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2005 USAC Silver Crown, 54th Annual Hoosier 100 - May 27, 2005

Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis IN

Tony Elliott Nick Lundgreen Jesse Hockett
Nick Lundgreen Paul White Kevin Huntley
Jesse Hockett & Wayne Reutmann Jr. Levi Jones David Gough
Johnny Parsons David Gough Ryan Durst & Russ Gamester
David Gough Ryan Durst & Russ Gamester Jesse Hockett
Mat Neely Dave Steele Dave Steele
Jay Drake Dave Steele Jay Drake
Gary Irwin & Jason McCord Ryan Durst Randy Bateman
Jay Drake Jay Drake Jay Drake
Jack Hewitt's 2 Seat Sprint Car Jack Hewitt's 2 Seeat Sprint Car Car's line up on front for start of Hoosier 100
Dave Dave Darland & Jose Wise Driver Introductions Car's line up on front for start of Hoosier 100
Jay Drake Car's line up on front for start of Hoosier 100 Car's line up on front for start of Hoosier 100
Car's line up on front for start of Hoosier 100 Car's line up on front for start of Hoosier 100 Brian Tyler
Teddy Beach, Hoosier 100 Winner Danny Long Hud Cone
Randy Bateman Tom Hessert Jerry Coons Jr.
David Gough Nick Lundgreen Jon Stanbrough
Tad Roach Wayne Reutmann Jr. Jesse Hockett
Tom Capie Danny Ebberts Matt Westfall
View of the pits View of the pits View of the pits
Russ Gamesteer Paul White Ryan Durst
Levi Jones Jesse Hockett Dave Darland
Tom Hessert Josh Wise Shane Hollingsworth
View of the pits Tracy Hines Johnny Heydenreich
Aaron Pierce Bud Kaeding AJ Fike
Josh Wise Jay Drake Mat Neely
Ron Gregory Gary Irvin Johnny Parsons
Dickie Gaines Jason McCord Jim Stinson
Tony Elliott Tony Elliott Kevin Huntley
Sport Allen View of turns 1 & 2 View of turn 2
View of center of infield & turn 3 View of front straight & turns 3 & 4 Tom Capie
Paul White Aaron Pierce Alex Shanks
Tony Elliott Practice Session Jesse Hockett
Mat Neely Practice session racing action Jesse Hockett
Paul White Brian Tyler Teddy Beach, event winner
Bud Kaeding Jesse Hockett Brian Tyler
Bud Kaeding Jesse Hockett Russ Gamester
Mat Neely Hud Cone Teddy Beach
Shane Hollingsworth Brian Tyler Jesse Hockett
Hud Cone & Aaron Pierce Paul White Randy Bateman
Jay Drake Denny Long Matt Westfall
Levi Jones Josh White Danny Long
Ron Gregory Jason McCord Josh White
Ron Gregory & Johnny Heydenreich Jason McCord Danny Ebberts
Gary Irwin Ron Gregory Tom Hessert
Gary Irwin & Jay Drake Ron Gregory & Jimmy Stinson Jason McCord
Gary Irwin David Gough & Matt Westfall Levi Jones
Josh White Jason McCord Brian Tyler
Tracy Hines & Paul White Bud Kaeding Bud Kaeding
Brian Tyler Shane Hollingsworth & Teddy Beach Turn 1 racing action
USAC Vehicles    

Virtual Tour of the Indiana State Faigrounds Speedway

Entrance to Indiana State Fairgrounds Speedway Entrance to Indiana State Fairgrounds Speedway Entrance to Indiana State Fairgrounds Speedway
Entrance to Indiana State Fairgrounds Speedway Fairgrounds Admin Building Entrance to Indiana State Fairgrounds Speedway
Entrance to Indiana State Fairgrounds Speedway Outside the Pepsi Coliseum Entrance to Indiana State Fairgrounds Speedway
Speedway Ticket Office Main Entrance Indiana National Guard
Main Entrance Indiana National Guard Hospitality area
Hospitality area View fo the midway Outside of turn 1 end of main grandstands
Coors Light H2 Hummer View of turn 1 View of front straight & main grandstands
View of front straight & main grandstands View of front straight & main grandstands USAC Trailer
View of front straight View of front straight View of main grandstands
North end of main grandstands View of infield & turn 3 View of front straight & turns 1 & 2
View of infield & turn 2 View of front straight & turn 4 View of front straight & turn 1
View of front straight & turn 4 View of bottom of grandstands View of infield
View of infield View of front straight & turns 1 & 2 View of front straight & turns 3 & 4
View of front straight & turns 3 & 4 View of bottom of grandstands View of the midway
View of the midway View of the front straight View of the front straight
View of the front straight & turns 1 & 2 View of center of infield View of center of infield
Teddy Beach, Hoosier Hundred Winner Phil Rider Photo Teddy Beach in victory lane Phil Rider Photo Teddy Beach in victory lane with the Coors Light Girls Phil Rider Photo
View of front straight & turns 1 & 2    

