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Takin' Names: Swanson Surpasses Beale's 46-Year-Old Record at Toledo

Rich Forman

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media


 

Toledo, Ohio (August 6, 2022)………Since 1976, there’s been one individual who’s stood head and shoulders above all others in terms of USAC national feature victories at Ohio’s Toledo Speedway. That’s Rollie Beale.


 

On Saturday night, Kody Swanson moved atop the list, topping the 1973 USAC National Sprint Car champion’s long-standing record at his hometown track, and he did in the race named after the legend he passed.


 

Swanson’s sixth career USAC Silver Crown victory during Saturday night’s Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness Rollie Beale Classic Fueled By Marco’s Pizza at the half-mile paved oval in Toledo surpassed Beale’s five USAC National Sprint Car feature triumphs between 1971 and 1976 at the track.


 

The feat completed a “perfect game” of sorts for Swanson who picked off the fastest lap in Dirt Draft Practice, fast time in Fatheadz Qualifying along with leading all 100 laps in his Doran-Dyson Racing/Glenn Farms – Henry U.S.A. – Duncan Oil/Beast/Lanci Ford.


 

To boot, it was the Kingsburg, California native’s fourth consecutive win in the event, adding victories to his previous top-flight performances in 2011-15-18-19-21. Swanson, the only driver to have started all nine USAC Silver Crown events at Toledo, has now led 655 of the 1,000 total laps ever run in Silver Crown competition at Toledo.


 

Earlier in the evening, Swanson added to his Toledo accolades with a sixth career pole position at the track, the 39th of his career to go along with his 36th career win.


 

Only three drivers have won six career USAC Silver Crown poles at a single track.  Swanson became the first to have at least six poles at two different tracks (Indianapolis Raceway Park & Toledo). His younger brother, Tanner Swanson (IRP) and Dave Steele (Phoenix International Raceway) are the others.


 

That’s six poles and six wins at Toledo for the six-time champ. That sort of six-pack is one that Swanson never tires of.


 

“You race to win; you race to have fun and you race to do it with your team and comrades, and you try to go out and do the best job you can for them,” Swanson praised. “These guys put in the effort that they want to win and so do I, so that’s the goal and that’s what we come for, and I’m really fortunate to be a part of this team.”


 

Prior to the start, Swanson’s fellow front row compadre, C.J. Leary, experienced an issue with the battery on his ride. That forced the June Madison winner to the pits and, by rule, relegated him to the back of the field for the start (officially 20th on the grid) while Taylor Ferns became the new occupant of the outside front row. In qualifying, Ferns recorded the best starting position for a woman in USAC Silver Crown history with a third-place qualifying run, besting the previous series record of fifth, set by herself at Toledo in 2021.


 

Swanson swooped to the lead right from the start as third-starting Justin Grant slipped under Ferns to gain the second position on the opening lap. Meanwhile, Leary was hustling from the back of the pack, gaining entry into the top-10 on the 27th lap and into the top-five on lap 47 as he dashed around the outside of Logan Seavey on the back straightaway on lap 42.


 

Just past halfway, while Swanson hastened to a commanding two-second advantage on the rest of the field on lap 56, the battle for second raged on. Third-running Ferns found some bite at the exit of turn two and made a run to the inside of Grant at the entry to turn three when the two drivers tires touched – Ferns’ right front and Grant’s left rear.


 

As a result, Ferns spun sideways, punching through the outside Styrofoam wall while both fifth-running Leary and 15th place Travis Welpott careened nose-first into the foam. Grant spun into the infield but motored on without stopping. Ferns and Welpott were finished for the night while Grant continued and Leary soldiered on, but wasn’t quite the same following the incident, dropping back to an 11th place result when all was said and done.


 

When racing resumed, Swanson raced away through traffic and maintained a sizable two second lead that dwindled only slightly through traffic, but not enough to place an enormous amount of pressure on Swanson’s advantage. Despite turning the majority of his fastest laps of the race during the latter stages, Swanson tried to maintain that razor’s edge balance between going hard while also trying to conserve as he worked his way through the traffic.


 

“It’s hard because you feel like you break your rhythm and it almost makes it worse,” Swanson explained. “There were a couple of times when I tried to change my pace and I got looser off and that made it harder on the tires. So, I just tried to find my rhythm and make it count. Lapped cars are a part of racing; you work your way through them and hope you don’t give up too much of a lead and just try to keep on going because you know these guys are coming behind you that make you have to earn it every time.”


 

Meanwhile, Santos looked high and low to get by Grant for the second position for several laps, and his perseverance paid off when he powered around the outside of Grant for the runner-up spot in turn two on lap 92. Yet, still, Santos had a long row to hoe with a nearly three second deficit and the clock running out.


 

Swanson’s clock was right on time as he passed under the checkered flag for the second consecutive points race after scoring a similarly dominant win in mid-July at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway. Swanson closed the door with a 3.114 second advantage to win once more at Toledo over Santos, Grant, Seavey and Russ Gamester who tallied his first USAC Silver Crown top-five result since finishing third at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track a decade ago in 2012.


 

Bobby Santos (Franklin, Mass.) possesses an impeccable record at Toledo in his DJ Racing/Brown & Miller Racing Solutions – Simpson Race Products/Beast/Speedway Chevy. On Saturday night, he made an impressive late charge to a fourth consecutive second place Rollie Beale Classic result after winning the event back in 2017.


 

Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) experienced a rollercoaster last half of a race at Toledo.  After a few donuts in the grass infield following a lap 56 incident with Ferns, he came home to finish third in his Hemelgarn Racing/NOS Energy Drink – Super Fitness – Hemelgarn Enterprises/Beast/Speedway Ford. It's his best USAC Silver Crown result since winning at Terre Haute on May 1.


 

 
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USAC SILVER CROWN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: August 6, 2022 – Toledo Speedway – Toledo, Ohio – Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness Rollie Beale Classic Fueled by Marco's Pizza


 

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. Kody Swanson, 1, Doran/Dyson-15.244; 2. C.J. Leary, 6, Klatt-15.261; 3. Taylor Ferns, 55, Ferns-15.270; 4. Justin Grant, 91, Hemelgarn-15.342; 5. Bobby Santos, 22, DJ-15.372; 6. Logan Seavey, 222, Rice-15.422; 7. Kyle Robbins, 7, KR-15.454; 8. Russ Gamester, 51, Gamester-15.518; 9. Nick Hamilton, 80, Breidinger-15.532; 10. Mario Clouser, 92, Kazmark-15.542; 11. Brian Tyler, 81, BCR-15.613; 12. Mike McVetta, 94, Ram-15.814; 13. Kyle O'Gara, 67, SFHR-15.828; 14. Austin Nemire, 16, Nemire/Lesko-15.829; 15. Travis Welpott, 18, Welpott-15.894; 16. Derek Bischak, 131, Bischak-15.919; 17. Kaylee Bryson, 26, Pierce-15.996; 18. Gregg Cory, 32, Williams-16.142; 19. Mike Haggenbottom, 24, Haggenbottom-16.429; 20. Tom Paterson, 11, Paterson-17.215; 21. Jake Day, 42, Day-19.572; 22. Dave Berkheimer, 31, Berkheimer-NT.


 

FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Kody Swanson (1), 2. Bobby Santos (4), 3. Justin Grant (3), 4. Logan Seavey (5), 5. Russ Gamester (7), 6. Derek Bischak (19), 7. Kyle Robbins (6), 8. Brian Tyler (10), 9. Mario Clouser (9), 10. Nick Hamilton (8), 11. C.J. Leary (20), 12. Mike McVetta (11), 13. Kaylee Bryson (16), 14. Kyle O’Gara (12), 15. Mike Haggenbottom (18), 16. Gregg Cory (17), 17. Taylor Ferns (2), 18. Travis Welpott (14), 19. Jake Day (21), 20. Austin Nemire (13), 21. Tom Paterson (19), 22. Dave Berkheimer (22). 1:05:57.617


 

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-100 Kody Swanson.


 

USAC SILVER CROWN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Kody Swanson-384, 2-Logan Seavey-366, 3-C.J. Leary-346, 4-Brian Tyler-288, 5-Justin Grant-285, 6-Bobby Santos-239, 7-Taylor Ferns-209, 8-Travis Welpott-203, 9-Gregg Cory-178, 10-Kyle Robbins-176.


 

OVERALL PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-116, 2-Thomas Meseraull-100, 3-Brady Bacon-98, 4-Buddy Kofoid-85, 5-Robert Ballou-75, 6-Logan Seavey-75, 7-Kaylee Bryson-72, 8-C.J. Leary-68, 9-Shane Cottle-67, 10-Matt Westfall-67.


 

NEXT USAC SILVER CROWN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: August 19, 2022 – World Wide Technology Raceway – Madison, Illinois – 1.125-Mile Paved Oval – Gateway 100


 

CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:


 

Dirt Draft Hot Laps Fastest Driver: Kody Swanson (15.261)


 

Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier: Kody Swanson (15.244)


 

Hard Charger: Derek Bischak (19th to 6th)

 


The Biggest Win: Kofoid Slides to BC39 Victory at Indy

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Indianapolis, Indiana (August 4, 2022)………”This is the biggest win of my midget career.”


 

On the biggest stage in what has been the biggest year of his burgeoning racing career thus far, Buddy Kofoid soaked in his moment in the limelight as he stood proudly in victory lane on Thursday night.


 

He’d won at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


 

The Penngrove, California native pulled out all the stops to capture the $15,000 top prize for prevailing in the fourth running of the Driven2SaveLives BC39 Presented By WeatherTech at The Dirt Track at IMS, which constituted a seemingly never-ending, see-saw exchange of slide jobs with Cannon McIntosh.


 

Using the cushion as a ramp and the outside concrete wall as a launching pad of sorts, Kofoid raced to the lead, fell out of the top spot, then regained it for good all in the final 10-lap sprint, taking the lead for the final time just five laps from the finish line in his Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports/Mobil 1 – Toyota – TRD/Bullet By Spike/Speedway Toyota.


 

“Some of it was intentional and some of it was on accident,” Kofoid remarked regarding his use of the cushion and the extension of the cushion that led, on occasion, a meeting of his right rear tire against the outside wall. “A lot of the time, it worked out. Luckily, I didn’t get bit. Hats off to Cannon. It was so fun racing with him.  It was probably one of most fun midget races I’ve ever been a part of.”


 

Kofoid, the reigning USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Champion and current series point leader, tallied up a triumph for the ages, one that he’ll never forget – not only for where he did it, but how he did it.


 

“At first, I didn’t think the track was going to widen up enough,” Kofoid recalled. “I was kind of stuck in fourth and fifth, so I just started ripping the fence, and if I put it upside down, I put it upside down. Luckily, that didn’t happen. It was a good points night, but also even better that we won at probably the coolest track in the world.”


 

Starting from the sixth spot, Kofoid’s position remained relatively unchanged well into the second half of the 39-lap event before finding his stride and making his move to establish his presence at the forefront of the field in the race honoring the late, great USAC champion Bryan Clauson.


 

“To honor Bryan, the whole Clauson family and Driven2SaveLives, it’s hard to put into words what that means,” Kofoid said. “And also, 15-grand is pretty damn cool too.”


 

The eighth series win of the season was the 17th of Kofoid’s USAC National Midget career, tying him with Jay Drake and J.J. Yeley for 40th all-time.


 

Meanwhile, Kofoid’s Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports team picked up its first BC39 win, becoming the fourth team in as many years to capture a victory in the event. The score was the 131st for car entrant Keith Kunz in USAC National Midget competition, moving him to within two of the all-time series win record held by Steve Lewis at 133.


 

Kofoid began his race from the outside of the third row all while outside front row starter and first-time BC39 participant Mitchel Moles raced away with the lead in his hands.


 

Trouble on the opening lap put a halt to the proceedings just as they were getting underway when 20th starting Kyle Cummins hopped three times entering the third turn, which pitched his car on its left side and sent him flipping over, promptly ending his night prematurely.


 

Twice in the early going, McIntosh swiped the lead from Moles only to have the pass negated due to a subsequent yellow flag, which reverted the running order to the most recently scored lap, thus placing Moles back in front of McIntosh at the head of the field.


 

On lap 13, McIntosh shot to the lead around the outside in turn four just as Moles slipped sideways on exit. Moments later, the yellow flag was displayed yet again, this time for debris in turn one, but luckily for McIntosh, the timing was right and the pass finally stuck as the lap was completed before the caution, making him officially the new race leader.


 

At that time, Kofoid began to inch his way forward, moving to fourth on lap 17. On the 20th lap, amid a tussle to retain fourth with Ethan Mitchell, Kofoid ramped up the turn four cushion, then ricocheted into Mitchell at the start finish line. As a result, Mitchell veered straight into the infield, sliding through the grass in turns three and four before returning to the dirt after free-falling to 10th.


 

Following a yellow for a spin by Chase McDermand on lap 23, Kofoid began to make his major surge forward. Dropping back to fifth just before the caution, Kofoid picked his way to fourth on lap 24, to third on lap 25 and to second on lap 26 after rocketing underneath Moles in turn two.


 

Moles’ race came to a sudden and nasty conclusion on lap 29 when the third-place combatant biked on the turn three cushion and took a sidewinder into the outside wall, sending him flipping five-and-a-half times before coming to a rest on his side. At the same time, fourth-place Thomas Meseraull narrowly escaped the calamity by avoiding contact with Moles’ flipping machine. Moles, the series’ leading Rookie driver, walked away but was forced to bid adieu from the action.


 

Now with 11 laps to go, the fight at the front was turned up another several notches to DEFCON 1 as McIntosh and Kofoid waged an epic, unrelenting slider war that seemed as if it would never cease.


 

Starting with 10 to go, Kofoid shot to the bottom in turn three as McIntosh countered back under off turn four to retake the position on lap 30. With the lead continuously changing hands, the pair exchanged slide jobs an incomprehensible 10 times in a six-lap span between laps 30 and 35. Kofoid officially led at the stripe on laps 31-32 with McIntosh regaining a slight edge on the 33rd and 34th circuits.


 

Using the skyscraper cushion as a sort of springboard, Kofoid dug in and created some much needed separation when he crossed over McIntosh off the top of turn four with five laps remaining and bounced out from McIntosh to the tune of seven-tenths of a second.


 

When an infield tire marker was clipped and pushed into the racing groove in turn three, the yellow flag fell and, thus, set up one final restart with three laps to go. McIntosh took advantage of the opportunity to throw a slider on Kofoid for the lead, briefly slipping ahead before Kofoid dipped back underneath off turn two to hold serve.


 

“I almost gave it away on the last restart,” Kofoid recalled. “But (beforehand) I told (crew chief) Jarrett Martin that I wanted to kiss the bricks. He said ‘okay, noted.’ When I told him and (crewman) Shane (Marquez) that again, they were like, ‘yes sir.’”


 

McIntosh reloaded and refired again in turn one with two laps remaining, but Kofoid denied the attempt, sending himself as far up on top of the “hill” as humanly possible, running downhill off the turn two cushion to narrowly escape with the spot as a suddenly emerging Justin Grant made it three-wide for the number one position. A tick of the watch later, Meseraull entered the frame and double-slid both Grant and McIntosh briefly in turn three before slotting in behind McIntosh coming to the white flag.


 

Kofoid’s final measure proved to be the decisive moment and propelled him far enough ahead to where his challengers possessed nary a single bullet in the chamber to fire on the final lap as Kofoid sped away for a 0.845 second advantage at the finish line as the winner over McIntosh, Meseraull, Grant and Kyle Larson.


 

Cannon McIntosh (Bixby, Okla.) led a race-high 20 laps in his Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports/Crescent Tools – GearWrench – DriveWFX/Spike/Speedway Toyota. After losing the lead with less than 10 to go, the Okie battled his way back to the lead and fought tooth-and-nail to the final gun. In the end, he brought it home in second-place, his best result in three BC39 starts.


 

“I just think he found something there,” McIntosh said of the difference between he and Kofoid during the latter stages. “Battling through traffic early, he was just able to get something going in one and two. I just didn’t have enough time to figure it out.  I was able to gain enough speed to get to the lead, but I just couldn’t get through one and two as good as him on the top. We were really good on the bottom and, if it had stayed down there, it would’ve worked out well. I feel like we put up the best fight we could’ve with what we had, and we brought it home second. It was fun racing with him there and I feel like we were able to push each other to the limit without going over the limit.”


 

Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, Calif.) led laps in each of his last two starts at the BC39 in 2019 and 2021. On this night, he led no laps, but he did come away with his best career finish in the event, notching third after starting back in 11th in his RMS Racing/EnviroFab – Response Management Services – Engler Machine/Spike/Speedway Toyota.


 

From the C to the B to the A. Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) had a long row to hoe Thursday night at the BC39. He advanced from 9th to 2nd in the C-Main, from 16th to 2nd in the semi-feature and from 18th to 4th in the feature, passing a whopping total of 35 cars in the final three events of the alphabet soup in his RMS Racing/NOS Energy Drink – EnviroFab – Response Management Services/Spike/Speedway Toyota. He remains the only driver to finish in the top-10 in all four editions of the BC39 since 2018.


 

 
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USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: August 3-4, 2022 – The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Speedway, Indiana – Driven2SaveLives BC39 Presented by WeatherTech – 1/4-Mile Dirt Track


 

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Chris Windom (#89x CBI), 2. Trey Gropp (#08x Dave Mac Dalby), 3. Austin Barnhill (#17B Dave Mac Dalby), 4. Jerry Coons Jr. (#85 Central), 5. Hayden Reinbold (#19AZ Reinbold-Underwood), 6. Rylan Gray (#06 Gray), 7. Dillon Welch (#71w May), 8. Travis Buckley (#7 BSL). NT


 

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Jade Avedisian (#84 CBI), 2. Ryan Timms (#97K Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Michael Pickens (#17 Shophouse), 4. Taylor Reimer (#25K Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 5. Jacob Denney (#61 Mounce-Stout), 6. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (08s Dave Mac Dalby), 7. Chris Baue (#36 Baue), 8. Jeff Schindler (#8x Schindler), 9. Ian Creager (#36c Creager).


 

PIT STOP USA THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Buddy Kofoid (#67 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 2. Brenham Crouch (#97 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Kyle Larson (#86 CBI), 4. Sheldon Creed (#74 Abacus), 5. Blake Brannon (#40B Western Speed), 6. Kyle Jones (#7u Trifecta), 7. Zach Veach (#21 Ripper), 8. Jason McDougal (#68 Six8), 9. Josh Hodge (#5J Rose).


 

ROD END SUPPLY FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Chance Crum (#26 Rudeen), 2. Cannon McIntosh (#08 Dave Mac Dalby), 3. Jace Park (#87 CBI), 4. Donny Schatz (#15 Spike/Curb-Agajanian), 5. Cade Lewis (#71m Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 6. Greyson Springer (#81G Gray), 7. Braden Chiaramonte (#25 Malloy), 8. Timmy Buckwalter (#29 Seymour), 9. Zach Boden (#51 Dohner).


 

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIFTH HEAT: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Michael Faccinto (#15F Mounce-Stout), 2. Emerson Axsom (#39BC Clauson Marshall), 3. Adam Taylor (#7T Taylor), 4. Bill Rose (#6 Rose), 5. Steve Buckwalter (#25B Buckwalter), 6. A.J. Hopkins (#7R RAMCO).


 

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SIXTH HEAT: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Mitchel Moles (#89 CBI), 2. Brady Bacon (#21H TKH), 3. Kaylee Bryson (#71 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 4. C.J. Leary (#25L Petry), 5. Alex Watson (#11T Taylor), 6. Shannon McQueen (#7 McQueen), 7. Kyle Keaton (#6K Keaton), 8. Jim Jones (#97J Jones), 9. Jadon Rogers (#7m RAMCO).


 

PIT STOP USA SEVENTH HEAT: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Tyler Courtney (#7BC Clauson Marshall), 2. Kyle Cummins (#3G Styres), 3. Karter Sarff (#21K Sarff), 4. Russ Gamester (#46 Gamester), 5. Colby Copeland (#25m Malloy), 6. Michelle Decker (#7D Decker), 7. Anton Hernandez (#37x Felker), 8. Jordan Kinser (#5LK Briscoe).


 

ROD END SUPPLY EIGHTH HEAT: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Ethan Mitchell (#19m Bundy Built), 2. Thomas Meseraull (#7x RMS), 3. Mariah Ede (#71E Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 4. Maria Cofer (#57 Abacus), 5. Bryant Wiedeman (#01 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 6. Ryan Newman (#39N Clauson Marshall), 7. Isaac Chapple (#6x Hall), 8. Justin Dickerson (#21D Dickerson).


 

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS NINTH HEAT: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Dominic Gorden (#71K Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 2. Chase Briscoe (#5B Briscoe), 3. J.J. Yeley (#0G Styres), 4. Nick Drake (#55 Cline), 5. Barrie Valentino (#Q23 Valentino), 6. John Heydenreich (#22 Heydenreich), 7. Jimi Quin (#37x Felker), 8. Casey Burkham (#7MR RAMCO).


 

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) TENTH HEAT: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Zach Daum (#9m Bundy Built), 2. Justin Grant (#2J RMS), 3. Riley Kreisel (#19K Cox), 4. Logan Seavey (#19 Reinbold-Underwood), 5. Chase McDermand (#40 Mounce-Stout), 6. Bryan Stanfill (#75AU Griffiths), 7. Scott Orr (#88 Orr), 8. Alex Nalon (#18N Nalon), 9. Ryan Thomas (#1 Wingo).


 

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Clinton Boyles (#11 Beierle)


 

STOOPS PURSUIT: (25 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Dominic Gorden (1) , 2. Zach Daum (7), 3. Trey Gropp (3), 4. Cannon McIntosh (20), 5. Ethan Mitchell (5), 6. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (21-P), 7. C.J. Leary (25-P), 8. Jerry Coons Jr. (22-P), 9. Brady Bacon (11), 10. Jade Avedisian (19), 11. Buddy Kofoid (16), 12. Donny Schatz (24-P), 13. Karter Sarff (9), 14. Mitchel Moles (17), 15. Tyler Courtney (18), 16. Chase Briscoe (23-P), 17. J.J. Yeley (2), 18. Chris Windom (6), 19. Kyle Larson (12), 20. Michael Faccinto (4), 21. Chance Crum (8), 22. Emerson Axsom (15), 23. Justin Grant (10), 24. Michael Pickens (13), 25. Thomas Meseraull (14).


 

REMAINDER OF EVENT HELD ON AUGUST 4


 

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST QUALIFIER: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Jacob Denney, 2. Dominic Gorden, 3. Michael Pickens, 4. Thomas Meseraull, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 7. Nick Drake, 8. Kyle Jones, 9. Timmy Buckwalter, 10. Austin Barnhill, 11. Braden Chiaramonte, 12. Ryan Thomas, 13. Jim Jones, 14. John Heydenreich.


 

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND QUALIFIER: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Jace Park, 2. Mitchel Moles, 3. Kyle Larson, 4. Hayden Reinbold, 5. Kyle Cummins, 6. Ryan Timms, 7. Isaac Chapple, 8. Greyson Springer, 9. Michelle Decker, 10. Ian Creager, 11. Adam Taylor, 12. Zach Veach, 13. J.J. Yeley.


 

PIT STOP USA THIRD QUALIFIER: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Cannon McIntosh, 2. Ethan Mitchell, 3. Chase McDermand, 4. Jade Avedisian, 5. Chance Crum, 6. Chase Briscoe, 7. Russ Gamester, 8. Mariah Ede, 9. Donny Schatz, 10. Shannon McQueen, 11. Jimi Quin, 12. Peter Paulson (#Q32 Valentino), 13. Josh Hodge, 14. Kyle Keaton.


 

ROD END SUPPLY FOURTH QUALIFIER: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Buddy Kofoid, 2. Jerry Coons Jr., 3. Zach Daum, 4. Brenham Crouch, 5. Emerson Axsom, 6. Jordan Kinser, 7. Anton Hernandez, 8. Travis Buckley, 9. Riley Kreisel, 10. Alex Watson, 11. Barrie Valentino, 12. Chris Baue, 13. Bill Rose.


 

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIFTH QUALIFIER: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Bryant Wiedeman, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. C.J. Leary, 4. Jason McDougal, 5. Cade Lewis, 6. Michael Faccinto, 7. Bryan Stanfill, 8. Ryan Newman, 9. Justin Dickerson, 10. Alex Nalon, 11. Maria Cofer, 12. Justin Grant, 13. Taylor Reimer.


 

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SIXTH QUALIFIER: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Kaylee Bryson, 2. Sheldon Creed, 3. Trey Gropp, 4. Karter Sarff, 5. Tyler Courtney, 6. Blake Brannon, 7. Dillon Welch, 8. Rylan Gray, 9. Zach Boden, 10. Jeff Schindler, 11. Scott Orr, 12. Colby Copeland, 13. Logan Seavey.


 

FIRST D-MAIN: (12 laps, top-3 transfer to the C-Main) 1. Mariah Ede, 2. Timmy Buckwalter, 3. Travis Buckley, 4. Colby Copeland, 5. J.J. Yeley, 6. Taylor Reimer, 7. Chris Baue, 8. Ian Creager, 9. Bill Rose, 10. Ryan Newman, 11. Kyle Keaton, 12. Adam Taylor, 13. Kyle Jones, 14. Alex Watson, 15. Shannon McQueen, 16. Alex Nalon, 17. Jim Jones.


 

SECOND D-MAIN: (12 laps, top-3 transfer to the C-Main) 1. Rylan Gray, 2. Riley Kreisel, 3. Donny Schatz, 4. Logan Seavey, 5. Braden Chiaramonte, 6. Justin Dickerson, 7. Ryan Thomas, 8. Jimi Quin, 9. Josh Hodge, 10. Zach Boden, 11. Austin Barnhill, 12. Zach Veach, 13. Jeff Schindler, 14. Barrie Valentino, 15. Scott Orr, 16. Peter Paulson, 17. Maria Cofer, 18. Michelle Decker.


 

C-MAIN: (15 laps, top-6 transfer to the semi) 1. Ryan Timms, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 4. Cade Lewis, 5. Chase Briscoe, 6. Nick Drake, 7. Anton Hernandez, 8. Dillon Welch, 9. Bryan Stanfill, 10. Russ Gamester, 11. Timmy Buckwalter, 12. Riley Kreisel, 13. Rylan Gray, 14. Donny Schatz, 15. Greyson Springer, 16. Mariah Ede, 17. Travis Buckley, 18. Blake Brannon, 19. Jordan Kinser, 20. Isaac Chapple.


 

ELLIOTT’S CUSTOM TRAILERS & CARTS SEMI: (20 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Chase McDermand, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Emerson Axsom, 4. Kyle Cummins, 5. Jason McDougal, 6. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 7. Jerry Coons Jr., 8. Sheldon Creed, 9. Cade Lewis, 10. Chase Briscoe, 11. Brenham Crouch, 12. Chance Crum, 13. Nick Drake, 14. Jace Park, 15. Jade Avedisian, 16. Tyler Courtney, 17. C.J. Leary, 18. Hayden Reinbold, 19. Ryan Timms, 20. Michael Faccinto.


 

FEATURE: (39 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Buddy Kofoid (6), 2. Cannon McIntosh (1), 3. Thomas Meseraull (11), 4. Justin Grant (18), 5. Kyle Larson (10), 6. Zach Daum (3), 7. Kaylee Bryson (15), 8. Brady Bacon (5), 9. Dominic Gorden (8), 10. Brenham Crouch (23-U), 11. Bryant Wiedeman (14), 12. Chris Windom (9), 13. Emerson Axsom (19), 14. Taylor Reimer (24-U), 15. Trey Gropp (7), 16. Jason McDougal (21), 17. Tyler Courtney (25-P), 18. Chase McDermand (17), 19. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (22), 20. Karter Sarff (13), 21. Chase Briscoe (26-P), 22. Michael Pickens (16), 23. Mitchel Moles (2), 24. Jacob Denney (12), 25. Ethan Mitchell (4), 26. Kyle Cummins (20).


 

**(P) represents an Indianapolis Motor Speedway promoter’s option


 

**(P) represents a USAC provisional


 

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Mitchel Moles, Laps 13-30 Cannon McIntosh, Laps 31-32 Buddy Kofoid, Laps 33-34 Cannon McIntosh, Laps 35-39 Buddy Kofoid.


 

STOOPS PURSUIT LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Dominic Gorden.


 

**Cannon McIntosh flipped during the fourth heat. Michael Faccinto flipped on lap 1 of the Stoops Pursuit. J.J. Yeley flipped during the second qualifier. Alex Nalon & Chris Baue flipped during the first D-Main. Alex Watson flipped during the first D-Main. Nick Drake flipped during the semi. Kyle Cummins flipped on lap 1 of the feature. Mitchel Moles flipped on lap 29 of the feature.


 

USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Buddy Kofoid-1258, 2-Justin Grant-1172, 3-Thomas Meseraull-1014, 4-Cannon McIntosh-976, 5-Mitchel Moles-965, 6-Bryant Wiedeman-928, 7-Kaylee Bryson-919, 8-Logan Seavey-763, 9-Ethan Mitchell-750, 10-Brenham Crouch-749.


 

OVERALL PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-116, 2-Thomas Meseraull-100, 3-Brady Bacon-98, 4-Buddy Kofoid-85, 5-Robert Ballou-75, 6-Logan Seavey-74, 7-Kaylee Bryson-69, 8-Shane Cottle-67, 9-Matt Westfall-67, 10-Emerson Axsom-65.


 

NEXT USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: September 4, 2022 – Angell Park Speedway – Sun Prairie, Wisconsin – Firemen’s Nationals – 1/3-Mile Dirt Track


 

CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:


 

Dirt Draft Hot Laps Fastest Driver: Cannon McIntosh (12.136) & Michael Pickens (12.074)


 

Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner: Chris Windom


 

Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner: Jade Avedisian


 

Pit Stop USA Third Heat Winner: Buddy Kofoid


 

Rod End Supply Fourth Heat Winner: Chance Crum


 

Simpson Race Products Fifth Heat Winner: Michael Faccinto


 

Competition Suspension, Inc. Sixth Heat Winner: Mitchel Moles


 

Pit Stop USA Seventh Heat Winner: Tyler Courtney


 

Rod End Supply Eighth Heat Winner: Ethan Mitchell


 

Simpson Race Products Ninth Heat Winner: Dominic Gorden


 

Competition Suspension, Inc. Tenth Heat Winner: Zach Daum


 

Simpson Race Products First Qualifier Winner: Jacob Denney


 

Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Qualifier Winner: Jace Park


 

Pit Stop USA Third Qualifier Winner: Cannon McIntosh


 

Rod End Supply Fourth Qualifier Winner: Buddy Kofoid


 

Simpson Race Products Fifth Qualifier Winner: Bryant Wiedeman


 

Competition Suspension, Inc. Sixth Qualifier Winner: Kaylee Bryson


 

Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Semi-Feature Winner: Chase McDermand


 

Hard Charger: Justin Grant (18th to 4th)

 


Dominant Gorden: USAC Midget Rookie Scoops Up Stoops Pursuit at IMS

Rich Forman

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media


 

Indianapolis, Indiana (August 3, 2022)………The surname “Gordon” has long resonated around the hallowed grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


 

After all, Jeff Gordon did score five career Brickyard 400 wins throughout his illustrious career with NASCAR on the 2.5-mile paved oval.


 

On Wednesday night, this time it was a “Gorden” who made his initial flash on the quarter-mile dirt oval at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


 

Clovis, California’s Dominic Gorden led wire-to-wire for all five segments, 25 laps in total, to win the unique Stoops Pursuit special event race for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship, part of the opening night festivities for the Driven2SaveLives BC39 Presented by WeatherTech.


 

The 16-year-old’s first ever IMS experience was punctuated with his first ride aboard Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports’ Eibach Springs-sponsored Bullet By Spike powered by a Speedway Toyota. Utilizing his new digs, Gorden started up front and stayed up front throughout the distance with little resistance.


 

The objective of the Stoops Pursuit is fairly straightforward – don’t get passed and don’t be involved in an incident in which you stop. Gorden thwarted what threats did come his way as the USAC series Rookie officially put his name in the record books as a winner on the grounds of IMS.


 

“I was pretty nervous going into it,” Gorden acknowledged. “But after we got past the first and second yellow, I got a little more comfortable with every green flag run we got.”


 

After a relatively brief, but heavy shower earlier in the night, Gorden earned his way into the Pursuit after collecting a heat race win. When the time came to put up, Gorden stuck his number 71K on the bottom and kept the 25-car field at arm’s length throughout.


 

Among other objectives is successfully navigating the built-in restarts for the event, and Gorden succeeded in devising his own gameplan to endure any run made at him.


 

“I didn’t try too many tricks,” Gorden noted. “I had to switch up my restarts a little bit and not miss the bottom.”


 

Gorden’s first and foremost challenge was trying to keep it clean for 25 laps without a hiccup from either himself or the field bearing down on him. However, that sure wasn’t quite the case behind him.


 

Trouble ensued on the opening lap when fourth-starting Michael Faccinto’s left front tire connected with the right rear of Ethan Mitchell. The contact sent Faccinto suddenly veering right in turn four, then barrel-rolling twice over and avoiding injury.


 

Any driver involved in a caution was subsequently eliminated from the contest, spelling doom for heavy hitters Justin Grant, Thomas Meseraull and Chance Crum on the initial start. Kyle Larson, the winner of the last two Stoops Pursuits in 2019 and 2021, plowed into the still Crum’s left front wheel, ramping over it with his left front wheel. Boom. Just like that. All five drivers were done before a lap was even completed.


 

Entering the last five-lap segment, it was go time. Second-running Trey Gropp made his bid for the lead, pulling even with Gorden on the bottom at the entry to turn three on lap 22, to no avail. Zach Daum, who sat fourth for most of the duration, swept by his Bundy Built Motorsports teammate Mitchell on lap 23, then tracked down Gropp and overtook him at the exit of turn four coming to the white flag.


 

By then, it was too late. Gorden had firmly established his dominance at the start and finished off an impressive victory in the non-points special event. Of note, Gorden, who made eight USAC National Midget feature starts earlier this season with CB Industries, had only once finished inside the top-ten, scoring a 10th on June 5 at Tri-State Speedway during Indiana Midget Week.


 

Gorden also become the third different winner in the Stoops Pursuit’s four-year history, joining Zeb Wise (2018) and Kyle Larson (2019 & 2021).


 

Daum grabbed second, 0.678 sec. behind Gorden at the stripe. Gropp collected third with Cannon McIntosh advancing from 20th to 4th. Ethan Mitchell rounded out the top-five.


 

Eight different states were represented by the top-eight finishers: Gorden (California), Daum (Illinois), Gropp (Nebraska), McIntosh (Oklahoma), Mitchell (North Carolina), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Mississippi), C.J. Leary (Indiana) and Jerry Coons Jr. (Arizona).


 

Ten heat races were held earlier on Wednesday evening with teammates Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) and Mitchel Moles (Raisin City, Calif.) tied for the number one position for the BC39 event points, earning 160 points each for their eighth to first runs during their respective heat races.


 

 
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USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: August 3, 2022 – The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Speedway, Indiana – Driven2SaveLives BC39 Presented by WeatherTech – 1/4-Mile Dirt Track


 

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Chris Windom (#89x CBI), 2. Trey Gropp (#08x Dave Mac Dalby), 3. Austin Barnhill (#17B Dave Mac Dalby), 4. Jerry Coons Jr. (#85 Central), 5. Hayden Reinbold (#19AZ Reinbold-Underwood), 6. Rylan Gray (#06 Gray), 7. Dillon Welch (#71w May), 8. Travis Buckley (#7 BSL). NT


 

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Jade Avedisian (#84 CBI), 2. Ryan Timms (#97K Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Michael Pickens (#17 Shophouse), 4. Taylor Reimer (#25K Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 5. Jacob Denney (#61 Mounce-Stout), 6. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (08s Dave Mac Dalby), 7. Chris Baue (#36 Baue), 8. Jeff Schindler (#8x Schindler), 9. Ian Creager (#36c Creager).


 

PIT STOP USA THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Buddy Kofoid (#67 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 2. Brenham Crouch (#97 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 3. Kyle Larson (#86 CBI), 4. Sheldon Creed (#74 Abacus), 5. Blake Brannon (#40B Western Speed), 6. Kyle Jones (#7u Trifecta), 7. Zach Veach (#21 Ripper), 8. Jason McDougal (#68 Six8), 9. Josh Hodge (#5J Rose).


 

ROD END SUPPLY FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Chance Crum (#26 Rudeen), 2. Cannon McIntosh (#08 Dave Mac Dalby), 3. Jace Park (#87 CBI), 4. Donny Schatz (#15 Spike/Curb-Agajanian), 5. Cade Lewis (#71m Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 6. Greyson Springer (#81G Gray), 7. Braden Chiaramonte (#25 Malloy), 8. Timmy Buckwalter (#29 Seymour), 9. Zach Boden (#51 Dohner).


 

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIFTH HEAT: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Michael Faccinto (#15F Mounce-Stout), 2. Emerson Axsom (#39BC Clauson Marshall), 3. Adam Taylor (#7T Taylor), 4. Bill Rose (#6 Rose), 5. Steve Buckwalter (#25B Buckwalter), 6. A.J. Hopkins (#7R RAMCO).


 

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SIXTH HEAT: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Mitchel Moles (#89 CBI), 2. Brady Bacon (#21H TKH), 3. Kaylee Bryson (#71 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 4. C.J. Leary (#25L Petry), 5. Alex Watson (#11T Taylor), 6. Shannon McQueen (#7 McQueen), 7. Kyle Keaton (#6K Keaton), 8. Jim Jones (#97J Jones), 9. Jadon Rogers (#7m RAMCO).


 

PIT STOP USA SEVENTH HEAT: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Tyler Courtney (#7BC Clauson Marshall), 2. Kyle Cummins (#3G Styres), 3. Karter Sarff (#21K Sarff), 4. Russ Gamester (#46 Gamester), 5. Colby Copeland (#25m Malloy), 6. Michelle Decker (#7D Decker), 7. Anton Hernandez (#37x Felker), 8. Jordan Kinser (#5LK Briscoe).


 

ROD END SUPPLY EIGHTH HEAT: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Ethan Mitchell (#19m Bundy Built), 2. Thomas Meseraull (#7x RMS), 3. Mariah Ede (#71E Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 4. Maria Cofer (#57 Abacus), 5. Bryant Wiedeman (#01 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 6. Ryan Newman (#39N Clauson Marshall), 7. Isaac Chapple (#6x Hall), 8. Justin Dickerson (#21D Dickerson).


 

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS NINTH HEAT: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Dominic Gorden (#71K Kunz/Curb-Agajanian), 2. Chase Briscoe (#5B Briscoe), 3. J.J. Yeley (#0G Styres), 4. Nick Drake (#55 Cline), 5. Barrie Valentino (#Q23 Valentino), 6. John Heydenreich (#22 Heydenreich), 7. Jimi Quin (#37x Felker), 8. Casey Burkham (#7MR RAMCO).


 

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) TENTH HEAT: (10 laps, passing points) 1. Zach Daum (#9m Bundy Built), 2. Justin Grant (#2J RMS), 3. Riley Kreisel (#19K Cox), 4. Logan Seavey (#19 Reinbold-Underwood), 5. Chase McDermand (#40 Mounce-Stout), 6. Bryan Stanfill (#75AU Griffiths), 7. Scott Orr (#88 Orr), 8. Alex Nalon (#18N Nalon), 9. Ryan Thomas (#1 Wingo).


 

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Clinton Boyles (#11 Beierle) & Peter Paulson (#Q32 Valentino)


 

STOOPS PURSUIT: (25 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Dominic Gorden (1) , 2. Zach Daum (7), 3. Trey Gropp (3), 4. Cannon McIntosh (20), 5. Ethan Mitchell (5), 6. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (21-P), 7. C.J. Leary (25-P), 8. Jerry Coons Jr. (22-P), 9. Brady Bacon (11), 10. Jade Avedisian (19), 11. Buddy Kofoid (16), 12. Donny Schatz (24-P), 13. Karter Sarff (9), 14. Mitchel Moles (17), 15. Tyler Courtney (18), 16. Chase Briscoe (23-P), 17. J.J. Yeley (2), 18. Chris Windom (6), 19. Kyle Larson (12), 20. Michael Faccinto (4), 21. Chance Crum (8), 22. Emerson Axsom (15), 23. Justin Grant (10), 24. Michael Pickens (13), 25. Thomas Meseraull (14).


 

**(P) represents a promoter’s option


 

STOOPS PURSUIT LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 Dominic Gorden.


 

**Cannon McIntosh flipped during the fourth heat. Michael Faccinto flipped on lap 1 of the Stoops Pursuit.


 

BC39 EVENT POINTS: 1-Mitchel Moles & Chris Windom-160, 3-Cannon McIntosh-153, 4-Zach Daum-150, 5-Justin Grant-148, 6-Trey Gropp & Thomas Meseraull-143, 8-Kyle Larson-141, 9-Ethan Mitchell-140, 10-Emerson Axsom & Brady Bacon.


 

NEXT USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: August 4, 2022 – The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Speedway, Indiana – Driven2SaveLives BC39 Presented by WeatherTech – 1/4-Mile Dirt Track


 

 

CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:


 

Dirt Draft Hot Laps Fastest Driver: Cannon McIntosh (12.136)


 

Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner: Chris Windom


 

Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner: Jade Avedisian


 

Pit Stop USA Third Heat Winner: Buddy Kofoid


 

Rod End Supply Fourth Heat Winner: Chance Crum


 

Simpson Race Products Fifth Heat Winner: Michael Faccinto


 

Competition Suspension, Inc. Sixth Heat Winner: Mitchel Moles


 

Pit Stop USA Seventh Heat Winner: Tyler Courtney


 

Rod End Supply Eighth Heat Winner: Ethan Mitchell


 

Simpson Race Products Ninth Heat Winner: Dominic Gorden


 

Competition Suspension, Inc. Tenth Heat Winner: Zach Daum

 


Larson Undenied, Delivers First IRP USAC Midget Win in 11 Years

DB3

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media


 

Brownsburg, Indiana (August 1, 2022)………Quite simply, you can’t keep Kyle Larson down.


 

That’s been evident throughout his entire racing career, and also was on full display during his first pavement midget start in nearly a decade during Monday’s USAC Midget Special Event at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.


 

Larson was penalized following the first two attempts to begin the 30-lap feature when race officials deemed that he was a tad too quick on the trigger and jumped the start.


 

Prior to the third attempt, Larson’s punishment was a one row penalty, which moved him from the inside of the second row to the inside of the third row. That try was also aborted due to a turn three spin by 13th running Blake Brannon.


 

The fourth try proved to be the charm for the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion from Elk Grove, Calif. as he raced his way from fifth to third on the first scored lap.


 

In short order, Larson chased down second-running Kody Swanson for second off the bottom of turn four at the end of lap two, then scurried under leader Todd Bertrand at the exit of the second turn on lap three to grab the lead, a position he never relinquished in his Jerome Rodela/Rodela Fabrication – Trench Shoring Company/Gerhardt/Ed Pink Toyota.


 

Larson’s first pavement midget appearance in nine years proved fruitful as he earned his second career IRP midget victory, winning for the first time in 11 years, nearly to the day, back in 2011.


 

The drive was a dream, and the car was a dream to drive as the Californian wheelman and the Californian car owner teamed up for the first time, and the result was a dream match.


 

“This is such a beautiful racecar,” Larson praised. “It’s kind of a dream to get to be able to run it. I’ve always seen this car, and everything that Jerome works on is just beautiful. We were really fast, and I hope to get to do it again someday.”


 

Once gaining the lead, Larson pulled away to a substantial half-straightaway advantage in just the first five laps, which translated to a full two second lead and did it all while racing his own race.


 

“I went back to fifth and I knew my car was really good from the start,” Larson explained. “I just wanted to get to the lead and set my own pace. Every time we hit the track today, I got looser and looser. Jerome made a lot of adjustments to tighten me up and I felt really good to fire off. I actually got tight there towards the end, and for the last half, I was really tight.”


 

However, once Santos cleared Bertrand for the second position on lap six, the May IRP midget winner began making major headway in his full-on pursuit of Larson.


