Twin Cities hosts final Midwest event

Sprints take spotlight at North Vernon Oct. 26 as USAC's 2002 "Midwest" season concludes. USAC's "Thunder & Lightning" Sprint Cars return to Twin Cities Raceway Park in North Vernon, Ind. Saturday night, October 26, for a complete program ...

Sprints take spotlight at North Vernon Oct. 26 as USAC's 2002 "Midwest" season concludes.

USAC's "Thunder & Lightning" Sprint Cars return to Twin Cities Raceway Park in North Vernon, Ind. Saturday night, October 26, for a complete program of events. The 30-lap feature event on the 3/8-mile dirt track concludes USAC's activities in the Midwest for 2002.

J.J. Yeley, USAC's 2002 Weld Racing Silver Crown Champion and 2002 Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car runner-up, already has posted 14 USAC feature victories this year and hopes to become only the 10th driver in history to rack up 15 USAC wins in a single season. His first opportunity comes in USAC's National Midget Car race at South Boston, Va. this Saturday (Oct. 19). Only seven drivers have recorded more than 15 USAC wins in a single season.

The all-time USAC single-season record-holders are A.J. Foyt (19-1961 & 18-1964), Sleepy Tripp (19-1988 & 18-1987), Jay Drake (19-2000), Parnelli Jones (18-1964), Rich Vogler (18-1988 & 16-1978), Billy Boat (18-1995), Mel Kenyon (17-1967), Tom Bigelow (15-1977) and Tony Stewart (15-1995).

Yeley finished only 13 points behind Tracy Hines in the 2002 USAC Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car standings and one of J.J.'s 14 USAC victories came in the "Indiana Sprint Week" feature July 22.

Gates open at North Vernon October 26 at 4 pm and practice starts at 4:30. The first racing event is at 6 pm.

Joining the USAC Sprint Cars at North Vernon will be the Great Lakes Outlaw Sprint Series (GLOSS) Winged Sprint Cars, with drivers like All-Star Champion Kenny Jacobs, Danny Smith, Craig and Kelly Kinser and Chad Kemenah. A 30-lap feature is also scheduled for the GLOSS series.

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Series Sprint , USAC
Drivers Tony Stewart , Billy Boat , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Jay Drake , Kenny Jacobs , A.J. Foyt , Chad Kemenah