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BACON FINDS REDEMPTION AT BLOOMINGTON’S SHELDON KINSER MEMORIAL

Jack Reitz

 

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Bloomington, Indiana (July 30, 2021)………Twenty-four hours earlier, Brady Bacon and the Dynamics, Inc. crew experienced the lowest of lows when a magneto issue knocked the team out of the feature at Lincoln Park Speedway before the green flag had even been waved.

 
Twenty-four hours later, the team was standing in victory lane, celebrating its first series victory in more than three months on Friday night following the Sheldon Kinser Memorial, the sixth and penultimate round of the 34 th annual USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL at Bloomington Speedway.

 
Once again, resiliency from the Bacon/Hoffman/Dynamics camp was on full display, as for the second year in a row, the team endured a similar magneto fate at Lincoln Park one night, then bounced back the following evening with a feature victory for the Dynamics, Inc./Fatheadz Eyewear – Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts – TelStar/Triple X/Rider Chevy.

 
“It’s just a testament to the whole Hoffman team,” Bacon praised.  “When something goes wrong, we put our noses down and keep working.  We know we’re doing the right thing, it’s just that sometimes things get out of your control.  You just can’t get down about it. You just plug away and keep trying.”

 
Bacon’s 38 th career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory was a special one indeed. The triumph broke a tie the Broken Arrow, Okla. native held with the race’s namesake, Sheldon Kinser, for ninth all-time.

 
The victory also proved special as it thrusted Bacon back into the thick of the Indiana Sprint Week championship race following heartache the night prior that dropped him from first to fourth. Heading into Saturday’s finale at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Bacon now rides just 12 points behind point leader Logan Seavey in his quest to earn a first ISW crown since 2016.

 
Despite having not won a USAC National Sprint Car feature since April 22 at Pennsylvania’s Grandview Speedway, Bacon had constantly found himself in contention at the front, as proven by recording a series-high 22 top-fives throughout his first 25 starts. As proven time and time again, even when the racing gods weren’t exactly on their side for the night, the team found a way to plug away and find success substantially more often than not.

 
“Sometimes the racing luck just doesn’t go your way,” Bacon acknowledged.  “We just know that it’s coming.  It comes in waves.  Some guys have good luck like Seavey went on a tear and started in the front every night and was able to capitalize and win.  We’re able to grind it out even if we get dealt a bad hand and able to get a good finish when we’re capable of doing that.  That’s how we’re going to try to win this championship.  If we get lucky, we might even pull off Sprint Week.”

 
Bacon started fifth in the 22-car, 30-lap main event and had a front row seat for a tumultuous first lap which saw the front row of pole sitter C.J. Leary and Chris Windom take the fight side-by-side through turns one and two.

 
Atop the turn two cushion on the opening lap, Windom become airborne, landed on all fours and spun 180 degrees to a stop in an incident nearly reminiscent of the much-ballyhooed altercation between Leary and Thorson on Thursday at Lincoln Park. Windom restarted from the tail and worked his way back to a 12 th place finish at the checkered.

 
During the first third of the event, it became a three-car breakaway at the front with Leary leading fourth starting Kyle Cummins and Bacon. Bacon worked tirelessly on Cummins for the second position, and with the three running nose-to-tail, Bacon managed to slide up in front of Cummins exiting turn four to slot right in between the first and third place cars.

 
Closing in on the tail end of traffic on lap 13, third-running Cummins fell away from contention momentarily as he lost his footing over the turn two banking and dropped back into the distance.

 
Two laps later, on the 15 th circuit, the same fate befell race leader Leary who found himself over the edge in turn two, losing the top spot to Bacon who raced by underneath, then subsequently dropped to third four laps later as Cummins charged his way back into the runner-up spot.

 
Meanwhile, sixth-starting Tanner Thorson had navigated his way up into the thick of the battle by racing past Leary in traffic for the third position on lap 23 amid his pursuit of a second-straight win after racing to victory the night before.

 
Leary reemerged in front of Thorson with a bottom side maneuver off turn four to lead by a car length at the line on lap 24. However, Thorson cut back under Leary off turn two on lap 25 to retake second, then had Leary pinned on the bottom behind the lapped car of Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier Brent Beauchamp between the third and fourth turn.

 
While Bacon desperately tried to navigate a path by a three-wide swath of lapped traffic at the back end of the field, his nearest pursuant Thorson’s run in second was short-lived, however, as, one lap later, Thorson’s bid for a repeat victory came to a halt when his right rear tire gave way on the back straightaway, necessitating the yellow flag. Thorson returned with a new right rear tire to finish 15 th, suffering a severe crimp in his hopes for an Indiana Sprint Week championship in his first attempt.

 
Despite finding himself in a whirlwind logjam, a yellow flag to clear the path wasn’t necessarily the thing Bacon wanted to see at that moment. Everything else, however, fit him to a T on this particular night.

 
“The yellow at the end kind of worried me because I had a pretty good rhythm going even despite the lapped traffic,” Bacon explained.  “I think I was about to pick through them.  We’ve worked really hard on (our slick track program) and, for the first part of this week, we didn’t get to utilize much of it.  The tracks were pretty hammer down and put us out of our comfort zone a little bit.  But tonight, it was pretty slick.”

 
During the final five-lap sprint to the checkered flag, Bacon went undeniably unchallenged as he scored his third series victory of the year and his second with the USAC National Sprint Cars at Bloomington, and first since 2019, by a 1.448 second margin over Kyle Cummins, C.J. Leary and Kevin Thomas Jr. with Robert Ballou rounding out the top-five.

 
“I look forward to this race during Indiana Sprint Week every year; we’re usually pretty good here,” Bacon acknowledged.  “The cushion made me a little nervous because that’s not really our forte.  We kind of put all our eggs in the slick basket and it worked out for us.”

 
Kyle Cummins (Princeton, Ind.) earned his best result of 2021 Indiana Sprint Week with a second-place finish in his Rock Steady Racing/Mid-America Safety Solutions – Project Oversight/Mach-1/Cummins Chevy, recovering from a bitterly disappointing end the night before at Lincoln Park when a last lap incident negated what was going to be a top-five finish.

 
“Brady is really, really good here running right through the middle; I don’t know how he does it,” Cummins pondered. “I tried a little bit and, a couple times, I felt like I had a little bit of grip.  His drive off and side bite on the straightaway is unbelievable.

 
All in all, it was a pretty good night for us,” Cummins continued.  “We struggled a little bit in the heat race, and we made some changes.  Starting up front is a huge deal.  Any of these USAC races, starting up front is a big deal. I was doing all I could do around the top, and when he came by me, I changed my shocks, changed my line a little bit, and it just didn’t seem to help. There at the end, I thought maybe I had a little bit of something, and then he just pulled away from me. He’s really good here and we just need to get our car a little bit better, then we can start clicking off some wins.”

 
C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.) finished third for the second consecutive night aboard his Michael Motorsports/Kodiak Products – Gray Auto – Valvoline/DRC/Cressman Ford after leading the first 14 laps of the 30-lap affair.

 
“We just didn’t get the car quite tight enough,” Leary admitted. “This is Indiana Sprint Week.  These guys are tough.  I felt like I could roll the bottom there at the end and maybe get Kyle back.  I knew Brady was going to be too good the way he was rolling right through the middle. I want to apologize to Chris Windom for missing the bottom a little bit there on the start and sliding up.  We didn’t really make contact, but I feel like I may have scared him a bit and he got into the cushion.”

 
Brent Beauchamp (Fairland, Ind.) earned his third career Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifying time with the USAC National Sprint Cars and his first during Indiana Sprint Week since the series opener in 2012 at Gas City I-69 Speedway.

 

 
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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: July 30, 2021 – Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, Indiana – 1/4-Mile Dirt Track – 34 th NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL – Sheldon Kinser Memorial

 
FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. Brent Beauchamp, 29, LB-11.273; 2. Logan Seavey, 5, Baldwin-11.289; 3. Tanner Thorson, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-11.342; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-11.363; 5. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-11.375; 6. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9K, KT-11.402; 7. Charles Davis Jr., 47D, Davis-11.426; 8. Chris Windom, 19, Hayward-11.433; 9. Jadon Rogers, 14, Rogers-11.445; 10. C.J. Leary, 77m, Michael-11.446; 11. Tye Mihocko, 5T, Parker-11.463; 12. Jason McDougal, 5m, KO-11.466; 13. Shane Cottle, 74x, Hodges-11.479; 14. Stevie Sussex, 77s, Sturgeon-11.487; 15. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-11.491; 16. Cole Bodine, 39BC, Clauson Marshall Newman-11.497; 17. Brady Short, 61m, Edwards-11.538; 18. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-11.579; 19. Braydon Cromwell, 4x, Cromwell-11.590; 20. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-11.608; 21. Chase Stockon, 5s, KO-11.619; 22. Thomas Meseraull, 2, Yeley-11.631; 23. Max Guilford, 79BT, Goodnight-11.669; 24. Jake Swanson, 21AZ, Team AZ-11.669; 25. Chase Jonson, 22, Goodnight-11.675; 26. Sterling Cling, 34, Cling-11.725; 27. A.J. Hopkins, 04, Burton-11.866; 28. Anthony D'Alessio, 01, D'Alessio-11.877; 29. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-11.889; 30. Alex Banales, 5x, Baldwin/Fox-11.934; 31. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 51T, Tafoya-11.991; 32. Dickie Gaines, 44, Soudrette-12.100; 33. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-12.130; 34. Dustin Clark, 75, Clark-12.145; 35. Carson Short, 2E, Epperson-12.169; 36. Gabriel Gilbert, 10G, Gilbert-12.384.

 
SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Chase
Stockon, 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Kyle Cummins, 4. Chase Johnson, 5. Brady Short, 6. Brandon Mattox, 7. Jadon Rogers, 8. Kyle Edwards, 9. Brent Beauchamp. NT

 
COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. C.J. Leary, 3. Kevin Thomas Jr., 4. Stevie Sussex, 5. Logan Seavey, 6. Sterling Cling, 7. Dustin Clark, 8. Chris Gansen, 9. Alex Banales. 2:09.30

 
INDY METAL FINISHING THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Tanner Thorson, 3. A.J. Hopkins, 4. Tye Mihocko, 5. Braydon Cromwell, 6. Carson Short, 7. Charles Davis Jr., 8. Max Guilford, 9. Eddie Tafoya Jr. NT

 
INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Jake Swanson, 2. Chris Windom, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Justin Grant, 5. Jason McDougal, 6. Cole Bodine, 7. Dickie Gaines, 8. Gabriel Gilbert, 9. Anthony D’Alessio. 2:10.70

 
ELLIOTT’S CUSTOM TRAILERS & CARTS SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Logan Seavey, 2. Jadon Rogers, 3. Brent Beauchamp, 4. Braydon Cromwell, 5. Brady Short, 6. Cole Bodine, 7. Sterling Cling, 8. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 9. Dickie Gaines, 10. Dustin Clark, 11. Alex Banales, 12. Chris Gansen, 13. Gabriel Gilbert, 14. Kyle Edwards, 15. Brandon Mattox, 16. Charles Davis Jr., 17. Anthony D’Alessio, 18. Max Guilford, 19. Jason McDougal, 20. Carson Short. NT

 
FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Brady Bacon (5), 2. Kyle Cummins (4), 3. C.J. Leary (1), 4. Kevin Thomas Jr. (3), 5. Robert Ballou (7), 6. Shane Cottle (15), 7. Logan Seavey (12), 8. Jake Swanson (10), 9. Jadon Rogers (13), 10. A.J. Hopkins (21), 11. Chase Stockon (8), 12. Chris Windom (2), 13. Justin Grant (22), 14. Tye Mihocko (14), 15. Tanner Thorson (6), 16. Braydon Cromwell (19), 17. Brent Beauchamp (11), 18. Stevie Sussex (16), 19. Cole Bodine (17), 20. Brady Short (18), 21. Chase Johnson (20), 22. Thomas Meseraull (9). NT

 
**Max Guilford flipped during the semi.

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 C.J. Leary, Laps 15-30 Brady Bacon.

 
USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Brady Bacon-1772, 2-Kevin Thomas Jr.-1696, 3-Justin Grant-1678, 4-C.J. Leary-1542, 5-Tanner Thorson-1514, 6-Robert Ballou-1484, 7-Chris Windom-1466, 8-Jake Swanson-1449, 9-Chase Stockon-1092, 10-Kyle Cummins-865.

 
USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK BY AMSOIL POINTS: 1-Logan Seavey-427, 2-Brady Bacon-415, 3-Kevin Thomas Jr.-412, 4-Tanner Thorson-395, 5-Justin Grant-375, 6-C.J. Leary-374, 7-Jake Swanson-363, 8-Kyle Cummins-355, 9-Chris Windom-329, 10-Robert Ballou-306.

 
OVERALL PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Tanner Thorson-108, 2-Justin Grant-108, 3-Brady Bacon-96, 4-Chris Windom-96, 5-Thomas Meseraull-95, 6-Robert Ballou-90, 7-Kevin Thomas Jr.-85, 8-Logan Seavey-76, 9-Buddy Kofoid-63, 10-Kyle Cummins-63.

 
NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: July 31, 2021 – Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Indiana – 1/4-Mile Dirt Track – 34 th NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL

 

 
CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:

 
GSP Driving Performance of the Night: Braydon Cromwell

 
Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier: Brent Beauchamp

 
Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner: Chase Stockon

 
Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner: Thomas Meseraull

 
Indy Metal Finishing Third Heat Winner: Robert Ballou

 
Indy Race Parts Fourth Heat Winner: Jake Swanson

 
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Semi Winner: Logan Seavey

 
KSE Racing Products / B & W Auto Mart Hard Charger: A.J. Hopkins (21st to 10th)

 
ProSource Hard Work Award: A.J. Hopkins

 
Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher: Justin Grant

 
Saldana Racing Products First Non-Transfer: Sterling Cling

 

HIGH DRAMA AT LINCOLN PARK: THORSON THRILLS IN INDIANA SPRINT WEEK ROUND #5

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Putnamville, Indiana (July 29, 2021)………High heat, high emotion and high intensity were the main ingredients of a dramatic ending between drivers Tanner Thorson and C.J. Leary during Thursday night’s USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week By AMSOIL feature event at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind.

 
A last lap caution set up a green-white-checkered finish that Tanner Thorson utilized for one last shot. On the lap 30 restart, Thorson slid from the bottom of turn one up toward the top of turn two while Leary occupied the high side, nestled snugly against the cushion.

 
While the two were dead even, wheel-to-wheel near the top of turn two, Leary’s car biked on the curb, getting both left side wheels airborne before landing on all fours and skidding at the exit atop the second turn. Thorson raced by underneath to take over the lead while Windom followed suit to second, although Leary briefly returned to the runner-up spot on the 31 st and final lap before Windom retook the spot off turn two.

 
Thorson, who had earlier posted his second Fatheadz Eyewear fast qualifying time of Indiana Sprint Week, led just the final two laps in his Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports/AME Electrical – CSI – Mesilla Valley Transportation/Spike/Stanton Chevy, crossing under the double checkers 0.707 seconds ahead of Windom, Leary, Kevin Thomas Jr. and Logan Seavey.

 
Seavey possessed a three-race Indiana Sprint Week winning streak coming into Lincoln Park as he attempted to equal Jon Stanbrough’s record of four consecutive ISW victories over the course of 2006 and 2007.

 
But on this night, it was Thorson’s turn in just about the most dramatic of ways imaginable as Leary unbelted, hopped out of his car and made a beeline to “greet” Thorson in victory lane while Leary’s racecar continued to roll across the infield driverless until petering out halfway across the 5/16-mile dirt oval.

 
As Thorson came to a stop to celebrate, Leary put his foot down, quite literally, on the nose of Thorson’s car. Immediately, Thorson rose from his seat and the two exchanged blunt words, muffled only by the protection of their head sock and helmet, while also gesturing their displeasure quite animatedly.

 
Just as Seavey did last Sunday at Lawrenceburg, Thorson followed up his June Indiana Midget Week feature score at Lincoln Park with an Indiana Sprint Week win at the same venue in July. By doing so, Thorson became fourth ever driver to earn both victories at the same track in the same season, joining Seavey, Jerry Coons Jr. at Kamp Motor Speedway in 2007 and Bryan Clauson at Bloomington Speedway in 2013.

 
As with many situations in auto racing, one driver has an opinion on what went down while the other may have the complete opposite view from their vantage point. This particular occasion was no exception.

 
“I was going to apologize to C.J. for cutting it close, but he did the same thing at Path Valley,” Thorson said.  “I was just kind of waiting for him to (make a mistake). He just kept getting tighter and tighter on the top. He probably could’ve crossed me back over, been back in the lead and won the damn thing.  Hats off to my guys.  (Crew chief Tyler Ransbottom) has been working really, really hard to get me more and more comfortable.  This 19AZ is on rails.  It’s clicking.”

 
On the other hand, despite earning his best finish of Indiana Sprint Week and his best result with the series since winning at Lincoln Park back on July 2, Leary wasn’t too peachy when all was said and done. The Greenfield, Ind. racer was in the driver’s seat of another likely victory after leading a race-high 23 laps that resulted in a bitterly unfulfilling third-place finish in his Michael Motorsports/Kodiak Products – Gray Auto – Valvoline/DRC/Cressman Ford.

 
Likewise to Thorson, Leary had his opinion on the interaction with he and Thorson at the end.

 
“We had the fastest car,” Leary said matter of factly. “Tanner Thorson, no respect.  He drives everybody in the midget ranks like that and he’s beginning to drive everybody in the sprint car ranks like that.  Us sprint car drivers ain’t going to buy that.”

 
Thorson started his 30-lap race from the sixth position. Up front for the first six laps of the race was pole sitter Cole Bodine, only interrupted by the first terse interaction of the feature on lap four when Robert Ballou and Justin Grant contacted each other for the 10 th position, sending Grant spinning to a stop.

 
On the lap five restart, Leary mounted a challenge toward Bodine for the lead, sliding by between turns three and four before Bodine cut back under off turn four to reestablish the top spot. However, on the seventh go-around, Leary stuck the bottom of turns one and two to secure the spot from Bodine.

 
Thorson, meanwhile, worked his way by Kevin Thomas Jr. for third on lap eight and overtook Bodine on the bottom of turn three soon after for the runner-up position on the 10 th lap and began his pursuit of Leary and the race lead.

 
Leary and the trailing Thorson split their way through the lapped traffic with less than 10 laps to go, with Leary picking and grinning his way through a potential minefield that can spell disaster if not dissected properly.

 
It nearly did on lap 26 for leader Leary. While racing for the 12 th spot with five laps remaining, Grant and Bodine connected in turn one with Grant climbing over Bodine’s left side tires, sending both spinning to a stop in the middle of the racetrack, which also collected 16 th running Brandon Mattox in the process. Leary was just a car width to the outside of the incident, and narrowly avoided them all, as did Stevie Sussex.

 
Sussex wound up with B & W Auto Mart / KSE Racing Products Hard Charger honors by finishing 9 th after starting 22 nd while Grant and Bodine carved their way back through the field to finish 8 th and 11 th, respectively.

 
Resuming with just five to go and a clear track ahead of him, Leary appeared to have the race fully in control until a final lap accident halted Shane Cottle (5 th) and Chase Stockon (6 th) at the flag stand. Sitting backwards with terminal damage to his ride, Cottle spotted Thomas driving by during the yellow flag and fired his steering wheel at Thomas’ car.

 
That set up the final restart which led Thorson getting one last shot, elevating him to the spot and driving away to his third victory of the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season, and his USAC-leading seventh combined win of the season between the National Sprint Cars and NOS Energy Drink National Midgets.

 
Splitting between the fracas of Thorson and Leary on the final restart was Chris Windom in his Hayward Motorsports/NOS Energy Drink – Byrd – B & H Contractors – AMSOIL/DRC/Claxton Mopar. Starting 11 th, the Canton, Ill. native moved around the surface, running the diamond pattern to advance nine positions in the field and very nearly took advantage of all that transpired at the end, coming up one spot short of his first series win since May.

 
“I don’t know what those two did,” Windom said of the Thorson and Leary incident.  I was coming across the bottom when I saw those two up there together.  I wanted to try to throw a bomb on both of them but I kind of misjudged it and went back to the top. Overall, it was a great night for us.  We had to come out of the semi-feature, then came from the fifth row up to second there in the feature.  We get one step closer every night. We finished 3 rd last night and 2 nd tonight. We’ll just go to Bloomington tomorrow and win, I guess.”

 
Logan Seavey has taken over the point lead of Indiana Sprint Week with two races remaining on Friday, July 30 at Bloomington Speedway and on Saturday, July 31 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt. Seavey holds a 15-point lead over Thorson with Kevin Thomas Jr. third, 22 points back.

 
Brady Bacon had led the Indiana Sprint Week points standings for the high majority of time thus far. However, on Thursday at Lincoln Park, Bacon did not even get the chance to take the green flag for the feature due to a mag issue after his car sheared a roll pin while pushing out for the feature, concluding Bacon’s run of 13 consecutive top-five finishes with the series dating back to May 8.

 

 
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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: July 29, 2021 – Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, Indiana – 5/16-Mile Dirt Track – 34 th NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL

 
FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING FLIGHT ONE: 1. Tanner Thorson, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-12.553; 2. Jake Swanson, 21AZ, Team AZ-12.627; 3. Chris Windom, 19, Hayward-12.634; 4. Jason McDougal, 5m, KO-12.699; 5. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-12.821; 6. Jadon Rogers, 14, Rogers-12.864; 7. Chase Stockon, 5s, KO-12.943; 8. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.048; 9. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-13.061; 10. Shane Cottle, 74x, Hodges-13.075; 11. Matt Westfall, 33m, Marshall-13.126; 12. Brandon Spencer, 22s, Spencer-13.235; 13. Charles Davis Jr., 47D, Davis-13.248; 14. Anthony D'Alessio, 01, D'Alessio-13.260; 15. Chase Johnson, 22, Goodnight-13.290; 16. Braydon Cromwell, 4x, Cromwell-13.299; 17. A.J. Hopkins, 04, Burton-13.430; 18. Shane Cockrum, 17G, On The Gass-13.505; 19. Alex Banales, 5x, Baldwin/Fox-13.561; 20. Alec Sipes, 99, Sipes-13.651; 21. Dickie Gaines, 44, Soudrette-13.684; 22. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-13.688; 23. Jake Scott, 33, Miller-13.830; 24. Dan Clodfelter, 19c, Clodfelter-13.965.

 
FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING FLIGHT TWO: 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9K, KT-12.676; 2. Logan Seavey, 5, Baldwin-12.866; 3. C.J. Leary, 77m, Michael-12.877; 4. Cole Bodine, 39BC, Clauson Marshall Newman-12.882; 5. Brayden Fox, 53, Fox-12.971; 6. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-12.992; 7. Colten Cottle, 5c, Cottle-13.091; 8. Carson Short, 2E, Epperson-13.135; 9. Brent Beauchamp, 34, Olson-13.267; 10. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-13.293; 11. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-13.311; 12. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 51T, Tafoya-13.349; 13. Matt McDonald, 5mc, McDonald-13.362; 14. Harley Burns, 16, Burns-13.396; 15. Stevie Sussex, 77s, Sturgeon-13.412; 16. Max Guilford, 79BT, Goodnight-13.440; 17. Thomas Meseraull, 2, Yeley-13.539; 18. Shey Owens, 17s, Owens-13.568; 19. Evan Mosley, 27, Mosley-13.574; 20. Gabriel Gilbert, 10G, Gilbert-13.703; 21. Jessica Swanson, 5T, Daming-13.809; 22. Ryan Bond, 7R, Bond-NT; 23. Tye Mihocko, 47, Eades-NT.

 
SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Kyle Cummins, 2. Matt Westfall, 3. Tanner Thorson, 4. Justin Grant, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Chris Windom, 7. Chase Johnson, 8. A.J. Hopkins, 9. Alex Banales, 10. Jake Scott, 11. Charles Davis Jr., 12. Dickie Gaines. 2:09.325 (New Track Record)

 
COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Jadon Rogers, 4. Jason McDougal, 5. Jake Swanson, 6. Anthony D’Alessio, 7. Shane Cockrum, 8. Braydon Cromwell, 9. Brandon Spencer, 10. Kyle Edwards, 11. Dan Clodfelter, 12. Alec Sipes. 2:13.982

 
INDY METAL FINISHING THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Chris Gansen, 3. Brent Beauchamp, 4. C.J. Leary, 5. Brayden Fox, 6. Stevie Sussex, 7. Colten Cottle, 8. Matt McDonald, 9. Thomas Meseraull, 10. Jessica Swanson. 2:16.135

 
INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Brandon Mattox, 2. Logan Seavey, 3. Robert Ballou, 4. Cole Bodine, 5. Carson Short, 6. Max Guilford, 7. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 8. Harley Burns, 9. Gabriel Gilbert. 2:19.861

 
C-MAIN: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Braydon Cromwell, 2. A.J. Hopkins, 3. Max Guilford, 4. Shane Cockrum, 5. Thomas Meseraull, 6. Jake Scott, 7. Gabriel Gilbert, 8. Kyle Edwards, 9. Alex Banales, 10. Dan Clodfelter, 11. Jessica Swanson, 12. Dickie Gaines. NT

 
ELLIOTT’S CUSTOM TRAILERS & CARTS SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Chris Windom, 2. Carson Short, 3. Jake Swanson, 4. Chase Stockon, 5. Brandon Spencer, 6. Stevie Sussex, 7. Chase Johnson, 8. Colten Cottle, 9. Charles Davis Jr., 10. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 11. Brayden Fox, 12. Shane Cockrum, 13. A.J. Hopkins, 14. Braydon Cromwell, 15. Max Guilford, 16. Harley Burns, 17. Matt McDonald, 18. Anthony D’Alessio. NT

 
FEATURE: (31 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Tanner Thorson (6), 2. Chris Windom (11), 3. C.J. Leary (3), 4. Kevin Thomas Jr. (5), 5. Logan Seavey (4), 6. Jason McDougal (2), 7. Jake Swanson (10), 8. Justin Grant (12), 9. Stevie Sussex (22), 10. Jadon Rogers (13), 11. Cole Bodine (1), 12. Chase Stockon (15), 13. Kyle Cummins (8), 14. Brent Beauchamp (17), 15. Robert Ballou (14), 16. Brandon Spencer (21), 17. Matt Westfall (19), 18. Brandon Mattox (9), 19. Carson Short (16), 20. Chris Gansen (20), 21. Shane Cottle (18), 22. Brady Bacon (7). NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-6 Cole Bodine, Laps 7-29 C.J. Leary, Laps 30-31 Tanner Thorson.

 
USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Brady Bacon-1693, 2-Justin Grant-1636, 3-Kevin Thomas Jr.-1628, 4-C.J. Leary-1471, 5-Tanner Thorson-1470, 6-Chris Windom-1420, 7-Robert Ballou-1418, 8-Jake Swanson-1392, 9-Chase Stockon-1043, 10-Paul Nienhiser-859.

 
USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK BY AMSOIL POINTS: 1-Logan Seavey-366, 2-Tanner Thorson-351, 3-Kevin Thomas Jr.-344, 4-Brady Bacon-336, 5-Justin Grant-333, 6-Jake Swanson-306, 7-C.J. Leary-303, 8-Chris Windom-283, 9-Kyle Cummins-280, 10-Jason McDougal-252.

 
OVERALL PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Tanner Thorson-108, 2-Justin Grant-99, 3-Chris Windom-96, 4-Thomas Meseraull-95, 5-Brady Bacon-92, 6-Robert Ballou-88, 7-Kevin Thomas Jr.-85, 8-Logan Seavey-71, 9-Buddy Kofoid-63, 10-Kyle Cummins-61.

 
NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: July 30, 2021 – Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, Indiana – 1/4-Mile Dirt Track – 34 th NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL – Sheldon Kinser Memorial

 

 
CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:

 
GSP Driving Performance of the Night: Cole Bodine & Jason McDougal

 
Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier: Tanner Thorson

 
Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner: Kyle Cummins

 
Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner: Brady Bacon

 
Indy Metal Finishing Third Heat Winner: Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
Indy Race Parts Fourth Heat Winner: Brandon Mattox

 
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts / Hoosier Auto Race Fans Semi Winner:

 
KSE Racing Products / B & W Auto Mart Hard Charger: Stevie Sussex (22 nd to 9 th)

 
ProSource Hard Work Award: Stevie Sussex

 
Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher: Kyle Cummins

 
American Racing Ministries Final Transfer: Stevie Sussex

 
Saldana Racing Products First Non-Transfer: Chase Johnson

 
Hoosier Auto Race Fans C-Main Winner: Braydon Cromwell

 

HAT TRICK! SEAVEY WINS 3 RD STRAIGHT USAC INDIANA SPRINT WEEK RACE AT TERRE HAUTE

DB3

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Terre Haute, Indiana (July 28, 2021)………Logan Seavey entered the start of this past week with just two career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature wins in a span of 50 starts.

 
In his three most recent series starts, the Sutter, California native has surpassed his entire win output throughout his first three seasons by scoring his third consecutive victory on Wednesday night at the Terre Haute Action Track, round four of NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL.

 
Seavey’s trifecta of victories began Sunday at Lawrenceburg Speedway, continued Monday at Gas City I-69 Speedway and now has reached official “streak” status with his third win in his last three tries, leading all 30 laps at Terre Haute aboard the Baldwin-Fox Racing/Fox Paving – Claxton Engines/DRC/Claxton Chevy.

 
The third win of Seavey’s personal hat trick was special in a myriad of manners, but most of all, it came at Terre Haute, a place in which so few have tamed throughout its 60-plus year history. A win at this place is something special, something memorable, something remarkable. Seavey was all of those things and more on Wednesday night at the Don Smith Classic.

 
“To win at Terre Haute is unlike anything I’ve ever done in my career; this is awesome,” Seavey exclaimed. “To beat (Justin) Grant too just makes it that much sweeter.  He’s one of the best here and I had to run 110 percent every lap to keep him behind us.”

 
Seavey’s three-straight Indiana Sprint Week victories puts him in rarified air and are the most since Kevin Thomas Jr. won three consecutively in 2013. Jay Drake also captured three-straight Indiana Sprint Week wins in 2000 as did Cory Kruseman during the 2002 series.

 
The longest winning streak in Indiana Sprint Week history belongs to Jon Stanbrough with four-in-a-row between 2006-07.

 
What makes Seavey and Baldwin’s ongoing magical ride during the past week even more astounding is that, in their first eight USAC feature starts together since teaming up in early May, the best finish they had managed to this point was a 9 th at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway on July 1. Although, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the multiple wins Seavey and Baldwin have achieved together on the local level this year at Lincoln Park and Kokomo Speedways.

 
Call it “clicking,” hitting your stride,” or what have you, but Seavey and the Baldwin team have positioned themselves as the team to beat, although that proposition has been one that other teams have found impossible to accomplish over the past three races.

 
“I don’t know what it is,” Seavey admitted. “We’ve raced a lot around Indiana this year and have been really good.  We went to Eastern Storm, and we were not good at all.  We were down on confidence quite a bit, then showed up this week and we’ve just been on kill every lap.  I feel like I’m finally running good races again.  It’s been awhile since I’ve put some good races together and I feel like I’m finally doing that.  I’m just able to show how fast this car is.  (Crew chief) Derek (Claxton) is so good, and he deserves every bit of this.”

 
Seavey hooked the pole for the start of the 30-lap feature and quickly established his presence at the front of the field on the opening lap, hugging the inner guardrail as he motored by outside front row starter Nick Bilbee. Meanwhile, fourth starting Justin Grant took the high road past Chase Stockon in turns three and four for third, then laid down a slide job on Bilbee for the second position entering turn one on the second lap.

 
A two-car break headed by Seavey and Grant forged an unstoppable force in the early going until the ninth lap when Robert Ballou and Eddie Tafoya Jr., running 14 th and 15 th respectively, simultaneously flipped after contact on the back straightaway. Both drivers were uninjured, but the night was finished prematurely for both.

 
When the field began to roll once again, it was discovered that third-place running Kevin Thomas Jr. had a flat right front tire. Under the caution, Thomas paid a visit to the work area where the KT Motorsports team went to work, swapping out the tire for another before rejoining the field. Thomas subsequently charged from the tail of the field to finish seventh.

 
On the ensuing lap nine restart, Grant fired off a slider into turn one, clearing Seavey by three car lengths midway through the corner on his way up to the cushion. Meanwhile, Tanner Thorson pulled completely even with Grant as he worked the bottom. Seavey, now momentarily third, shot the gap exiting turn two and split between both Grant and Thorson to reclaim the lead.

 
A handful of laps of utter perfection sent Seavey from being on the receiving end of being slid to holding a full two second lead in just a couple of laps. That remained the interval throughout the middle stages of the race. However, with 10 laps to go, Grant, the defending winner of Terre Haute’s Indiana Sprint Week feature, began to steadily close the gap a couple tenths at a time.

 
Down to one second with 10 to go, Grant relentlessly pursued Seavey on the high side as the pair cruised by a steady wave of lapped cars occupying the low line around the inside guardrail.

 
Five car lengths, four car lengths, three, two and, finally, just one separated the two entering turn one with four laps remaining. Grant never quite found the space to make a slide job attempt a reality with the low line being occupied. A slight blip against the turn two cushion with two laps remaining all but settled the score as precious real estate was lost and the laps tick, tick, ticking away.

 
Although Grant made up the ground that he lost by the next lap, he couldn’t gain back the time. Seavey, on the other hand, had an open E-ZPass lane ahead of him as he navigated the high side around the speedway to lock up yet another feature victory by a 0.756 second margin over Grant.

 
More than 10 seconds behind the top-two at the finish line was Chris Windom in third with Brady Bacon fourth and Jason McDougal bringing it home fifth after starting 15 th, which brought him KSE Racing Products / B & W Auto Mart Hard Charger honors for the evening.

 
Seavey has quickly put himself into Indiana Sprint Week championship contention with the trio of winning performance, and now stands just four points behind the ultra-consistent Bacon with three races remaining. Right now, Seavey's the unbeatable machine that nobody’s been able to stifle over the past week. The amazing run continued Wednesday at Terre Haute, a venue which Seavey conceded was not his forte, until this night, that is.

 
“I thought, going into this week, that this is probably my worst track on the schedule, and we showed up and won,” Seavey noted. “It just goes to show how good these guys are and I’m just glad to be driving it.”

 
Grant (Ione, Calif.) came up just one position short of becoming the second driver to win the Indiana Sprint Week feature at Terre Haute in back-to-back years (Tyler Courtney in 2018-19) aboard his TOPP Motorsports/NOS Energy Drink – MPV Express – TOPP Industries/Maxim/Kistler Chevy.

 
“I could reel him in, but I couldn’t do much with him once I got to him,” Grant acknowledged.  “We had a good car, but  It was hard for me to do anything.  I could get to him but then the exits were kind of slick.  So, you were just running on momentum.  When I got to him, it was tough to mount enough of a charge to slide him.  I thought that one restart was my chance at him there, and I slid by him and got up over the cushion, then he was able to get me back at the other end.  That was kind of it.  I got tight and up near the fence at that point, then we were having to chase him back down.  We could get to him, but I really feel like I could’ve followed him around another 30 laps.  I don’t know if we would’ve been able to do anything with him barring a major mistake out of him, but he didn’t make any.”

 
Seven-time Terre Haute USAC National Sprint Car winner Windom (Canton, Ill.) finally reached the “podium” for his first top-three finish with the series since a third at New Jersey’s Bridgeport Motorsports Park nine races ago in his Hayward Motorsports/NOS Energy Drink – Byrd – B & H Contractors – AMSOIL/DRC/Claxton Mopar.

 
“This is our place, so it’s upsetting when we don’t win here,” Windom stated. “I couldn’t get rolling enough there early in the race.  Those guys just didn’t make any mistakes.  Once I got back to third, I felt like I was just as good as them, but I started searching and they got away from me and there was never a caution to try and race them again.  I was just searching there a lot, trying to hope a caution would come out and I know where the best line to be was.  To get this car back in the top-three feels good and I hope we can click some more off the rest of the week.”

 
In Fatheadz Eyewear Qualifying, Kevin Thomas Jr. (Cullman, Ala.) recorded his series-leading sixth fast time of the season with the series and the 35 th of his career, which tied him with Rich Vogler for eighth on the all-time list.

 

 
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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: July 28, 2021 – Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, Indiana – 1/2-Mile Dirt Track – 34 th NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL / Don Smith Classic

 
FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING: 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9K, KT-20.039; 2. C.J. Leary, 77m, Michael-20.214; 3. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-20.256; 4. Jake Swanson, 21AZ, Team AZ-20.307; 5. Chase Stockon, 5s, KO-20.323; 6. Nick Bilbee, 17, Bilbee-20.328; 7. Mario Clouser, 6, EZR-20.403; 8. Logan Seavey, 5, Baldwin-20.436; 9. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-20.516; 10. Chris Windom, 19, Hayward-20.520; 11. Shane Cottle, 74x, Hodges-20.565; 12. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-20.571; 13. Tanner Thorson, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-20.638; 14. Cannon McIntosh, 71p, Daigh/Phillips-20.670; 15. Jason McDougal, 5m, KO-20.681; 16. Shane Cockrum, 17G, On The Gass-20.698; 17. Chase Johnson, 22, Goodnight-20.712; 18. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 51T, Tafoya-20.736; 19. Tye Mihocko, 47, Eades-20.749; 20. Jadon Rogers, 14, Rogers-20.757; 21. Stevie Sussex, 77s, Sturgeon-20.830; 22. Thomas Meseraull, 2, Yeley-20.842; 23. Charles Davis Jr., 47D, Davis-20.933; 24. Matt Westfall, 33m, Marshall-20.940; 25. Riley Kreisel, 91, DKR-20.942; 26. Cole Bodine, 39BC, Clauson Marshall Newman-20.957; 27. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-20.966; 28. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-20.979; 29. Sterling Cling, 34, Cling-21.050; 30. Max Guilford, 79BT, Goodnight-21.091; 31. Carson Short, 2E, Epperson-21.097; 32. Chase Jones, 81G, Gray-21.436; 33. Harley Burns, 9, Schepper-21.477; 34. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-21.497; 35. Dan Clodfelter, 19c, Clodfelter-21.997; 36. Ryan Bond, 7R, Bond-22.275.

 
SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Tanner Thorson, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Chase Stockon, 4. Brady Bacon, 5. Stevie Sussex, 6. Chase Johnson, 7. Sterling Cling, 8. Riley Kreisel, 9. Harley Burns. 2:48.84

 
COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Chris Windom, 2. C.J. Leary, 3. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 4. Nick Bilbee, 5. Cannon McIntosh, 6. Cole Bodine, 7. Max Guilford, 8. Chris Gansen, 9. Thomas Meseraull. 2:48.74

 
INDY METAL FINISHING THIRD HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Tye Mihocko, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Charles Davis Jr., 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Jason McDougal, 6. Brandon Mattox, 7. Mario Clouser, 8. Carson Short, 9. Dan Clodfelter. NT

 
INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Logan Seavey, 2. Matt Westfall, 3. Shane Cockrum, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. Jake Swanson, 6. Chase Jones, 7. Jadon Rogers, 8. Ryan Bond, 9. Kyle Cummins. 2:49.72

 
ELLIOTT’S CUSTOM TRAILERS & CARTS SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Jake Swanson, 2. Brandon Mattox, 3. Max Guilford, 4. Mario Clouser, 5. Jason McDougal, 6. Kyle Cummins, 7. Chase Johnson, 8. Stevie Sussex, 9. Carson Short, 10. Jadon Rogers, 11. Cole Bodine, 12. Harley Burns, 13. Chris Gansen, 14. Dan Clodfelter, 15. Sterling Cling, 16. Chase Jones, 17. Ryan Bond, 18. Cannon McIntosh. NT

 
FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Logan Seavey (1), 2. Justin Grant (4), 3. Chris Windom (7), 4. Brady Bacon (12), 5. Jason McDougal (15), 6. Chase Stockon (3), 7. Kevin Thomas Jr. (6), 8. Tanner Thorson (8), 9. Shane Cottle (13), 10. C.J. Leary (5), 11. Kyle Cummins (21), 12. Jake Swanson (10), 13. Nick Bilbee (2), 14. Shane Cockrum (16), 15. Tye Mihocko (9), 16. Brandon Mattox (20), 17. Charles Davis Jr. (18), 18. Matt Westfall (19), 19. Mario Clouser (11), 20. Max Guilford (22), 21. Robert Ballou (14), 22. Eddie Tafoya Jr. (17). NT

 
**Cannon McIntosh flipped during the semi. Sterling Cling flipped during the semi. Robert Ballou & Eddie Tafoya Jr. flipped on lap 9 of the feature.

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Logan Seavey.

 
USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Brady Bacon-1662, 2-Justin Grant-1581, 3-Kevin Thomas Jr.-1556, 4-C.J. Leary-1402, 5-Tanner Thorson-1388, 6-Robert Ballou-1379, 7-Chris Windom-1345, 8-Jake Swanson-1333, 9-Chase Stockon-1003, 10-Paul Nienhiser-859.

 
USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK BY AMSOIL POINTS: 1-Brady Bacon-305, 2-Logan Seavey-301, 3-Justin Grant-278, 4-Kevin Thomas Jr.-272, 5-Tanner Thorson-269, 6-Jake Swanson-249, 7-Kyle Cummins-243, 8-C.J. Leary-234, 9-Chris Windom-212, 10-Robert Ballou-201.

 
OVERALL PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Tanner Thorson-103, 2-Justin Grant-95, 3-Thomas Meseraull-95, 4-Brady Bacon-92, 5-Robert Ballou-88, 6-Chris Windom-87, 7-Kevin Thomas Jr.-84, 8-Logan Seavey-71, 9-Buddy Kofoid-63, 10-Kyle Cummins-61.

 
NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: July 29, 2021 – Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, Indiana – 5/16-Mile Dirt Track – 34 th NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL

 

 
CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:

 
GSP Driving Performance of the Night: Brandon Mattox

 
Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier: Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner: Tanner Thorson

 
Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner: Chris Windom

 
Indy Metal Finishing Third Heat Winner: Tye Mihocko

 
Indy Race Parts Fourth Heat Winner: Logan Seavey

 
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Semi Winner: Jake Swanson

 
KSE Racing Products / B & W Auto Mart Hard Charger: Jason McDougal (15 th to 5 th)

 
ProSource Hard Work Award: Max Guilford

 
Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher: Nick Bilbee

 
American Racing Ministries Final Transfer: Kyle Cummins

 
Saldana Racing Products First Non-Transfer: Chase Johnson

 

USAC Sprints Bringin' Indiana Sprint Week Thrills to Lincoln Park Thursday

Rich Forman

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Putnamville, Indiana (July 28, 2021)………It’s been two years since we’ve been a witness to a USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL feature at Putnamville, Indiana’s Lincoln Park Speedway, with rain washing away last year’s activities following the heat races.

 
It’s “back on the saddle” time for the series at Lincoln Park this Thursday night, July 29, at the 5/16-mile dirt oval for round #5 of Indiana Sprint Week, which has been hosted by LPS 22 previous times since the inaugural year of the series in 1988.

 
Despite the two-year feeling of emptiness from the absence of an Indiana Sprint Week main event at Lincoln Park, the series’ drivers and teams have competed four times since with C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.) and Kevin Thomas Jr. (Cullman, Ala.) winning on consecutive nights there just less than four weeks ago. For both drivers, it was their first career Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Car feature victory.

 
Both remain on the quest for a first Indiana Sprint Week triumph at LPS, an achievement that has been recorded by four drivers expected to compete in Thursday night’s event. For each, at the time, it was their first USAC win at Lincoln Park.

 
Robert Ballou (Rocklin, Calif.) and Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.) both won during Lincoln Park’s Indiana Sprint Week round, then went on to win the whole shebang – the Indiana Sprint Week championship – the following year. Ballou won at LPS in 2014 and took the ISW crown in 2015. Bacon did, likewise, notching the LPS 30-lapper in 2015, then the ISW title in 2016.  Ballou repeated an ISW win at LPS in 2017.

 
Brady Short (Bedford, Ind.) snagged the LPS ISW win in 2016 while Kyle Cummins (Princeton, Ind.) was lights out in 2019 and is the most recent winner of the event two years ago.

 
Bacon won twice more at Lincoln Park in 2020 during the Bill Gardner Sprintacular and took the backend of a doubleheader later in the year. He’s tied with Ballou for the most ISW scores at LPS among drivers set to race for their fourth on Thursday night, as they both pursue number four. Dave Darland leads all drivers with six ISW LPS victories but will not compete after suffering a stroke back in April of this year.

 
Shane Cottle (Kansas, Ill.) and Chase Stockon (Fort Branch, Ind.) can also count themselves as USAC National Sprint Car feature winners at LPS, both doing so recently in 2020. Cottle has also twice won in USAC Midwest Regional Midget competition at Lincoln Park this year.

 
Winning experience at Lincoln Park is prevalent throughout Thursday’s field with A.J. Hopkins, Jason McDougal, Logan Seavey, Jake Swanson, Cannon McIntosh and Tye Mihocko all recording victories on the local level. Hopkins (Brownsburg, Ind.) has won five times already this year at LPS while Swanson (Anaheim, Calif.) has collected a pair on his own.

 
Meanwhile, McDougal (Broken Arrow, Okla.), McIntosh (Bixby, Okla.), Mihocko (Phoenix, Ariz.) and Seavey (Sutter, Calif.) have all won once apiece at Lincoln Park in 2021. Brent Beauchamp (Fairland, Ind.) captured the track championship twice in 2012 and did so again in 2017. Current Lincoln Park Speedway championship point leader Brayden Fox (Avon, Ind.) set quick time in the abbreviated Indiana Sprint Week opener at Gas City I-69 Speedway last Friday.

 
Tanner Thorson and Chris Windom have connected on USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget successes at Lincoln Park and aim to translate that to their bigger brethren, the sprint cars, on Thursday. Thorson (Minden, Nev.) has won on three occasions in 2016, 2019 and again in June of 2021. Windom (Canton, Ill.) was the victor at LPS during Indiana Midget Week in 2020.

 
Thursday’s NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL features the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship competing for a $6,000 top prize. Super Stocks are also on the event card.

 
Pits open at 4:30pm EDT with grandstands opening at 4:30pm, drivers meeting at 6pm and hot laps at 6:30pm followed by qualifying & racing.

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

 
Every lap of all seven USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL races will be aired live on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/2ZpafUr.

 

 
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2021 USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK SCHEDULE:

 
Saturday, July 24: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN

 
Sunday, July 25: Lawrenceburg Speedway | Lawrenceburg, IN

 
Monday, July 26: Gas City I-69 Speedway | Gas City, IN

 
Wednesday, July 28: Terre Haute Action Track | Terre Haute, IN

 
Thursday, July 29: Lincoln Park Speedway | Putnamville, IN

 
Friday, July 30: Bloomington Speedway | Bloomington, IN

 
Saturday, July 31: Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN

 

 
TRACK RECORDS FOR USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CARS AT LINCOLN PARK SPEEDWAY:

 
1 Lap - 7/26/2018 - Brady Bacon - 12.276 - 91.642 mph

 
6 Laps - 8/23/1997 - Bill Rose - 1:22.90 - 81.423 mph

 
8 Laps - 7/29/2001 - Bryon Walters - 1:46.75 - 84.309 mph

 
10 Laps - 7/16/2017 - Chris Windom - 2:10.33 - 86.319 mph

 
12 Laps - 7/14/2014 - Jon Stanbrough - 2:40.15 - 84.296 mph

 

 

 
INDIANA SPRINT WEEK WINS AT LINCOLN PARK SPEEDWAY:

 
6-Dave Darland

 
2-Robert Ballou, Jay Drake, Jack Hewitt & Cory Kruseman

 
1-Brady Bacon, Bryan Clauson, Kyle Cummins, Dickie Gaines, Tim Gee, Brady Short, Danny Smith, Jon Stanbrough & Kevin Thomas

 

 
INDIANA SPRINT WEEK WINNERS AT LINCOLN PARK SPEEDWAY:

 
1988: Tim Gee (8/6)

 
1989: Danny Smith (7/26)

 
1990: Dave Darland (7/28)

 
1991: Jack Hewitt (7/25)

 
1992: Kevin Thomas (8/1)

 
1997: Jack Hewitt (7/27)

 
1998: Dave Darland (7/26)

 
1999: Dave Darland (7/24)

 
2000: Jay Drake (7/29)

 
2001: Jon Stanbrough (7/21)

 
2002: Cory Kruseman (7/20)

 
2003: Jay Drake (7/19)

 
2004: Cory Kruseman (7/17)

 

 
2005: Dave Darland (7/19)

 
2012: Dave Darland (7/22)

 
2013: Bryan Clauson (7/18)

 
2014: Robert Ballou (7/17)

 
2015: Brady Bacon (7/16)

 
2016: Brady Short (7/14)

 
2017: Robert Ballou (7/16)

 
2018: Dave Darland (7/26)

 
2019: Kyle Cummins (7/25)

 

 

 
ALL-TIME LINCOLN PARK SPEEDWAY USAC SPRINT CAR FEATURE WINS

 
6-Dave Darland

 
5-Sheldon Kinser

 
3-Brady Bacon & Robert Ballou

 
2-Steve Butler, Jerry Coons Jr., Jay Drake, Cory Kruseman & Jon Stanbrough

 
1-Chuck Amati, Chad Boespflug, Bryan Clauson, Shane Cottle, Tyler Courtney, Kyle Cummins, Brad Fox, Dickie Gaines, Jack Hewitt, Kelly Kinser, C.J. Leary, Brady Short, Chase Stockon & Kevin Thomas Jr.

 

 
ALL-TIME LINCOLN PARK SPEEDWAY USAC SPRINT CAR FEATURE WINNERS

 
1981: Sheldon Kinser (9/16)

 
1983: Kelly Kinser (5/25) & Sheldon Kinser (8/24)

 
1984: Chuck Amati (5/23) & Sheldon Kinser (7/18)

 
1985: Sheldon Kinser (5/4) & Steve Butler (9/7)

 
1986: Steve Butler (5/17) & Sheldon Kinser (8/23)

 
1997: Jack Hewitt (7/27) & Dave Darland (8/23)

 
1998: Dave Darland (7/26) & Brad Fox (8/15)

 
1999: Dave Darland (7/24)

 
2000: Jay Drake (7/29)

 
2001: Jon Stanbrough (7/21)

 
2002: Cory Kruseman (7/20)

 
2003: Jay Drake (7/19)

 
2004: Cory Kruseman (7/17)

 
2005: Dave Darland (7/19)

 
2010: Dickie Gaines (7/24) & Jon Stanbrough (9/10)

 
2012: Dave Darland (7/22)

 
2013: Chad Boespflug (7/4) & Bryan Clauson (7/18)

 
2014: Jerry Coons Jr. (7/4) & Robert Ballou (7/17)

 
2015: Jerry Coons Jr. (7/4) & Brady Bacon (7/16)

 
2016: Robert Ballou (7/1) & Brady Short (7/14)

 
2017: Robert Ballou (7/16)

 
2018: Tyler Courtney (7/6) & Dave Darland (7/26)

 
2019: Kyle Cummins (7/25)

 
2020: Shane Cottle (7/3), Brady Bacon (7/4), Chase Stockon (9/12) & Brady Bacon (9/12)

 
2021: C.J. Leary (7/2) & Kevin Thomas Jr. (7/3)

 

 
INDIANA SPRINT WEEK CHAMPIONS

 
1988: Randy Kinser/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1989: Chuck Amati/Freeman Spur, Ill.

 
1990: Chuck Amati/Freeman Spur, Ill. & Gary Trammell/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1991: Bob Kinser/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1992: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1993: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1994: Kelly Kinser/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1995: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1996: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1997: J.J. Yeley/Phoenix, Ariz.

 
1998: Dave Darland/Lincoln, Ind.

 
1999: Tony Elliott/Kokomo, Ind.

 
2000: Jay Drake/Val Verde, Calif.

 
2001: Dave Darland/Lincoln, Ind.

 
2002: Cory Kruseman/Ventura, Calif.

 
2003: J.J. Yeley/Phoenix, Ariz.

 
2004: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2005: Cory Kruseman/Ventura, Calif.

 
2006: Jon Stanbrough/Avon, Ind.

 
2007: Dave Darland/Lincoln, Ind.

 
2008: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2009: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2010: Jon Stanbrough/Avon, Ind.

 
2011: Chris Windom/Canton, Ill.

 
2012: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2013: Bryan Clauson/Noblesville, Ind.

 
2014: Bryan Clauson/Noblesville, Ind.

 
2015: Robert Ballou/Rocklin, Calif.

 
2016: Brady Bacon/Broken Arrow, Okla.

 
2017: Kevin Thomas Jr./Cullman, Ala.

 
2018: Chris Windom/Canton, Ill.

 
2019: C.J. Leary/Greenfield, Ind.

 
2020: Chase Stockon/Fort Branch, Ind.

