Eldora "4-Crown" Report

STOOPS FREIGHTLINER SPRINT CAR SERIES HEWITT 3RD ALL-TIME AFTER "4-CROWN" SPRINT CAR VICTORY ELLIOTT DRIVES BY THOMAS IN POINTS - RED HILL THIS SATURDAY Tony Elliott of Kokomo, Ind., by virtue of his third-place finish in Saturday night's...

STOOPS FREIGHTLINER SPRINT CAR SERIES HEWITT 3RD ALL-TIME AFTER "4-CROWN" SPRINT CAR VICTORY ELLIOTT DRIVES BY THOMAS IN POINTS - RED HILL THIS SATURDAY

Tony Elliott of Kokomo, Ind., by virtue of his third-place finish in Saturday night's "4-Crown Nationals" Sprint car feature, snatched the USAC National Sprint Car point lead away from Kevin Thomas with just two races remaining in the series.

Elliott takes a 20-point lead over Thomas into this Saturday night's events at Red Hill Raceway in Sumner, Ill. A 30-lap feature is slated on the 1/2-mile dirt track where practice starts at 5:30 p.m. Qualifying is scheduled for 6 and racing gets under way at 7.

Jack Hewitt's incredible "sweep" of Saturday night's 18th Annual "4-Crown Nationals" at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio included a 30-lap Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car triumph, the 43rd of his USAC Sprint car career, surpassing Pancho Carter's 42 for third on the all-time list. Only Tom Bigelow (52) and Larry Dickson (45) have more.

Jack led all but six laps of the Sprint car race in his Hannig Construction/Bailey's One Stop Special to beat Dave Darland, Elliott, J.J. Yeley and Tracy Hines. Thomas was 10th.

John Heydenreich of Bloomsburg, Pa. was released from Coldwater (Ohio) Hospital after treatment of broken ribs, a separated shoulder, a bruised heart and bruised lungs after flipping into the catch fencing on the front straightaway during the 30-lap feature.

Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car Point Standings: 1-Tony Elliott-1,787; 2-Kevin Thomas-1,767; 3-Derek Davidson-1,505; 4-Dave Darland-1,307; 5-Tim Cox-1,297; 6-J.J. Yeley-1,259; 7-Jason McCord-1,206; 8-Brian Hayden-1,106; 9-Brian Tyler-1,091; 10-Kevin Doty-1,084.

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Series USAC
Drivers Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Jack Hewitt , Tony Elliott , John Heydenreich , Jason McCord , Pancho Carter