COONS REPEATS INDEPENDENCE DAY LINCOLN PARK WIN IN “BILL GARDNER SPRINTACULAR”

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Jerry Coons, Jr. of Tucson, Arizona and his crew in victory lane afterSaturday night’s USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature victory at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind.  It was Coons’ second consecutive Independence Day victory at the track.

 

Putnamville, Indiana…….Jerry Coons, Jr. returned to right where he spent Independence Day last year, parked in victory lane at Lincoln Park Speedway, this time as the winner of the finale of the inaugural “Bill Gardner Sprintacular.” The former series champion’s 17th career victory came in wire-to-wire fashion as he was flawless in the Edison Motorsports – Crume Evans Insurance #10E Spike/Chevy.

 

“It’s always a lot of fun to win with this group of guys. They’re as laid-back as they come and were still happy with me last night even after I went backwards and was frustrated. We’ve struggled a little bit with the slick stuff especially, and a lot of things fell in line for us tonight, but we were really good tonight. You’d think as long as we’ve been doing this that we wouldn’t still be learning, but I’m real happy with what we picked up tonight,” Coons said.

 

Coons took the early lead with Chad Boespflug in pursuit on the high side, as series point-leader Robert Ballou made his early move from row-three to throttle around the high side for the third spot. Those three broke away from the field, but on lap nine, Ballou had problems on the left-rear and spun in turn-three to bring out the yellow. He went to the work area, but was unable to rejoin the field in time for the green.

 

After another caution a lap later, the race went green the rest of the way with Coons opening up a comfortable lead while Boespflug still tried to run the high side, but to no avail. Kyle Cummins came on to take the second spot from him, but behind them were cars dicing for the balance of the top-ten spots with Chase Stockon and Jon Stanbrough the big movers, along with Dave Darland.

 

Coons’ lead shrunk with less than ten laps to go, but he pulled away to a 1.057-second win over Cummins, who matched his best career finish in the Rock Steady Racing – Greenwell Auto Body #3R Mach-1/Chevy.

 

“We’ve got ourselves a race car now that we can work with and try to race with these guys. We’ve struggled and been frustrated for the most part this year, to the point I even pulled off during the feature last night, and the major changes we made to bring this thing to life a little had some instant success tonight. I was reeling him in a bit at one point for the lead, but he was stuck on the bottom and just didn’t ever mess up,” Cummins said.

 

Stockon finished off his spirited run to take third from 14th in the Superior Tank & Trailer – Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher, re-taking the point lead over Ballou in the process.

 

“If this thing was a 40-lap race, I think we had a chance to win it. We got a tough draw and didn’t qualify all that well, so that put us in a spot from behind where we had to pass cars. We were able to roll up through the middle and make up most of our ground there, but even on the bottom I think we were a tick quicker than the top-two. Matt Hummel of FK Indy has gotten our shocks tuned and running really well in the slick, and (crew chief) D.J. (Ott) gave me a great car tonight that could move around to pass cars,” Stockon said.

 

Boespflug wound up fourth in the Amati Racing – Marion Underground Construction #66 DRC/Dynotech, and Jon Stanbrough earned the B&W Auto Mart “Hard Charger Award” for his drive from 17th to finish fifth in the MP Environmental Services – AED Motorsports Products #81 Spike/J&D.

 

Carson Short started the night by taking the ProSource “Fast Time Award.”

 

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AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: July 4, 2015 – Putnamville, Indiana – Lincoln Park Speedway – “Bill Gardner Sprintacular”

 

