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USAC Ford Focus Midget Series Chase for Points Continues for K&N Sponsored Racer

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USAC Ford Focus Series competitor Cody Swanson faced a double race weekend, first at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, California then onto Ventura Raceway in Ventura, California.

K&N filters allow our engines to breathe and protects them on the dirt tracks, said Cody Swanson, photo by Debbie Swanson
K&N filters allow our engines to breathe and protects them on the dirt tracks, said Cody Swanson, photo by Debbie Swanson

USAC Ford Focus Midgets had a double header weekend at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, California and Ventura Raceway in Ventura, California, photo by Debbie Swanson
USAC Ford Focus Midgets had a double header weekend at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, California and Ventura Raceway in Ventura, California, photo by Debbie Swanson
The K&N sponsored driver was looking forward to Watsonville. “The last time we were there, we were able to bring home our first big win in the USAC Ford Focus Series,” said Swanson. “I knew the racing would be exciting from the start line.”
K&N sponsored teen Cody Swanson is third overall in points in the USAC Ford Focus Series, photo by Debbie Swanson
K&N sponsored teen Cody Swanson is third overall in points in the USAC Ford Focus Series, photo by Debbie Swanson

Next USAC Ford Focus Midget Race for the Swanson Motorsports Team will be in Perris, California, photo by Debbie Swanson
Next USAC Ford Focus Midget Race for the Swanson Motorsports Team will be in Perris, California, photo by Debbie Swanson

Swanson started 3rd in the 2nd heat race. “My car was extremely hooked up and by the end of the 3rd lap I passed the No. 21 Midget for the lead,” he said. “The rest of the heat was smooth sailing and we took the win.”

In the main event, Swanson was running in the top three Midgets. “We were all searching for ways to get the advantage on the other,” he said. “On lap 8 there was a caution and that changed everything.” On the restart Swanson tried to take his Midget to the top groove and headed toward the outside to try and get around a competitor. Swanson did not have enough traction and lost three positions. Swanson ultimately finished in 3rd place.

The Swanson Motorsports Team drove about six hours from Watsonville to Ventura Raceway. “Sometimes we travel to five races in one week and that can get really expensive,” said Swanson. “With our K&N air intake system we notice an improvement in gas mileage on our tow vehicles and that saves us money.”

The Ventura USAC Ford Focus Series race was close and there was Midget contact. “My right front shock was bent,” said Swanson. “There were some handling problems with the Midget. I was faster on the oval than the other Midgets, but did not have the forward drive I needed to get around them. I ended the race in 5th position.”

Swanson is third in points overall in the chase for the USAC Ford Focus Series Championship. His next race will be in August at Perris Speedway in California.

The Swanson Motorsports Team uses K&N products on its racing and street vehicles. "No other product compares wot he protection and performace of K&N," said Swanson. "My racing career started with K&N filters protecting my kart racing engines and continues today on the midgets that I drive. Simply put, no other filter will do for our team."

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