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SPEEDROME, ORANGE SHOW HOST FOCUS RACES

By Dick Jordan

The 2010 USAC Midwest and Western Ford Focus and Young Guns Series continue this week with races at the Indianapolis (Ind.) Speedrome and Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino, Calif. respectively.

Wednesday night’ “Mel Kenyon Night” at the Speedrome also includes the Regional Midgets and Mopar .25 Midgets, celebrating the career of the 1993 Speedrome Midget and 7-time USAC National Midget Champion.

Tate Martz of Rushville, Ind. and Cooper Clouse of Ohio City, Ohio earned USAC Ford Focus feature wins at the Indianapolis Speedrome last Wednesday night on “Tom Bigelow Night.” Martz led all 40 laps to beat Joe Liguori, Tyler Cottongim, Andy Nock and Kyle O’Gara. In the accompanying 25-lap Young Guns Ford Focus race, Clouse led all 25 laps to beat Ross Rankine, Stevie Kuhn, Gage Walker and Jarett Andretti.

Defending two-time USAC Utah Ford Focus Champion Kipp Posey of Lehi, Utah won Saturday night’s 25-lap USAC Western/Utah Ford Focus feature at Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City, Utah. He passed Utah point leader Michael Daniels on lap 15 and led the last 11 laps to beat Daniels, Ron Duncombe, Jeremy McKenna and Connor Kassik. Chuck Groat was the fastest qualifier. The Utah series resumes June 26 at RMR.

Nick Carlson of Norwalk, Calif. and Alex Jacobsen of San Jose, Calif. scored feature victories in USAC Western Ford Focus and Young Guns racing respectively Saturday night at Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway. Carlson led all 20 laps to win the Ford Focus race over Jet Davison, Randi Pankratz, Kyle Edwards and Zach Stout. Carlson was also the fastest qualifier. Jacobsen also led all 20 laps of the Young Guns feature to beat Jarid Blondel, Casey Martinez, Bradley Morris and Collin Henry. Daniel Williams posted the fastest qualifying time.

USAC MIDWEST FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Jake Blackhurst-329, 2-Joe Liguori-328, 3-Tyler Cottongim-232, 4-Toby Alfrey-213, 5-Kyle O’Gara-175, 6-John Heydenreich-159, 7-Andy Nock-144, 8-Scott Hunter-136, 9-Adam Wilsdon-135, 10-Chris Lamb-131.

USAC MIDWEST FORD FOCUS DIRT POINT STANDINGS

1-Joe Ligori-136, 2-Jake Blackhurst-120, 3-Toby Alfrey-119, 4-John Heydenreich-111, 5-Eric Rankine-111, 6-Tyler Cottongim-103, 7-Josh Staten-89, 8-Ronnie Wuerdeman-88, 9-Jessica Bean-80, 10-Bill Kriegbaum-75.

USAC MIDWEST FORD FOCUS PAVEMENT POINT STANDINGS

1-Joe Liguori-133, 2-Tate Martz-129, 3-Jake Blackhurst-101, 4-Kyle O’Gara-98, 5-Toby Alfrey-94, 6-Tyler Cottongim-90, 7-Andy Nock-86, 8-Geoff Gerline-83, 9-Adam Wilsdon-64, 10-Michael May-52.

USAC UTAH FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Michael Daniels-338, 2-Connor Kassik-274, 3-J.R. Williams-237, 4-Kipp Posey-194, 5-Bobby Runyan-188, 6-Eli Schrock-187, 7-Terra Brower-183, 8-Chuck Groat-183, 9-Jeff Kelley-179, 10-Cody Gerhardt-165.

USAC EASTERN FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Scott Hunter-388, 2-Nick Drake-333, 3-Justin Hommel-290, 4-Bradley Riethmeyer-257, 5-Cody Acton-231, 6-Steven Intravaia-230, 7-Tyler Corriher-208, 8-Chris Lamb-182, 9-Jeremy Frankoski-157, 10-Jake Blackhurst-108.

USAC CAROLINA FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Scott Hunter-320, 2-Nick Drake-267, 3-Justin Hommel-248, 4-Bradley Riethmeyer-184, 5-Cody Acton-183, 6-Steven Intravaia-172, 7-Tyler Corriher-168, 8-Jeremy Frankoski-157, 9-Chris Lamb-132, 10-Brad Noffsinger-97.

USAC WESTERN FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Kyle Edwards-520, 2-Connor Kassik-471, 3-Bobby Runyan-363, 4-Cody Gerhardt-348, 5-Michael Daniels-338, 6-Nick Carlson-337, 7-Jet Davison-284, 8-Andrew Mulhearn-278, 9-J.R. Williams-271, 10-Garrett Peterson-211.

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 WESTERN FORD FOCUS DIRT POINT STANDINGS

1-Nick Carlson-264, 2-Andrew Mulhearn-227, 3-Kyle Edwards-226, 4-Jet Davison-219, 5-Jake Blackhurst-151, 6-Wally Pankratz-150, 7-Kalvin Douglas-125, 8-Zach Stout-117, 9-Andrew Murray-100, 10-Connor Kassik-79.

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-Jarid Blondel-414, 2-Alex Jacobsen-312, 3-Casey Martinez-307, 4-Brandon White-266, 5-Daniel Williams-227, 6-Bradley Morris-205, 7-Winn Frazin-203, 8-Courtney Atkinson-199, 9-Collin Henry-184, 10-Logan Williams-179.

USAC WESTERN YOUNG GUNS DIRT POINT STANDINGS

1-Alex Jacobsen-312, 2-Casey Martinez-307, 3-Jarid Blondel-297, 4-Collin Henry-234, 5-Daniel Williams-227, 6-Bradley Morris-205, 7-Logan Williams-179, 8-Tanner Kershaw-156, 9-Winn Frazin-141, 10-Al Simpson-87.

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.

USAC MIDWEST YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS

1-Cooper Clouse-134, 2-Ross Rankine-125, 3-Gage Walker-115, 4-Stevie Kuhn-113, 5-Jarett Andretti-52, 6-Derrick Morris-51.