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The MCI WorldCom USAC National Midget Cars make their final 2000 midwestern appearance Sunday afternoon as part of the 23rd annual "Sammy Sessions Memorial" doubleheader racing program at the Winchester (Ind.) Speedway. The Stoops ...

The MCI WorldCom USAC National Midget Cars make their final 2000 midwestern appearance Sunday afternoon as part of the 23rd annual "Sammy Sessions Memorial" doubleheader racing program at the Winchester (Ind.) Speedway. The Stoops Freightliner USAC Sprint Cars share the program, with 33-lap features on tap for both series. Midget Car drivers will be aiming at the track record of 123.237 mph set by Brian Gerster in August, as well as Ryan Newman's 33-lap record of 116.329 mph set last year. Practice at the 1/2-mile paved oval starts at 11 am and qualifying begins at 1 pm. The first race is scheduled at 2 and full preliminaries are slated in each series. Kasey Kahne of Enumclaw, Wash. leads the MCI WorldCom National Midget Car standings and will be in search of his seventh win of the year in the Winchester program. Expected to be among Kahne's challengers Sunday are Gerster, Coors Light Silver Bullet point leader Dave Darland, August 20 Winchester Midget Car victory Dane Carter, April Winchester Sprint Car winner Tracy Hines, new USAC Dirt-Track Regional Midget Car Champion Michael Lang and lady driver Sarah McCune.

<pre> USAC MCI WORLDCOM NATIONAL MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1. Kasey Kahne 1,084 2. Jay Drake 843 3. Dave Darland 810 4. Michael Lewis 763 5. Tracy Hines 655 6. Aaron Fike 610 7. A.J. Fike 604 8. Clay Klepper 524 9. Ed Carpenter 511 10. Ryan Scott 488

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Series USAC
Drivers Ryan Newman , Kasey Kahne , Michael Lewis , Ryan Scott , Dave Darland , Tracy Hines , Aaron Fike , Jay Drake , Dane Carter , A.J. Fike , Sarah McCune , Clay Klepper , Brian Gerster , Ed Carpenter