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VENTURA HOSTS FOCUSES, YOUNG GUNS; FOCUSES ALSO AT SLC

USAC’s Ford Focuses and Young Guns continue their 2010 season this Saturday with events at the Ventura (Calif.) Raceway and Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City, Utah

The Western Ford Focuses and Young Guns compete at Ventura, while the Utah Ford Focus series continues at the Salt Lake City oval. Connor Kassik sits atop the current Western standings, while Michael Daniels is atop the Utah points. The Western Young Guns are currently paced by Brandon White.

Garrett Peterson of West Sacramento, Calif. led the final 30 laps to win Saturday night’s 35-lap USAC Western Ford Focus race at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif. He was also the fastest qualifier, won his heat race and won the dash. Keegan Walmer took second ahead of Cody Thompson, Cody Gerhardt and Dennis Simunovich. Walmer led the first five laps of the feature. The accompanying USAC Western Young Guns feature event was halted after an opening-lap tangle and cancelled. Keegan Walmer posted fastest qualifying time and Cody Thompson won the heat race.

Nick Drake of Mooresville, N.C., son of former USAC National Driving Champion Jay Drake, posted his initial USAC feature victory Saturday night at Dillon (S.C.) Motor Speedway, winning the 30-lap USAC Eastern/Carolina Ford Focus race in his Troy Cline Haas Automation/SEM Products Beast. Drake was the fourth race leader, pacing the final 16 laps after passing series point leader Scott Hunter on lap 15. Hunter took second ahead of Steven Intravaia, Justin Hommel and Brad Noffsinger. Rick Fedrizzi led the first seven laps, Cody Acton led lap eight and Hunter led the next six before Drake took command.

Drake is believed to be the first graduate of USAC’s Mopar .25 Midgets to post a victory in USAC Ford Focus competition.

USAC UTAH FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Michael Daniels-201, 2-Bobby Runyan-188, 3-Eli Schrock-187, 4-Connor Kassik-166, 5-Cody Gerhardt-165, 6-Kyle Edwards-156, 7-J.R. Williams-151, 8-Austin Farley-144, 9-Shawn Buckley-139, 10-Bob Brewer-125.

USAC EASTERN FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Scott Hunter-322, 2-Nick Drake-283, 3-Bradley Riethmeyer-257, 4-Justin Hommel-234, 5-Steven Intravaia-230, 6-Chris Lamb-182, 7-Cody Acton-170, 8-Jeremy Frankoski-157, 9-Tyler Corriher-151, 10-Jake Blackhurst-108.

USAC CAROLINA FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Scott Hunter-254, 2-Nick Drake-217, 3-Justin Hommel-192, 4-Bradley Riethmeyer-184, 5-Steven Intravaia-172, 6-Jeremy Frankoski-157, 7-Chris Lamb-132, 8-Cody Acton-122, 9-Tyler Corriher-111, 10-Brad Noffsinger-97.

USAC WESTERN FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Connor Kassik-363, 2-Bobby Runyan-363, 3-Kyle Edwards-354, 4-Cody Gerhardt-348, 5-Garrett Peterson-211, 6-Michael Daniels-201, 7-Eli Schrock-187, 8-J.R. Williams-185, 9-Keegan Walmer-175, 10-Cody Thompson-174.

USAC WESTERN FORD FOCUS PAVEMENT POINT STANDINGS

1-Bobby Runyan-363, 2-Cody Gerhardt-348, 3-Connor Kassik-245, 4-Kyle Edwards-235, 5-Garrett Peterson-211, 6-Eli Schrock-187, 7-Keegan Walmer-175, 8-Cody Thompson-174, 9-Jessica Clark-155, 10-Austin Farley-144.

USAC NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Garrett Peterson-211, 2-Cody Gerhardt-183, 3-Keegan Walmer-175, 4-Bobby Runyan-175, 5-Cody Thompson-174, 6-Dennis Simunovich-141, 7-Courtney Atkinson-133, 8-Connor Kassik-118, 9-Greg Paul-89, 10-Kyle Edwards-79.

USAC SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Eli Schrock-121, 2-Bobby Runyan-119, 3-Cody Gerhardt-115, 4-Kyle Edwards-114, 5-Shawn Buckley-102, 6-Connor Kassik-94, 7-A.J. Ault-91, 8-Michael Daniels-85, 9-Austin Farley-77, 10-J.R. Williams-74.

USAC WESTERN YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS

1-Brandon White-266, 2-Jarid Blondel-220, 3-Keegan Walmer-149, 4-Courtney Atkinson-135, 5-Cody Thompson-133, 6-Austin Farley-130, 7-Casey Martinez-130, 8-Alex Jacobsen-128, 9-Winn Frazin-120, 10-Tanner Kershaw-99.

USAC WESTERN YOUNG GUNS PAVEMENT POINT STANDINGS

1-Brandon White-266, 2-Keegan Walmer-149, 3-Courtney Atkinson-135, 4-Cody Thompson-133, 5-Austin Farley-130, 6-Jarid Blondel-117, 7-Winn Frazin-62, 8-Jessica Clark-56, 9-Tanner Long-9.

USAC NORTHERN CALIFORNIA YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS

1-Keegan Walmer-149, 2-Courtney Atkinson-135, 3-Cody Thompson-133; 4-Brandon White-133.

USAC SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS

1-Brandon White-133, 2-Austin Farley-130, 3-Jarid Blondel-117, 4-Winn Frazin-62, 5-Jessica Clark-56, 6-Tanner Long-9.