VICTORVILLE - With the 2007 racing season rapidly coming to a close, Victorville Auto Raceway will be playing host tonight to four of its most popular divisions and adding another event to its expanding list of features.

It will be the final night of competition this season for the CDCRA Dwarfs and a Victorville track champion will be crowned when the racing's all finished. Currently, Hesperia's Perry Highfill is sitting atop the Pro division standings, 18 points ahead of Placentia's Eric Lopez and 80 points above rookie Jim Lyon of San Juan Capistrano.

In the Senior division standings, Riverside's Walt Boyd is a comfortable 74 points ahead of Gordon Brand of Huntington Beach and 122 points up on Colton's Bobby Lague.

Drivers in both divisions have been battling all season on two fronts, Victorville and Bakersfield and the overall standings check out to be a bit different than the local races. In the overalls, Lopez holds the advantage over Highfill by 25 points and Brand is well in front of Boyd.

Tonight will be the final night of regular season competition for the Dwarfs, but the will be back to join the celebration for the annual Turkey Classic in late November.

With just tonight's race and the final meet of the season next week remaining on the schedule, the local IMCA Modified is definitely up for grabs, with any one of the top three drivers in a position to make a surge to the lead.

Western Region IMCA Champion Tony Kinkade, Jr. is currently holding a 10-point edge on Barstow's Roger Gordon, while his IFS Racing teammate, Daggett's Wayne Francis is right on their tail, just 16 points out of the lead.

Keep in mind that neither Silver Lakes' Butch Wood nor Hesperia's Tim Timmerman are mathematically out of the running, and either one, or both, could play spoiler. As previously stated, the Modifieds will face off once more after tonight, on the season's final night next weekend.

Tonight will also be the wrap-up for the Sport Compact Juniors, and Devan Myrick has found himself locked in a second-place tie with Stacey Elderbaum. Both drivers are a scant five points behind the division leader, Jessica Sooter. While all three of the leaders hail from Hesperia, the young man who holds down the fourth place spot is Wilmington's Steven Parra.
Tonight also marks the end of the season for the All Americans, and while any one of the top four drivers in this division has the chance to win it, thoughts continue to be focused on the progress of driver Tim Walker, whose fight for recovery continues.

The latest reports posted on the track Web site state Walker is no longer on a respirator and breathing on his own. He responds to stimuli and when spoken to, and appears to be trying to make "funky" sounds.

All American division driver Victorville's Dan McGuire has moved into a tie for first place with Apple Valley's Jefro Blalock. Only two other drivers have completed all eight of the previous races to date, and both are close enough to the knotted-up leaders to pose a real threat. Carol Lewis and Bev Stauffacher, who both call Hesperia home, are both close enough to the leaders to seriously change the end results. This is definitely a division to watch.
It should also be noted here that early results from last week's Mini Stock feature race had San Bernardino's Mark Barlow the winner. However, a technical inspection of Barlow's car after the race disqualified him and Apple Valley's Vince Porter, who came in second to

Barlow, was declared the winner. The Mini Stock division will close out their 2007 season next weekend.

Highlighting the action tonight will be the Tough Truck competition, a chance for fans to "run what they've brung" over a course replete with a mud bog and other assorted obstacles.
Fans that have either been witness to or actually competed in one say that it is definitely something to behold.