MIDWEST FOCUS REGULARS NOT RESTING AS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPROACHES; LIGHT WINS KENTUCKY INDIANAPOLIS -- A two-week hiatus in the USAC Midwest Ford Focus Midget Car Series is not a break for most series participants. Following Jimmy...
MIDWEST FOCUS REGULARS NOT RESTING AS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPROACHES; LIGHT WINS KENTUCKY
INDIANAPOLIS -- A two-week hiatus in the USAC Midwest Ford Focus Midget Car Series is not a break for most series participants.
Following Jimmy Light's 20-lap victory Saturday on the Kentucky Speedway quarter-mile, a total of 17 drivers who compete regularly in the Midwest region will continue their racing endeavors close to home in this weekend's Ford Focus National Championships.
Races Saturday at Limaland Motorsports Park in Ohio and Sunday at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway comprise of the two-race championship, tracks both of which have held races for the Midwest series this season.
Light will be one of the favorites heading into the weekend, having won the last Midwest event. The West Springfield, Pa. native led the final four laps in the John Givens owned Horsepower Inc. Beast, passing Zach Gibson on Lap 17. Gibson inherited the lead after a three-car tangle which involved leader Stephanie Mockler.
Trailing Light at the line were Gibson, Jamie Williams, Kyle Robbins and series point leader Tate Martz. Only two races remain for Midwest competitors following the National Championship races this weekend. Martz's lead ballooned to 146 points over Mockler. <pre> MIDWEST FORD FOCUS MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Tate Martz 1033 6. Josh Clemons 674 2. Stephanie Mockler 887 7. Brandon Wagner 603 3. James Robertson 745 8. Derek Fisher 537 4. Kyle Robbins 698 9. Adam Kramer 521 5. Jimmy Light 684 10. Ronnie Wuerdeman 470