FF: Mid-Atlantic Region formed for 2006

USAC ANNOUNCES USAC FORD FOCUS MID-ATLANTIC REGION WILL BEGIN COMPETITION IN 2006 Indianapolis, IN. . . . .Officials of the USAC Ford Focus Midget Series have authorized the formation of the newest Ford Focus Series Region, The USAC Ford Focus...

USAC ANNOUNCES USAC FORD FOCUS MID-ATLANTIC REGION WILL BEGIN COMPETITION IN 2006

Indianapolis, IN. . . . .Officials of the USAC Ford Focus Midget Series have authorized the formation of the newest Ford Focus Series Region, The USAC Ford Focus Mid-Atlantic Region, will begin United States Auto Club sanctioned competition in the 2006 racing season. The Mid-Atlantic Region will organize Ford Focus events in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware, joining series already in place in California, the Midwest, North Carolina/Virginia, Oklahoma and the Northeast.

"The USAC Ford Focus Midget Series remains the fastest growing open wheel series in the country," said Eric Bunn, USAC's National Coordinator, Ford Focus Series. "The Ford Focus Mid-Atlantic Region is the latest indicator that our concept of affordable and competitive midget car racing is correct, and will be a welcome addition to the Ford Focus family," Bunn continued.

The USAC Ford Focus Series competes with a sealed spec Ford Zetec 2.0 supplied by SCREAM in San Miguel, CA. The exclusive engine supplier for the Ford Focus Series, SCREAM adds mechanical fuel injection, a starter, clutch and appropriate pumps to the Ford Zetec engine. Internally, the engine races as it is produced on Ford's production lines.

Rollie Helmling, USAC President, said, "What better area for our next growth than this region. There is a strong tradition of open wheel racing in this area and bring the USAC Ford Focus Midget Series here is a natural. Not only are we excited and optimistic, so are many track, fans driver and owners."

Scheduling for the 2006 racing season is currently underway for the USAC Ford Focus Mid-Atlantic Series.

Bill Tinsman has been named the Mid-Atlantic Regional Series coordinator.

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