Your agent quickly checked over the points standings on Tuesday and to the surprise of nobody, there’s an abundance of great races going on in the points standings as things really heat up in the championship chase.
Only four events remain in the 2012 season – how is that even possible? – and this stretch run promises to be exciting.
With his first ADRL win, Bob Rahaim is in the Pro Nitrous lead, but this is where we have the closest race in the ADRL. Rickie Jones is a mere 9 points behind, while Doug Riesterer remains in contention as well.
The next closest race takes us to Summit Racing Top Sportsman, where it is totally up for grabs. Marco Abruzzi still leads, but a second straight finals appearance has William Brown III just 80 points behind and Chuck Mohn is less than 100 behind.
Speaking of close, what else would you expect from Extreme Pro Stock where Cary Goforth jumped back on top, gaining a 126-point advantage against Richie Stevens Jr. But Todd Hoerner, Dean Goforth, Brian Gahm and John DeFlorian are well within striking distance, too.
Mick Snyder seemed to be running away with things in Pro Extreme, but a first-round loss
coupled with Jason Scruggs’ win suddenly has made things more interesting as far as the points race is concerned. Scruggs joked that it still isn’t a race, but he certainly knows how to get it done when it matters.
Alan Pittman, Mike Castellana and Eric McKinney all made major moves in their classes. Pittman’s third win in Mickey Thompson Extreme 10.5 gave him a huge lead against Billy Glidden, while McKinney’s third win gave him some breathing room against Casey Stemper.
Mike Castellana now has four wins in Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Modified, giving him a substantial lead against Jeff Naiser.
Last but not least, Alex Oppen still has the points lead in Pro Junior Dragster, though that class certainly remains up for grabs as well.
All of this is certainly going to make for an incredible final four races.
(Photos by ADRL/Richards)