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Newberrytown, Pennsylvania…….Shane Cottle of Kokomo, Indiana finished off the 2013 Rotondo Weirich “Eastern Storm” with a win for the hometown crowd as he put Pennsylvania car owner Gene Franckowiak and his tribute “City of Syracuse Special” in victory lane on Sunday night at Susquehanna Speedway Park. It was Cottle’s third career National Sprint Car win, and first in the state of Pennsylvania.
Cottle started from the front row and set the pace early as he and front-row mate Tracy Hines stretched it out over the rest of the field. The red came out on lap seven as Joey Biasi was caught up in a turn-three spin. That restart set up the longest green-flag section of the race, with early-race mover Dave Darland fading from a podium spot. Kevin Thomas, Jr. moved into the show position with a couple big slide-jobs, and he brought Bryan Clauson and Robert Ballou along past the halfway point.
With just 11 laps to go, Hines got a big run on Cottle and followed him into turn-three. Finding a strip of rubber through the middle, Hines flew by just as they exited turn-four, but the red flag was flying as Tim Glatfelter flipped in turn-one. Cottle retained the lead for the restart, giving him another chance to hold the lead.
On the restart, Thomas dove to the bottom of turn-one and bounced up in front of Hines, who was unable to turn back underneath him. Now with less than ten laps to go, Thomas reeled Cottle in and threw a succession of dive-bombs, with Cottle countering every one with a cross-over off the corner.
With the white flag waving, Thomas got a good run down the backstretch and tried one more monster slide-job but Cottle drove back underneath and nearly brought Hines with him. At the line, it was a .114-second win for Cottle in the Viper Risk Management – Specialty Rigging #65 Spike/Rider.
“This was kind of a throw-together deal, but Gene Franckowiak put together a good car for us. It took us a couple nights to figure it out, but we threw some things at it tonight, and it worked. It was hard to find where to be, and then I was sick as I saw Tracy go by. Luckily the red came out, and I got another chance. I figured that was where the rubber was, so I moved down a bit there. I knew he (Kevin Thomas, Jr.) was gonna blow through the rubber, so I just had to focus on hitting it and staying smooth with our tires going away there,” Cottle said.
Thomas held off Hines by .26 seconds to finish second in the Mike Dutcher/Rotondo Weirich/Tri-Star Motorsports – Black Jack Oil Company #17RW Maxim/Fisher.
“The restart gave us a chance at the top two. There was just a fine line, and it was hard to hit it on a slider. It was a pretty good race for us, and I’m happy to get back on the podium after kinda having a rough week out East here. I threw everything I had at him for the win. I drove it off in there the last lap pretty hard and it didn’t stick, but that’s a well-deserved win for those guys and I’m happy with our run,” Thomas said.
Hines just missed his opportunity at the win with an untimely red flag, but still held on for third in the Hansen’s Welding – Motor City Auto Transport #4 DRC/Stanton Mopar.
“I knew I showed everybody when I passed him for the lead where the track was. Kevin got us there with his slider on the restart, and I could get back to them, but there wasn’t much room to do anything. You really only get one shot at it on a track like that, but the red flag just got us there. The last two nights went pretty well for us, so I’m pretty excited to go back home and race again,” Hines said.
Clauson came home fourth in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing – Chevy Performance #20 Beast/Kistler, locking up his second-straight Rotondo Weirich “Eastern Storm” championship by just one point over Darland.
“We were one of the first to find the clean groove tonight, and picked our way from eighth. The late red didn’t help us, but our car was good tonight. We had our work cut out for us tonight to win the week, but we ran our butts off and are really happy to pick up another Eastern Storm championship. It’s a lot like a basketball game, where if you win all four quarters you can’t lose, so it’s good to be as strong as we were out here and kinda get going well again,” Clauson said.
Ballou rounded out the top-five in the Baldwin Brothers Racing – Fox Paving #5 Maxim/Kercher Mopar.
AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: June 9, 2013 – Newberrytown, Pennsylvania – Susquehanna Speedway Park – “Eastern Storm”
QUALIFYING: 1. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-17.187; 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/TriStar-17.252; 3. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-17.429; 4. Levi Jones, 39, Walker-17.451; 5. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-17.525; 6. Shane Cottle, 65, Franckowiak-17.662; 7. Robert Ballou, 5, Baldwin-17.774; 8. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-17.827; 9. Daron Clayton, 92, Clayton-17.841; 10. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-17.990; 11. Brent Marks, 19M, Marks-18.066; 12. Dalten Gabbard, 77, Gabbard-18.070; 13. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-18.156; 14. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-18.162; 15. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-18.192; 16. Landon Simon, 41, Stensland-18.259; 17. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-18.315; 18. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney/Anderson-18.360; 19. Mark Bitner, 15, Bitner-18.380; 20. Tim Glatfelter, 50, Strausbaugh-18.386; 21. Kyle Moody, 99M, Moody-18.499; 22. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-18.793; 23. Billy Pauch, Jr., 175, Pietrofitta-18.836; 24. Ryan Smith, 69K, Kreitz-18.862; 25. Rick Horn, 01, Horn-19.367; 26. Denny Gross, 2, Gross-19.763; 27. Michael Hamer, 47, Hamer-19.778; 28. Tim Stallings, 59T, Stallings-19.879; 29. Dan Mazy, X, Mazy-20.374.
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clayton, 2. Darland, 3. Hines, 4. Courtney, 5. Stockon, 6. M. Smith, 7. Gross. NT
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Cottle, 3. Bitner, 4. Windom, 5. Drake, 6. Pauch, 7. Hamer. 2:30.03
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Marks, 2. Bacon, 3. Ballou, 4. Glatfelter, 5. Biasi, 6. Stallings, 7. R. Smith. NT
FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Clauson, 3. Jones, 4. Gabbard, 5. Moody, 6. Horn, 7. Mazy.
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Biasi, 2. Moody, 3. M. Smith, 4. Pauch, 5. Hamer, 6. Mazy, 7. Gross, 8. Stallings, 9. Horn, 10. Stockon, 11. Drake. NT
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Shane Cottle, 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Bryan Clauson, 5. Robert Ballou, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Levi Jones, 8. Brent Marks, 9. Daron Clayton, 10. Brady Bacon, 11. Chris Windom, 12. Hunter Schuerenberg, 13. Dalten Gabbard, 14. Mark Bitner, 15. Billy Pauch, Jr., 16. Chase Stockon, 17. Tyler Courtney, 18. Kyle Moody, 19. Dan Mazy, 20. Tim Glatfelter, 21. Michael Hamer, 22. Joey Biasi, 23. Mark Smith. NT
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Cottle.
**Simon flipped in Qualifying. Biasi flipped on Lap 7 of the Feature. Glatfelter flipped on Lap 20 of the Feature.
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Darland-633; 2-Stockon-600; 3-Clauson-599; 4-Thomas-584; 5-Bacon-582; 6-Schuerenberg-560; 7-Hines-537; 8-Ballou-518; 9-Cottle-404; 10-Windom-366.
FINAL ROTONDO WEIRICH “EASTERN STORM” SPRINT POINTS: 1-Clauson-182; 2-Darland-181; 3-Clayton-180; 4-Hines-164; 5-Jones-163; 6-Cottle-158; 7-Thomas-146; 8-Bacon-143; 9-Schuerenberg-138; 10-Windom-120.
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 21 – Terre Haute, Indiana – Terre Haute Action Track – “Tony Hulman Classic”
Port Royal, Pennsylvania…….Saturday’s second leg of the Rotondo Weirich “Eastern Storm” for the AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series at Port Royal Speedway was never in much doubt as Lincoln, Indiana’s Dave Darland jumped from the front row and trounced the 22-car feature field. For Darland, it was the second win of the season and 42nd career score.
Darland quickly stretched a huge lead as battle ensued nearly all race long for top-five spots behind him. Point leader Chase Stockon snuck around the bottom to grab the second spot before Daron Clayton and Bryan Clauson made contact on the front-stretch while racing for third. The duo continued on and shadowed Stockon for much of the race.
