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A LOOK BACK: 1986 USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SEASON

1986 USAC National Sprint Car champion Steve Butler of Kokomo, Indiana 1986 USAC National Sprint Car champion Steve Butler of Kokomo, Indiana John Mahoney Photo

A LOOK BACK: 1986 USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SEASON

Steve Butler of Kokomo, Indiana earned his first USAC National championship as he drove the Phil Poor-prepared Stoops Express/T & J Tire Chevy to the 1986 Crestliner Vans Sprint Car series title, winning two races and compiling consistent finishes all season long.

Steve missed the series-opening feature at Eldora in April, and even after a third-place in the “Tony Hulman Classic” at Terre Haute in May, he was still not in the top-ten in the standings.  His triumph at Putnamville on May 17, however, vaulted him to fifth while a second to defending series titlist Rick Hood at Lawrenceburg three weeks later boosted him to third.

Four more top-four finishes, culminating in a spectacular victory at Santa Fe on August 29, elevated him to the points lead, which he protected in the “4-Crown Nationals” series finale at Eldora by finishing third.  Hood and Sheldon Kinser, both mathematically in the title chase at Eldora, placed eighth and ninth respectively to wind up second and third in the final standings.

The top-five drivers in the final standings accounted for all the feature event victories in the 1986 series, with Hood and Rich Vogler each taking three checkered flags.  Hood won the “Don Branson/Jud Larson Classic” at Eldora in April, as well as races at Lawrenceburg and Springfield.

Vogler won the series opener and closer at Eldora and became the 15th different winner in 16 runnings of the “Tony Hulman Classic” at Terre Haute in May.  He wound up fourth in the final standings.

Three-time series titlist Sheldon Kinser won the big “Wabash Clash” at Terre Haute in July and added a 40-lap win at Putnamville, while Jack Hewitt took a wild 40-lapper at Bloomington in May and ended up fifth in series points.

Drivers played musical cars early in the season, with Hood leaving Damon Fortune to drive for Gohr Distributing.  After winning two races in the Genesee Beer Wagon, Rick switched back to the Fortune team and won at Springfield in the Coors Light/Rose Brothers Trucking Chevy.

Kenny Jacobs took over the Genesee Beer car in July and was an impressive USAC Sprint Car Rookie, nearly winning on more than one occasion.

Vogler, after winning at Eldora and Terre Haute with Fortune, split with that team in July and drove the Johnny Vance Aristocrat Products Chevy to the “4-Crown” win.

Even Sheldon Kinser found himself with a new team in ’86, winning two races in the Pointe Golf & Tennis Resort/Country Music Magazine machine for Bloomington car owner Bill Kirtley.

Drivers benefitted from Last Chance race sponsorship in 1986 by companies such as Tom Stenger Ford, Adams Mark Hotel, Bowen Oldsmobile, Gohr Distributing, USAC Motoring Division, CNA Insurance and Syndicate Systems.

 

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CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT RACE RESULTS: April 6, 1986 -- Rossburg, Ohio -- Eldora Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Larry Gates, 14x, Gates-17.963; 2. Rick Ungar, 2v, Vance-17.985; 3. Kevin Thomas, 2J, Harget-18.121; 4. Steve Butler, 37, G & R-18.232; 5. Greg Staab, 44, BUF-18.257; 6. Bobby Adkins, 40, Goodin-18.310; 7. Mike Helm, 28H, Helm-18.423; 8. Tom Bigelow, 2T, Toney-18.426; 9. Gary Stewart, 9, Stewart-18.460; 10. Warren Mockler, 7, Runyon-18.516; 11. Rich Vogler, 39, Fortune-18.522; 12. Joe Roush, 11, Plummer-18.592; 13. Charlie Swartz, 1x, Sloan-18.617; 14. Larry Rice, 6, Poor-18.644; 15. Bob East, 4A, Challenger-18.692; 16. Tony Elliott, 57, Hazen-18.728; 17. Nick Fornoro, Jr., 3, Leyba-18.759; 18. Rick Hood, 56, Gohr-18.810; 19. Jack Hewitt, 63, Hampshire-18.860; 20. Andy Stapp, 77x, Stapp-18.886; 21. Bob Kinser, 17, Bayless-18.956; 22. Bruce Field, 15, MBC-18.974; 23. Kelly Kinser, 5, Briscoe-18.981; 24. Mark Cummins, 35, Bowen-18.999; 25. Paul Huntington, 33, Nolen-19.115; 26. John Koch, 1J, Koch-19.268; 27. Bill Waite, 87, Waite-19.329; 28. Charlie Workman, 45w, Workman-19.403; 29. Jerry Russell, 19, Mann-19.427; 30. Danny Milburn, 14, Smith-20.188; 31. Sheldon Kinser, 2, Kirtley-NT; 32. Louie Mann, 2x, Douglass-NT; 33. Alan Brown, 4s, Snyder-NT; 34. Ray Joe Fager, 30, Fager-NT; 35. Rick Shinkle, 45x, H & S-NT; 36. Jack Ziegler, 72, Victor-NT

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. B. Kinser, 2. Swartz, 3. Staab, 4. Huntington, 5. Gates, 6. Stewart, 7. Fornoro, 8. Russell. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hood, 2. Mockler, 3. Adkins, 4. Rice, 5. Field, 6. Milburn, 7. Koch, 8. Ungar. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. East, 2. Hewitt, 3. Vogler, 4. K. Kinser, 5. Thomas, 6. Waite, 7. Helm. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Elliott, 2. Cummins, 3. Bigelow, 4. Stapp, 5. Butler, 6. Roush, 7. Workman, 8. Fager. NT

TOM STENGER FORD "LAST CHANCE SEMI": (10 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Field, 3. Sheldon Kinser, 4. Roush, 5. Workman, 6. Stewart, 7. Milburn, 8. Fager, 9. Gates, 10. Ungar, 11. Helm, 12. Koch, 13. Waite, 14. Butler. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Rich Vogler, 2. Warren Mockler, 3. Bobby Adkins, 4. Kevin Thomas, 5. Tom Bigelow, 6. Larry Rice, 7. Charlie Swartz, 8. Andy Stapp, 9. Tony Elliott, 10. Jack Hewitt, 11. Rick Hood, 12. Sheldon Kinser, 13. Bob Kinser, 14. Paul Huntington, 15. Joe Roush, 16. Greg Staab, 17. Kyle Cummins, 18. Kelly Kinser, 19. Bruce Field, 20. Bob East. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-21 Mockler, Laps 22-30 Vogler.

**Bob East flipped on the backstretch on the 10th lap of the feature but was unhurt. Bruce Field, also involved, was taken to a local hospital for a checkup. Sheldon Kinser flipped on the front stretch during warmups but was uninjured.  Nick Fornoro, Jr. hit the wall hard during the first heat and was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a cut over one eye.

NEW CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT POINTS: 1-Vogler-32; 2-Mockler-28; 3-Adkins-23; 4-Thomas-20; 5-Bigelow-18; 6-Rice & Elliott-16; 8-Hood, Hewitt & Stapp-14.

