Sunday, 7 November 2010




Las Vegas, NV……..Nick Drake, son of former USAC Champion Jay Drake, won Saturday night’s 35-lap USAC National Ford Focus Championship race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring. Drake, of Mooresville, N.C., took the lead from Kyle Bailey on lap 11 and led the rest of the way in his Troy Cline-owned Haas Automation/SEM Beast. The championships puts Drake and his father Jay in select company. The only previous father-son USAC Champions were Tony and Gary Bettenhausen, Mario and Jeff Andretti, Al Unser and Al Jr. and Mel & Brice Kenyon. Bailey led the first 10 laps of the race but slipped to seventh at the finish behind Drake, Cody Gerhardt, Garrett Peterson, Kyle O’Gara, Jake Blackhurst and Cody Thompson. Tyler Cottongim was the fastest qualifier. Drake’s name will be inscribed on the permanent Henry Ford Sweepstakes Trophy as the 2010 National Ford Focus Champion. Austin Farley of Brighton, Colo. piloted a Ron Sutton's Winners Circle K & N Kent to victory in the accompanying 20-lap Focus Young Guns feature, leading the final 11 laps to beat Jessica Clark, Brandon White, Jarid Blondel and Christine Breckenridge. Clark led the first two laps and White the next seven.


USAC NATIONAL FORD FOCUS CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: November 6, 2010 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring


QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Tyler Cottongim, 28, Cottongim-15.256; 2. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-15.296; 3. Michael Daniels, 87, Remick-15.393; 4. Cody Gerhardt, 40, Western Speed-15.475; 5. Kyle O’Gara, 4, East-15.480; 6. Kyle Bailey, 77B, Bailey-15.492; 7. Tim Skoglund, 60, Western Speed-15.495; 8. Garrett Peterson, 31, Peterson-15.496; 9. Jake Blackhurst, 25, Blackhurst-15.512; 10. Cody Thompson, 8, Sutton-15.519; 11. Keegan Walmer, 24, Sutton-15.531; 12. Bobby Runyan, 9, Sutton-15.568; 13. Austin Farley, 42, Sutton-15.609; 14. Jessica Clark, 44, Clark-15.732; 15. Bob Brewer, 5, Brewer-15.757; 16. Shawn Buckley, 7, Buckley-15.800; 17. Eli Schrock, 3, Sutton-15.843; 18. Brandon White, 11, Sutton-15.883; 19. Connor Kassik, 26, Kassik-15.896; 20. Guy Sainsbury, 88, Sainsbury-15.902; 21. Jeff Kelley, 55x, Kelley-15.912; 22. Gregg Fuette, 15, Strickland-16.084; 23. Terra Brower, 07, Remick-16.210; 24. Kyle Edwards, 39, Edwards-16.254; 25. Kyle Cline, 35, Boyd-16.352.


QUALIFYING RACE #1: (12 laps) 1. Blackhurst, 2. Walmer, 3. Skoglund, 4. Farley, 5. Schrock, 6. Brewer, 7. Kelley, 8. Brower, 9. Kassik, 10, Cline. NT


QUALIFYING RACE #2: (12 laps) 1. Peterson, 2. Thompson, 3. Runyan, 4. Buckley, 5. White, 6. Clark, 7. Fuette, 8. Edwards, 9. Sainsbury. NT


FEATURE: (35 laps) 1. Nick Drake, 2. Cody Gerhardt, 3. Garrett Peterson, 4. Kyle O’Gara, 5. Jake Blackhurst, 6. Cody Thompson, 7. Kyle Bailey, 8. Tim Skoglund, 9. Tyler Cottongim, 10. Michael Daniels, 11. Austin Farley, 12. Eli Schrock, 13. Bobby Runyan, 14. Brandon White, 15. Shawn Buckley, 16. Jessica Clark, 17. Guy Sainsbury, 18. Kyle Edwards, 19. Terra Brower, 20. Gregg Fuette, 21. Connor Kassik, 22. Keegan Walmer, 23. Bob Brewer, 24. Jeff Kelley, 25. Kyle Cline. NT


FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Bailey, Laps 11-35 Drake.


