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FOCUS POINT LEADER ROMANO TRIUMPHS AT STOCKTON

FOCUS POINT LEADER ROMANO TRIUMPHS AT STOCKTON

Stockton, CA…….Series point leader Nik Romano of Atherton, Calif. won Saturday night’s 40-lap USAC California Pavement Ford Focus feature at the Stockton 99 Speedway in his Ron Sutton’s Winners Circle entry, leading the final 28 laps after passing Alex Bowman for the lead on lap 13. Romano was also the fastest qualifier and was trailed at the checkered flag. By Bowman, Cody Gerhardt, Michael J. Lewis and Garrett Peterson. Romano is now 57 points ahead of Gerhardt in the standings going into an October 24 race at Madera, Calif.  The victory was Romano's first in the series after eight 2009 runner-up finishes!



USAC CALIFORNIA PAVEMENT FORD FOCUS SERIES RACE RESULTS: October 10, 2009 – Stockton, California – Stockton 99 Speedway


 


QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Nik Romano, 42, Sutton-13.695; 2. Michael J. Lewis, 60, Western Speed-13.727; 3. Cody Gerhardt, 40, Western Speed-13.770; 4. Keegan Walmer, 8, Sutton-13.994; 5. Alex Bowman, 70, Paul-13.797; 6. Garrett Peterson, 31, Peterson-13.926; 7. Josh Laughton, 25, Maier-14.001; 8. Connor Kassik 26, Kassik-14.153; 9. J.R. Williams, 74, Williams-NT.


 


DASH: (4 laps) 1. Bowman, 2. Gerhardt, 3. Lewis, 4. Romano. NT


 


HEAT RACE: (8 laps) 1. Bowman, 2. Laughton, 3. Peterson, 4. Lewis, 5. Gerhardt, 6. Romano, 7. Kassik. NT


 


FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Nik Romano, 2. Alex Bowman, 3. Cody Gerhardt, 4. Michael J. Lewis, 5. Garrett Peterson, 6. Josh Laughton, 7. Connor Kassik. NT


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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Bowman, Laps 13-40 Romano.


 


NEW CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS PAVEMENT SERIES POINTS: 1-Romano-927; 2-Gerhardt-870; 3-Zach Stout-652; 4-Jeff Oleen-541; 5-Lewis-506; 6-Eric Gunderson-481; 7-J.R. Williams-424; 8-Peterson-417; 9-Kassik-380; 10-Luis Ramos III-356.


 


NEXT CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS RACE (Pavement): October 24 – Madera (CA) Speedway