News From Terre Haute, Indiana

September 25, 2012

RAMBLIN’ RECK: Sumar Classic 100 season finale in Silver Crown series

Tom Reck
Tribune-Star Correspondent

TERRE HAUTE — Great U.S. Auto Club racing is shaping up for the second weekend in October at The Action Track.

The Sumar Classic 100 is set for Oct. 13 and will be the season finale for Silver Crown cars with 11 points separating the three point leaders going into the race.

Bobby East of Brownsburg has assumed first place in the totals with 349 points. Jerry Coons Jr. is second with 343 and Kody Swanson is third with 338.

Since 66 points will be available in the Terre Haute race, Tanner Swanson and Bud Kaeding mathematically still will be in the hunt at race time.

Sprint car racing is slated for Oct. 12. It’s the new date for a race rained out earlier in the season.

The Fall Nationals are set for Saturday at Lawrenceburg Speedway with $10,000 going to the winner. Three drivers are separated by 64 points going into that action.

Dave Darland is first with 1,801 followed by Jon Stanbrough with 1,757 and Bryan Clauson with 1,737.

Sullivan native Chase Stockon won his heat and took fourth in the 4-Crown Nationals last week and has moved up to seventh in the point totals.

Records fall — Records keep falling in NCAA football.

Earlier this year, Sam Durley of Eureka established the mark for all divisions when he completed 34 of 52 passes for 763 yards against Knox.

Last week, Taylor Heinicke of Old Dominion established a new record for Division I passers and did it the hard way.

He completed 55 of 79 — that’s right 79 — passes for seven touchdowns and 730 yards to rally his team to a 64-61 victory over New Hampshire.

Tom-Cattin’ It — Congrats to Sydney Shrum of Cloverdale for qualifying for the girls golf state finals this week.

Lots of summertime and offseason play has paid off for the young lady.

Jasper, Castle and Evansville finished 1-2-3 in the Evansville Regional to qualify for the state. Jasper won the Terre Haute South Invitational and Castle won the Terre Haute North Invitational.

• Football players Antwaan Randle El and Dave Martin and basketball player Landon Turner are three of the members of the new Indiana University Athletics Hall of Fame class to be inducted Nov. 2.

• The Indiana Fever and Atlanta Dream begin WNBA playoff action Friday in Indianapolis.

• Interleague play gets a new start in the 2013 baseball season. Cincinnati meets the Los Angeles Angels on April 1 in Cincinnati in an interleague game in the opener for both teams.

• A.J. Allmendinger has been reinstated by NASCAR and he could be driving for Roger Penske in the IndyCar Series next year.

IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves began his second run in Dancing with the Stars on ABC-TV on Monday. He won a title five years ago.

• It was not publicized much but the unofficial 500,000th error has been committed in major league baseball.

• Butler will face Marian in an exhibition men’s basketball game on Oct. 27. Todd Lickliter formerly coached Butler and is the new coach at Marian.

• Ben Davis and Carmel were the only Indiana teams to receive mention in the USA Today prep football poll last week. Neither was in the Top 25, which included two teams from Cincinnati.

In the Sagarin college rankings last week in the same publication, South Dakota State was 134 and Indiana State was 148.

North Dakota State was 60th, Northern Iowa was 84th and Youngstown State was 85th.

Tom Reck may be contacted by telephone at 812-232-3231, by email at or by mail at 4284 South 5th Street, Apt. 3, Terre Haute, IN, 47802.