Clayton finally moved back to second late in the race, as Darland had put five lapped cars between himself and the rest of the field. Brady Bacon was the big mover, as he slowly worked his way into the top-five with ten laps to go. A caution for Landon Simon’s flat right-rear tire with six laps to go gave the pack one more chance at Darland, whose lead of over six seconds was erased.
Clayton cleared traffic quickly and took off after Darland, but the veteran eased away from all pursuers to post a 3.003-second victory aboard the Phillips Motorsports – Racer’s Advantage #71P DRC/Foxco.
“We’re just having a lot of fun with this team. Steve & Carla Phillips have given me a great opportunity this season, and we’re happy to get some wins together. Tonight was a tough race track, but I like to run the high line. I was just concentrating on my entries, especially getting into turn-one. The restart wasn’t what I wanted to see, but I knew I had some lapped cars and just made sure I ran into one hard enough,” Darland said.
Clayton held on for second, taking a 12-point lead in “Eastern Storm” standings into Sunday’s mini-series finale in the Merry Go Round Restaurant – Advantage Machine #92 Spike/J&D.
“On a track like this was tonight, I’ll take a second behind Darland anytime. I couldn’t get into the corner on the cushion the way I wanted to, without throwing the nose, and I didn’t wanna stick it in the fence. We got a little better, and I got a good restart at the end behind Darland, but then I saw where he was entering and I just couldn’t get my car to enter up there like him. It might have been me, but we’ll say it was the car,” Clayton said with a laugh.
Clauson used a late-race slide-job in turn-three to capture the final podium spot and place himself as Clayton’s nearest competitor in “Eastern Storm” points aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing – Chevy Performance #20 Beast/Kistler.
“I started on the bottom and was trying to get to the top and had the little mishap with Daron (Clayton) there, and we were really pretty lucky to keep going after that. We gathered it up, and I think our group of cars were about as good as each other, and Stockon went away a little bit at the end and Clayton beat us by him. Tonight is probably not my best kind of race track, but tonight was another strong showing for us, and we’re happy to click off a couple podiums and hopefully start to find a rhythm,” Clauson said.
Bacon snuck into fourth at the line to wrap up “Hard Charger” honors after starting 12th in the Hoffman Auto Racing – Mean Green #69 Triple X/Stanton Mopar, while Stockon seemed to be ailing as he crossed the line fifth in the Superior Tank & Trailer – Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher. Fast qualifier Tracy Hines finished sixth in the Hansen’s Welding – Motor City Auto Transport #4 DRC/Stanton Mopar.
AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: June 8, 2013 – Port Royal, Pennsylvania – Port Royal Speedway – “Eastern Storm”
QUALIFYING: 1. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-21.120; 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/TriStar-21.212; 3. Daron Clayton, 92, Clayton-21.225; 4. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-21.406; 5. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-21.504; 6. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-21.600; 7. Levi Jones, 39, Walker-21.663; 8. Robert Ballou, 5, Baldwin-21.715; 9. Shane Cottle, 65, Franckowiak-21.905; 10. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-21.962; 11. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-21.973; 12. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-22.006; 13. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-22.008; 14. Landon Simon, 41, Stensland-22.279; 15. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-22.642; 16. Kyle Moody, 99M, Moody-22.701; 17. Trevor Utt, U2, Utt-22.909; 18. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney/Anderson-22.966; 19. Mark Bitner, 15, Bitner-23.149; 20. Billy Pauch, Jr., 175, Pietrofitta-23.233; 21. Tim Glatfelter, 50, Strausbaugh-23.238; 22. Dalten Gabbard, 77, Gabbard-23.272; 23. J.R. Berry, 74, Berry-23.924; 24. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-NT; 25. Denny Gross, 2, Gross-NT; 26. Curt Stroup, 33, Ehrenzeller-NT.
