WM: Altamont preview, Santa Maria recap

WESTERN MIDGETS RETURN TO ALTAMONT SATURDAY; FAAS NOTCHES FIRST USAC MIDGET WIN AT SANTA MARIA Nic Faas of Huntington Beach. Calif. has a 67-point lead over Robby Josett in the latest USAC Western Midget points, heading into this ...

WESTERN MIDGETS RETURN TO ALTAMONT SATURDAY; FAAS NOTCHES FIRST USAC MIDGET WIN AT SANTA MARIA

Nic Faas of Huntington Beach. Calif. has a 67-point lead over Robby Josett in the latest USAC Western Midget points, heading into this Saturday night's race at Altamont Raceway Park in Tracy. Calif.

Faas, a seven-time winner in USAC Ford Focus competition, earned his initial Western Midget triumph Saturday night at Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway, leading the final eight laps of the 30-lap race in his Western Speed Racing K & N Filters/Toyota TRD Gerhardt. Ryan Kaplan, who led 12 laps, finished second, ahead of C.J. Sarna, who paced the first 10 laps. Justin Grant finished fourth ahead of Robby Flock.

Faas has three podium finishes this year, but his best finish in two Altamont outings has been a sixth.

Female driver Shannon McQueen posted the fastest qualifying time for Saturday's race at Santa Maria.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Robby Flock , Ryan Kaplan , Shannon McQueen , Justin Grant , Robby Josett , Nic Faas