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MARTZ LEADS MIDWEST FOCUS CONTINGENT INTO WEEKEND; SHARES WEEKEND SPOTLIGHT WITH WUERDEMAN Coming off his fourth USAC Midwest Ford Focus Midget Car Series victory of the 2005 season on Saturday, Tate Martz of Rushville, Ind. leads...

MARTZ LEADS MIDWEST FOCUS CONTINGENT INTO WEEKEND; SHARES WEEKEND SPOTLIGHT WITH WUERDEMAN

Coming off his fourth USAC Midwest Ford Focus Midget Car Series victory of the 2005 season on Saturday, Tate Martz of Rushville, Ind. leads the contingent into back-to-back dirt races this Friday and Saturday.

Friday's event is slated at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind., while Saturday's race is scheduled for Red Hill Raceway in Sumner, Ill.

Martz won one of this weekend's two races, while Ronnie Wuerdeman of Cincinnati, Ohio triumphed in the other. Wuerdeman drove his No. 33 Hawk/Ford Focus to victory at Kil-Kare Speedway in Xenia, Ohio, leading the final 20 laps of the contest ahead of Brandon Hartsell, James Robertson, Martz and Derek Fisher.

Martz drove to victory in Saturday's 30-lapper at Columbus Motor Speedway in Columbus, Ohio, leading the final seven laps after passing Hartsell for the point. Following Martz's No. 1 Beast/Ford Focus were Hartsell, who led the first 23 laps, Stephanie Mockler, Fisher and Brandon Wagner.

Martz continues to lead Mockler in the standings, now by 47 points, heading into Friday's event.

<pre> MIDWEST FORD FOCUS MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Tate Martz 525 2. Stephanie Mockler 478 3. James Robertson 346 4. Brandon Wagner 335 5. Jimmy Light 328 6. Josh Clemons 318 7. Nick Wagner 309 8. Kyle Robbins 307 9. Ronnie Wuerdeman 304 10. Derek Fisher 300

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Series USAC
Drivers Stephanie Mockler , Brandon Wagner , Jimmy Light , Nick Wagner