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jones, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Hines, 4. Stockon, 5. Bitner, 6. Gabbard, 7. Moody, 8. Gross, 9. Bacon. NT
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Ballou, 3. Thomas, 4. Simon, 5. Pauch, 6. Drake, 7. Utt, 8. Stroup, 9. Berry. NT
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clayton, 2. Windom, 3. Cottle, 4. Clauson, 5. Smith, 6. Courtney, 7. Biasi, 8. Glatfelter. 2:58.31
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Moody, 3. Biasi, 4. Courtney, 5. Gabbard, 6. Glatfelter, 7. Drake, 8. Berry, 9. Gross, 10. Utt, 11. Stroup. NT
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Daron Clayton, 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. Brady Bacon, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Tracy Hines, 7. Levi Jones, 8. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 9. Hunter Schuerenberg, 10. Shane Cottle, 11. Robert Ballou, 12. Chris Windom, 13. Mark Smith, 14. Kyle Moody, 15. Tyler Courtney, 16. Billy Pauch, Jr., 17. Dalten Gabbard, 18. Tim Glatfelter, 19. Mark Bitner, 20. Landon Simon, 21. Joey Biasi, 22. Nick Drake. NT
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Darland.
**Utt flipped in the Semi.
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stockon-579; 2-Darland-575; 3-Clauson-541; 4-Bacon-538; 5-Schuerenberg-523; 6-Thomas-514; 7-Hines-475; 8-Ballou-464; 9-Cottle-336; 10-Windom-330.
NEW ROTONDO WEIRICH “EASTERN STORM” POINTS: 1-Clayton-136; 2-Clauson-124; 3-Darland-123; 4-Stockon-113; 5-Jones-112; 6-Schuerenberg-101; 7-Bacon-99; 8-Hines-94; 9-Cottle-90; 10-Windom-84.
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 9 – Newberrytown, Pennsylvania – Susquehanna Speedway Park – “Eastern Storm”
Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania…….Daron Clayton from Sikeston, Missouri has a reputation for crowd-pleasing high-wire acts on race tracks across the country. On Wednesday night at Grandview Speedway, the “Eastern Storm” opened up with an unbelievable display from Clayton en route to winning the 40-lap “Jesse Hockett Classic” Feature.
Polesitter Levi Jones jumped to the early lead, but it didn’t take long for Clayton to find his rhythm on the high line, as he roared by Jones off turn-four on lap 3 to take the early lead. The leaders set a torrid pace as Clayton walked away from the field. Bryan Clauson was a big mover early in the race, as he started 13th and wasted no time moving into the top-five. As he was gaining on the front two, Robert Ballou had moved into the top-five before three cars, including him, came together entering turn-one on lap 23 and left the Baldwin Brothers Racing #5 spun. He went off on the hook.
Clayton pulled out to a lead on the restart as Jones, Clauson, and fourth-running Chase Stockon negotiated lapped cars. The caution flew again on lap 26 when Kevin Thomas, Jr. and Brady Bacon made contact while racing for fifth, leaving Thomas’ car with a broken front-end.
The final restart came with 15 to go as the top-three all ran nose-to-tail. Jones came calling on the bottom, pushing Clayton to make a mistake on his tricky groove up against the wall. Clayton slipped high in turn-four on lap 27 and Jones nailed the bottom to re-take the lead coming to the line.
Clayton regrouped and found a little extra on the top shelf, flying back to the lead on lap 29, this time for good. Clauson finally moved by Jones on the outside with five to go and chased down the leader, briefly poking to the inside of Clayton for the top spot, but Clayton ran mistake-free over the final few laps as they re-encountered traffic and took the win in the Merry Go Round Restaurant – Advantage Machine #92 Spike/J&D.
“I was as high as I wanted to be, and then I saw Levi peeking in there. I figured I needed to push it a little more and see how it goes. Then I saw Clauson coming at me at the end, and I already thought I was driving my ass off, but luckily I had enough tire left that I could run a little harder. Steve Petry has basically adopted me for the week and helped us race, and without him we wouldn’t be here, so I have to thank him a lot. This is gonna be a good check to cash,” Clayton said from an animated victory lane.
Clauson came up just short in winning, but made an impressive turn-around from qualifying 13th earlier in the night to come home second in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing – Chevy Performance #20 Beast/Kistler.
