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INDIANAPOLIS - The USAC Western Sprint Car Series will see action for the first time in nearly a month Saturday when the series races at Tucson Raceway Park in Tucson, Ariz. Jeff Gardner of Fresno, Calif. looks to overtake points leader Michael...

INDIANAPOLIS - The USAC Western Sprint Car Series will see action for the first time in nearly a month Saturday when the series races at Tucson Raceway Park in Tucson, Ariz.

Jeff Gardner of Fresno, Calif. looks to overtake points leader Michael Lewis of Noblesville, Ind. at the 3/8-mile. Lewis gained the point lead after scoring a wire-to-wire victory May 17 at Stockton 99 Speedway in Stockton, Calif. Gardner trails Lewis by only 18 points after two races.

Kasey Kahne of Huntersville, N.C. won the last USAC Western Sprint Car Series race at Tucson, winning the "Old Pueblo Classic" November 23.

Practice is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m., with qualifying at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

<pre> USAC WESTERN SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1.      Michael Lewis   128             6.      Rick Hendrix    91
2.      Jeff Gardner    110             7.      Brian McClish   82
3.      Jim Waters      106             8.      Anthony Simone  80
4.      Tony Hunt       100             9.      Shauna Hogg     76
5.      Jason McCord    92              10.     Tracy Hines     66

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Series USAC
Drivers Kasey Kahne , Michael Lewis , Tracy Hines , Jason McCord , Anthony Simone , Tony Hunt , Rick Hendrix