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USAC Sprints Jud Larson Classic at Eldora Speedway

April 11, 2009

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Photos by Mike Campbell

Brett Burdette & Levi Jones Darren Hagen & Josh Wise Robert Ballou & Levi Jone
Jesse Hockett & John Memmer Brad Sweet & Levi Jones Brady Short & Chad Boat
Bud Kaeding & Chad Boat Tracy Hines & Jerry Coons Jr. Jerry Coons Jr. in Victory Lane
View of the new turn 3 & 4 Suites Dave Darland & Trey Robb Brad Sweet & Cole Whitt
     

Steve.Hardin.Com Photos

Diagonal view of track with new Suites Infield Tower Turn 3 & Suites
New Earl & Bernice Baltes Bronze Statues New Earl & Bernice Baltes Bronze Statues New Earl & Bernice Baltes Bronze Statues
Eldora Ballroom Eldora Ballroom Front entrance
Outside front entrance New Suites in turns 3 & 4 Eldora offices
Bryan Clauson Casey Riggs Josh Wise
Chad Boat Robert Ballou Thomas Meseraull
Brad Sweet Nic Faas Chris Windom
Brett Burdette Jerry Coons Jr. Darren Hagen
Trey Rob Damion Gardner Mike Brecht
John Memmer Brady Bacon Jimmy Light
Hunter Schuerenberg Mike Miller Landon Simon
Matt Goodnight USAC Trailer Infield Tower
Dave Darland Cole Whitt Bud Kaeding
View of the pits Jerry Bell Tracy Hines
Levi Jones Blake Fitzpatrick View of the pits
Keith Kunz TRD pits Jesse Hockett View of the pits
View of the pits Back straight wall Tracy Hines
View of the pits Brady Short Infield and new turn 3 & 4 Suites
View of the pits Turn 1 Turn 2
Back straight Back straight Turn 3
Turn 3 & 4 Suites Turn 4 Front straight & main grandstands
Turn 1 grandstands Front straight & turn 1 Front straight & turn 4
New cement below grandstands New turn 3 & 4 Suites Eldora big checks from 2008
Eldora big checks from 2008 Front straight & turn 1 Flagstand
Souvenier trailer row in turn 1 Souvenier trailer row in turn 1 View of the pits
Turn 1 terrace & main grandstands View of the infield from turn 1 Front straight
Infield Infield Turn 3 & 4 Suites
Front straight & turn 1 Front straight pit road New turn 3 & 4 Suites
Back of Suites under construction Back of Suites under construction  
     

Results and Story Courtesy of WWW.USACRACING.COM

COONS GIVES HOFFMAN TEAM WIN #73

Rossburg, Ohio…….Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, Ariz. won Saturday night’s 30-lap “Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic” at the Eldora Speedway in the Kroger/Tide, Bounty/Pringles F5 Gaerte Mopar, giving his Dynamics, Inc. Hoffman Auto Racing Team its 73rd career USAC Sprint car triumph. The race, part of the track’s “Coca Cola Spring Classic,” saw three feature leaders, Coons leading the first and the final six laps. Levi Jones led 12 laps and Brad Sweet led 11. Sweet flipped on the final lap while running second but escaped injury. Dave Darland finished second and leads the new series standings as a result. Jesse Hockett, Jones and Brady Short rounded out the “top-five” at the checkered flag. Darren Hagen was transported to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio for treatment of two broken ribs and a partially collapsed lung after flipping during a heat race.


USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: April 11, 2009 – Rossburg, Ohio – Eldora Speedway – “Coca Cola Spring Classic” – “Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic”

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dave Darland, 2B, RWB-15.033; 2. Bryan Clauson, 39x, Clauson-15.082; 3. Tracy Hines, 21, Stewart-15.117; 4. Levi Jones, 20, Stewart-15.185; 5. Brad Sweet, 9, Kahne-15.260; 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 69, Dynamics-15.310; 7. Chad Boat, 30, Boat-15.383; 8. Brady Short, 36, Short-15.546; 9. Bud Kaeding, 29, BK-15.552; 10. Critter Malone, 97x, Seeling-15.553; 11. Nic Faas, 17F, Faas-15.570; 12. Josh Wise, 37, Indiana Underground-15.571; 13. Trey Robb, 12T, Bell-15.573; 14. Mike Brecht, 9x, SC-15.584; 15. Damion Gardner, 71, DG-15.596; 16. Darren Hagen, 67, Kunz-15.616; 17. Cole Whitt, 67k, Kunz-15.718; 18. Jesse Hockett, 13, Hockett-15.724; 19. John Memmer, 4m, Memmer-15.782; 20. Robert Ballou, 81, MPHG-15.809; 21. Chris Windom, 17, Windom-15.857; 22. Blake Fitzpatrick, 10F, Fitzpatrick-15.882; 23. Casey Riggs, 37R, Indiana Underground-15.882; 24. Brett Burdette, 17B, Burdette-15.888; 25. Mike Miller, 82, Miller-15.943; 26. Brady Bacon, 10, R & B-16.062; 27. Thomas Meseraull, 5, Baldwin-16.147; 28. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, Thomas-16.216; 29. Hunter Schuerenberg, 07, Wilson-16.239; 30. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-16.279; 31. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-16.412; 32. Jimmy Light, 12, R & B-16.600; 33. Jerry Bell, 85, Bell-17.008; 34. Kevin Studley, 57, Studley-17.457.

 

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Sweet, 2. Windom, 3. Whitt, 4. Darland, 5. Kaeding, 6. Robb, 7. Miller, 8. Bell, 9. Schuerenberg. NT

 

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Malone, 3. Coons, 4. Clauson, 5. Brecht, 6. Hockett, 7. Fitzpatrick, 8. Simon, 9. Studley. NT

 

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hines, 2. Meseraull, 3. Gardner, 4. Faas, 5. Goodnight, 6. Boat, 7. Riggs, 8. Memmer. NT

 

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jones, 2. Ballou, 3. Wise, 4. Short, 5. Light, 6. Burdette, 7. Hagen, 8. Thomas. NT

 

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Kaeding, 2. Hockett, 3. Boat, 4. Robb, 5. Burdette, 6. Memmer, 7. Riggs, 8. Fitzpatrick, 9. Goodnight, 10. Miller, 11. Light, 12. Bell, 13. Simon, 14. Studley, 15. Schuerenberg, 16. Thomas, 17. Brecht. NT

 

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jerry Coons Jr., 2. Dave Darland, 3. Jesse Hockett, 4. Levi Jones, 5. Brady Short, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Bud Kaeding, 8. Chris Windom, 9. Bryan Clauson, 10. Nic Faas, 11. Josh Wise, 12. Tracy Hines, 13. Brady Bacon, 14. Chad Boat, 15. Brad Sweet, 16. Trey Robb, 17. John Memmer, 18. Brett Burdette, 19. Thomas Meseraull, 20. Damion Gardner, 21. Critter Malone, 22. Cole Whitt. NT

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**Hagen flipped during the fourth heat race and was transported to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Burdette and Whitt flipped on lap 2 of the feature. Gardner flipped on lap 12 of the feature. Burdette flipped on lap 25 of the feature. Sweet and Robb flipped on lap 30 of the feature.

 

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Coons, Laps 2-13 Jones, Laps 14-24 Sweet, Laps 25-30 Coons.

 

NEW USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Darland-242; 2-Hockett-226; 3-Coons-195; 4-Whitt-194; 5Jones-175; 6--Hines-170; 7-Sweet-169; 8-Gardner-163; 9-Jon Stanbrough-147; 10-Hagen-128.

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