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"BANJO LIQUID PRODUCTS 100" NIEBEL CLASSIC AT ANDERSON COONS TAKES ELDORA'S "BRANSON/LARSON CLASSIC" Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, Ariz. is the early leader in the 2006 USAC National Sprint Car standings heading into this Sunday's...

"BANJO LIQUID PRODUCTS 100" NIEBEL CLASSIC AT ANDERSON
COONS TAKES ELDORA'S "BRANSON/LARSON CLASSIC"

Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, Ariz. is the early leader in the 2006 USAC National Sprint Car standings heading into this Sunday's "7th Glen Niebel Classic" featuring the Banjo Liquid Products 100 at the Anderson (Ind.) Speedway.

Coons wheeled the Kroger/Tide, Bounty/Pringles F-5/Mopar to victory in Saturday night's 30-lap "Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic" at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, leading a 1-2 team sweep. Teammate and fast qualifier Tracy Hines finished second and was followed by Dave Darland, Jay Drake and Kevin Huntley.

Coons led all 30 laps for the victory and leads Hines by one point going into Sunday's 100-lap contest at the 1/4-mile paved Anderson oval.

Just as he was at Eldora, Jay Drake is the defending champion at Anderson, having won last year's "Glen Niebel Classic." Drake is fourth in the current standings after his fourth-place Eldora finish.

Darland, who ranks third in the points, holds the one-lap Anderson qualifying record of 11.360 seconds drivers will be aiming at Sunday.

USAC Western Sprint Car Champion Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. is among entrants for Sunday's race. Swanson is the son of supermodified standout Mike Swanson. Kody scored six podium finishes in a dozen starts last season.

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Series USAC
Drivers Tracy Hines , Jay Drake , Kody Swanson , Jerry Coons Jr.