 

 
PAST INDIANA SPRINT WEEK RESULTS AT LINCOLN PARK SPEEDWAY:

 
1988 FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Tim Gee, 2. Randy Kinser, 3. Terry Shepherd, 4. Kevin Thomas, 5. Tony Elliott, 6. Pete Abel, 7. Eric Gordon, 8. Jeff Donelson, 9. Bob Kinser, 10. Dallas Kinser
1989 FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Danny Smith, 2. Randy Kinser, 3. Tray House, 4. Tony Elliott, 5. Chuck Amati, 6. Joe Roush, 7. Todd Shields, 8. Eric Gordon, 9. Mike Mann, 10. Kerry Norris, 11. Bill Rose, 12. Dink Glidden, 13. Art Wendt, 14. Steve Imel, 15. Gary Fisher, 16. Shane Kinser, 17. Bob Kinser, 18. Jack Hewitt

 
1990 FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Dave Darland (Darland #36D), 2. Bob Kinser (Bayless #17B), 3. Chuck Amati (Tate #66), 4. Tony Elliott (Winterbotham #6), 5. Dave Peperak (Ram #77), 6. Gary Fisher (Evans #79), 7. Bill Rose (Rose #6), 8. Mark Owsley (Owsley #6x), 9. Gary Trammell (Tate #4), 10. Jim Whiteside (Whiteside #66), 11. Kevin Thomas (Orem #37), 12. Steve Imel (Contos #5c), 13. Terry Pletch (Pletch #29), 14. Ray Kenens (Kenens #K9), 15. Kent Christian (Christian #4x), 16. Jon Stanbrough (Stanbrough #81), 17. Brad Marvel (Black #2m), 18. Scott Fisher

 
1991 FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Jack Hewitt (Murphy #23m), 2. Tony Elliott (Newkirk #17), 3. Dave Darland (Darland #36D), 4. Bill Rose (Rose #6), 5. Mike Mann (Mann #37m), 6. Bob Kinser (Bayless #17B), 7. Dave Peperak (Ram #77), 8. Kevin Thomas (Orem #37), 9. Troy Link (Link #49), 10. Randy Kinser (Hurst #9), 11. Phil Hedges (Hedges #41), 12. Terry Shepherd (Chapman #4N), 13. Gary Trammell (Tate #4), 14. Jim Whiteside (Whiteside #66), 15. Sammy Keen (Keen #11), 16. Gary Fisher (Evans #79), 17. Tim Bookmiller (Bookmiller #42), 18. Sheldon Kinser Jr. (Kinser #2J)

 
1992 FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Kevin Thomas (Hazen #57), 2. Dave Darland (Goacher #5G), 3. Jon Stanbrough (Stanbrough #81), 4. Larry Bland (Tate #66), 5. Joe Roush (Roush #36), 6. Tray House (Frampton #95), 7. Brian Hayden (Hayden #2H), 8. Nick Adams (Adams #44A), 9. Mike Mann (Mann #37m), 10. Tony Ploughe (Ploughe #32), 11. Denny Stewart (Stewart #33), 12. Bill Rose (Rose #6), 13. Phil Hedges (Hedges #41), 14. Allen Barr (Black #12), 15. Cary Faas (Faas #37), 16. Doug Kalitta (Utopia #12p), 17. Bruce Sims (Sims #15s), 18. Dallas Kinser (Lambertson #8L)

 
1997 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jack Hewitt, 2. Tony Elliott, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Richard Griffin, 5. Kevin Doty, 6. Brian Hayden, 7. J.J. Yeley, 8. Brad Fox, 9. Dave Darland, 10. Robbie Rice, 11. Derek Davidson, 12. Joe Roush, 13. Danny Williams Jr., 14. Gus Wasson, 15. Justin Marvel, 16. Jeff O'Banion, 17. Mike Kirby, 18. Bill Rose, 19. Jerry Miller Jr., 20. Dave Peperak, 21. Cory Kruseman, 22. Aaron Mosley. NT

 
1998 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Tony Elliott, 3. Kevin Thomas, 4. Kevin Doty, 5. Robbie Rice, 6. Rusty McClure, 7. Brian Hayden, 8. Jay Drake, 9. J.J. Yeley, 10. Kevin Miller, 11. Brad Fox, 12. Cory Kruseman, 13. Kent Christian, 14. Cary Faas, 15. Brandon Petty, 16. Derek Davidson, 17. Jimmy Sills, 18. Troy Cline, 19. Aaron Mosley, 20. Rickie Gaunt, 21. Mike Boat, 22. Greg Wilson. NT

 
1999 FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. J.J. Yeley, 3. Cory Kruseman, 4. Kevin Briscoe, 5. Bill Rose, 6. Tony Elliott, 7. Kevin Doty, 8. Billy Puterbaugh, Jr., 9. Rusty McClure, 10. Eric Burns, 11. Justin Marvel, 12. Robbie Rice, 13. A.J. Anderson, 14. Tracy Hines, 15. Jay Drake, 16. Kevin Miller, 17. Aaron Mosley, 18. Mike Mann, 19. Bobby Smith, 20. Eric Gordon, 21. Terry Pletch, 22. Cary Faas. NT

 
2000 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jay Drake, 2. Tony Elliott, 3. J.J. Yeley, 4. Jerry Coons, Jr., 5. Cory Kruseman, 6. Levi Jones, 7. Bud Kaeding, 8. Derek Davidson, 9. Eric Burns, 10. Todd Kane, 11. Brian Hayden, 12. Brandon Petty, 13. Kevin Briscoe, 14. Dave Darland, 15. A.J. Anderson, 16. Jeff Wilson, 17. Jason Setser, 18. Derek Scheffel, 19. Tracy Hines, 20. Mike Mann, 21. Bill Rose, 22. Jon Stanbrough. NT

 
2001 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Brian Hayden, 4. Jay Drake, 5. Cory Kruseman, 6. Bill Rose, 7. Terry Pletch, 8. Tony Elliott, 9. J.J. Yeley, 10. Levi Jones, 11. Jason Knoke, 12. Ande Possman, 13. Mike Mann, 14. Derek Davidson, 15. Troy Rutherford, 16. Eric Shively, 17. Gregg Dillion, 18. Kenny Carmichael, 19. Brandon Petty, 20. Derek Scheffel, 21. A.J. Anderson, 22. Tracy Hines. NT

 
2002 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Cory Kruseman, 2. Eric Shively, 3. A.J. Anderson, 4. Jon Stanbrough, 5. Levi Jones, 6. Tony Elliott, 7. Kevin Miller, 8. Boston Reid, 9. Derek Davidson, 10. Jerry Coons, Jr., 11. Kent Christian, 12. Brian Hayden, 13. Troy Rutherford, 14. Jimmy Laser, 15. Jay Drake, 16. Kevin Thomas, 17. Brandon Petty, 18. Dave Darland, 19. Aaron Mosley, 20. Tracy Hines, 21. J.J. Yeley, 22. Bill Rose, 23. Kevin Briscoe. NT

 
2003 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jay Drake, 2. J.J. Yeley, 3. Mat Neely, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Jon Stanbrough, 6. Tony Elliott, 7. Jerry Coons, Jr., 8. Damion Gardner, 9. Levi Jones, 10. A.J. Anderson, 11. Boston Reid, 12. Dave Darland, 13. Terry Pletch, 14. Jimmy Laser, 15. Mitch Wissmiller, 16. Charles Davis, Jr., 17. Brian Hayden, 18. Bud Kaeding, 19. Mike Spencer, 20. Justin Marvel, 21. Scott Orr, 22. Cory Kruseman, 23. John Scott. NT

 
2004 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Cory Kruseman, 2. Dickie Gaines, 3. Josh Wise, 4. Levi Jones, 5. Bud Kaeding, 6. Shane Hollingsworth, 7. Tony Elliott, 8. Brian Lee, 9. Josh Ford, 10. Danny Williams, Jr., 11. Jay Drake, 12. Dave Darland, 13. Damion Gardner, 14. Brian Tyler, 15. Mike Spencer, 16. Tom Hessert, 17. Kris Deckard, 18. John Scott, 19. Brad Kuhn, 20. J.J. Yeley, 21. Charles Davis, Jr., 22. Brian Gerster, 23. Jon Stanbrough, 24. Critter Malone. NT

 
2005 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Cory Kruseman, 4. Josh Wise, 5. Levi Jones, 6. Tracy Hines, 7. A.J. Anderson, 8. Tony Elliott, 9. Jay Drake, 10. Damion Gardner, 11. Bud Kaeding, 12. Daron Clayton, 13. Brady Short, 14. Darren Hagen, 15. Derek O’Dell, 16. Critter Malone, 17. Bill Rose, 18. Justin Marvel, 19. Jonathan Vennard, 20. Brandon Petty, 21. Mat Neely, 22. Jon Stanbrough, 23. Jimmy Laser, 24. Dickie Gaines. NT

 
2012 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Levi Jones, 6. Jon Stanbrough, 7. Coleman Gulick, 8. Hunter Schuerenberg, 9. Jonathan Hendrick, 10. Thomas Meseraull, 11. Daron Clayton, 12. Chad Boespflug, 13. J.C. Bland, 14. Chris Windom, 15. C.J. Leary, 16. Robert Ballou, 17. Chris Gurley, 18. Damion Gardner, 19. Jon Sciscoe, 20. Chase Stockon, 21. A.J. Hopkins, 22. Jace Vander Weerd, 23. Jerry Coons Jr., 24. Tracy Hines, 25. Richard Vander Weerd. NT

 
2013 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Christopher Bell, 3. Brady Short, 4. Jon Stanbrough, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Robert Ballou, 8. Chad Boespflug, 9. Brent Beauchamp, 10. Chase Stockon, 11. Kevin Thomas Jr., 12. Kyle Cummins, 13. Wes McIntyre, 14. Jace Vander Weerd, 15. Tracy Hines, 16. Seth Parker, 17. Shane Cottle, 18. C.J. Leary, 19. Nick Drake, 20. Richard Vander Weerd, 21. Dave Darland, 22. Chase Briscoe, 23. Hunter Schuerenberg, 24. Scotty Weir. NT

 
2014 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Thomas Meseraull, 4. Jon Stanbrough, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Brady Short, 7. Shane Cottle, 8. Chad Boespflug, 9. Brady Bacon, 10. Chase Stockon, 11. Tracy Hines, 12. Richard Vander Weerd, 13. Hunter Schuerenberg, 14. Aaron Farney, 15. Jarett Andretti, 16. Casey Shuman, 17. C.J. Leary, 18. Mark Smith, 19. Jerry Coons Jr., 20. Chris Windom, 21. Justin Grant, 22. Tyler Courtney, 23. Kevin Thomas Jr., 24. Brent Beauchamp, 25. Jeff Bland Jr. NT

 
2015 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Jerry Coons Jr., 4. Hunter Schuerenberg, 5. Brady Short, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Jon Stanbrough, 8. Chris Windom, 9. Dave Darland, 10. Chase Stockon, 11. Scotty Weir, 12. Aaron Farney, 13. Max McGhee, 14. Josh Hodges, 15. Bryan Clauson, 16. Brent Beauchamp, 17. Chris Phillips, 18. Shane Cottle, 19. Thomas Meseraull, 20. Jake Swanson, 21. Carson Short, 22. Chad Boespflug, 23. C.J. Leary, 24. Mitch Wissmiller. NT

 
2016 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Short, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Chad Boespflug, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. Thomas Meseraull, 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 7. Shane Cottle, 8. Tyler Courtney, 9. Kevin Thomas Jr., 10. Dave Darland, 11. Brady Bacon, 12. Aaron Farney, 13. Jarett Andretti, 14. Tyler Thomas, 15. Brent Beauchamp, 16. C.J. Leary, 17. Justin Grant, 18. Logan Jarrett, 19. Chris Windom, 20. Zach Daum, 21. Isaac Chapple, 22. Hunter Schuerenberg, 23. J.J. Hughes, 24. Jon Stanbrough. NT

 
2017 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Tyler Courtney, 3. Chad Boespflug, 4. Brady Short, 5. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 6. Justin Grant, 7. Josh Hodges, 8. Aaron Farney, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Dave Darland, 11. Thomas Meseraull, 12. Chase Stockon, 13. Ryan Bernal, 14. Jerry Coons Jr., 15. Jarett Andretti, 16. Tyler Thomas, 17. Kody Swanson, 18. Nate McMillin, 19. Kyle Cummins, 20. C.J. Leary, 21. Jon Stanbrough, 22. Brent Beauchamp. NT

 
2018 FEATURE: (30 laps – starting positions in parentheses) 1. Dave Darland (2), 2. Chris Windom (6), 3. A.J. Hopkins (10), 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (4), 5. Justin Grant (12), 6. Carson Short (3), 7. C.J. Leary (17), 8. Chad Boespflug (1), 9. Chase Stockon (5), 10. Brody Roa (18), 11. Kyle Cummins (22), 12. Jordan Kinser (14), 13. Isaac Chapple (20), 14. Robert Ballou (23), 15. Shane Cockrum (9), 16. Brady Bacon (7), 17. Brandon Mattox (19), 18. Timmy Buckwalter (11), 19. Brent Beauchamp (13), 20. Josh Hodges (15), 21. Tyler Courtney (21), 22. Dakota Jackson (16), 23. Tyler Thomas (8). NT

 
2019 FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Kyle Cummins (1), 2. Brady Bacon (3), 3. C.J. Leary (2), 4. Tyler Courtney (4), 5. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (7), 6. Carson Short (6), 7. Brandon Mattox (10), 8. Justin Grant (9), 9. Shane Cottle (22), 10. Chris Windom (16), 11. Mario Clouser (8), 12. Brady Short (21), 13. Jason McDougal (20), 14. Chase Stockon (11), 15. Thomas Meseraull (12), 16. Josh Hodges (13), 17. Max Adams (17), 18. A.J. Hopkins (15), 19. Dave Darland (18), 20. Brian VanMeveren (14), 21. Jadon Rogers (19), 22. Jordan Kinser (5), 23. Isaac Chapple (23), 24. Dustin Christie (24). NT

 

 

USAC PARTNERS WITH OPENFENDER, THE WORLD'S FIRST SPONSORSHIP MARKETPLACE FOR MOTORSPORTS
By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
San Francisco, California, (July 28, 2021) - USAC Racing and OpenFender partner to support racers through their USAC career from all around the world.

 
Levi Jones, a 5 time USAC Sprint Car Champion is looking forward to the partnership with OpenFender, "We're thrilled to partner with OpenFender “the virtual sports agent” to further the success of our drivers with more sponsors and fan engagement. USAC is dedicated to our drivers and teams and supports this new sponsorship platform that makes it easy for drivers and teams to get necessary funding. One goal of the United States Auto Club is to foster a healthy, competitive environment where drivers can grow and excel in their racing careers. OpenFender is just another opportunity for this! Using this platform, we look forward to helping our drivers increase their exposure to fans, supporters and potential sponsors/partners."

 
OpenFender features two functions for the Driver – “Boost” and “Sponsorship”. The “Boost” function is a place for supporters to quickly engage and support their favorite driver. Similar to the Twitch or GoFundMe concept, with just one click, a supporter can donate any amount of money to show their support and give their favorite driver a “boost.”

 
The Sponsorship Function is built for any driver in any discipline of racing. The driver can create a campaign, which is a place for the driver to share sponsorship location availability. Locations can vary from branding on the car to social media and race experience partnerships. The sponsorship campaign is fully customizable for any racer in any discipline of motorsports and e-sports.

 
OpenFender is the common thread between fans, sponsors and racers, Mason Filippi has spent the last two years developing the platform and is excited to partner with USAC, a world renowned racing organization. “OpenFender bridges the gap between racers and the motorsports community. We developed OpenFender to help racers from their first event through their entire career. USAC is the perfect partner to launch OpenFender. USAC racing has immensely talented drivers and some of the best fans in motorsport. Our hope is to see larger grids across all of racing and more fans in touch with the drivers.”

 
Drivers, you have the green light, go to OpenFender.com to start your campaign and grow your fanbase.

 
Race fans, the marketplace is open, visit OpenFender and give your favorite driver a boost.

 

..AND ACTION! INDIANA SPRINT WEEK'S
2ND HALF LAUNCHES WEDNESDAY AT TERRE HAUTE
By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Terre Haute, Indiana (July 27, 2021)………Justin Grant is one of four past Don Smith Classic winners who’ll comprise the field for the 11 th running of the event on Wednesday night, July 28, which honors the longtime racing supporter, car owner, sponsor, director and Terre Haute businessman who was an inductee of both the USAC Hall of Fame (2014) and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (1995).

 
In the most recent incarnation of the NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL / Don Smith Classic in 2020 at the Terre Haute Action Track, Grant confided that he ran every lap harder than the last one down the stretch.

 
He figured if he didn’t get it done on the last lap, he needed to run the thing harder the next time. Finally, he worked his courage up to run it hard enough to get by Chase Stockon on the final lap for the victory.

 
Grant capitalized on a pair of late-race cautions and an “overtime” period to score the dramatic victory which was marked by a succession of unfortunate timing for race leader Stockon as he experience the ultimate misfortune in the final two green-white-checkered restarts.

 
Taking a line a car width or two above Stockon just before the first and second yellow near the end of the main event, Grant wasn’t able to get the oomph off turn two to make the move stick. The third time proved to be a charm, however, as the Ione, Calif. lived up to the refrain, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”

 
Grant kicked off the 2021 NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL opener last Saturday at Kokomo with another win and would love nothing more than to open up the second leg of the Hoosier State tour the same way.

 
Grant is joined by fellow Don Smith Classic winners Kevin Thomas Jr. (Cullman, Ala.), Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) and Chase Stockon (2016) in the lineup. Thomas won the event in both 2013 and 2017. Both Bacon and Thomas have won at Terre Haute twice in their USAC National Sprint Car careers while Windom captured it in 2011 and Chase Stockon too back in 2016.  Stockon has won three USAC National Sprint Car A-Mains at Terre Haute, coming in 2012, 2016 and 2019.

 
Windom has won a grand total of seven USAC National Sprint Car features at the Terre Haute Action Track, which is second all-time behind Gary Bettenhausen and Jack Hewitt at eight. Windom has won three of the past four series features at Terre Haute, twice in 2020 and again during the latest edition in May of 2021.

 
Past Terre Haute USAC Sprint winners seeking a first Don Smith Classic score this Wednesday include Indiana Sprint Week and overall USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car point leader Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.), who is a two-time winner at the half-mile dirt oval at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds in his career in both 2014 and 2018 and owns the one-lap USAC track record of 19.225.

 
A 7 th place finisher at Terre Haute’s ISW round in 2020, Logan Seavey (Sutter, Calif.) enters Wednesday 2 nd in the ISW standing following victories in each of the two most recent Indiana Sprint Week features, Sunday at Lawrenceburg and Monday at Gas City, and will attempt to go for three-in-a-row at Terre Haute. The most recent driver to win three Indiana Sprint Week races in a row was Kevin Thomas Jr. in 2013.

 
The longest winning streak in Indiana Sprint Week history belongs to Jon Stanbrough with four-in-a-row between 2006-07. Jay Drake captured three-straight in 2000 while Cory Kruseman did likewise in 2002 as did Thomas in 2013.

 
Tanner Thorson (Minden, Nev.) will make his Terre Haute Indiana Sprint Week debut Wednesday and enters as the third-place driver in the ISW standings. Jake Swanson (Anaheim, Calif.) has finished 12 th in both of his previous ISW runs at Terre Haute and enters 5 th in ISW points.

 
Kyle Cummins (Princeton, Ind.) is 6 th in the ISW standings entering the southern swing of the seven-race series. Cummins won at Terre Haute with the Midwest Sprint Car Series this past May. C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.), 8 th in ISW points, won with the USAC Silver Crown series at Terre Haute in 2016. He finished 4 th last season, the best result of his ISW career at Terre Haute.

 
One of the most tenured and treasured stops on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car calendar greets the tour for the 167th points race in series history at the famed Terre Haute Action Track on Wednesday night, July 28, for the resumption of the “second-half” of the 34 th annual NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL schedule – the Dorsett Automotive Don Smith Classic.

 
Terre Haute has held 18 previous Indiana Sprint Week races since its debut on the slate in 1997.

 
Wednesday’s Don Smith Classic / NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week features the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship and Modifieds. Pits open at 3pm EDT, grandstands at 4pm, drivers meeting at 6pm and hot laps at 6:30pm with qualifying & racing to follow.

 
General admission grandstand tickets are $30. Infield admission is $15. Kids 11 and under are free when accompanied by a parent. Pit passes are $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

 
Every lap of all seven USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL races will be aired live on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/2ZpafUr.

 

 
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2021 USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK SCHEDULE:

 
Saturday, July 24: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN | WINNER: Justin Grant

 
Sunday, July 25: Lawrenceburg Speedway | Lawrenceburg, IN | WINNER: Logan Seavey

 
Monday, July 26: Gas City I-69 Speedway | Gas City, IN | WINNER: Logan Seavey

 
Wednesday, July 28: Terre Haute Action Track | Terre Haute, IN

 
Thursday, July 29: Lincoln Park Speedway | Putnamville, IN

 
Friday, July 30: Bloomington Speedway | Bloomington, IN

 
Saturday, July 31: Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN

 

 
USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Brady Bacon-1596, 2-Justin Grant-1503, 3-Kevin Thomas Jr.-1491, 4-Robert Ballou-1351, 5-C.J. Leary-1347, 6-Tanner Thorson-1331, 7-Jake Swanson-1287, 8-Chris Windom-1273, 9-Chase Stockon-940, 10-Paul Nienhiser-859.

 

 
USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK BY AMSOIL POINTS: 1-Brady Bacon-239, 2-Logan Seavey-223, 3-Tanner Thorson-212, 4-Kevin Thomas Jr.-207, 5-Jake Swanson-203, 6-Kyle Cummins-201, 7-Justin Grant-200, 8-C.J. Leary-179, 9-Robert Ballou-173, 10-Chris Windom-140.

 
TERRE HAUTE INDIANA SPRINT WEEK RACE WINNERS WHO HAVE GONE ON TO WIN THE ISW TITLE THAT YEAR: 6 – J.J. Yeley (1997), Jay Drake (2000), Cory Kruseman (2002), Jon Stanbrough (2010), Chris Windom (2011) & Bryan Clauson (2014)

 

 
TRACK RECORDS FOR USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CARS AT THE TERRE HAUTE:

 
1 Lap - 5/21/2014 - Brady Bacon - 19.225 - 93.628 mph

 
4 Laps - 5/4/1986 - Larry Gates - 1:36.18 - 74.860 mph

 
6 Laps - 5/17/2003 - Kurt Gross - 2:07.21 - 84.899 mph

 
8 Laps - 10/12/2012 - Hunter Schuerenberg - 2:39.40 - 90.339 mph

 
10 Laps - 6/17/2000 - Jon Stanbrough - 3:29.13 - 86.071 mph

 
12 Laps - 9/10/2011 - Jon Stanbrough - 4:02.90 - 88.925 mph

 
30 Laps - 5/29/1998 - Cary Faas - 10:56.90 - 82.204 mph

 
40 Laps - 5/4/1975 - Pancho Carter - 15:52.96 - 75.554 mph

 
50 Laps - 8/13/1967 - Rollie Beale - 22:41.72 - 66.093 mph

 

 
DON SMITH CLASSIC WINS:

 
2-Tyler Courtney & Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
1-Bryan Clauson, Daron Clayton, Aaron Farney, Justin Grant, Chase Stockon & Chris Windom

 

 
TERRE HAUTE USAC SPRINT CAR WINS: (165 Points Races & 1 Special Event)

 
8-Gary Bettenhausen & Jack Hewitt

 
7-Chris Windom

 
6-Bubby Jones, Sheldon Kinser & J.J. Yeley

 
5-Jim Hurtubise, Levi Jones, Jon Stanbrough & Rich Vogler

 
4-Bud Kaeding & Roger McCluskey

 
3-Don Branson, Steve Butler, Pancho Carter, Daron Clayton, Jerry Coons, Jr, Tyler Courtney, Jay Drake, Cary Faas, Tracy Hines, Rick Hood, Joe Saldana & Chase Stockon

 
2-Brady Bacon, Robert Ballou, Rollie Beale, Tom Bigelow, Dave Darland, Justin Grant, Cory Kruseman, Johnny Rutherford, Dick Tobias, Kevin Thomas, Jr., Bruce Walkup & Greg Weld

 
1-Billy Cassella, Steve Chassey, Bryan Clauson, Mel Cornett, Larry Dickson, Ed Elisian, Tony Elliott, Aaron Farney, A.J. Foyt, Richard Griffin, Chuck Gurney, Tommy Hinnershitz, Tray House, Chet Johnson, Tony Jones, Doug Kalitta, Frankie Kerr, Steve Kinser, Eddie Leavitt, Andy Linden, Bobby Marshman, Charlie Masters, Rusty McClure, James McElreath, Jim McElreath, Jim McWithey, Jan Opperman, Terry Pletch, Larry Rice, Eddie Sachs, Sam Sessions, Ron Shuman, George Snider, Robbie Stanley, Brad Sweet, Kevin Thomas & Bobby Unser

 

 
INDIANA SPRINT WEEK WINS AT THE TERRE HAUTE ACTION TRACK:

 
2-Tyler Courtney & J.J. Yeley

 
1-Bryan Clauson, Daron Clayton, Jay Drake, Aaron Farney, Justin Grant, Tracy Hines, Levi Jones, Cory Kruseman, Terry Pletch, Jon Stanbrough, Chase Stockon, Brad Sweet, Kevin Thomas Jr. & Chris Windom

 

 
INDIANA SPRINT WEEK WINNERS AT THE TERRE HAUTE ACTION TRACK:

 
1997: J.J. Yeley (7/23)

 
1999: Terry Pletch (7/21)

 
2000: Jay Drake (7/28)

 
2002: Cory Kruseman (7/27)

 
2003: Tracy Hines (7/26)

 
2004: J.J. Yeley (7/24)

 
2005: Levi Jones (7/22)

 
2009: Brad Sweet (7/15)

 
2010: Jon Stanbrough (7/14)

 
2011: Chris Windom (7/13)

 
2012: Daron Clayton (7/18)

 
2013: Kevin Thomas, Jr. (7/17)

 
2014: Bryan Clauson (7/16)

 
2015: Aaron Farney (7/15)

 
2016: Chase Stockon (7/17)

 
2018: Tyler Courtney (7/25)

 
2019: Tyler Courtney (7/24)

 
2020: Justin Grant (7/29)

 

 
DON SMITH CLASSIC WINNERS:

 
2011: Chris Windom (7/13)

 
2012: Daron Clayton (7/18)

 
2013: Kevin Thomas, Jr. (7/17)

 
2014: Bryan Clauson (7/16)

 
2015: Aaron Farney (7/15)

 
2016: Chase Stockon (7/17)

 
2017: Kevin Thomas, Jr. (10/14)

 
2018: Tyler Courtney (7/25)

 
2019: Tyler Courtney (7/24)

 
2020: Justin Grant (7/29)

 

 
TERRE HAUTE ACTION TRACK USAC SPRINT CAR WINS:

 
8-Gary Bettenhausen & Jack Hewitt

 
7-Chris Windom

 
6-Bubby Jones, Sheldon Kinser & J.J. Yeley

 
5-Jim Hurtubise, Levi Jones, Jon Stanbrough & Rich Vogler

 
4-Bud Kaeding & Roger McCluskey

 
3-Don Branson, Steve Butler, Pancho Carter, Daron Clayton, Jerry Coons, Jr, Tyler Courtney, Jay Drake, Cary Faas, Tracy Hines, Rick Hood, Joe Saldana & Chase Stockon

 
2-Brady Bacon, Robert Ballou, Rollie Beale, Tom Bigelow, Dave Darland, Justin Grant, Cory Kruseman, Johnny Rutherford, Dick Tobias, Kevin Thomas, Jr., Bruce Walkup & Greg Weld

 
1-Billy Cassella, Steve Chassey, Bryan Clauson, Mel Cornett, Larry Dickson, Ed Elisian, Tony Elliott, Aaron Farney, A.J. Foyt, Richard Griffin, Chuck Gurney, Tommy Hinnershitz, Tray House, Chet Johnson, Tony Jones, Doug Kalitta, Frankie Kerr, Steve Kinser, Eddie Leavitt, Andy Linden, Bobby Marshman, Charlie Masters, Rusty McClure, James McElreath, Jim McElreath, Jim McWithey, Jan Opperman, Terry Pletch, Larry Rice, Eddie Sachs, Sam Sessions, Ron Shuman, George Snider, Robbie Stanley, Brad Sweet, Kevin Thomas & Bobby Unser

 

 
TERRE HAUTE ACTION TRACK USAC SPRINT CAR WINNERS:

 
1957: Ed Elisian (6/16) & Andy Linden (8/18)

 
1958: Eddie Sachs (6/22) & Tommy Hinnershitz (8/17)

 
1959: Don Branson (6/21) & Jim McWithey (8/16)

 
1960: Don Branson (6/12) & Jim Hurtubise (8/21)

 
1961: Jim Hurtubise (6/11) & Jim Hurtubise (8/13)

 
1962: Jim Hurtubise (6/17) & Jim Hurtubise (8/12)

 
1963: Roger McCluskey (6/16) & Bobby Marshman (8/11)

 
1964: A.J. Foyt (6/14) & Don Branson (8/9)

 
1965: Johnny Rutherford (6/13) & Johnny Rutherford (8/15)

 
1966: Roger McCluskey (6/19), Roger McCluskey (6/19) & Roger McCluskey (9/14)

 
1967: Bobby Unser (6/11), Greg Weld (6/11), Rollie Beale (8/13) & Greg Weld (9/10)

 
1968: Gary Bettenhausen (6/16), Larry Dickson (8/11) & Gary Bettenhausen (9/8)

 
1969: Gary Bettenhausen (8/10) & Gary Bettenhausen (10/19)

 
1970: Jim McElreath (6/21), Dick Tobias (8/9) & Bruce Walkup (9/13)

 
1971: George Snider (5/1) & Gary Bettenhausen (8/8)

 
1972: Bruce Walkup (4/30), Charlie Masters (6/11) & Rollie Beale (8/19)

 
1973: Joe Saldana (5/5), Mel Cornett (6/9) 7 Sammy Sessions (8/5)

 
1974: Gary Bettenhausen (4/14) & Sheldon Kinser (8/4)

 
1975: Pancho Carter (5/4), Joe Saldana (6/1), Gary Bettenhausen (8/3) & Tom Bigelow (9/21)

 
1976: Jan Opperman (5/1), Tom Bigelow (6/6), Gary Bettenhausen (8/1) & Chuck Gurney (10/31)

 
1977: James McElreath (5/7), Sheldon Kinser (6/5), Bubby Jones (7/31) & Pancho Carter (9/25)

 
1978: Dick Tobias (5/6), Billy Cassella (6/4) & Bubby Jones (9/24)

 
1979: Pancho Carter (5/5), Bubby Jones (5/6), Bubby Jones (6/3), Bubby Jones (8/5) & Bubby Jones (9/23)

 
1980: Eddie Leavitt (5/3), Steve Chassey (5/4), Joe Saldana (6/29), Rich Vogler (8/3) & Rich Vogler (9/21)

 
1981: Sheldon Kinser (5/3), Rich Vogler (8/9) & Sheldon Kinser (9/7)

 
1982: Chet Johnson (5/9), Sheldon Kinser (6/20), Steve Kinser (8/8) & Larry Rice (9/5)

 
1983: Jack Hewitt (5/8), Rich Vogler (6/19) & Jack Hewitt (8/28)

 
1984: Rick Hood (6/10) & Steve Butler (8/26)

 
1985: Ron Shuman (5/5), Rick Hood (6/9) & Rick Hood (8/25)

 
1986: Rich Vogler (5/4) & Sheldon Kinser (8/3)

 
1987: Steve Butler (5/3) & Steve Butler (5/23)

 
1990: Jack Hewitt (7/8)

 
1991: Jack Hewitt (7/7)

 
1992: Rusty McClure (7/12) & Cary Faas (10/11)

 
1993: Dave Darland (5/2) & Robbie Stanley (7/11)

 
1994: Cary Faas (5/1) & Tray House (7/17)

 
1995: Jack Hewitt (4/30) & Jack Hewitt (7/16)

 
1996: Doug Kalitta (5/12), Kevin Thomas (7/12) & Jack Hewitt (10/5)

 
1997: J.J. Yeley (6/27), J.J. Yeley (7/23) & Jack Hewitt (10/4)

 
1998: Cary Faas (5/29) & Tony Elliott (8/14)

 
1999: Tracy Hines (5/8), Tony Jones (6/17), Jerry Coons, Jr. (6/18), Frankie Kerr (6/19) & Terry Pletch (7/21)

 
2000: Jay Drake (6/15), Richard Griffin (6/16), Jay Drake (6/18) & Jay Drake (7/28)

 
2001: Tracy Hines (5/19), Bud Kaeding (10/20) & Bud Kaeding (10/20)

 
2002: Jon Stanbrough (5/11), Cory Kruseman (7/27) & J.J. Yeley (10/5)

 
2003: J.J. Yeley (5/17), Tracy Hines (7/26), J.J. Yeley (8/14 Special Event) & J.J. Yeley (10/4)

 
2004: Cory Kruseman (5/22), J.J. Yeley (7/24) & Bud Kaeding (9/4)

 
2005: Levi Jones (7/22), Levi Jones (9/30) & Levi Jones (10/1)

 
2006: Daron Clayton (10/6) & Daron Clayton (10/7)

 
2007: Jon Stanbrough (5/19)

 
2008: Levi Jones (5/22)

 
2009: Levi Jones (5/21), Brad Sweet (7/15) & Jon Stanbrough (9/12)

 
2010: Jerry Coons, Jr. (5/27), Jon Stanbrough (7/14) & Jon Stanbrough (9/11)

 
2011: Chris Windom (7/13) & Chris Windom (9/10)

 
2012: Bud Kaeding (5/24), Daron Clayton (7/18) & Chase Stockon (10/12)

 
2013: Kevin Thomas, Jr. (7/17) & Jerry Coons, Jr. (8/31)

 
2014: Dave Darland (5/21), Bryan Clauson (7/16) & Brady Bacon (9/18)

 
2015: Aaron Farney (7/15) & Robert Ballou (9/18)

 
2016: Robert Ballou (5/25), Chase Stockon (7/17) & Chris Windom (10/15)

 
2017: Chris Windom (9/15) & Kevin Thomas, Jr. (10/14)

 
2018: Tyler Courtney (5/23), Tyler Courtney (7/25) & Brady Bacon (9/14)

 
2019: Chase Stockon (5/22), Tyler Courtney (7/24) & Justin Grant (9/13)

 
2020: Chris Windom (7/1), Justin Grant (7/29) & Chris Windom (9/18)

 
2021: Chris Windom (5/26)

 

 
INDIANA SPRINT WEEK CHAMPIONS

 
1988: Randy Kinser/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1989: Chuck Amati/Freeman Spur, Ill.

 
1990: Chuck Amati/Freeman Spur, Ill. & Gary Trammell/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1991: Bob Kinser/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1992: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1993: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1994: Kelly Kinser/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1995: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1996: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1997: J.J. Yeley/Phoenix, Ariz.

 
1998: Dave Darland/Lincoln, Ind.

 
1999: Tony Elliott/Kokomo, Ind.

 
2000: Jay Drake/Val Verde, Calif.

 
2001: Dave Darland/Lincoln, Ind.

 
2002: Cory Kruseman/Ventura, Calif.

 
2003: J.J. Yeley/Phoenix, Ariz.

 
2004: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2005: Cory Kruseman/Ventura, Calif.

 
2006: Jon Stanbrough/Avon, Ind.

 
2007: Dave Darland/Lincoln, Ind.

 
2008: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2009: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2010: Jon Stanbrough/Avon, Ind.

 
2011: Chris Windom/Canton, Ill.

 
2012: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2013: Bryan Clauson/Noblesville, Ind.

 
2014: Bryan Clauson/Noblesville, Ind.

 
2015: Robert Ballou/Rocklin, Calif.

 
2016: Brady Bacon/Broken Arrow, Okla.

 
2017: Kevin Thomas Jr./Cullman, Ala.

 
2018: Chris Windom/Canton, Ill.

 
2019: C.J. Leary/Greenfield, Ind.

 
2020: Chase Stockon/Fort Branch, Ind.

 

 
PAST INDIANA SPRINT WEEK RESULTS AT THE TERRE HAUTE ACTION TRACK:

 
1997 FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. J.J. Yeley, 2. Mike Kirby, 3. Dave Darland, 4. Jon Stanbrough, 5. Brian Hayden, 6. Cory Kruseman, 7. Tim Montgomery, 8. Steve Surniak, 9. Tony Elliott, 10. Kevin Doty, 11. Brian Tyler, 12. Troy Cline, 13. Bill Rose, 14. Tony Jarrett, 15. Derek Davidson, 16. Dave Peperak, 17. Chris Beaver, 18. Richard Griffin, 19. Cary Faas, 20. Russ Gamester, 21. Jack Hewitt, 22. Billy Puterbaugh Jr. NT

 
1999 FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Terry Pletch, 2. Jack Hewitt, 3. J.J. Yeley, 4. Tony Elliott, 5. Todd Kane, 6. Kevin Briscoe, 7. Dave Darland, 8. Kevin Thomas, 9. Kevin Doty, 10. Kenny Carmichael, 11. Bill Rose, 12. Rusty McClure, 13. Robbie Rice, 14. Cory Kruseman, 15. Derek Scheffel, 16. Eric Gordon, 17. Kevin Miller, 18. Tracy Hines, 19. Brad Fox, 20. Jay Drake, 21. Jerry Coons, Jr., 22. Mike Mann. NT

 
2000 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jay Drake, 2. Kasey Kahne, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Bud Kaeding, 5. Derek Davidson, 6. Tracy Hines, 7. Terry Pletch, 8. Jack Hewitt, 9. Cory Kruseman, 10. Tony Elliott, 11. Brian Tyler, 12. Dave Darland, 13. Jonathan Vennard, 14. Bill Rose, 15. Brandon Petty, 16. Justin Marvel, 17. Eric Gordon, 18. Eric Burns, 19. Jerry Coons, Jr., 20. J.J. Yeley, 21. Derek Scheffel, 22. Kevin Briscoe. NT

 
2002 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Cory Kruseman, 2. Tracy Hines, 3. Jay Drake, 4. Tony Elliott, 5. J.J. Yeley, 6. Boston Reid, 7. Eric Shively, 8. Jason Knoke, 9. Kevin Thomas, 10. A.J. Anderson, 11. Dave Darland, 12. Jon Stanbrough, 13. Justin Marvel, 14. Levi Jones, 15. Brandon Petty, 16. Derek Davidson, 17. Troy Rutherford, 18. Kevin Briscoe, 19. Scott Orr, 20. Jerry Coons, Jr., 21. Dickie Gaines, 22. Jonathan Vennard. NT

 
2003 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Tracy Hines, 2. J.J. Yeley, 3. Levi Jones, 4. Cory Kruseman, 5. Troy Cline, 6. Jon Stanbrough, 7. Derek Scheffel, 8. Jay Drake, 9. Jerry Coons, Jr., 10. Charles Davis, Jr., 11. Dave Darland, 12. Marc Jessup, 13. A.J. Anderson, 14. Mike Spencer, 15. Eric Gordon, 16. Kent Christian, 17. Tony Elliott, 18. Mat Neely, 19. Brian Tyler, 20. Brian Hayden, 21. Kyle Wissmiller, 22. Bud Kaeding, 23. Derek Davidson. NT

 
2004 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. J.J. Yeley, 2. Jon Stanbrough, 3. Cory Kruseman, 4. Levi Jones, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Jay Drake, 7. Matt Westfall, 8. Marc Jessup, 9. Troy Cline, 10. Dickie Gaines, 11. Shane Cottle, 12. Josh Ford, 13. Tony Elliott, 14. Bud Kaeding, 15. Shane Hollingsworth, 16. Charles Davis, Jr., 17. Justin Marvel, 18. Brad Kuhn, 19. Terry Pletch, 20. Tom Hessert III, 21. Kyle Wissmiller, 22. Jim Moughan. NT

 
2005 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Levi Jones, 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Dave Darland, 4. Bud Kaeding, 5. Josh Wise, 6. Critter Malone, 7. Justin Marvel, 8. Cory Kruseman, 9. Mat Neely, 10. Damion Gardner, 11. Jonathan Vennard, 12. Jerry Coons, Jr., 13. Jay Drake, 14. Darren Hagen, 15. John Wolfe, 16. Shane Hollingsworth, 17. Tom Hessert III, 18. Jimmy Laser, 19. Jon Stanbrough, 20. Brady Short, 21. Bill Rose, 22. Dickie Gaines. NT

 
2009 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brad Sweet, 2. Jerry Coons Jr., 3. Dave Darland, 4. Cole Whitt, 5. Josh Wise, 6. Damion Gardner, 7. Levi Jones, 8. Chad Boat, 9. Scotty Weir, 10. J.J. Yeley, 11. Tracy Hines, 12. Robert Ballou, 13. Bryan Clauson, 14. Darren Hagen, 15. Hunter Schuerenberg, 16. Hud Cone, 17. Henry Clarke, 18. Jon Stanbrough, 19. Bud Kaeding, 20. Shane Cottle, 21. Kyle Cummins, 22. Dustin Morgan. NT

 
2010 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 5. Daron Clayton, 6. Tracy Hines, 7. Coleman Gulick, 8. Blake Fitzpatrick, 9. Mike Spencer, 10. Matt Mitchell, 11. Shane Hmiel, 12. Henry Clarke, 13. Brady Short, 14. Kyle Robbins, 15. J.J. Hughes, 16. Hud Cone, 17. Caleb Armstrong, 18. Chris Windom, 19. Shane Cottle, 20. Levi Jones, 21. Damion Gardner, 22. Robert Ballou, 23. Ricky Williams. NT

 
2011 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Chris Windom, 2. Keith Bloom, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. Shane Cottle, 6. Damion Gardner, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Dave Darland, 9. Mike Spencer, 10. Levi Jones, 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 12. Wes McIntyre, 13. Dustin Morgan, 14. Chad Boespflug, 15. Critter Malone, 16. Blake Fitzpatrick, 17. Tracy Hines, 18. Hunter Schuerenberg, 19. Chase Stockon, 20. Justin Grant, 21. Jonathan Hendrick, 22. Daron Clayton, 23. Coleman Gulick. NT

 
2012 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Daron Clayton, 2. Jon Stanbrough, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Levi Jones, 5. Coleman Gulick, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Damion Gardner, 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 9. Bryan Clauson, 10. Chris Windom, 11. Darren Hagen, 12. Shane Cottle, 13. Dave Darland, 14. Chase Stockon, 15. Hunter Schuerenberg, 16. Blake Fitzpatrick, 17. Wes McIntyre, 18. Thomas Meseraull, 19. Chad Boespflug, 20. C.J. Leary, 21. Kevin Thomas Jr., 22. Justin Grant. NT

 
2013 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Jon Stanbrough, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Hunter Schuerenberg, 7. Brady Short, 8. Wes McIntyre, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Shane Cottle, 11. Christopher Bell, 12. Bryan Clauson, 13. Ryan Bernal, 14. C.J. Leary, 15. Bill Rose, 16. Tyler Courtney, 17. Dave Darland, 18. Gary Taylor, 19. Jerry Coons Jr., 20. Casey Shuman, 21. Jake Simmons, 22. Tracy Hines, 23. Justin Grant. NT

 
2014 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Chris Windom, 5. Brady Short, 6. Justin Grant, 7. Dave Darland, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Shane Cottle, 10. Chase Stockon, 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 12. Chase Briscoe, 13. Aaron Farney, 14. C.J. Leary, 15. Tyler Courtney, 16. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17. Logan Jarrett, 18. Thomas Meseraull, 19. Brody Roa, 20. Casey Shuman, 21. Kody Swanson, 22. Brian Hayden, 23. Jarett Andretti, 24. Jon Stanbrough. NT

 
2015 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Aaron Farney, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Dave Darland, 4. Chad Boespflug, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Jon Stanbrough, 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Justin Grant, 9. Jerry Coons Jr., 10. Shane Cottle, 11. Hunter Schuerenberg, 12. Kevin Thomas Jr., 13. Jarett Andretti, 14. Chris Windom, 15. Scotty Weir, 16. J.J. Hughes, 17. Landon Simon, 18. Logan Jarrett, 19. Thomas Meseraull, 20. Carson Short, 21. Brady Short, 22. Mitch Wissmiller. NT

 
2016 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Chase Stockon, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Tyler Courtney, 4. Brady Bacon, 5. Aaron Farney, 6. Chris Windom, 7. Logan Jarrett, 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 9. Bryan Clauson, 10. C.J. Leary, 11. Max McGhee, 12. Chad Boespflug, 13. Dave Darland, 14. Thomas Meseraull, 15. Jon Stanbrough, 16. Carson Short, 17. Riley Kreisel, 18. Jarett Andretti, 19. Tyler Thomas, 20. Bret Mellenberndt, 21. Kevin Thomas, Jr.. 22. Tom Harris. NT

 
2018 FEATURE: (30 laps - starting positions in parentheses) 1. Tyler Courtney (5), 2. Robert Ballou (9), 3. Justin Grant (10), 4. Brady Bacon (2), 5. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (3), 6. Chris Windom (14), 7. Jason McDougal (13), 8. Timmy Buckwalter (15), 9. Jerry Coons, Jr. (17), 10. Dave Darland (11), 11. C.J. Leary (4), 12. Jake Swanson (7), 13. Chase Stockon (6), 14. Chad Boespflug (16), 15. Matt Westfall (12), 16. Thomas Meseraull (21), 17. Isaac Chapple (20), 18. Scotty Weir (8), 19. Josh Hodges (19), 20. Carson Short (22), 21. Tyler Thomas (1), 22. Tony DiMattia (23), 23. Shane Cockrum (18), 24. Robert Bell (24). 12:03.22

 
2019 FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Tyler Courtney (6), 2. Justin Grant (2), 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (4), 4. Brady Bacon (14), 5. Chris Windom (1), 6. C.J. Leary (5), 7. Carson Short (12), 8. Max Adams (16), 9. Chase Stockon (8), 10. Kyle Cummins (3), 11. Josh Hodges (10), 12. Isaac Chapple (11), 13. Dustin Smith (18), 14. Scotty Weir (20), 15. Brandon Mattox (15), 16. Brian VanMeveren (7), 17. Brody Roa (17), 18. Nate McMillin (22), 19. Dustin Christie (21), 20. Jason McDougal (19), 21. Terry Richards (13), 22. Tom Harris (9). NT

 
2020 FEATURE: (32 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Justin Grant (4), 2. Chris Windom (7), 3. Chase Stockon (2), 4. C.J. Leary (6), 5. Shane Cottle (8), 6. Brady Bacon (3), 7. Logan Seavey (10), 8. Kevin Thomas Jr. (5), 9. Dave Darland (13), 10. Robert Ballou (19), 11. Kyle Cummins (14), 12. Jake Swanson (1), 13. Charles Davis Jr. (17), 14. Carson Short (11), 15. Brandon Mattox (16), 16. Matt Westfall (20), 17. Nate McMillin (22), 18. Clinton Boyles (15), 19. Dennis Gile (9), 20. Dustin Smith (21), 21. Chase Johnson (12), 22. Max Adams (18). NT

 

FIRST BATCH OF BC39 ENTRIES REVEALED!

Jack Reitz

 

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Indianapolis, Indiana (July 27, 2021)………The event remains three weeks away, but the entries for the Driven2SaveLives BC39 Powered by NOS Energy Drink are beginning to file in with several major names officially announcing their intentions to compete in the two-night USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget event on August 18-19 at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

 
A scan of the entries thus far reveals an eclectic mix of USAC’s major stars and notables from other racing disciplines who aim to take their shot at ascending to the BC39 throne.

 
The list includes 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott (Dawsonville, Ga.) who will make his BC39 debut this year. The driver with the most laps led in this year’s Indianapolis 500, Conor Daly (Noblesville, Ind.), will make his third consecutive appearance in the BC39. NASCAR Rookie of the Year contender Chase Briscoe (Mitchell, Ind.), the winner of the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard on the 2.439 mile road course in 2020, aims to make his second-straight BC39 feature start.

 
They are joined by USAC’s three-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion and 2018 inaugural BC39 winner Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.), plus four-time 2021 USAC National Sprint Car feature winner and 2018 BC39 third-place finisher Kevin Thomas Jr. (Cullman, Ala.).

 
USAC champions are in abundance with USAC career Triple Crown champion and 2018 ninth-place BC39 finisher Jerry Coons Jr. (Tucson, Ariz.) officially entered along with 1989 USAC National Midget champion Russ Gamester (Peru, Ind.) who is making his third consecutive appearance in the event.

 
Two-time 2021 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature winner Emerson Axsom (Franklin, Ind.) will get his first taste of BC39 experience this year. Shane Cottle (Kansas, Ill.) has won twice on the USAC Regional Midget trail in 2021 and seeks his first BC39 start since 2018 in August. Tyler Thomas (Collinsville, Okla.), the 2018 Jason Leffler Memorial winner in Wayne City, Ill., goes after his third BC39 feature start. Five-time USAC Western States Midget champion Ronnie Gardner (Corona, Calif.) shoots for his first career start and appearance at the BC39.

 
BC39 returnees include Randi Pankratz (Atascadero, CA), Riley Kreisel (Warsaw, Mo.), Frankie Guerrini (San Rafael, Calif.), Bryan Stanfill (Bakersfield, Calif.) and Tyler Nelson (Olathe, Kan.).

 
The group of first-time BC39 “Rookie” participants has in it Carson Kvapil (Mooresville, N.C., Kameron Gladish (Indianapolis, Ind.), Ben Varner (Harbor Springs, Mich.), Blake Brannon (Morgan Hill, Calif.), Rylan Gray (Greenfield, Ind.) and Scott Evans (Rhome, Texas).

 
The event on the quarter-mile dirt oval inside Turn 3 at IMS will continue to honor late USAC champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 starter Bryan Clauson and increase awareness of and participation in the Indiana Donor Network and Driven2SaveLives.

 
Driver registration is now officially open for the third running of the Driven2SaveLives BC39 powered by NOS Energy Drink on August 18-19 at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

 
Teams can file their entry for the event at https://www.thebc39.com/, where they may also purchase tickets, pit and parking passes for the two-night USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship event.

 
Spectator tickets can be purchased directly at https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/events/usac/buy-tickets. Spectators are to enter the Indianapolis Motor Speedway via 30th Street.

 
Brady Bacon (2018) and Zeb Wise (2019) have captured victories in the first two editions of the BC39.

 
The BC39 officially gets underway on Tuesday, August 17, with team parking at Noon Eastern followed by the heat race position draft at the USAC office, located at 4910 W. 16th Street, adjacent from turn one of IMS oval at 5:30pm. 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 18, 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 19, 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, starting with multiple D-Mains and C-Mains, the semi-feature and the 39-lap main event.

 
This year’s Driven2SaveLives BC39 Powered by NOS Energy Drink also will be the conclusion of nearly a week of exciting action on the road course and The Dirt Track at IMS. The NASCAR-INDYCAR tripleheader takes place Aug. 13-15, with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and NASCAR Xfinity Series conducting separate races Saturday, Aug. 14 and the NASCAR Cup Series racing on the IMS road course for the first time Sunday, Aug. 15.

 
Visit www.IMS.com for more information on tickets to all IMS events in 2021.

 

 
ENTRY LIST: 2021 DRIVEN2SAVELIVES BC39 POWERED BY NOS ENERGY DRINK

 
2MD CARSON KVAPIL/Mooresville, NC

 
4K KAMERON GLADISH/Indianapolis, IN

 
5 KEVIN THOMAS JR./Cullman, AL

 
5B CHASE BRISCOE/Mitchell, IN

 
8 RANDI PANKRATZ/Atascadero, CA

 
9 CHASE ELLIOTT/Dawsonville, GA

 
15 EMERSON AXSOM/Franklin, IN

 
19K RILEY KREISEL/Warsaw, MO

 
21H BRADY BACON/Broken Arrow, OK

 
25v BEN VARNER/Harbor Springs, MI

 
40 BLAKE BRANNON/Morgan Hill, CA

 
43 RONNIE GARDNER/Corona, CA

 
46 RUSS GAMESTER/Peru, IN

 
47D CONOR DALY/Noblesville, IN

 
63 FRANKIE GUERRINI/San Rafael, CA

 
75AU BRYAN STANFILL/Bakersfield, CA

 
81G RYLAN GRAY/Greenfield, IN

 
85 JERRY COONS JR./Tucson, AZ

 
86 SHANE COTTLE/Kansas, IL

 
88 TYLER NELSON/Olathe, KS

 
91T TYLER THOMAS/Collinsville, OK

 
116 SCOTT EVANS/Rhome, TX
 

 

ELLIOTT, DALY TO DRIVE IN USAC'S BC39 AUG. 18-19 AT THE DIRT TRACK AT IMS

Rich Forman

By: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

 
INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, July 22, 2021) – Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott and NTT INDYCAR SERIES veteran Conor Daly were named to drive entries in the third Driven2SaveLives BC39 Powered by NOS Energy Drink on Aug. 18-19 at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

 
Elliott will compete in the United States Auto Club (USAC) NOS Energy Drink National Midget Championship event for the first time. He will drive the No. 9 entry fielded by Paul May Motorsports.

 
Daly raced in 2018 and 2019 in this event on the quarter-mile dirt track inside Turn 3 of IMS. The event didn’t take place in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year Daly will drive the No. 47D entry fielded by Diaedge Racing.

 
Tickets are on sale now at IMS.com/BC39. Reserved seat ticket prices for qualifying and the feature event Thursday, Aug. 19 start at $35, the same price as in 2019.

 
Elliott, 25, earned his first Cup Series championship last season with Hendrick Motorsports. He is fifth in the Cup Series standings this season with two victories, qualifying him for the NASCAR Playoffs for all six seasons of his full-time Cup career.

 
Georgia native Elliott made two USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget starts in February at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida, finishing 14th and 18th. Elliott also raced in the prestigious Chili Bowl Nationals in January.

 
Daly, 29, from Noblesville, Indiana, is a two-time veteran of the Chili Bowl, racing in the indoor classic in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2019 and 2020.

 
The BC39 event on the quarter-mile dirt oval inside Turn 3 at IMS will continue to honor late USAC champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 starter Bryan Clauson and increase awareness of and participation in the Indiana Donor Network and Driven2SaveLives.

 
This year’s Driven2SaveLives BC39 Powered by NOS Energy Drink also will be the conclusion of nearly a week of exciting action on the road course and The Dirt Track at IMS. The NASCAR-INDYCAR tripleheader takes place Aug. 13-15, with the Big Machine Spiked Coolers for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard for the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday, Aug. 14 and the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard for the NASCAR Cup Series on the IMS road course for the first time Sunday, Aug. 15.
 
$10,000-TO-WIN FOR ARP TURKEY NIGHT GP
AT VENTURA ON NOV. 27
By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Ventura, California (July 26, 2021)………The 80 th running of the ARP Turkey Night Grand Prix will pay a winner’s share of $10,000 for the feature winner of the storied USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship event on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at California’s scenic Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif.

 
ARP, the world leader in fastener technology, is the title sponsor for the for the famed 98-lap Turkey Night Grand Prix race at the 1/5-mile dirt oval that sits right on the beach. The event dates back to the origins of midget racing and maintains its prestige today as one of the crown jewels of dirt track auto racing.

 
That prestige has ARP thrilled to be involved in an event with such a steep, rich history, which in turn, has them sweetening the purse with this year’s Turkey Night Grand Prix midget feature winner now receiving a $10,000 check from ARP and a specially-designed trophy to commemorate the world famous race.

 
“ARP is proud to be part of the history and of a race that dates back to 1934 and has produced so many great winners,” said Chris Raschke, director of sales and marketing for ARP.

 
For the first time in 2021, the Turkey Night Grand Prix will be contested on Saturday, November 27, with practice and sprint car prelims the night before on Friday, November 26.

 
The race will serve as the season finale for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Midgets in 2021.

 
Among the legends who’ve been victorious at the Turkey Night Grand Prix are Indianapolis 500 winners Bill Vukovich, Johnnie Parsons, A.J. Foyt and Parnelli Jones, plus multi-time National Champion Tony Bettenhausen, son Gary Bettenhausen, 111-time USAC National Midget winner Mel Kenyon, Bubby Jones and eight-time Turkey Night winner Ron Shuman.

 
IndyCar, NASCAR and USAC Triple Crown champ Tony Stewart has won at Turkey Night as has fellow USAC Triple Crown winner Dave Darland, Bryan Clauson and current NASCAR stars Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell.

 
Tickets for the Turkey Night Grand Prix go on sale to the public on August 1. For more information, please call (805) 985-5433.

THE BURG IS THE WORD FOR USAC INDIANA SPRINT WEEK RD. 3 SUNDAY

Josh James

THE BURG IS THE WORD
FOR USAC INDIANA SPRINT WEEK RD. 3 SUNDAY
By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Lawrenceburg, Indiana (July 22, 2021)………Entering the previous year’s NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL round at Lawrenceburg Speedway, it had been three years since a driver had gone “back-to-back” by scoring consecutive victories in the annual tour of the Hoosier state.

 
The very same driver who achieved the aforementioned feat in 2017, C.J. Leary, became the latest individual to accomplish the job, a feat which took everything the Greenfield, Ind. driver could muster.

 
“Man, that was a workout,” Leary, the 2019 Indiana Sprint Week champ, exclaimed. “Lawrenceburg Speedway was elbows up tonight; definitely had the spurs on and took all I had. Typically, it’s a breeze in the park for me since I have so many laps here, but tonight, it was everything I had, and using all the experience I’ve put together the past 10 years here.”

 
Leary’s Lawrenceburg experience includes a sprint car championship at the track during the 2013 season, plus the 2017 ISW score that launched him into a succession of ISW feature victories on two-straight nights that summer as well.

 
Coming into this Sunday night’s, July 25, third round of 2021 Indiana Sprint Week, Leary brings in an impressive streak as the only driver to finish inside the top-five of the Lawrenceburg ISW event in each of the last five years since 2017.

 
Leary’s pair of Lawrenceburg ISW feature victories are tied for the most among drivers in this Sunday’s field alongside Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) who won his very first career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car race there during the summer of 2012, then collected another in 2019.

 
Also achieving status as an Indiana Sprint Week winner at Lawrenceburg, and taking a shot at their second this Sunday, are Mitchell, Indiana’s 2003 & 2019 Lawrenceburg track champion, Dickie Gaines (2005); Bedford, Indiana’s Brady Short (2008); Rocklin, California’s Robert Ballou (2011); Cullman, Alabama’s Kevin Thomas Jr. (2013); and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon (2015). Bacon has been the victor of the two most recent USAC National Sprint Car events at Lawrenceburg in October 2020 and in April 2021.

 
Chase Stockon (2012), Thomas Meseraull (2015) and Chris Windom (2017) have all stood in victory lane at Lawrenceburg following a USAC National Sprint Car feature triumph. None of the trio have cracked their way into the win column during Indiana Sprint Week yet, and all are among the major players come Sunday.

 
Defending Indiana Sprint Week champ Stockon (Fort Branch, Ind.) won the first USAC National Sprint Car event of his career at Lawrenceburg in 2012, and his best career ISW Burg result came in 2020 with a 4 th. Meseraull (San Jose, Calif.) took home a 7 th during ISW at Lawrenceburg in 2017. Meanwhile, Windom (Canton, Ill.), the 2011 and 2018 ISW champion, has finished as the runner-up of Lawrenceburg’s ISW round on three occasions in 2011, 2019 and 2020.

 
USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Rookies Tanner Thorson and Paul Nienhiser will make their first Indiana Sprint Week appearances at Lawrenceburg. Thorson (Minden, Nev.) ran 13 th at Lawrenceburg in April’s USAC show while Nienhiser (Chapin, Ill.) took 7 th.

 
June Burg winner Saban Bibent (Cincinnati, Ohio) will attempt to make his first career USAC National Sprint Car feature start on Sunday in the Wedgewood Motorsports #98, a car which finished 2 nd with driver Brady Bacon behind the wheel during a weekly program at Lawrenceburg in June.

 
Veterans of Lawrenceburg ISW top-ten finishes among Sunday’s lineup of drivers include the likes Kansas, Illinois’ Shane Cottle (2 nd in 2005), Marion, Indiana’s Scotty Weir (4 th in 2007), Marion, Illinois’ Carson Short (5 th in 2019 & 2020), Buckeye, Arizona’s Charles Davis Jr. (6 th in 2004), Princeton, Indiana’s Kyle Cummins (7 th in 2020), Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Jason McDougal (7 th in 2019), Pleasant Hill, Ohio’s Matt Westfall (8 th in 2004), Penngrove, California’s Chase Johnson (9 th in 2020) as well as Sutter, California’s Logan Seavey (6 th in 2020), who won both a USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature and a weekly sprint car show at Lawrenceburg on the same night this past June.

 
Returning for another go this Sunday who’ve performed in a Lawrenceburg ISW feature in recent years are reigning track champion and current point leader Nick Bilbee of Indianapolis, Indiana (21 st in 2016) as well as 2018 track champ Garrett Abrams of Rushville, Ind. (19 th in 2015).

 
They’re joined by Anaheim, California’s Jake Swanson (12 th in 2018), Columbus, Indiana’s J.J. Hughes (16 th in 2020), 2020 USAC National Most Improved Driver Brandon Mattox of Terre Haute, Indiana (18 th in 2020); 2020 USAC National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Jadon Rogers of Worthington, Ind. (22 nd in 2020); Auburn, Illinois’ Mario Clouser (24 th in 2017); and Chino Hills, California’s Eddie Tafoya Jr. (19 th in 2020) who’ll be joined by first-time Indiana Sprint Week competitor and fellow AMSOIL USAC CRA Sprint Car series regular Chris Gansen of Verdemont Heights, Calif.

 
Twenty-five previous Indiana Sprint Week events have been held at Lawrenceburg since 1997 while 65 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car events have taken place there since 1983. Dave Darland owns the record for most ISW feature victories (5) and overall USAC National Sprint Car feature wins (7) at Lawrenceburg.

 
Lawrenceburg’s NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL event features the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship vying for the $6,000 winner’s share and are joined by the Modifieds.

 
On Saturday, pits open at 3pm EDT, grandstands open at 5pm, drivers meeting at 5:15pm with hot laps at 6pm and qualifying/racing immediately following.

 
General admission tickets are $30, kids 7-12 are $7, children 6 and under are free. Pit passes are $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

 
Every lap of all seven USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL events will be aired live on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/2ZpafUr.

