APRIL 10 RACE AT LANIER NATIONAL SPEEDWAY
The 2010 USAC Eastern and Midwest Ford Focus Championships have expanded to include an April 10 race at Georgia’s Lanier National Speedway. The 3/8-mile paved oval near Braselton will host its first Ford Focus event in conjunction with the Metro Atlanta Quarter Midget Association’s Round 2 of the 2010 USAC Generation Next .25 Midget Championship, slated on the club’s home track, located on the north end of the Lanier facility.
Jeremy Frankoski won the opening Eastern Ford Focus event at Hickory, N.C. March 24. He also is the reigning Carolina Ford Focus Champion. Midwest Ford Focus Champion Joe Liguori also competed at Hickory and is the grandson of legendary open-wheel driver Ralph Ligouri.
Lanier National Speedway is not new to USAC racing. Mike Fedorcak, Jim Hettinger and Andy Michner won USAC Midget races there between 1989 and 1994 and Jim Keeker won a pair of USAC Sprint races there in 1991 and 1992. USAC’s Formula 2000 championsip also performed at Road Atlanta, right across Highway 53 from Lanier, between 1992 and 2000.
Amazingly, the race will be the first ever for the Ford Focuses in the Peach State, making it the 25th state which has hosted Ford Focus racing.