TANNER TOPS KODY IN SILVER CROWN SIBLING DUEL FOR “RICH VOGLER CLASSIC” WIN

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TANNER TOPS KODY IN SILVER CROWN SIBLING DUEL FOR “RICH VOGLER CLASSIC” WIN

 

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Tanner Swanson of Kingsburg, California poses in victory lane after posting his fourth USAC Silver Crown Series win in the last five races held at Lucas Oil Raceway (Brownsburg, Indiana)
(David Nearpass Photo)

Brownsburg, Indiana…….Tanner Swanson continued his dominance on the pavement side of the Silver Crown Series schedule as he passed his brother Kody two-thirds of the way through Thursday’s “Rich Vogler Classic” 100-lapper and took off for a comfortable 5.366-second victory in the Bowman Racing – Banjo Products #2 Beast/Kistler Chevy. The non-stop race was completed in 37 minutes and 25 seconds.

“I’m so thankful for the opportunity to race with these guys, and to get to battle with my brother for the win. I had an awesome race car tonight. I got snookered on the start and fell back to about seventh, so I tried to just get to some clean air and get some laps laid down. These things can go all 100, so I tried to run those top two down. I put some pressure on Kody just to see what I had, and I didn’t know what I had either. We didn’t have brakes for a while to end the race, so it got hairy a few times. Rich Vogler passed away about six months to the day before I was born, so all I really know about him are through the highlight reels, and there are plenty of them, so it’s cool to win a race dedicated to him,” Tanner Swanson said.

Aaron Pierce took the lead after setting ProSource “Fast Time” for the night’s pole position. Kody Swanson was quickly on him, though, and took the lead on lap three as Pierce back-pedaled through the top-ten. Tanner’s teammate for the night, 1999 series champion Ryan Newman, moved to second, with defending race winner David Byrne and most recent pavement Silver Crown winner Bobby Santos also lined up in front of Tanner, who ran fifth on lap ten.

Tanner started his ascent through the field right then, however, as he disposed of Santos and Byrne to leave them in a nearly race-long battle for fourth.

On lap 32, Tanner went by Newman for second, but the lead trio stayed in tight formation for much of the race as they carved through traffic. By halfway, they had lapped up to the tenth spot, and Tanner appeared ready to pounce for the top spot.

While coming up on a slower car, Tanner darted to the inside of Kody on lap 57 to make a bid for the lead, making it three-wide with the slower car as Kody slipped away to hold the lead. Tanner looked again to the inside down the frontstretch into turn-one on the next lap, but settled back in behind his brother.

Tanner Swanson, in his Bowman Racing #02, passed his brother, Kody, to take the lead on lap 66 of the 100-lap race. The Swanson brothers have combined to lead 497 of the previous 500 laps in USAC Silver Crown competition at Lucas Oil Raceway dating back to May of 2013.
(David Nearpass Photo)

Again coming up on slower cars, this time Kody looked low into turn-three on lap 66 as Tanner jumped to the outside, circling for the lead as they exited onto the fronstretch and sliding to the bottom in front of Kody to work past the slower cars, now with the lead. From there, Tanner was untouchable, lapping up to sixth in the closing circuits to leave Kody to settle for second while lengthening his point lead in the DePalma Motorsports – Radio Hospital #63 Beast/Hampshire.

“This is two or three years and quite a few races where I’ve run second or third on pavement. Last year when we were here, we struggled to stay on the lead lap against Tanner, and this time we made him work for it for a little while. This 63 team doesn’t quit, and we’re always getting better. We’re gaining on it and nobody here is giving up, so we’re looking forward to trying it again,” Kody Swanson said.

Nearly six seconds behind Kody was Newman, turning a rare appearance with the series into a podium finish aboard the Bowman/Armstrong Racing – Bricker’s Pub #21 Beast/Chevy.

