left on the schedule.
Jesse Council also added to his points lead over both Kevin Benton and Travis Roberson with his win last time out. Council just has three races left in 2016 to hold onto his ten-point lead and go for his second track championship in three years.
Five other classes – Pro Six, Super Trucks, UCAR, Bandos, and Bombers
– will take to the track this evening for the Country Mart 250 at East Carolina Motor Speedway. Controlled practice gets underway at 3:00 PM, Drivers Meeting at 4:50 PM and qualifying set to get underway following the drivers meeting. Tonight’s race order is as follows…
Bando – 15 laps
UCAR – 25 laps
Super Trucks – 25 laps
Late Models – 40 laps
Pro Six – 25 laps
Street Stocks – 25 laps
Late Model – 40 laps
Bomber – 15 laps