NEW WESTERN FORD FOCUS POINTS: 1-Nick Carlson-794; 2-Gerhardt-773; 3-Daniels-731; 4-Edwards-711; 5-Runyan-699; 6-Thompson-682; 7-Jet Davison-680; 8-Peterson-652; 9-Andrew Mulhearn-644; 10-Walmer-633.

FINAL WESTERN PAVEMENT FORD FOCUS POINTS: 1-Gerhardt-1,088; 2-Runyan-954; 3-Thompson-682; 4-Peterson-652; 5-Walmer-633; 6-Schrock-552; 7-Farley-526; 8-Kassik-481; 9-Buckley-439; 10-Clark-371.

FINAL CALIFORNIA NORTH FORD FOCUS POINTS: 1-Gerhardt-687; 2-Peterson-652; 3-Thompson-648; 4-Walmer-602; 5-Runyan-554; 6-Skoglund-286; 7-Kassik-256; 8-Courtney Atkinson-255; 9-Farley-221; 10-J.R. Williams-204.

FINAL CALIFORNIA SOUTH FORD FOCUS POINTS: 1-Gerhardt-637; 2-Runyan-582; 3-Schrock-552; 4-Farley-526; 5-Buckley-439; 6-Clark-328; 7-Thompson-324; 8-Edwards-276; 9-Walmer-275; 10-Kassik-249.


NEXT WESTERN FORD FOCUS RACE: November 20 – Ventura (CA) Raceway




USAC WESTERN/PAVEMENT/NORTH/SOUTH FOCUS YOUNG GUNS RACE RESULTS: November 6, 2010 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring


QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Keegan Walmer, 24, Sutton-15.971; 2. Austin Farley, 42, Sutton-16.154; 3. Brandon White, 11, Sutton-16.316; 4. Jessica Clark, 44, Clark-16.424; 5. Jarid Blondel, 98, Blondel-16.793; 6. Christine Breckenridge, 26, Breckenridge-16.950.


FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Austin Farley, 2. Jessica Clark, 3. Brandon White, 4. Jarid Blondel, 5. Christine Breckenridge. NT



FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Clark, Laps 3-9 White, Laps 10-20 Farley.


NEW WESTERN FOCUS YOUNG GUNS POINTS: 1-Blondel-758; 2-White-754; 3-Casey Martinez-748; 4-Alex Jacobsen-728; 5-Collin Henry-627; 6-Walmer-615; 7-Daniel Williams-586; 8-Farley-566; 9-Cody Thompson-553; 10-Logan Williams-471.

FINAL WESTERN PAVEMENT FOCUS YOUNG GUNS POINTS: 1-White-872; 2-Walmer-615; 3-Farley-566; 4-Cody Thompson-553; 5-Blondel-434; 6-Clark-329; 7-Courtney Atkinson-312; 8-Winn Frazin-108; 9-Breckenridge-92; 10-Tanner Long-68.

FINAL CALIFORNIA NORTH FOCUS YOUNG GUNS POINTS: 1-White-496; 2-Walmer-431; 3-Cody Thompson-392; 4-Courtney Atkinson-312; 5-Farley-191; 6-Clark-120; 7-Blondel-106; 8-Tanner Long-59; 9-Shon Gooden-55; 10-Breckenridge-49.

FINAL CALIFORNIA SOUTH FOCUS YOUNG GUNS POINTS: 1-Farley-504; 2-White-488; 3-Blondel-434; 4-Clark-329; 5-Walmer-190; 6-Cody Thompson-161; 7-Winn Frazin-108; 8-Breckenridge-92; 9-Tanner Long-68; 10-Jimmy Moon-57.


NEXT WESTERN FOCUS YOUNG GUNS RACE: November 20 – Ventura (CA) Raceway