QUALIFYING: 1. Carson Short, 21, Short-13.282; 2. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-13.485; 3. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-13.491; 4. Tyler Courtney, 23E, Eberhardt-13.626; 5. Casey Shuman, 21K, Krockenberger-13.684; 6. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Byram-13.703; 7. Shane Cottle, 57, Hazen-13.704; 8. Hunter Schuerenberg, 2E, Epperson-13.742; 9. Chris Babcock, 35, Babcock-13.749; 10. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.773; 11. Chad Boespflug, 66, Amati-13.773; 12. Cole Smith, 29x, Smith-13.778 13. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-13.780; 14. Lukas Smith, 26, Smith-13.821; 15. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-13.844; 16. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-13.847; 17. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-13.885; 18. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.939; 19. Jimmy Light, 23, Two-Three-13.980; 20. Jon Stanbrough, 81, Stanbrough-13.984; 21. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-14.021; 22. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-14.024; 23. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-14.039; 24. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-14.116; 25. Brent Beauchamp, 34, Olson-14.153; 26. Scott Hampton, 4J, Ottinger-14.278; 27. Jeff Bland Jr., 04, Burton-14.319; 28. Shelby VanGilder, 22V, VanGilder-14.413; 29. Mike Gass, 17G, Gass-14.418; 30. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.462; 31. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-14.462; 32. Kurt Gross, 1x, Gross-14.465; 33. Kevin Studley, 57K, Studley-14.526; 34. Matthew McDonald, 5M, McDonald-14.568; 35. Riley VanHise, 96, VanHise-14.704; 36. Chris Phillips, 6, Phillips-14.776; 37. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-14.859; 38. C.J. Leary, 5, Baldwin-19.551; 39. Kyle Wissmiller, 3, Simmons-NT; 40. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-NT.

 

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. McGhee, 2. Coons, 3. Beauchamp, 4. Farney, 5. Short, 6. Shuman, 7. Babcock, 8. Gass, 9. Bell, 10. Studley. NT

 

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Simon, 3. Cummins, 4. Bacon, 5. Hines, 6. Leary, 7. Andretti, 8. Hampton, 9. L.Smith, 10. McDonald. NT

 

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Boespflug, 2. Darland, 3. Cottle, 4. Mattox, 5. Thomas, 6. Jarrett, 7. Light, 8. Bland, 9. Wissmiller, 10. VanHise. 2:23.29

 

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Stanbrough, 3. Hodges, 4. C.Smith, 5. Courtney, 6. Phillips, 7. Gurley, 8. VanGilder, 9. Schuerenberg, 10. Gross, NT

 

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Short, 2. Thomas, 3. Schuerenberg, 4. Shuman, 5. Babcock, 6. Courtney, 7. Hines, 8. Light, 9. Jarrett, 10. L.Smith, 11. Leary, 12. Bland, 13. Andretti, 14. Gurley, 15. Hampton, 16. Gass, 17. Phillips, 18. Studley, 19. VanGilder, 20. Wissmiller, 21. Bell, 22. VanHise. 2:44.81

 

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jerry Coons Jr., 2. Kyle Cummins, 3. Chase Stockon, 4. Chad Boespflug, 5. Jon Stanbrough, 6. Tyler Courtney, 7. Casey Shuman, 8. Dave Darland, 9. Shane Cottle, 10. Tracy Hines, 11. Kevin Thomas Jr., 12. Josh Hodges, 13. C.J. Leary, 14. Cole Smith, 15. Max McGhee, 16. Carson Short, 17. Brady Bacon, 18. Chris Babcock, 19. Brandon Mattox, 20. Brent Beauchamp, 21. Landon Simon, 22. Hunter Schuerenberg, 23. Robert Ballou, 24. Aaron Farney. NT
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Coons.

UPCOMING EVENT INFO

DATE:
Friday, July 10, 2015

SERIES:
USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship

TRACK:
Gas City I-69 Speedway (Gas City, Indiana) – 1/4 mile, high-banked dirt oval

EVENT:   

28th Annual “Indiana Sprint Week”

TICKET PRICES:
General Admission: $25
Kids 10 & Under FREE With Paid Adult
Pit Passes: $30 * All Ages *

STARTING TIMES:
Grandstands Open: 2PM
Pit Gates Open: 2PM
Draw Close: 6:45PM
Hot Laps: 6:45PM
Racing: 7:30PM

TRACK ADDRESS:
5871 E 500 S, Gas City, IN 46933

DATE:
Saturday, July 11, 2015

SERIES:
USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship

TRACK:
Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, Indiana) – 1/4 mile, high-banked dirt oval

EVENT:   

28th Annual “Indiana Sprint Week”

TICKET PRICES:
Adult General Admission: $25

Pit Pass: $30

 

STARTING TIMES:
Grandstands Open: 2PM
Pit Gates Open: 2PM

TRACK ADDRESS:
2455 N Davis Rd, Kokomo, IN 46901

TRACK PHONE:


TRACK WEBSITE:

DATE:
Sunday, July 12, 2015

SERIES:
USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship

TRACK:
Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, Indiana) – 3/8 mile, high-banked dirt oval

