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Jim Waters will try to become the first driver in seven years to win back-to-back USAC Sprint car titles when the USAC/SLVRA Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series concludes September 11 at Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City,...

Jim Waters will try to become the first driver in seven years to win back-to-back USAC Sprint car titles when the USAC/SLVRA Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series concludes September 11 at Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Waters recorded his fifth victory in eight 2004 starts at the 3/8-mile paved oval Saturday night, leading the final 22 laps of the 30-lap feature after passing his son James on lap nine. Paul Marconi eventually finished second ahead of the younger Waters, while Trevor Miran was fourth and Dave Adamson fifth. Jim drove the Lake Elsinore Hotel & Casino/Crossroads West/Port O'Call Beast/Chevy.

The victory leaves the defending series champion with a 49-point lead entering the final race on September 11. A total of 76 points are available at each event.

The last drivers to win back-to-back USAC Sprint Car driving titles were Brian Tyler and Kevin Urton in the 1997 National and Western series respectively.

USAC/SLVRA ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Jim Waters-560
2.-Mike Baisch-511
3.-Brian Evans-394
4.-Mel Andrus-361
5.-Jim Campbell-319
6.-Paul Marconi-288
7.-Dave Fitzgerald-278
8.-Ray Bergener-275
9.-Jimmy Wysong-211
10.-James Waters-192

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Series USAC
Drivers Brian Tyler , Jim Campbell