USAC
 

 

SPRINTS NOW EYE NOVEMBER FINALES; CLAUSON WINS LAWRENCEBURG "FALL NATIONALS"

Brady Bacon will take a 51-point lead over Bryan Clauson into four final AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car races in November in California and Arizona. He'll try to be the first of Dynamics, Inc.'s drivers to claim the title since Jerry Coons Jr. in 2008. Bacon's three feature victories this year have brought the Dynamics/Hoffman Auto Racing team's all-time leading series total to 85.

Bacon finished second to Bryan Clauson in Saturday night's City of Lawrenceburg "Fall Nationals" 30-lapper at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. It was Bacon's 12th "podium" finish of the campaign.

Clauson, of Noblesville, Ind., led all 30 laps of Saturday night's feature in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Chevy Performance/Curb Beast/Kistler. Hines finished third ahead of Justin Grant and Jerry Coons Jr. The victory was worth $10,000 to Clauson and the team.

Dave Darland now sits third in the AMSOIL standings, 79 behind Bacon entering the western closers.

Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway hosts the 19th Annual "Budweiser Oval Nationals" November 7-8 and Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Ariz. hosts the 14th Annual Hose Advantage "Hall of Fame Classic" November 14-15. All four events feature points for the AMSOIL National and USAC/CRA Sprint series.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-1,762, 2-Bryan Clauson-1,711, 3-Dave Darland-1,683, 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,588, 5-Chase Stockon-1,474, 6-Tracy Hines-1,401, 7-Justin Grant-1,376, 8-Chris Windom-1,351, 9-Robert Ballou-1,284, 10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,188.

-end-

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 27, 2014 - Lawrenceburg, Indiana - Lawrenceburg Speedway - City of Lawrenceburg "Fall Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-13.985; 2. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-14.035; 3. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.036; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.074; 5. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.229; 6. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.260; 7. Jac Haudenschild, 11x, Walker-14.311; 8. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-14.312; 9. Daron Clayton, 92k, Clayton-14.315; 10. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-14.315; 11. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-14.330; 12. Shane Cottle, 2E, Epperson-14.330; 13. Thomas Meseraull, 18x, Keen-14.347; 14. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Nolen/Schuerenberg-14.354;15. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-14.363; 16. Scotty Weir, 27a, Elson-14.420; 17. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-14.442; 18. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.466; 19. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-14.483; 20. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.517; 21. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-14.517; 22. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.532; 23. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-14.560; 24. Drew Abel, 04, Abel-14.688; 25. Dallas Hewitt, 21, Coomer-14.747; 26. Shawn Westerfeld, 89, Westerfeld-14.795; 27. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-14.803; 28. Garrett Abrams, 32a, Abrams-14.986; 29. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-15.293; 30. Dwayne Spille, 71, Spille-15.842; 31. Mike Weber, 22w, Weber-16.101; 32. Joss Moffatt, 5J, Moffatt-NT.

FIRST HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Meseraull, 3. Darland, 4. Ballou, 5. Grant, 6. Clayton, 7. Hewitt, 8. Goodnight. 1:56.13

SECOND HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Clauson, 3. Schuerenberg, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Andretti, 6. Robbins, 7. Westerfield, 8. Spille. 1:53.17

THIRD HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Boespflug, 2. Coons, 3. Jarrett, 4. Hines, 5. Haudenschild, 6. Weber, 7. Simon, 8. Hery. NT

FOURTH HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Cottle, 3. Stockon, 4. Windom, 5. Weir, 6. Moffatt, 7. Abel, 8. Abrams. 1:58.62

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Haudenschild, 2. Grant, 3. Clayton, 4. Andretti, 5. Weir, 6. Simon, 7. Robbins, 8. Westerfeld, 9. Hewitt, 10. Moffatt, 11. Abrams, 12. Abel, 13. Goodnight,14. Spille, 15. Weber. 3:11.92

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

--------------------------------

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Clauson.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Brady-1,762, 2-Clauson-1,711, 3-Darland-1,683, 4-Stanbrough-1,588, 5-Stockon-1,474, 6-Hines-1,401, 7-Grant-1,376, 8-Windom-1,351, 9-Ballou-1,284, 10-Schuerenberg-1,188.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: November 6-7 - Perris (CA) Auto Speedway - "Budweiser Oval Nationals"

-end-

GRANITE CITY'S "GOLD CROWN" NEXT FOR NATIONAL MIDGETS; CLAUSON TAKES "4-CROWN" 25-LAPPER

The "Gold Crown Midget Nationals" loom large for the Honda USAC National Midgets October 2-3 at the Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. as Rico Abreu continues his quest for his first USAC driving title.

