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Lewis Aiming at Madera "Turkey" Saturday Brad Bumgarner of Chico, Calif. will try to protect his slim lead in the Valvoline USAC Western Sprint Car Series standings this Saturday night as the series returns to the 1/3-mile paved Madera ...

Lewis Aiming at Madera "Turkey" Saturday

Brad Bumgarner of Chico, Calif. will try to protect his slim lead in the Valvoline USAC Western Sprint Car Series standings this Saturday night as the series returns to the 1/3-mile paved Madera (Calif.) Speedway for a complete program of events topped by a 40-lap feature. The California North Ford Focus Midgets are also part of Saturday night's Madera program.

Bumgarner leads defending series champion Michael Lewis by only 20 points, with 74 available at Madera. Former series champion Tony Hunt sits just 38 back of the leader, while Brian McClish is only 55 in arrears in one of USAC's most hotly-contested point races of the season.

Bumgarner has four "podium" finishes so far this season, including a feature victory at Tucson, Ariz. His two starts at Madera have produced a third and a fourth, while Lewis won both previous Madera races.

USAC VALVOLINE WESTERN SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1.-Brad Bumgarner-378
2.-Michael Lewis-358
3.-Tony Hunt-340
4.-Brian McClish-323
5.-Michael Trimble-293
6.-Shauna Hogg-284
7.-Greg Anderson-281
8.-Mike Murgoitio-249
9.-Greg Taylor-214
10.-Bob Beck-213

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Series USAC
Drivers Greg Anderson , Michael Lewis , Mike Murgoitio , Tony Hunt , Brad Bumgarner