New Mexico/Arizona Regional Tucson recap

Boat wins on Tucson pavement. New Mexico/Arizona Series heads for Show Low. Mike Boat of Phoenix, Ariz. captured Saturday night's 30-lap USAC New Mexico/Arizona Regional Sprint Car race at Tucson (Ariz.) Raceway Park, the first for the new...

Boat wins on Tucson pavement. New Mexico/Arizona Series heads for Show Low.

Mike Boat of Phoenix, Ariz. captured Saturday night's 30-lap USAC New Mexico/Arizona Regional Sprint Car race at Tucson (Ariz.) Raceway Park, the first for the new series on pavement. As a result, Boat is the new point leader going into this Saturday night's events at the 1/4-mile dirt Thunder Raceway in Show Low, Ariz.

Boat led all 20 laps at Tucson to beat Chuck Buckman, Rick Sipes, Mike Martin and Steve Stone. Boat was also the fastest qualifier and won a preliminary heat race.

Boat's lead over point runner-up Mike Martin stands at 23 points going into the series' third race, at Show Low.

USAC NEW MEXICO/ARIZONA REGIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1. Mike Boat 140
2. Mike Martin 117
3. Rick Sipes 105
4. Dave Burns 91
5. Rick Ziehl 72
6. Chuck Buckman 67
7. Tom Ball 60
8. Steve Stone 55
9. Mike Ziehl 55
10. Kristy Smith 42

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Series USAC
Drivers Mike Boat , Rick Ziehl , Mike Martin