FF: Weekly racing news 2007-07-16

VENTURA, SALT LAKE CITY, XENIA, NEW CASTLE & WATERFORD GIVE FOCUS RACING A 5-STATE PRESENCE THIS WEEK; DeBARD, MacLEOD, STATE & CLOUSER REGISTER WINS                 Five tracks in five different states host USAC Ford...

VENTURA, SALT LAKE CITY, XENIA, NEW CASTLE & WATERFORD GIVE FOCUS RACING A 5-STATE PRESENCE THIS WEEK; DeBARD, MacLEOD, STATE & CLOUSER REGISTER WINS

 

 

            Five tracks in five different states host USAC Ford Focus races this week as the California Dirt, Utah, Midwest, Indiana and Northeast Series continue their 2007 championship battles.

 

            Races are slated Wednesday at Mount Lawn Speedway in New Castle, Ind. (Indiana), Friday at Kil-Kare Speedway in Xenia, Ohio (Midwest), and Saturday at Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Utah), Ventura (Calif.) Raceway (California Dirt) and the Waterford (Conn.) Speedbowl (Northeast).

 

            Chett Gehrke of Broken Arrow, Okla. leads the Indiana series to New Castle Wednesday and the Midwest series to Xenia Friday. Gehrke finished second to Alison MacLeod in last Wednesday^Òs race at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway and eighth behind winner Mario Clouser at Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill. Saturday. MacLeod, of Mississauga, Ont., Canada, led the last 16 laps of the Plymouth race in her Clorox/Ford Racing Beast to post the 30th USAC feature victory by a female. She was trailed by Gehrke, Craig Haack, Eric Fehrman and Robby Parish. Fehrman led the first 14 laps. At Morris Saturday, Clouser, of Auburn, Ill, passed Haack on lap eight and led the final 18 laps to win the 25-lap feature in his Illinois Corn Marketing Board Beast over James Robertson, Andy Nock, Haack and Tyler Irwin. The Plymouth race awarded Midwest, Indiana and USAC/UMARA points, while the Morris race awarded Midwest and USAC/UMARA points.

 

            Jesse State of Hyde Park, N.Y. won Saturday^Òs 25-lap Northeast race at Wall Township Speedway in Belmar, N.J. as Jeff Abold finished sixth to maintain his lead in the series standings. Sean Carman led the first three laps and finished second ahead of Ryan Osborne, Jon Seaman and Steven Intravaia.

 

            Nic Faas leads the California Dirt contingent to Ventura Raceway Saturday. He finished ninth in last Saturday^Òs 35-lap pavement race at Altamont Motorsports Park in Tracy, Calif. Beau DeBard of Reno, Nev. Led all 35 laps in his Ron Sutton^Òs Winners Circle machine to beat Daniel Adler, series point leader Tim Skoglund, Ian Miille and Mark Atkinson. The pavement series resumes action July 28 at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway.

 

            Tim Savage of Herriman, Utah is the leader in the Auto Trader Utah Developmental Series which resumes this Saturday night at Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City.

  -credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Chett Gehrke , Alison MacLeod , Mario Clouser , Daniel Adler , Nic Faas