From Bob Baker, image courtesy of Serena Dalhamer
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 8, 2011) – Following his win in the All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) Musco Lighting Front Row Challenge at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds in Oskaloosa on Monday night, defending Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” titlist Sammy Swindell of Tennessee has taken the lead in the 2011 Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speed Week point standings. Monday was night five of the ten-night series of sprint car races in south central Iowa. Night number six is the United States Auto Club (USAC) Casey’s General Stores Ultimate Challenge presented by Don Long’s Searsboro Telephone Company at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds in Oskaloosa on Tuesday, August 9.
The unofficial top fifteen in the 2011 Cox Design Iowa Speed Week points after five nights is as follows: 1., Sammy Swindell, 178 points; 2., Daryn Pittman, Tim Shaffer, 149 points (tied); 4., Shane Stewart, 146 points; 5., Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 140 points; 6., Davey Heskin, 136 points; 7., Randy Hannagan, 129 points; 8., Jason Johnson, 126 points; 9., Terry McCarl, 121 points; 10., Brooke Tatnell, 113 points; 11., Ryan Anderson, 111 points; 12., Brandon “Bud” Kaeding, 110 points; 13., David Gravel, Wayne Johnson, 102 points (tied); 15., Billy Alley, 93 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.