WM: FF: Bakersfield recap, standings

Wise, Goodwine share Bakersfield podium. Josh Wise of Riverside, Calif, and Phil Goodwine of Mira Loma, Calif. won feature races during Saturday night's USAC "doubleheader" at the Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. Wise passed Jerome Rodela on the...

Wise, Goodwine share Bakersfield podium.

Josh Wise of Riverside, Calif, and Phil Goodwine of Mira Loma, Calif. won feature races during Saturday night's USAC "doubleheader" at the Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway.

Wise passed Jerome Rodela on the 18th lap and led the rest of the way in his Wise Racing Beast/Esslinger to win the 30-lap Western Midget Car race, while Goodwine led all 20 laps of the accompanying California (South) Ford Focus Midget Car race in his Goodwine Glass Company/Empire Sheet Metal TCR.

Wise was the fastest qualifier for the Midget race and was trailed at the finish by Rodela, who led the first 17 laps, defending series champion Robby Flock, Rick Hendrix and Alex Harris. Wise ranks eighth in the new series standings going into the April 18 "Fred Gerhardt Open Wheel Classic" at the Madera (Calif.) Speedway.

Trailing Goodwine in the California Ford Focus Midget Car feature were fast qualifier Tyler brown, Todd Hunsaker, Bobby Owens and Kevin Kierce. Goodwine emerged with a four-point lead over Brown going into the April 18 Madera program, which also features the Ford Focus Midget Cars.

USAC WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1. J.J. Yeley 134
2. Bobby East 119
3. Steve Paden 111
4. Bud Kaeding 100
5. Jerome Rodela 98
6. A.J. Fike 89
7. Jay Drake 88
8. Josh Wise 82
9. Van Knill 75
10. Tracy Hines 71

USAC CALIFORNIA (South) FORD FOCUS MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1. Phil Goodwine 127
2. Tyler Brown 123
3. Todd Hunsaker 117
4. Kevin Kierce 104
5. Josh Lakatos 103
6. Bobby Owens 101
7. Bobby McGowan 87
8. Steve Koster, Jr. 81
9. Steve Davis 68
10. Darren Hagen 68

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Series USAC
Drivers J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Bud Kaeding , Jay Drake , Bobby East , A.J. Fike , Steve Paden , Josh Wise , Josh Lakatos , Darren Hagen , Rick Hendrix