Justin Grant Rules Sumar Classic

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Justin Grant (91) fights off Kody Swanson Sunday at the Terre Haute Action Track. (Neil Cavanah photo)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Justin Grant led the final 17 laps to win the Sumar Classic USAC Silver Crown Series race Sunday evening at the Terre Haute Action Track.

Driving the Hemelgarn No. 91, Grant started third and took the lead from Jerry Coons Jr. on lap 11. He set the pace until lap 70 when Shane Cottle moved past for a single lap.

Grant was back out front from laps 71 through 76 until defending series champion Kody Swanson, who started 18th, moved to the front on the 77th tour of the historic half-mile track.

Grant wasn’t finished, though, and raced back to the lead on lap 84 and kept Swanson at bay for the remainder of the 100-lap event.

Polesitter Tyler Courtney finished third with Chris Windom and C.J. Leary rounding out the top five.

USAC Silver Crown Series, Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, Ind., April 29, 2018

Qualifying: 1. Tyler Courtney, 97, Lein-22.990; 2. Jerry Coons Jr., 20, Nolen-23.004; 3. Justin Grant, 91, Hemelgarn-23.068; 4. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-23.359; 5. Brady Bacon, 6, Klatt-23.521; 6. Aaron Pierce, 26, Pierce-23.583; 7. Shane Cockrum, 71, Hardy Boys-23.764; 8. Shane Cottle, 81, Williams-23.825; 9. Coleman Gulick, 114, Team Scorpion-23.844; 10. Jacob Wilson, 07, WBR-24.026; 11. Casey Shuman, 55, Bateman-24.167; 12. Johnny Petrozelle, 8, Cornell/Petrozelle-24.219; 13. Chris Windom, 17, Nolen-24.289; 14. Travis Welpott, 18, Welpott/Gorman-24.420; 15. Austin Mundie, 47, Butler-24.443; 16. Joss Moffatt, 32, Williams & Wright-24.516; 17. David Byrne, 40, Byrne-24.555; 18. Neil Shepherd, 04, Shepherd-24.611; 19. Kyle Robbins, 7, KR Racing-24.919; 20. Joe Liguori, 4, Liguori Racing-25.085; 21. Steve Buckwalter, 53, SET-25.192; 22. Austin Nemire, 16, Nemire/Lesko-25.384; 23. Mike Haggenbottom, 124, Haggenbottom-25.451; 24. Korey Weyant, 99, Weyant-25.460; 25. Chris Fetter, 89, Fetter-25.487; 26. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-25.597; 27. Chris Dyson, 9, Dyson-25.789; 28. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-NT; 29. Bill Rose, 66, Rose-NT.

Semi: (15 laps) 1. David Byrne, 2. Kody Swanson, 3. Kyle Robbins, 4. Steve Buckwalter, 5. Joe Liguori, 6. Matt Goodnight,7. Neil Shepherd, 8. Mike Haggenbottom, 9. Austin Nemire, 10. Chris Dyson, 11. Korey Weyant, 12. Chris Fetter.

Feature: (100 laps) 1. Justin Grant (3), 2. Kody Swanson (18), 3. Tyler Courtney (1), 4. Chris Windom (13), 5. C.J. Leary (4),. 6. Shane Cockrum (7), 7. Jerry Coons Jr. (2), 8. Joe Liguori (21), 9. Johnny Petrozelle (12), 10. Neil Shepherd (23), 11. Mike Haggenbottom (24), 12. Austin Nemire (25), 13. Kyle Robbins (19), 14. Shane Cottle (8), 15. Jacob Wilson (10), 16. Casey Shuman (11), 17. Steve Buckwalter (20), 18. Aaron Pierce (6), 19. Travis Welpott (14), 20. David Byrne (17), 21. Joss Moffatt (16), 22. Matt Goodnight (22), 23. Coleman Gulick (9), 24. Austin Mundie (15), 25. Brady Bacon (5).