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Toni Breidinger, of Hillsborough, Calif., is now the all-time leader in terms of USAC feature victories by a female after leading all 30 laps of Saturday night's race at Madera (Calif.) Speedway. "I caught sight of Shane (Golobic) off the middle of (turns) three and four.
The win was her 10th, breaking a tie with Ashley Hazelton. I kind of got a run back around him off the cushion of (turn) four.
C., while the Western series returns to the dirt at Chowchilla (Calif.) Speedway Sunday. In the final five circuits, Golobic had reeled Grant in as the two weaved their way through the tail-end of the field.
Chris Lamb won the 2016 USAC Eastern title and Jesse Love IV is the 2017 USAC Western US Dirt leader after winning at Chowchilla on March 12. The two dipped and dove between the lapped cars of Weyant and Daniel Adler as the pair threaded through the eye of a needle in a game of racing limbo to see who could be the first to get the lowest on the racing surface.
Jesse Love IV was second ahead of Adam Lemke, Tom Paterson and Annie Breidinger. I knew he started real deep and if he'd come from that far back on the bottom, I knew I needed to get back to the bottom in a hurry.
The USAC Western US Pavement Midget Series resumes April 1 at Madera. I had just enough to get back by him off (turn) four and shut him down on the bottom getting into (turn) one.
"I'd been kind of shadowing him, waiting and waiting for lapped traffic to try and take a shot at him.
"It was just kind of a chance deal," Grant believes.
2017 USAC Speed2 Western US Dirt Midget Series Standings: 1-Jesse Love IV-78, 2-Annie Breidinger-74. From there on out, it's about not missing the bottom and not getting caught up on the berm.