All heat results from MudSummer Classic at Eldora

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For those of you keeping score at home, here’s the results of all five heat races and the “last chance” race prior to Wednesday night’s second annual MudSummer Classic at Eldora Speedway:

Qualifying Race 1 

RESULTS (bolded names transferred to main event)
1. Erik Jones
2. Darrell Wallace Jr.
3. Kyle Larson
4. JR Heffner

5. Jody Knowles
6. Ben Kennedy
7. Joe Cobb

Qualifying Race 2 (bolded names transferred to main event)
RESULTS
1. Jeb Burton
2. Joey Coulter
3. Mason Mingus
4. Gray Gaulding
5. Michael Affarano

6. John Wes Townley
7. Cody Erickson

Qualifying Race 3
RESULTS
(bolded names transferred to main event)
1. Ron Hornaday Jr.
2. Tyler Reddick
3. Ty Dillon
4. John Hunter Nemechek

5. Michael Annett
6. Chase Pistone
7. Jennifer Jo Cobb

Qualifying Race 4
RESULTS (bolded names transferred to main event)
1. Ryan Blaney
2. Matt Crafton
3. Timothy Peters
4. Austin Dillon

5. Norm Benning
6. German Quiroga
7. Jared Landers

Qualifying Race 5
RESULTS
(bolded names transferred to main event)
1. Johnny Sauter
2. Ken Schrader

3. Tyler Young
4. T.J. Bell
5. Bryan Silas
6. Korbin Forrister

Last-chance Race
RESULTS
(bolded names transferred to main event)
1. John Wes Townley
2. Tyler Young
3. Jody Knowles
4. Norm Benning
5. Michael Annett

6. Cody Erickson
7. Jennifer Jo Cobb
8. Joe Cobb
9. Jared Landers (withdrew)

Takuma Sato’s likeness revealed on Borg-Warner Trophy (PHOTOS)

Photos; Walt Kuhn
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INDIANAPOLIS – Rather than the traditional December unveil, this year’s reveal newest likeness added to the Borg-Warner Trophy came Tuesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

Takuma Sato got to see the result of the sculpting done by William Behrends and then turned from wax, clay and ceramic into sterling silver on Tuesday evening, as the winner of the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil saw his face revealed on the trophy.

Sato took the No. 26 Ruoff Home Mortgage Honda for Andretti Autosport to the win in thrilling fashion this year over Helio Castroneves, denying the Brazilian his fourth Indianapolis 500 victory in the process. It atoned for his near-miss in 2012, driving for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, the team he’ll return to in 2018.

It’s been a whirlwind last week-plus for Sato, doing the podium interviews at the Japanese Grand Prix, reflecting on his Indianapolis 500 triumph, then sharing the victory spoils with another Japanese pilot in Yoshihide Muroya, who won the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Indianapolis this weekend.

Photos of Sato’s face on the most unique trophy in sports are below. This post will be updated following tonight’s full unveil. (All photos: Walt Kuhn)