Hines six for eight at IRP after Saturday Sprint victory

Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. completed a clean sweep of this year's Stoops Freightliner USAC Sprint Car races at Indianapolis Raceway Park with his victory in Saturday night's 30-lapper. It was his sixth victory in the last eight Sprint...

Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. completed a clean sweep of this year's Stoops Freightliner USAC Sprint Car races at Indianapolis Raceway Park with his victory in Saturday night's 30-lapper. It was his sixth victory in the last eight Sprint car races at the .686-mile paved oval! Hines solidified his third-place ranking in the series standings by passing Ryan Newman on the 17th lap and leading the rest of the way in his GMS Racing/Northside Propane machine to beat Newman, Eric Gordon, J.J. Yeley and Tony Ave. Hines posted the night's fastest qualifying time but finished behind Yeley and Dave Steele in his heat race. Derek Davidson, Newman and Jimmy McCune also won heats and Gordon won the True Value semi. Series point leaders Tony Elliott and Jay Drake finished 15th and 16th respectively in the feature and Elliott maintained a 23-point lead over Drake going into the September 29-30 "4-Crown Nationals" at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Drake was involved in an accident with Levi Jones during a heat race and borrowed Billy Puterbaugh's car for the 30-lap feature.

<pre> USAC STOOPS FREIGHTLINER SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1. Tony Elliott 1,245 2. Jay Drake 1,222 3. Tracy Hines 1,078 4. J.J. Yeley 1,031 5. Derek Davidson 999 6. Dave Darland 887 7. Bud Kaeding 852 8. Eric Gordon 813 9. Brian Tyler 727 10. Jonathan Vennard 628

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Series USAC
Drivers Ryan Newman , Tony Ave , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Tony Elliott , Jay Drake , Jimmy McCune , Jonathan Vennard , Eric Gordon , Levi Jones