WS: WM: FF: Madera: Race report

Starks, Bullard and Price win at Visalia. John Starks of Puyallup, Wash. and Rory Price of Edmonds, Wash. scored USAC Western Midget Car victories over the weekend at Madera and Stockton, Calif., while Bryan Bullard of Sacramento, Calif....

Starks, Bullard and Price win at Visalia.

John Starks of Puyallup, Wash. and Rory Price of Edmonds, Wash. scored USAC Western Midget Car victories over the weekend at Madera and Stockton, Calif., while Bryan Bullard of Sacramento, Calif. captured the ianugural USAC Western Regional Sprint Car race at Madera.

Starks led the final three laps of Saturday's 30-lap Madera Speedway Midget race in his Gaerte/Starks machine after leader Tony Hunt ran short of fuel in the closing laps. Hunt finished second, ahead of Van Knill, Marc DeBeaumont and series point leader Robby Flock. Shane Scully, Starks and Hunt all led during the 30-lap contest.

Price earned his initial USAC feature triumph at Stockton 99 Speedway Sunday, passing Johnny Rodriguez on the 13th lap and leading the rest of the way in his Price/Westlake Esslinger/TCR to win the 30-lapper over Flock, Danny Stratton, Glenn Carson and Scully. Starks broke the Stockton track record during qualifying but was involved in a tangle with Marc DeBeaumont on the third lap of the feature.

The two Midget Car races were co-sanctioned by BCRA. Josh Wise posted the fastest qualifying time at Madera.

Bullard, fourth in USAC's 2001 Western Sprint Car Series, led the final 24 laps of the 30-lap Madera Sprint race after passing Anthony Simone. Lady driver Shauna Hogg finished second, ahead of fast qualifier Jeff Gardner, defending USAC Western Sprint Car Champ Tony Hunt and Scott Hansen.

Flock emerged with a three-point Western Midget Car lead over Scully going into this Saturday night's Midget car race at Plaza Park Speedway in Visalia, Calif. Bullard will lead the Western Regional Sprint cars to their next venue, Carson Tahoe Champion Speedway in Carson City, Nev. May 11.

Timothy Barber leads the USAC Ford Focus Midget Car Series standings into this Saturday night's event at the Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

USAC WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1. Robby Flock 175
2. Shane Scully 172
3. Van Knill 128
4. Tony Hunt 107
5. Danny Stratton 100
6. Jerome Rodela 93
7. Josh Wise 85
8. Wally Pankratz 76
9. Marc DeBeaumont 70
10. Dave Steele 66

USAC WESTERN REGIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1. Bryan Bullard 68
2. Jeff Gardner 63
3. Shauna Hogg 61
4. Tony Hunt 58
5. Scott Hansen 53
6. Bobby McMahan 51
7. Anthony Simone 50
8. Mark Zieske 43
9. Chuck Maddox 41
10. Brian McClish 40

USAC FORD FOCUS MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1. Timothy Barber 123
2. Phil Goodwine 123
3. Todd Hunsaker 122
4. Wayne McCormick 98
5. Steve Davis 82
6. Josh Lakatos 72
7. J.J. Ercse 69
8. Bobby Owens 54
9. Randi Pankratz 48
10. Gene Godepski 46

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Series USAC
Drivers Dave Steele , Johnny Rodriguez , John Starks , Josh Wise , Wally Pankratz , Robby Flock , Josh Lakatos , Randi Pankratz , Anthony Simone , Tony Hunt , Danny Stratton , Bobby McMahan , Scott Hansen