FF: MW: Gas City recap as field heads to busy weekend

MARTZ HOPES TO CONTINUE MIDWEST FOCUS SUCCESS THIS WEEK; NOBLITT WINS AT GAS CITY FRIDAY INDIANAPOLIS -- A slue of events for Midwest Ford Focus Midget Car Series participants is up for this week, and two-time series champion Tate Martz plans to...

MARTZ HOPES TO CONTINUE MIDWEST FOCUS SUCCESS THIS WEEK; NOBLITT WINS AT GAS CITY FRIDAY

INDIANAPOLIS -- A slue of events for Midwest Ford Focus Midget Car Series participants is up for this week, and two-time series champion Tate Martz plans to be among those challenging for wins in both the Pavement and Dirt divisions.

Martz's first opportunity comes Wednesday at South Bend Motor Speedway in north central Indiana, as the Midwest Pavement and Indiana Focus drivers team up for a show sporting points to both series. Martz swept races at the quarter-mile track in 2003.

The Midwest Pavement series will then make its series debut Friday at Madison (Wis.) International Speedway, while Dirt participants will make their way Sunday to the Badger State for a date with Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie. Martz has also reached Victory Lane at Angell Park.

While Martz enters South Bend as the Pavement point leader, the same can't be said for the Dirt division, as Columbus, Ind. native and current Dirt point leader Jordan Noblitt won the season opener for the series. He took the lead from Robbie Ray on Lap 25 of 30, then put the No. 20 Noblitt Motorsports machine in Victory Lane. Trailing were Ray, Martz, Chett Gehrke and Jimmy Light.

Early leader Nick Daugherty flipped on Lap 6 but was uninjured.

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Series USAC
Drivers Jimmy Light , Jordan Noblitt , Chett Gehrke , Robbie Ray