USAC Silver Crown Stat Book

Coming off a sterling performance at Memphis in March in which he notched his record-extending 25th career USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series victory, Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. is at the top of the leaderboard thus far in most statistical categories, with just a single race in the book, heading into this Saturday's Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness "Rollie Beale Classic" at Ohio's Toledo Speedway.  The four-time champ has been victorious in three of the six Silver Crown events held at Toledo and looks to add to his ever-growing trophy collection.

Let's crack open the Silver Crown stat book and get caught up to speed with all the facts and figures from the young season thus far.

Pit gates for the Saturday, April 27, USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series event at Ohio’s Toledo Speedway open at 11am and front gates open at 2:15pm.   Silver Crown practice runs from 2:30-3:15pm and 3:40-4:05pm with Sprint Car practice set for 3:15-3:40pm and 4:05-4:25pm.  Fatheadz Eyewear Silver Crown qualifying begins at 5pm, followed by Sprint Car qualifying.  Vintage Car laps are set for 5:40pm with invocation/anthems slotted for 5:55pm and racing at 6pm. (All times Eastern)

Adult general admission tickets are $20 advance and $25 on raceday.  Kids age 6-12 are $3, children age 5 and under are FREE!

Toledo Speedway is located at 5639 Benore Rd, Toledo, OH 43612.  You can reach the track via phone at (419) 727-1100 and on their website at http://www.toledospeedway.com/.

LIVE flag-to-flag coverage of the event will be on http://www.FloRacing.com/.  Listen to LIVE audio of all the happenings on the USAC app.  Following along with live updates on https://www.facebook.com/usacracing/ and https://twitter.com/USACNation with live timing and scoring available on the Race Monitor app.


2019 USAC SILVER CROWN SCHEDULE & RESULTS

Mar 23: (P) (#) Millington, TN – Memphis International Raceway

WINNER: Kody Swanson (Gene Nolen Racing #20)

Apr 14: (D) Terre Haute, IN – Terre Haute Action Track

WINNER: Postponed

Apr 27: (P) Toledo, OH – Toledo Speedway

May 23: (D) Indianapolis, IN – Indiana State Fairgrounds

May 24: (P) Brownsburg, IN – Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis

Jun 14: (D) Mechanicsburg, PA – Williams Grove Speedway

Jun 28: (P) Oregon, WI – Madison International Speedway

Aug 10: (P) Salem, IN - Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery

Aug 17: (D) (#) Springfield, IL – Illinois State Fairgrounds

Sep 1: (D) Du Quoin, IL – Du Quoin State Fairgrounds

Sep 7: (P) Brownsburg, IN – Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis

Sep 28: (D) Rossburg, OH - Eldora Speedway

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(D) represents a dirt event

(P) represents a pavement event

# represents a daytime event

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2019 USAC SILVER CROWN DRIVER POINT STANDINGS (TOP-10)

1.   (76) Kody Swanson (Kingsburg, CA)

2.   (67) Bobby Santos (Franklin, MA)

3.   (64) Justin Grant (Ione, CA)

4.   (61) Kyle Hamilton (Danville, IN)

5.   (58) ®Joey Schmidt (Ellisville, MS)

6.   (55) Kevin Thomas, Jr. (Cullman, AL)

7.   (52) Eric Gordon (Fortville, IN)

8.   (49) ®Derek Bischak (Angola, IN)

9.   (46) ®Chris Dyson (Pleasant Valley, NC)

10. (43) David Byrne (Shullsburg, WI)

® represents a USAC Silver Crown Rookie Driver

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2019 USAC SILVER CROWN OWNER POINT STANDINGS (TOP-10)

1.   (76) Gene Nolen Racing #20

2.   (67) DJ Racing #22

3.   (64) Hemelgarn Racing #91

4.   (61) Klatt Enterprises #6

5.   (58) Sam Pierce #25

6.   (55) DHR/Byrd Racing #11

7.   (52) Armstrong/Slinkard Racing #78

8.   (49) Derek Bischak #131

9.   (46) Chris Dyson Racing #9

10. (43) Byrne Racing #40

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2019 USAC SILVER CROWN ROOKIE DRIVER POINT STANDINGS (TOP-10)

1.   (58) Joey Schmidt (Ellisville, MS)

2.   (49) Derek Bischak (Angola, IN)

3.   (46) Chris Dyson (Pleasant Valley, NY)

4.   (39) Cody Gerhardt (Fresno, CA)

5.   (35) Cody Gallogly (Pataskala, OH)

6.   (22) Jason Conn (Prince George, BC)

7.   (20) Jim Anderson (Joliet, IL)

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RACE WINS:

1. (1) Kody Swanson (March 23 at Memphis International Raceway)

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LAPS LED:

1. (40) Kody Swanson

2. (30) Bobby Santos

3. (20) David Byrne

4. (10) Aaron Pierce

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TOP-FIVE FINISHES:

1. (1) Justin Grant, Kyle Hamilton, Bobby Santos, Joey Schmidt & Kody Swanson

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TOP-TEN FINISHES:

1. (1) Derek Bischak, David Byrne, Chris Dyson, Eric Gordon, Justin Grant, Kyle Hamilton, Bobby Santos, Joey Schmidt, Kody Swanson & Kevin Thomas, Jr.

