(July 11, 2020) – Western Midget Racing had its first event of 2020 after many delays due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 2019 Ocean Midget champion David Prickett picked up where he left off with his seventh career series win.

Prickett led all 20-laps while Watsonville locals Evan Bonnema and heat race winner Tyler Slay battled for second.

2019 Ventura WMR champion Randi Pankratz went airborne in turn two before collecting Adam Elbert for a caution on lap five. Pankratz went to the pits with a flat left rear tire and was unable to continue. Slay spun on the restart and collected Elbert, sending Elbert for a flip which ended his evening.

17 year-old Jackson Dukes of Clovis took over second from Bonnema on lap nine. Three cars lined up for second behind Dukes. Slay moved up into third and tried to run down Dukes in the closing laps. David Prickett claimed the checkered flag over Dukes, Slay, 2019 Dixon Speedway Micro champion Norman Harley Rose, and Bonnema.

  1. 12H-David Prickett[3]; 2. 22Q-Jackson Dukes[7]; 3. 6S-Tyler Slay[4]; 4. 58-Harley Rose[8]; 5. 6-Evan Bonnema[2]; 6. 5-Joey Bishop[9]; 7. 0FG-Jon Santibanes[10]; 8. 11-Randi Pankratz[5]; 9. 24-Adam Elbert[6]; 10. 50-Tyler Dolacki[11]; 11. (DNS) 10-Blake Bower

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