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Sacramento, Calif. - Results Saturday night (October 9) from the running of the "Silver Crown 100" Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Race at the CalExpo State Fairgrounds, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, laps ...

Sacramento, Calif. - Results Saturday night (October 9) from the running of the "Silver Crown 100" Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Race at the CalExpo State Fairgrounds, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, laps completed, reason out if any and money won: Crowd favorite Jimmy Sills of Placerville, Calif. captured Saturday night's "Silver Crown 100" USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet race at CalExpo State Fairgrounds in Sacramento, Calif., leading the final 40 miles around the 1-mile dirt track in his True Value/Terre Haute First National Bank Chevy. Sills took advantage of a slip by leader J.J. Yeley in turn two on the 61st lap and motored by to take the lead. He finished with a cushion of several car lengths, averaging a record 96.205 mph for the 100 miles. "George (Snider), my car owner, made a tire change just before the race," said Sills in victory lane. "The car was real tight and I tried to save the tires as much as I could. I think we might have had about another 10 laps left at the end, so we were lucky." Tony Elliott finished second ahead of Yeley, with Russ Gamester fourth and Todd Kane fifth. Gamester's finish narrowed Ryan Newman's series point lead to just 20 points going into next Saturday's race at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway. Newman finished ninth in the Sacramento race. Elliott won the pole starting spot for the race at 115.744 mph but lost the lead to Yeley at the green flag. Three caution periods interrupted the 100-miler but there were no driver injuries in any of the incidents. Ricky Shelton of Huntington Beach, Calif. earned the Turbines, Inc. "Rookie of the Race" award for his sixth-place finish, while series rookie Paul White won the 15-lap "qualifying race" which preceded the 100-miler.

1.      (4) Jimmy Sills, Placerville, Calif., 100, $11,500, 96.205 mph.
2.      (1) Tony Elliott, Kokomo, Ind., 100, $5,350.
3.      (2) J.J. Yeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 100, $3,500.
4.      (12) Russ Gamester, Peru, Ind., 100, $2,450.
5.      (6) Todd Kane, Delaware, Ohio, 100, $2,150.
6.      (14) Ricky Shelton, Huntington Beach, Calif., 100, $2,350.
7.      (7) Bill Rose, Plainfield, Ind., 100, $1,650.
8.      (17) Brian Tyler, Parma, Mich., 100, $1,550.
9.      (16) Ryan Newman, South Bend, Ind., 100, $1,450.
10.     (3) Tracy Hines, New Castle, Ind., 98, $1,350.
11.     (19) Craig Dori, Lafayette, Ind., 98, $1,250.
12.     (23) Scott Hansen, Simi Valley, Calif., 97, RR Tire, $1,200.
13.     (10) Jack Hewitt, Troy, Ohio, 94, RR Tire, $1,150.
14.     (8) Dave Darland, Kokomo, Ind., 84, $1,100.
15.     (9) Ronnie Day, Salnias, Calif., 62, Ignition, $1,050.
16.     (11) Mark Monico, San Jose, Calif., 61, Vibration, $1,000.
17.     (24) Rick Treadway, Indianapolis, Ind., 45, Engine, $950.
18.     (22) Rebel Jackson, Jr., Buckley, Wash., 39, Engine, $900.
19.     (18) Todd Bammer, Pleasanton, Calif., 37, Brakes, $875.
20.     (13) Rick Brown, Springfield, Ore., 28, Accident, $825.
21.     (15) Paul White, Temple, Texas, 18, Engine, $750.
22.     (20) Peter Murphy, Sydney, Australia, 14, Black Flag, $750.
23.     (5) Jason Leffler, Long Beach, Calif., 0, Brake Line, $1,250.
24.     (21) Brad Noffsinger, Concord, N.C., 0, Clutch, $750.

Average Speed: 96.205 mph. Time of Race: 1:02:22.00 Caution Flags: 3 for 14 laps. Lead Changes: 2 among 2 drivers. Lap Leaders: Yeley, 1-60; Sills, 61-100. Fastest Qualifier: Tony Elliott - 31.103 seconds -- 115.744 mph. Qualifying Race Winner: (15 laps) Paul White.

Coors Light Silver Bullet Point Standings: 1-Newman-576; 2-Gamester-556; 3-Hewitt-477; 4-Hines-445; 5-Tyler-444; 6-Sills-429; 7-Elliott-412; 8-Yeley-411; 9-Darland-403; 10-Leffler-274.

Next Coors Light Silver Bullet Race: October 16 - Irwindale, Calif. - Irwindale Speedway

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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , Ryan Newman , Rick Treadway , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Jack Hewitt , Brian Tyler , Tony Elliott , Brad Noffsinger , Russ Gamester , Paul White , Jimmy Sills , Bill Rose , Peter Murphy , Scott Hansen , Ricky Shelton