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TQ MIDGET BATTLE EXPECTED AT VENTURA SATURDAY Ventura (Calif.) Raceway hosts another USAC "doubleheader" this Saturday night, but the MCI WorldCom TQ Midgets are expected to take center stage due to a tremendous battle developing for...

TQ MIDGET BATTLE EXPECTED AT VENTURA SATURDAY

Ventura (Calif.) Raceway hosts another USAC "doubleheader" this Saturday night, but the MCI WorldCom TQ Midgets are expected to take center stage due to a tremendous battle developing for the 1999 series championship. The MCI WorldCom Western Midget Cars and TQs share the program on the 1/5-mile dirt track and although the Midget Car title has not yet been decided, the TQs should command the focus, with Josh Wise of Riverside, Calif. trailing Greg Edenholm of Agoura, Calif. by only four points. Only three TQ races remain on the calendar, while five Midget Car events are left in the season. Edenholm has scored two victories this year and Wise four, but one of Edenholm's came at Ventura while all four of Wise's were at Irwindale Speedway. Marc DeBeaumont of Clayton, Calif. continues to lead the Western Midget Car Series points but Shane Scully of Encino continues to remain in the race, only 76 points behind. A total of 42 points are available in each series at Ventura where a 20-lap feature awaits the TQs and a 30-lapper concludes the Midget Car action.

MCI WORLDCOM WESTERN MIDGET CAR STANDINGS

1.      Marc DeBeaumont 510             6.      Jason Leffler   258
2.      Shane Scully    434             7.      Steve Paden     253
3.      Bobby Boone     403             8.      Rick Hendrix    190
4.      Alex Harris     377             9.      Sleepy Tripp    172
5.      Wally Pankratz  308             10.     Clay Klepper    170

MCI WORLDCOM TQ MIDGET CAR STANDINGS

1.      Greg Edenholm   352             6.      West Evans      232
2.      Josh Wise       348             7.      Todd Hunsaker   179
3.      Randi Pankratz  277             8.      Jim Styer       151
4.      Walt Johnson    272             9.      Ron Wade        135
5.      Gene Godepski   239             10.     Ron Ahrendt     135

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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , Steve Paden , Josh Wise , Wally Pankratz , Clay Klepper , Randi Pankratz , Rick Hendrix