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Sacramento, CA (October 10, 1998) J.J. Yeley of Phoenix, Ariz. became the 11th different winner in 12 USAC Silver Crown Championship races this season by winning Saturday night's Budweiser "Silver Crown 100" at CalExpo State Fairgrounds in...

Sacramento, CA (October 10, 1998) J.J. Yeley of Phoenix, Ariz. became the 11th different winner in 12 USAC Silver Crown Championship races this season by winning Saturday night's Budweiser "Silver Crown 100" at CalExpo State Fairgrounds in Sacramento. Yeley led all but the first five laps after passng Tracy Hines on lap 6 and won $10,350 driving the Brian & Gary's Cars For Less Special. The win was the first in Silver Crown competition for the Indianapolis 500 veteran.

"I thought it was going to be a short night," he said in victory lane. "Tracy and I tangled in turn one at the start but we got through it." Ronnie Day didn't, though. He hit the outside wall and brought out the first yellow flag of the night.

"The track was a lot better this year," said Yeley. "At the end we had enough tire left to run another 20 miles." Indianapolis 500 veteran George Snider of Bakersfield, Calif. and defending race winner Dave Darland of Walton, Ind. finished second and third in the 100-mile race. Series point leaders Brian Tyler of Parma, Mich. and Jason Leffler of Long Beach, Calif. finished seventh and eighth respectively. Tyler leads Leffler by only 14 points going into next Saturday's "Shop 'N Save 100" at Madison, Ill.

Results Saturday night (October 10) from the running of the Budweiser "Silver Crown 100" USAC Silver Crown Championship Race at the CalExpo State Fairgrounds, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, laps completed, reason out if any and money won:

        1.        (2)        J.J. Yeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 100, $10,350.
        2.        (4)        George Snider, Bakersfield, Calif. 100, $5,350.
        3.        (5)        Dave Darland, Walton, Ind., 100, $3,750.
        4.        (6)        Ryan Newman, South Bend, Ind., 100, $2,450.
        5.        (10)        Russ Gamester, Peru, Ind., 100, $2,150.
        6.        (7)        Jack Hewitt, Troy, Ohio, 100, $1,850.
        7.        (9)        Brian Tyler, Parma, Mich., 100, $1,650.
        8.        (11)        Jason Leffler, Long Beach, Calif., 100, $1,550.
        9.        (12)        Robby Flock, Murrieta, Calif., 100, $1,450.
        10.        (19)        Johnny Parsons, Indianapolis, Ind., 100, $1,350.
        11.        (14)        Derek Davidson, Lafayette, Ind., 100, $1,250.
        12.        (8)        Wally Pankratz, Orange, Calif., 100, $1,200.
        13.        (13)        Jimmy Sills, Placerville, Calif., 100, $1,150.
        14.        (20)        Dean Erfurth, Oregon, Wisc., 99, $850
        15.        (18)        Randy Bateman, Murphysboro, Ill., 99, $1,050.
        16.        (1)        Tracy Hines, New Castle, Ind., 78, $750, Drive Line.
        17.        (17)        Randy Hannagan, San Jose, Calif., 62, $950, Handling.
        18.        (21)        Andy Forsberg, Auburn, Calif., 26, $900, Engine.
        19.        (16)        Cary Faas, Yorba Linda, Calif., 23, $875, Cylinder.
        20.        (15)        Chuck Gurney, Livermore, Calif., 19, $825, Brakes.
        21.        (3)        Ronnie Day, Salinas, Calif., 0, $750, Accident.
        22.        (22)        Todd Bammer, Pleasanton, Calif., 0, $750, Handling.
        23.        (23)        Don Carr, Palo Pinto, Texas, 0, $1,000, Suspension.
        24.        (24)        Greg Nelson, Citrus Heights, Calif., 0, $750, Piston.

Average Speed: 93.750 mph. Time of Race: 1:04:00.00 Caution Flags: Laps 1-5 Day Hit Wall in turn 1; Laps 19-22 Hannagan slowed on backstretch; Laps 80-84 Hines broke drive line in turn 3. Lead Changes: 1 between 2 drivers. Lap Leaders: Hines 1-5, Yeley 6-100. Fastest Qualifier: Tracy Hines - 30.814 seconds -- 116.830 mph. Qualifying Race Winner: (10 laps) Chuck Gurney. New Silver Crown Point Standings: 1- Tyler-516; 2-Leffler-502; 3-Newman-472; 4-Sills-438; 5-Darland-420; 6-Hewitt-395; 7-Yeley-376; 8-Gamester-364; 9-Flock-325; 10-Hines-278.

Next Silver Crown Race: October 16-17 - Madison, IL - Gateway International Raceway - "Shop N Save 100"

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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , Ryan Newman , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Jack Hewitt , Brian Tyler , Johnny Parsons , Russ Gamester , Wally Pankratz , Randy Hannagan , Jimmy Sills , Robby Flock , Greg Nelson , Randy Bateman , Andy Forsberg