“I’ve gotta thank Mike Bowman and his whole group for letting me come out and run. They could roll the corner a bit better and easier than I could, while I had to cowboying it some and sliding my tires more than I wanted. When Tanner got the lead, I tried to save my tires and bide my time, but we just never caught a caution. It wasn’t quite what we wanted, but we were better than last year,” Newman said.

Santos finally cleared Byrne late in the race to take fourth in the DJ Racing – Simpson Race Products #22 Beast/VDS Chevy, and Windom snuck into the top-five late in the going after starting ninth in the Fred Gormly – RPM Auto Enterprise #98 Beast/Mopar.

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USAC SILVER CROWN RACE RESULTS: July 23, 2015 – Brownsburg, Indiana – Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis – “Rich Vogler Classic”

QUALIFYING: 1. Aaron Pierce, 26, Pierce-21.006; 2. Ryan Newman, 121, Bowman/Armstrong-21.019; 3. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-21.117; 4. Tanner Swanson, 02, Bowman-21.173; 5. Bobby Santos, 122, DJ-21.187; 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 20, Nolen-21.192; 7. David Byrne, 40, Byrne-21.294; 8. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-21.310; 9. Chris Windom, 98, RPM/Gormly-21.328; 10. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-21.365; 11. Austin Nemire, 91, Hemelgarn-21.574; 12. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary/Six-R-21.614; 13. Rex Norris III, 16, Norris-21.625; 14. Joe Axsom, 120, Nolen-21.692; 15. Jarett Andretti, 4, Andretti-21.705; 16. Tim Barber, 28, Finkenbinder-22.018; 17. Jimmy McCune, 81, Williams-22.277; 18. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-22.531; 19. Tad Roach, 84, Spivey-26.489.

FEATURE: (100 laps) 1. Tanner Swanson, 2. Kody Swanson, 3. Ryan Newman, 4. Bobby Santos, 5. Chris Windom, 6. Aaron Pierce, 7. David Byrne, 8. Jerry Coons Jr., 9. A.J. Fike, 10. Austin Nemire, 11. Rex Norris III, 12. Joe Axsom, 13. Jarett Andretti, 14. Tim Barber, 15. Patrick Lawson, 16. C.J. Leary, 17. Jacob Wilson, 18. Jimmy McCune, 19. Tad Roach. 37:25.11
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Pierce, Laps 3-65 K.Swanson, Laps 66-100 T.Swanson.
UPCOMING EVENT INFO

DATE:
Friday, July 31, 2015SERIES:

USAC Silver Crown Series


TRACK:

Belleville High Banks (Belleville, Kansas) – 1/2 mile, high-banked dirt oval
EVENT:

“Hustle on the High Banks”STARTING TIMES:

Ticket window opens at 3pm
Gates open at 5pm
Hot Laps 6:30pm
Racing at 7:30pmTICKET PRICES:

Adult General Admission: $25

Adult General Admission: Bottom 4 rows $20

Kids Age 6-12: $10
Pit Pass: $30

 

TRACK ADDRESS:

O St, Belleville, KS 66935TRACK PHONE:

(785) 335-2857


TRACK WEBSITE:
2015 USAC SILVER CROWN
SCHEDULE & RESULTS
DATE
LOCATION
TRACK
WINNER
May 1 Toledo, OH
Toledo Speedway
Kody Swanson
May 21 Indianapolis, IN
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Kody Swanson
May 23 Brownsburg, IN
Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
Tanner Swanson
June 20 Newton, IA
Iowa Speedway
Bobby Santos
July 2 Terre Haute, IN
Terre Haute Action Track
Shane Cockrum
July 23 Brownsburg, IN
Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
Tanner Swanson
July 31 Belleville, KS
Belleville High Banks
Aug. 22 Springfield, IL Illinois State Fairgrounds
Sept. 6 DuQuoin, IL DuQuoin State Fairgrounds
Sept. 26 Rossburg, OH Eldora Speedway
Oct. 10 Syracuse, NY
New York State Fairgrounds
2015 USAC SILVER CROWN
POINT STANDINGS