“Grandview Speedway gave us a great race track, and we were just able to knife our way through. Bob Miller is one of the best promoters we have, and I’m glad he lets us race here. We were pretty disappointed with our qualifying effort. We knew we were gonna be able to maneuver in the feature and my guys went to work on it. I hate not grabbing a win when we’re that close, but Daron did a great job at the end,” Clauson said.
Jones made a bid at another Grandview win, but his run on the bottom ended, and he had to settle for third in the Jeff’s Jam-It-In Storage – Hoosier Tire #39 Maxim/Claxton.
“Forty laps here – I’ve won two by staying on the bottom and I’ve lost one by not getting to the bottom. I thought time would be on our side, but I guess it needed to be a 50-lapper for the bottom to be the place to be tonight. As usual, Grandview gave us a great race track, and I guess we’ll just try to be a little bit better tomorrow,” Jones said.
Hunter Schuerenberg made a mad dash in the closing laps to finish off his run from 15th to fourth in the MyLocalFordStore.com – Fatheadz Eyewear #35 Mach-1/Rider, while AMSOIL National Sprint Car point leader Chase Stockon peaked at second very early in the race before coming home fifth in the Superior Tank & Trailer – Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher.
AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: June 5, 2013 – Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania – Grandview Speedway – “Eastern Storm”
QUALIFYING: 1. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-13.924; 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/TriStar-14.301; 3. Chase Stockon, 32, Stockon-14.317; 4. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-14.333; 5. Daron Clayton, 92, Clayton-14.440; 6. Shane Cottle, 65, Franckowiak-14.443; 7. Levi Jones, 39, Walker-14.452; 8. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.467; 9. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.515; 10. Robert Ballou, 5, Baldwin-14.536; 11. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.541; 12. Mark Smith, 1M, Smith-14.636; 13. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.651; 14. Mark Bitner, 15, Bitner-14.687; 15. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-14.729; 16. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney/Anderson-14.786; 17. Matt Westfall, 54, Best Performance-14.804; 18. Brent Marks, 19M, Marks-14.901; 19. Landon Simon, 41, Stensland-14.919; 20. Trevor Utt, U2, Utt-14.940; 21. Travis Welpott, 30T, Leary-15.045; 22. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.089; 23. Kyle Moody, 99M, Moody-15.107; 24. Dan Mazy, X, Mazy-15.433; 25. Billy Pauch, Jr., 175, Pietrofitta-15.482; 26. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-15.484; 27. J.R. Berry, 74, Berry-15.632; 28. Denny Gross, 2, Gross-15.716; 29. Dalten Gabbard, 77, Gabbard-16.245.
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Clauson, 3. Hines, 4. Clayton, 5. Westfall, 6. Welpott, 7. Pauch, 8. Gabbard. 2:00.54
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Ballou, 3. Thomas, 4. Cottle, 5. Marks, 6. Bitner, 7. Biasi. 2:03.56
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jones, 2. Schuerenberg, 3. Windom, 4. Stockon, 5. Moody, 6. Simon, 7. Berry. 2:02.17
FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Courtney, 3. Smith, 4. Utt, 5. Drake, 6. Gross, 7. Mazy. NT
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Marks, 2. Pauch, 3. Bitner, 4. Drake, 5. Westfall, 6. Biasi, 7. Mazy, 8. Berry, 9. Gross, 10. Welpott, 11. Moody, 12. Gabbard, 13. Simon. NT
FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Daron Clayton, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Levi Jones, 4. Hunter Schuerenberg, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Shane Cottle, 7. Chris Windom, 8. Dave Darland, 9. Brady Bacon, 10. Matt Westfall, 11. Tracy Hines, 12. Mark Smith, 13. Tyler Courtney, 14. Nick Drake, 15. Mark Bitner, 16. Joey Biasi, 17. C.J. Leary, 18. Trevor Utt, 19. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 20. Brent Marks, 21. Landon Simon, 22. Robert Ballou, 23. Billy Pauch, Jr. NT
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Jones, Laps 3-26 Clayton, Laps 27-28 Jones, Laps 29-40 Clayton.