Abreu's attempt for a repeat "4-Crown Nationals" victory came to an abrupt halt on lap two Sunday at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio when he was involved in a tangle resulting in three drivers, including Abreu, flipping. There were no driver injuries.

Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. led all 25 laps of Sunday's race, which had been postponed from Saturday after rains interrupted the event after the Midget heat races.

Clauson wheeled the Fairbury Westin Packaged Meats/Curb Records Spike/Esslinger to the win over Christopher Bell, Darren Hagen, Zach Daum and Shane Cockrum. Bell returned from the back of the starting lineup after he was among those involved in the first-lap crash.

Abreu's series point lead stands at 79 points over teammate Bell entering the point-rich Granite City event. Clauson's win solidified his fourth-place point ranking behind Tracy Hines.

2014 Honda USAC National Midget Standings: 1-Rico Abreu-867, 2-Christopher Bell-788, 3-Tracy Hines-786, 4-Bryan Clauson-744, 5-Zach Daum-663, 6-Chris Windom-594, 7-Tanner Thorson-569, 8-Michael Pickens-499, 9-Dave Darland-419, 10-Andrew Felker-378.

-end-

SYRACUSE SILVER CROWN FINALE OCTOBER 11; COONS EMERGES WITH "4-CROWN" VICTORY

Only 12 points separate USAC Silver Crown point leaders Kody Swanson and Tracy Hines entering the October 11 series finale at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

Neither was able to win at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio Saturday. The "4-Crown Nationals" victory went to Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, Ariz. in the RPM Auto Enterprise DRC/Mopar. Coons emerged with the victory after a post-race check revealed that an unapproved tire change had occurred on the car of original race winner Caleb Armstrong. The one-lap penalty relegated Armstrong to 10th place in the official finish.

Coons won the pole for the 50-lap race and led the first 12 laps. Swanson, aiming for what would have been a fifth series victory this year, grabbed the lead on lap 13 but relinquished it back to Coons for the next six laps. Swanson then took over for 27 laps but succumbed to Armstrong's charge on lap 47.

Defending race winner Chris Windom officially was credited with second at the checkered flag, followed by Hines, Shane Cockrum and Bobby East. Swanson slipped to ninth at the end.

Drivers Russ Gamester, Dave Darland and Patrick Lawson all escaped injury in separate flips during the Silver Crown action.

The Silver Crown feature was contested Sunday after rains interrupted Saturday night's event after the Midget heats.

The October 11 Syracuse outing marks USAC's first Silver Crown race in New York since Brian Tyler's victory at Oswego in 2009. The last Syracuse Silver Crown race was J.J. Yeley's victory in 2003.

2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-522, 2-Tracy Hines-510, 3-Bobby East-477, 4-Chris Windom-418, 5-Jerry Coons Jr.-366, 6-Jacob Wilson-308, 7-Shane Cockrum-264, 8-A.J. Fike-263, 9-Caleb Armstrong-261, 10-Dave Darland-234.

-end-

LAWRENCEBURG'S "FALL NATIONALS" SATURDAY; LATE-RACE CHARGE EARNS BACON "4-CROWN" VICTORY

This Saturday's "City of Lawrenceburg Fall Nationals" at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway finds a three-way battle for the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car series point lead before the series heads west for its traditional closers in California and Arizona.

Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Okla. extended his lead to 51 points with Sunday's 30-lap "4-Crown Nationals" victory at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Bryan Clauson vaulted past Dave Darland into the runner-up point spot after his second-place finish. Darland managed a 13th-place finish despite enduring a disappointing weekend which featured a "back-up" car and no qualifying time that relegated him to the last starting spot in the feature.

Bacon's victory in the Mean Green/Lykins Oil Triple X/Stanton Mopar was a USAC record 85th in National competition for the Dynamics, Inc. team.

Justin Grant took third in Sunday's race which had been postponed from Saturday following an interruption during the proceedings due to rain. Tracy Hines was fourth at the checkered flag ahead of Hunter Schuerenberg.

The weekend featured eight Sprint car flips but no driver injuries. The final flip involved Robert Ballou, who had led the first 27 laps of the race before tangling with Clauson after losing the lead to Bacon.

Darland's deficit to leader Bacon has grown to 56 points as he slipped five points behind Clauson in the new standings.

Justin Grant, who sits seventh in the latest standings, won the April race at Lawrenceburg.

2014 AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Standings: 1-Brady Bacon-1,694, 2-Bryan Clauson-1,643, 3-Dave Darland-1,638, 4-Jon Stanbrough-1,536, 5-Chase Stockon-1,423, 6-Tracy Hines-1,338, 7-Justin Grant-1,320, 8-Chris Windom-1,310, 9-Robert Ballou-1,240, 10-C.J. Leary-1,162.