NEXT CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT RACE: April 26 - Rossburg, OH - Eldora Speedway (Night)

 

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CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 26, 1986 -- Rossburg, Ohio -- Eldora Speedway -- "Don Branson-Jud Larson Memorial"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tom Bigelow, 2T, Toney-16.814; 2. Louie Mann, 2J, Douglass-16.923; 3. Steve Butler, 6, Poor-16.980; 4. Rick Hood, 56, Gohr-16.993; 5. Warren Mockler, 7, Runyon-17.016; 6. Bobby Adkins, 40, Goodin-17.016; 7. Sheldon Kinser, 2, Kirtley-17.070; 8. Charlie Swartz, 1x, Sloan-17.154; 9. Jack Hewitt, 63, Hampshire-17.240; 10. Leon Thickstun, 22T, Esterkamp-17.280; 11. Larry Rice, 2v, Vance-17.286; 12. Larry Gates, 14x, Gates-17.319; 13. Rich Vogler, 39, Fortune-17.322; 14. Andy Stapp, 77x, Stapp-17.427; 15. Dave Peperak, 77, Ram-17.433; 16. Tony Elliott, 57, Hazen-17.539; 17. Jeff Donelson, 2D, Donelson-17.540; 18. Paul Huntington, 33, Nolen-17.597; 19. Craig Keel, 5, Briscoe-17.611; 20. Manny Rockhold, 71, Rockhold-17.622; 21. Mike Johnson, 19, Mann-17.642; 22. Kelly Kinser, 3, Leyba-17.677; 23. Randy Kinser, 56s, Shields-17.697; 24. Jack Ziegler, 72, Victor-17.746; 25. Mark Cummins, 35, Bowen-17.751; 26. Bob Kinser, 17B, Bayless-17.810; 27. Charlie Workman, 45w, Workman-17.813; 28. Tom Mislich, 15, MBC-17.823; 29. Jerry Russell, 99, Davis-17.887; 30. Alan Brown, 45, Snyder-17.922; 31. Gary Stewart, 9, Stewart-17.954; 32. Ray Joe Fager, 30, Fager-18.113; 33. Terry Shepherd, 10, Shattuck-18.117; 34. Danny Milburn, 14, Smith-18.155; 35. Mike Helm, 28H, Helm-18.292; 36. John Koch, 0, Koch-18.407; 37. Bill Waite, 87, Waite-18.424; 28. Mark Owsley, 6x, Owsley-18.819; 39. Greg Staab, 44, BUF-NT.

TOM STENGER FORD "LAST CHANCE RACE": (8 laps) 1. Staab, 2. Milburn, 3. Shepherd, 4. Helm, 5. Owsley, 6. Waite, 7. Koch. NT

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hewitt, 2. Vogler, 3. Russell, 4. Bigelow, 5. Mockler, 6. Cummins, 7. Johnson, 8. Donelson. 2:20.55

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. B. Kinser, 2. Brown, 3. Stapp, 4. Mann, 5. K. Kinser, 6. Huntington, 7. Thickstun, 8. Adkins. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Butler, 2. Sheldon Kinser, 3. Keel, 4. Workman, 5. R. Kinser, 6. Stewart, 7. Peperak, 8. Rice. 2:22.44

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Rockhold, 2. Swartz, 3. Gates, 4. Hood, 5. Ziegler, 6. Elliott, 7. Fager, 8. Mislich. 2:26.99

SEMI: (10 laps) 1. Mockler, 2, Rice, 3. Adkins, 4. R. Kinser, 5. Elliott, 6. K. Kinser, 7. Staab, 8. Donelson, 9. Ziegler, 10. Milburn, 11. Fager, 12. Mislich, 13. Helm, 14. Johnson, 15. Stewart, 16. Cummins, 17. Stapp. 2:57.77

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Rick Hood, 2. Jack Hewitt, 3. Tom Bigelow, 4. Sheldon Kinser, 5. Larry Rice, 6. Charlie Swartz, 7. Randy Kinser, 8. Craig Keel, 9. Louie Mann, 10. Manny Rockhold, 11. Larry Gates, 12. Alan Brown, 13. Charlie Workman, 14. Andy Stapp, 15. Warren Mockler, 16. Bob Kinser, 17. Steve Butler, 18. Bobby Adkins, 19. Rich Vogler, 20. Jerry Russell. NT

**Leon Thickstun flipped on the backstretch during the second heat race but was unhurt.  Bobby Adkins flipped in turn one during the second heat race but was uninjured.  Thickstun's car landed on Paul Huntington's car, with Huntington taken to a hospital for treatment of facial bruises and broken fingers.  Warren Mockler flipped in turn two on lap 20 of the feature while running second.  He was not hurt.

NEW CRESTLINER VANS SERIES POINTS: 1-Bigelow-46; 2-Hood-45; 3-Hewitt-43; 4-Vogler-37; 5-Mockler-34; 6-Rice-32; 7-Sheldon Kinser-30; 8-Adkins-26; 9-Stapp-23; 10-B. Kinser-21.

NEXT CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT RACES: May 2 - Bloomington, IN (night) & May 4 - Terre Haute, IN (day) - "Tony Hulman Classic"

 

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CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT RACE RESULTS: May 2, 1986 – Bloomington, Indiana – Bloomington Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jac Haudenschild, 37, G & R-12.649 (New Track Record); 2. Charlie Swartz, 1x, Sloan-12.706; 3. Steve Butler, 6, Poor-12.841; 4. Rich Vogler, 39, Fortune-12.873; 5. Jack Hewitt, 63, Hampshire-12.912; 6. Kevin Huntley, 26, Huntley-12.930; 7. Warren Mockler, 7, Runyon-12.947; 8. Louie Mann, 2J, Douglass-12.949; 9. Bob Kinser, 17B, Bayless-12.970; 10. Alan Brown, 4s, Snyder-13.012; 11. Stevie Reeves, 8R, Reeves-13.015; 12. Randy Kinser, 56s, Shields-13.037; 13. Andy Stapp, 77x, Stapp-13.047; 14. Larry Gates, 14x, Gates-13.054; 15. Rick Hood, 56, Gohr-13056; 16. Dick Colburn, 71c, DJ-13.071; 17. Greg Staab, 44, BUF-13.088; 18. Andy Hillenburg, 6w, Winterbotham-13.130; 19. Sheldon Kinser, 2, Kirtley-13.130; 20. Ron Shuman, 21x, Stephens-13.154; 21. Gary Hayhurst, 56x, Hayhurst-13.164; 22. Craig Keel, 5, Briscoe-13.185; 23. Gary Fisher, 79, Evans-13.187; 24. Kelly Kinser, 3, Leyba-13.214; 25. Mark Cummins, 35, Bowen-13.230; 26. Tony Elliott, 57, Hazen-13.255; 27. Bobby Adkins, 40, Goodin-13.280; 28. Terry Shepherd, 10, Shattuck-13.287; 29. Mark Owsley, 6x, Owsley-13.389; 30. Danny Milburn, 14, Smith-13.413; 31. John Koch, 0, Koch-13.477; 32. Ray Joe Fager, 30, Fager-13.463; 33. Allen Barr, 91, Burton-13.463; 34. Larry Rice, 15, MBC-13.471; 35. Mike Johnson, 71w, Wilson-13.480; 36. Mike Helm, 28H, Helm-13.494; 37. Dave Peperak, 77, Ram-13.621; 38. Rick Becker, 56B, Becker-13.746; 39. Denny Martini, 7m, Martini-13.822; 40. John Althouse, 77A, Althouse-13.980; 41. Joe Roush, 11, Plummer-14.002; 42. Jeff Donelson, 2D, Donelson-14.012.

