WS: Irwindale Turkey Night recap

HINES WINS IRWINDALE SPRINT, SWANSON TAKES TITLE Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. led all but the first five laps of Thursday night's 40-lap USAC Western Sprint Car Series finale at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale. Hines put his Shaver ...

HINES WINS IRWINDALE SPRINT, SWANSON TAKES TITLE

Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. led all but the first five laps of Thursday night's 40-lap USAC Western Sprint Car Series finale at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale.

Hines put his Shaver Specialties/Barnes Oil Systems J & J/Shaver into the lead on lap six and led the rest of the way to beat Ryan Kaplan, Cole Whitt, JoJo Helberg and Nick Green. Kaplan led the first five laps.

Tanner Swanson finished eighth and is the 2008 USAC Western Sprint Car Champion as a result. The race was halted on lap four when John Sarale flipped on the front stretch but he escaped injury.

FINAL USAC WESTERN SPRINT CAR SERIES POINT STANDINGS

1-Tanner Swanson-971
2-JoJo Helberg-875
3-Porter Smith-808
4-Eric Humphries-777
5-Nick Rescino Jr.-654
6-Tony Hunt-585
7-Tim Skoglund-496
8-Brian McClish-430
9-Snake Livernash-388
10-Greg Anderson-326

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Greg Anderson , Tracy Hines , Nick Green , Ryan Kaplan , Cole Whitt , Tony Hunt , Tanner Swanson