USAC Ford Focus Midget Car Series
USAC Ford Focus Midget Car Series

By Dick Jordan

The 2010 USAC Western “Ford Focus Week” debuts Saturday night at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway and continues next Wednesday (Aug. 4) at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway, then concludes on Saturday (Aug. 7) at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.

USAC Western Ford Focus and Western Young Guns drivers will compete for “Ford Focus Week” championships in the three-race series, with Hoosier Tire West, Ron Sutton’s Star Racing Supply, K & N and Fresno Discount Trophy offering sponsorship support.

Sean Dodenhof (Ford Focus) and Taylor Ferns (Young Guns) won last year’s inaugural California Ford Focus Week titles and 2010 series point leaders Nick Carlson (Ford Focus Dirt), Jarid Blondel (Young Guns) and Alex Jacobsen (Young Guns Dirt) are expected to be among top threats to win this year’s titles.

Saturday’s racing program at Perris also includes the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars.

California leads the all-time list of states hosting USAC Ford Focus races with 209 to date.