BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. —
Chase Stockon won his first U.S. Auto Club feature for sprint cars Tuesday night in the opening race of the Eastern Storm Championship action.
The Sullivan native led wire to wire in winning the 40-lap main event at Grandview Speedway. He waited out a rain delay, which came after the heat races.
With his first victory of the season, Stockon moved to third place in the sprint point totals and assumed first place in the Eastern Storm standings.
“Tonight was one of those nights where you could really feel the speed. We had a fast pace especially after the restart. We came out here with the main goal of getting a win … it is nice to get it right at the start,” said Stockon, who got the jump over fellow front-row starter Jon Stanbrough on a lightning-quick race track.
Stanbrough finished second and Dave Darland took third.
At New Oxford, Pa., rain wiped out Wednesday’s feature at Lincoln Speedway. Stockon was second in his heat to qualify for the feature. The series continued Thursday at New Egypt, Pa.
Fast qualifier — Tracy Hines.
Heat winners — Brady Bacon, Robert Ballou, Hunter Schuerenberg, Landon Simon (semi)
Feature — Chase Stockon, Jon Stanbrough, Dave Darland, Justin Grant, Bacon, Hines, Chris Windom, Ballou, Kevin Thomas Jr., Schuerenberg, Shane Cockrum, Bryan Clauson, C.J. Leary, Mark Smith, Joey Biasi, Mark Bitner, Trevor Kobylarz, Dalten Gabbard, Jarett Andretti, Daron Clayton, Chad Boespflug, Simon.
USAC sprint point leaders — Bacon 585, Darland 560, Stockon 535, Hines 533, Clauson 525, Stanbrough 520, Grant 490, Schuerenberg 443, Windom 414, Leary 341
Fast qualifier — Darland.
Heat winners — Schuerenberg, Leary, Stanbrough, Clayton (semi).
USAC sprint point leaders — Bacon 640, Darland 616, Stockon 591, Hines 586, Clauson 577.
• Terre Haute South 161, Cloverdale 187 — At Clover Meadows, Drew Cahill shot a 36 to earn medalist honors and help the visiting Braves secure a victory Thursday.
Terre Haute South (161) — Drew Cahill 36, Braxton McIntyre 40, Pierce Gordon 42, Ryan Cahill 43.
Cloverdale (187) — Rylan Mattocks 40, Aaron Whitlock 45, Freddy Fisler 50, Chase Snyder 52.