Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Ignites Target Stockton and Kalamazoo Rankine, Krachun and Millard Score Victories
by Dick Jordan
INDIANAPOLIS -- Stockton, Calif. and Kalamazoo, Mich. are targets for USAC Ignite Midget competitors this week as the Western and Midgets series continue.
The Western series visits Stockton 99 Speedway Saturday for twin 30-lap features, while the Midwest series is at Kalamazoo Speedway Saturday, with twin-25-lap features on tap.
Ross Rankine of Willard, Ohio score a late-race pass of Chris Lamb Friday night to win the Midwest/Eastern 100-lapper at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway over Lamb, Copper Clouse, Sam McGhee and Eastern point leader Jared Irvan. Lamb led the first 96 laps before yielding to Rankine.
Ryan Krachun of Neshanic Station, N.J. got by Sam McGhee on lap 11 to win Saturday nightís 25-lap Midwest/Eastern Ignite feature at Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill. McGhee took second ahead of Rankine, Tyler Shullick and Irvan.
Jared Petersonís five-race winning streak in the Northwest Ignite series ended Saturday at Sunset Speedway in Banks, Oregon as he finished third behind Michael Millard and Chase Goetz. The win was the first for Millard, of Brinnan, Wash. as he led all 25 laps to beat Goetz, Peterson, Garrett Thomas and Todd Hartman.
2012 USAC MIDWEST IGNITE PAVEMENT POINT STANDINGS
1-Ross Rankine-662, 2-Cooper Clouse-657, 3-Gage Walker-595, 4-Ryan Krachun-580, 5-Davey Hamilton Jr.-574, 6-Sam McGhee-568, 7-Tyler Shullick-476, 8-Nic Davidson-394, 9-Austin Nemire-359, 10-Chris Lamb-351.
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-Cory Ellliott-375, 2-Jet Davison-371, 3-Parker Colston-328, 4-Austin Blair-284, 5-Katlynn Leer-275, 6-Michael Steele-236, 7-Ashley Hazelton-229, 8-Clayton Ruston-137, 9-Wally Pankratz-92, 10-Christine Breckenridge-90.
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-634, 2-Chris Lamb-558, 3-Nic Davidson-490, 4-Ryan Krachun-485, 5-Tyler Corriher-411, 6-Calvin Carroll-353, 7-Michael Fanelli-326, 7-Ross Rankine-233, 9-Matthew Lundstrom-214, 10-Orry Hunte-209.
2012 USAC NORTHWEST IGNITE POINT STANDINGS
1-Jared Peterson-552, 2-Chase Goetz-502, 3-Garrett Thomas-486, 4-Garret Johnson-486, 5-Todd Hartman-430, 6-Michael Millard-372, 7-Ariel Biggs-238, 8-Jeremy Miller-228, 9-Hannah Luindquist-228, 10-Rene Angel-198.