USAC to Celebrate 200th Sprint Race at Eldora

This weekend's #LetsRaceTwo at Eldora Speedway is an event that is circled on the calendar by fans, drivers and teams alike. 

Then again, each and every USAC event at Eldora since 1962 seems to be one that everyone anticipates as few tracks produce the chill down the spine, the goosebumps and the countless memorable moments that have been produced over the last half-century.

In fact, no track has been circled more often on the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car calendar than Eldora.  This weekend's events will mark race #199 and #200 at the half-mile dirt oval in western Ohio when the series returns this Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, for a historic weekend at The Big E.

Saturday’s event will mark the 200th USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car event held at Eldora Speedway.  Milestone race winners include Stan Bowman in 1962 (Race #1), Billy Cassella in 1975 (Race #50), Rich Vogler in 1986 (Race #100) and J.J. Yeley in 2001 (Race #150).

Seventy-seven different drivers have graced USAC Sprint Car victory lane at Eldora, but no driver has visited more often than Jack Hewitt with 13 wins.  Of all active drivers expected for this weekend's #LetsRaceTwo, Dave Darland and Robert Ballou lead all with five.

Here's a glance at the winningest Eldora USAC Sprint drivers and a complete rundown of every USAC National Sprint Car winner from 1962 to present.

 

ALL-TIME ELDORA USAC SPRINT WINS

1. (13) Jack Hewitt

2. (9) Larry Dickson & Tracy Hines

4. (7) Pancho Carter & Rich Vogler

6. (6) Bubby Jones, Rollie Beale & Tom Bigelow

9. (5) Dave Darland, Jac Haudenschild & Robert Ballou

12. (4) Jay Drake, Kevin Doty, Kevin Huntley, Sam Sessions, Steve Butler & Tony Elliott

18. (3) Billy Cassella, Frankie Kerr, Greg Weld, J.J. Yeley, Jerry Coons, Jr., Jud Larson, Justin Grant, Lee Kunzman, Rick Hood, Rob Chaney & Sheldon Kinser

29. (2) Brady Bacon, Bruce Walkup, Bud Kaeding, Chris Windom, Derek Davidson, Don Branson, Gary Bettenhausen, George Snider, Jan Opperman, Larry Cannon, Larry Rice, Levi Jones, Mickey Shaw & Steve Kinser

43. (1) Allen Crowe, Arnie Knepper, Bill Puterbaugh, Boston Reid, Brad Sweet, Brian Tyler, Bryan Clauson, Byron Reed, C.J. Leary, Chad Boespflug, Clark Templeman, Danny Smith, Dave Peperak, Dickie Gaines, Don Nordhorn, Eddie Leavitt, Jackie Howerton, Jerry Poland, Jimmy Sills, Joe Saldana, Johnny Rutherford, Jon Stanbrough, Kyle Larson, Mario Andretti, Matt Westfall, Red Riegel, Rick Ungar, Robbie Stanley, Roger McCluskey, Stan Bowman, Terry Shepherd, Thomas Meseraull, Tony Stewart, Tray House & Tyler Courtney

 

RACE     DATE                   WINNING DRIVER            WINNING TEAM

1            4/22/1962            Stan Bowman                     Harold Beck #11

2           7/29/1962           Roger McCluskey              Bruce Homeyer #3

3           5/12/1963           Allen Crowe                     Howard Iddings #93

4           4/5/1964             Johnny Rutherford           Jack Colvin #6

5           7/5/1964             Jud Larson                      A.J. Watson #4

6           4/18/1965           Jud Larson                      A.J. Watson #2

7           5/9/1965             Jud Larson                      A.J. Watson #2

8           7/3/1965             Red Riegel                      John Wergland #14

9           10/17/1965         Don Branson                   Jud Phillips #1

10         4/3/1966             Arnie Knepper                 John Wergland #14

11         4/17/1966           Larry Dickson                  George Nesler #29

12         7/3/1966             Don Branson                   Jud Phillips #6

13         9/4/1966             Mario Andretti                 Wally Meskowski #1

14         4/16/1967           Rollie Beale                     Kenny Lay #82

15         7/2/1967             Mickey Shaw                   Doug Lang #28

16         7/22/1967           Rollie Beale                     Kenny Lay #82

17         4/7/1968             Rollie Beale                     Kenny Lay #3

18         7/20/1968           Larry Dickson                  Ray Smith #4

19         9/29/1968           Mickey Shaw                   Carl Forberg #8

20         4/6/1969             Tom Bigelow                   Carl Gehlhausen #84

21         6/8/1969             Larry Cannon                  Larry Cannon/Bill Burton #42

