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The WorldCom USAC Midget Cars and TQ Midget Cars invade Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway Saturday night for a "doubleheader" on the 1/3-mile dirt oval. A 20-lap TQ and 30-lap Midget Car feature are on tap. Danny Ebberts leads the Midget Cars to ...

The WorldCom USAC Midget Cars and TQ Midget Cars invade Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway Saturday night for a "doubleheader" on the 1/3-mile dirt oval. A 20-lap TQ and 30-lap Midget Car feature are on tap.

Danny Ebberts leads the Midget Cars to Bakersfield with a 10-point lead over Thomas Meseraull after a third-place finish in Saturday night's 30-lapper at the Madera (Calif.) Speedway.

John Starks of Puyallup, Wash. captured Saturday night's Midget Car race at Madera driving the Starks Brothers Logging/Wholesale Truck Parts/Blue Dot Fabrication Gaerte/Starks machine. He led all 30 laps to beat Sleepy Tripp to the checkered flag in the race co-sanctioned by BCRA. Tripp narrowly missed adding to his series career record 104 triumphs!

Ebberts, defending series champion Wally Pankratz and Chuck Gurney, Jr. rounded out the "top-five." Floyd Alvis was the fastest qualifier.

Indy Racing Northern Light Series veteran Davey Hamilton of Las Vegas, Nev. won Saturday night's 40-lap USAC Western Sprint Car race at Madera driving the Bos Sheet Metal/Rex Hutchinson Racing Engines/Torco Oil Chevy Beast. He passed Tom Stansberry on the 13th lap and led the rest of the way to beat Tony Hunt, Jeff Gardner, Bobby McMahan and Troy Cline. Hamilton was also the fastest qualifier.

Randy Bauer, eighth at Madera, leads the Western Sprint Car standings going into a May 19 race at Tucson, Ariz.

<pre> USAC WESTERN SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1. Randy Bauer 170 2. Jeff Gardnerm 167 3. Tony Hunt 164 4. Troy Cline 146 5. Kevin Kierce 123 6. Bobby McMahan 110 7. John Ryals 105 8. Tom Stansberry 90 9. Amy Barnes 85 10. Damion Gardner 85

USAC WORLDCOM WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1. Danny Ebberts 166 2. Thomas Meseraull 156 3. Josh Wise 145 4. Alex Harris 121 5. Shane Scully 115 6. Steve Paden 114 7. Wally Pankratz 109 8. Marc DeBeaumont 107 9. Matt Streeter 103 10. Chuck Gurney, Jr. 90

USAC WORLDCOM TQ MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS

1. James Styer 66 2. Steve Davis 64 3. Walt Johnson 63 4. Steve Lambert 60 5. Ron Ahrendt 58 6. Gene Godepski 49 7. Todd Hunsaker 48 8. Deborah Paull 42 9. Jim Adams 37 10. West Evans 37

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Series USAC
Drivers Davey Hamilton , Danny Ebberts , Jim Adams , Troy Cline , John Starks , Steve Paden , Josh Wise , Wally Pankratz , Damion Gardner , Tony Hunt , Floyd Alvis , Matt Streeter , Thomas Meseraull , Bobby McMahan