4/30/2016: Bakersfield USAC Western States Midget Highlights

GARDNER WINS AT BAKERSFIELD

Bakersfield, CA……..USAC Western States Midget point leader and defending champion Ronnie Gardner of Corona, Calif. caught Michael Faccinto on lap 28 and led the final three laps of Saturday night’s race at Bakersfield Speedway. Wheeling the Six8 Motorsports Baldozier Racing/Esslinger Engineering Stewart/Esslinger, Gardner increased his lead over Faccinto in the new standings to 18 points going into a May 21 race at Ventura (Calif) Raceway. Faccinto led the first 27 laps and eventually took second ahead of Terry Nichols, Alex Schutte and Tyler Dolacki, who came from 14th to fifth to win the Keizer Aluminum Wheels/Rod End Supply Hard Charger award.

USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET SERIES RACE RESULTS: April 30, 2016 – Bakersfield, California – Bakersfield Speedway

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Michael Faccinto, 35F, MF-13.036; 2. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-13.120; 3. Darren Hagen, 73X, Ford-13.247; 4. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-13.339; 5. Cody Swanson, 71S, Swanson-13.369; 6. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-13.387; 7. Cory Elliott, 11E, Elliott-13.428; 8. Tyler Dolacki, 18, Dolacki-13.473; 9. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-13.525; 10. Sean Dodenhoff, 9D, Dodenhoff-13.538; 11. Robert Dalby, 4D, Dalby-13.563; 12. Danny Faria Jr., 35S, MF-13.637; 13. Courtney Crone, 25, Rodela-13.667; 14. Frankie Guerrini, 63, Guerrini-13.668; 15. Maria Cofer, 57, Cofer-13.710; 16. Troy Rutherford, 11R, Britton-13.748; 17. Terry Nichols, 1P, Nichols-13.786; 18. Ashley Hazelton, 15, Hazelton-14.059; 19. Cory Kruseman, 12K, Kruseman-14.063; 20. Chris Dyson, 16K, Kruseman-14.103; 21. Steve Davis, 2D, Davis-14.107; 22. Nate Waite, 35W, MF-14.178; 23. Dylan Ito, 73, Ford-14.397; 24. Robby Josett, 2, Josett-17.941; 25. Jeff Harrington, 9E, Dodenhoff-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Dodenhoff, 2. Faccinto, 3. Elliott, 4. McQueen, 5. Kruseman, 6. Rutherford, 7. Crone, 8. Waite, 9. Harrington. NT

DJ SAFETY SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Swanson, 3. Nichols, 4. Dalby, 5. Dolacki, 6. Guerrini, 7. Dyson, 8. Ito. NT

BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hagen, 2. Schutte, 3. Pankratz, 4. Josett, 5. Cofer, 6. Hazelton, 7. Davis, 8. Faria. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. / ROD END SUPPLY SEMI: (10 laps) 1. Guerrini, 2. Rutherford, 3. Crone, 4. Dyson, 5. Waite, 6. Ito, 7. Harrington, 8. Hazelton, 9. Davis. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ronnie Gardner, 2. Michael Faccinto, 3. Terry Nichols, 4. Alex Schutte, 5. Tyler Dolacki, 6. Cory Kruseman, 7. Sean Dodenhoff, 8. Randi Pankratz, 9. Frankie Guerrini, 10. Troy Rutherford, 11. Shannon McQueen, 12. Maria Cofer, 13. Jeff Harrington, 14. Courtney Crone, 15, Dylan Ito, 16. Robert Dalby, 17. Nate Waite, 18. Chris Dyson, 19. Darren Hagen, 20. Cody Swanson, 21. Robby Josett, 22. Cory Elliott. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-27 Faccinto, Laps 28-30 Gardner.

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS / ROD END SUPPLY HARD CHARGER: Tyler Dolacki (14th to 5th)

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