FF: California South series Irwindale wrapup

Josh Lakatos of Pasadena, Calif. captured Saturday night's 20-lap USAC California Ford Focus Midget Car race at the Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway and now ranks second in both the North and South point rankings. He'll continue his pursuit of point ...

Josh Lakatos of Pasadena, Calif. captured Saturday night's 20-lap USAC California Ford Focus Midget Car race at the Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway and now ranks second in both the North and South point rankings. He'll continue his pursuit of point leader Todd Hunsaker in this Saturday night's program of races at the Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

Lakatos caught early leader Bobby McGowan on the 16th lap at Irwindale and led the final five laps in his Matco Tools/Race Truck Trends Beast to beat Chris Rahe, McGowan, fast qualifier Hunsaker and Garratt Boyden. Hunsaker, of Chino Hills, Calif., emerged with a 46-point lead over Lakatos in the new South standings, which will again be affected by this Saturday's race at Perris.

McGowan, who has recorded eight "top-10" finishes in nine series starts so far this year, led the first 15 laps at Irwindale before Lakatos moved to the front.

A 20-lap feature is on tap at Perris, where Lakatos won in March.

USAC CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS

SOUTH SERIES
1. Todd Hunsaker 544
2. Josh Lakatos 498
3. Bobby McGowan 454
4. Ryan Kaplan 423
5. Garratt Boyden 405

NORTH SERIES
1. Todd Hunsaker 236
2. Josh Lakatos 227
3. Garratt Boyden 220
4. Ryan Kaplan 205
5. Bobby McGowan 176

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Series USAC
Drivers Chris Rahe , Josh Lakatos , Ryan Kaplan