FF: CP/CD: Weekly racing news 2005-05-17

KERSHAW WINS DIRT FOCUS FEATURE; CALIFORNIA PAVEMENT RESUMES SATURDAY AT STOCKTON The California Ford Focus Midget Car Series returns to the hardtop Saturday at Stockton 99 Speedway in Stockton, Calif. following another week of dirt racing and...

KERSHAW WINS DIRT FOCUS FEATURE; CALIFORNIA PAVEMENT RESUMES SATURDAY AT STOCKTON

The California Ford Focus Midget Car Series returns to the hardtop Saturday at Stockton 99 Speedway in Stockton, Calif. following another week of dirt racing and another new USAC Ford Focus feature winner.

Rob Kershaw of Ventura, Calif. scored his first career Ford Focus victory Saturday, winning the 20-lap California Ford Focus Dirt Midget Car Series feature at the Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway.

Kershaw, a veteran of the USAC/CRA Valvoline Sprint Car Series, led every lap in the No. 40 Camland Motorsports/Agromin PowerMix TCR/Ford Focus to beat Keith Janca, Chase Barber, Alex Harris and Bret Engstrom. Series point leader Audra Sasselli finished sixth, one spot ahead of Todd Carroll, who holds second in the standings.

Drivers J.R. Williams and Keith Iaia escaped serious injury in flips during the feature.

The dirt series is now on break until June 3 at Watsonville, Calif. Sasselli, who also owns the top spot in the pavement series points, leads the hardtop contingent to Stockton.

CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS DIRT MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Audra Sasselli-268
2.-Todd Carroll-244
3.-Robbie Whitchurch-240
4.-Jet Davison-227
5.-Chase Barber-226
6.-Cal Smith-226
7.-Alex Harris-219
8.-Chris Veach-216
9.-Keith Janca-188
10.-Bret Engstrom-179

CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS PAVEMENT MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Audra Sasselli-185
2.-Chase Barber-157
3.-Robbie Whitchurch-148
4.-Steve Davis-143
5.-Alex Harris-132
6.-J.R. Williams-118
7.-Darrel Herzog-106
8.-Matt Triplett-104
9.-Chris Veach-103
10.-Benny Moon-97

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Series USAC
Drivers Robbie Whitchurch
Teams Williams