DuQuoin "Ted Horn 100" race report

DuQuoin, Ill. - Results Sunday (September 2) from the running of the "Ted Horn 100" USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Race at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds. Paul White of Temple, Texas scored his second consecutive dirt-track...

DuQuoin, Ill. - Results Sunday (September 2) from the running of the "Ted Horn 100" USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Race at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.

Paul White of Temple, Texas scored his second consecutive dirt-track USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet victory Sunday afternoon in the "Ted Horn 100" at the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds. He also won the August 18 "Tony Bettenhausen 100" at Springfield, Ill.

White passed Dave Darland at the white flag as Darland spun into the outside wall in turn one. Paul then paced the final circuit in his Builders Electric Chevy/Beast to beat Jerry Coons, Jr., Russ Gamester, Rich Tobias, Jr. and Dave Steele to the checkered flag.

"I thought Dave had a tire problem, but apparently he was running out of fuel at the end," said a surprised White in victory lane. "I wasn't the fastest car in the first half of the race and was losing time in the corners but at the end we were fast. I guess we'll take a win any way we can get it, but I would have been happy with second."

White's victory left him 27 points ahead of Russ Gamester in the new series standings going into the final two races at Rossburg, Ohio Sept. 22 and Indianapolis, Ind. Sept. 28.

Coons earned his first series pole but slipped behind J.J. Yeley at the start. Yeley led the first 76 laps before ignition problems sent him to the sidelines. Darland then assumed command but a yellow flag for Brad Noffsinger, who hit the wall on the backstretch on lap 99, proved to be his undoing.

Darland led on the restart of lap 99 but as White sailed past on the frontstretch Dave spun and backed into the first turn wall. He was uninjured.

John Heydenreich of Bloomsburg, Pa. won the "qualifying race."

-USAC

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Series USAC
Drivers Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Dave Steele , John Heydenreich , Russ Gamester , Paul White , Jerry Coons