WHITT TAKES “TURKEY NIGHT” FINALE AT IRWINDALE
Tanner Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. is the 2009 USAC Western Sprint Car Champion after finishing fourth in Thursday night’s 40-lap “Turkey Night Grand Prix” Sprint race at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, Calif.
JoJo Helberg of Rohnert Park, Calif. took the series runner-up honors over Tony Hunt of Lincoln, Calif. in a tie-breaker after the two emerged with duplicate point totals. Helberg finish eighth and Hunt ninth Thursday.
Cole Whitt of Alpine, Calif. put his Red Bull/Ferguson Beast/Chevy in the lead at the drop of the green flag and proceeded to lead all the way to win Thursday night’s race at Irwindale. Whitt was trailed at the checkered flag by Kody Swanson, Scott Pierovich, Tanner Swanson and Bobby East.