Wise, Wilcox score Irwindale Midget victories. Flock, Hunsaker retain series point leads. Josh Wise of Riverside, Calif. and Jon Wilcox of El Cajon, Calif. captured USAC Midget Car feature victories Saturday night during Irwindale ...
Wise, Wilcox score Irwindale Midget victories.
Flock, Hunsaker retain series point leads.
Josh Wise of Riverside, Calif. and Jon Wilcox of El Cajon, Calif. captured USAC Midget Car feature victories Saturday night during Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway's USAC "tripleheader" which also featured the USAC Western Sprint Cars.
Wise led the final 10 laps of the 30-lap Western Midget Car race in his Trico Framers Esslinger/Beast after passing defending series champion Danny Ebberts. Ebberts finished second after leading 19 laps, beating Tony Hunt, Robby Flock and Jerry Coons, Jr.
Flock led the opening lap of the race and emerged with a 45-point series point lead over Danny Stratton going into a November 2 race at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. Stratton finished eighth at Irwindale. Michael Lewis was the fastest qualifier and heats went to Lewis and Wise.
Wilcox passed Tyler Brown on the second lap and led the rest of the way to win the 20-lap USAC Ford Focus Midget Car feature on Irwindale's 1/3-mile paved oval, beating Todd Hunsaker, J.J. Ercse, Brown and fast qualifier Garrett Hansen. The win was the first for Wilcox in the new series.
Hunsaker takes a 66-point lead over Ercse into the November 2 Bakersfield program, which also feature the USAC Ford Focus Midget Cars in addition to the USAC Western Midget Car Series.
USAC WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1. Robby Flock 827
2. Danny Stratton 782
3. Jerome Rodela 755
4. Wally Pankratz 720
5. Shane Scully 538
6. Josh Wise 497
7. Van Knill 444
8. Dallen McKenney 435
9. Bobby Boone 401
10. Matt Rossi 394
USAC FORD FOCUS MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1. Todd Hunsaker 933
2. J.J. Ercse 867
3. Garrett Hansen 824
4. Wayne McCormick 815
5. Phil Goodwine 794
6. Steve Davis 534
7. Jon Wilcox 482
8. Bobby Owens 322
9. Josh Lakatos 232
10. Darren Hagen 224