WM: Series weekly racing news 2009-09-14

MIDGETS JOIN MADERA'S "SUPER SATURDAY" LINEUP; BOWMAN DOMINATES SHASTA 30-LAPPER The USAC Western Midget Series returns to Madera (Calif.) Speedway Saturday as part of the track's "Super Saturday" Coors Light Harvest Classic and Garrett Hansen...

MIDGETS JOIN MADERA'S "SUPER SATURDAY" LINEUP; BOWMAN DOMINATES SHASTA 30-LAPPER

The USAC Western Midget Series returns to Madera (Calif.) Speedway Saturday as part of the track's "Super Saturday" Coors Light Harvest Classic and Garrett Hansen of Manhattan Beach. Calif. enjoys a 195-point lead in the series standings over runnerup Jerome Rodela.

Hansen encountered engine problems at the start of last Saturday's 30-lap race at Anderson, Calif. but Rodela did not compete.

Alex Bowman of Tucson, Ariz. led all but the first lap of Saturday's USAC Western/BCRA Midget race at Shasta Raceway Park. He took the lead from David Prickett on lap two and led the rest of the way to beat Mike Murgoitio, Tanner Swanson, Nick Chivello and David Prickett. Hansen was the fastest qualifier.

Saturday's program, also featuring the USAC Western Sprint Cars, plus supermodified and legend racing, marks the sixth appearance of the season at the third-mile paved oval. Tanner and Kody Swanson have won twice each, while Chad Nichols won the July 18 race.

Hansen has a fifth and a pair of sevenths in three Madera appearances so far this season. Rodela has four top-10 finishes at Madera, including a pair of seconds.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Mike Murgoitio , Kody Swanson , Alex Bowman , Tanner Swanson , David Prickett , Garrett Hansen