Bookmark and Share


 Putnamville, Indiana…….Dave Darland won the battle and Levi Jones won the war on Sunday night at Lincoln Park Speedway, as the 25th AMSOIL “Indiana Sprintweek” concluded with a great championship race and a fantastic battle for the win. Darland was making his 500th career Sprint Car Feature start, and cashed that in for his 37th career win, tying Sheldon Kinser for seventh on the all-time list.

While Darland was racking up his 17th “Indiana Sprintweek” race win, Levi Jones capped off a consistent week to tie Kevin Thomas as the only drivers to ever capture four “Sprintweek” championships.

Shane Cottle jumped to the lead from the pole position and was in command for much of the race. A demanding track led to multiple stoppages early in the event, but with the rhythm of a longer run, Cottle was pulling away. Behind him, it was Darland holding down second while the “race within a race” took place behind him with Jones, Bryan Clauson, and Jon Stanbrough racing for position and a potential “Sprintweek” title, as Kevin Thomas, Jr. stuck his nose in running the bottom from his 13th starting position.

After a restart with seven to go, Darland found his groove on the cushion. On lap 26, with a monster run off turn-two he threw a turn-three slidejob on Cottle for the top spot. Cottle was ready and turned back under him to lead the lap. Darland came right back at him, though, and he made it stick on lap 27. From there, he would not be challenged as he scored the win in the Jeff’s Jam-It-In Storage – Parker Store of Arizona #11 Maxim/Claxton.

“The track was changing throughout the race so I just had to keep trying different things until I found something that worked. I had to find a way to out-do him somehow in one and two and have a chance to make a move in three and four. KT (Kevin Thomas, Jr.) actually helped me a little bit to make Cottle nervous on the bottom, I think. I was hoping when I had that run that we weren’t gonna end up in the woods. We had him cleared plenty there and just had to keep getting off the corner to beat him,” Darland said.

Thomas stuck to his line on the bottom and eventually moved by Cottle as well, capping off a strong run to end his “Sprintweek” in the Black Jack Oil – Indy Metal Finishings #9K Spike/Kistler with a runner-up finish and the Schroeder Torsion Bars “Hard Charger” Award.

“I didn’t think I would ever be running the bottom like that. It just took a lot of patience. That was a long race for me, and I just had to wait and wait for people to mess up and try to hit it off the corner. For us to come on like this in the biggest week of the year is a really great feeling,” Thomas said.

On the last lap, still looking for enough points to steal the “Sprintweek” title, Clauson threw a massive turn-three slidejob on Cottle to take third in the Curb Records – R&B Trucker’s #7 Maxim/Fisher.

“It was game on tonight. All we could do tonight is do our best and beat them both, and we did that. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough cars in between us to do it. Came up a few points short again. It was a great week for us, and a couple bad breaks undid us this week,” Clauson said.

Cottle held on for fourth in the Epperson Painting – Infinity Shocks #2 Spike/Claxton, while Jones cleared Stanbrough off turn-four to steal the fifth spot and secure his week-long championship in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing – Chevy Performance #20 Maxim/Kistler.

“We definitely wanted to win races, but we were in the hunt every night and put together a great week. It’s an awesome week with great fans, and it’s great to drive for this race. Tonight, we were fast time and drove up through the heat race. It was tough for us to go anywhere in the feature, but I kept the 7 and the 21x right in front of us the whole race, and that was what we had to do to win it,” Jones said.

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 22, 2012 – Putnamville, IN – Lincoln Park Speedway – 25th AMSOIL “Indiana Sprint Week” Finale

QUALIFYING: 1. Levi Jones, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-12.718; 2. Bryan Clauson, 7, Tucker/BCI/Curb-Agajanian-12.786; 3. Daron Clayton, 92, Clayton-12.807; 4. Dave Darland, 11, Walker-12.893; 5. Jon Stanbrough, 21x, Roberts/Tate-12.916;6. Jerry Coons Jr., 71P, Phillips-12.950; 7. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-13.009; 8. Coleman Gulick, 14, Gulick-13.017; 9. Jon Sciscoe, 57, Hazen-13.134; 10. Jonathan Hendrick, 68, Hendrick-13.135; 11. Shane Cottle, 2, Epperson-13.177; 12. Kody Swanson, 19, Slinkard-13.208; 13. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-13.235; 14. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9k, BlackJack-13.264; 15. Thomas Meseraull, 18, Keen-13.270; 16. Chase Stockon, 32, Stockon-13.314; 17. Hunter Schuerenberg, 35, Byram-13.316; 18. A.J. Hopkins, 14H, Hopkins-13.398; 19. Chad Boespflug, 69, Dynamics-13.399; 20. Brent Beauchamp, 34, Olson-13.416; 21. Logan Hupp, 9H, Hupp-13.452; 22. Chris Gurley, 12G, Team Automotive-13.471; 23. Damion Gardner, 71, DG-13.498; 24. Seth Parker, 38p, Parker-13.560; 25. Robert Ballou, 81, MPHG-13.565; 26. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.570; 27. Jeff Bland, Jr., 38, Bland-13.572; 28. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-13.575; 29. Bobby East, 5E, East-13.582; 30. Josh Clemons, 71c, Pedersen-13.594; 31. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-13.650; 32. Chris Windom, 5, Baldwin-13.660; 33. Casey Shuman, 22, Batcheldor/Rice-13.677; 34. Dakota Jackson, 3, Jackson-13.700; 35. Josh Burton, 04, Burton-13.711; 36. Scotty Weir, 77, Wingo-13.752; 37. Joe Liguori, 6rr, Liguori-13.964; 38. Kyle Cummins, 3c, Cummins-14.123; 39. Daylan Chambers, 4c, Chambers-14.231; 40. Garrett Abrams, 32x, Abrams-16.994.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Jones, 2. Stanbrough, 3. Schuerenberg, 4. Leary, 5. Sciscoe, 6. Ballou, 7. East, 8. Liguori, 9. Hupp, 10. Shuman. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Hopkins, 3. Gurley, 4. Thomas, 5. Coons, 6. Hendrick, 7. Clemons, 8. R.Vander Weerd, 9. Jackson, 10. Cummins. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Cottle, 2. Gardner, 3. Meseraull, 4. Bland, 5. Clayton, 6. Boespflug, 7. J.Vander Weerd, 8. Burton, 9. Jarrett, 10. Chambers. 2:29.41

