BELL SCORES USAC MIDGET AND SILVER CROWN WINS; MESERAULL COMES UP VICTORIOUS IN SPRINT CARS

Big Crowd Watches Four Crown Nationals; Bell Also Won NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race in July at Eldora

ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 26, 2015) – Christopher Bell may be only 20 years old, but he looked like a long time veteran in winning the USAC Midget and Silver Crown races as part of the Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Bell dominated the Silver Crown race after starting on the pole and led every lap and he led most of the laps after starting fourth in the USAC Midget race earlier in the night.

“This feels good,” Bell said. “This Silver Crown deal has been so tough on me. I’ve been fast a couple times, but just couldn’t get the job done. It’s cool to be able to come out here and win. This is my third year in the Midgets and I’ve been good all three years, but finished second both times. It’s nice to be able to win two races.”

Kody Swanson was second in the USAC Silver Crown division while Chris Windom was third. Shane Cottle, who started ninth, was fourth while Brady Bacon was fifth.

In the Midget race, Rico Abreu was second followed by veteran Tracy Hines. Tanner Thorson and Kevin Thomas Jr rounded out the top-five.

The USAC Sprint Car race was quite entertaining as Swanson took the early lead, but on lap four Chase Stockon, who started sixth, passed him for the lead. He held the lead until lap nine when Bryan Clauson shot past him on the outside on the mainstretch to take the point.

It appeared to be Clauson’s race to win, but on lap 15, he bushed the wall in turn two and cut his tire as he entered turn four. He went to the work area to replace it, but had to restart 22nd.

Stockon took the lead because of Clauson’s misfortune, but right after the restart Meseraull, from San Jose, California, passed him on the frontstretch and led the rest of the way to take the victory.

It was Meseraull’s first National Sprint Car win.

“This is my first National Sprint Car win,” Meseraull said. “You can take that to the bank. Just super excited to be in front of these awesome fans her at the house that Earl (Baltes) built. Eldora is the race to win and I can’t believe I won it.”

The race was red flagged midway through when Kevin Thomas Jr., flipped wildly in turn one. He was checked and released from the care center.

Swanson, from Kingsburg, California, finished second, while Dave Darland, from Lincoln, Indiana was third. Clauson rallied to finish an impressive fourth, while Scotty Weir was fifth.

The penultimate race on Eldora Speedway’s calendar is next week at the UMP Fall Nationals for the Modifieds come to Eldora for a three day show starting on October 1. Tickets can be purchased at www.EldoraSpeedway.com or by calling (937) 338-3815.

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RESULTS:
34th Annual Four Crown Nationals (Night 2)
September 26, 2015

USAC National Midgets

Qualifying
1.63-Bryan Clauson, 16.886; 2.97-Rico Abreu, 16.962; 3.71-Christopher Bell, 17.110; 4.67-Tanner Thorson, 17.254; 5.24-Tracy Hines, 17.377; 6.67K-Kevin Thomas Jr, 17.389; 7.19-Steve Drevicki, 17.488; 8.25-Steve Buckwalter, 17.523; 9.27-Thomas Meseraull, 17.523; 10.91T-Tyler Thomas, 17.543; 11.50-Tony DiMattia, 17.570; 12.39-Spencer Bayston, 17.591; 13.37-Brady Bacon, 17.664; 14.4-Ryan  Greth, 17.680; 15.52-Issac Chapple, 17.680; 16.23-Davey Ray, 17.705; 17.91-Austin Nemire, 18.177; 18.74-Todd Wills, 18.282; 19.9-Kevin Wills, 18.294; 20.5-Gary Gipson, 18.705; 21.71X-Robert Bell, 99.999;

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps)
1. 67-Tanner Thorson[5] ; 2. 63-Bryan Clauson[6] ; 3. 23-Davey Ray[1] ; 4. 37-Brady Bacon[2] ; 5. 19-Steve Drevicki[4] ; 6. 91T-Tyler Thomas[3] ; 7. 9-Kevin Wills[7]

