Levi Jones Controls The Action Track
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Levi Jones scored the victory in Tuesday’s Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series feature at the Terre Haute Action Track.
Levi Jones started fourth in the MSCS feature line-up. The front row consisted of Robert Ballou on the pole and Blake Fitzpatrick at the outside. Chase Stockon accompanied Jones in the second row.
Robert Ballou was determined to finish in front and set a blistering pace. Blake Fitzpatrick was still running second on lap nine when his brother Braylon flipped in turn two, collecting C.J. Leary in the process.
Levi Jones took second on the restart and began to challenge Ballou for the lead.
A second red flag flew after Blake Fitzpatrick flipped in turn two. Jones would take the lead on lap 15 in turn one. It was then he who would have to protect the lead as MSCS Points leader Jon Stanbrough arrived at the front.
Stanbrough created some opportunities to make a pass in the turns but Levi pulled him down the long straights. Stanbrough would finish second.
Damion Gardner finished third, followed by Ballou and Chris Windom. NASCAR star Tony Stewart, making his first non-wing sprint-car start since 2006, finished seventh.
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Justin Allgaier won the companion UMP modified feature ahead of Stewart in second. It was Allgaier’s first open-wheel modified victory.