 

 
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2021 USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK SCHEDULE:

 
Friday, July 23: Gas City I-69 Speedway | Gas City, IN

 
Saturday, July 24: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN

 
Sunday, July 25: Lawrenceburg Speedway | Lawrenceburg, IN

 
Wednesday, July 28: Terre Haute Action Track | Terre Haute, IN

 
Thursday, July 29: Lincoln Park Speedway | Putnamville, IN

 
Friday, July 30: Bloomington Speedway | Bloomington, IN

 
Saturday, July 31: Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN

 

 
TRACK RECORDS FOR USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CARS AT LAWRENCEBURG:

 
1 Lap - 7/9/2008 - Levi Jones - 12.926 - 104.441 mph

 
8 Laps - 9/28/2013 - Tracy Hines - 1:51.91 - 96.506 mph

 
10 Laps - 7/10/2008 - Cole Whitt - 2:18.19 - 97.692 mph

 
12 Laps - 10/1/2016 - Stevie Sussex - 2:51.39 - 94.521 mph

 
30 Laps - 10/1/2016 - Josh Hodges - 7:21.09 - 91.818 mph

 

 
INDIANA SPRINT WEEK WINS AT LAWRENCEBURG SPEEDWAY:

 
5-Dave Darland

 
3-Jon Stanbrough

 
2-Kevin Briscoe, Bryan Clauson, Justin Grant & C.J. Leary

 
1-Brady Bacon, Robert Ballou, Jeff Bland Jr., Tyler Courtney, Dickie Gaines, Jack Hewitt, Brady Short, Kevin Thomas Jr. & Brian Tyler

 

 
INDIANA SPRINT WEEK WINNERS AT LAWRENCEBURG SPEEDWAY:

 
1997: Brian Tyler (7/19)

 
1998: Dave Darland (7/18)

 
1999: Jack Hewitt (7/22)

 
2000: Kevin Briscoe (7/22)

 
2001: Dave Darland (7/26)

 
2002: Kevin Briscoe (7/25)

 
2003: Jon Stanbrough (7/24)

 
2004: Jon Stanbrough (7/22)

 
2005: Dickie Gaines (7/21)

 
2007: Jon Stanbrough (7/11) & Dave Darland (7/12)

 
2008: Jeff Bland Jr. (7/9) & Brady Short (7/10)

 
2009: Dave Darland (7/10)

 
2010: Dave Darland (7/9)

 
2011: Robert Ballou (7/10)

 
2012: Justin Grant (7/15)

 
2013: Kevin Thomas Jr. (7/14)

 
2014: Bryan Clauson (9/27)

 
2015: Brady Bacon (7/12)

 
2016: Bryan Clauson (7/10)

 
2017: C.J. Leary (7/9)

 
2018: Tyler Courtney (7/22)

 
2019: Justin Grant (7/21)

 
2020: C.J. Leary (7/26)

 

 
USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR WINS AT LAWRENCEBURG SPEEDWAY:

 
7-Dave Darland

 
5-Jon Stanbrough

 
4-Justin Grant, Jack Hewitt & Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
3-Brady Bacon, Kevin Briscoe, Bryan Clauson & Rick Hood

 
2-Tony Elliott, Levi Jones, C.J. Leary, Danny Milburn & Brian Tyler

 
1-Robert Ballou, Jeff Bland Jr., Mark Cassella, Jerry Coons Jr., Tyler Courtney, Kevin Doty, Jay Drake, Dickie Gaines, Damion Gardner, Josh Hodges, Logan Jarrett, Thomas Meseraull, Rodney Ritter, Jr., Brady Short, Chase Stockon, Kevin Thomas, Chris Windom, Josh Wise & J.J. Yeley

 

 
USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR WINNERS AT LAWRENCEBURG SPEEDWAY:

 
1983: Danny Milburn (9/18)

 
1984: Rick Hood (6/9) & Danny Milburn (9/16)

 
1985: Rick Hood (6/8)

 
1986: Rick Hood (6/7)

 
1988: Jack Hewitt (6/4)

 
1989: Rodney Ritter Jr. (7/1)

 
1992: Kevin Thomas (8/8)

 
1993: Jack Hewitt (7/10)

 
1994: Jon Stanbrough (6/18)

 
1995: Jack Hewitt (7/1)

 
1996: Mark Cassella (8/31)

 
1997: Brian Tyler (7/19) & Brian Tyler (8/30)

 
1998: Kevin Doty (5/30), Dave Darland (7/18) & Dave Darland (8/29)

 
1999: Kevin Briscoe (6/5), Jack Hewitt (7/22) & Tony Elliott (8/28)

 
2000: Kevin Briscoe (7/22) & Tony Elliott (8/26)

 
2001: Dave Darland (7/26)

 
2002: Kevin Briscoe (7/25)

 
2003: J.J. Yeley (5/31), Jay Drake (6/1) & Jon Stanbrough (7/24)

 
2004: Jon Stanbrough (7/22)

 
2005: Dickie Gaines (7/21)

 
2006: Jon Stanbrough (4/22)

 
2007: Levi Jones (4/21), Jon Stanbrough (7/11) & Dave Darland (7/12)

 
2008: Jeff Bland Jr. (7/9) & Brady Short (7/10)

 
2009: Josh Wise (4/18), Dave Darland (7/10), Jerry Coons Jr. (8/22 Special Event) & Damion Gardner (10/2)

 
2010: Jerry Coons Jr. (4/17) & Dave Darland (7/9)

 
2011: Robert Ballou (7/10), Levi Jones (10/1)

 
2012: Justin Grant (7/15) & Chase Stockon (9/29)

 
2013: Kevin Thomas, Jr. (4/6), Kevin Thomas Jr. (7/14) & Bryan Clauson (9/28)

 
2014: Justin Grant (4/5) & Bryan Clauson (9/27)

 
2015: Logan Jarrett (4/4), Brady Bacon (7/12) & Thomas Meseraull (10/3)

 
2016: Dave Darland (4/2), Bryan Clauson (7/10) & Josh Hodges (10/1)

 
2017: Chris Windom (4/1), C.J. Leary (7/9) & Kevin Thomas, Jr. (9/30)

 
2018: Tyler Courtney (7/22) & Justin Grant (9/29)

 
2019: Justin Grant (7/21) & Kevin Thomas, Jr. (10/5)

 
2020: C.J. Leary (7/26) & Brady Bacon (10/3)

 
2021: Brady Bacon (4/3)

 

 
LAWRENCEBURG SPEEDWAY ISW WINNERS WHO’VE GONE ON TO WIN THE ISW TITLE THAT YEAR: 3 – Dave Darland (1998, 2001 & 2007)

 

 
INDIANA SPRINT WEEK CHAMPIONS

 
1988: Randy Kinser/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1989: Chuck Amati/Freeman Spur, Ill.

 
1990: Chuck Amati/Freeman Spur, Ill. & Gary Trammell/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1991: Bob Kinser/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1992: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1993: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1994: Kelly Kinser/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1995: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1996: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1997: J.J. Yeley/Phoenix, Ariz.

 
1998: Dave Darland/Lincoln, Ind.

 
1999: Tony Elliott/Kokomo, Ind.

 
2000: Jay Drake/Val Verde, Calif.

 
2001: Dave Darland/Lincoln, Ind.

 
2002: Cory Kruseman/Ventura, Calif.

 
2003: J.J. Yeley/Phoenix, Ariz.

 
2004: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2005: Cory Kruseman/Ventura, Calif.

 
2006: Jon Stanbrough/Avon, Ind.

 
2007: Dave Darland/Lincoln, Ind.

 
2008: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2009: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2010: Jon Stanbrough/Avon, Ind.

 
2011: Chris Windom/Canton, Ill.

 
2012: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2013: Bryan Clauson/Noblesville, Ind.

 
2014: Bryan Clauson/Noblesville, Ind.

 
2015: Robert Ballou/Rocklin, Calif.

 
2016: Brady Bacon/Broken Arrow, Okla.

 
2017: Kevin Thomas, Jr./Cullman, Ala.

 
2018: Chris Windom/Canton, Ill.

 
2019: C.J. Leary/Greenfield, Ind.

 
2020: Chase Stockon/Fort Branch, Ind.

 

 
PAST INDIANA SPRINT WEEK RESULTS AT LAWRENCEBURG SPEEDWAY:

 
1997 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brian Tyler, 2. Bill Rose, 3. Chris Beaver, 4. Tony Elliott, 5. Russ Gamester, 6. Brian Hayden, 7. Troy Cline, 8. J.J. Yeley, 9. Cary Faas, 10. Vince Osman, 11. Kevin Thomas, 12. Dave Darland, 13. Jeff O'Banion, 14. Tony Jarrett, 15. Kent Christian, 16. Jon Stanbrough, 17. Derek Davidson, 18. Dave Peperak, 19. Cory Kruseman, 20. Jack Hewitt, 21. Richard Griffin, 22. Sheldon Kinser Jr. NT

 
1998 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Kevin Thomas, 3. Tony Elliott, 4. Jeremy Sherman, 5. Greg Wilson, 6. Jack Hewitt, 7. Richard Griffin, 8. Brian Hayden, 9. Jason McCord, 10. Kevin Doty, 11. Mike Mann, 12. Dustin Smith, 13. Jon Stanbrough, 14. Gary Howard, 15. Rodney Argo, 16. Steve Surniak, 17. Rusty McClure, 18. Kevin Miller, 19. Donnie Beechler, 20. Derek Davidson, 21. Eric Gordon, 22. Tim Cox. NT

 
1999 FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Jack Hewitt, 2. J.J. Yeley, 3. Dave Darland, 4. Tony Elliott, 5. Terry Pletch, 6. Kevin Doty, 7. Jay Drake, 8. Jimmy Sills, 9. Justin Marvel, 10. Todd Kane, 11. Billy Puterbaugh, Jr., 12. Kent Christian, 13. Jeff O’Banion, 14. Kevin Thomas, 15. Eric Burns, 16. Kevin Miller, 17. Kenny Carmichael, 18. Steve Surniak, 19. Joe Roush, 20. Jason Robbins, 21. Jon Stanbrough, 22. Brian Tyler. NT

 
2000 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kevin Briscoe, 2. Jay Drake, 3. Tony Elliott, 4. Jerry Coons, Jr., 5. Justin Marvel, 6. Eric Gordon, 7. Brandon Petty, 8. Bud Kaeding, 9. Todd Kane, 10. Jeff Wilson, 11. Dave Darland, 12. Levi Jones, 13. Jonathan Vennard, 14. Eric Burns, 15. Cory Kruseman, 16. Bill Rose, 17. Jon Stanbrough, 18. Derek Davidson, 19. Jack Hewitt, 20. Dickie Gaines, 21. Richard Ott, 22. Corey Smith. NT

 
2001 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Jay Drake, 3. Bud Kaeding, 4. Mike English, 5. Kevin Thomas, 6. Dickie Gaines, 7. Jon Stanbrough, 8. Brian Hayden, 9. Levi Jones, 10. Eric Roberts, 11. Robbie Rice, 12. Brian Tyler, 13. Tony Elliott, 14. J.J. Yeley, 15. Derek Scheffel, 16. Terry Pletch, 17. Tracy Hines, 18. Brandon Petty, 19. Gregg Dillion, 20. Eric Burns, 21. Bill Rose, 22. Eric Shively. NT

 
2002 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kevin Briscoe, 2. J.J. Yeley, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Cory Kruseman, 6. Dustin Smith, 7. Chris Coers, 8. Boston Reid, 9. Kevin Thomas, 10. Tim Spindler, 11. Eric Shively, 12. Dickie Gaines, 13. Jerry Coons, Jr., 14. Terry Pletch, 15. Derek Davidson, 16. Troy Rutherford, 17. Travis Gregg, 18. Michael Burthay, 19. A.J. Anderson, 20. Tony Elliott, 21. Matt Westfall, 22. Jimmy Laser, 23. Kent Christian. NT

 
2003 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. J.J. Yeley, 3. Dickie Gaines, 4. Bud Kaeding, 5. Eric Gordon, 6. Tracy Hines, 7. Tony Elliott, 8. Jay Drake, 9. Tim Spindler, 10. Dave Darland, 11. Critter Malone, 12. Shane Hollingsworth, 13. Derek Davidson, 14. A.J. Anderson, 15. Mike Spencer, 16. Kent Christian, 17. Travis Rilat, 18. Cory Kruseman, 19. Jerry Coons, Jr., 20. Brian Hayden, 21. Shane Cottle, 22. Jason Robbins, 23. Brian Tyler. NT

 
2004 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Dickie Gaines, 3. Levi Jones, 4. Cory Kruseman, 5. Casey Shuman, 6. Charles Davis Jr., 7. Kevin Besecker, 8. Matt Westfall, 9. Bud Kaeding, 10. Kent Christian, 11. Justin Marvel, 12. Josh Wise, 13. Josh Ford, 14. A.J. Anderson, 15. Jay Drake, 16. Tom Hessert III, 17. Kenny Carmichael, 18. John Scott, 19. Davey Ray, 20. Shane Cottle, 21. Rick Ziehl, 22. Darren Hagen, 23. Travis Gregg, 24. Corey Smith. NT

 
2005 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dickie Gaines, 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Jerry Coons, Jr., 4. Shane Hollingsworth, 5. Mat Neely, 6. Jay Drake, 7. John Wolfe, 8. Cory Kruseman, 9. Jon Stanbrough, 10. Tom Hessert III, 11. Bud Kaeding, 12. Matt Westfall, 13. Darren Hagen, 14. Josh Wise, 15. Casey Shuman, 16. Brad Sweet, 17. Scotty Weir, 18. Levi Jones, 19. Damion Gardner, 20. Kevin Besecker, 21. Dave Darland, 22. Corey Smith, 23. Kevin Briscoe, 24. Bill Rose. NT

 
2007 NIGHT #1 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Chris Windom, 5. Darren Hagen, 6. Kevin Swindell, 7. Jerry Coons Jr., 8. Levi Jones, 9. Daron Clayton, 10. Shane Cottle, 11. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 12. Josh Ford, 13. Mat Neely, 14. Shane Hollingsworth, 15. Scotty Weir, 16. Brady Short, 17. Michael Trimble, 18. Tim Spindler, 19. Neil Shepherd, 20. Brad Sweet, 21. Kyle Robbins, 22. Mike Spencer, 23. Damion Gardner, 24. Chad Boespflug, 25. Brandon Petty, 26. Dustin Morgan. NT

 
2007 NIGHT #2 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Brady Short, 3. Levi Jones, 4. Scotty Weir, 5. Shane Cottle, 6. Cory Kruseman, 7. Chris Windom, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. Darren Hagen, 10. Jeff Bland Jr., 11. Mat Neely, 12. Matt Westfall, 13. Jon Stanbrough, 14. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 15. Jesse Hockett, 16. Dustin Morgan, 17. Tim Spindler, 18. Damion Gardner, 19. Brandon Petty, 20. Michael Trimble, 21. Mike Spencer, 22. Kevin Swindell, 23. Jerry Coons Jr., 24. Daron Clayton, 25. Hunter Schuerenberg. NT

 
2008 NIGHT #1 FEATURE: (30 laps – Presented by Watson Gravel) 1. Jeff Bland Jr., 2. Levi Jones, 3. Damion Gardner, 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Tracy Hines, 7. Brad Sweet, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. Hunter Schuerenberg, 10. Darren Hagen, 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 12. Chris Windom, 13. Scotty Weir, 14. Jesse Hockett, 15. Ryan Pace, 16. Robert Ballou, 17. Thomas Meseraull, 18. Chad Boat, 19. Daron Clayton, 20. Jon Stanbrough, 21. Cole Whitt, 22. Dustin Morgan, 23. Neil Shepherd, 24. Brady Short. NT

 
2008 NIGHT #2 FEATURE: (30 laps – Presented by Watson Gravel) 1. Brady Short, 2. Hunter Schuerenberg, 3. Shane Cottle, 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 5. Dave Darland, 6. Cole Whitt, 7. Darren Hagen, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Scotty Weir, 11. Levi Jones, 12. Jeff Bland Jr., 13. Chad Boat, 14. Blake Fitzpatrick, 15. Tracy Hines, 16. Brad Sweet, 17. Zach Martini, 18. Josh Spencer, 19. Jesse Hockett, 20. Kyle Robbins, 21. Jon Stanbrough, 22. Robert Ballou, 23. Damion Gardner, 24. Kyle Wissmiller. NT

 
2009 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Chad Boat, 4. Levi Jones, 5. Jon Stanbrough, 6. Henry Clarke, 7. Nic Faas, 8. Jeff Bland Jr., 9. Darren Hagen, 10. Cole Whitt, 11. Blake Fitzpatrick, 12. Hud Cone, 13. Shane Cottle, 14. Brady Short, 15. Josh Wise, 16. Caleb Armstrong, 17. Damion Gardner, 18. Kevin Thomas Jr., 19. Joss Moffatt, 20. Shane Hmiel, 21. Hunter Schuerenberg, 22. Tracy Hines, 23. Jerry Coons Jr. NT

 
2010 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Brady Short, 3. Bobby East, 4. Levi Jones, 5. Damion Gardner, 6. Hunter Schuerenberg, 7. Daron Clayton, 8. Justin Grant, 9. Blake Fitzpatrick, 10. Bryan Clauson, 11. Jeff Bland Jr., 12. Tracy Hines, 13. Jerry Coons Jr., 14. Jon Stanbrough, 15. Ricky Williams, 16. Caleb Armstrong, 17. John Memmer, 18. Henry Clarke, 19. Robert Ballou, 20. Kurt Gross, 21. Matt Mitchell, 22. Chris Windom, 23. Shane Cottle, 24. Casey Riggs. NT

 
2011 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Chris Windom, 3. Jerry Coons Jr., 4. Justin Grant, 5. Bobby East, 6. Bryan Clauson, 7. Tracy Hines, 8. Brady Short, 9. Shane Cottle, 10. Levi Jones, 11. Jon Stanbrough, 12. Dave Darland, 13. Mike Spencer, 14. Damion Gardner, 15. Keith Bloom, 16. Daron Clayton, 17. Coleman Gulick, 18. Dustin Morgan, 19. Andrew Elson, 20. Blake Fitzpatrick, 21. Hunter Schuerenberg, 22. Casey Riggs, 23. Chad Boespflug, 24. Kevin Thomas Jr. NT

 
2012 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Justin Grant, 2. Damion Gardner, 3. Coleman Gulick, 4. Hunter Schuerenberg, 5. Levi Jones, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Tracy Hines, 8. Jon Stanbrough, 9. Chase Stockon, 10. Bobby East, 11. Matt Mitchell, 12. Jerry Coons Jr., 13. Darren Hagen, 14. Kevin Thomas Jr., 15. Brent Beauchamp, 16. Logan Hupp, 17. C.J. Leary, 18. Wes McIntyre, 19. Dave Darland, 20. Jace Vander Weerd, 21. Dakota Jackson, 22. Bryan Clauson, 23. Shane Cottle, 24. Jonathan Hendrick, 25. Chris Windom. NT

 
2013 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Dave Darland, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Wes McIntyre, 7. Justin Grant, 8. Christopher Bell, 9. Robert Ballou, 10. Richard Vander Weerd, 11. Jon Stanbrough, 12. Tracy Hines, 13. Ted Hines, 14. Hunter Schuerenberg, 15. Jerry Coons Jr., 16. Chris Windom, 17. Ryan Bernal, 18. Chad Boespflug, 19. C.J. Leary, 20. Tyler Courtney, 21. Kyle Cummins, 22. Shawn Westerfeld, 23. Scotty Weir, 24. Chase Stockon, NT

 
2015 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Bacon, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Justin Grant, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Aaron Farney, 6. Kevin Thomas Jr., 7. Jarett Andretti, 8. Jon Stanbrough, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Hunter Schuerenberg, 11. Scotty Weir, 12. Shawn Westerfeld, 13. Chad Boespflug, 14. Thomas Meseraull, 15. Logan Jarrett, 16. Chase Stockon, 17. Landon Simon, 18. C.J. Leary, 19. Garrett Abrams, 20. Kyle Cummins, 21. Kody Swanson, 22. Josh Hodges, 23. Bill Rose. NT

 
2016 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Tyler Courtney, 3. Chris Windom, 4. C.J. Leary, 5. Josh Hodges, 6. Justin Grant, 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Kyle Cummins, 9. Robert Ballou, 10. Kevin Thomas Jr., 11. Jarett Andretti, 12. Chase Stockon, 13. Jon Stanbrough, 14. Zach Daum, 15. Landon Simon, 16. Dave Darland, 17. Tyler Thomas, 18. Thomas Meseraull, 19. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20. Logan Jarrett, 21. Nick Bilbee, 22. Chad Boespflug, 23. Kyle Wissmiller, 24. Joss Moffatt. NT

 
2017 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. C.J. Leary, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 4. Dave Darland, 5. Robert Ballou, 6. Chris Windom, 7. Thomas Meseraull, 8. Brody Roa, 9. Brady Short, 10. Jarett Andretti, 11. Josh Hodges, 12. Tyler Courtney, 13. Ryan Bernal, 14. Justin Grant, 15. Hunter Schuerenberg, 16. Jon Stanbrough, 17. Carson Short, 18. Kody Swanson, 19. Chad Boespflug, 20. Aaron Farney, 21. Kyle Cummins, 22. Chase Stockon, 23. Isaac Chapple, 24. Mario Clouser. NT

 
2018 FEATURE: (30 laps – starting positions in parentheses) 1. Tyler Courtney (2), 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (7), 3. Brady Bacon (14), 4. Chris Windom (15), 5. C.J. Leary (4), 6. Dave Darland (5), 7. Robert Ballou (21), 8. Scotty Weir (13), 9. Brody Roa (10), 10. Josh Hodges (16), 11. Jerry Coons, Jr. (24), 12. Jake Swanson (12), 13. Chase Stockon (18), 14. Justin Grant (22), 15. Shane Cottle (3), 16. Isaac Chapple (9), 17. Jason McDougal (20), 18. Carson Short (11), 19. Brent Beauchamp (8), 20. Chad Boespflug (1), 21. Landon Simon (19), 22. Nick Bilbee (6), 23. Thomas Meseraull (17), 24. Timmy Buckwalter (23). NT

 
2019 FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Justin Grant (2), 2. Chris Windom (1), 3. C.J. Leary (6), 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (5), 5. Carson Short (4), 6. Brady Bacon (8), 7. Jason McDougal (10), 8. Chase Stockon (7), 9. Kyle Cummins (9), 10. Tyler Courtney (16), 11. Dave Darland (22), 12. Max Adams (3), 13. Dickie Gaines (15), 14. Dustin Christie (20), 15. Isaac Chapple (19), 16. Dakota Jackson (21), 17. Scotty Weir (14), 18. Josh Hodges (12), 19. Brian VanMeveren (11), 20. Jarett Andretti (13), 21. Brody Roa (18), 22. Thomas Meseraull (17). NT

 
2020 FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. C.J. Leary (2), 2. Chris Windom (5), 3. Brady Bacon (3), 4. Chase Stockon (4), 5. Carson Short (7), 6. Logan Seavey (1), 7. Kyle Cummins (15), 8. Justin Grant (6), 9. Chase Johnson (11), 10. Robert Ballou (22), 11. Thomas Meseraull (16), 12. Kevin Thomas Jr. (10), 13. Dave Darland (13), 14. Matt Westfall (21), 15. Jarett Andretti (8), 16. J.J. Hughes (14), 17. Jerry Coons Jr. (20), 18. Brandon Mattox (23), 19. Eddie Tafoya Jr. (19), 20. Shane Cottle (9), 21. Max Adams (17), 22. Jadon Rogers (18), 23. Tyler Courtney (12). NT
 

BONUS CONTINGENCIES ADDED FOR 2021 INDIANA SPRINT WEEK

Rich Forman

BONUS CONTINGENCIES ADDED
FOR 2021 INDIANA SPRINT WEEK
By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Speedway, Indiana (July 22, 2021)………A number of bonus awards have been added to the upcoming 34 th annual NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL series July 23-July 31, 2021.

 
At the conclusion of the week, the driver who advances the most total positions from their starting spots in all prelim and feature events throughout the entirety of ISW will receive $500 as the ProSource Passing Master. Provisional starters each night are ineligible to receive feature points toward the passing master total.

 
Additionally, another $100 each night will go to the Hard Charger, which is the driver who advances the most positions from their starting spot during the feature event. The hard charger awards at Terre Haute, Lincoln Park and Bloomington will come courtesy of B & W Auto Mart of Bloomington, Indiana.

 
The ProSource Hard Work Award will present $100 each night to the slowest qualifier who transfers to the feature event.

 
Fast Qualifying time each night will be sponsored by Fatheadz Eyewear, who’ll honor the driver clocking in the fastest in time trials with a $100 bonus. Simpson Race Products, Competition Suspension Inc., Indy Metal Finishing and Indy Race Parts proudly sponsor each of the four heat races while Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts is the title sponsor of the semi-feature.

 
The GSP Driving Performance of the Night rewards a driver for an exceptional performance at each event throughout the USAC National season and will carry the same $100 prize for all seven nights of Indiana Sprint Week.

 
While the top-six finishers of the semi-feature will transfer to the feature event, drivers finishing 7 th through 12 th place in the semi will walk away with a bit more incentive in their pockets - $200 apiece. All other non-transfers will receive $150.

 
Additionally, each feature event throughout NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week will now pay $6,000-to-win and $600 to start for a total of $26,300 in nightly feature payouts throughout the 34th annual edition of the series which features seven events during a nine-night span between July 23-31.

 
The top-eight in the final standings of Indiana Sprint Week will be “in the money” with a new record of $10,000 going to the series champion, plus $4,000 for 2nd, $2,000 for 3rd, $1,250 for 4th, $1,000 for 5th, $750 for 6th, $600 for 7th and $400 for 8th.

 
KSE Racing Products supports the Hard Charger and Wilwood Brakes will reward the 13th place finisher each night. Saldana Racing Products is the sponsor of the first non-transfer and the “sweep,” if a driver can set fast time in qualifying, win their heat race, then capture the victory in the feature event all in one night.

 
AMSOIL is the title sponsor of the USAC National Sprint Car championship. NOS Energy Drink is the title sponsor of Indiana Sprint Week as well as the USAC Midget National Championship. Hoosier Racing Tire is the Official Tire of the United States Auto Club. FloRacing is the official video partner of the United States Auto Club.

 
Added to their Indiana Sprint Week support, ProSource has posted a $2,500 year-end reward to the driver who passes the most total cars during the feature events throughout USAC’s 2021 Silver Crown, National Sprint and National Midget season.

 
USAC would like to give specials thanks VP Racing Fuels – the official fuel of USAC; Racing Electronics – the official communications provider of USAC and iRacing, the official motorsport simulation of USAC and Honda Generators – the official generator of USAC.

 
Eddie Gilstrap Motors of Salem, Indiana has provided the official pace truck for all USAC National events during the 2021 season, including Indiana Sprint Week.

 
Tickets will be available at the gate at each track during the entirety of Indiana Sprint Week.

 
Every lap of all seven USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL races will be aired live on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/2ZpafUr.

 

 
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2021 USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK SCHEDULE:

 
Friday, July 23: Gas City I-69 Speedway | Gas City, IN

 
Saturday, July 24: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN

 
Sunday, July 25: Lawrenceburg Speedway | Lawrenceburg, IN

 
Wednesday, July 28: Terre Haute Action Track | Terre Haute, IN

 
Thursday, July 29: Lincoln Park Speedway | Putnamville, IN

 
Friday, July 30: Bloomington Speedway | Bloomington, IN

 
Saturday, July 31: Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN

 

LIVIN’ THE DREAM: GOODNIGHT TO RACE
USAC SILVER CROWN CAR AT HOME TRACK

Dave Olson

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
By: Richie Murray – USAC Media
Winchester, Indiana (July 21, 2021)………Growing up in Winchester, Indiana, the draw of the nearby 37 degree banked, half-mile paved oval was a magnet to Matt Goodnight.

 
Everywhere the Winchester, Indiana born and raised racer traveled, and seemingly every time he looked up, there it was – Winchester Speedway – right within his sightline.

 
Young Goodnight was able to witness first-hand in the grandstands the awe-inspiring speed and competition of sprint car and midget racing at the venerable century-plus old venue.

 
And whenever he traveled to any place out of town in the surrounding area, Goodnight’s route took him past the track multiple times a week and sent him yearning for a day when he could race on those banks.

 
That day has now become a reality, and this Thursday night, July 22, Goodnight gets the opportunity to live out his ultimate dream – competing in a USAC race at Winchester Speedway – during the USAC Silver Crown National Championship’s Rich Vogler Classic presented by The Pallet Builder.

 
It’s a long-awaited event in multiple senses. USAC Silver Crown is currently in its 51 st year of competition and is making its first visit, and the event arrives after being rained out on its originally scheduled date of May 9.

 
The wait is more than worth it for the 35-year-old Goodnight, especially when you’ve dreamed about this day for the entirety of your life.

 
“It’s awesome; it’s really a dream come true,” Goodnight exclaimed.  “I grew up watching midgets and sprints at Winchester and I’ve always looked at it and dreamed about getting to run a racecar there.”

 
Goodnight did finish 5th with the King of the Wing Sprint Car Series at Winchester in 2016 and has competed in a stock car there on numerous occasions. But competing at the track in a series in which he has been a regular competitor with over the past several seasons is an experience on another level, in a myriad of ways, and he got his first sensation of wheeling a Silver Crown car around the speedway in May of this year during an open test.

 
“It’s not like anything else,” Goodnight explained. “The G-Forces pulling you down instead of the right is something that you don’t get to experience very often. Winchester is smooth, so you get to carry a lot of speed. It looks like a pretty big racetrack, but when you’re going that fast around there, it doesn’t look quite as big.”

 
Away from the racetrack, Goodnight is a plant manager for The Pallet Builder’s Hartford City, Ind. complex, which is owned and operated by the Goodnight family, and specializes in the repair and recycling of pallets. Goodnight works alongside his father and sister at the business, which has three locations in Indiana, and one each in California, Wisconsin and Oklahoma, and is the presenting sponsor of Thursday’s race.

 
One year ago, Goodnight finished a career-best 4 th in the final USAC Silver Crown standings. This year hasn’t been as kind thus far, standing 18 th in points with three races completed. However, there’s nothing sweeter than home sweet home to recharge the batteries, and that’s Winchester Speedway for Goodnight.

 
“I want to continuously get better on the pavement,” Goodnight said. “I used to be a pavement stock car guy and I’ve got a special place in my heart for the pavement stuff, but it’s taken us a lot longer than I’ve wanted it to get comfortable. In May, we made a lot of gains in that department just getting comfortable with the car, the steering and understanding all of that stuff. I feel like we’re good on the dirt. On the pavement, there are the four big guys we’re always chasing, and I’d like to be in their realm at some point in time. That’s our goal to improve on the pavement side of things and make really big gains on.”

 
On race day, the pits open at Noon ET with the drivers meeting set for 3pm on the front stretch, practice at 4pm, Fatheadz Qualifying at 6pm, a driver’s autograph session at 6:30pm in the midway, driver introductions at 7:45pm, opening ceremonies at 8pm and the 100-lap main event at 8:15pm.

 
Reserved seats are $30 apiece, while general admission tickets are $20, and just $10 for children aged 6 to 12. Tickets are available in advance at www.winchesterspeedway.com/tickets.

 
The race will be shown LIVE on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/3frPoW6.
UP IN KOKOMO: USAC INDIANA SPRINT WEEK
ROUND #2 HITS SATURDAY
By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Kokomo, Indiana (July 21, 2021)………All C.J. Leary needed was a little luck on his side during the Kokomo Speedway round of Indiana Sprint Week last year.

 
Following an incident the night before at Gas City, the 2019 Indiana Sprint Week champ found lady luck at Kokomo with just three laps remaining when race leader Tyler Courtney spun.

 
From thereon after inheriting the lead, Leary was fully en route to winning time as he dashed away to the victory. It was an encounter by Leary and his former team owner during the post-race at Gas City that, as it turned out, may have provided a little bit of that good fortune for Leary that night at Kokomo.

 
“Last night, I went over and talked to (team owner) Andy (Reinbold) after the race. I was like, ‘man we should’ve won this one last year and now you guys won it this year for some redemption. You guys got all the luck. I’m going to pit next to you tomorrow and steal some of that luck.’ (Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports crew chief Tyler Ransbottom) came over after tonight’s race and said, ‘don’t ever pit next to me again,’” Leary said at the time, with a laugh.

 
Leary enters this Saturday’s, July 24, second round of NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint by AMSOIL as the reigning race winner. The 2015 Kokomo track champ earned his first career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature win there during Smackdown weekend of 2016. The 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion also finished 3 rd in 2019 and also booked top-ten runs of 8 th in 2017, 9 th in 2018 and 10 th in 2014.

 
Leary will be joined in the field by previous Kokomo Indiana Sprint Week winners: 2016 track champion and 2017 ISW titlist Kevin Thomas Jr. from Cullman, Alabama, who was the 2013 Kokomo ISW winner. Princeton, Indiana’s Kyle Cummins won his first ever USAC National Sprint Car race during the 2016 Kokomo ISW round. San Jose, California’s Thomas Meseraull scored back-to-back ISW Kokomo wins in 2017-18. Canton, Illinois’ USAC Triple Crown champion, 2010 & 2018 Kokomo track champ, and twice an ISW champion in 2011 & 2018, Chris Windom, raced to a Kokomo ISW score in 2019.

 
Four more wheelman, Chase Stockon, Robert Ballou, Justin Grant and Logan Seavey have each tasted the sweet nectar of victory in USAC National Sprint Car competition at Kokomo over the years. 

 
Reigning Indiana Sprint Week champion Stockon (Fort Branch, Ind.) won at Kokomo in 2015 during a Smackdown prelim night as did 2015 ISW king Ballou (Rocklin, Calif.). Grant, the 2017 and 2019 Kokomo track champ from Ione, Calif., garnered a Smackdown belt in 2018. Seavey snared his first career USAC National Sprint Car triumph during Smackdown 2019.

 
Veterans of Indiana Sprint Week at Kokomo who are vying for first-ever ISW wins at the track include 2004-05-07-11 track champion Shane Cottle from Kansas, Ill. (4 th in 2010); Marion, Illinois’ Carson Short (2 nd in 2017); and the unrelated Brady Short of Bedford, Ind. (2 nd in 2010).
Also on hand will be Marion, Indiana’s Scotty Weir, the 2008 & 2012 Kokomo Sprint Car track champ (4 th in 2006 & 5 th in 2019); Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Jason McDougal (11 th in 2019); Penngrove, California’ Chase Johnson (11 th in 2020); Buckeye, Arizona’s Charles Davis Jr. (12 th in 2003); Terre Haute, Indiana’s Brandon Mattox (15 th in 2020) and Pittsboro, Indiana’s Critter Malone (16 th in 2003), who scored his first USAC National Midget feature victory at Kokomo in 1993.

 
Anaheim, California’s Jake Swanson (16 th in 2018) has nearly pulled off a first USAC National win this season as has Worthington, Indiana’s Jadon Rogers  (19 th in 2020).  They’re joined by Apollo Beach, Florida’s Anthony D’Alessio (20 th in 2019) and Fairland, Indiana’s Brent Beauchamp (23 rd in 2014).

 
A lengthy list of talented drivers eye their first ever Kokomo Indiana Sprint Week feature start, including top USAC Rookie, Minden, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson, who captured a USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature win at Kokomo in 2020.

 
To the list, add on the 10 th ranking USAC National Sprint Car driver in points, Paul Nienhiser (Chapin, Ill.), plus three-time USAC National Midget feature winner Cannon McIntosh (Bixby, Okla.), Stevie Sussex (Mesa, Ariz.), Brandon Long (Wichita Falls, Texas), Korbyn Hayslett (Troy, Ohio), Braydon Cromwell (Lone Jack, Mo.), Zack Pretorius (Yorktown, Ind.), Piqua, Ohio’s Ryan Barr and Bloomington, Indiana’s Jordan Kinser, who hopes to become the first Kinser to start a Kokomo ISW feature since Bob Kinser and Sheldon Kinser Jr. did so in 1995.

 
USAC CRA Sprint Car invaders Chris Gansen (Verdemont Heights, Calif.) and Eddie Tafoya Jr. (Chino Hills, Calif.) are making the trek out to the Hoosier state to compete at Kokomo as are Garrett Aitken (Paris, Ill.), Sterling Cling (Tempe, Ariz.), Cole Bodine (Rossville, Ind.), Matt Goodnight (Winchester, Ind.), David Hair (Indianapolis, Ind.), Tye Mihocko (Phoenix, Ariz.), Brayden Fox (Avon, Ind.), Chase Jones (Greenwood, Ind.) and Max Guilford (Auckland, N.Z.).

 
Except for a few years in the mid-2000s, Kokomo Speedway has been a staple of the NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL schedule from day one in 1988. Twenty-nine previous installments of ISW at the ¼-mile have taken place over the years. Dave Darland is the all-time winningest sprint car driver in track history and also owns the most ISW wins (4) and total USAC National Sprint Car victories (9) at Kokomo.

 
Kokomo’s NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL event features the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship vying for the $6,000 winner’s share and are joined by the Thunder Cars.

 
On Saturday, pits open at 3pm EDT, front gates open at 3pm, drivers meeting at 6pm with cars on track at 6:30pm and qualifying/racing immediately following.

 
General admission tickets are $30, kids 12 and under are free. Pit passes are $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

 
Every lap of all seven USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL races will be aired live on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/2ZpafUr.

 

 
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2021 USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK SCHEDULE:

 
Friday, July 23: Gas City I-69 Speedway | Gas City, IN

 
Saturday, July 24: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN

 
Sunday, July 25: Lawrenceburg Speedway | Lawrenceburg, IN

 
Wednesday, July 28: Terre Haute Action Track | Terre Haute, IN

 
Thursday, July 29: Lincoln Park Speedway | Putnamville, IN

 
Friday, July 30: Bloomington Speedway | Bloomington, IN

 
Saturday, July 31: Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN

 

 
TRACK RECORDS FOR USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CARS AT KOKOMO SPEEDWAY:

 
1 Lap - 7/12/2014 - Dave Darland - 12.405 - 72.551 mph

 
3 Laps - 8/29/2020 - C.J. Leary - 40.950 - 65.934 mph

 
6 Laps - 7/23/2003 - Mike Spencer - 1:32.52 - 58.366 mph

 
8 Laps - 7/13/2013 - Tyler Hewitt - 1:49.60 - 65.693 mph

 
10 Laps - 8/26/2017 - Chris Windom - 2:10.23 - 69.109 mph

 
12 Laps - 8/22/2014 - Dave Darland - 2:41.06 - 67.056 mph

 
15 Laps - 8/27/2016 - Tyler Thomas - 3:28.93 - 64.615 mph

 
30 Laps - 8/23/2019 - Logan Seavey - 6:48.92 - 66.028 mph

 

 

 
KOKOMO SPEEDWAY USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR WINS:

 
9-Dave Darland

 
8-Tony Elliott

 
6-Tyler Courtney

 
4-Bryan Clauson

 
3-C.J. Leary, Chris Windom, Jack Hewitt, Jon Stanbrough, Kevin Thomas Jr. Kyle Cummins & Thomas Meseraull

 
1-Brad Marvel, Bud Kaeding, Chad Boat, Chase Stockon, Cory Kruseman, Dean Shirley, Hunter Schuerenberg, J.J. Yeley, Jay Drake, Justin Grant, Kelly Kinser, Kevin Thomas, Levi Jones, Logan Seavey, Rich Vogler, Robert Ballou, Russ Gamester, Tom Bigelow & Tyler Thomas

 

 
KOKOMO SPEEDWAY INDIANA SPRINT WEEK WINNERS:

 
1988: Tim Gee

 
1989: Danny Smith

 
1990: Chuck Amati

 
1991: Dave Darland

 
1992: Tony Elliott

 
1993: Kevin Thomas

 
1994: Kelly Kinser

 
1995: Mike Mann

 
1996: Brad Marvel

 
1997: J.J. Yeley

 
1998: Tony Elliott

 
1999: Cory Kruseman

 
2000: Jay Drake

 
2001: Tony Elliott

 
2003: Bud Kaeding

 
2006: Jon Stanbrough

 
2007: Jon Stanbrough

 
2008: Dave Darland

 
2009: Chad Boat

 
2010: Levi Jones

 
2011: Hunter Schuerenberg

 
2012: Dave Darland

 
2013: Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
2014: Dave Darland

 
2016: Kyle Cummins

 
2017: Thomas Meseraull

 
2018: Thomas Meseraull

 
2019: Chris Windom

 
2020: C.J. Leary

 

 
KOKOMO SPEEDWAY INDIANA SPRINT WEEK WINS:

 
4-Dave Darland

 
3-Tony Elliott

 
2-Thomas Meseraull & Jon Stanbrough

 
1-Chuck Amati, Chad Boat, Kyle Cummins, Jay Drake, Tim Gee, Levi Jones, Bud Kaeding, Kelly Kinser, Cory Kruseman, C.J. Leary, Mike Mann, Brad Marvel, Hunter Schuerenberg, Danny Smith, Kevin Thomas Kevin Thomas Jr. Chris Windom & J.J. Yeley

 

 
KOKOMO WINNERS WHO HAVE GONE ON TO WIN THE INDIANA SPRINT WEEK TITLE THAT YEAR:

 
6: Chuck Amati (1990), Kevin Thomas (1993), Kelly Kinser (1994), J.J. Yeley (1997), Jay Drake (2000) & Jon Stanbrough (2006)
 

 
INDIANA SPRINT WEEK CHAMPIONS

 
1988: Randy Kinser/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1989: Chuck Amati/Freeman Spur, Ill.

 
1990: Chuck Amati/Freeman Spur, Ill. & Gary Trammell/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1991: Bob Kinser/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1992: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1993: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1994: Kelly Kinser/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1995: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1996: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1997: J.J. Yeley/Phoenix, Ariz.

 
1998: Dave Darland/Lincoln, Ind.

 
1999: Tony Elliott/Kokomo, Ind.

 
2000: Jay Drake/Val Verde, Calif.

 
2001: Dave Darland/Lincoln, Ind.

 
2002: Cory Kruseman/Ventura, Calif.

 
2003: J.J. Yeley/Phoenix, Ariz.

 
2004: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2005: Cory Kruseman/Ventura, Calif.

 
2006: Jon Stanbrough/Avon, Ind.

 
2007: Dave Darland/Lincoln, Ind.

 
2008: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2009: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2010: Jon Stanbrough/Avon, Ind.

 
2011: Chris Windom/Canton, Ill.

 
2012: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2013: Bryan Clauson/Noblesville, Ind.

 
2014: Bryan Clauson/Noblesville, Ind.

 
2015: Robert Ballou/Rocklin, Calif.

 
2016: Brady Bacon/Broken Arrow, Okla.

 
2017: Kevin Thomas, Jr./Cullman, Ala.

 
2018: Chris Windom/Canton, Ill.

 
2019: C.J. Leary/Greenfield, Ind.

 
2020: Chase Stockon/Fort Branch, Ind.

 

 
PAST INDIANA SPRINT WEEK RESULTS AT KOKOMO SPEEDWAY:

 
1988 FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Tim Gee, 2. Kelly Kinser, 3. Terry Shepherd, 4. Tony Elliott, 5. Randy Kinser, 6. Dink Glidden, 7. Art Wendt, 8. Joe Miller, 9. Mike Mann, 10. Pete Abel, 11. Dave Darland, 12. Tim Bookmiller, 13. Eric Gordon, 14. Brad Boyer, 15. Jeff Gordon, 16. Kevin Thomas, 17. Tim Norman, 18. Tray House

 
1989 FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Danny Smith, 2. Tony Elliott, 3. Chuck Amati, 4. Tom Chalk, 5. Kevin Huntley, 6. Todd Shields, 7. Bimbo Atkins, 8. Joe Roush, 9. Jeff Walker, 10. Joey Saldana, 11. Tim Bookmiller, 12. Mike Mann, 13. Randy Kinser, 14. Kevin Atkins, 15. Terry Pletch, 16. Tray House, 17. Ray Kenens, 18. Van Gurley

 
1990 FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Chuck Amati, 2. Gary Trammell, 3. Bill Rose, 4. Joe Roush, 5. Kevin Thomas, 6. Bob Kinser, 7. Jon Stanbrough, 8. John Mapes, 9. Ray Kenens, 10. Brian Hayden, 11. Blake Hollingsworth, 12. Steve Imel, 13 Tony Elliott, 14. Terry Pletch, 15. Joe Davis, 16. Dave Darland, 17. Tony Ploughe, 18. Gary Fisher

 
1991 FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Kevin Thomas, 3. Terry Shepherd, 4. Jeff Walker, 5. Tony Elliott, 6. Kevin Atkins, 7. Bimbo Atkins, 8. Bill Rose, 9. Gary Fisher, 10. Mike Mann, 11. Tim Bookmiller, 12. Tray House, 13. Tony Ploughe, 14. Bob Kinser, 15. Tony Jarrett, 16. Jon Stanbrough, 17. Jack Hewitt, 18. Rick Ungar

 
1992 FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Tony Elliott, 2. Rusty McClure, 3. Gary Fisher, 4. Brad Marvel, 5. Bob Kinser, 6. Kurt Hawkins, 7. Jon Stanbrough, 8. Kevin Thomas, 9. Mike Mann, 10. Bill Rose, 11. Tony Ploughe, 12. Kent Christian, 13. Tony Jarrett, 14. Ray Kenens, 15. Dallas Kinser, 16. Bub Dutton, 17. Dave Darland, 18. Brian Hayden

 
1993 FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Kevin Thomas, 2. Brad Marvel, 3. Tray House, 4. Doug Kalitta, 5. Dave Peperak, 6. Joe Roush, 7. Kent Christian, 8. Tim Bookmiller, 9. Gary Fisher, 13. Tony Elliott, 14. Dave Darland

 
1994 FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Kelly Kinser, 2. Todd Kelley, 3. Danny Smith, 4. Tony Jarrett, 5. Bob Kinser, 6. Joe Miller, 7. Rob Roberts, 8. Jeff Pritchard, 9. Tommy Rockwell, 10. Greg Bugher, 11. Rick Barlow, 12. Tom Patterson, 13. Tony Ploughe, 14. Tom Wright, 15. Terry Pletch, 16. Mike Mann

 
1995 FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Mike Mann, 2. Tony Elliott, 3. Kevin Thomas, 4. Bob Kinser, 5. Kurt Hawkins, 6. Sheldon Kinser Jr., 7. Kent Christian, 8. Joe Roush, 9. Derek Davidson, 10. Jeff O'Banion, 11. Brad Marvel, 12. Jon Stanbrough, 13. Chris Beaver, 14. Tony Jarrett, 15. Tray House, 16. Danny Williams Jr., 17. Dave Darland, 18. Brian Hayden

 
1996 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brad Marvel, 2. Derek Davidson, 3. Kevin Thomas, 4. Bill Rose, 5. Joe Roush, 6. Tony Elliott, 7. Kent Christian, 8. Mike Mann, 9. Doug Kalitta, 10. Tray House, 11. Ray Kenens, 12. Terry Pletch, 13. Greg Stephens, 14. Brian Tyler, 15. Jack Hewitt, 16. Dave Darland, 17. Dave Steele, 18. Tony Ploughe, 19. Tony Jarrett, 20. Brian Hayden, 21. Dave Peperak, 22. Robbie Rice. NT

 
1997 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. J.J. Yeley, 2. Tony Elliott, 3. Dave Darland, 4. Jon Stanbrough, 5. Kevin Thomas, 6. Cory Kruseman, 7. Mike Kirby, 8. Bill Rose, 9. Billy Puterbaugh Jr., 10. Troy Cline, 11. Dave Peperak, 12. Mike Mann, 13. Tony Jarrett, 14. Joe Roush, 15. Greg Stephens, 16. Brian Tyler, 17. Dustin Smith, 18. Chris Beaver, 19. Derek Davidson, 20. Kent Christian, 21. Terry Pletch, 22. Kurt Hawkins. 8:34.95

 
1998 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Tony Elliott, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Robbie Rice, 4. Terry Pletch, 5. Cory Kruseman, 6. Jeremy Sherman, 7. Tracy Hines, 8. Tony Jarrett, 9. Bill Rose, 10. Kevin Thomas, 11. J.J. Yeley, 12. Brian Hayden, 13. Corey Smith, 14. Joe Roush, 15. Troy Cline, 16. Kevin Doty, 17. Billy Puterbaugh Jr., 18. Mike Kirby, 19. Rickie Gaunt, 20. Jay Drake, 21. Richard Griffin, 22. Rusty McClure. NT

 
1999 FEATURE: (30 Laps) 1. Cory Kruseman, 2. Rusty McClure, 3. Mike Mann, 4. Kevin Briscoe, 5. Terry Pletch, 6. Tony Jarrett, 7. Kent Christian, 8. Todd Kane, 9. Tony Elliott, 10. Jason Robbins, 11. Justin Marvel, 12. Kevin Doty, 13. Billy Puterbaugh Jr., 14. Kevin Thomas, 15. Jack Hewitt, 16. Dave Darland, 17. Eric Shively, 18. Tony Ploughe, 19. Joe Roush, 20. A.J. Anderson, 21. Charlie Sarver. (J.J. Yeley disqualified for rules infraction) NT

 
2000 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jay Drake, 2. Cory Kruseman, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Brandon Petty, 5. Bill Rose, 6. Tony Jarrett, 7. Tony Elliott, 8. Justin Marvel, 9. Terry Pletch, 10. Kasey Kahne, 11. Dustin Smith, 12. Bud Kaeding, 13. Kevin Briscoe, 14. Todd Kane, 15. Tracy Hines, 16. Eric Gordon, 17. Levi Jones, 18. Kent Christian, 19. A.J. Anderson, 20. Mike Mann, 21. Jack Hewitt, 22. J.J. Yeley. NT

 
2001 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Tony Elliott, 2. Jeremy Sherman, 3. Bud Kaeding, 4. J.J. Yeley, 5. Brian Tyler, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Kevin Thomas, 8. Kevin Briscoe, 9. Eric Shively, 10. Bill Rose, 11. Levi Jones, 12. Dickie Gaines, 13. Mike English, 14. Kent Christian, 15. Mike Mann, 16. Jack Hewitt, 17. Corey Smith, 18. Mark Clark, 19. Dustin Smith, 20. Tracy Hines, 21. Derek Davidson, 22. Jay Drake. NT

 
2003 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bud Kaeding, 2. Cory Kruseman, 3. J.J. Yeley, 4. Brian Hayden, 5. Jon Stanbrough, 6. Derek Davidson, 7. Dave Darland, 8. Levi Jones, 9. Shane Cottle, 10. Mark Clark, 11. Tracy Hines, 12. Charles Davis Jr., 13. John Scott, 14. Jay Drake, 15. Jerry Coons Jr., 16. Critter Malone, 17. A.J. Anderson, 18. Casey Shuman, 19. Michael Burthay, 20. Matt Westfall, 21. Eric Shively, 22. Tony Elliott. NT

 
2006 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Mat Neely, 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. Scotty Weir, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Dickie Gaines, 7. Shane Cottle, 8. Levi Jones, 9. Josh Wise, 10. Jay Drake, 11. Ryan Pace, 12. Cory Kruseman, 13. Bryan Stanfill, 14. Ron Dennis, 15. Jerry Coons Jr., 16. Darren Hagen, 17. Casey Shuman, 18. Jesse Hockett, 19. Brad Sweet, 20. Daron Clayton, 21. Josh Ford, 22. Shane Hollingsworth, 23. Bart Grider, 24. Kent Christian. NT

 
2007 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Cole Whitt, 3. Dave Darland, 4. Darren Hagen, 5. Dustin Morgan, 6. Levi Jones, 7. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 8. Neil Shepherd, 9. Brady Bacon, 10. Cory Kruseman, 11. Scotty Weir, 12. Chris Windom, 13. Jesse Hockett, 14. Shane Hollingsworth, 15. Jerry Coons Jr., 16. Brady Short, 17. Shane Cottle, 18. Mat Neely, 19. Robert Ballou, 20. Kevin Swindell, 21. Daron Clayton, 22. Josh Spencer, 23. Jeff Bland Jr., 24. Mitch Wissmiller. NT

 
2008 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Cole Whitt, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Levi Jones, 5. Darren Hagen, 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Bryan Clauson, 9. Damion Gardner, 10. Dustin Morgan, 11. Scotty Weir, 12. Jeff Bland Jr., 13. Robert Ballou, 14. Jon Stanbrough, 15. Brett Burdette, 16. Chad Boespflug, 17. Shane Cottle, 18. Chris Windom, 19. Casey Shuman, 20. Dickie Gaines, 21. Thomas Meseraull, 22. Ryan Pace, 23. Henry Clarke, 24. Hunter Schuerenberg, 25. Brad Sweet. NT

 
2009 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Chad Boat, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Brad Sweet, 5. Hud Cone, 6. Blake Fitzpatrick, 7. Levi Jones, 8. Josh Wise, 9. Jerry Coons Jr., 10. Darren Hagen, 11. Cole Whitt, 12. Casey Shuman, 13. Thomas Meseraull, 14. Scotty Weir, 15. Dave Darland, 16. J.J. Yeley, 17. Bobby East. 18. Damion Gardner, 19. Shane Hmiel, 20. Hunter Schuerenberg, 21. Henry Clarke, 22. Robert Ballou, 23. Tracy Hines. NT

 
2010 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Levi Jones, 2. Brady Short, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Jerry Coons Jr., 6. Dave Darland, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Blake Fitzpatrick, 9. Tracy Hines, 10. Henry Clarke, 11. Shane Hmiel, 12. Matt Mitchell, 13. Jonathan Hendrick, 14. Bud Kaeding, 15. Daron Clayton, 16. Justin Grant, 17. Chase Stockon, 18. Mike Spencer, 19. Darren Hagen, 20. Robert Ballou, 21. Jeff Bland Jr., 22. Jon Stanbrough, 23. Kurt Gross, 24. Bobby East, 25. Damion Gardner. NT

 
2011 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Hunter Schuerenberg, 2. Chris Windom, 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. Justin Grant, 5. Mike Spencer, 6. Casey Riggs, 7. Jerry Coons Jr., 8. Coleman Gulick, 9. Dave Darland, 10. Damion Gardner, 11. Levi Jones, 12. Robert Ballou, 13. Shane Cottle, 14. Scotty Weir, 15. Tracy Hines, 16. Blake Fitzpatrick, 17. Bobby East, 18. Keith Bloom, 19. Kyle Robbins, 20. J.J. Hughes, 21. Chris Gurley, 22. Matt Mitchell, 23. Chad Boespflug, 24. Jon Stanbrough, 25. Kevin Thomas Jr. NT

 
2012 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Levi Jones, 4. Hunter Schuerenberg, 5. Darren Hagen, 6. Casey Shuman, 7. Chase Stockon, 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 9. Kevin Thomas Jr., 10. Bobby East, 11. Matt Mitchell, 12. Robert Ballou, 13. Damion Gardner, 14. Chris Windom, 15. Scotty Weir, 16. Jonathan Hendrick, 17. Jon Stanbrough, 18. Chad Boespflug, 19. C.J. Leary, 20. Logan Jarrett, 21. Tracy Hines, 22. Coleman Gulick, 23. Jace Vander Weerd, 24. Kyle Cummins, 25. Brent Beauchamp. NT

 
2013 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Wes McIntyre, 3. Dave Darland, 4. Christopher Bell, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Chad Boespflug, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Hunter Schuerenberg, 9. Scotty Weir, 10. Brady Short, 11. Tracy Hines, 12. Jon Stanbrough, 13. Brady Bacon, 14. Robert Ballou, 15. Chase Stockon, 16. Shane Cottle, 17. Tyler Courtney, 18. Casey Shuman, 19. Jerry Coons Jr., 20. Kyle Cummins, 21. Davey Ray, 22. Jace Vander Weerd, 23. Richard Vander Weerd, 24. Justin Grant, 25. Ryan Bernal. NT

 
2014 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Hunter Schuerenberg, 5. Bryan Clauson, 6. Kevin Thomas Jr., 7. Robert Ballou, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. Thomas Meseraull, 10. C.J. Leary, 11. Jon Stanbrough,12. Jerry Coons Jr., 13. Brady Short, 14. Chase Stockon,15. Tyler Courtney, 16. Tracy Hines, 17. Richard Vander Weerd, 18. Scotty Weir, 19. Chad Boespflug, 20. Shane Cockrum, 21. Jarett Andretti, 22. Daron Clayton, 23. Brent Beauchamp, 24. Matt Westfall, 25. Shane Cottle. NT

 
2016 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kyle Cummins, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Kevin Thomas Jr., 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Chad Boespflug, 7. Tyler Courtney, 8. Jarett Andretti, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Shane Cottle, 11. Thomas Meseraull, 12. Tyler Thomas, 13. Logan Jarrett, 14. Chase Stockon, 15. Dave Darland, 16. Aaron Farney, 17. Max McGhee, 18. C.J. Leary, 19. Bryan Clauson, 20. Kent Schmidt, 21. Hunter Schuerenberg, 22. Jon Stanbrough, 23. Josh Hodges, 24. Cole Ketcham. NT

 
2017 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Carson Short, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Tyler Courtney, 5. Kyle Cummins, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Kevin Thomas Jr., 8. C.J. Leary, 9. Chris Windom, 10. Robert Ballou, 11. Ryan Bernal. 12. A.J. Hopkins, 13. Chase Stockon, 14. Brady Short, 15. Chad Boespflug, 16. Aaron Farney, 17. Josh Hodges, 18. Jarett Andretti, 19. Kody Swanson, 20. Hunter Schuerenberg, 21. Justin Grant, 22. Brody Roa, 23. Isaac Chapple, 24. Brent Beauchamp. NT

 
2018 FEATURE: (30 laps – starting positions in parentheses) 1. Thomas Meseraull (4), 2. Chase Stockon (6), 3. Justin Grant (3), 4. Chris Windom (5), 5. Kevin Thomas Jr. (8), 6. Dave Darland (7), 7. Tyler Courtney (12), 8. Tyler Thomas (10), 9. C.J. Leary (14), 10. Josh Hodges (21), 11. Kyle Cummins (1), 12. Brady Bacon (11), 13. Timmy Buckwalter (9), 14. Brody Roa (16), 15. Kody Swanson (15), 16. Jake Swanson (17), 17. Chad Boespflug (23), 18. Matt Westfall (24), 19. Jason McDougal (13), 20. Carson Short (18), 21. Isaac Chapple (22), 22. Clinton Boyles (20), 23. Jarett Andretti (2), 24. Robert Ballou (19). NT

 
2019 FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Chris Windom (3), 2. Brady Bacon (1), 3. C.J. Leary (6), 4. Kyle Cummins (10), 5. Scotty Weir (2), 6. Carson Short (5), 7. Kevin Thomas Jr. (11), 8. Justin Grant (18), 9. Tyler Courtney (15), 10. Chase Stockon (7), 11. Jason McDougal (4), 12. Jarett Andretti (20), 13. Shane Cottle (12), 14. Brody Roa (16), 15. Shane Cockrum (14), 16. Koby Barksdale (9), 17. Dave Darland (21), 18. Brandon Mattox (22), 19. Brian VanMeveren (24), 20. Anthony D’Alessio (17), 21. Thomas Meseraull (13), 22. Isaac Chapple (23), 23. Dakota Jackson (19), 24. Josh Hodges (8). NT

 
2020 FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. C.J. Leary (2), 2. Brady Bacon (6), 3. Justin Grant (4), 4. Robert Ballou (7), 5. Chase Stockon (10), 6. Kyle Cummins (5), 7. Carson Short (1), 8. Shane Cottle (14), 9. Chris Windom (13), 10. Logan Seavey (8), 11. Chase Johnson (19), 12. Dave Darland (11), 13. A.J. Hopkins (21), 14. Tyler Courtney (3), 15. Brandon Mattox (9), 16. Thomas Meseraull (17), 17. Kevin Thomas Jr. (22), 18. Clinton Boyles (16), 19. Jadon Rogers (24), 20. Jerry Coons Jr. (20), 21. Max Adams (18), 22. Dustin Smith (23), 23. Critter Malone (15), 24. Colten Cottle (12). NT

 

BACON LEADS USAC SPRINT STANDINGS
INTO INDIANA SPRINT WEEK
By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Speedway, Indiana (July 20, 2021)………Leading the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship standings at midseason is generally a good thing, you’d surmise.

