Sunday, 10 July 2016




Madera, CA……..Annie Breidinger of Hillsborough, Calif. ended up with her first USAC feature victory in Saturday night’s “Gerhardt Classic” 30-lap USAC Western HPD Midget race at Madera Speedway. She claimed the win after original race winner Cody Jessop’s car was disqualified for failing post-race technical inspection. The fourth-place car of Tom Paterson also failed the post-race inspection, leaving Michael Daniels, Toni Breidinger, Jesse Love IV and Blake Brannon to complete the “top-five” in the official rundown. The official adjusted lap leaders saw four race leaders, with Annie officially leading the final eight laps after passing Daniels on lap 23.

USAC WESTERN HPD MIDGET RACE RESULTS: July 9, 2016 – Madera, California - Madera Speedway – “Gerhardt Classic”

QUALIFYING: 1. Annie Breidinger, 75, Breidinger-14.766; 2. Toni Breidinger, 80, Breidinger-14.827; 3. Cody Jessop, 1, Jessop-14.845; 4. Tom Paterson, 9, Paterson-14.853; 5. Antonia Boscacci, 44L, Love-14.873; 6. Jesse Love IV, 38L, Love-15.004; 7. Adam Lemke, 98, Lemke-15.009; 8. Michael Daniels, 87, Daniels-15.073; 9. Blake Brannon, 40, Brannon-15.090; 10. Ashley Hazelton, 5, Hazelton-15.157; 11. Davey Hamilton Jr., 9w, WHPD-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jessop, 2. A.Breidinger, 3. Lemke, 4. Brannon, 5. Boscacci, 6. Hamilton. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Paterson, 2. Love, 3. Daniels, 4. Hazelton. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Annie Breidinger, 2. Michael Daniels, 3. Toni Breidinger, 4. Jesse Love IV, 5. Blake Brannon, 6. Adam Lemke, 7. Antonia Boscacci, 8. Davey Hamilton Jr., 9. Ashley Hazelton. NT


**Cars of original feature winner Cody Jessop and fourth-place Tom Paterson were disqualified for failing to pass post-race technical inspection.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Boscacci, Laps 5-9 A.Breidinger, Laps 10-16 Hamilton, Laps 17-22 Daniels, Laps 23-30 A.Breidinger.

NEW USAC WESTERN HPD MIDGET POINTS: 1-Love-817, 2-A.Breidinger-652, 3-T.Breidinger-644, 4-Boscacci-497, 5-Brannon-436, 6-Hazelton-406, 7-Hamilton-288, 8-Jessop-212, 9-Lemke-172, 10-Wally Pankratz-145.

NEW USAC WESTERN HPD MIDGET PAVEMENT POINTS: 1-T.Breidinger-531, 2-Love-511, 3-A.Breidinger-450, 4-Brannon-436, 5-Hamilton-288, 6-Boscacci-236, 7-Jessop-212, 8-Lemke-172, 9-Hazelton-165, 10-Ethan Lesser-142.

NEXT USAC WESTERN HPD MIDGET RACE: July 21 – Meridian (ID) Speedway