By Dick Jordan
The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars compete on both dirt and paved ovals this weekend, with races scheduled at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. Saturday night and Winchester (Ind.) Speedway.
Saturday night’s Haubstadt Hustler Sprint 50 “special event” co-sanctioned by MSCS at Haubstadt offers a unique format and equal points for all competitors due to its “special event” nature.
Sunday afternoon’s “Rich Vogler Classic” at Winchester continues USAC’s 2012 Pavement Sprint Car series, which is led by Bobby Santos III, who has won two of the four races held to date.
Levi Jones of Olney, Ill. continues to pace the AMSOIL National series after coming from 16th starting position to finish second to Chris Windom in Saturday night’s “Jim Hurtubise Classic” at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. Jones’ lead over Windom stands at 16 points after the Terre Haute event. Santos’ pavement point lead is only six points over Tanner Swanson going into Sunday’s Winchester classic.
Windom, of Canton, Ill., led all 30 laps to win at Terre Haute. Windom piloted the Fox Paving/Claxton Engines Maxim/Mopar to the victory. Hunter Schuerenberg, Keith Bloom Jr. and Robert Ballou rounded out the “top-five.” Four drivers flipped during the program, including Bryan Clauson, who cleared the wall in turn one on the opening lap of the feature, but there were no injuries
Jones finished sixth and Windom 10th in the Indiana Sprint Week finale at Haubstadt in July.
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS
1-Levi Jones-1,149; 2-Chris Windom-1,133; 3-Jon Stanbrough-1,081; 4-Hunter Schuerenberg-993; 5-Robert Ballou-982; 6-Dave Darland-934; 7-Tracy Hines-883; 8-Damion Gardner-852; 9-Bryan Clauson-830; 10-Bobby East-727.
USAC PAVEMENT SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS
1-Bobby Santos III-253, 2-Tanner Swanson-247, 3-Bobby East-224, 4-Chris Windom-216, 5-Jacob Wilson-207, 6-Kody Swanson-205, 7-Brian Gerster-193, 8-Tracy Hines-174, 9-Russ Gamester-153, 10-Brian Olson-135.