FF: Weekly racing news 2007-08-14

FOCUSES IN 7 STATES THIS WEEK! CLOUSER, INTRAVAIA, ROBERTSON (2), MIILLE & OSBORNE VICTORIOUS USAC's Ford Focus racing series continue their hectic schedule this week with seven more events in seven different states! California,...

FOCUSES IN 7 STATES THIS WEEK! CLOUSER, INTRAVAIA, ROBERTSON (2), MIILLE & OSBORNE VICTORIOUS

USAC's Ford Focus racing series continue their hectic schedule this week with seven more events in seven different states! California, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, New Jersey, North Carolina and Utah all host Focus races between Wednesday and Saturday.

Tim Skoglund continues to lead the California Pavement series, which visits Altamont Motorsports Park in Tracy Saturday. Skoglund finished third behind first-time series winner Ian Miille Saturday at Irwindale Speedway. Miille, of Pleasanton, Calif., passed Mark Atkinson on lap seven and led the last 29 of 35 laps in his The Business Graphics Group Winners Circle Special to beat Atkinson, Skoglund, Nic Faas and Robby Josett.

James Robertson of Indianapolis, Ind. leads the Midwest series to Friday's race at I-69 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. and Saturday's race at Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill. Robertson won last Saturday's 25-lapper at Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Park in his Gregg Steele Racing/Lucas Oil Beast, passing Chett Gehrke on lap four and leading to the checkered flag to beat Andy Nock, Craig Haack, Robby Parish and Gehrke. Robertson also won last Wednesday's 30-lap Midwest/Indiana feature at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway, leading the final 23 laps after passing Jordan Pennington on lap eight. Pennington was second ahead of Alison MacLeod, Eric Fehrman and P.J. Stergios.

Jeff Abold continues atop the Northeast standings going into Saturday's race at Wall Township Speedway in Belmar, N.J. Abold finished second and 13th in series last week. Steven Intravaia of Saylorsburg, Pa. wheeled his Intravaia Racing Beast to victory in Saturday's 25-lapper at the Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome, leading the last six laps after passing Abold, who finished second. Shaun Gosselin led 14 laps and finished third, ahead of P.J. Stergios and Sean Carman. Osborne, of Milford, N.J., led all 20 laps of Friday's race at Spencer Speedway in Williamson, N.Y. in his Cattle Inspections/Team Ryano Racing Beast to beat Intravaia, Gosselin. Carman and Stergios.

Mario Clouser of Auburn, Ill. continued his victory streak in the USAC/UMARA series, winning again at Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill. Saturday. He passed Brad Greenup on lap four and led the last 17 laps to beat Greenup, Mark Wachter and Sara Hyslop. The USAC/UMARA series continues Saturday at Morris.

Chett Gehrke of Broken Arrow, Okla. leads the Indiana series to the "Wednesday Night Thunder" program at Mount Lawn Speedway in New Castle, Ind. presented by the Richard Petty Driving Experience. Tanner Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. leads the Carolina Series, also presented by the Richard Petty Driving Experience, to Saturday's race at Southern National Raceway Park in Kenly, N.C. Tim Savage of Herriman, Utah is the leader in the Auto Trader Utah Developmental Series, which resumes Saturday at Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Richard Petty , Chett Gehrke , Alison MacLeod , Mario Clouser , Robby Josett , Nic Faas
Teams Williams