FF: CP/CD: Weekly post-race recap, previews 2005-06-27

BARBER LEADS CALIFORNIA PAVEMENT FOCUSES TO IRWINDALE ON TWO-RACE WINNING STREAK Chase Barber of Morgan Hill, Calif. carries the most momentum of any California Focus driver into this Saturday's USAC California Ford Focus Pavement Midget Car ...

BARBER LEADS CALIFORNIA PAVEMENT FOCUSES TO IRWINDALE ON TWO-RACE WINNING STREAK

Chase Barber of Morgan Hill, Calif. carries the most momentum of any California Focus driver into this Saturday's USAC California Ford Focus Pavement Midget Car Series race at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway after winning the series' last two races.

The teenager jumped to second in series standings behind new leader Alex Harris after winning Saturday's 50-lapper at Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway after a fierce battle with Harris and Robbie Whitchurch. Barber led twice for 33 laps, leading the opening half and the final eight circuits. Harris also led twice for 14 laps, while Whitchurch took the point for three laps.

Barber, driving the No. 91 Beast/Ford Focus, led fast qualifier Benny Moon, Harris, Jace Meier and Jeff Sakowicz. Audra Sasselli, who led the points going into Saturday's event, finished ninth.

Harris, who has four victories on the hardtop this season, looks for number five this weekend at Irwindale, where he has won all three series events at the 1/3-mile track this year. His series total sits at 12 points over Barber.

<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 447 2. Chase Barber 435 3. Audra Sasselli 429 4. Robbie Whitchurch 418 5. Benny Moon 384 6. Jace Meier 351 7. Jeff Sakowicz 312 8. Chris Veach 304 9. Darrell Herzog 293 10. Cal Davis 282

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Drivers Robbie Whitchurch