From Bob Baker
Knoxville, IA — (August 7, 2011) – Following the United States Auto Club (USAC) Non-Winged Knoxville Nationals (won by Brady Bacon) and the winged 305-cubic-inch sprint car program (won by Chad Huston) Sunday night at the Knoxville Raceway, Tim Shaffer of western Pennsylvania continues to lead the 2011 Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week point standings. Sunday was night four of the ten-night series of sprint car races in south central Iowa. Night number five is the All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge presented by Casey’s General Stores at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds in nearby Oskaloosa on Monday, August 8.
The unofficial top twelve in the 2011 Cox Design Iowa Speed Week points after four nights is as follows: 1., Tim Shaffer, 139 points; 2., Davey Heskin, 136 points; 3., Randy Hannagan, 129 points; 4., Sammy Swindell, 128 points; 5., Jason Johnson, 126 points; 6., Terry McCarl, 121 points; 7., Daryn Pittman, 115 points; 8., Brooke Tatnell, 113 points; 9., Shane Stewart, 98 points; 10., Billy Alley, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 93 points (tied); 12., Wayne Johnson, 92 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, Terry McCarl (2009) of Iowa, and Sammy Swindell (2010) of Tennessee.