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WESTERN MIDGETS RETURN TO VENTURA SATURDAY The USAC Midgets visit Ventura (Calif.) Raceway for the 115th time Saturday night. Dating back to the first race in 1986 a total of 43 different drivers have visited victory...

WESTERN MIDGETS RETURN TO VENTURA SATURDAY

The USAC Midgets visit Ventura (Calif.) Raceway for the 115th time Saturday night. Dating back to the first race in 1986 a total of 43 different drivers have visited victory lane.

One who hasn't is current USAC Western Midget point leader Johnny Rodriguez, who enters Saturday's race with an 86-point lead over Scott Pierovich. Rodriguez is seeking his second series championship.

Pierovich has also never won at Ventura. Actually, sixth-ranking Chris Rahe is the highest ranking driver who has a Ventura victory to his credit, winning June 9 and also once last year.

Robby Flock, seventh in the standings, has three wins at the 1/5-mile dirt track and hopes to log his 53rd career Westen Midget win in the 30-lap feature.

The USAC California Dirt Ford Focus Series shares billing in Saturday's "doubleheader."

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Johnny Rodriguez , Chris Rahe , Robby Flock , Scott Pierovich