Buckeye Nationals recap

Yeley wins twice, Chaney & Elliott once in "Buckeye Nationals" J.J. Yeley of Phoenix, Ariz. recorded two feature victories in last week's USAC "Buckeye Nationals" in Ohio and trails Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car point leader Tracy Hines by 75...

Yeley wins twice, Chaney & Elliott once in "Buckeye Nationals"

J.J. Yeley of Phoenix, Ariz. recorded two feature victories in last week's USAC "Buckeye Nationals" in Ohio and trails Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car point leader Tracy Hines by 75 points going into the July 5 "Rich Vogler Classic" at the Winchester (Ind.) Speedway.

Yeley won Thursday night's 30-lapper at Fremont Speedway and Friday night's 30-lapper at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio in his ABC Sand & Rock/Red Line Oil RPM/Twister. He added a second in Saturday night's 30-lapper at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg and a third in Wednesday night's 30-lapper at Attica Raceway Park. In addition he was the Turbines, Inc. fastest qualifier for three of the four races!

Rob Chaney of Millersburg, Ohio scored his initial USAC feature win at Attica, driving the Waverly Quick-Lube/Boyers Fisher/Maxim. He passed Yeley on lap 27 and led the rest of the way to beat Greg Wilson, Yeley, Jay Drake and Kevin Briscoe. John Wolfe was the Turbines, Inc. fast qualifier at Attica.

Yeley led the final 27 laps at Fremont Thursday after passing Boston Reid. Hines finished second ahead of Troy Rutherford, Drake and Briscoe. At Lima, Yeley led all but two laps to beat Dave Darland, Briscoe, Wilson and Hines.

Tony Elliott scored a dramatic victory in Saturday night's "Buckeye Nationals" finale at Eldora, fighting off the repeated challenges of Yeley and Hines, who finished second and third respectively. Jerry Coons, Jr. and Dickie Gaines rounded out the "top-five." The Eldora race featured a half-dozen lead changes and Elliott finally assumed the lead for good on the white-flag lap.

USAC STOOPS FREIGHTLINER SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1. Tracy Hines 744
2. J.J. Yeley 669
3. Jay Drake 543
4. Derek Davidson 539
5. Dave Darland 420
6. Tony Elliott 394
7. Levi Jones 393
8. Brian Tyler 368
9. A.J. Fike 363
10. Jason McCord 291

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Series USAC
Drivers Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Brian Tyler , Tony Elliott , Jay Drake , A.J. Fike , Levi Jones , Jason McCord , Jerry Coons , Boston Reid , Greg Wil , Troy Rutherford