SWS: Rocky Mountain wrapup 2003-07-14

Rick Ziehl of Las Cruces, New Mexico broke out of a seven-way dogfight for the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series point lead with his feature victory Saturday night at Rocky Mountain Speedway in Denver, Colo. Ziehl came from behind to nip Beau ...

Rick Ziehl of Las Cruces, New Mexico broke out of a seven-way dogfight for the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series point lead with his feature victory Saturday night at Rocky Mountain Speedway in Denver, Colo.

Ziehl came from behind to nip Beau Binder at the checkered flag after Binder had led for 29-3/4 laps on the 1/2-mile dirt oval! Trailing Ziehl's Lucas Oil Avenger/Chevy were Rich Bubak, Binder, Keith Rauch and Patrick Bourke.

Brandon Lane, the series leader entering the Denver race, finished 11th and trails Ziehl by 20 points going into an August 2 race at Aztec, N.M.

USAC's first Sprint Car race in Denver produced some spectacular racing and one of the most exciting finishes in series history. It was USAC's first race at the track since 1992 when a pair of Midget races were won by Sleepy Tripp and Eric Wilkins.

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