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Tracy Hines and Tanner Swanson take victories in USAC Midget and Silver Crown competition at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis

Saturday July 27, 2013

 

The track that became famous thanks to Thursday Night Thunder once again echoed the roar of USAC Midgets and Silver Crown cars on Saturday night. Tracy Hines held of Kyle Larson on a late bonsai maneuver to score his 87th victory in USAC Midget competition. Tanner Swanson grabbed the point from his brother Kody on lap 15 and never looked back in scoring the victory in the Silver Crown feature.

Hines started on the pole for the Rich Vogler Classic and led the first five laps before Tanner Swanson took it away from him on lap six after a restart. Hines fought back and regained the lead on lap 10 and never lost it. After a caution flew on lap 22 Larson got a run on Hines coming out of two and onto the back straight. He drove his midget deep into turn three to grab the lead but washed up the track. Hines merely turned left, drove back under him to regain the first spot and never saw Larson again. Larson chased Hines to the finish to secure second spot while Kyle O’Gara came home third. Tanner Swanson faded after flirting with the lead and finished fourth while Kyle Hamilton rounded out the top 5.

The Silver Crown feature started with Kody Swanson on the pole and Jerry Coons Jr. to his outside. When the green flag flew, Swanson snared the point ahead of Coons, T. Swanson, David Byrne and Chris Windom. On lap 15, T. Swanson made a sweeping move past Coons and K. Swanson to gain control of the lead. On lap 49, Jarrett Andretti put his car into the wall in turn two to bring out the caution. After the cleanup, the cars were getting ready to go back to green when the right rear tire from Jerry Coons Jr.‘s car. Once his car was on the hook the race went back to green on lap 63. From then on it was Tanner Swanson’s world and everyone else was just trying to get a nut. His brother Kody Swanson finished runner-up, Byrne crossed the line in third, Windom was fourth and Tracy Hines, fresh off of his Midget win was fifth.

Another successful night of racing concluded at Lucas Oil Raceway @ Indianapolis with many happy fans and no one injured.

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