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Wise Tops At Kings; Midgets Headed To Bakersfield Josh Wise of Riverside, Calif. topped his most successful USAC racing weekend with Saturday night's 30-lap Western Midget Car feature victory at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. ...

Wise Tops At Kings; Midgets Headed To Bakersfield

Josh Wise of Riverside, Calif. topped his most successful USAC racing weekend with Saturday night's 30-lap Western Midget Car feature victory at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif.

Wise also won Friday night's 30-lap USAC Valvoline National Sprint Car race at Memphis, Tenn. and led the final 19 laps at Hanford in Mike Sala's Weldway/Paul Oil Eagle/Riolo Chevy. Wise jumped to seventh in the new Western Midget points as a result.

The Western Midget Car Series continues with this Saturday night's races at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. A 30-lap feature is on tap at the 1/3-mile dirt track.

Trailing Wise at Hanford were 4-time series champion Robby Flock, defending series champion Steve Paden, Tyler Brown and former series champion Wally Pankratz. Paden was the fastest qualifier.

Johnny Rodriguez, who finished seventh at Hanford, continues to lead the series standings by 58 over Pankratz going into the Bakersfield program.

USAC WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Johnny Rodriguez-337
2.-Wally Pankratz-279
3.-Jerome Rodela-258
4.-Dallen McKenney-235
5.-Garrett Hansen-193
6.-Michael Lewis-181
7.-Josh Wise-175
8.-Steve Paden-159
9.-Matt Mitchell-159
10.-Robby Flock-142

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