By Dick Jordan
Trey Marcham, winner of Saturday night’s Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt race at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway, has an 18-point lead over Alex Schutte in the new dirt standings going into a May 31 race at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.
Marcham, of Oklahoma City, Okla., sped to victory in the Keith Ford King Racing Products/A & A Precision Machine TCR/Esslinger. He passed Sean Dodenhoff on lap 19 and led the last 12 laps to win the 30-lap race over defending series champ Ronnie Gardner, Johnathon Henry, Dodenhoff and Troy Rutherford.
Schutte sits atop the overall Honda Western Midget standings after the race in which he finished seventh.
2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Dirt Standings: 1-Trey Marcham-137 2-Alex Schutte-119, 3-Ronnie Gardner-107, 4-Jarid Blondel-80, 5-Johnathon Henry-62, 6-Sean Dodenhoff-60, 7-Jake Swanson-59, 8-Terry Goodwin-53, 9-Troy Rutherford-50, 10-Steve Davis-50.
2014 Honda USAC Western Midget Standings: 1-Alex Schutte-172, 2-Trey Marcham-137, 3-Jarid Blondel-130, 4-Chad Nichols-116, 5-Ronnie Gardner-107, 6-Jake Swanson-102, 7-Scott Pierovich-78, 8-Darin Snider-73, 9-Johnathon Henry-62, 10-Sean Dodenhoff-60.