FF: CD/CP: Weekend racing news 2005-07-11

WHITCHURCH WINS BAKERSFIELD; SASSELLI LEADS CALIFORNIA DIRT FOCUS MIDGETS TO VENTURA Robbie Whitchurch of Chico, Calif. became the first driver to win a USAC California Ford Focus race on dirt in over a month and first driver other than Chase ...

WHITCHURCH WINS BAKERSFIELD; SASSELLI LEADS CALIFORNIA DIRT FOCUS MIDGETS TO VENTURA

Robbie Whitchurch of Chico, Calif. became the first driver to win a USAC California Ford Focus race on dirt in over a month and first driver other than Chase Barber to win a California Ford Focus race since June 11 when he captured Saturday's race at Bakersfield, Calif. He'll try to maintain his momentum as the series moves to the 1/5-mile Ventura Raceway in Ventura, Calif. this Saturday.

Whitchurch led all 20 laps of the race for his first career USAC victory, finishing first in the No. 82 Moe Whitchurch Racing Stealth. Trailing Whitchurch at the finish were Barber -- who was seeking his fourth straight California Ford Focus win -- Alex Harris, Chris Veach and series points leader Audra Sasselli.

Sasselli, of Fresno, Calif., still owns the series points lead by nine over Barber heading into this Saturday's event. Harris is also within striking distance, 16 points behind Sasselli. <pre> CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS DIRT MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Audra Sasselli 434 2. Chase Barber 425 3. Alex Harris 418 4. Cal Smith 354 5. Chris Veach 342 6. Todd Carroll 322 7. Jet Davison 320 8. Keith Janca 311 9. Robbie Whitchurch 307 10. Cameron Veach 306

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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