Sun Prairie, Wisconsin…….Jon Stanbrough backed up Saturday’s win with his second-straight AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory in Sunday night’s 30-lap Feature at Angell Park Speedway, finding a hot streak for his Michael Dutcher Motorsports team. The Avon, Indiana driver quickly broke the tie he forged with Rollie Beale for tenth on the all-time Sprint Car win list, as he now sits alone in tenth with 33 career wins.
Chase Stockon jumped from outside the front row and was strong early in the race, riding a year-long streak of consecutive top-ten finishes and looking for his second win of the season. He pulled away, as polesitter C.J. Leary dealt with pressure from Stanbrough and Bryan Clauson, who came from row two. Behind them, Dave Darland and Brady Bacon were having their own battle for fifth.
The race’s complexion took a major change after Jarett Andretti stopped on lap fifteen. On the restart, Stanbrough went after Leary and finally cleared him with a slide to his inside through turns one and two before clearing him into turn-three. Clauson came along to take third, as Stanbrough sliced into Stockon’s lead.
Things were getting good back farther in the pack as Chris Windom was making moves from 12th and Hunter Schuerenberg was digging out of a hole after moving to his back-up car for the Feature and being forced to start last. Stanbrough had trimmed Stockon’s lead and finally looked inside on lap 19.
Stockon stood up in the seat, attacking the stout Angell Park cushion even harder as Stanbrough kept the pressure up to his inside. On lap 22, Stockon hit it too hard, jumping the cushion in turn-two and barrel-rolling to a stop. He was dazed but otherwise uninjured.
Stanbrough was off on the restart as Clauson tried to keep pace, while Bacon, Darland, and Windom all raced for third. Meanwhile, Schuerenberg was sneaking up the bottom to sixth.
Over the final handful of laps, Stanbrough was too strong as he pulled away to a 3.073-second win in the MP Environmental Services – Indiana Underground Construction #37RW Maxim/Fisher.
“After winning last night, you want to come out the next night and do it again. I hope we’ve found what we need and can keep beating them. I thought maybe we could try the bottom at some point, but it was just too slow. When I slid past C.J. for second, it showed me a line there just off the cushion, and I ended up running that line the whole race through one and two. It held throughout the race and worked better for me than the cushion. How can I not go home excited now for the next month of races?” said Stanbrough, who now shifts his focus to eight National Sprint Car events in Indiana during the month of July.
Clauson came home comfortably in second aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing – Chevy Performance #20 Beast/Kistler.
“Jon and I were running pretty much the same line, and I kinda got a little too aggressive on the restart, and the harder I drove, the more he pulled away from me. The top got pretty fast for a while, and then I tried to slide Jon on one of the restarts while he was dealing with a lapped car, and it kinda stuck. Between that, and all the races I’ve run here, I know that you can start trying some different things as the cushion gets to be a long way around. We were good on a short run, but not on a longer stretch,” Clauson said.
Windom finished his strong run from 12th to fill the podium in the Jeff’s Jam-It-In Storage – Hoosier Tire #11 Maxim/Claxton.
“It’s so tricky here. Tonight it was basically right on the fence or right on the bottom, and it wasn’t easy to run either one. It got so slick around the top, and I found a dip through one and two that I hit and could use to pass guys. I was using those two restarts to get most of my work done, and both that middle on one end and the bottom of three and four were good for me,” Windom said.
Bacon finished fourth, increasing his point lead in the Hoffman Auto Racing – Mean Green #69 Triple X/Williams Mopar, and Darland rounded out the top-five in the Phillips Motorsports – Racer’s Advantage Store #71P DRC/Foxco.
AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: June 22, 2014 – Sun Prairie, Wisconsin – Angell Park Speedway
QUALIFYING: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-13.880 (New Track Record); 2. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.029; 3. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-14.232; 4. Jon Stanbrough, 37RW, Dutcher-14.237; 5. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.256; 6. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.278; 7. Hunter Schuerenberg, 20N, Schuerenberg/Nolen-14.412; 8. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.439; 9. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-14.465; 10. Bill Balog, 17B, Balog-14.488; 11. Jerry Coons, Jr., 14, Mojo-14.556; 12. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-14.569; 13. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-14.784; 14. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.794; 15. Joe Bares, 19, Test-14.952; 16. Steve Thomas, 20T, Thomas-15.053; 17. Bryon Walters, 5, Speed Monkeys-15.922; 18. Keaton Dobbs, 15K, Dobbs-NT.
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hines, 2. Bacon, 3. Clauson, 4. Stockon, 5. Coons, 6. Courtney, 7. Bares, 8. Walters, 9. Schuerenberg. NT
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Grant, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Leary, 5. Darland, 6. Balog, 7. Andretti, 8. Thomas. 2:28.99
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Jon Stanbrough, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Brady Bacon, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Hunter Schuerenberg, 7. C.J. Leary, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Bill Balog, 10. Tyler Courtney, 11. Jerry Coons, Jr., 12. Joe Bares, 13. Bryon Walters, 14. Justin Grant, 15. Chase Stockon, 16. Jarett Andretti, 17. Steve Thomas. NT
**Dobbs flipped in Hot Laps. Stockon flipped on Lap 22 of the Feature.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-21 Stockon, Laps 22-30 Stanbrough.
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Bacon-964; 2-Darland-916; 3-Stanbrough-857; 4-Stockon-851; 5-Clauson-841; 6-Hines-807; 7-Grant-786; 8-Schuerenberg-737; 9-Windom-700; 10-Leary-626.
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: July 4 – Putnamville, Indiana – Lincoln Park Speedway