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Tyler Courtney captured his third consecutive Western World Championship final night Sprint Car victory on Saturday at Arizona Speedway. (Rich Forman Photo)



COURTNEY COLLECTS 3RD STRAIGHT WESTERN WORLD SPRINT CROWN

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 14, 2020).........Tyler Courtney picked up where he left off in both 2018 and 2019 to become the first driver to win the final night of the Western World Championships in a 410 c.i. sprint car in three consecutive years, pulling off the trifecta Saturday night in the AMSOIL USAC CRA / Southwest Sprint Car portion of the 53rd annual event presented by San Tan Ford.

Jeremy Sherman and Cory Kruseman had previously been the only other drivers to win a Western World finale in three-straight years. Sherman took 410 c.i. top honors in 2001, followed by back-to-back 360 Sprint wins in 2002 and 2003. Kruseman won 360 c.i. Sprint Car final night features in 2005-06-07, all of which came at the now-defunct Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix, Ariz.

"Western World is long historied event and to win three in a row is pretty amazing," Courtney said. "Thanks to my guys for busting their tails. I know they're bummed about the midget deal, but this does make it a little sweeter. It's a tough night, but a good night at the same time."

The Indianapolis, Ind. native was referring to the mechanical issues that befell he and the team during the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget feature earlier in the night that dropped him out of the points lead.

Courtney responded to the adversity with a much-needed pick-me-up by bouncing back in dominating fashion, leading all 30 laps around the 1/3-mile dirt oval, which happened to be a milestone 50th win for Courtney as a driver with Clauson-Marshall Racing's sprint car and midget team since the 2016 season.

"It's how racing goes," Courtney gathered. "Unfortunately, you're going to have your ups and downs. Obviously, you don't want your downs to come at this time of the year, but that's just how it goes."

Courtney set forth on his journey to triumph from his outside front row position to take the early lead in his Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing/NOS Turbo - CSI - ZMax - Schoenfeld/Spike/Rider Chevy.

Courtney's main challenger for the USAC Midget crown this year, Chris Windom, was his most prominent adversary in the early stages of the sprint feature with Windom taking a mighty swing on the fifth lap, sliding past Courtney in turn one while Courtney responded with a crossover back underneath Windom off turn two to resume his position at the front of the field.

In the second half of the 30-lap main, Courtney served as the locomotive, leading the tightly knit crew of Courtney, Windom and Friday night winner Justin Grant, who could've all been covered by a blanket as they trekked the high side.

Traffic became the question mark with six laps remaining but did not stand to be as much of an obstacle with the lapped cars lining the bottom of the track while the top-three remained in formation at the top. Only a mistake in traffic or on the cushion could've derailed Courtney at this point.

Instead, Courtney only strengthened his stranglehold up front to lengthen his lead during the final stretch, ultimately prevailing by a 0.791 second margin over Windom, Grant, Damion Gardner and Austin Williams.

"This place has treated me pretty well the last few years," Courtney mentioned. "Last night was the first night I hadn't won in three races or something like that, and to still run second, was pretty amazing. This place fits my kind of style."

Meanwhile, R.J. Johnson's move from his 22nd starting position to an 8th place feature finish netted him a whopping $1,860.95 courtesy of the Steve LaFond / Wagtimes "Jar of Change" going to the USAC CRA series regular who made the biggest advancement through the field.

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AMSOIL USAC CRA & SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SPECIAL EVENT RACE RESULTS: November 14, 2020 - Arizona Speedway - San Tan Valley, Arizona - 53rd Western World Championships Presented by San Tan Ford

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFYING: 1. Justin Grant, 19s, Reinbold/Underwood-15.234; 2. Damion Gardner, 1, Alexander-15.276; 3. Ryan Bernal, 13, Gile-15.288; 4. Tommy Malcolm, 5x, Napier-15.388; 5. Chris Windom, 77m, Michael-15.471; 6. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-15.499; 7. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall/Newman-15.550; 8. Charles Davis Jr., 47, Davis-15.580; 9. Austin Williams, 92, Sertich-15.719; 10. Thomas Meseraull, 2, Yeley-15.720; 11. Stevie Sussex, 12, Allen-15.790; 12. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-15.815; 13. Cody Williams, 44, Williams-15.817; 14. Jake Swanson, 34, Grau-15.878; 15. Max Adams, 73T, Ford-15.904; 16. Matt McCarthy, 28m, McCarthy-16.006; 17. Trent Williams, 52v, Williams-16.013; 18. Chris Bonneau, 15, Bonneau-16.062; 19. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-16.088; 20. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 51T, Tafoya-16.098; 21. Tye Mihocko, 5, Ream-16.109; 22. Sterling Cling, 34c, Cling-16.197; 23. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-16.254; 24. Ikaika O'Brien, 11o, O'Brien-16.376; 25. Josh Castro, 4T, Terzich/Gile-16.395; 26. Jeremy Ellertson, 22, Ellertson-16.516; 27. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-16.610; 28. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.675; 29. Eugene Thomas, 10, Thomas-16.681; 30. Chris Muraoka, 25, Muraoka-17.070; 31. Ryan Oerter, 43, Oerter-17.404.

FLOWDYNAMICS/SWAY-A-WAY TORSION BARS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Cody Williams, 2. Chris Windom, 3. Justin Grant, 4. Austin Williams, 5. Tye Mihocko, 6. Trent Williams, 7. Josh Castro, 8. Eugene Thomas. 2:10.915

ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION/COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Sterling Cling, 3. Thomas Meseraull, 4. Jake Swanson, 5. Matt Mitchell, 6. Chris Bonneau, 7. Jeremy Ellertson, 8. Chris Muraoka. 2:10.134

COMPONENT REPAIR COMPANY/ULTRA SHIELD RACE PRODUCTS THIRD HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Tyler Courtney, 2. Stevie Sussex, 3. Chris Gansen, 4. Kyle Edwards, 5. Ryan Oerter, 6. Max Adams, 7. Ryan Bernal, 8. A.J. Bender. NT

ORANGE COUNTY TANK TESTING/ROD END SUPPLY FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 2. Charles Davis Jr., 3. R.J. Johnson, 4. Tommy Malcolm, 5. Matt McCarthy, 6. Brody Roa, 7. Ikaika O'Brien. 2:12.654

MULTIQUIP INDUSTRIES/ROD END SUPPLY SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Matt Mitchell, 3. Brody Roa, 4. Max Adams, 5. Chris Bonneau, 6. Tye Mihocko, 7. Trent Williams, 8. Matt McCarthy, 9. A.J. Bender, 10. Josh Castro, 11. Ikaika O'Brien, 12. Jeremy Ellertson, 13. Chris Muraoka, 14. Ryan Oerter, 15. Eugene Thomas. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Tyler Courtney (2), 2. Chris Windom (3), 3. Justin Grant (6), 4. Damion Gardner (5), 5. Austin Williams (11), 6. Matt Mitchell (10), 7. Ryan Bernal (9), 8. R.J. Johnson (22), 9. Max Adams (16), 10. Cody Williams (7), 11. Brody Roa (14), 12. Charles Davis Jr. (1), 13. Tommy Malcolm (4), 14. Tye Mihocko (19), 15. Stevie Sussex (13), 16. Sterling Cling (20), 17. Chris Gansen (18), 18. Kyle Edwards (21), 19. Chris Bonneau (17), 20. Jake Swanson (15), 21. Thomas Meseraull (12), 22. Eddie Tafoya Jr. (8). NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Tyler Courtney.

CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:

Woodland Auto Display / Beaver Stripes Fast Qualifier: Justin Grant

Flowdynamics/Sway-A-Way Torsion Bars First Heat Winner: Cody Williams

All Coast Construction/Competition Suspension Inc. (CSI) Second Heat Winner: Damion Gardner

Component Repair Company/Ultra Shield Race Products Third Heat Winner: Tyler Courtney

Orange County Tank Testing/Rod End Supply Fourth Heat Winner: Eddie Tafoya Jr.

