8.30.14 USAC Western States Midgets Results - Dirt Racing Report

8.30.14 USAC Western States Midgets Results

Calistoga, CA……..Honda USAC National Midget point leader Rico Abreu of Rutherford, Calif. and teammates Christopher Bell and Tanner Thorson “swept” the podium Saturday night in the opening night of the 7th “Louie Vermeil Classic” at Calistoga Speedway. Abreu passed Bell on lap 28 and led the final three laps of the Honda USAC Western Midget feature in his Toyota TRD Bullet/Speedway Toyota. Bell was second and Thorson third ahead of Shane Golobic and Ronnie Gardner, who swept into the Western point lead as a result. Golobic led the first six laps and Bell the next 21 before Abreu’s winning move.

USAC HONDA WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: August 30, 2014 – Calistoga, California – Calistoga Speedway – “7th Louie Vermeil Classic”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Rico Abreu, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-20.159; 2. Christopher Bell, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-20.245; 3. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-20.371; 4. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-20.416; 5. Michael Pickens, 25, Rodela-20.642; 6. Shane Golobic, 26, Bock-20.705; 7. Trey Marcham, 73, Ford-20.820; 8. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-21.059; 9. Scott Pierovich, 35, Pierovich-21.084; 10. Taylor Simas, 62, Bock-21.206; 11. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-21.214; 12. Cody Swanson, 71S, Swanson-21.354; 13. Britton Bock, 67X, Bock-21.464; 14. Johnathon Henry, 17, Nichols-21.656; 15. Brian Gard, 88, Arata-21.748; 16. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-21.817; 17. Lance Hallmark, 8H, Hallmark-22.479; 18. Scott Kinney, 27C, Blackwell-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Thorson, 2. Abreu, 3. Marcham, 4. Simas, 5. Bock, 6. Blondel. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bell, 2. Pickens, 3. Schutte, 4. Hallmark, 5. Henry, 6. Pankratz. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Swanson, 2. Gardner, 3. Pierovich, 4. Golobic, 5. Gard, 6. Kinney. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Rico Abreu, 2. Christopher Bell, 3. Tanner Thorson, 4. Shane Golobic, 5. Ronnie Gardner, 6. Michael Pickens, 7. Alex Schutte, 8. Taylor Simas, 9. Scott Pierovich, 10. Jarid Blondel, 11. Britton Bock, 12. Brian Gard, 13. Lance Hallmark, 14. Trey Marcham, 15. Cody Swanson, 16. Johnathon Henry. NT

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*Pankratz flipped during the second heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-6 Golobic, Laps 7-27 Bell, Laps 28-30 Abreu.

NEW HONDA WESTERN DIRT MIDGET POINTS: 1-Gardner-439, 2-Marcham-419, 3-Schutte-252, 4-Pierovich-250, 5-Blondel-248, 6-Shannon McQueen-203, 7-Chris Ennis-186, 8-Sean Dodenhoff-167, 9-Tyler Dolacki-155, 10-Ricky Shelton-147.

NEW HONDA WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Gardner-439, 2-Marcham-419, 3-Blondel-411, 4-Chad Nichols-325, 5-Schutte-305, 6-Pierovich-289, 7-Shannon McQueen-203, 8-Nick Chivello-201, 9-Chris Ennis-186, 10-Sean Dodenhoff-167.

NEXT HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET RACE: Augsut 31 – Calistoga, CA – Calistoga Speedway – “7th Louie Vermeil Classic”

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