ADAMS MARK “LAST CHANCE” RACE: (8 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Rice, 3. Helm, 4. Donelson, 5. Barr, 6. Roush, 7. Becker, 8. Martini, 9. Peperak. 2:13.72

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stapp, 2. Haudenschild, 3. Hewitt, 4. Owsley, 5. Staab, 6. B. Kinser, 7. Hayhurst, 8. Cummins. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Keel, 2. Elliott, 3. Huntley, 4. Brown, 5. Milburn, 6. Swartz, 7. Hillenburg, 8. Gates. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Adkins, 2. Hood, 3. Butler, 4. S. Kinser, 5. Mockler, 6. Reeves, 7. Fisher, 8. Koch. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Shuman, 2. R. Kinser, 3. Vogler, 4. K. Kinser, 5. Mann, 6. Colburn, 7. Shepherd, 8. Fager. 2:09.52

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Mockler, 2. Swartz, 3. B. Kinser, 4. Reeves, 5. Colburn, 6. Johnson, 7. Staab, 8. Cummins, 9. Helm, 10. Rice, 11. Shepherd, 12. Peperak, 13. Fager, 14. Becker, 15. Mann, 16. Hayhurst, 17. Donelson, 18. Milburn. 2:38.61

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Jack Hewitt, 2. Randy Kinser, 3. Ron Shuman, 4. Warren Mockler, 5. Rick Hood, 6. Bob Kinser, 7. Andy Stapp, 8. Jac Haudenschild, 9. Craig Keel, 10. Tony Elliott, 11. Alan Brown, 12. Stevie Reeves, 13. Dick Colburn, 14. Mark Owsley, 15. Sheldon Kinser, 16. Bobby Adkins, 17. Kelly Kinser, 18. Kevin Huntley, 19. Charlie Swartz, 20. Rich Vogler. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-40 Hewitt.

**Althouse flipped during the “Last Chance” race.  Hillenburg and Swartz flipped during the second heat.  Koch and Fisher flipped during the third heat.  Shuman flipped on lap 1 of the feature.  Vogler flipped on lap 2 of the feature.

NEXT CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT RACE: May 4 – Terre Haute, Indiana – Terre Haute Action Track - “Tony Hulman Classic”

 

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CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT RACE RESULTS: May 4, 1986 -- Terre Haute, Indiana -- Action Track -- 16th Annual "Tony Hulman Classic"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Rich Vogler, 39, Fortune-23.374; 2. Larry Gates, 14x, Gates-23.412; 3. Tom Bigelow, 2T, Toney-23.874; 4. Andy Stapp, 77x, Stapp-24.104; 5. Tony Elliott, 57, Hazen-24.108; 6. Sheldon Kinser, 2, Kirtley-24.183; 7. Rick Hood, 56, Gohr-24.225; 8. Kevin Olson, 21, Hajduk-24.228; 9. Larry Rice, 15, MBC-24.272; 10. Dave Peperak, 77, Ram-24.300; 11. Leon Gentry, 61, Gentry-24.372; 12. Jac Haudenschild, 37, G & R-24.390; 13. Ron Shuman, 21x, Stephens-24.431; 14. Warren Mockler, 7, Runyon-24.443; 15. Jeff Donelson, 2D, Donelson-24.490; 16. Bobby Adkins, 40, Goodin-24.555; 17. Alan Brown, 4s, Snyder-24.723; 18. Mike Johnson, 19, Mann-24.919; 19. Manny Rockhold, 71, Rockhold-24.971; 20. Steve Butler, 6, Poor-24.983; 21. Charlie Workman, 45w, Workman-25.101; 22. Tray House, 7G, Goacher-25.245; 23. Terry Shepherd, 10, Shattuck-25.256; 24. Nick Fornoro, Jr., 3, Leyba-25.327; 25. Louie Mann, 2J, Douglass-25.342; 26. Dave Feese, 12, Clavey-25.342; 27. Keith Campbell, 53, Campbell-25.526; 28. Craig Keel, 5, Briscoe-25.641; 29. Jack Ziegler, 72, Victor-25.714; 30. David Smith, 28, ML-25.750; 31. Danny Milburn, 99, Davis-25.783; 32. Larry Martin, 12x, Hajduk-25.911; 33. Rick Becker, 56B, Becker-26.022; 34. Gary Stewart, 9, Stewart-26.119; 35. Gary Hayhurst, Jr., 56x, Hayhurst-26.180; 36. Ray Joe Fager, 30, Fager-26.247; 37. Mark Cummins, 35, Bowen-26.850; 38. Al Caton, 65, Caton-28.255.

TROPHY DASH: (4 laps) 1. Gates, 2. Elliott, 3. Bigelow, 4. Stapp. 1:36.18

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Vogler, 2. Ziegler, 3. Mann, 4. Shuman, 5. Brown, 6. Rice, 7. Elliott, 8. Workman. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gates, 2. Feese, 3. Sheldon Kinser, 4. Smith, 5. Johnson, 6. Mockler, 7. Peperak, 8. House. 3:17.28

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bigelow, 2. Hood, 3. Donelson, 4. Rockhold, 5. L. Gentry, 6. Shepherd, 7. Campbell, 8. Milburn. 3:13.45

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Haudenschild, 2. Keel, 3. Butler, 4. Fornoro, 5. Stapp, 6. Olson, 7. Becker, 8. Martin. 3:24.19

BOWEN OLDS "LAST CHANCE" SEMI: (10 laps) 1. Elliott, 2. Stapp, 3. L. Gentry, 4. Rice, 5.   Mockler, 6. Brown, 7. Peperak, 8. Olson, 9. Johnson, 10. Shepherd, 11. House, 12. Milburn, 13. Fager, 14. Martin, 15. Stewart, 16. Caton, 17. Becker. 4:06.14

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Rich Vogler, 2. Jac Haudenschild, 3. Steve Butler, 4. Larry Gates, 5. Tony Elliott, 6. Andy Stapp, 7. Larry Rice, 8. Jeff Donelson, 9. Jack Ziegler, 10. Craig Keel, 11. Louie Mann, 12. Dave Feese, 13. David Smith, 14. Alan Brown, 15. Nick Fornoro, Jr., 16. Sheldon Kinser, 17. Rick Hood, 18. Manny Rockhold, 19. Ron Shuman, 20. Leon Gentry, 21. Tom Bigelow. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-19 Sheldon Kinser, Laps 20-30 Vogler.