 

What blossomed into a 1.9 second lead for Larson was aggressively chopped as Santos knocked a tenth off Larson’s lead each time around the .686-mile paved oval in the ensuing laps – to 1.8 seconds on lap eight, to 1.7 on lap nine, to 1.6 on lap 10 and to 1.5 by lap 11.


 

Just as soon as Santos worked his way into play as a challenger to Larson, it all came to an abrupt end as he dropped off the pace dramatically before pulling into the infield on lap 17. From there, Larson expanded his lead to an increasingly insurmountable 5.561 seconds, never to be headed again.


 

In the end, Larson pulverized the field by a 6.521 second margin with Kyle O’Gara second and Nick Hamilton third. Hard charger Cole Carter (Brownsburg, Ind.) finished fourth after starting in the 14th position. Kody Swanson (Kingsburg, Calif.) rounded out the top-five.


 

“I ran hard the whole time,” Larson said. “I had no idea where second was behind me. I saw that Kyle (O’Gara) got to second and I didn’t know if he was running me down or what. I just tried to run hard the whole time but also wanted to conserve our right front tire and get the win.”


 

While Larson captured the $5,000 top prize, Kyle O’Gara (Beech Grove, Ind.) backed up his June IRP midget victory with another consistent run and a fine runner-up performance in his SFHR Development/Chick-Fil-A – Speedway Indoor Karting – Business Art Designs/Beast/Stanton SR-11x.


 

Meanwhile, Nick Hamilton (Danville, Ind.) skillfully turned in his best career performance at IRP with a third-place result after starting 11th in his Kenny & Reva Irwin/Kenny Irwin Jr. Foundation – Curtis Motor Sales/Beast/Stanton SR-11x.


 

Chuck Gurney Jr. (Livermore, Calif.) set the night’s quickest time in qualifying. His most recent fast qualifying performance at IRP came when he timed in as the best overall during the 2010 Night Before the 500.


 

 
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USAC MIDGET NON-POINTS SPECIAL EVENT RACE RESULTS: August 1, 2022 – Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park – Brownsburg, Indiana – .686-Mile Paved Track – Monday Night Racing


 

QUALIFYING: (Two laps combined) 1. Chuck Gurney Jr., 51, 3 Stooges-42.357; 2. Alex Bowman, 55, Bowman-42.490; 3. Buddy Kofoid, 67, 3 Stooges/Kunz-42.639; 4. Jake Trainor, 29, 3 Stooges-42.749; 5. Kody Swanson, 44, Bertrand-42.769; 6. Bobby Santos, 98, 3 Stooges-42.771; 7. Tanner Swanson, 26, Pierce-42.781; 8. Kyle Larson, 25, Rodela-42.869; 9. Todd Bertrand, 47, Bertrand-43.086; 10. Kyle O'Gara, 67K, SFHR-43.367; 11. Nick Hamilton, 7K, Irwin-43.517; 12. Cody Gerhardt, 60, Western Speed-44.483; 13. Blake Brannon, 40, Western Speed-44.620; 14. Cole Carter, 7, Bertrand-44.672; 15. Dakoda Armstrong, 7A, C & A-44.805; 16. Kevin Studley, 57K, Studley-45.112; 17. Maria Cofer, 57, Abacus-45.306; 18. Toni Breidinger, 80, Breidinger-45.825; 19. Brandon Maurer, 14, Maurer-57.286; 20. Nathan Byrd, 47D, Bertrand-NT.


 

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Kyle Larson (3), 2. Kyle O’Gara (1), 3. Nick Hamilton (11), 4. Cole Carter (14), 5. Kody Swanson (6), 6. Tanner Swanson (4), 7. Dakoda Armstrong (15), 8. Todd Bertrand (2), 9. Jake Trainor (7), 10. Maria Cofer (17), 11. Cody Gerhardt (12), 12. Blake Brannon (13), 13. Kevin Studley (16), 14. Bobby Santos (5), 15. Buddy Kofoid (8), 16. Alex Bowman (9), 17. Chuck Gurney Jr. (10), 18. Brandon Maurer (19), 19. Toni Breidinger (18).


 

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Todd Bertrand, Laps 3-30 Kyle Larson.


 

NEXT USAC MIDGET SPECIAL EVENT: October 22, 2022 – Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park – Brownsburg, Indiana – .686-Mile Paved Track – Howard Companies Championship Saturday

 


Ballou Bags Tri-State Finale, Grant Grabs USAC Indiana Sprint Week Title

josh james

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media


 

Haubstadt, Indiana (July 30, 2022)………Robert Ballou and Justin Grant spent the majority of Saturday night’s 35th annual USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week finale at Tri-State Speedway dueling for a feature victory.


 

In many cases, one driver prevails while the other walks away with empty handed disappointment that is absent the fanfare and glory.


 

However, in this particular instance, both exited the stage at the conclusion of the night sharing the limelight of a performance well worth the accolades.


 

Rocklin, California’s Ballou fended off the competition to become the sixth different feature winner of Indiana Sprint Week during its six event run.


 

After 13 years of trying, Ione, California’s Grant was rewarded as the Indiana Sprint Week champion for the first time in his career, rounding out his efforts with six consecutive top-five results in the series and capping the week with a third at Tri-State.


 

Ballou led all 30 laps from start to finish after beginning his race from the outside of the front row, then kept Grant at bay for the first 20 laps before successfully withstanding the pressure applied to him from six-time Tri-State USAC National Sprint Car victor Kyle Cummins.


 

For Ballou, the Indiana Sprint Week triumph was his first since taking the finale at Lincoln Park Speedway five years earlier in 2017. It was also a homecoming of sorts for Ballou who, in 2014, won his initial ISW feature in which he utilized his own No. 12. On this night, he rode the 12 to the pinnacle once again in his Ballou Motorsports/Suburban Subaru - Dragonfly Aviation - Berks Western Telecom/Triple X/Ott Chevy.


 

“Hard work and perseverance pays off,” Ballou noted of the collective effort from the driver, crew and sponsors that makes winning big races like this a possibility for him. “I kind of fine-tuned my racecar and threw an audible yesterday by going back to what we used to do all the time. We just finally got our groove going tonight. I wish I would’ve thrown an audible about six nights ago and things may have been a little better, but hindsight is 20/20.”


 

On the other hand, Grant ran second just a short distance behind Ballou for the first 21 laps of the main event before Cummins ran past with the baton to become Ballou’s new challenger for the final nine laps.


 

Making his Indiana Sprint Week debut in 2010, Grant had finished inside the top-five of the ISW standings three consecutive years in 2019-20-21 before finally knocking down the barrier in convincing fashion behind the wheel of his TOPP Motorsports/NOS Energy Drink – MPV Express – TOPP Industries/Maxim/Kistler Chevy with a 61-point cushion over runner-up C.J. Leary, which is the most lopsided title race in the series since Bryan Clauson’s 70-point interval eight years earlier in 2014.


 

“It feels incredible to finally get it done,” Grant exclaimed. “To add my name to all the huge names on that trophy, it feels like my name is a little out of place on there, but I’m happy to have it. Hats off to the guys. It’s a long week and it’s a lot of work. I can’t say enough good things about (right hand crewman) Dylan Cook. He works his tail off for me and, 99 percent of the time, it’s just him and me on the car. He’s got a big, big workload and he handles it incredibly well.”


 

TOPP Motorsports car owner Kevin Birchmeier (Rochester, Ind.) has also been on the waiting list for the ultimate Indiana Sprint Week glory as a champion for several years following a bevy of close calls and valiant efforts. He, like his driver Grant, weathered the storm and the forks in the road over the years to prevail with a first ISW title. By virtue of being the car entrant champ for the week, he earned the traditional rocking chair presented and constructed by master craftsman John Youngs.


 

Entering the feature, Grant was playing with house money, so to speak, after clinching the Indiana Sprint Week title following the heat races. To top it off, Grant started the feature from the pole alongside outside front row starter Ballou who spurted out to the early lead as he and Grant separated themselves by six car lengths from the rest of the field in the early going.


 

Ballou began to wander into traffic 11 laps into the contest and, in doing so, even gained a couple more lengths on Grant. However, moments later, 17th running Kendall Ruble flipped between turns one and two. He climbed from his car under his own power, but heavy damage to the front end and left rear of his machine signaled an end to the Tri-State regular’s evening.


 

Grant zipped right to Ballou's rear bumper following the lap 11 restart and pulled even for the lead to the inside of Ballou exiting turn four on lap 14. Meanwhile, third starting Thomas Meseraull, debuting with KO Motorsports on this night after an abrupt split with the Yeley-Petty Racing a few nights earlier, had charged by Logan Seavey for third, then began to rope in the top-two.


 

Simultaneously, Tri-State favorite Kyle Cummins made his patented elevation toward the front as he navigated his way into the top-five just before halfway, then nipped his way under Seavey for fourth on lap 15 and slipped under Meseraull for third on the 17th lap at the exit of turn four.


 

Meseraull attempted to slide Cummins back moments later in turn two, but got just a tad sideways, resulting in the trailing Cummins ramping over Meseraull's left front wheel. Meseraull promptly spun and collected sixth-running Kevin Thomas Jr., forcing both to stop. Meseraull exited the competition with a 21st place result while Thomas returned and managed to get back to 12th.


 

Ballou pulled out to a 1.6 second lead with 10 to go, but the familiar sight of the red number 3R began to emerge at the forefront as he shot by Grant for second place at the exit of turn two with eight laps remaining, but still had quite a bit of ground to chomp up in such a short amount of time.


 

The timely caution arrived to aid Cummins’ pursuit of Ballou in the form of a turn four slide and stop by first-time USAC National Sprint Car starter Dustin Beck who came to a halt with just two laps remaining. That erased Ballou's 1.2 second lead over Cummins and now placed the pair nose-to-tail coming to the green-white-checkered finish and, by that point in time, Ballou knew full well what he was working with.


 

“I knew that my racecar was really good,” Ballou noted. “I wanted to go up to the top the whole race, but I moved up to the middle, and then Justin (Grant) showed me a nose. I’m pretty good on the bottom and I’ve seen a lot of races where Kyle (Cummins) got a good run and slingshots past you on the last lap.”


 

Once the green flag dropped, Ballou pedaled away from Cummins who remained in constant hot pursuit a mere two car lengths in arrears throughout the final two trips around the 1/4-mile dirt oval. Cummins was unable to make substantial headway and Ballou was unrelenting and unwavering at the moment as he became the first five-time series feature winner of the 2022 season.


 

Ballou’s 0.431 second victory was the 36th of his USAC National Sprint Car career, which surpassed both Jon Stanbrough and Rich Vogler on the all-time list, and moved him into a tie for 11th all-time alongside Kevin Thomas Jr. Cummins took second in the final feature rundown with Grant third, Chase Stockon fourth and Logan Seavey fifth.


 

After enduring his fair share of ups and downs throughout Indiana Sprint Week, Cummins (Princeton, Ind.) finished the week with a bang. One night after prevailing at Bloomington Speedway, he came home as the runner-up at Tri-State to finish seventh in the final ISW standings in his Rock Steady Racing/Ultimate Predator Boats - Mid-America Safety Solutions/Mach-1/Cummins Chevy.


 

In Fatheadz Qualifying earlier in the evening, Mitchel Moles’ electric performances continued as the Indiana Sprint Week Rookie turned in his fifth fast qualifying time in seven tries throughout the week. As it turned out, it was the second best qualifying performance in Indiana Sprint Week history, trailing only the six fast times earned by Richard Griffin in 1997.


 

Meanwhile, Shane Cottle was treated and released after flipping end-over-end high into the turn three billboards on his qualifying attempt.


 

 
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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: July 30, 2022 – Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Indiana – 1/4-Mile Dirt Track – 35th USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week


 

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. Mitchel Moles, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-13.442; 2. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-13.516; 3. Logan Seavey, 5, Baldwin/Fox-13.599; 4. Thomas Meseraull, 5K, KO-13.726; 5. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-13.728; 6. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-13.801; 7. Briggs Danner, 5G, Heffner South-13.838; 8. C.J. Leary, 77m, Michael-13.845; 9. Emerson Axsom, 47BC, Clauson Marshall Newman-13.870; 10. Jason McDougal, 5m, KO-13.910; 11. J.J. Hughes, 76, Hughes-13.911; 12. Kendall Ruble, 17, Ruble-13.961; 13. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.977; 14. Jadon Rogers, 14, Engler-13.991; 15. Kevin Thomas Jr., 15K, BGE Dougherty-14.083; 16. Brady Short, 61m, Edwards-14.129; 17. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-14.161; 18. Chase Stockon, 5s, KO-14.176; 19. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-14.232; 20. Dustin Beck, 75, Henson-14.242; 21. Critter Malone, 7, Seven-14.315; 22. Aric Gentry, 10, Gentry-14.320; 23. Carson Garrett, 15, BGE Dougherty-14.329; 24. Dalton Stevens, 99x, Stevens-14.348; 25. Garrett Aitken, 32, Aitken-14.359; 26. Tom Harris, 84, Harris-14.379; 27. Xavier Doney, 5R, KO-14.400; 28. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-14.444; 29. Todd Hobson, 77AU, Sturgeon-14.472; 30. Max Adams, 37, Felker-14.481; 31. Sam Scott, 7s, Scott-14.486; 32. Matt Westfall, 33m, Marshall-14.559; 33. Koby Barksdale, 16K, Knight-14.650; 34. Donny Brackett, 4B, Brackett-14.674; 35. Travis Berryhill, 77s, Sturgeon-14.929; 36. Dylan Moan, 17D, Moan-14.967; 37. Eddie Vancil, 7v, Vancil-14.996; 38. Stan Beadles, 84B, Beadles-15.009; 39. Troy Carey, 45N, Carey-15.245; 40. Allen Howard Jr., 4u, AJR-15.624; 41. Chris Robling, 23, Kolehouse/Scott-15.634; 42. Ryan Bond, 7R, Czoer-15.737; 43. Shane Cottle, 74x, Hodges-NT; 44. Jerry Petty, 2, Yeley/Petty-NT.


 

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Critter Malone, 3. Mitchel Moles, 4. Emerson Axsom, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Brody Roa, 7. Garrett Aitken, 8. Koby Barksdale, 9. Todd Hobson, 10. Eddie Vancil, 11. Chris Robling. NT


 

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Chase Stockon, 2. Jason McDougal, 3. Kyle Cummins, 4. Justin Grant, 5. Jadon Rogers, 6. Tom Harris, 7. Aric Gentry, 8. Donny Brackett, 9. Stan Beadles, 10. Ryan Bond, 11. Max Adams. 2:15.04


 

PIT STOP USA THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Logan Seavey, 3. Shane Cockrum, 4. Xavier Doney, 5. Carson Garrett, 6. J.J. Hughes, 7. Briggs Danner, 8. Sam Scott, 9. Travis Berryhill, 10. Troy Carey. 2:16.79


 

ROD END SUPPLY FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. C.J. Leary, 3. Dustin Beck, 4. Matt Westfall, 5. Dalton Stevens, 6. Brandon Mattox, 7. Allen Howard Jr., 8. Dylan Moan, 9. Kendall Ruble, 10. Brady Short. NT


 

C-MAIN: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the semi-feature) 1. Sam Scott, 2. Donny Brackett, 3. Koby Barksdale, 4. Travis Berryhill, 5. Troy Carey, 6. Allen Howard Jr., 7. Chris Robling, 8. Stan Beadles, 9. Eddie Vancil, 10. Max Adams. NT


 

ELLIOTT’S CUSTOM TRAILERS & CARTS SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Briggs Danner, 2. J.J. Hughes, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Kendall Ruble, 5. Jadon Rogers, 6. Brody Roa, 7. Dalton Stevens, 8. Tom Harris, 9. Garrett Aitken, 10. Koby Barksdale, 11. Donny Brackett, 12. Carson Garrett, 13. Travis Berryhill, 14. Sam Scott, 15. Brandon Mattox, 16. Brady Short, 17. Aric Gentry, 18. Todd Hobson. 2:50.86


 

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Robert Ballou (2), 2. Kyle Cummins (5), 3. Justin Grant (1), 4. Chase Stockon (8), 5. Logan Seavey (4), 6. C.J. Leary (10), 7. Brady Bacon (15), 8. Mitchel Moles (6), 9. Jason McDougal (12), 10. Critter Malone (20), 11. Emerson Axsom (11), 12. Kevin Thomas Jr. (7), 13. Jadon Rogers (16), 14. Shane Cockrum (18), 15. Briggs Danner (9), 16. Brody Roa (17), 17. Matt Westfall (22), 18. Xavier Doney (21), 19. Dustin Beck (19), 20. J.J. Hughes (13), 21. Thomas Meseraull (3), 22. Kendall Ruble (14). NT


 

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Robert Ballou.


 

**Shane Cottle flipped during qualifying. Eddie Vancil flipped during the C-Main. Kendall Ruble flipped on lap 11 of the feature.


 

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-1709, 2-Brady Bacon-1598, 3-C.J. Leary-1546, 4-Robert Ballou-1542, 5-Emerson Axsom-1473, 6-Logan Seavey-1449, 7-Chase Stockon-1288, 8-Matt Westfall-1199, 9-Jadon Rogers-1127, 10-Jake Swanson-1020.


 

FINAL USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-464, 2-C.J. Leary-403, 3-Brady Bacon-399, 4-Chase Stockon-393, 5-Mitchel Moles-374, 6-Robert Ballou-367, 7-Kyle Cummins-364, 8-Emerson Axsom-328, 9-Jason McDougal-306, 10-Shane Cottle-305.


 

OVERALL PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-102, 2-Brady Bacon-98, 3-Thomas Meseraull-92, 4-Buddy Kofoid-80, 5-Robert Ballou-75, 6-Logan Seavey-74, 7-Shane Cottle-67, 8-Matt Westfall-67, 9-Kaylee Bryson-61, 10-Emerson Axsom-59.


 

FINAL USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Shane Cottle-33, 2-Matt Westfall-31, 3-Kyle Cummins-24, 4-Justin Grant-23, 5-Brady Bacon-20, 6-Chase Stockon-19, 7-Jason McDougal-14, 8-C.J. Leary-13, 9-Tye Mihocko-12, 10-Briggs Danner-11.


 

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACES: August 25-26-27, 2022 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Indiana – 1/4-Mile Dirt Track – Sprint Car Smackdown XI Presented by Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts


 

 

CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:


 

Dirt Draft Hot Laps Fastest Driver: Thomas Meseraull (13.474)


 

Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier: Mitchel Moles (13.442)


 

Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner: Robert Ballou


 

Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner: Chase Stockon


 

Pit Stop USA Third Heat Winner: Kevin Thomas Jr.


 

Rod End Supply Fourth Heat:  Thomas Meseraull


 

GSP Quality Driving Performance: Matt Westfall


 

Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Semi Winner: Briggs Danner


 

Bryan Clauson’s Racers For Autism Bonus Bucks: Robert Ballou


 

Hard Work Award: Matt Westfall


 

Feature Hard Charger: Critter Malone (20th to 10th)

 


 

The Middle Man: Cummins Goes 10th to 1st to Score Bloomington's Round of USAC ISW

Rich Forman

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media


 

Bloomington, Indiana (July 29, 2022)………Following one of the most disenchanting outings of his career the night before, Kyle Cummins flipped the script on his journey to victory Friday night during round six of USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week at Bloomington Speedway.


 

On Thursday, the Princeton, Ind. native set fast qualifying time during an aborted rain-interrupted qualifying session, then discovered an engine issue that prematurely ended his night before the requalifying session. Forced to find another ride to finish out the night, Cummins came up short of a transfer spot to the feature and missed the show, thus abruptly ending his Indiana Sprint Week title aspirations.


 

One night later, the storyline was written differently despite a rocky start which saw Cummins get wiped out in his heat, forcing him to race his way into the main event through the semi-feature. Starting 10th in A-Main, Cummins streaked to fourth by lap five and held steady for the majority of the 30-lap distance in the Sheldon Kinser Memorial / Bubby Jones Master of Going Faster series race number six.


 

However, on a late-race restart with 13 laps to go, Cummins tried a different approach, cutting a path through the middle of the 1/4-mile red clay oval from fourth to third to second to first in a five-lap successive span that thrusted him into the lead and, ultimately, victory for the first time during this USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship season aboard his Rock Steady Racing/Ultimate Predator Boats - Mid-America Safety Solutions/Mach-1/Cummins Chevy.


 

Cummins became the third driver over the past five nights to hit six career Indiana Sprint Week feature victories after Justin Grant and C.J. Leary recently elevated themselves to sixth on the all-time list earlier in the week. Furthermore, Cummins’ 11th career USAC National Sprint Car triumph moved him to 48th all-time alongside Daron Clayton, Elmer George, Tommy Hinnershitz and Greg Leffler.


 

But this one, with the deck seemingly stacked against them following a crash that hurt their car on Monday at Circle City and engine difficulties at Lincoln Park, Cummins and the Rock Steady crew wholly and truly earned this one, even though it may have come the hard way.


 

“The crew has been sleeping three or four hours a night, so this is pretty special,” Cummins revealed. “We’ve driven back to North Vernon (Indiana) four nights in a row after destroying a car and switching motors. Carl Thomas gave us this motor last week just in case we needed it. I really didn’t want to have to use it. I called him yesterday and he didn’t hesitate to let us run it. We owe everything to him because we wouldn’t be here. This is his motor and it’s the only one we have left.”


 

Starting from the outside of row five, Cummins had his work cut out for him with the top-three in Indiana Sprint Week points residing one, two and three in the running order right from the drop of the green. Pole sitter and defending Indiana Sprint Week Bloomington winner Brady Bacon skipped out to the early lead, utilizing the top shelf in turns one and two and the bottom in turns three and four to build up a 1.764 second lead in the first five laps with Leary and Grant in tow.


 

Bacon led a high-wire act when the time came to take on his first hurdle of the feature event just after the midway point as he raced around the outside of lapped traffic while Leary made up substantial ground, slicing Bacon’s advantage from a full second to just a pair of car lengths while Grant and Cummins resided in close quarters just behind in third and fourth.


 

Behind the top-four, Robert Ballou was on the surge, breaking into the top-five underneath Mitchel Moles on the 18th lap just before attempting a four-wheel drift over the top of the infield tire markers, which bit him at the entrance to turn three and sent him bouncing several times before being tapped by the trailing Moles, which sent Ballou flipping over.


 

As a result, Ballou’s right rear tire was flattened, which dropped him to 17th in the final tally while Fatheadz Fast Qualifier Moles continued onward, but fell to eighth in the final tally.


 

The ensuing restart was truly Cummins’ time to rise and shine as he placed his No. 3R right smack dab in the middle of the racetrack and powered by Justin Grant for third on lap 18, then by Leary for fourth on lap 19 all while using the road less traveled.


 

“After Justin’s and my deal in the heat race, he had one coming,” Cummins remarked. “So, I was trying a way to where I could at least get third and I just told him, ‘I’m not going to take anybody out,’ but I was at least going to make him think about it. When I dove in down there, the bottom stuck, so I was like, ‘it’s not too bad.’”


 

Following his disposal of Grant and Leary, Cummins began edging rapidly toward Bacon who denied him just barely at the stripe on laps 20 and 21, but on the back stretch on lap 22, Cummins got a drive that propelled him into the top spot by the time he reached turn three to secure his spot on the top rung.


 

“I feel like that was the Brady Bacon line and I passed him doing it,” Cummins exclaimed. “I thought for sure Brady was going to go to the bottom, and I just got low enough.  The track was just different, and I’m not used to running the middle. I didn’t know what I was doing the last five or six laps.”


 

A yellow flag on lap 24 found Logan Seavey, who had worked from 23rd to 8th after opting to use a provisional, jumping over the cushion between turns one and two. As he tried to recover and keep his head above the proverbial water, his car was clipped by the ninth-running ride of Jadon Rogers. Seavey slowed to a stop, but restarted and finished 18th.


 

Nobody had anything to throw at Cummins following the final restart with seven laps to go as Cummins pulled away for a commanding 1.973 second margin of victory over Bacon. Grant slid his way past Leary with three laps remaining to round out the podium in third. Leary grabbed fourth while Jason McDougal made a hard-charging performance from his 16th starting position to finish fifth.


 

Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.) admitted his car just wasn’t quite good enough to run the middle like Cummins did in his ascent to victory. Nonetheless, Bacon came oh-so-close to breaking into the win column once again as he led a race-high 21 laps en route to a second place finish in his Dynamics, Inc./Fatheadz Eyewear – Cressman Sanitation – DriveWFX – Tel-Star/Triple X/Rider Chevy. The runner-up finish was Bacon's best result of Indiana Sprint Week 2022 thus far after previous finishes of third, fifth and third in his previous three starts leading into Bloomington.


 

Justin Grant's consistency has been paramount throughout Indiana Sprint Week. The Ione, California native’s third place run was his fifth top-five in five starts this week behind the wheel of his TOPP Motorsports/NOS Energy Drink – MPV Express – TOPP Industries/Maxim/Kistler Chevy. Now, he carries a 49-point cushion in the Indiana Sprint Week standings entering Saturday night's series finale at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt.


 

 
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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: July 29, 2022 – Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, Indiana – 1/4-Mile Dirt Track – 35th USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week / Sheldon Kinser Memorial – Bubby Jones Master of Going Faster Race #6


 

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. Mitchel Moles, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-11.039; 2. Chase Stockon, 5s, KO-11.248; 3. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-11.303; 4. Logan Seavey, 5, Baldwin/Fox-11.306; 5. Brent Beauchamp, 11, Beauchamp-11.344; 6. Carson Garrett, 15, BGE Dougherty-11.488; 7. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-11.492; 8. Dalton Stevens, 99x, Stevens-11.534; 9. C.J. Leary, 77m, Michael-11.547; 10. Briggs Danner, 5G, Heffner South-11.550; 11. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-11.591; 12. Jordan Kinser, 04, Burton-11.592; 13. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-11.607; 14. Jadon Rogers, 14, Engler-11.612; 15. Kevin Thomas Jr., 15K, BGE Dougherty-11.632; 16. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-11.646; 17. Travis Berryhill, 77s, Sturgeon-11.661; 18. Sterling Cling, 34, Cling-11.712; 19. Emerson Axsom, 47BC, Clauson Marshall Newman-11.738; 20. Harley Burns, 16, Burns-11.749; 21. Jason McDougal, 5m, KO-11.812; 22. Brandon Morin, 98, Morin-11.835; 23. Shane Cottle, 74x, Hodges-11.854; 24. Koby Barksdale, 16K, Knight-11.867; 25. Davey Ray, 14AJ, FattFro-11.877; 26. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-11.922; 27. Todd Hobson, 77AU, Sturgeon-11.962; 28. Kyle Shipley, 17GP, Dutcher-11.963; 29. Tye Mihocko, 2E, Epperson-11.991; 30. Max Adams, 37, Felker-12.039; 31. Mario Clouser, 2, Yeley/Petty-12.046; 32. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-12.081; 33. Brayden Fox, 53, Fox-12.161; 34. Tom Harris, 84, Harris-12.188; 35. Scotty Weir, 2B, 2B Racing-12.206; 36. Matt Westfall, 33m, Marshall-12.241; 37. Geoff Ensign, 9E, Sylvia-12.292; 38. Cindy Chambers, 18c, DC-12.391; 39. Troy Carey, 45N, Carey-12.439; 40. Dustin Griffitts, 9, Griffitts-12.857; 41. Allen Howard Jr., 4u, AJR-13.073; 42. Xavier Doney, 74, Doney/Lawson-NT; 43. Hunter Maddox, 24m, Maddox-NT; 44. Dave Darland, 36D, Darland/Curb-Agajanian-NT.


 

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. C.J. Leary, 2. Jason McDougal, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Mitchel Moles, 5. Davey Ray, 6. Brayden Fox, 7. Allen Howard Jr., 8. Travis Berryhill, 9. Tye Mihocko, 10. Brent Beauchamp, 11. Geoff Ensign. NT


 

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Jadon Rogers, 2. Carson Garrett, 3. Max Adams, 4. Brandon Morin, 5. Shane Cockrum, 6. Xavier Doney, 7. Tom Harris, 8. Briggs Danner, 9. Cindy Chambers, 10. Chase Stockon, 11. Sterling Cling. NT


 

PIT STOP USA THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Justin Grant, 4. Emerson Axsom, 5. Todd Hobson, 6. Kyle Cummins, 7. Brandon Mattox, 8. Scotty Weir, 9. Mario Clouser, 10. Troy Carey. NT


 

ROD END SUPPLY FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Dalton Stevens, 2. Koby Barksdale, 3. Robert Ballou, 4. Matt Westfall, 5. Logan Seavey, 6. Brody Roa, 7. Harley Burns, 8. Jordan Kinser, 9. Kyle Shipley, 10. Dustin Griffitts. NT


 

C-MAIN: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the semi-feature) 1. Brody Roa, 2. Tom Harris, 3. Brayden Fox, 4. Xavier Doney, 5. Cindy Chambers, 6. Dustin Griffitts, 7. Troy Carey. 1:50.97


 

ELLIOTT’S CUSTOM TRAILERS & CARTS SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Chase Stockon, 2. Kyle Cummins, 3. Brandon Mattox, 4. Jordan Kinser, 5. Briggs Danner, 6. Brody Roa, 7. Logan Seavey, 8. Shane Cockrum, 9. Brayden Fox, 10. Brent Beauchamp, 11. Tom Harris, 12. Davey Ray, 13. Kyle Shipley, 14. Mario Clouser, 15. Harley Burns, 16. Todd Hobson, 17. Travis Berryhill, 18. Xavier Doney. NT


 

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Kyle Cummins (10), 2. Brady Bacon (1), 3. Justin Grant (4), 4. C.J. Leary (2), 5. Jason McDougal (16), 6. Kevin Thomas Jr. (8), 7. Chase Stockon (9), 8. Mitchel Moles (6), 9. Jadon Rogers (7), 10. Emerson Axsom (15), 11. Dalton Stevens (3), 12. Shane Cottle (18), 13. Brandon Mattox (12), 14. Matt Westfall (22), 15. Briggs Danner (11), 16. Brody Roa (21), 17. Robert Ballou (14), 18. Logan Seavey (23-P), 19. Brandon Morin (17), 20. Carson Garrett (5), 21. Max Adams (20), 22. Koby Barksdale (19), 23. Jordan Kinser (13). NT


 

(P) represents a provisional starter


 

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-21 Brady Bacon, Laps 22-30 Kyle Cummins.


 

**Tye Mihocko flipped during the first heat. Xavier Doney flipped during the semi. Robert Ballou flipped on lap 18 of the feature.


 

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-1639, 2-Brady Bacon-1544, 3-C.J. Leary-1480, 4-Robert Ballou-1466, 5-Emerson Axsom-1427, 6-Logan Seavey-1380, 7-Chase Stockon-1219, 8-Matt Westfall-1165, 9-Jadon Rogers-1089, 10-Jake Swanson-1020.


 

USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-394, 2-Brady Bacon-345, 3-C.J. Leary-341, 4-Chase Stockon-324, 5-Mitchel Moles-313, 6-Shane Cottle-295, 7-Robert Ballou-287, 8-Kyle Cummins-286, 9-Emerson Axsom-282, 10-Briggs Danner-256.


 

OVERALL PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-102, 2-Thomas Meseraull-92, 3-Brady Bacon-90, 4-Buddy Kofoid-80, 5-Robert Ballou-74, 6-Logan Seavey-74, 7-Shane Cottle-67, 8-Matt Westfall-62, 9-Kaylee Bryson-61, 10-Emerson Axsom-59.


 

USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Shane Cottle-33, 2-Matt Westfall-26, 3-Justin Grant-23, 4-Kyle Cummins-21, 5-Chase Stockon-15, 6-Brady Bacon-12, 7-Tye Mihocko-12, 8-Jason McDougal-11, 9-Briggs Danner-11, 10-Jake Swanson-11.


 

BUBBY JONES MASTER OF GOING FASTER POINTS: 1-Brady Bacon-437, 2-Justin Grant-417, 3-C.J. Leary-390, 4-Logan Seavey-372, 5-Robert Ballou-371, 6-Emerson Axsom-348, 7-Chase Stockon-313, 8-Matt Westfall-305, 9-Jadon Rogers-261, 10-Jason McDougal-204.


 

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: July 29, 2022 – Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, Indiana – 1/4-Mile Dirt Track – 35th USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week / Sheldon Kinser Memorial – Bubby Jones Master of Going Faster Race #6


 

 

CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:


 

Dirt Draft Hot Laps Fastest Driver: C.J. Leary (11.200)


 

Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier: Mitchel Moles (11.039)


 

Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner: C.J. Leary


 

Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner: Jadon Rogers


 

Pit Stop USA Third Heat Winner: Kevin Thomas Jr.


 

Rod End Supply Fourth Heat: Dalton Stevens


 

GSP Quality Driving Performance: Dalton Stevens


 

Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Semi Winner: Chase Stockon


 

Bryan Clauson’s Racers For Autism Bonus Bucks: Kyle Cummins


 

Hard Work Award: Matt Westfall


 

Feature Hard Charger: Jason McDougal (16th to 5th)

 


Midnight Special! Moles Rolls to a USAC Indiana Sprint Week First at Lincoln Park

David Nearpass

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media


 

Putnamville, Indiana (July 28, 2022)………Just minutes before the clock struck midnight, Mitchel Moles put the finishing touches on a magical evening during Thursday night’s round five of USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week at Putnamville’s Lincoln Park Speedway.


 

However, this was no Cinderella story as the Raisin City, Calif. native moved to the front of the pack on lap two and led the final 29 laps to score his first career Indiana Sprint Week victory, and his second win thus far during an impressive USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship Rookie season.


 

Following a lengthy rain delay that plagued the early portion of the night, Moles slipped by Jadon Rogers on the bottom, then switched his method of operation from the low line to the high groove and back to the bottom in search of a path to victory.


 

Despite briefly losing the lead to a surging Brady Bacon two laps from the finish, a yellow flag reprieve positioned Moles back up front where he went unheeded for the final two trips around the 5/16-mile dirt oval following a green-white-checkered scenario.


 

Known for a wide-open, pound the cushion style, Moles utilized nuance and balance on this night, doing so in somewhat unfamiliar territory throughout the 30-lap distance. In the end, though, he wound up in what has become a familiar destination in the month of July – victory lane – as he’s collected his first three USAC national series triumphs in the past 20 nights (2 sprint and 1 midget).


 

“That’s probably the first race I’ve ever won on the bottom to be honest with you,” Moles admitted. “I’ve never been a bottom feeder guy. Jadon was bumping me on the rear bumper telling me to get going. I’m glad I could at least pick up the pace a little. He didn’t hit me on the last restart, so maybe I was doing it wrong the whole time.”


 

For the second-straight season, it was the same team celebrating victory following the Indiana Sprint Week round at Lincoln Park. Last year, it was Tanner Thorson scoring his first Indiana Sprint Week win and, this year, it came to be Moles driving the Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports/AME Electrical – Mesilla Valley Transportation/Spike/Stanton Chevy to glory.


 

Moles possessed a prime view from outside the front row for the start, and it didn’t take long for him to move to the top of the leaderboard. Pole sitter Rogers patrolled the bottom for the opening lap, but at the start of lap two, Rogers left an opening of daylight underneath. Moles stuck his nose in and remained side-by-side with Rogers for the entire length of the back straightaway. Entering turn three, Moles was able to scoot along the bottom and into the lead as Rogers swung out wide and dropped to second.


 

Just after midway, Moles altered his course and began to venture to the high line. Three-straight laps of Rogers pulling even-steven with Moles, but not quite make the pass stick, was enough to convince Moles to get himself back to the bottom.


 

“About halfway through, I was like, ‘you know what, I’m going to try the top,’”  Moles recalled. “So, I tried the top, but he was a little better on the bottom, so I went back down. I think what won me the race was getting back down to the bottom. I didn’t want to leave the door open for somebody to try and stick it in there.”


 

Moles continued to be hounded by Rogers throughout the majority of the distance, clutching a single car length lead all the way into the late stages when a blanket could be thrown over the entire top-six of Moles, Rogers, Shane Cottle, Brady Bacon, C.J. Leary and Justin Grant.


 

While Moles and Rogers maintained an unrelenting presence on the low line, Bacon took the show to the topside. Running fourth with three to go, Bacon disposed of Cottle for third in turn two on lap 28, then hustled forward and was on the verge of pouncing on the two front runners. Coming to two to go, Moles was tapped on the rear bumper by Rogers at the exit of turn four while Bacon carried a head of steam to make it nearly three-wide at the start/finish line, all three within a single car length.


 

Moments later, Bacon charged around the outside of both Rogers and Moles to go third to first successfully in succession between turns one and two to take ownership of the lead. Bacon clamped down and swept to the bottom of turn three in front of Moles to seemingly lock up the top spot.


 

However, just as soon as Bacon put himself atop the leaderboard, the yellow flag was displayed for Kevin Thomas Jr. (8th) and Robert Ballou (10th) who tangled and stopped in turn two. The caution negated Bacon’s maneuvers and relegated him back to third. The running order reverted to the last completed lap while Moles landed a pardon and was positioned back into the lead for the green-white-checkered resumption on lap 29.


 

Obtaining a second breath of fresh air, Moles put the lock on this one as he spurted away from Rogers on the restart, controlling the final two circuits with a five car length advantage. Moles crossed under the checkered with no imminent pressure being applied, reigning triumphant with a 0.706 second margin of victory over Rogers, Bacon, Cottle and Grant, who advanced from the 14th starting position and maintained his healthy Indiana Sprint Week championship point lead.


 

Jadon Rogers (Worthington, Ind.) turned in his most impressive performance of the USAC National Sprint Car season. After leading a single lap, his second place finish tied the best result of his career with the series in his Engler Family/Engler Machine & Tool – AMSOIL – Sherrill’s Pest Control/DRC/SPEC Chevy.  He also previously finished as the runner-up at Haubstadt, Indiana’s Tri-State Speedway in both 2020 and 2021.


 

Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.) nearly had it.  In fact, he did have it momentarily. He raced from third to first coming to the white flag, but the pass was negated due to a yellow. Nonetheless, Bacon equaled his best finish of 2022 Indiana Sprint Week with a third-place result in his Dynamics, Inc./Fatheadz Eyewear – Cressman Sanitation – DriveWFX – Tel-Star/Triple X/Rider Chevy.


 

 
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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: July 28, 2022 – Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, Indiana – 5/16-Mile Dirt Track – 35th USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week


 

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.848; 2. Matt Westfall, 33m, Marshall-12.903; 3. Max Adams, 37, Felker-12.903; 4. Briggs Danner, 5G, Heffner South-12.911; 5. Ryan Timms, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.934; 6. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-12.990; 7. Dalton Stevens, 99x, Stevens-12.996; 8. C.J. Leary, 77m, Michael-13.006; 9. Kevin Thomas Jr., 15K, BGE Dougherty-13.009; 10. Shane Cottle, 74x, Hodges-13.040; 11. Mitchel Moles, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-13.062; 12. Jadon Rogers, 14, Engler-13.074; 13. Brent Beauchamp, 34B, Olson-13.086; 14. Emerson Axsom, 47BC, Clauson Marshall Newman-13.108; 15. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-13.113; 16. Logan Seavey, 5, Baldwin/Fox-13.137; 17. Dave Darland, 36D, Darland/Curb-Agajanian-13.140; 18. Jason McDougal, 5m, KO-13.148; 19. Brayden Fox, 53, Fox-13.181; 20. A.J. Hopkins, 04, Burton-13.184; 21. Geoff Ensign, 9, Sylvia-13.202; 22. Tye Mihocko, 2E, Epperson-13.270; 23. Mario Clouser, 6, EZR-13.285; 24. Tom Harris, 84, Harris-13.291; 25. Chase Stockon, 5s, KO-13.322; 26. Brady Short, 61m, Edwards-13.337; 27. Alex Banales, 5x, Baldwin/Fox-13.387; 28. Kyle Shipley, 17GP, Dutcher-13.391; 29. Harley Burns, 16, Burns-13.395; 30. Gabriel Gilbert, 10G, Gilbert-13.399; 31. Scotty Weir, 2B, 2B Racing-13.401; 32. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.415; 33. Matt McDonald, 5mc, McDonald-13.434; 34. Carson Garrett, 15, BGE Dougherty-13.484; 35. Braydon Cromwell, 4x, Cromwell-13.494; 36. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-13.496; 37. Sterling Cling, 34, Cling-13.520; 38. Zack Pretorius, 9z, Pretorius-13.594; 39. Xavier Doney, 74, Doney/Lawson-13.655; 40. Brian Hayden, 2H, Hayden-13.687; 41. John Sluss, 4R, FattFro-13.716; 42. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-13.825; 43. Travis Thompson, 7, Thompson-13.894; 44. Hunter Maddox, 24m, Maddox-13.908; 45. Troy Carey, 45N, Carey-13.937; 46. Kyle Cummins, 2, Yeley/Petty-13.950; 47. Evan Mosley, 27, Mosley-14.055; 48. Michael Clark, 8, Clark-14.099; 49. Ivan Glotzbach, i1, Hayden-14.345; 50. Allen Howard Jr., 4u, AJR-14.423; 51. Rylan Gray, 81G, Gray-NT; 52. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-NT. (Anton Hernandez also in the Yeley-Petty #2).


 

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Brent Beauchamp, 4. Brady Bacon, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Ryan Timms, 7. Geoff Ensign, 8. Sterling Cling, 9. Matt McDonald, 10. Harley Burns, 11. John Sluss, 12. Troy Carey, 13. i1 Ivan Glotzbach. 2:15.85


 

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Tye Mihocko, 2. Jason McDougal, 3. Emerson Axsom, 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Matt Westfall, 6. Justin Grant, 7. Shane Cockrum, 8. Brady Short, 9. Gabriel Gilbert, 10. Zack Pretorius, 11. Kyle Cummins, 12. Allen Howard Jr. 2:13.54


 

PIT STOP USA THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Brayden Fox, 2. Mitchel Moles, 3. Robert Ballou, 4. Mario Clouser, 5. Max Adams, 6. Dalton Stevens, 7. Scotty Weir, 8. Alex Banales, 9. Xavier Doney, 10. Braydon Cromwell, 11. Travis Thompson. 2:10.54


 

ROD END SUPPLY FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. A.J. Hopkins, 2. Jadon Rogers, 3. Logan Seavey, 4. C.J. Leary, 5. Kyle Shipley, 6. Briggs Danner, 7. Brody Roa, 8. Brandon Mattox, 9. Tom Harris, 10. Brian Hayden, 11. Hunter Maddox, 12. Michael Clark. NT


 

C-MAIN: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the semi-feature) 1. Brody Roa, 2. Scotty Weir, 3. Brandon Mattox, 4. Xavier Doney, 5. Sterling Cling, 6. Zack Pretorius, 7. Braydon Cromwell, 8. Kyle Cummins, 9. Shane Cockrum, 10. John Sluss, 11. Hunter Maddox, 12. Travis Thompson, 13. Troy Carey, 14. Ivan Glotzbach, 15. Allen Howard Jr., 16. Michael Clark, 17. Matt McDonald. 2:13.51


 

ELLIOTT’S CUSTOM TRAILERS & CARTS SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Matt Westfall, 2. Ryan Timms, 3. Chase Stockon, 4. Justin Grant, 5. Briggs Danner, 6. Kyle Shipley, 7. Max Adams, 8. Brody Roa, 9. Tom Harris, 10. Brady Short, 11. Xavier Doney, 12. Dalton Stevens, 13. Alex Banales, 14. Scotty Weir, 15. Brandon Mattox, 16. Harley Burns, 17. Gabriel Gilbert, 18. Geoff Ensign. NT


 

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Mitchel Moles (2), 2. Jadon Rogers (1), 3. Brady Bacon (6), 4. Shane Cottle (3), 5. Justin Grant (14), 6. C.J. Leary (5), 7. Briggs Danner (12), 8. Brent Beauchamp (15), 9. Ryan Timms (13), 10. Dave Darland (7), 11. Chase Stockon (21), 12. Emerson Axsom (16), 13. Tye Mihocko (10), 14. Matt Westfall (11), 15. Mario Clouser (20), 16. Brayden Fox (8), 17. Kyle Shipley (22), 18. Logan Seavey (18), 19. Robert Ballou (17), 20. Kevin Thomas Jr. (4), 21. Jason McDougal (19), 22. A.J. Hopkins (9). NT


 

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Jadon Rogers, Laps 2-30 Mitchel Moles.


