Lawrenceburg Story

STOOPS FREIGHTLINER SPRINT CAR SERIES DARLAND WINS "DANNY MILBURN CLASSIC" AT LAWRENCEBURG Dave Darland of Walton, Ind. captured Saturday night's "Danny Milburn Classic" at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway but many eyes...

STOOPS FREIGHTLINER SPRINT CAR SERIES

DARLAND WINS "DANNY MILBURN CLASSIC" AT LAWRENCEBURG

Dave Darland of Walton, Ind. captured Saturday night's "Danny Milburn Classic" at the Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway but many eyes were on Tony Elliott and Kevin Thomas in their continuing battle for the 1998 Stoops Freightliner/USAC Sprint Car Championship. Thomas emerged from the night's racing with a 28-point lead going into the September 19 Arby's Season Finale USAC "doubleheader" at Indianapolis Raceway Park, one of four remaining events on the 1998 calendar. Thomas was fourth and Elliott sixth in the Lawrenceburg feature, Elliott winning the Turbines, Inc. fast qualifying award and winning his heat race. Thomas also won a heat. Darland caught early leaders Rusty McClure and Terry Pletch after a spirited duel and proceeded to lead the final 25 laps of Saturday night's 30-lapper in his Hoffman Auto Racing Special. McClure finished second ahead of Tracy Hines, Thomas and Pletch. Jason McCord escaped injury in a flip during the True Value semi, won by Derek Davidson.

Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car Point Standings: 1-Kevin Thomas-1,668; 2-Tony Elliott-1,640; 3-Derek Davidson-1,390; 4-Dave Darland-1,223; 5-Tim Cox-1,217; 6-J.J. Yeley-1,189; 7-Jason McCord-1,118; 8-Kevin Doty-1,069; 9-Brian Tyler-1,037; 10-Brian Hayden-1,036.

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Series Sprint , USAC
Drivers Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Brian Tyler , Jason McCord