Indy Metal Finishing Semi Winner: Ryan Bernal

Sway-A-Way Torsion Bars/Rod End Supply Hard Charger: R.J. Johnson (22nd to 8th)

Multiquip Industries First Non-Transfer: Trent Williams

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Winner Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.)
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GRANT GRABS WESTERN WORLD SPRINT PRELIM

San Tan Valley, Arizona (November 13, 2020).........Between Justin Grant and Tyler Courtney, each driver entered Friday night's AMSOIL USAC CRA / USAC Southwest Sprint Car opener as the victor of the last four 410 c.i. sprint races held during the Western World Championships at Arizona Speedway.

Perhaps it was no surprise that the race for the win on this night would come down to these same two once again as Grant slipped under Courtney, who jumped over the turn one cushion nine laps from the finish. Grant led the final nine from there to score the win piloting the Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports/AME Electrical - Mesilla Valley Trans./Spike/Fisher Chevy.

Brody Roa led the first 12 laps with a flurry of activity from drivers Chris Windom, Courtney and Grant each taking their shots at Roa, the reigning USAC Southwest Sprint champ who held strong for much of the first half, interrupted only by a Logan Seavey turn two flip on the fourth lap.

On the 13th circuit, Windom utilized a run underneath Roa to snare the top spot. On the following lap, Roa clung to second as Courtney took a shot at him between turns one and two with a slide job. Courtney pulled ahead briefly, but Roa had the momentum riding with him at the top of turn two. At the exit, the two came together, Courtney's right rear to Roa's left rear, causing Roa to ramp over and slam into the turn two outside wall. Roa was uninjured.

Under the ensuing stoppage, race leader Windom had a flat right rear tire which necessitated a stop in the work area. He'd return to finish fifth.

Courtney, who had won the past three Western World Sprint Car features dating to 2018, inherited the lead at that point and held the position until lap 21 when a turn one stumble opened the door for Grant to pounce, and though Courtney mounted a charge, he was unable to reel in Grant, who had previously won Western World Sprint Car prelims in both 2015 and 2018.

Grant's margin of victory was 1.524 sec. over Courtney, Charles Davis Jr., Austin Williams and Windom.

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AMSOIL USAC CRA & SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SPECIAL EVENT RACE RESULTS: November 13, 2020 - Arizona Speedway - San Tan Valley, Arizona - 53rd Western World Championships Presented by San Tan Ford

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFYING: 1. Ryan Bernal, 13, Gile-14.716; 2. Justin Grant, 19s, Reinbold/Underwood-14.954; 3. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall/Newman-14.960; 4. Charles Davis Jr., 47, Davis-15.185; 5. Logan Seavey, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-15.218; 6. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-15.262; 7. Max Adams, 73T, Ford-15.311; 8. Austin Williams, 92, Sertich-15.325; 9. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-15.335; 10. Noah Gass, 20G, Gass-15.363; 11. Damion Gardner, 1, Alexander-15.374; 12. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-15.421; 13. Chris Windom, 77m, Michael-15.447; 14. Matt McCarthy, 28m, McCarthy-15.509; 15. Sterling Cling, 34c, Cling-15.510; 16. Jake Swanson, 34, Grau-15.556; 17. Cody Williams, 44, Williams-15.625; 18. Chris Bonneau, 15, Bonneau-15.631; 19. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-15.634; 20. Tye Mihocko, 5, Ream-15.639; 21. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 51T, Tafoya-15.652; 22. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-15.679; 23. Josh Castro, 4T, Terzich/Gile-15.801; 24. Thomas Meseraull, 2, Yeley-15.822; 25. Stevie Sussex, 12, Allen-15.823; 26. Trent Williams, 52v, Williams-15.863; 27. Tommy Malcolm, 5x, Napier-15.930; 28. Jeremy Ellertson, 22, Ellertson-16.073; 29. Ikaika O'Brien, 11o, O'Brien-16.627; 30. Jonas Reynolds, 0, Reynolds-16.690; 31. Lonnie Cox, 45, Cox-16.865; 32. Chris Muraoka, 25, Muraoka-17.645; 33. Eugene Thomas, 10, Thomas-17.658; 34. Ryan Oerter, 43, Oerter-18.521.

FLOWDYNAMICS/SWAY-A-WAY TORSION BARS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Chris Windom, 2. Brody Roa, 3. Cody Williams, 4. Ryan Bernal, 5. Logan Seavey, 6. Stevie Sussex, 7. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 8. Ikaika O'Brien, 9. Eugene Thomas. NT

ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION/COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Noah Gass, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Matt Mitchell, 4. Chris Bonneau, 5. Matt McCarthy, 6. Kyle Edwards, 7. Trent Williams, 8. Jonas Reynolds, 9. Ryan Oerter. NT

COMPONENT REPAIR COMPANY/ULTRA SHIELD RACE PRODUCTS THIRD HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Tyler Courtney, 2. Chris Gansen, 3. Damion Gardner, 4. Tommy Malcolm, 5. Sterling Cling, 6. Max Adams, 7. Josh Castro, 8. Lonnie Cox. 2:09.384

ORANGE COUNTY TANK TESTING/ROD END SUPPLY FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Tye Mihocko, 2. Charles Davis Jr., 3. R.J. Johnson, 4. Jake Swanson, 5. Austin Williams, 6. Thomas Meseraull, 7. Jeremy Ellertson, 8. Chris Muraoka. 2:12.046

MULTIQUIP INDUSTRIES/ROD END SUPPLY SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Austin Williams, 2. Logan Seavey, 3. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 4. Matt McCarthy, 5. Stevie Sussex, 6. Max Adams, 7. Sterling Cling, 8. Kyle Edwards, 9. Trent Williams, 10. Jeremy Ellertson, 11. Josh Castro, 12. Ikaika O'Brien, 13. Jonas Reynolds, 14. Eugene Thomas, 15. Lonnie Cox, 16. Chris Muraoka, 17. Ryan Oerter. 3:17.600

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Justin Grant (5), 2. Tyler Courtney (4), 3. Charles Davis Jr. (3), 4. Austin Williams (12), 5. Chris Windom (8), 6. Ryan Bernal (6), 7. Jake Swanson (16), 8. R.J. Johnson (14), 9. Tye Mihocko (9), 10. Eddie Tafoya Jr. (20), 11. Max Adams (11), 12. Noah Gass (7), 13. Tommy Malcolm (22), 14. Chris Bonneau (18), 15. Cody Williams (17), 16. Chris Gansen (19), 17. Matt McCarthy (15), 18. Stevie Sussex (21), 19. Matt Mitchell (2), 20. Damion Gardner (13), 21. Brody Roa (1), 22. Logan Seavey (10). NT

**Logan Seavey flipped on lap 4 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Brody Roa, Lap 13 Chris Windom, Laps 14-21 Tyler Courtney, Laps 22-30 Justin Grant.

NEXT AMSOIL USAC CRA & SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SPECIAL EVENT RACES: November 14, 2020 - Arizona Speedway - San Tan Valley, Arizona - 53rd Western World Championships Presented by San Tan Ford

CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:

Woodland Auto Display / Beaver Stripes Fast Qualifier: Ryan Bernal

Flowdynamics/Sway-A-Way Torsion Bars First Heat Winner: Chris Windom

All Coast Construction/Competition Suspension Inc. (CSI) Second Heat Winner: Noah Gass

Component Repair Company/Ultra Shield Race Products Third Heat Winner: Tyler Courtney

Orange County Tank Testing/Rod End Supply Fourth Heat Winner: Tye Mihocko

Indy Metal Finishing Semi Winner: Austin Williams

Sway-A-Way Torsion Bars/Rod End Supply Hard Charger: Eddie Tafoya Jr. (20th to 10th)

Multiquip Industries First Non-Transfer: Sterling Cling

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RIGHT PLACE & TIME: Lady Luck Favors David Gravel at Commonwealth Clash
Logan Schuchart and Jason Johnson Racing close in on their championship battles

SARVER, PA — Sept. 26, 2020 — Running second, more than six seconds behind the leader, with two laps to go, was the perfect spot for David Gravel.

His hopes of curing the hunger for another win went from being unattainable to nearly guaranteed with the sound of a pop Saturday night at Lernerville Speedway.

Sheldon Haudenschild, who was in his own world as the leader, lapping up into the top-15 around the 4/10-mile track, blew a tire with two laps to go. His strangle hold on the lead was released and fell to Gravel.

