Gordon the Most Experienced in Memphis Field

Of all the drivers in this weekend’s USAC Silver Crown field, no driver has more starts than Eric Gordon at 130 coming into the March 22-23 season-opening “Memphis 100” at Memphis International Raceway.

The Fortville, Ind. racer’s lone win in the series came back in 1990 at the Milwaukee Mile and, of all drivers, has the best overall record at Memphis, recording a 5thin the inaugural race there in 1998 and a 7thin the most recent series appearance in 2004.

Aaron Pierce and Kody Swanson are tied with 93 career starts apiece and are expected to surpass the 100-start milestone with the series this year.  Only 18 drivers are currently in the 100-start club, topped by Dave Darland with 200.

On the other end of the spectrum, seven drivers on the Memphis entry list are categorized as series Rookies with four career starts or less.  Cody Gerhardt has four, Chris Dyson has three, Jim Anderson and Derek Bischak have two apiece, while Cody Gallogly has one.  Meanwhile, Jason Conn and Joey Schmidt are aiming to make their first career series starts.

On-track action at Memphis International Raceway gets underway on Friday, March 22, with pits opening at 10am Central, leading into a practice from noon to 4pm (Central).

On Saturday, March 23, the pits open at 8am, with practice sessions running from 10-10:30am and 11-11:30am.  Fatheadz Eyewear Qualifying hits the track at 11:45am.  An autograph session in the main concourse is set for 12:30 to 1:15pm.  Driver intros are slated for 2pm with the green flag for the “Memphis 100” set to fly at 2:20pm.

Adult General Admission tickets are $25.  Kids 12 and under General Admission tickets are $5.  Single-day pit passes are $40.  A two-day pit pass is $70.

The “Memphis 100” will be streamed LIVE on http://www.FloRacing.com.


Career Silver Crown Starts (Memphis Drivers)

1. (130) Eric Gordon

2. (93) Aaron Pierce & Kody Swanson

4. (59) Chris Windom

5. (55) Bill Rose

6. (49) David Byrne & Bobby Santos

8. (38) Justin Grant

9. (32) Austin Nemire

10. (28) C.J. Leary

11. (17) Matt Goodnight

12. (13) Kyle Hamilton

13. (10) Kyle Robbins

14. (9) Travis Welpott

15. (8) Mike Haggenbottom

16. (6) Kevin Thomas, Jr.

17. (4) Cody Gerhardt

18. (3) Chris Dyson

19. (2) Jim Anderson & Derek Bischak

21. (1) Cody Gallogly

22. (0) Jason Conn & Joey Schmidt


Career Silver Crown Starts (All Drivers)

1. (200) Dave Darland

2. (196) Brian Tyler

3. (194) Russ Gamester

4. (175) Jerry Coons, Jr.

5. (172) Tracy Hines

6. (163) Jack Hewitt

7. (151) Johnny Parsons

8. (147) Tony Elliott

9. (130) Eric Gordon

10. (128) George Snider

11. (125) Gary Hieber

12. (114) Chuck Gurney

13. (113) Bud Kaeding & Jimmy Sills

15. (111) Dave Steele

16. (102) A.J. Fike

17. (101) John Heydenreich

18. (100) Larry Rice

19. (94) Jay Drake & Paul White

21. (93) Aaron Pierce & Kody Swanson

23. (91) J.J. Yeley

24. (90) Tom Bigelow

25. (88) Mark Alderson

26. (84) Jason McCord

27. (83) Gary Bettenhausen

28. (79) Donnie Beechler & Levi Jones

30. (77) Rich Vogler

31. (76) Larry Dickson

32. (74) Steve Chassey

33. (73) Rich Tobias, Jr.

34. (72) Bobby East & Ryan Newman

36. (71) Robby Flock & Sheldon Kinser

38. (70) Steve Butler

39. (68) Billy Engelhart

40. (67) Joe Saldana

41. (66) Brad Noffsinger

42. (65) Jerry Nemire

43. (62) Ron Shuman

44. (60) Randy Bateman & Wally Pankratz

46. (59) Chris Windom

47. (58) Rick Hood

48. (55) Gary Irvin & Bill Rose

50. (54) Shane Hollingsworth & Tom Capie

52. (53) Chet Fillip & Jason Leffler

54. (52) Wayne Reutimann, Jr.

