DuQUoin results

DuQuoin, Illinois - Results Monday afternoon (September 4) from the running of the "Southern Illinoisan 100" USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Race at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, with starting position in parentheses, driver, ...

DuQuoin, Illinois - Results Monday afternoon (September 4) from the running of the "Southern Illinoisan 100" USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Race at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, laps completed, reason out if any and money won:

Twenty-year-old Kasey Kahne of Enumclaw, Wash., the second-youngest driver in history to win a USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet race, led all 100 laps to win Monday's "Southern Illinoisan 100" at the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds. Only Jeff Gordon, who won at Phoenix, Ariz. in 1991 at age 19, won at a younger age. Kasey's wire-to-wire triumph in the Brian & Gary's Cars For Less Special earned him the Oliver Trucking "Rookie of the Race" Award and a total purse of $9,500. "We were lucky," admitted Kahne in victory lane. "We were able to clear our main jet during a red flag prior to the restart and that enabled us to overcome our starting problems." Pole starter Kahne slipped behind Tony Elliott on the original start but after 15 laps of yellows, USAC officials opted for a complete restart. Kahne was pressured by J.J. Yeley for the entire 100 laps but his spotters kept him informed of Yeley's presence. "I knew if he got by me the race would be over, so I did everything I could to hold him off, added Kahne." Trailing Kahne and Yeley at the checkered flag were Dave Darland, Russ Gamester and Tracy Hines. The race was red-flagged when Randy Bateman hit the first turn wall and flipped, causing a third aborted start after which the race was completely restarted. Bateman was uninjured, as was Bud Kaeding, who flipped during practice. Brian Tyler, who finished eighth, retained a 24-point lead over Darland in the series standings going into the September 22 A.J. Foyt's True Value "Hulman/Hoosier Hundred" in Indianapolis, Ind.

<pre> 1. (1) Kasey Kahne, Indianapolis, Ind., 100, $9,500, 58:10.02, 103.151 mph. 2. (6) J.J. Yeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 100, $4,500. 3. (3) Dave Darland, Kokomo, Ind., 100, $3,000. 4. (5) Russ Gamester, Peru, Ind., 100, $2,000. 5. (7) Tracy Hines, New Castle, Ind., 100, $1,800. 6. (9) Ed Carpenter, Indianapolis, Ind., 100, $1,600. 7. (11) Robby Flock, Murrieta, Calif., 100, $1,400. 8. (18) Brian Tyler, Parma, Mich., 99, $1,200. 9. (17) Donnie Beechler, Springfield, Ill., 99, $1,100. 10. (13) Paul White, Temple, Texas, 99, $1,000. 11. (23) Gary Hieber, Langhorne, Pa., 98, $900. 12. (19) Brad Fox, Avon, Ind., 98, $800. 13. (10) Jack Hewitt, Troy, Ohio, 97, $700. 14. (2) Tony Elliott, Kokomo, Ind., 96, $600. 15. (26) Donnie Lehmann, Springfield, Ill., 96, $500. 16. (24) Jerry Coons, Jr., Tucson, Ariz., 84, $500, Overheating. 17. (14) Brad Noffsinger, Concord, N.C., 71, $500, Clutch. 18. (22) Johnny Parsons, Indianapolis, Ind., 65, $500, Vibration. 19. (30) Craig Dori, Chicago, Ill., 53, $500, Clutch. 20. (16) John Heydenreich, Bloomsburg, Pa., 49, $500, Accident. 21. (25) Terry Pletch, Frankfort, Ind., 44, $400, Brakes. 22. (12) Ryan Newman, South Bend, Ind., 36, $900, RR Tire. 23. (21) Chuck Leary, Greenfield, Ind., 28, $400, Drive Line. 24. (8) Bill Rose, Plainfield, Ind., 24, $400, Engine. 25. (20) Jimmy Sills, Placerville, Calif., 12, $350, U-Joint. 26. (15) Jason Leffler, Long Beach, Calif., 0, $350, Suspension. 27. (27) Randy Bateman, Murphysboro, Ill., 0, $350, Accident. 28. (29) Dana LaLiberte, Indianapolis, Ind., 0, $350, Accident. 29. (4) Tom Capie, Trevose, Pa., 0, $350, Accident. 30. (28) Rich Tobias, Jr., Annville, Pa., 0, $350, Accident.

Average Speed: 103.151 mph. Time of Race: 58:10.02 Caution Flags: 2 for 11 laps Lead Changes: None Lap Leaders: Kahne 1-100. Fastest Qualifier: Kasey Kahne - 30.559 seconds, 117.805 mph. Qualifying Race Winner: (15 laps) Chuck Leary. Coors Light Silver Bullet Point Standings: 1-Tyler-383; 2-Darland-359; 3-Hines-342; 4-Yeley-307; 5-Noffsinger-299; 6-Heydenreich-273; 7-Hewitt-262; 8-Newman-262; 9-Gamester-254; 10-Kahne-252. Next Coors Light Silver Bullet Race: September 22 - Indianapolis, IN - Indiana State Fairgrounds - A.J. Foyt's True Value "Hulman/Hoosier Hundred"

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Series USAC
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Jason Leffler , Ryan Newman , Donnie Beechler , Kasey Kahne , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Jack Hewitt , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Tony Elliott , John Heydenreich , Brad Noffsinger , Johnny Parsons , Russ Gamester , Paul White , Jerry Coons , Tom Capie , Gary Hieber , Jimmy Sills , Robby Flock , Donnie Lehmann , Randy Bateman , A.J. Foyt , Bill Rose , Ed Carpenter