Standings update 2005-07-03

6 VIE FOR POINT LEAD AS SPRINT CARS INVADE OHIO Six drivers are mathematically in the chase for the Valvoline USAC National Sprint Car point lead this week as the series journeys to a pair of paved ovals in Ohio. A total of 148...

6 VIE FOR POINT LEAD AS SPRINT CARS INVADE OHIO

Six drivers are mathematically in the chase for the Valvoline USAC National Sprint Car point lead this week as the series journeys to a pair of paved ovals in Ohio. A total of 148 points are up for grabs and only 134 separate the top six in the standings.

Defending champion Jay Drake leads the title chase to Toledo and Mansfield for events which showcase both the Sprint Cars and the USAC National Midgets. A 30-lap Midget and 40-lap Sprint Car feature are on tap at both Toledo Speedway (Friday night) and Mansfield Motorsports Speedway (Saturday night).

Friday night's Toledo event marks the first time USAC Midgets have competed there in 48 years! The last time was June 2, 1957! Former USAC participants will be included in the pre-race festivities as part of "Hemelgarn Racing Night" at the 1/2-mile paved oval.

Drake's lead over Dave Darland stands at 14 points, with Levi Jones just 19 behind Darland.

Drivers will be aiming for Boston Reid's 1-lap track record of 119.641 mph at Toledo, while Drake holds the 1-lap Mansfield record of 120.482 mph.

USAC VALVOLINE NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1.-Jay Drake-479
2.-Dave Darland-465
3.-Levi Jones-446
4.-Bud Kaeding-416
5.-Josh Wise-370
6.-Mat Neely-345
7.-Jon Stanbrough-259
8.-Jerry Coons, Jr.-249
9.-Dave Steele-245
10.-Tom Hessert III-214

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Series USAC
Drivers Dave Darland , Dave Steele , Bud Kaeding , Tom Hessert III , Jay Drake , Levi Jones , Jerry Coons , Josh Wise , Jon Stanbrough , Boston Reid