 

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-1569, 2-Brady Bacon-1471, 3-Robert Ballou-1431, 4-C.J. Leary-1411, 5-Emerson Axsom-1379, 6-Logan Seavey-1350, 7-Chase Stockon-1158, 8-Matt Westfall-1125, 9-Jadon Rogers-1035, 10-Jake Swanson-1020.


 

USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-324, 2-C.J. Leary-272, 3-Brady Bacon-272, 4-Chase Stockon-263, 5-Mitchel Moles-253, 6-Robert Ballou-252, 7-Shane Cottle-249, 8-Emerson Axsom-234, 9-Briggs Danner-222, 10-Kyle Cummins-209.


 

OVERALL PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-101, 2-Thomas Meseraull-92, 3-Brady Bacon-90, 4-Buddy Kofoid-80, 5-Robert Ballou-74, 6-Logan Seavey-74, 7-Shane Cottle-61, 8-Kaylee Bryson-61, 9-C.J. Leary-55, 10-Emerson Axsom-54.


 

USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Shane Cottle-27, 2-Justin Grant-22, 3-Matt Westfall-18, 4-Chase Stockon-13, 5-Kyle Cummins-12, 6-Brady Bacon-12, 7-Tye Mihocko-12, 8-Briggs Danner-11, 9-Jake Swanson-11, 10-Brent Beauchamp-10.


 

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: July 29, 2022 – Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, Indiana – 1/4-Mile Dirt Track – 35th USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week / Sheldon Kinser Memorial – Bubby Jones Master of Going Faster Race #6


 

 

CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:


 

Dirt Draft Hot Laps Fastest Driver: Chase Stockon (12.708) & Mitchel Moles (12.797)


 

Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier: Brady Bacon (12.848)


 

Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner: Dave Darland


 

Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner: Tye Mihocko


 

Pit Stop USA Third Heat Winner: Brayden Fox


 

Rod End Supply Fourth Heat: A.J. Hopkins


 

GSP Quality Driving Performance: Chase Stockon


 

Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Semi Winner: Matt Westfall


 

Bryan Clauson’s Racers For Autism Bonus Bucks: Mitchel Moles


 

Hard Work Award: Kyle Shipley


 

Feature Hard Charger: Chase Stockon (21st to 11th)

 


Terre Haute's Wednesday Night USAC Indiana Sprint Week Round Rained Out

Terre Haute, Indiana (July 27, 2022)………Wednesday night’s scheduled round of USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week at the Terre Haute Action Track has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.


 

Saturated grounds from Tuesday’s showers coupled with more rain on Wednesday morning have made the 1/2-mile dirt oval track unsuitable for racing competition in time for tonight’s program.


 

USAC Indiana Sprint Week will continue with round five on Thursday night, July 28, at Putnamville’s Lincoln Park Speedway featuring the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship.


 

Thursday at Lincoln Park, the pits and front gates open at 4:30pm with the drivers meeting at 6pm and hot laps at 6:30pm, followed immediately by qualifying and racing.


 

General admission grandstand tickets at Lincoln Park are $30. Kids 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $30 for members, $35 for non-members and free for kids 10 and under.


 

The next scheduled USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship event at the Terre Haute Action Track arrives on Friday night, September 30, for the 23rd running of the Jim Hurtubise Classic.


 

 

2022 USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK SCHEDULE:


 

Jul 22: Gas City I-69 Speedway | Gas City, IN | WINNER: Shane Cottle


 

Jul 24: Lawrenceburg Speedway | Lawrenceburg, IN | WINNER: Mother Nature


 

Jul 25: Circle City Raceway | Indianapolis, IN | WINNER: C.J. Leary


 

Jul 26: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN | WINNER: Justin Grant


 

Jul 27: Terre Haute Action Track | Terre Haute, IN | WINNER: Mother Nature


 

Jul 28: Lincoln Park Speedway | Putnamville, IN


 

Jul 29: Bloomington Speedway | Bloomington, IN


 

Jul 30: Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN

 


Tug of War: Grant Leads Last & Laughs Best to Prevail at Kokomo

Rich Forman

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media


 

Kokomo, Indiana (July 26, 2022)………Beginning with the midway point of Tuesday night’s 30-lap USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week feature at Kokomo Speedway, Justin Grant saw the race lead slip from his grip three different times.


 

However, the Ione, Calif. driver belied that fact with three answers of his own amid his resurgence to the lead to prevail in a near racelong tug-of-war with Robert Ballou, then fended off a late burst from Kyle Cummins in the final laps to earn his first victory of Indiana Sprint Week 2022 following runner-up results in each of the first two features run to date.


 

The lap-after-lap barrage of lead changes resulted in seven swaps of the number one spot between Grant and Ballou in a riveting 12-lap span during the middle portion of the event.


 

The exchanging of the lead that many times within a 30-lap feature tied an all-time Indiana Sprint Week record for the most lead changes in a single feature event, equaling the mark of seven set during the rounds at Lincoln Park in 2001 and Bloomington in 2016.


 

The last hurrah of the evening’s continuous changing of the guard went Grant’s way on this night, leading the final nine laps to score an Indiana Sprint Week feature victory for the second consecutive season at Kokomo, the third driver to accomplish the feat following Jon Stanbrough in 2006-07 and Thomas Meseraull in 2017-18.


 

Grant’s sixth career Indiana Sprint Week feature triumph moved him into a tie for sixth all-time alongside Jay Drake, C.J. Leary, Danny Smith and Kevin Thomas Jr. Furthermore, Grant’s 32nd career USAC National Sprint Car feature win moved him past Tyler Courtney and into 15th all-time beside 1973 champ Rollie Beale.


 

“Champ” is the title Grant has first and foremost on his mind as he extended his Indiana Sprint Week lead to 43 with four races remaining and his overall USAC National Sprint Car lead to a season-high 109.


 

This victory is also held in high regard by Grant as he became the first-two-time feature winner of the inaugural 10-race Bubby Jones Master of Going Faster series in his TOPP Motorsports/NOS Energy Drink – MPV Express – TOPP Industries/Maxim/Kistler Chevy, a series which honors the memory of his late father-in-law whose family was well-represented at Kokomo afterward, standing in unison with Grant in victory lane at a place that Grant has achieved several of his most spectacular moments.


 

“I love winning any race at Kokomo, let alone a Sprint Week show,” Grant exclaimed. “Everybody brings the intensity; Sprint Week at Kokomo is as cool as it gets. It’s a Bubby Jones Master of Going Faster race and those feel really good to win. All the Jones family is here, and all my in-laws are here running around. It feels good to win for them.”


 

Additionally, no driver has mastered Kokomo Speedway since its reconfiguration in 2005 more often than Grant who picked up his 25th career win on the 1/4-mile dirt oval, surpassing both Dave Darland and Jon Stanbrough for first all-time.


 

“That’s really, really special. Now I’m going to try to not cry up here and look like Kody Swanson,” Grant stated with a hearty laugh. “When I first moved to Indiana, I worked for (car owner) Jeff Walker and Kokomo was where we came every Sunday. I’d come up here and watch Dave Darland and Jon Stanbrough just wax guys night-in and night-out. To win one race at a track those guys have won at is really special, but to be the all-time winner, I don’t know if I have words for that.”


 

Grant began his race from the fourth starting spot while Ballou, from the outside of the front row, carried the initial advantage throughout the first one-third of the event after spurting around the outside of pole sitter Mitchel Moles to take the lead on the opening lap.


 

While Ballou jumped away to a full second advantage by lap seven, Grant was in the midst of prying underneath Moles to take over the second spot with a bottom-swiping move in turn four.


 

On lap nine, the now third-running Moles found trouble as he biked his way on entry of turn one, slammed the outside wall and 180’d his way to a stop, heavily damaging both the front and rear end of his ride, and putting him out of the race.


 

Grant dug deep on the bottom when the race resumed on lap nine and continuously edged closer to Ballou before finally clearing him for the lead off the bottom of turn four on lap 11. After a turn three spin by 12th running Jason McDougal, Ballou fired back on the lap 13 restart and missed Grant by a foot at the line on both the 14th and 15th laps, signaling the ignition of one of the finest duels ever witnessed at Kokomo.


 

Ballou’s persistence paid off as he enveloped the low line to bring him ahead to the lead by a scant 0.002 sec. margin over Grant at the line. Grant returned the favor by snagging the lead back for himself on lap 17 before Ballou see-sawed back to the front once more by the exact same 0.002 sec. margin he demonstrated just two laps earlier. That also proved to be short-lived for Ballou as Grant went topside to clear Ballou for the lead once more on lap 19.


 

Facetiously speaking, Grant was able to settle in for laps 19 and 20 as Ballou hung within a car length in arrears. On lap 21, Ballou answered the bell again as he edged ahead on the bottom to lead by a half car length at the stripe over Grant.


 

Grant, with no panic in his psyche, promptly kept his foot in it on top and found enough oomph to motor past Ballou with a car length to spare at the line on lap 22. Though Ballou kept close tabs during the ensuing laps, remaining within a car length, Grant denied Ballou’s bid to make another run at him for the win.


 

The Grant/Ballou cascade ended for good as the frontrunners entered lapped traffic on lap 25. Leader Grant separated himself from Ballou while Cummins flat drove around the outside of Ballou to garner second on lap 26.


 

Coming to the white flag, Cummins, like a blanket, basically covered Grant’s rear bumper in turn three. Cummins, however, stumbled atop the cushion, costing him an opportunity to make a move for the next half lap. Giving it one last go in turn three, Grant diamonded turns three and four, which successful ironclad Cummins at bay, as Grant completed his fifth career USAC National Sprint Car feature win at Kokomo by 0.155 sec. over Cummins, Ballou, C.J. Leary and Brady Bacon (from 13th).


 

Kyle Cummins (Princeton, Ind.) nearly ran down Grant for the win, coming just a tad over a car length short in his Rock Steady Racing/Ultimate Predator Boats - Mid-America Safety Solutions/Mach-1/Cummins Chevy. After an uncharacteristic crash the previous night at Circle City Raceway, the team switched engines overnight, but Cummins lamented the fact that he might have went to the top too early during the feature. Cummins wound up with a season-best second for his best run during Indiana Sprint Week at Kokomo since winning in 2016. His heat race performance from sixth to first, meanwhile, earned him the GSP Quality Driving Performance of the Night.


 

Robert Ballou (Rocklin, Calif.) led five different times for a total of 13 laps en route to a third-place finish in his Ballou Motorsports/Suburban Subaru - Dragonfly Aviation - Berks Western Telecom/Triple X/Ott Chevy, which is his best result of this edition of Indiana Sprint Week thus far.


 

C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.) obliterated Kokomo’s USAC National Sprint Car track record with a time of 12.284 seconds during Fatheadz Eyewear Qualifying. That broke the eight-year-old record of 12.405 held by Dave Darland since 2014. Leary’s eighth fast qualifying time of the USAC National Sprint Car season was also the 37th of his career, tying him with Larry Dickson for sixth all-time.


 

After his heat race flip in turn four, Jake Swanson was transported to an area hospital. His CT scan came back good with no broken bones. However, he did require a few stitches on his face.


 

 
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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: July 26, 2022 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Indiana – 1/4-Mile Dirt Track – 35th USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week / Bubby Jones Master of Going Faster Race #5


 

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. C.J. Leary, 77m, Michael-12.284 (New Track Record); 2. Emerson Axsom, 47BC, Clauson Marshall Newman-12.534; 3. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-12.578; 4. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-12.602; 5. Scotty Weir, 4p, Pedersen-12.627; 6. Logan Seavey, 5, Baldwin/Fox-12.656; 7. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-12.661; 8. Jack Hoyer, 11H, Hoyer-12.689; 9. Mitchel Moles, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-12.710; 10. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.752; 11. Dave Darland, 36D, Darland/Curb-Agajanian-12.753; 12. Jason McDougal, 5m, KO-12.759; 13. Briggs Danner, 5G, Heffner South-12.777; 14. Kevin Thomas Jr., 15K, BGE Dougherty-12.785; 15. Chase Stockon, 5s, KO-12.804; 16. Braydon Cromwell, 4x, Cromwell-12.835; 17. Sterling Cling, 34, Cling-12.898; 18. Jadon Rogers, 14, Engler-12.953; 19. Thomas Meseraull, 2, Yeley/Petty-12.967; 20. Shane Cottle, 74x, Hodges-12.973; 21. Ryan Timms, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.022; 22. Brent Beauchamp, 34B, Olson-13.042; 23. Matt Westfall, 33m, Marshall-13.060; 24. Jake Swanson, 5T, Daming-13.068; 25. Xavier Doney, 74, Doney/Lawson-13.120; 26. Carson Garrett, 15, BGE Dougherty-13.123; 27. Dalton Stevens, 99x, Stevens-13.134; 28. Zack Pretorius, 9z, Pretorius-13.140; 29. Tye Mihocko, 2E, Epperson-13.212; 30. Parker Frederickson, 34F, Frederickson-13.216; 31. Tom Harris, 84, Harris-13.236; 32. Cole Bodine, 57c, DCT/Crow/Bodine-13.256; 33. Todd Hobson, 77AU, Sturgeon-13.295; 34. Travis Berryhill, 77s, Sturgeon-13.308; 35. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.319; 36. Max Adams, 2B, 2B Racing-13.335; 37. Colten Cottle, 57, Hazen-13.403; 38. Critter Malone, 7, Seven-13.485; 39. Corey Smith, 66s, CS-13.817; 40. Troy Carey, 45N, Carey-13.920; 41. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-13.934; 42. Jack James, 99, James-14.123; 43. Cooper Welch, 2w, Welch-14.291; 44. Andrew Cockman, 0c, Cockman-14.902.


 

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Ryan Timms, 2. Mitchel Moles, 3. C.J. Leary, 4. Tye Mihocko, 5. Scotty Weir, 6. Xavier Doney, 7. Brandon Mattox, 8. Todd Hobson, 9. Briggs Danner, 10. Colten Cottle, 11. Sterling Cling.


 

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Jadon Rogers, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Emerson Axsom, 4. Kevin Thomas Jr., 5. Brent Beauchamp, 6. Logan Seavey, 7. Carson Garrett, 8. Parker Frederickson, 9. Travis Berryhill, 10. Jack James, 11. Critter Malone.


 

PIT STOP USA THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Chase Stockon, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Matt Westfall, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. Thomas Meseraull, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Dalton Stevens, 8. Brody Roa, 9. Corey Smith, 10. Tom Harris, 11. Cooper Welch. 2:11.35


 

ROD END SUPPLY FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Kyle Cummins, 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Jason McDougal, 4. Cole Bodine, 5. Jack Hoyer, 6. Braydon Cromwell, 7. Max Adams, 8. Zack Pretorius, 9. Troy Carey, 10. Andrew Cockman, 11. Jake Swanson. NT


 

C-MAIN: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the semi-feature) 1. Max Adams, 2. Brody Roa, 3. Brandon Mattox, 4. Travis Berryhill, 5. Corey Smith, 6. Tom Harris, 7. Troy Carey, 8. Jack James, 9. Cooper Welch, 10. Andrew Cockman, 11. Todd Hobson. NT


 

ELLIOTT’S CUSTOM TRAILERS & CARTS SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Scotty Weir, 2. Logan Seavey, 3. Briggs Danner, 4. Jack Hoyer, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Brent Beauchamp, 7. Brody Roa, 8. Sterling Cling, 9. Braydon Cromwell, 10. Xavier Doney, 11. Max Adams, 12. Brandon Mattox, 13. Parker Frederickson, 14. Zack Pretorius, 15. Carson Garrett, 16. Thomas Meseraull, 17. Dalton Stevens, 18. Travis Berryhill. NT


 

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Justin Grant (4), 2. Kyle Cummins (3), 3. Robert Ballou (2), 4. C.J. Leary (6), 5. Brady Bacon (13), 6. Emerson Axsom (5), 7. Ryan Timms (9), 8. Jadon Rogers (8), 9. Chase Stockon (7), 10. Briggs Danner (16), 11. Kevin Thomas Jr. (17), 12. Logan Seavey (11), 13. Cole Bodine (22), 14. Matt Westfall (20), 15. Shane Cottle (18), 16. Brent Beauchamp (19), 17. Tye Mihocko (21), 18. Jack Hoyer (12), 19. Jason McDougal (15), 20. Mitchel Moles (1), 21. Scotty Weir (10), 22. Dave Darland (14), 23. Brandon Mattox (23-P). NT


 

**(P) represents a provisional starter


 

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Robert Ballou, Laps 11-15 Justin Grant, Lap 16 Robert Ballou, Lap 17 Justin Grant, Lap 18 Robert Ballou, Laps 19-20 Justin Grant, Lap 21 Robert Ballou, Laps 22-30 Justin Grant.


 

**Critter Malone flipped during qualifying. Sterling Cling flipped during the first heat. Chase Stockon flipped after the checkered flag during the third heat. Jake Swanson flipped during the fourth heat.


 

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-1509, 2-Robert Ballou-1400, 3-Brady Bacon-1396, 4-C.J. Leary-1351, 5-Emerson Axsom-1334, 6-Logan Seavey-1317, 7-Chase Stockon-1115, 8-Matt Westfall-1081, 9-Jake Swanson-1020, 10-Jadon Rogers-961.


 

USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-264, 2-Robert Ballou-221, 3-Chase Stockon-220, 4-C.J. Leary-212, 5-Kyle Cummins-199, 6-Brady Bacon-197, 7-Emerson Axsom-189, 8-Shane Cottle-183, 9-Mitchel Moles-176, 10-Briggs Danner-166.


 

OVERALL PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-92, 2-Thomas Meseraull-92, 3-Brady Bacon-87, 4-Buddy Kofoid-80, 5-Robert Ballou-74, 6-Logan Seavey-74, 7-Shane Cottle-61, 8-Kaylee Bryson-61, 9-C.J. Leary-55, 10-Matt Westfall-54.


 

USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Shane Cottle-27, 2-Matt Westfall-18, 3-Justin Grant-13, 4-Kyle Cummins-12, 5-Tye Mihocko-12, 6-Jake Swanson-11, 7-C.J. Leary-9, 8-Brady Bacon-9, 9-Cole Bodine-9, 10-Matt McDonald-8.


 

BUBBY JONES MASTER OF GOING FASTER POINTS: 1-Brady Bacon-364, 2-Justin Grant-347, 3-Logan Seavey-342, 4-Robert Ballou-336, 5-C.J. Leary-321, 6-Emerson Axsom-300, 7-Matt Westfall-265, 8-Chase Stockon-252, 9-Jadon Rogers-207, 10-Jake Swanson-197.


 

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: July 27, 2022 – Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, Indiana – 1/2-Mile Dirt Track – 35th USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week / Dorsett Automotive Classic


 

NEXT BUBBY JONES MASTER OF GOING FASTER RACE: July 29, 2022 – Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, Indiana – 1/4-Mile Dirt Track – 35th USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week / Sheldon Kinser Memorial


 

 

CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:


 

Dirt Draft Hot Laps Fastest Driver: C.J. Leary (12.465)


 

Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier: C.J. Leary (12.284)


 

Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner: Ryan Timms


 

Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner: Jadon Rogers


 

Pit Stop USA Third Heat Winner: Chase Stockon


 

Rod End Supply Fourth Heat: Kyle Cummins


 

Chalk Racing Products Heat Race Bonus: Ryan Timms, Jadon Rogers, Chase Stockon & Kyle Cummins


 

GSP Quality Driving Performance: Kyle Cummins


 

Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Semi Winner: Scotty Weir


 

Bryan Clauson’s Racers For Autism Bonus Bucks: Justin Grant


 

Hard Work Award: Cole Bodine


 

Feature Hard Charger: Cole Bodine (22nd to 13th)

 


Leary Moves Up to Collect Circle City's USAC Indiana Sprint Week Debut

Chad Warner

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media


 

Indianapolis, Indiana (July 25, 2022)………C.J. Leary spent the majority of Monday night’s USAC NOS Energy Indiana Sprint Week debut at Circle City Raceway tooling around the bottom in pursuit of Brady Bacon.


 

With five laps remaining, the Greenfield, Ind. native stood at a crossroads, whether to be a follower or whether to step out of line and forge a new path forward.


 

Leary chose the latter once he heard the engine of surging Justin Grant just within earshot to his outside. It took a good three laps for Leary to wind it up on the top before finally surging past the bottom-rolling Bacon with three laps to go to bring home his sixth career Indiana Sprint Week feature victory, tied with Jay Drake, Danny Smith and Kevin Thomas Jr. for sixth all-time.


 

“That’s the way to win a race right there,” Leary exclaimed. “I followed Brady on the bottom, and I felt like I was a bit better than him down there. I heard Justin ripping the top there late, and I went up to the top and banged the boards.”


 

The third win of Leary’s USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship season in his Michael Motorsports/Kodiak Products – Gray Auto – Highsmith Guns – DMI/DRC/Chevy was the 19th overall of his career, moving him to within two of 1967 series champion Greg Weld for 32nd all-time.


 

Victory couldn’t have come at a more opportune time for the 2019 USAC Indiana Sprint Week champion. After Friday night’s much ballyhooed kerfuffle – a commotion that began with Leary getting upside down on his way to the white flag at Gas City – Leary and the Michael Motorsports team spent several manhours piecing together their wrecked racecar, which was still sans a number on the right side of the tail tank on Monday night.


 

It was a bit of a difference in approach for Leary and Michael, which ultimately resulted in just what Leary was striving for all along, to win and to put himself back into contention for another Indiana Sprint Week title.


 

“After Friday night, I felt like all we could do is to come out here and try to win races,” Leary stated. “I felt like our Sprint Week title chances might have been over, but if we just keep knocking off some wins, maybe we’ll crawl back into this thing.”


 

Leary started his run from eighth but had already found his way to fifth by the end of lap one as he utilized the middle groove of the 1/4-mile dirt oval located on the southeast side of Indianapolis. Meanwhile, it was USAC East Coast Sprint Car star Briggs Danner who was the force up front as he led the opening seven circuits.


 

After initially stealing the lead away from Danner just before the yellow, Bacon had to give it back on lap seven when Scotty Weir snagged the cushion with his right rear tire and stopped at the top of turn four, forcing out a yellow which reverted the running order to the previous scored lap. Nonetheless, Bacon picked up the baton and ran with it, carving out a lane on the bottom to slide past Danner in between turns three and four at the completion of lap eight.


 

Leary continued to chomp away on the bottom and slipped underneath Danner for the second position on lap 12, then nearly beat Bacon to the line for the lead, missing out by a foot on both lap 12 and 13. Thereafter, Leary fell into line behind Bacon who led a methodical procession around the infield tires.


 

The feature’s only red flag was waved when seventh running Kyle Cummins encountered a flat left front tire as he dipped into the turn three cushion and toppled over on lap 24. Brent Beauchamp (12th), Mitchel Moles (14th) and Brody Roa (16th) also piled into the altercation and stopped. Suffering heavy damage to his ride, Cummins was finished for the evening.


 

Grant, who started his race all the way back in 12th, slid into the conversation as he did just that to pass Danner for third in between turns one and two on lap 24. Showcasing that the top lane was now wide-open for business, Grant chomped down the gap between he and the front two of Bacon and Leary in a hurry while Danner banged the cushion and collected contact from another car late, which sent him careening all the way back to 14th in the final running order.


 

But with five laps to go, Leary sensed Grant to his right and moved up accordingly to occupy the line for himself while leader Bacon stayed firm, eyes forward and eyes on the prize. Bacon’s lead visibly and rapidly dwindled in the ensuing laps until Leary whisked past Bacon with a difference of mere inches separating the two at the line, just after the sound of Grant’s powerplant became sort of a bat signal that indicated that it was time to move up, something that Bacon did not experience while being a little bit further up the road by his lonesome.


 

”When you’re leading, you’re kind of a sitting duck,” Leary explained. “I’ve been in Brady’s shoes plenty of times. I’ve won races that way and lost races that way. It’s what makes it super competitive.  It’s Indiana Sprint Week.”


 

Afterword, Leary then was able to stretch away from Bacon over the next two laps, ultimately to the tune of 0.538 sec. while Grant shot around Bacon off the final corner for a buzzer beater moment to score second with Bacon third, Chase Stockon fourth and Stockon’s KO Motorsports’ teammate Jason McDougal rounding out the top-five.


 

Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) became the new Indiana Sprint Week point leader after ripping his way through the field from his outside sixth row starting spot, then made a spirited charge at the end to earn a valuable runner-up result in his TOPP Motorsports/NOS Energy Drink – MPV Express – TOPP Industries/Maxim/Kistler Chevy.


 

Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.) led a race-high 20 laps and commanded the race with as late as three laps to go before settling for a third place result in his Dynamics, Inc./Fatheadz Eyewear – Cressman Sanitation – DriveWFX – Tel-Star/Triple X/Rider Chevy. It was a solid points night, however, for the four-time USAC National Sprint champ as he moved from 15th to 8th in the latest Indiana Sprint Week points.


 

For the first time since Richard Griffin in 1997, a driver has recorded three consecutive fast times to start Indiana Sprint Week. Mitchel Moles (Raisin City, Calif.) set Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifying time with a new Circle City Raceway USAC National Sprint Car track record of 12.005. It was the third fast qualifying time of his Indiana Sprint Week career and the third fast qualifying time of his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car career.


 

 
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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: July 25, 2022 – Circle City Raceway – Indianapolis, Indiana – 1/4-Mile Dirt Track – 35th USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week


 

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. Mitchel Moles, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-12.005 (New Track Record); 2. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-12.191; 3. Ryan Timms, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-12.247; 4. Xavier Doney, 74, Doney/Lawson-12.262; 5. Jake Swanson, 21AZ, Team AZ-12.288; 6. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.318; 7. Jason McDougal, 5m, KO-12.370; 8. Briggs Danner, 5G, Heffner South-12.372; 9. Kevin Thomas Jr., 15K, BGE Dougherty-12.374; 10. Chase Stockon, 5s, KO-12.414; 11. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-12.465; 12. Brent Beauchamp, 11, Beauchamp-12.478; 13. C.J. Leary, 77m, Michael-12.481; 14. Scotty Weir, 4p, Pedersen-12.493; 15. Matt Westfall, 33m, Marshall-12.593; 16. Emerson Axsom, 47BC, Clauson Marshall Newman-12.609; 17. Jadon Rogers, 14, Engler-12.743; 18. Thomas Meseraull, 2, Yeley/Petty-12.756; 19. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-12.794; 20. Rylan Gray, 81G, Gray-12.813; 21. Ricky Lewis, 41, Stensland/Halley-12.818; 22. Dalton Stevens, 99x, Stevens-12.846; 23. Dave Darland, 36D, Darland/Curb-Agajanian-12.875; 24. Logan Seavey, 5, Baldwin/Fox-12.891; 25. Max Adams, 2B, 2B Racing-12.892; 26. Gabriel Gilbert, 10G, Gilbert-13.009; 27. Matt McDonald, 5mc, McDonald-13.062; 28. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.088; 29. Travis Berryhill, 77s, Sturgeon-13.102; 30. Cole Bodine, 57B, DCT/Crow/Bodine-13.104; 31. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-13.115; 32. Zack Pretorius, 9z, Pretorius-13.125; 33. Shane Cottle, 74x, Hodges-13.195; 34. Carson Garrett, 15, BGE Dougherty-13.196; 35. Tye Mihocko, 2E, Epperson-13.204; 36. Sterling Cling, 34, Cling-13.233; 37. Alex Banales, 5x, Baldwin/Fox-13.351; 38. Frankie Guerrini, 63, Guerrini-13.358; 39. Kyle Shipley, 17GP, Dutcher-13.370; 40. Ryan Barr, 21B, Barr-13.383; 41. Troy Carey, 45N, Carey-13.563; 42. Braydon Cromwell, 4x, Cromwell-17.134; 43. Jack James, 99, James-NT.


 

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. C.J. Leary, 2. Jake Swanson, 3. Kevin Thomas Jr., 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Mitchel Moles, 6. Travis Berryhill, 7. Max Adams, 8. Jadon Rogers, 9. Alex Banales, 10. Ricky Lewis, 11. Troy Carey. 2:06.49


 

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Chase Stockon, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Scotty Weir, 4. Dalton Stevens, 5. Cole Bodine, 6. Carson Garrett, 7. Gabriel Gilbert, 8. Braydon Cromwell, 9. Thomas Meseraull, 10. Justin Grant, 11. Frankie Guerrini. 2:06.03 (New Track Record)


 

PIT STOP USA THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Kyle Cummins, 3. Ryan Timms, 4. Jason McDougal, 5. Matt Westfall, 6. Tye Mihocko, 7. Dave Darland, 8. Brandon Mattox, 9. Kyle Shipley, 10. Matt McDonald, 11. Jack James. 2:07.57


 

ROD END SUPPLY FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Emerson Axsom, 2. Briggs Danner, 3. Brody Roa, 4. Logan Seavey, 5. Brent Beauchamp, 6. Xavier Doney, 7. Sterling Cling, 8. Rylan Gray, 9. Ryan Barr, 10. Zack Pretorius. 2:12.64


 

C-MAIN: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the semi-feature) 1. Cole Bodine, 2. Brandon Mattox, 3. Zack Pretorius, 4. Sterling Cling, 5. Carson Garrett, 6. Kyle Shipley, 7. Ryan Barr, 8. Braydon Cromwell, 9. Troy Carey, 10. Alex Banales. NT


 

ELLIOTT’S CUSTOM TRAILERS & CARTS SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Mitchel Moles, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Brent Beauchamp, 4. Matt Westfall, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Matt McDonald, 7. Brandon Mattox, 8. Jadon Rogers, 9. Travis Berryhill, 10. Rylan Gray, 11. Xavier Doney, 12. Sterling Cling, 13. Ricky Lewis, 14. Gabriel Gilbert, 15. Max Adams, 16. Cole Bodine. NT


 

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. C.J. Leary (8), 2. Justin Grant (12), 3. Brady Bacon (4), 4. Chase Stockon (7), 5. Jason McDougal (3), 6. Matt Westfall (16), 7. Shane Cottle (22), 8. Jake Swanson (5), 9. Robert Ballou (10), 10. Ryan Timms (6), 11. Dave Darland (18), 12. Matt McDonald (20), 13. Brandon Mattox (P-23), 14. Briggs Danner (2), 15. Kevin Thomas Jr. (1), 16. Emerson Axsom (9), 17. Brent Beauchamp (14), 18. Logan Seavey (19), 19. Brody Roa (21), 20. Dalton Stevens (17), 21. Mitchel Moles (11), 22. Kyle Cummins (13), 23. Scotty Weir (15). NT


 

**Frankie Guerrini flipped during the first heat. Kyle Cummins flipped on lap 24 of the feature.


 

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 Briggs Danner, Laps 8-27 Brady Bacon, Laps 28-30 C.J. Leary.


 

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-1428, 2-Brady Bacon-1331, 3-Robert Ballou-1331, 4-C.J. Leary-1278, 5-Logan Seavey-1274, 6-Emerson Axsom-1268, 7-Chase Stockon-1061, 8-Matt Westfall-1040, 9-Jake Swanson-1010, 10-Jadon Rogers-904.


 

USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS: 1-Justin Grant-183, 2-Chase Stockon-166, 3-Robert Ballou-152, 4-Mitchel Moles-146, 5-Shane Cottle-143, 6-Jake Swanson-140, 7-C.J. Leary-139, 8-Brady Bacon-132, 9-Jason McDougal-127, 10-Emerson Axsom-123.


 

OVERALL PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Thomas Meseraull-92, 2-Justin Grant-89, 3-Buddy Kofoid-80, 4-Brady Bacon-79, 5-Robert Ballou-74, 6-Logan Seavey-74, 7-Kaylee Bryson-61, 8-Shane Cottle-58, 9-C.J. Leary-53, 10-Emerson Axsom-50.


 

USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Shane Cottle-24, 2-Matt Westfall-12, 3-Kyle Cummins-11, 4-Jake Swanson-11, 5-Justin Grant-10, 6-Tye Mihocko-8, 7-Matt McDonald-8, 8-C.J. Leary-7, 9-Dave Darland-7, 10-Scotty Weir-5.


 

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: July 26, 2022 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Indiana – 1/4-Mile Dirt Track – 35th USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week


 

 

CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:


 

Dirt Draft Hot Laps Fastest Driver: Chase Stockon


 

Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier: Mitchel Moles


 

Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner: C.J. Leary


 

Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner: Chase Stockon


 

Pit Stop USA Third Heat Winner: Robert Ballou


 

Rod End Supply Fourth Heat: Emerson Axsom


 

GSP Quality Driving Performance: Shane Cottle


 

Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Semi Winner: Mitchel Moles


 

Hard Work Award: Shane Cottle


 

Feature Hard Charger: Shane Cottle (22nd to 7th)

100 Miles to Go: USAC Silver Crown Springs to Action for Saturday’s 59th Bettenhausen 100

Brendon Bauman

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media


 

Springfield, Illinois (August 20, 2022)………The passion for the dirt miles is paramount during state fair season and devotees across the racing landscape heed its thundering call.


 

As one of two venues of its nature remaining on the USAC Silver Crown schedule, the Illinois State Fairgrounds is a unique breed of its own, requiring strategy, bravery, machismo and concentration around for 100 miles and 100 laps.


 

This Saturday, August 20, a field of 44 championship dirt cars and drivers will flock to the Springfield Mile for the 59th running of the Bettenhausen 100 Presented By Hunt Brothers Pizza.


 

The lineup consists of the largest cast for the Bettenhausen 100 since nearly the dawn of the new millennium back in 2001 and honors the great tradition of the legendary racing family from Tinley Park, Ill.


 

With the backdrop of the fair in plain sight and the aroma of corn dogs, lemon shake-ups, deep fried Junior Mints and other delights, Kody Swanson knew he had a long row to hoe starting from the 23rd position during the 2021 Bettenhausen 100. As it turned out, he didn’t even need the full 100-mile distance to make it to the lead.


 

The current point leader’s victory put him back in winner’s circle on the dirt for the first time in three years, and this Saturday afternoon, he hopes to notch his first on the dirt since that moment in time during the Bettenhausen 100.


 

The hard charging effort put forth by Swanson from the inside of the 12th row was the second furthest back any winner has started at Springfield in the USAC Silver Crown division, only trailing Kenny Irwin Jr.’s all-time series record run from 28th to 1st in 1995.


 

Swanson’s rain-shortened victory was also his third in the champ cars at Springfield after previously winning in 2014-15, making him one of 10 drivers to win in champ car competition at the track on three occasions, joining Chuck Gurney (7), A.J. Foyt (4), Jack Hewitt (4), Brian Tyler (4), Mario Andretti (3), Tony Bettenhausen (3), Dave Darland (3), Al Unser (3) and Rodger Ward (3) in that group.


 

Early on, Swanson got behind the eight ball despite laying down a blistering fast qualifying lap, but as it turned out, it was a blistering lap in more ways than one, a lap which necessitated a right rear tire change prior to the feature. Therefore, by rule, he relinquished his position on the pole, instead taking new rubber, a gamble that turned out to be well worth the risk.


 

 

BETTING THE HOUSE ON THEM


 

Swanson is among five past Bettenhausen 100 winners in Saturday’s field. Aside from his three wins, the six-time series champion has also finished 2nd in 2017, 7th in 2013, 8th in 2011 and 9th in 2008. His 178 laps led at Springfield ranks tied for 13th all-time alongside Jim Hurtubise, who won the first two editions of the Bettenhausen 100 in 1961-62.


 

Four-time race winner Brian Tyler (Parma, Mich.) has led 306 laps at the Bettenhausen 100, second all-time and far more than anybody else in Saturday’s field. His four wins rank second all-time in terms of Bettenhausen 100 success, trailing only Chuck Gurney’s seven. Tyler hasn’t visited Springfield since 2018, but the last time he competed on an Illinois dirt mile, he won the thing, at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in September of 2021.


 

A.J. Fike (Galesburg, Ill.) captured consecutive Springfield wins in 2012-13 and could become the first Illinois native to win three Bettenhausen 100 races with another top-flight performance on Saturday. He also boasts an ARCA Stock Car victory on the Springfield Mile in 2015.


 

Russ Gamester (Peru, Ind.) is the most experienced Bettenhausen 100 driver in Saturday’s field with 25 previous Bettenhausen 100 starts dating back to 1989. The 1989 USAC National Midget champ won back-to-back poles in 1997 and 1998, the latter of which he used to race to his lone Bettenhausen 100 win.


 

Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.), the 2020 Silver Crown king, is a veteran of five starts at Springfield and a veteran of victory lane at the Bettenhausen 100 in 2017. He’s finished inside the top-three in three of the last four Springfield races, also recording 3rd place results in both 2018 and 2020, the latter of which he started from the pole.


 

 

NEXT IN LINE FOR THE RIDE


 

A trio of drivers in this weekend’s lineup have come close to tasting victory at Springfield, and rep a best finish of second coming into the race.


 

Logan Seavey (Sutter, Calif.) has been exceptional in his dirt mile runs in a USAC Silver Crown car, finishing second in each of the last two at Springfield and Du Quoin in 2021. He led a race-high 32 laps in the 2021 Bettenhausen 100. The 2018 USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Champion has also been swell in ARCA Stock Car competition, starting 3rd and finishing 4th in 2018 and winning the pole and finishing 4th in 2019.


 

Jerry Coons Jr. (Tucson, Ariz.) who will be aiming for his 20th career Bettenhausen 100 start and has finished as the runner-up on three occasions in 2001-02-03 and was 4th in 2021 to go along with three poles in 2004, 2017 and 2018.


 

Eric Gordon (Greenfield, Ind.) returns to the Bettenhausen 100 for the first time since 2003. He’s made 13 previous starts in the event, finishing as the runner-up in his first try back in 1990. The National Sprint Car Hall of Famer also tallied a 7th in 2001.


 

 

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS SOIL SUCCESS TO CENTRAL ILLINOIS STARDOM


 

Shane Cottle, Shane Cockrum and Chris Urish have all won Silver Crown events on the Du Quoin Mile in southern Illinois but are still hunting for their first on the central Illinois dirt mile of Springfield.


 

Cottle (Kansas, Ill.) has an impressive Springfield resume in eight starts, tallying a 3rd in 2015, 5th in 2007, 6th in 2017 and 7th in 2018. Cockrum (Benton, Ill.) charged from 25th to 3rd at Springfield in 2021, his best result in eight career starts, which also includes a 5th in 2013. Urish (Elkhart, Ill.) possesses 11 previous Bettenhausen 100 starts dating back to 2005, earning a best finish of 10th at Springfield in 2012.


 

 

SPRINGFIELD VETS


 

Matt Westfall (Pleasant Hill, Ohio), a veteran of five Springfield starts, was 5th in both 2002 and 2004 and 7th a year ago in 2021. St. Charles, Missouri’s Kyle Steffens made his fourth Springfield start his best, recording the top finish of his two-decades-long USAC Silver Crown career with a 5th in 2021. Three-time Springfield starter and a winner on the pavement at Wisconsin’s Madison International Speedway in June, C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.) was 6th in 2015.


 

Jake Swanson (Anaheim, Calif.) led 28 laps in an outstanding 2021 Bettenhausen 100 performance which saw him finish 6th. Out of Kyle Robbins’ (New Castle, Ind.) three Springfield starts, he was most impressive in a 6th place run in 2018. Austin Nemire (Sylvania, Ohio) took an 8th in 2018 as the best of his four career Springfield starts.


 

Casey Buckman (Chandler, Ariz.) turned in a fine, career-best 8th place effort in 2021. Carmen Perigo (Stoystown, Pa.) was a showman in the 2021 race, battling for the lead late before falling back to 9th. Bill Rose (Plainfield, Ind.) won the pole for the 1999 Bettenhausen 100 and finished 9th. Chase Stockon (Fort Branch, Ind.) rode the high line to a 10th place result in 2021.


 

Seeking their first rides inside the top-ten are the Bettenhausen 100-experienced pack of Levittown, Pennsylvania’s Mike Haggenbottom (2 starts, 12th in 2018); Davenport, Iowa’s Davey Ray (2 starts, 13th in 2014); Pendleton, Indiana’s Travis Welpott (3 starts, 14th in 2021); Winchester, Indiana’s Matt Goodnight (4 starts, 14th in 2017); West Springfield, Pennsylvania’s Jimmy Light (1 start, 15th in 2020) and Kaufman, Texas’ Nathan Moore (1 start, 18th in 2021).


 

Bonne Terre, Missouri native and Vietnam War veteran Danny Long (3 starts, 20th in 2020) owns the most life experience in Saturday’s field at 72 years old. He returns to the mile as will Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania’s Dave Berkheimer (2 starts, 23rd in 2020), Troy, Ohio’s Dallas Hewitt (1 start, 26th in 2022); Clinton, Indiana’s Dave Peperak (1 start, 27th in 2021) and USAC National Sprint Car and Midget winner, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Jason McDougal (1 start, 28th in 2021).


 

 

FLYIN’ ILLINI


 

Nine Flying Illini racers are entered in the lineup return for another go at Springfield this Saturday, including Fike, Cockrum, Cottle and Urish, plus Edwardsville, Illinois’ Patrick Lawson (7 starts, 12th in 2017); Rochester, Illinois’ Steven Russell (3 starts, 14th in 2014); Champaign, Illinois’ Patrick Bruns (3 starts, 15th in 2009) and Springfield, Illinois’ Korey Weyant (2 starts, 19th in 2017) as well as Cary Oliver (Buncombe, Ill.), who returns to the series for the first time since a vicious qualifying crash into the turn three wall at Springfield in 2021.


 

 

ALL IN THE FAMILY


 

Russell’s father, Jerry Russell, made seven Springfield starts, finishing a best of 6th in his 1984 debut. Korey Weyant’s great uncle Chuck Weyant made AAA and USAC National Championship starts in 1954 and 1959, finishing 11th on both occasions. Korey’s uncle, Tony Weyant, made two starts at Springfield in 1980 and 1983.


 

C.J. Leary’s father, Chuck Leary, recorded three Springfield starts, finishing 7th in 1999. Austin Nemire’s grandfather, Jerry Nemire, made 10 starts with the Silver Crown cars at Springfield between 1982 and 1997, earning a best of 7th in 1984. Brian Tyler’s older brother, Bill Tyler, charged 24th to 5th in his lone Bettenhausen 100 start in 1980. 


 

Dallas Hewitt’s uncle, Jack Hewitt, won the Bettenhausen 100 four times in 1986, 1987, 1993 and 2000. Logan Seavey’s car owner, Robbie Rice, has a deep connection as well. Robbie’s father, Larry, raced to the Bettenhausen win during his first USAC Dirt Car titles season of 1977. Patty Bateman’s husband, Randy Bateman, raced in the event 12 times between 1984-2014. Patty will field a car for driver Jerry Coons Jr. in Saturday’s race.


 

 

SPRINGING INTO THE FIELD


 

No Bettenhausen 100 race Rookie has won the event in his first start since Cole Whitt in 2009. Seven Bettenhausen 100 Rookies are seeking their first start in the event on Saturday. The seven consists of 2021 USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Champion Buddy Kofoid (Penngrove, Calif.), ASCS National Sprint Car champion Wayne Johnson (Oklahoma City, Okla.), 2022 Silver Crown Rookie point leader Gregg Cory (Shelbyville, Ind.), two-time 2021 local Indiana sprint car winner Tye Mihocko (Phoenix, Ariz.), Eldora Speedway late model and modified champ Brian Ruhlman (Clarklake, Mich.), 2021 Auto Value Super Sprint titlist Tom Paterson (Argos, Ind.) and second-time entrant, first time starting hopeful Cary Oliver.


 

 

THE BETTENHAUSEN LEGACY


 

The event has been graced with the name of Bettenhausen since 1961, shortly after patriarch Tony Bettenhausen lost his life in a practice crash at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway three months prior. Tony was the 1951 AAA and 1958 USAC National Champion and won thrice in a champ car at Springfield between 1947-51.


