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PIEROVICH LEADS WESTERN MIDGETS TO BAKERSFIELD; 2ND VENTURA FEATURE VICTORY FOR JOSH FORD Scott Pierovich of Alamo, Calif. enters this Saturday night's USAC Western Midget race at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway with a slim ...

PIEROVICH LEADS WESTERN MIDGETS TO BAKERSFIELD; 2ND VENTURA FEATURE VICTORY FOR JOSH FORD

Scott Pierovich of Alamo, Calif. enters this Saturday night's USAC Western Midget race at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway with a slim one-point lead over Nic Faas of Yorba Linda, Calif. A 30-lap feature is scheduled on the 1/3-mile dirt oval.

Neither driver has won at Bakersfield in a full Midget, although Faas did win there last year in a Ford Focus Midget. Brad Kuhn won this year's only Western Midget outing at Bakersfield Speedway, a race in which Faas finished sixth and Pierovich 12th.

Robby Flock is tied with Sleepy Tripp for the most career USAC wins at the track and Saturday night offers him a chance to break that tie.

Josh Ford is the most recent series race winner, taking Saturday night's 30-lapper at the Ventura (Calif.) Raceway. Ford's second 2008 victory at Ventura saw him lead all 30 laps to beat Joey Fabozzi, Shannon McQueen, Ernie Bartley III and Randi Pankratz. Pierovich was eighth, while Faas finished last, 16th.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Brad Kuhn , Robby Flock , Josh Ford , Scott Pierovich , Randi Pankratz , Shannon McQueen , Nic Faas