By Dick Jordan
Petaluma (Calif.) Speedway hosts the next USAC Mopar Western Midget Series event, October 6. Shannon McQueen (overall) and David Prickett (dirt) will enter the event as the respective point leaders.
Troy Rutherford of Ojai, Calif. led wire-to-wire in his Calvin Martens entry to win Saturday night’s 30-lapper at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. Ronnie Gardner took second ahead of Prickett, Cody Swanson and Robby Josett. Fast qualifier McQueen finished eighth.
McQueen’s lead over Prickett in the overall standings is 139 points, while Prickett holds a 41-point lead over Shannon in the dirt standings.
2012 USAC MOPAR WESTERN MIDGET POINT STANDINGS
1-Shannon McQueen-698, 2-David Prickett-559, 3-Nick Chivello-551, 4-Scott Pierovich-469, 5-Alex Schutte-416, 6-Cole Carter-411, 7-Frankie Guerrini-411, 8-Connor Kassik-359, 9-Randi Pankratz-352, 10-Jake Swanson-344.
2012 USAC MOPAR WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINT STANDINGS
1-David Prickett-528, 2-Shannon McQueen-487, 3-Alex Schutte-364, 4-Connor Kassik-359, 5-Randi Pankratz-352, 6-Cody Swanson-329, 7-Nick Chivello-295, 8-Cole Carter-283, 9-Jake Swanson-260, 10-Scott Pierovich-245.