Josett Romps In Season’s First Start

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Robby Josett (Lance Jennings photo)
Robby Josett (Lance Jennings photo)

VENTURA, Calif. — Making his first start of the campaign, Robby Josett outdueled Robert Dalby, Jake Swanson and Ben Worth to win Saturday night at Ventura Raceway.

Driving Keith Ford’s No. 73k Naturipe / Sun Valley AG Transport TCR, Josett reclaimed the lead on the 10th circuit and stormed to the fifth USAC Western States Midget triumph of his career.

Swanson, Dalby, Cody Swanson and defending champion Michael Faccinto rounded out the top five.

Jerome Rodela made his first start of the season earned the Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award by posting a time of 11.873 over the 23-car roster.

The finish:

Feature (30 laps): 1. Robby Josett (3), 2. Jake Swanson (5), 3. Robert Dalby (8), 4. Cody Swanson (2), 5. Michael Faccinto (10), 6. Cory Elliott (9), 7. Shannon McQueen (1), 8. David Prickett (14), 9. Austin Liggett (6), 10. Randi Pankratz (19), 11. Gage Rucker (18), 12. Jerome Rodela (7), 13. C.J. Sarna (13), 14. Troy Morris III (15), 15. Mike Leach Jr. (17), 16. Marvin Mitchell (23, #25M Mitchell), 17. Ben Worth (4), 18. Clayton Ruston (11), 19. Dylan Ito (16), 20. Bryan Drollinger (20), 21. Ron Hazelton (22), 22. John Dyson (21), 23. Kyle Beilman (12). NT