Burney Lamar, driving the AMSOIL car for Bonicelli Racing, won the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series 2001 Rookie of the Year. Lamar clinched the award in Tucson, Arizona at the season finale.
Lamar qualified third, won the “Trophy Dash” and finished the 150-lap feature event in eighth place. This was the first title for the AMSOIL using team from Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Team Owner Mike Bonicelli said, “We’re real happy with the win. It’s been a tough deal right down to the end.”
Lamar and Bonicelli had 12 top twenty, seven top ten and one top five finishes on the Southwest Series in 2001.