Liggett Nabs Western Midget Laurels

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MERCED, Calif. — Racing past Maria Cofer on the 23rd circuit, Austin Liggett powered to the first USAC Western States midget victory of his career at Merced Speedway.

Driving the family owned No. 83 Excel Environmental Services / Liggett Trucking Spike, Liggett earned $2,000 by claiming the inaugural Easter Egg Spectacular presented by Advanced IPM. Shane Golobic, Mitchell Moles, Cory Elliott and Ben Worth followed the new point leader to the checkered flag.

Dustin Golobic earned the night’s Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award over the 19-car roster by posting a track record of 12.622.

The finish:

Feature (30 laps): 1. Austin Liggett (3), 2. Shane Golobic (5), 3. Mitchell Moles (1), 4. Cory Elliott (7), 5. Ben Worth (4), 6. Robert Dalby (8), 7. Dustin Golobic (6), 8. C.J. Sarna (10), 9. David Prickett (13), 10. Shannon McQueen (9), 11. Randi Pankratz (14), 12. Jackson Dukes (15), 13. Marvin Mitchell (16), 14. Maria Cofer (2), 15. Kelly Mitchell (19), 16. Troy Morris III (11), 17. Tyler Edwards (12).