Racer Laura Poorter Wants Top Five in the Ford Focus Midget Series

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Laura Poorter is holding her own in the Ford Focus Midget Series. The 17-year-old Holland native competes for K&N Engineering.

Laura Poorter competes for K&N Engineering, Inc.
Laura Poorter competes for K&N Engineering, Inc.
Laura competed on September 2nd at Altamont Raceway Park in Tracy, California. In the qualifying heat Laura took 5th place. “I did well in the heat,” said Laura. “In the end I finished 2nd. I’m really happy with my car, I’m learning a lot about it.”

On Labor Day, Laura raced at Madera Speedway in Madera, California. She qualified at 5th and was 6th out of 8 in the heat race. “I started 12th in the main event,” Laura said. “I finished 6th. I passed a few people along the way. It is hard to find the right set-up at Madera, the surface feels different. One side of the track is sunny most of the time; the other side of the slightly-banked oval is in the shade most of the time. It really affects the surface are of the track.”

Laura Poorter in Ford Focus Midget Series
Laura Poorter in Ford Focus Midget Series
There are four more races to go in the series and Laura is 7th overall in the California Ford Focus Pavement Standings. “I think I can finish in the top five,” she said. Laura’s next race is September 23rd at Irwindale Speedway.

Follow Laura Poorter's progress throughout the racing season at the K&N news site. Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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