Copper World Coors Light Silver Bullet Results

Phoenix......February 7, 1999........Brian Tyler of Parma, Mich. captured Sunday's 50-mile USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet race at the Phoenix International Raceway, averaging 114.435 mph. in his Hoffman Auto Racing Special. He led 29 of...

Phoenix......February 7, 1999........Brian Tyler of Parma, Mich. captured Sunday's 50-mile USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet race at the Phoenix International Raceway, averaging 114.435 mph. in his Hoffman Auto Racing Special. He led 29 of the 50 laps to beat Ryan Newman of South Bend, Ind. and defending series champion Jason Leffler of Long Beach, Calif. "It was wild," commented Tylre after the race. When you're running with drivers you trust it's fun to race wheel-to-wheel. At first the motor was missing. That actually helped in the corners because I couldn't bust the tires loose. But it also made me slow on the straights. This is a good start for us. Nothing is definite for the Phoenix IRL race yet but there are a few maybes." Tyler started third and took the lead on the first lap from pole starter Dave Steele. Newman caught him on lap 14 and the two battled back and forth the rest of the race. Tyler finally took the lead for good on the 43rd lap and held on to claim the $17,817 first prize. Rebel Jackson, Jr. of Buckley, Wash. earned the Turbines, Inc. "Rookie of the Race" award for his 15th place finish.

Results Sunday afternoon (February 7) from the running of the 22nd U.S. Tobacco Co. "Copper World Classic" USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Race at Phoenix International Raceway, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, laps completed, reason out if any and money won:

        1.        (3) Brian Tyler, Parma, Mich., 50, $17,817, 114.435 mph.
        2.        (4) Ryan Newman, South Bend, Ind., 50, $11,462.
        3.        (5) Jason Leffler, Long Beach, Calif., 50, $8,974.
        4.        (1) Dave Steele, Tampa, Fla., 50,$5,780.
        5.        (6) Bentley Warren, Kennebunkport, Maine, 50, $4,026.
        6.        (7) Jimmy Sills, Placerville, Calif., 50, $3,354.
        7.        (8) Russ Gamester, Peru, Ind., 50, $2,699.
        8.        (10) Billy Puterbaugh, Jr., Brownsburg, Ind., 50, $1,913.
        9.        (15) Todd Kane, Powell, Ohio, 50, $1,945.
        10.        (18) Brad Noffsinger, Concord, N.C., 50, $1,770.
        11.        (9) Stevie Reeves, Huntersville, N.C., 50, $2,207.
        12.        (25) J.J. Yeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 50, $1,575.
        13.        (16) Gary Hieber, Langhorne, Pa., 50, $1,460.
        14.        (28) Jack Hewitt, Troy, Ohio, 50, $1,475.
        15.        (26) Rebel Jackson, Jr., Buckley, Wash.,50, $1,925. 
        16.        (17) Dave Darland, Kokomo, Ind., 50, $1,300.
        17.        (2) Rick Treadway, Indianapolis, Ind., 50, $1,250.
        18.        (24) Tony Elliott, Kokomo, Ind., 50, $1,200.
        19.        (11) Jason McCord, Anderson, Ind., 50, $1,150.
        20.        (12) Kenny Hamilton, Boise, Idaho, 49, $1,099.
        21.        (2) Tracy Hines, New Castle, Ind., 49, $1,797.
        22.        (29) Derek Davidson, Lafayette, Ind., 49, $1,074
        23.        (21) Bill Baue, Indianapolis, Ind., 49, $1,199.
        24.        (19) Wally Pankratz, Orange, Calif., 41, Overheating, $941.
        25.        (27) Chet Fillip, Indianapolis, Ind., 39, Engine, $1,014.
        26.        (30) Doug Didero, Mooresville, N.C., 20, Engine, $995.
        27.        (23) Jay Drake, Val Verde, Calif., 18, Drive Line, $918.
        28.        (14) Paul White, Temple, Texas, 18, Oil Pump, $918.
        29.        (13) Casey Diemert, Roseburg, Ore., 12, Oil Leak, $912.
        30.        (20) Robby Flock, Murietta, Calif., 8, Oil Leak, $908.

Average Speed: 114.435 mph. Time of Race: 26:12.95 Caution Flags: Lap 19, White stalled on frontstretch. Lead Changes: 5 between 2 drivers.

Lap Leaders: Tyler 1-13, Newman 14-28, Tyler 29-36, Newman-37-42, Tyler-43-50.

Fastest Qualifier: Dave Steele - 26.068 seconds -- 138.100 mph.

Qualifying Race Winner: (10 laps) J.J. Yeley.

Coors Light Silver Bullet Point Standings: 1- Steele-115; 2-Tyler-108; 3-Newman-105; 4-Gamester-96; 5-Leffler-93; 6-Puterbaugh-75; 7-Mike Bliss-63; 9-Kane-63; 9-Yeley-62; 10-Noffsinger-58.

Next Coors Light Silver Bullet Race: May 22 - Indianapolis (Ind.) Raceway Park

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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , Ryan Newman , Rick Treadway , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Jack Hewitt , Brian Tyler , Tony Elliott , Jay Drake , Bentley Warren , Chet Fillip , Brad Noffsinger , Russ Gamester , Paul White , Jason McCord , Wally Pankratz , Gary Hieber , Jimmy Sills , Robby Flock , Stevie Reeves