Nottestad, Hansberry Jr., and Jones Lead With Two to Go

With two points races remaining on the 2012 Madison International Speedway racing schedule, Dale Nottestad (Rockweiler Insulation Late Models), Robert Hansberry Jr. (Ho Chunk Gaming Madison Sportsman), and Andy Jones (Pellitteri Waste Systems Legends) are the current point leaders.  Nottestad is looking for his first Late Model track championship to add to his 2004 Super Late Model crown while Hansberry Jr. and Jones are looking to repeat as champions.

The tightest points race of the three divisions comes in the Late Models where Nottestad holds an 811-803 lead over Zack Riddle.  Thirteen time track champion Bobby Wilberg is in third place with 734 points followed by Kevin Knuese with 664 and Chad Stevens at 557.  Pat Richgels is leading the way for Rookie of the Year.

Despite not being in victory lane since early June, Hansberry Jr. has proven that consistency pays off as he has a 1021-954 lead over runner-up Matt Lundberg.  Despite major problems on Friday night, Tommy Wutke remains in third place with 909 points.  TJ Goldade (863) and Mike Taylor (847) complete the top five.  Jon Coker is the leading rookie in the division.

Defending champion Andy Jones put a little more room between himself and second place driver Cory Talaska on Friday night.  Jones won the feature while Talaska finished in fifth.  As a result, Jones now has a 965-929 advantage in the chase for the championship.  Vince Bartolotta is in third place with 791 followed by Kevin Griffin with 746 and Chris Lishamer at 740.  Brian Griffin leads the race for Rookie of the Year.

Two to go…anything can happen.