After a month of failing to return to Victory Lane with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Gravel found a golden horseshoe in Pennsylvania and made the most of the opportunity handed to him. He led the final two laps and parked the Jason Johnson Racing #41 in Victory Lane at Lernerville for the second time in two years – his fourth career win at the track.

“Sheldon was the class of the field,” said Gravel, of Watertown, CT. “If he didn’t blow a tire, I would’ve run second. But a little bit of racing luck got us the win tonight. I don’t know where Sheldon was running, but I’m guessing he was running aggressive on the top and ran a torrid pace.”

Gravel didn’t feel like the team unloaded well at the start of the night, qualifying third in his flight. However, that sentiment changed after he won his Drydene Heat Race.

“The Heat Race, we had a really really good race car,” Gravel said. “Then we drew a seven (in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash draw). I didn’t get too upset because 35 laps here, this is one of the best racing tracks we go to. There’s always lanes to run three wide. That’s why it’s one of my favorite places to go to.”

Gravel started sixth in the 35-lap Feature and quietly made his way up through the field, while Haudenschild set a blistering pace as the leader. He went from sixth to fifth on the initial start but found himself stuck there for the first 18 laps. After moving his wing back, Gravel found traction and speed.

By Lap 19 he was fourth. By Lap 25 he was third. And by Lap 30 he was second. However, with five laps remaining, his chance of a win was out of the question. Haudenschild, coming off a hometown win in Ohio from the night before, made himself untouchable. After taking the lead on the first lap, he pinned his NOS Energy Drink #17 car to the top of the track and found a level of speed others couldn’t.

James McFadden ran second for the majority of the event, before getting passed by Gravel, and only saw Haudenschild for a handful of laps before he was a blur that disappeared in traffic.

Then everything changed with a pop. Haudenschild brought out the first caution of the night with two laps to go as he limped to the infield work area with a deflated right rear tire.

When the race resumed, Gravel pulled ahead of McFadden and ran away with the $10,000 Commonwealth Clash victory – his fifth Series win of 2020. McFadden finished second and Daryn Pittman rounded out the podium. Haudenschild was able to make it back on track and salvage a 13th place finish.

For McFadden, the runner-up finish is his second podium in three races behind the wheel of the Karavan Trailers #9 car.

“We were actually really really good there on the last restart,” said McFadden, of Warrnambool, VIC, Australia. “I started struggling there the last five or eight laps. Whatever happened on that last restart, must have built up air pressure in the tires or something, and started to feel really good again. Hats off to David (Gravel). He doesn’t make many mistakes.”

This week marked Pittman’s first time driving for Heffner Racing in 2020. In three World of Outlaws races, so far, they’ve improved each time. He finished 14th in the Red Robins #72 car at Plymouth Speedway on Thursday. Then finished 10th at Wayne County Speedway the next night. And then third at Lernerville.

“We’re tickled to death,” said Pittman, of Owasso, OK. “That’s a win for us in our first week together in five straight nights. First off, I have to thank Kale (Kahne) and Heath (Moyle) for the amount of work that they put in. Man, we’re ready for a day off tomorrow, I can tell you that, and there’s no better way to finish it up with a solid run like we had here tonight.”

Logan Schuchart put a small stop to the bleeding in his championship hunt by finishing fourth at Lernerville. Points leader Brad Sweet had gained 36 points on Schuchart the two previous nights but lost four points to him after finishing sixth Saturday night.

With nine races remaining this season, five drivers are still in contention for the driver championship and six teams are in contention for the team championship. Sweet leads Schuchart by 40 points for the driver title and his Kasey Kahne Racing team leads Gravel’s Jason Johnson Racing team by 26 points for the team title.

While the crown wouldn’t be for him, Gravel is committed to delivering a championship for JJR.

“Hopefully we’re going to get hot here and finish the season strong,” Gravel said. “We’re in contention to win this points championship, so we’re going to keep fighting until the last race.”

UP NEXT

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, on Fri, Oct. 2 and Sat., Oct. 3, return to Williams Grove Speedway for the Champion Racing Oil National Open, which will pay $75,000-to-win on Saturday. Click here to get tickets. https://worldofoutlaws.com/sprintcars/schedule/event-info/?event=56528

If you can't make it to the track, you can watch both nights live on DIRTVision.

Race Results: 9/26/20 – Lernerville Speedway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [6][$10,000]; 2. 9-James McFadden [4][$5,500]; 3. 72-Daryn Pittman [3][$3,200]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$2,800]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$2,300]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5][$2,200]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [7][$2,100]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$2,050]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [13][$2,000]; 11. 71-Shane Stewart [11][$1,500]; 12. 4-Cap Henry [20][$1,200]; 13. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$1,100]; 14. 14-Parker Price-Miller [9][$1,050]; 15. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [18][$1,000]; 16. 70-Cale Thomas [21][$900]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [15][$800]; 18. 3C-Cale Conley [16][$800]; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs [14][$800]; 20. 15K-Chad Kemenah [17][$800]; 21. 6X-Ryan Smith [22][$800]; 22. 7K-Dan Shetler [25][$]; 23. 42-Sye Lynch [23][$800]; 24. 2F-A.J. Flick [24][$800]; 25. 28-Tim Shaffer [19][$800];
Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-33, David Gravel 34-35;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 4-Cap Henry[+8]

Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 12.746; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.808; 3. 72-Daryn Pittman, 12.938; 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.961; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.967; 6. 71-Shane Stewart, 13.045; 7. 9-James McFadden, 13.047; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.148; 9. 42-Sye Lynch, 13.177; 10. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.22; 11. 15K-Chad Kemenah, 13.323; 12. 70-Cale Thomas, 13.338; 13. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.344; 14. 6-Bill Rose, 13.368; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.4; 16. 5K-Adam Kekich, 13.425; 17. 19R-Michael Walter, 13.468; 18. 11-Carl Bowser, 13.474; 19. 7NY-Matthew Farnham, 13.494; 20. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.505; 21. 3G-Darin Gallagher, 13.764; 22. 33-Brent Matus, 14.766; 23. 4K-Rick Holley, 15.019; 24. 10P-Jim Perricone, 15.382

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.961; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.059; 3. 41-David Gravel, 13.14; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.156; 5. 83-Spencer Bayston, 13.157; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.165; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.216; 8. 7K-Dan Shetler, 13.268; 9. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg, 13.297; 10. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.321; 11. 6X-Ryan Smith, 13.378; 12. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.381; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.467; 14. 4-Cap Henry, 13.536; 15. 2F-A.J. Flick, 13.6; 16. 23JR-Jack Sodeman, 13.622; 17. 35-Jared Zimbardi, 13.635; 18. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.636; 19. 29-Michael Bauer, 13.637; 20. 23-Darren Pifer, 13.798; 21. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.899; 22. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.991; 23. 76-Davey Jones, 14.181

DRYDENE Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 72-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 9-James McFadden [4]; 3. 14-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 15K-Chad Kemenah [6]; 6. 42-Sye Lynch [5]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson [7]; 9. 7NY-Matthew Farnham [10]; 10. 19R-Michael Walter [9]; 11. 3G-Darin Gallagher [11]; 12. 4K-Rick Holley [12]

DRYDENE Heat #2 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 3. 71-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 5. 28-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 70-Cale Thomas [6]; 7. 6-Bill Rose [7]; 8. 5K-Adam Kekich [8]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [10]; 10. 11-Carl Bowser [9]; 11. 10P-Jim Perricone [12]; 12. 33-Brent Matus [11]

DRYDENE Heat #3 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 41-David Gravel [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [7]; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [5]; 6. 6X-Ryan Smith [6]; 7. 2F-A.J. Flick [8]; 8. 35-Jared Zimbardi [9]; 9. 29-Michael Bauer [10]; 10. 40-George Hobaugh [11]; 11. 83-Spencer Bayston [3]; 12. 76-Davey Jones [12]

DRYDENE Heat #4 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 4. 3C-Cale Conley [5]; 5. 4-Cap Henry [7]; 6. 7K-Dan Shetler [4]; 7. 23JR-Jack Sodeman [8]; 8. 19-Paige Polyak [6]; 9. O8-Dan Kuriger [11]; 10. 33M-Mason Daniel [9]; 11. 23-Darren Pifer [10]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 72-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 9-James McFadden [5]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 6. 41-David Gravel [7]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [8]

