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Monday, 2 September 2013


An elated Chris Urish and crew enjoy their first Traxxas Silver Crown Series win in Sunday's "Ted Horn 100" An elated Chris Urish and crew enjoy their first Traxxas Silver Crown Series win in Sunday's "Ted Horn 100" Bill Willis Photo


DuQuoin, IL……..Chris Urish of Elkhart, Ill. won Sunday night’s unpredictable “Ted Horn 100” TRAXXAS USAC Silver Crown race at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. He was running third with four laps remaining, then inherited the lead after leaders Chris Windom and Shane Cockrum started to run out of fuel.

Urish was strong through the middle portion of the race and moved into the top-five before race-long leader Robert Ballou stumbled, short of fuel, on lap 81. From there, he raced with Cockrum for second as Windom raced away from them and tried to hold off a determined Ballou, who was trying to make up the two laps he lost in the pits.

Urish officially led the final three laps in his Urish Motorsports Beast/Foxco! Ballou led the first 80 laps before his problems, then Windom led the next 17 laps before his misfortune. It was the first win in the series for Urish in his Urish Motorsports #77 Beast/Foxco.

"Du Quoin is a special place for me. I've been coming here for years, and just wanted to race here. Tonight, by no means were we the fastest, but we knew if we stuck to it, there would be some things shake out at the end. I felt pretty good anyway, and then they just kept telling me that other guys were having problems and I needed to keep diggin'. It was pretty unbelievable taking the white - we had a whole lap to get back around this thing. I was pretty calm finishing it off, but I've got the best group involved in this and we might not stop celebrating this for a day or two. This is a big part of our lives, and there's nothing more special than to win a Silver Crown race on a mile," Urish said.

Bobby East finished second in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing - Chevy Performance #10 Maxim/Kistler and is the new series point leader, while A.J. Fike ended up third in his RFMS Racing - Liberty Village #3 Beast/Foxco ahead of Cockrum and Ballou, who were able to finish. Ballou was repositioned to the tail due to missing scales, so Taylor Ferns is credited with fifth.

TRAXXAS USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RACE RESULTS: September 1, 2013 – DuQuoin, Illinois – DuQuoin State Fairgrounds – “Ted Horn 100”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jerry Coons Jr., 27, RW/Curb-Agajanian-30.462; 2. Robert Ballou, 63, DePalma-30.484; 3. Bobby East, 10, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-30.507; 4. Christopher Bell, 21, Six-R Racing-30.678; 5. Chris Windom, 17, RW/Curb-Agajanian-30.870; 6. Shane Cockrum, 15, Hardy-31.439; 7. Taylor Ferns, 35, Ferns-31.772; 8. Russ Gamester, 51, Gamester-31.948; 9. Chris Urish, 77, Urish-32.032; 10. Miranda Throckmorton, 33, Six-R-32.513; 11. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-32.603; 12. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-33.490; 13. Tiffany Wyzard, 30, King-34.989; 14. Kody Swanson, 25, Sachs-NT; 15. Tracy Hines, 16, Lightfoot-NT.

FEATURE: (100 Laps) 1. Chris Urish, 2. Bobby East, 3. A.J. Fike, 4. Shane Cockrum, 5. Taylor Ferns, 6. Chris Windom, 7. Jerry Coons Jr., 8. Christopher Bell, 9. Russ Gamester, 10. Miranda Throckmorton, 11. Tiffany Wyzard, 12. Kody Swanson, 13. Patrick Lawson, 14. Tracy Hines, 15. Robert Ballou. NT


FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-80 Ballou, Laps 81-97 Windom, Laps 98-100 Urish.

NEW TRAXXAS SILVER CROWN SERIES POINT STANDINGS: 1-East-339, 2-Coons-334, 3-Hines-323, 4-Windom-318, 5-Swanson-310, 6-Fike-272, 7-Brian Tyler-249, 8-Shane Hollingsworth-182, 9-Ferns-162, 10-David Byrne-127.

NEXT TRAXXAS SILVER CROWN RACE: September 21 – Rossburg, Ohio – Eldora Speedway – “4-Crown Nationals”