By Dick Jordan
Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. continues to sit atop the USAC National Drivers Championship standings in his quest for a third consecutive title.
Clauson is now 54 points ahead of Levi Jones after last week’s races at Springfield, Ill. and Sun Prairie, Wisc. Clauson was fifth in Saturday’s “Tony Bettenhausen 100” Traxxas Silver Crown race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield and a narrow second in Sunday night’s Mopar National Midget race at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisc. Jones was fourth in both races.
Points this week will be awarded during the “Sprint Car Smackdown” for the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars at the Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway.
2012 USAC National Drivers Championship Standings
1-Bryan Clauson-1,026, 2-Levi Jones-972, 3-Tracy Hines-938, 4-Darren Hagen-943, 5-Jon Stanbrough-912, 6-Dave Darland-871, 7-Jerry Coons Jr.-866, 8-Chris Windom-825, 9-Damion Gardner-704, 10-Chase Stockon-642.