Michael Faccinto Best at Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Cal. (June 4, 2016) – Michael Faccinto of Hanford, Calif. led all 30 laps to halt Ronnie Gardner’s undefeated streak in USAC Western States Midget competition Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway. He piloted the OZV/Lucas Oil Spike/Chevy to the win over Gardner, Darren Hagen, Cory Elliott and Tyler Dolacki. Faccinto now trails Gardner by just 30 points in the standings heading into a June 25 race at Hanford, Calif.

(Lance Jennings photo)

USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET SERIES RACE RESULTS: June 4, 2016 – Bakersfield, California – Bakersfield Speedway

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-14.386; 2. Cory Elliott, 11E, Elliott-14.825; 3. Frankie Guerrini, 63, Guerrini-14.883; 4. Darren Hagen, 73x, Ford-14.900; 5. Michael Faccinto, 35F, MF-15.023; 6. Sean Dodenhoff, 9D, Dodenhoff-15.048; 7. Courtney Crone, 25, Rodela-15.228; 8. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-15.278; 9. Robert Dalby, 4D, Dalby-15.299; 10. Ashley Hazelton, 15, Hazelton-15.344; 11. Terry Nichols, 1P, Nichols-15.419; 12. Randi Pankratz, 8, Pankratz-15.490; 13. Dylan Ito, 73, Ford-15.588; 14. Michelle Decker, 7x, McQueen-15.606; 15. Tyler Dolacki, 18, Dolacki-15.749; 16. Maria Cofer, 57, Cofer-15.987; 17. Steve Davis, 2D, Davis-16.041; 18. Jeff Harrington, 9H, Dodenhoff-16.057; 19. Cody Swanson, 71s, Swanson-16.818; 20. Robby Josett, 2, Josett-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Hagen, 3. Hazelton, 4. Swanson, 5. Crone, 6. Cofer, 7. Ito. NT

DJ SAFETY SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Faccinto, 2. Elliott, 3. McQueen, 4. Josett, 5. Nichols, 6. Davis, 7. Decker. NT

BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Dodenhoff, 2. Dalby, 3. Dolacki, 4. Guerrini, 5. Pankratz, 6. Harrington. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Michael Faccinto, 2. Ronnie Gardner, 3. Darren Hagen, 4. Cory Elliott, 5. Tyler Dolacki, 6. Cody Swanson, 7. Courtney Crone, 8. Frankie Guerrini, 9. Sean Dodenhoff, 10, Robby Josett, 11. Ashley Hazelton, 12. Robert Dalby, 13. Jeff Harrington, 14. Maria Cofer, 15. Dylan Ito, 16. Terry Nichols, 17. Randi Pankratz, 18. Steve Davis, 19. Shannon McQueen, 20. Michelle Decker. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Faccinto

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS/ROD END SUPPLY HARD CHARGER: Courtney Crone

NEW USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET POINTS: 1-Gardner-326, 2-Faccinto-296, 3-Dodenhoff-228, 4-Guerrini-225, 5-Dolacki-224, 6-Elliott-214, 7-Swanson-193, 8-Pankratz-188, 9-Hagen-163, 10-Dalby-161.

NEXT USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET RACE: June 25 – Hanford, CA – Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds