SWS: Hollywood Hills preview

Southwest Sprint finale Saturday at Hollywood Hills. Rick Ziehl of Las Cruces, N.M. and Brandon Lane of Mesa, Ariz. will shoot it out for the USAC Southwestern Sprint Car Series championship Saturday night when the season finale unfolds at ...

Southwest Sprint finale Saturday at Hollywood Hills.

Rick Ziehl of Las Cruces, N.M. and Brandon Lane of Mesa, Ariz. will shoot it out for the USAC Southwestern Sprint Car Series championship Saturday night when the season finale unfolds at Hollywood Hills Speedway in San Felipe Pueblo, N.M.

Ziehl leads Lane by 31 points with 72 available Saturday and holds the trump card going into the finale. Rick won at Hollywood Hills both in April and August. Lane posted the fastest qualifying time in August and finished third.

Ronnie Clark, Kaylene Verville and Mike Martin, who rank fourth, fifth and seventh in the series standings, are the only other drivers to start every feature this season. Verville was fourth at Hollywood Hills in August and Clark was sixth in August.

Ziehl comes into Saturday's race on a "streak," having scored consecutive series wins at Denver, Colo., Hollywood Hills and Show Low, Ariz. He has four wins this season, plus a second and third in 11 starts, while Lane won at Show Low in August and has three thirds.

A 30-lap feature is on tap at the 3/8-mile dirt Hollywood Hills oval.

USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1. Rick Ziehl 582
2. Brandon Lane 551
3. Robert Hall, Jr. 496
4. Ronnie Clark 487
5. Kaylene Verville 482
6. Beau Binder 471
7. Mike Martin 441
8. Shon Deskins 408
9. Bruce St. James 351
10. Matt Rossi 349

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Series USAC
Drivers Shon Deskins , Rick Ziehl , Mike Martin , Beau Binder , Brandon Lane , Ronnie Clark , Bruce St. James