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USAC Midgets And Lightning Sprints At ThE PAS! (LAKE PERRIS, CA -- AUGUST 15, 2001) Southern California open wheel race fans will be treated to a high tech doubleheader when the WorldCom USAC Western Midgets and the Winged Lightning Sprint Cars...

USAC Midgets And Lightning Sprints At ThE PAS!

(LAKE PERRIS, CA -- AUGUST 15, 2001) Southern California open wheel race fans will be treated to a high tech doubleheader when the WorldCom USAC Western Midgets and the Winged Lightning Sprint Cars take over the fast half-mile clay oval at Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night.

Simi Valley's Alex Harris, a former USAC TQ Midget Champion, holds a slim 11-point lead over Danny Ebberts heading into Saturday's race. Ironically, Harris, who was fast qualifier at The PAS earlier this year, has yet to win a race in 2001. Ebberts is winless since the season opener.

The last time the WorldCom Western Midgets were at The PAS, San Jose's Thomas Meseraull thrilled the crowd with a wild outside ride that carried him to the victory in the 30 lap main event. Chasing Meseraull home was veteran Wally Pankratz and young Danny Stratton. Murrieta's Robby Flock won the main the first time the WorldCom Midgets appeared at the PAS in 2001.

Joining the Midgets will be the Winged Lightning Sprint Cars. Looking like scaled down versions of the powerful World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, the Lightning Sprints are powered by motorcycle engines and are chain driven.

The month of August is "Senior Citizen's Month" at The PAS. All fans 60-years of age and better will get into the races for $10.00 and will be able to get two ice cream cones for the price of one.

Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM on Saturday.

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds. Take the 215 Freeway, exit at the Ramona Expressway and go east two miles to the fairgrounds.

For further information call 1-800-976-RACE or (909) 940-0134.

WORLDCOM USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINT STANDINGS
1. Alex Harris 739
2. Danny Ebberts 728
3. Josh Wise 651
4. Thomas Meseraull 565
4. Wally Pankratz 565
6. Shane Scully 465
6. Matt Streeter 465
8. Robby Flock 442
9. Danny Stratton 299
10. Derick Hearon 269

-PAS-

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Series Sprint , USAC
Drivers Danny Ebberts , Josh Wise , Wally Pankratz , Robby Flock , Matt Streeter , Danny Stratton , Thomas Meseraull