OCTOBER 19, 1998 WESTERN STATES SERIES HENDRIX, HARRIS ROAD TO TITLES LEADS THROUGH VENTURA SATURDAY Simi Valley, Calif. drivers Rick Hendrix and Alex Harris continue their trek toward repeating as USAC "Western" series champions ...
OCTOBER 19, 1998
WESTERN STATES SERIES HENDRIX, HARRIS ROAD TO TITLES LEADS THROUGH VENTURA SATURDAY
Simi Valley, Calif. drivers Rick Hendrix and Alex Harris continue their trek toward repeating as USAC "Western" series champions this Saturday night as the USAC "Western States" Midgets and TQ Midgets combine for a "doubleheader" on the action-packed 1/5-mile dirt Ventura (Calif.) Raceway.
Hendrix leads Bryan Stanfill by 32 points in the Midget chase with 52 available at Ventura. Harris has a big lead over Gene Godepski on his way to repeating as the TQ Midget Champion.
Hendrix has two 1998 feature wins under his belt but none at Ventura. Harris' nine 1998 wins include three on the Ventura oval.
A 20-lap TQ Midget feature will be followed by a 30-lapper for the "Western States" Midgets.
Western States Midget Standings: 1-Rick Hendrix-491; 2-Bryan Stanfill-459; 3-Wally Pankratz-433; 4-Shane Scully-395; 5-Jason Leffler-379; 6-Steve Paden-345; 7-Bobby Boone-314; 8-Dwayne Marcum-279; 9-Marc DeBeaumont-272; 10-Clay Klepper-258.
Western States Sprint Standings: 1-Jeff Gardner-723; 2-Rick Williams-697; 3-Tyler Haylett-470; 4-Tony Hunt-446; 5-Monte Faccinto-335; 6-Dave Fitzgerald-299; 7-Davey Pombo-289; 8-Rick Sipes-261; 9-Ivan Worden-208; 10-Ken Hamilton-179.
TQ Midget Standings: 1-Alex Harris-524; 2-Gene Godepski-369; 3-Brian Harris-357; 4-Randi Pankratz-345; 5-Josh Lakatos-344; 6-West Evans-333; 7-Ron Ahrendt-291; 8-Greg Edenholm-224; 9-Todd Hunsaker-221; 10-Paul Krueger-202.
Regional Rebel Sprint Standings: 1-Monte Faccinto-766; 2-Davey Pombo-742; 3-Lawrence Edlund-522; 4-Mark Barroso-486; 5-Craig Stidham-420; 6-Jeff Gardner-396; 7-Larry Brown-369; 8-H.P. Myatt-291; 9-Mike Faria-266; 10-Rick Williams-260.