WM: Madera recap, Ventura preview

MIDGETS HEAD FOR VENTURA SATURDAY; TANNER SWANSON CAPTURES 30-LAPPER AT MADERA Garrett Hansen of Manhattan Beach, Calif. extended his lead in the USAC Western Midget Series to 88 points with a fifth-place finish in Saturday night's 30-lap race...

MIDGETS HEAD FOR VENTURA SATURDAY; TANNER SWANSON CAPTURES 30-LAPPER AT MADERA

Garrett Hansen of Manhattan Beach, Calif. extended his lead in the USAC Western Midget Series to 88 points with a fifth-place finish in Saturday night's 30-lap race at Madera (Calif.) Speedway. He now heads for the Ventura (Calif.) Raceway dirt track for this Saturday night's racing program.

Tanner Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. Captured Saturday night's feature at Madera, leading the final seven laps in his Dallen McKenney machine to beat Scott Pierovich, fast qualifier Levi Roberts, Kody Swanson and Hansen. Daniel Bedford, Hansen and Pierovich all led the feature before Swanson gained the advantage.

Ventura has long been a hotbed of USAC Midget activity and Saturday's race will mark the 120th appearance of USAC Midgets at the seaside oval. Hansen could tie John Cofer for fifth in the all-time winner list with a feature win Saturday. Sleepy Tripp leads the all-time list with 18 wins, while Billy Boat posted 13 there, Page Jones eight and Jimmy Sills six. Hansen has four to date, including two in 2006 and one in 2007.

Josh Ford won twice on the Ventura dirt last year, while other 2008 USAC Midget winners at the track were Robby Josett and Nic Faas.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Billy Boat , Jimmy Sills , Josh Ford , Scott Pierovich , Kody Swanson , Levi Roberts , Tanner Swanson , Garrett Hansen , Robby Josett , Nic Faas