By Dick Jordan
Cory Kruseman of Ventura, Calif. will try to put a wrap on his first-ever USAC driving championship in November when the USAC Mopar Western Midget Series concludes its 2011 run at Ventura at Irwindale, Calif.
Kruseman emerged from last Saturday night’s race at Ventura Raceway with a 35-point lead over David Prickett, who was fifth at Ventura. Kruseman’s adventuresome night, which included a flip during the feature, ended with an eighth-place finish.
Johnathon Henry of Stockton, Calif. won another Mopar USAC Western Midget race at Ventura Saturday night, leading the final 10 laps after passing Marcus Niemela on lap 21. Niemela finished second ahead of Brent Camarillo, Josh Lakatos and Prickett.
USAC MOPAR WESTERN MIDGET POINT STANDINGS
1-Cory Kruseman-533; 2-David Prickett-498; 3-Johnathon Henry-485; 4-Cody Swanson-426; 5-Jake Swanson-403; 6-Scott Pierovich-300; 7-Connor Kassik-260; 8-Chris Ennis-202; 9-Randi Pankratz-183; 10-Austin Smith-134.