WS: WM: Madera preview

Randy Bauer of Kingston, Wash and Thomas Meseraull of San Jose, Calif. lead their respective USAC series standings entering Saturday night's Sprint Car/Midget Car "doubleheader" at the Madera (Calif.) Speedway. A 30-lap Midget Car and 40-lap...

Randy Bauer of Kingston, Wash and Thomas Meseraull of San Jose, Calif. lead their respective USAC series standings entering Saturday night's Sprint Car/Midget Car "doubleheader" at the Madera (Calif.) Speedway. A 30-lap Midget Car and 40-lap Sprint Car feature are on tap following complete prelims on the 1/3-mile paved oval.

Both Bauer and Meseraull have tasted victory this year, Bauer winning the March 31 Sprint race at El Cajon, Calif. and Meseraull taking the April 1 Midget Car race at Stockton, Calif. Neither has fared very well at Madera in the past, Bauer finishing 14th in his USAC Western Sprint Car debut there last year and Meseraull missing the "top-10" in three of his five Madera starts in 2000, taking a fourth and fifth.

Saturday's practice is set for 2:30 pm, with qualifying and racing to follow, including heat races, semis and feature events for both series.

Rick Williams (13.620 seconds, Sprint Cars) and Jay Drake (13.780, Midget Cars) are the respective track record holders at Madera Speedway.

<pre> USAC WESTERN SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1. Randy Bauer 129 2. Jeff Gardner 109 3. Tony Hunt 102 4. Troy Cline 95 5. John Ryals 85 6. Anthony Simone 78 7. Kevin Kierce 72 8. Bryan Bullard 64 9. Tracy Hines 63 10. Rick Hendrix 63

USAC WORLDCOM WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1. Thomas Meseraull 125 2. Danny Ebberts 105 3. Josh Wise 103 4. Alex Harris 100 5. Matt Streeter 100 6. Shane Scully 93 7. Steve Paden 66 8. Marc DeBeaumont 65 9. Michael Lewis 61 10. J.J. Yeley 58

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Series USAC
Drivers Michael Lewis , Danny Ebberts , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Jay Drake , Troy Cline , Steve Paden , Josh Wise , Rick Williams , Anthony Simone , Tony Hunt , Rick Hendrix , Matt Streeter , Thomas Meseraull
Teams Williams