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TOP CALIFORNIA FOCUS DRIVERS LOOK TO REGROUP THIS WEEKEND ON THE DIRT; MOON WINS AT STOCKTON INDIANAPOLIS -- The Top 3 in USAC California Ford Focus Pavement Midget Car Series points look to regroup this Saturday at Santa Maria, Calif.

TOP CALIFORNIA FOCUS DRIVERS LOOK TO REGROUP THIS WEEKEND ON THE DIRT; MOON WINS AT STOCKTON

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Top 3 in USAC California Ford Focus Pavement Midget Car Series points look to regroup this Saturday at Santa Maria, Calif. following a tough race Saturday at the paved Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway, won by Benny Moon.

Moon, of Shingle Springs, Calif., led the final four laps following an incident involving the Top 3 in the points. Series leader Alex Harris blew an engine on Lap 27, resulting in subsequent accidents by Audra Sasselli and Chase Barber. Sasselli was glued to the back of Harris' car and spun in the oil, hitting the outside wall and nearly hitting the inside wall. Barber, running third, also hit the wall. The trio finished ninth, 10th and 11th respectively.

For Moon, who piloted the No. 3 Stealth/Ford Focus, it was his second victory in the California Ford Focus Series this season. He beat Jace Meier, Jeff Sakowicz, Robbie Whitchurch and Cameron Veach to the stripe. Moon, now fifth in the standings, is within 46 points in the pavement series with four races remaining.

Barber, Harris and Sasselli continue their season-long battle in the Dirt Series this weekend on the 1/3-mile track at Santa Maria. Barber opened a slim gap to 63 points over Harris two weeks ago during a streak of three races in four nights.

<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 552 2. Chase Barber 538 3. Audra Sasselli 519 4. Robbie Whitchurch 516 5. Benny Moon 506 6. Jace Meier 449 7. Jeff Sakowicz 431 8. Chris Veach 388 9. Darrell Herzog 328 10. Steve Davis 324

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