WM: Series weekly racing news 2010-05-03

SANTA MARIA HOSTS NEXT WESTERN MIDGET RACE MAY 15; NICHOLS LEADS ALL 30 TO WIN AT STOCKTON Cory Kruseman of Ventura, Calif. has vaulted to the top of the 2010 USAC Mopar Western Midget Series standings following his 10th-place finish in...

SANTA MARIA HOSTS NEXT WESTERN MIDGET RACE MAY 15; NICHOLS LEADS ALL 30 TO WIN AT STOCKTON

Cory Kruseman of Ventura, Calif. has vaulted to the top of the 2010 USAC Mopar Western Midget Series standings following his 10th-place finish in Saturday nightâ^À^Ùs 30-lap feature at the Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway. Kruseman takes an eight-point lead over Alex Schutte into a May 15 race at Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway.

Chad Nichols of San Carlos, Calif. led all 30 laps to win the Stockton race in his Orange Rocket Beast/Esslinger Ford. Dan Chivello finished second ahead of Scott Pierovich, Schutte and Robby Josett.

The Santa Maria race will be the first at that 1/3-mile dirt oval since 2008, when Nic Faas won the main event. Garret Hansen, last yearâ^À^Ùs Western Midget champion, won at Santa Maria in 2007.

-source: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Cory Kruseman , Scott Pierovich , Robby Josett , Nic Faas