360 SPRINTS: Sprint Car Standouts Headline Oval Nationals 360 Entries

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Jon Stanbrough and Bryan Clauson are two of sprint-car racing’s top stars. They’re also two of the major draws for the 19th Annual Budweiser 360 Oval Nationals Presented by All-Coast Construction on Nov. 6.

The prelude to the 410 portion of the Oval Nationals on Nov. 7-8, open-wheel racing stars are prevalent throughout the first 33 entries in the 360 field.

The winner of the 360 main event will take home $2,500 and that has drawn the attention of top stars from California, Arizona and Indiana.

“What a super field we have for the 360 Budweiser Oval Nationals this year,” promoter Don Kazarian said on Tuesday afternoon.

“The winner will take home $2,500.00 and that is a great payday for 360’s. That is obvious by the top stars who have already entered the race this year. Mike Spencer is the defending champion and he will have to be on his game again to win this one. Last year the 360 race was fabulous and I expect the same on Nov. 6.”

Three of the entries – Stanbrough, Kevin Thomas Jr. and two-time defending USAC National Sprint Car champ Clauson have all entered the race and are ranked in the top 12 in USAC points. R.J. Johnson, the defending champion and point leader in the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series and Charles Davis Jr. of Buckeye, Ariz. head the list of entries from the Copper State.

The 410s will take over the action on Nov. 7-8 and will be joined by The PAS Senior Sprints both of those night. The California Lightning Sprint Cars will be in action on the 7th as well.

Young open wheel star Christopher Bell is among the latest entries for the 410 portion.

To date, Bell has 20 wins, 46 top five’s and 59 top 10’s in 89 starts in 2014. The versatile 19-year-old driver has won in Midgets, 360 Wing Sprint Cars, 410 Wing Sprint Cars, 410 Non Wing Sprint Cars and pavement Late Models. His latest victory came last Saturday night in the pavement Late Model race at Orange County Speedway in Durham, N.C.

For the Oval Nationals, Bell, who currently sits second in the Honda USAC National Midget standings, will be in the same Dennis & Teresa Roth-owned No. 51t that he drove to victory in the USAC/CRA main event at Calistoga in early September.

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