Gateway Silver Crown Qualifying

Madison, IL - Results Friday afternoon (October 16) from preliminraies and starting lineup for the October 17 running of the "Shop 'N Save 100" USAC Silver Crown Championship Race at Gateway International Raceway, with driver, hometown, ...

Madison, IL - Results Friday afternoon (October 16) from preliminraies and starting lineup for the October 17 running of the "Shop 'N Save 100" USAC Silver Crown Championship Race at Gateway International Raceway, with driver, hometown, qualifying time and speed:

Dave Steele of Tampa, Fla. captured the pole starting position for Saturday's "Shop 'N Save 100" USAC Silver Crown Championship race at Gateway International Raceway, posting a speed of 141.518 mph. during Friday's qualifying. Steele's speed was just shy of te ultimate Silver Crown record of 141.750 mph. established by Chuck Leary last year.

Gary Hieber of Langhorne, Pa. won a 10-mile "qualifying race" which concluded the qualification procedure to fill the 30-car starting field.

Silver Crown Series championship contenders Ryan Newman (3rd), Jason Leffler (1st) and Brian Tyler (2nd) qualified second, third and 10th respectively for the series' final race.

        1.        Dave Steele, Tampa, Fla., 31.798 seconds, 141.518 mph.
        2.        Ryan Newman, South Bend, Ind., 31.806, 141.482.
        3.        Jason Leffler, Long Beach, Calif., 31.865, 141.220.
        4.        Russ Gamester, Peru, Ind., 31.941, 140.884.
        5.        Dan Drinan, Indianapolis, Ind., 31.973, 140.743.
        6.        Jimmy Sills, Placerville, Calif., 31.977, 140.726.
        7.        Chuck Leary, Greenfield, Ind., 32.223, 139.651.
        8.        Bentley Warren, Kennebunkport, Maine, 32.233, 139.608.
        9.        Davey Hamilton, Boise, Idaho, 32.258, 139.500.
        10.        Brian Tyler, Parma, Mich., 32.307, 139.288.
        11.        Robby Flock, Murrieta, Calif., 32.433, 138.747.
        12.        Tracy Hines, New Castle, Ind., 32.460, 138.632.
        13.        Stevie Reeves, Huntersville, N.C., 32.547, 138.261.
        14.        Jason McCord, Anderson, Ind., 32.554, 138.231.
        15.        Brad Armstrong, New Palestine, Ind., 32.570, 138.164.
        16.        Jack Hewitt, Troy, Ohio, 32.662, 137.774.
        17.        J.J. Yeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 32.669, 137.745.
        18.        Billy Puterbaugh, Jr., Brownsburg, Ind., 32.677, 137.711.
        19.        Eric Gordon, Indianapolis, Ind., 32.680, 137.698.
        20.        Dave Darland, Walton, Ind., 32.713, 137.560.
        21.        Chet Fillip, Speedway, Ind., 32.823, 137.099.
        22.        Derek Davidson, Lafayette, Ind., 32.987, 136.790.
        23.        Jerry Coons, Jr., Tucson, Ariz., 32.968, 136.496.
        24.        Doug Didero, Mooresville, N.C., 33.056, 136.132.
        25.        Gary Hieber, Langhorne, Pa., Qual. Race.
        26.        Rebel Jackson, Jr., Buckley, Wash., Qual Race.
        27.        Pat Abold, Pennellville, N.Y., Qual Race.
        28.        Mike Brooks, Knoxville, Iowa, Qual Race.
        29.        Johnny Parsons, Indianapolis, Ind., Qual Race.
        30.        Kevin Bloomstran, Auburn Hills, Mich., Qual Race.

Top 24 qualifiers guaranteed feature starting positions. Balance of 30-car field filled from "qualifying race" finish.

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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , Ryan Newman , Davey Hamilton , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Jack Hewitt , Brian Tyler , Bentley Warren , Chet Fillip , Dan Drinan , Johnny Parsons , Russ Gamester , Eric Gordon , Brad Armstrong , Jason McCord , Jerry Coons , Gary Hieber , Jimmy Sills , Robby Flock , Stevie Reeves