RANK
DRIVER
POINTS
1
Kody Swanson
(Kingsburg, CA)
323
2
Aaron Pierce
(Muncie, IN)
265
3
A.J. Fike
(Galesburg, IL)
261
4
Jerry Coons, Jr.
(Tucson, AZ)
253
5
David Byrne
(Shullsburg, WI)
204
6
Jacob Wilson
(Crawfordsville, IN)
203
7
Bobby Santos

(Franklin, MA)

189
8
Austin Nemire

(Toledo, OH)

177
9
Rex Norris III
(Knightstown, IN)
177
10
C.J. Leary
(Greenfield, IN)
174
2015 USAC SILVER CROWN FEATURE WINNERS
Kody Swanson – 2 (Toledo Speedway on May 1 & Indiana State Fairgrounds onMay 21)

Tanner Swanson – 2
(Lucas Oil Raceway on May 23 & Lucas Oil Raceway on July 23)

Shane Cockrum – 1
(Terre Haute Action Track on July 2)Bobby Santos – 1 (Iowa Speedway on June 20)

2015 USAC SILVER CROWN STATISTICS
FEATURE WINS:
1. Kody Swanson – 2
Tanner Swanson – 2
3. Shane Cockrum – 1
Bobby Santos – 1FEATURE LAPS LED

1. Kody Swanson – 196
2. Tanner Swanson – 135
3. Shane Cockrum – 99
4. A.J. Fike – 67
5. Bobby Santos – 57
6. Chris Windom – 33
7. Aaron Pierce – 10
8. Jacob Wilson – 2
9. Jerry Coons, Jr. – 1

TOP-FIVE FEATURE FINISHES:
1. Aaron Pierce – 4
Kody Swanson – 4
3. Jerry Coons, Jr. – 3
Bobby Santos – 3
5. A.J. Fike – 2
Tanner Swanson – 2
Chris Windom – 2
8. Brady Bacon – 1
David Byrne – 1
Shane Cockrum – 1
Shane Cottle – 1
Justin Grant – 1
C.J. Leary – 1
Austin Nemire – 1
Ryan Newman – 1
Brian Tyler – 1
Jacob Wilson – 1

TOP-TEN FEATURE FINISHES:
1.   Jerry Coons, Jr. – 5
A.J. Fike – 5
Aaron Pierce – 5
Kody Swanson – 5
5.   David Byrne – 4
Austin Nemire – 4
7.   Tracy Hines – 3
Bobby Santos – 3
Jacob Wilson – 3
      Chris Windom – 3
11.  Brady Bacon – 2
Shane Cockrum – 2
Justin Grant – 2
C.J. Leary – 2
Rex Norris III – 2
Tanner Swanson – 2
17. Tim Barber – 1
Dave Baumgartner – 1
Shane Cottle – 1
Rickey Hood – 1
Patrick Lawson – 1
Ryan Newman – 1
Kevin Thomas, Jr. – 1
Brian Tyler – 1

PROSOURCE FAST QUALIFYING TIMES:
1. Kody Swanson – 4
2. Aaron Pierce – 1
Tanner Swanson – 1

2015 USAC SILVER CROWN “HARD CHARGERS”
5/1: Toledo Speedway – A.J. Fike (14 positions)
5/21: Indiana State Fairgrounds – Brian Tyler (24 positions)
5/23: Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis – Kody Swanson (3 positions)
6/20: Iowa Speedway – Austin Nemire (7 positions)
7/2: Terre Haute Action Track – Chase Stockon (7 positions)
7/23: Lucas Oil Raceway – Chris Windom (4 positions)
2015 USAC SILVER CROWN
“ROOKIE OF THE RACE”
5/1: Toledo Speedway – Austin Nemire (7th)
5/21: Indiana State Fairgrounds – Brady Bacon (10th)
5/23: Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis – C.J. Leary (9th)
6/20: Iowa Speedway – Austin Nemire (5th)
7/2: Terre Haute Action Track – C.J. Leary (2nd)
7/23: Lucas Oil Raceway – Austin Nemire (10th)
ALL-TIME USAC SILVER CROWN WINNERS

