Charlotte: Race report

Troy Cline of Mooresville, N.C. captured his initial USAC National Sprint Car feature victory Thursday afternoon in the 30-lap "Charlotte Dirt Doubleheader" main event at The Dirt Track at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. Cline passed...

Troy Cline of Mooresville, N.C. captured his initial USAC National Sprint Car feature victory Thursday afternoon in the 30-lap "Charlotte Dirt Doubleheader" main event at The Dirt Track at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C.

Cline passed Levi Jones on the 13th lap and led the rest of the way on the 4/10-mile dirt oval in his Haas CNC TCR/Chevy to beat Tony Elliott, J.J. Yeley, Mike Spencer and Eric Davis. Jones failed to finish the race, retiring on lap 13.

Yeley and car owner Tony Stewart Racing celebrated their USAC National Sprint Car Championship after the event, while Jay Drake, who finished 12th in the Charlotte finale, completed the series as the points runner-up.

The Charlotte race was rained out Wednesday night and conducted Thursday. Yeley, Derek Davidson, Cline and Elliott won heat races and semis went to Cory Kruseman and Jon Stanbrough. Qualifications were not conducted.

USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES FINAL STANDINGS

1. J.J. Yeley 1,935
2. Jay Drake 1,583
3. Tracy Hines 1,552
4. Bud Kaeding 1,324
5. Boston Reid 1,141
6. Cory Kruseman 1,075
7. Levi Jones 1,007
8. Dave Darland 815
9. Jon Stanbrough 791
10. Brian Tyler 746

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Series USAC
Drivers Tony Stewart , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Tony Elliott , Cory Kruseman , Jay Drake , Troy Cline , Levi Jones , Jon Stanbrough , Boston Reid , Mike Spencer