IRP Silver Bullet Results

Indianapolis, Ind. - Results Wednesday night (August 4) from the running of the "DuPont 100" Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Race at Indianapolis Raceway Park, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, laps completed,...

Indianapolis, Ind. - Results Wednesday night (August 4) from the running of the "DuPont 100" Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Race at Indianapolis Raceway Park, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, laps completed, reason out if any and money won: Dave Steele of Tampa, Fla. captured Wednesday night's "DuPont 100" at Indianapolis Raceway Park, the opening event of IRP's Kroger Speedfest. He led the final 42 laps of the USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet race in his Hoerner Chevy to beat Kenny Irwin and pole starter Chuck Leary to the checkered flag. The win was Steele's first in the 1999 series and Irwin's second-place finish was his second in five days, having also finished second to Ryan Newman Friday night at Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis. Newman, the series point leader, finished fourth, followed by points runner-up Russ Gamester. The race was delayed nearly three hours by rain after Leary had established a new 1-lap qualifying record of 119.442 mph during qualifying. Steele's paycheck amounted to $9,700 out of a total purse of $58,629. Brian Paulus, who finished 14th, earned the Turbines, Inc. "Rookie of the Race" Award.

        1.      (4) Dave Steele, Tampa, Fla., 100, $9,700, 100.383 mph.
        2.      (2) Kenny Irwin, Charlotte, N.C., 100, $4,700.
        3.      (1) Chuck Leary, Greenfield, Ind., 100, $3,250.
        4.      (3) Ryan Newman, South Bend, Ind., 100, $2,200.
        5.      (7) Russ Gamester, Peru, Ind., 100, $2,050.
        6.      (8) Jack Hewitt, Troy, Ohio, 100, $1,900.
        7.      (12) Gary Hieber, Langhorne, Pa., 100, $1,850.
        8.      (5) Jason Leffler, Long Beach, Calif., 100, $2,250.
        9.      (11) Tracy Hines, New Castle, Ind., 100, $1,650.
        10.     (9) Jay Drake, Val Verde, Calif., 100, $1,550.
        11.     (21) Mike Bliss, Milwaukie, Ore., 100, $1,450.
        12.     (24) Bentley Warren, Kennebunkport, Maine, 100, $1,400.
        13.     (13) Dave Darland, Kokomo, Ind., 99, $1,349.
        14.     (26) Brian Paulus, Mechanicsburg, Pa., 99, $1,799.
        15.     (10) Rebel Jackson, Jr., Buckley, Wash., 99, $1,249.
        16.     (25) Eric Gordon, Indianapolis, Ind., 99, $1,199.
        17.     (19) Chet Fillip, Speedway, Ind., 99, $1,149.
        18.     (23) Jason McCord, Anderson, Ind., 98, $1,098.
        19.     (16) J.J. Yeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 98, $1,073.
        20.     (17) Jimmy Sills, Placerville, Calif., 98, $1,048.
        21.     (28) Rick Treadway, Indianapolis, Ind., 98, $1,023.
        22.     (29) Rich Tobias, Jr., Lebanon, Pa., 97, $997.
        23.     (30) Brian Gerster, Indianapolis, Ind., 97, $972.
        24.     (18) Tony Elliott, Kokomo, Ind., 97, $947.
        25.     (20) Tom Capie, Trevose, Pa., 96, $921.
        26.     (14) Brian Tyler, Parma, Mich., 95, $895.
        27.     (22) Jimmy McCune, Toledo, Ohio, 74, $874, Oil Leak.
        28.     (27) Dane Carter, Brownsburg, Ind., 63, $863, Handling.
        29.     (6) Brad Noffsinger, Concord, N.C., 63, $863.
        30.     (15) Paul White, Temple, Texas, 51, $851.

Average Speed: 100.383 mph. Time of Race: 41:00.18 Caution Flags: 1 for 10 laps. Lead Changes: 2 among 3 drivers. Lap Leaders: Leary 1-8, Irwin 9-58, Steele 59-100. Fastest Qualifier: Chuck Leary - 20.676 seconds -- 119.442 mph. Qualifying Race Winner: (15 laps) Mike Bliss. Coors Light Silver Bullet Point Standings: 1- Newman-404; 2-Gamester-372; 3-Tyler-290; 4-Hines-270; 5-Hewitt-260; 6-Hieber-248; 7-Yeley-228; 8-Leffler-220; 9-Warren-209; 10-Robby Flock-119. Next Coors Light Silver Bullet Race: August 21 - Springfield, IL - Illinois State Fairgrounds - "Tony Bettenhausen 100"

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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , Ryan Newman , Rick Treadway , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Jack Hewitt , Brian Tyler , Tony Elliott , Mike Bliss , Jay Drake , Bentley Warren , Chet Fillip , Dane Carter , Brad Noffsinger , Jimmy McCune , Russ Gamester , Eric Gordon , Paul White , Jason McCord , Brian Paulus , Tom Capie , Gary Hieber , Jimmy Sills , Robby Flock , Brian Gerster , Tony Bettenhausen