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Knoxville, Iowa. - Results Saturday night (June 2) from the running of the NAPA "Hawkeye Hundred" Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Race at Knoxville Raceway, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, laps completed, reason out if...

Knoxville, Iowa. - Results Saturday night (June 2) from the running of the NAPA "Hawkeye Hundred" Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Race at Knoxville Raceway, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, laps completed, reason out if any and money won:

J.J. Yeley of Phoenix, Ariz. captured Saturday night's NAPA "Hawkeye Hundred" at the Knoxville, Ia. Raceway, leading the final 30 laps around the 1/2-mile dirt track to beat Paul White and Tracy Hines and claim the $10,340 winner's check.

Yeley started eighth in the USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet race and climbed to second by the mid-point of the race, then caught Bud Kaeding on the 71st lap. He led the rest of the way in his ASE/Ford machine to post his fourth career win.

"Starting back in eighth place allowed me to watch the leaders and see the lanes develop in the first half of the race," he admitted after the win. "My car was perfect on restarts and once I got the lead it was smooth sailing."

Yeley also admitted he nearly spun out in the early laps. "I got hit from behind and nearly spun into the infield on the backstretch on lap 15," he said. "That was the closest call of the race for me."

White's second-place finish boosted him into the series point lead, two points ahead of Russ Gamester, who failed to finish Saturday night's race after spinning, then hitting the outside fence on lap 73. Gamester had won the pole with a new track record and had led 16 of the first 31 laps before slipping back.

Tyler Walker and Michael Lewis won 15-lap "qualifying races" which preceded the 100-lap feature.

The race was stopped on lap 63 when Aaron Fike flipped on the frontstretch but he escaped injury.

The series now prepares for a June 16-17 event at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colo.

<pre> 1. (8) J.J. Yeley/Phoenix, Ariz., 100, $10,340. 2. (13) Paul White/Temple, Texas, 100, $4,736. 3. (5) Tracy Hines/New Castle, Ind., 100, $4,020. 4. (4) Dave Darland/Lincoln, Ind., 100, $2,933. 5. (3) Bud Kaeding/Campbell, Calif., 100, $2,848. 6. (19) Tony Elliott/Kokomo, Ind., 100, $1,800. 7. (20) Jerry Coons, Jr./Tucson, Ariz., 100, $1,600. 8. (24) Eric Gordon, Indianapolis, Ind., 100, $1,500. 9. (10) Robby Flock/Murrieta, Calif., 100, $1,350. 10. (16) Brian Tyler/Parma, Mich., 100, $1,250. 11. (12) Jack Hewitt, Troy, Ohio, 100, $1,125. 12. (9) Brad Noffsinger/Concord, N.C., 100, $1,100. 13. (23) Ricky Shelton/Huntington Beach, Calif., 99, $1,075. 14. (26) Ed Carpenter/Indianapolis, Ind., 99, $1,050. 15. (15) Roger Rager, Pequot Lakes, Minn., 99, $1,025. 16. (21) Rich Tobias, Jr./Annville, Pa., 99, $1,000. 17. (11) Dave Steele/Tampa, Fla., 99, $975. 18. (2) Brad Fox/Avon, Ind., 99, $969. 19. (25) Jason McCord/Anderson, Ind., 96, $925. 20. (6) Donnie Beechler/Springfield, Ill., 93, Ignition, $900. 21. (7) Derek Davidson/Lafayette, Ind., 86, Accident, $875. 22. (22) Jerry Nemire/Erie, Mich., 79, Handling, $850. 23. (1) Russ Gamester/Peru, Ind., 72, Accident, $1,679. 24. (14) Aaron Fike/Galesburg, Ill., 55, Accident, $800. 25. (17) Tyler Walker, Charlotte, N.C., 0, Engine, $775. 26. (18) Michael Lewis/Noblesville, Ind., 0, Brakes, $750.

Average Speed: NONE-Red Flag Time of Race: NONE-Red Flag Caution Flags: 5 for 28 laps. Lead Changes: 6 among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: Fox 1, Kaeding 2-15, Gamester 16-31, Darland 32-46, Kaeding 47-70, Yeley 71-100. Fastest Qualifier: Russ Gamester - 19.292 seconds – 93.303 mph. Qualifying Race Winners: (15 laps each) Tyler Walker & Michael Lewis. Coors Light Silver Bullet Point Standings: 1-White-231; 2-Gamester-229; 3-Darland-185; 4-Hines-183; 5-McCord-180; 6-Yeley-178; 7-Carpenter-177; 8-Kasey Kahne-175; 9-Tyler-168; 10-Elliott-148. Next Coors Light Silver Bullet Race: June 16-17 - Fountain, CO - Pikes Peak International Raceway

-USAC

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Series USAC
Drivers Donnie Beechler , Kasey Kahne , Michael Lewis , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Jack Hewitt , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Tony Elliott , Aaron Fike , Brad Noffsinger , Jerry Nemire , Russ Gamester , Eric Gordon , Paul White , Tyler Walker , Jason McCord , Jerry Coons , Robby Flock , Ed Carpenter , Ricky Shelton