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stockon-523; 2-Darland-505; 3-Bacon-483; 4-Clauson-481; 5-Schuerenberg-480; 6-Thomas-464; 7-Ballou-426; 8-Hines-418; 9-Leary-302; 10-Cottle-297.
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 6 – Spring Run, Pennsylvania – Path Valley Speedway Park – “Eastern Storm”
WEDNESDAY’S “HOCKETT CLASSIC” OPENS “EASTERN STORM”
RACES AT GRANDVIEW, PATH VALLEY, PORT ROYAL, SUSQUEHANNA
Wednesday night’s “Jesse Hockett Classic” kicks off a four-race “Eastern Storm” for the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint cars, all in Pennsylvania.
Two of the four venues involved will be hosting their initial USAC events as Chase Stockon leads the standings by just 14 points over Dave Darland.
Thursday’s race at Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run, Saturday’s race is at Port Royal Speedway and Sunday night’s finale is at Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown.
Bryan Clauson is the defending “Eastern Storm” Champion and is the defending winner of the “Jesse Hockett Classic.” Levi Jones owns three “Eastern Storm” titles in the six previous years, while Cole Whitt grabbed two of the titles. Jones’ six feature wins in the six years to date stand as the best, while Whitt won three times, Clauson and Chris Windom winning twice.
The 2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Champion has developed into no less than an eight-way title fight, with 85 points separating the top eight drivers in the standings.
Trailing Stockon and Darland are Kevin Thomas, Jr., who recently scored three straight victories, Brady Bacon, Hunter Schuerenberg, Bryan Clauson, who won the series opener in Ocala, Fla., Robert Ballou and Tracy Hines, who scored a pair of wins in Florida.
Darland, USAC’s 1999 Sprint Car Champion, is the most recent series winner, grabbing the race at Bloomington, Ind. in May.
2013 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Point Standings: 1-Chase Stockon-466, 2-Dave Darland-452, 3-Kevin Thomas Jr.-440, 4-Brady Bacon-439, 5-Hunter Schuerenberg-422, 6-Bryan Clauson-417, 7-Robert Ballou-406, 8-Tracy Hines-381, 9-C.J. Leary-275, 10-Tyler Courtney-254.
TRAXXAS USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RACE RESULTS: May 24, 2012 – Indianapolis, Indiana – Indiana State Fairgrounds – “Hoosier Hundred” – Presented by Federated Auto Parts
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Russ Gamester, 51, Gamester-32.937; 2. Casey Shuman, 15, Hardy-33.070; 3. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-33.245; 4. Aaron Pierce, 26, Pierce-33.277; 5. Robert Ballou, 63, DePalma-33.313; 6. Levi Jones, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-33.375; 7. Jerry Coons Jr., 27, RW/Curb-Agajanian-33.680; 8. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-33.999; 9. Dave Darland, 14, McQuinn-34.061; 10. Shane Hollingsworth, 20, Nolen-34.085; 11. Brian Tyler, 21, Six-R-34.280; 12. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-34.398; 13. Bobby East, 22, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-34.427; 14. Tim Barber, 28, Finkenbinder-34.539; 15. Shane Cockrum, 114, Hardy-34.599; 16. Kody Swanson, 43, Nix-34.661; 17. Todd Kane, 78, Kane-34.738; 18. Justin Grant, 19, Longworth-34.974; 19. Randy Bateman, 55, Bateman-35.269; 20. Miranda Throckmorton, 25, Sachs-35.602; 21. Kellen Conover, 76, Conover-36.258; 22. Kenny Gentry, 18, Gentry-37.745; 23. Taylor Ferns, 35, Ferns-NT; 24. Tad Roach, 84, Spivey-NT.
