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CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS DIRT SERIES RESUMES SATURDAY; BARBER CAPTURES THIRD STRAIGHT PAVEMENT RACE After a month of California Ford Focus races on pavement, the Dirt Series resumes action Saturday with a 20-lap feature scheduled at ...

CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS DIRT SERIES RESUMES SATURDAY; BARBER CAPTURES THIRD STRAIGHT PAVEMENT RACE

After a month of California Ford Focus races on pavement, the Dirt Series resumes action Saturday with a 20-lap feature scheduled at Bakersfield, Calif.

The dirt series, led by Audra Sasselli, has competed at Bakersfield on three occasions thus far this season and has produced three different winners.

One of those looking for his first victory on dirt this season is Chase Barber of Morgan Hill, Calif. The teenager scored his third straight California Ford Focus Pavement Midget Car Series victory Saturday at Irwindale, Calif., leading the final seven laps on the 1/3-mile oval.

Barber, driving the No. 91 Beast/Ford Focus, led points leader Alex Harris -- who until Saturday had won every Irwindale feature this season -- Jeff Sakowicz, Benny Moon and Sasselli, who led the opening 28 laps of the event. Barber is now within 10 points of Harris. The pavement series is off until Aug. 20 at Stockton, Calif.

<pre> CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS DIRT MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Audra Sasselli 379 2. Chase Barber 358 3. Alex Harris 351 4. Cal Smith 331 5. Keith Janca 290 6. Todd Carroll 289 7. Jet Davison 289 8. Chris Veach 281 9. Cameron Veach 278 10. Jake Vail 248

CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS PAVEMENT MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Alex Harris 509 2. Chase Barber 499 3. Audra Sasselli 478 4. Robbie Whitchurch 457 5. Benny Moon 435 6. Jace Meier 384 7. Jeff Sakowicz 368 8. Chris Veach 352 9. Steve Davis 324 10. Darrell Herzog 293

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