By Dick Jordan
Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City, Utah hosts a pair of USAC Western/Utah Ford Focus races this week which could have an impact on 2010 championships. The races in the Utah capital are Saturday and Monday nights.
Cody Gerhardt of Madera, Calif. (Western) and Michael Daniels of Magna, Utah (Utah) are the respective series point leaders entering this week’s races.
Scott Hunter, Eric Coomes and Jesse Little earned USAC Ford Focus feature victories during Wednesday night’s racing program at Concord (N.C.) Speedway. Little, of Sherrills Ford, N.C., won both the rescheduled August 18 20-lap Young Guns main and the regular season-ending 25-lapper for the Young Guns, claiming the Carolina Young Guns title in the process. Little led all 20 laps of the opener and passed Austin Prock on lap three of the finale to pace the last 23 laps. Hunter, of Concord, led all 31 laps to win the rescheduled August 18 Eastern Ford Focus Feature, while Coomes, of Concord, led all 40 laps of the Ford Focus nightcap. Trailing Little in both Young Guns races were Prock, Adam Brown and Jamie Cox. Hunter was trailed in the Focus opener by Jarett Andretti, Shane MacMillan, Tyler Corriher and Chris Lamb. In the second Focus race Coomes was trailed by Andretti, Hunter, Nick Drake and Justin Hommel.
Tyler Cottongim of Avon, Ind. won Saturday night’s 35-lap Eastern/Carolina Ford Focus feature at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway, leading the final 15 laps after passing Justin Hommel on lap 21. Trailing Cottongim’s Pit Stop Bar & Grill Beast at the checkered flag were Jeremy Frankoski, Chris Lamb, Scott Hunter and fast qualifier Nick Drake.
Zach Stout of Vista, Calif. and Daniel Williams of Glendale, Calif. earned their first USAC feature victories Saturday night in Ford Focus and Focus Young Guns action respectively at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. Stout led all 20 laps of the Western Ford Focus race to beat Nick Carlson, Jet Davison, Kyle Edwards and Wally Pankratz, while Williams led all 20 laps to win the Young Guns feature over Casey Martinez, Bradley Morris, Logan Williams and Jarid Blondel.
USAC MIDWEST FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS
1-Joe Liguori-789, 2-Jake Blackhurst-758, 3-Kyle O’Gara-642, 4-Tyler Cottongim-601, 5-Jessica Bean-522, 6-Toby Alfrey-432, 7-Andy Nock-406, 8-Tate Martz-398, 9-Scott Hunter-366, 10-Nick Drake-340.
USAC MIDWEST FORD FOCUS DIRT POINT STANDINGS
1-Joe Liguori-404, 2-Jake Blackhurst-363, 3-Eric Rankine-313, 4-Jessica Bean-304, 5-Kyle O’Gara-272, 6-Bill Kriegbaum-246, 7-Ross Rankine-183, 8-Toby Alfrey-171, 9-Tyler Cottongim-160, 10-Byron Stowe-129.
USAC MIDWEST FORD FOCUS PAVEMENT POINT STANDINGS
1-Jake Blackhurst-538, 2-Joe Liguori-531, 3-Kyle O’Gara-452, 4-Tyler Cottongim-451, 5-Tate Martz-398, 6-Andy Nock-358, 7-Geoff Gerline-295, 8-Toby Alfrey-261, 9-Jessica Bean-247, 10-Justin Hommel-235.
USAC UTAH FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS
1-Michael Daniels-593, 2-Chuck Groat-438, 3-J.R. Williams-430, 4-Terra Brower-390, 5-Connor Kassik-379, 6-Ron Duncombe-379, 7-Jeremy McKenna-333, 8-Bobby Runyan-302, 9-Cody Gerhardt-295, 10-Austin Luttmer-291.
USAC EASTERN FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS
1-Scott Hunter-758, 2-Nick Drake-691, 3-Justin Hommel-637, 4-Chris Lamb-559, 5-Tyler Corriher-531, 6-Jarett Andrett-371, 7-Cody Acton-369, 8-Eric Coomes-281, 9-Billy Gaule-272, 10-Tyler Cottongim-261.
USAC CAROLINA FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS
1-Scott Hunter-849, 2-Nick Drake-756, 3-Justin Hommel-710, 4-Tyler Corriher-548, 5-Chris Lamb-545, 6-Jarett Andrett-371, 7-Cody Acton-321, 8-Billy Gaule-272, 9-Tyler Cottongim-261, 10-Shane MacMillan-230.
