RAIN POSTPONES YELEY'S RUN AT TERRE HAUTE TERRE HAUTE, IND. (June 11, 1999) -- J.J. Yeley and the CARQUEST Silver Bullet team will have to wait another day to race at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. Rain forced the postponement of Friday...
RAIN POSTPONES YELEY'S RUN AT TERRE HAUTE
TERRE HAUTE, IND. (June 11, 1999) -- J.J. Yeley and the CARQUEST Silver Bullet team will have to wait another day to race at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. Rain forced the postponement of Friday night's USAC Pepsi Sumar Classic 100, a race for the USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Championship Cars.
The race has been rescheduled for Friday night, July 2.
The next event on the USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet calendar is the Rocky Mountain Classic at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colo. June 26-27.
1999 USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Standings 1. Ryan Newman 222 6. Jimmy Sills 121 2. Russ Gamester 204 7. Billy Puterbaugh, Jr. 114 3. Brian Tyler 171 8. Dave Steele 114 4. Robby Flock 153 9. Tracy Hines 111 5. J.J. Yeley 127 10. Derek Davidson 108
The Zarounian-Helmling Motorsports team is comprised of Rollie Helmling and Gary Zarounian. In the past two seasons, Zarounian-Helmling Motorsports has had the best record in the Silver Crown Series with four wins and nine top four finishes in only a 21 race run. In winning the last two races of the year, Zarounian-Helmling Motorsports is set to make an all out assault on the 1999 USAC Silver Crown Series Championship.
J.J. Yeley is a Phoenix, Arizona native; the 22-year-old Yeley is one of the brightest stars of open wheel racing today. The son of Judy and "Cactus" Jack Yeley, a seven time Arizona midget and two-time "World of Outlaws" midget champion, J.J. has made his presence known in midgets, sprint cars, Silver Crown and Indy Cars. J.J. was the youngest driver to compete in the 1998 Indianapolis 500 and he finished 9th. After winning many Sprint Car races in Arizona and California, J.J. came to the Midwest in 1997 to tackle the USAC Sprint Car Series, winning 5 events in his first season. Last he finished the season sixth in USAC Silver Crown points, with victories at Sacramento and St. Louis, his first two career Silver Crown victories. He had four top five finishes and was the only competitor in 1998 to win on dirt and pavement. This season J.J. will wheel the CARQUEST Silver Crown car at all fifteen of the United States Auto Club - Coors Light Silver Bullet Series races with his ultimate goal winning the USAC Silver Crown Championship for the CARQUEST-sponsored Zarounian-Helmling Motorsports team.
To listen to J.J. Yeley and the CARQUEST team's radio frequency, tune to (461.250).