From Lee Elder
Jason Sides and Sammy Swindell used different methods but they won World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races in California.
Sides grabbed the lead for the final time on the last lap in his victory and Swindell led all but one lap in his. But the wins count the same in the Outlaws standings and look the same in the record book.
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Swindell collected his second victory of the season at Merced Speedway, a quarter-mile track that was the venue for a 40-lap feature race. He took the lead from Joey Saldana after the first lap and never trailed. Tim Kaeding finished second, followed by Jason Sides, Jonathan Allard and Donny Schatz. Swindell posted the quickest time during time trials.
Sides took the lead on the final straightaway as he roared toward the checkered flag. Craig Dollansky, who led the penultimate lap, lost the win when his car sputtered and slowed within sight of the finish. Dollansky finished second. Kyle Larson finished third, followed by Saldana and Donny Schatz. Paul Mahan was fastest in qualifying.
Saldana leads the standings with 1,546 points. Steve Kinser is second with 1,542 and Meyers is third with 1,501.