1. [23 wins] Jack Hewitt

 

2. [17 wins] Brian Tyler

 

3. [16 wins] Dave Steele

 

4. [15 wins] J.J. Yeley

 

5. [14 wins] Dave Darland & Chuck Gurney

 

7. [12 wins] Jimmy Sills

8. [11 wins] Bobby East

 

9. [10 wins] Gary Bettenhausen, Mike Bliss & Kody Swanson

 

12. [9 wins] Tracy Hines

 

13. [7 wins] Jerry Coons Jr., Rick Hood & George Snider

 

16. [6 wins] Tom Bigelow, Russ Gamester, Kenny Irwin Jr., Jason Leffler, Bobby Santos, Ken Schrader & Al Unser

 

23. [5 wins] Mario Andretti, Donnie Beechler, Pancho Carter, Jay Drake, Tony Elliott, Bud Kaeding, Sheldon Kinser, Larry Rice & Tanner Swanson

32. [4 wins] Jeff Swindell & Rich Vogler

34. [3 wins] Steve Butler, Cameron Dodson, A.J. Fike, Levi Jones, Kasey Kahne, Jim Keeker, Steve Kinser, Bobby Olivero, Johnny Parsons, Aaron Pierce, Ron Shuman, Tony Stewart, Tyler Walker & Paul White

48. [2 wins] Pat Abold, Steve Chassey, Bryan Clauson, Shane Cockrum, Larry Dickson, Bill Engelhart, A.J. Foyt, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Larson, Jim McElreath, Ryan Newman, Joe Saldana, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Cole Whitt, Josh Wise & Doug Wolfgang

64. [1 win] Teddy Beach, Jeff Bloom, David Byrne, Marvin Carman, Shane Carson, Bob Cicconi, Herb Copeland, Shane Cottle, Bruce Field, Aaron Fike, Chet Fillip, Bob Frey, Eric Gordon, John Heydenreich, Gary Hieber, Shane Hmiel, Shane Hollingsworth, Jimmy Horton, Jackie Howerton, Kevin Huntley, Kenny Jacobs, Bubby Jones, Keith Kauffman, Jimmy Kite, Chuck Leary, Eddie Leavitt, Jason McCord, Lealand McSpadden, Mat Neely, Brad Noffsinger, Stevie Reeves, Wayne Reutimann Jr., Danny Smith, Kevin Thomas, Rich Tobias Jr., Chris Urish, Billy Vukovich & Chris Windom

ALL-TIME USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONS

1971: George Snider

1972: A.J. Foyt

1973: Al Unser

1974: Mario Andretti

1975: Jimmy Caruthers

1976: Billy Cassella

1977: Larry Rice

1978: Pancho Carter

1979: Bobby Olivero

1980: Gary Bettenhausen

1981: Larry Rice

1982: Ken Schrader

1983: Gary Bettenhausen

1984: Dave Blaney

1985: Rick Hood

1986: Jack Hewitt

1987: Jack Hewitt

1988: Steve Butler

1989: Chuck Gurney

1990: Jimmy Sills

1991: Jeff Gordon

1992: Steve Butler

1993: Mike Bliss

1994: Jimmy Sills

1995: Tony Stewart

1996: Jimmy Sills

1997: Dave Darland

1998: Jason Leffler

1999: Ryan Newman

2000: Tracy Hines

2001: Paul White

2002: J.J. Yeley2003: J.J. Yeley

2004: Dave Steele

2005: Dave Steele

2006: Bud Kaeding

2007: Bud Kaeding

2008: Jerry Coons Jr.

2009: Bud Kaeding

2010: Levi Jones

2011: Levi Jones

2012: Bobby East

2013: Bobby East

2014: Kody Swanson

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