SWS: Aztec August 2nd preview

Beau Binder of El Paso, Texas hopes to repeat the victory he scored at Aztec Speedway in May when the series returns to the 3/8-mile dirt track in northwestern New Mexico this Saturday night. Affectionately dubbed "29-3/4" by fellow participants...

Beau Binder of El Paso, Texas hopes to repeat the victory he scored at Aztec Speedway in May when the series returns to the 3/8-mile dirt track in northwestern New Mexico this Saturday night.

Affectionately dubbed "29-3/4" by fellow participants after his near-victory at Denver, Colo. July 12, Binder led that race from the drop of the green flag until series point leader Rick Ziehl caught him exiting the final turn on the last lap!

Ziehl's win left the Las Cruces, N.M. driver with a 20-point series lead over Brandon Lane going into this Saturday's race. Binder is tied for third in the standings with Ron Clark.

So far this year Binder has seven "top-10s" in eight starts, while Ziehl is seven for nine in the same stat category. Lane, like Binder and Ziehl, has already tasted victory in this year's series, but Clark is still seeking his first series win.

Ranking fifth in series standings is lady driver Kaylene Verville of Phoenix, Ariz., who last year became the first female ever to win a USAC Sprint Car race with her victory at Show Low, Ariz.

A 30-lap feature tops Saturday night's Aztec program.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1. Rick Ziehl 450
2. Brandon Lane 430
3. Beau Binder 401
4. Ron Clark 401
5. Kaylene Verville 394
6. Robert Hall, Jr. 379
7. Mike Martin 368
8. Shon Deskins 356
9. Matthew Rossi 349
10. Bruce St. James 279

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Series USAC
Drivers Shon Deskins , Rick Ziehl , Mike Martin , Beau Binder , Brandon Lane , Bruce St. James