Chase Stockon picked a good time to win a U.S. Auto Club sprint car feature race.
Driving the First National Bank-Superior Tank and Trailer No. 32 car Saturday night, Stockon led all the way to win the 30-lap Fall Nationals feature race at Lawrenceburg Speedway and took home $10,000.
Stockon qualified seventh fastest in the 39-car field and never trailed in the main event to win the big money.
The win came after the Sullivan driver had had racked up nine first-five finishes this season and six weeks after he had lost his mother, Laura, to ovarian cancer.
“I can’t even tell you what I think right now. It hasn’t sunk in yet. I just can’t put into words what it means … to get our first USAC win. We’ve come so close and just didn’t know what we could do to make it happen,” said Stockon after the race.
“Tonight just went as perfectly as it could. I really wish my mom could have been here to see me win this one but I know she was watching us. We are a small team and we’ve kept it all year; so this is a huge win,” he said.
Dave Darland finished 19th and maintained his lead in the sprint point totals going into an Oct. 12 race in Terre Haute. Stockon is seventh in the totals.
Saturday’s action was sanctioned by USAC and Midwest Sprint Car Series.
Fast qualifier — Coleman Gulick.
Heat winners — Robert Ballou, Dakota Jackson, C.J. Leary, Jon Stanbrough, Daron Clayton (semi).
Feature — Chase Stockon, Chris Windom, Damion Gardner, Bryan Clauson, Hunter Schuerenberg, Thomas Meseraull, Shane Cottle, Tracy Hines, Kevin Thomas Jr., Jerry Coons Jr., Jon Stanbrough, Bobby East, Logan Hupp, Leary, Ballou, Scotty Weir, Brady Short, Wes McIntyre, Dave Darland, Jonathan Hendrick, Jackson, Clayton, Gulick.
USAC sprint point leaders — Darland 1,822, Clauson 1,798, Stanbrough 1,796, Hines 1,624, Levi Jones 1,615, Gardner 1,568, Stockon 1,524, Schuerenberg 1,480, Ballou 1,479, Thomas 1,413.
In other racing during the weekend:
• Sciscoe posts win — At Putnamville, Jon Sciscoe was a double winner in Saturday’s racing at Lincoln Park Speedway.
Sciscoe won his heat and the feature for sprint cars. Other winners were Slick Griffin, Brian Hayden and Brandon Roundtree.
Heat winners — Jon Sciscoe, Josh Burton, Conner Donelson, Danny Holtsclaw (B-main).
Feature — Sciscoe, Seth Parker, Brent Beauchamp, Donelson, Bub Cummings, Lance Hayden, Rod Henning, Tony Main, Holtsclaw, Josh Burton, Patrick Giddens, A.J. Martin, Çhris Babcock, Jarett Andretti, Daren Krockenberger.
Heat winners — Steve Peeden, Slick Griffin.
Feature — Griffin, Troy Clark, Roy Bruce Jr., Peeden, Doug McCullough, Mike Staggs, Kenny Carmichael, Travis Howe, Josh Settles, A.J. Clark.
Heat winners — Gary Ricketts, Paul Bumgardner.
Feature — Brian Hayden, Carlos Bumgardner, Carmichael, Eric Varner, Jacob Houts, Kevin Gummere, Mike Brown, Bruce Newlin Jr., Michael Beatty.
Heat winners — C.J. Bryan, David Bumgardner, Chris Schepper, Frank Cotton (B-main)
Feature — Brandon Roundtree, Bryan, Bumgardner, Michael Conner, Joey Cox, Tom Cox, Kevin Kemp, Cotton, John Young, Jeff Cast.
• Bates post win — Kimmie Bates won a pair of races in weekend action at Crossroads Dragway.
Bates bested Toni Price to win a Pink Ladies race on Friday while Adam Price defeated Dustin Brenton in a Scheid Diesel Series race.
Bates then was the winner against Price in a grudge race.
Winners in Saturday’s racing were Brenton, Bill Lewis, Zach Gosnell and Jeff Vaughn in the King of the Track race.
Fun Night runs and a Pink Ladies race are on this Friday’s card; regular racing is Saturday with time runs at 12:30 p.m.
Track information may be found at crossroadsdragway.com, on facebook or at (812) 229-2167.
Pink Ladies — Kimmie Bates of Terre Haute, 1999 Camaro, def. Toni Price of Terre Haute, 2012 Avenger; semis: Dorthy Youngblood.
Scheid Diesel Series — Adam Price of Terre Haute, 2004 Ram, def. Dustin Brenton of Rosedale, Ford; semis: Carl Sweet.
Grudge race — Bates. def. A.Price.
King of the Track — Jeff Vaughn of Terre Haute, 1992 Mustang, def. Joel Leihsur of Decatur, Ill., 1968 Firebird; semis: Megan Jackson, Bobby Higgins.
