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Rodriguez Leads Western Midgets to Bakersfield Saturday Johnny Rodriguez of Elk Grove, Calif. returns to Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway this Saturday night as the point leader in USAC's Western Midget Car Series and would like to add to his ...

Rodriguez Leads Western Midgets to Bakersfield Saturday

Johnny Rodriguez of Elk Grove, Calif. returns to Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway this Saturday night as the point leader in USAC's Western Midget Car Series and would like to add to his 86-point cushion over former series champion Wally Pankratz,

Rodriguez finished sixth behind winner Steve Paden at Bakersfield May 15, while Pankratz was a disappointing 16th.

Jerome Rodela, third at Bakersfield's 1/3-mile dirt track May 15, ranks third in the standings going into Saturday night's event, which includes a 30-lap feature.

USAC WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Johnny Rodriguez-454
2.-Wally Pankratz-368
3.-Jerome Rodela-358
4.-Dallen McKenney-297
5.-Steve Paden-293
6.-Garrett Hansen-270
7.-Robby Flock-242
8.-Tyler Brown-232
9.-Matt Mitchell-230
10.-Josh Wise-200

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Series USAC
Drivers Johnny Rodriguez , Steve Paden , Josh Wise , Wally Pankratz , Robby Flock , Matt Mitchell , Garrett Hansen