FF: Weekly racing news 2008-08-11

FOCUSES VISIT ANDERSON, MORRIS & CONCORD; FEATURE WINS TO HAMILTON, RIETHMEYER, OLEEN, GROMMES & POSEY Races at Anderson, Ind, Morris, Ill. and Concord, N.C. comprise this week's USAC Ford Focus slate, Kyle Hamilton leads ...

FOCUSES VISIT ANDERSON, MORRIS & CONCORD; FEATURE WINS TO HAMILTON, RIETHMEYER, OLEEN, GROMMES & POSEY

Races at Anderson, Ind, Morris, Ill. and Concord, N.C. comprise this week's USAC Ford Focus slate, Kyle Hamilton leads the Midwest and Indiana Series to Anderson Wednesday, Bradley Riethmeyer tops the Carolina points entering Wednesday's race at Concord Motorsports Park and Branden Allen is atop the UMARA standings going into Saturday's race at Grundy County Speedway in Morris. Wednesday's events at Anderson comprise the inaugural "Alex Pruett Memorial."

Hamilton won last Wednesday's Midwest/Indiana/UMARA race at Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, Ind., leading all 30 laps to beat Steven Mathews, Andy Nock, Jordan Pennington and Branden Allen.

Riethmeyer, of Hutto, Texas, passed Michael Ward on lap five and led the rest of Wednesday's 40-lapper at Concord Motorsports Park to beat Ward, Barry Graham, Michael Mohelski and Rick Fedrizzi.

Jeff Oleen of Bethesda, Md. led all 30 laps to win Saturday's California Pavement feature at Altamont Raceway Park in Tracy, Calif. Series leader Alex Bowman finished second ahead of Garrett Peterson, Jessica Brunelli and Ian Miille.

Nick Grommes of Sandwich, Ill. led from start to finish to win Saturday's 15-lap USAC/UMARA feature at Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill. over point leader Allen, Brad Greenup, Tyler Trainor and Sara Hyslop.

Lehi, Utah's Kipp Posey grabbed the checkered flag in Saturday night's 25-lap Utah Developmental feature at Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City. He passed James Powell on lap 18 and held on to beat Powell, Tim Savage, Greg Fuette and Billy Cox. Fuette led the first five laps and Powell the next 12 before yielding to Posey.

-credit: usac

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Series USAC
Drivers Alex Pruett , Alex Bowman , Jessica Brunelli