Super pro — D.Brenton def. Leihsur; semis: John Moy.
Pro — Bill Lewis of Terre Haute, 1994 S-10, def. Tom Grimes of Newport, 1971 Duster; semis: Cory Brenton.
Sportsman — Zach Gosnell of Terre Haute, 1980 Z-28 Camaro, def. Chad Eaton of Paris, Ill., 1985 Monte Carlo; semis: Higgins.
• Jones, Keen win — At Clinton, Tom Jones and Chris Keen teamed to win the Geneva Hills two-man best-ball event concluded Sunday.
Keen and Jones had rounds of 58 and 63 to finish with a 23-under-par 121 score, 11 shots better than the second-place team of Chris Cassell and Scott McVey.
Gregg and Charlie Kluesner also had 132 to win the first flight. Keith Francis and Bob Calvert won the second flight.
A two-man best-ball event is set for Forest Park this weekend and the Interclub action is Oct. 14 at Rea Park.
Geneva Hills two-man best-ball
121 — Tom Jones-Chris Keen 58-63
132 — Chris Cassell-Scott McVey 68-64
134 — Fred Reynolds-Dave Brown 68-66
135 — Åbe Nasser-Dave Nasser 70-65, Eddie Kanizer-Denny Byram 68-67
138 — Larry Griffin-Larry Fossi 71-67
141 — Stacey Vitaniemi-Brent Bocard 75-66
132 — Gregg Kluesner-Charlie Kluesner 63-69
137 — Mundy-Givens
142 — Schneider-Maesch
144 — Schelsky-Chestnut
145 — J.P. Kanizer-Gann, Campbell-Weisheit, Farrington-Kruse
146 — Stark-Tackett, Dorfmeyer-Cappa
150 — Keith Francis-Bob Calvert 75-75
151 — Burns-Delp, Horrall-Hayes, Cuvelier-Thompson
152 — Hughes-Ellis
153 — Thomas-Carpenter
155 — Lyons-Lyons
156 — Rogers-Smith
160 — Ed Kanizer-Price
• Long ace — At Mark’s Par Three, Lance Krause aced the 185-yard third hole on Saturday, using a 5-iron. Keith Krause was the witness to the first hole-in-one on that hole in several years.
• Yorktown wins — At Franklin, Yorktown took team honors and Kelly Grassell was medalist in the IHSAA girls state golf finals concluded Saturday at The Legends Course.
Yorktown shot 625 to win its second state championship. Carmel was second with 639 and Noblesville took third with 651.
Chesterton’s Grassell took medalist honors with a record 7-under-par 137 score, shooting 69 and 68. Katherine Sharp of East Noblesville took second with 139. Cloverdale senior Sydney Shrum tied for 22nd with 157.
Team scores — Yorktown 625, Carmel 639, Noblesville 651, Penn 653, Evansville North 662, Valparaiso 662, Chesterton 669, Zionsville 672, Lafayette Jeff 672, Jasper 679, Castle 681, Hamilton SE 684, Marion 687, Rochester 710, Greenwood 731.
137 — Kelly Grassel (Ch) 69-68
139 — Katherine Sharp (East Noble) 70-69
143 — Harley Dubsky (Va) 74-69
144 — Kayla Katterhenry (Ca) 73-71, Allison Lindley (Western) 733-71
157 — Sydney Shrum (Cloverdale) 79-78
• Indiana State 3, Wisconsin-Green Bay 0 — At Green Bay, the visiting Sycamores won their final nonconference match of the season.
Indiana State (5-7-1) broke a three-game scoreless streak early, taking the lead in the 11th minute. Natalie Vaught held possession and ran at the Green Bay (3-7-1) defense through the middle, sending a throughball to Aubrie Musselman on the left wing. Musselman continued her run into the penalty box, chipping a shot over the goalkeeper that hit the back post before going across the goal line.
The Sycamores took a one-goal lead into the break, with Green Bay leading 6-5 in shots and 3-1 in corner kicks.
Sydney Lovelace got her team-leading third goal of the season in the 48th minute, and Taylor Reed got her second in the 77th minute. Erin Mitchell posted her fourth shutout of the season, making four saves in goal.
ISU resumes Missouri Valley Conference play with a 7 p.m. home match Friday against Creighton.
Terre Haute North 0 2 — 2
Lafayette Jeff 0 0 — 0
North goals — Michaela Schuld (Jordan Bray), Shannon Welch (Nicole Mikolajczyk, Schuld)
Highlights — Jaime McKee and Brooke Frederick combined for the shutout.
Next — North (9-5) plays Thursday in the sectional at Terre Haute South against the winner of Tuesday’s Vincennes Lincoln-Owen Valley match.
