Sunday, 19 August 2012



USAC Midwest, Western and Northwest Ignite Midget participants will all be busy this week, with races at Morris, Ill., Santa Maria, Calif. and Elma, Wash.

Cooper Clouse of Ohio City, Ohio leads the Midwest contingent to Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill. Saturday, while Cory Elliott of Bakersfield, Calif. leads the Western series to Santa Maria Speedway Saturday. Jared Peterson of Stanwood, Wash. sits atop the Northwest standings as he heads for Grays Harbor Raceway for Saturday’s Northwest race.

Garrett Peterson of West Sacramento, Calif. kept intact his incredible streak of victories at Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway Saturday, sweeping a pair of 30-lappers to give him a perfect 10-for-10 record at the track this year in the Western North competition. He led all 30 laps of the opener to beat Tyler Edwards, Sheldon Didinger, Ricky Bowers and Molly Helmuth. In the second feature he passed Bowers on lap 11 and led the rest of the way to beta Didinger, Bowers, Edwards and Helmuth.

Ryan Krachun of Neshanic Station, N.J. and Ross Rankine of Willard, Ohio grabbed 25-lap wins at the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway Saturday. Krachun led all 25 laps in the opener to beat Sam McGhee, Clouse, Chris Lamb and Gage Walker. Walker led the first five laps of the closer before Rankine took over for the final 20. McGhee was again second ahead of Clouse, Lamb and Walker.