Now that's how you start out with a new team.

Brett Moffitt won the pole and led every lap in his first outing with Michael Waltrip Racing last weekend, dominating en route to winning the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150 at Greenville Pickens Speedway.

His efforts impressed all the right people, as Moffitt was ranked first in this week's Hunter Index. The index polls a panel of 14 motorsports journalists and NASCAR representatives as a means of ranking NASCAR-sanctioned short-track and developmental series drivers from across the country.

About the only person who could have filed a complaint with Moffitt taking the top spot was NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour driver George Brunnhoelzl III – who's claimed the first two WSMT races of 2011.

Moffitt, who left Joe Gibbs Racing in the offseason to take the seat vacated by two-time East Series champion Ryan Truex, also won last year's season finale at Dover, Del.

– TB