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