Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Nevada, Washington, North Carolina up Next; Peterson, Walker, Elliott Nab Ignite Victories
by Dick Jordan
INDIANAPOLIS -- USAC Ignite Midget racing will occur this coming weekend in Nevada, Washington and North Carolina as the Western, Northwest and Eastern series all see action. Skagit speedway in Alger, Wash. hosts Saturday’s Northwest event, while the Western series convenes at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway’s Bullring Saturday and Sunday. The Eastern series resumes Monday night at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C.
Drivers Gage Walker of Indianapolis, Ind., Jared Peterson of Stanwood, Wash. and Cory Elliott of Bakersfield, Calif. emerged with feature win last week’s Ignite races.
Walker led all but the first lap of Saturday’s Midwest feature at Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill. to beat Ross Rankine, Cooper Clouse, Ryan Krachun and Sam McGhee. Clouse led the first lap.
Peterson returned to the winners circle Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. beating Chase Goetz, Ariel Biggs, Garret Johnson and Michael Millard. Biggs led the first 13 laps and Peterson the last 12.
Elliott’s Saturday Western victory came at the Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway as he led all 25 laps to beat Jet Davison, Parker Colston, Christine Breckenridge and Michael Steele.
2012 USAC MIDWEST IGNITE PAVEMENT POINT STANDINGS
1-Ross Rankine-848, 2-Cooper Clouse-844, 3-Gage Walker-768, 4-Sam McGhee-746, 5-Ryan Krachun-732, 6-Davey Hamilton Jr.-645, 7-Tyler Shullick-556, 8-Nic Davidson-470, 9-Chris Lamb-461, 10-Austin Nemire-413.
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.
NEW USAC WESTERN IGNITE PAVEMENT MIDGET POINTS
1-Garrett Peterson-744, 2-Tyler Edwards-668, 3-Ricky Bowers-644, 4-Sheldon Didinger-630, 5-Molly Helmuth-504, 6-Cole Glasson-250, 6-J.R. Williams-231, 8-Collin Milroy-177, 9-Christine Breckenridge-165, 10-Davey Hamilton Jr.-109.
2012 WESTERN IGNITE DIRT MIDGET POINTS:
1-Cory Elliott-444, 2-Jet Davison-438, 3-Parker Colston-386, 4-Michael Steele-290, 5-Austin Blair-284, 6-Katlynn Leer-275, 7-Ashley Hazelton-271, 8-Clayton Ruston-196, 9-Christine Breckenridge-152, 10-Wally Pankratz-92.
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-624, 2-Chase Goetz-576, 3-Garret Johnson—546, 4-Garrett Thomas-517, 5-Todd Hartman-482, 6-Michael Millard-428, 7-Ariel Biggs-299, 8-Jermey Miller-276, 9-Rene Angel-232, 10-Hannah Lindquist-228.