FF: Irwindale: Race report

Hunsaker takes Irwindale Ford Focus feature. Focuses, Russell Triple Crown opener at Irwindale Saturday. Todd Hunsaker of Chino Hills, Calif., third-place finisher in last year's USAC TQ Midget Car Series, is the new point leader in the...

Hunsaker takes Irwindale Ford Focus feature.
Focuses, Russell Triple Crown opener at Irwindale Saturday.

Todd Hunsaker of Chino Hills, Calif., third-place finisher in last year's USAC TQ Midget Car Series, is the new point leader in the brand-new USAC Ford Focus Midget Car Series following Saturday night's victory at the Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway.

Hunsaker passed Garrett Hansen on the sixth lap, then led the rest of the way to win the 20-lap feature on the 1/3-mile pavement over Jon Wilcox, J.J. Ercse, Phil Goodwine and Wayne McCormick. Hunsaker was also the fastest qualifier and he and Goodwine will enter next Saturday night's Irwindale race in a virtual tie for the series lead.

The 2002 USAC Russell Pro Triple Crown Championship opens this Saturday at Irwindale with a 50-lap feature event on the 1/2-mile paved oval. The Triple Crown Series also includes races May 19 and June 22 at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.

USAC FORD FOCUS MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS
1. Todd Hunsaker 249
2. Phil Goodwine 249
3. Wayne McCormick 202
4. Timothy Barber 176
5. J.J. Ercse 169
6. Bobby Owens 147
7. Steve Davis 115
8. Garrett Hansen 102
9. Josh Lakatos 72
10. Jon Wilcox 57

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Series USAC
Drivers Josh Lakatos , Garrett Hansen