|DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – Grand American Road Racing Association has announced the latest point standings for the Grand-Am Cup Series, and with only two races remaining in the 2002 season, all four class championships are still up for grabs. The fiercest battle is in the Grand Sport I class, where the latest standings reveal a three-way tie for the lead in the driver standings between Scott Maxwell, Devon Powell and Doug Goad.|
Several teams and drivers remain in contention for the Sport Touring I championships. In the class team standings, King Motorsports took over the lead from Villaconn International. King had previously trailed Villaconn by six points, but the team’s fourth-place finish at Mont-Tremblant, coupled with Villaconn’s early exit from the race, advanced the defending team champions into the lead.
Villaconn slipped to second place in the ST I team standings, four points behind the leader, while the Team Lexus #2 entry passed Team Lexus’ #0 car to take over third place, 10 points out of the lead.
Team Lexus driver Jean-Francois Dumoulin maintained his lead in the class driver standings, despite his 10th place finish at Mont-Tremblant. However, he now faces a serious threat for the lead from King Motorsports’ Bob Endicott, who took over the number two spot in the standings after jumping to within six points of the leader.
Villaconn driver Beau Buisson slid from second place into a three-way tie for third with teammates Bransen Patch and Don Salama, eight points behind the leader.
The driver points reflect the TOP-20 out of 96 drivers in the Sport Touring class after the eighth race.
Sport Touring I