Western States News 98-07-27

WESTERN STATES SERIES WILLIAMS CARSON CITY SPRINT WINNER, ANOTHER HARRIS 1ST IN TQs REBELS RETURN TO KINGS, "TRIPLE CROWN" ROUND 2 AT WILLOWS Rick Williams of San Leandro, Calif. and Brian Harris of Hawthorne, Calif. scored USAC...

WESTERN STATES SERIES WILLIAMS CARSON CITY SPRINT WINNER, ANOTHER HARRIS 1ST IN TQs REBELS RETURN TO KINGS, "TRIPLE CROWN" ROUND 2 AT WILLOWS

Rick Williams of San Leandro, Calif. and Brian Harris of Hawthorne, Calif. scored USAC triumphs in two USAC "Western" racing series last week while two other USAC "Western" racing series see action this week.

Williams won Saturday night's 40-lap Sprint car race at Silver State Raceway in Carson City, Nev., while Harris (no relation to the TQ Midget point leader Alex Harris) won Saturday night's 20-lap TQ feature at the Ventura (Calif.) Raceway.

Williams led all 40 laps to beat fast qualifier Tony Hunt, series point leader Jeff Gardner, Mike Ogden and Dave Fitzgerald to the checkered flag at Carson City. Williams trails Gardner by 58 points as the series now prepares for a return visit to the 1/4-mile paved Carson City oval August 15.

Harris led all 20 laps for his initial USAC TQ Midget triumph at Ventura Saturday beating point leader Alex Harris, Josh Lakatos, Gene Godepski and Jim Styer. Alex holds a sizable lead in the series standings going into an August 6 event at Ventura.

Western States Midget Standings: 1-Rick Hendrix-291; 2-Wally Pankratz-255; 3-Bryan Stanfill-251; 4-Bobby Boone-209; 5-Shane Scully-200; 6-Steve Paden-166; 7-Dwayne Marcum-164; 8-Clay Klepper-161; 8-Sleepy Tripp-154; 10-Nick Mitchell-144.

Western States Sprint Standings: 1-Jeff Gardner-423; 2-Rick Williams-365; 3-Tyler Haylett-210; 4-Tony Hunt-204; 5-Monte Faccinto-177; 6-Dave Fitzgerald-170; 7-Kirk Wartman-151; 8-Davey Pombo-148; 9-Ray Evans-110; 10-Rick Sipe-108.

TQ Midget Standings: 1-Alex Harris-337; 2-Gene Godepski-211; 3-West Evans-185; 4-Paul Krueger-183; 5-Brian Harris-178; 6-Randi Pankratz-178; 7-Josh Lakatos-176; 8-Ron Ahrendt-161; 9-Ron Wade-138; 10-Joe Bishop-127.

Regional Rebel Sprint Standings: 1-Monte Faccinto-508; 2-Davey Pombo-481; 3-Mark Barroso-352; 4-Lawrence Edlund-340; 5-Craig Stidham-293; 6-Jeff Gardner-227; 7-Larry Brown-223; 8-Shane Travioli-199; 9-H.P. Myatt-172; 10-Glenn Rudolph-165.

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Series USAC
Drivers Mark Barr , Wally Pankratz , Clay Klepper , Josh Lakatos , Rick Williams , Randi Pankratz , Bryan Stanfill , Tony Hunt , Rick Hendrix
Teams Williams