Randy Newman Goes for Triple in Sammy Sessions Memorial

NEWMAN GOES FOR "TRIPLE" IN "SAMMY SESSIONS" 33-LAPPER SUNDAY Ryan Newman of South Bend, Ind. will try to remain undefeated in USAC MCI WorldCom Midget Car competition at the Winchester (Ind.) Speedway this Sunday in the "Sammy Sessions...

NEWMAN GOES FOR "TRIPLE" IN "SAMMY SESSIONS" 33-LAPPER SUNDAY

Ryan Newman of South Bend, Ind. will try to remain undefeated in USAC MCI WorldCom Midget Car competition at the Winchester (Ind.) Speedway this Sunday in the "Sammy Sessions Memorial" doubleheader at the 1/2-mile paved oval. Newman has won both previous Midget Car events there this year and is the only driver to win in both the Midget Cars and Sprint Cars there in 1999. He also currently ranks second in the National Midget Car standings behind point leader Jason Leffler. Sunday's events also include the USAC Stoops Freightliner Sprint Cars and activity gets under way with practice at 11 a.m. Qualifying begins at 1 p.m. and racing starts at 2. Each series has a 33-lap feature and the event concludes the midwestern calendar for the MCI WorldCom Midget Cars before their 1999 finales in California. Leffler, who won Saturday night's 30-lap Western MCI WorldCom Midget Car race at the Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway, has a virtual lock on the 1999 National point race, which would make him the first driver to claim three consecutive championships since Jimmy Davies did it in 1960-62.

MCI WORLDCOM USAC NATIONAL MIDGET CAR STANDINGS

1. Jason Leffler        481             6. Dave Darland         216
2. Ryan Newman          337             7. Brian Gerster        192
3. Jerry Coons, Jr.     332             8. A.J. Fike            188
4. Tracy Hines          236             9. Michael Lewis        187
5. Jay Drake            235             10.Clay Klepper         182

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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , Ryan Newman , Michael Lewis , Dave Darland , Tracy Hines , Jay Drake , A.J. Fike , Jerry Coons , Clay Klepper , Brian Gerster