With the Indianapolis 500 looming just two days later, the 59th running of the “Hoosier Hundred” on Friday, May 25th at the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the Traxxas Silver Crown Series takes center-stage with a full cast of racers ready for the test of 100 grueling miles around the storied Indy Mile.
Defending race-winner Jerry Coons, Jr. of Tucson, Arizona leads the charge aboard his RW Motorsports #27 as two-time series champion Levi Jones of Olney, Illinois still looks for his first win on a mile in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #10. Jones finished second in all four dirt Silver Crown races in 2011 and claimed the pole for last year’s “Hoosier Hundred.”
Just days before running the Indy 500, Coons’ new teammate at RW Motorsports, Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Indiana, is scheduled to race in his third “Hoosier Hundred.” Clauson has been teammates the past two seasons with Jones.
In addition to Jones, Six-R Racing has never won on the Indy Mile and will return with three entries on Friday, including last year’s Springfield winner Brian Tyler.
Promoter Sargent is excited to kick off another season of bringing the beautiful Silver Crown cars to all three miles.
“I’ve been a strong supporter of the Silver Crown Series, and I’m looking forward to getting these races going again this year. I’m 100% behind these cars and the mile races, just as I have been for years. I’m hoping everyone will join us again, not only at Indy, but for Springfield in August and Du Quoin in September,” Sargent said.
Gates open at 3:00 with racing at 7. Tickets are available by calling 217-764-3200 or at the box office on race day. Modifieds will run along with the Silver Crown cars, with former USAC champion Ken Schrader in the field.