2002 Southwest Formula Mazda Fall Series
Nur B. Ali Wins Championship of 2002 SW Formula Mazda  Fall Series for 2nd Year in a Row

The Southwest Formula Mazda Fall Series concluded at the SCCA Texas Shootout held at Texas World Speedway on November 23rd.  Everyone had a great time running the 10 lap race on the 2.9 mile course.  There were 8 Formula Mazdas present with 6 battling for Series points.  Coming into the weekend with 3 Wins and one 2nd, Nur B. Ali pretty much had the championship cinched.  Darryl Wills qualified on the pole with Ali in 2nd and Charlie Brown in 3rd.  It looked as if the top 3 would finish the race as gridded, but Bill Daniel wanted his first SCCA podium finish.  Daniel, who was tied up in SCCA Tech with his new FM during qualifying, had to start in the back.  He began making his way toward the front.  Finally, on lap 8, he passed two FMs for the 3rd place position.  Darryl Wills won the race and Ali finished 2nd.  Following the race, the Series held its awards banquet in the TWS Drivers Lounge.  Over $10,000. in cash and prizes were awarded to all 10 drivers in the Series.  Charlie Brown was named the Masters Champion.  Nur B. Ali was crowned Series Champion for the 2nd year in a row.  Ali, Wills, and Brown, top three in the Series, showered each other with champagne following the presentations.

Final Point Standings (updated 11/27/02)

1.  Nur B. Ali 137
2.  Darryl Wills 123
3.  Charlie Brown 102
4.  Forest Barber 50
5.  Bob Hancock 44
6.  Roger Addison 38
6.  Walter Gragert 38
8.  Doug Saylors 37
9.  Bill Daniel 22
10.Steve Schroeder 17


Texas World Speedway Regional 11/23/02

1.  Darryl Wills 1:41:11 1.  Darryl Wills 1:40:59
2.  Nur B. Ali 1:46:10 2.  Nur B. Ali 1:43:71
3.  Charlie Brown 1:46:34 3.  Bill Daniel 1:43:94
4.  Walter Gragert 1:46:94 4.  Charlie Brown 1:44:50
5.  Doug Saylors 1:50:59 5.  Walter Gragert 1:46:13
6.  Bill Daniel 2:03:25 6.  Doug Saylors 1:50:49