FEATURE: (100 laps) 1. Levi Jones, 2. Jerry Coons Jr., 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Shane Hollingsworth, 5. A.J. Fike, 6. Justin Grant, 7. Aaron Pierce, 8. Bobby East, 9. Miranda Throckmorton, 10. Kellen Conover, 11. Russ Gamester, 12. Kody Swanson, 13. Brian Tyler, 14. Dave Darland, 15. Casey Shuman, 16. Chris Windom, 17. Tim Barber, 18. Taylor Ferns, 19. Randy Bateman, 20. Tad Roach, 21. Shane Cockrum, 22. Kenny Gentry, 23. Todd Kane, 24. Robert Ballou. NT
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-58 Gamester, Laps 59-93 Coons, Laps 94-100 Jones.
NEW TRAXXAS SILVER CROWN SERIES POINT STANDINGS: 1-Jones-60, 2-Coons-57, 3-Hines-54, 4-Hollingsworth-51, 5-Fike-48, 6-Grant-45, 7-Pierce-42, 8-East-39, 9-Gamester-37, 10-Throckmorton-36.
NEXT TRAXXAS SILVER CROWN RACE: June 1 – Madison, IL – Gateway Motorsports Park
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 17, 2013 – Bloomington, Indiana – Bloomington Speedway – “Larry Rice Classic”
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-11.597; 2. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-11.604; 3. Chase Stockon, 32, Stockon-11.740; 4. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-11.744; 5. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-11.793; 6. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/TriStar-11.807; 7. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-11.826; 8. Matt Westfall, 54, Best Performance-11.878; 9. Bobby East, 5E, East-11.888; 10. Levi Jones, 39, Walker-11.899; 11. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-11.907; 12. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-11.910; 13. Logan Hupp, 9H, Hupp-11.963; 14. Robert Ballou, 5, Baldwin-11.965; 15. Brady Short, 11p, Pottorff-11.973; 16. Jordan Kinser, 5k, JKR-11.999; 17. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-12.002; 18. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-12.027; 19. Landon Simon, 41, SST-12.047; 20. Jon Stanbrough, 66, Tate/Wade-12.051; 21. Danny Holtsclaw, 3H, Holtsclaw-12.057; 22. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-12.123; 23. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-12.161; 24. Chris Babcock, 35x, Babcock-12.180; 25. Josh Burton, 04, Burton-12.22; 26. Casey Shuman, 21k, Krockenberger-12.233; 27. Bub Cummins, 71, Cummins-12.408; 28. Kurt Gross, 1x, Gross-12.427; 29. Daylan Chambers, 4c, Chambers-12.809; 30. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-NT; 31. Kent Christian, 1c, Christian-NT; 32. Jon Sciscoe, 7s, Sciscoe-NT.
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Holtsclaw, 2. Bacon, 3. Jackson, 4. East, 5. Schuerenberg, 6. Hupp, 7. Chambers, 8. Burton.
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Jones, 3. Clauson, 4. Thomas, 5. Shuman, 6. Courtney, 7. Drake, 8. Cottle.
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Short, 2. Stockon, 3. Simon, 4. Leary, 5. Hines, 6. Briscoe, 7. Cummings.
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Darland, 3. Windom, 4. Kinser, 5. Babcock, 6. Westfall, 7. Gross.
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Shuman, 3. Briscoe, 4. Hines, 5. Courtney, 6. Westfall, 7. Drake, 8. Hupp, 9. Cummings, 10. Cottle, 11. Chambers, 12. Babcock, 13. Burton, 14. Gross. NT
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Kevin Thomas, 3. Brady Short, 4. Chase Stockon, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Levi Jones, 9. Hunter Schuerenberg, 10. Matt Westfall, 11. C.J. Leary, 12. Tracy Hines, 13. Chris Windom, 14. Jon Stanbrough, 15. Jordan Kinser, 16. Casey Shuman, 17. Tyler Courtney, 18. Nick Drake, 19. Chase Briscoe, 20. Bobby East, 21. Dakota Jackson, 22. Landon Simon, 23. Danny Holtsclaw. NT
**East flipped on lap 14 of the feature.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-18 Thomas, Laps 19-30 Darland.
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stockon-466, 2-Darland-452, 3-Thomas-440, 4-Bacon-439, 5-Schuerenberg-422, 6-Clauson-417, 7-Ballou-406, 8-Hines-381, 9-Leary-275, 10-Courtney-254.
