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March 26, 2014

Metro sports: Silver Crown field filling up for Action Track

TERRE HAUTE — More than a dozen drivers are scheduled to seek their initial U.S. Auto Club Silver Crown championship victory April 6 when the Sumar Classic is run at the Terre Haute Action Track.

If one can find Victory Lane, he or she will become the series’ 100th different race winner in its 44 years. Pre-entries already suggest a “full field” for the 100-lap race.

Former Silver Crown winners Bobby East, A.J. Fike, Tracy Hines, Chris Windom, Dave Darland, Aaron Pierce, Kody Swanson and Jerry Coons Jr. are among drivers who have entered. East is the defending series champion and Windom became the 99th different series winner at last year’s 4-Crown Nationals in Ohio.

Pierce owns the ultimate series race record of 159.211 mph, established at Homestead, Fla., in 2006.

Competing for the title of 100th race winner will be drivers from Indiana, Illinois, Oklahoma, Michigan and Florida.

Christopher Bell of Norman, Okla., won last year’s Honda USAC National Midget Dirt title and finished eighth in his Silver Crown debut at DuQuoin in 2013. Taylor Ferns of Shelby Township, Mich., is the winningest female driver in USAC history and won the 2011 USAC D1 Midget crown.

Tampa, Fla., resident Joe Liguori, grandson of longtime USAC driver Ralph Liguori, won USAC’s 2009 Midwest and USAC/UMARA Ford Focus titles and finished seventh in last year’s 4-Crown Silver Crown finale.

Jarett Andretti, son of John Andretti, competed in five events last year and notched an eighth-place finish at Pikes Peak International Raceway.

New Castle’s Caleb Armstrong, winner of USAC’s 2011 Turkey Night Grand Prix midget event, is slated for his initial Silver Crown start at Terre Haute, along with Jake Simmons of Terre Haute, Dakota Jackson of Elizabethtown, John Hunt of Tulsa, Okla., and Grant Simpson of Avoca, Ill.

Jacob Wilson of Crawfordsville is a former Joe James-Pat O’Connor Sprint Car winner and has previous series experience, as do Illinois drivers Randy Bateman of Murphysboro and Shane Cockrum of Benton. Cockrum strung together top-five finishes in the final three Silver Crown races of last year.

Prep softball

• Marshall 7, West Vigo 4
— At West Vigo, winning pitcher Kaydie Grooms had a three-run double in the ninth inning to lead Marshall over the host Vikings.

Kaitlyn Sollars had two hits, Charity Lane had three RBIs and Lexus Elkins doubled for the Vikings.

Marshall    110    200    003    —    7    13    2

West Vigo    000    003    100    —    4    7    2

W — Grooms. L — Morrison.

Highlights — For West Vigo, Kaitlyn Sollars went 2 for 4 with an RBI; Baylee Waters 1 for 3; Leah Morrison went 1 for 3; Charity Lane had a double and 3 RBIs; and Lexus Elkins had a double. For Marshall, winning pitcher Kaydie Grooms went 4 for 5 with a double and James went 3 for 5.

Next — West Vigo (0-1) plays April 8 at home against Turkey Run.

 

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