22         7/26/1969           Greg Weld                      Ray Smith #6

23         4/5/1970             Gary Bettenhausen          Willie Davis #1

24         5/2/1970             Greg Weld                      Ray Smith #5

25         7/25/1970           Larry Dickson                  Kenny Lay #2

26         8/15/1970           Greg Weld                      Paul Leffler/Ralph Hulsman #4

27         9/11/1970           Larry Dickson                  Kenny Lay #2

28         4/4/1971             Gary Bettenhausen          Willie Davis #2

29         6/12/1971           Sam Sessions                  Paul Leffler/Ralph Hulsman #6

30         7/24/1971           Larry Dickson                  Ben Leyba #1

31         9/19/1971           Bill Puterbaugh                Glen Niebel/Paul Mead #8

32         4/2/1972             Rollie Beale                     Ron Kilman #3

33         6/10/1972           Sam Sessions                  Mauri Amerling #4

34         7/22/1972           Lee Kunzman                  R.B. Racing #5

35         9/17/1972           Jerry Poland                    Willard Coil #15

36         10/22/1972         Sam Sessions                  Mauri Amerling #4

37         10/22/1972         Don Nordhorn                 Sid Van Winkle #6

38         4/1/1973             George Snider                Bill Easton #55

39         4/29/1973           Sam Sessions                 Mauri Amerling #1

40         8/11/1973           Lee Kunzman                 R.B. Racing #3

41         9/16/1973           Pancho Carter                Steve Stapp #77

42         10/21/1973         Lee Kunzman                 R.B. Racing #3

43         10/21/1973         Pancho Carter                Steve Stapp #77

44         3/31/1974           Jan Opperman               Luke Bogar #90

45         7/13/1974           Bruce Walkup                Don Siebert #4

46         10/6/1974           Pancho Carter                Conger/Stapp Racing #6

47         10/6/1974           Larry Cannon                 Richard Hoffman #59

48         4/13/1975           Tom Bigelow                  Weaver Excavating #2

49         6/21/1975           Rollie Beale                    Ron Kilman #7

50         7/12/1975           Billy Cassella                  Louis Seymour #29

51         10/5/1975           Rollie Beale                    Ron Kilman #7

52         10/5/1975           Larry Dickson                 Ernie Ensign #80

53         3/28/1976           Sheldon Kinser               Gohr Distributing #56

54         4/11/1976           Larry Dickson                Russ Polak #1

55         6/19/1976           Jackie Howerton            Bobby Hillin’s Longhorn Racing #6

56         6/20/1976           Clark Templeman          Ray Smith #14

57         7/10/1976           Jan Opperman              Bobby Hillin’s Longhorn Racing #6

58         8/7/1976             Tom Bigelow                Walter Knepper #55

59         9/19/1976           Pancho Carter               Steve Stapp #4

60         10/9/1976           Tom Bigelow                Walter Knepper #55

61         10/10/1976         Pancho Carter               Steve Stapp #4

62         10/10/1976         Pancho Carter               Steve Stapp #4

63         4/10/1977           Tom Bigelow                Sherman Armstrong #43

64         4/17/1977           Bubby Jones                 Bobby Hillin’s Longhorn Racing #40

65         4/17/1977           George Snider              Walter Knepper #55

66         6/18/1977           Tom Bigelow                Sherman Armstrong #43

67         6/19/1977           Bruce Walkup               Don Siebert #9

68         7/9/1977             Pancho Carter              Steve Stapp #1

69         9/18/1977           Bubby Jones                Bobby Hillin’s Longhorn Racing #40

70         10/9/1977           Eddie Leavitt                Don Siebert #9

71         10/9/1977           Bubby Jones                Bobby Hillin’s Longhorn Racing #40

72         6/17/1978           Joe Saldana                 Ray Smith #14

73         9/17/1978           Bubby Jones                Don Siebert #49

74         4/29/1979           Bubby Jones                Don Siebert #76

75         6/2/1979             Bubby Jones                Don Siebert #76

76         8/25/1979           Larry Rice                    Lloyd Weaver #7

77         10/14/1979         Billy Cassella                Louis Seymour #4

78         10/14/1979         Billy Cassella                Louis Seymour #4

79         4/6/1980             Rich Vogler                 Don Siebert #2

80         7/26/1980           Larry Dickson              Ben Leyba #8

81         10/12/1980         Sheldon Kinser            Sherman Armstrong #43

82         10/12/1980         Larry Dickson              Ben Leyba #8

83         4/25/1981           Dave Peperak             Don Robertson #77

84         6/20/1981           Sheldon Kinser           Ben Leyba #6

85         7/3/1981             Rich Vogler                Johnny Vance Racing Team #1

