Madison, Ill. Silver Bullet Results

Madison, Ill. Ryan Newman of South Bend, Ind. fought off a determined challenge from Kenny Irwin of Huntersville, N.C. to win Friday night's "Shop-N-Save 100" USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet race at Gateway International Raceway in...

Madison, Ill. Ryan Newman of South Bend, Ind. fought off a determined challenge from Kenny Irwin of Huntersville, N.C. to win Friday night's "Shop-N-Save 100" USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet race at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Ill. Newman and Irwin traded the lead back and forth numerous times over the final 75 laps around the 1.25-mile paved oval and Newman averaged just over 100 mph. for the 80-lap distance in his Welsch Heating & Air Conditioning/M & L Plumbing/VHT Special. "It's kind of like Earnhardt at Talladega," said Newman in victory lane after the race run in 96-degree heat. "I knew it's best to be out front. My spotter told me to push the pedal late so I did. Basically you have to run where the other cars aren't to do well here. The heat was miserable. After tonight the rest of the races will be a piece of cake." Newman's victory extended his lead in the series going into the August 4 "Dupont 100" at Indianapolis Raceway Park where Irwin will again challenge him in round eight of the 15-round 1999 series. Pole winner Jack Hewitt of Troy, Ohio took third after qualifying at 140981 mph. Gary Hieber of Langhorne, Pa. and Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. rounded out the "top-five," Hines coming from the back of the field on a restart after an early pit stop for oiling. Newman's take from the $87,663 purse was $17,680.

- Results Friday night (July 30) from the running of the "Shop-N-Save 100" Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Race at Gateway International Raceway, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, laps completed, reason out if any and money won:

1. (6) Ryan Newman, South Bend, Ind., 80, $17,680, 140.981 mph. 2. (8) Kenny Irwin, Charlotte, N.C., 80, $9,080. 3. (1) Jack Hewitt, Troy, Ohio, 80, $5,580. 4. (18) Gary Hieber, Langhorne, Pa., 80, $4,380 5. (5) Tracy Hines, New Castle, Ind., 80, $3,580. 6. (7) Russ Gamester, Peru, Ind., 80, $2,955. 7. (15) Bentley Warren, Kennebunkport, Maine, 80, $2,630. 8. (12) Brad Noffsinger, Concord, N.C., 80, $2,430. 9. (17) Jimmy McCune, Toledo, Ohio, 80, $2,180. 10. (20) Dave Darland, Kokomo, Ind., 80, $2,130. 11. (14) Robby Flock, Murietta, Calif., 80, $1,930. 12. (19) Todd Kane, Delaware, Ohio, 80, $1,830. 13. (2) Chuck Leary, Greenfield, Ind., 80, $1,730. 14. (21) Brian Gerster, Indianapolis, Ind., 80, $1,680. 15. (23) Paul White, Temple, Texas, 80, $2,130. 16. (4) Tony Elliott, Kokomo, Ind., 79, $1,579. 17. (27) Tom Capie, Trevose, Pa., 79, $1,529. 18. (16) Rebel Jackson, Jr., Buckley, Wash., 78, $1,478. 19. (26) J.J. Yeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 76, $1,426. 20. (9) Brian Paulus, Mechanicsburg, Pa., 75, $1,375. 21. (3) Jason Leffler, Long Beach, Calif., 66, $1,841, Handling. 22. (13) Brian Tyler, Parma, Mich., 59, $1,309, Left Rear Tire. 23. (30) Randy Bateman, Murphysboro, Ill., 51, $1,276, Oil Leak. 24. (11) Chet Fillip, Speedway, Ind., 46, $1,246, Accident 25. (24) Billy Puterbaugh, Jr., Brownsburg, Ind., 46, $1,221, Accident. 26. (29) Rich Tobias, Jr., Lebanon, Pa., 38, $1,188, Drive Line. 27. (28) Keith Butler, Tampa, Fla., 34, $1,184, Engine. 28. (10) Jimmy Sills, Placerville, Calif., 20, $1,170, Accident. 29. (22) Jason McCord, Anderson, Ind., 10, $1,160, Fuel Pump. 30. (25) Jay Drake, Val Verde, Calif., 6, $1,156, Drive Line.

Average Speed: 59:46.88 Time of Race: 100.366 mph. Caution Flags: Laps 19-25 Sills spun and hit wall in turn 2; Laps 34-40 Debris on Track; Laps 48-55 Puterbaugh-Fillip accident in trun 1; Laps 60-65 Tyler blew tire on frontstretch; Laps 67-69 Leffler slowed on backstretch. Lead Changes: 16 among 3 drivers. Lap Leaders: Leffler 1-5, Newman 6-8, Irwin 9, Newman 10-11, Irwin 12-15, Newman 16-17, Irwin 18-20, Newman 21-27, Irwin 28-30, Newman 31-39, Irwin 40, Newman 41-57, Irwin 58-65, Newman 66-69, Irwin 70, Newman 71-80. Fastest Qualifier: Jack Hewitt- 31.919 seconds -- 140.981 mph. Qualifying Race Winner: (15 laps) .Jay Drake. Coors Light Silver Bullet Point Standings: 1- Newman-353; 2-Gamester-324; 3-Tyler-284; 4-Hines-234; 5-Hewitt-215; 6-Yeley-213; 7-Hieber-206; 8-Flock-199; 9-Noffsinger-182; 10-Leffler-181. Next Coors Light Silver Bullet Race: August 4 - Indianapolis, Ind. - Indianapolis Raceway Park - "DuPont 100"

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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , Ryan Newman , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Jack Hewitt , Brian Tyler , Tony Elliott , Jay Drake , Bentley Warren , Chet Fillip , Brad Noffsinger , Jimmy McCune , Russ Gamester , Paul White , Jason McCord , Brian Paulus , Tom Capie , Gary Hieber , Jimmy Sills , Robby Flock , Brian Gerster , Randy Bateman