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FOCUSES AT SPEEDROME WEDNESDAY, GAS CITY SATURDAY

By Dick Jordan

WINS GO TO GERHARDT, WHITE, RUNYAN, WALKER, BLACKHURST & PROCK

Jake Blackhurst of Mapleton, Ill. returns to the Indianapolis Speedrome Wednesday night for “Mack McClellan Night” as the Midwest Ford Focus point leader after winning last Wednesday night’s “Ted Hines Night” feature at the 1/5-mile paved oval. Cooper Clouse will lead the Young Guns into Wednesday’s program, while the Midwest Ford Focuses are also gearing up for Saturday’s event in conjunction with “Indiana Sprint Week” at the Gas City I-69 Speedway.

Blackhurst and Austin Prock of Avon, Ind. earned USAC Ford Focus feature wins last Wednesday night at the Speedrome. Blackhurst led all 40 laps of the Midwest Ford Focus race and Prock lead all 25 laps of the Young Guns feature. Trailing Blackhurst and his Kitchen Cooked/Schroth Beast were Nick Drake, Kyle O’Gara, Joe Liguori and Tate Martz. Prock and his BMRS/Waterman Racing Beast were trailed by Max McGee, Brendon Bock, Ross Rankine and Clouse.

Cody Gerhardt of Madera, Calif. and Brandon White of Eureka, Calif. won the feature events Saturday night in the USAC Ford Focus program at the Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino, Calif. Gerhardt passed Cody Thompson on the 20th lap and led the rest of the way to win the 35-lap Western Ford Focus race over Garrett Peterson, fast qualifier Tim Skoglund, Cody Thompson and Bobby Runyan. White led all 20 laps to win the Young Guns feature over Austin Farley, Keegan Walmer, Thompson and fast qualifier Jarid Blondel.

Bobby Runyan of Denair, Calif. and Keegan Walmer of Portland, Ore. shared victory lane ceremonies at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring Thursday night, winning USAC Ford Focus feature events. Runyan took the 25-lap Western/Utah Ford Focus feature over Austin Farley, Eli Schrock, Cody Gerhardt and Wally Pankratz. Cody Thompson led the first 19 laps before becoming involved in a multi-car tangle, allowing Runyan to lead the last 11 laps. Walmer led the first five and last lap of the Young Guns feature to beat Thompson by 11 thousandths of a second! Farley was third, ahead of Brandon White and Jessica Clark. Walmer led the first five laps, then Thompson led 11. Farley led three before yielding to Walmer on the final circuit.

The 2010 Utah Ford Focus Series resumes action July 24 in Salt Lake City.

USAC MIDWEST FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Jake Blackhurst-510, 2-Joe Liguori-494, 3-Tyler Cottongim-391, 4-Kyle O’Gara-328, 5-Tate Martz-296, 6-Toby Alfrey-281, 7-John Heydenreich-279, 8-Andy Nock-224, 9-Geoff Gerline-209, 10-Jessica Bean-204.

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-299, 2-Tate Martz-296, 3-Jake Blackhurst-282, 4-Kyle O’Gara-251, 5-Tyler Cottongim-249, 6-Geoff Gerline-209, 7-John Heydenreich-168, 8-Andy Nock-166, 9-Toby Alfrey-162, 10-Jessica Bean-124.

USAC UTAH FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Michael Daniels-412, 2-Connor Kassik-320, 3-J.R. Williams-266, 4-Kipp Posey-262, 5-Chuck Groat-250, 6-Terra Brower-228, 7-Ron Duncombe-206, 8-Bobby Runyan-188, 9-Eli Schrock-187, 10-Jeff Kelley-179.

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-633, 2-Cody Gerhardt-611, 3-Bobby Runyan-573, 4-Connor Kassik-536, 5-Michael Daniels-523, 6-Nick Carlson-445, 7-Andrew Mulhearn-401, 8-Jet Davison-395, 9-J.R. Williams-375, 10-Eli Schrock-355.

USAC WESTERN FORD FOCUS PAVEMENT POINT STANDINGS

1-Cody Gerhardt-611, 2-Bobby Runyan-573, 3-Eli Schrock-355, 4-Garrett Peterson-340, 5-Connor Kassik-329, 6-Cody Thompson-319, 7-Keegan Walmer-307, 8-Kyle Edwards-305, 9-Austin Farley-293, 10-Jessica Clark-289.

USAC WESTERN FORD FOCUS DIRT POINT STANDINGS

1-Nick Carlson-445, 2-Andrew Mulhearn-401, 3-Jet Davison-395, 4-Kyle Edwards-390, 5-Andrew Murray-282, 6-Zach Stout-224, 7-Wally Pankratz-204, 8-Jake Blackhurst-151, 9-Kalvin Douglas-125, 10-Connor Kassik-125.

USAC NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Garrett Peterson-340, 2-Cody Gerhardt-322, 3-Cody Thompson-285,4-Keegan Walmer-276, 5-Bobby Runyan-275, 6-Tim Skoglund-183, 7-Courtney Atkinson-180, 8-Dennis Simunovich-141, 9-Connor Kassik-139, 10-Kyle Edwards-104.

USAC SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Eli Schrock-355, 2-Cody Gerhardt-354, 3-Bobby Runyan-346, 4-Austin Farley-293, 5-Shawn Buckley-258, 6-Jessica Clark-246, 7-Kyle Edwards-226, 8-Connor Kassik-211, 9-Michael Daniels-171, 10-J.R. Williams-130.

USAC WESTERN YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS

1-Jarid Blondel-706, 2-Brandon White-512, 3-Alex Jacobsen-434, 4-Casey Martinez-428, 5-Keegan Walmer-334, 6-Austin Farley-312, 7-Cody Thompson-311, 8-Collin Henry-292, 9-Daniel Williams-286, 10-Logan Williams-286.

USAC WESTERN YOUNG GUNS DIRT POINT STANDINGS

1-Alex Jacobsen-434, 2-Jarid Blondel-428, 3-Casey Martinez-428, 4-Collin Henry-342, 5-Daniel Williams-286, 6-Logan Williams-286, 7-Bradley Morris-205, 8-Tanner Kershaw-156, 9-Winn Frazin-141, 10-Al Simpson-87.

USAC WESTERN YOUNG GUNS PAVEMENT POINT STANDINGS

1-Brandon White-512, 2-Keegan Walmer-334, 3-Austin Farley-312, 4-Cody Thompson-311, 5-Jarid Blondel-278, 6-Jessica Clark-212, 7-Courtney Atkinson-188, 8-Winn Frazin-108, 9-Tanner Long-68, 10-Shon Gooden-55.

USAC NORTHERN CALIFORNIA YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS

1-Brandon White-249, 2-Keegan Walmer-213, 3-Cody Thompson-193, 4-Courtney Atkinson-183, 5-Austin Farley-64, 6-Jessica Clark-60, 7-Tanner Long-59, 8-Jarid Blondel-53, 9-Shon Gooden-50, 10-Winn Frazin-46.

USAC SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS

1-Brandon White-315, 2-Austin Farley-312, 3-Jarid Blondel-278, 4-Jessica Clark-212, 5-Keegan Walmer-119, 6-Cody Thompson-116, 7-Winn Frazin-108, 8-Tanner Long-68.

USAC MIDWEST YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS

1-Cooper Clouse-314, 2-Ross Rankine-307, 3-Gage Walker-284, 4-Stevie Kuhn-281, 5-Max McGee-125, 6-Austin Prock-68, 7-Brendon Bock-60, 8-Jarett Andretti-52 9-Derrick Morris-51, 10-Mike Gass-44.