Double down on the Eldora 4 Crown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
September 21st, 2018 by Wade Huisman
ROSSBURG, Ohio — Tyler Courtney became only the 10thdriver in history to win 10 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series features in a single season when he topped the sprint car portion of Saturday’s 37thannual 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway.
However, the ride to get there on this night was a tad turbulent early on as the team ran into mechanical issues that forced them to swap out the engine for another bullet following qualifying.
It did the trick as Courtney walloped the competition in his heat race, then proceeded to decimate the field for much of the 30-lapper in his Clauson Marshall Newman Racing/Priority Aviation – Competition Suspension, Inc./Spike/Rider Chevy until having to hold off a late surge from C.J. Leary.
Courtney started from the pole, but it was 2007 4-Crown USAC sprint car winner Robert Ballou who eked into the lead from his outside front row starting spot to lead the opening lap with Leary and Courtney in tow.