 

Tony’s son, Gary Bettenhausen, twice a USAC Silver Crown champ in 1980 and 1983, won the event initially named in his father’s memory in both 1978 and 1983. Tony’s son, Merle Bettenhausen, twice finished inside the top-ten at Springfield in 1970-71 while Tony Bettenhausen Jr. made 103 IndyCar starts and 33 NASCAR Winston Cup starts in his career, including the Indianapolis 500 11 times.


 

 

RACE DETAILS


 

On Saturday, August 20, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill., the 59th running of the Bettenhausen 100 presented by Hunt Brothers Pizza brings the USAC Silver Crown National Championship, plus the 29th Annual Illinois Sportsman Nationals DIRTcar Sportsman Prelims. Pits and registration open at 7am central, front gates at 9am, practice from 10-11:10am, Fatheadz Qualifying at 11:30am, qualifying race at 12:30pm and the 100-mile main event at 2pm.


 

Tickets will be available on race day or by calling the State Fair office at 217-782-6661. Info and tickets can also be obtained by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.


 

Advance tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 11 and under. At the gate on race day, adults are $30 and $10 for children 11 and under. Infield tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children 11 and under. Pit passes are $35 for USAC members and $40 for non-members. Infield parking is $5 for those park in infield with no infield or pit passes.


 

Every lap of Saturday’s Bettenhausen 100 will be aired live on FloRacing at https://flosports.link/3OivVbj.


 

 
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ENTRY LIST FOR THE 2022 BETTENHAUSEN 100 PRESENTED BY HUNT BROTHERS PIZZA:


 

06 BRYAN GOSSEL/Fort Collins, CO (Bryan Gossel)


 

08 KYLE STEFFENS/St. Charles, MO (Gordon Steffens)


 

1 KODY SWANSON/Kingsburg, CA (Doran-Dyson Racing)


 

2 PATRICK LAWSON/Edwardsville, IL (Patrick Lawson)


 

6 C.J. LEARY/Greenfield, IN (Klatt Enterprises)


 

7 KYLE ROBBINS/New Castle, IN (KR Racing)


 

8 DAVEY RAY/Davenport, IA (Cornell Racing Stables)


 

10 JAKE SWANSON/Anaheim, CA (DMW Motorsports)


 

11 (R) CARY OLIVER/Buncombe, IL (Cary Oliver)


 

14 STEVEN RUSSELL/Rochester, IL (McQuinn Motorsports)


 

15 (R) WAYNE JOHNSON/Oklahoma City, OK (Bonneau Motorsports)


 

16 AUSTIN NEMIRE/Sylvania, OH (Nemire-Lesko Racing)


 

18 TRAVIS WELPOTT/Pendleton, IN (Welpott Racing)


 

22 LOGAN SEAVEY/Sutter, CA (Rice Motorsports)


 

24 MIKE HAGGENBOTTOM/Levittown, PA (John Haggenbottom)


 

27 JASON McDOUGAL/Broken Arrow, OK (Daigh-Phillips Motorsports)


 

31 DAVE BERKHEIMER/Mechanicsburg, PA (Berkheimer Racing)


 

32 (R) GREGG CORY/Shelbyville, IN (Williams Racing)


 

39 MATT GOODNIGHT/Winchester, IN (Goodnight Racing)


 

44 DANNY LONG/Bonne Terre, MO (Danny Long)


 

48 (R) NATHAN MOORE/Kaufman, TX (Joe Moore)


 

49 (R) BRIAN RUHLMAN/Clarklake, MI (Brian Ruhlman)


 

51 RUSS GAMESTER/Peru, IN (Gamester Racing)


 

52 CARMEN PERIGO/Stoystown, PA (John Stehman)


 

53 A.J. FIKE/Galesburg, IL (Five Three Motorsports)


 

54 MATT WESTFALL/Pleasant Hill, OH (Westfall Motorsports)


 

55 JERRY COONS JR./Tucson, AZ (Patty Bateman)


 

57 DALLAS HEWITT/Troy, OH (Dallas Hewitt)


 

66 BILL ROSE/Plainfield, IN (Bill Rose Racing)


 

69 (R) CHASE STOCKON/Fort Branch, IN (Pink 69 Racing)


 

71 SHANE COCKRUM/Benton, IL (BLS Motorsports)


 

74 SHANE COTTLE/Kansas, IL (Hodges Motorsports)


 

77 CHRIS URISH/Elkhart, IL (Chris Urish)


 

81 BRIAN TYLER/Parma, MI (BCR Group)


 

88 (R) TYE MIHOCKO/Phoenix, AZ (Sammy & Mouren Fetter)


 

91 JUSTIN GRANT/Ione, CA (Hemelgarn Racing)


 

95 PATRICK BRUNS/Champaign, IL (Full Throttle Racing)


 

97 (R) BUDDY KOFOID/Penngrove, CA (Hans Lein)


 

99 ERIC GORDON/Greenfield, IN (Brad & Tara Armstrong)


 

110 CASEY BUCKMAN/Chandler, AZ (DMW Motorsports)


 

111 (R) TOM PATERSON/Argos, IN (Tom Paterson)


 

123 JIMMY LIGHT/West Springfield, PA (Two-Three Motorsports)


 

177 (R) DAVE PEPERAK/Clinton, IN (Peperak Motorsports)


 

199 KOREY WEYANT/Springfield, IL (Scott Weyant)


 

(R) represents a USAC Silver Crown Rookie of the Year contender


 

 

USAC SILVER CROWN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Kody Swanson-384, 2-Logan Seavey-366, 3-C.J. Leary-346, 4-Brian Tyler-288, 5-Justin Grant-285, 6-Bobby Santos-239, 7-Taylor Ferns-209, 8-Travis Welpott-203, 9-Gregg Cory-178, 10-Kyle Robbins-176.


 

 

TRACK RECORDS FOR USAC SILVER CROWN AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRGROUNDS:


 

1 Lap - 8/19/2006 - Tracy Hines - 29.305 - 122.846 mph


 

8 Laps - 8/22/1987 - Manny Rockhold - 4:32.25 - 105.785 mph


 

10 Laps - 8/18/2001 - Aaron Fike - 5:19.91 - 112.532 mph


 

12 Laps - 8/19/1989 - George Snider - 6:44.91 - 106.690 mph


 

15 Laps - 8/20/2005 - Matt Westfall - 7:58.00 - 112.971 mph


 

100 Laps - 8/22/1987 - Jack Hewitt - 56:07.00 - 106.920 mph


 

 

BETTENHAUSEN 100 WINS:


 

7-Chuck Gurney


 

4-A.J. Foyt, Jack Hewitt & Brian Tyler


 

3-Mario Andretti, Dave Darland, Kody Swanson & Al Unser


 

2-Gary Bettenhausen, A.J. Fike, Jim Hurtubise & Bobby Olivero


 

1-Tom Bigelow, Don Branson, Pancho Carter, Steve Chassey, Russ Gamester, Justin Grant, Tracy Hines, Kenny Irwin Jr., Kyle Larson, Roger McCluskey, Larry Rice, Jimmy Sills, George Snider, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Rodger Ward, Paul White, Cole Whitt, Chris Windom & J.J. Yeley


 

 

AAA / USAC CHAMP CAR WINNERS AT THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIRGROUNDS:


 

1934: Billy Winn


 

1935: Billy Winn


 

1936: Wilbur Shaw


 

1937: Mauri Rose


 

1938: Tony Willman


 

1939: Emil Andres


 

1940: Rex Mays


 

1947: Tony Bettenhausen


 

1948: Ted Horn & Myron Fohr


 

1949: Mel Hansen & Johnnie Parsons


 

1950: Paul Russo & Tony Bettenhausen


 

1951: Tony Bettenhausen


 

1952: Bill Schindler


 

1953: Rodger Ward & Sam Hanks


 

1954: Jimmy Davies


 

1955: Jimmy Bryan


 

1956: Jimmy Bryan


 

1957: Rodger Ward


 

1958: Johnny Thomson


 

1959: Len Sutton


 

1960: Jim Packard


 

1961: Jim Hurtubise


 

1962: Jim Hurtubise


 

1963: Rodger Ward


 

1964: A.J. Foyt


 

1965: A.J. Foyt


 

1966: Don Branson


 

1967: A.J. Foyt


 

1968: Roger McCluskey


 

1969: Mario Andretti


 

1970: Al Unser


 

1971: A.J. Foyt


 

1972: Al Unser


 

1973: Mario Andretti


 

1974: Mario Andretti


 

1975: Al Unser


 

1976: Tom Bigelow


 

1977: Larry Rice


 

1978: Gary Bettenhausen


 

1979: Bobby Olivero


 

1980: Pancho Carter


 

1981: George Snider


 

1982: Larry Dickson & Bobby Olivero


 

1983: Gary Bettenhausen


 

1984: Chuck Gurney


 

1985: Chuck Gurney


 

1986: Jack Hewitt


 

1987: Jack Hewitt


 

1988: Steve Chassey


 

1989: Chuck Gurney


 

1990: Chuck Gurney


 

1991: Chuck Gurney


 

1992: Jimmy Sills


 

1993: Jack Hewitt


 

1994: Chuck Gurney


 

1995: Kenny Irwin Jr.


 

1996: Chuck Gurney


 

1997: Dave Darland


 

1998: Russ Gamester


 

1999: Dave Darland


 

2000: Jack Hewitt


 

2001: Paul White


 

2002: J.J. Yeley


 

2003: Dave Darland


 

2004: Brian Tyler


 

2005: Brian Tyler


 

2006: Tracy Hines


 

2007: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.


 

2008: Brian Tyler


 

2009: Cole Whitt


 

2011: Brian Tyler


 

2012: A.J. Fike


 

2013: A.J. Fike


 

2014: Kody Swanson


 

2015: Kody Swanson


 

2017: Justin Grant


 

2018: Chris Windom


 

2020: Kyle Larson


 

2021: Kody Swanson


 

 

1961-2021 BETTENHAUSEN 100 RESULTS


 

1961 FEATURE: 1. Jim Hurtubise (4), 2. A.J. Foyt (3), 3. Dick Rathman (10), 4. A.J. Shepherd (2), 5. Shorty Templeman (13), 6. Rodger Ward (17), 7. Cotton Farmer (16), 8. Elmer George (18), 9. Bobby Marshman (8), 10. Len Sutton (7), 11. Parnelli Jones (1), 12. Jack Turner (15), 13. Chuck Hulse (9), 14. Don Davis (5), 15. Don Branson (6), 16. Lloyd Ruby (11), 17. Allen Crowe (12), 18. Al Keller (14). 1:00:57


 

1962 FEATURE: 1. Jim Hurtubise (2), 2. Parnelli Jones (8), 3. Don Branson (3), 4. Bobby Marshman (10), 5. Jim McElreath (16), 6. Lloyd Ruby (7), 7. A.J. Foyt (5), 8. Bobby Grim (9), 9. Bobby Marvin (17), 10. Elmer George (6), 11. Jiggs Peters (13), 12. Keith Rachwitz (14), 13. Shorty Templeman (18), 14. Cotton Farmer (11), 15. Roger McCluskey (1), 16. Leroy Neumayer (15), 17. Rodger Ward (4), 18. Bob Mathouser (12). 1:04:47


 

1963 FEATURE: 1. Rodger Ward (4), 2. A.J. Foyt (1), 3. Don Branson (5), 4. Roger McCluskey (15), 5. Johnny Rutherford (2), 6. Jim McElreath (9), 7. Johnny White (7), 8. Parnelli Jones (6), 9. Lloyd Ruby (12), 10. Arnie Knepper (18), 11. Bud Tingelstad (10), 12. Len Sutton (8), 13. Bob Harkey (11), 14. Ralph Liguori (17), 15. Bobby Marshman (3), 16. Ronnie Duman (15), 17. Jim Hurtubise (16), 18. Bobby Unser (14). 1:02:47


 

1964 FEATURE: 1. A.J. Foyt (16), 2. Bobby Marshman (2), 3. Don Branson (7), 4. Bobby Unser (10), 5. Len Sutton (3), 6. Mario Andretti (9), 7. Arnie Knepper (12), 8. Bud Tingelstad (13), 9. Ralph Liguori (17), 10. Bob Harkey (6), 11. Jud Larson (4), 12. Lloyd Ruby (11), 13. Parnelli Jones (5), 14. Dee Jones (18), 15. Rodger Ward (1), 16. Bill Horstmeyer (14), 17. Johnny Rutherford (8), 18. Gordon Johncock (15). 1:03:00


 

1965 FEATURE: 1. A.J. Foyt (5), 2. George Snider (8), 3. Mario Andretti (6), 4. Johnny Rutherford (2), 5. Jim McElreath (1), 6. Don Branson (3), 7. Bud Tingelstad (12), 8. Jud Larson (9), 9. Gary Congdon (14), 10. Bobby Unser (10), 11. Gordon Johncock (16), 12. Al Miller (15), 13. Carl Williams (11), 14. Red Riegel (7), 15. Ronnie Duman (13), 16. Arnie Knepper (4), 17. Mike McGreevy (17). 1:02:23


 

1966 FEATURE: 1. Don Branson (1), 2. Mario Andretti (4), 3. A.J. Foyt (2), 4. Joe Leonard (15), 5. Bobby Unser (7), 6. George Snider (8), 7. Bud Tingelstad (6), 8. Ralph Liguori (12), 9. Larry Dickson (14), 10. Carl Williams (16), 11. Jim McElreath (13), 12. Dick Atkins (11), 13. Bob Harkey (10), 14. Roger McCluskey (5), 15. Gary Congdon (9), 16. Bob Tattersall (17), 17. Ronnie Duman (18), 18. Chuck Hulse (3). 1:03:00


 

1967 FEATURE: 1. A.J. Foyt (2), 2. Mario Andretti (3), 3. Bud Tingelstad (8), 4. Norm Brown (16), 5. Jim Hurtubise (11), 6. Billy Vukovich (9), 7. Bob Wente (15), 8. Bobby Unser (7), 9. Carl Williams (10), 10. Larry Dickson (1), 11. Al Unser (6), 12. Jim McElreath (14), 13. Roger McCluskey (5), 14. Ronnie Duman (13), 15. Rollie Beale (18), 16. Johnny Rutherford (12), 17. Wally Dallenbach (17), 18. George Snider (4). 1:09:30


 

1968 FEATURE: 1. Roger McCluskey (4), 2. Larry Dickson (12), 3. George Snider (8), 4. Billy Vukovich (5), 5. Jim Malloy (11), 6. Bill Puterbaugh (10), 7. Wally Dallenbach (16), 8. Bud Tingelstad (15), 9. Ralph Liguori (18), 10. Roger West (7), 11. Arnie Knepper (13), 12. Al Unser (1), 13. Gary Bettenhausen (2), 14. Chuck Booth (9), 15. Bruce Walkup (14), 16. Jigger Sirois (17), 17. A.J. Foyt (3), 18. Mario Andretti (6). 1:06:38


 

1969 FEATURE: 1. Mario Andretti (2), 2. George Snider (13), 3. Billy Vukovich (8), 4. Larry Dickson (10), 5. A.J. Foyt (3), 6. Gary Bettenhausen (9), 7. Wally Dallenbach (14), 8. Al Unser (12), 9. Bill Puterbaugh (5), 10. Bobby Unser (6), 11. Arnie Knepper (16), 12. Carl Williams (17), 13. Bud Tingelstad (11), 14. Sammy Sessions (15), 15. Roger McCluskey (7), 16. Greg Weld (1), 17. Mike Mosley (4), 18. Ralph Liguori (18). 1:02:05


 

1970 FEATURE: 1. Al Unser (6), 2. Carl Williams (17), 3. Jim McElreath (8), 4. Bruce Jacobi (25), 5. Bentley Warren (26), 6. Jimmy Caruthers (20), 7. Tom Bigelow (12), 8. Merle Bettenhausen (24), 9. Bobby Unser (10), 10. Mike Mosley (7), 11. Johnny Rutherford (2), 12. Bob Harkey (11), 13. Ralph Liguori (27), 14. George Snider (22), 15. A.J. Foyt (9), 16. Johnny Parsons (15), 17. Sammy Sessions (23), 18. Arnie Knepper (21), 19. Toby Tobias (14), 20. Gary Bettenhausen (4), 21. Will Cagle (18), 22. Jim Malloy (13), 23. Karl Busson (19), 24. Mario Andretti (5), 25. Larry Dickson (1), 26. Bruce Walkup (16), 27. Greg Weld (3), 28. Bill Puterbaugh (28).


 

1971 FEATURE: (100 laps) 1. A.J. Foyt, 2. George Snider, 3. Jim McElreath, 4. Don Hawley, 5. Jimmy Caruthers, 6. Rollie Beale, 7. Merle Bettenhausen, 8. Bob Harkey, 9. Carl Williams, 10. Larry Dickson, 11. Arnie Knepper, 12. Mario Andretti, 13. Salt Walther, 14. Greg Weld, 15. Karl Busson, 16. Johnny Rutherford, 17. Bill Puterbaugh, 18. Joe Saldana, 19. Gary Bettenhausen, 20. Jim Malloy, 21. Billy Vukovich, 22. Lee Kunzman, 23. Ralph Liguori. 1:08:31.00


 

1972 FEATURE: (100 Laps) 1. Al Unser, 2. A.J. Foyt, 3. Lee Kunzman, 4. Johnny Rutherford, 5. Bill Puterbaugh, 6. Tom Bigelow, 7. Ralph Liguori, 8. Billy Engelhart, 9. Rollie Beale, 10. Arnie Knepper, 11. Darl Harrison, 12. Dick Tobias, 13. Bob Evans, 14. Ronnie Burke, 15. Pancho Carter, 16. Sammy Sessions, 17. Bruce Walkup, 18. Greg Weld, 19. Rick Goudy, 20. Jim McElreath, 21. George Snider, 22. Carl Williams, 23. Larry Dickson, 24. Billy Vukovich.


 

1973 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Mario Andretti (3), 2. Al Unser (1), 3. Bill Puterbaugh (19), 4. Tom Bigelow (18), 5. Mel Cornett (7), 6. Johnny Parsons (2), 7. Arnie Knepper (9), 8. Sammy Sessions (11), 9. Bob Evans (24), 10. Billy Engelhart (15), 11. Joe Saldana (5), 12. Johnny Rutherford (21), 13. Don Nordhorn (23), 14. Ronnie Burke (12), 15. Gary Bettenhausen (22), 16. Jerry Miller (4), 17. Jimmy Caruthers (6), 18. Billy Vukovich (14), 19. Pancho Carter (13), 20. Billy Shuman (17), 21. Jigger Sirois (16), 22. George Snider (20), 23. A.J. Foyt (8), 24. Jim McElreath (10). 1:02:53.00


 

1974 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Mario Andretti (2), 2. Tom Bigelow (3), 3. Greg Weld (1), 4. Ralph Liguori (7), 5. Mel Cornett (4), 6. Bill Puterbaugh (8), 7. Billy Cassella (13), 8. Darl Harrison (23), 9. Billy Engelhart (16), 10. Lee Osborne (19), 11. Arnie Knepper (18), 12. John Hubbard (17), 13. Jimmy Caruthers (6), 14. Sammy Sessions (20), 15. Tommy Astone (22), 16. A.J. Foyt (12), 17. Bob Harkey (15), 18. Larry Dickson (14), 19. Billy Vukovich (5), 20. Bob Evans (11), 21. Sheldon Kinser (24), 22. Johnny Parsons (10), 23. Gary Ponzini (21), 24. Pancho Carter (9).


 

1975 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Al Unser (6), 2. Jimmy Caruthers (8), 3. Jackie Howerton (5), 4. Billy Engelhart (17), 5. Billy Cassella (9), 6. Jim Hurtubise (21), 7. Spike Gehlhausen (22), 8. James McElreath (7), 9. Larry Dickson (19), 10. Lee Kunzman (23), 11. Tom Bigelow (10), 12. Joe Saldana (18), 13. Rollie Beale (12), 14. Lee Osborne (15), 15. Gary Bettenhausen (11), 16. Steve Chassey (16), 17. Billy Vukovich (2), 18. Arnie Knepper (13), 19. Pancho Carter (3), 20. Jerry Miller (24), 21. Bruce Walkup (4), 22. Sammy Sessions (20), 23. Johnny Parsons (1), 24. Johnny Anderson (14).


 

1976 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Tom Bigelow (1), 2. Johnny Parsons (3), 3. Billy Cassella (11), 4. Rollie Beale (13), 5. Jerry Miller (14), 6. Roy Hicks (15), 7. Ronnie Burke (21), 8. Jim Hurtubise (6), 9. Bobby Olivero (19), 10. Larry Moore (22), 11. Joe Saldana (9), 12. James McElreath (18), 13. Jim McElreath (7), 14. Jan Opperman (16), 15. Larry Rice (20), 16. Sheldon Kinser (2), 17. Billy Engelhart (12), 18. Pancho Carter (4), 19. Gary Bettenhausen (17), 20. Chuck Gurney (5), 21. Larry Dickson (10), 22. Arnie Knepper (23), 23. Bubby Jones (8), 24. Roger Rager (24). 1:04:42.20


 

1977 FEATURE: (100 laps , starting positions in parentheses) 1. Larry Rice (7), 2. Sheldon Kinser (10), 3. Billy Engelhart (20), 4. James McElreath (6), 5. Chuck Gurney (18), 6. Jim McElreath (17), 7. Rich Vogler (22), 8. Jerry Miller (15), 9. Johnny Parsons (4), 10. George Snider (13), 11. Jim Hurtubise (11), 12. Bruce Walkup (9), 13. Rollie Beale (5), 14. Billy Vukovich (14), 15. Junior Parkinson (16), 16. Mark Alderson (23), 17. Bubby Jones (24), 18. Dean Shirley (19), 19. Tom Bigelow (12), 20. Jerry Stone (21), 21. Jackie Howerton (2), 22. Thad Dosher (1), 23. Ron Shuman (3), 24. Pancho Carter (8). 1:10:04.30


 

1978 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Gary Bettenhausen (5), 2. Jim McElreath (12), 3. Bubby Jones (1), 4. Pancho Carter (4), 5. Steve Cannon (11), 6. Arnie Knepper (3), 7. Mike Johnson (24), 8. Clark Templeman (22), 9. Rich Vogler (2), 10. Jerry Miller (19), 11. Roy Hicks (23), 12. Roger Rager (27), 13. Ed Lynch (18), 14. Greg Leffler (28), 15. Bob East (26), 16. Kramer Williamson (25), 17. Bill Burks Jr. (17), 18. Larry Rice (6), 19. Billy Engelhart (7), 20. Ron Shuman (15), 21. Billy Cassella (13), 22. Jon Backlund (20), 23. Johnny Parsons (21), 24. Sheldon Kinser (9), 25. George Snider (8), 26. Bill Puterbaugh (16), 27. Robert Smith (10), 28. Dana Carter (14). 1:15:56.00


 

1979 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Bobby Olivero (13), 2. Rich Vogler (15), 3. Tom Bigelow (3), 4. Pancho Carter (8), 5. Billy Engelhart (7), 6. Bobby Adkins (2), 7. Sheldon Kinser (22), 8. Steve Chassey (1), 9. Sleepy Tripp (18), 10. Billy Vukovich (10), 11. Robert Smith (19), 12. Butch Wilkerson (12), 13. Gary Bettenhausen (26), 14. Larry Dickson (11), 15. Dana Carter (27), 16. Jim McElreath (5), 17. Junior Parkinson (9), 18. George Snider (14), 19. Bob East (20), 20. Bill Burks Jr. (23), 21. Bill Puterbaugh (21), 22. Bubby Jones (25), 23. Gary Irvin (17), 24. Steve Cannon (28), 25. Duke Cook (16), 26. Greg Leffler (24), 27. Larry Rice (4), 28. Johnny Parsons (6). 1:02:59.80


 

1980 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Pancho Carter (4), 2. Bobby Olivero (12), 3. Rich Vogler (3), 4. Joe Saldana (9), 5. Bill Tyler (24), 6. Jan Opperman (28), 7. Gary Irvin (26), 8. Lennie Waldo (19), 9. Tom Bigelow (6), 10. Bill Puterbaugh (20), 11. Mack McClellan (10), 12. Robert Smith (11), 13. Tony Weyant (22), 14. Larry Rice (1), 15. Bill Vukovich (2), 16. Larry Dickson (18), 17. Duke Cook (15), 18. Gary Bettenhausen (8), 19. Dean Shirley (21), 20. Jerry Miller (13), 21. Jack Hewitt (7), 22. George Snider (16), 23. Bill Burks Jr. (27), 24. Gary Hieber (23), 25. Steve Chassey (5), 26. Frankie Schneider (25), 27. Steve Cannon (14), 28. Sheldon Kinser (17).


 

1981 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. George Snider (9), 2. Larry Rice (11), 3. Jim McElreath (21), 4. Jack Hewitt (18), 5. Joe Saldana (6), 6. Chuck Amati (16), 7. Johnny Coogan (24), 8. Roger Rager (4), 9. Greg Leffler (20), 10. Art Bisch Jr. (26), 11. Rich Vogler (8), 12. Tom Bigelow (1), 13. Gary Gray (15), 14. Tracy Potter (22), 15. Ron Shuman (5), 16. Ken Schrader (3), 17. Billy Vukovich (23), 18. Bobby Olivero (25), 19. Mark Alderson (19), 20. Gary Bettenhausen (2), 21. Larry Dickson (13), 22. Sheldon Kinser (7), 23. Larry Martin (17), 24. Johnny Parsons (10), 25. Manny Rockhold (12), 26. Steve Chassey (14). 49:03.75


 

1982 (8/14) FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Bobby Olivero (12), 2. Joe Saldana (2), 3. Sheldon Kinser (1), 4. Mark Alderson (3), 5. Ron Shuman (4), 6. Larry Rice (6), 7. Rick Hood (5), 8. Ken Schrader (16), 9. Billy Engelhart (17), 10. Walt Kennedy (10), 11. Mike Peters (19), 12. Dana Carter (9), 13. Ronnie Burke (25), 14. Doug Wolfgang (15), 15. Arnie Knepper (13), 16. Elvin Felty (23), 17. Chuck Amati (24), 18. Keith Kauffman (8), 19. Mike Winblad (20), 20. Rich Vogler (14), 21. Jerry Nemire (22), 22. Gary Irvin (21), 23. Bob Cicconi (18), 24. Emmett Hahn (26), 25. Steve Cannon (7), 26. Roger Rager (11). 1:01:14.00


 

1983 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Gary Bettenhausen (2), 2. Ron Shuman (4), 3. Ken Schrader (10), 4. Larry Rice (8), 5. George Snider (5), 6. Chuck Gurney (19), 7. Billy Engelhart (26), 8. Mark Alderson (6), 9. Tom Bigelow (14), 10. Terry Uehling (13), 11. Larry Martin (15), 12. Jerry Weeks (28), 13. Steve Siegel (22), 14. Rick Hood (3), 15. Billy Vukovich (23), 16. Steve Kinser (16), 17. Mike Gregg (29), 18. Rich Vogler (18), 19. Jack Hewitt (30), 20. Jeff Bloom (21), 21. Larry Dickson (12), 22. Steve Chassey (1), 23. Billy Pauch (27), 24. Tracy Potter (20), 25. Gary Hieber (25), 26. Ronnie Burke (9), 27. Johnny Parsons (11), 28. Tony Weyant (17), 29. Sheldon Kinser (7), 30. Bobby Olivero (24). 1:04:28.05


 

1984 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Chuck Gurney (1), 2. Dave Blaney (6), 3. Gary Bettenhausen (27), 4. Bobby Olivero (3), 5. Mark Alderson (7), 6. Jerry Russell (23), 7. Jerry Nemire (20), 8. Nick Fornoro Jr. (18), 9. Bob Cicconi (16), 10. Herb Copeland (28), 11. Joe Saldana (29), 12. Gary Hieber (22), 13. Paul Koch (21), 14. Keith Campbell (13), 15. Warren Mockler (19), 16. George Snider (8), 17. Rich Vogler (31), 18. Tom Bigelow (12), 19. Ken Schrader (2), 20. Danny Milburn (15), 21. Billy Engelhart (11), 22. Mike Johnson (9), 23. Larry Dickson (24), 24. Sheldon Kinser (5), 25. Ron Shuman (4), 26. Gary Irvin (14), 27. Randy Bateman (25), 28. Manny Rockhold (26), 29. Duke Cook (17), 30. Bill Hudson (30), 31. Larry Rice (10). 1:05:46.46


 

1985 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Chuck Gurney (3), 2. Joe Saldana (1), 3. Rick Hood (4), 4. Jack Hewitt (23), 5. Bobby Olivero (20), 6. Duke Cook (21), 7. John Andretti (7), 8. Steve Butler (9), 9. Steve Cannon (24), 10. Mike Peters (13), 11. Jerry Russell (26), 12. Rodney Ritter Jr. (28), 13. Sheldon Kinser (11), 14. Warren Mockler (29), 15. Paul Clark (18), 16. Mike Gregg (30), 17. Steve Chassey (2), 18. Tom Bigelow (8), 19. Duke DeRosa (27), 20. Larry Rice (22), 21. Billy Shuman (19), 22. Billy Engelhart (17), 23. Gary Bettenhausen (6), 24. Dave Blaney (16), 25. George Snider (10), 26. Ken Schrader (12), 27. Gary Irvin (15), 28. Rich Vogler (5), 29. Mark Alderson (14), 30. Larry Dickson (25). 1:02:09.00


 

1986 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Jack Hewitt (10), 2. Chuck Gurney (31), 3. Larry Rice (15), 4. Rick Hood (21), 5. Bobby Olivero (17), 6. Warren Mockler (20), 7. Brent Kaeding (25), 8. Tom Bigelow (19), 9. Manny Rockhold (16), 10. Leon Thickstun (32), 11. Steve Chassey (3), 12. Andy Hillenburg (30), 13. Greg Staab (24), 14. Terry Kawell (29), 15. Randy Standridge (28), 16. Kevin Olson (23), 17. Gary Irvin (8), 18. Billy Engelhart (9), 19. Jack Ziegler (27), 20. George Snider (1), 21. Duke Cook (12), 22. Danny Milburn (18), 23. Gary Bettenhausen (2), 24. Larry Dickson (14), 25. Kevin Koch (7), 26. Sheldon Kinser (22), 27. Gary Hieber (6), 28. Steve Butler (4), 29. Steve Cannon (26), 30. Paul Clark (11), 31. Kenny Jacobs (13), 32. Rich Vogler (5). 1:05:19.00


 

1987 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Jack Hewitt (18), 2. Jeff Bloom (6), 3. Andy Hillenburg (16), 4. Jim Childers (27), 5. Rusty McClure (8), 6. Ron Dunstan (12), 7. Jerry Russell (11), 8. Gary Irvin (22), 9. Greg Staab (26), 10. Gary Hieber (25), 11. Steve Butler (15), 12. Kevin Koch (28), 13. Bob Frey (23), 14. Manny Rockhold (21), 15. Bob Cicconi (13), 16. Steve Chassey (17), 17. Mark Alderson (7), 18. Tom Bigelow (3), 19. Kenny Jacobs (14), 20. Steve Knepper (29), 21. Tommie Estes Jr. (19), 22. Billy Engelhart (10), 23. Paul Clark (20), 24. Jeff Swindell (1), 25. Danny Milburn (34), 26. Larry Rice (4), 27. Steve Cannon (32), 28. Jim Mahoney (30), 29. George Snider (9), 30. Gary Bettenhausen (5), 31. Jim Moughan (33), 32. Duke Cook (24), 33. Rick Hood (2), 34. Terry Kawell (31). 56:07.00


 

1988 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Steve Chassey (20), 2. Gary Bettenhausen (8), 3. Bruce Field (28), 4. Andy Hillenburg (3), 5, Steve Butler (4), 6. Bob Cicconi (18), 7. Gene Lee Gibson (25), 8. Gary Irvin (19), 9. Rusty McClure (11), 10. Larry Hoppes (17), 11. Gary Hieber (13), 12. Ray Joe Fager (26), 13. Jim Mahoney (24), 14. Jack Hewitt (15), 15. Kenny Jacobs (2), 16. Tony Elliott (6), 17. Mark Alderson (21), 18. Dean Billings (27), 19. Manny Rockhold (29), 20. Larry Rice (16), 21. Jon Johnson (10), 22. Jerry Nemire (22), 23. Ron Dunstan (5), 24. Jeff Bloom (30), 25. Jim Childers (23), 26. Chuck Gurney (9), 27. George Snider (1), 28. Jerry Russell (7), 29. Rick Hood (14), 30. Dave Feese (12). 1:09.09.00


 

1989 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Chuck Gurney (1), 2. Johnny Parsons (2), 3. Larry Rice (9), 4. Ron Dunstan (4), 5. Steve Butler (15), 6. George Snider (22), 7. Andy Hillenburg (5), 8. Jack Hewitt (12), 9. Gary Bettenhausen (11), 10. Tom Bigelow (8), 11. Tony Elliott (17), 12. Manny Rockhold (26), 13. Jim McElreath (28), 14. Darryl Haugh (25), 15. Terry Kawell (13), 16. Gene Lee Gibson (19), 17. Danny Smith (10), 18. Jerry Nemire (7), 19. Gary Irvin (20), 20. Dave Feese (21), 21. Bob Cicconi (16), 22. Gary Hieber (3), 23. Mike Thomas (29), 24. Russ Gamester (27), 25. Danny Milburn (23), 26. Wayne Hammond (24), 27. Mark Alderson (14), 28. Jon Johnson (18), 29. Jim Moughan (30), 30. Jim Mahoney (6). 1:06:46.30


 

1990 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Chuck Gurney (1), 2. Eric Gordon (7), 3. George Snider (16), 4. Jeff Swindell (8), 5. Johnny Parsons (17), 6. Jeff Gordon (22), 7. Gary Hieber (4), 8. Wally Pankratz (6), 9. Jimmy Sills (19), 10. Mark Alderson (26), 11. Warren Mockler (23), 12. Tray House (11), 13. Chip Thomas (10), 14. Russ Gamester (21), 15. Robbie Stanley (28), 16. Walt Kennedy (14), 17. Rusty McClure (29), 18. Kevin Olson (12), 19. Jerry Nemire (25), 20. Jim McElreath (15), 21. Jack Hewitt (20), 22. Danny Milburn (30), 23. Jerry Russell (2), 24. Dave Feese (27), 25. Andy Hillenburg (9), 26. Steve Butler (13), 27. Tony Elliott (18), 28. Jim Mahoney (24), 29. Gary Irvin (3), 30. Stan Fox (5). 58:20.31


 

1991 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Chuck Gurney (3), 2. Jimmy Sills (2), 3. Stan Fox (1), 4. Jeff Gordon (14), 5. Larry Dickson (12), 6. Warren Mockler (11), 7. Tony Elliott (20), 8. Gary Hieber (9), 9. Wally Pankratz (16), 10. Brent Kaeding (18), 11. George Snider (4), 12. Russ Gamester (10), 13. Jim Mahoney (27), 14. Rick Ungar (28), 15. Ron Dunstan (23), 16. Jerry Russell (13), 17. Bill Kojis (21), 18. Randy Bateman (22), 19. Art Bisch Jr. (30), 20. Greg Staab (31), 21. Fred Tegarden Jr. (34), 22. Jerry Nemire (26), 23. Tray House (19), 24. Steve Chassey (5), 25. Gary Irvin (38), 26. Eric Gordon (17), 27. Jeff Swindell (7), 28. Dan Ford (36), 29. Chip Thomas (29), 30. Mike McCreary (33), 31. Dave Feese (25), 32. Blake Hollingsworth (35), 33. Dave Darland (24), 34. Tom Bigelow (32), 35. Eddie Sachs Jr. (37), 36. Jack Hewitt (6), 37. Johnny Parsons (8), 38. Danny Smith (15). 1:02:01.53


 

1992 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Jimmy Sills (1), 2. Steve Butler (2), 3. Jeff Swindell (5), 4. George Snider (9), 5. Jack Hewitt (14), 6. Chuck Gurney (12), 7. Stan Fox (7), 8. Russ Gamester (6), 9. Warren Mockler (4), 10. Stevie Reeves (18), 11. Eric Gordon (20), 12. Chip Thomas (11), 13. Rick Hood (13), 14. Tony Stewart (17), 15. Brent Kaeding (22), 16. Wally Pankratz (23), 17. Larry Dickson (26), 18. Mike Bliss (28), 19. Brad Noffsinger (16), 20. Steve Chassey (27), 21. Jim McElreath (15), 22. Jerry Russell (8), 23. Bob Meli (30), 24. Jim Childers (21), 25. Rusty McClure (29), 26. Johnny Parsons (10), 27. Joe Gaerte (25), 28. Cary Faas (3), 29. Lealand McSpadden (24), 30. Rocky Hodges (19). NT


 

1993 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Jack Hewitt (7), 2. Chuck Gurney (2), 3. Jeff Swindell (3), 4. Jimmy Sills (6), 5. Gary Hieber (4), 6. Ron Shuman (5), 7. Mike Bliss (21), 8. Chip Thomas (10), 9. Steve Butler (22), 10. Tray House (28), 11. Stevie Reeves (14), 12. Johnny Parsons (25), 13. Larry Dickson (1), 14. Jim Keeker (16), 15. Perry Ferrell (9), 16. Mark Alderson (18), 17. Lee Dunn (15), 18. Jerry Nemire (27), 19. Eric Gordon (11), 20. Tony Elliott (13), 21. Dave Darland (19), 22. Blake Hollingsworth (12), 23. Ronnie Burke (29), 24. Donnie Beechler (23), 25. Ron Dunstan (17), 26. George Snider (8), 27. Greg Staab (24), 28. Tony Stewart (20), 29. Randy Tolsma (26), 30. Jim Whiteside (30). NT


 

1994 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Chuck Gurney (7), 2. Jack Hewitt (2), 3. Randy Tolsma (3), 4. Russ Gamester (18), 5. Wally Pankratz (15), 6. Johnny Parsons (1), 7. Rusty McClure (26), 8. Rocky Hodges (17), 9. Donnie Beechler (22), 10. Davey Hamilton (13), 11. Jack Runyon (20), 12. Dave Darland (23), 13. Ron Shuman (6), 14. Stan Fox (12), 15. Jimmy Sills (10), 16. Mark Alderson (27), 17. Eric Gordon (11), 18. Kenny Irwin Jr. (5), 19. George Snider (9), 20. Billy Boat (25), 21. Kevin Doty (28), 22. Mike Bliss (8), 23. Lealand McSpadden (24), 24. Tony Elliott (21), 25. Gary Hieber (14), 26. Chip Thomas (16), 27. Ron Dunstan (30), 28. Page Jones (19), 29. Jon Stanbrough (29), 30. Tony Stewart (4). 1:08:25.00


 

1995 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Kenny Irwin Jr. (28), 2. Chuck Gurney (2), 3. George Snider (23), 4. Johnny Parsons (1), 5. Robby Flock (24), 6. Rocky Hodges (14), 7. Donnie Beechler (15), 8. Jack Runyon (12), 9. Jimmy Sills (4), 10. Tony Stewart (18), 11. Gary Hieber (21), 12. Richard Griffin (13), 13. Tony Elliott (7), 14. Rusty McClure (22), 15. Brian Hayden (17), 16. Kevin Thomas (11), 17. Dave Darland (10), 17. Eric Gordon (5), 19. Lee Brewer Jr. (20), 20. Jim Keeker (9), 21. Russ Gamester (16), 22. Mark Cassella (27), 23. Dave Steele (29), 24. Chuck Leary (19), 25. Tyce Carlson (6), 26. Jon Stanbrough (8), 27. Jack Hewitt (3), 28. Kevin Doty (26), 29. Jerry Nemire (30), 30. Randy Bateman (25). 1:03:44.70


 

1996 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Chuck Gurney (3), 2. Jimmy Sills (2), 3. Robby Flock (1), 4. Kevin Thomas (13), 5. Cary Faas (16), 6. Kenny Irwin Jr. (19), 7. Gary Hieber (17), 8. Tracy Hines (12), 9. Dave Darland (29), 10. Ryan Newman (23), 11. Rick Hood (20), 12. Jim Keeker (11), 13. Rip Williams (15), 14. Steve Knepper (24), 15. Eric Gordon (25), 16. John Heydenreich (18), 17. Jon Stanbrough (26), 18. Kenneth Nichols (22), 19. Derek Davidson (27), 20. Al Thomas (30), 21. Dan Drinan (5), 22. Scott Hatton (7), 23. Billy Engelhart (10), 24. Tray House (28), 25. George Snider (14), 26. Bill Rose (21), 27. Mark Cassella (6), 28. Donnie Beechler (4), 29. Tony Elliott (8), 30. Billy Puterbaugh Jr. (9). NT


 

1997 FEATURE: (100 Laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Dave Darland (3), 2. Russ Gamester (1), 3. Donnie Beechler (11), 4. Jimmy Sills (2), 5. Jim Keeker (12), 6. Jack Hewitt (22), 7. Cary Faas (21), 8. Brian Gerster (8), 9. Gary Hieber (23), 10. Billy Puterbaugh Jr. (10), 11. Eric Gordon (15), 12. J.J. Yeley (13), 13. Ronnie Burke (14), 14. Brian Tyler (18), 15. Derek Davidson (16), 16. Kenneth Nichols (19), 17. Rod Holshouser (28), 18. Mike Gregg (27), 19. Chuck Gurney (4), 20. Wally Pankratz (20), 21. Jerry Nemire (26), 22. Bill Baue (29), 23. Billy Engelhart (24), 24. Robby Flock (25), 25. George Snider (9), 26. Ryan Newman (17), 27. Daryl Daugherty (30), 28. Kevin Thomas (5), 29. Johnny Parsons (6), 30. Chuck Leary (7). NT


 

1998 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Russ Gamester (1), 2. Dave Darland (14), 3. Jack Hewitt (4), 4. Robby Flock (9), 5. Billy Puterbaugh Jr. (7), 6. Tracy Hines (8), 7. Brian Tyler (11), 8. Ryan Newman (2), 9. Jerry Coons Jr. (22), 10. Gary Hieber (13), 11. Tony Elliott (5), 12. Jason Leffler (21), 13. Derek Davidson (15), 14. Rusty McClure (12), 15. Greg Wilson (23), 16. Al Thomas (27), 17. Bill Rose (29), 18. Donnie Beechler (3), 19. Jimmy Sills (6), 20. J.J. Yeley (18), 21. Cary Faas (19), 22. Jackie Burke (24), 23. Eric Gordon (16), 24. John Barrick (30), 25. Wally Pankratz (10), 26. Bill Baue (26), 27. Mike Mosley Jr. (28), 28. Terry Babb (25), 29. Johnny Parsons (20), 30. Kevin Thomas (17). 1:02:25.00


 

1999 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Dave Darland (3), 2. Tracy Hines (10), 3. Tony Elliott (2), 4. Russ Gamester (6), 5. Jack Hewitt (8), 6. Jimmy Sills (19), 7. Chuck Leary (11), 8. Brian Tyler (16), 9. Bill Rose (1), 10. Jason Leffler (18), 11. Ryan Newman (24), 12. Cary Faas (13), 13. Rich Tobias Jr. (21), 14. Eric Gordon (4), 15. Tom Capie (14), 16. J.J. Yeley (7), 17. Donnie Lehmann (29), 18. Dean Franklin (25), 19. Dane Carter (27), 20. Ron Smoker (17), 21. Jay Drake (5), 22. Robby Flock (9), 23. Scott Hatton (28), 24. Kevin Doty (26), 25. Dave Steele (22), 26. Rick Treadway (30), 27. Rocky Hodges (23), 28. Todd Kane (12), 29. Terry Babb (20), 30. Randy Bateman (15). 1:05:28.403


 

2000 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Jack Hewitt (8), 2. Bud Kaeding (4), 3. Jay Drake (2), 4. Dave Darland (10), 5. Tony Elliott (1), 6. Robby Flock (7), 7. Brian Tyler (15), 8. John Heydenreich (17), 9. Tracy Hines (3), 10. Ed Carpenter (6), 11. Donnie Beechler (18), 12. Kasey Kahne (13), 13. Johnny Parsons (14), 14. Tom Capie (22), 15. Paul White (25), 16. Jimmy Sills (21), 17. Brad Noffsinger (24), 18. Jerry Coons Jr. (16), 19. Gary Hieber (9), 20. Rod Holshouser (27), 21. Brad Fox (19), 22. Eric Gordon (26), 23. Steve Sheppard Jr. (29), 24. Ryan Newman (20), 25. J.J. Yeley (11), 26. Chuck Gurney (23), 27. Russ Gamester (5), 28. Bill Rose (12), 29. Randy Bateman (30), 30. Terry Pletch (28). NT


 

2001 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Paul White (2), 2. Jerry Coons Jr. (7), 3. Russ Gamester (9), 4. J.J. Yeley (1), 5. Rich Tobias Jr. (10), 6. Dave Darland (12), 7. Eric Gordon (8), 8. Robby Flock (15), 9. Aaron Fike (21), 10. Ed Carpenter (30), 11. Jason McCord (27), 12. Jack Hewitt (18), 13. Michael Lewis (28), 14. Brad Noffsinger (25), 15. Tracy Hines (4), 16. Dane Carter (24), 17. Kevin Huntley (13), 18. Rick Shelton (11), 19. Dave Steele (17), 20. Bud Kaeding (14), 21. John Heydenreich (19), 22. Jay Drake (3), 23. Johnny Parsons (23), 24. Tom Capie (26), 25. Manny Rockhold (16), 26. Levi Jones (29), 27. Derek Davidson (5), 28. Roger Rager (6), 29. Jackie Burke (20), 30. Bill Rose (22). 59:14.14


 

2002 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. J.J. Yeley (1), 2. Jerry Coons Jr. (3), 3. Tracy Hines (5), 4. Dave Darland (13), 5. Matt Westfall (7), 6. Kevin Huntley (9), 7. Jay Drake (2), 8. Jason McCord (14), 9. Russ Gamester (6), 10. Carl Edwards (19), 11. Derek Davidson (29), 12. Tony Elliott (17), 13. Terry Babb (20), 14. Michael Lewis (27), 15. Nick Lundgreen (28), 16. Roger Rager (10), 17. Dave Steele (18), 18. Aaron Fike (23), 19. George White (8), 20. Johnny Parsons (15), 21. Jason Leffler (16), 22. Brad Noffsinger (24), 23. Dane Carter (22), 24. Tom Capie (12), 25. Paul White (4), 26. Rich Tobias Jr. (26), 27. Brad Fox (11), 28. John Starks (25), 29. John Heydenreich (21), 30. Jonathan Vennard (30). NT


 

2003 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Dave Darland (1), 2. Jerry Coons Jr. (2), 3. Tyler Walker (9), 4. Jay Drake (6), 5. Tracy Hines (4), 6. Paul White (18), 7. Kevin Huntley (7), 8. Donnie Beechler (11), 9. Dave Steele (14), 10. Nick Lundgreen (10), 11. Greg Wilson (30), 12. Tony Elliott (5), 13. Matt Westfall (19), 14. Dane Carter (27), 15. Ron Gregory (26), 16. Jason McCord (16), 17. J.J. Yeley (3), 18. Rich Tobias Jr. (13), 19. Brian Tyler (17), 20. Eric Gordon (15), 21. Tom Capie (21), 22. A.J. Fike (20), 23. Levi Jones (12), 24. Johnny Parsons (23), 25. Brad Noffsinger (24), 26. Teddy Beach (8), 27. Russ Gamester (25), 28. Rod Holshouser (28), 29. Murray Erickson (29), 30. Roger Rager (22). NT


 

2004 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Brian Tyler (21), 2. Rich Tobias Jr. (12), 3. Jerry Coons Jr. (1), 4. John Heydenreich (20), 5. Matt Westfall (13), 6. Dave Darland (3), 7. Dave Steele (11), 8. Bud Kaeding (8), 9. Tony Elliott (6), 10. Shane Hollingsworth (4), 11. Todd Kane (18), 12. Jason McCord (28), 13. Ron Gregory (29), 14. Jay Drake (10), 15. Aaron Pierce (30), 16. Randy Bateman (27), 17. Mike Brecht (16), 18. Sport Allen (19), 19. Hud Cone (17), 20. Boston Reid (9), 21. Jon Stanbrough (2), 22. Tyler Walker (5), 23. Nick Lundgreen (24), 24. Roger Rager (23), 25. Kevin Huntley (15), 26. Jim Moughan (14), 27. Russ Gamester (7), 28. Aaron Fike (25), 29. Wayne Reutimann Jr. (26), 30. Donnie Beechler (22). NT


 

2005 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Brian Tyler (16), 2. Tom Capie (7), 3. Josh Wise (1), 4. Tyler Walker (2), 5. Kevin Huntley (4), 6. John Heydenreich (11), 7. Nick Lundgreen (17), 8. Teddy Beach (12), 9. Jason McCord (13), 10. Hud Cone (23), 11. Wayne Reutimann Jr. (24), 12. Dave Steele (8), 13. Kyle Steffens (29), 14. A.J. Fike (10), 15. Jon Stanbrough (20), 16. Shane Hollingsworth (22), 17. Paul White (19), 18. Chris Urish (30), 19. Justin Allgaier (25), 20. Dave Darland (5), 21. Jerry Coons Jr. (6), 22. Johnny Parsons (18), 23. Ryan Durst (26), 24. Matt Westfall (21), 25. Ron Gregory (27), 26. Alex Shanks (28), 27. Randy Bateman (14), 28. Tracy Hines (9), 29. Rich Tobias Jr. (15), 30. Cole Carter (3). 1:04:20.00


 

2006 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Tracy Hines (1), 2. Brian Tyler (6), 3. Josh Wise (4), 4. Donnie Beechler (14), 5. Jerry Coons Jr. (11), 6. Jay Drake (3), 7. Aaron Pierce (10), 8. Paul White (20), 9. Jeff Swindell (16), 10. Chappy Knaack (28), 11. Ray Bull (29), 12. Alex Shanks (26), 13. Tim Siner (25), 14. Dave Darland (2), 15. Roger Rager (17), 16. Mat Neely (8), 17. Shane Hollingsworth (7), 18. Dereck King (27), 19. Johnny Parsons (22), 20. Bud Kaeding (18), 21. Shane Cottle (5), 22. Dickie Gaines (24), 23. Davey Ray (12), 24. Levi Jones (9), 25. Russ Gamester (13), 26. Wayne Reutimann Jr. (31), 27. Tom Capie (19), 28. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (21), 29. Chris Urish (23), 30. John Heydenreich (30). 1:14:27.29 (Dave Steele disqualified due to failing to pass post-race technical inspection after winning race).


