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Northern California Midget Fans Enjoy USAC Ford Focus Series at Stockton Track
The Stockton 99 Speedway recently hosted the USAC California Pavement Ford Focus Series. Driver Michael Lewis went to the Stockton, California track with high expectations. Lewis was looking for another win in the No. 60 Western Speed Ford Focus.
Western Speed Racing driver Michael Lewis prepares for USAC California Pavement Ford Focus Series event at New Stockton 99 Speedway in Northern California
Lewis qualified in second place before a packed house of Northern California race fans. That placed him inside the third row for the start of the 40 lap feature.
Michael Lewis is fifth overall in the Ford Focus Midget Series with two more races left in the 2009 season. The final event will take place at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale on Thanksgiving Day
In the main, Lewis and teammate Cody Gerhardt made a clean start but both took a few laps to move past traffic. This allowed the leader of the ¼ mile asphalt oval track to pull away. The feature event ran without incident. Lewis and Gerhardt drove the two Western Speed team cars to third and fourth place.
“As always Kevin Gerhardt gave me a great car and we qualified well,” said Lewis. “For the first ten laps of the feature it looked like I could quickly get to the front. Suddenly the brakes went away and I did not want to force the issue with Cody. Fourth place was about the best we could achieve.”
Western Speed Racing is owned by Rick Lew and Rick Gerhardt. 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 filters are washable and reusable and protect our engines from track debris.”
Lewis is now fifth in the USAC California Pavement Ford Focus Series’ points. Two more races are scheduled in the Ford Focus Series in 2009. One will be at Madera Speedway on October 24 and the final event of the year will be at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale on Thanksgiving Day.
"If we can keep the pace we've maintained throughout the year and finish well at the final two races in the USCA California Pavement Ford Focus Series, we have a shot at the car owners championship," said Lewis. "We could even make the top four in the final driver's standings in the No. 60 Western Speed Ford Focus midget."
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