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps)
1. 97-Rico Abreu[6] ; 2. 24-Tracy Hines[5] ; 3. 27-Thomas Meseraull[4] ; 4. 50-Tony DiMattia[3] ; 5. 52-Issac Chapple[2] ; 6. 91-Austin Nemire[1] ; 7. 5-Gary Gipson[7]

Heat 3 –  (8 Laps)
1. 71-Christopher Bell[6] ; 2. 25-Steve Buckwalter[4] ; 3. 67K-Kevin Thomas Jr[5] ; 4. 4-Ryan  Greth[2] ; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston[3] ; 6. 74-Todd Wills[1] ; 7. 71X-Robert Bell[7]

A-Main  –  (25 Laps)
1. 71-Christopher Bell[4] ; 2. 97-Rico Abreu[5] ; 3. 24-Tracy Hines[2] ; 4. 67-Tanner Thorson[3] ; 5. 67K-Kevin Thomas Jr[1] ; 6. 19-Steve Drevicki[7] ; 7. 39-Spencer Bayston[12] ; 8. 50-Tony DiMattia[11] ; 9. 27-Thomas Meseraull[8] ; 10. 4-Ryan  Greth[15] ; 11. 91T-Tyler Thomas[10] ; 12. 37-Brady Bacon[13] ; 13. 91-Austin Nemire[17] ; 14. 52-Issac Chapple[14] ; 15. 23-Davey Ray[16] ; 16. 74-Todd Wills[18] ; 17. 63-Bryan Clauson[6] ; 18. 71X-Robert Bell[21] ; 19. 9-Kevin Wills[19] ; 20. 25-Steve Buckwalter[9]

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USAC National Sprint Cars

Qualifying
1.32-Chase Stockon, 16.204; 2.66-Thomas Meseraull, 16.378; 3.63X-Bryan Clauson, 16.541; 4.69-Brady Bacon, 16.555; 5.18X-Scotty Weir, 16.675; 6.10E-Jerry Coons Jr, 16.678; 7.63-Kody Swanson, 16.720; 8.12-Robert Ballou, 16.740; 9.17N-Nick Bilbee, 16.841; 10.71P-Dave Darland, 16.859; 11.11-Hunter Schuerenberg, 16.886; 12.15-Brandon Whited, 16.890; 13.20N-Chad Boespflug, 16.902; 14.2M-Brandon Spithaler, 16.953; 15.17RW-Kevin Thomas Jr, 16.997; 16.81-Jon Stanbrough, 17.007; 17.21S-Dallas Hewitt, 17.072; 18.24P-Shane Cockrum, 17.084; 19.5-Justin Grant, 17.086; 20.4-Tracy Hines, 17.087; 21.15F-Aaron Farney, 17.087; 22.57-Shane Cottle, 17.111; 23.89-Shawn Westerfeld, 17.126; 24.46-Cody Gardner, 17.135; 25.24-Landon Simon, 17.153; 26.4F-Michael Fischesser, 17.303; 27.27-Beau Stewart, 17.322; 28.32M-Derek Hastings, 17.344; 29.18-Jarett Andretti, 17.349; 30.21H-Travis Hery, 17.349; 31.23E-Tyler Courtney, 17.393; 32.21X-Chris Windom, 17.404; 33.50-Tony DiMattia, 17.435; 34.66J-Josh Spencer, 17.499; 35.30-CJ Leary, 17.500; 36.1-Jake Scott, 17.514; 37.24X-Kyle Simon, 17.572; 38.42-AJ Hopkins, 17.596; 39.9N-Luke Hall, 17.600; 40.44-Dickie Gaines, 17.612; 41.17R-Kyle Robbins, 17.662; 42.77-Dustin Smith, 17.684; 43.14X-Chad Wilson, 17.696; 44.12X-Kent Wolters, 17.706; 45.7M-Brandon Moore, 17.722; 46.2-Dustin Ingle, 17.725; 47.14-Cooper Clouse, 17.729; 48.53-Steve Little, 17.832; 49.97X-Tyler Hewitt, 17.850; 50.39-Matt Goodnight, 18.029; 51.71-Robert Bell, 18.420; 52.96-Riley VanHise, 18.634; 53.37-Aaron Pierce, 99.999;

