WM: Harris takes Hanford Midgets 2000-09-30

Alex Harris of Simi Valley, Calif. drove his West Valley Grinding Special to victory in Saturday night's 30-lap MCI WorldCom Western Midget Car race at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. The win was the first in this year's Western Midget...

Alex Harris of Simi Valley, Calif. drove his West Valley Grinding Special to victory in Saturday night's 30-lap MCI WorldCom Western Midget Car race at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. The win was the first in this year's Western Midget Series for USAC's 2-time TQ Midget Car Champ. Harris caught Danny Ebberts on the 12th lap and led the rest of the way to beat series point leader Bobby Boone, Ebberts, Bryan Stanfill and Shane Scully. Boone's finish, coupled with Wally Pankratz' sixth-place finish, extended Boone's point lead to 15 points going into an October 27-28 two-night program of racing at Perris (Calif.) Speedway. Ebberts, who led the first 11 laps at Hanford, trails Boone by 35 points. Steve Paden, winner of the September 23 race at Bakersfield, Calif., escaped injury in a flip on the seventh lap of the Hanford feature. Ronnie Day was the fastest Hanford qualifier, while Day, Paden and Matt Streeter won heat races. Ebberts won the semi.

<pre> USAC MCI WORLDCOM WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1. Bobby Boone 941 2. Wally Pankratz 925 3. Danny Ebberts 906 4. Thomas Meseraull 826 5. Steve Paden 706 6. Shane Scully 703 8. Bryan Stanfill 661 8. Rick Hendrix 600 9. Josh Wise 583 10. Matt Streeter 567

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Series USAC
Drivers Danny Ebberts , Steve Paden , Josh Wise , Wally Pankratz , Bryan Stanfill , Rick Hendrix , Matt Streeter , Thomas Meseraull