C-Main (10 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer – 1. 11-Carl Bowser [3][-]; 2. 33M-Mason Daniel [4][-]; 3. 19R-Michael Walter [1][$150]; 4. 3G-Darin Gallagher [5][$150]; 5. 23-Darren Pifer [6][$150]; 6. 33-Brent Matus [10][$125]; 7. 4K-Rick Holley [9][$125]; 8. 10P-Jim Perricone [7][$125]; 9. 76-Davey Jones [8][$125]; 10. 40-George Hobaugh [2][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 70-Cale Thomas [3][-]; 2. 6X-Ryan Smith [4][-]; 3. 42-Sye Lynch [1][-]; 4. 2F-A.J. Flick [8][-]; 5. 7K-Dan Shetler [6][$300]; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich [11][$250]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5][$225]; 8. 23JR-Jack Sodeman [10][$200]; 9. 19-Paige Polyak [14][$200]; 10. 7NY-Matthew Farnham [13][$200]; 11. 2C-Wayne Johnson [9][$200]; 12. 29-Michael Bauer [16][$200]; 13. 33M-Mason Daniel [18][$200]; 14. 6-Bill Rose [7][$200]; 15. 13-Brandon Matus [15][$200]; 16. 35-Jared Zimbardi [12][$200]; 17. 83-Spencer Bayston [2][$200]; 18. O8-Dan Kuriger [19][$200]; 19. 11-Carl Bowser [17][$200]

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Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020

Contact: Brian Liskai

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By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Zeb Wise accomplished something Saturday, Sept. 26 that young sprint car drivers aren’t supposed to do – win at the historic Fremont Speedway in his first year of winged sprint car racing. Wise, 17, from Angola, Indiana, took the lead from the drop of the green and led all 30 laps of the Ti22 Performance FAST Series feature for his first career win at “The Track That Action Built” on Union Trades Night.

“Sam (McGhee) had the super tune on this thing. We lost a few crew guys the last weekend so to come back with just me my dad, Sam and Mike McGhee…it’s pretty special to be standing here,” said Wise in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

“Tonight was one of the more technical race tracks I’ve seen here. Last time I was here I got one stolen away from me on the last corner and I wasn’t going to let that happen again. I kind of sold out on the top there and it worked out,” added Wise beside his Mike McGhee and Associates/Sundollar Restoration/Specialty Rigging/Pro Cup Racing Experience backed #11

Lima, Ohio’s Dustin Ingle lost the lead on a restart with seven laps to go in the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series feature. But he didn’t lose his cool, stayed focused on his high side line and drove back into the lead with four laps to go and went on to claim his first ever sprint car win.

“I kept telling myself don’t give up on the top…keep beating it down. I made a couple of mistakes there with a couple to go and tried to be smooth and close it out. This is the first win in my career in a sprint car,” said an elated Dustin Ingle beside his Gross & Sons Custom Millwork, Gils Trucking, Smugglers Cove Campground backed 2DI.

Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver admits he’s had a lot of lady luck on his side during a spectacular 2020 season. It continued Saturday. Weaver, who started 15th, was running third when a caution flew with 11 laps to go. That wiped out a five second lead Jamie Miller had built up. On the restart Weaver took second and Miller got a flat tire with seven laps to go, handing the lead to Weaver who drove to his seventh win of the year at Fremont Speedway.

It was Weaver’s 14th total victory of 2020 and was the 58th of his career at Fremont Speedway placing him in a tie with Jim Linder for fifth on the track’s all-time win list.

“I just took it easy….man luck was on my side. Jim Linder is one of the greats. I’m just an average racer plucking away at some 305 wins at the end of my career. Jim and Mark Keegan they were on top of their game back then running against the best that were around. Good to be up there on the list but it’s not the same. I had 16 wins in one year but I was a lot younger,” said Weaver beside his B&B Drain Services, M&L Excavating, Hampshire Engines backed #1W.

John Ivy and Wise brought the field to green for the 30 lap FAST feature with Wise gaining the advantage over Ivy, Travis Philo, DJ Foos and Craig Mintz. Wise began to pull away but a red flag on lap six kept the field close.

On the restart Wise again built his lead while Ivy, Philo, Mintz, Nate Dussel and Foos battled hard for second. At the half-way point Wise held an over two second lead with Philo, Dussel, Ivy and Mintz waging a fantastic battle for second.

With eight laps to go, Ivy, Dussel and Cole Macedo tangled while battling for fifth whipping out Wise’s lead. On the restart Wise again pulled away while Philo and Mintz battled for second. Wise drove away to the win with Mintz getting around Philo on the last lap for second. Foos and Tyler Gunn rounded out the top five.

Ingle and Isaac Chapple brought the field to green for the 25-lap BOSS feature with Ingle gaining the slight advantage over Chappel, Cody White, Trey Jacobs, Luke Hall, Ricky Peterson and Dallas Hewitt. Ingle and Chapple raced side by side the opening three laps with Jacobs, making his first non-wing sprint car start, riding comfortably in third.

Ingle built up a nearly three second lead when the caution flew with seven laps to go. On the ensuing restart Chappel drove under Ingle to take the lead with Hall, Hewitt and Peterson racing each other hard for third. Ingle stayed committed to the high groove and drove back into the lead on lap 21 with Chappel now having to deal with Hall, Hewitt and Peterson.

Ingle hit his marks perfectly the closing laps and took the win over Hewitt who had won the previous two appearances of BOSS at Fremont, Hall, Chappel and Jacobs rounding out the top five.

Brandon Moore and Jamie Miller paced the field to green for the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 A-main with Miller gaining the advantage over Moore, Seth Schneider, Matt Foos, Logan Riehl and Larry Kingseed.

Miller built his lead to nearly two seconds by lap four with Moore, Foos, Schneider, Kyle Capodice and Kingseed in pursuit. Weaver, who started 15th was up to seventh in just five laps. Miller raced into heavy lapped traffic by the 10th circuit with Moore, Foos, Weaver and Schneider giving chase.

Miller’s lead was over five seconds when the caution flew on lap 14. On the restart Weaver drove around Moore for second Miller jumped the cushion in turn four on lap 18 and ended up going to the pits with a flat tire on lap 18, handing the lead to Weaver.

Weaver pulled away the remaining seven laps to score the win with Foos, Mike Keegan, Moore and Kingseed rounding out the top five.

Saturday, Oct. 3 is Fremont Federal Credit Union Season Championship Night for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks.

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410 Sprints – Ti22 FAST

Qualifying

1.09-Craig Mintz, 12.612; 2.11-Zeb Wise, 12.696; 3.5R-Byron Reed, 12.716; 4.22B-Ryan Broughton, 12.781; 5.5T-Travis Philo, 12.791; 6.1-Nate Dussel, 12.800; 7.16-DJ Foos, 12.818; 8.9J-Dean Jacobs, 12.835; 9.77I-John Ivy, 12.881; 10.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.930; 11.8M-TJ Michael, 12.934; 12.23-Cole Macedo, 12.934; 13.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.965; 14.97-Max Stambaugh, 12.992; 15.83x-Nate Reeser, 13.014; 16.99-Skylar Gee, 13.055; 17.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.064; 18.27z-Zane DeVault, 13.093; 19.2-Ricky Peterson, 13.100; 20.2L-Landon LaLonde, 13.111; 21.15-Mitch Harble, 13.115; 22.2+-Brian Smith, 13.119; 23.14-Chad Wilson, 13.180; 24.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.194; 25.5-Jordan Harble, 13.208; 26.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.257; 27.4T-Josh Turner, 13.371; 28.W20-Greg Wilson, 13.435; 29.5J-Jake Hesson, 13.486; 30.9G-Cody Gardener, 13.493; 31.7T-Troy Vaccaro, 13.521; 32.20-Danial Burkhart, 13.527; 33.19Z-Wyatt Zimmerman, 13.582; 34.21J-Jeffrey Neubert, 14.671;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 4. 99-Skylar Gee[5] ; 5. 2L-Landon LaLonde[6] ; 6. 14-Chad Wilson[7] ; 7. 5J-Jake Hesson[8] ; 8. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert[9]