86         10/11/1981         Steve Kinser               Johnny Vance Racing Team #1

87         4/24/1982           Jack Hewitt                Johnny Vance Racing Team #32

88         7/17/1982           Jac Haudenschild        Bob Hampshire #63A

89         10/3/1982           Steve Kinser               Johnny Vance Racing Team #32

90         6/4/1983             Rich Vogler                Johnny Vance Racing Team #2x

91         8/2/1983             Jack Hewitt                William King & William Powers #51

92         9/25/1983           Jack Hewitt                G & R Racing #37

93         4/1/1984             Jac Haudenschild        Johnny Vance Racing Team #2v

94         4/28/1984           Steve Butler               Bud Whitacre #98

95         7/14/1984           Rick Hood                  Damon Fortune #39A

96         8/16/1984           Jack Hewitt                Richard Briscoe #5x

97         4/27/1985           Jac Haudenschild        George Toney #1

98         4/28/1985           Rick Hood                  Damon Fortune #39

99         10/6/1985           Larry Rice                  Phil Poor #6x

100       4/5/1986             Rich Vogler                Damon Fortune #39

101       4/26/1986           Rick Hood                  Gohr Distributing #56

102       9/28/1986           Rich Vogler                Johnny Vance Racing Team #2v

103       3/28/1987           Rich Vogler                Johnny Vance Racing Team #2

104       4/25/1987           Rick Ungar                 Tom Wimmer #7w

105       6/13/1987           Rich Vogler                Johnny Vance Racing Team #2

106       9/27/1987           Tony Elliott                Paul Hazen #57

107       3/27/1988           Jac Haudenschild        Les Kepler #18

108       4/23/1988           Jack Hewitt                Bob Hampshire #63

109       5/14/1988           Jack Hewitt                Bob Hampshire #63

110       6/18/1988           Jack Hewitt                Bob Hampshire #63

111       7/16/1988           Steve Butler               Jeff Stoops #1

112       9/25/1988           Steve Butler               Jeff Stoops #1

113       9/24/1989           Steve Butler               Stoops Racing #1

114       4/7/1990             Jack Hewitt                Don Murphy #23s

115       9/30/1990           Jack Hewitt                Bob Hampshire #63

116       9/22/1991           Jack Hewitt                Don Murphy #23

117       3/28/1992           Terry Shepherd          Dee Chapman #4c

118       10/4/1992           Danny Smith              Goacher Racing #5G

119       3/27/1993           Robbie Stanley           Dynamics, Inc. #69

120       8/11/1993           Jack Hewitt                Six-R Racing #26R

121       10/3/1993           Tony Elliott                Dick Newkirk #17

122       4/2/1994             Frankie Kerr              Stan Shoff #23s

123       6/25/1994           Tray House               Tray House #95

124       8/10/1994           Frankie Kerr              Stan Shoff #23s

125       9/25/1994           Kevin Doty                Glen Niebel #20

126       4/1/1995             Kevin Doty                Steve Chrisman #25

127       8/9/1995             Byron Reed               Byron Reed #5R

128       9/23/1995           Tony Stewart             Glen Niebel #20

129       8/7/1996             Frankie Kerr              Stan Shoff #23s

130       9/28/1996           Jimmy Sills                Gary Stanton #75

131       3/29/1997           Kevin Huntley            Dennis Stone #3s

132       6/22/1997           Kevin Huntley            Rick Daugherty #7H

133       8/6/1997             Brian Tyler                Contos Racing #4c

134       9/20/1997           Jack Hewitt               Bob Hampshire #63

135       5/2/1998             Kevin Doty                Steve Chrisman #25

136       5/24/1998           Dave Darland             Dynamics, Inc. #69

137       6/20/1998           Kevin Doty                 Steve Chrisman #25

138       9/26/1998           Jack Hewitt                BWB Racing #16

139       3/27/1999           Derek Davidson          BWB Racing #62

140       5/1/1999             Derek Davidson          BWB Racing #62

141       5/30/1999           Tracy Hines                Pete Willoughby #97

142       7/28/1999           Tracy Hines                Pete Willoughby #97

143       9/25/1999           Dave Darland              Dynamics, Inc. #69

144       4/1/2000             Jay Drake                   Pete Willoughby #97

145       4/29/2000           Dave Darland              Dynamics, Inc. #69

146       5/28/2000           Tony Elliott                 Jeff Walker/Denny Lamers #66

147       9/30/2000           Tracy Hines                BWB Racing #62

148       4/28/2001           Tracy Hines                BWB Racing #62

149       6/22/2001           Jay Drake                   Keith Kunz Motorsports #67