South Vermillion 2 0 — 2
Owen Valley 0 0 — 0
Next — Owen Valley (2-12) plays Vincennes Lincoln in sectional play Tuesday at Terre Haute South
South Vermillion 0 1 — 1
Owen Valley 3 4 — 7
Owen Valley goals — Casey Roberts (Nick Walker), Dillan Hege (Nolan King), Hege (King), Hege, Josh Parker, Walker, Parker (Walker)
South Vermillion goal not available
Next — Owen Valley (3-7-3) plays at Terre Haute North in sectional play today.
Northview 0 2 — 2
Owen Valley 0 0 — 0
• Engineers win — At Richmond, the Rose-Hulman men won the Earlham Invitational on Saturday.
Stuart West and Josh Hojnacki led the way, finishing third and fifth respectively.
Team scores — Rose-Hulman 35, Wabash 42, Anderson 54, Earlham 115.
Rose-Hulman — 3. Stuart West 27:42, 5. Josh Hojnacki 27:48, 8. Ryan Meyer 28:02, 9. Andrew Thompson 28:10, 10. Robbie Mayhew 28:16, 12. Matthew BIllingsley 28:24, 13. Kevin Mauser 28:26, 15. Kyle Smolarek 28:39, 16. Matthew Lash 28:47, 17. Jacob Becker 28:50, 18. Sam Sobczak 28:51, 22. Addison Williams 29:31, 24. Derek Heeger 29:33, 29. Jacob Kabealo 30:39, 30. Nick Woerner 30:41, 32. Brandon Bullitt 30:46, 34. Brandon Loyer 30:59, 35. Dan Powers 31:06, 37. Alex Leversen 31:20, 42. John Harn 31:58, 43. Patrick Salay 32:06, 44. Seth Troisi 32:11, 49. Frank O’Toole 33:00, 54. Kevin Ly 34:24, 55. Mohith Kumar 34:41.
Next — Rose-Hulman hosts the Gibson Family Pre-National meet this Saturday at Lavern Gibson Championship Course.
• Female Engineers second — At Richmond, Creasy Clauser’s third-place finish led the Rose-Hulman women to a runner-up finish at the Earlham Invitational.
Team scores — Anderson 22, Rose-Hulman 52, Earlham 68, Transylvania 112, IU-East 119.
Rose-Hulman — 3. Creasy Clouser 20:57, 4. Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery 21:00, 12. Katherine Moravec 21:59, 16. Anna Taylor 22:25, 17. Madison Thompson 22:26, 20. Ashley Schumacher 22:46, 34. Kathleen Boyce 26:11.
Next — Rose-Hulman hosts the Gibson Family Pre-National meet this Saturday.
• Rose women fall — At Rose-Hulman, visiting Franklin remained unbeaten in Heartland COllegiate Athletic Conference play by downing the host Engineers 7-2 on Sunday.
It was the first conference loss for Rose, which got wins from Marie Stettler and the doubles team of Paige Cook and Koharuko Fujita.
Franklin 7, Rose-Hulman 2
Singles — Marie Stettler (RH) def. Heather Pasek 6-3, 6-7 (8-10), 1-0 (10-6); Melissa Sanders (F) def. Melissa Montgomery 6-0, 6-2; Bethany Harris (F) def. Paige Cook 6-2, 7-6 (7-1); Adrian Gillaspy (F) def. Lauren Miller 6-3, 6-2; Rain Tuley (F) def. Kylie McCollum 6-4, 6-3; Chelsea Howell (F) def. Koharuko Fujita 5-7, 7-5, 1-0 (7-2).
Doubles — Gillaspy-Sanders (F) def. Montgomery-Stettler 9-7; Cook-Fujita (RH) def. Harris-Pasek 8-2; Howell-Tuley (F) def. McCollum-Lauren Reberger 8-6.
Next — Rose-Hulman (8-2, 5-1 HCAC) hosts Manchester on Saturday.
Rockville 26 25
Turkey Run 24 17
Highlights — For Rockville, Raeann Sutherlin had 18 digs, 8 kills and 5 aces; Jenifer Lee 11 digs, 9 assists, 4 kills and 2 aces; Emma Riffe 12 digs, 8 assists, 5 kills and an ace; Morgan Black 15 digs; Meagan White 4 kills and 2 digs; Sydney Secuskie 2 digs, a kill and 2 aces; and Maddie Shaffer 3 digs.
Rockville 15 24
Riverton Parke 25 26
Highlights — For Rockville, Raeann Sutherlin had 18 digs, 14 kills and 2 aces; Emma Riffe 13 assists, 8 digs, 4 kills and an ace; Jenifer Lee 9 digs, 7 assists, 2 kills and an ace; Morgan Black 12 digs; Meagan White 4 kills and 3 digs; Maddie Shaffer 4 digs; Sydney Secuskie a dig and an assist; and Paige Boardman a dig and an ace.
Next — Rockville (13-12) hosts South Putnam today.