Monday, July 30, 2012
7 Ignite Races in California, North Carolina and Washington
by Dick Jordan
INDIANAPOLIS -- Ignition is the keyword this week as USAC’s Ignite Midgets take center stage with seven races at six tracks in California, North Carolina and Washington.
The Eastern series has races scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Concord (N.C.) Motorsports Park, plus a Friday night race at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C. and a Saturday event at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway.
Western Ignite Midgets compete Friday and Saturday at Watsonville, Calif.’s Ocean Speedway and at Antioch (Calif.,) Speedway respectively. The Northwest Ignite Midgets are at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash, Saturday night.
Cory Elliott of Bakersfield, Calif. scored a “hometown” win Saturday night in the Western Ignite Midget race at Bakersfield Speedway. He passed Michael Steele on lap nine and led the final 12 laps to win the 20-lapper over Steele, Parker Colston, Jet Davison and Austin Blair. Elliott also led the first four laps before Steele led the next four.
David emerged from the race with a tenuous one-point series lead over Colston entering this week’s races.
2012 USAC MIDWEST IGNITE PAVEMENT POINT STANDINGS
1-Gage Walker-578, 2-Cooper Clouse-569, 3-Ross Rankine-535, 4-Davey Hamilton Jr.-497, 5-Ryan Krachun-459, 6-Sam McGhee-452, 7-Tyler Shullick-383, 8-Joey Greening-331, 9-Nic Davidson-312, 10-Austin Nemire-303.
2012 USAC MIDWEST IGNITE DIRT POINT STANDINGS
1-Ross Rankine-458, 2-Toby Alfrey-400, 3-Cooper Clouse-391, 4-Stratton Briggs-347, 5-Sam McGhee-332, 6-Katlynn Leer-327, 7-Tyler Shullick-269, 8-Joey Greening-263, 9-Adam Thomason-192, 10-Kent Kriegbaun-175.
2012 WESTERN IGNITE DIRT MIDGET POINTS:
1-Jet Davison-256, 2-Parker Colston-255, 3-Cory Elliott-243, 4-Michael Steele-236, 5-Austin Blair-171, 6-Katylnn Leer-146, 7-Ashley Hazelton-126, 8-Wally Pankratz-92, 9-Christine Breckenridge-90, 10-Bradley Morris-56.
2012 USAC WESTERN PAVEMENT IGNITE POINT STANDINGS
1-Garrett Peterson-618, 2-Ricky Bowers-556, 3-Tyler Edwards-552, 4-Sheldon Didinger-518, 5-Bryant Dawson-472, 6-Molly Helmuth-406, 7-Winn Frazin-335, 8-Michael Fanelli-331, 9-Marina Turner-272, 10-George Blacker-268.
2012 USAC EASTERN IGNITE POINT STANDINGS
1-Jared Irvan-277, 2-Nic Davidson-217, 3-Tyler Corriher-217, 4-Chris Lamb-214, 5-Michael Fanelli-160, 6-Orry Hunte-156, 7-Calvin Carroll-146, 8-Bradley Riethmeyer-135, 9-Ryan Krachun-128, 10-Matthew Lindstrom-112,
2012 USAC NORTHWEST IGNITE POINT STANDINGS
1-Jared Peterson-417, 2-Chase Goetz-378, 3-Garret Johnson-378, 4-Thomas-364, 5-Todd Hartman-333, 6-Michael Millard-304, 7-Ariel Biggs-238, 8-Jeremy Miller-228, 9-Hannah Lindquist-188, 10-Zak DeBakker-182.