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Tony Hunt of Fair Oaks, Calif. captured Saturday night's 40-lap USAC Western Sprint Car race at Meridian Speedway in Boise, Ida. and trails new series point leader Todd Ellison by only 18 points going into this Saturday night's events at...

Tony Hunt of Fair Oaks, Calif. captured Saturday night's 40-lap USAC Western Sprint Car race at Meridian Speedway in Boise, Ida. and trails new series point leader Todd Ellison by only 18 points going into this Saturday night's events at Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hunt won last year's 40-lap debut event at the 3/8-mile paved Salt Lake City oval. Hunt passed Mike Boat on the 14th lap and led the rest of the way in his Wynn's/Bos Sheet Metal Special. Burney Lamar took second ahead of Boat, Kevin Kierce and Rick Williams. Davey Hamilton, who led the standings before Saturday night, did not compete at Boise and slipped to third in the new standings as a logjam has developed atop the leader board. Six drivers are now separated by only 74 points, with 72 available in this Saturday night's Salt Lake City events. Jeff Gardner was the fastest qualifier at Boise, while Brian Evans, Jimmy Hamilton and Darren Spires won heats. Gardner came back to win the semi. The MCI WorldCom USAC Western Midget Car and TQ Midget Car Series combine for a "doubleheader" racing program this Saturday night at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. A 20-lap TQ and 30-lap Midget Car feature are planned on the 1/2-mile dirt oval. <pre> USAC WESTERN SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1. Todd Ellison 596 2. Tony Hunt 578 3. Davey Hamilton 567 4. Burney Lamar 554 5. Mike Boat 534 6. Jeff Gardner 522 7. Kevin Kierce 470 8. Amy Barnes 335 9. Rick Williams 331 10. Jimmy Sills 330

USAC MCI WORLDCOM WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1. Bobby Boone 566 2. Danny Ebberts 537 3. Wally Pankratz 512 4. Rick Hendrix 486 5. Thomas Meseraull 480 6. Shane Scully 455 7. Josh Wise 428 8. Steve Paden 381 9. Bryan Stanfill 343 10. Kasey Kahne 341

USAC MCI WORLDCOM TQ MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1. J.J. Ercse 398 2. Walt Johnson 376 3. Todd Hunsaker 356 4. Greg Edenholm 351 5. West Evans 322 6. Ron Wade 312 7. Gene Godepski 238 8. Steve Parke 233 9. Steve Lambert 225 10. Steve Davis 221

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Series USAC
Drivers Steve Park , Davey Hamilton , Kasey Kahne , Danny Ebberts , Burney Lamar , Mike Boat , Steve Paden , Josh Wise , Wally Pankratz , Jimmy Sills , Rick Williams , Bryan Stanfill , Tony Hunt , Rick Hendrix , Thomas Meseraull
Teams Williams