$10,000 “FALL NATIONALS” RACE SATURDAY AT LAWRENCEBURG;
HINES WIRE-TO-WIRE IN “4-CROWN” SPRINT
This Saturday night’s “Fall Nationals/Pretty In Pink” Sprint race, co-sanctioned by USAC and MSCS, offers $10,000-to-win as well as USAC AMSOIL National points to all USAC competitors.
The Lawrenceburg race supports breast cancer awareness and stars from both racing series will compete on the 3/8-mile action-packed dirt oval.
Dave Darland, Jon Stanbrough and Bryan Clauson enter the event as the USAC AMSOIL point leaders, separated by 64 points. Darland’s runner-up finish in last Saturday’s 30-lap “4-Crown Nationals” feature at Rossburg, Ohio expanded his lead over Stanbrough, who finished 13th at the Eldora Speedway. Clauson was fifth in the 30-lapper.
Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. scored his 43rd career USAC National Sprint win at Rossburg, passing Pancho Carter for fourth in the all-time USAC list. He led all 30 laps in his MP Environmental Services DRC/Stanton to beat Darland, Chris Windom, Chase Stockon and Clauson.
Saturday’s race was halted on the seventh lap by a spectacular accident which involved Kyle Larson, who had just won the 25-lap “4-Crown” Midget race. He flipped and suffered a bruised knee and sore neck in the ensuing melee. He was unable to compete in the ensuing USAC Silver Crown feature for which he had won the pole starting position.
2012 AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR POINTS
1-Dave Darland-1,801, 2-Jon Stanbrough-1,757, 3-Bryan Clauson-1,737, 4-Levi Jones-1,615, 5-Tracy Hines-1,583, 6-Damion Gardner-1,523, 7-Chase Stockon-1,459, 8-Robert Ballou-1,448, 9-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,425, 10-Kevin Thomas-1,370.