After the 7-race regular season came to a hault, 7 drivers were seperated by 9 points. Tim McDonnell and Tony Pizzaro were knocked out of contention at Sparta despite grabbing the top-5 finishes they were hoping for. Here's a roundup of the 5 drivers that squeaked by and captured their paramount chase positions: Speedy stands atop the standings for the first time in his N.O.R.L. career coming into the chase. He has completed the second most laps of any driver and hopes to get that crucial first win of the season. Speedy's fellow competitor Scott Jackson enters his first N.O.R.L. chase scoring the highest average finish of the five chase contenders (4.16). He has also led 91 laps hoping to be the first to crack 100. The first QSM respresentitive to make the show is Craig Lee, rebounding after a 10-point penalty during the season opener that nearly doomed his Championship hopes. Craig is the only multiple-winner this season, seizing the checkered flag at Daytona and Zen Joltis. Another worthy adversary is the Season 9 'laps completed' leader and 4th place chase driver Cristian Torres. Cristian makes the first chase of his young N.O.R.L. career, hoping to take advantage of the events that loom ahead and capture his first championship. Lastly, we bring up the second QSM chase representitive Dave Miller. Daver is going for his record 4th Speedway Cup Championship after scarcely sneaking his way into the show. It's going to be a tight battle, so lets lasso our way to TOC and commence the crusade!