55. (51) Jacob Wilson

56. (50) Shane Cottle

57. (49) Tony Stewart, Bobby Santos & David Byrne

60. (48) Mike Bliss

61. (47) Bob Cicconi & Ken Schrader

63. (46) Bentley Warren & Jim Keeker

65. (45) Billy Vukovich & Derek Davidson

67. (43) Kenny Irwin, Jr., Tyler Walker & Jeff Swindell

70. (42) Jon Stanbrough

71. (41) Dane Carter & Danny Milburn

73. (40) Aaron Fike, Andy Hillenburg, Chip Thomas & Warren Mockler

77. (39) Jim McElreath & Tray House

79. (38) Bobby Olivero, Tanner Swanson, Shane Cockrum & Justin Grant

83. (37) Chuck Leary, Duke Cook, Pancho Carter, Roger Rager, Rusty McClure & Todd Kane

89. (36) Billy Puterbaugh, Jr., Ed Carpenter & Ron Dunstan

92. (35) Chris Urish & Patrick Lawson

94. (34) Davey Hamilton, Greg Staab, Kevin Huntley, Kevin Thomas & Ronnie Burke

99. (33) Cary Faas, Jimmy Kite & Josh Wise

102. (32) Brent Kaeding & Austin Nemire

104. (31) Arnie Knepper, Jim Mahoney, Mat Neely, Ron Gregory, Steve Cannon & Stevie Reeves

110. (30) Jeff Bloom, Jerry Russell, Manny Rockhold, Stan Fox, Teddy Beach, Tim Barber & Zach Daum

117. (29) Michael Lewis & Rocky Hodges

119. (28) Dave Blaney, Bill Puterbaugh & C.J. Leary

122. (27) Brad Armstrong, Bryan Clauson & Matt Westfall

125. (26) Dan Drinan

126. (25) Kasey Kahne & Nick Lundgreen

128. (24) Derek Hagar, Jerry Miller, Kenny Jacobs & Pat Abold

132. (23) Steve Buckwalter

133. (22) Billy Cassella, Bob Frey, Cameron Dodson, Kevin Doty, Terry Babb & Joe Liguori

139. (21) Davey Ray, Walt Kennedy & Brady Bacon

142. (20) Bill Baue, Dave Feese, John Starks & Randy Tolsma

146. (19) Bruce Field, Gene Lee Gibson, Jimmy McCune, Lealand McSpadden & Shane Hmiel

151. (18) Al Unser, Jackie Burke, Jonathan Vennard, Mike Murgoitio, Rollie Beale & Casey Shuman

157. (17) A.J. Foyt, Jimmy Caruthers, Kramer Williamson, Sam Sessions & Matt Goodnight

162. (16) Pablo Donoso

163. (15) Brian Gerster, Bruce Walkup, P.J. Jones & Paul Clark

167. (14) Billy Boat, Boston Reid, Bubby Jones, Carl Edwards, Danny Smith, Jarett Andretti, Jeff Gordon, Jerry Weeks, Keith Kauffman, Ralph Liguori, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Smokey Snellbaker & Chris Fetter

180. (13) Andy Michner, Billy Wease, Brian Paulus, Bud Wilmot, Dana Carter, Greg Leffler, Jac Haudenschild, Jackie Howerton, Jim Childers, Jon Johnson, Patrick Bruns, Robert Ballou, Rodney Weesner, Tyce Carlson & Kyle Hamilton

195. (12) Bill Tyler, Billy Pauch, Brad Fox, Mike Gregg, Mike Hess & Ricky Shelton

201. (11) Bobby McMahan, Cory Kruseman, Craig Dori, David Gough, Dickie Gaines, Greg Weld, Greg Wilson, Hud Cone, James McElreath, Justin Carver, Lee Kunzman, Mario Andretti, Mike Peters, Rex Norris III, Steve Kinser, Tad Roach, Taylor Ferns, Joey Moughan, J.C. Bland & Tyler Courtney

221. (10) Bob Harkey, Gary Gray, Jack Runyon, Jim Moughan, Kenneth Nichols, Page Jones, Richard Griffin, Robbie Stanley, Robert Smith, Ronnie Day, Terry Kawell, Terry Pletch, Terry James, Coleman Gulick & Kyle Robbins

236. (9) Bob Evans, Bobby Adkins, Bryn Gohn, Caleb Armstrong, Chappy Knaack, Chuck Amati, Eddie Leavitt, Jim Hurtubise, Johnny Rutherford, Karl Busson, Kyle Larson, Larry Martin, Paul Pitzer, Rebel Jackson, Jr., Wayne Hammond, Joss Moffatt & Travis Welpott

253. (8) Aaron Pollock, Carl Williams, Chris Cumberworth, Christopher Bell, Cole Carter, Dakota Jackson, Danny Long, Doug Didero, Doug Wolfgang, Frankie Kerr, Greg Peterson, Jan Opperman, Joe Axsom, Junior Parkinson, Ken Hamilton, Larry Gates, Lee Osborne, Lennie Waldo, Mel Cornett, Mike Johnson, Paul Durant, Ray Joe Fager, Rick Treadway, Rod Holshouser, Roy Hicks, Ryan Smith, Sammy Swindell, Steve Siegel, Thiago Medeiros, Tracy Potter, Darl Harrison & Mike Haggenbottom

