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Wednesday, 3 September 2008

BOWMAN, GROMMES, PANKRATZ, NOCK & BROOKS ALL WIN

FOCUSES AT ILLIANA, TRACY, CONCORD, MORRIS & SALT LAKE CITY
Illiana Motor Speedway, Altamont Motorsports Park, Concord Motorsports Park, Grundy County Speedway and Rocky Mountain Raceways all play host to USAC Ford Focus action this week. Wednesday races are at Schererville, Ind. and Concord, N.C., while Saturday races are at Tracy, Calif. and Morris, Ill. Sunday's race is at Salt Lake City, Utah.
Point leaders entering Wednesday's race at Schererville are Kyle Hamilton (Midwest and Indiana) and Brad Greenup (UMARA), while Bradley Riethmeyer is atop the Carolina standings going into Wednesday's race at Concord. Alex Bowman (Calif. Paved) is the leader entering Saturday's race at Tracy, while Brad Greenup is atop the UMARA points going into Saturday's Morris race. Kipp Posey remains the Utah leader entering Sunday's Salt Lake City event.
Bowman, of Tucson, Ariz., won Saturday night's 35-lap California Pavement race at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, leading the final eight laps after passing Brennan Newberry on lap 27. Newberry finished second ahead of Brendan Langlois, Ian Miille and Garrett Peterson.
Nick Grommes of Yorkville, Ill. led all 15 laps to win Saturday's USAC/UMARA Focus feature at Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill. He was trailed by Branden Allen, Brad Greenup, Sara Hyslop and Bob Adams.
Wally Pankratz of Orange, Calif., at age 52, polished off the youngsters to win Saturday's 15-lap California Dirt feature at Ventura Raceway, leading the last 12 laps after passing Henry Clarke on lap four. Clarke finished second ahead of Cody Williams, Tyler Edwards and series point leader Walt Johnson.
Andy Nock of Jamestown, Ind. led all 30 laps to win Wednesday night's Indiana Focus feature at Mount Lawn Speedway in New Castle. Kyle Hamilton came home second ahead of Eric Fehrman, Steven Mathews and Julia Landauer.