FF: Bakersfield race report

Day, Rahe score Bakersfield USAC feature wins. Ronnie Day of Salinas, Calif. and Chris Rahe of Placentia, Calif. captured USAC feature events Saturday night at the Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. Day's win was his first since two years ago at ...

Day, Rahe score Bakersfield USAC feature wins.

Ronnie Day of Salinas, Calif. and Chris Rahe of Placentia, Calif. captured USAC feature events Saturday night at the Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. Day's win was his first since two years ago at Hanford, Calif., while Rahe's win came in his first ever appearance in USAC competition!

Day led all 30 laps in his Paul Oil/Kaeding Performance Pink Chevy/Eagle to beat Jerome Rodela, fast qualifier Shane Scully, Larry Brown and Bobby Boone. Scully continues to lead the series standings by 70 points over Robby Flock, who finished 14th at Bakersfield.

Rahe caught Phil Goodwine on the 14th lap of the USAC Ford Focus Midget Car feature and led the final seven laps of the 20-lapper to beat J.J. Ercse, Goodwine, Jon Wilcox and Wayne McCormick. Ercse was the fastest Ford Focus Midget Car qualifier.

Wally Pankratz made his 400th USAC Western Midget Car feature start Saturday night but was the first to exit the race. He had flipped during the opening heat race.

The USAC Ford Focus Midget Car Series now prepares for a June 22 date at the Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino, Calif. while the USAC Western Midget Cars are idle until their date with the USAC National Midget Car Series at Lincoln, Neb. July 30.

USAC WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1. Shane Scully 493
2. Robby Flock 423
3. Danny Stratton 381
4. Jerome Rodela 362
5. Wally Pankratz 319
6. Matt Rossi 266
7. Van Knill 241
8. Dallen McKenney 236
9. John Sarale 224
10. Danny Olmstead 194

USAC FORD FOCUS MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1. Todd Hunsaker 474
2. Phil Goodwine 440
3. J.J. Ercse 400
4. Wayne McCormick 400
5. Garrett Hansen 322
6. Steve Davis 253
7. Bobby Owens 201
8. Jon Wilcox 199
9. Timothy Barber 176
10. Josh Lakatos 128

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Series USAC
Drivers Wally Pankratz , Chris Rahe , Robby Flock , Josh Lakatos , Garrett Hansen , Danny Stratton