Eldora summary, Phoenix preview

"COPPER WORLD" AT PHOENIX NEXT FOR MIDGETS; STENHOUSE WINS "4-CROWN" 25-LAPPER Jerry Coons Jr. takes a 115-point lead into the November 8 "Copper World Classic" at Phoenix, Ariz., the next outing for the USAC National Midget ...

"COPPER WORLD" AT PHOENIX NEXT FOR MIDGETS; STENHOUSE WINS "4-CROWN" 25-LAPPER

Jerry Coons Jr. takes a 115-point lead into the November 8 "Copper World Classic" at Phoenix, Ariz., the next outing for the USAC National Midget Series. Coons is seeking a second consecutive title.

Coons failed to qualify for Saturday's "4-Crown Nationals" feature at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, but used a provisional starting spot and came from the back to third before retiring from the 25-lap race in the closing laps. He was officially listed 19th in the race finish.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. of Olive Branch, Miss. gave Eldora track owner Tony Stewart's team a victory in Saturday's 25-lapper. He caught Brad Loyet on lap 23 and led the final three laps to beat Loyet, who led the first 22 laps. Kevin Swindell, Dave Darland and Shane Hollingsworth rounded out the "top-five" at the checkered flag.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Tony Stewart , Kevin Swindell , Dave Darland , Shane Hollingsworth , Ricky Stenhouse Jr. , Brad Loyet , Jerry Coons Jr.