FOCUSES HEADED FOR GAS CITY, MONTPELIER & LAS VEGAS

By Dick Jordan

USAC’s Western and Midwest Ford Focus and Focus Young Guns series continue their 2011 campaigns this weekend with races in Las Vegas, Nev. and Gas City and Montpelier, Ind.

Saturday’s Western events at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring include “double” feature for both Ford Focus and Focus Young Guns. The Midwest Ford Focuses race at Gas City I-69 Speedway Friday, then join the Midwest Focus Young Guns for a “doubleheader” at Montpelier Motor Speedway Saturday night, which will include “double” features for both series to make up for the September 10 rainouts.

Nick Drake, Garett Peterson and Brodie Kostecki all scored USAC feature victories at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif. Saturday night. Drake, of Mooresville, N.C. and Peterson of West Sacramento, Calif. won 40-lap Western Ford Focus races and Kostecki, of Roseville, Calif., won the 20-lap Western Focus Young Guns main event.

Drake led all 40 laps of the first Ford Focus race to beat Peterson, Kostecki, Keegan Walmer and James Edens. In the second 40-lapper, Peterson passed Jessica Clark on lap seven and led the rest of the way to beat Drake, Walmer, Clark and Edens. Kostecki trailed Trevor Hunt for six laps in the Focus Young Guns feature, then led the final 14 laps. Drake took second ahead of Hunt, Edens and Sheldon Didinger.

USAC NATIONAL FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Nick Drake-720, 2-Ross Rankine-702, 3-Brodie Kostecki-696, 4-Scott Hunter-672, 5-Jim Waters-669, 6-Jarett Andretti-657, 7-Jessica Clark-654, 8-Keegan Walmer-654, 9-Tyler Dolacki-648, 10-Wally Pankratz-646.

USAC NATIONAL FOCUS YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS:

1-Cole Custer-480, 2-Brody Kostecki-480, 3-Sam McGhee-477, 4-Trevor Hunt-474, 5-Jarid Irvan-465, 6-Cooper Clouse-459, 7-Parker Colston-456, 8-Stevie Kuhn-453, 9-James Edens-423, 10-Mikell McGee-420.

USAC MIDWEST FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Ross Rankine-771; 2-James Robertson-694; 3-Nick Drake-624; 4-Jarett Andretti-612; 5-Toby Alfrey-598; 6-Nick Hamilton-573; 7-Jessica Bean-549; 8-Joey Greening-470; 9-Tyler Shullick-443; 10-Kent Kriegbaum-359.

USAC MIDWEST FOCUS YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS

1-Sam McGhee-613; 2-Stevie Kuhn-559; 3-Cooper Clouse-517; 4-Michael Fanelli-370; 5-Mikell McGee-367; 6-Emmy Gray-333; 7-Cole Custer-168; 8-Cordy Horn-153; 9-Tyler Shullick-137; 10-Adam Thomason-114.

USAC EASTERN FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Nick Drake-840; 2-Scott Hunter-787; 3-Jarett Andretti-768; 4-Chris Lamb-673; 5-Nic Davidson-633; 6-Tyler Corriher-577; 7-Austin Prock-502; 8-Ross Rankine-445; 9-Cole Custer-339; 10-Steven Intravaia-329.

USAC EASTERN FOCUS YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS

1-Jared Irvan-572; 2-Cole Custer-435; 3-Sam McGhee-392; 4-Trey Hutchens-337; 5-Mikell McGee-305; 6-Cooper Clouse-188; 7-Michael Fanelli-166; 8-Stevie Kuhn-122; 9-Tyler Shullick-70; 10-Brendon Bock-64.

USAC WESTERN FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Brodie Kostecki-575; 2-Trevor Hunt-569; 3-Cole Custer-527; 4-Parker Colston-519; 5-James Edens-470; 6-Christine Breckenridge-453; 7-Katlynn Leer-442; 8-Keegan Walmer-382; 9-Ricky Bowers-361; 10-Brandon White-264.

USAC WESTERN FOCUS YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS

1-Brodie Kostecki-815; 2-Jim Waters-797; 3-Chuck Groat-760; 4-Jessica Clark-736; 5-Wally Pankratz-726; 6-Keegan Walmer-719; 7-Garett Peterson-718; 8-Tyler Dolacki-716; 9-Austin Luttmer-708; 10-Jarid Blondel-691.

USAC UTAH FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS

1-Jim Waters-904; 2-Chuck Groat-806; 3-Austin Luttmer-708; 4-Gregg Fuette-643; 5-Ron Duncombe-603; 6-Jeff Kelley-520; 7-J.R. Williams-516; 8-Guy Sainsbury-421; 9-Jessica Clark-386; 10-Brandon White-342.