Monday, 21 November 2011




Ventura, CA……..Andrew Mulhearn of Whittier, Calif. and Brodie Kostecki of Roseville, Calif. scored feature victories in USAC Ford Focus action at Saturday night’s “Battle at the Beach” at Ventura Raceway. Mulhearn caught Collin Henry on lap 5 and led the final 16 laps to win the 20-lap Western Ford Focus main event, then Kostecki passed Parker Colston on lap four and led the final 17 laps to win the 20-lap Western Focus Young Guns feature. Tyler Dolacki, who finished sixth in the Ford Focus feature, edged Wally Pankratz, who was third Saturday, by 10 points for the Western Dirt Ford Focus title. Parker Colston finished 12th but retained the Western Ford Focus title. Trailing Mulhearn, Henry and Pankratz in the 20-lap Ford Focus race were Casey Martinez and Kostecki. Kostecki claimed his 22nd USAC feature win of the season, beating Colston, Katlynn Leer, Brennan Rogers and Christine Breckenridge to the flag in the 20-lap Focus Young Guns race. Kostecki is the Western Focus Young Guns Champ, while Colston is the Western Dirt Focus Young Guns titlist and Cole Custer ended up as the 2011 National Focus Young Guns titlist.


USAC WESTERN FORD FOCUS DIRT RACE RESULTS: November 19, 2011 – Ventura, California – Ventura Raceway – “Battle at the Beach”


FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Wally Pankratz (#37 Pankratz), 2. Nick Drake (#55 Cline), 3. Collin Henry (#12c Henry), 4. Gaylon Stewart (#3s Stewart), 5. Jarid Blondel (#98 Blondel), 6. Robert Dolacki (#17 Dolacki), 7. Trey Gostin (#4k Kruseman), 8. Tanner Kershaw (#26 Kershaw), 9. Nick Carlson (#19 Carlson). NT


SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Brodie Kostecki (#40 Western Speed), 2. Tyler Dolacki (#18 Dolacki), 3. Andrew Mulhearn (#14 Mulhearn), 4. Casey Martinez (#94 Martinez), 5. Randi Pankratz (#8 Pankratz), 6. Garrett Johnson (#3G Stewart), 7. Parker Colston (#64 Colston), 8. Christine Breckenridge (#26x Breckenridge), 9. Cole Custer (#55k Kruseman), 10. Daniel Williams (#25 Williams), 11. Michael Millard (#23 Millard). NT


FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Andrew Mulhearn, 2. Collin Henry, 3. Wally Pankratz, 4. Casey Martinez, 5. Brodie Kostecki, 6. Tyler Dolacki, 7. Gaylon Stewart, 8. Jarid Blondel, 9. Randi Pankratz, 10. Nick Drake, 11. Michael Millard, 12. Parker Colston, 13. Daniel Williams, 14. Garrett Johnson, 15. Katlynn Leer (#12k Kruseman), 16. Robert Dolacki, 17. Trey Gostin, 18. Cole Custer. NT


**Kershaw and Carlson flip[ped during the first heat. Carlson suffered two broken vertebrae.


FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Henry, Laps 5-20 Mulhearn.


NEW WESTERN FORD FOCUS POINTS: 1-Kostecki-826; 2-Jim Waters-807; 3-Garett Peterson-769; 4-W.Pankratz-768; 5-Chuck Grost-760; 6-Keegan Walmer-752; 7-Jessica Clark-747; 8-T.Dolacki-721; 9-Blondel-709; 10-Austin Luttmer-708.

NEW NATIONAL FORD FOCUS POINTS: 1-Drake-720; 2-Ross Rankine-705; 3-Kostecki-702; 4-Garett Peterson-687; 5-Jarett Andretti-687; 6-Keegan Walmer-681; 7-Chris Lamb-678; 8-W.Pankratz-678; 9-Jim Waters-675; 10-Scott Hunter-672.

FINAL WESTERN DIRT FORD FOCUS POINTS: 1-T.Dolacki-868; 2-W.Pankratz-858; 3-Williams-771; 4-Blondel-760; 5-Jet Davison-639; 6-Henry-351; 6-Kostecki-350; 8-Martinez-309; 9-R.Pankratz-307; 10-R.Dolacki-304.


NEXT WESTERN FORD FOCUS RACE: November 24 – Irwindale, CA – Toyota Speedway at Irwindale – “Turkey Night Grand Prix”




USAC WESTERN FOCUS YOUNG GUNS RACE RESULTS: November 19, 2011 – Ventura, California – Ventura Raceway - “Battle at the Beach”


HEAT RACE: (7 laps ) 1. Zach Bogner (#18k Kruseman), 2. Katlynn Leer (#12k Kruseman), 3. Parker Colston (#64 Colston), 4. Brennan Rogers (#20 Rogers), 5. Christine Breckenridge (#26 Breckenridge). NT


ALSO AT THE TRACK: Cole Custer (#55k Kruseman).


FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Brodie Kostecki (#40 Western Speed), 2. Parker Colston, 3. Katlynn Leer, 4. Brennan Rogers, 5. Christine Breckenridge, 6. Zach Bogner. NT



FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 Colston, Laps 4-20 Kostecki.


FINAL WESTERN FOCUS YOUNG GUNS POINTS: 1-Kostecki-580; 2-Trevor Hunt-574; 3-Custer-535; 4-Colston-521; 5-James Edens-489; 6-Leer-477; 7-Breckenridge-453; 8-Keegan Walmer-428; 9-Ricky Bowers-361; 10-Marina Turner-310.

FINAL WESTERN DIRT FOCUS YOUNG GUNS POINTS: 1-Colston-876; 2-Custer-661; 3-Leer-621; 4-Breckenridge-587; 5-Trevor Hunt-449; 6-Kostecki-446; 7-Austin Blair-245; 8-Bogner-224; 9-Rogers-111- 10Logan Williams-105.

FINAL NATIONAL FOCUS YOUNG GUNS POINTS: 1-Custer-480; 2-Kostecki-480; 3-Sam McGhee-477; 4-Trevor Hunt-477; 5-Jared Irvan-465; 6-Cooper Clouse-465; 7-Colston-462; 8-Stevie Kuhn-453; 9-Mikell McGee-441; 10-James Edens-432.