WESTERN VICTORIES TO GERHARDT, MULHEARN, WALMER AND JACOBSEN
USAC Ford Focus activity will occur this week in Indiana, California and Utah. The Indianapolis Speedrome’s “Michael Lang Night” Wednesday includes Midwest Ford Focus and Young Guns races in addition to the Regional and Mopar .25 Midgets. Saturday, the Western/Utah Focuses race at Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City and the Western Ford Focuses and Young Guns are in action at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway.
Cody Gerhardt of Madera, Calif. and Keegan Walmer of Portland, Ore. shared the victory podium in Saturday night’s USAC Ford Focus “doubleheader” at the Stockton (Calif.) 99 Speedway. Gerhardt led all 30 laps to win the Western Ford Focus race, while Walmer passed Brandon White on lap 21 and led the last five laps to win the 25-lap Young Guns feature. Fast qualifier Gerhardt was trailed by Garrett Peterson, Tim Skoglund, Walmer and Cody Thompson. In the Young Guns race Walmer was followed to the stripe by White, Thompson, Shon Gooden and Courtney Atkinson.
Andrew Mulhearn of Whittier, Calif. and Alex Jacobsen of San Jose, Calif. scored USAC feature victories at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. Friday night. Mulhearn won the Western Ford Focus race, leading all but the first lap after passing Connor Kassik on lap two. Andrew Murray, Jet Davison, Randi Pankratz and Kyle Edwards completed the “top-five” at the finish of the 20-lapper. In the accompanying 20-lap Young Guns contest, Jacobsen passed Jarid Blondel on lap 13 and led the rest of the way to win over Blondel, Casey Martinez, Logan Williams and Collin Henry.