 

2007 FEATURE: (75 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (3), 2. Billy Wease (17), 3. Bud Kaeding (7), 4. Paul White (10), 5. Shane Cottle (8), 6. Johnny Parsons (18), 7. Kevin Huntley (21), 8. John Heydenreich (13), 9. Donnie Beechler (24), 10. Brian Tyler (6), 11. Mitch Wissmiller (2), 12. Mat Neely (12), 13. Ray Bull (32), 14. Shane Hollingsworth (19), 15. Roger Rager (22), 16. Wayne Reutimann Jr. (31), 17. Tim Barber (37), 18. Mike Murgoitio (26), 19. Hud Cone (28), 20. Tim Siner (34), 21. Kyle Steffens (23), 22. Chappy Knaack (36), 23. Levi Jones (1), 24. Cameron Dodson (30), 25. Tom Capie (4), 26. Justin Allgaier (11), 27. Dave Darland (16), 28. Jerry Coons Jr. (5), 29. Dereck King (35), 30. A.J. Fike (15), 31. Aaron Pierce (14), 32. Randy Bateman (39), 33. Mike Stroehle (38), 34. Russ Gamester (27), 35. Ron Gregory (20), 36. Jon Stanbrough (9), 37. Chris Urish (25), 38. Mike Hess (29), 39. Dickie Gaines (33). NT


 

2008 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Brian Tyler (2), 2. Dave Darland (6), 3. Shane Hollingsworth (1), 4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (9), 5. Bud Kaeding (17), 6. Jerry Coons Jr. (25), 7. Shane Cottle (5), 8. Tom Capie (7), 9. Kody Swanson (4), 10. Jon Stanbrough (10), 11. Tracy Hines (8), 12. A.J. Fike (14), 13. Levi Jones (3), 14. Russ Gamester (15), 15. Mat Neely (12), 16. Patrick Bruns (20), 17. Randy Bateman (13), 18. Craig Dori (22), 19. Paul White (19), 20. Jeff Leka (23), 21. Johnny Parsons (21), 22. Donnie Beechler (11), 23. Chris Urish (18), 24. Derek Hagar (24), 25. Kevin Huntley (16), 26. Mike Stroehle (26). NT


 

2009 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Cole Whitt (1), 2. Jon Stanbrough (5), 3. Levi Jones (3), 4. A.J. Fike (6), 5. Josh Wise (9), 6. Dave Darland (4), 7. Bud Kaeding (22), 8. Tracy Hines (2), 9. Derek Hagar (11), 10. Shane Hollingsworth (8), 11. Tony Elliott (14), 12. Zach Daum (16), 13. Tom Capie (13), 14. Eric Todd (20), 15. Patrick Bruns (23), 16. Justin Carver (21), 17. Rex Norris III (24), 18. Terry Babb (17), 19. Donnie Beechler (15), 20. Kody Swanson (18), 21. Jerry Coons Jr. (7), 22. Brian Tyler (10), 23. Matt Westfall (19), 24. Shane Hmiel (12), 25. John Barrick (25), 26. Russ Gamester (26). NT


 

2010: RAINED OUT


 

2011 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Brian Tyler (14), 2. Levi Jones (3), 3. Jerry Coons Jr. (4), 4. Kyle Larson (6), 5. Tracy Hines (1), 6. Jon Stanbrough (8), 7. Bud Kaeding (17), 8. Kody Swanson (15), 9. Russ Gamester (13), 10. Chris Windom (9), 11. Shane Hollingsworth (12), 12. A.J. Fike (7), 13. Dave Darland (11), 14. Derek Hagar (16), 15. Bobby East (5), 16. Mike Hess (18), 17. Shane Cockrum (19), 18. Bryan Clauson (2), 19. Mike Martin (25), 20. Zach Daum (20), 21. Donnie Beechler (21), 22. Darren Hagen (24), 23. Randy Bateman (10), 24. Craig Dori (26), 25. Tanner Swanson (23), 26. Chris Urish (22). NT


 

2012 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. A.J. Fike (5), 2. Brian Tyler (4), 3. Tanner Swanson (17), 4. Levi Jones (1), 5. Bryan Clauson (9), 6. Jerry Coons Jr. (11), 7. Bud Kaeding (2), 8. Bobby East (7), 9. Rich Tobias Jr. (6), 10. Chris Urish (10), 11. Bobby Santos (20), 12. Steve Adams (18), 13. Tracy Hines (14), 14. Russ Gamester (16), 15. Kody Swanson (3), 16. Randy Bateman (13), 17. Shane Hollingsworth (8), 18. Shane Cottle (12), 19. Shane Cockrum (15), 20. Joey Moughan (19). NT


 

2013 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. A.J. Fike (1), 2. Chris Windom (4), 3. Jerry Coons Jr. (6), 4. Tracy Hines (7), 5. Shane Cockrum (11), 6. Brian Tyler (2), 7. Kody Swanson (5), 8. Bobby East (9), 9. Robert Ballou (14), 10. Taylor Ferns (16), 11. Chris Urish (8), 12. Jarett Andretti (10), 13. Dave Darland (18), 14. Patrick Lawson (15), 15. Todd Kane (12), 16. Miranda Throckmorton (13), 17. Kenny Gentry (17), 18. Russ Gamester (3). NT


 

2014 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Kody Swanson (1), 2. Tracy Hines (2), 3. Bobby East (4), 4. A.J. Fike (5), 5. Chris Windom (11), 6. Bryan Clauson (7), 7. Jerry Coons Jr. (12), 8. Dave Darland (8), 9. Levi Jones (16), 10. Brady Bacon (3), 11. Russ Gamester (17), 12. Jacob Wilson (13), 13. Davey Ray (15), 14. Steven Russell (9), 15. Chris Fetter (18), 16. David Byrne (14), 17. Randy Bateman (20), 18. Jackie Burke (19), 19. Patrick Lawson (21), 20. Caleb Armstrong (10), 21. Shane Cockrum (6), 22. John Hunt (22), 23. Kenny Gentry (24), 24. Chris Urish (23). NT


 

2015 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Kody Swanson (16), 2. Levi Jones (9), 3. Shane Cottle (4), 4. Jerry Coons Jr. (8), 5. Steve Buckwalter (15), 6. C.J. Leary (13), 7. Casey Shuman (12), 8. Shane Cockrum (2), 9. Rickey Hood (11), 10. Chris Windom (6), 11. David Byrne (21), 12. Chase Stockon (17), 13. Austin Nemire (26), 14. Chris Urish (18), 15. Randy Hannagan (20), 16. A.J. Fike (3), 17. Justin Grant (1), 18. Terry James (30), 19. Jacob Wilson (5), 20. Rex Norris III (28), 21. Steven Russell (19), 22. Brian Tyler (14), 23. Brady Bacon (7), 24. Tad Roach (29), 25. Jackie Burke (24), 26. Russ Gamester (23), 27. Dave Darland (10), 28. Danny Long (31), 29. Joey Moughan (22), 30. Terry Babb (25), 31. Patrick Lawson (27), 32. Chris Fetter (32). NT


 

2016: RAINED OUT


 

2017 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Justin Grant (2), 2. Kody Swanson (9), 3. Jeff Swindell (28), 4. Jerry Coons Jr. (1), 5. Dave Darland (12), 6. Shane Cottle (13), 7. Aaron Pierce (11), 8. David Byrne (33), 9. Joe Liguori (29), 10. Steve Buckwalter (14), 11. Jacob Wilson (31), 12. Patrick Lawson (24), 13. David Shain (17), 14. Matt Goodnight (26), 15. Joss Moffatt (23), 16. Chris Fetter (32), 17. Damion Gardner (18), 18. Chris Urish (27), 19. C.J. Leary (5), 20. Tyler Courtney (8), 21. Brian Tyler (10), 22. Korey Weyant (25), 23. Casey Shuman (20), 24. J.C. Bland (3), 25. Chris Windom (4), 26. Zach Daum (15), 27. Austin Nemire (34), 28. Joey Moughan (7), 29. Keith Burch (16), 30. Dakota Jackson (6), 31. Terry Babb (21), 32. Patrick Bruns (19), 33. Russ Gamester (22), 34. Danny Long (30). NT


 

2018 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Chris Windom (13), 2. Kevin Thomas Jr. (3), 3. Justin Grant (6), 4. Jacob Wilson (10), 5. Jerry Coons Jr. (1), 6. Kyle Robbins (7), 7. Joe Liguori (19), 8. Austin Nemire (16), 9. Joey Moughan (11), 10. David Byrne (25), 11. Brady Bacon (8), 12. Mike Haggenbottom (20), 13. Chris Dyson (28), 14. Chris Urish (26), 15. Russ Gamester (21), 16. Keith Burch (29), 17. Travis Welpott (31), 18. J.C. Bland (23). 19. Matt Goodnight (15), 20. Tyler Courtney (4), 21. Jeff Swindell (18), 22. C.J. Leary (9), 23. Shane Cockrum (5), 24. Neil Shepherd (17), 25. Dave Darland (12), 26. Kody Swanson (2), 27. Johnny Petrozelle (22), 28. Bill Rose (14), 29. Patrick Lawson (30), 30. Brian Tyler (24). 31. Terry Babb (27). NT


 

2019: RAINED OUT


 

2020 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Kyle Larson (2), 2. David Gravel (26), 3. Justin Grant (1), 4. Brady Bacon (4), 5. Jacob Wilson (6), 6. Casey Shuman (12), 7. Shane Cockrum (14), 8. Logan Seavey (9), 9. Chris Windom (24), 10. Kody Swanson (13), 11. Kevin Thomas Jr. (3), 12. Chad Kemenah (8), 13. Jake Swanson (15), 14. Kyle Steffens (11), 15. Jimmy Light (10), 16. Terry Babb (18), 17. Travis Welpott (17), 18. Patrick Lawson (20), 19. Bryan Gossel (19), 20. Danny Long (22), 21. Matt Goodnight (16), 22. Shane Cottle (5), 23. Dave Berkheimer (21), 24. Kyle Robbins (25), 25. Terry James (23), 26. Aaron Pierce (7). 1:03:50.977


 

2021 FEATURE: (100 laps, shortened to 76 laps due to rain, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Kody Swanson (23), 2. Logan Seavey (1), 3. Shane Cockrum (25), 4. Jerry Coons Jr. (3), 5. Kyle Steffens (9), 6. Jake Swanson (4), 7. Matt Westfall (2), 8. Casey Buckman (12), 9. Carmen Perigo (13), 10. Chase Stockon (5), 11. Austin Nemire (19), 12. Kyle Robbins (8), 13. Chris Phillips (11), 14. Travis Welpott (14), 15. Steven Russell (20), 16. Mike Haggenbottom (17), 17. Patrick Lawson (27), 18. Nathan Moore (18), 19. Korey Weyant (16), 20. Justin Grant (10), 21. Ken Schrader (22), 22. Terry Babb (6), 23. Shane Cottle (26), 24. Chris Fetter (29), 25. Matt Goodnight (7), 26. Dallas Hewitt (15), 27. Dave Peperak (21), 28. Jason McDougal (24), 29. Dave Berkheimer (28), 30. Robert Ballou (30). NT

 


 

USAC & ARRAY SPORTS + ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

CHICAGO (August 17, 2022) – Leading marketing agency Array Sports + Entertainment is pleased to announce a new partnership with USAC Racing for 2022.


 

As AOR, Array Sports will service the motorsports sanctioning body’s growing sponsorship and business development needs. The agency will also help USAC Racing and the industry to engage and excite existing fans, while creating new ones.


 

“The team at Array Sports + Entertainment brings decades of experience in brand marketing, creative fan activation and business development to the USAC racing series,” said Kevin Miller, USAC President.


 

“We are excited for this new partnership to kick off this month and for many years to come.”


 

 

ABOUT ARRAY SPORTS + ENTERTAINMENT


 

Array Sports + Entertainment is a premium sports marketing agency specializing in partnerships and brand activation, providing top expertise in the field with a creative approach unique to the industry.


 

With best-in-class event and execution teams across sports and entertainment spaces, Array provides 360º service from conception to completion, backed by a team with vast experience and influence including athletes, former league and team personnel, celebrities, and professional marketers. Learn more at www.arraysports.com


 

 

ABOUT USAC RACING


 

Since 1956, United States Auto Club (USAC) remains the most diversified motorsports sanctioning body in the world. It is the official sanctioning body of many of today’s largest racing series, including its own suite of circle track series in Silver Crown, Sprint, Midget and .25 Midget racing, in addition to Road Racing, Off Road and Power Sports, boasting a competitor base of more than 17,000 at more than 1,000 sanctioned events globally. For more information on USAC, visit www.usacracing.com.

 


List Revealed For Friday’s OutFront 100 At World Wide Technology Raceway

Jim Compton

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media


 

Madison, Illinois (August 15, 2022)………The return of USAC Silver Crown racing to World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Ill. this Friday night, August 19, brings with it a full slate of USAC Silver Crown stars and those looking to breakthrough with a strong performance on the biggest venue on the series’ schedule.


 

The event brings the heavy artillery of the USAC national divisions to the OutFront 100 on the 1.25-mile paved oval with the main event consisting of 80 laps and 100 miles for the first Silver Crown race at the track since 2016.


 

Bobby Santos (Franklin, Mass.) comes in as the lone past USAC Silver Crown winner at the track formerly known as Gateway Motorsports Park, having won in back-to-back seasons in 2013-14.


 

Santos is joined by fellow 2022 season winners, point leader Kody Swanson (Kingsburg, Calif.), Logan Seavey (Sutter, Calif.), C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.) and Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.), plus Brian Tyler (Parma, Mich.) who ranks third in all-time series wins and fellow series winner Eric Gordon (Greenfield, Ind.).


 

Joining along in the 22-car lineup are a slew of multi-year Silver Crown vets, including Illinois native Patrick Lawson (Edwardsville, Ill.), series full-timers Kyle Robbins (New Castle, Ind.), Travis Welpott (Pendleton, Ind.) and Dave Berkheimer (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) as well as the most successful woman in series history, Taylor Ferns (Shelby Township, Mich.).


 

Indianapolis Raceway Park Midget winner Kyle O’Gara (Beech Grove, Calif.) will make his first foray to WWT as will past Rookies of the Year, Angola, Indiana’s Derek Bischak (2019) and Fort Collins, Colorado’s Bryan Gossel (2020), plus Davey Hamilton Jr. in one of two DHR machines alongside teammate Nathan Byrd (Goodyear, Ariz.).


 

Byrd is one of six USAC Silver Crown Rookie of the Year contenders in Friday night’s lineup along with leading candidate Gregg Cory (Shelbyville, Ind.), USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget standout Kaylee Bryson (Muskogee, Okla.), POWRi WAR Sprint Car champ Mario Clouser (Auburn, Ill.), Midwest Super Modified Association titlist and NASA Test Engineer Mike McVetta (Grafton, Ohio) and 2021 Auto Value Super Sprint champion Tom Paterson (Argos, Ind.).


 

This Friday night, August 19, at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Ill., the OutFront 100 features the USAC Silver Crown National Championship, INDYCAR Practice/Qualifying and Indy Lights Practice/Qualifying. Front gates open at 8am central, with the first Silver Crown practice at 10am followed by Fatheadz Qualifying at 1:15pm. Silver Crown final practice takes shape at 4:30pm with driver introductions at 8pm and the 80-lap, 100-mile main event at 8:30pm.


 

 

WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY RACEWAY USAC SILVER CROWN ENTRY LIST:


 

06 BRYAN GOSSEL/Fort Collins, CO


 

1 KODY SWANSON/Kingsburg, CA


 

2 PATRICK LAWSON/Edwardsville, IL


 

6 C.J. LEARY/Greenfield, IN


 

7 KYLE ROBBINS/New Castle, IN


 

11 (R) NATHAN BYRD/Goodyear, AZ


 

14 DAVEY HAMILTON JR./Boise, ID


 

18 TRAVIS WELPOTT/Pendleton, IN


 

22 BOBBY SANTOS/Franklin, MA


 

26 (R) KAYLEE BRYSON/Muskogee, OK


 

31 DAVE BERKHEIMER/Mechanicsburg, PA


 

32 (R) GREGG CORY/Shelbyville, IN

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55 TAYLOR FERNS/Shelby Township, MI


 

67 KYLE O'GARA/Beech Grove, IN


 

81 BRIAN TYLER/Parma, MI


 

91 JUSTIN GRANT/Ione, CA


 

92 (R) MARIO CLOUSER/Auburn, IL


 

94 (R) MIKE McVETTA/Grafton, OH


 

99 ERIC GORDON/Greenfield, IN


 

111 (R) TOM PATERSON/Argos, IN


 

131 DEREK BISCHAK/Angola, IN


 

222 LOGAN SEAVEY/Sutter, CA


 

(R) represents a USAC Silver Crown Rookie of the Year contender

 


Prestige Worldwide: USAC Silver Crown Heads to the Arch for Friday’s 100-Miler

Jack Reitz

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Madison, Illinois (August 16, 2022)………Just one driver in this Friday night’s field can claim ownership of a USAC Silver Crown victory at World Wide Technology Raceway.

 
Just one driver in the USAC Silver Crown division’s history at the 1.25-mile paved oval can boast two career victories at WWT.

 
Both belong on the resume of Bobby Santos who enters this Friday night’s, August 19, OutFront 100 at WWT Raceway on an undefeated two-race winning streak at the speedy Madison, Ill. venue formerly known as Gateway Motorsports Park.

 
Santos (Franklin, Mass.) captured back-to-back victories in both of his career series starts at the track in 2013 and 2014, the latter of which stands as the 80-lap track record, which finished up in just 49 minutes and 46 seconds at a clip of a 120.563 mph average for the distance. Santos was absent for the series’ most recent appearance in 2016.

 
Of the 22 pre-entries for Friday night’s 80-lap, 100-mile event, six drivers hold the upper hand with previous experience at WWT. Eight previous USAC Silver Crown races have been held at the track since debuting at the newly built venue in 1997.

 
Six-time champion and current point leader Kody Swanson has not yet led a lap at WWT in his three previous visits. He scored a 2nd in 2013 and a 5th in 2014, then pounded the turn one wall in 2016 after a mechanical failure. The Kingsburg, Calif. native currently possesses USAC Silver Crown wins at 13 different racetracks, tied with 2002-03 series champ J.J. Yeley for the most all-time. One more at Gateway would move Swanson to the top, and he comes into the race having won the last two series events at Winchester, Ind. and Toledo, Ohio.

 
Brian Tyler (Parma, Mich.) is one of two drivers in Friday’s field who competed in the first Silver Crown event at WWT a quarter of a century ago in 1997. Tyler’s best days at the track came in 2013 when he led 25 laps and finished 4th. The two-time USAC National Sprint Car titlist also ran to a 5th place result in 2001.

 
Eric Gordon’s last WWT Silver Crown start came all the way back in 1998 when he finished 11th in the field. In that same race, the Greenfield, Indiana driver’s current car owner, Brad Armstrong, collected a 7th place result. Gordon, along with Tyler, are the two drivers in the Friday’s lineup who competed in the first event back in 1997.

 
Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.), the 2020 USAC Silver Crown driving champion, notched a 6th place finish in his lone WWT start during the 2016 season. His Hemelgarn Racing team made three Indy Racing League starts at WWT between 2001-03 with driver Buddy Lazier, finishing a best of 11th in 2003. The team finished 3rd in the 2016 Silver Crown round with driver Austin Nemire.

 
Patrick Lawson of nearby Edwardsville, Ill. has made two Silver Crown starts at WWT in his career, both resulting in 12th place finishes in 2014 and 2016.

 

 
A CONNECTION IS MADE:

 
Four drivers making their first appearances in USAC Silver Crown competition at WWT this Friday night have a connection to the past.

 
Among them are 2019 USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Champion and current Silver Crown title contender C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.). C.J.’s father, Chuck Leary, won the pole for the first event at the track in 1997 and finished a best of 13th in 1999.

 
IRP Midget winner Kyle O’Gara (Beech Grove, Calif.) will make his first foray to WWT. His sister-in-law, Sarah Fisher, made three Indy Racing League starts at the track between 2001-03.

 
Davey Hamilton Jr.’s father, Davey Hamilton, has competed with the Silver Crown series at WWT in his career, finishing a solid 8th during the 1998 event.

 
USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship standout Kaylee Bryson (Muskogee, Okla.) will be making her debut run at WWT. She’s driving a car for Sam and Aaron Pierce in Friday night’s showdown. Aaron has made one WWT Silver Crown start in 2013, finishing 15th after being forced out due to a mechanical problem just 11 laps into the race.

 

 
FIRST TIME UNDER THE ARCH:

 
Last year’s series runner-up and current second-place runner in the Silver Crown standings is Logan Seavey (Sutter, Calif.) who makes his first jaunt to the track located just within the shadow of the arch.

 
Two Illinoisans will be in the field with veteran Lawson being joined by POWRi WAR Sprint Car champion Mario Clouser (Auburn, Ill.).

 
Series full-timers hit the pavement with 2018 Rookie of the Year Kyle Robbins (New Castle, Ind.), 2000 NAMARS Midget champion Travis Welpott (Pendleton, Ind.) and Dave Berkheimer (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) making a first WWT visit, as well as the most successful woman in series history, Taylor Ferns (Shelby Township, Mich.), who has twice finished 3rd this season at Indianapolis Raceway Park and Winchester.

 
Past Rookies of the Year, Angola, Indiana’s Derek Bischak (2019) and Fort Collins, Colorado’s Bryan Gossel (2020) will take on the long-straights and tight turns of WWT for the first time, as will Nathan Byrd (Goodyear, Ariz.).

 
Byrd is one of six USAC Silver Crown Rookie of the Year contenders in Friday night’s lineup along with leading candidate Gregg Cory (Shelbyville, Ind.), Bryson, Clouser (Auburn, Ill.), Midwest Super Modified Association titlist and NASA Test Engineer Mike McVetta (Grafton, Ohio) and 2021 Auto Value Super Sprint champion Tom Paterson (Argos, Ind.).

 
This Friday night, August 19, at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Ill., the OutFront 100 features the USAC Silver Crown National Championship, INDYCAR Practice/Qualifying and Indy Lights Practice/Qualifying. Front gates open at 8am central, with the first Silver Crown practice at 10am followed by Fatheadz Qualifying at 1:15pm. Silver Crown final practice takes shape at 4:30pm with driver introductions at 8pm and the 80-lap, 100-mile main event at 8:30pm.

 
Friday’s event can be watched LIVE on FloRacing at https://flosports.link/3OivVbj.

 

 
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USAC SILVER CROWN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Kody Swanson-384, 2-Logan Seavey-366, 3-C.J. Leary-346, 4-Brian Tyler-288, 5-Justin Grant-285, 6-Bobby Santos-239, 7-Taylor Ferns-209, 8-Travis Welpott-203, 9-Gregg Cory-178, 10-Kyle Robbins-176.

 
 
WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY RACEWAY USAC SILVER CROWN ENTRY LIST:

 
06 BRYAN GOSSEL/Fort Collins, CO

 
1 KODY SWANSON/Kingsburg, CA

 
2 PATRICK LAWSON/Edwardsville, IL

 
6 C.J. LEARY/Greenfield, IN

 
7 KYLE ROBBINS/New Castle, IN

 
11 (R) NATHAN BYRD/Goodyear, AZ

 
14 DAVEY HAMILTON JR./Boise, ID

 
18 TRAVIS WELPOTT/Pendleton, IN

 
22 BOBBY SANTOS/Franklin, MA

 
26 (R) KAYLEE BRYSON/Muskogee, OK

 
31 DAVE BERKHEIMER/Mechanicsburg, PA

 
32 (R) GREGG CORY/Shelbyville, IN

 
55 TAYLOR FERNS/Shelby Township, MI

 
67 KYLE O'GARA/Beech Grove, IN

 
81 BRIAN TYLER/Parma, MI

 
91 JUSTIN GRANT/Ione, CA

 
92 (R) MARIO CLOUSER/Auburn, IL

 
94 (R) MIKE McVETTA/Grafton, OH

 
99 ERIC GORDON/Greenfield, IN

 
111 (R) TOM PATERSON/Argos, IN

 
131 DEREK BISCHAK/Angola, IN

 
222 LOGAN SEAVEY/Sutter, CA

 
(R) represents a USAC Silver Crown Rookie of the Year contender

 

 
TRACK RECORDS FOR USAC SILVER CROWN AT WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY RACEWAY:

 
1 Lap - 6/1/2013 - Chris Windom - 31.082 - 144.778 mph

 
60 Laps - 6/25/2016 - Tanner Swanson - 44:33.031 - 101.009 mph

 
80 Laps - 6/14/2014 - Bobby Santos - 49:46.000 - 120.563 mph

 
 
USAC SILVER CROWN WINNERS AT WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY RACEWAY:

 
1997: Pat Abold (9/14)

 
1998: J.J. Yeley (10/17)

 
1999: Ryan Newman (7/30)

 
2000: Tracy Hines (5/7)

 
2001: Dave Steele (8/25)

 
2013: Bobby Santos (6/1)

 
2014: Bobby Santos (6/14)

 
2016: Tanner Swanson (6/25)

 
                                        
PAST USAC SILVER CROWN RESULTS AT WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY RACEWAY:

 
1997 FEATURE (80 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Pat Abold (2), 2. Dave Steele (5), 3. Dan Drinan (10), 4. Kenny Irwin Jr. (25), 5. Robby Flock (6), 6. Tony Stewart (4), 7. Jimmy Sills (3), 8. Dave Darland (21), 9. Ryan Newman (12), 10. Mike Gregg (26), 11. Russ Gamester (17), 12. Jim Keeker (19), 13. Brian Tyler (22), 14. Ronnie Burke (30), 15. Eric Gordon (23), 16. Wally Pankratz (27), 17. Chuck Gurney (11), 18. Jason McCord (29), 19. Gary Irvin (24), 20. Donnie Beechler (13), 21. Bentley Warren (20), 22. Jack Hewitt (7), 23. Chuck Leary (1), 24. Ricky Logan (28), 25. Mike Bliss (9), 26. Kevin Thomas (14), 27. Davey Hamilton (8), 28. Johnny Parsons (16), 29. Gary Hieber (18), 30. Tracy Hines (15). NT

 
1998 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. J.J. Yeley (17), 2. Tracy Hines (12), 3. Ryan Newman (2), 4. Jason Leffler (3), 5. Bentley Warren (8), 6. Jason McCord (14), 7. Brad Armstrong (15), 8. Davey Hamilton (9), 9. Billy Puterbaugh Jr. (18), 10. Pat Abold (27), 11. Eric Gordon (19), 12. Derek Davidson (22), 13. Dave Darland (20), 14. Johnny Parsons (29), 15. Rebel Jackson Jr. (26), 16. Brian Tyler (10), 17. Jimmy Sills (6), 18. Mike Brooks (28), 19. Robby Flock (11), 20. Gary Hieber (25), 21. Doug Didero (24), 22. Dave Steele (1), 23. Kevin Bloomstran (30), 24. Jack Hewitt (16), 25. Jerry Coons Jr. (23), 26. Chet Fillip (21), 27. Stevie Reeves (13), 28. Dan Drinan (5), 29. Russ Gamester (4). 56:47.64 (NOTE: Car #30, Chuck Leary (7), disqualified after finishing fifth for failing to pass post-race technical inspection.)

 
1999 FEATURE: (80 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Ryan Newman (6), 2. Kenny Irwin Jr. (8), 3. Jack Hewitt (1), 4. Gary Hieber (18), 5. Tracy Hines (5), 6. Russ Gamester (7), 7. Bentley Warren (15), 8. Brad Noffsinger (12), 9. Jimmy McCune (17), 10. Dave Darland (20), 11. Robby Flock (14), 12. Todd Kane (19), 13. Chuck Leary (2), 14. Brian Gerster (21), 15. Paul White (23), 16. Tony Elliott (4), 17. Tom Capie (27), 18. Rebel Jackson Jr. (16), 19. J.J. Yeley (26), 20. Brian Paulus (9), 21. Jason Leffler (3), 22. Brian Tyler (13), 23. Randy Bateman (30), 24. Chet Fillip (11), 25. Billy Puterbaugh Jr. (24), 26. Rich Tobias Jr. (29), 27. Keith Butler (28), 28. Jimmy Sills (10), 29. Jason McCord (22), 30. Jay Drake (25). 59:46.88

 
2000 FEATURE: (80 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Tracy Hines (4), 2. Jason Leffler (6), 3. Brad Noffsinger (1), 4. J.J. Yeley (5), 5. John Heydenreich (26), 6. Jack Hewitt (15), 7. Dan Drinan (12), 8. Jimmy McCune (27), 9. Russ Gamester (8), 10. Brian Paulus (20), 11. Dave Darland (11), 12. Jay Drake (16), 13. Brian Gerster (18), 14. Billy Whittaker (22), 15. Todd Kane (23), 16. Jimmy Kite (28), 17. Bobby McMahan (24), 18. Kasey Kahne (17), 19. Tom Capie (29), 20. Jimmy Sills (7), 21. Jon Herb (14), 22. Bud Kaeding (3), 23. Paul White (2), 24. Chet Fillip (21), 25. Tony Elliott (30), 26. Brian Tyler (10), 27. Ed Carpenter (13), 28. Jason McCord (25), 29. Ryan Newman (9), 30. Gary Hieber (19). NT

 
2001 FEATURE: (80 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Dave Steele (1), 2. Tracy Hines (10), 3. Mike Bliss (7), 4. Paul White (8), 5. Brian Tyler (6), 6. J.J. Yeley (2), 7. Ed Carpenter (11), 8. Kasey Kahne (9), 9. Bud Kaeding (14), 10. Chet Fillip (26), 11. Gary Hieber (27), 12. John Heydenreich (19), 13. Jerry Coons Jr. (17), 14. Billy Puterbaugh Jr. (22), 15. Jason McCord (15), 16. Rich Tobias Jr. (21), 17. Tom Capie (16), 18. A.J. Fike (18), 19. Robby Flock (24), 20. Dave Darland (4), 21. Derek Davidson (20), 22. Eric Butze (28), 23. Jay Drake (12), 24. Tony Elliott (13), 25. Bentley Warren (30), 26. Michael Lewis (23), 27. Dane Carter (25), 28. John Nervo (29), 29. Aaron Fike (3), 30. Russ Gamester (5). 51:14.28

 
2013 FEATURE: (80 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Bobby Santos (5), 2. Kody Swanson (3), 3. Chris Windom (1), 4. Brian Tyler (10), 5. Jacob Wilson (7), 6. Jerry Coons Jr. (8), 7. Levi Jones (6), 8. Bobby East (2), 9. Shane Hollingsworth (11), 10. A.J. Fike (4), 11. David Byrne (15), 12. Zach Daum (12), 13. Jarett Andretti (9), 14. Tracy Hines (14), 15. Aaron Pierce (13), 16. Randy Bateman (16). NT

 
2014 FEATURE: (80 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Bobby Santos (5), 2. Tracy Hines (1), 3. Bobby East (3), 4. Caleb Armstrong (7), 5. Kody Swanson (12), 6. Jarett Andretti (4), 7. Cale Thomas (9), 8. Chris Windom (13), 9. Tanner Swanson (2), 10. David Byrne (6), 11. Randy Bateman (10), 12. Patrick Lawson (11), 13. Jacob Wilson (8). 49:46.000

 
2016 FEATURE: (60 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Tanner Swanson (1), 2. Chris Windom (5), 3. Austin Nemire (4), 4. David Byrne (6), 5. Joe Liguori (9), 6. Justin Grant (7), 7. Casey Shuman (8), 8. Hunter Schuerenberg (12), 9. Jerry Coons Jr. (3), 10. Shane Cottle (11), 11. Kody Swanson (2), 12. Patrick Lawson (10), 13. Tad Roach (13). 44

 


Biggest Field In 21 Years! USAC Silver Crown Bettenhausen 100 Entry List Release

Chris Pedersen

Springfield, Illinois (August 16, 2022)………The biggest field for a USAC Silver Crown event at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in 21 seasons is set for battle this Saturday, August 20, in the 59th running of the Bettenhausen 100 Presented By Hunt Brothers Pizza.


 

Forty-four (44) cars and drivers are entered for the 100-lap, 100-mile event on the historic Springfield mile dirt oval. That’s the most for the event since the 2001 race, which boasted 47 entries.


 

Five past Bettenhausen 100 winners are in this year’s field, led by four-time winner Brian Tyler (Parma, Mich.), three-time victor Kody Swanson (Kingsburg, Calif.), two-time triumphant driver A.J. Fike (Galesburg, Ill.) as well as one-time winners Russ Gamester (Peru, Ind.) and Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.).


 

Fike is one of nine Illinoisans in the field along with series winners Shane Cockrum (Benton, Ill.), Shane Cottle (Kansas, Ill.) and Chris Urish (Elkhart, Ill.). Cockrum, Cottle and Urish have all been victorious with the Silver Crown series on the Du Quoin mile in southern Illinois but are seeking their first at Springfield. They are joined by fellow Land of Lincolners Patrick Lawson (Edwardsville, (Ill.), Cary Oliver (Buncombe, Ill.), Steven Russell (Rochester, Ill.), Patrick Bruns (Champaign, Ill.) and Korey Weyant (Springfield, Ill.).


 

Seven past Bettenhausen 100 pole winners are in the lineup, including Swanson (2014-15-21), Tucson, Arizona’s Jerry Coons Jr. (2004-17-18), Gamester (1997-98), Fike (2009 & 13), Plainfield, Indiana’s Bill Rose (1999), Tyler (2012) and Grant (2020).


 

USAC National Champions Logan Seavey (Sutter, Calif.) and C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.) are in the championship hunt, residing second and third in the standings, respectively, behind point leader Kody Swanson. Reigning USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Champion and current point leader Buddy Kofoid (Penngrove, Calif.) will be making his maiden voyage at the Bettenhausen 100 this Saturday.


 

On Saturday, August 20, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill., the 59th running of the Bettenhausen 100 presented by Hunt Brothers Pizza brings the USAC Silver Crown National Championship, plus the 29th Annual Illinois Sportsman Nationals DIRTcar Sportsman Prelims. Pits and registration open at 7am central, front gates at 9am, practice from 10-11:10am, Fatheadz Qualifying at 11:30am, qualifying race at 12:30pm and the 100-mile main event at 2pm.


 

Saturday’s event can be watched LIVE on FloRacing at https://flosports.link/3OivVbj.


 

 
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ENTRY LIST FOR THE 2022 BETTENHAUSEN 100 PRESENTED BY HUNT BROTHERS PIZZA:


 

06 BRYAN GOSSEL/Fort Collins, CO (Bryan Gossel)


 

08 KYLE STEFFENS/St. Charles, MO (Gordon Steffens)


 

1 KODY SWANSON/Kingsburg, CA (Doran-Dyson Racing)


 

2 PATRICK LAWSON/Edwardsville, IL (Patrick Lawson)


 

6 C.J. LEARY/Greenfield, IN (Klatt Enterprises)


 

7 KYLE ROBBINS/New Castle, IN (KR Racing)


 

8 DAVEY RAY/Davenport, IA (Cornell Racing Stables)


 

10 JAKE SWANSON/Anaheim, CA (DMW Motorsports)


 

11 (R) CARY OLIVER/Buncombe, IL (Cary Oliver)


 

14 STEVEN RUSSELL/Rochester, IL (McQuinn Motorsports)


 

15 (R) WAYNE JOHNSON/Oklahoma City, OK (McQuinn Motorsports)


 

16 AUSTIN NEMIRE/Sylvania, OH (Nemire-Lesko Racing)


 

18 TRAVIS WELPOTT/Pendleton, IN (Welpott Racing)


 

22 LOGAN SEAVEY/Sutter, CA (Rice Motorsports)


 

24 MIKE HAGGENBOTTOM/Levittown, PA (John Haggenbottom)


 

27 JASON McDOUGAL/Broken Arrow, OK (Daigh-Phillips Motorsports)


 

31 DAVE BERKHEIMER/Mechanicsburg, PA (Berkheimer Racing)


 

32 (R) GREGG CORY/Shelbyville, IN (Williams Racing)


 

39 MATT GOODNIGHT/Winchester, IN (Goodnight Racing)


 

44 DANNY LONG/Bonne Terre, MO (Danny Long)


 

48 (R) NATHAN MOORE/Kaufman, TX (Joe Moore)


 

49 (R) BRIAN RUHLMAN/Clarklake, MI (Brian Ruhlman)


 

51 RUSS GAMESTER/Peru, IN (Gamester Racing)


 

52 CARMEN PERIGO/Stoystown, PA (John Stehman)


 

53 A.J. FIKE/Galesburg, IL (Five Three Motorsports)


 

54 MATT WESTFALL/Pleasant Hill, OH (Westfall Motorsports)


 

55 JERRY COONS JR./Tucson, AZ (Patty Bateman)


 

57 DALLAS HEWITT/Troy, OH (Dallas Hewitt)


 

66 BILL ROSE/Plainfield, IN (Bill Rose Racing)


 

69 (R) CHASE STOCKON/Fort Branch, IN (Pink 69 Racing)


 

71 SHANE COCKRUM/Benton, IL (BLS Motorsports)


 

74 SHANE COTTLE/Kansas, IL (Hodges Motorsports)


 

77 CHRIS URISH/Elkhart, IL (Chris Urish)


 

81 BRIAN TYLER/Parma, MI (BCR Group)


 

88 (R) TYE MIHOCKO/Phoenix, AZ (Sammy & Mouren Fetter)


 

91 JUSTIN GRANT/Ione, CA (Hemelgarn Racing)


 

95 PATRICK BRUNS/Champaign, IL (Full Throttle Racing)


 

97 (R) BUDDY KOFOID/Penngrove, CA (Hans Lein)


 

99 ERIC GORDON/Greenfield, IN (Brad & Tara Armstrong)


 

110 CASEY BUCKMAN/Chandler, AZ (DMW Motorsports)


 

111 (R) TOM PATERSON/Argos, IN (Tom Paterson)


 

123 JIMMY LIGHT/West Springfield, PA (Two-Three Motorsports)


 

177 (R) DAVE PEPERAK/Clinton, IN (Peperak Motorsports)


 

199 KOREY WEYANT/Springfield, IL (Scott Weyant)


 

(R) represents a USAC Silver Crown Rookie of the Year contender

 


WWT/Springfield Presents Rare Pavement/Dirt USAC Silver Crown Weekend

Brendon Bauman

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media


 

Speedway, Indiana (August 15, 2022)………Two-hundred miles lie ahead for the USAC Silver Crown National Championship during a weekend that presents quite a rarity for the series: races on consecutive days on both pavement and dirt.


