September 14, 2004 – The 2004 edition of the Non-Wing World
Championship (NWWC) tour will wrap up on the weekend of October 1st
and 2nd at Hollywood Hills Speedway in
addition to crowning a new NWWC Champion, Saturday’s 40-lap finale
will pay $10,000 to win and $400 just to start the “A” Main
preliminary feature will pay $2,500 to win and $300 to start.
Sprint Car Racing Association (SCRA) point leader, Rickie Gaunt (
), also leads the NWWC point standings heading into the final NWWC
weekend. Gaunt’s Tony
Smiley Motorsports teammate, Charles Davis, Jr. (Buckeye, AZ), sits
second in both SCRA and NWWC points.
currently trails Gaunt by 72 points in the NWWC standings (415 to
343) and by 125 points in the SCRA standings (938 to 813).
has a series-high six main event wins on the year, including a final
night victory at Hollywood Hills Speedway on August 7th.
Mike Kirby (
) took home the preliminary win the night before to kickoff the NWWC
Spencer (Temecula) finished sixth in the NWWC opener, and is third
in NWWC points (with 301) and fourth in SCRA points (with 623).
Only four NWWC points behind Spencer is
’s Tony Elliott. In
four starts this season, Elliott has not finished lower than fourth.
Although held without a victory on the tour, Elliott finished
second to Shane Cottle (
) at I-69 Gas City Speedway (IN) and second to Dave Darland (
) at Tulsa (OK)
. Darland, who also
finished fifth at the $30,000-to-win Non-Wing Challenge in
, is fifth in NWWC points behind Elliott.
driver Levi Jones is sixth in NWWC points.
Jones’ best NWWC finish of the year was a third place run
at Lakeside Speedway behind race winner Jesse Hockett (
) and Gaunt. Hockett’s
$10,000 Lakeside win marked the second straight year that Hockett
has taken the big prize at
. Also showing his
talent at Oskaloosa, Hockett was narrowly defeated at the finish
line by Dickie Gaines (
). Entering the final
NWWC weekend, Hockett is seventh in points.
) finished seventh at Hollywood Hills and ninth at
currently sits eighth in NWWC points and also fifth in SCRA points.
Seventeen-year old Alan Ballard (
), who is third in SCRA points, is ninth in NWWC points and is five
points behind defending NWWC Champion Bud Kaeding (Campbell).
is the leading SCRA rookie on the tour and is ranked seventh in
series points. Even
though some hard luck has relegated him to 16th in the
NWWC standings, Martin is still the highest ranked rookie in that
series as well.