                                                   Beach Wins Historic "Hoosier Hundred"

Story & Results Courtesy of www.usacracing.com

The 54th Coors Light “Hoosier Hundred” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds was dominated Friday by two drivers – winner Teddy Beach and runner-up Josh Wise – who two years ago couldn’t legally use the race sponsor's product. Beach – who suffered a broken torque tube prior to the start of the 100-miler – charged from 10th to fourth in the first half of the race, then whipped past Wise on Lap 86 to lead the final 15 circuits for his first Weld Racing Silver Crown Series victory. “Words can’t describe how good I feel right now,” said Beach of Donnelsville, Ohio, who drove the No. 15 Beach Manufacturing/Fram Beast/Pink Chevy. “I just joined a list of great drivers who won this race.”  That list includes the names of A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Jimmy Bryan and Mario Andretti.

 

The evening had belonged to Wise of Riverside, Calif., who was making only his third series start. A red flag on Lap 3 halted the field, and early leader and polesitter Paul White was sent to the tail of the field after having been push started.  Wise had the track figured out almost immediately. Leading his first career laps in the series, Wise inched away from the rest of the field and was not seriously challenged by second-place running Tom Capie.   Capie pushed Wise to his limits on several ensuing caution flags, and at one time made contact with the rear of Wise’s car on a restart. Neither driver suffered severe damage to their machines.  Capie continued his hounding of Wise despite the Californian’s lead increase, but by Lap 40, appeared to be off the pace. Beach, who had passed defending series winner Dave Darland just a handful of laps earlier, zipped by Capie on Lap 40 for second.  Wise kept Beach in check for the next 30 laps before the Buckeye driver began reeling him in. The advantage closed even further on Lap 80, when Darland, running third, stopped on the front stretch.

 

The restart set up a dash between the 20-something drivers, and Beach took full advantage of it. He drove inside of Wise on Lap 86, and quickly attained a six-car length lead.  Wise wasn’t done yet though. The last 10 laps were flaked with two caution periods, and Wise kept close on both restarts. He stayed within two car lengths, but couldn’t jump past Beach, who beat Wise by .266 seconds.  Russ Gamester had his best series finish in nearly three years, while Jay Drake and Tracy Hines finished fourth and fifth. Drake finished third earlier in the day in the Menards Infiniti Pro Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, while Hines – who set quick time at 31.532 seconds and took over the points lead – ventured to the back of the field in search of a $50,000 bonus. Hines’ take of the $58,700 purse was $5,800, second to Beach’s $15,200.

 

Beach had to hustle all evening. He set the event’s sixth-fastest time, but qualifications stipends forced the Top 10 fastest drivers to compete in another session, where he was the 10th quickest.  Even after that, he had to fix the broken torque tube, and push the car out on the grid in time not to be penalized.  “This feels really good,” Beach said. “I’m in awe right now.  ”Wise had mixed emotions on finishing second.  “I feel almost greedy being disappointed running second,” Wise said. “It’s just when you run that strong…and started losing that advantage, it’s a bummer. But I’m really happy and it’s a good deal for us.”   Beach’s performance and car resembled that of another famous Indianapolis race: Rick Mears’ 1991 Indianapolis 500 victory. He drove a pink and white painted car, stayed in position to win all evening, and led going away after battling the dominant figure of the race.

 

Beach also won Thursday’s “Vogler Classic” USAC National Midget Car Series at the Blossom Chevrolet Indianapolis Speedrome, and he’ll look for three straight nights with a victory Saturday in the 60th Coca-Cola “Night Before The 500” at Indianapolis Raceway Park in Clermont, Ind.