 

The excellent adventure begins at Madison, Illinois’ World Wide Technology Raceway on Friday night, August 19, followed by a jaunt to the capital of the Land of Lincoln, the Springfield Mile, as the series jumps on the dirt at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Saturday August 20, a venue which has played a significant role in the history of the sport, and takes part in its first pavement/dirt champ car weekend since Al Unser’s dominant 1970 campaign.


 

Only five previous times in the USAC Silver Crown division’s 52-year history has this occurred and among those doing the whirlwind tour pavement/dirt tour on back-to-back nights include Kody Swanson, Justin Grant, Logan Seavey, C.J. Leary, Brian Tyler, Eric Gordon, Kyle Robbins, Travis Welpott, Gregg Cory, Bryan Gossel, Patrick Lawson, Dave Berkheimer and Tom Paterson.


 

The first such instance of a consecutive Silver Crown races on consecutive days on different surfaces arrived with a bang as J.J. Yeley’s remarkable 2003 USAC Triple Crown campaign was highlighted by many incredible performances. Among the earliest was a May double dip for the Bob East/Tony Stewart-owned team, first on the Indianapolis Raceway Park pavement with a last lap pass of Dave Steele. Yeley followed up the next night with a 100-lap cruise, leading all 100 laps to pick up a $50,000 bonus for winning both, which brought his two-night prize money total to a sweet $70,900.


 

In 2008, Dave Darland held off repeated challenges from runner-up Jerry Coons Jr. to score the Sumar Classic in his Foxco Engineering No. 56 on the dirt half-mile at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. Meanwhile, Bobby East dominated IRP’s pavement for all 100 laps one night later at the J.D. Byrider 100 for the Klatt Enterprises team.


 

Eight years later, in 2016, it was a match of brotherly love in the win column as Kody Swanson wheeled his DePalma Motorsports No. 63 to another Hoosier Hundred triumph on the dirt at the Indiana State Fairgrounds while, 24 hours later, younger brother Tanner Swanson and his Bowman Racing #02 were the forces at IRP, leading the final 20 laps while having to fend off Kody in the waning laps following a late caution.


 

It was all Kody Swanson in 2018 as he became the first driver since Yeley 15 years earlier to go back-to-back on dirt and pavement on a weekend with the Silver Crown series, leading the latter half of the Hoosier Hundred, then controlling all but the first lap to win the weekend capper at IRP, both in dueling DePalma Motorsports dirt and pavement rides.


 

The most recent Silver Crown twin-bill came in 2019 when Tyler Courtney powered his way to the front eight laps from the finish line to win the penultimate Hoosier Hundred in the seat of Hans Lein’s No. 97. The next night, a first-time series winner emerged as Kyle Hamilton lost the lead to Bobby Santos late, then regained with a smooth pass a lap later to win at IRP.


 

Dating back onto the USAC National Championship trail, Lloyd Ruby won his first championship race at Milwaukee in 1961. The competitors then loaded up and headed south toward the Illinois State Fairgrounds and the inaugural Bettenhausen 100 where an accounting error ended the race a lap early at 99 miles with Jim Hurtubise locking up the win.


 

The Springfield/Milwaukee weekend was a mainstay throughout the remainder of the 1960s and into 1970. Hurtubise repeated at Springfield in 1962 while Rodger Ward took the Milwaukee Mile en route to his USAC championship season. Ward captured the dirt portion of the weekend at Springfield in 1963 while, a day later, Jimmy Clark and his Lotus Powered By Ford turned the racing world on its collective ear at Milwaukee when they ushered in the rear engine revolution by breaking the track record in qualifying and leading all 200 circuits to lap all but second place.


 

The two most recent Indianapolis winners, A.J. Foyt and Parnelli Jones, shared weekend honors in 1964 with Foyt winning at Springfield and Jones at Milwaukee. In 1965, it was Foyt, for all intents and purposes, who stole the headlines for the weekend by bringing his Springfield-winning dirt car to the asphalt of Milwaukee and proceeded to put it on the pole and finished as the runner-up to first-time series winner Gordon Johncock.


 

Foyt and Mario Andretti defined the era and defined the Springfield/Milwaukee weekend in 1967 with respective victories. Roger McCluskey (Springfield) and Lloyd Ruby (Milwaukee) traded triumphs in 1968. Al Unser returned to form in 1969 at Milwaukee, picking up his first win since breaking his leg in a motorcycle incident in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield in May while Mario hit paydirt the next day at Springfield.


 

Al Unser dominated pretty much everything in 1970 aboard the Johnny Lightning Special, winning 10 times in 18 starts on the USAC National Championship trail. He swept the Springfield/Milwaukee weekend, then proceeded to do just the same late in the season on the Trenton pavement in New Jersey and, amazingly, the very next day on the other side of the country at Sacramento’s California State Fairgrounds, the final event on dirt for “IndyCar racing.” Sandwiched between the two Unser sweeps was Jim McElreath’s mastery of the brand-new Ontario Motor Speedway in California. Unser answered by winning the second end of the double with a winning performance on the magic mile dirt oval at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds in Illinois.


 

 

RACE DETAILS:


 

This Friday night, August 19, at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Ill., the OutFront 100 features the USAC Silver Crown National Championship, INDYCAR Practice/Qualifying and Indy Lights Practice/Qualifying.  Front gates open at 8am central, with the first Silver Crown practice at 10am followed by Fatheadz Qualifying at 1:15pm.  Silver Crown final practice takes shape at 4:30pm with driver introductions at 8pm and the 80-lap, 100-mile main event at 8:30pm.
 


 

On Saturday, August 20, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill., the 59th running of the Bettenhausen 100 presented by Hunt Brothers Pizza brings the USAC Silver Crown National Championship, plus the 29th Annual Illinois Sportsman Nationals DIRTcar Sportsman Prelims. Pits and registration open at 7am central, front gates at 9am, practice from 10-11:10am, Fatheadz Qualifying at 11:30am, qualifying race at 12:30pm and the 100-mile main event at 2pm.


 

 

CONSECUTIVE USAC SILVER CROWN RACES ON PAVEMENT & DIRT IN ONE WEEKEND:


 

 

2003


 

5/22: Clermont, IN | Indianapolis Raceway Park | J.J. Yeley | Bob East-Tony Stewart #9 | 100 L | Paved


 

5/23: Indianapolis, IN | Indiana State Fairgrounds | J.J. Yeley | Bob East-Tony Stewart #9 | 100 L | Dirt


 

 

2008


 

7/23: Terre Haute, IN | Terre Haute Action Track | Dave Darland | Foxco Racing #56 | 100 L | Dirt


 

7/24: Clermont, IN | O’Reilly Raceway Park | Bobby East | Klatt Enterprises #6 | 100 L | Paved


 

 

2016


 

5/26: Indianapolis, IN | Indiana State Fairgrounds | Kody Swanson | DePalma Motorsports #63 | 100 L | Dirt


 

5/27: Brownsburg, IN | Lucas Oil Raceway | Tanner Swanson | Bowman Racing #02 | 100 L | Paved


 

 

2018


 

5/24: Indianapolis, IN | Indiana State Fairgrounds | Kody Swanson | DePalma Motorsports #63 | 100 L | Dirt


 

5/25: Brownsburg, IN | Lucas Oil Raceway | Kody Swanson | DePalma Motorsports #63 | 100 L | Paved


 

 

2019


 

5/23: Indianapolis, IN | Indiana State Fairgrounds | Tyler Courtney | Hans Lein #97 | 100 L | Dirt


 

5/24: Brownsburg, IN | Lucas Oil Raceway | Kyle Hamilton | Klatt Enterprises #6 | 100 L | Paved

 


Glass City Bound! USAC Silver Crown Takes On Toledo Saturday

Chris Pedersen

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media


 

Toledo, Ohio (August 4, 2022)………During last fall’s Rollie Beale Classic at Ohio’s Toledo Speedway, as if it wasn’t already evident enough, it became even more abundantly clear that Kody Swanson possesses the rare and unique talent to make the extraordinary seem commonplace.


 

He made that happen again in the last round of the USAC Silver Crown season in July as the six-time series champion took over possession of the point lead entering this Saturday night’s 100-lap Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness Rollie Beale Classic Fueled By Marco’s Pizza on August 6.


 

For the high majority of the 2021 race at Toledo’s high-banked, half-mile paved oval, Swanson performed just as you’d come to expect from the series’ winningest driver. The first 83.5 trips around the half-mile paved oval were relatively free of stress for Swanson, but a bit of turn three duress nearly derailed both his bid for the race win and the driving title.


 

It was then that Swanson got caught up in a melee, smashing his left front of his nose and wheel into the rear bumper of a spinning car, testing the maximum limits of metal’s unmalleable flexibility. A major puncture wound to the nose and a bent axle became the battle scars Swanson carried for the final 13 circuits en route to victory, and despite all the lingering circumstances, Swanson remained untouchable and unmalleable in his own right.


 

Swanson enters Saturday’s event as the defending race winner and has won each of the last three at Toledo, among his grand total of five USAC Silver Crown race victories at the venue in 2011-15-18-19-21. He’s also the only driver to have started all eight USAC Silver Crown events at Toledo and has yet to finish outside the top-four in any of those eight starts.


 

Swanson has led 555 of the 900 laps ever run by Silver Crown cars at Toledo at a clip of 61.66 percent. He’s also won the pole five times at Toledo in 2011, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021. His first, in 2011, remains the one-lap Silver Crown track record – 14.809 sec. (121.548 mph avg.).


 

However, he’s not the only driver who can dominate the asphalt as a loaded field of 24 USAC Silver Crown racers and teams file into Toledo to pound the pavement in the Glass City.


 

Bobby Santos (Franklin, Mass.) is the only driver to win at Toledo Speedway in a USAC Sprint Car, Midget and Silver Crown car in his career, and took the checkered at the Rollie Beale Classic in 2017. A feather in his cap is being the most recent driver not named Kody Swanson to win with the series at Toledo. The pavement ace has finished inside the top-three in a Crown car at Toledo on five occasions, 3rd in 2012, 1st in 2017, 2nd in 2018, 2nd in 2019 and 2nd again in 2021 in addition to a King of the Wing Sprint Car win there in 2017.


 

A mere three-points separate the top-three in the USAC Silver Crown championship fight with Swanson leading over Logan Seavey and C.J. Leary who are each tied, three points apiece behind Swanson. Both Seavey and Leary are pursuing a first Silver Crown driving title.


 

Leary (Greenfield, Ind.) has emerged as a frontrunner to contend with on the pavement. Known primarily for his dirt prowess, the 2019 USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Champion not only won, but dominated the Silver Crown visit to Wisconsin’s Madison International Speedway this past June. He’ll be making his first Toledo appearance in three seasons. He finished a best of 11th at Toledo in 2015.


 

Logan Seavey (Sutter, Calif.) will be aiming to make gains toward a Silver Crown championship run with a solid Toledo finish. He’s already been in victory lane on the dirt with the series this season at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway. Seavey is a past USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Champion from the 2018 season and, at Toledo, he earned a 10th place result in 2021.


 

Brian Tyler (Parma, Mich.) owns USAC winning experience at Toledo, capturing a National Sprint Car round there during the 2001 season. Tyler put together his best Toledo Silver Crown result in 2021 with a late surge to finish 3rd. Back in 2010 and 2011, the two-time USAC National Sprint Car champion notched back-to-back 6th place Silver Crown runs at Toledo.


 

Past series champion Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) set quick time in qualifying at Toledo in 2018. He’s earned top-ten Toledo Silver Crown finishes with a 10th in both 2017 and 2018, then turned in a personal best 4th in 2019. His car is owned by race sponsor Ron Hemelgarn, who was also the winning owner for Buddy Lazier’s 1996 Indianapolis 500 entry. Dennis LaCava was with the team on its big day a quarter century ago and will be turning the wrenches for Grant at Toledo this Saturday.


 

Eric Gordon (Greenfield, Ind.), likewise, has been victorious in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car competition at Toledo, winning his first career USAC race there back in 1989. In Silver Crown competition at Toledo, Gordon has tallied a 4th in 2018 and a 10th back in 2011.


 

Austin Nemire, from nearby Sylvania, Ohio, made his first career Silver Crown start at Toledo in 2015, finishing 7th, followed it up in 2018 with a solid 6th. Nemire has been consistently steady over the years at Toledo, taking a best finish of 6th in 2018, then was the hard charger in 2019, moving his way through the field to a 7th place finish after starting 20th. In 2021, the story unfolded similarly with Nemire charging from 15th to finish 8th.


 

Russ Gamester (Peru, Ind.) has made four Toledo Silver Crown starts with a best of 11th in 2019. He took 8th with the USAC National Sprint Cars at Toledo in 2011 and was 4th during an Auto Value Super Sprint feature there in 2019.


 

Nathan Byrd, Kyle O'Gara and Taylor Ferns each recorded their best Toledo Silver Crown results the last time around in 2021. Byrd (Goodyear, Ariz.) scored a career-best 6th in the event while O’Gara (Beech Grove, Ind.) came home 7th and Silver Crown racing’s most successful woman, Ferns (Shelby Township, Mich.), notched a 9th.


 

Returning for Toledo action this Saturday are 2018 series Rookie of the Year, New Castle, Indiana’s Kyle Robbins (11th in 2018); Pendleton, Indiana’s Travis Welpott (9th in 2018); Levittown, Pennsylvania’s Mike Haggenbottom (11th in 2021); Abilene, Texas’ Jake Day (12th in 2021), Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania’s Dave Berkheimer (22nd in 2021) and Grafton, Ohio’s Mike McVetta (16th in 2021).


 

McVetta is one of two Ohio natives in Saturday’s field along with Nemire. McVetta captured Midwest Supermodified Series (MSS) championships in 2018 and 2019 as well as the Buckeye Super Sprint title in 2011. The Dick and Deborah Myers owned team sure knows the fast way around Toledo. Their winged sprint car possesses the fastest lap ever turned at Toledo, a 12.096 set in 2018.


 

Getting their first taste of USAC Silver Crown experience at Toledo are pavement stud Derek Bischak (Angola, Ind.), plus five USAC Silver Crown Rookies, including USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget standout Kaylee Bryson (Muskogee, Okla.), leading Silver Crown Rookie Gregg Cory (Shelbyville, Ind.), Nick Hamilton (Danville, Ind.), Mario Clouser (Auburn, Ill.) and Tom Paterson (Argos, Ind.).


 

 

THE DETAILS:


 

Saturday’s event honors legendary Toledo native and 1973 USAC Sprint Car champion driver and also marks the ninth appearance by the series at Toledo since 2010.


 

The Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness Rollie Beale Classic Fueled by Marco’s Pizza will feature the USAC Silver Crown National Championship plus Late Model Sportsman and Factory Stocks. Vintage Race Cars will also be on display.


 

The USAC pit gate opens/rig parking begins at 2pm Eastern on race day Saturday. The track ticket office opens and spectator gates open at 4:30pm. USAC Silver Crown practice runs from 4:30-5:15pm. USAC Silver Crown Fatheadz Eyewear Qualifying begins at 5:45pm. Parade laps for the vintage cars is slated for 6:35pm. USAC Silver Crown cars and drivers will be called to front stretch at 6:50pm.


 

Getting closer to showtime, there will be a Beale family introduction, a brief racer reunion, the national anthems starting at 6:50 followed by driver introductions and the Rollie Beale Classic main event at 7pm.


 

Tickets are $25, kids 6-12 are $5, while ages 5 and under are free. Add $1 per ticket for online ticket purchases at http://www.toledospeedway.com/.


 

 
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USAC SILVER CROWN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Kody Swanson-308, 2-Logan Seavey-305, 3-C.J. Leary-305, 4-Brian Tyler-239, 5-Justin Grant-221, 6-Taylor Ferns-180, 7-Travis Welpott-176, 8-Bobby Santos-172, 9-Gregg Cory-147, 10-Brady Bacon-128.


 

 

2022 ROLLIE BEALE CLASSIC ENTRY LIST:


 

1 KODY SWANSON/Kingsburg, CA (Doran-Dyson Racing)


 

6 C.J. LEARY/Greenfield, IN (Klatt Enterprises)


 

7 KYLE ROBBINS/New Castle, IN (KR Racing)


 

11 (R) NATHAN BYRD/Goodyear, AZ (Hamilton-Byrd Racing)


 

16 AUSTIN NEMIRE/Sylvania, OH (Nemire-Lesko Racing)


 

18 TRAVIS WELPOTT/Pendleton, IN (Welpott Racing)


 

22 BOBBY SANTOS/Franklin, MA (DJ Racing)


 

24 MIKE HAGGENBOTTOM/Levittown, PA (John Haggenbottom)


 

26 (R) KAYLEE BRYSON/Muskogee, OK (Sam Pierce)


 

31 DAVE BERKHEIMER/Mechanicsburg, PA (Berkheimer Racing)


 

32 (R) GREGG CORY/Shelbyville, IN (Williams Racing)


 

42 (R) JAKE DAY/Abilene, Texas (Jake Day)


 

51 RUSS GAMESTER/Peru, IN (Gamester Racing)


 

55 TAYLOR FERNS/Shelby Township, MI (Taylor Ferns Racing)


 

67 KYLE O'GARA/Beech Grove, IN (SFHR Development)


 

80 (R) NICK HAMILTON/Danville, IN (Breidinger Motorsports)


 

81 BRIAN TYLER/Parma, MI (BCR Group)


 

91 JUSTIN GRANT/Ione, CA (Hemelgarn Racing)


 

92 (R) MARIO CLOUSER/Auburn, IL (Kazmark Motorsports)


 

94 (R) MIKE MCVETTA/Grafton OH (Dick & Deborah Myers)


 

99 ERIC GORDON/Greenfield, IN (Brad & Tara Armstrong)


 

111 (R) TOM PATERSON/Argos, IN (Tom Paterson)


 

131 DEREK BISCHAK/Angola, IN (Derek Bischak)


 

222 LOGAN SEAVEY/Sutter, CA (Rice Motorsports)


 

(R) represents a USAC Silver Crown Rookie of the Year contender


 

 

TRACK RECORDS FOR USAC SILVER CROWN AT TOLEDO SPEEDWAY


 

1 Lap - 10/15/2011 - Kody Swanson - 14.809 - 121.548 mph


 

100 Laps - 6/29/2012 - Jerry Coons Jr. - 27:07.40 - 110.606 mph


 

 

TOLEDO USAC SILVER CROWN WINS:


 

5-Kody Swanson


 

2-Jerry Coons Jr.


 

1-Bobby Santos


 

 

TOLEDO USAC SILVER CROWN WINNERS:


 

2010: Jerry Coons Jr. (10/16)


 

2011: Kody Swanson (10/15)


 

2012: Jerry Coons Jr. (6/29)


 

2015: Kody Swanson (5/1)


 

2017: Bobby Santos (7/28)


 

2018: Kody Swanson (5/4)


 

2019: Kody Swanson (4/28)


 

2021: Kody Swanson (10/10)


 

 

PAST USAC SILVER CROWN RESULTS AT TOLEDO SPEEDWAY:


 

2010 FEATURE: (150 laps) 1. Jerry Coons Jr., 2. Kody Swanson, 3. Bobby East, 4. Bryan Clauson, 5. A.J. Fike, 6. Brian Tyler, 7. Levi Jones, 8. Bud Kaeding, 9. Justin Carver, 10. Zach Daum, 11. Dave Darland, 12. Russ Gamester, 13. Derek Hagar, 14. Zach Martini, 15. Tanner Swanson, 16. Tracy Hines, 17. Shane Hollingsworth, 18. Jeff Swindell, 19. Troy DeCaire, 20. Jacob Wilson. NT


 

2011 FEATURE: (150 laps) 1. Kody Swanson, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Bobby East, 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 5. Darren Hagen, 6. Brian Tyler, 7. Levi Jones, 8. Kyle Hamilton, 9. Shane Hollingsworth, 10. Eric Gordon, 11. Tracy Hines, 12. David Byrne, 13. Kyle Larson, 14. Derek Hagar, 15. A.J. Fike, 16. Russ Gamester, 17. Jimmy Kite, 18. Tanner Swanson, 19. Doug Berryman. NT


 

2012 FEATURE: (100 laps) 1. Jerry Coons Jr., 2. Bobby East, 3. Bobby Santos, 4. Kody Swanson, 5. Tracy Hines, 6. Kyle Hamilton, 7. Tanner Swanson, 8. A.J. Fike, 9. Levi Jones, 10. Jacob Wilson, 11. Bud Kaeding, 12. Eric Gordon, 13. Brian Tyler, 14. Doug Berryman, 15. Taylor Ferns. 27:07.40


 

2015 FEATURE: (100 laps) 1. Kody Swanson, 2. Jacob Wilson, 3. A.J. Fike, 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 5. Aaron Pierce, 6. David Byrne, 7. Austin Nemire, 8. Dave Baumgartner, 9. Tracy Hines, 10. Rex Norris III, 11. C.J. Leary, 12. Tim Barber, 13. Jarett Andretti, 14. Jimmy McCune, 15. Tanner Swanson, 16. Bobby Santos, 17. Kyle Hamilton, 18. Patrick Lawson. NT


 

2017 FEATURE: (103 laps) 1. Bobby Santos, 2. Kody Swanson, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 5. Joe Liguori, 6. Davey Hamilton, 7. Joe Axsom, 8. David Byrne, 9. Annie Breidinger, 10. Justin Grant, 11. Troy Thompson, 12. Aaron Pierce, 13. Joss Moffatt, 14. Damion Gardner, 15. Matt Goodnight. 28:48.16


 

2018 FEATURE: (100 laps) 1. Kody Swanson (9), 2. Bobby Santos (4), 3. David Byrne (7), 4. Eric Gordon (16), 5. Aaron Pierce (6), 6. Austin Nemire (8), 7. Cody Gerhardt (15), 8. Matt Goodnight (10), 9. Travis Welpott (11), 10. Justin Grant (1), 11. Kyle Robbins (12, 12. Toni Breidinger (14), 13. Jerry Coons Jr. (2), 14. Kyle Hamilton (3), 15. Chris Windom (5), 16. Dave Darland (13). NT


 

2019 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Kody Swanson (1), 2. Bobby Santos (11), 3. Aaron Pierce (3), 4. Justin Grant (6), 5. Chris Windom (10), 6. Kyle Hamilton (2), 7. Austin Nemire (20), 8. Derek Bischak (12), 9. Joey Schmidt (13), 10. Brian Gerster (19), 11. Russ Gamester (16), 12. Mike Haggenbottom (22), 13. Cody Gerhardt (21), 14. Kyle Robbins (17), 15. Cody Gallogly (18), 16. Chris Dyson (14), 17. Matt Goodnight (15), 18. Eric Gordon (4), 19. David Byrne (7), 20. Jason Conn (9), 21. C.J. Leary (5), 22. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (8). NT


 

2021 FEATURE: (100 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Kody Swanson (1), 2. Bobby Santos (4), 3. Brian Tyler (7), 4. David Byrne (3), 5. Davey Hamilton Jr. (14), 6. Nathan Byrd (10), 7. Kyle O'Gara (6), 8. Austin Nemire (15), 9. Taylor Ferns (5), 10. Logan Seavey (12), 11. Mike Haggenbottom (19), 12. Jake Day (21), 13. Tyler Roahrig (8), 14. Annie Breidinger (20), 15. Russ Gamester (11), 16. Mike McVetta (17), 17. Justin Grant (2), 18. Jim Anderson (13), 19. Travis Welpott (18), 20. Aaron Pierce (16), 21. Kyle Robbins (9), 22. Dave Berkheimer (22). NT

 


WEDNESDAY’S BC39 HEAT RACE LINEUPS ARE SET

Rich Forman

Speedway, Indiana (August 2, 2022)………The heat race lineups are set for the opening night of the Driven2SaveLives BC39 Presented By WeatherTech on Wednesday, August 3.


 

Lineups were handpicked by the driver themselves, or by a team representative, during a heat race draft on Main Street in Speedway, Ind. on Tuesday night.


 

While the heat races during the fourth running of the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship event on The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be paramount, the battle for points will be just as essential and filled with pressure.


 

Each car in each of the ten 10-lap heat races will gain points based on passes and their finishing position, which will determine starting position in the qualifying races on Thursday night.


 

Points for the heats will be accumulated by finishing position and total number of positions gained or lost.  Cars will be positioned into qualifying races Thursday based on the “passing points” accumulated in Wednesday's heats.


 

Wednesday night’s festivities will conclude with The Stoops Pursuit race, a 25-lap race split into five-lap segments. The field will include 24 starters – heat race winners plus the highest point earner in each heat are eligible, along with promoter’s options.


 

The starting lineup for the pursuit is inverted by fastest heat race time, with promoter’s options starting at the rear.  Every five laps, USAC will throw a competition flag, and cars with a net loss in position will be called to exit the track. A checkered flag ends the final segment, with the winner earning $1,500 plus $100 for each position gained.


 

On track action begins Wednesday, August 3, beginning with the drivers meeting in the IMS Media Room at 2pm Eastern. Public gates open at 4pm with cars hitting the track for practice at 6pm, followed by opening ceremonies at 7pm. Heat races and the incredibly exciting Stoops Pursuit feature race will conclude the night’s racing action.


 

The finale, on Thursday, August 4, will have the public gates opening at 4pm and cars on track for practice at 5pm, with qualifying races to follow at 6pm. Opening ceremonies are slated for 7:30pm and immediately followed by the main feature events, the semi-feature and the 39-lap main event.


 

Advance race tickets can be purchased via www.TheBC39.com.


 

 
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SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT:


 

ROW 1: Travis Buckley (#7 BSL) - Austin Barnhill (#17B Dave Mac Dalby)


 

ROW 2: Hayden Reinbold (#19AZ Reinbold-Underwood) - Rylan Gray (#06 Gray)


 

ROW 3: Jerry Coons Jr. (#85 Central) - Dillon Welch (#71w May)


 

ROW 4: Trey Gropp (#08x Dave Mac Dalby) - Chris Windom (#89x CBI)


 

 

COMPETITION SUSPENSION, INC. SECOND HEAT:


 

ROW 1: Ryan Timms (#97K Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) - Jade Avedisian (#84 CBI)


 

ROW 2: Chris Baue (#36 Baue) - Jeff Schindler (#8x Schindler)


 

ROW 3: Taylor Reimer (#25K Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) - Michael Pickens (#17 Shophouse)


 

ROW 4: Ian Creager (#36c Creager) - Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (08s Dave Mac Dalby)


 

ROW 5: Jacob Denney (#61 Mounce-Stout)


 

 

PIT STOP USA THIRD HEAT:


 

ROW 1: Zach Veach (#21 Ripper) - Buddy Kofoid (#67 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)


 

ROW 2: Brenham Crouch (#97 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) - Kyle Jones (#7u Trifecta)


 

ROW 3: Sheldon Creed (#74 Abacus) - Blake Brannon (#40B Western Speed)


 

ROW 4: Josh Hodge (#5J Rose) - Jason McDougal (#68 Six8)


 

ROW 5: Kyle Larson (#86 CBI)


 

 

ROD END SUPPLY FOURTH HEAT:


 

ROW 1: Chance Crum (#26 Rudeen) - Jace Park (#87 CBI)


 

ROW 2: Donny Schatz (#15 Spike/Curb-Agajanian) - Cade Lewis (#71m Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)


 

ROW 3: Braden Chiaramonte (#25 Malloy) - Zach Boden (#51 Boden)


 

ROW 4: Timmy Buckwalter (#29 Seymour) - Greyson Springer (#81G Gray)


 

ROW 5: Cannon McIntosh (#08 Dave Mac Dalby)


 

 

FIFTH HEAT:


 

ROW 1: Adam Taylor (#7T Taylor) - Michael Faccinto (#15F Mounce-Stout)


 

ROW 2: Bill Rose (#6 Rose) - A.J. Hopkins (#7R RAMCO)


 

ROW 3: Oliver Akard (#41 OMR) - Steve Buckwalter (#25B Buckwalter)


 

ROW 4: Clinton Boyles (#11 Beierle) - Emerson Axsom (#39BC Clauson Marshall)


 

 

SIXTH HEAT:


 

ROW 1: Kyle Keaton (#6K Keaton) - Jadon Rogers (#7m RAMCO)


 

ROW 2: Shannon McQueen (#7 McQueen) - Kaylee Bryson (#71 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)


 

ROW 3: Jim Jones (#97J Jones) - Alex Watson (#11T Taylor)


 

ROW 4: Brady Bacon (#21H TKH) - C.J. Leary (#25L Petry)


 

ROW 5: Mitchel Moles (#89 CBI)


 

 

SEVENTH HEAT:


 

ROW 1: Russ Gamester (#46 Gamester) - Tyler Courtney (#7BC Clauson Marshall)


 

ROW 2: Michelle Decker (#7D Decker) - Colby Copeland (#25m Malloy)


 

ROW 3: Kyle Cummins (#3G Styres) - Jordan Kinser (#5LK Briscoe)


 

ROW 4: Anton Hernandez (#37x Felker) - Karter Sarff (#21K Sarff)


 

 

EIGHTH HEAT:


 

ROW 1: Ryan Newman (#39N Clauson Marshall) - Mariah Ede (#71E Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)


 

ROW 2: Maria Cofer (#57 Abacus) - Ethan Mitchell (#19m Bundy Built)


 

ROW 3: Isaac Chapple (#6x Hall) - Justin Dickerson (#21D Dickerson)


 

ROW 4: Peter Paulson (#Q32 Valentino) - Thomas Meseraull (#7x RMS)


 

ROW 5: Bryant Wiedeman (#01 Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)


 

 

NINTH HEAT:


 

ROW 1: Chase Briscoe (#5B Briscoe) - Casey Burkham (#7MR RAMCO)


 

ROW 2: Barrie Valentino (#Q23 Valentino) - Dominic Gorden (#71K Kunz/Curb-Agajanian)


 

ROW 3: Jimi Quin (#37x Felker) - Nick Drake (#55 Cline)


 

ROW 4: J.J. Yeley (#0G Styres) - John Heydenreich (#22 Heydenreich)


 

ROW 5: Jeff Schindler (#8x Schindler)


 

 

TENTH HEAT:


 

ROW 1: Ryan Thomas (#1 Wingo) - Alex Nalon (#18N Nalon)


 

ROW 2: Scott Orr (#88 Orr) - Chase McDermand (#40 Mounce-Stout)


 

ROW 3: Riley Kreisel (#19K Cox) - Bryan Stanfill (#75AU Griffiths)


 

ROW 4: Zach Daum (#9m Bundy Built) - Logan Seavey (#19 Reinbold-Underwood)


 

ROW 5: Justin Grant (#2J RMS)

 


 

 

The BC39: The 2022 Race Preview

Rich Forman

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media


 

Speedway, Indiana (August 3, 2022)………Whether it’s the 2.5-mile paved oval or the quarter-mile dirt oval, this is Indy.


 

Nothing measures up to the call it beckons to racers from all corners of the earth when an event is schedule on (or within) its hallowed grounds.


 

The same can be said for those who chase immortality as a winner at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Few have done it when the test has been 500 miles. Even fewer have done the deed when the distance measures a mere 39 laps, as has been the standard since the inaugural edition in 2018 and a tradition that continues with this Wednesday and Thursday night’s Driven2SaveLives BC39 Presented by WeatherTech.


 

The date of August 3-4 has been circled on calendars for drivers, teams and fans alike as dirt racing and the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship returns to life at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a once-a-year, one-of-a-kind event, a victory that all drivers covet, a trophy that only one will possess, a feeling unlike any other.


 

Heat races and the Stoops Pursuit race kick off the action Wednesday night. Qualifying races, last chance races and the $15,000-to-win 39-lap main event will conclude the two-night affair on Thursday night. Feature points only will be awarded to all licensed USAC National Midget drivers and entrants toward the season-long championship.


 

One year ago, it was chaos. It was mayhem. It was heart palpitating. But, in the end, the third running of the BC39 will best be remembered by a one word description - “Larson.”


 

The Elk Grove, Calif. native became the first to sweep both the Stoops Pursuit and the BC39 on back-to-back nights. In the finale, Larson warded off a continuous onslaught of haymakers, bombs and sliders, all while simultaneously wheeling his way to the front, enduring the mental gymnastics along the way, then holding off challenges from the likes of USAC national champions Justin Grant and Brady Bacon during the final five lap stint to win the furious fight.


 

Nearly 90 entries, among the largest in USAC National Midget history, will take center stage with a field that contains a who’s who of short track racing, representing 18 different United States and three different countries – United States, Australia and New Zealand.


 

 

PAST WINNERS:


 

The event boasts two past BC39 winners in Larson (2021) and Brady Bacon (2018).


 

Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Larson has captured each of the last two Stoops Pursuits in 2019 and 2021 before winning it all in a wild 39-lap main event on the final night of 2021.


 

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Bacon captured the inaugural BC39 victory four years ago in 2018, leading the last nine laps after making the winning move in traffic. The four-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion led laps in both 2018 and 2019 and nearly pulled off a second win in 2021, winding up 3rd.


 

 

THE CHAMPS:


 

Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) and Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis, Ind.) are the lone two drivers to finish inside the top-ten in all three of the BC39’s ever held.


 

Grant finished as the runner-up in 2021 after leading the opening lap. The 2020 USAC Silver Crown champ and recently crowned USAC Indiana Sprint Week titlist also scored a 7th in 2018 and a 10th in 2019.


 

Courtney finished 4th at the BC39 in 2018, 2nd in 2019 after starting 20th, which is the biggest ever charge through the field in the event’s history. In the 2019 USAC National Midget champion’s most recent run, he took an 8th in 2021.


 

USAC Triple Crown champion Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) finished a best of 3rd in 2019. The 2020 champ is one of seven past USAC National Midget champions in this year’s BC39 field alongside Russ Gamester (1989), J.J. Yeley (2003), Jerry Coons Jr. (2006 & 2007), Logan Seavey (2018), Courtney (2019) and Buddy Kofoid (2021).


 

Seavey (Sutter, Calif.) finished 5th in the 2019 BC39 while Coons (Tucson, Ariz.) collected a best of 9th in both 2018 and 2021. Current series point leader Kofoid (Penngrove, Calif.) grabbed a 10th in 2021. Gamester (Peru, Ind.) and Yeley (Phoenix, Ariz.), meanwhile, are shooting for their first BC39 start. USAC Triple Crown champion Yeley is the lone driver to compete in the Indianapolis 500, the Brickyard 400 and the BC39 in his career.


 

 

THE CUSP:


 

Depth is in abundance throughout the BC39 field. The last chance races, in many ways, will appear somewhat similar to a feature event on any other given night.


 

Among  the many, many USAC National Midget feature winners in the field, 24 in fact, is Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, Calif.) who led the first 19 laps of the 2019 BC39 before being involved in an accident midway, then brought the fans to their feet by leading a race-high 16 laps in 2021 before a late race incident put him out of contention.


 

Jason McDougal (Broken Arrow, Okla.) was 16th in 2018 after running near the top-five late before getting embroiled in a tangle. Cannon McIntosh (Bixby, Okla.) flipped late in 2019 to finish 18th. Emerson Axsom (Franklin, Ind.) ran from 19th to 5th in 2021 while Ryan Timms (Oklahoma City, Okla.) slotted into sixth behind his fellow BC39 Rookie.


 

Chase Briscoe and Maria Cofer are both seeking first career USAC National Midget feature wins. NASCAR’s Cup Series Rookie of the Year and 2020 IMS Road Course winner with the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Briscoe (Mitchell, Ind.), traveled 22nd to 11th for his best BC39 performance thus far in 2021. Cofer (Macdoel, Calif.), a multi-time winner on the USAC Western States Midget trail and a BCRA Midget champ to boot, was 17th in 2018.


 

Twice a NASCAR Cup Series winner and eight times a Brickyard 400 starter, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Olive Branch, Miss.) snagged a 7th place BC39 result in 2019. Dillon Welch (Carmel, Ind.) was part of the broadcasting crew for the Indianapolis 500 this past May. He also has on-track prowess too, notching an 11th at the 2019 BC39.


 

Michael Pickens (Auckland, N.Z.) returns to the states following a three-year hiatus where he finished 3rd at the 2019 BC39. From the 2021 BC39 Rookie class are 2022 returnees, Princeton, Indian’s Kyle Cummins (17th in 2021), Mason City, Illinois’ Karter Sarff (18th in 2021), Muskogee, Oklahoma’s Kaylee Bryson (19th in 2021). C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.), the 2019 USAC National Sprint Car champ, returns to the BC39 for the first time since finishing 26th in 2019. He’ll drive a car for Petry Motorsports’ Scott Petry, who was instrumental in the construction of The Dirt Track at IMS.


 

 

BREAKING AWAY:


 

The entry list boasts a hefty number of BC39 returnees looking to crack the A-Main feature starting lineup for the first time after making previous appearances in the event.


 

Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 winner Ryan Newman (South Bend, Ind.) is among the group. The 1999 USAC Silver Crown champ has collected 13 career USAC National Midget victories.


 

Also in this particular classification are fellow USAC National Midget feature winners Jacob Denney (Galloway, Ohio), Zach Daum (Pocahontas, Ill.), Steve Buckwalter (Royersford, Pa.) and John Heydenreich (Bloomsburg, Pa.) along with series full-timers seeking USAC victory number one, Ethan Mitchell (Mooresville, N.C.), Bryant Wiedeman (Colby, Kan.), Hayden Reinbold (Gilbert, Ariz.), Brenham Crouch (Lubbock, Texas), Chase McDermand (Springfield, Ill.) and Taylor Reimer (Bixby, Okla.).


 

Reimer is one of seven women entered for the event, each seeking to become the first woman to win a USAC National Midget feature along with: Bryson and Cofer as well as first-time BC39 starting hopefuls, USAC Western States Midget champion Shannon McQueen (Tehachapi, Calif.), Michelle Decker (Guthrie, Okla.), Mariah Ede (Fresno, Calif.) and Jade Avedisian (Clovis, Calif.).


 

Gas City Sprint Car track champion Clinton Boyles (Greenwood, Mo.) is back in the BC39 field as is POWRi WAR Sprint Car champion Riley Kreisel (Warsaw, Mo.)., Bloomington Indiana Midget Week runner-up Chance Crum (Snohomish, Wash.), midget racing vet Justin Dickerson (Pittsboro, Ind.), sprint car and midget vet Anton Hernandez (Arlington, Texas) and USAC IMRA SpeeD2 Midget champ Bryan Stanfill (Bakersfield, Calif.).


 

USAC Western HPD Restricted Midget champion Blake Brannon (Morgan Hill, Calif.) is back in the lineup as is USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 Midget winner Ian Creager (Covington, Ohio), TQ Midget victor Rylan Gray (Greenfield, Ind.), mini sprint standout Jeff Schindler (Evansville, Ind.), as well as fellow returnees Austin Barnhill (Wilmington, N.C.), Chris Baue (Indianapolis, Ind.), Oliver Akard (Fort Myers, Fla.), Nick Drake (Mooresville, N.C.) and Ben Varner (Harbor Springs, Mich.).


 

 

BC39: THE NEW CLASS


 

The list of BC39 “Rookies” and first-timers is staggering. It’s a scroll that includes an Indianapolis 500 veteran, a NASCAR Truck champion, a World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion, Indiana Sprint Car track champs and USAC national feature winners.


 

Ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Donny Schatz (Fargo, N.D.) is making his USAC National Midget debut, and his first appearance of any kind in a USAC event since competing with the Silver Crown series in 2003.


 

Four-time Indianapolis 500 starter Zach Veach will make his first USAC National Midget appearance in just his third appearance on dirt following two recent wing sprint car starts in Ohio. Sheldon Creed (Alpine, Calif.) is also making his initial USAC Midget appearance after capturing the 2020 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series crown.


 

Mitchel Moles (Raisin City, Calif.) has taken the USAC world by storm in 2022 as a winner in both USAC National Midget and Sprint Car competition already and looks to make a splash on the big stage at Indy.


 

USAC National Sprint Car winner Bill Rose (Plainfield, Ind.) will make a rare midget appearance at the BC39 as will past USAC National Sprint Car Rookies of the Year Isaac Chapple (Willow Branch, Ind.), Timmy Buckwalter (Douglassville, Pa.) and Jadon Rogers (Worthington, Ind.), plus Bloomington Speedway track champ Jordan Kinser (Bloomington, Ind.), Bloomington/Lincoln Park/Paragon titlist A.J. Hopkins (Brownsburg, Ind.), USAC Western States Midget king Michael Faccinto (Hanford, Calif.), USAC Gulf Coast Midget champ Kyle Jones (Kennedale, Texas) and USAC Midwest HPD Midget champion Alex Watson (Columbus, Ohio).


 

Making their first ever visits to the BC39 are Trey Gropp (Lincoln, Neb.), July Lincoln Park USAC Sprint Car fast-timer Ryan Thomas (Indianapolis, Ind.), Josh Hodge (Brownsburg, Ind.), Kyle Keaton (Wheelersburg, Ohio), Casey Burkham (Combine, Texas), Travis Buckley (Auckland, N.Z.) and Badger Midget standout Adam Taylor (Shorewood, Ill.).


 

Alex Nalon (Pittsboro, Ind.) is the great grandson of 1949 and 1951 Indianapolis 500 pole winner Duke Nalon and will bring the famed surname back to Indy for the BC39. He’s joined by burgeoning USAC National Midget Rookies Cade Lewis (Bakersfield, Calif.), Jace Park (Overland Park, Kan.) and Dominic Gorden (Clovis, Calif.), west coast frontrunner Colby Copeland (Roseville, Calif.), as well as USAC Western States Midget top-10 runner Braden Chiaramonte (El Cajon, Calif.), Barrie Valentino (Brisbane, Qld.), Peter Paulson (Woodland, Calif.), Jimi Quin (Palmerston North, N.Z.), Jim Jones (Ventura, Calif.), Scott Orr (Columbia City, Ind.), Zach Boden (Cambridge, Wis.) and Greyson Springer (Lafayette, Ind.).


 

 

THE DETAILS


 

Heat race lineups were set by the drivers during a “draft” process on Tuesday night. Each car in each of Wednesday’s ten 10-lap heat races will gain points based on passes and their finishing position, which will determine starting position in the qualifying races on Thursday night.


 

Points for the heats will be accumulated by finishing position and total number of positions gained or lost.  Cars will be positioned into qualifying races Thursday based on the “passing points” accumulated in Wednesday's heats.


 

Wednesday night’s festivities will conclude with The Stoops Pursuit race, a 25-lap race split into five-lap segments. The field will include 24 starters – heat race winners plus the highest point earner in each heat are eligible, along with promoter’s options.


 

The starting lineup for the pursuit is inverted by fastest heat race time, with promoter’s options starting at the rear.  Every five laps, USAC will throw a competition flag, and cars with a net loss in position will be called to exit the track. A checkered flag ends the final segment, with the winner earning $1,500 plus $100 for each position gained.


 

On track action begins Wednesday, August 3, beginning with the drivers meeting in the IMS Media Room at 3pm Eastern. Public gates open at 4pm with cars hitting the track for practice at 6pm, followed by opening ceremonies at 7pm. Heat races and the incredibly exciting Stoops Pursuit feature race will conclude the night’s racing action.


 

The finale, on Thursday, August 4, will have the public gates opening at 4pm and cars on track for practice at 5pm, with qualifying races to follow at 6pm. Opening ceremonies are slated for 7:30pm and immediately followed by the main feature events, the semi-feature and the 39-lap main event.


 

Advance race tickets can be purchased via www.TheBC39.com.


 

Every lap of the BC39 will be aired live on FloRacing at https://flosports.link/3AMU46z.


