Milwaukee: Race report

STEELE EYES IRP's "J.D. BYRIDER 100" STAYS UNDEFEATED ON PAVEMENT, LEADS MILWAUKEE WIRE-TO_WIRE Dave Steele of Tampa, Fla. continued his mastery of the pavement in the 2005 USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series Saturday, winning the...

STEELE EYES IRP's "J.D. BYRIDER 100"
STAYS UNDEFEATED ON PAVEMENT, LEADS MILWAUKEE WIRE-TO_WIRE

Dave Steele of Tampa, Fla. continued his mastery of the pavement in the 2005 USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series Saturday, winning the longest (timewise) race in series history at the Milwaukee Mile. He now looks forward to the "J.D. Byrider 100" at Indianapolis Raceway Park August 4, hoping to become the third driver in series history to win four straight.

Steele led all 100 laps around the 1-mile Wisconsin State Fair Park oval in his Bob/East/Tony Stewart Beast/Ford. The victory was a record 19th for Stewart as a Silver Crown car owner and the 18th for East. It was Steele's 14th, third in a row and fourth this year, all on pavement.

Steele claimed the pole for the race at 129.459 mph, his 19th career pole, just two short of Jimmy Sills' career-leading 21. Only Tom Bigelow (1975-76) and Jack Hewitt (1986) have won four consecutive series races.

Trailing Steele at Milwaukee, in a race interrupted four hours by a rain delay, were Bobby East, Brian Tyler, Jay Drake and Josh Wise. Indy Racing League vets Jimmy Kite and A.J. Foyt IV finished 13th and 21st respectively.

USAC WELD RACING SILVER CROWN SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Dave Steele-312
2.-Josh Wise-249
3.-Brian Tyler-235
4.-Jay Drake-232
5.-Bud Kaeding-221
6.-Wayne Reutimann, Jr.-180
7.-Russ Gamester-167
8.-John Heydenreich-157
9.-Ron Gregory-154
10.-Teddy Beach-140

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Series USAC
Drivers Tony Stewart , A.J. Foyt IV , Jimmy Kite , Dave Steele , Jack Hewitt , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Jay Drake , Bobby East , Teddy Beach , John Heydenreich , Russ Gamester , Ron Gregory , Josh Wise , Wayne Reutimann , Jimmy Sills