By Dick Jordan
Tracks in Idaho, North Carolina, Ohio and Indiana are on tap for USAC’s Ford Focus racing series this week. Tuesday ngiht’s events at the Bryant Heating & Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome presented by IUPUI include the Midwest Ford Focus and Focus Young Guns. The Western and Utah Ford Focuses are at Meridian (ID) Speedway Friday and Saturday, while the Eastern Ford Focuses and Focus Young Guns will race at East Lincoln Speedway in Stanley, N.C. Saturday. Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia, Ohio hosts the Midwest Ford Focuses and Focus Young Guns Friday as well.
Garrett Peterson of West Sacramento, Calif. and Trevor Hunt of Liberty, Mo. captured USAC feature victories on “Open Wheel Night” at Stockton 99 Speedway Saturday night. Peterson won the 30-lap Ford Focus main event, leading all but one lap to beat Jessica Clark, Tanner Long, Brodie Kostecki and James Eden. Hunt led all 20 laps of the accompanying Focus Young Guns feature to beat Kostecki, Keegan Walmer, Eden and Christine Breckenridge
Defending USAC Utah Ford Focus Champion Michael Daniels of Magna, Utah returned to victory lane Saturday night at Rocky Mountain Raceways, winning the 25-lap feature event. Fast qualifier Chuck Groat took second ahead of Gregg Fuette, Ron Duncombe and Jeff Kelley. Jim Waters was seventh but continues to lead the series standings
Patrick Bruns of Champaign, Ill. led the final 16 laps to win Friday night’s 20-lap USAC Midwest Ford Focus race at Gas City I-69 Speedway in his Behling Racing Equipment/Bell Helmets Beast. John Heydenreich led a lap and finished second ahead of Midwest point leader Ross Rankine, Toby Alfrey and Tyler Shullick, who led the first three laps
Nick Drake of Mooresville, N.C. and Cole Custer of Kannapolis, N.C. scored feature victories at the Bryant Heating & Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome Wednesday night. Drake led all 50 laps of the Midwest Ford Focus feature in his Haas Automation Beast. Ross Rankine finished second ahead of Nick Hamilton, Jessica Bean and Jarett Andretti. Custer passed early leader Jared Irvan on lap 23 and led the final eight laps of the Focus Young Guns feature in his Haas Automation Beast. Irvan finished second ahead of Sam McGhee, Bryant Dawson and Stevie Kuhn.
USAC NATIONAL FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS
1-Nick Drake-657; 2-Jarett Andretti-621; 3-Ross Rankine-603; 4-Jessica Clark-570; 5-Jarid Blondel-405; 6-Tyler Dolacki-378; 7-Jim Waters-375; 8-Austin prock-351; 9-Austin Luttmer-348; 10-Daniel Williams-348.
USAC NATIONAL FOCUS YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS:
1-Cole Custer-471; 2-Trevor Hunt-468; 3-Brodie Kostecki-408; 4-Sam McGhee-405; 5-Christine Breckenridge-351; 6-Parker Colston-342; 7-Stevie Kuhn-315; 8-Copoper Clouse-228; 9-Brandon White-225; 10-Ricky Bowers-207.
USAC MIDWESTERN FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS
1-Ross Rankine-491; 2-James Robertson-352; 3-Jarett Andretti-332; 4-Toby Alfrey-311; 5-Jessica Bean-305; 6-Nick Drake-269; 7-Tyler Shullick-252; 8-Joey Greening-247; 9-Nick Hamilton-239; 10-Austin Prock-185.
USAC MIDWESTERN FOCUS YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS
1-Sam McGhee-471; 2-Stevie Kuhn-367; 3-Cooper Clouse-257; 4-Emmy Gray-151; 5-Tyler Shullick-137; 6-Adam Thomason-114; 7-Mikell McGee-113; 8-Justen Garmenn-105; 9-Michael Fanelli-99; 10-Cole Custer-67.
USAC EASTERN FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS
1-Jarett Andretti-507, 2-Nick Drake-449, 3-Chris Lamb-333, 4-Steven Intravaia-329, 5-Scott Hunter-308, 6-Austin Prock-283, 7-Orry Hunte-274, 8-Nic Davidson-271, 9-Tyler Corriher-190, 10-Joey Greening-130.
USAC EASTERN FOCUS YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS
1-Sam McGhee-73, 2-Tyler Shullick-70, 3-Jared Irvan-68, 4-Brendon Bock-64, 5-Stevie Kuhn-64, 6-Trey Hutchens-59, 7-Ty Rose-58, 8-Mikell McGee-57, 9-Justen Garmenn-55.
USAC WESTERN FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS
1-Jessica Clark-642; 2-Jim Waters-451; 3-Jarid Blondel-448; 4-Austin Luttmer-415; 5-Tyler Dolacki-414; 6-Chuck Groat-414; 7-Robert Dolacki-382; 8-Daniel Williams-374; 9-Wally Pankratz-372; 10-J.R. Williams-366.
USAC WESTERN FOCUS YOUNG GUNS POINT STANDINGS
1-Trevor Hunt-555; 2-Brodie Kostecki-487; 3-Cole Custer-461; 4-Parker Colston-383; 5-Christine Breckenridge-382; 6-Brandon White-264; 7-Ricky Bowers-245; 8-Katlynn Leer-222; 9-James Eden-180; 10-Keegan Walmer-146.
USAC UTAH FORD FOCUS POINT STANDINGS
1-Jim Waters-451; 2-Austin Luttmer-415; 3-Chuck Groat-414; 4-Gregg Fuette-382; 5-Michael Daniels-341; 6-Jeff Kelley-327; 7-Jessica Clark-296; 8-Ron Duncombe-263; 9-J.R. Williams-239; 10-Cheyenne Torgerson-235.