Nazareth: Race report

Nazareth, Pa...----.Tyler Walker of Los Angeles, Calif. finally found the winners circle in the USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series Sunday afternoon, winning the "Bully Hill Vineyards 100" at the Nazareth Speedway in his Curb Records/Brown &...

Nazareth, Pa...----.Tyler Walker of Los Angeles, Calif. finally found the winners circle in the USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series Sunday afternoon, winning the "Bully Hill Vineyards 100" at the Nazareth Speedway in his Curb Records/Brown & Miller Plumbing Beast/Mopar.

Walker, who had three previous third-place career finishes, gave car owner Kasey Kahne his second consecutive Nazareth triumph. Kahne won last year's race in a driving role.

"The car was great all day," Walker said in victory lane. "I use a little of my tires trying to catch Dave (Steele, the pole winner and race leader) but a got a run off the last corner by going wide and staying there. Once I got by it was hard for him to get past me. This has been a long time coming (his 28th career start). I haven't finished a race this year, so I finally finish one and I win. I guess that's pretty good."

Steele, of Tampa, Fla., led the first 80 miles of the race after winning the pole at 135.140 mph. Walker made his winnign move on lap 81 and stayed there until the checkered flag despite pressure from Steele in the closing laps.

Bobby East of Brownsburg, Ind. finished third ahead of Jay Drake of Val Verde, Calif. and Dane Carter of Brownsburg, Ind.

Four cautions slowed the race as Walker averaged 103.043 mph for the 100 miles.

Steele's victory leaves him with a 100-point lead over Bud Kaeding, who finished sixth Sunday, going into the September 5 "Ted Horn 100" at the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds. Trailing Kaeding in Sunday's "top10" were Tracy Hines, Russ Gamester, Eric Gordon and John Heydenreich.

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Series USAC
Drivers Kasey Kahne , Tracy Hines , Bobby East , John Heydenreich , Dane Carter , Russ Gamester , Tyler Walker