By Dick Jordan
Jimmy Wysong of Salt Lake City, Utah hopes to add to his all-time leading total of 17 USAC wins in the Beehive State when the USAC Young Automotive Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series resumes at Rocky Mountain Raceways in the Utah capital this Saturday.
Wysong’s nearest pursuer in the all-time list is former series titlist Jim Waters, who has 12. Waters, ranks third behind the retired Dave Fitzgerald, who has 13 career USAC wins in Utah, but Waters is second in the 2010 series standings and is also a strong threat for victory Saturday.
Wysong won the series opener and came right back with a second-place finish behind Tony Hunt in race two. Waters has a second and a third in this year’s two races.
Waters and Wysong have been the fastest qualifiers so far this year, Waters taking top honors at the opener and Wysong the best at race two. Wysong’s point lead over Waters entering Saturday’s race is 15 points.
USAC YOUNG AUTOMOTIVE ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS
1-Jimmy Wysong-153, 2-Jim Waters-138, 3-Luis Ramos III-115, 4-Mel Andrus-106, 5-Eric Barlow-97, 6-Paul Marconi-84, 7-Ray Bergener-80, 8-Chancey Filler-72, 9-Tony Hunt-68, 10-Mike Murgoitio-65.