EVENT:   

28th Annual “Indiana Sprint Week”

TICKET PRICES:
Adults: $25

Kids 7-12: $7

6 & Under: FREE

Pit Pass: $30 (all ages)

 

STARTING TIMES:
Pit Gate-3:00pm

Front Gate-5:00pm

Hot Laps-6:00pm

Opening Ceremonies-7:00pm

 

TRACK ADDRESS:
351 E Eads Pkwy, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

TRACK PHONE:
(812) 539-4700

TRACK WEBSITE:

2015 AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE & RESULTS
DATE LOCATION TRACK WINNER
Feb. 20
Ocala, FL Bubba Raceway Park
Robert Ballou
Feb. 21
Ocala, FL Bubba Raceway Park Brady Bacon
Feb. 22 Ocala, FL Bubba Raceway Park Dave Darland
Feb. 26 Gibsonton, FL East Bay Raceway Park Kevin Thomas, Jr.
Feb. 27 Gibsonton, FL East Bay Raceway Park Robert Ballou
Feb. 28 Gibsonton, FL East Bay Raceway Park Rained Out
April 4 Lawrenceburg, IN Lawrenceburg Speedway Logan Jarrett
April 17
Bloomington, IN
Bloomington Speedway
Bryan Clauson
April 18
Haubstadt, IN
Tri-State Speedway
Brady Bacon
April 24
Eagle, NE
Eagle Raceway
Dave Darland
April 25
McCool Junction, NE
Junction Motor Speedway
Rained Out
April 26
Kansas City, KS
Lakeside Speedway
Robert Ballou
May 8
Rossburg, OH
Eldora Speedway
Robert Ballou
May 9
Rossburg, OH
Eldora Speedway
Justin Grant
May 15
Gas City, IN
Gas City I-69 Speedway
Brady Bacon
May 20
Terre Haute, IN
Terre Haute Action Track
Rained Out
June 2
#Bechtelsville, PA
Grandview Speedway
Rained Out
June 3
#New Oxford, PA
Lincoln Speedway
Canceled
June 4
#New Egypt, NJ
New Egypt Speedway
Robert Ballou
June 6
#Port Royal, PA
Port Royal Speedway
Robert Ballou
June 7
#Newberrytown, PA
Susquehanna Speedway Park
Robert Ballou
July 4
Putnamville, IN
Lincoln Park Speedway
Jerry Coons, Jr.
July 10
@Gas City, IN
Gas City I-69 Speedway
July 11
@Kokomo, IN
Kokomo Speedway
July 12
@Lawrenceburg, IN
Lawrenceburg Speedway
July 15
@Terre Haute, IN
Terre Haute Action Track
July 16
@Putnamville, IN
Lincoln Park Speedway
July 17
@Bloomington, IN
Bloomington, IN
July 18
@Haubstadt, IN
Tri-State Speedway
Aug. 7
Superior, WI
AMSOIL Speedway
Aug. 8
New Richmond, WI
Cedar Lake Speedway
Aug. 9
Sun Prairie, WI
Angell Park Speedway
Aug. 27
Kokomo, IN
Kokomo Speedway
Aug. 28
Kokomo, IN
Kokomo Speedway
**Aug. 29
Kokomo, IN
Kokomo Speedway
**Sept. 19
Haubstadt, IN
Tri-State Speedway
Sept. 26
Rossburg, OH
Eldora Speedway
Oct. 3
Lawrenceburg, IN
Lawrenceburg Speedway
Oct. 17
Calvert City, KY
Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway
Nov. 12
Perris, CA
Perris Auto Speedway
Nov. 13
Perris, CA
Perris Auto Speedway
**Nov. 14
Perris, CA
Perris Auto Speedway
Nov. 19
Tucson, AZ
USA Raceway
Nov. 20
Tucson, AZ
USA Raceway
**Nov. 21
Tucson, AZ
USA Raceway

#=Eastern Storm

@=Indiana Sprint Week

**=Special Event – Feature Points Only

2015 AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVER POINT STANDINGS

RANK
DRIVER/
HOMETOWN
POINTS
1
Chase Stockon

(Elizabethtown, IN)

988
2
Robert Ballou
(Rocklin, CA)
976
3
Dave Darland
(Lincoln, IN)
951
4
Jon Stanbrough

(Avon, IN)

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