HAUBSTADT, Ind. – Jon Stanbrough hustled from deep in the pack and led the last seven circuits as he earned his 18th King of Indiana Sprint Series victory at Tri-State Speedway Sunday.
The winningest driver in KISS history was followed by Damion Gardner, Kyle Cummins, Seth Parker and Levi Jones at the finish.
“It was really good. I was a little concerned that it was too good at the beginning, but it stayed with me the whole race,” Stanbrough said. “It seemed like it got a little tight or a little free, depending on where I ran on the race track, but other than that it was really good. Daryl (Tate) did a great job on it tonight.”
Parker led the first 23 circuits, running high and hard through the turns, and jumping into comfortable leads after repeated restarts.
From 10th, Stanbrough was eighth in just two laps, and sixth before halfway. He took third from Hunter Schuerenberg on a lap 17 restart and got under Cummins for second three laps later.
A tangle in turn two, involving Chad Boespflug, Kevin Thomas, Jr. and Dakota Jackson, brought out the caution on lap 22, allowing Stanbrough to restart on Parker’s tail. A lap and a half into the green, Stanbrough dove under Parker going into turn three for the lead.
In the closing laps Stanbrough opened a straightaway lead. Cummins bounced off the wall in turn two on lap 27, losing second to Gardner, who had worked steadily forward after starting 11th.
Gardner’s Pace Lighting Eagle wasn’t able to close the gap to Stanbrough, while Cummins held on for third and Parker brought his machine home fourth.