WS: Series finale at Irwindale

Todd Ellison of West Jordan, Utah hopes to lay claim to his first USAC driving championship this Saturday night when the Western Sprint Car Series joins the USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet cars for a "doubleheader' racing program on the ...

Todd Ellison of West Jordan, Utah hopes to lay claim to his first USAC driving championship this Saturday night when the Western Sprint Car Series joins the USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet cars for a "doubleheader' racing program on the 1/2-mile paved Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway. He will face the challenge of three other title hopefuls Ellison leads Burney Lamar of West Sacramento, Calif. by 45 points and Tony Hunt of Fair Oaks, Calif. by 53 with 72 available in Saturday night's finale. Davey Hamilton of Las Vegas, Nev. also has a mathematical chance at the title, trailing Ellison by 67. A 40-lap feature event is scheduled to conclude the Sprint car portion of the doubleheader, which gets under way with practice at 3 pm. Of the four, Hamilton may have the edge at Irwindale, having won the only previous Sprint car race there this year. Ellison finished second, while Lamar was seventh, but Hunt was the fastest qualifier.

<pre> USAC WESTERN SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1. Todd Ellison 757 2. Burney Lamar 712 3. Tony Hunt 704 4. Davey Hamilton 690 5. Jeff Gardner 667 6. Mike Boat 648 7. Kevin Kierce 609 8. Rick Williams 510 9. Jimmy Sills 455 10. Shauna Hogg 401

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Series USAC
Drivers Davey Hamilton , Burney Lamar , Mike Boat , Jimmy Sills , Rick Williams , Tony Hunt
Teams Williams