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Bauer, Meseraull Notch Western Victories Midget Cars Head For Irwindale Saturday Thomas Meseraull of San Jose, Calif. leads the USAC WorldCom Western Midget Car series into Saturday night's events at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway after winning ...

Bauer, Meseraull Notch Western Victories
Midget Cars Head For Irwindale Saturday

Thomas Meseraull of San Jose, Calif. leads the USAC WorldCom Western Midget Car series into Saturday night's events at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway after winning Sunday afternoon's 30-lap race at the Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway. Meseraull, who scored his initial USAC victory last September at Bakersfield, Calif., led the final 15 laps of Sunday's Stockton feature in his Independent Construction Gaerte/Beast. The win left him 20 points ahead of Danny Ebberts in the new series standings. Josh Wise, who led the first 15 laps of Sunday's race, finished second ahead of Ricky Shelton, Shane Scully and Steve Paden. Meseraull was also the fastest qualifier. A 30-lap feature caps the Irwindale program, which starts with practice at 2:30 pm. Randy Bauer of Kingston, Wash. is the new leader in the USAC Western Sprint Car series points after capturing Saturday night's 50-lap race at the Cajon Speedway in El Cajon, Calif. Bauer led the final 32 laps in his Asphalt Contracting/Say When Casino Chevy/Beast after passing Kevin Kierce on the 19th lap. Tony Hunt finished in second, ahead of Kierce, who led the first 18 laps. Fast qualifier Jeff Gardner and John Ryals rounded out the "top-five" at the checkered flag.

<pre> USAC WESTERN SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1. Randy Bauer 129 2. Jeff Gardner 109 3. Tony Hunt 102 4. Troy Cline 95 5. John Ryals 85 6. Anthony Simone 78 7. Kevin Kierce 72 8. Bryan Bullard 64 9. Tracy Hines 63 10. Rick Hendrix 63

USAC WORLDCOM WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1. Thomas Meseraull 125 2. Danny Ebberts 105 3. Josh Wise 103 4. Alex Harris 100 5. Matt Streeter 100 6. Shane Scully 93 7. Steve Paden 66 8. Marc DeBeaumont 65 9. Michael Lewis 61 10. J.J. Yeley 58

-USAC-

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Series USAC
Drivers Michael Lewis , Danny Ebberts , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Troy Cline , Steve Paden , Josh Wise , Anthony Simone , Tony Hunt , Rick Hendrix , Matt Streeter , Thomas Meseraull , Ricky Shelton