AMSOIL Sprints
Friday, 28 August 2020


Kyle Cummins (Princeton, Ind.) leads the Smackdown IX standings entering Friday's event at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. Kyle Cummins (Princeton, Ind.) leads the Smackdown IX standings entering Friday's event at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. Ryan Sellers Photo


Kokomo, Indiana (August 28, 2020)………By virtue of Kyle Cummins’ victory in Thursday night’s USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway, the Princeton, Ind. driver leads the Sprint Car Smackdown IX point standings entering the second of three consecutive nights of racing at the quarter-mile dirt oval on Friday night, August 28.

Cummins leads by six points over second place finisher Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, Okla.).  Robert Ballou runs 3rd, 11 points out of the lead, while 5th place finisher Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, Calif.) reside 4th in the standings, 18 behind the leader.  Buddy Kofoid (Penngrove, Calif.), in his first career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car start, finished 4th which has him 5th (-19) in the Smackdown standings.

Points are accumulated throughout qualifying, the prelim events and the feature.  Drivers who are in the top-8 of the standings following Friday’s second round of Smackdown IX will clinch an automatic starting spot in Saturday’s $11,000-to-win feature event.

Those same eight drivers will participate in the B & W Auto Mart “King of the Hill” on Saturday night at Kokomo, which pits eight total cars in a tournament, bracket style format.  Two cars will face off against each other at a time for three laps, carving the field down to the final two drivers who’ll duke it out for a chance to win the pole position for Saturday’s A-Main and a check for $418.29 from B & W for their efforts.

The remaining seven cars will slot in the remaining seven starting positions in the first four rows of Saturday’s feature based on how far they advanced in “King of the Hill.”

On Friday night of Smackdown IX, front and pit gates open at 3pm ET, drivers meeting at 6pm and cars on track at 6:30pm.  On Saturday night, front and pit gates open at 3pm ET, drivers meeting at 5:30pm and cars on track at 6pm.  BOSS Sprint Cars join the event card for the Saturday night program.

Adult general admission tickets are $25, children age 12 and under free in general admission seats only.  Pit passes are $35.  3-day advance reserved tickets are $85 and can be purchased at the ticket window on race night. Spectator tickets available at the gate. Pit passes available at

You can watch all three nights of Smackdown IX LIVE on FloRacing at



(After Race #1 of 3)

1. Kyle Cummins-348

2. Brady Bacon-342

3. Robert Ballou-337

4. Thomas Meseraull-330

5. Buddy Kofoid-329

6. Chase Stockon-320

7. Logan Seavey-317

8. Jake Swanson-303

9. C.J. Leary-301

10. Kevin Thomas Jr. -301

11. Clinton Boyles-293

12. Charles Davis Jr. -292

13. Tyler Courtney-292

14. Chris Windom-286

15. Shane Cottle-280

16. Justin Grant-277

17. Bill Balog-273

18. Damion Gardner-270

19. Brandon Mattox-262

20. Matt Westfall-262

21. Tyler Thomas-254

22. Stevie Sussex-243

23. Jadon Rogers-208

24. Carson Short-207

25. Colten Cottle-197

26. Cole Ketcham-194

27. Noah Gass-192

28. Max Adams-191

29. Tye Mihocko-186

30. Dave Darland-180

31. Austin Williams-177

32. Matt Goodnight-170

33. Cole Bodine-161

34. Cody Gardner-159

35. Sterling Cling-157

36. Chase Jones-148

37. Dustin Smith-148

38. Anthony D'Alessio-147

39. Kyle Shipley-144

40. Brayden Fox-138

41. Dustin Clark-133

42. Eddie Tafoya Jr. -128

43. Chris Phillips-123

44. Jack James-119

45. David Hair-98

46. Brian VanMeveren-72

47. Robert Bell-70

48. Max Guilford-63

49. Robert Brown Jr.-53