 
Rolling into the halfway point of the campaign can be seen as a barometer, a measuring stick, if you will, that can provide a window to how the rest of the year will play out, not that it always does.

 
However, there’s this midsummer exam that pops up each year that can either make or break a year for a driver and team on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car trail. A little seven race in nine-night adventure known as NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week, which runs from July 23-31.

 
And, depending on how an Indiana Sprint Week goes, those seven races and nine days can either seem like Shangri-La or as painful as biting directly onto the end of a dinner fork.

 
Since USAC began sanctioning Indiana Sprint Week in 1996, there’s been a split across all manners of how the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car point leaders has dealt with the week. In one category, there are drivers/teams that entered Indiana Sprint Week possessing the USAC National Sprint Car point lead, exited ISW with the USAC point lead and finished the USAC season as the overall champion.

 
That group encompasses the majority, 12 drivers in that 25-year span: Brian Tyler (1996-97), Dave Darland (1999), Tony Elliott (2000), Tracy Hines (2002), J.J. Yeley (2003), Jay Drake (2004), Levi Jones (2009-10-11), Brady Bacon (2016) and C.J. Leary (2019).

 
On four of those 12 occasions, that particular driver also collected the Indiana Sprint Week championship in the process: J.J. Yeley (2003) Levi Jones (2009), Brady Bacon (2016) and C.J. Leary (2019). Not surprisingly, those four drivers and their respective seasons of success rank as four of the most dominant USAC championship strangleholds in recent memory.

 
Four more instances had one driver leading the USAC National Sprint Car standings coming into Indiana Sprint Week, relinquishing grasp of the lead during the week, and never regaining it back.

 
That happened in 2005 with Levi Jones leapfrogging both Dave Darland and USAC point leader Jay Drake during the ISW finale at Terre Haute in which Jones won en route to his first USAC title. Jay Drake, the defending USAC champ at the time, fell back to fourth at season’s end.

 
Jones did the same in 2007, erasing a two-point deficit to USAC leader Darren Hagen entering ISW, and by the end of the week, Jones held a staggering 100-point lead in the USAC season standings, which he’d close out handily by 85 points at the season closer.

 
Bryan Clauson’s victory in the 2013 ISW finale at Bloomington elevated him into the USAC National Sprint Car points lead past Dave Darland, which also netted him an Indiana Sprint Week championship and the eventual USAC championship crown with Dave Darland a close second after he led coming into ISW.

 
Similarly, Chase Stockon had the hold on the USAC championship standings riding into 2015 Indiana Sprint Week, and even won the opener of ISW before Ballou’s relentless consistency bounced Stockon from the top spot, and provided Ballou one of the most spectacular years in USAC Sprint history with 13 total wins – surprisingly none of which came during ISW – plus an ISW title and a USAC championship.

 
Three times, a driver lost his USAC championship lead during ISW, then fought back into the lead post-Indiana Sprint Week to claim the USAC title. That occurred in 2006 when Josh Wise led coming into ISW, lost the USAC lead to Levi Jones, and regained it back on the path to the USAC championship. Same for Brady Bacon in 2014 who lost the overall USAC lead during ISW, then churned out a splendid second half of the season to win his first USAC title.

 
Tyler Courtney accomplished the feat, likewise, in 2018, seeing his point lead slip away amidst Indiana Sprint Week as a red-hot Chris Windom was crowned the ISW champ and the new USAC point leader. Yet, a strong run down the stretch of the year saw Courtney tie Kevin Thomas Jr. for the USAC championship in the finale at Perris, Calif. but was declared the USAC driver champion based on the tiebreaker of most wins.

 
In the past four seasons, only once has a driver led the USAC National Sprint Car standings going into Indiana Sprint Week, as he went out of Indiana Sprint Week, and also finished up as the champion at the conclusion of the season. That’s C.J. Leary in 2019.

 
Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.) goes into this coming week with a 54-point advantage in the USAC standings. Not one to falter or struggle much in any circumstance, the 2016 ISW championship holds the key in the driver’s seat as the USAC point leader coming in.

 
More often than not, the trend holds true for the USAC point leader throughout Indiana Sprint Week. If they’re at the top of their game, they can be unstoppable. Bacon did just that in 2016, and has his sights on being the one to beat yet again.

 
The first stage of ISW travels to Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday, July 23; followed by nearby Kokomo Speedway on Saturday, July 24, with the wicked fast Lawrenceburg Speedway rounding up the first weekend on Sunday, July 25.

 
After two days away from the racetrack, the action resumes at the half-mile Terre Haute Action Track on Wednesday, July 28, then it’s onto Putnamville’s Lincoln Park Speedway Thursday, July 29, onward to the red clay of Bloomington Speedway on Friday, July 30, and the finale at Haubstadt’s Tri-State Speedway on Saturday, July 31.

 
Tickets will be available at the gate at the racetrack each night throughout Indiana Sprint Week.
All seven Indiana Sprint Week events will be shown LIVE on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/3frPoW6.

 
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2021 USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CAR STAT LEADERS

 
Most Wins: 3-Justin Grant & Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
Driver Point Leader: Brady Bacon

 
Owner Point Leader: Dynamics, Inc. #69

 
Top Rookie in Points: Tanner Thorson

 
Most Laps Led: 107-Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
Most Top-Fives: 14-Brady Bacon

 
Most Top-Tens: 15-Brady Bacon & Robert Ballou

 
Most Fast Qualifying Times: 3-Brady Bacon, Timmy Buckwalter & Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
Most Heat Race Wins: 8-Robert Ballou

 
Most Feature Starts: 16-Brady Bacon, Robert Ballou, Justin Grant, C.J. Leary, Jake Swanson, Kevin Thomas Jr., Tanner Thorson & Chris Windom

 
Biggest Charge of the Year: 4/25: Path Valley Speedway Park – Alex Bright (18 th to 4 th) and 6/20: Bloomsburg Fair Speedway – C.J. Leary (21 st to 7 th)

 
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2021 USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVER POINT STANDINGS (TOP-10)

 
POS.     PTS.      DRIVER, HOMETOWN

 
1             1357      Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, Okla.

 
2             1303      Justin Grant, Ione, Calif.

 
3             1284      Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, Ala.

 
4             1178      Robert Ballou, Rocklin, Calif.

 
5             1168      C.J. Leary, Greenfield, Ind.

 
6             1119      (R) Tanner Thorson, Minden, Nev.

 
7             1110      Chris Windom, Canton, Ill.

 
8             1084      Jake Swanson, Anaheim, Calif.

 
9             846        Chase Stockon, Fort Branch, Ind.

 
10          805        (R) Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill.

 
(R) represents a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Rookie

 
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2021 USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OWNER POINT STANDINGS (TOP-10)

 
POS.     PTS.      ENTRANT, TEAM LOCATION

 
1             1357      Dynamics, Inc., Milford, Ohio (#69)

 
2             1303      TOPP Motorsports, Rochester, Ind. (#4)

 
3             1284      KT Motorsports, Whitestown, Ind. (#9K)

 
4             1178      Ballou Motorsports, Tipton, Ind. (#12)

 
5             1168      Michael Motorsports, Chino Valley, Ariz. (#77m)

 
6             1119      Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports, Gilbert, Ariz. (#19AZ)

 
7             1110      Hayward Motorsports, Morrison, Ill. (#19)

 
8             1084      Team AZ Racing, Danville, Ind. (#21AZ)

 
9             847        KO Motorsports, Owensville, Ind. (#5s)

 
10          821        Rock Steady Racing, Dupont, Ind. (#3R)

 
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2021 USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ROOKIE DRIVER POINT STANDINGS (TOP-10)

 
POS.     PTS.      DRIVER, HOMETOWN

 
1             1119      Tanner Thorson, Minden, Nev.

 
2             805        Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, Ill.

 
3             436        Briggs Danner, Allentown, Pa.

 
4             400        Steven Drevicki, Reading, Pa.

 
5             329        Cole Bodine, Rossville, Ind.

 
6             178        Carson Garrett, Littleton, Colo.

 
7             162        Sterling Cling, Tempe, Ariz.

 
8             155        Ricky Lewis, Ventura, Calif.

 
9             100        Ryan Thomas, Indianapolis, Ind.

 
10          88          Harley Burns, Brazil, Ind.

 
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2021 USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE & RESULTS

 
Feb 11: Ocala, FL - Bubba Raceway Park

 
WINNER: Kevin Thomas Jr. (KT Motorsports #9K)

 
Feb 12: Ocala, FL - Bubba Raceway Park

 
WINNER: Justin Grant (TOPP Motorsports #4)

 
Apr 3: Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, IN

 
WINNER: Brady Bacon (Dynamics, Inc. #69)

 
Apr 16: Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, IN

 
WINNER: Kevin Thomas Jr. (KT Motorsports #9K)

 
Apr 17: (M) Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, IN

 
WINNER: Kyle Cummins (Rock Steady Racing #3R)

 
Apr 22: Grandview Speedway – Bechtelsville, PA

 
WINNER: Brady Bacon (Dynamics, Inc. #69)

 
Apr 23: Big Diamond Speedway – Pottsville, PA

 
WINNER: Tanner Thorson (Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports #19AZ)

 
Apr 24: BAPS Motor Speedway – York Haven, PA

 
WINNER: C.J. Leary (Michael Motorsports #77m)

 
Apr 25: Path Valley Speedway Park – Spring Run, PA

 
WINNER: Tanner Thorson (Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports #19AZ)

 
May 8: Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH

 
WINNER: Tyler Courtney (Clauson Marshall Newman Racing #7BC)

 
May 8: Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH

 
WINNER: Robert Ballou (Ballou Motorsports #12)

 
May 26: Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, IN

 
WINNER: Chris Windom (Hayward Motorsports #19)

 
Jun 15: (E) Grandview Speedway – Bechtelsville, PA

 
WINNER: Justin Grant (TOPP Motorsports #4)

 
Jun 16: (E) Bridgeport Speedway – Swedesboro, NJ

 
WINNER: Robert Ballou (Ballou Motorsports #12)

 
Jun 17: (E) Selinsgrove Speedway – Selinsgrove, PA

 
WINNER: Justin Grant (TOPP Motorsports #4)

 
Jun 20: (E) Bloomsburg Fair Raceway – Bloomsburg, PA

 
WINNER: Kevin Thomas Jr. (KT Motorsports #9K)

 
Jul 1: Plymouth Speedway – Plymouth, IN

 
WINNER: C.J. Leary (Michael Motorsports #77m)

 
Jul 2: (M) (A) Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, IN

 
WINNER: C.J. Leary (Michael Motorsports #77m)

 
Jul 3: (M) Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, IN

 
WINNER: Kevin Thomas Jr. (KT Motorsports #9K)

 
Jul 23: (I) Gas City I-69 Speedway – Gas City, IN

 
Jul 24: (I) Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, IN

 
Jul 25: (I) Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, IN

 
Jul 28: (I) Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, IN

 
Jul 29: (I) Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, IN

 
Jul 30: (I) Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, IN

 
Jul 31: (I) Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, IN

 
Aug 26: Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, IN

 
Aug 27: Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, IN

 
Aug 28: Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, IN

 
Sep 10: Huset's Speedway – Brandon, SD

 
Sep 11: Huset's Speedway – Brandon, SD

 
Sep 12: Huset's Speedway – Brandon, SD

 
Sep 17: Circle City Raceway – Indianapolis, IN

 
Sep 18: (M) Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, IN

 
Sep 23: Gas City I-69 Speedway – Gas City, IN

 
Sep 25: Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH

 
Oct 1: Terre Haute Action Track – Terre Haute, IN

 
Oct 2: Lawrenceburg Speedway – Lawrenceburg, IN

 
Nov 4: (C) Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA

 
Nov 5: (C) Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA

 
Nov 6: (C) Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA

 
Nov 12: (C) Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, AZ

 
Nov 13: (C) Arizona Speedway – San Tan Valley, AZ

 
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(M) represents an event co-sanctioned by MSCS

 
(E) represents an Eastern Storm event

 
(I) represents an Indiana Sprint Week event

 
(C) represents an event with the USAC/CRA AMSOIL Sprint Cars

 
(SE) represents a non-points, special event

 
(A) represents a race awarding appearance points only

 
(P) represents an event co-sanctioned by POWRi WAR Sprints

 
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2021 USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP STATISTICS

 
FEATURE WINS

 
4-Kevin Thomas Jr. (Feb 12 at Bubba Raceway Park, Apr 16 at Bloomington Speedway, Jun 20 at Bloomsburg Fair Raceway & Jul 3 at Lincoln Park Speedway)

 
3-Justin Grant (Feb 11 at Bubba Raceway Park, Jun 15 at Grandview Speedway & Jun 17 at Selinsgrove Speedway)

 
3-C.J. Leary (Apr 24 at BAPS Motor Speedway, Jul 1 at Plymouth Speedway & Jul 2 at Lincoln Park Speedway)

 
2-Brady Bacon (Apr 3 at Lawrenceburg Speedway & Apr 22 at Grandview Speedway)

 
2-Robert Ballou (May 8 at Eldora Speedway & Jun 16 at Bridgeport Speedway)

 
2-Tanner Thorson (Apr 23 at Big Diamond Speedway & Apr 25 at Path Valley Speedway Park)

 
1-Tyler Courtney (May 8 at Eldora Speedway)

 
1-Kyle Cummins (Apr 17 at Tri-State Speedway)

 
1-Chris Windom (May 26 at the Terre Haute Action Track)

 
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FEATURE LAPS LED

 
113-Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
110-Justin Grant

 
71-Brady Bacon

 
69-C.J. Leary

 
49-Tanner Thorson

 
48-Jake Swanson

 
44-Robert Ballou

 
30-Tyler Courtney

 
21-Jadon Rogers

 
17-Shane Cottle

 
15-Chris Windom

 
14-Kyle Cummins

 
5-Chase Stockon

 
4-Kyle Cummins

 
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TOP-FIVE FEATURE FINISHES

 
17-Brady Bacon

 
12-Justin Grant & Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
8-C.J. Leary

 
7-Tanner Thorson & Chris Windom

 
6-Robert Ballou

 
4-Shane Cottle Kyle Cummins & Jake Swanson

 
3-Alex Bright & Tyler Courtney

 
2-Jadon Rogers

 
1-Briggs Danner, Buddy Kofoid, Brandon Mattox, Thomas Meseraull, Paul Nienhiser & Chase Stockon

 
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TOP-TEN FEATURE FINISHES

 
18-Brady Bacon

 
17-Justin Grant

 
16-Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
15-Robert Ballou & C.J. Leary

 
13-Chris Windom

 
12-Jake Swanson

 
11-Tanner Thorson

 
7-Alex Bright

 
6-Timmy Buckwalter & Shane Cottle

 
5-Kyle Cummins, Briggs Danner & Chase Stockon

 
4-Tyler Courtney, Steven Drevicki & Paul Nienhiser

 
3-Thomas Meseraull, Jadon Rogers & Logan Seavey

 
2-Buddy Kofoid, Riley Kreisel, Cannon McIntosh & Matt Westfall

 
1-Cole Bodine, Isaac Chapple, Zach Daum, Chase Johnson, Brandon Mattox, Carmen Perigo, Kendall Ruble, Mark Smith, Stevie Sussex & Scotty Weir

 
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FAST QUALIFYING TIMES (Presented by Fatheadz Eyewear)

 
5-Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
3-Brady Bacon, Timmy Buckwalter

 
2-Justin Grant

 
1-Shane Cottle, Briggs Danner, Steven Drevicki, Jadon Rogers, Chase Stockon & Chris Windom

 
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HEAT RACE WINS (Presented by Simpson Race Products, Competition Suspension Inc., Indy Metal Finishing & Indy Race Parts)

 
8-Robert Ballou

 
5-Kyle Cummins, Justin Grant & Chris Windom

 
4-Brady Bacon, Chase Stockon & Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
3-Briggs Danner, C.J. Leary, Brandon Mattox, Jake Swanson & Tanner Thorson

 
2-Paul Nienhiser

 
1-Joey Biasi, Alex Bright, Timmy Buckwalter, Sterling Cling, Mario Clouser, Tyler Courtney, Dave Darland, Zach Daum, Carson Garrett, Thomas Meseraull, Davey Ray, Stephen Schnapf, Mark Smith & Stevie Sussex

 
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SEMI WINS

 
4-Paul Nienhiser

 
2-Timmy Buckwalter, Isaac Chapple & C.J. Leary

 
1-Brady Bacon, Robert Ballou, Cole Bodine, Briggs Danner, Thomas Meseraull, Jadon Rogers & Logan Seavey

 
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C-MAIN WINS

 
1-Brent Beauchamp, Mario Clouser, Tim Creech & Chayse Hayhurst

 
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FEATURE STARTS

 
19-Brady Bacon, Robert Ballou, Justin Grant, C.J. Leary, Jake Swanson, Kevin Thomas Jr., Tanner Thorson & Chris Windom

 
18-Paul Nienhiser

 
17-Chase Stockon

 
16-Matt Westfall

 
13-Brandon Mattox

 
9-Shane Cottle, Kyle Cummins, Briggs Danner, Isaac Chapple & Steven Drevicki

 
8-Cole Bodine, Alex Bright, Timmy Buckwalter & Mark Smith

 
7-Mario Clouser, Thomas Meseraull, Carmen Perigo, Jadon Rogers & Logan Seavey

 
6-Max Adams & Nash Ely

 
5-Charles Davis Jr., Ricky Lewis & Stevie Sussex

 
4-Tyler Courtney, Dave Darland, Carson Garrett, Chase Johnson & Carson Short

 
3-Riley Kreisel

 
2-Joey Biasi, Nick Bilbee, Harley Burns, Sterling Cling, Brayden Fox, Noah Gass, Korbyn Hayslett, Dallas Hewitt, Buddy Kofoid, Cannon McIntosh, Tye Mihocko, Kenny Miller III, Davey Ray, Stephen Schnapf, Kory Schudy & Scotty Weir

 
1-Garrett Abrams, Collin Ambrose, Alex Banales, Ryan Barr, Mark Bitner, Richy Carnathan, Brayden Clark, Anthony D'Alessio, Zach Daum, Paul Dues, Aric Gentry, Matt Goodnight, Nic Harris, A.J. Hopkins, J.J. Hughes, Critter Malone, Michael Markey, Billy Ney, Chris Phillips, Kendall Ruble, Kent Schmidt, Alec Sipes, Ryan Thomas, Chet Williams & Mitch Wissmiller

 

 
GSP QUALITY DRIVING PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT

 
2/12: Bubba Raceway Park – Tyler Courtney

 
4/3: Lawrenceburg Speedway – Stevie Sussex

 
4/16: Bloomington Speedway – Tye Mihocko

 
4/17: Tri-State Speedway – Nic Harris

 
4/22: Grandview Speedway – Chris Windom

 
4/23: Big Diamond Speedway – Justin Grant

 

 
4/24: BAPS Motor Speedway – Briggs Danner

 
4/25: Path Valley Speedway Park – Brandon Mattox

 
5/8: Eldora Speedway – Isaac Chapple

 
5/8: Eldora Speedway – C.J. Leary

 
5/26: Terre Haute Action Track – Brady Bacon

 
6/15: Grandview Speedway – Jake Swanson

 
6/16: Bridgeport Speedway – Jake Swanson

 
6/17: Selinsgrove Speedway – C.J. Leary

 
6/20: Bloomsburg Fair Speedway – Alex Bright

 
7/1: Plymouth Speedway – Max Adams

 
7/2: Lincoln Park Speedway – Thomas Meseraull

 
7/3: Lincoln Park Speedway – Collin Ambrose

 
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KSE RACING PRODUCTS “HARD CHARGER” OF THE RACE

 
2/11: Bubba Raceway Park – Brady Bacon (12 th to 4 th)

 
2/12: Bubba Raceway Park – Brady Bacon (10 th to 2 nd)

 
4/3: Lawrenceburg Speedway – Robert Ballou (22 nd to 9 th)

 
4/16: Bloomington Speedway – Robert Ballou (20 th to 10 th)

 
4/17: Tri-State Speedway – Kyle Cummins (11 th to 1 st)

 
4/22: Grandview Speedway – Robert Ballou (13 th to 3 rd)

 
4/23: Big Diamond Speedway – Alex Bright (19 th to 8 th)

 
4/24: BAPS Motor Speedway – Alex Bright (16 th to 4 th)

 
4/25: Path Valley Speedway Park – Alex Bright (18 th to 4 th)

 
5/8: Eldora Speedway – Dallas Hewitt (21 st to 15 th)

 
5/8: Eldora Speedway – Paul Dues (22 nd to 13 th)

 
5/26: Terre Haute Action Track – Tanner Thorson (22 nd to 11 th)

 
6/15: Grandview Speedway – Chris Windom (13 th to 7 th)

 
6/16: Bridgeport Speedway – Brady Bacon (14 th to 4 th)

 
6/17: Selinsgrove Speedway – Jake Swanson (20 th to 7 th)

 
6/20: Bloomsburg Fair Speedway – C.J. Leary (21 st to 7 th)

 
7/1: Plymouth Speedway – Brady Bacon (13 th to 5 th)

 
7/2: Lincoln Park Speedway – Cannon McIntosh (20 th to 8 th)

 
7/3: Lincoln Park Speedway – Kevin Thomas Jr. (14 th to 1 st)

 
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WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER

 
2/11: Bubba Raceway Park – Noah Gass

 
2/12: Bubba Raceway Park – Jadon Rogers

 
4/3: Lawrenceburg Speedway – Tanner Thorson

 
4/16: Bloomington Speedway – Carson Garrett

 
4/17: Tri-State Speedway – Critter Malone

 
4/22: Grandview Speedway – Justin Grant

 
4/23: Big Diamond Speedway – Steven Drevicki

 
4/24: BAPS Motor Speedway – Matt Westfall

 
4/25: Path Valley Speedway Park – Paul Nienhiser

 
5/8: Eldora Speedway – Jake Swanson

 
5/8: Eldora Speedway – Paul Dues

 
5/26: Terre Haute Action Track – Cole Bodine

 
6/15: Grandview Speedway – Logan Seavey

 
6/16: Bridgeport Speedway – Logan Seavey

 
6/17: Selinsgrove Speedway – Matt Westfall

 
6/20: Bloomsburg Fair Speedway – Chris Windom

 
7/1: Plymouth Speedway – Brandon Mattox

 
7/2: Lincoln Park Speedway – Mario Clouser

 
7/3: Lincoln Park Speedway – Carson Short

 
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SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS FIRST NON-TRANSFER

 
2/11: Bubba Raceway Park – Matt Westfall

 
2/12: Bubba Raceway Park – Matt Goodnight

 
4/3: Lawrenceburg Speedway – Aaron Farney

 
4/16: Bloomington Speedway – Brandon Mattox

 
4/17: Tri-State Speedway – Cole Bodine

 
4/22: Grandview Speedway – Nash Ely

 
4/23: Big Diamond Speedway – Kyle Lick

 
4/24: BAPS Motor Speedway – Mike Meyers

 
4/25: Path Valley Speedway Park – Mike Meyers

 
5/8: Eldora Speedway – Paul Dues

 
5/8: Eldora Speedway – Brandon Mattox

 
5/26: Terre Haute Action Track – Paul Nienhiser

 
6/15: Grandview Speedway – Alex Banales

 
6/16: Bridgeport Speedway – Matt Westfall

 
7/1: Plymouth Speedway – Alex Banales

 
7/2: Lincoln Park Speedway – Max Adams

 
7/3: Lincoln Park Speedway – Brady Short

 
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ALL-TIME USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR STATS
 
ALL-TIME USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR DRIVER FEATURE WINS

 
1. [62 wins] Dave Darland

 
2. [52 wins] Tom Bigelow

 
3. [47 wins] Tracy Hines

 
4. [46 wins] Jack Hewitt

 
5. [45 wins] Larry Dickson

 
6. [42 wins] Pancho Carter

 
7. [41 wins] Bryan Clauson

 
8. [40 wins] Gary Bettenhausen

 
9. [37 wins] Brady Bacon & Sheldon Kinser

 
11. [35 wins] Jon Stanbrough & Rich Vogler

 
13. [32 wins] Rollie Beale

 
14. [31 wins] Robert Ballou & Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
16. [30 wins] Tyler Courtney

 
17. [29 wins] Chris Windom

 
18. [28 wins] Don Branson, A.J. Foyt, Levi Jones & J.J. Yeley

 
22. [26 wins] Tony Elliott & Dave Steele

 
24. [25 wins] Steve Butler, Jay Drake & Parnelli Jones

 
27. [24 wins] Justin Grant

 
28. [23 wins] Roger McCluskey

 
29. [22 wins] Rick Hood, Bubby Jones & Sammy Sessions

 
32. [21 wins] Greg Weld

 
33. [17 wins] Jerry Coons Jr., Jim Hurtubise & Bud Kaeding

 
36. [16 wins] Damion Gardner & Jud Larson

 
38. [15 wins] Bobby East, Cory Kruseman & Brian Tyler

 
41. [14 wins] Billy Cassella, Lee Kunzman, C.J. Leary, Chase Stockon & Bruce Walkup

 
46. [13 wins] Steve Chassey

 
47. [12 wins] Eric Gordon

 
48. [11 wins] Daron Clayton, Elmer George, Tommy Hinnershitz & Greg Leffler

 
52. [10 wins] Kyle Cummins, Thomas Meseraull, Eddie Sachs, Tony Stewart & Johnny Thomson

 
57. [9 wins] Mario Andretti, Pat O'Connor, Hunter Schuerenberg & Robbie Stanley

 
61. [8 wins] Mike Bliss, Chet Fillip, Johnny Rutherford & Joe Saldana

 
65. [7 wins] Kevin Doty, Darren Hagen, Kenny Irwin Jr., Doug Kalitta, Jim Keeker, Bobby Santos, Brady Short, Kevin Thomas, Bobby Unser & Josh Wise

 
75. [6 wins] Chad Boespflug, Kevin Briscoe, Jac Haudenschild, Jason McCord, Jan Opperman, Tom Sneva, George Snider & Dick Tobias

 
83. [5 wins] Larry Cannon, Dana Carter, Shane Cottle, Derek Davidson, Gene Lee Gibson, Jeff Gordon, Chuck Gurney, Shane Hmiel, Kevin Huntley, Frankie Kerr, Kelly Kinser, Eddie Leavitt, Jim Mahoney, Andy Michner, Johnny Parsons, Bill Puterbaugh & Cole Whitt

 
100. [4 wins] Rob Chaney, Cary Faas, Jesse Hockett, Van Johnson, Steve Kinser, Michael Lewis, Ralph Liguori, Don Nordhorn, Lee Osborne, Red Riegel, Ken Schrader, Al Smith & Danny Smith

 
113. [3 wins] Chuck Amati, Sonny Ates, Joe Barzda, Jeff Bloom, Mark Cassella, Jerry Daniels, Bob East, Bob Frey, Dickie Gaines, Wayne Hammond, Tray House, Kenny Jacobs, Tony Jones, Kyle Larson, Andy Linden, Charlie Masters, Mike Mosley, Larry Rice, Ron Shuman, Mitch Smith & Doug Wolfgang

 
134. [2 wins] Chad Boat, Marvin Carman, Ed Carpenter, Brad Doty, Ed Elisian, Nic Faas, Cy Fairchild, Brad Fox, Arnie Knepper, Danny Lasoski, Mack McClellan, Jason McDougal, James McElreath, Lealand McSpadden, Jim McWithey, Danny Milburn, Mat Neely, Ryan Newman, Jiggs Peters, Jerry Poland, Casey Riggs, Bill Rose, Logan Seavey, Mickey Shaw, Terry Shepherd, Dean Shirley, Brad Sweet, Bob Sweikert, Kevin Swindell, Sammy Swindell, Mike Spencer, Tanner Thorson, Bud Tingelstad, Billy Vukovich, Mike Ward & Carl Williams

 
170. [1 win] Donnie Adams, A.J. Anderson, Brad Armstrong, Tony Armstrong, Tommy Astone, Dick Atkins, Brent Beauchamp, Jeff Bland Jr., Stan Bowman, Alan Brown, Karl Busson, Johnny Capels, David Cardey, Bob Cicconi, Henry Clarke, Troy Cline, Duke Cook, Mel Cornett, Allen Crowe, Billy Engelhart, Cotton Farmer, Aaron Farney, Gary Fedewa, Blake Fitzpatrick, Pat Flaherty, Joe Gaerte, Russ Gamester, Rickie Gaunt, Brian Gerster, Todd Gibson, Ron Gregory, Richard Griffin, Garrett Hansen, Jerry Hansen, Jim Hemmings, Josh Hodges, Bob Hogle, Jackie Howerton, Chuck Hulse, Logan Jarrett, Marc Jessup, Gordon Johncock, Chet Johnson, Page Jones, Bob Kinser, Mike Kirby, Fred Linder, Steve Long, Hank Lower, Brett Mann, Bobby Marshman, Larry Martin, Mike Martin, Brad Marvel, Justin Marvel, Rusty McClure, Bob McCoy, Jim McElreath, Charlie Musselman, Bobby Olivero, Jim Packard, Gary Patterson, Billy Pauch, Dave Peperak, Aaron Pierce, Paul Pitzer, Terry Pletch, Billy Puterbaugh Jr., Bud Randall, Byron Reed, Boston Reid, Rodney Ritter Jr., Brody Roa, David Roahrig, Stephen Schnapf, Carson Short, Billy Shuman, Jimmy Sills, Smokey Snellbaker, Wib Spalding, Greg Staab, Randy Standridge, Ron Standridge, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kody Swanson, Tanner Swanson, Mike Sweeney, Jeff Swindell, Clark Templeman, Tyler Thomas, Bill Tyler, Rick Ungar, Lennie Waldo, Tyler Walker, Scotty Weir, Kenny Weld, Bob Wente, Matt Westfall, Chuck Weyant, Johnny White, Rip Williams, Jacob Wilson & Eddie Wirth

 
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ALL-TIME USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR FAST QUALIFYING TIMES (1956-Present)

 
1. (65) Tom Bigelow

 
2. (62) Dave Darland

 
3. (61) Tracy Hines

 
4. (40) Brady Bacon

 
5. (39) Levi Jones

 
6. (37) Larry Dickson

 
7. (36) Bryan Clauson

 
8. (35) Rich Vogler

 
9. (34) Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
10. (31) Sheldon Kinser

 
11. (30) Pancho Carter

 
12. (29) Don Branson & C.J. Leary

 
14. (28) Chase Stockon

 
15. (27) Justin Grant & Dave Steele

 
17. (26) Jay Drake

 
18. (24) Gary Bettenhausen & J.J. Yeley

 
20. (23) Jon Stanbrough

 
21. (22) Steve Butler

 
22. (21) A.J. Foyt

 
23. (20) Jerry Coons Jr., Tony Elliott & Roger McCluskey

 
26. (19) Greg Weld

 
27. (18) Parnelli Jones

 
28. (16) Rollie Beale, Jack Hewitt & Doug Kalitta

 
31. (15) Kenny Irwin Jr., Sammy Sessions & Brian Tyler

 
34. (14) Billy Cassella

 
35. (13) Tyler Courtney, Bobby East, Damion Gardner & Bruce Walkup

 
39. (12) Steve Chassey, Elmer George, Rick Hood, Jud Larson, Bill Puterbaugh, Joe Saldana & Chris Windom

 
46. (11) Jim Hurtubise, Jim McWithey & George Snider

 
49. (10) Sonny Ates

 
50. (9) Eddie Leavitt, Thomas Meseraull, Johnny Rutherford & Josh Wise

 
54. (8) Robert Ballou, Bubby Jones, Kelly Kinser, Pat O’Connor & Eddie Sachs

 
59. (7) Marvin Carman, Mark Cassella, Shane Cottle, Cary Faas, Bud Kaeding, Jim Keeker, Cory Kruseman, Larry Rice, Hunter Schuerenberg, Carson Short, Mike Spencer, Johnny Thomson, Bud Tingelstad & Bobby Unser

 
73. (6) Mike Bliss, Daron Clayton, Kyle Cummins, Derek Davidson, Eric Gordon, Richard Griffin, Jac Haudenschild, Tray House, James McElreath, Johnny Parsons & Ken Schrader

 
84. (5) Chad Boespflug, Cy Fairchild, Blake Fitzpatrick, Bob Frey, Tommy Hinnershitz, Andy Michner, Jan Opperman, Boston Reid, Tom Sneva, Robbie Stanley, Brad Sweet & Kevin Thomas

 
96. (4) Jeff Bloom, Kevin Briscoe, Timmy Buckwalter, Billy Engelhart, Chet Fillip, Darren Hagen, Chuck Hulse, Kenny Jacobs, Van Johnson, Lee Kunzman, Ralph Liguori, Jim McElreath, Don Nordhorn, Dave Peperak, Billy Puterbaugh Jr., Joey Saldana, Terry Shepherd, Ron Shuman, Mitch Smith & Bob Wente

 
116. (3) Tommy Astone, Dave Blaney, Karl Busson, Kevin Doty, Brian Gerster, Todd Gibson, Jeff Gordon, Gary Gray, John Heydenreich, Gordon Johncock, Greg Leffler, Andy Linden, Steve Long, Larry Martin, Justin Marvel, Jason McCord, Larry Moore, Mat Neely, Ryan Newman, Lee Osborne, Brandon Petty, Jerry Poland, Bob Pratt, Logan Seavey, Brady Short, Danny Smith, Tony Stewart, Dean Thompson, Dick Tobias, Scotty Weir, Cole Whitt & John Wolfe

 
147. (2) Jarett Andretti, Mario Andretti, Brent Beauchamp, Keith Bloom, Chuck Booth, Don Brown, Duke Cook, Allen Crowe, Nic Faas, Larry Gates, Gene Lee Gibson, Bobby Grim, Coleman Gulick, Dave Hanna, Darl Harrison, Shane Hmiel, Josh Hodges, Marc Jessup, Brad Marvel, Max McGhee, Kevin Miller, Dustin Morgan, Charlie Musselman, Brad Noffsinger, Gary Patterson, Jiggs Peters, Byron Reed, Jerry Richert, Dave Roahrig, Jadon Rogers, Jimmy Sills, Al Smith, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Greg Stephens, Stevie Sussex, Jake Swanson, Kody Swanson, Tanner Swanson, Tyler Thomas, Bob Veith, Jerry Weeks, Johnny White, Carl Williams & Jacob Wilson

 
191. (1) Pat Abold, Donnie Adams, Bobby Adamson, Mark Alderson, Chuck Amati, Chuck Arnold, Dick Atkins, Terry Babb, Joe Barzda, Ryan Bernal, Nick Bilbee, Lee Brewer Jr., Bill Brown, Dale Burton, Gary Cameron, Larry Cannon, Billy Cantrell, Dana Carter, Rob Chaney, Bob Cicconi, Bob Cleberg, Leon Clum, Peter Cozzolino, Briggs Danner, Don Davis, Doc Dawson, Brad Doty, Steven Drevicki, Rex Easton, Cotton Farmer, Dave Feese, Braylon Fitzpatrick, Brad Fox, Jared Fox, Joe Gaerte, Harry Garrett, Rickie Gaunt, Chuck Gurney, Norm Hall, Jerry Hansen, Brian Hayden, Jonathan Hendrick, Hank Henry, Tyler Hewitt, Ted Hines, Jesse Hockett, Bob Hogle, Danny Holtsclaw, Kevin Huntley, Gary Irvin, Mike Johnson, Dee Jones, Page Jones, Todd Kane, Ray Kenens, Joey Kerr, Russ Klar, Kyle Larson, Rich Leavell, Jason Leffler, Michael Lewis, John Logan, Ed Lynch Jr., Critter Malone, Louie Mann, Mike Mann, Charlie Masters, Rusty McClure, Nick McCormick, Wes McIntyre, Bob McLean, Blake Miller, Jerry Miller Jr., Ron Milton, Hal Minyard, Matt Mitchell, Warren Mockler, Mike Mosley, Mike Murgoitio, Aaron Pierce, Paul Pitzer, Gary Ponzini, Ande Possman, Roger Rager, Davey Ray, Rex Records, Jerry Richert Jr., Red Riegel, Travis Rilat, Manny Rockhold, Hank Rogers, Bill Rose, Joe Roush, Jerry Russell, Bobby Santos, Don Schilling, John Sernett, Neil Shepherd, Jeremy Sherman, Dean Shirley, Eric Shively, Randy Smith, Wib Spalding, Ned Spath, Greg Staab, Steve Stapp, Richard Summers, Bob Sweikert, Jeff Swindell, Kevin Swindell, Sammy Swindell, Tom Tepe, Leon Thickstun, Richard Vander Weerd, Jonathan Vennard, Billy Vukovich, Billy Vukovich III, Lennie Waldo, Buster Warke, Gus Wasson, Shawn Westerfeld, Chuck Weyant, Tony Weyant, Austin Williams, Rip Williams, Eddie Wirth & Mitch Wissmiller

 
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ALL-TIME USAC SPRINT CAR DRIVER CHAMPIONS:

 
1956: Pat O'Connor (Midwest) & Tommy Hinnershitz (Eastern), 1957: Elmer George (Midwest) & Bill Randall (Eastern), 1958: Eddie Sachs (Midwest) & Johnny Thomson (Eastern), 1959: Don Branson (Midwest) & Tommy Hinnershitz (Eastern), 1960: Parnelli Jones (Midwest) & A.J. Foyt (Eastern), 1961: Parnelli Jones, 1962: Parnelli Jones, 1963: Roger McCluskey, 1964: Don Branson, 1965: Johnny Rutherford, 1966: Roger McCluskey, 1967: Greg Weld, 1968: Larry Dickson, 1969: Gary Bettenhausen, 1970: Larry Dickson, 1971: Gary Bettenhausen, 1972: Sam Sessions, 1973: Rollie Beale, 1974: Pancho Carter, 1975: Larry Dickson, 1976: Pancho Carter, 1977: Sheldon Kinser, 1978: Tom Bigelow, 1979: Greg Leffler, 1980: Rich Vogler, 1981: Sheldon Kinser, 1982: Sheldon Kinser, 1983: Ken Schrader, 1984: Rick Hood, 1985: Rick Hood, 1986: Steve Butler, 1987: Steve Butler, 1988: Steve Butler, 1989: Rich Vogler, 1990: Steve Butler, 1991: Robbie Stanley, 1992: Robbie Stanley, 1993: Robbie Stanley, 1994: Doug Kalitta, 1995: Tony Stewart, 1996: Brian Tyler, 1997: Brian Tyler, 1998: Tony Elliott, 1999: Dave Darland, 2000: Tony Elliott, 2001: J.J. Yeley, 2002: Tracy Hines, 2003: J.J. Yeley, 2004: Jay Drake, 2005: Levi Jones, 2006: Josh Wise, 2007: Levi Jones, 2008: Jerry Coons Jr., 2009: Levi Jones, 2010: Levi Jones (Dirt) & Shane Hmiel (Pavement), 2011: Levi Jones (Dirt) & Bobby Santos (Pavement), 2012: Bryan Clauson, 2013: Bryan Clauson, 2014: Brady Bacon, 2015: Robert Ballou, 2016: Brady Bacon, 2017: Chris Windom, 2018: Tyler Courtney, 2019: C.J. Leary, 2020: Brady Bacon

 
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ALL-TIME USAC SPRINT CAR OWNER CHAMPIONS:

 
1961: Sterling Plumbing & Heating, 1962: Bruce Homeyer, 1963: Bruce Homeyer, 1964: Jud Phillips, 1965: Jack Colvin, 1966: Anderson Products, 1967: Rufus Gray, 1968: Ray Smith, 1969: Willie Davis, 1970: Kenny Lay, 1971: Willie Davis, 1972: Mauri Amerling, 1973: R-B Racing Associates, 1974: Conger & Stapp Racing, 1975: Ernie Ensign, 1976: Steve Stapp Racing, 1977: Sherman Armstrong, 1978: Sherman Armstrong, 1979: Lloyd Weaver, 1980: Gohr Distributing Co., 1981: Ben Leyba, 1982: Ben Leyba, 1983: Damon Fortune, 1984: Damon Fortune, 1985: Damon Fortune, 1986: Phil Poor, 1987: Jeff Stoops, 1988: Jeff Stoops, 1989: Dynamics, Inc., 1990: Johnny Vance Racing Team, Inc., 1991: Ron Stanley, 1992: Dynamics, Inc., 1993: Dynamics, Inc., 1994: Utopia Services, Inc., 1995: Niebel Engines, Inc., 1996: Dynamics, Inc., 1997: Dynamics, Inc., 1998: Vance/Walker Racing, 1999: Dynamics, Inc., 2000: Walker/Lamers Racing, 2001: Walker/Gratton Racing, 2002: Dynamics, Inc., 2003: Tony Stewart Racing, 2004: Dynamics, Inc., 2005: 2B Racing, 2006: Tony Stewart Racing, 2007: Tony Stewart Racing, 2008: Dynamics, Inc., 2009: Tony Stewart Racing, 2010: Tony Stewart Racing, 2011: Tony Stewart Racing, 2012: CTR/BCI/Curb-Agajanian, 2013: Tony Stewart Racing/Curb-Agajanian, 2014: Dynamics, Inc., 2015: Robert Ballou, 2016: Dynamics, Inc., 2017: Baldwin Brothers Racing, 2018: Clauson/Marshall/Newman Racing, 2019: Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports, 2020: Dynamics, Inc.

 
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ALL-TIME USAC SPRINT CAR ROOKIES OF THE YEAR

 
1971: Darl Harrison, 1972: Billy Cassella, 1973: Rich Leavell, 1974: Lee Osborne, 1975: Marvin Carman, 1976: Roger Rager, 1977: Eddie Leavitt, 1978: Tim Richmond, 1979: Jerry Carman, 1980: Frank Riddle, 1981: Steve Long & Johnny Coogan, 1982: Danny Milburn, 1983: Dean Shirley, 1984: Jerry Russell, 1985: Terry Shepherd, 1986: Kenny Jacobs, 1987: Rick Ungar, 1988: Dean Jacobs, 1989: Eric Gordon, 1990: Rick Howerton, 1991: Tony Stewart, 1992: Gary Cameron II, 1993: Kenny Irwin Jr., 1994: Bobby Smith, 1995: Mark Cassella, 1996: Gus Wasson, 1997: J.J. Yeley, 1998: Tracy Hines, 1999: Ryan Newman, 2000: Bud Kaeding, 2001: Ed Carpenter, 2002: Boston Reid, 2003: Michael Lewis & Mat Neely, 2004: Josh Ford & Josh Wise, 2005: Darren Hagen, 2006: Scotty Weir, 2007: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 2008: Chad Boat, 2009: Henry Clarke, 2010: Justin Grant, 2011: Coleman Gulick, 2012: C.J. Leary, 2013: Tyler Courtney, 2014: Jarett Andretti, 2015: Aaron Farney, 2016: Isaac Chapple, 2017: Stevie Sussex, 2018: Timmy Buckwalter & Logan Seavey, 2019: Dustin Clark, 2020: Jadon Rogers
USAC INDIANA SPRINT WEEK STANDS ON THE GAS
THIS FRIDAY AT GAS CITY

Ryan Sellers

 

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Gas City, Indiana (July 21, 2021).........Last year’s introduction to NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL at Gas City I-69 Speedway produced one of the wildest finishes in the history of the series, punctuated by a memorable duel between Logan Seavey and Kevin Thomas Jr. that truly defined the fine line between the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

 
Competing for nearly the entirety of the second half of the 30-lap feature side-by-side for the lead, Seavey and Thomas tangled in turn three while working their way past a lapped car on the final lap, sending both of the frontrunners over the turn three cushion. Thomas’ car came to a stop while Seavey motored on without stopping, bent draglink and all.

 
From thereon, Seavey (Sutter, Calif.) finished off the victory in a green-white-checkered battle with Chase Stockon to collect his first career ISW victory and enters this Friday night’s, July 23 Indiana Sprint Week opener undefeated at Gas City in ISW competition, standing one-for-one. 

 
Once again, for the 10th time, Gas City I-69 Speedway will host the Indiana Sprint Week opener. The quarter-mile dirt oval has previously hosted the ISW opener in its debut on the schedule 2002 and each year between 2011-16, then again in 2019-20.

 
Seavey is among four past Gas City Indiana Sprint Week winners slated to compete this Friday night along with Stockon, C.J. Leary and Shane Cottle.

 
Stockon (Fort Branch, Ind.) scored the ISW Gas City victory in 2015 and notched another top-flight result a year ago with a runner-up finish. The reigning Indiana Sprint Week champ has also finished 5 th at GC in 2014, 8 th in 2013, 9 th in 2017 and 10 th in 2012.

 
Leary (Greenfield, Ind.) beat the rain to reign victorious during ISW at Gas City in 2017. The 2019 Indiana Sprint Week champion, Leary snagged a 2 nd place finish that same year at GC.

 
Two-time track champ Cottle (Kansas, Ill.) is always a threat to win at Gas City during Indiana Sprint Week, and finally broke through in 2019, winning the closest finish ever in USAC National Sprint Car history after starting from the 18 th position. In fact, over the past two seasons of ISW at Gas City, Cottle has advanced a total of 31 positions in the feature alone. Among his seven top-five Gas City ISW results are a 2 nd in 2013, a 4 th in 2016 and 5 th place finishes in 2007-08-11-12. He also won USAC National Sprint Car features at Gas City in 2006 and 2008.

 
Kevin Thomas Jr. (Cullman, Ala.) very nearly pulled off his first Gas City ISW victory in 2020, but the 2017 ISW champ has won twice in USAC National Sprint Car competition at GC in both 2013 and 2018. During Indiana Sprint Week there, he’s finished 5 th twice in 2015 and 2019, and was 9 th in 2013.

 
Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.) collected a USAC National Sprint car feature win at Gas City in 2015. The 2016 Indiana Sprint Week champion has been highly consistent over the years at GC, earning four top-five results with a 4 th as his best in 2019 and a 5 th in 2007, 2016 and 2017. The three-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champ owns Gas City’s 10-lap track record of 2:01.65, set in 2015.

 
Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) is the most recent USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature winner at Gas City, scoring a late September 2020 victory. During ISW’s Gas City rounds, he was 2 nd in 2014 and 3 rd in 2020 after recording the fastest qualifying time. Also on his ISW Gas City resume are finishes of 8 th in 2017 and 10 th in 2019.

 
Two-time (2011 & 2018) Indiana Sprint Week titlist Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) has a USAC National Sprint Car feature triumph in his back pocket, winning in the fall of 2019. At Gas City during ISW, the USAC Triple Crown champion has stood on the “podium” five times with a best of 2 nd in 2011, and 3 rd place results in 2014-16-17-19.

 
Scotty Weir (Marion, Ind.) got his lone USAC National Sprint Car feature win at Gas City in the spring of 2016. During ISW at the racetrack located just off I-69, Weir has been 3 rd in 2009, 4 th in 2007, 5 th in 2010, 6 th in 2016, 7 th in 2007 and 8 th in 2012.

 
Robert Ballou (Rocklin, Calif.), the 2015 Indiana Sprint Week champ, hasn’t yet won a USAC National Sprint Car feature at Gas City, but has come oh-so-close, leading late in 2017 before finishing 2 nd and was also 3 rd in 2011, 4 th in 2015 and 8 th in 2016.

 
Looking for breakthrough performances in the win column at Gas City are Bedford, Indiana’s Brady Short (6 th in 2007); one-lap track record holder and 2019 track champ, San Jose, California’s Thomas Meseraull (5 th in 2020 & 7 th in 2017); Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Jason McDougal (6 th in 2019); Princeton, Indiana’s Kyle Cummins (4 th in 2020 & 8 th in 2019); Marion, Illinois’ Carson Short (6 th in 2020) and Pleasant Hill, Ohio’s Matt Westfall (10 th in 2020).

 
Indiana Sprint Week Rookies Tanner Thorson (Minden, Nev.) and Paul Nienhiser (Chapin, Ill.) will be on hand. Thorson won his first career USAC National Midget feature at Gas City in 2015.

 
They’ll be joined by a number of USAC stalwarts eager for a first career USAC National Sprint Car feature win like 2017 USAC West Coast Sprint Car champion Jake Swanson (Anaheim, Calif.), 2020 USAC National Most Improved Driver Brandon Mattox (Terre Haute, Ind.), 2020 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Jadon Rogers (Worthington, Ind.), USAC Sprint Car Rookie Cole Bodine (Rossville, Ind.), 2017 USAC National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Stevie Sussex (Mesa, Ariz.) and 2018 USAC Southwest Sprint Car champ Charles Davis Jr. (Buckeye, Ariz.), in addition to USAC CRA Sprint Car invaders Eddie Tafoya Jr. (Chino Hills, Calif.) and Chris Gansen (Verdemont Heights, Calif.) and more!

 
Gas City’s NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL event features the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship vying for the $6,000 winner’s share along with the 600cc Non-Wing Micro Sprints.

 
On Friday, pits open at 3pm ET, front gates open at 5pm, drivers meeting at 6pm with cars on track at 6:30pm and qualifying/racing immediately following.

 
General admission tickets are $30, kids 12 and under are free. Pit passes are $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

 
Every lap of all seven USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week by AMSOIL races will be aired live on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/2ZpafUr.

 

 
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2021 USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK SCHEDULE:

 
Friday, July 23: Gas City I-69 Speedway | Gas City, IN

 
Saturday, July 24: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN

 
Sunday, July 25: Lawrenceburg Speedway | Lawrenceburg, IN

 
Wednesday, July 28: Terre Haute Action Track | Terre Haute, IN

 
Thursday, July 29: Lincoln Park Speedway | Putnamville, IN

 
Friday, July 30: Bloomington Speedway | Bloomington, IN

 
Saturday, July 31: Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN

 

 
TRACK RECORDS FOR USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CARS AT GAS CITY:

 
1 Lap - 4/26/2013 - Thomas Meseraull - 11.441 - 78.665 mph

 
6 Laps - 7/18/2003 - Bud Kaeding - 1:18.03 - 69.204 mph

 
8 Laps - 7/11/2008 - A.J. Anderson - 1:41.67 - 71.266 mph

 
10 Laps - 7/10/2015 - Brady Bacon - 2:01.65 - 73.983 mph

 
12 Laps - 9/26/2019 - Chad Boespflug - 2:28.28 - 72.835 mph

 
30 Laps - 7/8/2011 - Dave Darland - 6:25.08 - 70.115 mph

 

 
GAS CITY I-69 SPEEDWAY INDIANA SPRINT WEEK WINS:

 
5-Jon Stanbrough

 
2-Cory Kruseman

 
1-Bryan Clauson, Daron Clayton, Shane Cottle, Tyler Courtney, Dave Darland, Levi Jones, C.J. Leary, Logan Seavey, Chase Stockon, Cole Whitt & J.J. Yeley

 

 
GAS CITY I-69 SPEEDWAY INDIANA SPRINT WEEK WINNERS:

 
2002: Cory Kruseman (7/19)

 
2003: J.J. Yeley (7/18)

 
2005: Cory Kruseman (7/20)

 
2006: Jon Stanbrough (7/19)

 
2007: Daron Clayton (7/13) & Jon Stanbrough (7/14)

 
2008: Cole Whitt (7/11)

 
2009: Levi Jones (7/11)

 
2010: Jon Stanbrough (7/10)

 
2011: Dave Darland (7/8)

 
2012: Bryan Clauson (7/13)

 
2013: Jon Stanbrough (7/12)

 
2014: Jon Stanbrough (7/11)

 
2015: Chase Stockon (7/10)

 
2016: Tyler Courtney (7/8)

 
2017: C.J. Leary (7/10)

 
2019: Shane Cottle (7/18)

 
2020: Logan Seavey (7/24)

 

 
USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR WINS AT GAS CITY I-69 SPEEDWAY:

 
6-Jon Stanbrough

 
3-Shane Cottle & Tracy Hines

 
2-Cory Kruseman, Dave Darland, Hunter Schuerenberg, J.J. Yeley & Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
1-Brady Bacon, Bryan Clauson, Tyler Courtney, Daron Clayton, Jay Drake, Justin Grant, Levi Jones, C.J. Leary, Logan Seavey, Chase Stockon, Scotty Weir, Cole Whitt & Chris Windom

 

 
USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR WINNERS AT GAS CITY I-69 SPEEDWAY:

 
2002: Cory Kruseman (7/19)

 
2003: J.J. Yeley (5/30) & J.J. Yeley (7/18)

 
2004: Tracy Hines (4/30)

 
2005: Jay Drake (6/3) & Cory Kruseman (7/20)

 
2006: Shane Cottle & Jon Stanbrough (7/19)

 
2007: Jon Stanbrough (6/14), Daron Clayton (7/13) & Jon Stanbrough (7/14)

 
2008: Shane Cottle (4/18) & Cole Whitt (7/11)

 
2009: Dave Darland (4/17) & Levi Jones (7/11)

 
2010: Tracy Hines (4/16) & Jon Stanbrough (7/10)

 
2011: Hunter Schuerenberg (4/29) & Dave Darland (7/8)

 
2012: Hunter Schuerenberg (4/27) & Bryan Clauson (7/13)

 
2013: Kevin Thomas, Jr. (4/26) & Jon Stanbrough (7/12)

 
2014: Tracy Hines (4/25) & Jon Stanbrough (7/11)

 
2015: Brady Bacon (5/15) & Chase Stockon (7/10)

 
2016: Scotty Weir (5/20) & Tyler Courtney (7/8)

 
2017: C.J. Leary (7/10)

 
2018: Kevin Thomas, Jr. (9/28)

 
2019: Shane Cottle (7/18) & Chris Windom (9/26)

 
2020: Logan Seavey (7/24) & Justin Grant (9/25)

 

 
GAS CITY ISW FEATURE WINNERS WHO HAVE GONE ON TO WIN THE INDIANA SPRINT WEEK TITLE THAT YEAR:

 
6 – Cory Kruseman (2002 & 2005), J.J. Yeley (2003), Jon Stanbrough (2006 & 2010) & Levi Jones (2009)

 

 
INDIANA SPRINT WEEK CHAMPIONS

 
1988: Randy Kinser/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1989: Chuck Amati/Freeman Spur, Ill.

 
1990: Chuck Amati/Freeman Spur, Ill. & Gary Trammell/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1991: Bob Kinser/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1992: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1993: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1994: Kelly Kinser/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1995: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1996: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1997: J.J. Yeley/Phoenix, Ariz.

 
1998: Dave Darland/Lincoln, Ind.

 
1999: Tony Elliott/Kokomo, Ind.

 
2000: Jay Drake/Val Verde, Calif.

 
2001: Dave Darland/Lincoln, Ind.

 
2002: Cory Kruseman/Ventura, Calif.

 
2003: J.J. Yeley/Phoenix, Ariz.

 
2004: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2005: Cory Kruseman/Ventura, Calif.

 
2006: Jon Stanbrough/Avon, Ind.

 
2007: Dave Darland/Lincoln, Ind.

 
2008: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2009: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2010: Jon Stanbrough/Avon, Ind.

 
2011: Chris Windom/Canton, Ill.

 
2012: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2013: Bryan Clauson/Noblesville, Ind.

 
2014: Bryan Clauson/Noblesville, Ind.

 
2015: Robert Ballou/Rocklin, Calif.

 
2016: Brady Bacon/Broken Arrow, Okla.

 
2017: Kevin Thomas, Jr./Cullman, Ala.

 
2018: Chris Windom/Canton, Ill.

 
2019: C.J. Leary/Greenfield, Ind.

 
2020: Chase Stockon/Fort Branch, Ind.

