By Bob Baker
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 10, 2010) – National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Swindell of Tennessee is on top of his game, claiming Monday night’s All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC)-sanctioned Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. By doing so, he has strengthened his lead in the ten-night Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa SpeedWeek point standings. Night number six is tonight’s United States Auto Club (USAC)-sanctioned, Casey’s General Stores Ultimate Challenge for traditional (non-winged) sprint cars at the half-mile Southern Iowa Speedway dirt track.
The unofficial top fifteen in the 2010 Cox Design Iowa Speedweek points after five nights are as follows: 1., Sammy Swindell, 194 points; 2., Bronson Maeschen, 178 points; 3., Brooke Tatnell, 167 points; 4., Johnny Herrera, 137 points; 5., Brandon “Bud” Kaeding, 135 points; 6., Jamie Veal, 127 points; 7., Robby Wolfgang, 125 points; 8., Brady Bacon, 123 points; 9., Brian Brown, 121 points; 10., Cale Conley, 120 points; 11., Randy Hannagan, 116 points; 12., Davey Heskin, 115 points; 13., Rager Phillips, 109 points; 14., Tim Kaeding, 104 points; 15., Shane Stewart, 100 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.