 

 
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ENTRY LIST FOR THE DRIVEN2SAVELIVES BC39 PRESENTED BY WEATHERTECH:


 

(87 Entries)


 

0G J.J. YELEY/Phoenix, AZ (Glenn Styres Racing)


 

01 BRYANT WIEDEMAN/Colby, KS (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

06 RYLAN GRAY/Greenfield, IN (Gray Racing)


 

08 CANNON McINTOSH/Bixby, OK (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)


 

08s RICKY STENHOUSE JR./Olive Branch, MS (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)


 

08x TREY GROPP/Lincoln, NE (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)


 

1 RYAN THOMAS/Indianapolis, IN (Wingo Brothers Racing)


 

2J JUSTIN GRANT/Ione, CA (RMS Racing)


 

3G KYLE CUMMINS/Princeton, IN (Glenn Styres Racing)


 

5 CHASE BRISCOE/Mitchell, IN (Chase Briscoe Racing)


 

5J JOSH HODGE/Brownsburg, IN (Bill Rose Racing)


 

5LK JORDAN KINSER/Bedford, IN (Chase Briscoe Racing)


 

6 BILL ROSE/Plainfield, IN (Bill Rose Racing)


 

6K KYLE KEATON/Wheelersburg, OH (Kyle Keaton)


 

6x ISAAC CHAPPLE/Willow Branch, IN (Doug & Wanda Hall)


 

7 SHANNON McQUEEN/Tehachapi, CA (McQueen Racing)


 

7BC TYLER COURTNEY/Indianapolis, IN (Clauson Marshall Racing)


 

7D MICHELLE DECKER/Guthrie, OK (Michelle Decker)


 

7m JADON ROGERS/Worthington, IN (RAMCO Speed Group)


 

7MR CASEY BURKHAM/Combine, TX (RAMCO Speed Group)


 

7NZ TRAVIS BUCKLEY/Auckland, NZ (BSL Racing)


 

7R A.J. HOPKINS/Brownsburg, IN (RAMCO Speed Group)


 

7T ADAM TAYLOR/Shorewood, IL (Adam Taylor Motorsports)


 

7x THOMAS MESERAULL/San Jose, CA (RMS Racing)


 

7u KYLE JONES/Kennedale, TX (Trifecta Motorsports)


 

8x JEFF SCHINDLER/Evansville, IN (Jeff Schindler)


 

9m ZACH DAUM/Pocahontas, IL (Bundy Built Motorsports)


 

11 CLINTON BOYLES/Greenwood, MO (Scott Beierle)


 

11T ALEX WATSON/Columbus, OH (Team Taylor)


 

15 DONNY SCHATZ/Fargo, ND (Mark Cooper)


 

15F MICHAEL FACCINTO/Hanford, CA (Mounce-Stout Motorsports)


 

17 MICHAEL PICKENS/Auckland, NZ (Shophouse Racing)


 

17B AUSTIN BARNHILL/Wilmington, NC (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)


 

17v BEN VARNER/Harbor Springs, MI (Ben Varner)


 

18N ALEX NALON/Pittsboro, IN (Alex Nalon)


 

19 LOGAN SEAVEY/Sutter, CA (Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports)


 

19AZ HAYDEN REINBOLD/Gilbert, AZ (Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports)


 

19K RILEY KREISEL/Warsaw, MO (Ron Cox)


 

19m ETHAN MITCHELL/Mooresville, NC (Bundy Built Motorsports)


 

21 ZACH VEACH/Stockdale, OH (Team Ripper)


 

21D JUSTIN DICKERSON/Pittsboro, IN (Mike Dickerson)


 

21H BRADY BACON/Broken Arrow, OK (TKH Motorsports)


 

21K KARTER SARFF/Mason City, IL (Karter Sarff Racing)


 

22 JOHN HEYDENREICH/Bloomsburg, PA (John Heydenreich)


 

Q23 BARRIE VALENTINO/Brisbane, QLD (Barrie Valentino)


 

25 BRADEN CHIARAMONTE/El Cajon, CA (Tom Malloy)


 

25B STEVE BUCKWALTER/Royersford, PA (Brian Buckwalter)


 

25K TAYLOR REIMER/Bixby, OK (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

25L C.J. LEARY/Greenfield, IN (Petry Motorsports)


 

25m COLBY COPELAND/Roseville, CA (Tom Malloy)


 

26 CHANCE CRUM/Snohomish, WA (Rudeen Racing)


 

29 TIMMY BUCKWALTER/Douglassville, PA (Matt Seymour Racing)


 

Q32 PETER PAULSON/Woodland, CA (Barrie Valentino)


 

36 CHRIS BAUE/Indianapolis, IN (Baue Racing)


 

36c IAN CREAGER/Covington, OH (Tod Creager)


 

37 JIMI QUIN/Palmerston North, N.Z. (A.J. Felker Racing)


 

37x ANTON HERNANDEZ/Arlington, TX (A.J. Felker Racing)


 

39BC EMERSON AXSOM/Franklin, IN (Clauson Marshall Racing)


 

39N RYAN NEWMAN/South Bend, IN (Clauson Marshall Racing)


 

40 CHASE McDERMAND/Springfield, IL (Mounce-Stout Motorsports)


 

40B BLAKE BRANNON/Morgan Hill, CA (Western Speed Racing)


 

41 OLIVER AKARD/Fort Myers, FL (OMR Motorsports)


 

46 RUSS GAMESTER/Peru, IN (Gamester Racing)


 

51 ZACH BODEN/Cambridge, WI (Boden Racing)


 

55 NICK DRAKE/Mooresville, NC (Troy Cline)


 

57 MARIA COFER/Macdoel, CA (Abacus Racing)


 

61 JACOB DENNEY/Galloway, OH (Mounce-Stout Motorsports)


 

67 BUDDY KOFOID/Penngrove, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

68 JASON McDOUGAL/Broken Arrow, OK (Six8 Motorsports)


 

71 KAYLEE BRYSON/Muskogee, OK (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

71E MARIAH EDE/Fresno, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

71K DOMINIC GORDEN/Clovis, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

71m CADE LEWIS/Bakersfield, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

71w DILLON WELCH/Carmel, IN (Paul May Motorsports)


 

74 SHELDON CREED/Alpine, CA (Abacus Racing)


 

75AU BRYAN STANFILL/Bakersfield, CA (Griffiths Motorsport)


 

81 GREYSON SPRINGER/Lafayette, IN (Gray Racing)


 

84 JADE AVEDISIAN/Clovis, CA (CB Industries)


 

85 JERRY COONS JR./Tucson, AZ (Central Motorsports)


 

86 KYLE LARSON/Elk Grove, CA (CB Industries)


 

87 JACE PARK/Overland Park, KS (CB Industries)


 

88 SCOTT ORR/Columbia City, IN (Scott Orr)


 

89 MITCHEL MOLES/Raisin City, CA (CB Industries)


 

89x CHRIS WINDOM/Canton, IL (CB Industries)


 

97 BRENHAM CROUCH/Lubbock, TX (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

97J JIM JONES/Ventura, CA (Jim Jones Motorsports)


 

97K RYAN TIMMS/Oklahoma City, OK (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

 

USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Buddy Kofoid-1188, 2-Justin Grant-1111, 3-Thomas Meseraull-950, 4-Mitchel Moles-942, 5-Cannon McIntosh-909, 6-Bryant Wiedeman-887, 7-Kaylee Bryson-867, 8-Logan Seavey-753, 9-Ethan Mitchell-727, 10-Jacob Denney-710.


 

 

PAST BC39 FEATURE WINNERS:


 

2018: Brady Bacon


 

2019: Zeb Wise


 

2021: Kyle Larson


 

 

PAST STOOPS PURSUIT WINNERS:


 

2018: Zeb Wise


 

2019: Kyle Larson


 

2021: Kyle Larson


 

 

TRACK RECORDS FOR USAC NATIONAL MIDGETS AT THE DIRT TRACK AT IMS:


 

10 Laps - 8/19/2021 - Emerson Axsom - 2:04.91


 

 

PAST BC39 FEATURE RESULTS:


 

2018 FEATURE: (39 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Brady Bacon (7), 2. Chad Boat (10), 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (1), 4. Tyler Courtney (2), 5. Christopher Bell (17), 6. Alex Bright (8), 7. Justin Grant (6), 8. Holly Shelton (9), 9. Jerry Coons Jr. (5), 10. Ryan Robinson (3), 11. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (11), 12. Chris Windom (22), 13. Logan Seavey (23), 14. Zeb Wise (14), 15. Shane Cottle (13), 16. Jason McDougal (25), 17. Maria Cofer (24), 18. Terry Babb (20), 19. Brayton Lynch (4), 20. David Budres (19), 21. Brian Karraker (21), 22. Tyler Thomas (18), 23. Tucker Klaasmeyer (15), 24. Jake Neuman (16), 25. Dillon Welch (12), 26. Dave Darland (26). NT


 

2019 FEATURE: (39 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Zeb Wise (5), 2. Tyler Courtney (20), 3. Chris Windom (6), 4. Chad Boat (16), 5. Logan Seavey (14), 6. Jesse Colwell (24), 7. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (15), 8. Kevin Thomas Jr. (3), 9. Kyle Larson (12), 10. Justin Grant (11), 11. Dillon Welch (8), 12. Tanner Carrick (23), 13. Michael Pickens (4), 14. Gio Scelzi (9), 15. Christopher Bell (17), 16. Brady Bacon (10), 17. Jason McDougal (7), 18. Cannon McIntosh (22), 19. Thomas Meseraull (1), 20. Spencer Bayston (2), 21. Tyler Thomas (13), 22. Tucker Klaasmeyer (18), 23. Jerry Coons Jr. (19), 24. Chase Briscoe (21), 25. Jake Neuman (26), 26. C.J. Leary (25). NT


 

2021 FEATURE: (39 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Kyle Larson (4), 2. Justin Grant (1), 3. Brady Bacon (6), 4. Daison Pursley (3), 5. Emerson Axsom (19), 6. Ryan Timms (2), 7. Tanner Thorson (21-P), 8. Tyler Courtney (7), 9. Jerry Coons Jr. (9), 10. Buddy Kofoid (13), 11. Chase Briscoe (22), 12. Spencer Bayston (14), 13. Kevin Thomas Jr. (11), 14. Zeb Wise (25-P), 15. Logan Seavey (20), 16. Cole Bodine (12), 17. Kyle Cummins (16), 18. Karter Sarff (17), 19. Kaylee Bryson (18), 20. Chase Randall (24-P), 21. Chris Windom (8), 22. Cannon McIntosh (10), 23. Hayden Williams (23), 24. Thomas Meseraull (5), 25. Corey Day (15). NT

 


Entry List Revealed for Saturday's Toledo USAC Silver Crown 100-Lapper

Chris Pedersen

 

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media


 

Speedway, Indiana (August 3, 2022)………Whether it’s the 2.5-mile paved oval or the quarter-mile dirt oval, this is Indy.


 

Nothing measures up to the call it beckons to racers from all corners of the earth when an event is schedule on (or within) its hallowed grounds.


 

The same can be said for those who chase immortality as a winner at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Few have done it when the test has been 500 miles. Even fewer have done the deed when the distance measures a mere 39 laps, as has been the standard since the inaugural edition in 2018 and a tradition that continues with this Wednesday and Thursday night’s Driven2SaveLives BC39 Presented by WeatherTech.


 

The date of August 3-4 has been circled on calendars for drivers, teams and fans alike as dirt racing and the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship returns to life at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a once-a-year, one-of-a-kind event, a victory that all drivers covet, a trophy that only one will possess, a feeling unlike any other.


 

Heat races and the Stoops Pursuit race kick off the action Wednesday night. Qualifying races, last chance races and the $15,000-to-win 39-lap main event will conclude the two-night affair on Thursday night. Feature points only will be awarded to all licensed USAC National Midget drivers and entrants toward the season-long championship.


 

One year ago, it was chaos. It was mayhem. It was heart palpitating. But, in the end, the third running of the BC39 will best be remembered by a one word description - “Larson.”


 

The Elk Grove, Calif. native became the first to sweep both the Stoops Pursuit and the BC39 on back-to-back nights. In the finale, Larson warded off a continuous onslaught of haymakers, bombs and sliders, all while simultaneously wheeling his way to the front, enduring the mental gymnastics along the way, then holding off challenges from the likes of USAC national champions Justin Grant and Brady Bacon during the final five lap stint to win the furious fight.


 

Nearly 90 entries, among the largest in USAC National Midget history, will take center stage with a field that contains a who’s who of short track racing, representing 18 different United States and three different countries – United States, Australia and New Zealand.


 

 

PAST WINNERS:


 

The event boasts two past BC39 winners in Larson (2021) and Brady Bacon (2018).


 

Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Larson has captured each of the last two Stoops Pursuits in 2019 and 2021 before winning it all in a wild 39-lap main event on the final night of 2021.


 

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Bacon captured the inaugural BC39 victory four years ago in 2018, leading the last nine laps after making the winning move in traffic. The four-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion led laps in both 2018 and 2019 and nearly pulled off a second win in 2021, winding up 3rd.


 

 

THE CHAMPS:


 

Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) and Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis, Ind.) are the lone two drivers to finish inside the top-ten in all three of the BC39’s ever held.


 

Grant finished as the runner-up in 2021 after leading the opening lap. The 2020 USAC Silver Crown champ and recently crowned USAC Indiana Sprint Week titlist also scored a 7th in 2018 and a 10th in 2019.


 

Courtney finished 4th at the BC39 in 2018, 2nd in 2019 after starting 20th, which is the biggest ever charge through the field in the event’s history. In the 2019 USAC National Midget champion’s most recent run, he took an 8th in 2021.


 

USAC Triple Crown champion Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) finished a best of 3rd in 2019. The 2020 champ is one of seven past USAC National Midget champions in this year’s BC39 field alongside Russ Gamester (1989), J.J. Yeley (2003), Jerry Coons Jr. (2006 & 2007), Logan Seavey (2018), Courtney (2019) and Buddy Kofoid (2021).


 

Seavey (Sutter, Calif.) finished 5th in the 2019 BC39 while Coons (Tucson, Ariz.) collected a best of 9th in both 2018 and 2021. Current series point leader Kofoid (Penngrove, Calif.) grabbed a 10th in 2021. Gamester (Peru, Ind.) and Yeley (Phoenix, Ariz.), meanwhile, are shooting for their first BC39 start. USAC Triple Crown champion Yeley is the lone driver to compete in the Indianapolis 500, the Brickyard 400 and the BC39 in his career.


 

 

THE CUSP:


 

Depth is in abundance throughout the BC39 field. The last chance races, in many ways, will appear somewhat similar to a feature event on any other given night.


 

Among  the many, many USAC National Midget feature winners in the field, 24 in fact, is Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, Calif.) who led the first 19 laps of the 2019 BC39 before being involved in an accident midway, then brought the fans to their feet by leading a race-high 16 laps in 2021 before a late race incident put him out of contention.


 

Jason McDougal (Broken Arrow, Okla.) was 16th in 2018 after running near the top-five late before getting embroiled in a tangle. Cannon McIntosh (Bixby, Okla.) flipped late in 2019 to finish 18th. Emerson Axsom (Franklin, Ind.) ran from 19th to 5th in 2021 while Ryan Timms (Oklahoma City, Okla.) slotted into sixth behind his fellow BC39 Rookie.


 

Chase Briscoe and Maria Cofer are both seeking first career USAC National Midget feature wins. NASCAR’s Cup Series Rookie of the Year and 2020 IMS Road Course winner with the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Briscoe (Mitchell, Ind.), traveled 22nd to 11th for his best BC39 performance thus far in 2021. Cofer (Macdoel, Calif.), a multi-time winner on the USAC Western States Midget trail and a BCRA Midget champ to boot, was 17th in 2018.


 

Twice a NASCAR Cup Series winner and eight times a Brickyard 400 starter, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Olive Branch, Miss.) snagged a 7th place BC39 result in 2019. Dillon Welch (Carmel, Ind.) was part of the broadcasting crew for the Indianapolis 500 this past May. He also has on-track prowess too, notching an 11th at the 2019 BC39.


 

Michael Pickens (Auckland, N.Z.) returns to the states following a three-year hiatus where he finished 3rd at the 2019 BC39. From the 2021 BC39 Rookie class are 2022 returnees, Princeton, Indian’s Kyle Cummins (17th in 2021), Mason City, Illinois’ Karter Sarff (18th in 2021), Muskogee, Oklahoma’s Kaylee Bryson (19th in 2021). C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.), the 2019 USAC National Sprint Car champ, returns to the BC39 for the first time since finishing 26th in 2019. He’ll drive a car for Petry Motorsports’ Scott Petry, who was instrumental in the construction of The Dirt Track at IMS.


 

 

BREAKING AWAY:


 

The entry list boasts a hefty number of BC39 returnees looking to crack the A-Main feature starting lineup for the first time after making previous appearances in the event.


 

Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 winner Ryan Newman (South Bend, Ind.) is among the group. The 1999 USAC Silver Crown champ has collected 13 career USAC National Midget victories.


 

Also in this particular classification are fellow USAC National Midget feature winners Jacob Denney (Galloway, Ohio), Zach Daum (Pocahontas, Ill.), Steve Buckwalter (Royersford, Pa.) and John Heydenreich (Bloomsburg, Pa.) along with series full-timers seeking USAC victory number one, Ethan Mitchell (Mooresville, N.C.), Bryant Wiedeman (Colby, Kan.), Hayden Reinbold (Gilbert, Ariz.), Brenham Crouch (Lubbock, Texas), Chase McDermand (Springfield, Ill.) and Taylor Reimer (Bixby, Okla.).


 

Reimer is one of seven women entered for the event, each seeking to become the first woman to win a USAC National Midget feature along with: Bryson and Cofer as well as first-time BC39 starting hopefuls, USAC Western States Midget champion Shannon McQueen (Tehachapi, Calif.), Michelle Decker (Guthrie, Okla.), Mariah Ede (Fresno, Calif.) and Jade Avedisian (Clovis, Calif.).


 

Gas City Sprint Car track champion Clinton Boyles (Greenwood, Mo.) is back in the BC39 field as is POWRi WAR Sprint Car champion Riley Kreisel (Warsaw, Mo.)., Bloomington Indiana Midget Week runner-up Chance Crum (Snohomish, Wash.), midget racing vet Justin Dickerson (Pittsboro, Ind.), sprint car and midget vet Anton Hernandez (Arlington, Texas) and USAC IMRA SpeeD2 Midget champ Bryan Stanfill (Bakersfield, Calif.).


 

USAC Western HPD Restricted Midget champion Blake Brannon (Morgan Hill, Calif.) is back in the lineup as is USAC Midwest Thunder SpeeD2 Midget winner Ian Creager (Covington, Ohio), TQ Midget victor Rylan Gray (Greenfield, Ind.), mini sprint standout Jeff Schindler (Evansville, Ind.), as well as fellow returnees Austin Barnhill (Wilmington, N.C.), Chris Baue (Indianapolis, Ind.), Oliver Akard (Fort Myers, Fla.), Nick Drake (Mooresville, N.C.) and Ben Varner (Harbor Springs, Mich.).


 

 

BC39: THE NEW CLASS


 

The list of BC39 “Rookies” and first-timers is staggering. It’s a scroll that includes an Indianapolis 500 veteran, a NASCAR Truck champion, a World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion, Indiana Sprint Car track champs and USAC national feature winners.


 

Ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Donny Schatz (Fargo, N.D.) is making his USAC National Midget debut, and his first appearance of any kind in a USAC event since competing with the Silver Crown series in 2003.


 

Four-time Indianapolis 500 starter Zach Veach will make his first USAC National Midget appearance in just his third appearance on dirt following two recent wing sprint car starts in Ohio. Sheldon Creed (Alpine, Calif.) is also making his initial USAC Midget appearance after capturing the 2020 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series crown.


 

Mitchel Moles (Raisin City, Calif.) has taken the USAC world by storm in 2022 as a winner in both USAC National Midget and Sprint Car competition already and looks to make a splash on the big stage at Indy.


 

USAC National Sprint Car winner Bill Rose (Plainfield, Ind.) will make a rare midget appearance at the BC39 as will past USAC National Sprint Car Rookies of the Year Isaac Chapple (Willow Branch, Ind.), Timmy Buckwalter (Douglassville, Pa.) and Jadon Rogers (Worthington, Ind.), plus Bloomington Speedway track champ Jordan Kinser (Bloomington, Ind.), Bloomington/Lincoln Park/Paragon titlist A.J. Hopkins (Brownsburg, Ind.), USAC Western States Midget king Michael Faccinto (Hanford, Calif.), USAC Gulf Coast Midget champ Kyle Jones (Kennedale, Texas) and USAC Midwest HPD Midget champion Alex Watson (Columbus, Ohio).


 

Making their first ever visits to the BC39 are Trey Gropp (Lincoln, Neb.), July Lincoln Park USAC Sprint Car fast-timer Ryan Thomas (Indianapolis, Ind.), Josh Hodge (Brownsburg, Ind.), Kyle Keaton (Wheelersburg, Ohio), Casey Burkham (Combine, Texas), Travis Buckley (Auckland, N.Z.) and Badger Midget standout Adam Taylor (Shorewood, Ill.).


 

Alex Nalon (Pittsboro, Ind.) is the great grandson of 1949 and 1951 Indianapolis 500 pole winner Duke Nalon and will bring the famed surname back to Indy for the BC39. He’s joined by burgeoning USAC National Midget Rookies Cade Lewis (Bakersfield, Calif.), Jace Park (Overland Park, Kan.) and Dominic Gorden (Clovis, Calif.), west coast frontrunner Colby Copeland (Roseville, Calif.), as well as USAC Western States Midget top-10 runner Braden Chiaramonte (El Cajon, Calif.), Barrie Valentino (Brisbane, Qld.), Peter Paulson (Woodland, Calif.), Jimi Quin (Palmerston North, N.Z.), Jim Jones (Ventura, Calif.), Scott Orr (Columbia City, Ind.), Zach Boden (Cambridge, Wis.) and Greyson Springer (Lafayette, Ind.).


 

 

THE DETAILS


 

Heat race lineups were set by the drivers during a “draft” process on Tuesday night. Each car in each of Wednesday’s ten 10-lap heat races will gain points based on passes and their finishing position, which will determine starting position in the qualifying races on Thursday night.


 

Points for the heats will be accumulated by finishing position and total number of positions gained or lost.  Cars will be positioned into qualifying races Thursday based on the “passing points” accumulated in Wednesday's heats.


 

Wednesday night’s festivities will conclude with The Stoops Pursuit race, a 25-lap race split into five-lap segments. The field will include 24 starters – heat race winners plus the highest point earner in each heat are eligible, along with promoter’s options.


 

The starting lineup for the pursuit is inverted by fastest heat race time, with promoter’s options starting at the rear.  Every five laps, USAC will throw a competition flag, and cars with a net loss in position will be called to exit the track. A checkered flag ends the final segment, with the winner earning $1,500 plus $100 for each position gained.


 

On track action begins Wednesday, August 3, beginning with the drivers meeting in the IMS Media Room at 3pm Eastern. Public gates open at 4pm with cars hitting the track for practice at 6pm, followed by opening ceremonies at 7pm. Heat races and the incredibly exciting Stoops Pursuit feature race will conclude the night’s racing action.


 

The finale, on Thursday, August 4, will have the public gates opening at 4pm and cars on track for practice at 5pm, with qualifying races to follow at 6pm. Opening ceremonies are slated for 7:30pm and immediately followed by the main feature events, the semi-feature and the 39-lap main event.


 

Advance race tickets can be purchased via www.TheBC39.com.


 

Every lap of the BC39 will be aired live on FloRacing at https://flosports.link/3AMU46z.


 

 
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ENTRY LIST FOR THE DRIVEN2SAVELIVES BC39 PRESENTED BY WEATHERTECH:


 

(87 Entries)


 

0G J.J. YELEY/Phoenix, AZ (Glenn Styres Racing)


 

01 BRYANT WIEDEMAN/Colby, KS (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

06 RYLAN GRAY/Greenfield, IN (Gray Racing)


 

08 CANNON McINTOSH/Bixby, OK (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)


 

08s RICKY STENHOUSE JR./Olive Branch, MS (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)


 

08x TREY GROPP/Lincoln, NE (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)


 

1 RYAN THOMAS/Indianapolis, IN (Wingo Brothers Racing)


 

2J JUSTIN GRANT/Ione, CA (RMS Racing)


 

3G KYLE CUMMINS/Princeton, IN (Glenn Styres Racing)


 

5 CHASE BRISCOE/Mitchell, IN (Chase Briscoe Racing)


 

5J JOSH HODGE/Brownsburg, IN (Bill Rose Racing)


 

5LK JORDAN KINSER/Bedford, IN (Chase Briscoe Racing)


 

6 BILL ROSE/Plainfield, IN (Bill Rose Racing)


 

6K KYLE KEATON/Wheelersburg, OH (Kyle Keaton)


 

6x ISAAC CHAPPLE/Willow Branch, IN (Doug & Wanda Hall)


 

7 SHANNON McQUEEN/Tehachapi, CA (McQueen Racing)


 

7BC TYLER COURTNEY/Indianapolis, IN (Clauson Marshall Racing)


 

7D MICHELLE DECKER/Guthrie, OK (Michelle Decker)


 

7m JADON ROGERS/Worthington, IN (RAMCO Speed Group)


 

7MR CASEY BURKHAM/Combine, TX (RAMCO Speed Group)


 

7NZ TRAVIS BUCKLEY/Auckland, NZ (BSL Racing)


 

7R A.J. HOPKINS/Brownsburg, IN (RAMCO Speed Group)


 

7T ADAM TAYLOR/Shorewood, IL (Adam Taylor Motorsports)


 

7x THOMAS MESERAULL/San Jose, CA (RMS Racing)


 

7u KYLE JONES/Kennedale, TX (Trifecta Motorsports)


 

8x JEFF SCHINDLER/Evansville, IN (Jeff Schindler)


 

9m ZACH DAUM/Pocahontas, IL (Bundy Built Motorsports)


 

11 CLINTON BOYLES/Greenwood, MO (Scott Beierle)


 

11T ALEX WATSON/Columbus, OH (Team Taylor)


 

15 DONNY SCHATZ/Fargo, ND (Mark Cooper)


 

15F MICHAEL FACCINTO/Hanford, CA (Mounce-Stout Motorsports)


 

17 MICHAEL PICKENS/Auckland, NZ (Shophouse Racing)


 

17B AUSTIN BARNHILL/Wilmington, NC (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)


 

17v BEN VARNER/Harbor Springs, MI (Ben Varner)


 

18N ALEX NALON/Pittsboro, IN (Alex Nalon)


 

19 LOGAN SEAVEY/Sutter, CA (Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports)


 

19AZ HAYDEN REINBOLD/Gilbert, AZ (Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports)


 

19K RILEY KREISEL/Warsaw, MO (Ron Cox)


 

19m ETHAN MITCHELL/Mooresville, NC (Bundy Built Motorsports)


 

21 ZACH VEACH/Stockdale, OH (Team Ripper)


 

21D JUSTIN DICKERSON/Pittsboro, IN (Mike Dickerson)


 

21H BRADY BACON/Broken Arrow, OK (TKH Motorsports)


 

21K KARTER SARFF/Mason City, IL (Karter Sarff Racing)


 

22 JOHN HEYDENREICH/Bloomsburg, PA (John Heydenreich)


 

Q23 BARRIE VALENTINO/Brisbane, QLD (Barrie Valentino)


 

25 BRADEN CHIARAMONTE/El Cajon, CA (Tom Malloy)


 

25B STEVE BUCKWALTER/Royersford, PA (Brian Buckwalter)


 

25K TAYLOR REIMER/Bixby, OK (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

25L C.J. LEARY/Greenfield, IN (Petry Motorsports)


 

25m COLBY COPELAND/Roseville, CA (Tom Malloy)


 

26 CHANCE CRUM/Snohomish, WA (Rudeen Racing)


 

29 TIMMY BUCKWALTER/Douglassville, PA (Matt Seymour Racing)


 

Q32 PETER PAULSON/Woodland, CA (Barrie Valentino)


 

36 CHRIS BAUE/Indianapolis, IN (Baue Racing)


 

36c IAN CREAGER/Covington, OH (Tod Creager)


 

37 JIMI QUIN/Palmerston North, N.Z. (A.J. Felker Racing)


 

37x ANTON HERNANDEZ/Arlington, TX (A.J. Felker Racing)


 

39BC EMERSON AXSOM/Franklin, IN (Clauson Marshall Racing)


 

39N RYAN NEWMAN/South Bend, IN (Clauson Marshall Racing)


 

40 CHASE McDERMAND/Springfield, IL (Mounce-Stout Motorsports)


 

40B BLAKE BRANNON/Morgan Hill, CA (Western Speed Racing)


 

41 OLIVER AKARD/Fort Myers, FL (OMR Motorsports)


 

46 RUSS GAMESTER/Peru, IN (Gamester Racing)


 

51 ZACH BODEN/Cambridge, WI (Boden Racing)


 

55 NICK DRAKE/Mooresville, NC (Troy Cline)


 

57 MARIA COFER/Macdoel, CA (Abacus Racing)


 

61 JACOB DENNEY/Galloway, OH (Mounce-Stout Motorsports)


 

67 BUDDY KOFOID/Penngrove, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

68 JASON McDOUGAL/Broken Arrow, OK (Six8 Motorsports)


 

71 KAYLEE BRYSON/Muskogee, OK (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

71E MARIAH EDE/Fresno, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

71K DOMINIC GORDEN/Clovis, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

71m CADE LEWIS/Bakersfield, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

71w DILLON WELCH/Carmel, IN (Paul May Motorsports)


 

74 SHELDON CREED/Alpine, CA (Abacus Racing)


 

75AU BRYAN STANFILL/Bakersfield, CA (Griffiths Motorsport)


 

81 GREYSON SPRINGER/Lafayette, IN (Gray Racing)


 

84 JADE AVEDISIAN/Clovis, CA (CB Industries)


 

85 JERRY COONS JR./Tucson, AZ (Central Motorsports)


 

86 KYLE LARSON/Elk Grove, CA (CB Industries)


 

87 JACE PARK/Overland Park, KS (CB Industries)


 

88 SCOTT ORR/Columbia City, IN (Scott Orr)


 

89 MITCHEL MOLES/Raisin City, CA (CB Industries)


 

89x CHRIS WINDOM/Canton, IL (CB Industries)


 

97 BRENHAM CROUCH/Lubbock, TX (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

97J JIM JONES/Ventura, CA (Jim Jones Motorsports)


 

97K RYAN TIMMS/Oklahoma City, OK (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

 

USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Buddy Kofoid-1188, 2-Justin Grant-1111, 3-Thomas Meseraull-950, 4-Mitchel Moles-942, 5-Cannon McIntosh-909, 6-Bryant Wiedeman-887, 7-Kaylee Bryson-867, 8-Logan Seavey-753, 9-Ethan Mitchell-727, 10-Jacob Denney-710.


 

 

PAST BC39 FEATURE WINNERS:


 

2018: Brady Bacon


 

2019: Zeb Wise


 

2021: Kyle Larson


 

 

PAST STOOPS PURSUIT WINNERS:


 

2018: Zeb Wise


 

2019: Kyle Larson


 

2021: Kyle Larson


 

 

TRACK RECORDS FOR USAC NATIONAL MIDGETS AT THE DIRT TRACK AT IMS:


 

10 Laps - 8/19/2021 - Emerson Axsom - 2:04.91


 

 

PAST BC39 FEATURE RESULTS:


 

2018 FEATURE: (39 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Brady Bacon (7), 2. Chad Boat (10), 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. (1), 4. Tyler Courtney (2), 5. Christopher Bell (17), 6. Alex Bright (8), 7. Justin Grant (6), 8. Holly Shelton (9), 9. Jerry Coons Jr. (5), 10. Ryan Robinson (3), 11. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (11), 12. Chris Windom (22), 13. Logan Seavey (23), 14. Zeb Wise (14), 15. Shane Cottle (13), 16. Jason McDougal (25), 17. Maria Cofer (24), 18. Terry Babb (20), 19. Brayton Lynch (4), 20. David Budres (19), 21. Brian Karraker (21), 22. Tyler Thomas (18), 23. Tucker Klaasmeyer (15), 24. Jake Neuman (16), 25. Dillon Welch (12), 26. Dave Darland (26). NT


 

2019 FEATURE: (39 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Zeb Wise (5), 2. Tyler Courtney (20), 3. Chris Windom (6), 4. Chad Boat (16), 5. Logan Seavey (14), 6. Jesse Colwell (24), 7. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (15), 8. Kevin Thomas Jr. (3), 9. Kyle Larson (12), 10. Justin Grant (11), 11. Dillon Welch (8), 12. Tanner Carrick (23), 13. Michael Pickens (4), 14. Gio Scelzi (9), 15. Christopher Bell (17), 16. Brady Bacon (10), 17. Jason McDougal (7), 18. Cannon McIntosh (22), 19. Thomas Meseraull (1), 20. Spencer Bayston (2), 21. Tyler Thomas (13), 22. Tucker Klaasmeyer (18), 23. Jerry Coons Jr. (19), 24. Chase Briscoe (21), 25. Jake Neuman (26), 26. C.J. Leary (25). NT


 

2021 FEATURE: (39 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Kyle Larson (4), 2. Justin Grant (1), 3. Brady Bacon (6), 4. Daison Pursley (3), 5. Emerson Axsom (19), 6. Ryan Timms (2), 7. Tanner Thorson (21-P), 8. Tyler Courtney (7), 9. Jerry Coons Jr. (9), 10. Buddy Kofoid (13), 11. Chase Briscoe (22), 12. Spencer Bayston (14), 13. Kevin Thomas Jr. (11), 14. Zeb Wise (25-P), 15. Logan Seavey (20), 16. Cole Bodine (12), 17. Kyle Cummins (16), 18. Karter Sarff (17), 19. Kaylee Bryson (18), 20. Chase Randall (24-P), 21. Chris Windom (8), 22. Cannon McIntosh (10), 23. Hayden Williams (23), 24. Thomas Meseraull (5), 25. Corey Day (15). NT


 

BC39 Field is Set: 89 Entries Ready for Aug. 3-4 USAC Midget Event at IMS

Josh James

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media


 

Speedway, Indiana (July 30, 2022)………The field is set with 89 cars filling a massive entry list for the Driven2SaveLives BC39 Presented by WeatherTech set to take place on August 3-4 at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


 

The event annually boasts the highest car count of the year for the series, and the 89 entries for this year’s fourth running of the BC39 is among the largest in series history. A record 110 appeared in the inaugural edition of the event in 2018 while 84 appeared in 2019 and 71 in 2021.


 

Headlining the list are a pair of BC39 winners, which includes reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, Calif.) and four-time USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Champion Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.), who captured the 2018 victory.


 

The entry list also consists of three of the seven USAC Triple Crown champions to have won the Silver Crown, National Sprint Car and National Midget titles in their career. Ten-time NASCAR Cup Series Brickyard 400 starter J.J. Yeley (Phoenix, Ariz.) is the only driver to win all three USAC titles in a single season and will be joined his brethren in the club, Jerry Coons Jr. (Tucson, Ariz.) and Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.).


 

USAC national champions are in abundance throughout the field, a list which includes defending USAC National Midget champion Buddy Kofoid (Penngrove, Calif.), Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.), Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis, Ind.), C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.), Logan Seavey (Sutter, Calif.) and Russ Gamester (Peru, Ind.).


 

This year’s BC39 field also consists of those who don’t get to jump into the seat a midget that often. Ryan Newman (South Bend, Ind.) is a Daytona 500 winner and a Brickyard 400, plus a 13-time USAC National Midget feature winner and 1999 USAC Silver Crown champ. For Chase Briscoe (Mitchell, Ind.), these are the dirt track roots he built his foundation on en route to a NASCAR Xfinity Series win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in 2020. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Olive Branch, Miss.) is a past USAC national Rookie of the Year, an eight-time Brickyard 400 starter and a two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champ.


 

Making their BC39 debuts this time are 10-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car titlist Donny Schatz (Fargo, N.D.), four-time Indianapolis 500 starter Zach Veach (Stockdale, Ohio) and 2020 NASCAR Gander Mountain Truck Series king Sheldon Creed (Alpine, Calif.).


 

Several past USAC National Midget winners will be on hand to try and put their name on the exclusive list of BC39 winners, including Cannon Mcintosh (Bixby, Okla.), Kyle Cummins (Princeton, Ind.), Bill Rose (Plainfield, Ind.), Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, Calif.), Zach Daum (Pocahontas, Ill.), Michael Pickens (Auckland, N.Z.), John Heydenreich (Bloomsburg, Pa.), Steve Buckwalter (Royersford, Pa.), Emerson Axsom (Franklin, Ind.), Jacob Denney (Galloway, Ohio), Jason McDougal (Broken Arrow, Okla.), Mitchel Moles (Raisin City, Calif.) and Ryan Timms (Oklahoma City, Okla.).


 

Seven women are entered for the event, each seeking to become the first woman to win a USAC National Midget feature: Shannon McQueen (Tehachapi, Calif.), Michelle Decker (Guthrie, Okla.), Taylor Reimer (Bixby, Okla.), Maria Cofer (Macdoel, Calif.), Kaylee Bryson (Muskogee, Okla.), Mariah Ede (Fresno, Calif.) and Jade Avedisian (Clovis, Calif.).


 

Three countries (United States, Australia & New Zealand) are represented along with 18 different United States (Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington & Wisconsin).


 

The BC39 officially gets underway on Tuesday, August 2 with team parking at Noon Eastern followed by the heat race position draft from 6-9pm Eastern on Main Street in Speedway, an event which is open to the public. There, all cars entered will be randomized into a draft order for the heat race draft. Teams will be able to pick their heat race spot, either in person with a representative, or remotely through USAC officials. Any unrepresented team will be given the first available spot.


 

On track action begins Wednesday, August 3, beginning with the drivers meeting in the IMS Media Room at 2pm Eastern. Public gates open at 3pm with cars hitting the track for practice at 4pm, followed by opening ceremonies at 7pm. Heat races and the incredibly exciting Stoops Pursuit feature race will conclude the night’s racing action.


 

The finale, on Thursday, August 4, will have the public gates opening at 3pm and cars on track for practice at 4pm, with qualifying races to follow at 5pm. Opening ceremonies are slated for 7:30pm and immediately followed by the main feature events, the semi-feature and the 39-lap main event.


 

Advance race tickets can be purchased via www.TheBC39.com.


 

 
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ENTRY LIST FOR THE DRIVEN2SAVELIVES BC39 PRESENTED BY WEATHERTECH:


 

(89 Entries)


 

0G J.J. YELEY/Phoenix, AZ (Glenn Styres Racing)


 

01 BRYANT WIEDEMAN/Colby, KS (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

06 RYLAN GRAY/Greenfield, IN (Gray Racing)


 

08 CANNON McINTOSH/Bixby, OK (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)


 

08s RICKY STENHOUSE JR./Olive Branch, MS (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)


 

08x TREY GROPP/Lincoln, NE (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)


 

1 RYAN THOMAS/Indianapolis, IN (Wingo Brothers Racing)


 

2J JUSTIN GRANT/Ione, CA (RMS Racing)


 

3G KYLE CUMMINS/Princeton, IN (Glenn Styres Racing)


 

5 CHASE BRISCOE/Mitchell, IN (Chase Briscoe Racing)


 

5J JOSH HODGE/Brownsburg, IN (Bill Rose Racing)


 

5LK JORDAN KINSER/Bedford, IN (Chase Briscoe Racing)


 

6 BILL ROSE/Plainfield, IN (Bill Rose Racing)


 

6K KYLE KEATON/Wheelersburg, OH (Kyle Keaton)


 

6x ISAAC CHAPPLE/Willow Branch, IN (Doug & Wanda Hall)


 

7 SHANNON McQUEEN/Tehachapi, CA (McQueen Racing)


 

7BC TYLER COURTNEY/Indianapolis, IN (Clauson Marshall Racing)


 

7D MICHELLE DECKER/Guthrie, OK (Michelle Decker)


 

7m JADON ROGERS/Worthington, IN (RAMCO Speed Group)


 

7MR CASEY BURKHAM/Combine, TX (RAMCO Speed Group)


 

7NZ TRAVIS BUCKLEY/Auckland, NZ (BSL Racing)


 

7R A.J. HOPKINS/Brownsburg, IN (RAMCO Speed Group)


 

7T ADAM TAYLOR/Channahon, IL (Adam Taylor Motorsports)


 

7x THOMAS MESERAULL/San Jose, CA (RMS Racing)


 

7u KYLE JONES/Kennedale, TX (Trifecta Motorsports)


 

8x JEFF SCHINDLER/Evansville, IN (Jeff Schindler)


 

9m ZACH DAUM/Pocahontas, IL (Bundy Built Motorsports)


 

11 CLINTON BOYLES/Greenwood, MO (Big Dog Racing)


 

11T ALEX WATSON/Columbus, OH (Team Taylor)


 

15 DONNY SCHATZ/Fargo, ND (Mark Cooper)


 

15F MICHAEL FACCINTO/Hanford, CA (Mounce-Stout Motorsports)


 

17 MICHAEL PICKENS/Auckland, NZ (Shophouse Racing)


 

17B AUSTIN BARNHILL/Wilmington, NC (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)


 

17v BEN VARNER/Harbor Springs, MI (Ben Varner)


 

17x KURT STELLHORN/Red Bud, IL (Kurt Stellhorn)


 

18N ALEX NALON/Pittsboro, IN (Mike Dickerson)


 

19 LOGAN SEAVEY/Sutter, CA (Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports)


 

19AZ HAYDEN REINBOLD/Gilbert, AZ (Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports)


 

19K RILEY KREISEL/Warsaw, MO (Ron Cox)


 

19m ETHAN MITCHELL/Mooresville, NC (Bundy Built Motorsports)


 

21 ZACH VEACH/Stockdale, OH (Team Ripper)


 

21D JUSTIN DICKERSON/Pittsboro, IN (Mike Dickerson)


 

21H BRADY BACON/Broken Arrow, OK (TKH Motorsports)


 

21K KARTER SARFF/Mason City, IL (Karter Sarff Racing)


 

22 JOHN HEYDENREICH/Bloomsburg, PA (John Heydenreich)


 

Q23 BARRIE VALENTINO/Brisbane, QLD (Barrie Valentino)


 

25 BRADEN CHIARAMONTE/El Cajon, CA (Tom Malloy)


 

25 C.J. LEARY/Greenfield, IN (Petry Motorsports)


 

25B STEVE BUCKWALTER/Royersford, PA (Brian Buckwalter)


 

25K TAYLOR REIMER/Bixby, OK (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

25m COLBY COPELAND/Roseville, CA (Tom Malloy)


 

26 CHANCE CRUM/Snohomish, WA (Rudeen Racing)


 

29 TIMMY BUCKWALTER/Douglassville, PA (Matt Seymour Racing)


 

Q32 PETER PAULSON/Woodland, CA (Barrie Valentino)


 

36 CHRIS BAUE/Indianapolis, IN (Baue Racing)


 

36c IAN CREAGER/Covington, OH (Tod Creager)


 

37 JIMI QUIN/Brisbane, QLD (A.J. Felker Racing)


 

37x TBA (A.J. Felker Racing)


 

39BC EMERSON AXSOM/Franklin, IN (Clauson Marshall Racing)


 

39N RYAN NEWMAN/South Bend, IN (Clauson Marshall Racing)


 

40 CHASE McDERMAND/Springfield, IL (Mounce-Stout Motorsports)


 

40B BLAKE BRANNON/Morgan Hill, CA (Western Speed Racing)


 

41 OLIVER AKARD/Fort Myers, FL (OMR Motorsports)


 

46 RUSS GAMESTER/Peru, IN (Gamester Racing)


 

51 ZACH BODEN/Cambridge, WI (Boden Racing)


 

55 NICK DRAKE/Mooresville, NC (Troy Cline)


 

57 MARIA COFER/Macdoel, CA (Abacus Racing)


 

57K KEVIN STUDLEY/Plainfield, IN (Kevin Studley)


 

61 JACOB DENNEY/Galloway, OH (Mounce-Stout Motorsports)


 

67 BUDDY KOFOID/Penngrove, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

68 JASON McDOUGAL/Broken Arrow, OK (Six8 Motorsports)


 

71 KAYLEE BRYSON/Muskogee, OK (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

71E MARIAH EDE/Fresno, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

71K DOMINIC GORDEN/Clovis, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

71m CADE LEWIS/Bakersfield, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

71w DILLON WELCH/Carmel, IN (Paul May Motorsports)


 

74 SHELDON CREED/Alpine, CA (Abacus Racing)


 

75AU BRYAN STANFILL/Bakersfield, CA (Griffiths Motorsport)


 

81 GREYSON SPRINGER/Lafayette, IN (Gray Racing)


 

84 JADE AVEDISIAN/Clovis, CA (CB Industries)


 

85 JERRY COONS JR./Tucson, AZ (Central Motorsports)


 

86 KYLE LARSON/Elk Grove, CA (CB Industries)


 

87 JACE PARK/Overland Park, KS (CB Industries)


 

88 SCOTT ORR/Columbia City, IN (Scott Orr)


 

89 MITCHEL MOLES/Raisin City, CA (CB Industries)


 

89x CHRIS WINDOM/Canton, IL (CB Industries)


 

97 BRENHAM CROUCH/Lubbock, TX (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)


 

97J JIM JONES/Ventura, CA (Jim Jones Motorsports)


 

97K RYAN TIMMS/Oklahoma City, OK (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

 


A Dream Granted: 2022 USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week Review

Rich Forman

Speedway, Indiana (July 31, 2022)………Thirteen years of trying. Thirteen years of frustration. Thirteen years of yearning to become a USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week champion.