 

 
PAST INDIANA SPRINT WEEK RESULTS AT GAS CITY I-69 SPEEDWAY:

 
2002 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Cory Kruseman, 2. J.J. Yeley, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Jay Drake, 5. Levi Jones, 6. Boston Reid, 7. Derek Davidson, 8. Kevin Briscoe, 9. Eric Shively, 10. Dave Darland, 11. Jon Stanbrough, 12. Tony Elliott, 13. Kevin Thomas, 14. Shane Hollingsworth, 15. Brian Hayden, 16. Jerry Coons, Jr., 17. A.J. Fike, 18. Bill Rose, 19. John Wolfe, 20. Marc Jessup, 21. Justin Marvel, 22. Troy Rutherford, 23. Terry Pletch, 24. A.J. Anderson. NT

 
2003 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. J.J. Yeley, 2. Jay Drake, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Boston Reid, 5. Terry Pletch, 6. Critter Malone, 7. Jon Stanbrough, 8. Damion Gardner, 9. Bud Kaeding, 10. Cory Kruseman, 11. Shane Hollingsworth, 12. Michael Burthay, 13. Dave Darland, 14. Jimmy Laser, 15. Brian Hayden, 16. Mat Neely, 17. Jason Robbins, 18. Marc Jessup, 19. Justin Marvel, 20. Jerry Coons, Jr., 21. John Wolfe, 22. Tony Elliott, 23. Tim Spindler. NT

 
2005 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Cory Kruseman, 2. Levi Jones, 3. Justin Marvel, 4. Dickie Gaines, 5. Jay Drake, 6. Bill Rose, 7. Darren Hagen, 8. Josh Wise, 9. John Wolfe, 10. Jerry Coons, Jr., 11. Mat Neely, 12. A.J. Anderson, 13. Kent Christian, 14. Critter Malone, 15. Bart Grider, 16. Dave Darland, 17. Dustin Smith, 18. Brandon Petty, 19. Casey Shuman, 20. Damion Gardner, 21. Bud Kaeding, 22. Daron Clayton, 23. Tracy Hines, 24. Jon Stanbrough, NT

 
2006 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Levi Jones, 3. A.J. Anderson, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Casey Shuman, 6. Brad Sweet, 7. Daron Clayton, 8. Bryan Clauson, 9. Brandon Petty, 10. Jerry Coons Jr., 11. Brady Short, 12. Shane Hollingsworth, 13. Josh Wise, 14. Scotty Weir, 15. Ron Dennis, 16. Shane Cottle, 17. Darren Hagen, 18. Jay Drake, 19. Jesse Hockett, 20. Mat Neely, 21. Dickie Gaines, 22. Ed Hassler, 23. Kyle Wissmiller, 24. Josh Spencer. NT

 
2007 NIGHT #1 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Daron Clayton, 2. Levi Jones, 3. Darren Hagen, 4. Scotty Weir, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Shane Cottle, 7. Cory Kruseman, 8. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 9. Dave Darland, 10. Jon Stanbrough, 11. Shane Hollingsworth, 12. Damion Gardner, 13. Robert Ballou, 14. Hunter Schuerenberg, 15. Jesse Hockett, 16. Brady Short, 17. Josh Ford, 18. Kevin Swindell, 19. Chad Boespflug, 20. Josh Spencer, 21. Matt Westfall, 22. Bret Mellenberndt, 23. A.J. Anderson, 24. Cole Whitt. NT

 
2007 NIGHT #2 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Levi Jones, 3. Dustin Morgan, 4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 5. Jesse Hockett, 6. Brady Short, 7. Scotty Weir, 8. Cory Kruseman, 9. Shane Hollingsworth, 10. Kyle Robbins, 11. Brady Bacon, 12. Hunter Schuerenberg, 13. Brett Burdette, 14. Kevin Swindell,15. Mat Neely, 16. Jerry Coons Jr., 17. Dave Darland, 18. Neil Shepherd, 19. Robert Ballou, 20. Michael Trimble, 21. Brad Sweet, 22. Shane Cottle, 23. Brandon Petty, 24. Darren Hagen. NT

 
2008 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Cole Whitt, 2. Darren Hagen, 3. Brad Sweet, 4. Jon Stanbrough, 5. Shane Cottle, 6. Tracy Hines, 7. Dave Darland, 8. Levi Jones, 9. Jerry Coons Jr., 10. Chris Windom, 11. Scotty Weir, 12. Brady Bacon, 13. Hunter Schuerenberg, 14. Chad Boat, 15. Daron Clayton, 16. Cory Kruseman, 17. Sammy Imel, 18. Damion Gardner, 19. Ryan Pace, 20. Steve Ott, 21. Jesse Hockett, 22. A.J. Anderson, 23. Jeff Bland, 24. Brady Short. NT

 
2009 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Levi Jones, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Scotty Weir, 4. Chad Boat, 5. Blake Fitzpatrick, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Shane Cottle, 8. Mike Spencer, 9. Damion Gardner, 10. Hud Cone, 11. Bobby East, 12. Nic Faas, 13. Casey Shuman, 14. Jerry Coons Jr., 15. Josh Wise, 16. Keith Bloom Jr., 17. Cole Whitt, 18. Darren Hagen, 19. Robert Ballou, 20. Thomas Meseraull, 21. Henry Clarke, 22. Ryan Kaplan, 23. Brad Sweet, 24. Tracy Hines. NT

 
2010 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Mike Spencer, 3. Levi Jones, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Scotty Weir, 6. Daron Clayton, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 9. Brett Burdette, 10. Chris Windom, 11. Damion Gardner, 12. Jonathan Hendrick, 13. Blake Fitzpatrick, 14. Ted Hines, 15. Dave Darland, 16. Brady Short, 17. Hunter Schuerenberg, 18. Jeff Bland Jr., 19. Bud Kaeding, 20. Andrew Elson, 21. Justin Grant, 22. Gregg Bragg, 23. Henry Clarke, 24. Matt Mitchell, 25. Ricky Williams. NT

 
2011 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Chris Windom, 3. Robert Ballou, 4. Bryan Clauson, 5. Shane Cottle, 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 7. Chad Boespflug, 8. Coleman Gulick, 9. Daron Clayton, 10. Tracy Hines, 11. Bobby East, 12. Hunter Schuerenberg, 13. Mike Spencer, 14. Levi Jones, 15. Brady Short, 16. Damion Gardner, 17. Wes McIntyre, 18. Jon Stanbrough, 19. Andrew Elson, 20. Thomas Meseraull, 21. J.J. Hughes, 22. Jonathan Hendrick, 23. Ryan Pace, 24. Chris Gurley. 6:25.08

 
2012 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Jon Stanbrough, 3. Levi Jones, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Shane Cottle, 6. Jon Sciscoe, 7. Damion Gardner, 8. Scotty Weir, 9. Jonathan Hendrick, 10. Chase Stockon, 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 12. Kevin Thomas Jr., 13. Bobby East, 14. Chad Boespflug, 15. Darren Hagen, 16. Hunter Schuerenberg, 17. Chris Gurley, 18. Thomas Meseraull, 19. C.J. Leary, 20. Coleman Gulick, 21. Brent Beauchamp, 22. Tracy Hines, 23. Robert Ballou, 24. Andrew Elson. NT

 
2013 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Hunter Schuerenberg, 4. Bryan Clauson, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Chad Boespflug, 7. Christopher Bell, 8. Chase Stockon, 9. Kevin Thomas Jr., 10. Chris Windom, 11. Tyler Courtney, 12. Brady Bacon, 13. Richard Vander Weerd, 14. Justin Grant, 15. Brady Short, 16. Jerry Coons Jr., 17. Gary Taylor, 18. Ryan Bernal, 19. Wes McIntyre, 20. Tracy Hines, 21. C.J. Leary, 22. Mark Smith, 23. Casey Shuman, 24. Scotty Weir. NT

 
2014 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Shane Cockrum, 8. Dave Darland, 9. Jimmy Light, 10. Bryan Clauson, 11. Jerry Coons Jr., 12. Brady Short, 13. Richard Vander Weerd, 14. Robert Ballou, 15. Shane Cottle, 16. Kevin Thomas, Jr. 17. Thomas Meseraull, 18. Hunter Schuerenberg, 19. Jarett Andretti, 20. Josh Spencer, 21. C.J. Leary, 22. Gary Taylor, 23. Mark Smith, 24. Chad Boespflug, 25. Scotty Weir. NT

 
2015 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Chase Stockon, 2. Hunter Schuerenberg, 3. Jerry Coons Jr., 4. Robert Ballou, 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 6. Scotty Weir, 7. Shane Cottle, 8. Dave Darland, 9. Brady Bacon, 10. Brady Short, 11. Jarett Andretti, 12. C.J. Leary, 13. Chris Windom, 14. Chad Boespflug, 15. Thomas Meseraull, 16. Tyler Courtney, 17. Jon Stanbrough, 18. Tracy Hines, 19. Justin Grant, 20. Kyle Robbins, 21. Aaron Farney, 22. Logan Jarrett. NT

 
2016 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Tyler Courtney, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 7. Max McGhee, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. A.J. Hopkins, 10. Zach Daum, 11. Kyle Robbins, 12. Hunter Schuerenberg, 13. Chase Stockon, 14. Kyle Cummins, 15. Jarett Andretti, 16. Dave Darland, 17. Aaron Farney, 18. C.J. Leary, 19. Brent Beauchamp, 20. Justin Grant, 21. Chad Boespflug, 22. Thomas Meseraull, 23. Kevin Thomas Jr., 24. Isaac Chapple. NT

 
2017 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. C.J. Leary, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Chad Boespflug, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Shane Cottle, 7. Thomas Meseraull, 8. Justin Grant, 9. Chase Stockon, 10. Josh Hodges, 11. Tyler Courtney, 12. Dave Darland, 13. Jarett Andretti, 14. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 15. Kody Swanson, 16. Brady Short, 17. Hunter Schuerenberg, 18. Kyle Cummins, 19. Aaron Farney, 20. Tyler Thomas, 21. Brody Roa, 22. Ryan Bernal, 23. A.J. Hopkins. NT

 
2019 FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Shane Cottle (18), 2. C.J. Leary (2), 3. Chris Windom (9), 4. Brady Bacon (5), 5. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (1), 6. Jason McDougal (6), 7. Dakota Jackson (4), 8. Kyle Cummins (8), 9. Brent Beauchamp (20), 10. Justin Grant (3), 11. Cole Ketcham (17), 12. Chase Stockon (11), 13. Max Adams (22), 14. Josh Hodges (16), 15. Chad Boespflug (23), 16. Carson Short (7), 17. Isaac Chapple (14), 18. Brian VanMeveren (24), 19. Corey Smith (15), 20. Dave Darland (21), 21. A.J. Hopkins (19), 22. Thomas Meseraull (10), 23. Tyler Courtney (12), 24. Scotty Weir (13). NT

 
2020 FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Logan Seavey (1), 2. Chase Stockon (4), 3. Justin Grant (10), 4. Kyle Cummins (7), 5. Thomas Meseraull (13), 6. Carson Short (12), 7. Shane Cottle (21), 8. Brady Bacon (5), 9. Jarett Andretti (8), 10. Matt Westfall (16), 11. Chris Windom (2), 12. Tyler Thomas (11), 13. C.J. Leary (6), 14. Clinton Boyles (15), 15. Brandon Mattox (18), 16. Dustin Smith (20), 17. Wyatt Burks (14), 18. Kyle Robbins (22), 19. Jadon Rogers (24), 20. Kevin Thomas Jr. (3), 21. Dave Darland (19), 22. Robert Ballou (9), 23. A.J. Hopkins (17), 24. Robert Bell (23). NT
 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY:

NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK OPENS FRIDAY

Rich Forman

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Speedway, Indiana (July 19, 2021)………When it comes right down to it, nothing else compares.

 
For many, it’s habitual. It’s a summertime ritual. Year after year, and now in its 34 th annual iteration, it still stands on it’s own as a dirt track, open wheel enthusiast’s holiday, a mecca of sorts, that draws in individuals from coast-to-coast, sea-to-shining-sea, and even from other hemispheres, for one purpose.

 
That reason is USAC NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week.

 
The hotbed of traditional sprint car racing in the Hoosier State takes center stage for seven USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship events in a nine-day span July 23-31, with drivers chasing a $6,000 feature winner’s reward each night in their pursuit of the ultimate crown, an Indiana Sprint Week title worth $10,000.

 
The first stage of ISW travels to Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday, July 23; followed by nearby Kokomo Speedway on Saturday, July 24, with the wicked fast Lawrenceburg Speedway rounding up the first weekend on Sunday, July 25.

 
After two days away from the racetrack, the action resumes at the half-mile Terre Haute Action Track on Wednesday, July 28, then it’s onto Putnamville’s Lincoln Park Speedway Thursday, July 29, onward to the red clay of Bloomington Speedway on Friday, July 30, and the finale at Haubstadt’s Tri-State Speedway on Saturday, July 31.

 
Six drivers in this year’s Indiana Sprint Week lineup will be chasing yet another Indiana Sprint Week crown, including defending ISW champion Chase Stockon of Fort Branch, Ind., who stepped into the KO Motorsports ride just before the start of the 2020 series and returned their investment with a consistent week of results that came without the aid of a victory, and paved the way for him to take the point lead in the final race and collect the series title.

 
C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.) parlayed his consistency throughout Indiana Sprint Week 2019 to capture the ISW championship en route to the USAC National Sprint Car championship at season’s end, one of six drivers to win both in the same year: J.J. Yeley (2003), Levi Jones (2009), Bryan Clauson (2013), Robert Ballou (2015) and Brady Bacon (2016).

 
Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) is a two-time champ of the series, having won Indiana Sprint Week crowns in both 2011 and 2018. He’s one of nine drivers to become a multi-time ISW titlist, joining four-time champs Kevin Thomas and Levi Jones, as well as three-time ISW king Dave Darland, plus two-timers Chuck Amati, J.J. Yeley, Cory Kruseman, Jon Stanbrough and Bryan Clauson.

 
The last three, and five of the last six, Indiana Sprint Week champions cruised to the title by a slew of spectacular runs that were absent a victory throughout the week. Among those who’ve done likewise are champions Robert Ballou (2015) and Brady Bacon (2016), an occurrence which has been achieved on 12 occasions since Indiana Sprint Week debuted in 1988.

 
Kevin Thomas Jr. (Cullman, Ala.) is the most recent Indiana Sprint Week champion to also win an ISW feature during the week four years ago, winning the round at Bloomington that year, which is where he also earned his first career USAC National Sprint Car feature triumph, which came during during ISW, back in the 2012 season.

 
In fact, 20 different drivers have won the first ever USAC National Sprint Car feature during Indiana Sprint Week since USAC began sanctioning the event a quarter of a century ago in 1996, but none in the past four years.

 
That group includes Brad Marvel (1996 Kokomo), Brad Fox (1997 Bloomington), Bill Rose (1997 Paragon), Derek Davidson (1998 Paragon), Terry Pletch (1999 Terre Haute), Cory Kruseman (1999 Bloomington), Bud Kaeding (2000 Twin Cities), A.J. Anderson (2001 Bloomington), Brady Short (2006 Bloomington), Jeff Bland Jr. (2008 Lawrenceburg), Hunter Schuerenberg (2009 Tri-State), Blake Fitzpatrick (2010 Tri-State), Casey Riggs (2011 Brownstown), Justin Grant (2012 Lawrenceburg), Kevin Thomas Jr. (2012 Bloomington), Aaron Farney (2015 Terre Haute), Tyler Courtney (2016 Gas City), Kyle Cummins (2016 Kokomo), Brent Beauchamp (2016 Bloomington) and Carson Short (2016 Tri-State).

 
Indiana Sprint Week history can’t be recited without beginning with the name Dave Darland, the three-time ISW champ who owns a whopping 20 ISW feature wins in his career, most all-time. For the first time in Indiana Sprint Week’s 34-year history, Darland is not expected to participate as he continues his recovery from an April stroke.  Darland owns the number one spot in practically every ISW statistical category, leading in wins, laps led, top-fives, top-tens, feature starts, heat race wins and fast qualifying times.

 
Among this year’s crop of Indiana Sprint Week talent, Kevin Thomas Jr. owns six career ISW feature victories with Kyle Cummins, C.J. Leary and Brady Short at five apiece; Robert Ballou at four; Brady Bacon and Justin Grant at three; Thomas Meseraull, Chase Stockon and Chris Windom at two; while Brent Beauchamp, Shane Cottle, Logan Seavey and Carson Short one.

 
Top series Rookies Tanner Thorson (Minden, Nev.) and Paul Nienhiser (Chapin, Ill.) both reside within the top-10 in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car points, and both will also be making their Indiana Sprint Week debuts this coming week.

 
Thorson, already a two-time winner in USAC Sprint Car competition this season, as well as Nienhiser, are among several standouts vying for a first Indiana Sprint Week feature win, along with 2017 USAC West Coast Sprint Car champion Jake Swanson (Anaheim, Calif.), 2002 USAC Silver Crown Rookie of the Year Matt Westfall (Pleasant Hill, Ohio), 2020 USAC National Most Improved Driver Brandon Mattox (Terre Haute, Ind.), 2020 USAC National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Jadon Rogers (Worthington, Ind.), 2017 USAC National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Stevie Sussex (Mesa, Ariz.) and 2018 USAC Southwest Sprint Car champ Charles Davis Jr. (Buckeye, Ariz.) as well as the talented Cole Bodine (Rossville, Ind.), Mario Clouser (Auburn, Ill.) and Tye Mihocko (Phoenix, Ariz.).

 
For all but Thorson and Westfall in the group listed above, their first Indiana Sprint Week win would also be their first victory in the USAC National Sprint Car division.

 
The AMSOIL USAC CRA contingent is bringing two of its representatives in Eddie Tafoya Jr. (Chino Hills, Calif.) and Chris Gansen (Verdemont Heights, Calif.). Tafoya (13 th in CRA points) is making his second consecutive visit to the Hoosier State for ISW while, for Gansen, it will be his first. Gansen currently ranks 4 th in the CRA series points.

 
Tickets will be available at the gate at the racetrack each night throughout Indiana Sprint Week.
All seven Indiana Sprint Week events will be shown LIVE on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/3frPoW6.

 
USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Brady Bacon-1357, 2-Justin Grant-1303, 3-Kevin Thomas Jr.-1284, 4-Robert Ballou-1178, 5-C.J. Leary-1168, 6-Tanner Thorson-1119, 7-Chris Windom-1110, 8-Jake Swanson-1084, 9-Chase Stockon-846, 10-Paul Nienhiser-805.

 

 
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2021 USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK INDIANA SPRINT WEEK SCHEDULE:

 
Friday, July 23: Gas City I-69 Speedway | Gas City, IN

 
Saturday, July 24: Kokomo Speedway | Kokomo, IN

 
Sunday, July 25: Lawrenceburg Speedway | Lawrenceburg, IN

 
Wednesday, July 28: Terre Haute Action Track | Terre Haute, IN

 
Thursday, July 29: Lincoln Park Speedway | Putnamville, IN

 
Friday, July 30: Bloomington Speedway | Bloomington, IN

 
Saturday, July 31: Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN

 

 
INDIANA SPRINT WEEK CHAMPIONS

 
1988: Randy Kinser/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1989: Chuck Amati/Freeman Spur, Ill.

 
1990: Chuck Amati/Freeman Spur, Ill. & Gary Trammell/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1991: Bob Kinser/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1992: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1993: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1994: Kelly Kinser/Bloomington, Ind.

 
1995: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1996: Kevin Thomas/Danville, Ind.

 
1997: J.J. Yeley/Phoenix, Ariz.

 
1998: Dave Darland/Lincoln, Ind.

 
1999: Tony Elliott/Kokomo, Ind.

 
2000: Jay Drake/Val Verde, Calif.

 
2001: Dave Darland/Lincoln, Ind.

 
2002: Cory Kruseman/Ventura, Calif.

 
2003: J.J. Yeley/Phoenix, Ariz.

 
2004: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2005: Cory Kruseman/Ventura, Calif.

 
2006: Jon Stanbrough/Avon, Ind.

 
2007: Dave Darland/Lincoln, Ind.

 
2008: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2009: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2010: Jon Stanbrough/Avon, Ind.

 
2011: Chris Windom/Canton, Ill.

 
2012: Levi Jones/Olney, Ill.

 
2013: Bryan Clauson/Noblesville, Ind.

 
2014: Bryan Clauson/Noblesville, Ind.

 
2015: Robert Ballou/Rocklin, Calif.

 
2016: Brady Bacon/Broken Arrow, Okla.

 
2017: Kevin Thomas Jr./Cullman, Ala.

 
2018: Chris Windom/Canton, Ill.

 
2019: C.J. Leary/Greenfield, Ind.

 
2020: Chase Stockon/Fort Branch, Ind.

 

 
ALL-TIME INDIANA SPRINT WEEK WINS:

 
20-Dave Darland

 
16-Jon Stanbrough

 
12-Cory Kruseman

 
9-J.J. Yeley

 
7-Bryan Clauson

 
6-Jay Drake, Danny Smith & Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
5-Kevin Briscoe, Tyler Courtney, Kyle Cummins, Tony Elliott, C.J. Leary, Brady Short & Kevin Thomas

 
4-Robert Ballou, Jack Hewitt, Levi Jones & Kelly Kinser

 
3-Brady Bacon, Daron Clayton, Jerry Coons Jr., Justin Grant, Tracy Hines, & Hunter Schuerenberg

 
2-Chuck Amati, Kevin Doty, Tim Gee, Rick Hood, Bud Kaeding, Thomas Meseraull, Chase Stockon & Chris Windom

 
1-A.J. Anderson, Brent Beauchamp, Jeff Bland Jr., Chad Boat, Shane Cottle, Derek Davidson, Cary Faas, Aaron Farney, Blake Fitzpatrick, Brad Fox, Dickie Gaines, Damion Gardner, Tray House, Bob Kinser, Mike Mann, Brad Marvel, Mat Neely, Terry Pletch, Casey Riggs, Bill Rose, Logan Seavey, Carson Short, Mickey Smith, Brad Sweet, Brian Tyler & Cole Whitt

 
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ALL-TIME INDIANA SPRINT WEEK CHAMPIONS:

 
1988: Randy Kinser, 1989: Chuck Amati, 1990: Chuck Amati & Gary Trammell, 1991: Bob Kinser, 1992: Kevin Thomas, 1993: Kevin Thomas, 1994: Kelly Kinser, 1995: Kevin Thomas, 1996: Kevin Thomas, 1997: J.J. Yeley, 1998: Dave Darland, 1999: Tony Elliott, 2000: Jay Drake, 2001: Dave Darland, 2002: Cory Kruseman, 2003: J.J. Yeley, 2004: Levi Jones, 2005: Cory Kruseman, 2006: Jon Stanbrough, 2007: Dave Darland, 2008: Levi Jones, 2009: Levi Jones, 2010: Jon Stanbrough, 2011: Chris Windom, 2012: Levi Jones, 2013: Bryan Clauson, 2014: Bryan Clauson, 2015: Robert Ballou, 2016: Brady Bacon, 2017: Kevin Thomas Jr., 2018: Chris Windom, 2019: C.J. Leary, 2020: Chase Stockon

 
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ALL-TIME INDIANA SPRINT WEEK TOP-FIVE FINISHES (1988-2020)

 
66-Dave Darland

 
51-Jon Stanbrough

 
45-Levi Jones

 
33-Tony Elliott

 
31-Chris Windom & J.J. Yeley

 
29-Bryan Clauson

 
27-Brady Bacon

 
25-Cory Kruseman & Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
22-Robert Ballou, Shane Cottle & Kevin Thomas

 
20-Jerry Coons Jr.

 
19-Jay Drake, Justin Grant & Tracy Hines

 
18-Chase Stockon

 
16-C.J. Leary

 
15-Brady Short

 
14-Kevin Briscoe, Bill Rose & Hunter Schuerenberg

 
13-Tyler Courtney & Bud Kaeding

 
10-Kyle Cummins, Jack Hewitt & Randy Kinser

 
9-Derek Davidson & Danny Smith

 
8-Damion Gardner, Brian Hayden, Bob Kinser, Kelly Kinser & Thomas Meseraull

 
7-Kevin Doty, Tim Gee, Darren Hagen, Tray House, Terry Pletch & Josh Wise

 
6-Chuck Amati, Chad Boespflug, Daron Clayton, Dickie Gaines, Mat Neely, Terry Shepherd, Brian Tyler, Scotty Weir & Cole Whitt

 
5-A.J. Anderson, Chad Boat & Joe Roush

 
4-Mike Mann Carson Short & Brad Sweet

 
3-Jeff Bland Jr., Bobby East, Aaron Farney, Jesse Hockett, Rick Hood, Kevin Huntley, Tony Jarrett, Jason McDougal, Dustin Morgan, Robbie Rice, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Gary Trammell & Jeff Walker

 
2-Brent Beauchamp, Christopher Bell, Larry Bland, Tom Chalk, Blake Fitzpatrick, Brad Fox, Jeff Gordon, Coleman Gulick, Kurt Hawkins, Justin Marvel, Rusty McClure, Dave Peperak, Boston Reid, Casey Riggs, Jon Sciscoe, John Scott, Jeremy Sherman, Eric Shively, Casey Shuman & Mike Spencer

 
1- Garrett Aitken, Jarett Andretti, Chris Beaver, Ryan Bernal, Keith Bloom Jr., Mike Bowling, Kent Christian, Hud Cone, Troy Cline, Mike English, Cary Faas, Gary Fisher, Josh Ford, Russ Gamester, Dink Glidden, Eric Gordon, Richard Griffin, Jonathan Hendrick, Josh Hodges, Blake Hollingsworth, Shane Hollingsworth, Danny Holtsclaw, A.J. Hopkins, Kasey Kahne, Doug Kalitta, Todd Kane, Todd Kelley, Mike Kirby, Frankie Kerr, Chris LaFollette, Troy Link, Brad Marvel, Brandon Mattox, Wes McIntyre, Joe Miller, Brandon Petty, Joey Saldana, Derek Scheffel, Stephen Schnapf, Logan Seavey, Todd Shields, Jimmy Sills, Mickey Smith, Greg Staab, Steve Surniak, Tyler Thomas, Lee Underwood, Rick Ungar, Jonathan Vennard, Mike Ward, Matt Westfall, Rip Williams & Greg Wilson

 
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INDIANA SPRINT WEEK TOP-10 FINISHES (USAC ERA 1996-2020)

 
97-Dave Darland

 
74-Jon Stanbrough

 
66-Levi Jones

 
55-Chris Windom

 
47-Brady Bacon

 
46-Robert Ballou & Jerry Coons Jr.

 
45-Bryan Clauson

 
44-Shane Cottle

 
43-Cory Kruseman

 
42-Tracy Hines

 
40-J.J. Yeley

 
39-Tony Elliott

 
37-Chase Stockon

 
36-Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
35-Justin Grant

 
31-Jay Drake

 
29-Brady Short

 
28-C.J. Leary

 
24-Hunter Schuerenberg

 
21-Tyler Courtney, Damion Gardner, Bud Kaeding & Bill Rose

 
20- Kyle Cummins & Kevin Thomas

 
19-Chad Boespflug

 
17-Kevin Briscoe

 
16-Derek Davidson, Darren Hagen, Brian Hayden & Scotty Weir

 
15-Thomas Meseraull

 
14-Dickie Gaines

 
13-Daron Clayton, Carson Short & Josh Wise

 
12-Kevin Doty

 
11-Mat Neely, Terry Pletch, Brad Sweet & Cole Whitt

 
9-A.J. Anderson, Jack Hewitt & Josh Hodges

 
8-Jarett Andretti & Jeff Bland Jr.

 
7-Chad Boat, Bobby East, Blake Fitzpatrick, Coleman Gulick, Todd Kane, Justin Marvel, Boston Reid, Casey Shuman & Brian Tyler

 
6-Kent Christian, Troy Cline, Jason McDougal, Eric Shively & Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

 
5-Brent Beauchamp, Christopher Bell, Shane Hollingsworth, Tony Jarrett, Dustin Morgan, Jeremy Sherman & Mike Spencer

 
4-Hud Cone, Aaron Farney, Jesse Hockett, Critter Malone, Wes McIntyre, Brandon Petty, Robbie Rice, Brody Roa, Logan Seavey, Jimmy Sills, Matt Westfall & John Wolfe

 
3-A.J. Anderson, Josh Ford, Brad Fox, Eric Gordon, Richard Griffin, Jonathan Hendrick, A.J. Hopkins, Dakota Jackson, Rusty McClure, Casey Riggs, Derek Scheffel, Jon Sciscoe, Neil Shepherd & Steve Surniak

 
2-Ryan Bernal, Eric Burns, Kenny Carmichael, Henry Clarke, Charles Davis Jr., Mike English, Danny Holtsclaw, Kasey Kahne, Mike Kirby, Jason Knoke, Chris LaFollette, Mike Mann, Brad Marvel, Brandon Mattox, Max McGhee, Kevin Miller, Tim Montgomery, Billy Puterbaugh Jr., Stephen Schnapf, John Scott, Tim Spindler, Kevin Swindell, Tyler Thomas, Richard Vander Weerd & Jeff Wilson

 
1-Max Adams Garrett Aitken, Chris Beaver, Kevin Besecker, Keith Bloom Jr., Timmy Buckwalter, Brett Burdette, Mark Cassella, Mark Clark, Shane Cockrum, Chris Coers, Tim Cox, Zach Daum, Cary Faas, Nic Faas, Russ Gamester, Kurt Gross, Tom Hessert III, Tray House, J.J. Hughes, Kevin Huntley, Logan Jarrett, Marc Jessup, Chase Johnson, Doug Kalitta, Joey Kerr, Jimmy Light, Jason McCord, Matt Mitchell, Vince Osman, Richard Ott, Dave Peperak, Davey Ray, Jason Robbins, Kyle Robbins, Eric Roberts, Jadon Rogers, Joe Roush, Kendall Ruble, Alex Shanks, Corey Smith, Dustin Smith, Lee Underwood, Jonathan Vennard, Danny Williams Jr., Rip Williams, Greg Wilson & Kyle Wissmiller

 
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INDIANA SPRINT WEEK LAPS LED (USAC ERA 1996-2020)

 
431-Dave Darland

 
413-Jon Stanbrough

 
276-Cory Kruseman

 
207-Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
187-J.J. Yeley

 
176-Jay Drake

 
173-Bryan Clauson

 
148-Chris Windom

 
146-Robert Ballou

 
143-Brady Bacon

 
136-C.J. Leary

 
124-Levi Jones

 
121-Tracy Hines

 
103-Hunter Schuerenberg

 
101-Tyler Courtney

 
98-Kevin Briscoe

 
97-Brady Short

 
94-Jerry Coons Jr.

 
83-Kyle Cummins

 
82-Jack Hewitt

 
80-Chase Stockon

 
76-Tony Elliott

 
68-Daron Clayton & Thomas Meseraull

 
57-Bud Kaeding

 
56-Justin Grant

 
52-Brad Sweet

 
50-Derek Davidson

 
49-Shane Cottle

 
43-Cole Whitt

 
42-Chad Boespflug

 
38-Carson Short

 
36-Damion Gardner

 
35-Aaron Farney & Dickie Gaines

 
33-Josh Wise

 
30-Chad Boat & Brad Marvel

 
29-Bill Rose

 
28-Logan Seavey

 
26-Robbie Rice, Stephen Schnapf & Scotty Weir

 
25-Brad Fox

 
24-John Memmer

 
23-Cary Faas & Brandon Petty

 
22-Darren Hagen, & Brian Tyler

 
21-A.J. Anderson, Brent Beauchamp & Eric Shively

 
20-Kevin Doty

 
18-Boston Reid

 
16-Justin Marvel & Casey Riggs

 
14-Mike Mann & Wes McIntyre

 
13-Jeff Bland Jr.

 
12-Christopher Bell

 
11-Bobby Stines

 
10-Brian Hayden & Jason McDougal

 
9-Kevin Thomas

 
8-Mat Neely & Jimmy Sills

 
6-Jarett Andretti, Terry Pletch & Dustin Smith

 
5-John Wolfe

 
4-Kent Christian, Blake Fitzpatrick & Derek Scheffel

 
3-Keith Bloom Jr. & Rickie Gaunt

 
1-Jesse Hockett, Logan Jarrett, Rusty McClure, Dustin Morgan, Jeremy Sherman & Jonathan Vennard

 
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INDIANA SPRINT WEEK HEAT RACE WINS (USAC ERA 1996-2020)

 
31-Dave Darland

 
30-Jon Stanbrough

 
26-Shane Cottle

 
21-Robert Ballou

 
19-Cory Kruseman

 
17-Brady Bacon & Chris Windom

 
16-Brady Short

 
13-Jerry Coons Jr. & C.J. Leary

 
12-Tyler Courtney, Tony Elliott & Tracy Hines

 
11-Chad Boespflug, Levi Jones, Thomas Meseraull & J.J. Yeley

 
10-Bryan Clauson & Justin Grant

 
9-Hunter Schuerenberg & Chase Stockon

 
8-Kent Christian, Jay Drake, Carson Short & Kevin Thomas

 
7-Kenny Carmichael, Kyle Cummins, Damion Gardner, Terry Pletch, & Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
6-Kevin Briscoe, Dickie Gaines, Darren Hagen & Scotty Weir

 
5-Blake Fitzpatrick, Josh Hodges, Shane Hollingsworth, Bud Kaeding, Mat Neely, Brandon Petty, Bill Rose, Eric Shively, Mike Spencer & Brian Tyler

 
4-Daron Clayton, Hud Cone, Brian Hayden, Danny Holtsclaw, Logan Jarrett, Corey Smith, Matt Westfall, Cole Whitt & Mitch Wissmiller

 
3-A.J. Anderson, Jarett Andretti, Brad Fox, Jack Hewitt, Mike Kirby, Justin Marvel, Wes McIntyre, Boston Reid, Derek Scheffel, John Scott, Casey Shuman, Dustin Smith & Brad Sweet

 
2-Brent Beauchamp, Jeff Bland Jr., Troy Cline, Tim Cox, Derek Davidson, Charles Davis Jr., Kris Deckard, Bobby East, Aaron Farney, Josh Ford, Richard Griffin, Coleman Gulick, Tray House, Dakota Jackson, Todd Kane, Mike Mann, Brandon Mattox, Jason McDougal, Bret Mellenberndt, Dustin Morgan, Casey Riggs, Brody Roa, Stephen Schnapf, Alex Shanks, Kody Swanson, Greg Wilson, Josh Wise & Kyle Wissmiller

 
1-Max Adams, Rodney Argo, Chris Beaver, Ryan Bernal, Nick Bilbee, Keith Bloom Jr., Eric Burns, Josh Burton, Mark Cassella, Isaac Chapple, Roger Chaudion, Dustin Christie, Henry Clarke, Anthony D’Alessio, Ron Dennis, Kevin Doty, Cary Faas, Jared Fox, Brian Gerster, Travis Gregg, Bart Grider, Kurt Gross, Chris Gurley, Chayse Hayhurst, Tom Hessert III, Jesse Hockett, A.J. Hopkins, J.J. Hughes, Marc Jessup, Kasey Kahne, Joey Kerr, Jordan Kinser, Jason Knoke, Critter Malone, Brad Marvel, Rusty McClure, Max McGhee, John Memmer, Jerry Miller Jr., Kevin Miller, Jim Moughan, Derek O'Dell, Ande Possman, Michael Pickens, Robbie Rice, Kyle Robbins, Joe Roush, Bryan Ruble, Jon Sciscoe, Logan Seavey, Jason Setser, Neil Shepherd, Jimmy Sills, Landon Simon, Tim Spindler, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Greg Stephens, Gary Taylor, Tyler Thomas, Michael Trimble, Richard Vander Weerd, Jonathan Vennard, Ricky Williams & John Wolfe

 
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INDIANA SPRINT WEEK FAST QUALIFYING TIMES (USAC ERA 1996-2020)

 
12-Dave Darland

 
9-Justin Grant

 
8-Levi Jones

 
7-Tracy Hines, Jon Stanbrough & J.J. Yeley

 
6-Brady Bacon, Daron Clayton, Richard Griffin & Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
5-Bryan Clauson, Jerry Coons Jr., Tony Elliott & Hunter Schuerenberg

 
4-Tyler Courtney, Jay Drake & C.J. Leary

 
3-Cory Kruseman, Carson Short, Chase Stockon, Brad Sweet & Josh Wise

 
2-Robert Ballou, Chad Boat, Chad Boespflug, Justin Marvel, Kevin Miller, Brandon Petty, Boston Reid, Logan Seavey & Scotty Weir

 
1-Brent Beauchamp, Nick Bilbee, Keith Bloom Jr., Kevin Briscoe, Mark Cassella, Shane Cottle, Derek Davidson, Kevin Doty, Bobby East, Nic Faas, Blake Fitzpatrick, Jared Fox, Damion Gardner, Rickie Gaunt, Darren Hagen, Jonathan Hendrick, Josh Hodges, Ray Kenens, Dustin Morgan, Mat Neely, Ande Possman, Bill Rose, Neil Shepherd, Jeremy Sherman, Jimmy Sills, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kevin Thomas, Shawn Westerfeld, Rip Williams, Chris Windom, Mitch Wissmiller & John Wolfe

 
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INDIANA SPRINT WEEK STARTS (USAC ERA 1996-2020)

 
155-Dave Darland

 
119-Jon Stanbrough

 
96-Jerry Coons Jr.

 
86-Tracy Hines

 
84-Levi Jones

 
81-Chris Windom

 
80-Shane Cottle

 
78-Robert Ballou

 
65-Cory Kruseman

 
62-Hunter Schuerenberg

 
63-Brady Bacon & Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
60-Chase Stockon

 
58-Tony Elliott

 
57-Brady Short

 
56-Bryan Clauson

 
55-Justin Grant

 
54-C.J. Leary

 
53-Chad Boespflug & Damion Gardner

 
50-J.J. Yeley

 
49-Thomas Meseraull

 
47-Jay Drake

 
46-Scotty Weir

 
42-Kyle Cummins

 
41-Darren Hagen

 
40-Tyler Courtney

 
39-Bill Rose

 
37-Bud Kaeding

 
36-Daron Clayton

 
34-Derek Davidson

 
33-Jarett Andretti

 
32-Kevin Briscoe

 
31-Brian Hayden

 
30-A.J. Anderson

 
29-Carson Short

 
28-Kent Christian, Dickie Gaines & Justin Marvel

 
27-Josh Hodges & Kevin Thomas

 
25-Mat Neely & Brandon Petty

 
24-Josh Wise

 
23-Terry Pletch & Casey Shuman

 
22-Jeff Bland Jr. & Brian Tyler

 
21-Isaac Chapple, Jack Hewitt, Mike Spencer & Brad Sweet

 
19-Derek Scheffel & Cole Whitt

 
18-Brent Beauchamp & Blake Fitzpatrick

 
17-Kevin Doty & Aaron Farney

 
16-Hud Cone, Bobby East, Shane Hollingsworth, Critter Malone, Dustin Morgan, Brody Roa & Matt Westfall

 
15-Brandon Mattox, Dustin Smith & Tyler Thomas

 
14-Henry Clarke, Jesse Hockett, Dakota Jackson, Wes McIntyre & Eric Shively

 
13-Chad Boat, Troy Cline, Coleman Gulick & Richard Vander Weerd

 
12-A.J. Hopkins, Logan Jarrett, Robbie Rice & Jonathan Vennard

 
11-Ryan Bernal, Josh Ford, Eric Gordon, Tony Jarrett, Todd Kane, Mike Mann, Jason McDougal & Corey Smith

 
10-Max Adams, Eric Burns, Kenny Carmichael, Jonathan Hendrick, Boston Reid, Kyle Robbins, John Scott, Tim Spindler, Kyle Wissmiller & John Wolfe

 
9-Charles Davis Jr., Tom Hessert III, Danny Holtsclaw, Kevin Miller, Matt Mitchell, Steve Surniak & Kody Swanson

 
8-Richard Griffin, Mike Kirby, Jimmy Laser, Dave Peperak, Billy Puterbaugh Jr., Casey Riggs, Jeremy Sherman, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. & Kevin Swindell

 
7-Timmy Buckwalter, Shane Cockrum, Tim Cox, Andrew Elson, Brad Fox, J.J. Hughes, Jason Knoke, Rusty McClure, Max McGhee, Joe Roush, Neil Shepherd, Josh Spencer, Jace Vander Weerd & Mitch Wissmiller

 
6-Christopher Bell, Tony DiMattia, Jared Fox, Marc Jessup, Ryan Pace, Jason Robbins, Troy Rutherford, Jimmy Sills, Jake Swanson, & Michael Trimble

 
5-Keith Bloom Jr., Clinton Boyles, Cary Faas, Chris Gurley, Shane Hmiel, Jordan Kinser, Jadon Rogers, Jon Sciscoe, Logan Seavey, Brian VanMeveren & Ricky Williams

 
4-Caleb Armstrong, Dustin Clark, Rickie Gaunt, Bart Grider, Ted Hines, Chase Johnson, Aaron Mosley, Landon Simon, Mark Smith, Gus Wasson & Greg Wilson

 
3-Chris Beaver, Mike Boat, Donny Brackett, Chase Briscoe, Brett Burdette, Michael Burthay, Mario Clouser, Zach Daum, Mike English, A.J. Fike, Kurt Gross, Kasey Kahne, Brad Kuhn, Brad Marvel, Jason McCord, Nate McMillin, Bret Mellenberndt, John Memmer, Jeff O’Banion, Richard Ott, Ande Possman, Davey Ray, Kent Schmidt, Stephen Schnapf, Alex Shanks, Gary Taylor, Danny Williams Jr., Rip Williams & Jeff Wilson

 
2-Rodney Argo, Ethan Barrow, Donnie Beechler, Robert Bell, Kevin Besecker, Nick Bilbee, Greg Bragg, Mark Cassella, Roger Chaudion, Mark Clark, Kris Deckard, Ty Deckard, Ron Dennis, Gregg Dillion, Nic Faas, Russ Gamester, Travis Gregg, Tom Harris, Rick Hayden, Tray House, Kevin Huntley, Cole Ketcham, Sheldon Kinser Jr., Chris LaFollette, Jimmy Light, Zach Martini, Joss Moffatt, Tim Montgomery, Derek O’Dell, Scott Orr, Tony Ploughe, Davey Pombo, Terry Richards, Eric Roberts, Bryan Ruble, Kendall Ruble, Bryan Stanfill, Dave Steele, Greg Stephens, Leon Thickstun & Shawn Westerfeld

 
1-Garrett Abrams, Nick Adams, Garrett Aitken, Marc Arnold, Chris Babcock, Koby Barksdale, Dean Billings, J.C. Bland, Steve Buckwalter, Wyatt Burks, Josh Burton, Cole Carter, Kevin Chambers, Rob Chaney, Chris Coers, Colten Cottle, Jesse Cramer, Buddy Cunningham, Anthony D’Alessio, Eric Davis, Mitchell Davis, J.R. Douglas, Nick Drake, Aric Gentry, Brian Gerster, Dennis Gile, Matt Goodnight, Russ Harper, Jared Harris, Ed Hassler, Kurt Hawkins, Chayse Hayhurst, Zane Hendricks, Jordan Hermansader, Gary Howard, Chris Hoyer, Logan Hupp, Sammy Imel, Dustin Ingle, R.J. Johnson, Tony Jones, Doug Kalitta, Ryan Kaplan, Brian Karraker, Ray Kenens, Joey Kerr, Riley Kreisel, David McCreary, Austin Mero, Jerry Miller Jr., Ray Morgan, Jim Moughan, Nick Naber, Wil Newlin, Vince Osman, Steve Ott, Seth Parker, Mark Perry III, Chris Phillips, Michael Pickens, Bart Pletch, Brett Pool, Travis Rilat, Charlie Sarver, Jason Setser, Danny Sheridan, Jake Simmons, Bobby Smith, Eric Smith, J.T. Stapp, Bobby Stines, Joe Stornetta, Stevie Sussex, Eddie Tafoya Jr., Lee Underwood, Chris Urish, Chet Williams & Rick Ziehl

 

 
MOST INDIANA SPRINT WEEK TITLES:

 
4 - Levi Jones & Kevin Thomas

 

 
CLOSEST POINTS BATTLE:

 
1990 - TIE (Chuck Amati and Gary Trammell)

 

 
MOST LOPSIDED POINTS BATTLE:

 
2000 - 76 points (Jay Drake over Tony Elliott)

 

COTTLE ATOP THE USAC SILVER CROWN POINTS
HEADING INTO WINCHESTER

Dave Olson

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Winchester, Indiana (July 20, 2021)………Three races. Three winners. That’s been the USAC Silver Crown season in a nutshell so far as the series heads for its first foray on the 37 degree high banks of Indiana’s Winchester Speedway this Thursday night, July 22.

 
Kody Swanson (Lucas Oil Raceway), Shane Cockrum (Williams Grove Speedway) and Tyler Courtney (Eldora Speedway) have already won thus far with the series this season.

 
However, it’s a man who hasn’t yet won that leads the championship entering mid-July, that being Shane Cottle, the only driver to have finished in the top-10 in all three of his starts with an 8 th at Lucas Oil, a 2 nd at Williams Grove and a 9 th at Eldora.

 
Cottle (Kansas, Ill.) leads the points by a 28-point margin while he and the Springfield, Ohio based BCR Group team look to take control as they both vie for their first series championship.

 
Cottle, a veteran of 60 starts with the series since his 2006 debut, had one of the finest seasons of his Silver Crown career in 2020, winning his first series race in 13 years, and finishing 6 th in the final standings despite missing a race. For Cottle, that ranked as his best season performance since 2008 in which he finished 5 th in points.

 
The 49-year-old racer is already well ahead of that pace this year, leading the point standings for the first time in his career as the pilot of the BCR Group/Flint Trucking – QS Quality Components – Duncan Oil – Kercher Engines entry that is crew chiefed by Malcolm Lovelace.

 
Logan Seavey (Sutter, Calif.) remains at the head of the Rookie of the Year standings, 5 th overall in the series points. Bobby Santos (Franklin, Mass.), who led the first 63 laps of the opener at Lucas Oil, leads all drivers in total laps led with 63.

 
Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.), Kody Swanson (Kingsburg, Calif.) and Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) have each made only two starts apiece, but have made both count with top-five results in each of their appearances. Swanson has made the biggest charge of the season (+12) with a 15 th to 3 rd run at Eldora.

 
The series boasts three different winners in the first three races, and also can say the same as far as pole winners too with Tanner Swanson (Lucas Oil), Jason McDougal (Williams Grove) and C.J. Leary (Eldora) each taking their turn at leading the field.

 
McDougal (Broken Arrow, Okla.) has provided the best start and finish by a Rookie with a 6th place finish at Williams Grove after starting the pole, the best result thus far among all members of the 2021 Rookie class.

 
Meanwhile, 12 drivers have started all three features, two on the dirt and one on the pavement: Dave Berkheimer (Mechanicsburg, Pa.), David Byrne (Shullsburg, Wis.), Shane Cottle, Matt Goodnight (Winchester, Ind.), Eric Gordon (Fortville, Ind.), Bryan Gossel (Fort Collins, Colo.), Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.), Mike Haggenbottom (Levittown, Pa.), Austin Nemire (Sylvania, Ohio), Kyle Robbins (New Castle, Ind.), Logan Seavey and Travis Welpott (Pendleton, Ind.).

 
This Thursday at Winchester, the pits open at Noon ET with the drivers meeting set for 3pm on the front stretch, practice at 4pm, Fatheadz Qualifying at 6pm, a driver’s autograph session at 6:30pm in the midway, driver introductions at 7:45pm, opening ceremonies at 8pm and the 100-lap main event at 8:15pm.

 
Reserved seats are $30 apiece, while general admission tickets are $20, and just $10 for children aged 6 to 12. Tickets are available in advance at www.winchesterspeedway.com/tickets.

 
The race will be shown LIVE on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/3frPoW6.
 

 
2021 USAC SILVER CROWN STAT LEADERS:

 
Most Wins: 1-Shane Cockrum, Tyler Courtney & Kody Swanson

 
Driver Point Leader: Shane Cottle

 
Entrant Point Leader: BCR Group

 
Leading Rookie in Points: Logan Seavey (5 th)

 
Most Laps Led: 63-Bobby Santos

 
Most Top-Fives: 2-Brady Bacon, Kody Swanson & Chris Windom

 
Most Top-Tens: 3-Shane Cottle

 
Most Fast Qualifying Times: 1-C.J. Leary, Jason McDougal & Tanner Swanson

 
Best Finish By A Rookie: Jun 18: Williams Grove Speedway – Jason McDougal (6 th)

 
Most Feature Starts: 3-Dave Berkheimer, David Byrne, Shane Cottle, Matt Goodnight, Eric Gordon, Bryan Gossel, Justin Grant, Mike Haggenbottom, Austin Nemire, Kyle Robbins, Logan Seavey & Travis Welpott

 
Most Positions Advanced in a Race: Jun 26: Eldora Speedway – Kody Swanson (15 th to 3 rd)

 

 
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2021 USAC SILVER CROWN SCHEDULE & RESULTS

 
May 29: (P#) Lucas Oil Raceway – Brownsburg, IN
WINNER: Kody Swanson (Doran Enterprises #77)

 
Jun 18: (D) Williams Grove Speedway – Mechanicsburg, PA
WINNER: Shane Cockrum (BLS Motorsports #71)

 
Jun 26: (D) Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH
WINNER: Tyler Courtney (Chris Dyson Racing #9)

 
Jul 22 (P) Winchester Speedway – Winchester, IN

 
Aug 8: (D) Selinsgrove Speedway – Selinsgrove, PA

 
Aug 13: (P) Lucas Oil Raceway – Brownsburg, IN (SE)

 
Aug 14: (P) Lucas Oil Raceway – Brownsburg, IN

 
Aug 21: (D#) Illinois State Fairgrounds – Springfield, IL

 
Sep 4: (D) Du Quoin State Fairgrounds – Du Quoin, IL

 
Sep 25: (D) Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, OH

 
Oct 10: (P#) Toledo Speedway – Toledo, OH

 
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(D) represents a dirt event

 
(P) represents a pavement event

 
(SE) represents a non-points special event

 
# represents a daytime event

 
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2021 USAC SILVER CROWN DRIVER POINT STANDINGS: (TOP-10)

 
POS.     PTS.      DRIVER, HOMETOWN

 
1             162        Shane Cottle, Kansas, Ill.

 
2             134        Kody Swanson, Kingsburg, Calif.

 
3             131        Chris Windom, Canton, Ill.

 
4             127        Justin Grant, Ione, Calif.

 
5             124        Logan Seavey (R), Sutter, Calif.

 
6             120        David Byrne, Shullsburg, Wis.

 
7             119        Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, Okla.

 
8             113        Kyle Robbins, New Castle, Ind.

 
9             112        Shane Cockrum, Benton, Ill.

 
10          101        Mike Haggenbottom, Levittown, Pa.

 
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2021 USAC SILVER CROWN OWNER POINT STANDINGS: (TOP-10)

 
POS.     PTS.      ENTRANT, TEAM LOCATION

 
1             162        BCR Group, Springfield, Ohio (#81)

 
2             131        Hans Lein, Edgerton, Wis. (#97)

 
3             127        Hemelgarn Racing, LaSalle, Mich. (#91)

 
4             124        Rice Motorsports, Brownsburg, Ind. (#222)

 
5             120        Byrne Racing, Shullsburg, Wis. (#40)

 
6             119        Five Three Motorsports #53

 
7             119        Chris Dyson Racing, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (#9)

 
8             113        KR Racing, Greenfield, Ind. (#7)

 
9             112        BLS Motorsports, Benton, Ill. (#71)

 
10          105        Klatt Enterprises, Hastings, Neb. (#6)

 
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2021 USAC SILVER CROWN ROOKIE DRIVER POINT STANDINGS: (TOP-10)

 
POS.     PTS.      DRIVER, HOMETOWN

 
1             124        Logan Seavey, Sutter, Calif.

 
2             95          Jason McDougal, Broken Arrow, Okla.

 
3             85          Carmen Perigo, Stoystown, Pa.

 
4             60          Casey Buckman, Chandler, Ariz.

 
5             51          Jake Swanson, Anaheim, Calif.

 
6             39          Kyle O'Gara, Beech Grove, Ind.

 
7             35          Kyle Cummins, Princeton, Ind.

 
8             31          Chris Phillips, Plainfield, Ind.

 
9             29          Annie Breidinger, Hillsborough, Calif.

 
10          27          Jake Day, Abilene, Texas

 
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RACE WINS:

 
1-Shane Cockrum (Jun 18 at Williams Grove Speedway)

 
1-Tyler Courtney (Jun 26 at Eldora Speedway)

 
1-Kody Swanson (May 29 at Lucas Oil Raceway)

 
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LAPS LED:

 
63-Bobby Santos

 
50-Tyler Courtney

 
37-Kody Swanson

 
28-Shane Cockrum

 
26-Jason McDougal

 
24-Justin Grant

 
22-Logan Seavey

 
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TOP-FIVE FINISHES:

 
2-Brady Bacon, Kody Swanson & Chris Windom

 
1-David Byrne, Shane Cockrum, Shane Cottle, Tyler Courtney, Taylor Ferns, Justin Grant, Kyle Robbins, Bobby Santos & Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
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TOP-TEN FINISHES:

 
3-Shane Cottle

 
2-Brady Bacon, Robert Ballou, Justin Grant, Logan Seavey, Kody Swanson & Chris Windom

 
1-Jim Anderson, David Byrne, Shane Cockrum, Tyler Courtney, Taylor Ferns, Mike Haggenbottom, Dallas Hewitt, Patrick Lawson, Jason McDougal, Austin Nemire, Carmen Perigo, Kyle Robbins, Bobby Santos, Kevin Thomas Jr. & Matt Westfall

 
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FEATURE STARTS:

 
3-Dave Berkheimer, David Byrne, Shane Cottle, Matt Goodnight, Eric Gordon, Bryan Gossel, Justin Grant, Mike Haggenbottom, Austin Nemire, Kyle Robbins, Logan Seavey & Travis Welpott

 
2-Brady Bacon, Robert Ballou, Casey Buckman, Shane Cockrum, Jason McDougal, Carmen Perigo, Kody Swanson, Matt Westfall & Chris Windom

 
1-Jim Anderson, Terry Babb, Annie Breidinger, Nathan Byrd, Tyler Courtney, Kyle Cummins, Charles Davis Jr., Jake Day, Taylor Ferns, Chris Fetter, Dallas Hewitt, Patrick Lawson, C.J. Leary, Nathan Moore, Kyle O'Gara, Chris Phillips, Bobby Santos, Jake Swanson, Tanner Swanson, Kevin Thomas Jr. & Brent Yarnal

 
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FATHEADZ EYEWEAR FAST QUALIFYING TIMES:

 
1-C.J. Leary, Jason McDougal & Tanner Swanson

 
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TOP “ROOKIE” FINISHER OF THE RACE:

 
May 29: Lucas Oil Raceway – Logan Seavey (7 th)

 
Jun 18: Williams Grove Speedway – Jason McDougal (6 th)

 
Jun 26: Eldora Speedway – Logan Seavey (8 th)

 
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KSE RACING PRODUCTS “HARD CHARGER” OF THE RACE:

 
May 29: Lucas Oil Raceway – Patrick Lawson (17 th to 9 th)

 
Jun 18: Williams Grove Speedway – Eric Gordon (22 nd to 11 th)

 
Jun 26: Eldora Speedway – Kody Swanson (15 th to 3 rd)

 
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WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER:

 
May 29: Lucas Oil Raceway – Bryan Gossel

 
Jun 18: Williams Grove Speedway – Austin Nemire

 
Jun 26: Eldora Speedway – Jason McDougal

 
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ALL-TIME USAC SILVER CROWN STATS

 
 
ALL-TIME USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE WINS:

 
1. [31 wins] Kody Swanson

 
2. [23 wins] Jack Hewitt

 
3. [17 wins] Brian Tyler

 
4. [16 wins] Dave Steele

 
5. [15 wins] J.J. Yeley

 
6. [14 wins] Dave Darland & Chuck Gurney

 
8. [12 wins] Jimmy Sills

 
9. [11 wins] Bobby East

 
10. [10 wins] Gary Bettenhausen, Mike Bliss & Bobby Santos

 
13. [9 wins] Tracy Hines

 
14. [8 wins] Tanner Swanson & Chris Windom

 
16. [7 wins] Jerry Coons Jr., Rick Hood & George Snider

 
19. [6 wins] Tom Bigelow, Russ Gamester, Kenny Irwin Jr., Jason Leffler, Ken Schrader & Al Unser

 
25. [5 wins] Mario Andretti, Donnie Beechler, Pancho Carter, Jay Drake, Tony Elliott, Bud Kaeding, Sheldon Kinser & Larry Rice

 
33. [4 wins] Shane Cockrum, Kyle Larson, Jeff Swindell & Rich Vogler

 
37. [3 wins] Steve Butler, Tyler Courtney, Cameron Dodson, A.J. Fike, Levi Jones, Kasey Kahne, Jim Keeker, Steve Kinser, Bobby Olivero, Johnny Parsons, Aaron Pierce, Ron Shuman, Tony Stewart, Tyler Walker & Paul White

 
52. [2 wins] Pat Abold, Brady Bacon, Steve Chassey, Bryan Clauson, Shane Cottle, Larry Dickson, Billy Engelhart, A.J. Foyt, Jeff Gordon, Justin Grant, C.J. Leary, Ryan Newman, Joe Saldana, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Cole Whitt, Josh Wise & Doug Wolfgang

 
69. [1 win] Teddy Beach, Christopher Bell, Jeff Bloom, David Byrne, Marvin Carman, Shane Carson, Bob Cicconi, Herb Copeland, Bruce Field, Aaron Fike, Chet Fillip, Bob Frey, Eric Gordon, Kyle Hamilton, John Heydenreich, Gary Hieber, Shane Hmiel, Shane Hollingsworth, Jimmy Horton, Jackie Howerton, Kevin Huntley, Kenny Jacobs, Bubby Jones, Keith Kauffman, Jimmy Kite, Chuck Leary, Eddie Leavitt, Jason McCord, Jim McElreath, Lealand McSpadden, Mat Neely, Brad Noffsinger, Stevie Reeves, Wayne Reutimann Jr., Danny Smith, Kevin Thomas, Rich Tobias Jr., Chris Urish, Billy Vukovich & Jacob Wilson

 
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ALL-TIME USAC SILVER CROWN DRIVER CHAMPIONS:

 
1971: George Snider, 1972: A.J. Foyt, 1973: Al Unser, 1974: Mario Andretti, 1975: Jimmy Caruthers, 1976: Billy Cassella, 1977: Larry Rice, 1978: Pancho Carter, 1979: Bobby Olivero, 1980: Gary Bettenhausen, 1981: Larry Rice, 1982: Ken Schrader, 1983: Gary Bettenhausen, 1984: Dave Blaney, 1985: Rick Hood, 1986: Jack Hewitt, 1987: Jack Hewitt, 1988: Steve Butler, 1989: Chuck Gurney, 1990: Jimmy Sills, 1991: Jeff Gordon, 1992: Steve Butler, 1993: Mike Bliss, 1994: Jimmy Sills, 1995: Tony Stewart, 1996: Jimmy Sills, 1997: Dave Darland, 1998: Jason Leffler, 1999: Ryan Newman, 2000: Tracy Hines, 2001: Paul White, 2002: J.J. Yeley, 2003: J.J. Yeley, 2004: Dave Steele, 2005: Dave Steele, 2006: Bud Kaeding, 2007: Bud Kaeding, 2008: Jerry Coons Jr., 2009: Bud Kaeding, 2010: Levi Jones, 2011: Levi Jones, 2012: Bobby East, 2013: Bobby East, 2014: Kody Swanson, 2015: Kody Swanson, 2016: Chris Windom, 2017: Kody Swanson, 2018: Kody Swanson, 2019: Kody Swanson, 2020: Justin Grant

 
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ALL-TIME USAC SILVER CROWN OWNER CHAMPIONS:

 
1971: Leader Card Racers, 1972: A.J. Foyt Enterprises, 1973: Vel’s Parnelli Jones Racing, 1974: Vel’s Parnelli Jones Racing, 1975: George Middleton, 1976: Louis Seymour & Sons, 1977: Dave LeFevre, 1978: Johnny Capels, 1979: Leader Card Racers, 1980: Delrose-Holt Racing, 1981: Johnny Vance, 1982: Steve Enslow, 1983: Delrose-Holt Racing, 1984: Ralph & Jim DePalma, 1985: Damon Fortune, 1986: Bob Hampshire, 1987: Bob Hampshire, 1988: Kenneth Jarrett Farms, 1989: Junior Kurtz, 1990: Bob Consani, 1991: Fred Ede, 1992: Kenneth Jarrett Farms, 1993: Del McClure, 1994: Gary Stanton, 1995: Glen Niebel, 1996: Stanton Racing, 1997: Foxco, Inc., 1998: Goetz Racing, 1999: Snider-Foyt Racing, 2000: Terry Riggs, 2001: Paul Cook Racing, 2002: East-Stewart Racing, 2003: East-Stewart Racing, 2004: East-Stewart Racing, 2005: East-Stewart Racing, 2006: Leffler-BK Racing, 2007: BK Racing, 2008: RW Motorsports, 2009: BK Motorsports, 2010: Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, 2011: Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, 2012: RW Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian Racing, 2013: Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, 2014: DePalma Motorsports, 2015: DePalma Motorsports, 2016: DePalma Motorsports, 2017: DePalma Motorsports, 2018: DePalma Motorsports, 2019: Klatt Enterprises, 2020: Hemelgarn Racing

 
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ALL-TIME USAC SILVER CROWN ROOKIES OF THE YEAR:

 
1981: Jack Hewitt, 1982: Keith Kauffman, 1983: Rick Hood, 1984: Dave Blaney, 1985: Steve Butler, 1986: Kenny Jacobs, 1987: Jeff Swindell, 1988: Gene Lee Gibson, 1989: Jimmy Sills, 1990: Eric Gordon, 1991: Stevie Reeves, 1992: Jim Keeker, 1993: Randy Tolsma, 1994: Kenny Irwin Jr., 1995: Chuck Leary: 1996: Ryan Newman, 1997: Jimmy Kite, 1998: Todd Kane, 1999: Paul White, 2000: Kasey Kahne, 2001: Aaron Fike, 2002: Matt Westfall, 2003: Ron Gregory, 2004: Aaron Pierce, 2005: Josh Wise, 2006: Mat Neely, 2007: Cameron Dodson, 2008: Steve Arpin, 2009: Kody Swanson, 2010: Bryan Clauson, 2011: Kyle Larson, 2012: Kyle Hamilton, 2013: Chris Windom, 2014: Caleb Armstrong, 2015: C.J. Leary, 2016: Casey Shuman, 2017: Joss Moffatt, 2018: Kyle Robbins, 2019: Derek Bischak, 2020: Bryan Gossel

 
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ALL-TIME USAC SILVER CROWN FAST QUALIFYING TIMES:

 
31-Kody Swanson

 
21-Jimmy Sills

 
19-Dave Steele

 
17-Tracy Hines

 
14-Jerry Coons Jr.