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RACE STARTS:

1. (1) Jim Anderson, Derek Bischak, David Byrne, Jason Conn, Chris Dyson, Cody Gallogly, Cody Gerhardt, Matt Goodnight, Eric Gordon, Justin Grant, Mike Haggenbottom, Kyle Hamilton, C.J. Leary, Austin Nemire, Aaron Pierce, Kyle Robbins, Bill Rose, Bobby Santos, Joey Schmidt, Kody Swanson, Kevin Thomas, Jr., Travis Welpott & Chris Windom

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TOP “ROOKIE” FINISHER OF THE RACE:

Mar 23: Memphis International Raceway – Joey Schmidt (5th)

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KSE RACING PRODUCTS “HARD CHARGER” OF THE RACE:

Mar 23: Memphis International Raceway – Bobby Santos (21st to 2nd)

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WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER:

Mar 23: Memphis International Raceway – Mike Haggenbottom

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FATHEADZ EYEWEAR FAST QUALIFYING TIMES:

1. (1) Kody Swanson

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ALL-TIME USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE WINS:

1. [25 wins] Kody Swanson

2. [23 wins] Jack Hewitt

3. [17 wins] Brian Tyler

4. [16 wins] Dave Steele

5. [15 wins] J.J. Yeley

6. [14 wins] Dave Darland & Chuck Gurney

8. [12 wins] Jimmy Sills

9. [11 wins] Bobby East

10. [10 wins] Gary Bettenhausen, Mike Bliss & Bobby Santos

13. [9 wins] Tracy Hines

14. [8 wins] Chris Windom

15. [7 wins] Jerry Coons, Jr., Rick Hood, George Snider & Tanner Swanson

19. [6 wins] Tom Bigelow, Russ Gamester, Kenny Irwin, Jr., Jason Leffler, Ken Schrader & Al Unser

25. [5 wins] Mario Andretti, Donnie Beechler, Pancho Carter, Jay Drake, Tony Elliott, Bud Kaeding, Sheldon Kinser, Larry Rice

33. [4 wins] Jeff Swindell & Rich Vogler

35. [3 wins] Steve Butler, Shane Cockrum, 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

50. [2 wins] Pat Abold, Steve Chassey, Bryan Clauson, Larry Dickson, Billy Engelhart, A.J. Foyt, Jeff Gordon, Justin Grant, Kyle Larson, C.J. Leary, Ryan Newman, Joe Saldana, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Cole Whitt, Josh Wise & Doug Wolfgang

66. [1 win] Teddy Beach, Christopher Bell, Jeff Bloom, David Byrne, Marvin Carman, Shane Carson, Bob Cicconi, Herb Copeland, Shane Cottle, Tyler Courtney, 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, Jim McElreath, Lealand McSpadden, Mat Neely, Brad Noffsinger, Stevie Reeves, Wayne Reutimann Jr., Danny Smith, Kevin Thomas, Rich Tobias Jr., Chris Urish & Billy Vukovich

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ALL-TIME USAC SILVER CROWN DRIVER 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. Yeley, 2003: 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, 2015: Kody Swanson, 2016: Chris Windom, 2017: Kody Swanson, 2018: Kody Swanson

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ALL-TIME USAC SILVER CROWN OWNER CHAMPIONS:

1971: Leader Cards, 1972: A.J. Foyt Enterprises, 1973: Vel’s Parnelli Jones, 1974: Vel’s Parnelli Jones, 1975: Pizza Hut of St. Louis, 1976: Louis Seymour & Sons, 1977: David LeFevre, 1978: Johnny Capels, 1979: Leader Cards, 1980: Delrose-Holt Racing, 1981: Aristocrat Products, 1982: Steve Enslow, 1983: Delrose-Holt Racing, 1984: Radio Hospital, 1985: Damon Fortune, 1986: Bob Hampshire, 1987: Bob Hampshire, 1988: Kenneth Jarrett Farms, 1989: Transportation Computer Systems, 1990: Bob Consani, 1991: M & L Plumbing, 1992: Kenneth Jarrett Farms, 1993: Del McClure, 1994: Gary Stanton, 1995: Niebel Engines, 1996: Stanton Racing, 1997: Foxco, Inc., 1998: Goetz Racing, 1999: Snider/Foyt Racing, 2000: Indiana Underground Construction, 2001: Paul Cook Racing, 2002: East/Stewart Racing, 2003: East/Stewart Racing, 2004: East/Stewart Racing, 2005: East/Stewart Racing, 2006: Leffler/BK Racing, 2007: BK Racing, 2008: RW Motorsports, 2009: BK Motorsports, 2010: Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, 2011: Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, 2012: RW Motorsports/Curb-Agajanian Racing, 2013: Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, 2014: DePalma Motorsports, 2015: DePalma Motorsports, 2016: DePalma Motorsports, 2017: DePalma Motorsports, 2018: DePalma Motorsports

