Sunday, 19 May 2013


Ronnie Gardner and crew celebrate after another Western States Midget win on Saturday night at Ventura. Ronnie Gardner and crew celebrate after another Western States Midget win on Saturday night at Ventura. Scott Sheldon Photo



Ventura, CA……..USAC Western Midget point leader Ronnie Gardner of Norco, Calif. led all but the first lap of Saturday night’s 30-lap race at Ventura Raceway in his Baldozier Racing/Esslinger Engineering Stewart. Cody Swanson finished second ahead of Frankie Guerrini, David Prickett and Robby Josett.

WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE RESULTS: May 18, 2013 – Ventura, California – Ventura Raceway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Kyle Edwards (#39 Edwards), 2. Kyle Smith (#55 Smith), 3. Cody Swanson (#71 Swanson), 4. Randi Pankratz (#8 Pankratz), 5. Trey Marcham (#37 McQueen), 6. Terry Nichols (#45 Neverlift). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. David Prickett (#15 Neverlift), 2. Jerome Rodela (#25 Rodela), 3. Shannon McQueen (#7 McQueen), 4. Bruce Douglas (#31 Douglas), 5. Bobby Michnowicz (#21jr Michnowicz), 6. Bryan Drollinger (#55x Prickett). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ronnie Gardner (#68 Johnson), 2. Frankie Guerrini (#63 Guerrini), 3. Rick Hendrix (#12 Hendrix), 4. Jake Swanson (#5 VanDyne), 5. Robby Josett (#2 Josett). NT

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Sean Dodenhoff (#9d Dodenhoff).

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ronnie Gardner, 1. Cody Swanson, 3. Frankie Guerrini, 4. David Prickett, 5. Robby Josett, 6. Jake Swanson, 7. Rick Hendrix, 8. Trey Marcham, 9. Bruce Douglas, 10. Shannon McQueen, 11. Terry Nichols, 12. Randi Pankratz, 13. Bobby Michnowicz, 14. Kyle Edwards, 15. Kyle Smith, 16. Jerome Rodela, 17. Bryan Drollinger. NT


**Drollinger flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 C.Swanson, Laps 2-30 Gardner.

NEW USAC WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Gardner-352, 2-J.Swanson-334, 3-Prickett-294, 4-C.Swanson-219; 5-Guerrini-212, 6-Kody Swanson-212, 7-Scott Pierovich-200, 8-McQueen-178, 9-Marcham-169, 10-Bryan Clauson-143.

NEW USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS: 1-Gardner-352, 2-J.Swanson-334, 3-Prickett-294, 4-C.Swanson-219, 5-McQueen-178, 6-Marcham-168, 7-Bryan Clauson-143, 8-Kody Swanson-140, 9-Scott Pierovich-138, 10-R.Pankratz-130.

NEXT USAC WESTERN MIDGET DIRT RACE: June 1 – Placerville (CA) Speedway