 
13-J.J. Yeley

 
10-Bobby East & Rich Vogler

 
9-Chuck Gurney & Jason Leffler

 
8-Dave Darland, Russ Gamester, Levi Jones, Johnny Parsons & Tanner Swanson

 
7-Tom Bigelow, & Josh Wise

 
6-Gary Bettenhausen, Steve Chassey, Justin Grant, Jack Hewitt & Larry Rice

 
5-Kenny Irwin Jr., Aaron Pierce, Jeff Swindell & Al Unser

 
4-Donnie Beechler, Bryan Clauson, Larry Dickson, Jay Drake, Tony Elliott, Rick Hood, Jim Keeker, Sheldon Kinser, Kyle Larson, Brad Noffsinger, Joe Saldana, George Snider, Brian Tyler & Greg Weld

 
3-Mario Andretti, Mike Bliss, Steve Butler, Pancho Carter, Shane Cottle, Tyler Courtney, Robby Flock, Shane Hmiel, C.J. Leary, Ryan Newman, Bobby Santos, Ken Schrader & Ron Shuman

 
2-Dave Blaney, Ed Carpenter, Dane Carter, A.J. Fike, Shane Hollingsworth, Bud Kaeding, Steve Kinser, Lee Kunzman, Chuck Leary, Jon Stanbrough, Brad Sweet, Kevin Thomas Jr., Tyler Walker, Jacob Wilson & Chris Windom

 
1-Mark Alderson, Brady Bacon, Teddy Beach, Christopher Bell, Bob Cicconi, Derek Davidson, Cameron Dodson, Pablo Donoso, Thad Dosher, Paul Durant, Bob Ewell, Chet Fillip, Stan Fox, Damion Gardner, Gene Lee Gibson, Eric Gordon, Jeff Gordon, Davey Hamilton, Jac Haudenschild, John Heydenreich, Gary Hieber, Tray House, Jackie Howerton, Kenny Jacobs, Jon Johnson, Bubby Jones, P.J. Jones, Kasey Kahne, Keith Kauffman, Steve Kent, Arnie Knepper, Michael Lewis, Jason McDougal, Lealand McSpadden, Warren Mockler, Mat Neely, Roger Rager, Wayne Reutimann Jr., Bill Rose, Randy Tolsma, Billy Vukovich, Bruce Walkup & Doug Wolfgang

 
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ALL-TIME USAC SILVER CROWN STARTS:

 
201-Dave Darland

 
199-Russ Gamester

 
198-Brian Tyler

 
176-Jerry Coons Jr.

 
172-Tracy Hines

 
163-Jack Hewitt

 
151-Johnny Parsons

 
147-Tony Elliott

 
144-Eric Gordon

 
128-George Snider

 
125-Gary Hieber

 
114-Chuck Gurney

 
113-Bud Kaeding & Jimmy Sills

 
111-Dave Steele

 
110-John Heydenreich & Kody Swanson

 
103-A.J. Fike

 
100-Aaron Pierce & Larry Rice

 
94-Jay Drake & Paul White

 
91-J.J. Yeley

 
90-Tom Bigelow

 
88-Mark Alderson

 
84-Jason McCord

 
83-Gary Bettenhausen

 
79-Donnie Beechler & Levi Jones

 
77-Rich Vogler

 
76-Larry Dickson & Chris Windom

 
74-Steve Chassey

 
73-Ryan Newman & Rich Tobias Jr.

 
72-Bobby East

 
71-Robby Flock & Sheldon Kinser

 
70-Steve Butler

 
68-Billy Engelhart

 
67-Joe Saldana

 
66-Brad Noffsinger

 
65-David Byrne & Jerry Nemire

 
62-Ron Shuman

 
60-Randy Bateman, Shane Cottle & Wally Pankratz

 
59-Bill Rose

 
58-Rick Hood & Bobby Santos

 
56-Justin Grant

 
55-Gary Irvin

 
54-Tom Capie, Shane Hollingsworth & Jacob Wilson

 
53-Chet Fillip & Jason Leffler

 
52-Wayne Reutimann Jr.

 
49-Tony Stewart

 
48-Mike Bliss & Austin Nemire

 
47-Bob Cicconi & Ken Schrader

 
46-Jim Keeker & Bentley Warren

 
45-Derek Davidson, Jeff Swindell & Billy Vukovich

 
43-Shane Cockrum, Kenny Irwin Jr., Patrick Lawson & Tyler Walker

 
42-Jon Stanbrough & Tanner Swanson

 
41-Dane Carter & Danny Milburn

 
40-Aaron Fike, Andy Hillenburg, Warren Mockler & Chip Thomas

 
39-Tray House & Jim McElreath

 
38-Bobby Olivero

 
37-Pancho Carter, Duke Cook, Todd Kane, C.J. Leary, Chuck Leary, Rusty McClure, Billy Puterbaugh Jr., Roger Rager & Chris Urish

 
36-Ed Carpenter & Ron Dunstan

 
35-Matt Goodnight

 
34-Ronnie Burke, Davey Hamilton, Kevin Huntley, Greg Staab & Kevin Thomas

 
33-Cary Faas, Jimmy Kite & Josh Wise

 
32-Brent Kaeding & Matt Westfall

 
31-Steve Cannon, Ron Gregory, Arnie Knepper, Jim Mahoney, Mat Neely & Stevie Reeves

 
30-Brady Bacon, Tim Barber, Teddy Beach, Jeff Bloom, Zach Daum, Stan Fox, Manny Rockhold & Jerry Russell

 
29-Rocky Hodges & Michael Lewis

 
28-Dave Blaney, Bill Puterbaugh & Kyle Robbins

 
27-Brad Armstrong, Terry Babb & Bryan Clauson

 
26-Steve Buckwalter & Dan Drinan

 
25-Mike Haggenbottom, Kasey Kahne, Joe Liguori & Nick Lundgreen

 
24-Pat Abold, Derek Hagar, Kenny Jacobs & Jerry Miller

 
23-Cameron Dodson

 
22-Billy Cassella, Kevin Doty & Bob Frey

 
21-Kyle Hamilton, Walt Kennedy & Davey Ray

 
20-Bill Baue, Dave Feese, John Starks, Randy Tolsma & Travis Welpott

 
19-Bruce Field, Brian Gerster, Gene Lee Gibson, Shane Hmiel, Jimmy McCune, Lealand McSpadden & Casey Shuman

 
18-Rollie Beale, Jackie Burke, Mike Murgoitio, Al Unser & Jonathan Vennard

 
17-Jimmy Caruthers, Tyler Courtney, A.J. Foyt, Sammy Sessions, Kevin Thomas Jr. & Kramer Williamson

 
16-Dave Berkheimer & Pablo Donoso

 
15-Robert Ballou, Paul Clark, Chris Fetter, P.J. Jones & Bruce Walkup

 
14-Jarett Andretti, Billy Boat, Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Bubby Jones, Keith Kauffman, Ralph Liguori, Boston Reid, Danny Smith, Smokey Snellbaker, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. & Jerry Weeks

 
13-Patrick Bruns, Tyce Carlson, Dana Carter, Jim Childers, Jac Haudenschild, Jackie Howerton, Jon Johnson, Greg Leffler, Andy Michner, Brian Paulus, Billy Wease, Rodney Weesner & Bud Wilmot

 
12-Taylor Ferns, Brad Fox, Mike Gregg, Mike Hess, Billy Pauch, Ricky Shelton & Bill Tyler

 
11-Mario Andretti, J.C. Bland, Justin Carver, Hud Cone, Craig Dori, Dickie Gaines, David Gough, Terry James, Steve Kinser, Cory Kruseman, Lee Kunzman, Kyle Larson, James McElreath, Bobby McMahan, Joey Moughan, Rex Norris III, Mike Peters, Tad Roach, Greg Weld & Greg Wilson

 
10-Derek Bischak, Ronnie Day, Gary Gray, Richard Griffin, Coleman Gulick, Bob Harkey, Page Jones, Terry Kawell, Jim Moughan, Kenneth Nichols, Terry Pletch, Jack Runyon, Robert Smith & Robbie Stanley

 
9-Bobby Adkins, Chuck Amati, Caleb Armstrong, Toni Breidinger, Karl Busson, Bob Evans, Bryn Gohn, Wayne Hammond, Jim Hurtubise, Rebel Jackson Jr., Chappy Knaack, Eddie Leavitt, Danny Long, Larry Martin, Joss Moffatt, Johnny Petrozelle, Paul Pitzer, Johnny Rutherford & Kyle Steffens

 
8-Joe Axsom, Christopher Bell, Cole Carter, Mel Cornett, Chris Cumberworth, Doug Didero, Paul Durant, Ray Joe Fager, Larry Gates, Bryan Gossel, Ken Hamilton, Darl Harrison, Roy Hicks, Rod Holshouser, Dakota Jackson, Mike Johnson, Frankie Kerr, Thiago Medeiros, Jan Opperman, Lee Osborne, Junior Parkinson, Greg Peterson, Aaron Pollock, Tracy Potter, Steve Siegel, Ryan Smith, Sammy Swindell, Rick Treadway, Lennie Waldo, Carl Williams & Doug Wolfgang

 
7-Jim Anderson, John Andretti, Eric Butze, Rob Chaney, Lou Cicconi Jr., Chris Dyson, Bob East, Perry Ferrell, Nick Fornoro Jr., Joe Gaerte, Cody Gallogly, Damion Gardner, Cody Gerhardt, Brian Hayden, Jesse Hockett, Blake Hollingsworth, Tony Hunt, Paul Huntington, Chad Kemenah, Paul Koch, Joe McCarthy, Austin Mundie, Michael Roselli Jr., Hunter Schuerenberg, Alex Shanks, Pete Shepherd III, Mark Smith, Mike Thomas, Billy Whitaker & Mitch Wissmiller

 
6-Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett, Mike Brooks, Bill Burks Jr., Kellen Conover, Palmer Crowell, Ryan Durst, Bob Ewell, Spike Gehlhausen, Kenny Gentry, Darren Hagen, Tom Hessert III, Dallas Hewitt, Larry Hoppes, John Hubbard, Marc Jessup, Doug Kalitta, Kevin Koch, Bill Kojis, Mike Lichty, Jeff Mitrisin, Don Nordhorn, Logan Seavey, Brian Seidel, Jimmy Stinson, Jerry Stone & Mike Winblad

 
5-Sport Allen, Todd Beach, Casey Buckman, Barry Camp, Larry Cannon, Mark Cassella, Davey Hamilton Jr., John Hunt, Brad Kuhn, Rich Leavell, Donnie Lehmann, Jimmy Light, Mario Marietta, Brad Marvel, Mack McClellan, Jason McDougal, Kyle O’Gara, Kevin Olson, Steven Russell, Red Stauffer, Mike Stroehle, Neil Shepherd, Jake Simmons, Sleepy Tripp, Terry Uehling, Cole Whitt & Rip Williams

 
4-Tony Armstrong, Steve Arpin, John Batts, Mike Brecht, Annie Breidinger, Jimmy Brewer, David Bridges, Ray Bull, Keith Burch, Keith Butler, Shane Carson, Herb Copeland, Casey Diemert, Lee Dunn, Danny Ebberts, Murray Erickson, Ray Evans, Scott Hansen, Don Hawley, Steve Kent, Dereck King, Steve Knepper, Mike Larrison, Mike Ling, Bobby Marcum, Von McGee, Wes Miller, David Mirk, Carmen Perigo, Rodney Ritter Jr., Billy Shuman, Dean Shirley, Donny Schatz, Tim Siner, Jake Swanson, Billy Vukovich III, Clark Templeman, Kevin Whitesides, Leon Thickstun, Miranda Throckmorton & Ronnie Wuerdeman

 
3-Steve Adams, Johnny Anderson, Ed Angle, Robin Bank, Justin Barger, John Barrick, Kipp Beard, Doug Berryman, Merle Bettenhausen, Art Bisch Jr., Kevin Bloomstran, Lee Brewer Jr., Rick Brown, Dave Burns, Gary Cameron II, Keith Campbell, Marv Carman, Roy Caruthers, Wayne Chinn, Bill Compton, Tim Cox, Erin Crocker, Kyle Cummins, Troy DeCaire, Thad Dosher, Tommie Estes Jr., Dean Franklin, Jeff Gardner, Emmett Hahn, Darryl Haugh, Kelly Kinser, Lance Kobusch, Red Kunstbeck, Ricky Logan, Steve Long, Jim Malloy, Mike Martin, Zach Martini, Bob Meli, Larry Moore, Ryan Moore, Aaron Mosley, Mike Ordway, Gary Patterson, Chris Phillips, Gary Ponzini, Rusty Rasmussen, Wayne Reutimann, Robbie Rice, Travis Rilat, A.J. Russell, Zach Schiff, Frankie Schneider, Ryan Scott, Terry Shepherd, Ron Smoker, Chase Stockon, Kevin Studley, Brad Sweet, Buz Tapply, Cale Thomas, Dick Tobias, Rick Ungar, Korey Weyant, Tony Weyant, George White, Jim Whiteside & Greg Wooley

 
2-Mike Adkins, Mike Andreeta, Tommy Astone, Todd Bammer, Randy Bauer, Dave Baumgartner, Dean Billings, Austin Blair, Dan Boorse, Ken Brewer, Shane Butler, Steve Carithers, Tim Clark, Jason Conn, Stan Constant, Johnny Coogan, Frank D’Alonso, Daryl Daugherty, Tom Davies, Charles Davis Jr., James Davison, Greg DeCaires, Duke DeRosa, Scott Edmiston, Dean Erfurth, Jay Ervine, Mike Fedorcak, Billy Felts, A.J. Foyt IV, Stewart Friesen, Greg Furlong, Leon Gentry, Mike Gigot, Joe Gosek, Rick Goudy, Chuck Gurney Jr., Randy Hannagan, Scott Hatton, Jon Herb, Jordan Hermansader, Sparky Howard, Bill Hudson, Bruce Jennings, Jerry Karl, Kevin Kierce, Mike Lauterborn, Steve Lotshaw, Ed Lynch, Garry Lee Maier, Troy Matchen, Jay Maupin, Randy Mausteller, Van May, Roger McCluskey, Mike McCreary, Frank McDaniel, Lyn McIntosh, Dustin Morgan, Mike Mosley Jr., Larry Neighbors, John Nervo, Lynn Paxton, Scott Pierovich, Troy Regier, Rick Salem, Joey Schmidt, Howie Sewell, David Shain, Rick Sipes, Jigger Sirois, Mark Sokola, Randy Standridge, Nelson Stewart, Rodney Stone, Rob Summers, Kevin Swindell, Al Thomas, Troy Thompson, Troy Vaccaro, Butch Wilkerson, Charlie Workman, Salt Walther, Brent Yarnal & Jack Ziegler

 
1-Bobby Allen, Taylor Andrews, Dakoda Armstrong, Jon Backlund, Tom Ball, Steve Barnett, Steve Barth, Jarid Blondel, Chad Boat, Ray Bragg, Jerry Bruce, Bob Brutto, Nathan Byrd, Will Cagle, Daryl Campbell, Don Carr, Kent Christian, Drew Church, Henry Clarke, Troy Cline, Kevin Conway, Donnie Crawford, Wally Dallenbach, Bobby Davis Jr., Brad Davis, Bob Davison, Jake Day, Brian DeFord, Terry Doss, Brad Doty, Rodney Duncan, Jesse Dunham, Sondi Eden, Andrew Felker, Elvin Felty, Dan Ford, Michael Ford, Andy Forsberg, Jeff Forshee, Ronnie Franklin, Pete Frazier, Danny Frye Jr., Jeff Galas, Ronnie Gardner, Rickie Gaunt, Cheryl Glass, David Gravel, Gary Griffith, Brett Hearn, JoJo Helberg, Jim Hettinger, Nathan High, Larry Hillerud, Ted Hines, Jimmy Horton, Brian Hosford, Rick Howerton, Steve Irwin, Jim Jackson, Earnest Jennings, Rickey Jennings, Matt Jewell, Kraig Kinser, Dana Laliberte, Harold Leep, Jeff Leka, Ryan Litt, Ed Lynch Jr., Pepi Marchese, David McCreary, Dave McGough, Paul McMahan, Joe Melnick, Thomas Meseraull, Curt Michael, Jim Mills, Mark Monico, Nathan Moore, Mike Mosley, Jack Moulton Jr., Peter Murphy, Rick Muther, Fred Neighbors, Greg Nelson, Kevin Newton, Kyle Nicholas, Don O’Keefe, Jimmy Parsons, Billy Pauch Jr., Dave Peperak, Stan Ploski, Art Pollard, Jerry Potter, Richard Powell, Patrick Quinn, Ron Rae, Fred Rahmer, Robbie Ray, Byron Reed, David Reutimann, Jim Reynard, Randy Roberts, Joe Roush, John Ryals, Eddie Sachs Jr., Doug Saunier, Bill Schemonia, Shane Scully, Jon Sciscoe, Ron Semelka, Steve Sheppard Jr., Danny Shouse, Grant Simpson, Anthony Simone, Carl Smith, Steve Smith, Mike Spencer, Darren Spiers, Greg Stephens, Robert Stout, Charlie Swartz, Fred Tegarden Jr., Todd Thomas, Tanner Thorson, Bud Tingelstad, Eric Todd, Rick Tomasik, Eric Trousdale, LeRoy Van Conett, Kaylene Verville, Todd Wanless, Curt Waters, Jeff West, Brent Whited, Bryan Whited, Eddie Wirth, Kyle Wissmiller, Kent Wolters, Mike Woodring, Ken Woolley & Tiffany Wyzard
100 LAPS ON THE HIGH BANKS: WINCHESTER’S USAC SILVER CROWN DEBUT ARRIVES THURSDAY

Winchester Speedway

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Winchester, Indiana (July 19, 2021)………Thursday night's 30th anniversary of the inaugural Rich Vogler Classic is special in a myriad of ways.

 
First, Thursday again brings to the forefront our remembrance of the winningest driver in USAC’s history at 171 victories.

 
Furthermore, Thursday brings about the long-awaited return of USAC racing to the Winchester (Ind.) Speedway high banks for the first time in a decade.

 
Additionally, Thursday brings about something that our eyes have never seen before – USAC Silver Crown cars roaring around Winchester Speedway.

 
Constructed in 1914, these 37 degree banks have hosted the most courageous and lionhearted drivers throughout the past century. This Thursday, July 22, the bravest of the brave put their mental and physical focus to the test for 100 laps, a distance a USAC event at Winchester hasn’t traveled in a half-century.

 
The lone four USAC main events with a 100-lap duration were sprint car races held between 1965 and 1968 and won by some of the all-time greatest names in the sport in any area: Johnny Rutherford (1965), Al Smith (1966), Sammy Sessions (1967) and Larry Dickson (1968).

 
While none of the drivers of today have 100 straight laps of experience at Winchester under their belts, many have had previous on-track exposure at the venerable half-mile. While the bulk of the first two decades of the Vogler Classic were held at Winchester, recent editions of the Rich Vogler Classic have been held at the Indianapolis Speedrome, and throughout the past decade, has been an annual USAC Silver Crown event hosted by Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind. Among the winners of the Vogler race expected to be part of Thursday’s field are Bobby Santos (2012 & 2017), David Byrne (2014) and Kody Swanson (2016 & 2019).

 
In fact, a full allotment of drivers will be on hand for Thursday’s race. Some of them will be seeing Winchester Speedway in person for the first time ever. Others have some experience. Some have massive amounts of experience.

 
One of those drivers who nearly laps the field in terms of USAC experience at Winchester is Eric Gordon (Fortville, Ind.). Gordon’s Winchester USAC career dates back to 1989. Since then, he’s made 49 career USAC Sprint starts and 3 career USAC Midget starts at the track. Two of those 49 USAC Sprint races have resulted in winning performances, in 1991 and 1995, which are among his 35 top-tens and 23 top-fives there and includes 4 runner-up finishes, 6 thirds, 5 fourths and 6 fifths. His car owner, Brad Armstrong, also has winning experience at Winchester, scoring a USAC Sprint victory there as a driver in 1998.

 
Aaron Pierce (Muncie, Ind.) has made seven USAC Sprint starts and two USAC Midget starts at Winchester dating back to 2000. Pierce earned three USAC Sprint top-tens with the best being an 8th in 2011. In winged sprint car competition at Winchester, he finished 2nd with the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series in 2012 to go along with a 4th in 2013 and a 5th in 2014. His most recent Winchester outing resulted in a 4th without the wing with the Auto Value Super Sprints in 2019.

 
Bobby Santos (Franklin, Mass.) finished in the 3rd position, just ahead of Pierce in the 2019 Winchester race. The first of Santos’ three USAC Sprint starts at Winchester came in 2011 with his best result being a 6th in 2011.

 
Shane Cottle (Kansas, Ill.) finished just behind Santos and Pierce in 2019 at Winchester, taking 5th. His three most recent appearances prior to 2019 at Winchester came in the seat of a USAC Sprint Car in 2008 where he collected results of 14th, 10th and 13th.

 
Kody Swanson (Kingsburg, Calif.), the all-time USAC Silver Crown king with 31 wins, 31 fast qualifying times and five driving championships, has won on the similarly high banked track in southern Indiana, Salem Speedway, in five consecutive years between 2016-2020. At Winchester, the experience level is less plentiful with a pair of USAC Sprint Car starts to his name, a 10th in 2010 and a 4th in 2011.

 
The Winchester experience of Travis Welpott (Pendleton, Ind.) goes back to the late 1990s with the USAC National Midgets. The 1993 UMRA TQ Midget champion & 2000 NAMARS Midget champion finished 11th & 20th in 1998 as well as 17th, 13th and 11th in 1999.

 
Winchester, Indiana’s own Matt Goodnight finished 5th with the King of the Wing Sprint Car Series at Winchester in 2016. Meanwhile, Kyle O’Gara (Beech Grove, Ind.) won his heat race, led the opening 7 laps and finished 6th with the Auto Value Super Sprints, without the wing, at Winchester in 2019.

 
Mike McVetta (Grafton, Ohio) enters Thursday’s race with his only previous USAC Silver Crown experience coming during testing. However, his Winchester experience is quite impressive for the 2018-19 Midwest Supermodified Series (MSS) champion. At Winchester in 2013, McVetta set the supermodified track record of 13.801 seconds in qualifying, then won his heat race and finished second in that afternoon’s feature.

 
A number of USAC Silver Crown full-timers will be making their first career visits to Winchester on Thursday. Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) took to the track just as well as one possibly could in May’s open practice, recording the only lap in the 14 second bracket, a 14.997 second run, which translates to a 120.024 mph average.

 
David Byrne (Shullsburg, Wis.) is a past Rich Vogler Classic winner in his own right back in 2014 at Lucas Oil Raceway, which remains his lone victory with the series, but will be making his Winchester debut.

 
Joining him will be a slew of first-time Winchester visitors, including this year’s leading series Rookie, and 2018 USAC National Midget champion, Logan Seavey (Sutter, Calif.), plus 2020 Silver Crown Rookie of the Year Bryan Gossel (Fort Collins, Colo.), 2019 Silver Crown Rookie of the Year Derek Bischak (Angola, Ind.), 2018 Rookie of the Year Kyle Robbins (New Castle, Ind.) and Nathan Byrd (Goodyear, Ariz.), whose grandfather owned midgets and Indy Cars driven by the race’s namesake, Rich Vogler.

 
Patrick Lawson (Edwardsville, Ill.) competed at Winchester in the early 2000s with the CRA Stock Car series, but Thursday will mark his first visit to Winchester in an open wheel car. Austin Nemire (Sylvania, Ohio), whose grandfather, Jerry Nemire, competed at Winchester regularly between the 1960s through the 1990s, will be on hand, along with Pennsylvanian USAC Silver Crown veterans Mike Haggenbottom (Levittown, Pa.) and Dave Berkheimer (Mechanicsburg, Pa.).

 
On race day, the pits open at Noon ET with the drivers meeting set for 3pm on the front stretch, practice at 4pm, Fatheadz Qualifying at 6pm, a driver’s autograph session at 6:30pm in the midway, driver introductions at 7:45pm, opening ceremonies at 8pm and the 100-lap main event at 8:15pm.

 
Reserved seats are $30 apiece, while general admission tickets are $20, and just $10 for children aged 6 to 12. Tickets are available in advance at www.winchesterspeedway.com/tickets.

 
The race will be shown LIVE on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/3frPoW6.

 

 
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USAC SILVER CROWN POINTS: 1-Shane Cottle-162, 2-Kody Swanson-134, 3-Chris Windom-131, 4-Justin Grant-127, 5-Logan Seavey-124, 6-David Byrne-120, 7-Brady Bacon-119, 8-Kyle Robbins-113, 9-Shane Cockrum-112, 10-Mike Haggenbottom-101.

 

 
WINCHESTERN USAC SILVER CROWN ENTRY LIST:

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

 
1 Kyle O’Gara/Beech Grove, IN (SFHR Development)

 
2 Patrick Lawson/Edwardsville, IL (Patrick Lawson)

 
7 Kyle Robbins/New Castle, IN (KR Racing)

 
11 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 Aaron Pierce/Muncie, IN (Sam Pierce)

 
31 Dave Berkheimer/Mechanicsburg, PA (Berkheimer Racing)

 
39 Matt Goodnight/Winchester, IN (Goodnight Racing)

 
40 David Byrne/Shullsburg, WI (Byrne Racing)

 
77 Kody Swanson/Kingsburg, CA (Doran Enterprises)

 
81 Shane Cottle/Kansas, IL (BCR Group)

 
91 Justin Grant/Ione, CA (Hemelgarn Racing)

 
94 Mike McVetta/Grafton OH (Dick & Deborah Myers)

 
99 Eric Gordon/Fortville, IN (Brad & Tara Armstrong)

 
131 Derek Bischak/Angola, IN (Derek Bischak)

 
222 Logan Seavey/Sutter, CA (Rice Motorsports)

 

 
RICH VOGLER CLASSIC WINNERS:

 
(Winchester Speedway)

 
1991: Robbie Stanley (Sprint) & Don Schilling (Midget)

 
1992: Jim Mahoney (Sprint) & Kenny Irwin, Jr. (Midget)

 
1993: Robbie Stanley (Sprint) & Stevie Reeves (Midget)

 
1994: Robbie Stanley (Sprint) & Mike Bliss (Midget)

 
1995: Kenny Irwin, Jr. (Sprint) & Mike Bliss (Midget)

 
1996: Andy Michner (Sprint) & Tracy Hines (Midget)

 
1997: Andy Michner (Sprint) & Tracy Hines (Midget)

 
1998: Chet Fillip (Sprint) & Ricky Shelton (Midget)

 
1999: Dave Steele (Sprint)

 
2000: Ryan Newman (Sprint) & Ryan Newman (Midget)

 
2001: Dane Carter (Midget)

 
2002: Dave Steele (Sprint)

 
2003: Michael Lewis (Sprint)

 

 
(Indianapolis Speedrome)

 
2004: Teddy Beach (Midget) & Bryan Clauson (Kenyon Midget)

 

 
(Winchester Speedway)

 
2005: Dave Darland (Sprint)

 
2006: Bryan Clauson (Sprint)

 
2007: Marc Jessup (Sprint)

 
2008: Darren Hagen (Sprint)

 
2009: Tracy Hines (Sprint)

 
2010: Shane Hmiel (Sprint)

 
2011: Tracy Hines (Sprint)

 
 
(Indianapolis Raceway Park)

 
2012: Bobby Santos (Silver Crown) & Tracy Hines (Midget)

 
2013: Tanner Swanson (Silver Crown) & Tracy Hines (Midget)

 
2014: David Byrne (Silver Crown)

 
2015: Tanner Swanson (Silver Crown)

 
2016: Kody Swanson (Silver Crown)

 
2017: Bobby Santos (Silver Crown)

 
2019: Kody Swanson (Silver Crown)

 
2020: Not Held

 

 

Fairbury, Nebraska Pits USAC Midgets' Best for Two Nights July 16-17

Jeff Taylor

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

 
Fairbury, Nebraska (July 14, 2021)………”Fairbury” is the rallying chant synonymous with mid-summer for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship for the past half-decade, and the 2021 edition at Fairbury, Nebraska’s Jefferson County Speedway is primed to be bigger and better than ever.

 
That applies to the driver’s wallets as well for the Riverside Chevrolet Midwest Midget Championship presented by Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt's Sanitation, co-sanctioned by USAC and the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association for the Friday and Saturday night, July 16-17 event.

 
Friday night’s purse has been elevated to $4,000-to-win for the 30-lapper while Saturday night’s purse for the 40-lap feature will pay an event record $10,000 winner’s share and $500 to start and in excess of $40,000 in total prize money.

 
The Midwest Midget Championship officially begins on Thursday night, July 15 with practice from 5-7pm CDT followed by a shrimp boil and barbecue to follow, which is open to all race teams, crews and fans at the campground north of the track with a free concert in the beer garden following each night of racing action as well.

 
In the opener of last year’s Midwest Midget Championship, Chris Windom withstood Buddy Kofoid’s repeated, relentless challenges down the stretch, including during a hellacious final four lap trophy dash to the finish. 

 
In a 30-lap feature that was stop-and-start throughout, with a number of cautions and a pair of red flags impeding the proceedings, Windom worked his way to the lead just prior to midway after pole sitter Ethan Mitchell led the first four laps of his USAC career while Cannon McIntosh controlled the front of the pack from lap five until Windom worked his way by on the 12 th circuit just following a restart.

 
As Windom began to track down traffic that was running three and four-wide at times, Kofoid was right on his trail, closing to within a couple car lengths of Windom with four laps remaining. After a caution, Kofoid was setting up his next move that he ultimately made with two laps remaining, sliding by Windom entering the first turn with little room to spare. Windom made contact with the rear bumper of Kofoid, elevating all four wheels off the racing surface.

 
Once Windom landed on all fours, he took off straight for the bottom of turn three as Daison Pursley stuck a nose in to the battle to briefly make it three-wide on the back straightaway. Windom got to the bottom first, exited off turn four and, as he sped underneath the white flag, attempted to jet back to the bottom of turn one, resulting in contact between Kofoid’s front chrome and Windom’s rear bumper.

 
That move slowed up Windom’s momentum off turn two, but Kofoid was only able to get half a car length under Windom as Windom made a beeline back to the bottom of turn three, forcing Kofoid and Pursley to try high as a last ditch effort, to no avail, as Windom sprinted to the checkered flag by two car lengths over Kofoid.

 
In 2020, Windom became the second driver in as many years to win a race at Jefferson County, then go on to capture the USAC National Midget championship. Tyler Courtney did the same in 2019. In addition to his victory, Windom (Canton, Ill.) has also finished inside the top-ten at Jefferson County in 2019 (3 rd & 9 th) and 2020 (4 th).

 
Jason McDougal (Broken Arrow, Okla.) won the opening night at Jeff. Co. in 2019, which was his first career USAC National Midget feature victory. This weekend, McDougal will compete for Hastings, Neb. based Klatt Enterprises, and has also earned a 6 th there on the second in 2019 and a 7 th in 2018.

 
Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) has seen both ends of the spectrum at Jefferson County, finishing dead last in his first run in 2017 and followed it up with a victory in 2018, leading all 40 laps along the way.

 
Tanner Thorson (Minden, Nev.) led the final 16 circuits in capturing a 2017 triumph at Jefferson County. A 3 rd place result on the final night in 2020 came after setting quick time during qualifying on the opening night. The 2016 series champion also took an 8 th in 2019 and a 10 th in 2016.

 
Tyler Thomas (Collinsville, Okla.) has come to picking up a victory at Jefferson County, finishing inside the top-five on four occasions. In 2016, the past Jason Leffler Memorial victory finished as the runner-up in the series’ debut at the track. In 2017, Thomas led the initial 24 laps and collected a 3 rd place result in addition to a 4 th in 2020 and a 5 th in 2019 to go along with a 6 th in 2019 and an 8 th in 2018.

 
Logan Seavey (Sutter, Calif.) owns the one-lap Jefferson County Speedway USAC National Midget track record of 10.685 sec., set in 2019. In fact, the 2018 series champ has been the fastest qualifier on three occasions at the track, first in 2018 and twice in 2019, and finished 2 nd in 2018 and 3 rd in 2019, added with a 7 th in 2019.

 
Jerry Coons Jr. (Tucson, Ariz.) has finished in the top-ten in all six of his USAC National Midget starts at Jefferson County since 2017 with a best of 4 th and 5 th in 2019. The USAC Triple Crown champion also scored a 6 th in 2018, 7 th in 2020, 8 th in 2017 (after starting 14 th) and 10 th in 2020.

 
Kevin Thomas Jr. (Cullman, Ala.) has won a USAC National feature before in Nebraska, albeit in a sprint car in 2018 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. At Jefferson County, Thomas has finished on the podium twice, leading four laps and finishing 2 nd in 2019, one year after finishing 3 rd in 2018.

 
Current series point leader Buddy Kofoid (Penngrove, Calif.) was in contention for the win all the way to the finish line on the opening night in 2020 with 2 nd on night one and a 5 th in 2020. Emerson Axsom (Franklin, Ind.) charged from 9 th to 2 nd and led two laps late, just three laps from the checkered, in a runner-up result in 2020, one night after an 8 th in his debut at the track.

 
Daison Pursley (Locust Grove, Okla.) tallied a pair of notable performances in his first two rounds at Jefferson County in 2020, with a 3 rd and 6 th place results on each night. Cannon McIntosh collected a quick time award in 2020 before snagging 5 th and 8 th place finishes throughout the weekend.

 
Ethan Mitchell (Mooresville, N.C.) collected a solid 6 th place result in 2020 as did Sam Johnson (St. Peters, Mo.), who was 9 th on both nights in 2020, earning hard chargers on the opening night after starting 19 th, while also putting his name in the record by books by setting a new 12-lap standard for USAC National Midgets at the venue, a 2:24.855 during the semi-feature.

 
Returning to the lineup this weekend at Jefferson County are 11-time Rocky Mountain Midget champ, Thornton, Colorado’s Keith Rauch (13 th in 2016), a one-time USAC National Midget winner back in 1990 at Imperial Valley Raceway in El Centro, Calif. Furthermore, 2012 USAC Western States Midget champ, Bakersfield, California’s Shannon McQueen (13 th in 2019) and Nebraska’s own, Lincoln’s Trey Gropp (20 th in 2020).

 
Rocky Mountain contingent, Aurora, Colorado’s Lance Bennett (14 th in 2016); Green River, Wyoming’s Zac Taylor (16 th in 2020); Brighton, Colorado’s Tony Rossi (18 th in 2020); and Parker, Colorado’s Blaze Bennett (21 st in 2018) are among those scheduled to be on hand, just to name a few.

 
Seeing Jefferson County Speedway for the first-time are two-time 2021 series winner Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, Calif.), along with fellow Rookies Brenham Crouch (Lubbock, Texas), Chase Randall (Waco, Texas) and Hayden Reinbold (Gilbert, Ariz.), Brett Becker (Odessa, Texas), along with New Zealanders Hayden Williams and Travis Buckley, three-time POWRi Midget titlist Zach Daum (Pocahontas, Ill.) and 2017 USAC Gulf Coast SpeeD2 Midget champion Kyle Jones (Kennedale, Texas).

 
Winged sprint car veteran Jake Bubak (Arvada, Colo.) will take on Jefferson County for the first-time ever as will 15-year-old Blake Spicer (Phillipsburg, Kan.), who’ll get his introduction to USAC National Midget racing throughout Mid-America Midget Week.

 
Twenty-eight previous USAC National Midget races have been held in the state of Nebraska. USAC Triple Crown champion Tracy Hines has the most victories of any driver in the
state with three. Wilke-Pak Racers has won the most of any team in the state with five.

 
General admission tickets to the event are just $20 for adults on Friday night and $25 on Saturday with High School students and younger just $5 each night. Reserved seating is $25 per night (available in two-day packages only) and are available online at www.jeffersoncountyspeedway.com under the “Buy Tickets” tab.

 
Unlimited general admission tickets will be sold day of show beginning at 5pm CDT with reserved seating only presale as described above. All-access pit passes will be unlimited and available at the pit gate on day of show only.

 
Gates open at 5pm CDT with qualifying at 6:30pm and racing at 7pm with a free concert each night after the races at the beer garden.

 
Camping with electric and water hookups is available just a few hundred feet from the track by reserving online at www.jeffersoncountyspeedway.com under the “Buy Tickets” tab.  Additional camping and area information is available at https://www.visitoregontrail.org/ or http://fairburychamber.org/.

 
For more information, follow the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MidwestMidgetChampionship or call 405-823-8095.
Both nights of the Midwest Midget Championship from Jefferson County Speedway will be streamed live on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/3dgONXz.

 
Mid-America Midget Week features four USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship races in three different Great Plains states during a five night span July 13-17. It all begins on July 13 date at Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway; followed by a date on Wednesday, July 14 at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, Kansas; then concludes with two nights at Jefferson County Speedway in Fairbury, Neb. on July 16 and on July 17, with the finale paying $10,000 to the winner.

 
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USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Buddy Kofoid-941, 2-Chris Windom-894, 3-Emerson Axsom-852, 4-Justin Grant-820, 5-Tanner Thorson-814, 6-Thomas Meseraull-802, 7-Daison Pursley-798, 8-Logan Seavey-781, 9-Kevin Thomas Jr.-732, 10-Jason McDougal-693.

 

 
USAC NATIONAL MIDGET WINS IN NEBRASKA:

 
3-Tracy Hines

 
2-Kasey Kahne, Steve Cannon & Tyler Courtney

 
1-Bobby Olivero, Chad Boat, Chris Windom, Danny Stratton, Dave Darland, Dave Strickland Jr., Davey Ray, Dean Billings, Jason Leffler, Jason McDougal, Jeff Gordon, Justin Grant, Page Jones, Ricky Shelton, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Robby Flock, Sleepy Tripp, Tanner Thorson & Tony Elliott

 

 
JEFFERSON COUNTY SPEEDWAY USAC NATIONAL MIDGET WINS:

 
2-Tyler Courtney,

 
1-Chad Boat, Justin Grant, Jason McDougal, Tanner Thorson & Chris Windom

 

 
JEFFERSON COUNTY SPEEDWAY USAC NATIONAL MIDGET WINNERS:

 
2016: Chad Boat (8/2)

 
2017: Tanner Thorson (8/1)

 
2018: Justin Grant (7/14)

 
2019: Jason McDougal (7/12) & Tyler Courtney (7/13)

 
2020: Chris Windom (7/17) & Tyler Courtney (7/18)

 

 
TRACK RECORDS FOR USAC NATIONAL MIDGETS AT JEFFERSON COUNTY SPEEDWAY:

 
1 Lap - 7/12/2019 - Logan Seavey - 10.685 - 67.384 mph

 
10 Laps - 7/12/2019 - Tanner Carrick - 1:56.27 - 61.925 mph

 
12 Laps - 7/17/2020 - Sam Johnson - 2:24.855 - 59.646 mph

 

 
PAST RESULTS FOR USAC NATIONAL MIDGETS AT JEFFERSON COUNTY SPEEDWAY:

 
2016 FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Chad Boat, 2. Tyler Thomas, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Bryan Clauson, 5. Spencer Bayston, 6. Carson Macedo, 7. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 8. Holly Shelton, 9. Ryan Robinson, 10. Tanner Thorson, 11. Brayton Lynch, 12. Chett Gehrke, 13. Keith Rauch, 14. Lance Bennett, 15. Bob Harr, 16. John Klabunde, 17. Dustin Weland, 18. Terry Goodwin, 19. Ryan Greth, 20. Dave Darland, 21. Anton Hernandez, 22. Jeff Stasa. NT

 
2017 FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Tanner Thorson, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Tyler Thomas, 4. Shane Golobic, 5. Christopher Bell, 6. Spencer Bayston, 7. Tyler Courtney, 8. Jerry Coons, Jr., 9. Ryan Robinson, 10. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 11. Chad Boat, 12. Holly Shelton, 13. Tanner Carrick, 14. Joe B. Miller, 15. Clinton Boyles, 16. Brayton Lynch, 17. Chett Gehrke, 18. Paul Babich, 19. Jeff Stasa, 20. John Klabunde, 21. Tyler Nelson, 22. Justin Grant. NT

 
2018 FEATURE: (40 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Justin Grant (2), 2. Logan Seavey (6), 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (4), 4. Tanner Carrick (3), 5. Brady Bacon (10), 6. Jerry Coons, Jr. (7), 7. Jason McDougal (9), 8. Tyler Thomas (11), 9. Spencer Bayston (5), 10. Kyle Craker (15), 11. Cole Bodine (16), 12. Chad Boat (8), 13. Brayton Lynch (12), 14. Sam Johnson (14), 15. Tyler Courtney (1), 16. Maria Cofer (17), 17. Dustin Weland (19), 18. Glenn Waterland (20), 19. Lance Bennett (18), 20. Zane Hendricks (13), 21. Blaze Bennett (21), 22. Curtis Spicer (22). NT

 
2019 NIGHT #1 FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Jason McDougal (4), 2. Tyler Courtney (12), 3. Chris Windom (3), 4. Chad Boat (9), 5. Jerry Coons, Jr. (10), 6. Tyler Thomas (14), 7. Logan Seavey (6), 8. Andrew Layser (7), 9. Zeb Wise (11), 10. Robert Dalby (2), 11. Brady Bacon (16), 12. Tanner Carrick (13), 13. Tanner Thorson (1), 14. Ethan Mitchell (18), 15. Sam Johnson (15), 16. Shannon McQueen (17), 17. Lance Bennett (19), 18. Curtis Spicer (22), 19. Olivia Bennett (20), 20. Tucker Klaasmeyer (8), 21. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (5), 22. Tyler Seavey (23), 23. A.J. Valim (21). NT

 
2019 NIGHT #2 FEATURE: (40 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Tyler Courtney (1), 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (2), 3. Logan Seavey (6), 4. Jerry Coons, Jr. (4), 5. Tyler Thomas (11), 6. Jason McDougal (8), 7. Tanner Carrick (7), 8. Tanner Thorson (3), 9. Chris Windom (9), 10. Tucker Klaasmeyer (10), 11. Zeb Wise (15), 12. Chad Boat (5), 13. Shannon McQueen (13), 14. Andrew Layser (18), 15. Sam Johnson (16), 16. Ethan Mitchell (12), 17. Curtis Spicer (22), 18. Brady Bacon (14), 19. Robert Dalby (17), 20. Lance Bennett (19), 21. Tyler Seavey (20), 22. Olivia Bennett (23), 23. A.J. Valim (21).

 
2020 NIGHT #1 FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Chris Windom (5), 2. Buddy Kofoid (8), 3. Daison Pursley (12), 4. Tyler Thomas (9), 5. Cannon McIntosh (4), 6. Ethan Mitchell (1), 7. Andrew Layser (15), 8. Emerson Axsom (13), 9. Sam Johnson (19), 10. Jerry Coons Jr. (3), 11. Tanner Carrick (11), 12. Tanner Thorson (6), 13. Cole Bodine (14), 14. Keith Rauch (16), 15. Chris Sheil (22), 16. Zac Taylor (21), 17. Emilio Hoover (17), 18. Tony Rossi (18), 19. Kaylee Bryson (10), 20. Carson Garrett (20), 21. Robert Dalby (2), 22. Tyler Courtney (7). NT

 
2020 NIGHT #2 FEATURE: (40 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Tyler Courtney (1), 2. Emerson Axsom (9), 3. Tanner Thorson (4), 4. Chris Windom (3), 5. Buddy Kofoid (2), 6. Daison Pursley (11), 7. Jerry Coons Jr. (13), 8. Cannon McIntosh (6), 9. Sam Johnson (7), 10. Tanner Carrick (14), 11. Robert Dalby (18), 12. Ethan Mitchell (5), 13. Kaylee Bryson (12), 14. Andrew Layser (16), 15. Cole Bodine (8), 16. Carson Garrett (19), 17. Curtis Spicer (21), 18. Keith Rauch (20), 19. Tyler Thomas (15), 20. Trey Gropp (17), 21. Emilio Hoover (10), 22. Tony Rossi (22). NT

 

TUESDAY NIGHT THUNDER BOOMS AT RED DIRT FOR MID-AMERICA MIDGET WEEK OPENER

Danny Clum

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Meeker, Oklahoma (July 11, 2021)………The 1/4-mile length red carpet is rolled out for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship’s Tuesday Night Thunder on Tuesday night, July 13, at Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway for the first event of 2021 Mid-America Midget Week.

 
In the series’ most recent appearance at Red Dirt in 2021, Tanner Thorson found a sort of redemption for himself after losing the lead in the final laps of a race two nights earlier. This time around, at Red Dirt, faced with a similar scenario on a late restart, Thorson made sure his ultimate fate was going to play out differently, this time in his favor.

 
A late caution had stifled Thorson’s near five-second advantage with just three laps remaining a year ago at Red Dirt. By rule, lapped cars were moved to the tail. As it turned out, Thorson had to endure three shots at a final restart due to a succession of yellows that halted his quest.

 
On the third and final try, which went clean and green, Thorson wasn’t to be denied on this night, ridding himself of the recent plague of unfavorable fortune to win by 0.598 of a second.

 
The Sooner State love has been reciprocated in 2021 with the Minden, Nev. native becoming, quite literally, a resident of the state of Oklahoma, making the move to the Owasso area during the offseason.

 
Furthermore, Thorson subsequently became a USAC National Midget feature winner in Oklahoma, the most recent in fact, back in April at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, which was his first for Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports, for whom the 2016 series champion won for again in June during Indiana Midget Week at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind.

 
Thorson’s lone Red Dirt start outside of his win resulted in an 8 th in 2019, a race won by Logan Seavey. Seavey hasn’t finished worse than 2 nd in either of his two Red Dirt starts. He led the final seven circuits to capture the 2019 race, which came one year after he led a race-high 13 laps and finished as the runner-up during his 2018 championship season.

 
Reigning USAC National Midget champion Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) has finished inside the top-five in both of his Red Dirt runs. The seventh and most recent USAC Triple Crown champion led a single lap in 2019 before finishing 3 rd, then raced to a 5 th place finish in 2020.

 
Jerry Coons Jr. is the only driver to finish within the top-4 in all three of USAC’s Red Dirt USAC Midget races run since 2018.  The USAC Triple Crown champion took 4 th in 2018 and 4 th again in 2019 after leading four laps late in the going. His best result there came just last year in 2020, finishing 3 rd.

 
Current championship point leader Buddy Kofoid (Penngrove, Calif.) took 4 th in his debut Red Dirt appearance in 2020. Fellow 2020 Rookie Emerson Axsom (Franklin, Ind.) was 6 th in his first start there in the same 2020 event. 

 
Jason McDougal (Broken Arrow, Okla.) earned his best career Red Dirt USAC result in 2018 with a 7 th but led on two separate occasions for a total of nine laps early on in the 2019 feature before being caught up in an accident.

 
Cannon McIntosh (Bixby, Okla.) made his very first career USAC National Midget feature start at his home state Red Dirt Raceway in 2018, finishing 18 th. McIntosh upped his performance in the following years with a best thus far of 7 th in 2020 while leading briefly for one lap.

 
Justin Grant and Kevin Thomas Jr. have each raced to Red Dirt top-tens with Grant (Ione, Calif.) tallying a 6 th in 2018 while Thomas (Cullman, Ala.) garnered an 8 th during the same event in 2018.

 
Unrelated to Kevin, Tyler Thomas (Collinsville, Okla.) possesses a pair of top-ten results at Red Dirt in USAC National Midget competition with a best of 9 th in 2020, following a 10 th in 2019. Jonathan Beason (Broken Arrow, Okla.) has been the hard charger at Red Dirt in each of the last two seasons, starting 17 th and finishing 5 th in 2019, then proceeded from 18 th to 8 th in 2020.

 
Making return visits to Red Dirt with the USAC National Midgets are 2017 USAC Micro Sprint champion Daison Pursley (12 th in 2020); 2012 USAC Western States Midget champion, Bakersfield, California’s Shannon McQueen (13 th in 2019); Mooresville, North Carolina’s Ethan Mitchell (13 th in 2020); St. Peters, Missouri’s Sam Johnson (14 th in 2020); Lincoln, Nebraska’s Trey Gropp (17 th in 2020); Coweta, Oklahoma’s Chance Morton (20 th in 2020); Muskogee, Oklahoma’s Kaylee Bryson (20 th in 2021) and more.

 
Red Dirt debuts come via two-time 2021 USAC National Midget feature winner Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, Calif.), leading series Rookie Bryant Wiedeman (Colby, Kan.), Brenham Crouch (Lubbock, Texas), Chase Randall (Waco, Texas), Hayden Reinbold (Gilbert, Ariz.), Ryan Timms (Oklahoma City, Okla.), J.R. Ewing (Phillipsburg, Kan.), plus Auckland, New Zealand natives Hayden Williams and Travis Buckley.

 
In the 16 previous USAC National Midget races held in the state of Oklahoma, only two drivers have been victorious on multiple occasions, that being Tanner Thorson and 1963 champ Bob Wente.

 
At Red Dirt, the gates open at 5pm (Central), drivers meeting at 5:45pm and hot laps at 6:30pm with qualifying and racing to follow. The NOW600 Non-Wing Micros are also on the event card.

 
General admission is just $25 with high school students and younger just $5 and children under five are admitted for free. Tickets are available online at www.reddirtraceway.com under the “Buy Tickets” tab and will be sold the day of the show as well. All access passes are available as well for $35 and available at the pit gate on the day of the show only.

 
Tuesday Night Thunder from Red Dirt Raceway will be streamed live on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/3dgONXz.

 
The Red Dirt event kicks off Mid-America Midget Week, which features four USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship races in three different Great Plains states during a five night span July 13-17.

 
Mid-America Midget Week begins on July 13 date at Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway; followed by a date on Wednesday, July 14 at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, Kansas; then concludes with two nights at Jefferson County Speedway in Fairbury, Neb. on July 16 and on July 17, with the finale paying $10,000 to the winner.

 

 
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USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Buddy Kofoid-941, 2-Chris Windom-894, 3-Emerson Axsom-852, 4-Justin Grant-820, 5-Tanner Thorson-814, 6-Thomas Meseraull-802, 7-Daison Pursley-798, 8-Logan Seavey-781, 9-Kevin Thomas Jr.-732, 10-Jason McDougal-693.

 

 
USAC NATIONAL MIDGET WINS AT RED DIRT RACEWAY:

 
1-Christopher Bell, Logan Seavey & Tanner Thorson

 

 
USAC NATIONAL MIDGET WINNERS AT RED DIRT RACEWAY:

 
2018: Christopher Bell (7/10)

 
2019: Logan Seavey (7/9)

 
2020: Tanner Thorson (7/21)

 

 
USAC NATIONAL MIDGET WINS IN OKLAHOMA:

 
2-Tanner Thorson & Bob Wente

 
1-John Batts, Christopher Bell, Steve Cannon, Jimmy Caruthers, Tyler Courtney, Jimmy Davies, Justin Grant, Buddy Kofoid, Lloyd Ruby, Logan Seavey, Sleepy Tripp & Roger West

 

 
TRACK RECORDS FOR USAC NATIONAL MIDGETS AT RED DIRT RACEWAY:

 
1 Lap - 7/21/2020 - Tyler Courtney - 13.108 - 68.660 mph

 
8 Laps - 7/21/2020 - Sam Johnson - 1:49.580 - 65.705 mph

 
10 Laps - 7/10/2018 - Tyler Thomas - 2:24.03 - 62.487 mph

 

 
PAST RED DIRT RACEWAY USAC NATIONAL MIDGET RESULTS:

 
2018 FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Christopher Bell (6), 2. Logan Seavey (5), 3. Tanner Carrick (7), 4. Jerry Coons, Jr. (10), 5. Brady Bacon (3), 6. Justin Grant (4), 7. Jason McDougal (11), 8. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (14), 9. Spencer Bayston (18), 10. Tyler Courtney (2), 11. Chad Boat (19), 12. Holly Shelton (15), 13. Ryan Robinson (1), 14. Tucker Klaasmeyer (21), 15. Tyler Thomas (17), 16. Brayton Lynch (24), 17. Jonathan Beason (9), 18. Cannon McIntosh (20), 19. Zane Hendricks (8), 20. Kyle Craker (16), 21. Cole Bodine (23), 22. Ace McCarthy (12), 23. Maria Cofer (22), 24. Dave Darland (13). NT

 
2019 FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Logan Seavey (9), 2. Zeb Wise (7), 3. Chris Windom (11), 4. Jerry Coons, Jr. (15), 5. Jonathan Beason (17), 6. Matt Sherrell (16), 7. Chad Boat (13), 8. Tanner Thorson (3), 9. Tucker Klaasmeyer (10), 10. Tyler Thomas (19), 11. Jesse Colwell (14), 12. Tanner Carrick (6), 13. Shannon McQueen (18), 14. Hank Davis (22), 15. Robert Dalby (21), 16. Tyler Courtney (1), 17. Jason McDougal (2), 18. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (5), 19. Andrew Deal (20), 20. Holley Hollan (12), 21. Cannon McIntosh (4), 22. Zane Hendricks (8). NT

 
2020 FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Tanner Thorson (1), 2. Tyler Courtney (6), 3. Jerry Coons Jr. (8), 4. Buddy Kofoid (5), 5. Chris Windom (3), 6. Emerson Axsom (11), 7. Cannon McIntosh (4), 8. Jonathan Beason (18), 9. Tyler Thomas (9), 10. Andrew Layser (10), 11. Robert Dalby (20), 12. Daison Pursley (13), 13. Ethan Mitchell (2), 14. Sam Johnson (7), 15. Cole Bodine (17), 16. Tanner Carrick (15), 17. Trey Gropp (14), 18. Steven Shebester (12), 19. Shannon McQueen (22), 20. Chance Morton (21), 21. Kaylee Bryson (16), 22. Ace McCarthy (19). NT

 

CHAD McDANIEL MEMORIAL RETURNS TO REVITALIZED SOLOMON VALLEY RACEWAY JULY 14

Danny Clum

 

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Beloit, Kansas (July 11, 2021)………Three years have passed since the Chad McDaniel Memorial has last been contested, but for the first time since 2018, the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship races in memory of their fallen comrade on Wednesday night, July 14, at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, Kansas.

 
The quarter-mile dirt oval in the heart of north central Kansas has served as the host of all nine previous runnings of the Chad McDaniel Memorial race since 2010. McDaniel, from nearby Concordia, Kan., lost his life in a USAC National Midget event at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway in 2009.

 
The 10 th running of the event comes amid a revival of the track which had sat dormant for some time and had been overgrown by Mother Nature. In June, through a valiant effort by several individuals donating their time and effort, the track was revitalized in preparation for Wednesday’s event.

 
The Chad McDaniel Memorial boasts five different winners in its previous nine editions with Brad Kuhn winning the inaugural race in 2010, Scott Hatton in 2012, Christopher Bell in 2013 & 2017, Bryan Clauson in 2014 & 2016 and Kevin Thomas Jr. in 2015 & 2018. The 2011 race was rained out just prior to the feature.

