Richmond: Series race report

"J.D. BYRIDER 100" AT ORP NEXT FOR SILVER CROWN; TYLER TOPS EAST IN RICHMOND'S "JAMES RIVER GROUNDS 100" Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Calif. continues to lead the USAC K & N Silver Crown series standings in quest of becoming USAC's second...

"J.D. BYRIDER 100" AT ORP NEXT FOR SILVER CROWN; TYLER TOPS EAST IN RICHMOND'S "JAMES RIVER GROUNDS 100"

Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Calif. continues to lead the USAC K & N Silver Crown series standings in quest of becoming USAC's second three-time Silver Crown champion. Jimmy Sills was the first, winning the title in 1990, 1994 and 1996.

Kaeding will try to protect his 21-point lead over Tracy Hines when the series visits O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis, Ind. July 23 for the "J.D. Byrider 100." Brian Tyler resides third in points, only six behind Hines after winning Saturday night's race at Richmond, Va.

Tyler, of Parma, Mich. caught leader Bobby East in turn three on the 87th lap of Saturday night's "James River Grounds 100" Richmond International Raceway, then led the final 14 laps to win the 100-lap race on the 3/4-mile paved oval. Tyler's win, in the Lucas Oil/Fatheadz Sunglasses Beast/Toyota, was the 15th of his USAC Silver Crown career.

East led the first 86 laps from the pole before Tyler's winning move and finished second ahead of Cameron Dodson, Ryan Smith and A.J. Fike. Dodson's run was remarkable, coming from 14th to third. He was critically injured in a highway accident in November and has made a remarkable recovery. The Richmond race was his first since the accident.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Tracy Hines , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Bobby East , A.J. Fike , Cameron Dodson , Jimmy Sills , Ryan Smith