By: Richie Murray – USAC Media
Rossburg, Ohio (September 22, 2022)………After finishing second in the first two legs of the 2021 4-Crown Nationals at Rossburg, Ohio’s Eldora Speedway, Logan Seavey felt he had played second fiddle long enough.
When it came to the USAC Silver Crown nightcap, Seavey pulled no punches right from word ‘go’ as he charged from sixth to second on lap one, and from second to first on the second lap, leading the final 49 circuits to corral his first victory at the half-mile dirt oval.
Coming into this weekend’s Friday and Saturday, September 23-24, 40th running of the event presented by NKTELCO at Eldora, Seavey enters as the most recent USAC Silver Crown winner on September 5 at the Du Quoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds, which constituted a war of attrition and a survival of the fittest affair that tested both and machine to the ultimate limits.
Saturday night’s Eldora 50-lapper is as close to a sprint you’ll get with the champ cars. As for the only other 50-lapper the series ran on a half-mile dirt track this season, Seavey also won that one back in June at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway.
The Sutter, Calif. native is one of 30 entries in a jam-packed Eldora lineup that includes 29 entries and four past race winners.
The Silver Crown portion of the 4-Crown weekend kicks off with practice, qualifying (top-20 locked-in) and a 10-lap qualifying race (top-6 transfer) on Friday night followed by a brief practice session and the $10,000-to-win 50-lap race on Saturday night to conclude the 4-Crown festivities.
On Friday, it’s a full program for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship, plus USAC Silver Crown qualifying and a full program for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars. Stands open at 2pm Eastern with the drivers meeting at 5pm and hot laps at 6pm.
On Saturday, it’s full programs for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship, USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship, USAC Silver Crown and the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions. Spectator gates open at Noon Eastern with a driver autograph session scheduled from 3-4 pm in the Fan Zone, followed by the drivers meeting at 5pm and hot laps at 6pm.
On Friday at Eldora, general admission tickets are $34 for adults and free for ages 12 and under. Reserved tickets are $39 for adults and $9 for ages 12 and under.
On Saturday at Eldora, general admission tickets are $39 for adults and free for ages 12 and under. Reserved tickets are $44 for adults and $9 for ages 12 and under.
The USAC portions on Friday night can be watched LIVE on FloRacing at https://flosports.link/3OivVbj as will the entirety of Saturday’s program.
USAC SILVER CROWN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Kody Swanson-524, 2-Logan Seavey-467, 3-C.J. Leary-441, 4-Brian Tyler-376, 5-Justin Grant-368, 6-Travis Welpott-295, 7-Bobby Santos-280, 8-Taylor Ferns-255, 9-Kyle Robbins-254, 10-Gregg Cory-238.