CLERMONT, Ind. — When you’re on a roll you’re on a roll.
Allen Carter kept his United States Super Truck presented by Safety Kleen national series unbeaten streak intact Saturday evening at Lucas Oil Raceway of Indianapolis.
Carter led the entire 44-lap distance for his third victory in three series tries in 2011.
The race, in front of a good-sized crowd on UAW Night at LOR, was cut to 44 laps as rain started to fall on the racing surface. The finish at the top was hardly in doubt though as Carter had built an 11-second advantage.
Fifteen-year old Camden Murphy, Itasca, Ill., kept the series championship in his sights. He started outside of Carter at the green flag, had a horrid first few laps, but recovered to pass Joey Shuryan on Lap 29 and take second at the checkers.
Shuryan, Dearborn, Mich., was followed by Marshall, Mich.’s David Stone and Eric Caudell, Piedmont, Okla. Only the top four finished on the lead lap.
The race was halted just as quickly as the green flag flew. Caudell spun entering Turn Four and collected Blair on the opening circuit.
Blair lost oil and had to make repairs during the red flag. He worked back to seventh by the end.
The second start was the charm as it went caution free after that.
Carter also set the bar in qualifying, turning a lap in 23.717 and over 104 miles per hour.
The event was run in conjunction with the Advance Racing Association season closer. John Wickes, Ypsilanti, Mich., was the highest finishing MC2 Home Inspections Pro Truck taking sixth ahead of Blair. Wickes clinched the 2011 ARA championship.
The USST finishes its national series season Oct. 29 at Nashville, Tenn.
Damon Breedlove led all 30 laps for his first career ARA PXP Racewear Modified feature, beating Scotty Tomasik, Blair, Rodney Cropper and Jim Begley.
Waukesha, Wis.’s Rick Tackman, Jr. paced all 20 laps of the Cline Grain Late Model main. Tim Salyers used his runner up finish to clinch the season title. Michael Cline, Glenn Andrew and Mark Sweet rounded out the Top Five.
The event concludes the 2011 ARA season. Announcements on the 2012 campaign are expected soon. Keep in touch by logging on to advanceracingassociation.com.
ARA action is brought to the track by Cline Grain, PXP Racewear, MC2 Home Inspections, Gould Body and Paint, Racing Electronics, Hoosier Tire, Five Star Racecar Bodies, ARP Bodies, Savings E-Club, AED Metals, Clermont Liquors, Do Drywall Right, National Road Insurance and Terry Lee Honda.
Following are results from racing during the ARA/USST UAW Night presented by Safety Kleen.
Saturday at Lucas Oil Raceway of Indianapolis.
United States Super Trucks presented by Safety Kleen
Feature (44 laps) – 1. Allen Carter, Murfreesboro, Tenn. 2. Camden Murphy, Itasca, Ill. 3. Joey Shuryan, Dearborn, Mich. 4. David Stone, Marshall, Mich. 5. Eric Caudell, Piedmont, Okla. 6. John Wickes, Ypsilanti, Mich. 7. Steve Blair, Brownsburg 8. Kraig Bontrager, Shipshewana 9. A.J. Ridner, Danville 10. Corky Knight, Hebron
11. Jason LaDuke, Clinton Township, Mich. 12. Mark Sweet, Ladoga 13. Jeff Babb, Elgin, Ill.
Did not start – Ben Parke, Jamestown
Qualifying – Carter, 23.717 seconds, 104.128 miles per hour
ARACline Grain/MASCS Late Models
Feature (20 laps) – 1. Rick Tackman, Jr., Waukesha, Wis. 2. Tim Salyers, Clayton 3. Michael Cline, New Ross 4. Glenn Andrew, Farmersburg 5. Sweet 6. Kenneth Owens, Bargersville.
Qualifying – Tackman, 24.687, 100.036
PXP Racewear Modifieds
Feature (30 laps) – 1. Damon Breedlove, Greenfield 2. Scotty
Tomasik, Avon 3. Blair 4. Rodney Cropper, Muncie 5. Jim Begley, Franklin 6. Herbie Johnson, Flora 7. Chris Jennings, Richmond 8. Joe Jennings, Richmond 9. Don Skaggs, Modoc 10. Brett Andrew, Indianapolis 11. Joe Axsom, Franklin 12. Darrin Bowman, Ambia 13. Harold Johnson, Flora 14. Terri Popielarz, Brownsburg 15. Herb Johnson, Flora
Did not start – Chris Tomasik, Avon;
Rob Young, Greenfield
Qualifying – 1. Cropper, 24.120, 102.388