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: May 22 – Terre Haute (IN) Action Track – 43rd “Tony Hulman Classic”
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 11, 2013 – Haubstadt, Indiana – Tri-State Speedway – “Spring Showdown” – Co-Sanctioned by Midwest Sprint Car Series
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Wes McIntyre, 83, McIntyre-13.182; 2. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-13.283; 3. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-13.303; 4. Robert Ballou, 5, Baldwin-13.311; 5. Seth Parker, 38P, Parker-13.347; 6. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.349; 7. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-13.374; 8. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-13.417; 9. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.445; 10. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/Tri-Star-13.450; 11. Justin Grant, 21x, Pollock-13.458; 12. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-13.481; 13. Kyle Cummins, 3c, Cummins-13.490; 14. Levi Jones, 12, Rogers-13.558; 15. Casey Shuman, 21K, Krockenberger-13.582; 16. Jon Stanbrough, 56, Fox-13.623; 17. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-13.630; 18. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-13.654; 19. Daron Clayton, 92, Clayton-13.654; 20. Bradley Sterrett, 90, Leer-13.691; 21. Danny Holtsclaw, 3H, Holtsclaw-13.710; 22. Landon Simon, 41, Stensland-13.781; 23. Josh Burton, 04, Burton-13.827; 24. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-13.854; 25. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.857; 26. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney/Anderson-13.991; 27. Chris Babcock, 35x, Babcock-14.221; 28. Parker Price-Miller, 9P, Ronk-14.282; 29. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-14.398; 30. Kurt Gross, 1x, Gross-14.416; 31. Patrick Budde, 90x, Budde-14.573; 32. Kevin Chambers, 18, DC-14.637; 33. Jake Simmons, 3x, Simmons-14.963; 34. Chet Williams, 38, Williams-15.165.
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Jackson, 2. Cummins, 3. Bacon, 4. Holtsclaw, 5. Hines, 6. Parker, 7. McIntyre, 8. Briscoe, 9. Simmons. 2:15.78
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Darland, 3. Simon, 4. Jones, 5. Cottle, 6. Courtney, 7. Gross, 8. Leary, 9. Williams. NT
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Clayton, 2. Clauson, 3. Burton, 4. Shuman, 5. Babcock, 6. Budde, 7. Schuerenberg, 8. Grant. NT
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Stockon, 3. Drake, 4. Short, 5. Stanbrough, 6. Sterrett, 7. Price-Miller, 8. Chambers. 2:20.51
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Parker, 2. Leary, 3. McIntyre, 4. Schuerenberg, 5. Stanbrough, 6. Hines, 7. Grant, 8. Cottle, 9. Sterrett, 10. Courtney, 11. Briscoe, 12. Price-Miller, 13. Babcock, 14. Gross, 15. Chambers, 16. Budde, 17. Williams, 18. Simmons. 2:53.78
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Chase Stockon, 4. Brady Short, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Levi Jones, 7. Wes McIntyre, 8. Landon Simon, 9. Hunter Schuerenberg, 10. Brady Bacon, 11. Casey Shuman, 12. Kyle Cummins, 13. Tracy Hines, 14. Nick Drake, 15. Chase Briscoe, 16. Danny Holtsclaw, 17. Shane Cottle, 18. Dakota Jackson, 19. Josh Burton, 20. Daron Clayton, 21. Seth Parker, 22. C.J. Leary, 23. Tyler Courtney, 24. Bryan Clauson, 25. Jon Stanbrough. NT
**Leary flipped on lap 15 of the feature.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-19 Thomas, Laps 20-24 Ballou, Laps 25-30 Thomas.
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stockon-404; 2-Darland-382; 3-Schuerenberg-380; 4-Bacon-378; 5-Thomas-375; 6-Clauson-364; 7-Ballou-353; 8-Hines-351; 9-Cottle-245; 10-Leary-239.
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: May 17 – Bloomington, IN – Bloomington Speedway – “Larry Rice Classic”