 

 

 

USAC WELD RACING SILVER CROWN SERIES RACE RESULTS: May 27, 2005Indianapolis, IndianaIndiana State Fairgrounds – 54th Coors Light “Hoosier Hundred” – Presented by The Indiana National Guard

 

      QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tracy Hines, 37, Indiana Underground-31.532; 2. Tom Capie, 153, Capie-31.651; 3. Dave Darland, 56, Foxco-31.928; 4. Shane Hollingsworth, 85, Baldwin-32.032; 5. Josh Wise, 10, Stewart-32.101; 6. Teddy Beach, 15, Beach-32.123; 7. Jason McCord, 4, Contos-32.159; 8. Jon Stanbrough, 53, Fox-32.177; 9. Paul White, 99, Mucci/Matczak-32.193; 10. Russ Gamester, 51, Gamester-32.237; 11. Dave Steele, 9, East/Stewart-32.260; 12. Ron Gregory, 20, Irvin/Nolen-32.270; 13. Brian Tyler, 21, Team Six-R-32.327; 14. A.J. Fike, 32, RFMS-32.357; 15. Bud Kaeding, 67, BK/Leffler-32.415; 16. Tom Hessert III, 52, BWB-32.456; 17. Matt Westfall, 14, Daugherty-32.460; 18. Wayne Reutimann, Jr., 00, Reutimann-32.512; 19. Aaron Pierce, 05, Hanks-32.513; 20. Johnny Parsons, 43, Nix-32.522; 21. Jerry Coons, Jr., 35, RE-32.525; 22. Jay Drake, 22, Stewart-32.595; 23. Rich Tobias, Jr., 17, RW-32.633; 24. Kevin Huntley, 97, SC-32.659; 25. Randy Bateman, 55, Bateman-32.691; 26. Levi Jones, 2, Vance-32.709; 27. Jesse Hockett, 19, Kahne-32.795; 28. Nick Lundgreen, 0, Lundgreen-32.897; 29. Tony Elliott, 03, TNT-33.046; 30. David Gough, 82, Gough-33.082; 31. Ryan Durst, 59, S & R-33.311; 32. Mat Neely, 69, Dynamics-33.394; 33. Gary Irvin, 48, Irvin/Nolen-33.546; 34. Sport Allen, 89, Moore-33.999; 35. Alex Shanks, 155, Baker-34.153; 36. Jimmy Stinson, 184, Westfall-35.207; 37. Tad Roach, 84, Spivey-35.950; 38. Nelson Stewart, 115, Lawson-NT; 39. Billy Puterbaugh, 23, Team Six-R-NT; 40. Dickie Gaines, 24, Parker-NT; 41. Danny Long, 68, Long-NT; 42. John Heydenreich, 90, Bank-NT; 43. Hud Cone, 91, Harris-NT; 44. Danny Ebberts, 144, Schlacter/Ebberts-NT; 45. #135, RE-NT.

 

      QUALIFYING RACE: (14 laps) 1. A.J. Fike, 2. Levi Jones, 3. Jesse Hockett, 4. Nick Lundgreen, 5. Mat Neely, 6. David Gough, 7. John Heydenreich, 8. Alex Shanks, 9. Ryan Durst, 10. Gary Irvin, 11. Dickie Gaines, 12. Randy Bateman, 13. Tad Roach, 14. Jimmy Stinson, 15. Sport Allen, 16. Tony Elliott. NT

 

      FEATURE: (100 laps) 1. Teddy Beach, 2. Josh Wise, 3. Russ Gamester, 4. Jay Drake, 5. Tracy Hines, 6. Bud Kaeding, 7. Dave Steele, 8. A.J. Fike, 9. Wayne Reutimann, Jr., 10. Paul White, 11. John Heydenreich, 12. Nick Lundgreen, 13. Shane Hollingsworth, 14. Jon Stanbrough, 15. Ron Gregory, 16. Rich Tobias, Jr., 17. Aaron Pierce, 18. Dave Darland, 19. Jason McCord, 20. Dickie Gaines, 21. Tom Capie, 22. Ryan Durst, 23. Jesse Hockett, 24. Levi Jones, 25. Matt Westfall, 26. Alex Shanks, 27. Brian Tyler (#48), 28. Mat Neely, 29. Jerry Coons, Jr., 30. Tom Hessert III, 31. Johnny Parsons, 32. Kevin Huntley, 33. David Gough. NT

 

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 White, Laps 3-85 Wise, Laps 86-100 Beach.

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