 

All of it came to fruition in 2022 for Justin Grant, who had won from coast-to-coast in USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship competition but had this particular piece missing from his impressive racing resume.


 

A myriad of close calls has marked Grant’s ISW career, including in 2020 when he led the standings entering the finale, but saw it slip through his fingers.


 

Grant was adamant, and made it abundantly clear from the outset, that Indiana Sprint Week 2022 was going to be dictated on his terms and his alone.


 

“It feels incredible to finally get it done,” Grant exclaimed. “To add my name to all the huge names on that trophy, it feels like my name is a little out of place on there, but I’m happy to have it. Hats off to the guys. It’s a long week and it’s a lot of work. I can’t say enough good things about (crewman & right hand man) Dylan Cook. He works his tail off for me and 99 percent of the time, it’s just him and me on the car. He’s got a big, big workload and he handles it incredibly well.”


 

Only one driver finished inside the top-five of all six features. Only one driver finished inside the top-ten in all six features. For both categories, the answer was Grant as he tallied a succession of quality runs with a 2nd at Gas City, a 2nd at Circle City, a 1st at Kokomo, a 5th at Lincoln Park, a 3rd at Bloomington and another 3rd in the closer at Tri-State to become a first-time series champ.


 

It was a notable turn of the tables for the Ione, Calif. native who took a level-headed approach to all scenarios when finding himself on the mountaintop or dwelling in the valleys throughout the rigorous and grueling week.


 

“In the past, I’ve tended to fall apart in these deals when the going got tough,” Grant admitted. “I’ve worked really hard on that and tried to be more prepared this year than I’ve been in the past and I feel like it’s paid off.”


 

Meanwhile, longtime car owner Kevin Birchmeier of TOPP Motorsports has also been on the waiting list for several years, coming close to the Indiana Sprint Week brass ring with Tyler Courtney initially followed by Grant since 2018.


 

Like his driver, Birchmeier has weathered the storm and pounded up and down the road. As a result, the Rochester, Indiana car owner earned himself a seat in the coveted John Youngs-designed rocking chair, which has been a longtime tradition of the event and is presented annually to the Indiana Sprint Week entrant champion.


 

It wasn’t all smooth sailing initially for Grant, however. During a couple of nights throughout Indiana Sprint Week, the task required Grant to overcome being buried somewhat deep in the field. His Circle City charge to the 2nd position came from a starting spot of 12th. Likewise, his Lincoln Park run to 5th came from even deeper, back in 14th. The perseverance of those performances was substantial in Grant’s and TOPP’s pursuit of the crown.


 

“We had a good week, but it wasn’t without hiccups,” Grant acknowledged. “We buried ourselves a few times and had to come from deep a few nights, but our car was just so good all week, we were able to dig out of those holes when we did get in them. Dylan and I have been working really well together and we found a package that we really like and can work with.”


 

Six different winners emerged in the six feature events that were run: Shane Cottle (Gas City), C.J. Leary (Circle City), Justin Grant (Kokomo), Mitchel Moles (Lincoln Park), Kyle Cummins (Bloomington) and Robert Ballou (Tri-State). It marked the first time, since six years earlier in 2016, that each round featured a different winner.


 

Two race winners started in a double-digit number starting position. Both Cottle and Cummins began their charges to the front from outside of the fifth row (10th) during their respective triumphs.


 

On the wild statistic side, Cottle has now won two career Indiana Sprint Week features with both coming at Gas City (2019 & 2022) and each coming in a situation in which he led only one lap – the last one.


 

Grant also ended an unusual streak of four consecutive seasons in which the Indiana Sprint Week champion went winless throughout the week.


 

The 63-point margin of championship victory by Grant was the third largest in Indiana Sprint Week’s 35-year history. In 2000, Jay Drake prevailed by 76 points over Tony Elliott while, in 2003, J.J. Yeley stormed to the title by 75 points over Jay Drake.


 

Audiences were captivated by the performances of Indiana Sprint Week first-timer Mitchel Moles (Raisin City, Calif.), who not only scored his first career ISW win during the week, but also set Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifying time on five occasions in seven tries. The time trial prowess of Moles was the second best ISW performance of all-time, trailing only Richard Griffin’s six fast times in six appearances during the 1997 edition.


 

Eleven drivers started all six features throughout the week: Emerson Axsom (Franklin, Ind.), Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.), Robert Ballou (Rocklin, Calif.), Briggs Danner (Allentown, Pa.), Justin Grant, C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.), Jason McDougal (Broken Arrow, Okla.), Mitchel Moles, Logan Seavey (Sutter, Calif.), Chase Stockon (Fort Branch, Ind.) and Matt Westfall (Pleasant Hill, Ohio).


 

Several events were plagued by the wrath of Mother Nature. The first Saturday’s originally scheduled Kokomo round was a complete washout and rescheduled successfully to Tuesday. Sunday at Lawrenceburg witnessed unrelenting showers just as the feature was pushed to the track and was not reschedule. Wednesday’s go at the Terre Haute Action Track was the lone complete washout cancellation. Thursday at Lincoln Park saw 49 of 52 qualifiers complete their time trial run before rain hit the speedway, forcing a complete requalifying session and the continuation of the evening after a lengthy delay.


 

Ninety-nine drivers participated in Indiana Sprint Week with 13 United States represented: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas. California drivers won three features (Ballou, Grant & Moles), two for Indiana (Leary & Cummins) and one for Illinois (Cottle).


 

Three countries were represented with 96 from the United States, two from Australia (Troy Carey and Todd Hobson) and one from England (Tom Harris).


 

While each feature event throughout Indiana Sprint Week paid $6,000-to-win and $600-to-start, a $23,000 total purse was up for grabs for the top-eight in the final standings of the tour throughout the Hoosier state.


 

Grant, the new ISW champion, collected a top reward of $10,000 in addition to his weeklong earnings followed by Leary ($5,000), Bacon ($2,500), Stockon ($1,500), Moles ($1,250), Ballou ($1,100), Cummins ($900) and Axsom ($750).


 

 
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2022 USAC INDIANA SPRINT WEEK STAT LEADERS


 

Champion: Justin Grant


 

Most Wins: 1-Robert Ballou, Shane Cottle, Kyle Cummins, Justin Grant, C.J. Leary & Mitchel Moles


 

Most Laps Led: 58-Robert Ballou


 

Most Top-Fives: 6-Justin Grant


 

Most Top-Tens: 6-Justin Grant


 

Most Fast Qualifying Times: 5-Mitchel Moles


 

Most Heat Race Wins: Robert Ballou, C.J. Leary, Jadon Rogers & Chase Stockon


 

Most Feature Starts: 6-Emerson Axsom, Brady Bacon, Robert Ballou, Briggs Danner, Justin Grant, C.J. Leary, Jason McDougal, Mitchel Moles, Logan Seavey, Chase Stockon & Matt Westfall


 

Biggest Charge: 7/25: Circle City Raceway – Shane Cottle (22nd to 7th)

 


 

 

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Westfall Wins Rain Shortened Fremont Feature

Despite threatening skies and an ominous forecast, Fremont Speedway officials bravely forged ahead with last night's MPD Racing BOSS program.  With the help of the race teams, track officials and series officials, nine heat races were completed in under an hour and the companion FAST 410 main event was completed in 7 minutes and 23 seconds.  Officially, there were 4 divisions racing on the night, but the fourth race was everyone involved racing against time and the incoming weather.


 

Only 18 race teams chose BOSS at Fremont Speedway over the weather apps.  The overcast skies kept the race surface in great shape and the wingless stars put on a great show, finally getting some ideal track conditions at "The Track That Action Built".


 

ARP Fasteners qualifying groups were quick timed by Matt Westfall, Travis Hery and Isaac Chapple.  The TCB first heat race was won by Saban Bibent while Brave Breed Rescue heat two was claimed by Dallas Hewitt.  The third and final heat was sponsored by TheCushion.com and was won by Dustin Ingle.


 

The NGK Spark Plugs redraw put Bibent and Hewitt on the front row with Hery and Chapple in row 2.  After a quick salute to the fans, the green flag flew on the field for a typical 25 lap main event.  Hewitt grabbed the quick early lead with Travis Hery in tow.  Bibent quickly got around Hery, then Hewitt bicycled on the curb in turn one working lap 4, opening the door for Saban Bibent to get to the lead.  


 

The first of 4 cautions flew for Steve Little who spun off turn 2 contacting the foam soft walls, but able to continue.  With Bibent still the leader, Hewitt and Westfall engaged in a torrid battle for the runner-up spot until Travis Hery broke a front spindle, sending him into the foam wall blocks in turn 4.  On the restart, Westfall and Hewitt began to pressure Bibent on the point.  Westfall passed for the lead on lap 12, but a third caution flag for Ricky Lewis spinning.  Reverting to the last completed lap but Bibent back on the point.


 

On the restart, Westfall got inside Bibent for the lead off turn 2 to take the lead with Hewitt and Chapple following him.  Over the next few laps, the race intensity began to rise as Chapple got to the runner-up spot, but a light ran also picked up intensity.  Race officials were about to throw a caution for rain when Tayte Williamson spun off turn 2.  With 16 laps completed, the race was declared official with scoring reverted back one lap.  Following Westfall at the finish was Chapple, Hewitt, Dustin Ingle, Bibent, Carmen Perigo, Koby Barksdale, Tayte Williamson, Steve Irwin and Jesse Vermillion.


 

We'd like to reiterate the appreciation we have for all the race teams' cooperation and the staff at Fremont Speedway for helping us push the program through.  With a group effort, it was only one hour and 25  minutes to complete 9 heat races, the 30 lap FAST main event, and get to lap 16 of the BOSS main event.  By getting past the halfway mark, it made for a completed race, allowing us to pay all the BOSS teams in full without a make-up finish at a later date (or next season).  We also want to thank the fans who showed up despite questionable conditions to support BOSS and Fremont Speedway.


 

Next up for BOSS is a return to Wayne County Speedway next Saturday, August 20th!  It's been 6 years since the tour has visited the fast 3/8 mile, always well prepared, dirt oval.  Make plans to join us or catch it live on TheCushion.com.


 

BOX SCORE


 

MPD Racing BOSS Sprint Cars

Fremont (OH) Speedway

Saturday, August 13, 2022


 

ARP Fasteners Qualifying

Group 1:   1. 33m-Matt Westfall 14.808   2. 6T-Trey Osborne 15.054   3. 73-Blake Vermillion 15.213   4. 98-Saban Bibent 15.228   5. 53-Steve Little 15.551   6. 9r-Logan Riehl 15.608


 

Group 2:   1. 21h-Travis Hery 14.857   2. 16K-Koby Barksdale 14.960   3. 18-Dallas Hewitt 15.102   4. 0-Steve Irwin 15.413   5. 21-Carmen Perigo 15.456   6. 75-Jerry Dahms 16.249


 

Group 3:   1. 52-Isaac Chapple 15.131   2. 20w-Tayte Williamson 15.150   3. 2di-Dustin Ingle 15.158   4. 41-Ricky Lewis 15.337   5. 5-Jesse Vermillion 16.001   6. 44x-Tom Davies 17.496


 

TCB Speed - Heat 1:   1. 98-Bibent[1] ;  2. 33m-Westfall[4] ;  3. 53-Little[5] ;  4. 73-B.Vermillion[2] ;  5. 6T-Osborne[3] ;  6. 9r-Riehl[6]


 

Brave Breed Rescue - Heat 2:   1. 18-Hewitt[2] ;  2. 21-Perigo[5] ;  3. 0-Irwin[1] ;  4. 16K-Barksdale[3] ;  5. 21H-Hery[4] ;  6. 75-Dahms[6]


 

TheCushion.com - Heat 3:   1. 2di-Ingle[2] ;  2. 41-Lewis[1] ;  3. 20w-Williamson[3] ;  4. 52-Chapple[4] ;  5. 5-J.Vermillion[5] ;  6. 44x-Davies[6]


 

MPD Racing BOSS A-Main:   1. 33m-Westfall[5] ;  2. 52-Chapple[4] ;  3. 18-Hewitt[2] ;  4. 2di-Ingle[6] ;  5. 98-Bibent[1] ;  6. 21-Perigo[7] ;  7. 16K-Barksdale[13] ;  8. 20w-Tayte Williamson[11] ;  9. 0-Steve Irwin[10] ;  10. 5-J.Vermillion[15] ;  11. 6T-Osborne[14] ;  12. 53-Little[9] ;  13. 73-B.Vermillion[12] ;  14. 41-Lewis[8] ;  15. 9r-Riehl[16] ;  16. 75-Dahms[17] ;  17. 21h-Hery[3] ;  18. 44x-Davies[18]


 

Accu-Force Dyno - Hard Charger:  16K-Barksdale

Cowen Truck Line - Steel Block:  9r-Riehl

Hoosier Tire - Free Tire:  33m-Westfall

J F Construction - Lucky Pill Draw:  18-Hewitt

All Pro Cylinder Heads - Perseverance:  21-Perigo

Elizabeth Gardner Photography - Hard Luck:  21h-Hery


 

BOSS Returns to Wayne County August 20th


 

The MPD Racing Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series is set to return to Wayne County Speedway this Saturday, August 20th.  When the tour was first formed in 2011, the historic 3/8 mile oval was the second facility ever to hold a sanctioned event.  Dustin Smith of Russiaville, Indiana won the race that night with an incredible 30 car field on hand.  Over the next 4 years, it would annually host two nights of racing with other winners such as Sheldon Haudenschild, Brandon Spithaler, Andre Layfield, Landon Simon and Mike Burkin.


 

After a 6-year absence, the cast of characters have changed quite a bit.  For most of the field, Saturday will be their first ever look at Wayne County Speedway.  Willow Branch, Indiana's Isaac Chapple leads the tour standings with Ventura, California's Rick Lewis in the runner-up spot, looking for his first ever tour win.  Another Hoosier state racer, Jesse Vermillion, sits in the third position with Saban Bibent and Jesse's brother, Blake Vermillion, rounding out the top 5.  Fans can also expect to see Lee Underwood, Steve Little, Steve Irwin, Luke Hall, Drew Rader, Cody Gardner, Bob McMillin, Aaron Middaugh, Koby Barksdale, Trey Osborne, Paul Dues, John Mollick and many more!


 

The addition of the winged 410 sprints has not deterred some regulars from pulling the wings off!  Jordan Ryan and Trey Jacobs are expected to try to defend the home turf.  Both have been regulars with the FAST On Dirt tour and regulars at WCS, but for Ryan, this will be his first run without the wings!  


 

Due to the addition of the winged 410's, the show has been moved forward one hour with gates now opening at 2 pm.  BOSS driver meeting will be at 4:45 pm with engine heat promptly at 5.  Racing is scheduled for 6:30 pm.  Adult general admission is $20 with kids 12 and under free.  Pit passes are $30.  Both the yellow Westhold and the red AMB transponders will work.  Fuel is available at the track along with a limited selection of tires from Twarog Race Products and the BOSS tour.  


 

The standard BOSS purse is up for grabs which breaks down as follows:  2000, 1000, 750, 650, 550, 500, 450, 425, 400, 375, 350, 340, 330, 320, 310, 300, 300, 300, 300, 300.  All cars not starting the main event are guaranteed $100.  Heat races pay the top 4: 40, 30, 20, 10 thanks to TCB Speed, Brave Breed Rescue, TheCushion.com and Outsider's Merchandise & Apparel.  There will also be six bonus awards all drivers are eligible for thanks to Hoosier Tire, Cowen Truck Line, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Home Turf Training Center, Village Point Market, J&F Construction and Accu-Force Shock Dyno.


 

For fans, be sure to pick up a copy of the 2022 BOSS/FAST souvenir program and play the Gross & Sons Cutom Millwork "Pick 'Em" contest.  If you can pick the top 3 finishers in the main event correctly, you win $25 cash!  Be sure to check out our 2022 merchandise and apparel at the trailer on the midway.  


BOSS & FAST Set For Another Fremont Double 


 

It has become a tradition now at Fremont Speedway.  Combine a great race track and facility with a lot of tradition.  Then throw in a little old school charm with the fairground / covered grandstand effect.  Finally, mix in a combination of winged AND traditional sprint cars and you have a recipe for a great night at the races!


 

The MPD Racing Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series will be on stop number 12 of their 2022 campaign, while the Ti22 Performance FAST On Dirt winged cars will be making their eleventh race of the season.  Isaac Chapple is the current tour point leader with California's Ricky Lewis in the runner-up spot.  Jesse Vermillion holds the third position with Saban Bibent and Blake Vermillion rounding out the top 5.  On the FAST side, it's Bradner, Ohio's Nate Dussel with the lead in the current standings.  He's also the leading driver on the tour in the win department, including the win at Fremont back in May.  Chasing Nate are Lee Jacobs, Ricky Peterson, Sean Rayhall and Zeth Sabo.  


 

Joining BOSS and FAST will be the always exciting Dirt Truck division.  Pit gates open at 3 with general admission gates open at 4.  Driver meeting will be at 5:15 with engine heat and hot lap immediately following.  Racing will begin at 7.  Adult general admission is $18 with seniors $15, students $10 and kids 10 and under are free.  Pit passes are $30.


 

Both sprint tours will be competing for their standard tour payouts.  For BOSS, the A-Main pays:  2000, 1000, 750, 650, 550, 500, 450, 425, 400, 375, 350, 340, 330, 320, 310, 300, 300, 300, 300, 300.  Heat races pay: 40, 30, 20, 10 thanks to TCB Speed, Brave Breed Rescue, TheCushion.com and Outsider's Merchandise & Apparel.  Bonus awards are provided by Hoosier Tire, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Accu-Force Shock Dyno, Cowen Truck Line, J&F Construction and Elizabeth Gardner Photography.  There are NO fees of any kind to race with BOSS.  All cars must be on 4 corner Hoosier Tires with the right rear a spec Medium, H15 or Racesaver.  We do not mark tires.


 

For FAST, the main event payout is:  3000, 1500, 1000, 750, 650, 550, 500, 475, 450, 425, 400, 390, 380, 370, 360, 350, 350, 350, 350, 350.  Heat races pay: 40, 30, 20, 10 thanks to NAPA of Fremont, Brave Breed Rescue, TheCushion.com and Outsider's Merchandise & Apparel.  Bonus awards are provided by Kear's Speed Shop and Elizabeth Gardner Photography.  Like BOSS, there are NO fees of any kind to race with FAST.  Cars must be on all 4 Hoosier Tires with the rear the national wing spec tires.  The left rears must be the H series and the right rears must be a spec Medium or H15.  You do not have to run the same tire all night.  Wings must be flat top with a maximum 2" wickerbill.  


 

We hope you will make plans to join us Saturday at Fremont Speedway!  Listed below are updated schedules for both tours:


 

BOSS

8/13 - Fremont

8/20 - Wayne County

9/3 - Brownstown

10/7 - TBA (PA)

10/8 - TBA (PA)


 

FAST

8/13 - Fremont

8/27 - Pittsburgh

8/28 - Tri-City (PA)

9/10 - Atomic

9/17 - Lernerville

10/1 - Atomic

10/15 - Lernerville

 

  midwest sprint car series  

www.mscssprints.com

  
Three times the MSCS fun this weekend!

 
Friday, August 12th
Terre Haute Action Track
MSCS Sprints- $5,000 to win
UMP Modifieds, and vintage cars.
Pits Open 3:00 PM
Gates Open 4:00 PM
Hot Laps 6:30 PM
Races to follow

 
Saturday, August 13th
Tri-State Speedway
Hoosier Sprint Nationals 
MSCS Sprints $5000 to win
IMCA Racesaver Sprints, & MMSA Mini-Sprints
Pit gate 3:30 PM
Warm Ups: 6:30 PM, 
Races 7:30 PM

 
Sunday, August 14th
Red Hill Raceway 
MSCS Sprints- $3,000 to win
UMP Modifieds
Pits Open 3:00 PM
Gates Open 4:00 PM
Hot Laps 5:30 PM
Races to follow
united rebel sprint series

www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com

 

 

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united rebel sprint series
April 8DRCP, Dodge City KS
July 281 Speedway, Wichita KS
July 3Belleville High Banks, Belleville KS
July 16RPM Speedway, Hays KS
July 17RPM Speedway, Hays KS
July 22DCRP, Dodge City KS
July 23DCRP, Dodge City KS
July 29Rush Cty Speedway, LaCrosse KS
July 30Rush Cty Speedway, LaCrosse KS
  
Aug 4Belleville High Banks, Belleville KS
Aug 5Belleville High Banks, Belleville KS
Aug 6Belleville High Banks, Belleville KS
Sept 16Jefferson Co Speedway, Fairbury NE
Sept 17Thayer Co Speedway, Deshler NE
buckeye outlaw sprint serie

April:

23rd: Montpelier Motor Speedway - Montpelier, IN

 

May:

7th: Atomic Speedway - Waverly, OH

20th: I69 Gas City Speedway - Gas City, IN

21st: TBA

28th: Fremont Speedway - Fremont OH

29th: Waynesfield Raceway Park - Waynesfield, OH

 

June:

 3rd: I-96 Speedway - Lake Odessa, MI

 4th: I-96 Speedway - Lake Odessa, MI

11th: TBA

17th: Rock Crest Raceway - North Vernon, IN

18th: Lawrenceburg Speedway - Lawrenceburg, IN

 

July:

1st: Ohio Valley Speedway - Washington, WV

2nd: West Virginia Motor Speedway - Mineralwells, WV

3rd: Waynesfield Raceway Park, Waynesfield, OH

9th: Atomic Speedway - Waverly, OH

22nd: Lernerville Speedway - Sarver, PA

23rd: Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway - Imperial, PA

 

August:

13th: Fremont Speedway - Fremont, OH

20th: Wayne County Speedway - Orrville, OH

 

September:

3rd: Brownstown Speedway - Brownstown, IN

4th: Rock Crest Raceway - North Vernon, IN

 

October:

7th: I-96 Speedway - Lake Odessa, MI

8th: I-96 Speedway - Lake Odessa, MI

22nd: TBA


 

2022 USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE:


 

Feb 11: Bubba Raceway Park | Ocala, FL | Winter Dirt Games


 

Feb 12: Bubba Raceway Park | Ocala, FL | Winter Dirt Games


 

Mar 11-12: Southern Illinois Center | Du Quoin, IL | Shamrock Classic | Non-Points Special Event


 

Apr 8: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN | Kokomo Grand Prix


 

Apr 9: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN | Kokomo Grand Prix


 

Apr 22: Port City Raceway | Tulsa, OK | T-Town Midget Showdown


 

Apr 23: Port City Raceway | Tulsa, OK | T-Town Midget Showdown


 

Jun 2: Tri-City Speedway | Granite City, IL


 

Jun 3: Bloomington Speedway | Bloomington, IN | Indiana Midget Week


 

Jun 4: Lawrenceburg Speedway | Lawrenceburg, IN | Indiana Midget Week


 

Jun 5: Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN | Indiana Midget Week


 

Jun 8: Circle City Raceway | Indianapolis, IN | Indiana Midget Week


 

Jun 9: Lincoln Park Speedway | Putnamville, IN | Indiana Midget Week


 

Jun 10: Gas City I-69 Speedway | Gas City, IN | Indiana Midget Week


 

Jun 11: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN | Indiana Midget Week


 

Jul 8: Huset's Speedway | Brandon, SD | Huset’s Speedway USAC Nationals


 

Jul 9: Huset's Speedway | Brandon, SD | Huset’s Speedway USAC Nationals


 

Jul 10: Huset's Speedway | Brandon, SD | Huset’s Speedway USAC Nationals


 

Jul 12: Red Dirt Raceway | Meeker, OK | Tuesday Night Thunder


 

Jul 13: Solomon Valley Raceway | Beloit, KS | Chad McDaniel Memorial


 

Jul 15: Jefferson County Speedway | Fairbury, NE | Midwest Midget Championship


 

Jul 16: Jefferson County Speedway | Fairbury, NE | Midwest Midget Championship


 

Sep 4: Angell Park Speedway | Sun Prairie, WI | Firemen's Nationals


 

Sep 9: Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex | Sweet Springs, MO | John Hinck Championship


 

Sep 10: Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex | Sweet Springs, MO | John Hinck Championship


 

Sep 22: Gas City I-69 Speedway | Gas City, IN | James Dean Classic


 

Sep 23: Eldora Speedway | Rossburg, OH | BeFour The Crowns


 

Sep 24: Eldora Speedway | Rossburg, OH | 4-Crown Nationals


 

Oct 7: Wayne County Speedway | Wayne City, IL | Jason Leffler Memorial


 

Oct 8: Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN | Harvest Cup


 

Nov 15: Bakersfield Speedway | Bakersfield, CA | November Classic


 

Nov 17: Placerville Speedway | Placerville, CA | Hangtown 100


 

Nov 18: Placerville Speedway | Placerville, CA | Hangtown 100


 

Nov 19: Placerville Speedway | Placerville, CA | Hangtown 100


 

Nov 22: Merced Speedway | Merced, CA | Midget Madness


 

Nov 23: Merced Speedway | Merced, CA | Midget Madness


 

Nov 26: Ventura Raceway | Ventura, CA | Turkey Night Grand Prix


 

TBA: The Dirt Track at IMS | Speedway, IN | BC39

 

 

 

Sep 22: Gas City I-69 Speedway | Gas City, IN | James Dean Classic | National Midget


 

Sep 22: Gas City I-69 Speedway | Gas City, IN | James Dean Classic | National Sprint


 

Sep 23: Eldora Speedway | Rossburg, OH | BeFour The Crowns | National Midget


 

Sep 24: Eldora Speedway | Rossburg, OH | 4-Crown Nationals | National Sprint


 

Sep 24: Eldora Speedway | Rossburg, OH | 4-Crown Nationals | National Midget


 

Sep 24: Eldora Speedway | Rossburg, OH | 4-Crown Nationals | Silver Crown


 

Sep 30: TBA | National Sprint


 

Oct 1: Lawrenceburg Speedway | Lawrenceburg, IN | Fall Nationals | National Sprint


 

Oct 7: Wayne County Speedway | Wayne City, IL | Jason Leffler Memorial | National Midget


 

Oct 8: Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN | Harvest Cup | National Midget


 

Oct 22: Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park | Brownsburg, IN | Open-Wheel Championship Saturday | Midget Non-Points Special Event


 

Oct 22: Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park | Brownsburg, IN | Open-Wheel Championship Saturday | Silver Crown


 

Oct 28: TBA | National Sprint


 

Oct 29: TBA | National Sprint


 

Nov 3: Perris Auto Speedway | Perris, CA | Oval Nationals | National Sprint


 

Nov 4: Perris Auto Speedway | Perris, CA | Oval Nationals | National Sprint


 

Nov 5: Perris Auto Speedway | Perris, CA | Oval Nationals | National Sprint


 

Nov 15: Bakersfield Speedway | Bakersfield, CA | November Classic | National Midget


 

Nov 17: Placerville Speedway | Placerville, CA | Hangtown 100 | National Midget


 

Nov 18: Placerville Speedway | Placerville, CA | Hangtown 100 | National Midget


 

Nov 19: Placerville Speedway | Placerville, CA | Hangtown 100 | National Midget


 

Nov 22: Merced Speedway | Merced, CA | Midget Madness | National Midget


 

Nov 23: Merced Speedway | Merced, CA | Midget Madness | National Midget


 

Nov 26: Ventura Raceway | Ventura, CA | Turkey Night Grand Prix | National Midget


 

TBA: The Dirt Track at IMS | Speedway, IN | BC39 | National Midget


 

 

2022 USAC SILVER CROWN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE:


 

May 1: Terre Haute Action Track | Terre Haute, IN | Sumar Classic


 

May 27: Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park | Brownsburg, IN | Carb Night Classic


 

Jun 18: Port Royal Speedway | Port Royal, PA


 

Jun 24: Madison International Speedway | Oregon, WI | Dairyland 100


 

Jun 30: Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park | Brownsburg, IN | USAC Silver Crown Shootout | Non-Points Special Event


 

Jul 21: Winchester Speedway | Winchester, IN | Rich Vogler Classic


 

Aug 6: Toledo Speedway | Toledo, OH | Rollie Beale Classic


 

Aug 19: World Wide Technology Raceway | Madison, IL


 

Aug 20: Illinois State Fairgrounds | Springfield, IL | Bettenhausen 100


 

Sep 3: Du Quoin State Fairgrounds | Du Quoin, IL | Ted Horn 100


 

Sep 23-24: Eldora Speedway | Rossburg, OH | 4-Crown Nationals


 

Oct 22: Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park | Brownsburg, IN | Open-Wheel Championship Saturday

midwest sprint car series

DATETRACKLOCATIONSIZELAPSTO WIN
Saturday, Apr 30 Tri-State SpeedwayHaubstadt, IN 1/4 mile 30 $5,000 
Saturday, May 14 Tri-State SpeedwayHaubstadt, IN 1/4 mile 25 $3,000 
Friday, May 27 Bloomington SpeedwayBloomington, IN 1/4 mile 30 $3,000 
Saturday, May 28 Lincoln Park SpeedwayPutnamville, IN 1/4 mile 25 $2,500 
Sunday, May 29 Tri-State SpeedwayHaubstadt, IN 1/4 mile 25 $3,000 
Sunday, June 5 Tri-State SpeedwayHaubstadt, IN 1/4 mile 25 $2,000 
Friday, June 24 Terre Haute Action TrackTerre Haute, IN 1/2 mile 25 $3,000 
Saturday, June 25 Tri-State SpeedwayHaubstadt, IN 1/4 mile 25 $3,000 
Friday, July 1 Lincoln Park SpeedwayPutnamville, IN 1/4 mile 30 $4,000 
Saturday, July 2 Lincoln Park SpeedwayPutnamville, IN 1/4 mile 30 $4,000 
Friday, July 8 Gas City SpeedwayGas City, IN 1/4 mile 30 $5,000 
Saturday, July 9 Kokomo SpeedwayKokomo, IN 1/4 mile 30 $5,000 
Friday, Aug 12 Terre Haute SpeedwayTerre Haute, IN 1/2 mile 25 $5,000 
Saturday, Aug 13 Tri-State SpeedwayHaubstadt, IN 1/4 mile 30 $5,000 
Saturday, Aug 20 Lincoln Park SpeedwayPutnamville, IN 1/4 mile 30  $3,000 
Friday, Sept 2 Bloomington SpeedwayBloomington, IN 1/4 mile 30 $3,000 
Sunday, Sept 4 Tri-State SpeedwayHaubstadt, IN 1/4 mile 25 $3,000 
Saturday, Sept 17 Tri-State SpeedwayHaubstadt, IN 1/4 mile 40 $12,000 
Saturday, Oct 8 Tri-State SpeedwayHaubstadt, IN 1/4 mile 30 $5,000 

 

 

2022 USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE:


 

Feb 17: Bubba Raceway Park | Ocala, FL | Winter Dirt Games


 

Feb 18: Bubba Raceway Park | Ocala, FL | Winter Dirt Games


 

Feb 19: Bubba Raceway Park | Ocala, FL | Winter Dirt Games


 

Apr 2: Lawrenceburg Speedway | Lawrenceburg, IN


 

Apr 16: Atomic Speedway | Chillicothe, OH


 

Apr 29: Bloomington Speedway | Bloomington, IN | Larry Rice Classic


 

Apr 30: Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN | Spring Showdown


 

May 6: Eldora Speedway | Rossburg, OH | #LetsRaceTwo


 

May 7: Eldora Speedway | Rossburg, OH | #LetsRaceTwo


 

May 12: Lakeside Speedway | Kansas City, KS


 

May 13: U.S. 36 Raceway | Osborn, MO


 

May 14: I-70 Motorsports Park | Odessa, MO


 

May 20: Terre Haute Action Track | Terre Haute, IN


 

May 21: Terre Haute Action Track | Terre Haute, IN | Tony Hulman Classic


 

May 25: Circle City Raceway | Indianapolis, IN | Week of Indy


 

May 26: Circle City Raceway | Indianapolis, IN | Week of Indy


 

Jun 14: Grandview Speedway | Bechtelsville, PA | Eastern Storm / Jesse Hockett Classic


 

Jun 15: Bridgeport Motorsports Park | Swedesboro, NJ | Eastern Storm


 

Jun 16: Selinsgrove Speedway | Selinsgrove, PA | Eastern Storm


 

Jun 17: Williams Grove Speedway | Mechanicsburg, PA | Eastern Storm


 

Jun 18: Port Royal Speedway | Port Royal, PA | Eastern Storm


 

Jun 19: Bloomsburg Fair Raceway | Bloomsburg, PA | Eastern Storm


 

Jun 25: Wilmot Raceway | Wilmot, WI


 

Jun 26: Angell Park Speedway | Sun Prairie, WI


 

Jul 1: Lincoln Park Speedway | Putnamville, IN | Bill Gardner Sprintacular


 

Jul 2: Lincoln Park Speedway | Putnamville, IN | Bill Gardner Sprintacular


 

Jul 8: Huset's Speedway | Brandon, SD | Huset’s Speedway USAC Nationals


 

Jul 9: Huset's Speedway | Brandon, SD | Huset’s Speedway USAC Nationals


 

Jul 10: Huset's Speedway | Brandon, SD | Huset’s Speedway USAC Nationals


 

Jul 22: Gas City I-69 Speedway | Gas City, IN | Indiana Sprint Week


 

Jul 23: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN | Indiana Sprint Week


 

Jul 24: Lawrenceburg Speedway | Lawrenceburg, IN | Indiana Sprint Week


 

Jul 25: Circle City Raceway | Indianapolis, IN | Indiana Sprint Week


 

Jul 27: Terre Haute Action Track | Terre Haute, IN | Indiana Sprint Week / Don Smith Classic


 

Jul 28: Lincoln Park Speedway | Putnamville, IN | Indiana Sprint Week


 

Jul 29: Bloomington Speedway | Bloomington, IN | Indiana Sprint Week / Sheldon Kinser Memorial


 

Jul 30: Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN | Indiana Sprint Week


 

Aug 25: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN | Sprint Car Smackdown


 

Aug 26: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN | Sprint Car Smackdown


 

Aug 27: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN | Sprint Car Smackdown


 

Sep 16: TBA


 

Sep 17: Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN | Haubstadt Hustler


 

Sep 22: Gas City I-69 Speedway | Gas City, IN | James Dean Classic


 

Sep 24: Eldora Speedway | Rossburg, OH | 4-Crown Nationals


 

Sep 30: TBA


 

Oct 1: Lawrenceburg Speedway | Lawrenceburg, IN | Fall Nationals


 

Oct 28: TBA


 

Oct 29: TBA


 

Nov 3: Perris Auto Speedway | Perris, CA | Oval Nationals


 

Nov 4: Perris Auto Speedway | Perris, CA | Oval Nationals


 

Nov 5: Perris Auto Speedway | Perris, CA | Oval Nationals

 

 

 2022 USAC NATIONAL SCHEDULE:


 

Feb 11: Bubba Raceway Park | Ocala, FL | Winter Dirt Games | National Midget


 

Feb 12: Bubba Raceway Park | Ocala, FL | Winter Dirt Games | National Midget


 

Feb 17: Bubba Raceway Park | Ocala, FL | Winter Dirt Games | National Sprint


 

Feb 18: Bubba Raceway Park | Ocala, FL | Winter Dirt Games | National Sprint


 

Feb 19: Bubba Raceway Park | Ocala, FL | Winter Dirt Games | National Sprint


 

Mar 11: Southern Illinois Center | Du Quoin, IL | Shamrock Classic | Midget Non-Points Special Event


 

Mar 12: Southern Illinois Center | Du Quoin, IL | Shamrock Classic | Midget Non-Points Special Event


 

Mar 26: Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park | Brownsburg, IN | Open-Wheel Opening Day | Midget Non-Points Special Event


 

Apr 2: Lawrenceburg Speedway | Lawrenceburg, IN | National Sprint


 

Apr 8: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN | Kokomo Grand Prix | National Midget


 

Apr 9: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN | Kokomo Grand Prix | National Midget


 

Apr 16: Atomic Speedway | Chillicothe, OH | National Sprint


 

Apr 22: Port City Raceway | Tulsa, OK | T-Town Midget Showdown | National Midget


 

Apr 23: Port City Raceway | Tulsa, OK | T-Town Midget Showdown | National Midget


 

Apr 29: Bloomington Speedway | Bloomington, IN | Larry Rice Classic | National Sprint


 

Apr 30: Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN | Spring Showdown | National Sprint


 

May 1: Terre Haute Action Track | Terre Haute, IN | Sumar Classic | Silver Crown


 

May 6: Eldora Speedway | Rossburg, OH | #LetsRaceTwo | National Sprint


 

May 7: Eldora Speedway | Rossburg, OH | #LetsRaceTwo | National Sprint


 

May 12: Lakeside Speedway | Kansas City, KS | National Sprint


 

May 13: U.S. 36 Raceway | Osborn, MO | National Sprint


 

May 14: I-70 Motorsports Park | Odessa, MO | National Sprint


 

May 20: Terre Haute Action Track | Terre Haute, IN | National Sprint


 

May 21: Terre Haute Action Track | Terre Haute, IN | Tony Hulman Classic | National Sprint


 

May 25: Circle City Raceway | Indianapolis, IN | Week of Indy | National Sprint


 

May 26: Circle City Raceway | Indianapolis, IN | Week of Indy | National Sprint


 

May 27: Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park | Brownsburg, IN | Carb Night Classic | Midget Non-Points Special Event


 

May 27: Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park | Brownsburg, IN | Carb Night Classic | Silver Crown


 

Jun 2: Tri-City Speedway | Granite City, IL | National Midget


 

Jun 3: Bloomington Speedway | Bloomington, IN | Indiana Midget Week | National Midget


 

Jun 4: Lawrenceburg Speedway | Lawrenceburg, IN | Indiana Midget Week | National Midget


 

Jun 5: Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN | Indiana Midget Week | National Midget


 

Jun 8: Circle City Raceway | Indianapolis, IN | Indiana Midget Week | National Midget


 

Jun 9: Lincoln Park Speedway | Putnamville, IN | Indiana Midget Week | National Midget


 

Jun 10: Gas City I-69 Speedway | Gas City, IN | Indiana Midget Week | National Midget


 

Jun 11: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN | Indiana Midget Week | National Midget


 

Jun 14: Grandview Speedway | Bechtelsville, PA | Eastern Storm / Jesse Hockett Classic | National Sprint


 

Jun 15: Bridgeport Motorsports Park | Swedesboro, NJ | Eastern Storm | National Sprint


 

Jun 16: Selinsgrove Speedway | Selinsgrove, PA | Eastern Storm | National Sprint


 

Jun 17: Williams Grove Speedway | Mechanicsburg, PA | Eastern Storm | National Sprint


 

Jun 18: Port Royal Speedway | Port Royal, PA | Eastern Storm | National Sprint


 

Jun 18: Port Royal Speedway | Port Royal, PA | Silver Crown


 

Jun 19: Bloomsburg Fair Raceway | Bloomsburg, PA | Eastern Storm | National Sprint


 

Jun 24: Madison International Speedway | Oregon, WI | Dairyland 100 | Silver Crown


 

Jun 25: Wilmot Raceway | Wilmot, WI | National Sprint


 

Jun 26: Angell Park Speedway | Sun Prairie, WI | National Sprint


 

Jun 30: Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park | Brownsburg, IN | Thursday Night Thunder Homecoming | Midget Non-Points Special Event


 

Jun 30: Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park | Brownsburg, IN | USAC Silver Crown Shootout | Silver Crown Non-Points Special Event


 

Jul 1: Lincoln Park Speedway | Putnamville, IN | Bill Gardner Sprintacular | National Sprint


 

Jul 2: Lincoln Park Speedway | Putnamville, IN | Bill Gardner Sprintacular | National Sprint


 

Jul 8: Huset's Speedway | Brandon, SD | Huset’s Speedway USAC Nationals | National Midget


 

Jul 8: Huset's Speedway | Brandon, SD | Huset’s Speedway USAC Nationals | National Sprint


 

Jul 9: Huset's Speedway | Brandon, SD | Huset’s Speedway USAC Nationals | National Midget


 

Jul 9: Huset's Speedway | Brandon, SD | Huset’s Speedway USAC Nationals | National Sprint


 

Jul 10: Huset's Speedway | Brandon, SD | Huset’s Speedway USAC Nationals | National Midget


 

Jul 10: Huset's Speedway | Brandon, SD | Huset’s Speedway USAC Nationals | National Sprint


 

Jul 12: Red Dirt Raceway | Meeker, OK | Tuesday Night Thunder | National Midget


 

Jul 13: Solomon Valley Raceway | Beloit, KS | Chad McDaniel Memorial | National Midget


 

Jul 15: Jefferson County Speedway | Fairbury, NE | Midwest Midget Championship | National Midget


 

Jul 16: Jefferson County Speedway | Fairbury, NE | Midwest Midget Championship | National Midget


 

Jul 21: Winchester Speedway | Winchester, IN | Rich Vogler Classic | Silver Crown


 

Jul 22: Gas City I-69 Speedway | Gas City, IN | Indiana Sprint Week | National Sprint


 

Jul 23: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN | Indiana Sprint Week | National Sprint


 

Jul 24: Lawrenceburg Speedway | Lawrenceburg, IN | Indiana Sprint Week | National Sprint


 

Jul 25: Circle City Raceway | Indianapolis, IN | Indiana Sprint Week | National Sprint


 

Jul 27: Terre Haute Action Track | Terre Haute, IN | Indiana Sprint Week / Don Smith Classic | National Sprint


 

Jul 28: Lincoln Park Speedway | Putnamville, IN | Indiana Sprint Week | National Sprint


 

Jul 29: Bloomington Speedway | Bloomington, IN | Indiana Sprint Week / Sheldon Kinser Memorial | National Sprint


 

Jul 30: Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN | Indiana Sprint Week | National Sprint


 

Aug 6: Toledo Speedway | Toledo, OH | Rollie Beale Classic | Silver Crown


 

Aug 19: World Wide Technology Raceway | Madison, IL | Silver Crown


 

Aug 20: Illinois State Fairgrounds | Springfield, IL | Bettenhausen 100 | Silver Crown


 

Aug 25: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN | Sprint Car Smackdown | National Sprint


 

Aug 26: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN | Sprint Car Smackdown | National Sprint


 

Aug 27: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN | Sprint Car Smackdown | National Sprint


 

Sep 3: Du Quoin State Fairgrounds | Du Quoin, IL | Ted Horn 100 | Silver Crown


 

Sep 4: Angell Park Speedway | Sun Prairie, WI | Firemen's Nationals | National Midget


 

Sep 9: Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex | Sweet Springs, MO | John Hinck Championship | National Midget


 

Sep 10: Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex | Sweet Springs, MO | John Hinck Championship | National Midget


 

Sep 16: TBA | National Sprint


 

Sep 17: Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN | Haubstadt Hustler | National Sprint


 



 
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