**Sheldon Kinser and Hood tangled on the backstretch while battling with Vogler for the lead on lap 20 of the feature and both flipped. Both drivers escaped injury.

NEW CRESTLINER VANS SERIES POINTS: 1-Hewitt-85; 2-Vogler-79; 3-Hood-78; 4-Stapp-60; 5-Mockler-59; 6-Bigelow-53; 7-Elliott-47; 8-Rice-46; 9-Sheldon Kinser & Gates-44.

NEXT CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT RACE: May 17 -- Putnamville, Indiana -- Lincoln Park Speedway

 

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CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT RACE RESULTS: May 17, 1986 -- Putnamville, Indiana -- Lincoln Park Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dave Peperak, 77, Ram-13.808; 2. Rick Hood, 56, Gohr-13.834; 3. Steve Butler, 6, Poor-13.948; 4. Louie Mann, 2J, Douglass-14.022; 5. Sheldon Kinser, 2, Kirtley-14.046; 6. Joe Roush, 36, Roush-14.052; 7. Andy Stapp, 77x, Stapp-14.239; 8. Bob Kinser, 17B, Bayless-14.305i 9. Larry Gates, 14x, Gates-14.356; 10. Mark Owsley, 6x, Owsley-14.377; 11. Keith Campbell, 53, Campbell-14.395; 12. Jack Hewitt, 63, Hampshire-14.425; 13. Rich Vogler, 39, Fortune-14.477; 14. Jack Ziegler, 72, Victor-14.479; 15. Gary Fisher, 79, Evans-14.548; 16. Allen Barr, 91, Myers-14.564; 17. Tim Bookmiller, 42, Bookmiller-14.577; 18. Tony Elliott, 57, Hazen-14.597; 19. Alan Brown, 4s, Snyder-14.644; 20. Bobby Adkins, 40, Goodin-14.663; 21. Jeff Donelson, 2D, Donelson-14.717; 22. Warren Mockler, 7, Runyon-14.752; 23. Tom Bigelow, 3, Leyba-14.809; 24. Mike Helm, 28H, Helm-14.826; 25. Mark Cummins, 3c, Cummins-14.827; 26. Larry Rice, 35, Bowen-14.827; 27. Gary Hayhurst, Jr., 56x, Hayhurst-14.888; 28. Danny Milburn, 33, Nolen-14.991; 29. Duke Cook, 99, Davis-15.045; 30. Tom Chalk, 4c, Chalk-15.125; 31. Tom Fulton, 70, Fulton-15.298; 32. Frank Weiss, 66, Whiteside-15.308.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Vogler, 2. Sheldon Kinser, 3. Donelson, 4. Gates, 5. Bookmiller, 6. Cook, 7. Cummins, 8. Peperak. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ziegler, 2. Elliott, 3. Hood, 4. Owsley, 5. Rice, 6. Chalk, 7. Mockler, 8. Roush. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bigelow, 2. Butler, 3. Brown, 4. Stapp, 5. Campbell, 6. Hayhurst, 7. Fisher, 8. Fulton. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. B. Kinser, 2. Milburn, 3. Hewitt, 4. Adkins, 5. Barr, 6. Weiss, 7. Helm, 8. Mann. 2:33.04

ADAMS MARK HOTEL "LAST CHANCE" SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Mann, 2. Peperak, 3. Roush, 4. Campbell, 5. Mockler, 6. Bookmiller, 7. Barr, 8. Cook, 9. Hayhurst, 10. Helm, 11. Weiss, 12. Rice, 13. Cummins, 14. Fulton, 15. Fisher. 3:07.04

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Steve Butler, 2. Rich Vogler, 3. Tom Bigelow, 4. Louie Mann, 5. Jeff Donelson, 6. Sheldon Kinser, 7. Dave Peperak, 8. Jack Hewitt, 9. Joe Roush, 10. Bob Kinser, 11. Tony Elliott, 12. Danny Milburn, 13. Mark Owsley, 14. Alan Brown, 15. Warren Mockler, 16. Jack Ziegler, 17. Keith Campbell, 18. Bobby Adkins, 19. Andy Stapp, 20. Larry Gates. NT

**Larry Gates flipped in turn 2 on lap 6 of the feature and suffered a mild concussion. Warren Mockler was unhurt in a flip on turn 4 of the 38th lap of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Mann, Laps 2-3 Roush, Laps 4-7 Stapp, Laps 8-25 Butler, Laps 26-35 Vogler, Laps 36-40 Butler.

NEW CRESTLINER VANS SPRINT POINTS: 1-Vogler-118; 2-Hewitt-103; 3-Bigelow-86; 4-Hood-83; 5-Butler-82; 6-Sheldon Kinser-67; 7-Mockler-65; 8-Stapp-63; 9-Elliott-60; 10-B. Kinser-57.

NEXT CRESTLINER VANS SPRINT SERIES RACE: June 7 - Lawrenceburg, IN Speedway

 

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CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT RACE RESULTS: June 7, 1986 -- Lawrenceburg, Indiana -- Lawrenceburg Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Sheldon Kinser, 2, Kirtley-12.678; 2. Rich Vogler, 39, Fortune-12.712; 3. Kevin Huntley, 5, Briscoe-12.777; 4. Warren Mockler, 7s, Runyon-12.872; 5. Steve Butler, 6, Poor-12.890; 6. Rick Hood, 56, Gohr-12.898; 7. Tony Elliott, 57, Hazen-12.999; 8. Greg Staab, 44, BUF-13.055; 9. Andy Stapp, 77x, Stapp-13.085; 10. Dave Peperak, 77, Ram-13.138; 11. Paul Huntington, 33, Nolen-13.146; 12. Jeff Donelson, 2D, Donelson-13.198; 13. Joe Miller, 4, Miller-13.295; 14. Joe Roush, 36, Roush-13.332; 15. Mickey Smith, 14x, Smith-13.416; 16. Keith Campbell, 53, Campbell-13.445; 17. David Smith, 28, ML-13.503; 18. Randy Kinser, 56s, Shields-13.586; 19. Andy Hillenburg, 6x, Winterbotham-13.606; 20. Alan Brown, 4s, Snyder-13.611; 21. Danny Milburn, 14, Smith-13.649; 22. Allen Barr, 99, Davis-13.681; 23. Ken Rice, 44A, Rice-13.823; 24. Troy Link, 49, Link-14.061; 25. Ray Joe Fager, 30, Fager-14.177; 26. Leon Thickstun, 22T, Thickstun-14.490; 27. Denny Martini, 7m, Martini-NT; 28. Charlie Swartz, 2x, Vance-NT; 29. Eric Davis, 96, Davis-NT; 30. Mark Alloway, 00, Alloway-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Butler, 2. D. Smith, 3. Sheldon Kinser, 4. Stapp, 5. Fager, 6. Miller, 7. Milburn. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Thickstun, 2. Hood, 3. Vogler, 4. Barr, 5. R. Kinser, 6. Roush, 7. Peperak. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Huntley, 2. M. Smith, 3. Elliott, 4. Hillenburg, 5. Huntington, 6. K. Rice, 7. Martini. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Staab, 2. Donelson, 3. Mockler, 4. Swartz, 5. Campbell, 6. Brown. NT