285. (7) Alex Shanks, Billy Whitaker, Blake Hollingsworth, Bob East, Brian Hayden, Damion Gardner, Eric Butze, Hunter Schuerenberg, Jesse Hockett, Joe Gaerte, Joe McCarthy, John Andretti, Lou Cicconi, Jr., Mark Smith, Michael Roselli, Jr., Mike Thomas, Mitch Wissmiller, Nick Fornoro, Jr., Paul Huntington, Paul Koch, Perry Ferrell, Pete Shepherd III, Rob Chaney, Tony Hunt, Johnny Petrozelle & Toni Breidinger

311. (6) Bill Burks, Jr., Bill Kojis, Bob Ewell, Brian Seidel, Darren Hagen, Don Nordhorn, Doug Kalitta, Jeff Mitrisin, Jerry Stone, Jimmy Stinson, John Hubbard, Justin Allgaier, Kellen Conover, Kenny Gentry, Kevin Koch, Kyle Steffens, Larry Hoppes, Marc Jessup, Michael Annett, Mike Brooks, Mike Lichty, Mike Winblad, Palmer Crowell, Ryan Durst, Spike Gehlhausen, Tom Hessert III & Kevin Thomas, Jr.

338. (5) Barry Camp, Brad Kuhn, Brad Marvel, Cole Whitt, Davey Hamilton, Jr., Donnie Lehmann, John Hunt, Kevin Olson, Larry Cannon, Mack McClellan, Mario Marietta, Mark Cassella, Mike Stroehle, Red Stauffer, Rich Leavell, Rip Williams, Sleepy Tripp, Sport Allen, Steven Russell, Terry Uehling, Todd Beach & Neil Shepherd

360. (4) Billy Shuman, Billy Vukovich III, Bobby Marcum, Casey Diemert, Clark Templeman, Danny Ebberts, David Bridges, David Mirk, Dean Shirley, Dereck King, Don Hawley, Donny Schatz, Herb Copeland, Jake Simmons, Jimmy Brewer, John Batts, Jr., Keith Butler, Kevin Whitesides, Lee Dunn, Leon Thickstun, Mike Brecht, Mike Larrison, Mike Ling, Miranda Throckmorton, Murray Erickson, Ray Bull, Ray Evans, Rodney Ritter, Jr., Scott Hansen, Shane Carson, Steve Arpin, Steve Kent, Steve Knepper, Tim Siner, Tony Armstrong, Von McGee, Wes Miller, Dave Berkheimer, Keith Burch & Cody Gerhardt

400. (3) Aaron Mosley, Art Bisch, Jr., Bill Compton, Bob Meli, Brad Sweet, Buz Tapply, Cale Thomas, Chase Stockon, Darryl Haugh, Dave Burns, Dean Franklin, Dick Tobias, Doug Berryman, Ed Angle, Emmett Hahn, Erin Crocker, Frankie Schneider, Gary Cameron II, Gary Patterson, Gary Ponzini, George White, Greg Wooley, Jeff Gardner, Jim Malloy, Jim Whiteside, John Barrick, Johnny Anderson, Justin Barger, Keith Campbell, Kelly Kinser, Kevin Bloomstran, Kevin Studley, Kipp Beard, Lance Kobusch, Larry Moore, Lee Brewer, Jr., Marv Carman, Merle Bettenhausen, Mike Martin, Mike Ordway, Red Kunstbeck, Rick Brown, Rick Ungar, Ricky Logan, Robbie Rice, Robin Bank, Ron Smoker, Roy Caruthers, Rusty Rasmussen, Ryan Moore, Ryan Scott, Steve Adams, Steve Long, Terry Shepherd, Thad Dosher, Tim Cox, Tommie Estes, Jr., Tony Weyant, Travis Rilat, Troy DeCaire, Wayne Chinn, Wayne Reutimann, Zach Martini, Zach Schiff, A.J. Russell, Korey Weyant, Austin Mundie & Chris Dyson

468. (2) A.J. Foyt IV, Al Thomas, Annie Breidinger, Bill Hudson, Billy Felts, Bruce Jennings, Butch Wilkerson, Charlie Workman, Chuck Gurney, Jr., Dan Boorse, Daryl Daugherty, Dave Baumgartner, David Shain, Dean Billings, Dean Erfurth, Duke DeRosa, Dustin Morgan, Ed Lynch, Frank D’Alonso, Frank McDaniel, Garry Lee Maier, Greg DeCaires, Greg Furlong, Howie Sewell, Jack Ziegler, Jay Ervine, Jay Maupin, Jerry Karl, Jigger Sirois, Joe Gosek, John Nervo, Johnny Coogan, Jon Herb, Jordan Hermansader, Ken Brewer, Kevin Kierce, Kevin Swindell, Kyle O’Gara, Larry Neighbors, Leon Gentry, Lyn McIntosh, Lynn Paxton, Mark Sokola, Michael Adkins, Mike Andreeta, Mike Fedorcak, Mike Gigot, Mike Lauterborn, Mike McCreary, Mike Mosley, Jr., Nelson Stewart, Randy Bauer, Randy Hannagan, Randy Mausteller, Randy Standridge, Rick Goudy, Rick Salem, Rick Sipes, Rob Summers, Rodney Stone, Roger McCluskey, Salt Walther, Scott Edmiston, Scott Hatton, Scott Pierovich, Shane Butler, Sparky Howard, Stan Constant, Steve Carithers, Steve Lotshaw, Stewart Friesen, Tim Clark, Todd Bammer, Tom Davies, Tommy Astone, Troy Matchen, Troy Regier, Troy Thompson, Troy Vaccaro, Van May, Austin Blair, Derek Bischak & Jim Anderson

