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Saturday, 29 August 2009

GERHARDT TOPS ROMANO IN BULLRING 30-LAPPER

GERHARDT TOPS ROMANO IN BULLRING 30-LAPPER

Las Vegas, NV…….Cody Gerhardt of Madera, Calif. led the final 11 laps on Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC California Pavement/Utah Ford Focus feature at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring in his Western Speed entry to record his second victory of the 2009 campaign.He passed Eric Gunders on lap 20 and led the rest of the way to beat series point leader Nik Romano, Gunderson, Luis Ramos III and Bob Brewer. Gerhardt’s win leaves him only 32 points behind Romano in the new California pavement standings. Utah point leader Kipp Posey finished 13th.


 


USAC CALIFORNIA PAVEMENT/UTAH FORD FOCUS SERIES RACE RESULTS: August 29, 2009 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring


 

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Chuck Groat, 24, Groat-15.266; 2. Luis Ramos III, 60, Western Speed-15.455; 3. Nik Romano, 42, Sutton-15.500; 4. Cody Gerhardt, 40, Western Speed-15.514; 5. Keegan Walmer, 8, Sutton-15.516; 6. Eric Gunderson, 98, Gunderson-15.530; 7. Kipp Posey, 37, Posey-15.546; 8. Gregg Fuette, 15, Strickland-15.711; 9. Austin Luttmer, 49, James-15.767; 10. Bob Brewer, 5, Brewer-15,804; 11. Zach Stout, 95, Stout-15.808; 12. A.J. Ault, 25, Ault-15.829; 13. Michael Daniels, 87, Remick-16.078; 14. Connor Kassik, 26, Kassik-16.139; 15. J.R. Williams, 74, Williams-16.228; 16. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-NT; 17. Ron Duncombe, 4, Walton-NT.

 


FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Posey, 2. Romano, 3. Walmer, 4. Groat, 5. Luttmer, 6. Stout, 7. Daniels, 8. Williams. NT


 


SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gunderson, 2. Gerhardt, 3. Ault, 4. Ramos, 5. Brewer, 6. Fuette, 7. Kassik, 8. Buckley. 2:18.24


 


FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Cody Gerhardt, 2. Nik Romano, 3. Eric Gunderson, 4. Luis Ramos III, 5. Bob Brewer, 6. Chuck Groat, 7. Zach Stout, 8. Austin Luttmer, 9. Michael Daniels, 10. Keegan Walmer, 11. Gregg Fuette, 12. Shawn Buckley, 13. Kipp Posey, 14. Ron Duncombe, 15. J.R. Williams, 16. A.J. Ault, 17. Connor Kassik. NT


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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-19 Gunderson, Laps 20-30 Gerhardt.


 


NEW CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS PAVEMENT SERIES POINTS: 1-Romano-792; 2-Gerhardt-760; 3-Stout-595; 4-Jeff Oleen-541; 5-Gunderson-481; 6-Michael J. Lewis-445; 7-Williams-387; 8-Garrett Peterson-362; 9-Ramos-356; 10-Kassik-338.


NEW UTAH FORD FOCUS SERIES POINTS: 1-Posey-528; 2-Groat-431; 3-Luttmer-402; 4-Fuette-400; 5-Daniels-369; 6-Brewer-309; 7-Williams-269; 8-Gerhardt-257; 9-Michael J. Lewis-243; 10-Gunderson-242.


 


NEXT CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS RACE (Pavement): October 10 – Stockton (CA) 99 Speedway


NEXT UTAH FORD FOCUS RACE: September 5 – Salt Lake City, UT – Rocky Mountain Raceways