$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 “appearance” 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.