August 24th, 2012

30 Lap Smackdown USAC Sprint Car A Main
1. 21 Chris Windom
2. 4 Tracy Hines
3. 7 Bryan Clauson
4. 69 Thomas Meseraull
5. 11 Dave Darland
6. 35 Hunter Schuerenberg
7. 71 Damion Gardner
8. 14 Coleman Gulick
9. 53 Kyle Larson
10. 68 Jonathan Hendrick
11. 81 Robert Ballou
12. 20 Levi Jones
13. 2 Shane Cottle
14. 21 Jon Stanbrough
15. 10 Billy Puterbaugh
16. 57 Scotty Weir
17. 11 Brent Beauchamp
18. 32 Chase Stockon
19. 22 Chad Boespflug
20. 23 Tyler Courtney
21. 40 Justin Grant
22. 30 CJ Leary
23. 71 Jerry Coons, Jr.

12 Lap Smackdown USAC Sprint Car B Main (top 6 transfer)
1. 11 Beauchamp
2. 7 Clauson
3. 35 Schuerenberg
4. 30 Leary
5. 23 Courtney
6. 71 Gardner
7. 55 Nick Drake
8. 17 Casey Shuman
9. 36 Brady Short
10. 32 Stockon
11. 5 Chase Briscoe
12. 66 Josh Spencer
13. 10 Blake Fitzpatrick
14. 12 Ted Hines
15. 1 Kurt Gross
16. 71 Domain Ramsey
17. 5 Wes McIntyre
18. 9 Dakota Jackson
19. 23 Wesley Gordon
20. 12 Chris Gurley
DNS 5 Ryan Bernal
DNS 29 Logan Jarrett
DNS 9 Kevin Thomas, Jr.

20 Lap Street Stock Feature
1. 0 Lee Hobbs
2. 8 David Hurst
3. 2 Brandon Roundtree
4. 9 Glen Gamblin
5. 3w Ben Williams
6. 47 Darren Crawhorn
7. 66 Christian Kline
8. 89 Bobby Burton
9. 15 Ronnie Pardue
10. 86 Luke Timmerman
11. 18k Kevin Kemp
12. 48 Travis Wolford
13. 44 Blake Cross
14. X Steve Clark
15. 52 Gary Mock
16. 69 Eric Manning
17. 3 Craig Walker
18. 50 Jason Shrout
19. 62 Lana Jarvis
20. 18 Sam Casko
DNS 00 Landon Miller

Smackdown night No. 2 goes to Windom

By Derek Fisher

For the first 28 laps on Friday night, it looked as though Tracy Hines might visit a USAC victory lane at the Kokomo Speedway for the first time.

Turns out, he’ll have to wait at least 24 hours.

Canton, Ill. driver Chris Windom slipped under Hines getting into the third turn with two laps remaining, held off the latter’s advances over the last eight corners and bagged the victory on Sprint Car Smackdown night No. 2. The victory was worth $5,000, and sets Windom up as a favorite heading into Saturday night’s Smackdown finale – if his team can make motor repairs.

“This thing was hooked up tonight,” said Windom. “I stuck to the low side, and I knew Tracy was gonna stay down there too, so I had to just inch under him. The bad news is I think I blew it up coming to the checkered, but we’ll take the win.”

Windom started the feature event inside the second row and settled into fourth behind Hines, polesitter Thomas Meseraull and Dave Darland. Following a lap eight caution period for Justin Grant, Hines, Darland and Windom set about engaging in the kind of duel for the lead that’s become Kokomo Speedway’s calling card.

With Darland on top and Hines on the bottom, the lead was swapped multiple times over the next 10 laps, with Windom nipping at Hines’ heels and a hard-charging Bryan Clauson coming hard all the while.

Darland eventually jumped the cushion between turns one and two and faded, while Clauson simply could not get around the top two. That set up Windom’s winning move.

“Just wasn’t quite good enough tonight,” runner-up Hines said post-race. “We don’t show up to run second. I appreciate those guys racing me clean, and we’ll try it again (Saturday).”

Clauson, Meseraull and Darland rounded out the top five.

Clauson’s lap of 12.799 seconds was the class of the 39-car field in qualifying. Levi Jones, Jonathon Hendrick, Grant and Scotty Weir won the heat races, while Brent Beauchamp won the B-feature.