CALIFORNIA DIRT FOCUS CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE DECIDED SATURDAY; MEIER LEADS PAVEMENT DRIVERS AT ORANGE SHOW INDIANAPOLIS -- One of the season's most torrid USAC battles will come to a close this weekend at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway. Californians ...
CALIFORNIA DIRT FOCUS CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE DECIDED SATURDAY; MEIER LEADS PAVEMENT DRIVERS AT ORANGE SHOW
INDIANAPOLIS -- One of the season's most torrid USAC battles will come to a close this weekend at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway.
Californians Chase Barber of Morgan Hill and Alex Harris of Simi Valley will end their season-long battle for supremacy in the California Ford Focus Dirt Midget Car Series. Separated by only 37 points, Barber looks for his first USAC title while Harris hopes to add the championship to a pair of TQ crowns he snatched during the mid-1990s. Together, the pair has accounted for seven wins on the circuit.
The Dirt finale comes a week after Harris and Barber fought in another title battle -- the California Ford Focus Pavement division -- at Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino, Calif. But Jace Meier of Las Vegas made sure they did their fighting a little further back in the field. Meier passed Cameron Veach on Lap 38 of the 40-lap contest and led the final three laps for his career USAC Ford Focus victory.
Veach was second, followed by Barber, Harris and fast qualifier Jeff Sakowicz. Harris leads Audra Sasselli, who finished seventh, by 12 points and Barber by 15 heading into the next Pavement race Oct. 15 at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, Calif. <pre> CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS DIRT MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Chase Barber 881 6. Keith Janca 750 2. Alex Harris 844 7. Cal Smith 643 3. Audra Sasselli 812 8. Jet Davison 640 4. Chris Veach 787 9. Brett Engstrom 639 5. Robbie Whitchurch 776 10. Cameron Veach 631
CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS PAVEMENT MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Alex Harris 647 6. Jace Meier 545 2. Audra Sasselli 635 7. Jeff Sakowicz 524 3. Chase Barber 632 8. Chris Veach 487 4. Robbie Whitchurch 598 9. Lindsay Kernohan 401 5. Benny Moon 583 10. Cameron Veach 388