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RUSSELL PRO TRIPLE CROWN SERIES LOVEN-HILL BATTLE SPICES "TRIPLE CROWN" FINALE AT SEARS POINT Sweden's Niklas Loven will battle Stephen of Los Gatos, Calif. for the 1998 Yokohama Russell Racing USAC Triple Crown Championship Sunday afternoon at...

RUSSELL PRO TRIPLE CROWN SERIES LOVEN-HILL BATTLE SPICES "TRIPLE CROWN" FINALE AT SEARS POINT

Sweden's Niklas Loven will battle Stephen of Los Gatos, Calif. for the 1998 Yokohama Russell Racing USAC Triple Crown Championship Sunday afternoon at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.

Loven won the August 1 round at Willows, Calif. and Hill won the opener June 26 at Sears Point. Loven leads Hill by four points entering the final race, a 30-minute timed event on the 2.52-mile circuit. Hill completed 23 laps in the June 26 race.

Waiting in the wings if both encounter problems will be Tyler McQuarrie of Walnut Creek, Calif., who trails Loven by 11 points. He was fifth at Sears Point in June and second at Willows in August.

The series champion will be among those honored at USAC's Coca-Cola "Night of Champions" National Awards Dinner January 8 at the Westin Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, Ind.

Russell Pro Triple Crown Point Standings: 1-Niklas Loven-35; 2-Stephen Hill-31; 3-Tyler McQuarrie-24; 4-Brent Sherman & Sara Senske-12; 6-Todd Oppenheimer-10; 7-David Farley-9; 8-Chase Mart-8; 9-Peter Ponder-Pistor-6; 10-Patrick McDowell & Max Toy-4.

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Drivers Brent Sherman , Tyler McQuarrie