WM: Ventura preview. Bakersfield recap

WESTERN MIDGETS AT VENTURA SEPTEMBER 29; VICTORY AT BAKERSFIELD "SWEET" FOR BRAD Johnny Rodriguez of Elk Grove, Calif. continues to lead the USAC Western Midget standings following his fourth-place finish in Saturday night's ...

WESTERN MIDGETS AT VENTURA SEPTEMBER 29; VICTORY AT BAKERSFIELD "SWEET" FOR BRAD

Johnny Rodriguez of Elk Grove, Calif. continues to lead the USAC Western Midget standings following his fourth-place finish in Saturday night's 30-lap race at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. He holds an 86-point advantage over Scott Pierovich, who was third at Bakersfield.

Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, Calif. notched his first USAC Western Midget victory at Bakersfield, piloting Cruz Pedregon's Toyota/Q Racing Spike/Toyota to victory lane. He was followed by Matt Mitchell, Pierovich, Rodriguez and Nathan High.

Mitchell led the opening lap, then yielded to Chris Rahe for the next five before returning to the front. Sweet caught him on lap 18 and led the remaining 13 laps for the win.

The series resumes September 29 with a complete program of racing at the Ventura (Calif.) Raceway.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Cruz Pedregon , Johnny Rodriguez , Chris Rahe , Matt Mitchell , Scott Pierovich , Brad Sweet