Heat 2, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 11-Zeb Wise[4] ; 2. 22B-Ryan Broughton[3] ; 3. 9J-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 4. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 5. 83x-Nate Reeser[1] ; 6. 27z-Zane DeVault[5] ; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 8. 19Z-Wyatt Zimmerman[8]

Heat 3, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 2. 23-Cole Macedo[2] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 6. 9G-Cody Gardener[8] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 8. 20-Danial Burkhart[9] ; 9. 97-Max Stambaugh[1]

Heat 4, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[4] ; 5. 15-Mitch Harble[5] ; 6. 5-Jordan Harble[6] ; 7. 4T-Josh Turner[7] ; 8. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 83x-Nate Reeser[2] ; 2. 2L-Landon LaLonde[1] ; 3. 27z-Zane DeVault[4] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[6] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[9] ; 6. 5J-Jake Hesson[5] ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson[3] ; 8. 19Z-Wyatt Zimmerman[8]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 15-Mitch Harble[2] ; 3. 97-Max Stambaugh[9] ; 4. 9G-Cody Gardener[3] ; 5. 4T-Josh Turner[6] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 7. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[8] ; 8. 20-Danial Burkhart[7] ; 9. 5-Jordan Harble[4]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 11-Zeb Wise[2] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[13] ; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[6] ; 8. 9J-Dean Jacobs[12] ; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker[16] ; 10. 8M-TJ Michael[11] ; 11. 15-Mitch Harble[20] ; 12. 97-Max Stambaugh[22] ; 13. 2+-Brian Smith[15] ; 14. 23-Cole Macedo[9] ; 15. 3J-Trey Jacobs[10] ; 16. 1-Nate Dussel[8] ; 17. 99-Skylar Gee[14] ; 18. 2-Ricky Peterson[18] ; 19. 27z-Zane DeVault[21] ; 20. 2L-Landon LaLonde[19] ; 21. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 22. 83x-Nate Reeser[17]

Hard Charger: 97-Max Stambaugh +10

B.O.S.S Non-Wing

Qualifying

1.26W-Cody White, 14.879; 2.9N-Luke Hall, 14.953; 3.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 14.984; 4.18-Dallas Hewitt, 15.027; 5.23s-Kyle Simon, 15.059; 6.68G-Tyler Gunn, 15.175; 7.0-Steve Irwin, 15.221; 8.52-Isaac Chapple, 15.278; 9.16-DJ Foos, 15.280; 10.3J-Trey Jacobs, 15.330; 11.24L-Lee Underwood, 15.344; 12.53-Steve Little, 15.413; 13.26-Jamie Miller, 15.431; 14.33M-Matt Westfall, 15.435; 15.18D-Bobby Distel, 15.562; 16.9x-Ricky Peterson, 15.564; 17.5M-Mike Moore, 15.725; 18.20R-Tayte Williamson, 15.831; 19.1H-Zeth Sabo, 15.966; 20.7m-Brandon Moore, 16.447; 21.31L-Buddy Lowther, 16.501; 22.13-Jeremy Duposki, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 9x-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 3. 53-Steve Little[3] ; 4. 5M-Mike Moore[5] ; 5. 18D-Bobby Distel[2] ; 6. 20R-Tayte Williamson[6] ; 7. 7m-Brandon Moore[7] ; 8. 31L-Buddy Lowther[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 9N-Luke Hall[4] ; 2. 18-Dallas Hewitt[2] ; 3. 23s-Kyle Simon[1] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 5. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[3] ; 6. 16-DJ Foos[6] ; 7. 24L-Lee Underwood[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 52-Isaac Chapple[2] ; 2. 0-Steve Irwin[3] ; 3. 33M-Matt Westfall[5] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[1] ; 5. 26W-Cody White[4] ; 6. 1H-Zeth Sabo[6] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1] ; 2. 18-Dallas Hewitt[7] ; 3. 9N-Luke Hall[6] ; 4. 52-Isaac Chapple[2] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 6. 9x-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[13] ; 8. 0-Steve Irwin[8] ; 9. 26W-Cody White[4] ; 10. 33M-Matt Westfall[11] ; 11. 26-Jamie Miller[14] ; 12. 16-DJ Foos[17] ; 13. 23s-Kyle Simon[10] ; 14. 53-Steve Little[9] ; 15. 5M-Mike Moore[12] ; 16. 7m-Brandon Moore[19] ; 17. 24L-Lee Underwood[20] ; 18. 1H-Zeth Sabo[18] ; 19. 18D-Bobby Distel[15] ; 20. 13-Jeremy Duposki[21] ; 21. 20R-Tayte Williamson[16] ; 22. 31L-Buddy Lowther[22]

Hard Charger: 68G-Tyler Gunn +6

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying

1.26-Jamie Miller, 13.533; 2.X-Mike Keegan, 13.633; 3.36-Seth Schneider, 13.702; 4.19R-Steve Rando, 13.727; 5.12F-Matt Foos, 13.736; 6.97-Kyle Peters, 13.771; 7.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 13.835; 8.9-Logan Riehl, 13.881; 9.1W-Paul Weaver, 13.885; 10.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.889; 11.47-Matt Lucius, 13.913; 12.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.943; 13.5-Kody Brewer, 13.990; 14.21x-Dustin Stroup, 13.999; 15.Z10-Brandon Moore, 14.027; 16.61-Tyler Shullick, 14.033; 17.29-Rich Farmer, 14.046; 18.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.072; 19.3X-Brandon Riehl, 14.263; 20.51-Garrett Craine, 14.277; 21.3V-Chris Verda, 14.332; 22.13-Jeremy Duposki, 14.693;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 12F-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[1] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[5] ; 5. 21x-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 7. 3X-Brandon Riehl[8] ; 8. 29-Rich Farmer[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[2] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 4. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 5. 3V-Chris Verda[6] ; 6. 5-Kody Brewer[5]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 9-Logan Riehl[4] ; 3. Z10-Brandon Moore[1] ; 4. 61-Tyler Shullick[5] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6] ; 7. 51-Garrett Craine[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[15] ; 2. 12F-Matt Foos[5] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[10] ; 4. Z10-Brandon Moore[1] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[6] ; 6. 21x-Dustin Stroup[13] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[16] ; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 9. 99-Alvin Roepke[11] ; 10. 61-Tyler Shullick[12] ; 11. 97-Kyle Peters[9] ; 12. 9-Logan Riehl[4] ; 13. 5-Kody Brewer[17] ; 14. 3X-Brandon Riehl[19] ; 15. 29-Rich Farmer[21] ; 16. X15-Kasey Ziebold[18] ; 17. 13-Jeremy Duposki[22] ; 18. 51-Garrett Craine[20] ; 19. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 20. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 21. 47-Matt Lucius[8] ; 22. 3V-Chris Verda[14]

Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +14

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Tyler Courtney won for the second-straight time and sixth overall in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car competition at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway on Saturday night. (David Nearpass Photo)



COURTNEY CORRALS KOKOMO'S DOUBLE DOUBLE USAC SPRINT WIN

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Kokomo, Indiana (September 26, 2020).........Tyler Courtney has gotten quite used to parking it in victory lane at Kokomo Speedway over the past few years.

His late-race duel with Brady Bacon during Saturday night's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature was the latest chapter added to his story as he prevailed with the winning move just three laps from the end to earn his sixth career series victory at the quarter-mile dirt oval, third all-time behind Kokomo greats Dave Darland (9) and Tony Elliott (8).

The two-time USAC National champion has seemingly been either snakebitten or victorious in USAC competition at Kokomo this season. He's encountered trouble three separate times while leading or running second this year alone.

During Indiana Midget Week, Courtney flipped while leading two-thirds of the way through. During Indiana Sprint Week, he clipped a turn two infield tire while leading and spun just three laps from the finish. In August's Sprint Car Smackdown IX opener, while running second, contact with a lapped car flattened his tire, putting him out of contention for victory once again.

The tide turned, so to speak, with his Smackdown finale score to close out the month of August and brought him into Saturday night's Indiana Donor Network Driven2SaveLives Double Double as the most recent series winner at the track.

