2023 USAC Silver Crown at Winchester Speedway

Kody Swanson Takes USAC Silver Crown Rich Vogler Classic At Winchester

Kody Swanson Takes USAC Silver Crown Rich Vogler Classic At Winchester

Kody Swanson fended off challenges from Bobby Santos III and others to win his second straight USAC Silver Crown Rich Vogler Classic at Winchester Speedway.

Jul 21, 2023 by Tyler Burnett
Kody Swanson Takes USAC Silver Crown Rich Vogler Classic At Winchester

For Kody Swanson, on Thursday night, Winchester (Ind.) Speedway served as a place to go back-to-back in a myriad of manners.

The victory was his second consecutive in USAC Silver Crown competition after winning the most recent round at Wisconsin’s Madison International Speedway in June, marking the 13th occasion in which he’s won two-straight series main events in his career with the series.

Furthermore, the triumph was the second occasion in a row in which he performed a complete sweep by recording the fastest time in both Dirt Draft Practice and Honest Abe Roofing Qualifying before going on to lead all 100 laps en route to victory.

Finally, and perhaps most impressively, it was Swanson’s second straight win at the 31st running of the Rich Vogler Classic Presented by The Pallet Builder, backing up a similar dominant run from the pole position in 2022 in which he also completely swept the night.

Swanson’s performance culminated with the Kingsburg, Calif. native’s fourth career Rich Vogler Classic victory following previous triumphs in 2016, 2019 and 2022, which ranks second only to the six achieved by Tracy Hines.

On a night when both rain and stray cats interrupted the proceedings at one point or another, Swanson was a steady force in his Doran-Binks Racing/Mission Foods – Glenn Farms/Beast/Lanci Ford, strutting back into the series point lead in his pursuit for an eighth career USAC Silver Crown National Championship.


USAC Silver Crown at Winchester Speedway Highlights


Watch Highlights of the Rich Vogler Classic at Winchester

Winning Quote From Kody Swanson

“On those long runs, maybe they let us go a little bit, Bobby was so strong at the end, I think he kind of proved to me anyway that he was still capable, and I got lucky to fend him off there at the end. You never know if he’s going to reload and make another charge on the restart. He’s just that good of a racer. I felt like I was floundering a little bit on that last restart, and I was glad to be able to hang on. I felt like we had a really good car early, and I hated to think that I could mess it up under one of those cautions.”

USAC Silver Crown Series At Winchester Speedway Results

1. Kody Swanson (1)

2. Bobby Santos (5)

 3. Derek Bischak (7)

 4. C.J. Leary (6)

 5. Davey Hamilton Jr. (9)

6. Billy Wease (11)

 7. Kaylee Bryson (13)

8. Caleb Armstrong (4)

9. Mario Clouser (15)

10. Kyle O'Gara (14)

11. Travis Welpott (16)

 12. Logan Seavey (2)

13. Matt Westfall (18)

14. Kyle Robbins (8)

 15. Taylor Ferns (10)

16. Trey Burke (19)

17. Kyle Steffens (20)

18. Aaron Pierce (3)

19. Mike McVetta (23)

20. Matt Goodnight (17)

21. Nathan Byrd (12)

22. Dave Berkheimer (22)

23. Gregg Cory (21)

24. Tom Paterson (24)

USAC Silver Crown Series Points Standings

With his win at Winchester, Kody Swanson extends his championship point lead over Logan Seavey and Justin Grant. 

Full USAC Silver Crown Points Standings

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