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USAC Ford Focus Series Main Event Dominated by Western Speed Racer Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis crossed the finish line ahead of the pack in the No. 60 Western Speed Ford Focus midget at Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino, California in the USAC California Pavement Ford Focus Series.
USAC California Pavement Ford Focus Series event won by No. 60 Western Speed Ford Focus midget at Orange Show Speedway in San Bernardino
Lewis began the evening with a strong qualifying effort by setting a quick time of 12.838 which put him ahead of teammate Cody Gerhardt. Lewis started fourth in the four-lap Trophy Dash and finished third.
Driver Michael Lewis steps in Victory Lane after winning the USAC California Pavement Ford Focus Series event, photo by Mary S. Secord
In the 30 lap main, Lewis started on the outside of the second row and went to the high groove at the drop of the green. He quickly passed the front row drivers and built a huge gap on the field as the race progressed. Despite several cautions later in the feature, Lewis had good restarts and continued to maintain a healthy lead until the end of the race.
“Michael was quick from the time we unloaded and tested,” said Western Speed Team owner Kevin Gerhardt. “Michael dominated the race stretching his lead by half a lap at times. The team is extremely happy.”
“The best and greatest race drivers have raced and won at the Orange Show Speedway,” said Michael’s father Steve Lewis. ‘URA midget greats Billy Cantrell, Johnny Morehouse, Allen Heath, Roger Ward and Troy Ruttman are among the winners. It was truly a special moment for Michael to cross the finish line first in the very competitive Ford Focus Feature event.”
The next scheduled Ford Focus event for Lewis will be a Madera Speedway in California on September 19.
Western Speed cars are equipped with K&N products. “Our K&N products give us extra power and excellent filtration,” said Gerhardt. “The K&N air
are washable and reusable and protect our engines from track debris.”
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