WS: Altamont recap, Salt Lake City preview

SALT LAKE CITY'S RMR OPENS 2008 SPRINT SEASON SATURDAY; McCLISH WINS 50-LAP FEATURE AT ALTAMONT The opening event of Rocky Mountain Raceways "Super Oval Season" is slated Saturday in Salt Lake City, Utah and Tanner Swanson ...

SALT LAKE CITY'S RMR OPENS 2008 SPRINT SEASON SATURDAY; McCLISH WINS 50-LAP FEATURE AT ALTAMONT

The opening event of Rocky Mountain Raceways "Super Oval Season" is slated Saturday in Salt Lake City, Utah and Tanner Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. takes a two-point Western Sprint Car lead into the event which includes a 40-lap feature.

Swanson finished third at Tracy, Calif. Saturday after posting the fastest qualifying time. Nick Rescino Jr. is second in the new standings after finishing second at Tracy.

Brian McClish of Santa Rosa Calif. led the final 37 laps to win the "Pacific Coast Spring Nationals" Western Sprint opener at Altamont Motorsports Park in his McClish Excavating Beast/Hansen Chevy. He was followed at the checkered flag by Rescino, Swanson, Greg Anderson and Chase Scott. Tim Barber led the first three laps, then defending series champion Ryan Kaplan led the next 10 before yielding to McClish.

This Saturday's Salt Lake City race is the opener for the 2008 Young Automotive Rocky Mountain Sprint Series and also offers points toward the 2008 Western Sprint championship.

Ryan Burdett of West Jordan, Utah won last year's Rocky Mountain title and recorded two feature wins at the Salt Lake oval.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Greg Anderson , Tim Barber , Ryan Kaplan , Chase Scott , Tanner Swanson