WM: Tucson wrapup, Irwindale finale preview

"TURKEY NIGHT" TO SETTLE WESTERN MIDGET TITLE; KUHN TAKES TUCSON; FLOCK'S LEAD DOWN TO 7! The battle for the 2005 USAC Western Midget Car Series Championship will come down to the "Turkey Night Grand Prix" finale November 24! ...

"TURKEY NIGHT" TO SETTLE WESTERN MIDGET TITLE; KUHN TAKES TUCSON; FLOCK'S LEAD DOWN TO 7!

The battle for the 2005 USAC Western Midget Car Series Championship will come down to the "Turkey Night Grand Prix" finale November 24! Four-time champion Robby Flock holds a slim seven-point lead over 2004 series runner-up Jerome Rodela following Saturday night's penultimate race in Tucson, Ariz.

Rodela finished third and Flock ninth at Tucson, setting up the "showdown" at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway on Thanksgiving.

Brad Kuhn of Avon, Ind. won the 30-lap feature at USA Race Park in Tucson. Kuhn trailed Ron Gregory for 17 laps, then led the last 13 in his Westin Homes/Magnum Axle Company Stealth/Stanton Mopar. Fast qualifier Jerry Coons Jr. finished second, while Rodela was third, Gregory fourth and Chad Boat fifth.

The victory was the first in USAC's Western Series for Kuhn, who enjoys a wide margin in the independently-conducted "National Midget Driver of the Year" poll.

A total of 66 points are available at the "Turkey Night" finale in Irwindale.

USAC WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Robby Flock-767
2.-Jerome Rodela-760
3.-Tyler Brown-650
4.-Ryan Kaplan-556
5.-Scott Pierovich-475
6.-Stephen Graves-469
7.-Garrett Hansen-459
8.-Brad Galedrige-432
9.-Dallen McKenney-428
10.-Shannon McQueen-387

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Series USAC
Drivers Brad Kuhn , Ron Gregory , Robby Flock , Ryan Kaplan , Scott Pierovich , Chad Boat , Shannon McQueen , Garrett Hansen , Jerry Coons Jr.