PITTSBORO, Ind. – Brian VanMeveren’s quest for the USAC National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Award is off to a good start.

To this point, the St. Paul, Minn. racer leads the rookie-of-the-year standings by 18 markers roughly one-third through the season.

While earning rookie-of-the-year honors is a goal of VanMeveren’s this year, he is more worried about getting more seat time and improving each and every night.

Last weekend, VanMeveren made the trek out east for the Eastern Storm swing with the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars. The five-race swing was trimmed to three due to a pair of rainouts.

VanMeveren was in action Tuesday, June 11 at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Penn., Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, N.J. on Wednesday, June 12, followed by a visit to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Penn. on Saturday, June 15.

The highlight of the weekend was VanMeveren’s charge from 22nd to 15th in the main event on Saturday.

“The last two were our strongest races. We changed up our setup after the first night and that really helped,” said VanMeveren. “I got some good seat time and I think that was the biggest take away from the weekend.

“It was a good learning experience and a lot of fun,” VanMeveren continued. “The biggest thing we are struggling with right now is finding a consistent crew who are able to come to the races week in and week out. I just need to find that guy I can mesh with and work well with.”

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