MIDWEST FOCUSES CONTINUE AT ANDERSON, INDIANAPOLIS; SMITH WINS AT LIMALAND IN OHIO Back-to-back pavement events at Anderson, Ind. and Indianapolis this week for the USAC Midwest Ford Focus Midget Car Series are expected to shuffle the points ...
MIDWEST FOCUSES CONTINUE AT ANDERSON, INDIANAPOLIS; SMITH WINS AT LIMALAND IN OHIO
Back-to-back pavement events at Anderson, Ind. and Indianapolis this week for the USAC Midwest Ford Focus Midget Car Series are expected to shuffle the points following the series' first race of the season on dirt.
Ryan Smith of Kunkletown, Pa. leads the points following his wire-to-wire victory in Friday's season opener at the Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio. Smith, who also leads the Northeast Ford Focus standings, drove the No. 55 S&S Speedways/Chestnut Hills Trailers & Motorsports Stealth/Ford Focus to the win over defending Midwest champ Tate Martz, Ronnie Wuerdeman, Stephanie Mockler and Ryan Scott. Smith is not expected to compete Wednesday at Anderson.
The Anderson Focus race is the opening end of a USAC doubleheader, which also features the USAC Valvoline National Sprint Car Series, and acts as a prelude to the USAC National Ford Focus championship, which is scheduled for Sept. 17 at Lima and Sept. 18 at Anderson. Martz won at Anderson last May.
The Midwest Focuses also run Thursday at the Blossom Chevrolet Indianapolis Speedrome, part of a USAC tripleheader during the weekly "Thursday Night Thunder" series. This Thursday's event, which also encompasses a National and Regional Midget Car Series race and Kenyon Midget Car Series race, will afford points toward both the Midwest and Speedrome Focus championships. Jamie Williams of Columbus, Ind. leads the points standings in the Speedrome weekly series.
<pre> MIDWEST FORD FOCUS MIDGET CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1. Ryan Smith 68 2. Tate Martz 64 3. Ronnie Wuerdeman 60 4. Stephanie Mockler 57 5. Ryan Scott 53 6. Jimmy Light 50 7. Courtney Kirts 47 8. Josh Clemons 46 9. Tony Main 44 10. James Robertson 37