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STOCKTON NEXT UP FOR WESTERN SPRINTS VEENSTRA NOTCHES 1ST USAC WIN AT REDWOOD ACRES RACEWAY The USAC Valvoline Western Sprint Car Series now prepares for a June 25 race at the Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway, with Kody Swanson ...

STOCKTON NEXT UP FOR WESTERN SPRINTS
VEENSTRA NOTCHES 1ST USAC WIN AT REDWOOD ACRES RACEWAY

The USAC Valvoline Western Sprint Car Series now prepares for a June 25 race at the Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway, with Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. heading the series standings.

Swanson finished second to Cody Veenstra of Emmett, Idaho in Saturday night's 40-lapper at Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka, Calif. and holds a 19-point edge over two-time series champion Tony Hunt going into the Stockton race.

The victory was the first in the series for Veenstra, whose father Rick won the 1985 USAC Idaho Supermodified Championship. He led all but the first lap of the race.

Lady driver Shauna Hogg led the opening lap but finished ninth. Trailing Veenstra and Swanson were Michael Trimble, fast qualifier Mike Murgoitio and Hunt.

USAC VALVOLINE WESTERN SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Kody Swanson-255
2.-Tony Hunt-236
3.-Tim Barber-225
4.-Brad Bumgarner-217
5.-Mike Murgoitio-199
6.-Michael Trimble-183
7.-Shauna Hogg-169
8.-Cody Veenstra-160
9.-Brian McClish-153
10.-Michael Lewis-122

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Series USAC
Drivers Michael Lewis , Tim Barber , Mike Murgoitio , Cody Veenstra , Kody Swanson , Tony Hunt , Brad Bumgarner