TOM STENGER FORD TRUCK CENTER "LAST CHANCE" SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Huntington, 2. Roush, 3. Campbell, 4. Peperak, 5. Milburn, 6. K. Rice, 7. Martini, 8. Miller, 9. Fager, 10. R. Kinser, 11. Brown. NT

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Rick Hood, 2. Steve Butler, 3. Sheldon Kinser, 4. Greg Staab, 5. Kevin Huntley, 6. Warren Mockler, 7. Charlie Swartz, 8. Mickey Smith, 9. Andy Hillenburg, 10. Leon Thickstun, 11. Paul Huntington, 12. Keith Campbell, 13. Dave Peperak, 14. Tony Elliott, 15. David Smith, 16. Rich Vogler, 17. Andy Stapp, 18. Joe Roush, 19. Allen Barr, 20. Jeff Donelson. NT

**Stapp flipped on the 29th lap of the main event but was not seriously injured.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-40 Hood.

NEW SPRINT SERIES POINTS: 1-Vogler-129; 2-Hood-126; 3-Butler-120; 4-Sheldon Kinser-104; 5-Hewitt-103; 6-Mockler-87; 7-Tom Bigelow-86; 8-Elliott-69; 9-Stapp-68; 10-Bobby Kinser-57.

 

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CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT RACE RESULTS: August 3, 1986 -- Terre Haute, Indiana -- Action Track -- "Wabash Clash"

FIRST HEAT: (12 laps) 1. Steve Butler (#6 Poor), 2. Paul Huntington (#33 Nolen), 3. Leon Gentry (#61 Gentry), 4. Tom Bigelow (#3 Leyba), 5. Manny Rockhold (#71 Rockhold), 6. Denny Stewart (#33s Stewart), 7. Gary Hayhurst, Jr. (#56x Hayhurst), 8. Al Caton (#65 Caton), 9. Louie Mann (#2J Douglass). 4:59.91

SECOND HEAT: (12 laps) 1. Rich Vogler (#15 MBC), 2. Sheldon Kinser (#2 Kirtley), 3. Greg Staab (#44 BUF), 4. Keith Campbell (#53 Campbell), 5. Jim Bowden (#39 Fortune), 6. Joe Roush (#36 Roush), 7. Rick Becker (#56B Becker), 8. Danny Milburn (#99 Davis), 9. Bob Breneman (#69 Breneman), 10. Tim Coffeen (#77x Coffeen). NT

THIRD HEAT: (12 laps) 1. Jerry Russell (#28 ML), 2. Tony Elliott (#57 Hazen), 3. Larry Gates (#14x Gates), 4. Rick Hood (#56 Gohr), 5. Al Thomas (#72x Thomas), 6. Dave Peperak (#77 Ram), 7. Chris Paulsen (#7L Fisher), 8. Mike Helm (#28H Helm), 9. Bill Roynon (#9 Roynon). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (12 laps) 1. Jack Hewitt (#63 Hampshire), 2. Larry Rice (#1 Toney), 3. Andy Stapp (#77s Stapp), 4. Jeff Donelson (#2D Donelson), 5. Mark Alderson (#91 Myers), 6. Warren Mockler (#7 Runyon), 7. Jack Ziegler (#72 Victor), 8. Jerry Nemire (#16 Nemire/Syring), 9. Tom Fulton (#70 Wright). NT

ALSO AT THE TRACK: #37 G & R and #39x Fortune.

GOHR DISTRIBUTING “LAST CHANCE” SEMI: (15 laps) 1. Hayhurst, 2. Ziegler, 3. Mockler, 4. Milburn, 5. Nemire, 6. Stewart, 7. Peperak, 8. Roynon, 9. Becker, 10. Paulsen, 14. Helm, 15. Roush, 16. Mann. NT

FEATURE: (50 laps) 1. Sheldon Kinser, 2. Rick Hood, 3. Larry Rice, 4. Steve Butler, 5. Jerry Russell, 6. Jack Hewitt, 7. Elliott, 8. Paul Huntington, 9. Greg Staab, 10. Jack Ziegler, 11. Keith Campbell, 12. Danny Milburn, 13. Mark Alderson, 14. Larry Gates, 15. Rich Vogler, 16. Tom Bigelow, 17. Kevin Thomas, 18. Jeff Donelson, 19. Jim Bowden, 20. Leon Gentry, 21. Gary Hayhurst, Jr., 22. Manny Rockhold, 23. Warren Mockler, 24. Andy Stapp. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Vogler, Lap 13 Butler, Laps 14-50 Kinser.

NEW CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT POINTS: 1-Hood-170; 2-Kinser-157; 3-Butler-156; 4-Vogler-140; 5-Hewitt-133; 6-Elliott-95; 7-Bigelow-93; 8-Mockler-89; 9-Rice-86; 10-Stapp-72.

NEXT CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT RACE: August 15 - Springfield, IL Speedway

 

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CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT RACE RESULTS: August 15, 1986 -- Springfield, Illinois -- Springfield Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Warren Mockler, 7, Runyon-12.096; 2. Greg Staab, 44, BUF-12.165; 3. Tony Elliott, 57, Hazen-12.176; 4. Randy Standridge, 9, Livingston-12.222; 5. Dave Feese, 12, Clavey-12.231; 6. Rick Hood, 39, Fortune-12.231; 7. Jerry Russell, 1x, Russell-12.327; 8. Jack Hewitt, 63, Hampshire-12.346; 9. Ron Standridge, 10, Rahn-12.382; 10. Steve Butler, 6, Poor-12.428; 11. Larry Rice, 1, Toney-12.453; 12. Kenny Jacobs, 56, Gohr-12.509; 13. Louie Mann, 2J, Douglass-12.525; 14. Sheldon Kinser, 2, Kirtley-12.537; 15. Tom Bigelow, 3, Leyba-12.558; 16. Rich Vogler, 15, MBC-12.587; 17. Al Thomas, 72, Thomas-12.602; 18. Denny Stewart, 33s, Stewart-12.640; 19. Taylor Andrews, 88, Andrews-12.662; 20. Leon Gentry, 61, Gentry-12.687; 21. Paul Huntington, 33, Nolen-12.716; 22. Donnie Beechler, 14s, McQuinn-12.741; 23. Jeff Donelson, 2D, Donelson-12.960; 24. Leon Thickstun, 22, Thickstun-13.242; 25. Manny Rockhold, 71, Rockhold-13.264; 26. Mark Alderson, 91, Myers-13.422; 27. Rick Becker, 56B, Becker-13.455.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mann, 2. Huntington, 3. Rockhold, 4. Feese, 5. Mockler, 6. Thomas, 7. Ron Standridge. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Beechler, 2. Sheldon Kinser, 3. Butler, 4. Hood, 5. Staab, 6. Alderson, 7. Stewart. 2:08.11