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Gulick, 3. Stockon, 4. Hines, 5. Parker, 6. Beauchamp, 7. Abrams, 8. Weir, 9. Swanson, 10. Windom. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Sciscoe, 2. Clayton, 3. Boespflug, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. Coons, 6. Hendrick, 7. Windom, 8. Beauchamp, 9. Ballou, 10. Shuman, 11. East, 12. Parker, 13. Hupp, 14. Jarrett, 15. Burton, 16. Jackson, 17. R.Vander Weerd, 18. Cummins, 19. Clemons, 20. Liguori, 21. Abrams, 22. Chambers. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 3. Bryan Clauson, 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Levi Jones, 6. Jon Stanbrough, 7. Coleman Gulick, 8. Hunter Schuerenberg, 9. Jonathan Hendrick, 10. Thomas Meseraull, 11. Daron Clayton, 12. Chad Boespflug, 13. Jeff Bland, Jr., 14. Chris Windom, 15. C.J. Leary, 16. Robert Ballou, 17. Chris Gurley, 18. Damion Gardner, 19. Jon Sciscoe, 20. Chase Stockon, 21. A.J. Hopkins, 22. Jace Vander Weerd, 23. Jerry Coons Jr., 24. Tracy Hines, 25. Richard Vander Weerd. NT


**Hendrick flipped during practice on July 19. Swanson flipped during Heat 4.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-26 Cottle, Laps 27-30 Darland.

NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stanbrough-1,138, 2-Jones-1,132; 3-Darland-1,055, 4-Clauson-952, 5-Gardner-950, 6-Hines-885, 7-Schuerenberg-833, 8-Ballou-824, 9-Thomas-817, 10-Stockon-816.

FINAL AMSOIL INDIANA SPRINT WEEK POINTS: 1-Jones-391, 2-Clauson-384, 3-Stanbrough-371, 4-Darland-360, 5-Coons-288, 6-Stockon-285, 7-Schuerenberg-267, 8-Thomas-260, 9-Gardner-254, 10-Cottle-217.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 28 – Rossburg, OH – Eldora Speedway – “Summer Sprint Car Shootout”

Upcoming Events
A big LPS Thank you to the wonderful fans, drivers, sponsors, and employees for the awesome 2016 season!
Congratulations to our 2016 Points Champions!
Sprints 16
Pos Driver Car # Points
1 Shane Cockrum 24P 439
2 Kevin Thomas JR 1,4J 396
3 Nate McMillin 24 293
4 Jeff Bland 38,17GP 284
5 JJ Hughes 76J 274
6 Brady Short 11P 240
7 Tim Creech II 2C 229
8 Brandon Mattox 04,28 194
9 Shelby VanGilder 22V 182
10 AJ Hopkins 14H,42G 159

Modifieds 16
Pos Driver Car # Points
1 Kenny Carmichael Sr 92 663
2 Kenny Carmichael Jr 92C 611
3 Travis Shoulders 166 610
4 Randy Shuman 62 528
5 Jay Humphrey Jr 661 489
6 Derek Groomer D48 475
7 Brent Hudson 2B 429
8 Josh Settles 12H 424
9 Tyler Loughmiller 99T 410
10 Josh McDaniel 11M 404

Super Stocks 16
Pos Driver Car # Points
1 Josh Boller 05B 871
2 Steve Peeden P3 768
3 Jonathon Newgent 21N 757
4 Doug McCullough 19M 734
5 Larry Raines 4R 656
6 Paul Wright 42 588
7 Wes McClara 45M 580
8 Michael Clark 8 572
9 Jack Campbell 3,40C 571
10 Scotty Massie 17 490

Bombers 16 Pos Driver Car # Points
1 Jordan Almanza 14J 937
2 James Walters 34W,83P 832
3 Cody Wright 22W 825
4 David Wallen 59 822
5 Scott Crouch 55S 775
6 Curt Leonard 83 760
7 Megan Cavaness 5C 687
8 Kyle Krupa 46K 686
9 Ryan Freeland 72 639
10 Lenny Krupa III 46 602
General Admission $15.00
Pit Passes $30.00
Kids 10 and Under Always FREE At LPS!

Pit Gates Open at 3PM
Main Gates Open at 4:30PM
Hot Laps at 6PM and
Racing Starts at 7PM
Saturday, September 3**
The King of Non-Wing Sprints
End Of Summer Fireworks Extravaganza!
Every Sprint Runs A Feature $2000 to Win
Sprints, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Bombers
Saturday, September 10
Regular Show
Final Points Night
Sprints, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Bombers
Saturday, September 17
Champions Night
Sprints, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Bombers
Saturday, September 24
Regular Show
Racing-Weather Permitting
Sprints, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Bombers

Join us on our Facebook Page.