WS: RMS: Boise season opener preview

WESTERN, ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPRINT SERIES DEBUT THIS WEEKEND AT IDAHO'S MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. and Jimmy Wysong of Salt Lake City, Utah open defense of their 2005 USAC driving championships this weekend...

WESTERN, ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPRINT SERIES DEBUT THIS WEEKEND AT IDAHO'S MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY

Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. and Jimmy Wysong of Salt Lake City, Utah open defense of their 2005 USAC driving championships this weekend as the Western and Young Automotive Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series combine for back-to-back Friday and Saturday night programs at Meridian Speedway in Boise, Idaho.

Swanson finished second and third in last year's Boise openers, while Wysong scored a pair of eighth-place finishes in the two Idaho feature events.

Tim Barber of San Francisco, Calif., who scored a great third-place finish in this year's USAC Silver Crown race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida, returns this weekend to the site of his season-opening Sprint car victory a year ago.

The two-night program offers complete preliminaries each night, capped by a 40-lap main event Friday and a 50-lapper Saturday. Total prize money of $28,950 plus contingencies has been posted.

Track operator Kenny Hamilton and multi-time Utah champion Dave Fitzgerald also bear watching in this weekend's Boise races, along with the normal contingent of Western and Rocky Mountain regulars.

Former Western series champ Tony Hunt and former Rocky Mountain titlist Jim Waters are also expected to compete, along with lady driver Shauna Hogg.

--USAC--

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Series USAC
Drivers Tim Barber , Kody Swanson , Tony Hunt