FF: CP/CD: Weekly news 2005-08-01

HARRIS, BARBER TO CONTINUE CALIFORNIA DIRT FOCUS MIDGET POINTS FIGHT WITH THREE RACES IN FOUR NIGHTS INDIANAPOLIS -- Californians Alex Harris of Simi Valley and Chase Barber of Morgan Hill have swapped USAC's two California Ford Focus Midget Car...

HARRIS, BARBER TO CONTINUE CALIFORNIA DIRT FOCUS MIDGET POINTS FIGHT WITH THREE RACES IN FOUR NIGHTS

INDIANAPOLIS -- Californians Alex Harris of Simi Valley and Chase Barber of Morgan Hill have swapped USAC's two California Ford Focus Midget Car Series points leads multiple times over the past month, and they'll have three more chances this weekend in the Dirt region.

Harris leads Barber by three points heading into Wednesday's event at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif. A day of rest ensues before returning to action Friday at Watsonville Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. and Saturday at Santa Maria Speedway in Santa Maria, Calif.

Harris and Barber have dominated the two California regions over the past month, winning five of the last six California Focus Midget features. Harris is the most recent California Dirt victor, having won at the quarter-mile in Watsonville, while Barber won the series' last visit at the 1/5-mile in Ventura.

While Harris -- also the points leader in the California Ford Focus Pavement Midget Car Series -- and Barber are separated by only three points, Audra Sasselli of Fresno, Calif. remains a vital contender in the points chase. The early leader in both California divisions sits only 36 points out of the lead going into the three-race stretch.

<pre> CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS DIRT MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Alex Harris 551 2. Chase Barber 548 3. Audra Sasselli 515 4. Cal Smith 430 5. Chris Veach 422 6. Robbie Whitchurch 413 7. Todd Carroll 411 8. Keith Janca 411 9. Cameron Veach 406 10. Jet Davison 399

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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