Terre Haute IV: Fall Harvest Classic preview

Jay Drake of Val Verde, Calif. and Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. are separated by a single point in their battle for the runner-up position in the 2003 USAC National Sprint Car standings going into this Saturday night's "Fall Harvest Classic" at...

Jay Drake of Val Verde, Calif. and Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. are separated by a single point in their battle for the runner-up position in the 2003 USAC National Sprint Car standings going into this Saturday night's "Fall Harvest Classic" at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. The 2003 series concludes Wednesday night, October 8 at The Dirt Track at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C.

Drake and Hines each have three career Sprint Car wins at Terre Haute. Tracy won the July 26 Valvoline "Indiana Sprint Week" feature, while Drake hasn't won at the 1/2-mile dirt track since his record-tying 2000 season.

J.J. Yeley, who leads the 2003 USAC National Sprint Car Series on his way to a second series championship, has six career Terre Haute wins on his resume, including three of the last four Sprint Car outings.

Saturday night's events gets under way with practice at 5:30 pm and qualifying at 6:30. The first race is at 7:30. Drivers will be aiming at Yeley's track record of 19.329 seconds, set in May.

USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1. J.J. Yeley 1,806
2. Jay Drake 1,499
3. Tracy Hines 1,498
4. Bud Kaeding 1,226
5. Boston Reid 1,082
6. Cory Kruseman 1,002
7. Levi Jones 963
8. Dave Darland 787
9. Jon Stanbrough 743
10. Brian Tyler 687

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