Western States News 98-08-24



Monte Faccinto of Hanford, Calif. extended his lead in the USAC Regional Rebel Sprint Car standings Saturday night, winning the 30-lap feature at his "home" track - Kings Speedway. Faccinto led all 30 laps to beat Tim Worth, fast qualifier Davey Pombo, Ricci Faria and Bobby McMahan and he holds a 19-point lead over Pombo going into a September 5 race at the Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. The USAC "Western States" Sprint Cars, "Western States" Midgets and TQ Midgets join forces this Saturday for a unique "tripleheader" at the Tucson (Ariz.) Raceway Park. A 20-lap TQ feature and 30-lappers for the Midgets and Sprint Cars are scheduled on the 3/8-mile paved oval. Jeff Gardner of Fresno, Calif. (Sprints), Rick Hendrix of Simi Valley, Calif. (Midgets) and Alex Harris of Simi Valley, Calif. (TQs) are the respective point leaders entering this Saturday's events. Gardner has three 1998 wins to his credit, while Hendrix has two and Harris has eight. Hendrix won the May 30 Midget race at Tucson, while Tony Hunt won the May 30 Sprint race there.

Western States Midget Standings: 1-Rick Hendrix-359; 2-Bryan Stanfill-324; 3-Wally Pankratz-317; 4-Shane Scully-271; 5-Jason Leffler-266; 6-Bobby Boone-252; 7-Steve Paden-232; 8-Ricky Shelton-197; 9-Marc DeBeaumont-195; 10-Clay Klepper-193.

Western States Sprint Standings: 1-Jeff Gardner-491; 2-Rick Williams-433; 3-Tony Hunt-256; 4-Tyler Haylett-236; 5-Monte Faccinto-177; 6-Dave Fitzgerald-170; 7-Rick Sipe-151; 8-Kirk Wartman-151; 9-Davey Pombo-148; 10-Ray Evans-110.

TQ Midget Standings: 1-Alex Harris-342; 2-Gene Godepski-270; 3-Josh Lakatos-245; 4-Brian Harris-231; 5-West Evans-227; 6-Randi Pankratz-227; 7-Ron Ahrendt-198; 8-Paul Krueger-192; 9-Joe Bishop-154; 10-Ron Wade-152.

Regional Rebel Sprint Standings: 1-Monte Faccinto-617; 2-Davey Pombo-598; 3-Mark Barroso-445; 4-Lawrence Edlund-439; 5-Craig Stidham-334; 6-Jeff Gardner-278; 7-Larry Brown-270; 8-H.P. Myatt-254; 9-Ricci Faria-204; 10-Shane Travioli-199.

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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , Mark Barr , Steve Paden , Wally Pankratz , Clay Klepper , Rick Williams , Randi Pankratz , Bryan Stanfill , Tony Hunt , Rick Hendrix , Bobby McMahan , Ricky Shelton
Teams Williams