Rocky Mountain Region Saturday report 2003-08-21

Haygood Sweet in ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Wyoming Run ROCK SPRINGS, Wy. (August 21, 2004) -- Nick Haygood raced past Eric Miller on the ninth round en round en route to capturing his first American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain...

Haygood Sweet in ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Wyoming Run

ROCK SPRINGS, Wy. (August 21, 2004) -- Nick Haygood raced past Eric Miller on the ninth round en round en route to capturing his first American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region feature triumph of the season in Saturday night's main event at Sweetwater Speedway.

While Haygood led the feature field to the green flag from the pole position, it was front row outside starter Miller who gunned into the early lead.

Miller set the pace in the early rounds before Haygood chased him down, then raced to the checkered flag aboard Rick Lowery's USA Performance Engines No. 1 Maxim.

Current series point leader Keith Rauch moved closer to his first series title by chasing the 2001 champion across the line in second, with Jake Pierson taking the show position. Miller settled for fourth, with Jace Pennetta rounding out the top five.

Jeremy Sheaffer, John Jacob, Bryan Jamison, Willie Hernandez, Jr., and Mike Thigpen completed the top ten.

Results:

First Heat: 1. Nick Haygood, 2. Willie Hernandez, Jr., 3. John Jacob, 4. Jake Pierson, 5. Jeremy Sheaffer, 6. Ray Bergener, 7. Mark Sweet, 8. T.J. Thorne.

Second Heat: 1. Eric Miller, 2. Keith Rauch, 3. Scott Milan, 4. Joe Wagner, 5. Mike Thigpen, 6. Jace Pennetta, 7. Bryan Jamison, 8. Willie Hernandez.

A Feature: 1. Nick Haygood, 2. Keith Rauch, 3. Jake Pierson, 4. Eric Miller, 5. Jace Pennetta, 6. Jeremy Sheaffer, 7. John Jacob, 8. Bryan Jamison, 9. Willie Hernandez, Jr., 10. Mike Thigpen, 11. Ray Bergener, 12. Scott Milan, 13. Willie Hernandez, 14. Joe Wagner, 15. T.J. Thorne, 16. Mark Sweet.

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Keith Rauch 1,920, 2. Eric Miller 1,884, 3. Jake Pierson 1,820, 4. Jeremy Sheaffer 1,717, 5. Jace Pennetta 1,634, 6. Nick Haygood 1,620, 7. Geoff Dodge 1,576, 8. Scott Milan 1,488, 9. John Jacob 1,461, 10. Randi Miller 1,286.

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Drivers Geoff Dodge