By Dick Jordan
Morris, IL……..Ross Rankine of Willard, Ohio and Sam McGhee of Camby, Ind. scored feature victories in Saturday night’s USAC Midwest Ford Focus and Focus Young Guns races at the Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill. Rankine passed Gage Walker on lap five and led the final 21 laps to win the 25-lap Ford Focus race, while McGhee led Kuhn for all 25 alps to take the Focus Young Guns victory. Rankine piloted the National pride Beast to win over Gage Walker, James Robertson, Tyler Trainor and Kent Kriegbaum. McGhee drove the Stoops Freightliner/CPM Machine Spike.
USAC MIDWEST FORD FOCUS RACE RESULTS: July 2, 2011 – Morris, Illinois – Grundy County Speedway
HEAT RACE: (8 laps) 1. Ross Rankine (#9 Nine Racing), 2. James Robertson (#1 Steele), 3. Gage Walker (#91 USAC), 4. Tyler Trainor (#25 Trainor), 5. Kent Kriegbaum (#12 Kriegbaum). 2:05.22a
ALSO AT THE TRACK: Jessica Bean (#3 Bean)
FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Ross Rankine, 2. Gage Walker, 3. James Robertson, 4. Tyler Trainor, 5. Kent Kriegbaum. NT
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Walker, Laps 5-25 Rankine
NEW USAC MIDWEST FORD FOCUS POINTS: 1-Rankine-420; 2-Robertson-311; 3-Toby Alfrey-279; 4-Jarett Andretti-277; 5-Jessica Bean-248; 6-Joey Greening-247; n7-Tyler Shullick-205; 8-Nick Drake-203; 9-Austion Prock-185; 10-Nick Hamilton-178.
NEXT USAC MIDWEST FORD FOCUS RACE: July 6 – Indianapolis, IN – Bryant Heating & Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome
USAC MIDWEST FOCUS YOUNG GUNS RACE RESULTS: July 2, 2011 – Morris, Illinois – Grundy County Speedway
HEAT RACE: (8 laps) 1. Sam McGhee (#11 McGhee), 2. Stevie Kuhn (#74 Kuhn). NT
FEATURE: (12 laps) 1. Sam McGhee, 2. Stevie Kuhn. NT
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-25 McGhee.
NEW USAC MIDWEST FOCUS YOUNG GUNS POINTS: 1-McGhee-403;2-Kuhn-306; 3-Cooper Clouse-257; 4-Tyler Shullick-137; 5-Adam Thomason-114; 6-Mikell McGee-113; 7-Emmy Gray-106; 8-Justen Garmenn-105; 9-Ty Rose-58; 10-Michael Fanelli-51.
NEXT USAC MIDWEST FOCUS YOUNG GUNS RACE: July 6 – Indianapolis, IN – Bryant Heating & Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome