USAC Western Sprint Car results and
Hunt sets track record – wins
feature in masterful
driving to the ability of the car, and not driving over your head”, explained
Tony Hunt from the winner’s circle Saturday night at
“All the credit goes to the crew. They don’t go an hour of a day without thinking about making our car better”, said Hunt. The winning mount was the Alan Kaiser owned #4 Eagle with Bailey Brothers horsepower. The win was Hunt’s second of the 2006 season in the Western Sprint Car ranks.
Gardner, the 1998 USAC Western Sprint Car champion, jumped into the lead of the
feature, from the pole, followed by Murgoitio,
The top eight cars were tightly grouped on the track from the restart on lap 14 through lap 25. The entertaining action at the front of the pack was being contested by Gardner, Murgoitio, McClish, Hunt, Jimmy Pelk, Galedrige, Kody Swanson, and Jo Jo Helberg. Three of the aforementioned top-eight, in the 22-car field, are rookie sprint car drivers!
By lap 26
Murgoitio’s pressure on
ten-to-go, Hunt closed in on the rear nerf-bar of Murgoitio’s GM Land &
Cattle #20. The two battled for eight laps before Hunt made the winning move on
the back chute with a lap and a half left in the event. Murgoitio settled for
For his work in advancing from 15th on the starting grid to a seventh place finish, Trevor Cummins earned the “Hard Charger” of the race award. Helberg, and Nick Rescino Jr. won heat races. Hunt established a new one-lap track record in time-trials with a 16.526 second clocking. That time equates to an average speed of 108.919 miles per hour.
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