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MIDGETS RETURN TO BAKERSFIELD SATURDAY USAC's Western Midget Car Series, idle since the middle of July, resumes Saturday night at one of its "home" tracks, the Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. Series point leader Garrett Hansen of Manhattan ...

MIDGETS RETURN TO BAKERSFIELD SATURDAY

USAC's Western Midget Car Series, idle since the middle of July, resumes Saturday night at one of its "home" tracks, the Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway.

Series point leader Garrett Hansen of Manhattan Beach, Calif. won USAC's 91st Midget race at the 1/3-mile dirt oval in March and he currently leads Jerome Rodela by 127 points. The win was Hansen's second at the storied oval.

Rodela is a two-time series champion (2005-2006) and finished second in 2004 and third in 2002-2003. He is still seeking his first Bakersfield win.

All-time series feature victory leaders Sleepy Tripp and Robby Flock lead the all-time Bakersfield victory list as well, with eight wins apiece.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Robby Flock , Garrett Hansen