UTAH NEXT FRONTIER FOR USAC FORD FOCUS MIDGET EXPANSION; 11 RACES SLATED FOR 2007 The "Beehive State" will play host to nine of 11 races comprising the newly-announced 2007 Utah Developmental Ford Focus Midget Series, which debuts in...
UTAH NEXT FRONTIER FOR USAC FORD FOCUS MIDGET EXPANSION; 11 RACES SLATED FOR 2007
The "Beehive State" will play host to nine of 11 races comprising the newly-announced 2007 Utah Developmental Ford Focus Midget Series, which debuts in April. These events join the current Midwest, Indiana, Carolina, Northeast and California series as the scope of Ford Focus racing continues to expand.
Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City serves as the "home base" for the developmental series, which opens April 14 in Las Vegas, Nev. And is scheduled to conclude Nov. 3 at Lake Havasu City, Ariz. The Salt Lake City races are held in conjunction with USAC's Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Series events at the 3/8-mile paved oval in the Utah capital.
"We are pleased to officially welcome the Utah Developmental Ford Focus Midget Series to the USAC Ford Focus family," said Eric Bunn, USAC's National Ford Focus Coordinator. "Bob Brewer, Tommy Hunt and their group have done a great job bringing a ready-to-race developmental region to the 2007 Ford Focus Midget Series."
"Our pilot program in 2006 proved successful in creating this opportunity for USAC expansion and we are very excited to see this mature," added Brewer, who will serve as the Utah Series coordinator.
Drivers expected to compete in the new series include Jamie Wysong, the son of Jimmy Wysong, who captured USAC's Rocky Mountain Sprint Car Championship the past two years.
Following the April 14 opener at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring are events at Salt Lake City's RMR on April 28, May 12 and 28, June 9 and 23, July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 1 and 15. The Nov. 3 finale is at Havasu 95 Speedway in Arizona.