Tony Hunt of Fair Oaks, Calif. ended several months of mechanical woes with his victory in Saturday night's "Keith McArthur Memorial" 30-lap Western Sprint Car feature event at the Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City, Utah. ...
Tony Hunt of Fair Oaks, Calif. ended several months of mechanical woes with his victory in Saturday night's "Keith McArthur Memorial" 30-lap Western Sprint Car feature event at the Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hunt passed Mike Boat on the 11th lap around the 3/8-mile paved oval and led the rest of the way in his Wynn's/AFCO Shocks/Tognotti's Auto World machine. Former USAC Western MCI WorldCom Midget Car Champ Rick Hendrix took second ahead of Curtis Brown, Dave Fitzgerald and Rick Williams. The race, the first for USAC at the facility, drew an excellent field of 35 cars. Series point leader Bud Kaeding finished 13th but continues to lead the series standings by 77 points over Hendrix going into an August 7 date at the Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway. The USAC MCI WorldCom Midget Cars and TQ Midget Cars return to action this week. The TQs compete at the Ventura (Calif.) Fairgrounds Raceway Tuesday night in a race recently added to the 1999 calendar, then join the Midget Cars for Saturday night's scheduled "doubleheader" program at the 1/3-mile dirt Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. A 20-lap TQ and 30-lap Midget Car feature are on tap. Marc DeBeaumont of Clayton, Calif. (Midget Cars) and Josh Wise of Riverside, Calif. (TQ Midget Cars) are the respective series point leaders.
MCI WORLDCOM WESTERN MIDGET CAR STANDINGS
1. Marc DeBeaumont 380 6. Steve Paden 186 2. Shane Scully 294 7. Rick Hendrix 154 3. Alex Harris 279 8. Jimmy Sills 138 4. Bobby Boone 228 9. Jason Leffler 133 5. Wally Pankratz 213 10. Billy Felts, Jr. 115
MCI WORLDCOM TQ MIDGET CAR STANDINGS
1. Josh Wise 193 6. Todd Hunsaker 106 2. Greg Edenholm 183 7. Gene Godepski 100 3. Randi Pankratz 181 8. Jim Styer 86 4. Walt Johnson 133 9. Ron Wade 86 5. West Evans 113 10. Tony Villelli 84
WESTERN SPRINT CAR STANDINGS
1. Bud Kaeding 500 6. Dave Fitzgerald 318 2. Rick Hendrix 423 7. Mike Boat 299 3. Rick Williams 414 8. Jeff Gardner 299 4. Bobby McMahan 371 9. Tony Hunt 288 5. Curtis Brown 327 10. Paul Beregszaszy 239