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WATERS EYES 3RD ROCKY MOUNTAIN TITLE AS SEASON OPENS SATURDAY IN SALT LAKE CITY; WESTERN CHAMP HUNT EXPECTED TO BE IN FIELD Two-time Young Automotive Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Champion Jimmy Wysong of Salt Lake city, Utah has...

WATERS EYES 3RD ROCKY MOUNTAIN TITLE AS SEASON OPENS SATURDAY IN SALT LAKE CITY; WESTERN CHAMP HUNT EXPECTED TO BE IN FIELD

Two-time Young Automotive Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Champion Jimmy Wysong of Salt Lake city, Utah has apparently hung up his helmet but don't count two-time former series champion Jim Waters out of contention for the 2007 title. Waters won the 2003 and 2004 championships.

The 2007 series debuts this Saturday at Rocky Mountain Raceways in the Utah capital and Waters is set to field three cars for himself, Mel Andrus and female driver Audra Sasselli. Sasselli, who resides in Fresno, Calif., is tied with Stephanie Mockler for the most USAC career feature victories by a female driver -- five.

Dave Fitzgerald of Salt Lake City needs one feature victory to tie Wysong as the winningest driver in USAC history in the state of Utah. Wysong has 14 and Fitzgerald 13.

A 40-lap feature is on tap and the race also offers points toward USAC's 2007 Western Sprint Car Championship, meaning series point leader Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. and defending Western king Tony Hunt are expected to be in the field.

Hunt ranks second in the Western standings, only one point behind Swanson after the April 14 Madera, Calif. opener.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Stephanie Mockler , Kody Swanson