Terre Haute: Race report

Terre Haute, Ind. - Brian Tyler of Parma, Mich. Scored a sensational victory in Saturday nights' First Financial Bank "Sumar Classic" USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown race at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track, coming from 22nd starting position to...

Terre Haute, Ind. - Brian Tyler of Parma, Mich. Scored a sensational victory in Saturday nights' First Financial Bank "Sumar Classic" USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown race at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track, coming from 22nd starting position to post the win!

Tyler's drive through the field on the 1/2-mile dirt track was reminiscent of his drive in last week's "Hoosier Hundred" in Indianapolis, Ind. where he came from 19th to third before encountering problems in the closing laps.

"We had a magneto problem in qualifying and my crew and I went to work to fix it and in the race we had no further problems. The car just kept getting faster and faster. I figured this place kind of owed me one after running out of fuel here last year while running third late in the race."

The victory was Tyler's seventh in series competition as he led the final 10 laps in his Dellen Automotive Family/Utility Peterbuilt Beast/Chevy. Dave Darland led the first 90 laps but faded to third in the closing laps as the track groove changed.

Trailing Tyler at the checkered flag were pole winner Levi Jones, Darland, Cory Kruseman and Bud Kaeding.

Dave Steele, who finished seventh in the 100-lap race, continues to lead the series standings going into the "Dominic's of New York 100" in Richmond, Va. June 26.

Cary Faas won the 15-lap "qualifying race" in which Tyler finished second.

Next Weld Racing Silver Crown Race: June 25-26 Richmond (Va.) International Raceway "Dominic's of New York 100"

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Series USAC
Drivers Dave Darland , Dave Steele , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Cory Kruseman