By Dick Jordan
Bryan Clauson’s pursuit of a third consecutive USAC National Drivers Championship winds its way to Pontoon Beach, Ill. this weekend as the DuPont “Gold Crown Nationals” unfold at Tri-City Speedway for the USAC Mopar National Midgets.
The Thursday-Friday and Saturday events each hold NDC points as drivers jockey for position in the standings.
Despite being idle, Levi Jones continues to hold the number three ranking, while Dave Darland and Darren Hagen are fourth and fifth respectively.
2012 USAC National Drivers Championship Standings
1-Bryan Clauson-1,085, 2-Tracy Hines-989, 3-Levi Jones-974, 4-Dave Darland-967, 5-Darren Hagen-953, 6-Jon Stanbrough-918, 7-Chris Windom-902, 8-Jerry Coons Jr.-896, 9-Damion Gardner-824, 10-Chase Stockon-783.