By Dick Jordan
So far this year the USAC Silver Crown Championship Series presented by TRAXXAS has been searching for its 100th feature winner. Since the Swanson family (Kody and Tanner) have dominated victory lane, the first three races have not yielded that historic victory.
The next opportunity comes this Saturday afternoon at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. as the series combines for a “doubleheader” with the NASCAR Camping World Trucks on what has become one of the fastest tracks in series history.
The first six drivers in series points have all previously won races, while those ranking seventh through 10th have not. They include Zach Daum, Shane Cockrum, Jacob Wilson and Christopher Bell.
Daum has recorded a fifth and sixth in two starts this year, while Cockrum has a sixth in three starts, Wilson has an eighth in three starts and Bell has a 10th in three starts.
Saturday’s 80-lap, 100-mile feature is slated to get the green flag at noon.
Sixth-six points are up for grabs at Gateway and only sixth points separate the top-four in the current standings. Kody Swanson sits 12 points ahead of Tracy Hines, 33 ahead of defending series champion Bobby East and sixth ahead of 2013 Gateway fast qualifier Chris Windom.
2014 USAC Silver Crown Standings:1-Kody Swanson-180, 2-Tracy Hines-168, 3-Bobby East-147, 4-Chris Windom-120, 5-A.J. Fike-108, 6-Jerry Coons Jr.-105, 7-Zach Daum-93, 8-Shane Cockrum-93, 9-Jacob Wilson-87, 10-Christopher Bell-81.