Hoosier Hundred Is Rich In Racing History
2004: Dave Darland trails pole winner Dave Steele for 90 laps, then leads the final 10 to win! It’s Dave’s third “Hoosier Hundred” victory.
2005: Rookie Josh Wise leads 83 laps but Teddy Beach takes the lead on a restart and leads the last 15 laps to score an upset win! Mat Neely unhurt in lap three flip. Paul White unofficially eclipses track record during unique extended qualifying session. Jack Hewitt’s two-seat Sprinter served as the pace vehicle but crashed into David Gough’s stalled car during a pace lap resulting in a split fuel tank requiring a delay of the event for a clean-up on the backstretch.
2006: Levi Jones leads 99 laps but loses the race to Tony Stewart Racing teammate Josh Wise on the final lap! Wise was also the pole winner. Defending winner Teddy Beach lasted only 14 laps until he stalled on the backstretch.
2007: Heavy rain forced cancellation of the Hoosier Hundred.
2008: Heavy rain again forced cancellation of the Hoosier Hundred.
2009: Shane Hollingsworth wins the pole and leads every lap to win the race over Dave Darland and Shane Hmiel. Kody Swanson and Randy Bateman do a “double flip” on lap 10 in turn one but escape injury. Hollingsworth’s team was rebounding from having their entire rig and car stolen in Oklahoma in February on their way to Phoenix!
2010: Shane Hmiel wins the pole but on a mandatory lap 52 red flag, the first eight cars all elect to change right rear tires and re- start at the rear of the field! This leaves Hmiel in 12th place and he methodically works his way back through the field to take the lead from Russ Gamester on lap 77! He led the rest of the way. Bobby East flipped on lap 10 but escaped injury.
2011: Jerry Coons Jr. records his first Hoosier Hundred triumph, leading the final 47 miles after a mid-race mandatory pit stop at 53 laps. Pole starter Levi Jones led the first 53 miles but finished second.
2012: Coons repeated as winner, giving RW Motorsports its third straight Hoosier Hundred win.