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Indiana Sprint Week opens its 29th edition this Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway to kick off the opening of the spectacular seven-races in nine-nights series featuring the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship.

Three Hoosier dirt ovals are set to stage this weekend’s first part of “Indiana Sprint Week (ISW)”. This Friday night, July 8, the series takes on Gas City I-69 Speedway before heading to nearby Kokomo Speedway – on Saturday, July 9 for the inaugural “Tony Elliott Classic” — Then a trip down to the southeastern part of the state on Sunday at Lawrenceburg Speedway concludes the first weekend of events before action resumes on Wednesday, July 13 for the final four-race stretch of ISW.

Defending Indiana Sprint Week Champion Robert Ballou of Rocklin, California enters this year’s event fresh off his fourth series victory of the 2016 season. He led all 30 laps of last Friday night’s 2nd Annual “Bill Gardner Sprintacular” at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. in his MPHG Promotions/Blakesley Auto Maxim/Ott. Chad Boespflug, one of the series’ hottest recent drivers, finished second ahead of Brady Bacon, Shane Cottle and Dave Darland.

Dave Darland

Dave Darland

Darland, with an all-time record 58 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victories, heads into ISW as a three-time champion, hoping to join Kevin Thomas and Levi Jones as the only four-time ISW Champions. Darland leads all drivers with 18 career ISW wins, just two ahead of Jon Stanbrough’s 16. Stanbrough is a two-time ISW Champ while fellow two-time ISW Champ Bryan Clauson will be a force to reckon with throughout the seven race series.

Chase Stockon captured last year’s Gas City Indiana Sprint Week opener and Brady Bacon is the defending ISW winner at Lawrenceburg. Last year’s Kokomo race was interrupted by rain.

Josh Hodges was last Saturday’s ProSource fast qualifier at Putnamville, while Chris Windom came from 22nd to 10th to take the KSE Hard Charger Award.

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT:

DATE: Friday, July 8, 2016

TRACK: Gas City I-69 Speedway (Gas City, Indiana) – 1/4-mile, semi-banked dirt oval

EVENT: 29th “Indiana Sprint Week” featuring the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship & UMP Modifieds

STARTING TIMES: Pit gate: 4pm. Grandstands: 4pm. Hot laps: 6pm. Racing: 7:30pm.

TICKETS: Adult General Admission: $25. Kids 10 & Under Free with Paid Adult. Pit Passes: $30.

TRACK ADDRESS: 5871 E. 500 S., Gas City, IN 46933

TRACK PHONE: 765-667-1019

TRACK WEBSITE: http://www.gascityi69speedway.com/

MEDIA COVERAGE: Live updates on www.facebook.com/usacracing/ and https://twitter.com/USACNation

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT:

Tony Elliott Classic

DATE: Saturday, July 9, 2016

TRACK: Kokomo Speedway (Kokomo, Indiana) – ¼-mile, semi-banked dirt oval

EVENT: 29th “Indiana Sprint Week” featuring the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship and UMRA TQ Midget

STARTING TIMES: Pit gate: 3pm. Grandstands: 3pm. Hot laps: 6pm. Racing: 7:30pm.

TICKETS: Adult General Admission: $25. Kids 10 and under are FREE with paid adult. Pit Pass: $30.

TRACK ADDRESS: 2455 N Davis Rd, Kokomo, IN 46901

TRACK PHONE: (765) 459-3877

TRACK WEBSITE: http://kokomospeedway.net/

MEDIA COVERAGE: Live updates on www.facebook.com/usacracing/ and https://twitter.com/USACNation

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT:

DATE: Sunday, July 10, 2016

TRACK: Lawrenceburg Speedway (Lawrenceburg, Indiana) – 3/8 Mile, High-Banked Dirt Oval

EVENT: 29th “Indiana Sprint Week” featuring the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship and UMP Modifieds

STARTING TIMES: Pits open at 3pm. Grandstands open at 5pm. Hot laps at 6pm. Opening ceremonies at 7pm with racing to immediately follow.

