WS: WM: Madera recap; Hanford, Carson City previews

Tony Hunt takes Madera Sprint. Western Midgets head for Hanford, Sprints to Carson City. Defending USAC Western Sprint Car Champion Tony Hunt of Fair Oaks, Calif. led all 40 laps to win Saturday night's feature event at the Madera ...

Tony Hunt takes Madera Sprint.
Western Midgets head for Hanford, Sprints to Carson City.

Defending USAC Western Sprint Car Champion Tony Hunt of Fair Oaks, Calif. led all 40 laps to win Saturday night's feature event at the Madera (Calif.) Speedway. The race afforded points toward both the Western and Western Regional Sprint Car Championships and Hunt now ranks second in both standings after his victory.

The Western Regional Sprint Car Series continues this Saturday night with another racing program at Carson Tahoe Champion Speedway in Carson City, Nev., while the Western Sprint Car Series is idle until a May 22 race at Tracy, Calif.

Shane Scully of Encino, Calif. leads the USAC Western Midget Car Series to Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. this Saturday night. Scully holds an 11-point margin over former three-time series titlist Robby Flock going into the events on the 3/8-mile dirt Kings Speedway. A 30-lap feature caps the night's racing program.

Western Sprint Car point leader Rick Hendrix trailed Hunt to the checkered flag at Madera. They were followed by Western Regional point leader Jeff Gardner, fast qualifier Tim Barber and former Western Champion Bud Kaeding.

Anthony Simone, Scott Hansen and Kevin Kierce won the heat races and Kaeding won the semi.

USAC WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1. Shane Scully 223
2. Robby Flock 212
3. Jerome Rodela 157
4. Van Knill 153
5. Danny Stratton 148
6. Wally Pankratz 141
7. Matt Rossi 109
8. Tony Hunt 107
9. Dallen McKenney 105
10. Rory Price 105

USAC WESTERN SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1. Rick Hendrix 130
2. Tony Hunt 115
3. Tim Barber 115
4. Scott Hansen 105
5. Jeff Gardner 93
6. Chad Nichols 90
7. Kevin Kierce 89
8. Mike Aaby, Jr., 86
9. Bryan Bullard 78
10. Brian McClish 73

USAC WESTERN REGIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1. Jeff Gardner 124
2. Tony Hunt 120
3. Shauna Hogg 106
4. Bryan Bullard 104
5. Scott Hansen 98
6. Anthony Simone 79
7. Brian McClish 69
8. Rick Hendrix 63
9. Tim Barber 61
10. Kevin Kierce 60

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Series USAC
Drivers Bud Kaeding , Tim Barber , Wally Pankratz , Robby Flock , Anthony Simone , Tony Hunt , Rick Hendrix , Danny Stratton , Scott Hansen