Saturday, 8 August 2015


Wally Pankratz wins at Visalia! Wally Pankratz wins at Visalia!



Visalia, CA………Wally Pankratz of Orange, Calif. captured Friday night’s wild 20-lap USAC Western HPD Midget race at Keller Auto Raceway at Plaza Park. He led the final seven laps after passing Tom Paterson on lap 14 and was trailed at the checkered flag by Shawn Buckley, Marvin Mitchell, Dezel West and Paterson. Cody Jessop led the first 10 laps and Paterson laps 11-13.

USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: August 7, 2015 – Visalia, California – Keller Auto Raceway at Plaza Park

QUALIFYING: 1. Tristin Thomas, 9T, Thomas-12.591; 2. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-12.824; 3. Wally Pankratz, 15, Hazelton-12.843; 4. Tom Paterson, 9, Paterson-13.045; 5. Jesse Love IV, 38L, Love-13.046; 6. Cody Jessop, 00, Jessop-13.078; 7. Ashley Hazelton, 5, Hazelton-13.098; 8. Dezel West, 21, West-13.142; 9. Robert Dalby, 4D, Holmes-13.168; 10. Joel Rayborne, 98, Blondel-13.337; 11. Jesse Love III, 44L, Love-13.802; 12. Toni Breidinger, 98jr, Pankratz-14.729; 13. Marvin Mitchell, 25, Mitchell-15.557.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Pankratz, 3. A.Hazelton, 4. Dalby, 5. Love IV, 6. Paterson. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Buckley, 2. Jessop, 3. West, 4. Mitchell, 5. Raybrone, 6. T.Breidinger. NT

FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Wally Pankratz, 2. Shawn Buckley, 3. Marvin Mitchell, 4. Dezel West, 5. Tom Paterson, 6. Cody Jessop, 7. Jesse Love IV, 8. Jesse Love III, 9. Joel Rayborne, 10. Ashley Hazelton, 11. Toni Breidinger, 12. Robert Dalby, 13. Tristin Thomas. NT


**Thomas flipped on lap 12.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Jessop, Laps 11-13 Paterson, Laps 14-20 Pankratz.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Jessop-915, 2-Dylan Nobile-749, 3-A.Hazelton-716, 4-T.Breidinger-665, 5-Love IV-643, 6-Paterson-542, 7-Annie Breidinger-517, 8-Buckley-424, 9-Ron Hazelton-308, 10-West-288.

NEW USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET DIRT POINTS: 1-Buckley-391, 2-Jessop=300, 3-A.Hazelton-291, 4-Dalby-275, 5-Love IV-265, 6-Ron Hazelton-261, 7-Paterson-227, 8-Jet Davison-223, 9-Randi Rankratz-129, 10-Rayborne-116,

NEXT USAC HPD WESTERN MIDGET RACE: August 8 – Lemoore (CA) Raceway