 
Kevin Thomas Jr. is the only past Chad McDaniel Memorial winner in this year’s field and brings an undefeated record of 2 and 0 with him. Thomas (Cullman, Ala.) won in his only two appearances at the track in both 2015 and 2018 and also led all 30 laps in wire-to-wire fashion on each occurrence.

 
Tanner Thorson (Minden, Nev.) has been knocking on the door for a first Solomon Valley victory, finishing as the runner-up in both 2015 and 2016. The 2016 series champ also collected a 4 th at the Chad McDaniel Memorial in 2017 and a 7 th in 2014.

 
Reigning USAC Silver Crown champion Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) has finished on the podium in both of his Solomon Valley runs with a 2 nd in 2017 and a 3 rd in 2018.

 
During his USAC National Midget championship season, Logan Seavey (Sutter, Calif.) finished as the runner-up to Thomas in his solo Solomon Valley start.

 
Jerry Coons Jr. (Tucson, Ariz.) recently surpassed the 400 start mark in his USAC National Midget career, with the 2006-2007 series champion making four of those starts at Solomon Valley. He finished a best of 3 rd in 2013 and added another top-10 with a 10 th in 2017.

 
Jason McDougal (Broken Arrow, Okla.) took fourth in his maiden Solomon Valley run in 2018 while defending USAC National Midget titlist Chris Windom collected a 6 th in 2018. Sam Johnson (St. Peters, Mo.) also possesses previous USAC experience at Solomon Valley, tallying a 19 th in 2018.

 
Eleven-time Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association champion Keith Rauch (Thornton, Colo.), a one-time USAC National Midget winner back in 1990 at Imperial Valley Raceway in El Centro, Calif., enters this year’s event and previously competed in the first Chad McDaniel Memorial in 2010, running 8 th on both nights when it was a two-night event. He took 9 th in 2014 and was a best of 7 th in 2015.

 
The Solomon Valley first-timers include a vast, talented group, four of which currently stand inside the top-ten in the points. Among those are point leader and four-time 2021 series winner Buddy Kofoid (Penngrove, Calif.); one-time winner and 3 rd in points, Emerson Axsom (Franklin, Ind.); two-time winner and 6 th in points, Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, Calif.); 7 th in points and seeking a first USAC National Midget win, Daison Pursley (Locust Grove, Okla.).

 
Three-time career series winner Cannon McIntosh (Bixby, Okla.) will make his first stop at Solomon Valley as will home state driver and leading series Rookie Bryant Wiedeman (Colby, Kan.); along with fellow Rookies Brenham Crouch (Lubbock, Texas), Chase Randall (Waco, Texas) and Hayden Reinbold (Gilbert, Ariz.).

 
Ethan Mitchell (Mooresville, N.C.), Kaylee Bryson (Muskogee, Okla.), Trey Gropp (Lincoln, Neb.), Ryan Timms (Oklahoma City, Okla.) and New Zealanders Hayden Williams and Travis Buckley are set for Solomon Valley debuts and have made appearances with the USAC National Midgets this season.

 
Brett Becker (Odessa, Texas) will make his first USAC Midget appearance since 2019 on Wednesday after missing the transfer for the Chad McDaniel Memorial feature the year prior in 2018.

 
Winged sprint car veteran Jake Bubak (Arvada, Colo.) will take on Solomon Valley for the first-time as will Blake Spicer (Phillipsburg, Kan.), who’ll contest his first career USAC National Midget event on what will be his 15 th birthday. 

 
Wednesday’s 10 th running of the Chad McDaniel Memorial features the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship and the NOW600 Non-Wing & Restricted Micro Sprints.

 
Gates open at 5pm (Central) with the drivers meeting at 5:45pm and hot laps at 6:30pm with qualifying and racing to follow.

 
General admission tickets are just $20 with high school students and younger just $5. All access passes are available as well for $35 and available at the pit gate on the day of the show only.

 
The Chad McDaniel Memorial from Solomon Valley Raceway will be streamed live on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/3dgONXz.

 
The Red Dirt event kicks off Mid-America Midget Week, which features four USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship races in three different Great Plains states during a five night span July 13-17.

 
Mid-America Midget Week begins on July 13 date at Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway; followed by a date on Wednesday, July 14 at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, Kansas; then concludes with two nights at Jefferson County Speedway in Fairbury, Neb. on July 16 and on July 17, with the finale paying $10,000 to the winner.

 

 
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USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Buddy Kofoid-941, 2-Chris Windom-894, 3-Emerson Axsom-852, 4-Justin Grant-820, 5-Tanner Thorson-814, 6-Thomas Meseraull-802, 7-Daison Pursley-798, 8-Logan Seavey-781, 9-Kevin Thomas Jr.-732, 10-Jason McDougal-693.

 

 
CHAD McDANIEL MEMORIAL WINS:

 
2-Christopher Bell, Bryan Clauson & Kevin Thomas Jr.

 
1-Scott Hatton & Brad Kuhn

 

 
CHAD McDANIEL MEMORIAL WINNERS:

 
2010: Brad Kuhn (6/4)

 
2011: Rained Out (7/28)

 
2012: Scott Hatton (7/27)

 
2013: Christopher Bell (7/30)

 
2014: Bryan Clauson (7/29)

 
2015: Kevin Thomas Jr. (7/28)

 
2016: Bryan Clauson (8/3)

 
2017: Christopher Bell (8/2)

 
2018: Kevin Thomas Jr. (7/11)

 

 
TRACK RECORDS FOR USAC NATIONAL MIDGETS AT SOLOMON VALLEY RACEWAY:

 
1 Lap - 7/11/2018 - Holly Shelton - 11.944

 
10 Laps - 8/3/2016 - Ryan Greth - 2:02.67

 

 
PAST CHAD McDANIEL FEATURE RESULTS:

 
2010 NIGHT #1: 1. Brad Kuhn, 2. Zach Daum, 3. Brad Loyet, 4. Austin Brown, 5. Matt Sherrell, 6. Daniel Adler, 7. Mike Hess, 8. Keith Rauch, 9. Patrick Stasa, 10. Shane Cockrum, 11. Joe Boyles, 12. Chris Sheil, 13. Jeff Stasa, 14. Todd Plemons, 15. Julee Jamison, 16. Andrew Felker, 17. Bob Harr, 18. Greg Schaefer, 19. John Campbell, 20. Chett Gehrke, 21. Tony Rossi, 22. Cole Wood.

 
2010 NIGHT #2: 1. Brad Kuhn, 2. Zach Daum, 3. Brad Loyet, 4. Austin Brown, 5. Daniel Adler, 6. Andrew Felker, 7. Chett Gehrke, 8. Keith Rauch, 9. Matt Sherrell, 10. Mike Hess, 11. Todd Plemons, 12. Patrick Stasa, 13. Tim Siner, 14. Chris Sheil, 15. Jeff Stasa, 16. Joe Boyles, 17. Justin Mallo, 18. Garett Hood, 19. Kevin Bayer, 20. Greg Schaefer, 21. Rich Camfield, 22. John Campbell, 23. Shane Cockrum.

 
2011: RAINED OUT

 
2012 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Scott Hatton, 2. Zach Daum, 3. Jonathan Beason, 4. Matt Sherrell, 5. Chett Gehrke, 6. Blake Hahn, 7. Austin Brown, 8. Daniel Robinson, 9. Garrett Aitken, 10. Tim Siner, 11 Andy Malpocker, 12. Cameron Hagin, 13. Riley Emmel, 14. Garett Hood, 15. C.J. Johnson, 16. Darren Kingston, 17. Jake Blackhurst, 18. Don Droud Jr., 19. Brad Kuhn, 20. Gavin Galbraith, 21. Randy Bowyer, 22. Andrew Felker, 23. Terry Goodwin.

 
2013 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Christopher Bell, 2. Rico Abreu, 3. Jerry Coons, Jr., 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Darren Hagen, 6. Zach Daum, 7. Brad Kuhn, 8. Bryan Clauson, 9. Tanner Thorson, 10. Cody Ledger, 11. Shane Golobic, 12. Andrew Felker, 13. C.J. Johnson, 14. Garett Hood, 15. Dalton Armstrong, 16. Bob Harr, 17. Jeff Stasa, 18. Caleb Armstrong, 19. Chett Gehrke, 20. Cody Brewer, 21. Cole McDaniel, 22. Randy Boyer. NT

 
2014 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Zach Daum, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Christopher Bell, 5. Rico Abreu, 6. Chris Windom, 7. Tanner Thorson, 8. Isaac Chapple, 9. Keith Rauch, 10. Michael Pickens, 11. Bob Harr, 12. C.J. Johnson, 13. Randy Boyer, 14. Cody Brewer, 15. Garett Hood. NT

 
2015 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 2. Tanner Thorson, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Spencer Bayston, 5. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 6. Cody Brewer, 7. Keith Rauch, 8. Bob Harr, 9. David Wheeler, 10. Mark Hamilton, 11. Bryan Clauson, 12. Christopher Bell, 13. C.J. Johnson, 14. Garett Hood, 15. Troy Simpson, 16. Zach Daum, 17. Jerry Coons, Jr. 18. Chett Gehrke, 19. Isaac Chapple, 20. Tyler Thomas. NT

 
2016 FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Tanner Thorson, 3. Spencer Bayston, 4. Carson Macedo, 5. Chad Boat, 6. Brady Bacon, 7. Dave Darland, 8. Ryan Robinson, 9. Tyler Thomas, 10. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 11. Holly Shelton, 12. Chett Gehrke, 13. Casey Shuman, 14. Bob Harr, 15. Keith Rauch, 16. Jeff Stasa, 17. Ryan Oerter, 18. Terry Goodwin, 19. Ryan Greth, 20. Matt Johnson, 21. Anton Hernandez, 22. Cody Brewer, 23. Brayton Lynch. NT

 
2017 FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Christopher Bell, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Holly Shelton, 4. Tanner Thorson, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Spencer Bayston, 7. Brayton Lynch, 8. Tanner Carrick, 9. Shane Golobic, 10. Jerry Coons, Jr., 11. Chad Boat, 12. Tyler Nelson, 13. Tucker Klaasmeyer, 14. Joe B. Miller, 15. Troy Simpson, 16. Tyler Thomas, 17. Tyler Courtney, 18. Chett Gehrke, 19. Ryan Robinson, 20. Matt Johnson, 21. Cody Brewer, 22. Paul Babich. NT

 
2018 FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (1), 2. Logan Seavey (2), 3. Justin Grant (5), 4. Jason McDougal (8), 5. Tanner Carrick (9), 6. Holly Shelton (6), 7. Chad Boat (3), 8. Tyler Courtney (7), 9. Kyle Craker (10), 10. Tucker Klaasmeyer (15), 11. Spencer Bayston (13), 12. Brady Bacon (11), 13. Ryan Robinson (4), 14. Jerry Coons, Jr. (12), 15. Maria Cofer (17), 16. Zane Hendricks (16), 17. Holley Hollan (20), 18. Cole Bodine (21), 19. Sam Johnson (19), 20. Dave Darland (18), 21. Tyler Thomas (14), 22. Shaun Shapel (22). NT
WIN A RIDE IN THE AMSOIL 2-SEATER SPRINT CAR DURING INDIANA SPRINT WEEK!

Speedway, Indiana (July 8, 2021)………It's time to go big and take the ride of your life as a passenger in the all-new AMSOIL 2-seater sprint car during one of the seven nights of USAC’s NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week July 23-31!

 
In partnership with AMSOIL, you will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to enter to win a ride in the AMSOIL 2-seater sprint car during Indiana Sprint Week.

 
Here’s how to enter. Visit https://usacracing.redpodium.com/amsoil-two-seater-social-campaign and fill out the form with your selection of night to ride. Follow USAC Racing AND AMSOIL Racing on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 
Winners will be selected by a random drawing for each race day. If selected, your name will be announced at the track, on social media and you will be notified via text message or email with details.  One entry is allowed per email address and phone number.

 
Entrants must be 18 years or older as of their date of entry in this promotion in order to qualify.
File your entry between July 5 and July 19 to be eligible for the USAC/AMSOIL 2-Seater Contest. Your entry must be received within the specified entry period.

 

 
NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week 2021 begins at Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday, July 23, with Kokomo Speedway on Saturday, July 24, and Lawrenceburg Speedway on Sunday, July 25, rounding out the first wave of ISW.

 
After two days away from the racetrack, teams and drivers get back on the horse with the Terre Haute Action Track’s Don Smith Classic on Wednesday, July 28, Lincoln Park Speedway on Thursday, July 29, Bloomington Speedway’s Sheldon Kinser Memorial on Friday, July 30, and Tri-State Speedway on Saturday, July 31.
SWEETENED SUNDAY FOR USAC MIDGETS
AT SWEET SPRINGS
By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Sweet Springs, Missouri (July 7, 2021)………Multiple lead changes, down to the wire, photo finishes. That’s sort of the norm for USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship racing at Missouri’s Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex, home of the series’ return this Sunday night, July 11.

 
To sweeten the pot, competitors will be chasing an elevated purse, which will pay $6,000 to the feature winner and $400 to start, an increase in payout from top-to-bottom for the 40-lap John Hinck Championship feature event at the 1/6-mile dirt oval.

 
Four previous appearances by the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship to Missouri’s Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex have resulted in events featuring multiple lead changes each year with no less than three drivers taking part in the top spot swap.

 
In the series’ inaugural run at Sweet Springs in 2018, Logan Seavey made the winning pass on Cole Bodine with just four laps remaining. In 2019’s return, Tanner Carrick made it to the front with just three laps remaining in a topsy-turvy finish. On night one of 2020, Cannon McIntosh tracked down Chris Windom on the final lap to win the race by a nose, the closest finish of the entire 2020 USAC season at 0.056 seconds.

 
On night two at Sweet Springs in 2020, Buddy Kofoid endured a ferocious charge from McIntosh three-quarters of the race in, then had to hold off the then-reigning champ Tyler Courtney to score the win, which as it turned out, was the 6 th closest finish of the year 0.180 seconds.

 
In fact, Sweet Springs was the only track to have multiple races within the top-six closest USAC finishes of 2020.

 
Three past Sweet Springs USAC Midget winners are on board for this weekend’s events: the first, Logan Seavey and the two most recent, Cannon McIntosh and Buddy Kofoid.

 
All three of those drivers, along with Tanner Carrick in 2019, have one thing in common – they all drove and won at Sweet Springs for Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports, giving the venerable team an undefeated 4-0 record at the 1/6-mile dirt oval entering the weekend.

 
Current series point leader and recent Indiana Midget Week champion, Kofoid (Penngrove, Calif.), found redemption in his Sweet Springs debut in 2020. In the night one opener, Kofoid’s race was over just a half-lap in after he and Justin Grant went for mighty flip down the back straightaway, ending both driver’s evenings. Kofoid returned the following night to lead the final 12 laps en route to scoring his long-awaited first career series win.

 
Kaylee Bryson (Muskogee, Okla.) made headlines in 2020 with her first career Fatheadz Fast Qualifying time with the series at Sweet Springs for KKM/Curb-Agajanian. By doing so, she became just the fifth female to accomplish the feat in the 66-year history of the USAC National Midget division. Her best Sweet Springs result came with a 10 th in 2020.

 
Eying first career Sweet Springs USAC National Midget starts are leading series Rookie of the Year contenders Bryant Wiedeman (Colby, Kan.) and Brenham Crouch (Lubbock, Texas), part of the KKM stable.

 
Seavey (Sutter, Calif.), the 2018 USAC National Midget champ, now driving Tom Malloy’s No. 25, was the fastest qualifier and feature winner in the inaugural Sweet Springs race back during his championship season.

 
Cannon McIntosh (Bixby, Okla.) was the lone driver to lead both nights at Sweet Springs in 2020. He led just one, the final one, on night one, then led 14 and was in a position to win before being involved in a late incident while battling for the lead with Kofoid, ultimately dropping McIntosh back to 12 th at the checkered. He’ll pilot the family owned Dave Mac Motorsports No. 08 throughout the weekend.

 
Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.) will drive for Terry and Kelly Hinck’s TKH Motorsports team this weekend at Sweet Springs. Terry and Kelly are the sons of the race’s namesake, John Hinck. Bacon last competed in the event in 2019, also for Hinck. That same night, Bacon picked up the accompanying micro sprint feature at Sweet Springs for TKH. Bacon finished a best of 4 th in the midget at Sweet Springs in 2018.

 
Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) holds the 10-lap USAC National Midget track record at Sweet Springs with a 2:03.358, set on night one in 2020. His best feature results came in a 9 th place performance in 2018.

 
Reigning series champion Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) enters as the most recent feature winner on the tour, at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway on June 12. Windom was the fastest qualifier at Sweet Springs in 2019 and has been on the “podium” in all three of his starts there, finishing 3 rd in 2019 and again on night two in 2020. His runner-up result on night one of 2020 came in bitter fashion after being passed on the outside by Cannon McIntosh on the final corner.

 
Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, Calif.) has finished inside the top-ten in both of his Sweet Springs starts, finishing 5 th and 9 th on back-to-back nights in 2020. Meseraull, an early season winner in Ocala, Fla., recently won a USAC Midwest Regional Midget feature last Friday at Indiana’s Gas City I-69 Speedway, on his birthday, in fact.

 
Daison Pursley (Locust Grove, Okla.) did likewise at Sweet Springs. His two top-ten results at Sweet Springs in 2020 came in consecutive 6 th place finishes. Edging closer to his first career USAC National win, Pursley hopes to join Carrick and Kofoid as the third driver to earn his first career USAC National Midget win at Sweet Springs.

 
Tanner Thorson (Minden, Nev.), a two-time series winner this season, has made three starts at Sweet Springs. The 2016 USAC National Midget champ’s two most recent runs have been his two best, a 4 th on night one and a 10 th on night two in 2020.

 
Jason McDougal (Broken Arrow, Okla.) is back in the Robert Dalby Motorsports No. 4, this weekend. McDougal finished a best of 4 th in 2019 while Dalby finished 8 th behind the wheel on night one in 2020.

 
Ethan Mitchell (Mooresville, N.C.) has made three Sweet Springs starts with a 17 th as his best on night two of 2020. His last two starts in April resulted in back-to-back top-tens, a career-best 3 rd at Port City and an 8 th in the opener at the Kokomo Grand Prix.

 
Kevin Thomas Jr. (Cullman, Ala.) returns to Sweet Springs after two previous starts, which resulted in a best finish of 6 th in 2019. Missouri’s Sam Johnson (St. Peters, Mo.) won his heat race in 2019 and earned a best feature result of 12 th in 2018.

 
Kokomo Grand Prix’s 2020 opening night winner Emerson Axsom (Franklin, Ind.) made two starts at Sweet Springs in 2020, finishing 13 th and 15 th on night one and two, respectively.

 
Two-time USAC National Midget champion Jerry Coons Jr. (Tucson, Ariz.) will be back in the seat of the Central Motorsports No. 85. Coons recently earned his 400 th career series start in June and finished 7 th at Sweet Springs in 2019. Coons has won a USAC National Midget feature in the state of Missouri before, taking the victory in 2006 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.

 
Chad Winfrey (Gladstone, Mo.) returns to Sweet Springs after collecting an 18 th in 2019 while Trey Gropp (Lincoln, Neb.) made single start, on night two of 2020, taking 20 th.

 
Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports Rookies Chase Randall (Waco, Texas) and Hayden Reinbold (Gilbert, Ariz.) are each planning on making their first Sweet Springs USAC feature starts as will Hayward Motorsports’ USAC Midget Rookie, Brian Carber (Pipersville, Pa.).

 
Sunday’s event will also feature the Non-Wing Outlaw Micro Sprints.

 
On Sunday, pits open at 2:30pm CDT with the pit sweep occurring at 3pm. Front gates open at 4pm while cars hit the track at 6pm CDT with qualifying and racing to immediately follow.

 
General admission tickets for Sunday at Sweet Springs are $20 with children age 12 and under free. USAC member pit passes are $30 with non-members $35. Tickets will be available at the gate on both race days.

 
The John Hinck Championship at Sweet Springs will be streamed live on FloRacing at https://bit.ly/3dgONXz.

 
The Sweet Springs event kicks of Mid-America Midget Week, which features five USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship races in four different Great Plains states during a seven night span July 11-17.

 
Mid-America Midget Week begins on July 11 at Missouri’s Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex, followed by a July 13 date at Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway; July 14 at Solomon Valley Raceway in Beloit, Kansas; then concludes with two nights at Jefferson County Speedway in Fairbury, Neb. on July 16 and on July 17, with the finale paying $10,000 to the winner.

 

 
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USAC NOS ENERGY DRINK MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Buddy Kofoid-941, 2-Chris Windom-894, 3-Emerson Axsom-852, 4-Justin Grant-820, 5-Tanner Thorson-814, 6-Thomas Meseraull-802, 7-Daison Pursley-798, 8-Logan Seavey-781, 9-Kevin Thomas Jr.-732, 10-Jason McDougal-693.

 

 
TRACK RECORDS FOR USAC NATIONAL MIDGETS AT SWEET SPRINGS:

 
1 Lap - 9/4/2020 - Tyler Courtney - 11.863 - 50.577 mph

 
10 Laps - 9/4/2020 - Justin Grant - 2:03.358 - 48.639 mph

 

 
USAC NATIONAL MIDGET WINS AT SWEET SPRINGS MOTORSPORTS COMPLEX:

 
1-Tanner Carrick, Buddy Kofoid, Cannon McIntosh & Logan Seavey

 

 
USAC NATIONAL MIDGET WINNERS AT SWEET SPRINGS MOTORSPORTS COMPLEX:

 
2018: Logan Seavey (7/15)

 
2019: Tanner Carrick (7/14)

 
2020: Cannon McIntosh (9/4) & Buddy Kofoid (9/5)

 

 
USAC NATIONAL MIDGET WINS IN MISSOURI:

 
3-Mike McGreevy, Henry Pens & Bob Wente

 
2-Danny Frye, Arnie Knepper, Steve Knepper, Bob Tattersall & Rich Vogler

 
1-Steve Cannon, Tanner Carrick, Bill Chennault, Jerry Coons Jr., Tommy Copp, Jimmy Davies, Jay Drake, Rex Easton, A.J. Foyt, Steve Gennetten, Buddy Kofoid, Jason Leffler, Jerry McClung, Cannon McIntosh, Andy Michner, J.R. Miller, Richard Powell, Stevie Reeves, Logan Seavey, Dave Strickland, Joe Walter & Terry Wente

 

 
PAST FEATURE RESULTS FOR USAC NATIONAL MIDGETS AT SWEET SPRINGS:

 
2018 FEATURE: (40 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Logan Seavey (7), 2. Cole Bodine (1), 3. Ryan Robinson (5), 4. Brady Bacon (4), 5. Tyler Courtney (3), 6. Christopher Bell (14), 7. Spencer Bayston (21), 8. Tanner Carrick (2), 9. Justin Grant (12), 10. Chad Boat (11), 11. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (10), 12. Sam Johnson (13), 13. Zach Daum (19), 14. Jerry Coons, Jr. (22), 15. Brayton Lynch (24), 16. Tucker Klaasmeyer (8), 17. Holly Shelton (23), 18. Riley Kreisel (9), 19. Tyler Thomas (20), 20. Zane Hendricks (15), 21. Kyle Craker (18), 22. Jake Neuman (17), 23. Karter Sarff (16), 24. Jason McDougal (6). NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Bodine, Laps 5-12 Carrick, Laps 13-36 Bodine, Laps 37-40 Seavey.

 

 
2019 FEATURE: (40 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Tanner Carrick (5), 2. Zeb Wise (9), 3. Chris Windom (7), 4. Jason McDougal (4), 5. Chad Boat (15), 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (8), 7. Jerry Coons, Jr. (16), 8. Daniel Robinson (23), 9. Tucker Klaasmeyer (11), 10. Andrew Layser (2), 11. Cole Bodine (17), 12. Tyler Courtney (3), 13. Joe Boyles (20), 14. Chad Frewaldt (21), 15. Casey Hicks (22), 16. Logan Seavey (1), 17. Brady Bacon (12), 18. Chad Winfrey (18), 19. Clinton Boyles (14), 20. Ethan Mitchell (13), 21. Sam Johnson (10), 22. Curtis Spicer (19), 23. Tanner Thorson (6). NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Andrew Layser, Laps 3-37 Tyler Courtney, Laps 38-40 Tanner Carrick.

 

 
2020 NIGHT #1 FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Cannon McIntosh (13), 2. Chris Windom (7), 3. Tyler Courtney (10), 4. Tanner Thorson (11), 5. Thomas Meseraull (5), 6. Daison Pursley (12), 7. Andrew Felker (17), 8. Robert Dalby (8), 9. Tanner Carrick (3), 10. Kaylee Bryson (14), 11. Spencer Bayston (4), 12. Andrew Layser (21), 13. Emerson Axsom (1), 14. Ace McCarthy (20), 15. Trey Marcham (22), 16. Noah Gass (19), 17. Jesse Love (15), 18. Cole Bodine (18), 19. Ethan Mitchell (23), 20. Chase Johnson (16), 21. Clinton Boyles (2), 22. Buddy Kofoid (6), 23. Justin Grant (9). NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Clinton Boyles, Laps 2-16 Tanner Carrick, Laps 17-29 Chris Windom, Lap 30 Cannon McIntosh.

 

 
2020 NIGHT #2 FEATURE: (40 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Buddy Kofoid (7), 2. Tyler Courtney (2), 3. Chris Windom (6), 4. Tanner Carrick (11), 5. Spencer Bayston (8), 6. Daison Pursley (4), 7. Andrew Layser (19), 8. Clinton Boyles (3), 9. Thomas Meseraull (16), 10. Tanner Thorson (23), 11. Jesse Love (13), 12. Cannon McIntosh (5), 13. Trey Marcham (14), 14. Chase Johnson (9), 15. Emerson Axsom (15), 16. Kaylee Bryson (10), 17. Ethan Mitchell (24), 18. Noah Gass (18), 19. Justin Grant (1), 20. Trey Gropp (22), 21. Cole Bodine (17), 22. Ace McCarthy (21), 23. Andrew Felker (20), 24. Robert Dalby (12). NT

 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Tyler Courtney, Laps 15-28 Cannon McIntosh, Laps 29-40 Buddy Kofoid.
 

 

$20,000 ON THE LINE FOR USAC SPRINTS
AT SATURDAY'S CORN BELT CLASH
Knoxville, Iowa (July 7, 2021)………The richest one-day USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship event of the year is upon us, and for the majority of the last two seasons in the event, there’s been one driver who’s constantly been the one all others have been chasing – Brady Bacon.

 
Bacon goes for his third-straight BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Clash victory in the third-running of the event this Saturday night, July 10, at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway, sanctioned by the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship, the USAC Wholesale Batteries Midwest Wingless Racing Association and the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car Series.

 
The Corn Belt conversation begins with Bacon. The three-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion from Broken Arrow, Okla. is the winningest driver with the series at the half-mile dirt oval, emerging victorious on four occasions. His prowess at the Corn Belt Clash over the past couple of years has been phenomenal, including a two-night sweep of the inaugural Corn Belt Nationals in 2019, a 2 nd place finish in the 2020 prelim and a dominating final night win in last year’s finale, which has netted him a total of $48,000 in prize money between 2019-2020 for those four races alone.

 
Bacon’s success at Knoxville dates to his Rookie USAC season of 2006 where he scored a pair of runner-up finishes on two-straight nights of Midget racing, leading a combined 11 laps in the process. In his first USAC Sprint Car appearance at Knoxville in 2010, Bacon was 2nd again. The following year, in 2011, the eventual two-time series champ authored a complete sweep of the night, recording quick time in qualifying, winning his heat and scoring the feature victory. In 2017, he ran 10th in the main and, in 2018, he led the first 19 laps of the 30-lap event, ultimately finishing 3rd.

 
Bacon owns both the 25 and 30-lap USAC Sprint Car track records at Knoxville, each of which were set during the Corn Belt Clash. The 25-lap record of 9:11.86 was notched in 2019 while the 30-lap mark of 10:19.56 made its way into the books in 2020.

 
Ione, California’s Justin Grant was the king of Knoxville in 2017, leading all 30 laps en route to the victory. When Grant returned with his new team in 2018, TOPP Motorsports, he didn’t miss much of a beat, finishing 4th in the main event. In 2019, he was 5th and 6th on each of the two nights and was the fastest qualifier on the second night. In 2020, the reigning USAC Silver Crown champion finished on the podium each night at Knoxville, taking 3 rd on night one and 2 nd on night two.

 
Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, Ala.) was the fastest qualifier at Knoxville in 2017 and his lap of 18.548 still stands as the one-lap USAC National Sprint Car track record. The Cullman, Ala. driver’s Knoxville results in 2019 were solid with a 3rd on night one and a 4th on night two. On the first night, he led three laps. He was also 7th in 2017 and 10th in 2018. In 2020, Thomas took home a 13 th on night one and 16 th on night two and enters the event having won $7,000 during last Saturday’s Bill Gardner Sprintacular at Indiana’s Lincoln Park Speedway.

 
C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.) is the only driver to have finished in the top-five at Knoxville in each of the past four years. He continued that streak in 2020 with a 5 th on night one, in addition to fast qualifying time, and earned a 3 rd on the final night. He was the fastest qualifier on night one in 2019, then finished 9th in the feature. The 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion started 4th and finished 2nd on night two. After capturing a semi-feature victory in 2017 at Knoxville, he turned up the wick to finish 5th that night and climbed up the pylon to a runner-up result in 2018.

 
Chris Windom finished 4 th on both nights of the Corn Belt Clash in 2020. He led nine laps and finished 2nd in the 2019 Corn Belt opener while garnering a 5th on night two. The Canton, Ill. native was 2nd behind Bacon at Knoxville in 2011 following an 8th place finish in 2010. The 2017 series champion scored feature finishes of 6th in 2017 and 9th in 2018. His 6th place result in 2017 came in a hard-charging performance in which he started from the 18th starting position.

 
Robert Ballou (Rocklin, Calif.) set not one, but two Knoxville USAC Sprint Car track records on the same evening during the 2020 Corn Belt Clash, rewriting the books with a new 10-lap time of 3:09.379 and a 16-lap mark of 5:25.068. The 2015 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champ took hard charger honors on the final night, finishing 8 th after starting 19 th. His first USAC start at Knoxville came in 2010, finishing 7th, which is where he also finished in 2018. Thus far, his best Knoxville result came in a runner-up performance in 2017.

 
Chase Stockon’s productivity at Knoxville has displayed solid results of note, a 4th in 2017 6th in 2018 and a 7th and 8th in two 2019 starts serves as his best results in the event. In 2020, the Fort Branch, Ind. driver set a brand-new 12-lap USAC Sprint Car track record at Knoxville with a time of 4:26.089 and raced to feature finishes of 11 th on night one and 9 th on night two.

 
Jake Swanson (Anaheim, Calif.) has been knocking on the door for a first career USAC National Sprint Car win in 2021. The 2017 USAC West Coast Sprint Car champion’s first foray to Knoxville for the Corn Belt Clash in 2020 resulted in a pair of top-ten finishes, an 8 th on the first night and a 10 th on the second night.

 
Logan Seavey (Sutter, Calif.), likewise, made his Knoxville debut during the 2020 Corn Belt Clash. The first evening netted the 2018 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget champion the hard charger honors after powering from his 20 th starting position to finish 9 th.

 
Tanner Thorson (Minden, Nev.) was in the same boat last year as a first-time Knoxville Raceway visitor, with the 2016 USAC National Midget champ finishing 15 th and 11 th throughout the two nights of Corn Belt action. He currently leads the Rookie of the Year standings with the USAC National Sprint Cars entering Saturday’s contest.

 
Mario Clouser (Auburn, Ill.) returns to the Corn Belt Clash for the first time since 2019 where he finished 18 th and 17 th in his first two Knoxville feature starts in USAC National Sprint Car competition. He currently leads the POWRi Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series standings entering the event.

 
Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, Calif.) has yet to compete at Knoxville, but will do so for the initial time this weekend in the Yeley Racing No. 2, the first appearance of the team in USAC Sprint Car competition at Knoxville since 2010 where driver Kyle Larson finished 17 th.

 
USAC Rookie Paul Nienhiser (Chapin, Ill.) has prior experience at Knoxville with a wing, but the 2019 MOWA champion will contest his first series event at the track without one while Mitch Wissmiller (Saybrook, Ill.) and Robert Bell (Colfax, Iowa) will make return visits to Knoxville as they attempt to make their first Corn Belt Clash feature starting field.

 
A strong crop from the USAC Wholesale Batteries Midwest Wingless Racing Association have announced their intentions to race in this weekend’s Corn Belt Clash, a handful of whom have prior experience in the event.

 
Wyatt Burks (Topeka, Kans.) enters as the defending USAC MWRA champion, and was 11th and 13th in 2019 and 12 th and 15 th in 2020 at the Corn Belt Clash and started on the pole for 2020’s prelim night feature.

 
Lincoln, Nebraska’s Don Droud, Jr., a top-five finisher in a USAC Midget at Knoxville in 2006 and a former one-lap track record holder at the half-mile in a wing sprint car, finished 13th on night one in 2019. The MWRA championship runner-up for 2020 was 19 th and 17 th at the Corn Belt one year ago.

 
MWRA point leader and two-time 2021 winner Wesley Smith (Billings, Mo.) was a 10 th place finisher on the opening night of the Corn Belt Clash in 2020 and was a night one Corn Belt heat winner and 12th place feature finisher in 2019.

 
Three-time and defending POWRi WAR champion Riley Kreisel (Warsaw, Mo.) has won with WAR, with MWRA and ran inside the top-ten with the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars as recently as a week ago. He scored his best Corn Belt finish of 12 th on the final night in 2020 after starting on the front row the evening before.

 
Fellow USAC MWRA regulars who have Corn Belt Clash experience but are aiming to crack the starting field for the first time in the event include Chris Parkinson (Gladstone, Mo.) Jason Billups (Holt, Mo.), Terry Richards (Denton, Neb.) and Braydon Cromwell (Lone Jack, Mo.). The lineup of first-time Knoxville invaders from MWRA consist of J.D. Black (Grain Valley, Mo.), Dakota Earls (Independence, Mo.), Mark Lane (Blue Springs, Mo.) and Xavier Doney (Odessa, Mo.).

 
Although Bacon has had a relative stranglehold on the Corn Belt Clash over the past two years, the four USAC National Sprint Car events contested on half-mile dirt tracks this year have produced four different winners: Tyler Courtney (Eldora Speedway), Robert Ballou (Eldora Speedway), Chris Windom (Terre Haute Action Track) and Justin Grant (Selinsgrove Speedway).

 
All drivers and teams competing in the event that possess a USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car license will be awarded 50 appearance points for the Corn Belt Nationals, which will go toward the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car championship standings. No prelim or feature points will be issued.

 
Time trials will consist of two cars at a time for two laps each with the best time of the two counting as the official time for each driver. Heat races are 8 laps apiece with the top-6 qualifiers inverted in each heat. The top-4 finishers will transfer to the A-Main with finishers 5-8 going to the B-Main and finishers 9 th through the balance of the field going to the C-Main.

 
The top-4 finishers from the C-Main will transfer to the tail of the B-Main. The top-8 finishers from the B-Main will transfer to the tail of the A-Main. The A-Main feature is 30 laps in length and will invert the top-8 starters for the event based on their qualifying time.

 
This Saturday night at Knoxville, general admission tickets are $30 at the gate and free for ages 12 and under. Reserved seats are $35 in advance and $10 for ages 12 and under. Tickets are on sale now at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com.

 
Pits open at 2pm Central with sign-in at 3:30pm and the draw closing at 5:45pm. The drivers meeting takes place at 6pm with engine warm-up at 6:15pm followed by hot laps.

 
FloRacing will have live coverage of the entire USAC portion of the BRANDT Corn Belt Clash (practice, qualifying, prelims and the main event) exclusively at https://bit.ly/3dgONXz.

 

 
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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Brady Bacon-1307, 2-Justin Grant-1253, 3-Kevin Thomas Jr.-1234, 4-Robert Ballou-1128, 5-C.J. Leary-1118, 6-Tanner Thorson-1069, 7-Chris Windom-1060, 8-Jake Swanson-1034, 9-Chase Stockon-796, 10-Paul Nienhiser-755.

 

 
USAC WHOLESALE BATTERIES MIDWEST WINGLESS RACING ASSOCIATION SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Wesley Smith-1275, 2-Kory Schudy-1260, 3-Chris Parkinson-1060, 4-Wyatt Burks-1050, 5-Chad Goff-975, 6-Zach Clark-945, 7-Xavier Doney-875, 8-Dakota Earls-770, 9-Zach Sanders-765, 10-Luke Howard-740.

 

 
POWRI LUCAS OIL WAR SPRINT CAR SERIES POINTS: 1-Mario Clouser-2150, 2-Wesley Smith-1930, 3-Xavier Doney-1890, 4-Riley Kreisel-1890, 5-Anthony Nicholson-1410, 6-Joe B. Miller-1390, 7-Zach Daum-1080, 8-Kory Schudy-1060, 9-Mitchell Moore-880, 10-Wyatt Burks-840.

 

 
CORN BELT CLASH WINNERS:

 
2019: Brady Bacon (7/6)

 
2020: Brady Bacon (7/11)

 

 
USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR WINS AT KNOXVILLE RACEWAY:

 
4-Brady Bacon

 
2-Tyler Courtney

 
1-Bud Kaeding, Dick Tobias, Gary Bettenhausen, Justin Grant, Sammy Sessions, Sammy Swindell, Sheldon Kinser & Tom Bigelow

 

 
USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR WINNERS AT KNOXVILLE RACEWAY:

 
1968: Gary Bettenhausen (9/6)

 
1971: Dick Tobias (6/5)

 
1972: Sammy Sessions (6/3)

 
1973: Tom Bigelow (6/3)

 
1982: Sheldon Kinser (6/5)

 
1988: Sammy Swindell (6/11)

 
2010: Bud Kaeding (8/8)

 
2011: Brady Bacon (8/7)

 
2017: Justin Grant (6/3)

 
2018: Tyler Courtney (6/9)

 
2019: Brady Bacon (7/5) & Brady Bacon (7/6)

 
2020: Tyler Courtney (7/10) & Brady Bacon (7/11)

 

 
TRACK RECORDS FOR USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CARS AT KNOXVILLE RACEWAY:

 
1 Lap - 6/3/2017 - Kevin Thomas Jr. - 18.548 - 97.046 mph

 
8 Laps - 8/8/2010 - Bryan Clauson - 2:38.80 - 90.680 mph

 
10 Laps - 7/11/2020 - Robert Ballou - 3:09.379 - 95.048 mph

 
12 Laps - 7/10/2020 - Chase Stockon - 4:26.089 - 81.176 mph

 
16 Laps - 7/11/2020 - Robert Ballou - 5:25.068 - 88.597 mph

 
25 Laps - 7/6/2019 - Brady Bacon - 9:11.86 - 82.195 mph

 
30 laps - 7/11/2020 - Brady Bacon - 10:19.56 - 87.668 mph

 
40 Laps - 6/3/1972 - Sammy Sessions - 16:21.23 - 73.377 mph

 

 
PAST CORN BELT CLASH FEATURE RESULTS:

 
2019 PRELIM FEATURE: (25 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Brady Bacon (6), 2. Chris Windom (1), 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (3), 4. Tyler Courtney (10), 5. Justin Grant (7), 6. Ryan Bernal (9), 7. Chase Stockon (5), 8. Jason McDougal (20), 9. C.J. Leary (8), 10. Matt Westfall (2), 11. Wyatt Burks (12), 12. Wesley Smith (11), 13. Don Droud, Jr. (13), 14. Korey Weyant (21), 15. Nick Bilbee (16), 16. Timmy Buckwalter (4), 17. Josh Hodges (22), 18. Mario Clouser (23), 19. Carson Short (19), 20. Dave Darland (15), 21. Anthony Nicholson (18), 22. Riley Kreisel (24), 23. Chad Boespflug (14), 24. Landon Simon (17). 9:11.86 (New Track Record)

 
2019 FINAL NIGHT FEATURE: (30 laps, starting position in parentheses) 1. Brady Bacon (2), 2. C.J. Leary (4), 3. Tyler Courtney (6), 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr. (5), 5. Chris Windom (8), 6. Justin Grant (1), 7. Jason McDougal (7), 8. Chase Stockon (3), 9. Ryan Bernal (12), 10. Carson Short (11), 11. Matt Westfall (9), 12. Korey Weyant (23), 13. Wyatt Burks (10), 14. Josh Hodges (20), 15. Nick Bilbee (14), 16. Dave Darland (19), 17. Mario Clouser (16), 18. Steve Irwin (24), 19. Kory Schudy (22), 20. Anthony Nicholson (21), 21. Riley Kreisel (13), 22. Chad Boespflug (15), 23. Timmy Buckwalter (18), 24. Wesley Smith (17). 11:08.75

 
2020 PRELIM FEATURE: (25 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Tyler Courtney (3), 2. Brady Bacon (4), 3. Justin Grant (6), 4. Chris Windom (9), 5. C.J. Leary (8), 6. Ryan Bernal (14), 7. Carson Short (7), 8. Jake Swanson (10), 9. Logan Seavey (20), 10. Wesley Smith (19), 11. Chase Stockon (17), 12. Wyatt Burks (1), 13. Kevin Thomas Jr. (16), 14. Nick Bilbee (5), 15. Tanner Thorson (18), 16. Riley Kreisel (2), 17. Matt Westfall (15), 18. Shane Cottle (22), 19. Don Droud Jr. (23), 20. Jack Wagner (21), 21. Brian VanMeveren (12), 22. Dustin Clark (13), 23. Robert Ballou (11), 24. Dennis Gile (24). NT

 
2020 FINAL NIGHT FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Brady Bacon (1), 2. Justin Grant (2), 3. C.J. Leary (3), 4. Chris Windom (5), 5. Tyler Courtney (4), 6. Ryan Bernal (8), 7. Carson Short (6), 8. Robert Ballou (19), 9. Chase Stockon (7), 10. Jake Swanson (10), 11. Tanner Thorson (14), 12. Riley Kreisel (15), 13. Logan Seavey (13), 14. Nick Bilbee (9), 15. Wyatt Burks (11), 16. Kevin Thomas Jr. (12), 17. Don Droud Jr. (23), 18. Shane Cottle (21), 19. Matt Westfall (17), 20. Dennis Gile (20), 21. Dustin Clark (16), 22. Wesley Smith (18), 23. Glen Saville (24), 24. Dave Darland (22). 10:19.560

Knoxville: A Half-Century Catalog of USAC Sprint Car History

Rich Forman

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Knoxville, Iowa (July 6, 2021)………There’s only one Knoxville Raceway. And it’s just once a year that the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship will pay a visit to the half-mile located in south central Iowa during the 2021 campaign.

 
That moment arrives this Saturday night, July 10, with the BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Clash, paying the richest single-day purse of the entire season for the series with a winner’s share of $20,000 for the 30-lap USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature, co-sanctioned by both the Wholesale Batteries Midwest Wingless Racing Association and the Lucas Oil POWRI WAR Sprint Car League.

 
Super Modifieds, and later Sprint Cars, sans the wing, have a rich history at Knoxville Raceway, dating back more than a half-century. The Knoxville Nationals were run primarily without the use of wings between 1961-1981, as was its weekly program, with a few exceptions, all along the way.

 
USAC National Sprint Car history at the track spans throughout many time frames. Without cages (1968), with the newly mandated cages (1971), with wings (1988), and without wings in every spot in between.

 
The first USAC National Sprint Car race held at Knoxville in 1968, not only was conducted without wings, but without cages, where a young Gary Bettenhausen, the newest edition of the "Tinley Park Express," drove the Willie Davis Chevy powered sprinter to the checkered flag.  Greg Weld, the 1963 Knoxville Nationals winner in his own right, set quick time.

 
With cages affixed to their rides the next time around in 1971, Eastern invader Dick “Toby” Tobias ventured westbound where the 1997 inductee into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, located just beyond turn two at Knoxville, captured his only USAC victory on the western side of the Mississippi River.

 
Sammy Sessions buzzed to a flag-to-flag, 40-lap victory in June of 1972 at Knoxville. It’s a seminal win that vaulted the Nashville, Michigan driver to the midseason point lead and, subsequently, his first and only career USAC National Sprint Car driving title later that same year.

 
Tom Bigelow scored his initial victory on the 1973 USAC Sprint car circuit right at Knoxville. Bigelow's Knoxville victory was a real thriller as he fought off the challenges of Billy Engelhart, Tony Simon and, finally, Rollie Beale to post his first USAC win of the year. Beale finally wound up a close second with young Pancho Carter finishing third after a spectacular drive from the 18th starting position in an event which was delayed by rain. Warmups saw Karl Busson, making only his second appearance after being injured at Reading, Pa., in March, flip his new Bernie Cedoz Sprinter on the fourth turn. Joe Saldana, in an attempt to avoid Busson's flipping car, also got upside down. Both drivers were kept at the Knoxville Hospital overnight and then released. Busson suffered a dislocated left elbow and rib injuries. Saldana had a mild concussion and facial lacerations.

 
Sheldon Kinser's USAC "Thunder & Lightning” Sprint car series point lead, and eventual third series championship, blossomed as a result of his 1982 victory at Knoxville. Sheldon drove the Ben's Tire Clinic Chevy to victory in the 25-lap feature at Knoxville Raceway. Jack Hewitt flipped during qualifications at Knoxville while Parsons dumped during his heat race.

 
Sammy Swindell, the 1983 Knoxville Nationals winner, scored his first-ever USAC feature victory at the half-mile dirt track in 1988. That came not only with a cage, but with a wing, during the brief era of USAC sprouting aerodynamics devices atop their roll cages during occasional events between 1987-1991. Swindell drove the TMC Chevy to a $4,000 victory in the 25-lapper at Knoxville, beating Randy Smith to the checkered flag.

 
Bud Kaeding didn’t care of it was a rental car, a shopping cart or a sprint car. In 2010, the Campbell, California native had won at Knoxville. Kaeding nearly led the entire unusual distance of 26 laps to claim the non-wing Knoxville Sprint Nationals in 2010. Scotty Weir (1) and Brady Bacon (3) led early before Kaeding pulled alongside Bacon and roared around the outside of turn four to take the lead and the victory.

 
Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. won the 2011 26-lap Knoxville Non-Wing Nationals, leading the final 14 laps, making a clean sweep of the night after earning the fastest qualifier honors, winning the first heat race, then moved past defending race winner Bud Kaeding when he “biked” and spun to a stop on lap 13, relinquishing the lead to Bacon.

 
Justin Grant made it a night to remember as he led wire-to-wire to win the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars’ return to the famed Knoxville Raceway in 2017 after a six-year hiatus. Grant, of Ione, California, was in a class of his own throughout the 30-lap main event. However, early on in the night, Grant couldn’t have anticipated the end result would go as smoothly as it did following a rocky beginning. The team fine-tuned their way throughout the evening, swapping out parts and pieces on the Sam McGhee Motorsports until they hit the sweet spot in time for the main event.

 
One year prior, Tyler Courtney rode out one of the wildest flips of the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season when the series visited Knoxville Raceway. Three-hundred-seventy-one days later, in 2018, the next chapter of Courtney’s Knoxville story played out like a fairy-tale as he swept each and every challenge he confronted: fast qualifying time. Check. Heat race win. Check. Winning the 30-lap main event. Check. Victory lane. Another check, but one he was able to hoist high over his head.

 
Following qualifying on the opening night of the inaugural Corn Belt Nationals in 2019, Brady Bacon and the Dynamics, Inc. team certainly had their work cut out for them. On the second of two qualifying laps, the engine began to sound sour. Immediately after pulling into the infield pit area, the team immediately went to work to swap out the engine for a new bullet under the hood. Under time constraints, the team prevailed. Under duress for much of the caution-free 25-lap main event, the team once again prevailed, firing on all cylinders figuratively and literally to capture the victory.

 
As it turned out, Brady Bacon’s strength in Friday’s opener was just a prelude sampling of how strong he and his Dynamics, Inc. were in Saturday night’s Corn Belt Nationals finale in 2019. Bacon backed up his opening night victory at Knoxville with a simply dominating win in the closer, leading all 30 laps en route to an 8.286 sec. triumph worth $20,000 that was never in doubt from start to finish.

 
In essence, it didn’t take long for Tyler Courtney to get to the front of the field in the 2020 Corn Belt Nationals opener. In another sense, however, the wait was more than long enough after a bevy of early season misfortune. The 2018 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion started 3rd on the grid for the 25-lapper, but instantly split between both front row occupants Wyatt Burks and Riley Kreisel through the middle of turn one, then powered off turn two and never looked back the remainder of the distance.

 
A three-and-a-half hour rain delay and an engine swap just prior to the feature couldn’t deny Brady Bacon from Corn Belt Nationals domination for the second consecutive year in an event that concluded in the wee hours of early Sunday after a heavy half-hour-long storm doused the half-mile dirt oval with moisture just prior to hot laps, forcing a lengthy delay that set back the start of the festivities until about a quarter to 11pm Central time.

 
When things wrapped up just after 3am with a non-stop, green-to-checkered feature, the Corn Belt king had reclaimed his throne and a $20,000 winner’s share which came following an engine change before the feature as more of a preventative measure due to a persistent oil leak. With some down time between races, the decision was made, and they decided they weren’t going to take any chances risking it.

 
This Saturday night at Knoxville, general Admission tickets are $30 are $30 at the gate and free for ages 12 and under. Reserved seats are $35 in advance and $10 for ages 12 and under. Tickets on sale now at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com.

 
Pits open at 2pm Central with the drivers meeting at 6pm and cars hitting the track at 6:15pm.

 
FloRacing will have live coverage of the entire USAC portion of the BRANDT Corn Belt Clash (practice, qualifying, prelims and the main event) exclusively at https://bit.ly/3dgONXz.

 

 
USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR WINS AT KNOXVILLE RACEWAY:

 
4-Brady Bacon

 
2-Tyler Courtney

 
1-Bud Kaeding, Dick Tobias, Gary Bettenhausen, Justin Grant, Sam Sessions, Sammy Swindell, Sheldon Kinser & Tom Bigelow

 

 
USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR WINNERS AT KNOXVILLE RACEWAY:

 
1968: Gary Bettenhausen (9/6)

 
1971: Dick Tobias (6/5)

 
1972: Sam Sessions (6/3)

 
1973: Tom Bigelow (6/3)

 
1982: Sheldon Kinser (6/5)

 
1988: Sammy Swindell (6/11)

 
2010: Bud Kaeding (8/8)

 
2011: Brady Bacon (8/7)

 
2017: Justin Grant (6/3)

 
2018: Tyler Courtney (6/9)

 
2019: Brady Bacon (7/5) & Brady Bacon (7/6)

 
2020: Tyler Courtney (7/10) & Brady Bacon (7/11)

 

 

 

 

RAISED PURSES & LARGEST EVER POINT FUND FOR USAC INDIANA SPRINT WEEK 2021

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

 
Speedway, Indiana (July 6, 2021)………The most highly-anticipated week of USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship racing each summer will feature its largest point fund ever in 2021 with the NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week fund now paying $20,000 in total prize money and $10,000-to-win.

 
Additionally, each feature event throughout NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week will now pay $6,000-to-win and $600 to start for a total of $26,300 in nightly feature payouts throughout the 34 th annual edition of the series which features seven events during a nine-night span between July 23-31.

 
The top-eight in the final standings of Indiana Sprint Week will be “in the money” with a new record of $10,000 going to the series champion, plus $4,000 for 2 nd, $2,000 for 3 rd, $1,250 for 4 th, $1,000 for 5 th, $750 for 6 th, $600 for 7 th and $400 for 8 th.

 
NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week 2021 will feature a familiar look, leading off the first weekend at Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday, July 23, with Kokomo Speedway on Saturday, July 24, and Lawrenceburg Speedway on Sunday, July 25, rounding out the first wave of ISW.

 
After two days away from the racetrack, teams and drivers get back on the horse with the Terre Haute Action Track’s Don Smith Classic on Wednesday, July 28, Lincoln Park Speedway on Thursday, July 29, Bloomington Speedway’s Sheldon Kinser Memorial on Friday, July 30, and Tri-State Speedway on Saturday, July 31.

 
Past Indiana Sprint Week champions in this year’s field include defending titlist Chase Stockon (2020), C.J. Leary (2019), Chris Windom (2011 & 2018), Kevin Thomas Jr. (2017), Brady Bacon (2016) and Robert Ballou (2015).

 
Indiana Sprint Week’s complete list of champions boasts Randy Kinser (1988), Chuck Amati (1989 & 1990), Gary Trammell (1990), Bob Kinser (1991), Kevin Thomas (1992-1993-1995-1996), Kelly Kinser (1994), J.J. Yeley (1997 & 2003), Dave Darland (1998-2001-2007), Tony Elliott (1999), Jay Drake (2000), Cory Kruseman (2002 & 2005), Levi Jones (2004-2008-2009-2012), Jon Stanbrough (2006 & 2010) and Bryan Clauson (2013 & 2014).

 
Levi Jones and Kevin Thomas own the most Indiana Sprint Week championships with four apiece while Dave Darland possesses the most feature victories with 20.

 
Indiana Sprint Week’s inaugural edition occurred in 1988 and has been sanctioned by the United States Auto Club every year since 1996.

 
FloRacing will provide live coverage for all seven nights of 2021 NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week at https://bit.ly/3dgONXz.

 

 
2021 INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINT FUND PAYOUT:

 
1. $10,000

 
2. $4,000

 
3. $2,000

 
4. $1,250

 
5. $1,000

 
6. $750

 
7. $600

 
8. $400

 

 
2021 INDIANA SPRINT WEEK NIGHTLY FEATURE PAYOUT:

 
1. $6,000

 
2. $3,000

 
3. $2,000

 
4. $1,500

 
5. $1,250

 
6. $1,100

 
7. $1,000

 
8. $900

 
9. $850

 
10. $800

 
11. $775

 
12. $750

 
13. $725

 
14. $700

 
15. $675

 
16. $650

 
17. $625

 
18. $600

 
19. $600

 
20. $600

 
21. $600

 
22. $600

 
**Non-Transfers: $150

 



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DAVID VS. GOLIATH: Reutzel Survives Colagiovanni's Challenge at Ransomville

Diverse Podium Highlights Long-Awaited New York Return for World of Outlaws

RANSOMVILLE, NY - July 31, 2021 - Ted Johnson's ideology, which he unveiled to the world back in 1978, was on full display on Friday night.

At its core, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is all about the best group of racers in the world traveling from track to track to face the toughest local competition available; and that was exactly what New York fans witnessed at Ransomville Speedway.

Paulie Colagiovanni, a 20-year-old native of Cicero, NY, nearly did the unthinkable and beat the goliath that is The Greatest Show on Dirt. It was only his fourth career World of Outlaws Feature, but the kid was driving as if he possessed the veteran prowess of Donny Schatz, the calm mindset of Brad Sweet, and the fiery on-track attitude of Sheldon Haudenschild.

On the other end of Colagiovanni's challenge was Aaron Reutzel, who admitted he was nervous when "the guy he had never heard of" was restarting on his tail with a green-white-checkered finish in play.

In the end, Reutzel led all 30 laps and secured his fourth win of the 2021 season aboard the Roth Motorsports #83. A victory that only builds his mighty resume as the Clute, TX native chases the distinguished Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award.

However, watch the tape, read the tweets, or listen to the fans, there is no denying that Colagiovanni left his mark on this group of Outlaws.

"I really didn't want to see that yellow," Reutzel noted. "I've got a guy that I honestly have no clue who he is moving on up and passing Sweet, so I have no prediction at all of what he's going to do. I was a little afraid of that, and those last two laps were nerve-racking."

Starting from the outside pole of the 30-lapper, Reutzel rode under a barrage of fireworks as he battled by World of Outlaws championship leader Brad Sweet to take the initial command. A restart on Lap 2 opened the door for Sweet to fight back, but the Roth #83 was too strong and prevailed on the high line as he ran away from the field.

On Lap 12, fourth-starting Colagiovanni made his boldest move of the race, throttling around the outside of Sweet and threading the needle to put his PJC Motorsports #10 into the second spot. Beyond halfway and into the closing stages, Colagiovanni kept Reutzel at a reasonable distance but struggled to put himself in a position to make a bid for the lead.

With two-to-go, the caution flew for fourth-running Haudenschild with a flat right rear tire. A stoppage that brought the standing-room-only crowd to life in support of their home state hero.

The green-white-checkered finish fired off and Reutzel ducked low while Colagiovanni committed to the top. The local kid built a run with his momentum and was all over the #83 as the white flag waved and fans rose to their feet.

However, Reutzel was not to be denied, perfecting the bottom with the pressure mounting. Colagiovanni gave it one last shot through turns three and four, but A-Aron survived and beat him to the line by 0.325-seconds at the checkered flag.

"The track changed a lot," Reutzel said. "It was technical and you really had to move around. I tried to keep my wing speed up and roll with momentum early, but once everyone on the bottom got the top dirty I knew I needed to move down for good. Hopefully, all of this bad luck is out of the way and we can get to winning as Dennis and Theresa Roth deserve."

Not for a lack of effort, Paulie Colagiovanni officially crossed the stripe with a career-best second-place finish. In only four previous appearances, the 2019 Empire Super Sprints champion had recorded a best of 16th, and now he's got silver around his neck.

"I was thinking I'd be thrilled with a top-10 hopefully, so to finish second against these guys is unreal," Colagiovanni offered. "The track was good all night and I love ripping the top here. I think it faded over there in turns three and four, so I had to migrate to the bottom there at the end. I'm just thankful to be here. Wow."

Sneaking on the podium during the final restart was Kraig Kinser, who earned his first Slick Woody's QuickTime since May 2019 to start the night at Ransomville. It's his second top-three finish of the 2021 season.

"We really missed in the Heat Race, but the car came around good for the Feature," Kinser said. "You know you're in the right spot when you're up there racing with guys like Sheldon, David, and Brad."

Rounding out the top-five was polesitter Brad Sweet in fourth aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49, and Connecticut's David Gravel in fifth with the Big Game Motorsports, Huset's Speedway #2.