Starting fifth, Courtney was on the chase early as outside front row starter Brandon Mattox controlled the pace up front for the first six circuits. Bacon, meanwhile, made a charge from fourth to second on the opening lap and began to contend with Mattox for the race lead.

On lap six, Bacon presented a challenge to the outside, which caught Mattox's attention. Mattox noticed Bacon's nose to his outside and moved up a groove at the exit of turn four in response. Bacon countered back by shooting underneath Mattox on the entry into turn one to take over the point.

Courtney was on the move at that point as well, and on the 11th lap, overtook Mattox for the second position and began to lasso in Bacon as lapped traffic loomed in their path.

The two ringed the top around the tail end of lead lap traffic with Courtney making up just slivers of ground at a time while this year's track champion, Bacon, expertly navigated through the thick as he searched for his first career USAC National Sprint Car feature win at the track.

The highwire show in traffic came to a halt just after the halfway mark of the 30-lapper when 17th running Chase Johnson looped it between turns one and two to bring out the caution. At the resumption of activity, Courtney was now right on Bacon's rear bumper and sans traffic as far as the eye could see.

As Courtney pursued Bacon, Courtney stumbled on the turn four cushion on lap 21, but it didn't seem to deter his motive one iota as he charged back and set himself up for a slider in turn three on the 24th lap that stuck and sent him into the lead. That set off a classic duel between the two champs that proved unrelenting in the forthcoming laps.

Bacon used the bottom side of the racetrack while Courtney worked the top. Bacon ably pulled ahead at the exit of turns two and four on laps 25 and 26 each time with Courtney utilizing the high side momentum to beat him to the line each time. Bacon's relentlessness brought him back to the lead on the 27th lap as he surged to the front off the low line in turn two to hold a two car length advantage with three to go.

However, with the low line occupied by the two cars at the tail end of the field - last week's Haubstadt Hustler winner Kendall Ruble and USAC West Coast star Chase Johnson - Bacon was forced to go high in turn three on lap 28. Courtney went outside-in, following Bacon into turn three, then ducking underneath off turn four to slip by Bacon for the spot.

Bacon continued the chase that now ventured to the top where Courtney had roamed for much of the event, hanging in stride with Courtney just a couple car lengths back on the final lap. Courtney threaded the needle in turn two to the outside of Johnson and Critter Malone and just inside the outer retaining wall. Malone took evasive action to avoid contact as he was the meat in the middle of the sandwich. Bacon was just behind Malone at that exact moment and the two made bumper-to-bumper contact, impeding Bacon's momentum and ending an opportunity for one last effort for the victory.

Courtney closed it out with a 0.764 sec. interval over Bacon at the finish line with Chase Stockon third. Brandon Mattox earned a career-best fourth-place finish while Shane Cottle rounded out the top-five.

For Courtney (Indianapolis, Ind.), it was the 29th victory of his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car career, equaling him with Robert Ballou for 14th all-time in his Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing/NOS Turbo - CSI - ZMax - Schoenfeld/Spike/Rider Chevy.

"The track changed a lot there from the start to the end," Courtney noted. "Brady started making the bottom work there at the end, but luckily, lapped traffic kind of played in my favor. This car really rolls around this place nice and it just makes my job so easy."

Tyler Courtney's win Saturday night at Kokomo was the 29th of his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car career, equaling him with Robert Ballou for 14th all-time. (Ryan Sellers Photo)

Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.) extended his USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car point lead to 30 over ninth-place Kokomo finisher Chris Windom entering the October 3 season finale at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. However, after leading a race-high 18 laps, this was one the two-time series champ felt slipped through his fingers aboard his Dynamics, Inc./Fatheadz Eyewear - DriveWFX.com/Triple X/Rider Chevy.

"I felt we had a better car," Bacon readily admitted. "I got stuck out in the lead as kind of a sitting duck. I contemplated going to the bottom but it's kind of hard to leave what you're doing. We actually got the lead back and lapped traffic just kind of clogged the hole and (Courtney) was able to keep the lead. I'm disappointed to run second again but there's obviously a bright side with us gaining a lot of points for the championship."

Stockon (Fort Branch, Ind.) remained in the title hunt, just 40 points behind Bacon in third while piloting his KO Motorsports/Hutson John Deere - Ravens Manufacturing - AMSOIL/Velocity/Fisher Chevy.

"We've got a real fast hot rod. It's just hard to gain any points on these guys when they keep finishing in front of you," Stockon stated.

Dave Darland's fast qualifying run during Saturday's Fatheadz Eyewear time trials at Kokomo was the 62nd of his career, putting him just three behind Tom Bigelow for the all-time series lead.

While battling for the second position on the opening lap of the semi-feature, driver Tim Creech ramped over the right rear tire of another car and barrel-rolled into the turn four wall and fence. He was transported for further evaluation.

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: September 26, 2020 - Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, Indiana - 1/4-Mile Dirt Oval - Indiana Donor Network Driven2SaveLives Double Double

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING FLIGHT ONE: 1. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall/Newman-13.235; 2. Kendall Ruble, 17, Ruble/Martin-13.318; 3. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.321; 4. Shane Cottle, 74x, Hodges-13.323; 5. Tim Creech, 2c, Creech-13.399; 6. Logan Seavey, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-13.465; 7. Chase Johnson, 22, Goodnight-13.517; 8. Critter Malone, 7, Seven-13.563; 9. Thomas Meseraull, 47, Eades-13.579; 10. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-13.584; 11. Jadon Rogers, 61m, Edwards-13.626; 12. Chase Jones, 11AG, Gray-13.633; 13. Clinton Boyles, 71p, Daigh/Phillips-13.715; 14. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-13.770; 15. Brandon Long, 02, Long-13.801; 16. Korbyn Hayslett, 1H, Hayslett-13.837; 17. Matt McCarthy, 28m, McCarthy-13.841; 18. Cole Bodine, 57x, Bodine/Crow-13.995; 19. Ryan Barr, 21B, Barr-14.005; 20. Davey Ray, 14AJ, FattFro-14.068; 21. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-14.838.

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING FLIGHT TWO: 1. Dave Darland, 36d, EZR/Curb-Agajanian-13.068; 2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.126; 3. Chase Stockon, 5s, KO-13.213; 4. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-13.219; 5. Carson Short, 17GP, Dutcher-13.229; 6. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-13.250; 7. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9K, KT-13.282; 8. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-13.296; 9. Chris Windom, 19, Hayward-13.349; 10. Ricky Lewis, 11, Lewis-13.446; 11. Scotty Weir, 4p, Pedersen-13.448; 12. Mario Clouser, 6, Clouser-13.464; 13. Jake Swanson, 34AZ, Team AZ-13.488; 14. Max Adams, 57, Hazen-13.534; 15. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-13.636; 16. Brad Greenup, 4G, Greenup-13.911; 17. Brayden Clark, 42G, Clark/Jackson-14.053; 18. Zack Pretorius, 9z, Pretorius-14.080; 19. Braydon Cromwell, 4x, Cromwell-14.180; 20. Jack James, 99, James-14.279; 21. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 51T, Tafoya-14.437.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Thomas Meseraull, 2. Jadon Rogers, 3. Tyler Courtney, 4. Chase Johnson, 5. Tim Creech, 6. C.J. Leary, 7. Clinton Boyles, 8. Brandon Long, 9. Matt McCarthy, 10. Ryan Barr, 11. Robert Bell. 2:16.297

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Logan Seavey, 3. Critter Malone, 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Kendall Ruble, 6. Justin Grant, 7. Chase Jones, 8. Korbyn Hayslett, 9. Cole Bodine, 10. Davey Ray. 2:16.623

AUTOMETER THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Scotty Weir, 2. Chris Windom, 3. Chase Stockon, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Carson Short, 6. Jake Swanson, 7. Kevin Thomas Jr., 8. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 9. Tye Mihocko, 10. Brayden Clark, 11. Braydon Cromwell. NT

INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Kyle Cummins, 2. Mario Clouser, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Brandon Mattox, 5. Max Adams, 6. Brad Greenup, 7. Zack Pretorius, 8. Jack James, 9. Ricky Lewis. NT

C-MAIN: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the semi) 1. Matt McCarthy, 2. Cole Bodine, 3. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 4. Zack Pretorius, 5. Braydon Cromwell, 6. Ryan Barr, 7. Brayden Clark, 8. Jack James, 9. Robert Bell, 10. Davey Ray. NT

INDY METAL FINISHING SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. C.J. Leary, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Carson Short, 4. Kendall Ruble, 5. Clinton Boyles, 6. Max Adams, 7. Jake Swanson, 8. Cole Bodine, 9. Brandon Long, 10. Chase Jones, 11. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 12. Zack Pretorius, 13. Korbyn Hayslett, 14. Tye Mihocko, 15. Ricky Lewis, 16. Matt McCarthy, 17. Brad Greenup, 18. Justin Grant, 19. Tim Creech. NT

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

* represents a provisional starter

**Ricky Lewis flipped during the fourth heat. Tim Creech flipped during the semi.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-6 Brandon Mattox, Laps 7-23 Brady Bacon, Laps 24-26 Tyler Courtney, Lap 27 Brady Bacon, Laps 28-30 Tyler Courtney.

