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Former USAC MCI WorldCom TQ Midget Car Champion Rick Hendrix of Simi Valley, Calif. made his second series appearance of this season a winning one Saturday night at the Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway. He led all 20 laps to beat series point...

Former USAC MCI WorldCom TQ Midget Car Champion Rick Hendrix of Simi Valley, Calif. made his second series appearance of this season a winning one Saturday night at the Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway. He led all 20 laps to beat series point leader J.J. Ercse, Todd Hunsaker, fast qualifier Walt Johnson and lady driver Randi Pankratz to the checkered flag. Saturday night's victory the 15th career TQ Midget triumph for Hendrix, who finished second in a race at Irwindale in July. Ercse's second-place finish, coupled with Johnson's fourth-place, left Johnson 10 points in arrears with the next MCI WorldCom TQ Midget Car race scheduled at Bakersfield, Calif. November 18. The originally-scheduled October 21 race at Irwindale has been cancelled. Bobby Boone of Palmdale, Calif. and Wally Pankratz of Orange, Calif. are scheduled to continue their tremendous battle for the 2000 USAC MCI WorldCom Western Midget Car Championship this Saturday night at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. Boone, who leads Pankratz by a single point, fared the better of the two when the series visitied Hanford in May. Boone was sixth in that race, while Pankratz was 12th. A 30-lap feature is planned on the 3/8-mile dirt oval.

<pre> USAC MCI WORLDCOM WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1. Bobby Boone 877 2. Wally Pankratz 876 3. Danny Ebberts 847 4. Thomas Meseraull 792 5. Steve Paden 683 6. Shane Scully 651 7. Bryan Stanfill 602 8. Rick Hendrix 600 9. Josh Wise 583 10. Matt Streeter 542

USAC MCI WORLDCOM TQ MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1. J.J. Ercse 684 2. Walt Johnson 674 3. Greg Edenholm 614 4. Todd Hunsaker 588 5. West Evans 582 6. Steve Parke 417 7. Gene Godepski 408 8. Ron Wade 392 9. Ron Ahrendt 383 10. Steve Davis 327

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Series USAC
Drivers Steve Park , Danny Ebberts , Steve Paden , Josh Wise , Wally Pankratz , Randi Pankratz , Bryan Stanfill , Rick Hendrix , Matt Streeter , Thomas Meseraull