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Anaheim Teen has Podium Finish in the Ford Focus Midget Series

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Jake Swanson drove his USAC Midget with K&N products to a podium finish at the I-10 Lucas Oil Speedway in Blythe, California in the Ford Focus Midget Series.

High School Sophomore Jake Swanson at the I-10 Lucas Oil Speedway in Blythe, California
High School Sophomore Jake Swanson at the I-10 Lucas Oil Speedway in Blythe, California
The high school sophomore was really looking forward to the start of the race. “I was excited because I ran the No.88 Ford Focus Midget well the last time I was there,” said Swanson. “This is also my favorite pavement track.”

No.88 Ford Focus Midget driven to a 3rd place finish by teen Jake Swanson of Anaheim, California
No.88 Ford Focus Midget driven to a 3rd place finish by teen Jake Swanson of Anaheim, California
The competition was tough in Blythe. Swanson was up against all pavement specialty cars. “My car is a combination dirt and pavement car,” he said. “This means I have a two or three tenths of a second disadvantage.”

Swanson had the second fastest time in the qualifying session. Swanson had to finish in 5th place or better to keep his starting position for the main, and he did.

“I immediately moved up to 4th position,” he said. “I was running with the lead pack the entire race.” During the race there were a few cautions and one red flag. Swanson finished in third place.

“This is my first official year of being supported by K&N, racing in the USAC Focus Midget and USAC Western States Dirt Midget Series,” said Swanson. “Last year I won the Junior Focus Midget Series with the support of K&N. It’s great to be part of the K&N 2009 Family. I’ve never used anything but K&N air filters. They work great and keep the track debris out of our engines.

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