4/23/1997: USAC Western States Midgets at Bakersfield

USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET SERIES RACE RESULTS: April 23, 1997 – Bakersfield, California — Bakersfield Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Donnie Beechler, 9, Lewis-13.767; 2. Billy Boat, 15, Lawson-13.820; 3. Robby Flock, 24, Hart-13.916; 4. Rick Hendrix, 12, Porto-13.917; 5. Jimmy Sills, 4, Calderwood-13.929; 6. Ricky Shelton, 75, Shelton-13.962; 7. Wally Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-13.964; 8. Jason Leffler, 71, Leffler-13.984; 9. Scott Hansen, 33, Hansen-14.016; 10. George Ito, 73, Ito-14.052; 11. Tony Elliott, 31, Croteau-14.073; 12. Jon Capps, 10, Capps-14.166; 13. Larry Brown, 36, Brown-14.193; 14. Marc DeBeaumont, 11, DeBeaumont-14.316; 15. Johnny Cofer, 57, Esslinger-14.341; 16. Terry Tarditi, 64, T & T-14.382; 17. Jay Drake, 43, Ellis-14.387; 18. Clay Klepper, 69, Klepper-14.398; 19. Dennis Hart, 36x, Brown-14.426; 20. Robert Dolacki, 63, Pinkston-14.448; 21. Cory Kruseman, 37x, McLaughlin-14.468; 22. Steve Paden, 0, Farrier-14.568; 23. Sleepy Tripp, 3, Tripp-14.576; 24. Shane Scully, 56, Scully-14.623; 25. J.J. Yeley, 74, GC-14.627; 26. Eric Edenholm, 07, Edenholm-14.649; 27. Craig Brady, 1, Drake-14.735; 28. Dwayne Marcum, 79, Marcus-14.766; 29. Gary Howard, 124, Hart-14.773; 30. Brian Tuey, 93, Tuey-14.959; 31. Billy Sipe, Jr., 42, Sipe-15.254; 32. Rick McCormick, 21, McCormick-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Sills, 2. Brown, 3. Drake, 4. Beechler, 5. Kruseman, 6. Hansen, 7. Howard, 8. Yeley. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Klepper, 2. Tuey, 3. Edenholm, 4. Ito, 5. Boat, 6. Shelton, 7. Paden, 8. DeBeaumont. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Brady, 2. Cofer, 3. Pankratz, 4. Elliott, 5. Flock, 6. Tripp, 7. Hart, 8. Sipe. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Scully, 2. Hendrix, 3. Leffler, 4. McCormick, 5. Dolacki, 6. Davis, 7. Capps, 8. Tarditi. NT

SEMI: (10 laps) 1. Boat, 2. Shelton, 3. Flock, 4. Hansen, 5. Tarditi, 6. DeBeaumont, 7. Yeley, 8. Paden, 9. Hart, 10. Kruseman, 11. Sipe, 12. Davis, 13. Tripp, 14. Dolacki. NT

FEATURE: (15 laps) 1. Sills, 2. Flock, 3. Brown, 4. Boat, 5. Beechler, 6. Cofer, 7. McCormick, 8. Elliott, 9. Klepper, 10. Scully, 11. Dolacki, 12. Brady, 13. Edenholm, 14. Ito, 15. Leffler, 16. Shelton, 17. Tuey, 18. Pankratz, 19. Hendrix, 20. Tarditi, 21. Hansen, 22. Drake. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-24 Shelton, laps 25-30 Sills.

NEW WESTERN STATES MIDGET POINTS: 1-Hendrix-231; 2-Shelton-231; 3-Pankratz-227; 4-Cofer-215; 5-Boat-199; 6-Flock-195; 7-Leffler-177; 8-Brown-159; 9-Klepper-150; 10-Hansen-146.

NEXT WESTERN STATES MIDGET RACE: April 26 – Bakersfield, CA – Bakersfield Speedway