By Dick Jordan
The Midwest Ignite Midget Series concludes this weekend, while the Northwest and Western series continue with races as well.
Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway hosts Friday night’s Midwest race, while the series finale is Saturday night at Montpelier (Ind.) Motor Speedway. The Northwest Ignites are at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. and the Western Ignites are at Route 66 Motorplex in Victorville, Calif., both Saturday.
Ross Rankine of Willard, Ohio, this year’s Midwest Pavement Champion, also leads the Dirt standings going into this weekend’s finales. He has a 58-point lead over Toby Alfrey with more than 130 points available.
Cory Elliott of Bakersfield, Calif. scored another “home track” victory in Saturday night’s 25-lap Western dirt race at Bakersfield Speedway. He took the lead from Michael Steele on lap two and led the rest of the way to take the checkered flag ahead of Parker Colston, Christine Breckenridge, Wally Pankratz and Ashley Hazelton.
Elliott leads the Western dirt standings going into Saturday’s race at Victorville.
NEW WESTERN IGNITE DIRT MIDGET POINTS:
1-Cory Elliott-576, 2-Jet Davison-543, 3-Parker Colston-518, 4-Michael Steele-334, 5-Ashley Hazelton-325, 6-Clayton Ruston-304, 7-Austin Blair-284, 8-Kaitlyn Leer-275, 9-Christine Breckenridge-267, 10-Wally Pankratz-149.
NEW USAC LAS VEGAS IGNITE MIDGET POINTS
1-Bryant Dawson-567, 2-Michael Fanelli-509, 3-Marina Turner-424, 4-George Blacker-409, 5-Autsin Blair-387, 6-Winn Frazin-381, 7-Christine Breckenridge-328, 8-Chris Lamb-258, 9-Wally Pankratz-92, 10-Katlynn Leer-53.
2012 USAC MIDWEST IGNITE PAVEMENT POINTS
1-Ross Rankine-918, 2-Cooper Clouse-900, 3-Gage Walker-826, 4-Ryan Krachun-788, 5-Sam McGhee-770, 6-Davey Hamilton Jr.-683, 7-Tyler Shullick-603, 8-Chris Lamb-512, 9-Nic Davidson-509, 10-Austin Nemire-430.
2012 USAC MIDWEST IGNITE DIRT POINT STANDINGS
1-Ross Rankine-458, 2-Toby Alfrey-400, 3-Cooper Clouse-391, 4-Stratton Briggs-347, 5-Sam McGhee-332, 6-Katlynn Leer-327, 7-Tyler Shullick-269, 8-Joey Greening-263, 9-Adam Thomason-192, 10-Kent Kriegbaum-175.
2012 WESTERN IGNITE NORTH MIDGET POINTS:
1-Garrett Peterson-870, 2-Ricky Bowers-781, 3-Tyler Edwards-773, 4-Sheldon Didinger-729, 5-Molly Helmuth-605, 6-J.R. Williams-315, 7-Cole Glasson-250, 8-Spencer Hill-187, 9-Collin Milroy-177, 10-Christine Breckenridge-165.
2012 LAS VEGAS IGNITE MIDGET POINTS:
1-Bryant Dawson-369, 2-Winn Frazin-333, 3-Michael Fanelli-331, 4-Marina Turner-272, 5-George Blacker-268, 6-Chris Lamb-258, 7-Austin Blair-211, 8-Christine Breckenridge-159, 9-Wally Pankratz-92, 10-Katlynn Leer-53.
2012 USAC EASTERN IGNITE POINT STANDINGS
1-Jared Irvan-698, 2-Chris Lamb-609, 3-Ryan Krachun-541, 4-Nic Davidson-529, 5-Tyler Corriher-411, 6-Calvin Carroll-382, 7-Michael Fanelli-326, 8-Ross Rankine-303, 9-Cooper Clouse-219, 10-Matthew Lindstrom-214.
2012 USAC NORTHWEST IGNITE POINT STANDINGS
1-Garrett Peterson-802, 2-Chase Goetz-761, 3-Garret Johnson-720, 4-Garrett Thomas-698, 5-Michael Millard-605, 6-Todd Hartman-528, 7-Zak DeBakker-356, 8-Jeremy Miller-348, 9-Ariel Biggs-299, 10-Rene Angel-286.