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bigelow, 2. Rice, 3. Elliott, 4. Russell, 5. Becker, 6. Donelson, 7. Andrews. 2:03.82

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hewitt, 2. Thickstun, 3. Jacobs, 4. Randy Standridge, 5. Gentry, 6. Vogler. NT

USAC MOTORING DIVISION "LAST CHANCE SEMI": (12 laps) 1. Staab, 2. Ron Standridge, 3. Mockler, 4. Stewart, 5. Becker, 6. Alderson. NT

FEATUftE: (40 laps) 1. Rick Hood, 2. Steve Butler, 3. Randy Standridge, 4. Dave Feese, 5. Jack Hewitt, 6. Tony Elliott, 7. Sheldon Kinser, 8. Louie Mann, 9. Larry Rice, 10. Paul Huntington, 11. Leon Thickstun, 12. Warren Mockler. 13. Tom Bigelow, 14. Kenny Jacobs, 15. Manny Rockhold, 16. Jerry Russell, 17. Greg Staab, 18. Ron Standridge, 19. Donnie Beechler, 20. Denny Stewart. NT

**Ron Standridge flipped during the first heat race and again during the feature but was unhurt. Taylor Andrews was also unhurt in a flip during the third heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-40 Hood.

NEW CRESTLINER VANS SPRINT POINTS: 1-Hood-211; 2-Butler-192; 3-Sheldon Kinser-178; 4-Hewitt-159; 5-Vogler-140; 6-Elliott-119; 7-Bigelow-105; 8-Mockler-104; 9-Rice-103; 10-Mann-74.

NEXT CRESTLINER VANS SPRINT RACE: August 23 - Putnamville, IN - Lincoln Park Speedway

 

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CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT RACE RESULTS: August 23, 1986 -- Putnamville, Indiana -- Lincoln Park Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Steve Butler, 6, Poor-14.249; 2. Mark Cummins, 3c, Cummins-14.258; 3. Jeff Donelson, 2D, Donelson-14.261; 4. Dave Peperak, 77, Peperak-14.265; 5. Bob Kinser, 17, Bayless-14.283; 6. Sheldon Kinser, 2, Kirtley-14.308; 7. Kenny Jacobs, 56, Gohr-14.369; 8. Larry Rice, 1, Toney-14.439; 9. Tom Bigelow, 3, Leyba-14.467; 10. Allen Barr, 5, Briscoe-14.522; 11. Tim Bookmiller, 15x, KCM-14.554; 12. Tom Chalk, 4c, Chalk-14.561; 13. Jerry Russell, 35, Bowen-14.573; 14. Louie Mann, 2J, Douglass-14.581; 15. Gary Fisher, 79, Evans-14.587; 16. Gary Hayhurst, Jr., 56x, Hayhurst-14.594; 17. Tim Coffeen, 77x, Coffeen-14.601; 18. Warren Mockler, 7, Runyon-14.601; 19. Rick Hood, 39, Fortune-14.603; 20. Keith Campbell, 53, Campbell-14.635; 21. Mark Alderson, 4s, Snyder-14.672; 22. Mike Helm, 28H, Helm-14.690; 23. Jim Lipkey, 25, Lipkey-14.764; 24. Denny Stewart, 33s, Stewart-14.824; 25. Paul Huntington, 33, Nolen-14.830; 26. Tony Elliott, 57, Hazen-14.959; 27. Manny Rockhold, 71, Rockhold-14.978; 28. Alan Brown, 5B, Brown-15.095; 29. Keith Ford, 22, Ford-15.156; 30. Rich Vogler, 15, MBC-15.260; 31. Blake Hollingsworth, 36, Roush-15.300; 32. Tom Fulton, 70, Wright-15.355; 33. Joe Roush, 99, Davis-15.378; 34. Al Thomas, 72x, Thomas-15.512; 35. Jim Smith, 37A, Smith-15.837.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Coffeen, 2. Bigelow, 3. Alderson, 4. Butler, 5. Russell, 6. B. Kinser, 7. Ford, 8. Huntington. 2:31.92

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Vogler, 2. Elliott, 3. Mockler, 4. Helm, 5. Sheldon Kinser, 6. Cummins, 7. Barr, 8. Mann. 2:32.99

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hood, 2. Donelson, 3. Bookmiller, 4. Jacobs, 5. Fisher, 6. Rockhold, 7. Hollingsworth, 8. Lipkey. 2:32.32

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Brown, 2. Peperak, 3. Campbell, 4. Chalk, 5. Rice, 6. Stewart, 7. Hayhurst, 8. Fulton. 2:37.53

GOHR DISTRIBUTING "LAST CHANCE" SEMI: (12 laps) 1. B. Kinser, 2. Russell, 3. Sheldon Kinser, 4. Mann, 5. Hayhurst, 6. Lipkey, 7. Fisher, 8. Hollingsworth, 9. Roush, 10. Rockhold, 11. Barr, 12. Ford, 13. Thomas, 14. Cummins, 15. Rice, 16. Smith, 17. Stewart, 18. Fulton. 3:07.65

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Sheldon Kinser, 2. Kenny Jacobs, 3. Steve Butler, 4. Dave Peperak, 5. Tim Bookmiller, 6. Bob Kinser, 7. Tom Bigelow, 8. Jeff Donelson, 9. Rick Hood, 10. Rich Vogler, 11. Tony Elliott, 12. Louie Mann, 13. Alan Brown, 14. Warren Mockler, 15. Mike Helm, 16. Tim Coffeen, 17. Keith Campbell, 18. Mark Alderson, 19. Tom Chalk, 20. Jerry Russell. NT

**Huntington flipped during the first heat race but was not seriously injured.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-22 Sheldon Kinser, Laps 23-33 Jacobs, Laps 34-40 Sheldon Kinser.

NEW CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT STANDINGS: 1-Hood-229; 2-Butler-228; 3-Sheldon Kinser-218; 4-Jack Hewitt-159; 5-Vogler-156; 6-Elliott-132; 7-Bigelow-126; 8-Mockler-113; 9-Larry Rice-103; 10-Mann-83.

