Western Regional Madera results 2002-06-08

Gardner 1st at Madera; Hogg leads Regional points. Jeff Gardner of Fresno, Calif. won Saturday night's 30-lap USAC Western Regional Sprint Car feature at the Madera (Calif.) Speedway, but it's a lady who finds herself atop the new series ...

Gardner 1st at Madera; Hogg leads Regional points.

Jeff Gardner of Fresno, Calif. won Saturday night's 30-lap USAC Western Regional Sprint Car feature at the Madera (Calif.) Speedway, but it's a lady who finds herself atop the new series standings.

Shauna Hogg of Roseville, Calif. finished second to Gardner at Madera and leads the series to its next event, June 22 at Altamont Raceway Park in Tracy, Calif. She is in a virtual tie for the point lead with 2001 USAC Western Sprint Car Champ Tony Hunt, who failed to finish the Madera feature after posting the fastest qualifying time.

Gardner trailed Mark Monico for the first three laps around the 1/3-mile paved oval, then led the rest of the way to beat Hogg, Monico, Brian McClish and Bryan Bullard to the checkered flag.

Kevin Urton and Anthony Simone won the preliminary heat races.

Hogg is the first lady driver to lead a USAC series standings since Randi Pankratz led the USAC TQ Midget Car Series in 1999.

USAC WESTERN REGIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1. Shauna Hogg 224
2. Tony Hunt 224
3. Bryan Bullard 217
4. Jeff Gardner 189
5. Brian McClish 170
6. Scott Hansen 158
7. Tony Iacobitti 131
8. Anthony Simone 124
9. Mike McCreary 118
10. Bobby McMahan 118

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Series USAC
Drivers Anthony Simone , Tony Hunt , Bobby McMahan , Scott Hansen