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Sunday, 19 April 2009

GERHARDT GETS WIN #1 & POINT LEAD AT BLYTHE

GERHARDT GETS WIN #1 & POINT LEAD AT BLYTHE

Blythe, CA…….Cody Gerhardt of Fresno, Calif. led the final nine laps to win Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC California Pavement/Auto Trader Utah Ford Focus feature at Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway. He was trailed at the checkered flag by Zach Stout, Jake Swanson, Jeff Oleen and Connor Kassik. Nick Romano led the first 21 laps before Gerhardt moved to the front. Michael J. Lewis was the night’s fastest qualifier.



USAC CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS PAVEMENT/AUTO TRADER UTAH FORD FOCUS SERIES RACE RESULTS: April 18, 2009 – Blythe, California – Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway


 


QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Michael J. Lewis, 60, Western Speed-13.853; 2. Jake Swanson, 88, Swanson-13.868; 3. Eric Gunderson, 98, Gunderson-13.896; 4. Cody Gerhardt, 40, Western Speed-13.896; 5. Nick Romano, 42, Sutton-14.027; 6. Zach Stout, 95, Stout-14.040; 7. Luis Ramos III, 00, Christie-14.145; 8. Connor Kassik, 26, Kassik-14.190; 9. Jeff Oleen, 8, Sutton-14.272; 10. Kipp Posey, 37, Posey-14.334; 11. Bob Brewer, 5, Brewer-14.505; 12. Austin Luttmer, 49, James-14.528; 13. J.R. Williams, 74, Williams-14.928.


 


DASH: (4 laps) 1. Gerhardt, 2. Gunderson, 3. Swanson, 4. Lewis. NT


 


FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Oleen, 2. Romano, 3. Gunderson, 4. Lewis, 5. Ramos, 6. Brewer. NT


 


SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Posey, 2. Gerhardt, 3. Luttmer, 4. Stout, 5. Swanson, 6. Kassik. NT


 


FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Cody Gerhardt, 2. Zach Stout, 3. Jake Swanson, 4. Jeff Oleen, 5. Connor Kassik, 6. Michael J. Lewis, 7. Kipp Posey, 8. Austin Luttmer, 9. Eric Gunderson, 10. J.R. Williams, 11. Luis Ramos III, 12. Nick Romano, 13. Bob Brewer. NT
 


 


FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-21 Romano, Laps 22-30 Gerhardt.


 


NEW CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS PAVEMENT SERIES POINTS: 1-Gerhardt-187; 2-Gunderson-179; 3-Lewis-178; 4-Romano-151; 5-Stout-150; 6-Posey-145; 7-Oleen-143; 8-Ramos-125; 9-Jim Waters-118; 10-Kassik-110.


 


NEW AUTO TRADER UTAH FORD FOCUS SERIES POINTS: 1-Gerhardt-187; 2-Gunderson-179; 3-Lewis-178; 4-Romano-151; 5-Stout-150; 6-Posey-145; 7-Oleen-143; 8-Ramos-125; 9-Jim Waters-118; 10-Kassik-110.


 


NEXT CALIFORNIA FORD FOCUS RACE (Pavement): April 25 – Madera (CA) Speedway


 


NEXT AUTO TRADER UTAH FORD FOCUS RACE: May 2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Rocky Mountain Raceways