As Mountain Creek Speedway passes the midpoint of the season, the point battles have begun to heat up.
All five divisions have points battles going on, while the race for the point lead could swing in any direction in the coming weeks.
In the Cadet division, three drivers are breaking away as championship contenders this season. Maverick Bradshaw holds a 36-point advantage over second place, which belongs to Calloway Harpe. Wyatt Linker sits in the third position.
Harpe and Linker both have two wins this season, but Bradshaw has the consistency advantage with one win and six top fives in six starts.
The battle for the Beginner Box Stock championship is turning into a two horse race with Brexton Busch holding a slight five-point advantage over Slate Harrell.
In six starts, Bush has won three races and finished in the top five at the other three. Slate Harrell owns the remaining three wins. He also finished in the top five at the other three, making it an extremely tight battle among the division.
There is a tight race for the Box Stock championship among the top four in points.
Karter Beattie holds at seven-point advantage over Liam Kane in second. Chase DeMarco sits third, 41 markers behind with Busch fourth, 86 points out of the lead. Beattie has one win and five top fives in six starts this season with Kane putting up almost the exact same numbers.
The closest chase for the championship crown is in the Yamaha 450 Outlaw division.
Richard Miller holds a two-point advantage over C.J. Sweatt. Mark Pollardi is third, 30 points behind with Ayden Owens fourth, just six points behind Pollardi. Consistency has been keeping Miller atop the point lead with five top fives in six starts. He has yet to win a main event.
Sweatt missed one race, but is mounting a late season charge with two wins and five top fives.
It’s a three-car battle in the 600 non wing micro division.
Neal Allison holds a 33-point lead over Ryan Zima. Hayden Wise sits third in points, 99 markers out of the top spot with Ryan Repko fourth, 114 points behind the leader. Allison is the only driver to win two races this year, while Zima is looking for career win No. 1 at the “Cage at the Creek.”
Wise, who is also without a win this year, has made consistency work in her favor with three top fives and one top 10 in four starts. Repko sits fourth in points with one win to his credit. Bad luck struck in the most recent race where Repko failed to make the A main.
Racing action continues Sept. 16 and 17 at Mountain Creek Speedway.