WS: Stockton recap, Shasta preview

HUNT WILL LEAD WESTERN SPRINTS TO SHASTA JULY 9 McCLISH GRABS STOCKTON 50-LAPPER Defending Valvoline USAC Western Sprint Car Champion Tony Hunt of Fair Oaks, Calif. is back atop the 2005 series standings and will lead the series to...

HUNT WILL LEAD WESTERN SPRINTS TO SHASTA JULY 9
McCLISH GRABS STOCKTON 50-LAPPER

Defending Valvoline USAC Western Sprint Car Champion Tony Hunt of Fair Oaks, Calif. is back atop the 2005 series standings and will lead the series to Shasta Speedway in Anderson, Calif. July 9. The Western Sprint Cars were rained out in their scheduled April appearance at Shasta.

Hunt finished second to Brian McClish in Saturday's 50-lap feature at the Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway and has a nine-point margin in the new standings over runner-up Kody Swanson.

Tim Barber ranks third in the current standings and is the defending winner at the Shasta oval.

McClish, of Santa Rosa, Calif., led the final 24 laps of the Stockton feature in his McClish Motorsports/Consani Racing Beast/Chevy. Nick Rescino, Jr. led the first 26 laps but slipped to third behind McClish and Hunt at the checkered flag. Barber was fourth and Scott Hansen fifth.

USAC VALVOLINE WESTERN SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Tony Hunt-299
2.-Kody Swanson-290
3.-Tim Barber-285
4.-Mike Murgoitio-246
5.-Brad Bumgarner-246
6.-Brian McClish-223
7.-Michael Trimble-214
8.-Cody Veenstra-207
9.-Shauna Hogg-197
10.-Chris Peterson-161

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