From Bob Baker
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 8, 2010) – Even though he did not compete in either the Iowa Speedway-sponsored, United States Auto Club (USAC)-sanctioned Non-Winged Knoxville Nationals nor Sunday evening’s winged 305-cubic-inch sprint car feature, Sammy Swindell of Tennessee retained his lead in the Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa SpeedWeek point standings. Sunday was night four of the ten-night series of sprint car races in south central Iowa, with Brandon “Bud” Kaeding winning the 26-lap traditional sprint car feature and Rager Phillips scoring the ‘305’ main. Night number five is the All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC)-sanctioned, Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge to be held on Monday evening at the half-mile Southern Iowa Speedway dirt track in nearby Oskaloosa.
The unofficial top fifteen in the 2010 Cox Design Iowa Speedweek points after four nights are as follows: 1., Sammy Swindell, 144 points; 2., Johnny Herrera, 137 points; 3., Brandon “Bud” Kaeding, 135 points; 4., Bronson Maeschen, 134 points; 5., Jamie Veal, 127 points; 6., Brady Bacon, 123 points; 7., Brian Brown & Brooke Tatnell, 121 points (tied); 9., Randy Hannagan, 116 points; 10., Davey Heskin, 115 points; 11., Rager Phillips, 109 points; 12., Tim Kaeding, 104 points; 13., Shane Stewart, 100 points; 14., Dustin Selvage, 96 points; 15., Jason Johnson, 95 points.
The Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speedweek includes ten straight nights of sprint car racing between Knoxville Raceway and the Southern Iowa Speedway. The top three places pay $2,500, $1,000, and $500, respectively, with the winner declared the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” titlist. Past “Mr. Sprint Car” titlists include Ricky Logan (2002) of Arkansas, Shane Stewart (2003, ’04) of Oklahoma, Billy Alley (2005) of Nebraska, Jason Johnson (2006) of Louisiana, Wayne Johnson (2007, ‘08) of Oklahoma, and Terry McCarl (2009) of Iowa.