-end-

Silver Crown Feature (50 laps) 1. Jerry Coons Jr., 2. Chris Windom, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Shane Cockrum, 5. Bobby East, 6. Bryan Clauson, 7. Aaron Pierce, 8. Jacob Wilson, 9. Kody Swanson, 10. Caleb Armstrong, 11. Russ Gamester, 12. C.J. Leary, 13. Patrick Lawson, 14. Christopher Bell, 15. Davey Ray, 16. Jack Hewitt, 17. Robert Ballou. NT

--------------------------------

**Gamester flipped during practice. Darland flipped during practice. Lawson flipped on lap 45 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Coons, Lap 13 Swanson, Laps 14-19 Coons, Laps 20-46 Swanson, Laps 47-49 Armstrong, Lap 50 Coons.

NEW USAC SILVER CROWN POINTS:
1-Swanson-522, 2-Hines-510, 3-East-477, 4-Windom-418, 5-Coons-366, 6-Wilson-308, 7-Cockrum-264, 8-A.J. Fike-263, 9-Armstrong-261, 10-Darland-234.

NEXT USAC SILVER CROWN RACE:
October 11 - Syracuse, NY - New York State Fairgrounds

------

USAC National Sprint Car Feature (30 laps)
1. Brady Bacon, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Justin Grant, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Hunter Schuerenberg, 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 7. C.J. Leary, 8. Chris Windom, 9. Shane Cockrum, 10. Kody Swanson, 11. Matt Westfall, 12. Logan Hupp, 13. Dave Darland, 14. Robert Ballou, 15. Brandon Mattox, 16. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17. Chase Stockon, 18. Steve Irwin, 19. Dallas Hewitt, 20. Brandon Whited, 21. Landon Simon, 22. Jon Stanbrough, 23. Scott Hampton, 24. Chad Boespflug. NT

--------------------------------

**Wissmiller flipped during the third heat. Andretti flipped during the fourth heat. Stanbrough, Whited and Thomas flipped on lap 2 of the feature. Stockon flipped on lap 12 of the feature. Thomas flipped on lap 20 of the feature. Ballou flipped on lap 28 of the feaure.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-27 Ballou, Laps 28-30 Bacon.


NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-1,694, 2-Clauson-1,643, 3-Darland-1,638, 4-Stanbrough-1,536, 5-Stockon-1,423, 6-Hines-1,338, 7-Grant-1,320, 8-Windom-1,310, 9-Ballou-1,240, 10-Leary-1,162.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE:
September 27 - Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedway

-end-

RAINS FORCE 4-CROWN POSTPONEMENT TO SUNDAY

Rossburg, OH........Persistent rains interrupted Saturday night's "4-Crown Nationals" USAC event at Eldora Speedway. The remainder of the event, including the sprint car semi and all three feature events will be contested Sunday, with practice at noon and racing to follow.

EVENTS CONDUCTED SATURDAY BEFORE THE RAINS:

---------------------

HONDA USAC NATIONAL DIRT MIDGET RACE RESULTS: September 20, 2014 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 33rd "4-Crown Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.369; 2. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.416; 3. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-16.423; 4. Darren Hagen, 56, 5IVE-6IX-16.570; 5. Bryan Clauson, 63, Dooling-16.605; 6. Tracy Hines, 24, Parker-16.605; 7. Zach Daum, 5, Daum-16.643; 8. Chris Windom, 3, RFMS-16.725; 9. Brady Bacon, 11, Wilke-Pak-16.823; 10. Steven Drevicki, 19, DeGre-17.302; 11. Tony DiMattia, 50, Brandywine Auto-17.394; 12. Thomas Meseraull, 16, Sandy-17.411; 13. Terry Babb, 88, Babb-17.441; 14. Parker Price-Miller, 9p, Ronk-17.491; 15. Isaac Chapple, 52, Chapple-17.703; 16. Brett Arndt, 46, Arndt-18.112; 17. Dave Darland, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-NT; 18. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-NT.

FIRST HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Abreu, 2. Clauson, 3. Daum, 4. Thorson, 5. Bacon, 6. Cockrum, 7. Chapple, 8. Dimattia. 2:19.55

SECOND HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Bell, 3. Hines, 4. Hagen, 5. Drevicki, 6. Meseraull, 7. Miller, 8. Arndt. 2:19.65