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Brady Bacon-1,658, 2-Chris Windom-1,628, 3-Chase Stockon-1,618, 4-Justin Grant-1,550, 5-C.J. Leary-1,542, 6-Kevin Thomas Jr.-1,302, 7-Dave Darland-1,214, 8-Carson Short-1,210, 9-Kyle Cummins-1,111, 10-Robert Ballou-1,067.

FINAL INDIANA DONOR NETWORK DRIVEN2SAVELIVES DOUBLE DOUBLE PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Chris Windom-45, 2-Tanner Thorson-16, 3-Cannon McIntosh-15, 4-Brady Bacon-15, 5-Buddy Kofoid-15, 6-Clinton Boyles-14, 7-Logan Seavey-13, 8-Robert Ballou-12, 9-Kyle Cummins-12, 10-Tyler Courtney-11.

OVERALL PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Chris Windom-184, 2-Tanner Thorson-99, 3-Shane Cottle-95, 4-Kyle Cummins-90, 5-Logan Seavey-89, 6-Robert Ballou-85, 7-Justin Grant-84, 8-Cannon McIntosh-84, 9-Brady Bacon-76, 10-Andrew Layser-65.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: October 3, 2020 - Lawrenceburg Speedway - Lawrenceburg, Indiana - 3/8-Mile Dirt Oval - Fall Nationals

CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:

Double Double ProSource Passing Master: Chris Windom

Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier: Dave Darland

Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner: Thomas Meseraull

Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner: Robert Ballou

AutoMeter Third Heat Winner: Scotty Weir

Indy Race Parts Fourth Heat Winner: Kyle Cummins

Indy Metal Finishing Semi Winner: C.J. Leary

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger: Chris Windom (18th to 9th)

Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher: Logan Seavey

Saldana Racing Products First Non-Transfer / Wilwood Tough Brake Award: Jake Swanson

Roger & Barb Tapy 13th Fastest Qualifier: Chris Windom

ProSource Hard Work Award: Max Adams

BC Saved 5 Lives 5th place Midget Feature Finisher: Shane Cottle

Schoenfeld Ahead of the Game Award: Chris Windom

MPI BCForever Up on the Wheel Highest Finishing Semi-Feature Transfer: Clinton Boyles

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C.J. Leary led the final three laps to score Friday night's USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory at Gas City I-69 Speedway.
(Ryan Sellers Photo)



LEARY'S LATE RACE HEROICS LIFT HIM TO GAS CITY USAC SPRINT GLORY

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Gas City, Indiana (September 25, 2020).........C.J. Leary saved up a little bit of late-race magic en route to Friday night's James Dean Classic USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory at Indiana's Gas City I-69 Speedway, night one of the Indiana Donor Network Driven2SaveLives Double Double.

Taking full advantage of a second wind provided by a caution with four laps remaining, Leary swept around the outside of Justin Grant exiting turn four on lap 28 of the 30-lap feature to secure and lock down the lead for good, piloting the Leary Racing/Valvoline - Gray Auto - Leary Construction/DRC/1-Way Chevy to his third series win of the year and the 12th of his career, tying him with Eric Gordon for 46th all-time.

One year removed from his championship campaign, Leary's season has taken a number of turns, bringing him into Friday night's event without a crew chief and with a recently repaired car that had taken a hard tumble on the opening lap at Terre Haute exactly one week earlier.

Affixed with a new front clip on his family-owned ride, the conclusion looked just like old times - hoisting the trophy and celebrating the thrill of victory for the second time with USAC at Gas City following an Indiana Sprint Week win at the quarter-mile dirt oval in 2017.

"This No. 30 car was on rails tonight," Leary exclaimed. "We're crew-chiefless tonight. My dad's not here; it's just me and some good friends. To come out and win and to beat Justin is great; he was really good there. Somehow, I was making the middle work. I found that in lapped traffic while trying to slide myself and hitting some moisture on exit."

Although Leary started from the pole position, he wound up chasing for much of the race while outside front row starter Dave Darland jumped out the advantage to lead the first seven laps.

An early caution put an end to July's Gas City USAC Sprint winner, Logan Seavey, who suffered a flat left rear and required a ride on a hook back to the pits after contact with Brady Bacon while battling for the fifth position on the sixth lap.

Meanwhile, Justin Grant, slated to start fourth, but penalized two rows for being late to the track prior to the race, spurted from his new eighth starting spot following the restart into the lead on the eighth go-around underneath Darland on the back straightaway.

Leary charged back by Darland on the 10th lap for the second spot while Bacon moved to third in the running order on the 15th circuit for third. At that point, Grant held a near two second lead, but as the leaders began making headway in traffic, the interval Grant held began to be whittled down slowly, but surely.

Grant's lead over Leary and Bacon was sliced in half to a second with under 10 laps remaining, with tenths ticking off each lap thereafter. Nonetheless, time was running short, and hope for another shot for either Leary or Bacon at Grant was withering away and may not have been in the cards without Grant's ultimate nemesis on this night - the yellow flag.

The caution flew for seventh running Kyle Cummins who was stopped atop turn two with four laps to go, setting up a dash for the win amongst the leaders without the attendance of other foes in front of them - something that Leary, in second at the time, was mightily thankful for although he didn't exactly know how many trips around the circumference of the track were left.

"My RACEceiver batteries died, so I had no idea how many laps there were to go, but I felt like the race was almost over," Leary revealed. It definitely bunched us up and we got a good run off two. Justin kind of threw a curveball at me. I thought he was going to slide himself like what I did (in turn three), but he tried to run the bottom and we just got a good run through the middle (of turns three and four). Typically, we're not very good right in the slick, but this was really good all night. I lost the lead at the start and I felt like it just wasn't our night. To drop back and come back, it's a great feeling."

Immediately after taking the spot front Grant on the outside, Leary locked up the bottom, shutting the door at the entry to turn one. From there, the race belonged to Leary who closed out 0.539 sec. margin of victory over Grant, Bacon, Chase Stockon and KSE Racing Products Hard Charger, Chris Windom, who started 22nd and rounded out the top-five. Interestingly, the top-five feature finishers also occupy the top-five positions in the series point standings.

Justin Grant (Ione, Calif.) is proud of where his car is at this point with his best finish in the series in nearly two months, but the disappointment was hard to hide after leading a race-high 20 of the 30 laps in his TOPP Motorsports/NOS Energy Drink - TOPP Industries - The Bow Foundation/Maxim/Claxton Chevy.

Friday night's Gas City victory was C.J. Leary's third USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car win of the year and the 12th of his career, tying him with Eric Gordon for 46th all-time. (David Nearpass Photo)

"The car is back where it needs to be," Grant said. "It was fast all night and we've got our motors running and have everything operating how it should be. We're back fighting for wins, but I just let that one get away at the end. I just made bad decisions there on the restart. I'm still a bit salty at myself over it."

Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.) emerged as the point leader by a mere five points over Chris Windom following Friday night's event as he chases a third career USAC National Sprint Car title after previous reaches of the pinnacle in both 2014 and 2016. Despite a podium run, Bacon felt it was performance that could've been smoother in his Dynamics, Inc./Fatheadz Eyewear - DriveWFX.com/Triple X/Rider Chevy.

