Although Eric Yorke put together a stellar season with consistent results on a weekly basis, a couple twists and turns to close out the season saw him come up short on the championship.
Yorke started Saturday night well, placing fourth in his first heat, followed by a victory in the second qualifier.
Starting mid-pack for the 25-lap feature, he ran 11th as of the first caution at Lap 3, breaking into the top-10 before the next caution three laps later. Restarting 10th, he continued moving forward, passing Josh Bullen to move up to ninth with 10 laps to go. He was able to gain one more spot before the event’s last caution flew with three laps to go. Restarting eighth, he battled hard en route to crossing the finish line in ninth.
Although it appeared the ninth-place finish would be enough to score the championship, a disagreement in post-race inspection saw Yorke lose his points and finish for the night. The No. 51 Nissan 240SX was essentially disqualified for the front bumper bar that has been on the car for the majority of 2017.
Notably Yorke led the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) Division III standings coming into the night by just 10 points. The NWAAS puts Sunset’s drivers up against competitors from 60 different tracks across North America, with each driver earning points based on their finishes at NASCAR-sanctioned tracks. This standings does not count every single night of competition, but rather your best 14 nights. Therefore, depending on where his competitors finished at their tracks and whether points gained, he could still be the national champion. NASCAR Home Tracks typically updates them on the Thursday of each week.
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