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RAY TO DEFEND "BUCKEYE NATIONALS" TITLE IN LIMA, ELDORA MIDGETS FRIDAY & SATURDAY Davey Ray of Davenport, Iowa will defend his 2004 "Buckeye Nationals" title when the 2005 version of the USAC "Buckeye Nationals" unfolds this weekend...

RAY TO DEFEND "BUCKEYE NATIONALS" TITLE IN LIMA, ELDORA MIDGETS FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Davey Ray of Davenport, Iowa will defend his 2004 "Buckeye Nationals" title when the 2005 version of the USAC "Buckeye Nationals" unfolds this weekend at Lima and Rossburg, Ohio.

Ray won last year's "Buckeye Nationals" feature at Limaland Motorsports Park, while Bobby East was the 2004 winner at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg.

Josh Wise, last year's "Buckeye Nationals" Sprint winner at Lima, currently leads the National Midget Series standings, 48 points ahead of Teddy Beach, while defending National Champion East is third in points, just two behind Beach.

A 30-lap feature is scheduled at Lima Friday, while a 25-lapper is on tap at the 1/2-mile dirt Eldora oval Saturday. Each night's program includes both USAC National Midget and National Sprint racing.

USAC NATIONAL MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Josh Wise-218
2.-Teddy Beach-170
3.-Bobby East-168
4.-Ron Gregory-149
5.-Tom Hessert III-148
6.-Jay Drake-122
7.-Dave Steele-113
8.-Aaron Fike-110
9.-Michael Lewis-105
10.-Darren Hagen-97

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Series USAC
Drivers Michael Lewis , Dave Steele , Aaron Fike , Tom Hessert III , Jay Drake , Bobby East , Teddy Beach , Ron Gregory , Josh Wise , Davey Ray , Darren Hagen