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps)
1. 4-Tracy Hines[1] ; 2. 32-Chase Stockon[6] ; 3. 21S-Dallas Hewitt[2] ; 4. 18X-Scotty Weir[5] ; 5. 18-Jarett Andretti[8] ; 6. 20N-Chad Boespflug[3] ; 7. 17N-Nick Bilbee[4] ; 8. 24-Landon Simon[7] ; 9. 50-Tony DiMattia[9] ; 10. 24X-Kyle Simon[10] ; 11. 17R-Kyle Robbins[11] ; 12. 7M-Brandon Moore[12]

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps)
1. 71P-Dave Darland[4] ; 2. 66-Thomas Meseraull[6] ; 3. 57-Shane Cottle[1] ; 4. 10E-Jerry Coons Jr[5] ; 5. 2M-Brandon Spithaler[3] ; 6. 24P-Shane Cockrum[2] ; 7. 4F-Michael Fischesser[7] ; 8. 2-Dustin Ingle[12] ; 9. 77-Dustin Smith[11] ; 10. 42-AJ Hopkins[10] ; 11. 21H-Travis Hery[8] ; 12. 66J-Josh Spencer[9]

Heat 3 –  (8 Laps)
1. 11-Hunter Schuerenberg[4] ; 2. 63X-Bryan Clauson[6] ; 3. 63-Kody Swanson[5] ; 4. 17RW-Kevin Thomas Jr[3] ; 5. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[1] ; 6. 5-Justin Grant[2] ; 7. 9N-Luke Hall[10] ; 8. 23E-Tyler Courtney[8] ; 9. 14-Cooper Clouse[12] ; 10. 27-Beau Stewart[7] ; 11. 14X-Chad Wilson[11] ; 12. 30-CJ Leary[9]

Heat 4 –  (8 Laps)
1. 15F-Aaron Farney[2] ; 2. 81-Jon Stanbrough[3] ; 3. 12-Robert Ballou[5] ; 4. 21X-Chris Windom[8] ; 5. 46-Cody Gardner[1] ; 6. 15-Brandon Whited[4] ; 7. 44-Dickie Gaines[10] ; 8. 53-Steve Little[12] ; 9. 32M-Derek Hastings[7] ; 10. 12X-Kent Wolters[11] ; 11. 69-Brady Bacon[6] ; 12. 1-Jake Scott[9]

C-Main  –  (8 Laps)
1. 9N-Luke Hall[7] ; 2. 30-CJ Leary[3] ; 3. 14-Cooper Clouse[15] ; 4. 44-Dickie Gaines[8] ; 5. 50-Tony DiMattia[1] ; 6. 2-Dustin Ingle[14] ; 7. 42-AJ Hopkins[6] ; 8. 24X-Kyle Simon[5] ; 9. 14X-Chad Wilson[11] ; 10. 66J-Josh Spencer[2] ; 11. 17R-Kyle Robbins[9] ; 12. 7M-Brandon Moore[13] ; 13. 53-Steve Little[16] ; 14. 97X-Tyler Hewitt[17] ; 15. 71-Robert Bell[19] ; 16. 1-Jake Scott[4] ; 17. 37-Aaron Pierce[21] ; 18. 39-Matt Goodnight[18] ; 19. 96-Riley VanHise[20]

