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CONCORD FOCUS-YOUNG GUNS SERIES DEBUTS WEDNESDAY

By Dick Jordan

Concord (N.C.) Motorsports Park hosts the first of six consecutive Wednesday night Eastern/Carolina Ford Focus and Carolina Young Guns “doubleheader” this Wednesday. USAC Ford Focus racing also occurs this week at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. (Midwest) and Salt Lake City, Utah (Western/Utah), both Saturday night.

Scott Hunter of Concord tops the standings in both the Eastern and Carolina Ford Focus series following his victory in Saturday night’s 30-lap Midwest/Eastern race at the Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway. Hunter led all 30 laps in his Brown & Miller Racing Solutions/Kenny’s Components Ascot, beating Kyle Hamilton, Tyler Cottongim, Jake Blackhurst and Joe Liguori to the checkered flag. Nick Drake posted the fastest qualifying time.

Liguori, of Tampa, Fla., wheeled the John Givens C & R Racing/Pit Stop Bar-B-Q Beast to victory in Friday night’s 30-lap USAC Midwest/Eastern Ford Focus feature at Kil-Kare Speedway. He took the lead from Toby Alfrey on lap 24 and led the rest of the way to beat Midwest point leader Blackhurst, Hamilton, fast qualifier Hunter and Kyle O’Gara.

Cody Gerhardt of Madera, Calif. and Cody Thompson of Fremont, Calif. grabbed USAC Ford Focus and Young Guns victories during the USAC “quadrupleheader” at Stockton 99 Speedway Saturday night. Gerhardt passed Garrett Peterson on lap 27 of the 30-lap Focus race and led the final four laps to beat Cody Thompson, Tim Skoglund, Keegan Walmer and fast qualifier Peterson. Thompson won the 25-lap Young Guns feature, leading all but the first two laps after passing Brandon White on lap three. Keegan Walmer finished second ahead of Courtney Atkinson and White.

Gerhardt leads the Western Ford Focus standings and Michael Daniels of Magna, Utah sits atop the Utah standings entering Saturday’s race at Salt Lake City.

USAC MIDWEST FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Joe Liguori-731, 2-Jake Blackhurst-720, 3-Tyler Cottongim-572, 4-Kyle O’Gara-539, 5-Toby Alfrey-432, 6-Scott Hunter-366, 7-Andy Nock-360, 8-Nick Drake-340, 9-Tate Martz-339, 10-Jessica Bean-339.

USAC MIDWEST FORD FOCUS DIRT POINT STANDINGS

1-Joe Liguori-205, 2-Jake Blackhurst-191, 3-Toby Alfrey-171, 4-Eric Rankine-161, 5-Tyler Cottongim-160, 6-Jessica Bean-131, 7-Josh Staten-125, 8-John Heydenreich-111, 9-Kyle O’Gara-108, 10-Bill Kriegbaum-107.

USAC MIDWEST FORD FOCUS PAVEMENT POINT STANDINGS

1-Joe Liguori-477, 2-Jake Blackhurst-472, 3-Kyle O’Gara-404, 4-Tyler Cottongim-393, 5-Tate Martz-339, 6-Andy Nock-312, 7-Geoff Gerline-295, 8-Toby Alfrey-261, 9-Justin Hommel-235, 10-Scott Hunter-230.

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-442, 2-Nick Drake-371, 3-Justin Hommel-334, 4-Tyler Corriher-222, 5-Chris Lamb-193, 6-Bradley Riethmeyer-184, 7-Cody Acton-183, 8-Joe Liguori-178, 9-Jake Blackhurst-174, 10-Steven Intravaia-172.

USAC WESTERN FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Cody Gerhardt-682, 2-Kyle Edwards-633, 3-Bobby Runyan-625, 4-Connor Kassik-538, 5-Michael Daniels-450, 6-Nick Carlson-445, 7-J.R. Williams-404, 8-Garrett Peterson-402, 9-Andrew Mulhearn-401, 10-Jet Davison-395.

USAC WESTERN FORD FOCUS PAVEMENT POINT STANDINGS

1-Cody Gerhardt-682, 2-Bobby Runyan-625, 3-Garrett Peterson-402, 4-Cody Thompson-386, 5-Connor Kassik-371, 6-Keegan Walmer-366, 7-Eli Schrock-355, 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-402, 2-Cody Gerhardt-393, 3-Cody Thompson-352, 4-Keegan Walmer-335, 5-Bobby Runyan-327, 6-Tim Skoglund-247, 7-Courtney Atkinson-217, 8-Connor Kassik-178, 9-Dennis Simunovich-141, 10-J.R. Williams-107.

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-568, 3-Alex Jacobsen-434, 4-Casey Martinez-428, 5-Keegan Walmer-398, 6-Cody Thompson-379, 7-Collin Henry-349, 8-Austin Farley-312, 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-568, 2-Keegan Walmer-398, 3-Cody Thompson-379, 4-Austin Farley-312, 5-Jarid Blondel-278, 6-Courtney Atkinson-248, 7-Jessica Clark-212, 8-Winn Frazin-108, 9-Tanner Long-68, 10-Shon Gooden-55.

USAC NORTHERN CALIFORNIA YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS

1-Brandon White-307, 2-Keegan Walmer-279, 3-Cody Thompson-263, 4-Courtney Atkinson-245, 5-Austin Farley-64, 6-Jessica Clark-60, 7-Tanner Long-59, 8-Jarid Blondel-53, 9-Shon Gooden-52,10-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-375, 2-Ross Rankine-362, 3-Stevie Kuhn-328, 4-Gage Walker-284, 5-Max McGee-193, 6-Austin Prock-133, 7-Brendon Bock-117, 8-Mike Gass-95, 9-Jarett Andretti-52, 10-Derrick Morris-51.