DuQuoin: Race report, season finale up next

STEELE AIMS FOR 2ND SILVER CROWN TITLE AT ELDORA HINES WINS DuQUOIN'S "TED HORN 100" Dave Steele of Tampa, Fla. took the next-to-last step toward a possible repeat USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series championship Sunday night, ...

STEELE AIMS FOR 2ND SILVER CROWN TITLE AT ELDORA
HINES WINS DuQUOIN'S "TED HORN 100"

Dave Steele of Tampa, Fla. took the next-to-last step toward a possible repeat USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series championship Sunday night, finishing ninth in the "Ted Horn 100" at DuQuoin, Ill. to extend his point lead to 31 points over runnerup Josh Wise, who was 17th in the 100-mile race. Brian Tyler also remained mathematically in the title chase, passing 18 cars to finish second at DuQuoin and now trails Steele by 60 points with 66 available in the series finale Sept. 23-24 at Rossburg, Ohio.

Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. won Sunday night's DuQuoin classic, his fourth career series win and his first on dirt. Driving the Indiana Underground Construction Beast/Chevy, Hines ran down early leader Tyler Walker on lap 50 and led the rest of the way to post the win. Tyler was second, followed by pole winner Walker, Jon Stanbrough and Dave Darland.

Wise encountered problems with his Tony Stewart Racing entry and needed to "borrow" Ryan Durst's machine to compete in the 100-mile race. Jay Drake, Wise's Tony Stewart Racing teammate, also encountered problems and was unable to start the race.

The series finale is set for Sept. 23-24 as part of the annual "4-Crown Nationals" at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

USAC WELD RACING SILVER CROWN SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Dave Steele-410
2.-Josh Wise-379
3.-Brian Tyler-371
4.-John Heydenreich-268
5.-Jay Drake-239
6.-Wayne Reutimann, Jr.-239
7.-Tracy Hines-234
8.-Jason McCord-231
9.-Bud Kaeding-221
10.-Nick Lundgreen-213

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Series USAC
Drivers Tony Stewart , Dave Darland , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Jay Drake , John Heydenreich , Tyler Walker , Jason McCord , Josh Wise , Jon Stanbrough , Wayne Reutimann , Nick Lundgreen , Ryan Durst