"I'm actually a little disappointed with third tonight," Bacon expressed. "We had the third best car, but figured we'd be a little better than that tonight. We'll definitely take it. We had a solid night all night."

Earlier Friday, Bacon recorded the 37th fast qualifying time of his USAC National Sprint Car career, passing Bryan Clauson to move into fifth all-time alongside 1968-70-75 series champion, Larry Dickson.

Three drivers made their first career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature starts Friday night at Gas City: 17th place finisher Brandon Long (Wichita Falls, Texas), 19th place finisher Ricky Lewis (Ventura, Calif.) and Evan Mosley (Lapel, Ind.) who ran 20th.

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: September 25, 2020 - Gas City I-69 Speedway - Gas City, Indiana - 1/4-Mile Dirt Oval - James Dean Classic / Indiana Donor Network Driven2SaveLives Double Double

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING FLIGHT ONE: 1. Jadon Rogers, 61m, Edwards-12.346; 2. Chase Stockon, 5s, KO-12.359; 3. Brandon Long, 02, Long-12.387; 4. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9K, KT-12.411; 5. Anton Hernandez, 36, Darland-12.428; 6. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-12.428; 7. Chase Johnson, 22, Goodnight-12.458; 8. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-12.542; 9. Clinton Boyles, 71p, Daigh/Phillips-12.609; 10. Kendall Ruble, 17, Ruble/Martin-12.676; 11. Korbyn Hayslett, 1H, Hayslett-12.714; 12. Matt McCarthy, 28m, McCarthy-12.728; 13. Mario Clouser, 6, Clouser-12.731; 14. Zack Pretorius, 9z, Pretorius-12.734; 15. Slater Helt, 22s, Simon/Helt-12.747; 16. Matt McDonald, 5m, McDonald-12.778; 17. Ryan Barr, 21B, Barr-12.919; 18. Jack James, 99, James-13.026; 19. Braydon Cromwell, 4x, Cromwell-13.040; 20. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-13.055; 21. Tayte Williamson, 20R, Williamson-13.428; 22. Thomas Meseraull, 47, Eades-14.702.

FATHEADZ EYEWEAR QUALIFYING FLIGHT TWO: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-12.195; 2. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-12.253; 3. Dave Darland, 36d, EZR/Curb-Agajanian-12.306; 4. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-12.378; 5. Logan Seavey, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-12.436; 6. Ricky Lewis, 11, Lewis-12.465; 7. Shane Cottle, 74x, Hodges-12.519; 8. Carson Short, 17GP, Dutcher-12.520; 9. Scotty Weir, 4p, Pedersen-12.521; 10. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-12.523; 11. Evan Mosley, 27, Mosley-12.525; 12. Chris Windom, 19, Hayward-12.526; 13. Tim Creech, 2c, Creech-12.659; 14. Max Adams, 57, Hazen-12.708; 15. Cole Ketcham, 41, Ketcham-12.728; 16. Dustin Ingle, 2DI, Ingle-12.736; 17. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 51T, Tafoya-12.778; 18. Brad Greenup, 4G, Greenup-12.960; 19. Brayden Clark, 42G, Clark/Jackson-12.993; 20. Kyle Shipley, 0G, Shipley-13.061; 21. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-13.738.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Clinton Boyles, 2. Jadon Rogers, 3. Anton Hernandez, 4. Chase Johnson, 5. Korbyn Hayslett, 6. Brandon Long, 7. Slater Helt, 8. Braydon Cromwell, 9. Ryan Barr, 10. Tayte Williamson, 11. Mario Clouser.

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Kyle Cummins, 2. Kendall Ruble, 3. Chase Stockon, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. Thomas Meseraull, 6. Matt McCarthy, 7. Matt Goodnight, 8. Matt McDonald, 9. Jack James, 10. Zack Pretorius, 11. Kevin Thomas Jr.

AUTOMETER THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Logan Seavey, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Dave Darland, 4. Scotty Weir, 5. Evan Mosley, 6. Tim Creech, 7. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 8. Cole Ketcham, 9. Brayden Clark, 10. Shane Cottle, 11. Robert Bell.

INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Brandon Mattox, 2. C.J. Leary, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Justin Grant, 5. Carson Short, 6. Ricky Lewis, 7. Max Adams, 8. Brad Greenup, 9. Dustin Ingle, 10. Kyle Shipley.

C-MAIN: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the semi) 1. Dustin Ingle, 2. Thomas Meseraull, 3. Matt McDonald, 4. Ryan Barr, 5. Matt Goodnight, 6. Jack James, 7. Braydon Cromwell, 8. Eddie Tafoya Jr., 9. Robert Bell, 10. Brayden Clark, 11. Tayte Williamson.

INDY METAL FINISHING SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Kevin Thomas Jr., 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Carson Short, 4. Ricky Lewis, 5. Brandon Long, 6. Evan Mosley, 7. Korbyn Hayslett, 8. Tim Creech, 9. Mario Clouser, 10. Matt McCarthy, 11. Max Adams, 12. Cole Ketcham, 13. Matt McDonald, 14. Ryan Barr, 15. Zack Pretorius, 16. Slater Helt, 17. Dustin Ingle, 18. Thomas Meseraull.

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. C.J. Leary (1), 2. Justin Grant (8), 3. Brady Bacon (5), 4. Chase Stockon (3), 5. Chris Windom (22), 6. Shane Cottle (15), 7. Dave Darland (2), 8. Jadon Rogers (4), 9. Robert Ballou (18), 10. Mario Clouser (23*), 11. Carson Short (17), 12. Brandon Mattox (10), 13. Kevin Thomas Jr. (12), 14. Chase Johnson (16), 15. Scotty Weir (19), 16. Kyle Cummins (7), 17. Brandon Long (11), 18. Clinton Boyles (9), 19. Ricky Lewis (14), 20. Evan Mosley (21), 21. Kendall Ruble (20), 22. Logan Seavey (6), 23. Anton Hernandez (13). NT

* represents a provisional starter

**Kyle Shipley flipped during the fourth heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 Dave Darland, Laps 8-27 Justin Grant, Laps 28-30 C.J. Leary.

USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Brady Bacon-1,580, 2-Chris Windom-1,575, 3-Chase Stockon-1,544, 4-Justin Grant-1,507, 5-C.J. Leary-1,503, 6-Kevin Thomas Jr.-1,269, 7-Carson Short-1,179, 8-Dave Darland-1,154, 9-Kyle Cummins-1,051, 10-Robert Ballou-1,004.

INDIANA DONOR NETWORK DRIVEN2SAVELIVES DOUBLE DOUBLE PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Chris Windom-23, 2-Brady Bacon-13, 3-Tanner Thorson-13, 4-Buddy Kofoid-11, 5-Shane Cottle-9, 6-Robert Ballou-9, 7-Justin Grant-8, 8-Kyle Cummins-8, 9-Carson Short-6, 10-Clinton Boyles-5.

OVERALL PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Chris Windom-162, 2-Tanner Thorson-96, 3-Shane Cottle-95, 4-Kyle Cummins-86, 5-Justin Grant-84, 6-Robert Ballou-82, 7-Logan Seavey-77, 8-Brady Bacon-74, 9-Cannon McIntosh-72, 10-Andrew Layser-65.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: September 26, 2020 - Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, Indiana - 1/4-Mile Dirt Oval - Indiana Donor Network / Driven2SaveLives Double Double

CONTINGENCY AWARD WINNERS:

Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier: Brady Bacon

Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner: Clinton Boyles

Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner: Kyle Cummins

AutoMeter Third Heat Winner: Logan Seavey

Indy Race Parts Fourth Heat Winner: Brandon Mattox

Indy Metal Finishing Semi Winner: Kevin Thomas Jr.

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger: Chris Windom (22nd to 5th)

Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher: Kevin Thomas Jr.

Saldana Racing Products First Non-Transfer / Wilwood Tough Brake Award: Korbyn Hayslett

Roger & Barb Tapy 13th Fastest Qualifier: Ricky Lewis

ProSource Hard Work Award: Chris Windom

BC Saved 5 Lives 5th place Midget Feature Finisher: Chris Windom

Schoenfeld Ahead of the Game Award: Ricky Lewis

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