Rossburg, Ohio. - Results Saturday night (September 25) from the running of the "4-Crown Nationals" Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Race at the Eldora Speedway, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, laps completed, ...
Rossburg, Ohio. - Results Saturday night (September 25) from the running of the "4-Crown Nationals" Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Race at the Eldora Speedway, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, laps completed, reason out if any and money won:
Jimmy Sills of Placerville, Calif., the only three-time champion of the USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series, led all 50 laps to win Saturday night's 19th Annual "4-Crown Nationals" feature event at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. He won the pole starting position Friday night with a speed of 107.771 mph. on the 1/2-mile dirt track, then beat defending race winner Jack Hewitt of Troy, Ohio to the checkered flag by about a quarter-lap. The win was Sills' second in "4-Crown" action, also taking the 1996 Sprint race. "It was easy to go fast tonight," said an elated Sills in victory lane. "I wasn't 100 percent sure we'd make it to the end but we did. I had a bad vibration after we packed the right rear wheel midway through and bisltered a left rear tire, but I've got a terrific crew and they set up a great car. It's nice to go home (Sacramento) with this win under my belt. Ryan Newman of South Bend, Ind. and Russ Gamester of Peru, Ind. finished eighth and 14th respectively, leaving Newman clutching a 35-point lead over Gamester going into the October 9 race at CalExpo State Fairgrounds in Sacramento, Calif. Saturday night's race was red-flagged on lap five when Bill Rose flipped in turn four. He escaped injury. Greg Wilson of Benton Ridge, Ohio finished fourth and earned the Turbines, Inc. "Rookie of the Race" Award. In related racing, Dave Darland of Kokomo, Ind. captured both the 25-lap USAC MCI WorldConm Midget Car and the 30-lap Stoops Freightliner USAC Sprint Car portions of the "4-Crown" program.
1. (1) Jimmy Sills, Placerville, Calif., 50, $9,650, No Time or Speed due to Red Flag. 2. (11) Jack Hewitt, Troy, Ohio, 50, $4,400. 3. (2) J.J. Yeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 50, $2,325. 4. (8) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, Ohio, 50, $2,000. 5. (16) Todd Kane, Delaware, Ohio, 50, $1,200. 6. (20) Robbie Rice, Brownsburg, Ind., 50, $1,050. 7. (13) Tracy Hines, New Castle, Ind., 50, $950. 8. (17) Ryan Newman, South Bend, Ind., 49, $800. 9. (6) Tony Elliott, Kokomo, Ind., 49, $750. 10. (9) Paul White, Temple, Texas, 49, $800. 11. (14) Eric Gordon, Indianapolis, Ind., 49, $650. 2. (23) Donnie Lehmann, Springfield, Ill., 49, $625. 13. (19) Rich Tobias, Jr., Lebanon, Pa., 48, $600. 14. (7) Russ Gamester, Peru, Ind., 48, $575. 15. (21) Jimmy Stinson, Englewood, Ohio, 48, $550. 16. (18) Rick Treadway, Indianapolis, Ind., 48, $525. 17. (12) Danny Smith, Danville, Ind., 48, $500. 18. (22) Brad Fox, Avon, Ind., 48, $475. 19. (4) Jay Drake, Val Verde, Calif., 33, Handling, $450. 20. (24) Jerry Nemire, Erie, Mich., 32, Handling, $425. 21. (5) Dave Darland, Kokomo, Ind., 19, Handling, $400. 22. (3) Rusty McClure, Ashland, Ohio, 4, Accident, $400. 23. (10) Bill Rose, Plainfield, Ind., 4, Accident, $400. 24. (15) Brian Tyler, Parma, Mich., 4, Accident, $400.
Average Speed: NONE-Red Flag Time of Race: NONE-Red Flag Caution Flags: Red flag on lap 5. Lead Changes: None (Sills led all 50) Lap Leaders: Sills 1-50. Fastest Qualifier: Jimmy Sills - 16.702 seconds -- 107.771 mph. Qualifying Race Winner: (20 laps) Tracy Hines.
Coors Light Silver Bullet Point Standings: 1- Newman-540; 2-Gamester-505; 3-Hewitt-450; 4-Hines-412; 5-Tyler-405; 6-Darland-378; 7-Sills-369; 8-Yeley-354; 9-Elliott-352; 10-Jason Leffler-264. Next Coors Light Silver Bullet Race: October 9 - Sacramento, CA - CalExpo State Fairgrounds