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WESTERN MIDGETS HEAD FOR VENTURA SATURDAY GARDNER/PEDREGON TEAM SURPRISES BAKERSFIELD MIDGET FIELD! Robby Flock of Murrieta, Calif. hopes to continue his drive to a fifth USAC Western Midget Car championship when the series resumes...

WESTERN MIDGETS HEAD FOR VENTURA SATURDAY
GARDNER/PEDREGON TEAM SURPRISES BAKERSFIELD MIDGET FIELD!

Robby Flock of Murrieta, Calif. hopes to continue his drive to a fifth USAC Western Midget Car championship when the series resumes this Saturday night at the Ventura (Calif.) Raceway. A 30-lap feature is slated on the action-packed 1/5-mile dirt oval. The USAC California Dirt Ford Focuses are also on the night's card.

Flock leads Garrett Hansen by 88 points and finished third in last Saturday night's 30-lapper at Bakersfield Speedway.

Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car veteran Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. teamed with car owner and NHRA star Cruz Pedregon to win the Bakersfield race, leading all 30 laps to beat Jerome Rodela, Flock, Stephen Graves and Chris Rahe. Bradley Galedrige was Saturday's fastest qualifier.

The win was the first for Gardner in the series, who has won seven times in this year's USAC/CRA Sprint car series.

Cory Kruseman and Ryan Kaplan have won the two USAC Western Midget races held at Ventura so far this season.

USAC WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Robby Flock-435
2.-Garrett Hansen-347
3.-Jerome Rodela-336
4.-Stephen Graves-327
5.-Tyler Brown-308
6.-Ryan Kaplan-278
7.-Dallen McKenney-263
8.-Chris Rahe-254
9.-Shannon McQueen-250
10.-Brad Galedrige-216

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Series USAC
Drivers Cruz Pedregon , Cory Kruseman , Chris Rahe , Robby Flock , Ryan Kaplan , Damion Gardner , Shannon McQueen , Garrett Hansen