By Dick Jordan
The 2012 USAC Western Classic Sprint Series, following a March rainout at Madera, Calif., will try this weekend for a debut at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.
Geoff Ensign of Sebastopol, Calif. is the defending series champ and finished second to Cory Kruseman in last year’s Western Classic feature at the quarter-mile dirt oval.
The race is the first of four scheduled for the series at Watsonville this year. Return engagements are slated June 15, July 6 and August 10.
Tony Hunt, the 2012 series runner-up, also bears watching Saturday, as he continues his quest for USAC driving championships to add to the eight he has already earned.