USAC FORD FOCUS NATIONALS FIELD SELECTED INDIANAPOLIS -- Drivers seeking their opportunity to compete for the USAC National Ford Focus Midget Car Series championship have been issued invitations, according to USAC. The Top 8 points scorers in...
USAC FORD FOCUS NATIONALS FIELD SELECTED
INDIANAPOLIS -- Drivers seeking their opportunity to compete for the USAC National Ford Focus Midget Car Series championship have been issued invitations, according to USAC.
The Top 8 points scorers in six of USAC's different regions through July 18 have earned the right to compete in the championship, a two-day show scheduled for Sept. 17-18 in Lima, Ohio and Anderson, Ind. Wild card and past champion invitations have also been issued, bringing the total number of cars expected to compete to 55.
Tate Martz of Rushville, Ind. (Midwest); Chase Scott of Concord, N.C. (Carolina/Virgina); Michael Sboro of Watertown, N.Y. (Northeast); Jasiel Randolph of Tulsa, Okla. (Oklahoma); Alex Harris of Simi Valley, Calif. (California Paved) and Chase Barber of Morgan Hill, Calif. (California Dirt) were the respective points leaders as of July 18. Sboro is included among the Carolina/Virginia region's invitees as he is licensed in that region.
"The USAC Ford Focus National Championship is the end result of three years of hard work by USAC and Ford Racing," said Eric Bunn, the National Coordinator of USAC Ford Focus Midget racing. "At the end of the day on Sept. 18 at Anderson Speedway, the racing world will know who is the best of the best in a Ford Focus Midget."
USAC Ford Focus Midget Car Series racing came into existence in 2002 as six cars lined up to take the green flag for a race in Bakersfield, Calif. Since then, nearly 200 races around the country have been conducted with over 150 drivers having competed in such events.
"Helping these aspiring, talented USAC Ford Focus Midget drivers realize their dream is what this National Championship is all about," said Dan Davis, director of Ford Racing Technology. "This event will bring the best-of-the-best together for two days of very competitive, hard fought competition with one driver coming out on top."
The following are those who have received invitations for the USAC Ford Focus National Championship:
Midwest -- Tate Martz, Stephanie Mockler, James Robertson, Jimmy Light, Josh Clemons, Brandon Wagner, Kyle Robbins, Ronnie Wuerdeman, Chris Kramer (Owner Wildcard), Derek Fisher (1st Alternate)
Carolina/Virginia -- Chase Scott, Robbie Ray, Aron Oakley, Gary Winters, Mike Sboro, Ginny Quinones, Mike Ward, Sam Beam, Haus Motorsports (Owner Wildcard), Brit Andersen (1st Alternate)
Northeast -- Stephanie Stevens, Nick Wean, Ryan Smith, Jeff Abold, Dana Messier, Jesse State, Ryan Osborne, Shawn Gosselin, Bobby Santos II (Owner Wildcard), Abby Martino (1st Alternate)
Oklahoma -- Jasiel Randolph, Dustin Morgan, Evan Sewell, Matt Johnson, Ethan Tessendorf, Leon Bacon, Chet Gehrke, Matt Sherrell, Dave Studley (Owner Wildcard), Ryan Cole (1st Alternate)
California Pavement -- Alex Harris, Audra Sasselli, Robbie Whitchuch, Benny Moon, Jace Meier, Jeff Sakowicz, Steve Davis, Darrell Herzog, J.R. Williams (Owner Wildcard), Lindsay Kernohan (1st Alternate)
California Dirt -- Chase Barber, Cal Smith, Keith Janka, Chris Veach, Todd Carroll, Jet Davison, Cameron Veach, Jake Vail, Jack Engstrom (Owner Wildcard), Rob Kershaw (1st Alternate)
Past Champion -- Chris Rahe