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"TONY BETTENHAUSEN 100" AUGUST 18 AT SPRINGFIELD; EAST TAMES "J.D. BYRIDER" FIELD AT O.R.P. Wayne Reutimann Jr. continues atop the K & N USAC Silver Crown Championship standings as the series now prepares for the August...

"TONY BETTENHAUSEN 100" AUGUST 18 AT SPRINGFIELD; EAST TAMES "J.D. BYRIDER" FIELD AT O.R.P.

Wayne Reutimann Jr. continues atop the K & N USAC Silver Crown Championship standings as the series now prepares for the August 18 "Tony Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.

Reutimann encountered ignition problems 91 laps into last Thursday's "J.D. Byrider 100" at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis but his 13th-place finish was enough to give him a seven point lead over defending series champion Bud Kaeding in the new standings. Kaeding finished seventh at O.R.P.

Bobby East of Brownsburg, Ind. led all 100 laps in his A.J. Foyt Enterprises Greer Special C & R/Chevy to win Thursday's race, the fourth victory for the team by three drivers this season. East started next to pole-winner Jason Leffler, who made his debut in the new-generation pavement cars and finished eighth.

Foyt Enterprises teammate Pablo Donoso of Chile finished second to give the team a sweep of the top two spots, while Tim Barber took third ahead of Cameron Dodson and Mike Murgoitio. Dodson's finish left him just 10 points behind Reutimann in the series tally. Donoso is just two points back of Dodson.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , Bud Kaeding , Bobby East , Tim Barber , Pablo Donoso , Wayne Reutimann , Cameron Dodson , Tony Bettenhausen , Mike Murgoitio