B-Main  –  (12 Laps)
1. 69-Brady Bacon[1] ; 2. 24P-Shane Cockrum[6] ; 3. 17N-Nick Bilbee[2] ; 4. 15-Brandon Whited[3] ; 5. 23E-Tyler Courtney[16] ; 6. 24-Landon Simon[10] ; 7. 18-Jarett Andretti[14] ; 8. 44-Dickie Gaines[20] ; 9. 9N-Luke Hall[17] ; 10. 20N-Chad Boespflug[4] ; 11. 30-CJ Leary[18] ; 12. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[8] ; 13. 46-Cody Gardner[9] ; 14. 4F-Michael Fischesser[11] ; 15. 32M-Derek Hastings[13] ; 16. 2M-Brandon Spithaler[5] ; 17. 14-Cooper Clouse[19] ; 18. 27-Beau Stewart[12] ; 19. 21H-Travis Hery[15] ; 20. 5-Justin Grant[7]

A-Main  –  (30 Laps)
1. 66-Thomas Meseraull[5] ; 2. 63-Kody Swanson[1] ; 3. 71P-Dave Darland[10] ; 4. 63X-Bryan Clauson[4] ; 5. 18X-Scotty Weir[3] ; 6. 32-Chase Stockon[6] ; 7. 21S-Dallas Hewitt[15] ; 8. 12-Robert Ballou[8] ; 9. 21X-Chris Windom[23] ; 10. 10E-Jerry Coons Jr[2] ; 11. 23E-Tyler Courtney[22] ; 12. 17N-Nick Bilbee[9] ; 13. 11-Hunter Schuerenberg[11] ; 14. 44-Dickie Gaines[24] ; 15. 24P-Shane Cockrum[16] ; 16. 57-Shane Cottle[19] ; 17. 15-Brandon Whited[12] ; 18. 81-Jon Stanbrough[14] ; 19. 18-Jarett Andretti[21] ; 20. 4-Tracy Hines[18] ; 21. 69-Brady Bacon[7] ; 22. 15F-Aaron Farney[17] ; 23. 17RW-Kevin Thomas Jr[13] ; 24. 24-Landon Simon[20] ; 25. 30-CJ Leary[25]

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USAC Silver Crown 

Qualifying
1.99-Christopher Bell, 17.125; 2.63-Kody Swanson, 17.385; 3.48-Brady Bacon, 17.705; 4.98-Chris Windom, 17.754; 5.20-Jerry Coons Jr, 17.942; 6.71-Shane Cockrum, 17.981; 7.30-CJ Leary, 17.995; 8.17-Kevin Thomas Jr, 18.000; 9.81-Shane Cottle, 18.043; 10.8-Justin Grant, 18.130; 11.19-Dave Darland, 18.173; 12.26-Aaron Pierce, 18.303; 13.14-Chase Stockon, 18.365; 14.53-Steve Buckwalter, 18.395; 15.00-Terry Babb, 18.636; 16.3-AJ Fike, 18.692; 17.91-Austin Nemire, 18.747; 18.40-David Byrne, 18.885; 19.21-Kent Wolters, 19.507; 20.89-Chris Fetter, 99.999;

A-Main  –  (50 Laps)
1. 99-Christopher Bell[1] ; 2. 63-Kody Swanson[2] ; 3. 98-Chris Windom[4] ; 4. 81-Shane Cottle[9] ; 5. 48-Brady Bacon[3] ; 6. 8-Justin Grant[10] ; 7. 71-Shane Cockrum[6] ; 8. 30-CJ Leary[7] ; 9. 53-Steve Buckwalter[14] ; 10. 20-Jerry Coons Jr[5] ; 11. 3-AJ Fike[16] ; 12. 40-David Byrne[18] ; 13. 21-Dallas Hewitt[19] ; 14. 14-Chase Stockon[13] ; 15. 26-Aaron Pierce[12] ; 16. 91-Austin Nemire[17] ; 17. 17-Tanner Thorson [8] ; 18. 19-Dave Darland[11] ; 19. 89-Chris Fetter[20] ; 20. 0-Terry Babb[15]

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Thomas Meseraull and Christopher Bell pose with their winning cars and checks.

Thomas Meseraull and Christopher Bell pose with their winning cars and checks.

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