551. (1) Andrew Felker, Andy Forsberg, Anthony Simone, Art Pollard, Bill Schemonia, Billy Pauch, Jr., Bob Brutto, Bob Davison, Bobby Allen, Bobby Davis, Jr., Brad Davis, Brad Doty, Brent Whited, Brett Hearn, Brian DeFord, Brian Hosford, Bryan Whited, Bud Tingelstad, Byron Reed, Carl Smith, Chad Boat, Charles Davis, Jr., Charlie Swartz, Cheryl Glass, Chris Phillips, Curt Michael, Curt Waters, Dakoda Armstrong, Dallas Hewitt, Dan Ford, Dana Laliberte, Danny Frye, Jr., Danny Shouse, Darren Spiers, Daryl Campbell, Dave McGough, Dave Peperak, David McCreary, David Reutimann, Don Carr, Don O’Keefe, Donnie Crawford, Doug Saunier, Drew Church, Earnest Jennings, Ed Lynch, Jr., Eddie Sachs, Jr., Eddie Wirth, Elvin Felty, Eric Todd, Eric Trousdale, Fred Neighbors, Fred Rahmer, Fred Tegarden, Jr., Gary Griffith, Grant Simpson, Greg Nelson, Greg Stephens, Harold Leep, Henry Clarke, Jack Moulton, Jr., Jarid Blondel, Jeff Forshee, Jeff Galas, Jeff Leka, Jeff West, Jerry Bruce, Jerry Potter, Jim Hettinger, Jim Jackson, Jim Mills, Jim Reynard, Jimmy Horton, Jimmy Parsons, Joe Melnick, Joe Roush, John Ryals, JoJo Helberg, Jon Backlund, Jon Sciscoe, Kaylene Verville, Ken Woolley, Kent Christian, Kent Wolters, Kevin Conway, Kevin Newton, Kraig Kinser, Kyle Nicholas, Kyle Wissmiller, Larry Hillerud, LeRoy Van Conett, Mark Monico, Matt Jewell, Michael Ford, Mike Mosley, Mike Spencer, Mike Woodring, Nathan High, Patrick Quinn, Paul McMahan, Pepi Marchese, Pete Frazier, Peter Murphy, Randy Roberts, Ray Bragg, Richard Powell, Rick Howerton, Rick Muther, Rick Tomasik, Rickey Jennings, Rickie Gaunt, Robbie Ray, Robert Stout, Rodney Duncan, Ron Rae, Ron Semelka, Ronnie Franklin, Ryan Litt, Shane Scully, Sondi Eden, Stan Ploski, Steve Barnett, Steve Barth, Steve Irwin, Steve Sheppard, Jr., Steve Smith, Tanner Thorson, Taylor Andrews, Ted Hines, Terry Doss, Thomas Meseraull, Tiffany Wyzard, Todd Thomas, Todd Wanless, Tom Ball, Troy Cline, Wally Dallenbach, Will Cagle, Cody Gallogly, Jason McDougal & Jesse Dunham

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Tri-City USAC Sprints Fall to Rain

For the second consecutive Saturday, rain captured the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature, this time in Saturday’s Brandt “River Town Showdown” at Tri-City Speedway. A subsequent makeup date for the event will be announced soon.

Mother Nature Claims Tri-City USAC Midgets

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Leffel Takes USAC MTM Opener at Gas City

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East Coast Champ Drevicki Shines at Big Diamond

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Hoosier Hundred Entry List Revealed

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Stremme Steers to Bedford Renegades of Dirt Win

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Liggett Tops Peter Murphy Classic at Tulare

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Windom First to Repeat in Tri-City USAC Sprint Win

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Courtney Chalks Up History in Tri-City Midget Win

Tyler Courtney’s early-season USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship prowess has been paramount, and with his fourth win in the first six races of the season, he became the first driver to ever accomplish the feat following his victory in Friday night’s Brandt “River Town Showdown” opener at Tri-City Speedway.