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posted January 23, 2003 03:25 PM
"FAST" LAYNE, STEVE ELWELL WIN VALVOLINE CUP NATIONAL POINTS, LUCRE AND PRIZES!
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 20, 2002) - The Valvoline Company has announced the winners of the 2002 Valvoline Cup national points championship presented by Campbell Hausfeld . Over 700 of the more than 84,000 competing drivers
will be receiving awards for their season long accomplishments, with the
awards going as far as thirtieth place in each class.
Fast Richard Layne from Kansas City, MO, finished 18th nationally in the Modified class, while Knob Noster, Missouris Steve Elwell grabbed 27th in the nation racing in the Dirt Late Model category.
The 2002 Valvoline Cup, 2002 marked the inaugural season of a national
championship that embraces all forms of motorsports competition among its
31 classes. In order to compete, drivers simply registered at their local
track for the program and then submitted their racing results after each
racing event they competed in throughout the season. At the end of the
racing season, each driver has been awarded points based on the best 15
event finishes. Layne and Elwell earned Valvoline Cup points in Central Missouri Speedway competition.
CMS' 6-time and defending "Mighty Modified" champ "Fast" Richard Layne from Kansas City (03) duels with 300+ win veteran Tom Charles from Bonner Springs, Ks. Layne's successful year in Bobby Hunt's machine earned him 18th place in the national Valvoline Cup points.
Knob Noster's Steve Elwell garnered 27th place points in the Valvoline Cup Dirt Late Model division. Here, Elwell battles CMS past champ Lee Nevels from Higginsville.
There are no Valvoline Cup program rules with respect to the cars, tracks
and racing. Instead, the rules of the tracks and sanctioning organizations
under which each driver competes govern that driver and the car. The
Valvoline Cup measures the success of a driver within his or her racing
program relative to the success of other drivers in similar cars within
their program. The program has been presented without cost to drivers or
Layne and Elwell will share in a prize pool of over $500,000, which includes a
combination of cash, Campbell Hausfeld equipment, Valvoline Racing products support package, product rebates, Campbell Hausfeld and Valvoline branded merchandise, Valvoline apparel and trophies.