Brad Sweet pocketed $175,000 for winning the Kings Royal on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. (Julia Johnson Photo)
Brad Sweet pocketed $175,000 for winning the Kings Royal on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. (Julia Johnson Photo)

King Sweet Stays Atop National 410 Throne

CONCORD, N.C. — Brad Sweet banked $175,000 for winning the Kings Royal sprint car race at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway and strengthened his position atop the National Sprint Car Rankings.

With two victories during a four-race week, Sweet’s average finish dropped to 4.977 in 43 starts this season. Sweet has 12 victories.

Donny Schatz, who also won twice at Eldora over the weekend, ranks second with an average finish of 5.256.

Lance Dewease ran his 20th race and enters the rankings for the first time in third spot with an average finish of 5.35.

Logan Wagner also made his 20th start and ranks fourth with a 5.7 average finish.

Danny Dietrich, who picked up his 12th win of the season in the Mitch Smith Memorial at Pennsylvania’s Williams Grove Speedway, ranks fifth with an average finish of 6.256. Dietrich is the first driver to make 50 starts and can begin dropping his worst finishes.

Dietrich leads the Eastern region on the strength of 12 victories, while other regional leaders are Buddy Kofoid (Great Lakes), Nick Omdahl (Great Plains), Dominic Scelzi (West), Jacob Patton (Mid-America) and Jack Sodeman Jr. (Ohio-PA).

Ninety-two drivers have combined to win 209 features run through July 21.

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