FF: Indiana series Gas City preview

The USAC Indiana Ford Focus Midget Car Series returns to the Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind. Saturday night and eight of the "top-10" in the point standings will continue their search for that elusive first series victory. The first 15...

The USAC Indiana Ford Focus Midget Car Series returns to the Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind. Saturday night and eight of the "top-10" in the point standings will continue their search for that elusive first series victory.

The first 15 series events have produced 10 different winners, including point leader Robbie Ray, who leads the way with four wins. Runner-up Tate Martz has two wins, as does Californian driver Josh Lakatos. Seven other drivers have victories but none is currently in the "top-10."

Trenton Darland, currently third in the points, is the only other driver with a victory, that coming in a "special non-points event" in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in May. Ryan Litt, Derek Crasi, Brice Kenyon, Jim Mills, Mike Palmer, Samantha Weakley and Jeffrey Mayer fill out the "top-10" and despite successful performances all still are seeking their first win.

A 20-lap feature is scheduled on the 1/4-mile Gas City dirt oval, following complete prelims.

Darland, Crasi and Kenyon all have second-place finishes to their credit so far in 2003, while Litt has a third and Mills has a fourth. Weakley's best finish so far has been seventh, while Palmer has been as high as eighth and Mayer has a ninth.

USAC INDIANA FORD FOCUS MIDGET SERIES STANDINGS
1. Robbie Ray 841
2. Tate Martz 683
3. Trenton Darland 672
4. Ryan Litt 630
5. Derek Crasi 617
6. Brice Kenyon 598
7. Jim Mills 563
8. Mike Palmer 470
9. Samantha Weakley 386
10. Jeffrey Mayer 370

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Series USAC
Drivers Josh Lakatos , Robbie Ray