Western States News 98-09-14

WESTERN STATES SERIES K.HAMILTON WINS CARSON CITY SPRINT; MIDGETS AT MADERA SATURDAY Kenny Hamilton of Boise, Ida. won Saturday night's 40-lap USAC "Western States" Sprint Car race at Silver State Raceway in Carson City, Nev. The win was his...

WESTERN STATES SERIES K.HAMILTON WINS CARSON CITY SPRINT; MIDGETS AT MADERA SATURDAY

Kenny Hamilton of Boise, Ida. won Saturday night's 40-lap USAC "Western States" Sprint Car race at Silver State Raceway in Carson City, Nev. The win was his first in USAC competition since his USAC Supermodified victories at Boise and Salt Lake City enroute to the 1986 USAC National Supermodified Championship and subsequent Supermodified win at Bakersfield, Calif. in 1987. Hamilton led all 40 laps from the pole starting position in his Pink Lady Special to beat Rick Williams, Bobby McMahan, Ivan Worden and Mike Ogden. Williams' finish closed the gap between he and series point leader Jeff Gardner to just 14 points entering the September 25-27 racing program at the Pikes Peak International Raceway 1-mile paved oval in Fountain, Colo. Gardner was 15th in the Carson City feature. Tony Hunt was Saturday night's fastest qualifier among 21 cars on hand at Carson City. Rick Hendrix of Simi Valley, Calif. takes a 55-point lead over Bryan Stanfill of Bakersfield, Calif. into this Saturday night's USAC "Western States" Midget race (co-sanctioned by BCRA) at the Madera (Calif.) Speedway. A 30-lap feature is on tap at the 1/3-mile paved oval.

Western States Midget Standings: 1-Rick Hendrix-406; 2-Bryan Stanfill-351; 3-Wally Pankratz-340; 4-Shane Scully-306; 5-Bobby Boone-271; 6-Steve Paden-269; 7-Jason Leffler-266; 8-Marc DeBeaumont-205; 9-Ricky Shelton-197; 10-Dwayne Marcum-195.

Western States Sprint Standings: 1-Jeff Gardner-605; 2-Rick Williams-591; 3-Tony Hunt-376; 4-Tyler Haylett-375; 5-Dave Fitzgerald-268; 6-Rick Sipes-240; 7-Monte Faccinto-212; 8-Davey Pombo-212; 9-Ivan Worden-166; 10-Kenny Hamilton-156.

TQ Midget Standings: 1-Alex Harris-405; 2-Randi Pankratz-298; 3-Gene Godepski-298; 4-Brian Harris-288; 5-West Evans-286; 6-Josh Lakatos-245; 7-Ron Ahrendt-240; 8-Paul Krueger-192; 9-Todd Hunsaker-174; 10-Joe Bishop-169. Regional Rebel Sprint Standings: 1-Monte Faccinto-661; 2-Davey Pombo-656; 3-Mark Barroso-486; 4-Lawrence Edlund-439; 5-Craig Stidham-334; 6-Larry Brown-323; 7-Jeff Gardner-323; 8-H.P. Myatt-254; 9-Mike Faria-212; 10-Ricci Faria-204.

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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , Mark Barr , Wally Pankratz , Josh Lakatos , Rick Williams , Randi Pankratz , Bryan Stanfill , Tony Hunt , Rick Hendrix , Bobby McMahan , Ricky Shelton
Teams Williams