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WHITCHURCH TAKES FOURTH IN LAST SEVEN CALIFORNIA DIRT FOCUS RACES; BARBER CLOSING IN ON TITLE INDIANAPOLIS -- Californians Robbie Whitchurch of Chico and Chase Barber of Morgan Hill are closing out the USAC California Ford Focus Dirt Midget ...

WHITCHURCH TAKES FOURTH IN LAST SEVEN CALIFORNIA DIRT FOCUS RACES; BARBER CLOSING IN ON TITLE

INDIANAPOLIS -- Californians Robbie Whitchurch of Chico and Chase Barber of Morgan Hill are closing out the USAC California Ford Focus Dirt Midget Car Series in style. Whitchurch won his fourth feature in the last seven races Saturday at Santa Maria Speedway in Santa Maria, Calif., while Barber inched closer to his first USAC title.

A pair of races occupy this weekend's schedule. The first comes Friday, in which a 20-lapper is scheduled at the Watsonville Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. On Saturday, the Focus Midgets are back at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. for a 20-lap feature.

Whitchurch traded the lead with Barber in Saturday's 25-lapper, ultimately taking the checkered flag first in his No. 82 Ford Focus powered machine with Barber in tow. Whitchurch led all but Laps 15-18, as Barber occupied the point.

Barber eventually finished second, ahead of Chris Veach, Jenna Frazier and Audra Sasselli.

Barber's lead flourished to 89 markers over Alex Harris, who finished 10th. Only three races remain on the Dirt calendar.

<pre> CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS DIRT MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Chase Barber 800 2. Alex Harris 711 3. Audra Sasselli 702 4. Chris Veach 683 5. Robbie Whitchurch 678 6. Keith Janca 629 7. Cal Smith 585 8. Bret Engstrom 581 9. Jet Davison 551 10. Cameron Veach 545

CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS PAVEMENT MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Alex Harris 552 2. Chase Barber 538 3. Audra Sasselli 519 4. Robbie Whitchurch 516 5. Benny Moon 506 6. Jace Meier 449 7. Jeff Sakowicz 431 8. Chris Veach 388 9. Darrell Herzog 328 10. Steve Davis 324

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