Nazareth: Race notes

Dave Steele of Tampa, Fla. halted J.J. Yeley's bid for added USAC records Saturday at the Nazareth (Pa.) Speedway, adding the 30-lap USAC National Sprint Car race trophy to the one he earned earlier in the 30-lap USAC National Midget Car race on...

Dave Steele of Tampa, Fla. halted J.J. Yeley's bid for added USAC records Saturday at the Nazareth (Pa.) Speedway, adding the 30-lap USAC National Sprint Car race trophy to the one he earned earlier in the 30-lap USAC National Midget Car race on the 1-mile paved oval.

Steele trailed Yeley for 21 laps in the Sprint race, then led the final nine in his Bob Gratton Racing Northside Propane Beast/Gaerte. Yeley finished second ahead of Tracy Hines, Eric Gordon and Marc Jessup.

Yeley posted the fastest qualifying time with his speed of 140.949 mph.

Monday's USAC Sprint Car/Midget "doubleheader" at the Wisconsin Dells (Wisc.) Speedway has been canceled for 2003, but negotiations are continuing with track officials for a 2004 date.

The 2003 USAC National Sprint Car Series resumes action September 5 at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.

USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1. J.J. Yeley 1,739
2. Tracy Hines 1,462
3. Jay Drake 1,446
4. Bud Kaeding 1,195
5. Boston Reid 1,018
6. Cory Kruseman 983
7. Levi Jones 906
8. Dave Darland 787
9. Jon Stanbrough 694
10. Brian Tyler 665

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Series USAC
Drivers Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Cory Kruseman , Jay Drake , Eric Gordon , Levi Jones , Jon Stanbrough , Boston Reid , Marc Jessup