Gardner Leads Western Midgets Back to Tulare

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The Honda USAC Western Midgets return to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. Saturday and defending series champion Ronnie Gardner takes a four-point lead over Trey Marcham into the event.

 

Marcham and Gardner will be looking for a better night than they had May 2 at Tulare when they finished ninth and 11th respectively. Gardner, however, did post fast qualifying time three weeks ago.

 

Marcham led the first three laps of the May 2 feature but Michael Faccinto ended up winning that race over Cody Swanson and Shannon McQueen.

UPCOMING EVENT INFO

DATE:
Saturday, May 30, 2015

SERIES:
Honda USAC Western Midgets & USAC West Coast Sprint Cars


TRACK:

Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, California)

EVENT:

USAC Western Midgets, USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, Western RaceSaver Sprint Cars & Vintage Cars

TRACK ADDRESS:

6080 Leonard Noel Dr, Tulare, CA 93274

TRACK PHONE:

(559) 688-0909
2015 HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET
SCHEDULE & RESULTS

DATE
LOCATION
TRACK
WINNER
Mar 21
Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield Speedway
Ronnie Gardner
May 2 Tulare, CA
Thunderbowl Raceway
Michael Faccinto
May 30 Tulare, CA
Thunderbowl Raceway
Jul 3
Santa Maria, CA
Santa Maria Speedway
Jul 18 Petaluma, CA
Petaluma Speedway
Sep 5
Calistoga, CA
Calistoga Speedway
Sep 6
Calistoga, CA
Calistoga Speedway
Sep 10
Chico, CA
Silver Dollar Speedway
Sep 12
Santa Maria, CA
Santa Maria Speedway
Sep 19
Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield Speedway
Oct 3
Hanford, CA
Kings Speedway
Nov 26
**Perris, CA
Perris Auto Speedway

**Races noted with a *** represent a co-sanctioned race with the Honda USAC National Midgets

2015 HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET
POINT STANDINGS

DRIVER POINTS
ENTRANT POINTS
RANK
DRIVER
POINTS
RANK
ENTRANT POINTS
1 Ronnie Gardner
115
1
Six8 Motorsports #68
115
2 Trey Marcham 111
2
Keith Ford #73
111
3 Terry Nichols 106
3
Terry Nichols #1P
106
3 Cody Swanson 106
3
Kirk Swanson #71S
106
5 Shannon McQueen 105
5
Shannon McQueen #7
105
6 Scott Pierovich 91
6
Lance Pierovich #35
91
7 Brian Gard 82
7
Jeff Arata #88
82
8 Sean Dodenhoff 80
8
Sean Dodenhoff #9D
80
9 Steve Davis 76
9
Steve Davis #2D
76
10 Michael Faccinto 65
10
Michael Faccinto #35F
65
2015 HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET
FEATURE WINNERS

Michael Faccinto – 1
(Thunderbowl Raceway on May 2)

Ronnie Gardner – 1 (Bakersfield Speedway on March 21)

2015 HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET STATISTICS

FEATURE WINS:

1. Michael Faccinto – 1
Ronnie Gardner – 1

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:
1. Michael Faccinto – 27
2. Trey Marcham – 18
3. Ronnie Gardner – 5

TOP-FIVE FEATURE FINISHES:
1. Michael Faccinto – 1
Brian Gard – 1
Ronnie Gardner – 1
Trey Marcham – 1
Shannon McQueen – 1
Terry Nichols – 1
Randi Pankratz – 1
Scott Pierovich – 1
David Prickett – 1
Cody Swanson – 1

TOP-TEN FEATURE FINISHES:
1. Trey Marcham – 2
Shannon McQueen – 2
Terry Nichols – 2
Scott Pierovich – 2
5. Nick Chivello – 1
Steve Davis – 1
Michael Faccinto – 1
Brian Gard – 1
Ronnie Gardner – 1
Jeff Harrington – 1
Jack Hawley – 1
Randi Pankratz – 1
David Prickett – 1
Cody Swanson – 1
Jimmy Voitel – 1
Nate Waite – 1

FAST QUALIFYING TIMES:
1. Sean Dodenhoff – 1
Ronnie Gardner – 1

HEAT RACE WINS:
1. Nick Chivello – 1
Sean Dodenhoff – 1
Ronnie Gardner – 1
Terry Nichols – 1

ALL-TIME HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET
FEATURE WINNERS

 

1. [104 WINS] Sleepy Tripp

2. [52 WINS]  Robby Flock

3. [41 WINS] Billy Boat

4. [19 WINS] Wally Pankratz

5. [18 WINS] Page Jones

6. [16 WINS] P.J. Jones, Jason Leffler & Rusty Rasmussen

9. [14 WINS] Garrett Hansen

10. [13 WINS] Jimmy Sills & Tony Stewart

12. [12 WINS] Jay Drake, Ronnie Gardner & Tommy White

15. [11 WINS] Josh Wise

16. [10 WINS] Johnny Cofer, Jerry Coons, Jr., Dave Darland, Cory Kruseman &Ron Shuman

21. [9 WINS]  Bobby East, Tracy Hines, Kasey Kahne & Rich Vogler

25. [8 WINS] Stan Fox, Michael Lewis, Steve Paden, Dave Steele & Danny Stratton

30. [7 WINS] Rick Hendrix, Chad Nichols & Kody Swanson

33. [6 WINS] Bryan Clauson, Johnathan Henry, Ken Nichols, Brad Noffsinger &Dave Strickland Jr.

