Tucson June 25th preview

USAC RETURNS TO TUCSON'S USA RACE PARK SATURDAY FLOCK LEADS WESTERN MIDGETS TO 3/8 MILE DIRT OVAL USAC's initial race of its "Golden Anniversary" season was January 1 when the Southwest Sprint Cars competed in a special event at ...

USAC RETURNS TO TUCSON'S USA RACE PARK SATURDAY
FLOCK LEADS WESTERN MIDGETS TO 3/8 MILE DIRT OVAL

USAC's initial race of its "Golden Anniversary" season was January 1 when the Southwest Sprint Cars competed in a special event at the brand-new USA Race Park in Tucson, Ariz. This Saturday, the USAC Western Midget Car Series makes its debut at the 3/8-mile dirt track.

Four-time series champion Robby Flock of Murrieta, Calif., searching for title number five, enjoys a 31-point lead over Jerome Rodela, who finished third in last year's standings. Flock recorded his 50th career series victory earlier this year at Bakersfield, Calif. and has since strung together four consecutive "top-10" finishes.

Rodela has four "top-six" finishes in five starts this season and with 67 points available at Tucson could turn things around. Ryan Kaplan, third in the current standings, is the only driver with a repeat win this season.

A 30-lap feature event caps the program which includes qualifying and heat races.

<pre> USAC WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Robby Flock 301 2. Jerome Rodela 270 3. Ryan Kaplan 244 4. Tyler Brown 238 5. Garrett Hansen 222 6. Steve Paden 212 7. Stephen Graves 203 8. Shannon McQueen 203 9. Scott Pierovich 190 10. Chris Rahe 166

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Series USAC
Drivers Steve Paden , Chris Rahe , Robby Flock , Ryan Kaplan , Scott Pierovich , Shannon McQueen , Garrett Hansen