Closing out the top-10 at Ransomville was Carson Macedo with his 15th consecutive top-seven finish, Logan Schuchart with KSE Hard Charger honors in seventh-from-15th, Donny Schatz aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15, James McFadden in his Kasey Kahne Racing #9, and Pennsylvania's Brock Zearfoss in the tenth position.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series continues its New York doubleheader tomorrow, Saturday, July 30 with the Empire State Challenge at Weedsport Speedway. Next weekend, the 14th Ironman 55

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps): 1. 83-Aaron Reutzel [2][$10,000]; 2. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni [4][$6,000]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7][$3,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$2,800]; 5. 2-David Gravel [6][$2,500]; 6. 41-Carson Macedo [3][$2,300]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [15][$2,200]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$2,100]; 9. 9-James McFadden [8][$2,050]; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [13][$2,000]; 11. 2C-Wayne Johnson [19][$1,600]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][$1,400]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [10][$1,200]; 14. 97-Greg Wilson [18][$1,100]; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen [20][$1,050]; 16. 7NY-Matt Farnham [14][$1,000]; 17. 2L-Landon Lalonde [23][$1,000]; 18. 11-Carl Bowser [16][$1,000]; 19. X-Dan Bennett [22][$1,000]; 20. 36-Mike Stetler [21][$1,000]; 21. 54JR-Scott Just [17][$1,000]; 22. 35-Jared Zimbardi [12][$1,000]; 23. OO-Danny Varin [11][$1,000]; 24. 2X-Dave Axton [24][$1,000]. Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel 1-30. KSE Hard Charger Award:1S-Logan Schuchart[+8]

NEW Championship Standings (50/81 Races): 1. Brad Sweet (6,924); 2. Carson Macedo (-116); 3. David Gravel (-140); 4. Donny Schatz (-236); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (-256); 6. Logan Schuchart (-288); 7. Aaron Reutzel (-424); 8. James McFadden (-696); 9. Kraig Kinser (-846); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-1116).

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Make Return to New York

After Three-Year Absence, Ransomville & Weedsport Host The Greatest Show on Dirt 

RANSOMVILLE, NY - July 27, 2021 - For more than a thousand days, New Yorkers have been starving to see The Greatest Show on Dirt again.

This weekend, that dream finally becomes a reality again as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns to The Empire State for the first time since 2018.

It all begins on Friday, July 30 with the sixth stop in Series history at Ransomville Speedway, a 4/10-mile oval located less than a half-hour from the Canadian border at Niagra Falls.

On Saturday, July 30, the Outlaws make their tenth all-time appearance at Weedsport Speedway, a 3/8-mile placed a half-hour west of Syracuse.

Both The Big "R" Outlaw Shootout and The Empire State Challenge will pay a standard purse of $10,000/Win, $1,000/Start.

RANSOMVILLE TICKETS (Fri)
WEEDSPORT TICKETS (Sat)

LONG TIME, NO SEE: New York state was a staple for 41 consecutive seasons on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series tour. Established in 1978, it took until 2019 for The Greatest Show on Dirt to go absent in The Empire State. Mother Nature halted the shows that year, and the COVID-19 pandemic removed any chances of a 2020 date as well.

Now, more than 1,000 days since the most recent race, the Outlaws are ready to return and give New York fans the horsepower and excitement they've been missing for almost three years.

STREAKING: Carson Macedo is officially in the midst of the longest top-10 streak of the 2021 season. In 14 races over the last month, the worst finish for the Jason Johnson Racing #41 is a seventh-place result on two occasions.

Throughout this stretch, the Lemoore, CA native has won twice, ran runner-up thrice, put it on the podium seven times, and recorded ten top-five finishes. His absurd consistency has helped Macedo pass David Gravel and return to P2 in the World of Outlaws championship standings.

Macedo's only disadvantage comes in the form of two new-to-him tracks. Joining the Series full-time in 2019, the 25-year-old will compete in New York with the World of Outlaws for the first time this weekend as he faces Ransomville and Weedsport.

EMPIRE STATE OUTLAWS: Over the years, the NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has contested 153 races at nine different tracks in the state of New York. In today's current landscape of the 13 full-time drivers, however, only four of them have experienced victory lane in The Empire State.

Donny Schatz, the 300-time winner and 10-time champion, has earned 14 New York wins throughout his career, second only to Steve Kinser's 39. Two of those wins came at Weedsport in 2015 and 2016, but he'll be chasing his first at Ransomville on Friday night.

David Gravel of Watertown, CT is a three-time winner in the bordering state of his hometown. One of his three New York wins came in the most recent race at Ransomville, where he'll try to go back-to-back on Friday aboard the Big Game Motorsports #2.

Logan Schuchart of Hanover, PA, and Kraig Kinser of Bloomington, IN also own one win apiece when it comes to The Empire State.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: New York super fans will have the chance to catch not only the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars this weekend but also the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds. The Greatest Show on Dirt invades Ransomville on Friday and Weedsport on Saturday, but before the winged warriors come to town, The Beasts of the Northeast will rumble on Thursday night at Middletown, NY's Orange County Fair Speedway.

STAYING HOT: Fresh off victories at Williams Grove Speedway last weekend, Sheldon Haudenschild and Brent Marks will look to keep their winning ways alive this weekend as they head to New York to close out the month of July.

For Marks, of Myerstown, PA, he enters as the most recent Outlaw winner at Weedsport. The Myerstown Missile led all 35 laps back in the summer of 2018 to score his second career Series victory. The #19 brings in momentum from his $20,000 Summer Nationals title.

For Haudenschild, he'll try to add another track or two to his ridiculously diverse list. Sheldon's 19 career World of Outlaws victories have come at 18 different tracks, only winning at I-55 twice. The Wooster, OH native just snagged his first-ever Williams Grove win, and now he's eyeing the bright lights of New York in his NOS Energy Drink #17.

CASHING IN: The "Month of Money" is already halfway over, but a New York doubleheader, the Ironman 55, and the 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals pres. by Casey's still remains. Entering this weekend, 11 teams have already cleared $20,000 in earnings over the stretch, five cars have banked more than $50,000, and the two Kings Royal winners are north of $175,000.

$191,750 - Clauson-Marshall Racing #7BC
$178,600 - Silva Motorsports #57
$59,000 - Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing #17
$58,150 - Jason Johnson Racing #41
$55,850 - Kasey Kahne Racing #49
$30,950 - Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
$30,300 - Brent Marks Racing #19
$29,775 - Gary Kauffman Racing #48
$24,350 - Sam McGhee Motorsports #11
$23,300 - Big Game Motorsports #2

This Week at a Glance – When and Where

Friday, July 30 at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, NY
Saturday, July 31 at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, NY

On the Internet
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – @WoOSprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlawsSprintCarSeries
YouTube – Youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – DIRTVision.com – Platinum annual FAST PASS for $299 or monthly FAST PASS for $39/month

Around the Turn: After this week in New York, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will head down to Pevely, MO for the $20,000/Win Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on August 6-7. Following that, the 60th running of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals pres. by Casey's takes over The Sprint Car Capital of the World on August 11-14 in Knoxville, IA.

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (14 Drivers):
14 wins – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing w/ Mike Curb #49
7 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
6 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
5 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing #17
3 wins – Aaron Reutzel, Roth Motorsports #83
3 wins – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
2 wins – Kerry Madsen, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #14
2 wins – Kyle Larson, Silva Motorsports #57
2 wins – Brent Marks, Brent Marks Racing #19
1 win – James McFadden, Kasey Kahne Racing w/ Mike Curb #9
1 win – Dave Blaney, Dave Blaney #10
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
1 win – Spencer Bayston, Sam McGhee Motorsports #11
1 win – Tyler Courtney, Clauson-Marshall Racing #7BC

FEATURE LAPS LED (24 Drivers):
296 laps – Brad Sweet
198 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
185 laps – Carson Macedo
158 laps – Aaron Reutzel
150 laps – David Gravel
148 laps – Logan Schuchart
137 laps – Donny Schatz
63 laps – Kerry Madsen
57 laps – Tyler Courtney
46 laps – Kyle Larson
36 laps – James McFadden
33 laps – Spencer Bayston
27 laps – Brent Marks, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
19 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
11 laps – Sye Lynch
10 laps – Jacob Allen & Brock Zearfoss
3 laps – Ian Madsen
1 lap – Kasey Kahne, Kraig Kinser, Brandon Spithaler, Dave Blaney, Brian Brown

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (18 Drivers):
10 QuickTimes – David Gravel
7 QuickTimes – Sheldon Haudenschild
5 QuickTimes – Brad Sweet
4 QuickTimes – Logan Schuchart, Kerry Madsen
3 QuickTimes – Aaron Reutzel
2 QuickTimes – James McFadden, Cory Eliason, Giovanni Scelzi, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
1 QuickTime – Carson Macedo, Danny Dietrich, Anthony Macri, Kasey Kahne, Brian Brown, Brock Zearfoss, Rico Abreu, Sye Lynch

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (39 Drivers)
21 Heat Wins – David Gravel
19 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
15 Heat Wins – Aaron Reutzel
13 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz
11 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
10 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart
9 Heat Wins – James McFadden, Brad Sweet
6 Heat Wins – Brian Brown
5 Heat Wins – Kerry Madsen
4 Heat Wins – Giovanni Scelzi, Tyler Courtney
3 Heat Wins – Brock Zearfoss, Jason Sides, Kraig Kinser, Ian Madsen, Anthony Macri, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
2 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson, DJ Netto
1 Heat Win –  Wayne Johnson, Danny Dietrich, Hunter Schuerenberg, Lance Dewease, Brandon Spithaler, Parker Price-Miller, Tim Kaeding, Jack Dover, Scotty Thiel, Paul McMahan, Daryn Pittman, Justin Peck, Jac Haudenschild, Sye Lynch, Chad Trout, TJ Stutts, Brent Marks

PODIUM FINISHES (24 Drivers):
23 Podiums – Brad Sweet
18 Podiums – Carson Macedo
14 Podiums – Donny Schatz, Sheldon Haudenschild
13 Podiums – David Gravel
12 Podiums – Logan Schuchart
9 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel
6 Podiums – Kerry Madsen, Brent Marks
5 Podiums – Giovanni Scelzi, James McFadden
3 Podiums – Brian Brown, Lance Dewease
2 Podiums – Cory Eliason, Anthony Macri, Danny Dietrich, Tyler Courtney, Kyle Larson
1 Podium – Kraig Kinser, Justin Peck, Brian Brown, Anthony Macri, Dave Blaney, Spencer Bayston, Daryn Pittman, Sam Hafertepe Jr.

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Schedule & Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Fri, Feb. 5 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Sun, Feb. 7 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Logan Schuchart (1)
3. Fri, March 5 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Carson Macedo (1)
4. Sat, March 6 / East Bay Raceway Park / Tampa, FL / Aaron Reutzel (1)
5. Fri, March 12 / Magnolia Motor Speedway / Columbus, MS / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
6. Sat, March 13 / The Rev / Monroe, LA / David Gravel (1)
7. Fri, March 19 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
8. Sat, March 20 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Brad Sweet (2)
9. Sat, March 27 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Brad Sweet (3)
10. Fri, April 2 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (4)
11. Sat, April 3 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (5)
12. Fri, April 9 / Kokomo Speedway / Kokomo, IN / James McFadden (1)
13. Sat, April 10 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (2)
14. Fri, April 22 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / David Gravel (2)
15. Sun, April 24 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / David Gravel (3)
16. Thur, April 29 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL / Brad Sweet (6)
17. Fri, April 30 / I-70 Motorsports Park / Odessa, MO / Brad Sweet (7)
18. Sat, May 1 / I-70 Motorsports Park / Odessa, MO / Brad Sweet (8)
19. Sat, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (1)
20. Sat, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Sheldon Haudenschild (3)
21. Wed, May 12 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Brad Sweet (9)
22. Fri, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Carson Macedo (3)
23. Sat, May 15 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Aaron Reutzel (2)
24. Tues, May 18 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ / Logan Schuchart (2)
25. Fri, May 21 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / David Gravel (4)
26. Sat, May 22 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH / Dave Blaney (1)
27. Mon, May 31 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / Kyle Larson (1)
28. Sat, June 5 / Granite City Speedway /Sauk Rapids, MN / David Gravel (5)
29. Fri, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Carson Macedo (4)
30. Sat, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Carson Macedo (5)
31. Thur, June 17 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA / Brad Sweet (10)
32. Fri, June 18 / Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway / Dubuque, IA / Donny Schatz (1)
33. Sat, June 19 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Sheldon Haudenschild (4)
34. Mon, June 21 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / David Gravel (6)
35. Tues, June 22 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Aaron Reutzel (3)
36. Thur, June 24 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Kerry Madsen (1)
37. Fri, June 25 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Kerry Madsen (2)
38. Sat, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (3)
39. Fri, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (11)
40. Sat, July 3 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (12)
41. Sat, July 10 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / Brad Sweet (13)
42. Tues, July 13 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Spencer Bayston (1)
43. Wed, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Carson Macedo (6)
44. Sat, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Tyler Courtney (1)
45. Sat, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Kyle Larson (2)
46. Sun, July 18 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Carson Macedo (7)
47. Tues, July 20 / Lernerville Speedway / Sarver, PA / Brad Sweet (14)
48. Fri, July 23 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Sheldon Haudenschild (5)
49. Sat, July 24 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Brent Marks (2)

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: "Month of Money" Pits Outlaws vs. Posse This Week

$25,000/Win at Lernerville on Tuesday, $20,000/Win at Williams Grove on Fri-Sat

SARVER, PA - July 20, 2021 - The Greatest Show on Dirt is on the heels of a historic week in Ohio, but there's no slowing down.

This week, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series heads to Pennsylvania for three nights, and two big paydays available as the "Month of Money" rolls on.

Tonight's mid-week stop at Lernerville Speedway brings us Silver Cup XXX, the 3oth edition of the Don Martin Memorial with a $25,000 check on the line. On Friday & Saturday, Mechanicsburg's Williams Grove Speedway renews the Outlaws vs. PA Posse rivalry with the $20,000/Win Summer Nationals.

LERNERVILLE TICKETS (Tues)
WILLIAMS GROVE TICKETS (Fri-Sat)

Here are some of the top storylines to follow this week:

THE BATTLE RESUMES: It's been two months since the 2021 edition of the World of Outlaws vs. the PA Posse kicked off back in May. Continuing on their 2020 dominance, which included a complete sweep of the Posse on their own porch, the Outlaws did it again by shutting out the Central PA stars in their first bout this year.

The more impressive part of the Outlaws' May sweep of the Posse was the fact that it came from three different drivers all winning their first Series race at their respective tracks. Brad Sweet conquered Lincoln Speedway for the first time, then Carson Macedo and Aaron Reutzel split Williams Grove wins.

A host of other worthy Outlaw superstars including David Gravel, Donny Schatz, Sheldon Haudenschild & Logan Schuchart all hope to put their names on the scorecard this weekend.

DEWEASE & DIETRICH: When it comes to the PA Posse's active drivers, Lance Dewease of Fayetteville and Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg have defeated the Outlaws more than anyone, and they're both on a hot streak lately.

When the Outlaws were last in town during May, Dewease was struggling to find that elusive 100th career Williams Grove win. He put it on the podium at both nights of the Morgan Cup and has since rattled off four victories including a $15,000 PA Speedweek triumph at the 1/2-mile. The 103-time Williams Grove winner has earned 14 of his 17 World of Outlaws victories at the track.

For Dietrich, he's fresh off a $20,000 runner-up run in his first-ever Kings Royal Feature on Saturday. A few weeks back, the 33-year-old dominated a weeklong battle for the PA Speedweek championship, which included two podium runs at Williams Grove. He's won two of his five-career World of Outlaws victories at the track.

LERNERVILLE LOCALS: Separated from the hotbed of Central Pennsylvania, Sarver's stout group of locals is its own story over in Western Pennsylvania outside of Pittsburgh. On Tuesday, thanks to a large contingent of fans, the highest finishing Lerenrville regular will receive a huge bonus of more than $1,600 on top of their race winnings.

Among the many contenders is current points leader Sye Lynch of Apollo, PA. The 23-year-old son of Ed Lynch Jr. will try to join his father, who conquered the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup in 2002, as the only father-son champions of the event. Other notables in contention include A.J. Flick, Brandon Matus, Michael Bauer, Carl Bowser, and Jack Sodeman Jr., among others.

SCHATZ-SYLVANIA: Donny Schatz enters both events this week as the winningest driver at each of them. He's topped Lernerville's Silver Cup and Williams Grove's Summer Nations on seven occasions each.

The 10-time Series champion is ranked inside the top-three when it comes to World of Outlaws wins at both tracks. He's won nine races with 22 top-fives in 52 Lernerville starts and owns 21 wins and 66 top-fives in 124 Williams Grove appearances.

Although they've only won once this year, the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest #15 has been consistent with 23 top-fives in 46 races, which ranks third among all drivers. It's not consistency, but victory lane that he's chasing this week with $25,000 at Lernerville and $20,000 at Williams Grove available.

POINTS SHAKEUP: After five nights of action in Ohio, the championship outlook looks quite different for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. Saturday's double Kings Royals were exempt as show-up points only, but the other three nights allowed all the opportunity for change.

Two-time and defending champion Brad Sweet continues his stronghold over the top spot, but positions two through six all swapped behind him. Thanks to a third at Attica and two Eldora preliminary wins, Carson Macedo (-114) and the Jason Johnson Racing #41 surpassed David Gravel's (-140) Big Game Motorsports #2 for the runner-up spot with 35 events remaining this season.

Behind them, Donny Schatz (-248) jumped from sixth to fourth in the standings with more consistency coming from his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15. Sheldon Haudenschild (-254) and Logan Schuchart (-266) both dropped a spot to fifth and sixth due to some unlucky runs.

This Week at a Glance – When and Where

Tuesday, July 20 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA
Friday-Saturday, July 23-24 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA

On the Internet
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – @WoOSprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlawsSprintCarSeries
YouTube – Youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – DIRTVision.com – Platinum annual FAST PASS for $299 or monthly FAST PASS for $39/month

Around the Turn: After this week in Ohio, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series travels back to the state of Pennsylvania for mid-season match with the PA Posse. The Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup awards $25,000/Win on Tuesday, July 20 at Lernerville Speedway, followed by a doubleheader at Williams Grove Speedway capped by the $20,000/Win Summer Nationals on Friday-Saturday, July 23-24.

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (14 Drivers):
13 wins – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing w/ Mike Curb #49
7 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
6 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
4 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing #17
3 wins – Aaron Reutzel, Roth Motorsports #83
3 wins – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
2 wins – Kerry Madsen, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #14
2 wins – Kyle Larson, Silva Motorsports #57
1 win – James McFadden, Kasey Kahne Racing w/ Mike Curb #9
1 win – Brent Marks, Brent Marks Racing #19M
1 win – Dave Blaney, Dave Blaney #10
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15
1 win – Spencer Bayston, Sam McGhee Motorsports #11
1 win – Tyler Courtney, Clauson-Marshall Racing #7BC

FEATURE LAPS LED (23 Drivers):
267 laps – Brad Sweet
185 laps – Carson Macedo
173 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
158 laps – Aaron Reutzel
150 laps – David Gravel
148 laps – Logan Schuchart
117 laps – Donny Schatz
63 laps – Kerry Madsen
57 laps – Tyler Courtney
46 laps – Kyle Larson
36 laps – James McFadden
33 laps – Spencer Bayston
27 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
19 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
17 laps – Brent Marks
10 laps – Jacob Allen & Brock Zearfoss
3 laps – Ian Madsen
1 lap – Kasey Kahne, Kraig Kinser, Brandon Spithaler, Dave Blaney, Brian Brown

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (17 Drivers):
10 QuickTimes – David Gravel
5 QuickTimes – Brad Sweet, Sheldon Haudenschild
4 QuickTimes – Logan Schuchart, Kerry Madsen
3 QuickTimes – Aaron Reutzel
2 QuickTimes – James McFadden, Cory Eliason, Giovanni Scelzi, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
1 QuickTime – Carson Macedo, Danny Dietrich, Anthony Macri, Kasey Kahne, Brian Brown, Brock Zearfoss, Rico Abreu

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (35 Drivers)
20 Heat Wins – David Gravel
18 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo
14 Heat Wins – Aaron Reutzel
12 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz
10 Heat Wins – Logan Schuchart, Sheldon Haudenschild
9 Heat Wins – James McFadden
8 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet
6 Heat Wins – Brian Brown
5 Heat Wins – Kerry Madsen
4 Heat Wins – Giovanni Scelzi, Tyler Courtney
3 Heat Wins – Brock Zearfoss, Jason Sides, Kraig Kinser, Ian Madsen, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
2 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson, DJ Netto
1 Heat Win –  Wayne Johnson, Danny Dietrich, Hunter Schuerenberg, Lance Dewease, Anthony Macri, Brandon Spithaler, Parker Price-Miller, Tim Kaeding, Jack Dover, Scotty Thiel, Paul McMahan, Daryn Pittman, Justin Peck, Jac Haudenschild

PODIUM FINISHES (24 Drivers):
22 Podiums – Brad Sweet
18 Podiums – Carson Macedo
13 Podiums – David Gravel
12 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, Donny Schatz
8 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel
6 Podiums – Kerry Madsen
5 Podiums – Brent Marks, Giovanni Scelzi
4 Podiums – James McFadden
3 Podiums – Brian Brown
2 Podiums – Cory Eliason, Lance Dewease, Anthony Macri, Danny Dietrich, Tyler Courtney, Kyle Larson
1 Podium – Kraig Kinser, Justin Peck, Brian Brown, Anthony Macri, Dave Blaney, Spencer Bayston, Daryn Pittman, Sam Hafertepe Jr.

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Schedule & Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Fri, Feb. 5 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Sun, Feb. 7 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Logan Schuchart (1)
3. Fri, March 5 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Carson Macedo (1)
4. Sat, March 6 / East Bay Raceway Park / Tampa, FL / Aaron Reutzel (1)
5. Fri, March 12 / Magnolia Motor Speedway / Columbus, MS / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
6. Sat, March 13 / The Rev / Monroe, LA / David Gravel (1)
7. Fri, March 19 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
8. Sat, March 20 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Brad Sweet (2)
9. Sat, March 27 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Brad Sweet (3)
10. Fri, April 2 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (4)
11. Sat, April 3 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (5)
12. Fri, April 9 / Kokomo Speedway / Kokomo, IN / James McFadden (1)
13. Sat, April 10 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (2)
14. Fri, April 22 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / David Gravel (2)
15. Sun, April 24 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / David Gravel (3)
16. Thur, April 29 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL / Brad Sweet (6)
17. Fri, April 30 / I-70 Motorsports Park / Odessa, MO / Brad Sweet (7)
18. Sat, May 1 / I-70 Motorsports Park / Odessa, MO / Brad Sweet (8)
19. Sat, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (1)
20. Sat, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Sheldon Haudenschild (3)
21. Wed, May 12 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Brad Sweet (9)
22. Fri, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Carson Macedo (3)
23. Sat, May 15 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Aaron Reutzel (2)
24. Tues, May 18 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ / Logan Schuchart (2)
25. Fri, May 21 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / David Gravel (4)
26. Sat, May 22 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH / Dave Blaney (1)
27. Mon, May 31 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / Kyle Larson (1)
28. Sat, June 5 / Granite City Speedway /Sauk Rapids, MN / David Gravel (5)
29. Fri, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Carson Macedo (4)
30. Sat, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Carson Macedo (5)
31. Thur, June 17 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA / Brad Sweet (10)
32. Fri, June 18 / Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway / Dubuque, IA / Donny Schatz (1)
33. Sat, June 19 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Sheldon Haudenschild (4)
34. Mon, June 21 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / David Gravel (6)
35. Tues, June 22 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Aaron Reutzel (3)
36. Thur, June 24 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Kerry Madsen (1)
37. Fri, June 25 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Kerry Madsen (2)
38. Sat, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (3)
39. Fri, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (11)
40. Sat, July 3 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (12)
41. Sat, July 10 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / Brad Sweet (13)
42. Tues, July 13 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / Spencer Bayston (1)
43. Wed, July 14 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Carson Macedo (6)
44. Sat, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Tyler Courtney (1)
45. Sat, July 17 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Kyle Larson (2)
46. Sun, July 18 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Carson Macedo (7)

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Eye Historic Week in Ohio

 

Brad Doty Classic on Tuesday, Double Kings Royal on Wednesday-Saturday

ROSSBURG, OH - July 12, 2021 - The time has finally arrived. It's the richest Month of Money in the history of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy DrinkSprint Car Series.

It's so big that not even one Kings Royal will suffice, that's why we're offering up TWO different $175,000 paydays at Eldora Speedway this week. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE.

In all, fans of The Greatest Show on Dirt will witness five-straight nights of high-horsepower action throughout the state of Ohio. Before the Kings Royal ceremonies commence, we honor a living legend with the Brad Doty Classic on Tuesday night at Attica Raceway Park. Tickets for the mid-week special are sold HERE.

A two-hour trip down the road will lead racers and fans to Rossburg, OH, where "The Big E" crowns two Kings on Thursday and Saturday.

Tues - Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park
Wed - Jokers Wild at Eldora Speedway
Thur - 38th Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway
Fri - The Knight Before at Eldora Speedway
Sat - 37th Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway

Here's a quick list of some of the biggest storylines this week:

A LIVING LEGEND: Tuesday's race at Attica Raceway Park is all about honoring Brad Doty. The Apple Creek, OH native is a 2001 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductee, and his resume would be miles longer had it not been for a devastating back injury that removed him from the seat at the 1988 Kings Royal.

Doty collected 73 checkered flags throughout his career, 18 of them in a shortened World of Outlaws career, which is still good enough for 30th All-Time. Since his accident 33 years ago, Doty has remained a passionate Sprint Car enthusiast and gives back to the sport in every fashion imaginable. From his duties as television color commentator to a magazine columnist to a co-promoter of his own race, Brad still finds a way to make a lasting impact on the sport he loves. On Tuesday, we salute him.

DEFENDING THE THRONE: Leading the charge into Eldora is reigning King Brad XXXVII. Sweet enters the week on a three-race winning streak aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49. On the year, they've collected 13 Feature wins and currently own their biggest margin yet in the pursuit of a third-straight World of Outlaws championship.

On Saturday night when the 37th edition is held, Sweet will have the chance to join Donny Schatz as the only back-to-back winners in event history. Another win would also make him a three-time King (2013 & 2019) alongside the likes of Steve Kinser (7 crowns), Donny Schatz (5 crowns), Sammy Swindell (3 crowns), and Jac Haudenschild (3 crowns).

To successfully defend the throne, The Big Cat will have to step up his game considering his struggles at Eldora in May. With finishes of 11th and 14th, two of his seven results outside of the top-10 came at this track.

CHASING ANOTHER CROWN: Along with Sweet, an additional six former Kings Royal champions have confirmed their attendance with another inauguration in mind:

  • King Donny XXXV could potentially match Steve Kinser (7) for the most Kings Royal wins in event history if he were to sweep Thursday and Saturday's shows. The 10-time champ and 300-time winner has five crowns to his name, topping the race in 2007, 2009, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Schatz pilots the Tony Stewart Racing, Ford Performance, Carquest #15.
  • King Kerry XXXI will serve as Schatz's teammate aboard the Tony Stewart Racing, Advance Auto Parts, Rush Truck Centers #14. Madsen claimed the crown in 2014 and has rejuvenated his career since joining TSR in May. His first start in the #14 came at Eldora, and since then he has an average finish of 4.6 in 14 World of Outlaws starts.
  • King Daryn XXV is chasing his 16th and 17th consecutive Kings Royal A-Main starts this week. The 2008 winner and 2013 World of Outlaws champion will climb aboard the Swindell SpeedLab #39.
  • King Jason XXI is on a roll of late, just in time for the Month of Money. In the last three events, Sides has earned his first top-five in four years and nearly claimed his first QuickTime in two years. The #7S looks to "Double Down" with double Kings Royals.
  • King Jac XV will contest the final Kings Royal of his career this week. "The Wild Child's" rise to fame came with the rise of Eldora, winning the event thrice in 1987, 1994 and 1998. His finale is all that much more special coming aboard the Pennzoil #22, the iconic design he drove for Jack Elden in the 90's.
  • King Dave XII is racing like its 1995 again. Two months ago at Sharon, Blaney drove his personally-built #10 to his first World of Outlaws win in 24 years. Now, he's eyeing his first crown since 1995 when he won aboard the Casey Luna #10.

REDEMPTION RUN: At the last running of the 36th Kings Royal in 2019, Logan Schuchart offered an unforgettable, yet heartbreaking ride. In only 10 laps, the Hanover, PA native romped from 12th-to-1st, flying by the likes of Sweet, Schatz, Swindell, Gravel, Haudenschild, Madsen, Reutzel, and more. He ensued to lead the next 15 laps until the caution flew on Lap 25, which was ultimately his downfall. A stumble on the restart allowed Sweet to ride by and run off, forcing Schuchart to settle for second at $20,000 instead of the $175,000 grand prize.

With two chances this week at the title, Schuchart is hungry for some vengeance. The Shark Racing, Drydene Performance Products #1S has already racked up three World of Outlaws wins this year, including the $50,000 Jackson Nationals title. Combined with grandfather Bobby Allen (8), great-uncle Joey Allen (4), and uncle Jacob Allen (1), Schuchart's (3) gives their royal family a combined 13 starts at this event. However, a breakthrough win would be the first crowning at Eldora for the Hanover Gang.

NEXT GENERATION: The Kinser cousins (Steve & Mark) and Blaney brothers (Dave & Dale) have each reached the grand stage of Kings Royal, however, no father-son duo has ever topped the event. This week, World of Outlaws regulars Sheldon Haudenschild and Kraig Kinser will have a chance to change that record.

Haudenschild (son of King Jac XV) will race alongside his father for the final time at the famed event, as "The Wild Child" continues his farewell tour. Sheldon enters as the most recent winner at Eldora, scoring his first win at the track in May. In 2018, he qualified for his third Kings Royal A-Main and piloted the Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink #17 to a career-best of fourth.

Kinser (son of King Steve XXVII) chases his 10th Kings Royal A-Main appearance aboard the #11K owned by his National Sprint Car Hall of Fame father. In nine previous starts, Kraig has racked up six top-1o finishes and a career-best of fifth, which he matched at the 35th running in 2018.

RING THE BELL: Joe Gibbs Racing star Christopher Bell will make his first appearance of the year in Tuesday's Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park. It's the first of back-to-back Tuesday nights with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars for CBell, as he'll also race at Lernerville's Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup on next Tuesday, July 20.

The five-time World of Outlaws winner will drive the Swindell SpeedLab #39 at both races. He's trying to join Kyle Larson and Tony Stewart as the only racers in history to win a NASCAR Cup Series race and World of Outlaws Feature in the same season.

ELDORA INVERT: The Kings Royal format is unlike anything else Sprint Car drivers encounter all year long. Wednesday's Jokers Wild and Friday's The Knight Before will run as standard World of Outlaws programs, however, Thursday's 38th Kings Royal and Saturday's 37th Kings Royal are a whole different show.

Qualifying is still a mainstay, but everyone goes under one group. More importantly, a huge 36-car inversion flips the Heat Race lineups and puts the fastest cars to mid-pack. Only the top-three finishers transfer to the Kings Royal A-Main, lining up spots 1-18 in a special fashion with Heat Six winner taking the pole. The fastest two qualifiers that do not transfers are guaranteed starting spots 19-20. The Last Chance Showdown will throw four more names into the ring for the 40-lap Feature.

ALL STAR INVASION: With big money, an actual crown, and all of the prestige on the line, Kings Royal week has the tendency to bring in some of the best invaders in the country to face the full-time Outlaws.

The All Star Circuit of Champions continent is represented by guys like Tyler Courtney in the Clauson-Marshall #7BC, Justin Peck in the Tom Buch #13, Cory Eliason in the Rudeen #26, Hunter Schuerenberg in the Vermeer #55, Zeb Wise in the Wise-Priddy #10, Spencer Bayston in the McGhee #11, Paul McMahan in the CJB #5, and several other worthy contenders.

There's also the likes of Pennsylvania natives Danny Dietrich in his potent #48 and Anthony Macri aligning with the Indy Race Parts #71. Another foursome including Brent Marks, Giovanni Scelzi, Brian Brown and Sam Hafertepe Jr. will be there and have all ran podium against the Outlaws this year.

ON THE CUSP: Over the last 10 years, seven different drivers have led laps at the Kings Royal, but have yet to experience their own inauguration. That list includes Logan Schuchart as mentioned, as well as Brian Brown, Cole Duncan, Trey Starks, Tim Shaffer, Paul McMahan, but most notably David Gravel.

The Watertown, CT native led 10 laps in 2014 before slipping back to finish a career-best third. His seven consecutive Kings Royal A-Main appearances are highlighted by a 9.5 average finish with four top-10s to his credit. Gravel and the Big Game Motorsports #2 have the advantage of being one of the fastest cars on 1/2-miles this year, proven by their sweep of the Bristol Throwdown.

Much like Schatz in 2007, Gravel has won almost every Crown Jewel imaginable, except this one. This could be the year he is finally crowned King David.

FIRST TIME EVER: Two full-time World of Outlaws competitors are chasing their first-career A-Main appearance at the Kings Royal - Carson Macedo and Wayne Johnson. For Macedo, he sits third in World of Outlaws points in his first season driving the Jason Johnson Racing #41. Crew Chief Philip Dietz has reliable experience at the event, guiding Jason Johnson to second in 2015 and David Gravel to fifth in 2019.

ATTICA ACES: Only two full-time World of Outlaws drivers own Series Feature wins at the Attica 1/3-mile - them being Donny Schatz and David Gravel. Schatz is a four-time winner at the track and a four-time Brad Doty Classic champion. Gravel is the most recent victor, beating Schatz for his second Attica win after capitalizing on Haudenschild's misfortune in May's Kistler Engines Classic.

Kyle Larson enters as the defending Brad Doty Classic champion.

MONTH OF MONEY: Kings Royal week is the official kickoff to the 2021 Month of Money. This 30-day span features 15 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races with the three highest paydays of the season (all over $150K) and another three in excess of $20K.

  • 38th KINGS ROYAL: Wed-Thur, July 14-15 at Eldora ($175,000)
  • 37th KINGS ROYAL: Fri-Sat, July 16-17 at Eldora ($175,000)
  • SILVER CUP: Tues, July 20 at Lernerville ($25,000)
  • SUMMER NATIONALS: Fri-Sat, July 23-24 at Williams Grove ($20,000)
  • BIG “R” SHOOTOUT: Fri, July 30 at Ransomville ($1o,000)
  • EMPIRE STATE CHALLENGE: Sat, July 31 at Weedsport ($10,000)
  • IRONMAN 55: Fri-Sat, August 6-7 at I-55 ($20,000)
  • KNOXVILLE NATIONALS: Wed-Sat, August 11-14 at Knoxville (potential $200,000)

This Week at a Glance – When and Where

Tuesday, July 13 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, OH
Wednesday-Saturday, July 14-17 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH

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Around the Turn: After this week in Ohio, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series travels back to the state of Pennsylvania for mid-season match with the PA Posse. The Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup awards $25,000/Win on Tuesday, July 20 at Lernerville Speedway, followed by a doubleheader at Williams Grove Speedway capped by the $20,000/Win Summer Nationals on Friday-Saturday, July 23-24.

NOS ENERGY DRINK FEATURE WINNERS (12 Drivers):
13 wins – Brad Sweet, Kasey Kahne Racing w/ Mike Curb #49
6 wins – David Gravel, Big Game Motorsports #2
5 wins – Carson Macedo, Jason Johnson Racing #41
4 wins – Sheldon Haudenschild, Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing #17
3 wins – Aaron Reutzel, Roth Motorsports #83
3 wins – Logan Schuchart, Shark Racing #1S
2 wins – Kerry Madsen, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #14
1 win – James McFadden, Kasey Kahne Racing w/ Mike Curb #9
1 win – Brent Marks, Brent Marks Racing #19M
1 win – Dave Blaney, Dave Blaney #10
1 win – Kyle Larson, Paul Silva #57
1 win – Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15

FEATURE LAPS LED (21 Drivers):
259 laps – Brad Sweet
173 laps – Sheldon Haudenschild
158 laps – Aaron Reutzel
150 laps – David Gravel
143 laps – Logan Schuchart
130 laps – Carson Macedo
117 laps – Donny Schatz
63 laps – Kerry Madsen
31 laps – James McFadden
27 laps – Sam Hafertepe Jr.
25 laps – Kyle Larson
19 laps – Tyler Courtney
19 laps – Giovanni Scelzi
17 laps – Brent Marks
10 laps – Jacob Allen & Brock Zearfoss
3 laps – Ian Madsen
1 lap – Kasey Kahne, Kraig Kinser, Brandon Spithaler, Dave Blaney

SLICK WOODY’S QUICKTIME AWARDS (14 Drivers):
10 QuickTimes – David Gravel
4 QuickTimes – Brad Sweet
4 QuickTimes – Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart
3 QuickTimes – Aaron Reutzel, Kerry Madsen
2 QuickTimes – James McFadden, Cory Eliason, Giovanni Scelzi, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
1 QuickTime – Carson Macedo, Danny Dietrich, Anthony Macri, Kasey Kahne

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (31 Drivers)
19 Heat Wins ��� David Gravel
14 Heat Wins – Carson Macedo, Aaron Reutzel
10 Heat Wins – Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart
8 Heat Wins – Sheldon Haudenschild
7 Heat Wins – James McFadden
6 Heat Wins – Brad Sweet
4 Heat Wins – Giovanni Scelzi, Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen
3 Heat Wins – Brock Zearfoss, Jason Sides, Kraig Kinser, Ian Madsen, Sam Hafertepe Jr.
2 Heat Wins – Jacob Allen, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson, DJ Netto
1 Heat Win –  Wayne Johnson, Danny Dietrich, Hunter Schuerenberg, Tyler Courtney, Lance Dewease, Anthony Macri, Brandon Spithaler, Parker Price-Miller, Tim Kaeding, Jack Dover, Scotty Thiel

PODIUM FINISHES (22 Drivers):
20 Podiums – Brad Sweet
14 Podiums – Carson Macedo
12 Podiums – David Gravel, Logan Schuchart, Donny Schatz
11 Podiums – Sheldon Haudenschild
8 Podiums – Aaron Reutzel
6 Podiums – Kerry Madsen
5 Podiums – Brent Marks, Giovanni Scelzi
4 Podiums – James McFadden
2 Podiums – Cory Eliason, Lance Dewease, Anthony Macri
1 Podium – Kraig Kinser, Danny Dietrich, Tyler Courtney, Justin Peck, Brian Brown, Anthony Macri, Dave Blaney, Kyle Larson, Sam Hafertepe Jr.

2021 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Schedule & Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Fri, Feb. 5 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brad Sweet (1)
2. Sun, Feb. 7 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Logan Schuchart (1)
3. Fri, March 5 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Carson Macedo (1)
4. Sat, March 6 / East Bay Raceway Park / Tampa, FL / Aaron Reutzel (1)
5. Fri, March 12 / Magnolia Motor Speedway / Columbus, MS / Sheldon Haudenschild (1)
6. Sat, March 13 / The Rev / Monroe, LA / David Gravel (1)
7. Fri, March 19 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Sheldon Haudenschild (2)
8. Sat, March 20 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, TX / Brad Sweet (2)
9. Sat, March 27 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Brad Sweet (3)
10. Fri, April 2 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (4)
11. Sat, April 3 / I-55 Raceway / Pevely, MO / Brad Sweet (5)
12. Fri, April 9 / Kokomo Speedway / Kokomo, IN / James McFadden (1)
13. Sat, April 10 / Tri-State Speedway / Haubstadt, IN / Carson Macedo (2)
14. Fri, April 22 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / David Gravel (2)
15. Sun, April 24 / Bristol Motor Speedway / Bristol, TN / David Gravel (3)
16. Thur, April 29 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL / Brad Sweet (6)
17. Fri, April 30 / I-70 Motorsports Park / Odessa, MO / Brad Sweet (7)
18. Sat, May 1 / I-70 Motorsports Park / Odessa, MO / Brad Sweet (8)
19. Sat, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Brent Marks (1)
20. Sat, May 8 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, OH / Sheldon Haudenschild (3)
21. Wed, May 12 / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA / Brad Sweet (9)
22. Fri, May 14 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Carson Macedo (3)
23. Sat, May 15 / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA / Aaron Reutzel (2)
24. Tues, May 18 / Bridgeport Speedway / Swedesboro, NJ / Logan Schuchart (2)
25. Fri, May 21 / Attica Raceway Park / Attica, OH / David Gravel (4)
26. Sat, May 22 / Sharon Speedway / Hartford, OH / Dave Blaney (1)
27. Mon, May 31 / Lawrenceburg Speedway / Lawrenceburg, IN / Kyle Larson (1)
28. Sat, June 5 / Granite City Speedway /Sauk Rapids, MN / David Gravel (5)
29. Fri, June 11 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Carson Macedo (4)
30. Sat, June 12 / Knoxville Raceway / Knoxville, IA / Carson Macedo (5)
31. Thur, June 17 / 34 Raceway / West Burlington, IA / Brad Sweet (10)
32. Fri, June 18 / Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway / Dubuque, IA / Donny Schatz (1)
33. Sat, June 19 / Beaver Dam Raceway / Beaver Dam, WI / Sheldon Haudenschild (4)
34. Mon, June 21 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / David Gravel (6)
35. Tues, June 22 / Huset’s Speedway / Brandon, SD / Aaron Reutzel (3)
36. Thur, June 24 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Kerry Madsen (1)
37. Fri, June 25 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Kerry Madsen (2)
38. Sat, June 27 / Jackson Motorplex / Jackson, MN / Logan Schuchart (3)
39. Fri, July 2 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (11)
40. Sat, July 3 / Cedar Lake Speedway / New Richmond, WI / Brad Sweet (12)
41. Sat, July 10 / Wilmot Raceway / Wilmot, WI / Brad Sweet (13)

 

 

THE IRONMAN: 55 Laps at I-55 to Test Strength of Outlaws on August 6-7

13th Annual Ironman 55 Offers $20,000-to-win Payday

PEVELY, MO - July 10, 2021 - The Ironman 55 is not only a test of man, but his machine as well.

Since 2009, this race at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 has challenged the stars of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for everything they are worth.

It's 55 laps of grueling, intense action on a 1/3-mile bullring in the heat of the Missouri summer. Not exactly for the faint of heart.

Next month on August 6-7, the 13th annual Ironman 55 commences again with The Greatest Show on Dirt storming into Pevely, MO for a weekend.

Coming amid the Month of Money, a $20,000 check awaits one man who conquers all at I-55. On top of the money, you get all of the momentum leading into a potential $200,000 payday at the 60th running of the NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals pres. by Casey's General Stores on August 11-14.

IRONMAN 55 TICKETS (8/6-7)

Although he's never topped the 55-lap Ironman edition, Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, CA certainly enters as the early favorite for the 2021 running.

The two-time and defending World of Outlaws champion is leading the points with 12 victories under his belt and a third-straight title in his sights. Driving his Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49, Sweet has mastered Missouri lately, sweeping all four events the Show-Me State this spring.

Included in that sweep was back-to-back wins at I-55 on April 2-3. Already at four-career wins, he'll enter the August doubleheader with a chance to become the winningest driver in World of Outlaws history at the Pevely 1/3-mile through 61 total events.

Arguably the most exciting driver in the field is Sheldon Haudenschild, who executed one of the most dominating victories in Series history at the 2019 Ironman 55.

Driving the NOS Energy Drink, Stenhouse Jr. / Marshall Racing #17, Lil' Haud was fueled up and fired up with his own load of Human Horsepower. In a non-stop, green-to-checkered 55-lap dash, Haudenschild lapped 19 of his 23 competitors and completed the race in just over 11 minutes.

His final margin of victory to second-place was 10.308-seconds. The crowd was in awe.

The Wooster, OH native returned in 2020 and ran second to Kyle Larson, but he also won the preliminary show to become the 15th multi-time World of Outlaws winner at I-55.

Entering the Month of Money, Haudenschild has collected four victories and led 173 laps.

Another five full-time drivers have winning experience to rely on when it comes to the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

Logan Schuchart, who scored the first Crown Jewel of the season ($50,000 at Jackson Nationals) last month, is also an Ironman 55 champion. The Hanover, PA native topped the 2018 edition aboard his Shark Racing, Drydene Performance Products #1S. He's already a three-time winner this season and looking for more momentum as he climbs into the top five in points.

10-time champion Donny Schatz collected two of his 300 career World of Outlaws wins in Pevely. He won once in his own Schatz Motorsports #15 in 2006 and again in 2015 aboard his current ride in the Tony Stewart Racing #15.

David Gravel (-94), who sits second in the current championship standings, is another former winner from 2016. The Big Game Motorsports #2 leads the Series in QuickTimes (11), Heat Race Wins (19), Dash Appearances (25), Top-10 Finishes (33), and Average Feature Start (6.53).

Double Down Jason Sides in 2012 and Kraig Kinser in 2005 also own victories at I-55.

An additional two former Ironman 55 champions in Rico Abreu (2016-17) and Kerry Madsen (2014) are expected to join the World of Outlaws next month and chase another title.

Fans unable to make it to the track can watch all of the action live on DIRTVision with the annual Platinum FAST PASS subscription for $299/year or the monthly FAST PASS subscription for $39/month.

IRONMAN 55 CHAMPIONS (12 Events):
2020 - Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA)
2019 - Sheldon Haudenschild (Wooster, OH)
2018 - Logan Schuchart (Hanover, PA)
2017 - Rico Abreu (St. Helena, CA)
2016 - Rico Abreu (St. Helena, CA)
2015 - Shane Stewart (Bixby, OK)
2014 - Kerry Madsen (St. Mary's, NSW, AUS)
2013 - Craig Dollansky (Elk River, MN)
2012 - Craig Dollansky (Elk River, MN)
2011 - Craig Dollansky (Elk River, MN)
2010 - Jason Meyers (Clovis, CA)
2009 - Joey Saldana (Brownsburg, IN)

Winners at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (61 Races):
5 wins - Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Craig Dollansky
4 wins - Brad Sweet
3 wins - Daryn Pittman, Joey Saldana, Jac Haudenschild
2 wins - Sheldon Haudenschild, Kyle Larson, Rico Abreu, Donny Schatz, Jason Meyers, Stevie Smith, Mark Kinser, Doug Wolfgang
1 win - Logan Schuchart, David Gravel, Shane Stewart, Christopher Bell, Kerry Madsen, Paul McMahan, Jason Sides, Tim Shaffer, Brooke Tatnell, Chad Kemenah, Kraig Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Tyler Walker, Randy Hannagan, Andy Hillenburg, Bobby Davis Jr., Brad Doty

 

 

WINNING PACE: Brad Sweet focused on more wins, big money
With a comfortable points lead at the halfway mark, Sweet’s Kasey Kahne Racing team only have eyes for wins

By Nick Graziano

WILMOT, WI – July 9, 2021 – Brad Sweet ended the first half of the 2021 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season with 12 wins and a more than a 90-point lead in the championship standings.

Not good enough.

Not for Sweet. At least, not yet. With two World of Outlaws championship trophies – earned back-to-back in 2019 and 2020 – nestled safely in his California home, he’s not concerned about points. Sweet’s only goal is to dominate and win every time his NAPA Auto Parts #49 enters a track.

So far, consistency on half-mile tracks hasn't been to his liking.

“We have a good short track package, which seems to keep us in contention at all the short tracks, but when we get to the half-miles, we get a little inconsistent,” Sweet said. “We’re trying to work on that. And obviously, we’ll try to find out if we’ve gotten any better when we get to Eldora (July 14-17 for Kings Royal week).”

Of his 12 wins in the first 40 races, three of them came on a half-mile – one at Volusia Speedway Park and two at I-70 Motorsports Park. However, of the 13 events on a half-mile, so far, Sweet has averaged an eighth-place finish. Volusia was probably the best example of the inconsistency that’s been frustrating him. He won the first night, finished fifth in the second race, and then placed 11th in the third race.

His team’s solid baseline for smaller tracks – like Wilmot Raceway, where he’ll race on Saturday, July 10 – may be playing culprit.

“It’s easy to get behind on a half-mile,” he noted. “The way that we do things is for more drivability, trying to get our cars good on the slicker tracks. I think that hurts us a little bit when you get to a half-mile and Time Trials are really fast. It’s just self-inflicted or maybe just bad decisions on mine and Eric’s (Prutzman, Sweet’s crew chief) part.

“You just have to do a better job either way. You’ve got to get yourself to the front row of the Heats to give yourself a chance. There’re a few times on the half-miles this year that we’ve dug ourselves a little bit too much in a hole, like at Knoxville. You’re just not able to overcome it as much as you are on the short tracks.”

Sweet’s urgency to find more consistency on half-miles comes with two of the biggest crown jewels of the year on the horizon. Both at half-mile tracks. There are two $175,000-to-win Kings Royals at Eldora Speedway this year (Thursday, July 15, and Saturday, July 17) and the illustrious 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway, with a potential $200,000 on the line for the winner, takes place Aug. 11-14. (Sweet is the 2018 Knoxville Nationals champion and a two-time Kings Royal winner in 2013 and 2019).

The next five weeks of Series events, known as “The Month of Money,” will have nearly $700,000 in winnings available.

“We obviously want to win every race, but there’s something about those four or five big-money races that you know can make or break your season,” Sweet said. “You can win one Kings Royal and feel like you had a great season. You can have a great week right there. You can feel like you had an unbelievable season if you win both Kings Royals. We’re in the business to make money just like anyone else. We want to make money. We want to collect the trophies. We want to put our names in the history books. You only get a certain amount of chances for those in a year. We already went to the Jackson Nationals and Huset’s and didn’t win there. That stuff stings a little bit.

“It’s a good time to be a Sprint Car racer. It’s a good time to be with a good team. It’s a good time to peak right now. If you can have a good run right now, I don’t think it matters what happens with the points. I think you can win these few races and feel like you had a spectacular season. It’s something that is on your mind. You can feel it when you roll into Eldora. With $175,000 to win, you can feel the intensity. You’ll take more chances than you typically would on a normal night. Those aren’t points races, the nights at the Kings Royals, so you can put your car in a tighter position than you would’ve on a normal night. When there’s $175,000 on the line, you’re ready to take that extra risk.”

That’s the same mentality Sweet is utilizing for the 2021 World of Outlaws season as he chases his third championship. It’s a stat that would add him to a shortlist of names in the record book, which include Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell and Donny Schatz.

While he’ll admit he’s not going to turn down the chance to claim a third consecutive title, Sweet continues to claim he’s not concerned with points. He rarely looks at the standings. However, he said the same thing in 2019 when he was chasing his first title before confessing after that he worried about it a little more than he led on. This time, though, the pressure truly seems to be off. Twelve wins in the first 40 races show it.

“I really don’t think I feel pressure anymore,” Sweet said. “I don’t think I have a lot to prove. I think I want to just win a lot of races. When we get off, I get more frustrated that we’re getting inconsistent, not winning races. I don’t really think about the points. Obviously, I’d be lying if I said I don’t want to win the points. You want to stay on top of the mountain. My mind isn’t there. It is on winning. Winning a lot. I know if we do our job, the points will take care of themselves.

“After last year, the second [championship], I feel it was like, you don’t have to win that many more to prove that you were a champion or that you could do it. We have a goal for how many races we want to win and know we need to stay super focused each night to accomplish that.”

With the pressure off, that’s left “The Big Cat” free to pounce as he pleases. A slide job he may have thought better of before, he’ll go for. A three-wide battle he may have thought about backing out of, he’ll power on. And the more he takes those risks, the better he’s gotten at perfecting them, he said.

That’s been a key for his Kasey Kahne Racing team, which consists of crew chief Eric Prutzman, car chief Joe Mooney and tire specialist Andrew Bowman. They’re going on their fifth year together. They’ve built longevity. They know how to win. And they now know how to win a lot.

The likes of David Gravel (94 points back in second) and Carson Macedo (128 points back in third) will not let up in their pursuit of hunting down Sweet for the title in the second half of the year. But if Sweet finds the extra level of consistency he’s looking for… well, he’ll explain.

“I know people are chasing us,” Sweet said. “We love it.”

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UPCOMING EVENTS
July 10 – Badger 40/Wilmot Raceway – $10,000-to-win
July 13 – Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic/Attica Raceway Park – $10,000-to-win
July 14 – Jokers Wild/Eldora Speedway – $10,000-to-win
July 15 – 38th Kings Royal/Eldora Speedway – $175,000-to-win
July 16 – Knight Before/Eldora Speedway – $10,ooo-to-win
July 17 – 37th Kings Royal/Eldora Speedway – $175,000-to-win
July 20 – Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup/Lernerville Speedway – $25,000-to-win
July 23-24 – Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals/Williams Grove Speedway – $10K/$20,000-to-win
July 30 – The Big "R" Outlaw Shootout/Ransomville Speedway – $10,000-to-win
July 31 – Empire State Challenge/Weedsport Speedway – $10,000-to-win
Aug. 6 – Night Before/Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 – $8,000-to-win
Aug. 7 – Ironman 55/Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 – $20,000-to-win
Aug. 11-14 – 60th NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals/Knoxville Raceway – $150,000-to-win + $1,000 per lap led

 

 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: One Night Only at Wisconsin's Wilmot Raceway

Final Tune-Up Before Month of Money Begins

WILMOT, WI - July 6, 2021 - For the final time this season, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races in America's Dairyland on Saturday night.

It's the fourth stop of the year in Wisconsin, but the first and only at Wilmot Raceway for the annual tradition that is the Badger 40.

Drivers and teams only have to worry about one night of racing this weekend before The Greatest Show on Dirt officially kicks off the highly-anticipated Month of Money next week.

WILMOT TICKETS (Sat, 7/10)

Here are some of the top storylines to follow:

GRAVEL IS GOOD: When it comes to Wilmot Raceway, David Gravel is simply the man to beat. The Watertown, CT native immediately took a liking to the Wisconsin 1/3-mile, winning his first-ever appearance at the track in 2014. Then he won his second start in 2016, and he won again making it three-for-three in 2017. All told, the 29-year-old has made six starts with four victories and a worst-finish of fourth.

What's more impressive is Gravel's prowess at Wilmot no matter the car, no matter the crew chief. His 2014 triumph came aboard the Roth Motorsports #83 with Sonny Kreitzer on the wrenches, then he won back-to-back with Barry Jackson and the CJB Motorsports #5, and last year he took Philip Dietz and the Jason Johnson Racing #41 to victory lane. This week, he'll get his first taste of the track since joining Cody Jacobs and the Big Game Motorsports #2.

BADGER AT HEART: Brad Sweet's Fourth of July weekend sweep extended his mighty numbers when it comes to The Badger State. His tenth win in America's Dairyland officially moved Wisconsin by California as the winningest state in his World of Outlaws career. His sixth overall win at Cedar Lake Speedway also tied Volusia Speedway Park as the winningest tracks in his career. He made it five-straight wins at the track, which is second all-time in the category of consecutive wins only behind Steve Kinser's six-straight at Knoxville and Williams Grove.

Sweet will get one final go in the state of Wisconsin this weekend at Wilmot, a track he's yet to win at. The Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 led more than half of the Badger 40 in 2017, but ultimately slipped to finish third. If he can finally nail down that elusive win at the flat-track, it'll be the 40th different facility he's won at in World of Outlaws competition.

TRUCKIN' TO SPRINTIN': Donny Schatz will be pulling a rare form of double duty this weekend. Before continuing his 2021 campaign with Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing on Saturday night at Wilmot, the 10-time Series champion will make his NASCAR Truck Series debut at Knoxville Raceway on Friday evening.

The 300-time World of Outlaws winner certainly has the experience to perform well in both shows. He's a 10-time Knoxville Nationals champion and joins fellow Sprint Car stars Brian Brown and Parker Price-Miller in defending the black zook clay against the truckers. Come Saturday, he enters as the only other full-time driver outside of Gravel to win at Wilmot. Back in 2018, the Fargo, ND native led wire-to-wire for a Badger 40 score aboard his #15 machine.

CENTURY MARK: Two weeks ago, Sheldon Haudenschild scored his 200th career top-1o result. This weekend, he prepares to chase his 100th career top-five finish. With 341 starts under his belt with the World of Outlaws, the Wooster, OH native has been solid producing top-five runs in 29% of his outings.

At the halfway point of the 2021 season, Lil' Haud is on pace to set new career-bests in every major statistical category. The numbers to beat right now are 7 Feature Wins (he's at 4), 28 Top-Fives (he's at 19), 45 Top-10s (he's at 29), and 238 Laps Led (he's at 173).

THE RETURN OF SIDES: For the first time in four years, Jason Sides was a top-five finisher again this weekend. He ran fifth in Friday's opener at Cedar Lake, ending a streak of 1,455 days and 212 races since his last top-five which also came at Cedar Lake during the Independence Day Spectacular in 2017.

GETTING BACK ON TRACK: After winning back-to-back shows at Knoxville Raceway and collecting three-straight top-two finishes, Carson Macedo hit a rough patch with results fo 15th, 15th & 14th. The downward spiral doubled his gap from championship leader Brad Sweet, which was -60 on June 12 and now sits -128 on July 6.

The Jason Johnson Racing #41 team has recently gotten back on track, however, rattling off five consecutive top-five finishes at Jackson and Cedar Lake. That's the fourth-longest stretch of the season only behind Brad Sweet (9), Sheldon Haudenschild (8) and Kerry Madsen (6).

MONTH OF MONEY: Saturday's stop at Wilmot is the final tune-up before the Month of Money begins. Over a span of 31 days, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will contest 15 races with three highest paydays in the world on the line. The schedule looks like this...

  • KINGS ROYAL: Wed-Thur, July 14-15 at Eldora ($175,000)
  • KINGS ROYAL: Fri-Sat, July 16-17 at Eldora ($175,000)
  • SILVER CUP: Tues, July 20 at Lernerville ($25,000)
  • SUMMER NATIONALS: Fri-Sat, July 23-24 at Williams Grove ($20,000)
  • BIG "R" SHOOTOUT: Fri, July 30 at Ransomville ($1o,000)
  • EMPIRE STATE CHALLENGE: Sat, July 31 at Weedsport ($10,000)
  • IRONMAN 55: Fri-Sat, August 6-7 at I-55 ($20,000)
  • KNOXVILLE NATIONALS: Wed-Sat, August 11-14 at Knoxville (potential $200,000)

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Saturday, July 10 at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI

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