38. [5 WINS] Tommy Astone, Christopher Bell, Bob Davison, Ronnie Day, Robert Dolacki, Davey Hamilton, Tony Hunt, Brad Kuhn & J.J. Yeley

47. [4 WINS] Rico Abreu, Tyler Brown, Hank Butcher, Nick Chivello, Marc DeBeaumont, Nic Faas, Josh Ford, Chuck Gurney, Darren Hagen, Jordan Hermansader, Ryan Kaplan, Thomas Meseraull, Frank Pedregon, Chris Rahe,Keith Rauch, Jerome Rodela, Johnny Rodriguez, Shane Scully, Ricky Shelton, Tanner Swanson, Brad Sweet & Billy Wease

69. [3 WINS] Bobby Boone, Mario Bringetto Jr., Danny Ebberts, Shane Golobic

, Jeff Gordon, Scott Hansen, Alex Harris, Robby Josett, Trey Marcham, Danny McKnight, Ryan Newman, Johnny Parsons, Scott Pierovich, Troy Rutherford & Chuck West

84. [2 WINS] Floyd Alvis, Ryan Bernal, Alex Bowman, Rick Bussell, Tony Elliott,Terry Farrar, Mike Figliomeni, Bobby Grewohl, Darryl Haugh, Dennis Hart, Jeff Heywood, Gary Howard, R.J. Johnson, Josh Lakatos, Kyle Larson, Evan Margeson, Matt Mitchell, Rory Price, Stevie Reeves, Bobby Santos, Alex Schutte,Darin Snider, Michael Snider & Bryan Stanfill

108.  [1 WIN]  Mike Appio, Caleb Armstrong, Donnie Beechler, Wayne Bennet, Pat Bliss, Garratt Boyden, Greg Bragg, Larry Brown, Keith Chrisco, Michelle Decker, Larry Derwin, Kevin Doty, Dan Drinan, Dale Durbin Jr., Bob Ellis, Tommie Estes Jr., Michael Faccinto, Duane Feduska, Billy Felts Jr., A.J. Fike, Joe Gaerte, Russ Gamester, Brian Gard, Damion Gardner, Cody Gerhardt, Rick Gerhardt, Frankie Guerrini, Jac Haudenschild, Lloyd Hemman, Nathan High, Rick Hood, Kenny Irwin Jr., A.J. Johnson, Jim Keene, Steve Knepper, Brad Loyet, Dallen McKenney, Shannon McQueen, Lealand McSpadden, Jeff Meyer, Andy Michner, Kevin Olson, Aaron Pollock, David Prickett, Davey Ray, C.J. Sarna, Zach Schiff, Ryan Scott, Jeremy Sherman, Graham Standring, John Starks, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Matt Streeter, Cody Swanson, Jake Swanson, Sammy Swindell, Richard Vander Weerd,Eric Wilkins, Rip Williams & Paul Zimmerly

HONDA USAC WESTERN MIDGET CHAMPIONS

1983   Sleepy Tripp
1984   Tommy White

1985   Sleepy Tripp

1986   Robby Flock

1987   Sleepy Tripp

1988   Sleepy Tripp

1989   Robby Flock

1990   Sleepy Tripp

1991   Sleepy Tripp

1992   Sleepy Tripp

1993   Robby Flock

1994   Johnny Cofer

1995   Billy Boat

1996   Jay Drake

1997   Ricky Shelton

1998   Rick Hendrix

1999   Marc DeBeaumont

2000   Wally Pankratz

2001   Danny Ebberts

2002   Robby Flock

2003   Steve Paden

2004   Johnny Rodriguez

2005   Jerome Rodela

2006   Jerome Rodela

2007   Johnny Rodriguez

2008   Nic Faas

2009   Garrett Hansen

2010   Alex Schutte

2011   Cory Kruseman

2012   Shannon McQueen

Chad Nichols (Pavement)

David Prickett (Dirt) 

2013   Ronnie Gardner

Chad Nichols (Pavement)

Ronnie Gardner (Dirt)

2014   Ronnie Gardner

Chad Nichols (Pavement)

Ronnie Gardner (Dirt)

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CONTACTS

Richie Murray – richie@usacracing.com

Dick Jordan – djordan@usacracing.com
United States Auto Club
4910 West 16th Street | Speedway, IN 46224

 

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