NEXT CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT CAR RACE: August 29 - Hinsdale, IL - Santa Fe Speedway

 

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CRESTLINER VANS/USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: August 29, 1986 -- Hinsdale, Illinois -- Santa Fe Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kenny Jacobs, 56, Gohr-16.520; 2. Steve Butler, 6, Poor-16.660; 3. Jim Moulis, 30m, Moulis-16.715; 4. Rich Vogler, 15, MBC-16.758; 5. Tom Bigelow, 3, Leyba-16.800; 6. Sheldon Kinser, 2, Kirtley-16.941; 7. Larry Rice, 1, Toney-17.041; 8. Warren Mockler, 7, Runyon-17.070; 9. Louie Mann, 2J, Douglass-17.224; 10. Andy Stapp, 77x, Stapp-17.242; 11. Dave Feese, 12, Clavey-17.293; 12. Dave Peperak, 77, Ram-17.298; 13. Van Gurley, 19, Mann-17.341; 14. Rick Hood, 39, Fortune-17.390; 15. Jeff Donelson, 2D, Donelson-17.410; 16. Kevin Olson, 21, Hajduk-17.511; 17. Manny Rockhold, 71, Rockhold-17.620; 18. Tim Bookmiller, 15x, Bookmiller-17.636; 19. Jerry Russell, 35, Bowen-17.652; 20. Mike Frost, 88, Frost-17.851; 21. Tony Elliott, 57, Hazen-17.893; 22. Rick Becker, 56B, Becker-18.590; 23. Alan Brown, 5B, Brown-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Jacobs, 2. Russell, 3. Rice, 4. Peperak, 5. Vogler, 6. Gurley, 7. Becker, 8. Olson. 2:54.68

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Rockhold, 2. Butler, 3. Mockler, 4. Frost, 5. Hood, 6. Bigelow, 7. Feese. 2:59.4

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bookmiller, 2. Sheldon Kinser, 3. Mann, 4. Donelson, 5. Elliott, 6. Moulis, 7. Stapp, 8. Brown. NT

CNA INSURANCE "LAST CHANCE" RACE: (12 laps) 1. Vogler, 2. Bigelow, 3. Feese, 4. Gurley, 5. Stapp, 6. Hood, 7. Becker, 8. Brown, 9. Elliott. NT

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Steve Butler, 2. Kenny Jacobs, 3. Larry Rice, 4. Tom Bigelow, 5. Sheldon Kinser, 6. Rich Vogler, 7. Rick Hood, 8. Dave Feese, 9. Dave Peperak, 10. Louie Mann, 11. Tim Bookmiller, 12. Rick Becker, 13. Manny Rockhold, 14. Alan Brown, 15. Mike Frost, 16. Jerry Russell, 17. Andy Stapp, 18. Jeff Donelson, 19. Warren Mockler, 20. Van Gurley. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 Sheldon Kinser, Laps 4-33 Jacobs, Laps 34-40 Butler.

NEW CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT POINTS: 1-Butler-275; 2-Hood-247; 3-Sheldon Kinser-243; 4-Vogler-176; 5-Hewitt-159; 6-Bigelow-151; 7-Rice-134; 8-Elliott-132; 9-Mockler-117; 10-Mann-97.

NEXT CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT RACE: September 27-28 - Rossburg, OH - Eldora Speedway - "4 Crown Nationals"

 

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CRESTLINER VANS/USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 27-28, 1986 -- Rossburg, Ohio -- Eldora Speedway -- "4-Crown Nationals"

QUALIFICATIONS: (Held Sept. 27) 1. Sheldon Kinser, 2, Kirtley-16.680; 2. Dave Blaney, 40, Stanton-16.748; 3. Kenny Jacobs, 56, Gohr-16.821; 4. Steve Butler, 6, Poor-16.827; 5. Tom Bigelow, 3, Leyba-16.891; 6. Tim Bookmiller, 15x, KCM-16.950; 7. Bobby Adkins, 40G, Goodin-17.019; 8. Larry Rice, 1, Toney-17.035; 9. Rich Vogler, 2v, Vance-17.062; 10. Jack Hewitt, 63, Hampshire-17.112; 11. Andy Stapp, 77x, Stapp-17.273; 12. Mark Alderson, 19, Mann-17.333; 13. Rick Hood, 39, Fortune-17.382; 14. Terry Shepherd, 7c, Chupp-17.406; 15. Warren Mockler, 7, Runyon-17.427; 16. Dave Darland, 2x, Douglass-17.433; 17. Keith Campbell, 53, Campbell-17.448; 18. Greg Staab, 44, BUF-17.563; 19. Louie Mann, 37x, Orem-17.564; 20. Tony Elliott, 57, Hazen-17.566; 21. Mike Helm, 28H, Helm-17.607; 22. Alan Brown, 5B, Brown-17.619; 23. Tray House, 7G, Goacher-17.653; 24. Kevin Thomas, 2J, Harget-17.653; 25. Manny Rockhold, 71, Rockhold-17.682; 26. Jerry Russell, 15, MBC-17.873; 27. Ray Joe Fager, 30, Fager-17.911; 28. Bill Tyler, 75, Harvel-17.913; 29. Gary Fisher, 79, Evans-18.031; 30. Leon Gentry, 61, Gentry-18.038; 31. Denny Donaldson, 91, Koch-18.091; 32. Jerry Nemire, 16, Nemire/Syring-18.143; 33. Jeff Donelson, 2D, Donelson-18.183; 34. Mark Owsley, 6x, Owsley-18.190; 35. Bud Wilmot, 84, Wilmot-18.330; 36. Al Thomas, 72, Thomas-18.382; 37. Tom Chalk, 4c, Chalk-18.384; 38. Rick Becker, 56B, Becker-18.415; 39. King Kramer, 61x, Kramer-18.417; 40. Mike Winblad, 7x, Winblad-18.431; 41. Paul Huntington, 33, Nolen-18.654; 42. Bob Breneman, 69, Breneman-20.057; 43. Al Caton, 65, Caton-20.072.

GOHR DISTRIBUTING "QUALIFYING HEAT" #1: (10 laps) 1. Vogler, 2. Hood, 3. Adkins, 4. Mockler, 5. Helm, 6. Mann, 7. Rockhold, 8. Donelson, 9. Campbell, 10. Fisher, 11. Wilmot, 12. Fager, 13. Donaldson, 14. Huntington, 15. Gentry, 16. Chalk, 17. Caton, 18. Stapp, 19. House. NT

SYNDICATE SYSTEMS "QUALIFYING HEAT" #2: (10 laps) 1. Hewitt, 2. Rice, 3. Darland, 4. Staab, 5. Tyler, 6. Brown, 7. Russell, 8. Elliott, 9. Nemire, 10. Shepherd, 11. Becker, 12. Winblad, 14. A. Thomas, 15. Alderson, 16. Breneman, 17. K. Thomas, 18. Gentry. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps - Held Sept. 28) 1. Rich Vogler, 2. Kenny Jacobs, 3. Steve Butler, 4. Jack Hewitt, 5. Dave Blaney, 6. Tom Bigelow, 7. Larry Rice, 8. Rick Hood, 9. Sheldon Kinser, 10. Tony Elliott, 11. Bobby Adkins, 12. Tim Bookmiller, 13. Warren Mockler, 14. Keith Campbell, 15. Jerry Russell, 16. Manny Rockhold, 17. Greg Staab, 18. Alan Brown, 19. Mike Helm, 20. Jeff Donelson, 21. Jerry Nemire, 22. Louie Mann, 23. Bill Tyler, 24. Dave Darland. 15:57.22

**Kevin Thomas and Leon Gentry were involved in separate flips during the second qualifying heat race but neither driver was injured.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-27 Jacobs, Laps 28-30 Vogler.