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ALL-TIME USAC SILVER CROWN ROOKIES OF THE YEAR:

1981: Jack Hewitt, 1982: Keith Kauffman, 1983: Rick Hood, 1984: Dave Blaney, 1985: Steve Butler, 1986: Kenny Jacobs, 1987: Jeff Swindell, 1988: Gene Lee Gibson, 1989: Jimmy Sills, 1990: Eric Gordon, 1991: Stevie Reeves, 1992: Jim Keeker, 1993: Randy Tolsma, 1994: Kenny Irwin, Jr., 1995: Chuck Leary: 1996: Ryan Newman, 1997: Jimmy Kite, 1998: Todd Kane, 1999: Paul White, 2000: Kasey Kahne, 2001: Aaron Fike, 2002: Matt Westfall, 2003: Ron Gregory, 2004: Aaron Pierce, 2005: Josh Wise, 2006: Mat Neely, 2007: Cameron Dodson, 2008: Steve Arpin, 2009: Kody Swanson, 2010: Bryan Clauson, 2011: Kyle Larson, 2012: Kyle Hamilton, 2013: Chris Windom, 2014: Caleb Armstrong, 2015: C.J. Leary, 2016: Casey Shuman, 2017: Joss Moffatt, 2018: Kyle Robbins

USAC Stat Book: AMSOIL National Sprint Cars

Brady Bacon rose to the top of the charts in the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship in terms of wins with back-to-back scores earlier in the month at Knoxville, Iowa, his third and fourth of the year.  No other driver has more than two: Chris Windom (Canton, Ill.) and Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis, Ind.).  C.J. Leary (Greenfield, Ind.) remains the point leader on the back of tremendous consistency coming into a stretch of nine races in 11 nights, beginning Wednesday, July 17, at Eldora, then eight nights of NOS Energy Drink Indiana Midget Week July 18-27.

Indiana Sprint Week Start Times Shifted

The opening weekend of the 32nd annual NOS Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week tour will have a cooler start with this Thursday through Sunday’s event times pushed back to later in the evening.

USAC Sprints Tackle Eldora Wednesday for $10 Grand

The kickoff to one of the busiest stretches in the history of USAC’s AMSOIL National Sprint Car division begins this Wednesday, July 17, on the high banks of “The Big E,” Eldora Speedway for #LetsRaceTwo #TakeTwo in which the winner will take home $10,000!

Atko Takes Dramatic First ARX Victory at Gateway

Australian driver Chris Atkinson won the second round of Americas Rallycross (ARX) 2019 for Subaru Motorsports USA by making a last corner overtake for the race lead at the World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois.

It's Sweet, Sweet Springs Victory for Carrick

Most times, it seems the only thing predictable in USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget racing is unpredictability.  And sometimes when you think you know what’s about to transpire, that’s when everything turns on its head.  At times, literally.

Carlson Bears Down for DMA Win at Bear Ridge

Seth Carlson of Brimfield MA, scored the win Saturday night at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, VT. This is Carlson’s second win of the season piloting the #2 Seals-it sponsored, Skip Matczak owned dirt midget.

Baugh Back to Winning Ways at Spoon River

Andy Baugh returned to his winning ways in Saturday night’s USAC Engler IMRA Speed2 Midget event at Spoon River Speedway.

The Demon Strikes at Perris

After temperatures reached triple digits, fast qualifier “The Demon” Damion Gardner (Concord, CA) raced to victory at Perris Auto Speedway.

Watson's Last Lap Pass Nets Montpelier Victory

Past USAC champion Alex Watson used a last lap pass to get by two-time and defending series champ Aaron Leffel and win Saturday’s USAC Midwest Thunder Speed2 Midget feature at Indiana’s Montpelier Motor Speedway.

Smith Scores Second WSO Win at 81

Danny Smith raced to victory for the second time in his last three USAC Wingless Sprints Oklahoma starts, winning Saturday night’s series visit to 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas.