Loudon: Race report

NASCAR veteran and USAC Triple Crown Champion J.J. Yeley of Phoenix, Ariz. won Saturday's "New Hampshire 50" K & N USAC Silver Crown race at New Hampshire Speedway, halted after 31 laps due to darkness. Yeley led all 31 laps of the...

NASCAR veteran and USAC Triple Crown Champion J.J. Yeley of Phoenix, Ariz. won Saturday's "New Hampshire 50" K & N USAC Silver Crown race at New Hampshire Speedway, halted after 31 laps due to darkness.

Yeley led all 31 laps of the race which was originally scheduled for 75 laps, shortened to 50, then checkered flagged after 31 as darkness fell on the track. Yeley piloted A.J. Foyt's #14 Greer Special/Foyt Racing C & R/Chevy to the win, the fifth for the car and second for Yeley this season.

Teammate Pablo Donoso of Chile finished second, followed by Brian Tyler, Josh Wise and Aaron Pierce.

""I wish I had someone to race a little more with during the race," said Yeley, who had a comfortable lead until yellow flags came out. "But, being out front wasn't too bad. Seeing the track wasn't too bad until the final caution. I have a smoked visor and when they told us debris on the front stretch, I lifted my visor and couldn't see any better. I figured then it was time to call it and they did."

Yeley continued: "These cars are really fun to drive. This car will prepare any driver for Indy Car or NASCAR with the way they handle and how you have to drive them."

Series point leader Bud Kaeding finished 10th and carries a 47-point lead over Wayne Reutimann Jr. into next Saturday's "Four-Crown Nationals" at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers J.J. Yeley , Bud Kaeding , Aaron Pierce , Josh Wise , Pablo Donoso , Wayne Reutimann , A.J. Foyt