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HARRIS, BARBER REVIVE CALIFORNIA FOCUS POINTS BATTLE, ONLY THIS TIME ON PAVEMENT INDIANAPOLIS -- Californians Alex Harris of Simi Valley and Chase Barber of Morgan Hill revive their season-long battle in quest of USAC California Ford Focus...

HARRIS, BARBER REVIVE CALIFORNIA FOCUS POINTS BATTLE, ONLY THIS TIME ON PAVEMENT

INDIANAPOLIS -- Californians Alex Harris of Simi Valley and Chase Barber of Morgan Hill revive their season-long battle in quest of USAC California Ford Focus Midget Car Series titles, only this time their combat continues on the hardtop.

For the first time in nearly two months, the California drivers will compete on the pavement, as competitors head Saturday to Stockton 99 Speedway in Stockton, Calif. for points counting toward the Pavement title.

Harris, the 1997 and '98 USAC TQ Midget Car Series titlist, leads the chase for the Pavement championship, 10 points up on his counterpart Barber. Barber, in his second season of Ford Focus racing, in turn wrestled the Dirt points lead from Harris during a three-race stint two weeks ago.

Stockton has hosted three California Ford Focus Pavement Midget Car Series features this season, with Harris and Barber splitting the ticket. Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway's third-mile held the last action for the series June 25, with Barber ending the night in Victory Lane.

Early season points leader Audra Sasselli of Fresno, Calif. looks to pounce at any given opportunity. She sits third in the standings, 31 points out of the lead.

<pre> CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS DIRT MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Chase Barber 736 2. Alex Harris 673 3. Audra Sasselli 651 4. Chris Veach 621 5. Robbie Whitchurch 621 6. Keith Janca 576 7. Cal Smith 554 8. Bret Engstrom 535 9. Jet Davison 520 10. Cameron Veach 509

CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS PAVEMENT MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Alex Harris 509 2. Chase Barber 499 3. Audra Sasselli 478 4. Robbie Whitchurch 457 5. Benny Moon 435 6. Jace Meier 384 7. Jeff Sakowicz 368 8. Chris Veach 352 9. Steve Davis 324 10. Darrell Herzog 293

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Drivers Robbie Whitchurch