USAC WESTERN FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS
1-Cody Gerhardt-755, 2-Nick Carlson-702, 3-Bobby Runyan-695, 4-Kyle Edwards-687, 5-Michael Daniels-593, 6-Jet Davison-547, 7-Connor Kassik-541, 8-Wally Pankratz-519, 9-Andrew Murray-487, 10-J.R. Williams-485.
USAC WESTERN FORD FOCUS PAVEMENT POINT STANDINGS
1-Cody Gerhardt-850, 2-Bobby Runyan-777,3-Garrett Peterson-472, 4-Connor Kassik-446, 5-Cody Thompson-445, 6-Keegan Walmer-431, 7-Eli Schrock-413, 8-Austin Farley-347, 9-Jessica Clark-314, 10-Shawn Buckley-307.
USAC WESTERN FORD FOCUS DIRT POINT STANDINGS
1-Nick Carlson-702, 2-Kyle Edwards-617, 3-Jet Davison-547, 4-Andrew Murray-487, 5-Andrew Mulhearn-485, 6-Zach Stout-387, 7-Wally Pankratz-365, 8-Tony Cinque-277, 9-Jake Blackhurst-272, 10-Kalvin Douglas-125.
USAC NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS
1-Garrett Peterson-472, 2-Cody Gerhardt-449, 3-Cody Thompson-411, 4-Keegan Walmer-400, 5-Bobby Runyan-377, 6-Courtney Atkinson-255, 7-Tim Skoglund-247, 8-Connor Kassik-218, 9-Dennis Simunovich-141, 10-J.R. Williams-138.
USAC SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS
1-Eli Schrock-413, 2-Bobby Runyan-405, 3-Cody Gerhardt-399, 4-Austin Farley-347, 5-Shawn Buckley-307, 6-Jessica Clark-271, 7-Kyle Edwards-226, 8-Connor Kassik-211, 9-Michael Daniels-171, 10-Tony Cinque-154.
USAC WESTERN YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS
1-Jarid Blondel-745, 2-Brandon White-697, 3-Casey Martinez-665, 4-Alex Jacobsen-656, 5-Collin Henry-502, 6-Keegan Walmer-471, 7-Daniel Williams-462, 8-Cody Thompson-441, 9-Logan Williams-384, 10-Austin Farley-378.
USAC WESTERN YOUNG GUNS DIRT POINT STANDINGS
1-Jarid Blondel-667, 2-Casey Martinez-665, 3-Alex Jacobsen-656, 4-Collin Henry-502, 5-Daniel Williams-462, 6-Logan Williams-384, 7-Bradley Morris-358, 8-Winn Frazin-232, 9-Tanner Kershaw-201, 10-Jake Blackhurst-112.
USAC WESTERN YOUNG GUNS PAVEMENT POINT STANDINGS
1-Brandon White-697, 2-Keegan Walmer-471, 3-Cody Thompson-441, 4-Austin Farley-378, 5-Jarid Blondel-333, 6-Courtney Atkinson-312, 7-Jessica Clark-212, 8-Winn Frazin-108, 9-Tanner Long-68, 10-Jimmy Moon-57.
USAC NORTHERN CALIFORNIA YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS
1-Brandon White-374, 2-Keegan Walmer-352, 3-Cody Thompson-325, 4-Courtney Atkinson-309, 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-377, 2-Austin Farley-378, 3-Jarid Blondel-333, 4-Jessica Clark-212, 5-Keegan Walmer-119, 6-Cody Thompson-116, 7-Winn Frazin-108, 8-Tanner Long-68, 9-Jimmy Moon-57.
USAC MIDWEST YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS
1-Cooper Clouse-443, 2-Ross Rankine-427, 3-Stevie Kuhn-387, 4-Gage Walker-358, 5-Max McGee-193, 6-Austin Prock-133, 7-Brendon Bock-117, 8-Mike Gass-95, 9-Jarett Andretti-52, 10-Derrick Morris-51.
FINAL USAC CAROLINA YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS
1-Jesse Little-398, 2-Adam Brown-343, 3-Austin Prock-264, 4-Ryan Ayers-128, 5-Brendon Bock-125, 6-Stephern Bergh Jr.-60, 7-Jamie Cox-56, 8-Cole Custer-6.