Indiana Fair: Hoosier Hundred post-race notes

BEACH EYES TERRE HAUTE AFTER POCKETING "HOOSIER HUNDRED" Teddy Beach of Donnelsville, Ohio ranks third in the new Weld Racing USAC Silver Crown Series standings after winning Friday nights' 54th Coors Light "Hoosier Hundred" at the...

BEACH EYES TERRE HAUTE AFTER POCKETING "HOOSIER HUNDRED"

Teddy Beach of Donnelsville, Ohio ranks third in the new Weld Racing USAC Silver Crown Series standings after winning Friday nights' 54th Coors Light "Hoosier Hundred" at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, presented by the Indiana National Guard.

Beach now sets his sights on this Saturday night's First Financial "Sumar Classic 100" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track, presented by First Financial Bank, Clabber Girl and the Terre Haute Convention & Visitors Bureau. The 100-lap race continues a tradition begun at the 1/2-mile oval in 1980 and revived in 1995. Brian Tyler won last year's 100-lap race after coming from 22nd starting position.

Beach, who lasted only 33 laps in last year's Terre Haute race, scored an emotional victory in Friday's "Hoosier Hundred," leading the final 15 miles in his Beach Mfg./Fram Beast/Pink Chevy. He was followed by Josh Wise, who led 83 laps before yielding to Beach. Russ Gamester, Jay Drake and Tracy Hines completed the "top-five" at Terre Haute.

Hines, the fastest qualifier Friday, emerged with the series point lead going into this Saturday's 100-lapper. He's three points ahead of defending series champion Dave Steele, with Beach 25 back.

Drivers will be aiming at Drake's 1-lap Terre Haute Silver Crown qualifying record of 20.170 seconds when time trials get under way. Two-time "Sumar Classic 100" winner Tony Elliott of Warsaw, Ind. will try to become the race's first three-time winner.

USAC WELD RACING SILVER CROWN SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Tracy Hines-108
2.-Dave Steele-105
3.-Teddy Beach-83
4.-Wayne Reutimann, Jr.-81
5.-Bud Kaeding-74
6.-Jay Drake-72
7.-Russ Gamester-67
8.-Josh Wise-66
9.-Ron Gregory-62
10.-Paul White-58

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Series USAC
Drivers Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Tony Elliott , Jay Drake , Teddy Beach , Russ Gamester , Ron Gregory , Paul White , Josh Wise , Wayne Reutimann