WS: Irwindale preview

IRWINDALE SPRINT RACE COULD BE PIVOTAL AS HUNT, MURGOITIO BATTLE FOR WESTERN CROWN This Saturday night's USAC Western Sprint Car race at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway not only serves as a prelude to the season-ending race at the...

IRWINDALE SPRINT RACE COULD BE PIVOTAL AS HUNT, MURGOITIO BATTLE FOR WESTERN CROWN

This Saturday night's USAC Western Sprint Car race at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway not only serves as a prelude to the season-ending race at the same track in November, it also could play a pivotal role in determining this year's series champion!

Two-time champion Tony Hunt of Lincoln, Calif. will aim for a series-record 21st feature win in the 50-lap main event on the 1/2-mile paved oval. Tony has won five of this year's nine features, but Murgoitio has stayed close in the points race with "top-six" finishes in all nine races!

Murgoitio is seeking his third career triumph but first this season at Irwindale. He trails Hunt by 54 points with 74 available Saturday. Bradley Galedrige, a feature winner earlier this year, ranks third in the standings, followed by defending series champion Kody Swanson and lady driver Shauna Hogg.

-credit: usac

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Drivers Tony Hunt