Madera 1999-05-01

LEFFLER ANNEXES "BILLY VUKOVICH MEMORIAL" AT MADERA MIDGETS HEAD FOR HANFORD; TQs AND SPRINTS AT IRWINDALE MCI WorldCom USAC National Midget Car Champion Jason Leffler of Long Beach, Calif. captured Saturday night's "Billy Vukovich Memorial"...

LEFFLER ANNEXES "BILLY VUKOVICH MEMORIAL" AT MADERA MIDGETS HEAD FOR HANFORD; TQs AND SPRINTS AT IRWINDALE

MCI WorldCom USAC National Midget Car Champion Jason Leffler of Long Beach, Calif. captured Saturday night's "Billy Vukovich Memorial" race at Madera (Calif.) Speedway, leading the final 23 laps of the 30-lap MCI WorldCom Western Midget Car feature on the 1/3-mile paved oval.

Leffler passed Chad Nichols on lap eight and never looked back in his Beast/Valley Oil/Mid-Coast Transport Pink-powered machine. Fast qualifier Jay Drake took second, followed by John Starks, series point leader Marc DeBeaumont and Shane Scully.

DeBeaumont continues to lead the MCI WorldCom Western Midget Car Series standings over Scully going into this Saturday night's race at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. A 30-lap feature is planned at Hanford.

The MCIWorldCom USAC TQ Midget Cars and Western Sprint Cars combine this Saturday night for a "doubleheader" racing program at the Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway. A 20-lap TQ feature on the track's 1/3-mile paved oval precedes the 30-lap Sprint race on the 1/2-mile.

WESTERN SPRINT CAR STANDINGS

1. Bud Kaeding 194 6. Mike Boat 135 2. Jeff Gardner 178 7. Rick Hendrix 132 3. Bobby McMahan 177 8. Billy Felts, Jr 121 4. Rick Williams 152 9. Tom Stansberry 94 5. Dave Fitzgerald 145 10. Kevin Urton 91

MCI WORLDCOM WESTERN MIDGET CAR STANDINGS

1. Marc DeBeaumont 171 6. John Starks 111 2. Shane Scully 140 7. Rick Hendrix 99 3. Jason Leffler 133 8. Alex Harris 94 4. Wally Pankratz 127 9. Jay Drake 90 5. Clay Klepper 114 10. Steve Paden 69

MCI WORLDCOM TQ MIDGET CAR STANDINGS

1. Randi Pankratz 51 6. Ron Ahrendt 33 2. Joshua Wise 45 7. Greg Edenholm 32 3. Todd Hunsaker 43 8. Walt Johnson 31 4. Ron Wade 43 9. Deborah Paull 31 5. Gene Godepski 35 10. Steve Davis 29

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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , Bud Kaeding , Jay Drake , John Starks , Mike Boat , Steve Paden , Wally Pankratz , Clay Klepper , Rick Williams , Randi Pankratz , Rick Hendrix , Bobby McMahan
Teams Williams