NEW CRESTLINER VANS/USAC SPRINT SERIES POINTS: 1-Butler-299; 2-Hood-263; 3-Kinser-261; 4-Vogler-210; 5-Hewitt-181; 6-Bigelow-168; 7-Rice-151; 8-Elliott-143; 9-Mockler-126; 10-Jacobs-117.

 

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1986 USAC National Sprint Car Driver Points

POS.      PTS.       DRIVER

1            299        Steve Butler, Kokomo, Ind.

2            263        Rick Hood, Memphis, Tenn.

3            261        Sheldon Kinser, Bloomington, Ind.

4            210        Rich Vogler, Indianapolis, Ind.

5            181        Jack Hewitt, Troy, Ohio

6            168        Tom Bigelow, Whitewater, Wis.

7            151        Larry Rice, Brownsburg, Ind.

8            143        Tony Elliott, Warsaw, Ind.

9            126        Warren Mockler, Westfield, Ind.

10          117        Kenny Jacobs, Holmesville, Ohio (R)

11          98          Louie Mann, Burlington, Ind.

12          77          Bob Kinser, Bloomington, Ind.

13          76          Andy Stapp, Brownsburg, Ind.

14          75          Dave Peperak, Clinton, Ind.

15          74          Jeff Donelson, Kokomo, Ind.

16          68          Greg Staab, Cincinnati, Ohio

17          57          Jerry Russell, Springfield, Ill.

18          56          Larry Gates, Saint Joe, Ind.

19          56          Paul Huntington, Plainfield, Ind.

20          54          Jac Haudenschild, Millersburg, Ohio

21          54          Alan Brown, Brownsburg, Ind.

22          51          Randy Kinser, Bloomington, Ind.

23          51          Bobby Adkins, Indianapolis, Ind.

24          48          Tim Bookmiller, Kokomo, Ind.

25          46          Manny Rockhold, Pekin, Ill.

26          43          Charlie Swartz, Ashland, Ky.

27          40          Keith Campbell, Olney, Ill.

28          39          Jack Ziegler, Marshall, Ill.

29          33          Kevin Huntley, Bloomington, Ind.

30          32          Craig Keel, Weedsport, N.Y.

31          29          Leon Thickstun, Nashville, Ind.

32          23          Danny Milburn, Indianapolis, Ind.

33          20          Kevin Thomas, Mobile, Ala.

34          18          David Smith, Chandler, Ind.

35          17          Mark Owsley, Kokomo, Ind.

36          15          Andy Hillenburg, Indianapolis, Ind.

37          14          Mark Alderson, Brownsburg, Ind.

38          11          Mark Cummins, Princeton, Ind.

39          9            Charlie Workman, Indianapolis, Ind.

40          9            Stevie Reeves, Indianapolis, Ind.

41          9            Rick Becker, Sun Prairie, Wis.

42          9            Mike Helm, Indianapolis, Ind.

43          8            Dick Colburn, Muskego, Wis.

44          7            Nick Fornoro, Jr., Rockaway, N.J.

45          5            Al Thomas, Ludlow, Ill.

46          5            Leon Gentry, Henderson, Ky.

47          3            Allen Barr, North Vernon, Ind.

48          3            Tom Chalk, Kokomo, Ind.

49          2            Bruce Field, Lockport, Ill.

50          1            Denny Stewart, Charleston, Ill.

51          1            Jerry Nemire, Toledo, Ohio

 

1986 USAC National Sprint Car Entrant Points

POS.      PTS.       ENTRANT, TEAM LOCATION

1            315        Phil Poor, Anderson, Ind. (#6)

2            287        Gohr Distributing, Buffalo, N.Y. (#56)

3            261        William Kirtley, Bloomington, Ind. (#2)

4            225        Damon Fortune, Boonville, Ind. (#39)

5            181        Bob Hampshire, Findlay, Ohio (#63)

6            158        George Toney, Elwood, Ind. (#2T)

7            143        Paul Hazen, Columbia City, Ind. (#57)

8            127        Ben Leyba, South Bend, Ind. (#5)

9            126        Gary Runyon, Carmel, Ind. (#7)

10          100        James Douglass, Kokomo, Ind. (#2J)

11          79          Richard Briscoe, Mitchell, Ind. (#5)

12          77          Larry Bayless, Brownsburg, Ind. (#17B)

13          76          Andy Stapp, Brownsburg, Ind. (#77x)

14          75          RAM Racing, Clinton, Ind. (#77)

15          74          Jeff Donelson, Kokomo, Ind. (#2D)

16          73          Johnny Vance Racing Team, Dayton, Ohio (#2v)

17          69          MBC Racing, Jerome, Mich. (#15)

18          68          Gene Nolen, Greenwood, Ind. (#33)

19          68          B.U.F. Racing, Dayton, Ohio (#44)

20          56          Larry Gates, Evansville, Ind. (#14x)

21          54          G & R Racing, Kokomo, Ind. (#37)

22          54          William Clavey, Dwight, Ill. (#12)

23          51          Jerry Shields, Bloomington, Ind. (#56s)

24          51          M.L. & Associates, Newburgh, Ind. (#28)

25          51          David Goodin, Indianapolis, Ind.  (#40G)

26          48          Tim Bookmiller, Kokomo, Ind. (#15x)

27          46          Manny Rockhold, Pekin, Ill. (#71)

28          40          Allen Campbell, Olney, Ill. (#53)

29          37          Barry Snyder, Frankfort, Ind. (#4s)

30          29          Leon Thickstun, Nashville, Ind. (#22T)

31          17          Eugene Davis, Eaton, Ohio (#99)

32          16          Ben Bowen, Terre Haute, Ind. (#35)

33          15          Terry Winterbotham, Vandalia, Ohio (#6w)

34          9            Charlie Workman, Indianapolis, Ind. (#45w)

35          9            Stephen Reeves, Indianapolis, Ind. (#8R)

36          9            Rick Becker, Sun Prairie, Wis. (#56B)

37          9            Robert Helm, Indianapolis, Ind. (#28H)

38          8            Richard Colburn, Muskego, Wis. (#71c)

39          6            Jesse Plummer & Phil Walker, Indianapolis, Ind. (#11)

40          5            David Huntley, Bloomington, Ind. (#26)

41          5            Thomas Brothers Trucking, Ludlow, Ill. (#72x)

42          5            Larry Gentry, Corydon, Ky. (#61)

43          4            Mark Cummins, Princeton, Ind. (#3c)

44          3            Tom Chalk, Kokomo, Ind. (#4c)

45          2            Gary Hayhurst, Evansville, Ind. (#56x)

46          1            Shirley Stewart, Charleston, Ill. (#33s)

47          1            James Mann, Elkhart, Ind. (#19)