Ventura/Irwindale News

Shane Scully of Encino, Calif. and Walt Johnson of Simi Valley, Calif. captured USAC feature victories in Saturday night's "doubleheader" racing program at the Ventura (Calif.) Raceway. The USAC Western Sprint Cars and MCI WorldCom Midget...

Shane Scully of Encino, Calif. and Walt Johnson of Simi Valley, Calif. captured USAC feature victories in Saturday night's "doubleheader" racing program at the Ventura (Calif.) Raceway. The USAC Western Sprint Cars and MCI WorldCom Midget Cars combine for this Saturday night's "doubleheader" at the Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway. Scully hopes to close further on MCI WorldCom Western Midget Car point leader Marc DeBeaumont when the Midget Cars compete at Irwindale's 1/2-mile paved oval Saturday. Scully now trails DeBeaumont by just 49 points after winning the 30-lap Ventura race in his Your Life Vitamins/Embassy Suites VanDyne. He caught Bobby Boone on the 19th lap and led the final 12 laps for the victory, his second this year. Mike English finished second, ahead of Boone, Brian Stanfill and Sleepy Tripp. DeBeaumont finished 12th. Walt Johnson won Saturday night's 20-lap MCI WorldCom TQ Midget Car feature at Ventura, taking the lead on the final corner of the final lap from Josh Wise, who finished second. West Evans, Randi Pankratz and James Styer rounded out the "top-five" at the checkered flag. Wise, of Riverside, Calif., is back in the TQ Midget Car point lead after his runner-up Ventura finish, leading Greg Edenholm by just 10 points going into the November 20 TQ Midget Car race at Bakersfield, Calif. Edenholm flipped during the Ventura feature and was listed ninth in the official finish. Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Calif. will try to return to victory lane at Irwindale Saturday after having his five-race track victory streak halted October 16 by Todd Ellison. Kaeding leads the 1999 USAC Western Sprint Car Series standings.

WESTERN SPRINT CAR STANDINGS

1.      Bud Kaeding     942             6.      Todd Ellison    660
2.      Bobby McMahan   802             7.      Tom Stansberry  554
3.      Rick Williams   801             8.      Jeff Gardner    540
4.      Rick Hendrix    744             9.      Curtis Brown    482
5.      Tony Hunt       679             10.     Mike Boat       471

MCI WORLDCOM WESTERN MIDGET CAR STANDINGS

1.      Marc DeBeaumont 519             6.      Steve Paden     261
2.      Shane Scully    470             7.      Jason Leffler   258
3.      Bobby Boone     429             8.      Clay Klepper    195
4.      Alex Harris     397             9.      Sleepy Tripp    194
5.      Wally Pankratz  312             10.     Rick Hendrix    190

MCI WORLDCOM TQ MIDGET CAR STANDINGS

1.      Josh Wise       377             6.      Gene Godepski   245
2.      Greg Edenholm   367             7.      Todd Hunsaker   194
3.      Walt Johnson    303             8.      Jim Styer       179
4.      Randi Pankratz  302             9.      Steve Lambert   146
5.      West Evans      259             10.     Ron Ahrendt     140

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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , Bud Kaeding , Mike Boat , Steve Paden , Josh Wise , Wally Pankratz , Clay Klepper , Rick Williams , Randi Pankratz , Tony Hunt , Mike English , Rick Hendrix , Bobby McMahan
Teams Williams