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Tyler Walker of Los Angeles, Calif., who is slated to compete in the NASCAR Busch Series in 2005, gave NASCAR star and Silver Crown car owner Kasey Kahne the team's third straight USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown triumph Saturday night...

Tyler Walker of Los Angeles, Calif., who is slated to compete in the NASCAR Busch Series in 2005, gave NASCAR star and Silver Crown car owner Kasey Kahne the team's third straight USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown triumph Saturday night at the Tulsa (Okla.) Fairgrounds Motorplex. He led all 100 laps of the O'Reilly "Tulsa 100" presented by Flowmaster around the 3/4-mile dirt oval in his Curb Records/Brown & Miller Plumbing JEI/Stanton Dodge.

Walker also won at Nazareth, Pa. August 29 and DuQuoin, Ill. September 5 and has now led the last 220 laps of series competition.

After performing his signature back-flip in victory lane, Walker remarked: "The Dodge ran really well. Last year I thought I had a good shot at winning but this year we led it all the way. It was frustrating missing the pole but we got a great start."

Trailing Walker at the checkered flag were Rich Tobias, Jr., defending race winner Bud Kaeding, pole winner Jay Drake and Jason McCord.

Dave Steele of Tampa, Fla. nearly clinched the series title with his 13th-place finish and leads Kaeding by 53 points going into this weekend's "4-Crown Nationals" series finale at Rossburg, Ohio. A total of 66 points are available in the finale.

Prelims for the "4-Crown Nationals," idle last year due to the running of the "Mopar Million Sprint at Eldora," are slated Friday at the 1/2-mile dirt Eldora Speedway. Feature events follow semis on Saturday night.

USAC's Valvoline National Sprint Cars and National Midget Cars are also part of the "4-Crown Nationals," along with UMP Modifieds. Saturday night's feature races are 25 laps (Midgets), 30 laps (Sprints), 20 laps (Modifieds) and 50 laps (Silver Crown).

WELD RACING USAC SILVER CROWN SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Dave Steele-542
2.-Bud Kaeding-489
3.-Brian Tyler-461
4.-Jason McCord-448
5.-Dave Darland-410
6.-Jay Drake-396
7.-John Heydenreich-322
8.-Tracy Hines-304
9.-Bobby East-297
10.-Aaron Pierce-289

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Series USAC
Drivers Kasey Kahne , Dave Darland , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Jay Drake , Bobby East , John Heydenreich , Tyler Walker , Jason McCord , Aaron Pierce