AMSOIL Sprints
Saturday, 30 April 2022




Bloomington, Indiana (April 29, 2022)………Just as the feature was set to begin, the skies opened up and washed away Friday night’s USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship event, the Larry Rice Classic, at Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway.

Plans are being made to hold tonight’s feature event later on this season at Bloomington.  Stay tuned for an announcement in the near future.  Friday night’s program is considered complete as far as ticket sales are concerned.

Prior to the rain, Jake Swanson (Anaheim, Calif.) set Fatheadz Fast Qualifying time with a lap of 10.931 seconds around the 1/4-mile red clay oval.

Kyle Shipley (Sun City, Ariz.), Shane Cottle (Kansas, Ill.), Emerson Axsom (Franklin, Ind.) and Brandon Morin (Jasonville, Ind.) captured the four heat race victories.

Shane Cockrum (Benton, Ill.) scored the victory in the Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Semi-Feature. 

Braxton Cummings (Bedford, Ind.) charged from 14th to the 6th and final transfer spot during the semi-feature to earn the GSP Quality Driving Performance of the Night, his second GSP award of the year so far.

Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.) kicked off the night by setting the fastest time in Dirt Draft Hot Laps at 11.047 seconds.




USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: April 29, 2022 – Bloomington Speedway – Bloomington, Indiana – 1/4-Mile Dirt Track – Larry Rice Classic

FATHEADZ QUALIFYING: 1. Jake Swanson, 21AZ, Team AZ-10.931; 2. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-11.031; 3. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-11.068; 4. Logan Seavey, 5, Baldwin/Fox-11.143; 5. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-11.154; 6. C.J. Leary, 77m, Michael-11.155; 7. Brayden Fox, 53, Fox-11.177; 8. Tanner Thorson, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-11.194; 9. Jason McDougal, 5m, KO-11.205; 10. Chase Stockon, 5s, KO-11.216; 11. Emerson Axsom, 47BC, Clauson Marshall Newman-11.246; 12. Shane Cockrum, 66, Amati-11.274; 13. Matt Westfall, 33m, Marshall-11.347; 14. Zach Daum, 5d, Daum-11.350; 15. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-11.369; 16. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Rock Steady-11.377; 17. Harley Burns, 16, Burns-11.401; 18. Shane Cottle, 74x, Hodges-11.432; 19. Carson Short, 2E, Epperson-11.462; 20. Brandon Morin, 98, Morin-11.491; 21. Kyle Shipley, 17GP, Dutcher-11.495; 22. Carson Garrett, BGE/Dougherty-11.521; 23. Max Adams, 17, On The Gass-11.586; 24. Ricky Lewis, 41, Stensland/Halley-11.618; 25. Gabriel Gilbert, 10G, GGR-11.660; 26. Jadon Rogers, 14, Engler-11.723; 27. Cole Bodine, 57c, DCT-11.723; 28. Alec Sipes, 99, Sipes-11.726; 29. Alex Banales, 5x, Baldwin/Fox-11.772; 30. Braxton Cummings, 71B, Cummings-11.878; 31. Geoff Ensign, 04, Burton-12.099; 32. Austin Hawkins, 5A, Hawkins-12.166; 33. Sterling Cling, 34, Cling-NT (time of 11.501 disallowed); 34. Keith Sheffer II, 86, Sheffer-NT (time of 11.670 disallowed); 35. Brady Short, 61m, Edwards-NT.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Kyle Shipley, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Jason McDougal, 4. Matt Westfall, 5. Jake Swanson, 6. Harley Burns, 7. Gabriel Gilbert, 8. Sterling Cling, 9. Alex Banales. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Shane Cottle, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. C.J. Leary, 4. Brady Bacon, 5. Carson Garrett, 6. Zach Daum, 7. Jadon Rogers, 8. Braxton Cummings, 9. Keith Sheffer II. 2:00.70

PIT STOP USA THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Emerson Axsom, 2. Robert Ballou, 3. Carson Short, 4. Max Adams, 5. Geoff Ensign, 6. Cole Bodine, 7. Brayden Fox, 8. Brandon Mattox. 2:03.18

ROD END SUPPLY FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer to the feature) 1. Brandon Morin, 2. Ricky Lewis, 3. Kyle Cummins, 4. Logan Seavey, 5. Shane Cockrum, 6. Tanner Thorson, 7. Alec Sipes, 8. Austin Hawkins. 2:04.80

ELLIOTT’S CUSTOM TRAILERS & CARTS SEMI: (12 laps, top-6 transfer to the feature) 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. Zach Daum, 3. Jake Swanson, 4. Carson Garrett, 5. Brayden Fox, 6. Braxton Cummings, 7. Cole Bodine, 8. Jadon Rogers, 9. Harley Burns, 10. Geoff Ensign, 11. Sterling Cling, 12. Keith Sheffer II, 13. Austin Hawkins, 14. Gabriel Gilbert, 15. Alec Sipes, 16. Tanner Thorson. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in parentheses)


(P) represents a provisional starter.


USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Emerson Axsom-281, 2-Justin Grant-278, 3-Chase Stockon-261, 4-Kyle Cummins-238, 5-Brady Bacon-230, 6-Logan Seavey-224, 7-Jason McDougal-216, 8-Robert Ballou-204, 9-Buddy Kofoid-200, 10-C.J. Leary-188.

OVERALL PROSOURCE PASSING MASTER POINTS: 1-Tanner Thorson-23, 2-Buddy Kofoid-20, 3-Logan Seavey-14, 4-Jadon Rogers-14, 5-Thomas Meseraull-13, 6-Robert Ballou-12, 7-Mario Clouser-12, 8-Shane Cockrum-12, 9-Chase Stockon-11, 10-Kyle Cummins-11.

NEXT USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: April 30, 2022 – Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Indiana – 1/4-Mile Dirt Track – Spring Showdown – Co-Sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Car Series



GSP Quality Driving Performance: Braxton Cummings

Fatheadz Eyewear Fast Qualifier: Jake Swanson

Simpson Race Products First Heat Winner: Kyle Shipley

Competition Suspension, Inc. Second Heat Winner: Shane Cottle

Pit Stop USA Third Heat Winner: Emerson Axsom

Rod End Supply Fourth Heat Winner: Brandon Morin

Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Semi-Feature Winner: Shane Cockrum

Dirt Draft Hot Laps Fastest Driver: Brady Bacon

Hard Charger: N/A