USAC Western Sprint Car point leader Michael Lewis of Noblesville, Ind. won Saturday night's 50-lap 32nd "Harvest Classic 150" USAC/BCRA Western Midget Car race at Madera (Calif.) Speedway. He caught Marc DeBeaumont on lap 10 and led the rest of the way to beat Johnny Rodriguez, Jerome Rodela, DeBeaumont and Pete Davis.
Lewis and his Team ASE/Western Speed Racing Beast/Pink Ford posted the fastest qualifying time of 13.96 seconds and Floyd Alvis won the "last chance" race which preceded the 50-lap feature on the 1/3-mile paved oval. DeBeaumont, USAC's 1999 Western Midget Car Champion, led the first nine laps before yielding to Lewis.
USAC Western Midget Car Series point leader Steve Paden finished eighth in the 50-lapper, one position ahead of Josh Wise, who trails him by 45 points in the new series standings going into an October 4 race at the Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway.
USAC WESTERN MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Steve Paden 438 2. Josh Wise 393 3. Jerome Rodela 379 4. J.J. Yeley 334 5. Bobby East 329 6. Johnny Rodriguez 296 7. A.J. Fike 285 8. Tracy Hines 274 9. Van Knill 270 10. Wally Pankratz 270