WM: Madera recap, Shasta next

WESTERN MIDGETS NOW TARGET SHASTA JULY 3; SWANSON ON TOP AGAIN AT MADERA SPEEDWAY The USAC Western Midget Series is on a three-week hiatus, preparing for its next event, July 3 -- at Shasta Raceway Park in Anderson., Calif. The race at the ...

WESTERN MIDGETS NOW TARGET SHASTA JULY 3; SWANSON ON TOP AGAIN AT MADERA SPEEDWAY

The USAC Western Midget Series is on a three-week hiatus, preparing for its next event, July 3 -- at Shasta Raceway Park in Anderson., Calif. The race at the 3/8-mile paved oval is the first for USAC's Midgets there since Ryan Kaplan's victory there in 2006.

Tanner Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. led the final 12 laps in his McKenney Midget to win Saturday night's 30-lap USAC Western Midget race, co-sanctioned by BCRA, at Madera Speedway. Swanson passed Jerome Rodela on lap 19 and led the rest of the way to beat Rodela, Alex Bowman, Levi Roberts and Nick Schiavello. Swanson was also the fastest qualifier. Schiavello led the first two laps of the race before yielding to Rodela.

Rodela's finish cut Garrett Hansen's series point lead to 102 entering the July 3 race.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Alex Bowman , Levi Roberts , Tanner Swanson , Garrett Hansen