TICKETS: Adults: $25; Children Age 7-12: $7; Children Age 6 and Under: FREE; Pit Pass: $30

TRACK ADDRESS: 351 E. Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025

TRACK PHONE: (812) 539-4700

TRACK WEBSITE: http://lawrenceburgspeedway.com/

MEDIA COVERAGE: Live updates on www.facebook.com/usacracing/ and https://twitter.com/USACNation

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INDIANA SPRINT WEEKCHAMPIONS

1988: Randy Kinser, 1989: Chuck Amati, 1990: Chuck Amati & Gary Trammell, 1991: Bob Kinser, 1992: Kevin Thomas, 1993: Kevin Thomas, 1994: Kelly Kinser, 1995: Kevin Thomas, 1996: Kevin Thomas, 1997: J.J. Yeley, 1998: Dave Darland, 1999: Tony Elliott, 2000: Jay Drake, 2001: Dave Darland, 2002: Cory Kruseman, 2003: J.J. Yeley, 2004: Levi Jones, 2005: Cory Kruseman, 2006: Jon Stanbrough, 2007: Dave Darland, 2008: Levi Jones, 2009: Levi Jones, 2010: Jon Stanbrough, 2011: Chris Windom, 2012: Levi Jones, 2013: Bryan Clauson, 2014: Bryan Clauson, 2015: Robert Ballou

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INDIANA SPRINT WEEKALLTIME FEATURE WINNERS

  1. (18) Dave Darland
  2. (16) Jon Stanbrough
  3. (12) Cory Kruseman
  4. (9) J.J. Yeley
  5. (6) Bryan Clauson, Jay Drake & Danny Smith
  6. (5) Kevin Briscoe, Tony Elliott & Kevin Thomas
  7. (4) Jack Hewitt, Levi Jones, Kelly Kinser, Brady Short & Kevin Thomas, Jr.
  8. (3) Robert Ballou, Daron Clayton, Jerry Coons, Jr., Tracy Hines & Hunter Scheurenberg
  9. (2) Chuck Amati, Brady Bacon, Kevin Doty, Tim Gee, Rick Hood & Bud Kaeding
  10. (1) A.J. Anderson, Jeff Bland, Jr., Chad Boat, Derek Davidson, Cary Faas, Aaron Farney, Blake Fitzpatrick, Brad Fox, Dickie Gaines, Damion Gardner, Justin Grant, Tray House, Bob Kinser, Mike Mann, Brad Marvel, Mat Neely, Terry Pletch, Casey Riggs, Bill Rose, Mickey Smith, Chase Stockon, Brad Sweet, Brian Tyler, Cole Whitt & Chris Windom

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2016 USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVER POINT STANDINGS (TOP10) …

  1. (1491) Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK)
  2. (1387) Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, CA)
  3. (1343) Chase Stockon (Fort Branch, IN)
  4. (1330) Robert Ballou (Rocklin, CA)
  5. (1283) Dave Darland (Lincoln, IN)
  6. (1219) C.J. Leary (Greenfield, IN)
  7. (1191) Chad Boespflug (Hanford, CA)
  8. (1060) Max McGhee (Camby, IN)
  9. (1027) Chris Windom (Canton, IL)
  10. (869) Aaron Farney (Brookston, IN)

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2016 USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPROOKIEDRIVER POINT STANDINGS

  1. (500) Isaac Chapple (Willow Branch, IN)
  2. (241) Tony DiMattia (Malvern, PA)
  3. (184) Cole Ketcham (Muncie, IN)
  4. (143) Matt Goodnight (Winchester, IN)
  5. (131) Kent Schmidt (Owensville, IN)
  6. (122) Carmen Perigo (Stoystown, PA)
  7. (98) Tom Harris (Banbury, Oxfordshire, England)
  8. (84) Aric Gentry (Robards, KY)
  9. (53) Robert Bell (Colfax, IA)
  10. (50) Dick Mahoney (East Gwillumbury, Ontario)

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2016 USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OWNER POINT STANDINGS (TOP10) …

  1. (1491) Dynamics, Inc. #69
  2. (1387) Amati Racing #66
  3. (1343) 32/TBI Racing #32
  4. (1330) Ballou Motorsports #1
  5. (1283) Jeff Walker/Curb-Agajanian Racing #11
  6. (1218) Baldwin Brothers Racing #5
  7. (1214) Michael Dutcher Motorsports #17GP
  8. (1191) NineEight Motorsports/EZR #98E
  9. (1060) Sam McGhee Motorsports #17
  10. (869) Farney Motorsports #15F