Indiana: Hoosier 100 report

Indianapolis, Ind. - Results Friday night (May 24) from the running of the Coors Light "Golden Hoosier Hundred" USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series race at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown,...

Indianapolis, Ind. - Results Friday night (May 24) from the running of the Coors Light "Golden Hoosier Hundred" USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series race at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, laps completed, reason out if any and money won:

Jason Leffler of Long Beach, Calif. captured Friday night's Coors Light "Golden Hoosier Hundred" at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, leading the final 10 miles around the 1-mile dirt oval in his Mopar/Team ASE Special.

Leffler won the pole for the race with a speed of 111.300 mph but trailed outside-front row starter Tracy Hines for the first 90 laps. Hines began running out of fuel on a restart, allowing Leffler to take the lead he never relinquished.

"I didn't know what happened to Tracy," said a surprised Leffler in victory lane. "I had a run on him when I passed him but evidently he had some sort of problem. I'm really surprised and happy. This is one of by biggest career wins! To come in here and win is awesome."

Leffler's victory in the Mopar/Team ASE Special boosted him to second in the new Weld Racing Series standings behind Dave Steele, who finished fourth Friday night. Rich Tobias, Jr. was second at the checkered flag ahead of defending race winner Tony Elliott, Steele and Tom Capie.

Leffler's take from the $54,000 purse amounted to $10,527.

The race was sloed by several cautions and a red flag on lap 60 for a double flip involving Ed Carpenter and Terre Pletch. Neither driver was hurt.

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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Tony Elliott , Tom Capie , Ed Carpenter