WWS: Fontana: Race notes, top ten points

FONTANA, Calif. - Steve Portenga made a late-race charge to win the Pontiac Wide Track Grand Prix 200 at California Speedway on Saturday. Portenga, who started 13th on the grid, steadily worked his way to the front and took the lead on the 92nd...

FONTANA, Calif. - Steve Portenga made a late-race charge to win the Pontiac Wide Track Grand Prix 200 at California Speedway on Saturday.

Portenga, who started 13th on the grid, steadily worked his way to the front and took the lead on the 92nd circuit of the 100-lap NASCAR Grand National Division, Winston West Series event.

He pulled away to win by a margin of 2.429 seconds over Ken Schrader. Kevin Richards was close behind in third, followed by Johnny Borneman and Bryan Herta.

The victory by Portenga, his fourth in the series, moved him into an early lead in the chase for the series championship. He leads with 495 points over previous points leader Jim Inglebright, who finished 15th in Saturday's race.

NASCAR Winston West Series Championship Standings:
1. Steve Portenga 495
2. Jim Inglebright 468
3. Kevin Richards 438
4. Scott Lynch 437
5. Scott Gaylord 411
6. Brett Thompson 400
7. Mike Duncan 396
8. Gene Woods 364
9. Ken Schrader 360
10. Jack Sellers 351

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Ken Schrader , Steve Portenga , Jim Inglebright , Scott Gaylord , Jack Sellers , Brett Thompson , Scott Lynch , Kevin Richards , Gene Woods