WS: Altamont preview

SWANSON ON THE SPOT IN SATURDAY'S WESTERN SPRINT RACE AT ALTAMONT The Lucas Oil Western Sprint Car Series returns to Altamont Motorsports Park Saturday in Tracy, Calif. and Tanner Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. will be the target...

SWANSON ON THE SPOT IN SATURDAY'S WESTERN SPRINT RACE AT ALTAMONT

The Lucas Oil Western Sprint Car Series returns to Altamont Motorsports Park Saturday in Tracy, Calif. and Tanner Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. will be the target as he guns for his third victory of the year at the 1/2-mile paved oval.

Swanson, the younger brother of 2005 Western sprint Car Champion Kody Swanson and son of former Supermodified standout Mike Swanson, is sixth in the series points with two wins, a third and a fifth so far in five starts.

Ryan Kaplan of Chico, Calif. is the series point leader, nine ahead of JoJo Helberg, who scored his first USAC win in Sunday's Rocky Mountain Sprint race at Salt Lake City, Utah. Former two-time champion Tony Hunt is third, only 10 out of the lead.

A 40-lap Sprint feature is slated at the Altamont oval, with the USAC California Pavement Ford Focuses also on the bill.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Ryan Kaplan , Kody Swanson , Tony Hunt , Tanner Swanson