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HAMILTON WINS FOCUS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, HIS 5TH USAC TITLE!

HAMILTON WINS FOCUS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, HIS 5TH USAC TITLE!

Columbus, OH…….Kyle Hamilton of Danville, Ind. came from fourth place in the closing laps to take the lead from Steven Intravaia and win Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC Pavement Ford Focus National Championship feature at the Columbus Motor Speedway. The win gave Hamilton his fifth USAC driving title, a feat surpassed by only seven drivers in USAC history! Hamilton was the fastest qualifier and started sixth in the Lucas Oil Beast. Intravaia finished second ahead of Joe Liguori, Jimmy Simpson and Zach Kanizer. Liguori put the final touches on his second USAC championship, winning the 2009 Midwest Ford Focus title.


 


USAC NATIONAL (Pavement)/MIDWEST FORD FOCUS MIDGET CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: September 19, 2009 – Columbus, Ohio –Columbus Motor Speedway – “JEGS Crown Midget Super Nationals”


 


QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kyle Hamilton, 1, Steele-14.184; 2. Justin Hommel, 97, Noffsinger-14.221; 3. Adam Wilsdon, 9, Wilsdon-14.232; 4. Steven Intravaia, 96, Noffsinger-14.254; 5. Jimmy Simpson, 38, Simpson-14.259; 6. Joe Liguori, 22, Givens-14.281; 7. Zach Kanizer, 06, Kanizer-14.285; 8. Scott Hunter, 14x, Brown-14.291; 9. Jeremy Frankoski, 2, Trotter-14.309; 10. Bradley Riethmeyer, 11, Trotter-14.372; 11. Chris Lamb, 19L, Lamb-14.377; 12. Shannon McIntosh, 7, McIntosh-14.395; 13. Tyler Cottongim, 28, Cottongim-14.412; 14. Craig Haack, 8, Haack-14.458; 15. Dalton Armstrong, 4, Beast-14.485; 16. Michael May, 75, May-14.555; 17. Eric Rankine, 14, Rankine-14.675; 18. Andy Nock, 39, Rankine-14.747; 19. Bryce Burden, 17, Brown-14.757; 20. Jessica Bean, 03, Stigall-14.942; 21. Tyler Nuckles, 4x, Rankine-14.943; 22. Amanda Quinones, 00, Bigley-15.024; 23. Kent Kriegbaum, 12, Kriegbaum-15.683; 24. Tyler Trainor, 25, Trainor-NT.


 


QUALIFYING RACE #1: (15 laps) 1. Frankoski, 2. Lamb, 3. Cottongim, 4. Kanizer, 5. Burden, 6. Rankine, 7. Nuckles, 8. Kriegbaum. (Dalton Armstrong car disqualified after finishing second).


 


QUALIFYING RACE #2: (15 laps) 1. Hunter, 2. Riethmeyer, 3. Haack, 4. May, 5. Trainor, 6. Nock, 7. McIntosh, 8. Quinones, 9. Bean.


 


FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kyle Hamilton, 2. Steven Intravaia, 3. Joe Liguori, 4. Jimmy Simpson, 5. Zach Kanizer, 6. Tyler Cottongim, 7. Scott Hunter, 8. Bradley Riethmeyer, 9. Tyler Trainor, 10. Craig Haack, 11. Chris Lamb, 12. Michael May, 13. Bryce Burden, 14. Justin Hommel, 15. Dalton Armstrong, 16. Shannon McIntosh, 17. Adam Wilsdon, 18. Andy Nock, 19. Amanda Quinones, 20. Eric Rankine, 21. Jessica Bean, 22. Kent Kriegbaum, 23. Jeremy Frankoski. NT


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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-5 Liguori, Laps 6-28 Intravaia, Laps 29-30 Hamilton.


 


FINAL USAC MIDWEST FORD FOCUS MIDGET POINTS: 1-Liguori-1,256; 2-Simpson-1,153; 3-Cottongim-1,131; 4-Kriegbaum-743; 5-Kanizer-472; 6-Trainor-452; 7-May-406; 8-Wilsdon-328; 9-Tanner Whitten-294; 10-Lamb-289.


USAC NATIONAL (Pavement) FORD FOCUS MIDGET CHAMPION: Kyle Hamilton