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Sunday, 3 April 2011

GERHARDT CLASSIC FOCUS FEATURES TO RANKINE, KOSTECKI

GERHARDT CLASSIC FOCUS FEATURES TO RANKINE, KOSTECKI

 


Madera, CA……..Ross Rankine of Willard, Ohio and Brodie Kostecki of Roseville, Calif. earned victories in USAC Ford Focus and Focus Young Guns competition respectively during Saturday night’s “Gerhardt Classic” racing program at Madera Speedway. Rankine won the 50-lap Ford Focus feature, passing Ricky Bowers on the 18th lap and leading the rest of the way in his Western Speed Racing machine. Bowers led the first 17 laps and finished second ahead of Alex Jacobsen, Paul Graham and Jarid Blondel. Kostecki passed Brandon White on the fourth lap of the accompanying 20-lap Young Guns feature and led the last 17 laps in his Ron Sutton’s Winners Circle machine to beat White, Trevor Hunt and fast qualifier Bowers.


 


USAC WESTERN FORD FOCUS RACE RESULTS: April 2, 2011 – Madera, California – Madera Speedway – 8th “Gerhardt Classic”


 


QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ross Rankine, 40, Western Speed-14.811; 2. Alex Jacobsen, 12k, Kruseman-15.051; 3. Jessica Clark, 44, Clark-15.085; 4. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-15.189; 5. Ricky Bowers, 42, Sutton-15.338; 6. Brandon White, 9, Sutton-15.351; 7. Paul Graham, 24, Sutton-15.431; 8. Kyle Bailey, 77, Bailey-15.494; 9. J.R. Williams, 74, Williams-15,792.


 


FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Graham, 2. Clark, 3. Bowers, 4. Rankine, 5. Williams. NT


 


SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. White, 2. Bailey, 3. Blondel, 4. Jacobsen. NT


 


FEATURE: (50 laps) 1. Ross Rankine, 2. Ricky Bowers, 3. Alex Jacobsen, 4. Paul Graham, 5. Jarid Blondel, 6. Brandon White, 7. J.R. Williams, 8. Kyle Bailey, 9. Jessica Clark. NT


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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-17 Bowers, Laps 18-50 Rankine.


 


NEW WESTERN FORD FOCUS POINTS: 1-White-159; 2-Clark-159; 3-Graham-158; 4-Rankine-137; 5-Blondel-119; 6-Jacobsen-113; 7-Jake Swanson-111; 8-Bowers-106; 9-Williams-99; 10-Cody Gerhardt-62.


NEW WESTERN PAVEMENT FORD FOCUS POINTS: 1-White-159; 2-Clark-159; 3-Graham-158; 4-Rankine-137; 5-Jacobsen-113; 6-Blondel-112; 7-Jake Swanson-111; 8-Bowers-106; 9-Williams-99; 10-Cody Gerhardt-62.


NEW SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS POINTS: 1-White-159; 2-Clark-159; 3-Graham-158; 4-Rankine-137; 5-Jacobsen-113; 6-Blondel-112; 7-Jake Swanson-111; 8-Bowers-106; 9-Williams-99; 10-Cody Gerhardt-62.


 


NEXT WESTERN FORD FOCUS RACE: April 9 – Santa Maria (CA) Speedway


 


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USAC WESTERN FOCUS YOUNG GUNS RACE RESULTS: April 2, 2011 – Madera, California – Madera Speedway – 8th “Gerhardt Classic”


 


QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ricky Bowers, 42, Sutton-15.853; 2. Brodie Kostecki, 3, Sutton-15.864; 3. Trevor Hunt, 11, Sutton-15.914; 4. Brandon White, 9, Sutton-16.183.


 


HEAT RACE: (8 laps) 1. Hunt, 2. Kostecki, 3. Bowers, 4. White. NT


 


FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Brodie Kostecki, 2. Brandon White, 3. Trevor Hunt, 4. Ricky Bowers. NT


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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 White, Laps 4-20 Kostecki.


 


NEW WESTERN FOCUS YOUNG GUNS POINTS: 1-Kostecki-206; 2-White-196; 3-Hunt-194; 4-Bowers-122; 5-Cole Custer-68; 6-Zach Bogner-64; 7-Sheldon DeBlauw-59; 8-Katlynn Leer-57.


NEW WESTERN PAVEMENT FOCUS YOUNG GUNS POINTS: 1-Kostecki-206; 2-White-196; 3-Hunt-194; 4-Bowers-122.


NEW SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOCUS YOUNG GUNS POINTS: 1-Kostecki-206; 2-White-196; 3-Hunt-194; 4-Bowers-122.


 


NEXT WESTERN FOCUS YOUNG GUNS RACE: April 9 – Santa Maria (CA) Speedway