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Patient Swanson surges to USAC Western Sprint Car win at MaderaBy Bobby Gerould – June 3, 2006. Madera, CA. …Kody Swanson became the first repeat winner in 2006 USAC Western Sprint Car racing Saturday night at Madera Speedway. The 18 year-old from Kingsburg, CA showed his championship form with a masterful 50-lap drive from seventh starting position aboard the family owned DRC Framing #75. “I was patient the whole time”, explained Swanson from the winner’s circle. “We have an awesome car week in and week out, and I am glad we could capitalize this time.” (More)

Swanson sails to USAC Western Sprint Car win at Madera - By Bobby Gerould - April 29, 2006. Madera, CA. …Kody Swanson - the defending USAC Western Sprint Car Champion, blasted from the sixth starting position to win the 50-lap feature event at Madera Speedway Saturday night. Driving the TK MotorSports #75, Swanson tracked down early Nick Rescino Jr. and drove away to a victory margin of 2.35 seconds. Rescino out dragged pole sitter Tim Barber to lead the opening lap. Swanson meanwhile was flying on the high side of the track, gaining third spot on lap six from rookie Bradley Galedrige. One lap later - Swanson passed Barber on the back chute to earn second position. By lap ten Swanson was visibly gaining on the leader Rescino. The two front runners were nose-to-tail in traffic by lap 17. Swanson nosed into the lead as the two cars crossed the stripe to complete lap 18. The Kingsburg, CA. 18-year-old then closed the deal on the high groove in the south turn, relegating Rescino to second. "That kid can wheel a race car", said Rescino immediately following the event. "I wasn't going to give up easy but to come here and take a 'second' at a USAC race; I'm Happy." (Read it all)

Rookie Kody Swanson shows off gifts in Roseburg USAC Western winBy Bobby Gerould – Roseburg, OR. – June 4, 2005 – As drivers talked among themselves under cloudy cool conditions at the intermission autograph session Saturday evening, the consensus was that passing on the outside groove at Douglas County Speedway would be impossible. The theory held true for 95 percent of the field but one young driver found a way to ‘get ir done’. Kody Swanson, a 17 year-old rookie on the USAC Western States Sprint Car tour, passed Tim Barber on the outside, and then tracked down defending series champion Tony Hunt, to score his first career USAC victory. “In the dash, I had a chance to pass on the outside but I saved it for the Main”, said a jubilant Swanson in the winner’s circle. “This is my biggest win. This means more than anything. I knew we had 40 laps and I never gave up. Looking back to Boise where I finished second, I just didn’t want it enough. I was happy to be racing with all the USAC drivers and I settled for second. Tonight I wanted it more.” (Read the whole deal)