WM: Ventura summary 2004-06-21

Jerome Rodela of El Monte, Calif. captured Saturday night's 30-lap USAC Western Midget Car feature at the Ventura (Calif.) Raceway and now trails series point leader Johnny Rodriguez by 86 points going into this Saturday night's...

Jerome Rodela of El Monte, Calif. captured Saturday night's 30-lap USAC Western Midget Car feature at the Ventura (Calif.) Raceway and now trails series point leader Johnny Rodriguez by 86 points going into this Saturday night's racing program at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

Rodriguez led the first nine laps of the Ventura feature before Rodela caught him and led the final 21 in his VanDyne Engineering/Bondio Fabrication TCR/VanDyne. Wally Pankratz slipped in between the two for second at the checkered flag and trails Rodela by 35 points in the new standings. Rodriguez, Michael Simpson and Ryan Kaplan rounded out the "top-five" at the finish.

A 30-lap feature is slated at The PAS Saturday night.

USAC WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1.-Johnny Rodriguez-582
2.-Jerome Rodela-496
3.-Wally Pankratz-461
4.-Dallen McKenney-367
5.-Steve Paden-360
6.-Garrett Hansen-353
7.-Robby Flock-341
8.-Tyler Brown-313
9.-Matt Mitchell-295
10.-Shannon McQueen-259

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Series USAC
Drivers Johnny Rodriguez , Steve Paden , Wally Pankratz , Robby Flock , Ryan Kaplan , Matt Mitchell , Shannon McQueen , Garrett Hansen , Mike Simpson