FF: CD: Bakerfield recap, Chowchilla preview

CALIFORNIA DIRT FOCUS SERIES HEADS FOR CHOWCHILLA; RLSON TAKES BAKERSFIELD 20-LAPPER, POINT LEAD INDIANAPOLIS -- The USAC California Ford Focus Dirt Midget Car Series continues a four-weekend race streak Saturday when competitors head ...

CALIFORNIA DIRT FOCUS SERIES HEADS FOR CHOWCHILLA; RLSON TAKES BAKERSFIELD 20-LAPPER, POINT LEAD

INDIANAPOLIS -- The USAC California Ford Focus Dirt Midget Car Series continues a four-weekend race streak Saturday when competitors head to Chowchilla (Calif.) Speedway, the third track to host a series race in as many weekends.

Nick Carlson still leads the point standings following his season opening victory at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway, but the lead was slimmed ever so slightly by Nic Faas, who scored his second series victory Saturday at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway.

Faas, in the No. 17 Faas-owned machine, drove past Carlson on Lap 18 of the 20-lapper to capture the race. Carlson, who led the opening lap only to lose it and return to the lead from Laps 11-17, finished second, ahead of Walt Johnson, defending series champion Bobby Michnowicz and Jet Davidson. Dennis Howell, who finished eighth in the feature, led Laps 2-10. Ricky Kirkbride was the evening's only flip as he turned over during the feature.

Carlson's lead stands at four over Faas and 12 over Michnowicz.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Bobby Michnowicz , Nic Faas