------------------------------

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 20, 2014 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 33rd "4-Crown Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-15.557; 2. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-15.595; 3. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.606; 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-15.611; 5. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-15.634; 6. Robert Ballou, 12x, Ballou-15.686; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-15.735; 8. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-15.736; 9. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-15.844; 10. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-15.856; 11. Mitch Wissmiller, 1W, Wissmiller-15.900; 12. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-15.920; 13. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.944; 14. Matt Westfall, 54, Best Performance-15.949; 15. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-16.037; 16. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-16.060; 17. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, KT-16.113; 18. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-16.118; 19. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-16.138; 20. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-16.199; 21. Dallas Hewitt, 21, Hewitt-16.204; 22. Brandon Whited, 15, Whited-16.341; 23. Luke Hall, 9N, Nelson-16.357; 24. Logan Hupp, 2M, Hupp-16.456; 25. Mike Miller, 82, Miller-16.488; 26. Scott Hampton, 59, Powell-16.532; 27. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-16.577; 28. Beau Stewart, 33m, Marshall-16.662; 29. Steve Irwin, 0, Flying Zero-16.683; 30. Tyler Hewitt, 24P, Paul-16.810; 31. Derek Hastings, 32m, Marshall-16.961; 32. Brian Karraker, 3R, Byram-17.012; 33. Brian Hayden, 2H, Hayden-17.146; 34. Adam Cruea, 83x, Cruea-17.377; 35. Steve Little, 53, Little-17.880; 36. Brandon Moore, 7M, Moore-17.890; 37. Mike Moore, 1M, Moore-17.920; 38. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips-21.755; 39. Scotty Weir, 18x, Keen-NT; 40. Randy Johns, 27J, Johns-NT.

FIRST HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. D.Hewitt, 3. Thomas, 4. Leary, 5. Mattox, 6. Grant, 7. Miller, 8. Irwin, 9. Hayden, 10. M.Moore. 2:18.57

SECOND HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Swanson, 2. Ballou, 3. Hines, 4. Darland, 5. Cockrum, 6. Westfall, 7. Whited, 8. Hampton, 9. T.Hewitt, 10. Cruea. 2:16.78

THIRD HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Bacon, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Boespflug, 5. Hall, 6. Hery, 7. Hastings, 8. Little, 9. Wissmiller. NT

FOURTH HEAT : (8 laps) 1. Schuerenberg, 2. Coons, 3. Simon, 4. Stockon, 5. Hupp, 6. Karraker, 7. Stewart, 8. B.Moore, 9. Andretti, 10. Johns. NT

-----------------------------

USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: September 20, 2014 - Rossburg, Ohio - Eldora Speedway - 33rd "4-Crown Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jerry Coons Jr., 98, RPM/Gormly-16.513; 2. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-16.607; 3. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-16.637; 4. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-16.658; 5. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-16.883; 6. Bryan Clauson, 20, Nolen-16.898; 7. C.J. Leary, 35, Ferns-17.081; 8. Aaron Pierce, 26, Pierce-17.215; 9. Caleb Armstrong, 9, Armstrong-17.340; 10. Shane Cockrum, 66, Hardy-17.342; 11. Davey Ray, 25, Sachs-17.421; 12. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-17.615; 13. Robert Ballou, 53, SET-18.336; 14. Jack Hewitt, 21, Six-R-18.391; 15. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-24.150; 16. Christopher Bell, 99, RPM/Gormly-NT; 17. Brady Bacon, 14, McQuinn-NT; 18. Russ Gamester, 51, Gamester-NT; 19. Jake Simmons, 31, Simmons-NT; 20. Dave Darland, 19, Longworth-NT.

-end-


.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

National Sprints
2014 points
Sept. 27
1. Brady Bacon 1762
2. Bryan Clauson 1711
3. Dave Darland 1683
4. Jon Stanbrough 1588
5. Chase Stockon 1474
6. Tracy Hines 1401
7. Justin Grant 1376
8. Chris Windom 1351
9. Robert Ballou 1284
10. Hunter Schuerenberg 1188

 National Dirt Midgets
Aug. 18
1. Rico Abreu 822
2. Tracy Hines 740
3. Christopher Bell 719
4. Bryan Clauson 675
5. Zach Daum 606
6. Chris Windom 559
7. Tanner Thorson 531
8. Michael Pickens 499
9. Dave Darland 418
10. Andrew Felker 378

Silver Crown
Sept. 21
1. Kody Swanson 522
2. Tracy Hines 510
3. Bobby East 477
4. Chris Windom  418
5. Jerry Coons Jr. 366
6. Jacob Wilson 308
7. Shane Cockrum 264
8. A.J Fike 263
9. Caleb Armstron 261
10. Dave Darland 234

USAC/CRA
Sept. 13

1. Damion Gardner 1189
2. Mike Spencer  936
3. Brody Roa 790
4. Cody Williams 751
5. Matt Mitchell  750
6. Austin Williams  7224
7.  Jake Swanson 640
8. Nic Faas  628
9. R. Vander Weerd 574
10. Logan Williams 464

 

"The Dirt Track Channel", "Open Wheel Today" and "All Dirt, All the time" are trademarks of Shawn Wood Productions