150       6/23/2001           J.J. Yeley                    GT Racing #76

151       9/22/2001           Bud Kaeding               BK Motorsports #29K

152       5/26/2002           J.J. Yeley                   GT Racing #76

153       6/22/2002           Tony Elliott                Jeff Walker Racing #39

154       9/21/2002           Bud Kaeding              BK Motorsports #29

155       5/3/2003             Boston Reid               Davis Racing #2B

156       5/25/2003           J.J. Yeley                   Tony Stewart Racing #20Y

157       6/21/2003           Jon Stanbrough          Paul Hazen #57

158       9/20/2003           Jac Haudenschild        Larry Woodward #4

159       6/19/2004           Jay Drake                  Tony Stewart Racing #20

160       8/7/2004             Kevin Huntley            Roberts Motorsports #21R

161       9/25/2004           Dickie Gaines             Dickie Gaines #70

162       4/30/2005           Jay Drake                  Tony Stewart Racing #21

163       5/29/2005           Rob Chaney               SC Racing #9x

164       6/18/2005           Kevin Huntley            Roberts Motorsports #21x

165       8/6/2005             Rob Chaney              SC Racing #9x

166       9/24/2005           Levi Jones                  2B Racing #2B

167       4/1/2006             Jerry Coons, Jr.          Dynamics, Inc. #69T

168       4/29/2006           Rob Chaney               SC Racing #9x

169       6/17/2006           Matt Westfall             Matt Westfall #54

170       9/23/2006           Tracy Hines               Dynamics, Inc. #69T

171       4/28/2007           Robert Ballou             MPHG Promotions #81

172       9/22/2007           Robert Ballou             MPHG Promotions #81

173       5/10/2008           Tracy Hines               Tony Stewart Racing #21

174       6/14/2008           Tracy Hines               Tony Stewart Racing #21

175       9/20/2008           Brad Sweet               Kasey Kahne Racing #9

176       4/11/2009           Jerry Coons, Jr.         Dynamics, Inc. #69

177       9/26/2009           Jerry Coons, Jr.         Dynamics, Inc. #69

178       5/12/2010           Robert Ballou             MPHG Promotions #81

179       9/25/2010           Levi Jones                Tony Stewart Racing #20

180       9/24/2011           Kyle Larson              Dynamics, Inc. #69

181       4/21/2012           Tracy Hines              Tracy Hines Racing #4

182       7/28/2012           Dave Darland            Jeff Walker Racing #11

183       9/22/2012           Tracy Hines              Tracy Hines Racing #4

184       9/21/2013           Chris Windom           Jeff Walker Racing #11

185       4/19/2014           Dave Darland           Phillips Motorsports #71p

186       9/20/2014           Brady Bacon            Dynamics, Inc. #69

187       5/8/2015             Robert Ballou           Ballou Motorsports #12

188       5/9/2015             Justin Grant             Mark Hery #40

189       9/26/2015           Thomas Meseraull     Amati Racing #66

190       5/6/2016             Bryan Clauson          Dooling/Hayward Motorsports #63

191       5/7/2016             Chad Boespflug        NineEight/EZR #98E

192       9/24/2016           Justin Grant             Sam McGhee Motorsports #17

193       5/12/2017           Justin Grant             Sam McGhee Motorsports #11

194       5/13/2017           Robert Ballou           Ballou Motorsports #12

195       9/23/2017           C.J. Leary                Leary Racing #30

196       5/11/2018           Brady Bacon            Brady Bacon Racing #99

197       5/12/2018           Chris Windom          Baldwin Brothers Racing #5

198       9/22/2018           Tyler Courtney         Clauson Marshall Newman Racing #7BC

 

Tickets sales begin at the main gate and turn four for this Friday and Saturday’s #LetsRaceTwo at 1:30pm Eastern both days.  The turn 3 pit gate opens at 2pm, spectator gates open at 2pm, drivers meeting begins at 5pm with cars set to hit the track at 6pm.

Adult general admission tickets are $29 and $34 for reserved.  For children ages 12 and under, general admission tickets are FREE and $9 for reserved.  Pit passes are $34 apiece.

Eldora Speedway is located at 13929 OH-118, New Weston, OH 45348.  You can reach the track via phone at (937) 338-3815.  The track’s website can be found at http://www.eldoraspeedway.com/.

You can watch the event LIVE on http://www.FloRacing.com/ or listen LIVE on the USAC app.  Follow 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. 

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38 Entries Set For Bettenhausen 100

The entry list for Sunday’s 58th Bettenhausen 100 has been released. 38 drivers are set to take on the legendary Springfield mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

Bettenhausen 100 Stat Book

Check out some of the history of the Bettenhausen 100 going down this Sunday (Sept. 22).