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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

DRAKE, RANKINE TAKE ELITE 8 FINALES AT SPEEDROME

DRAKE, RANKINE TAKE ELITE 8 FINALES AT SPEEDROME

 


Indianapolis, IN……..Nick Drake of Mooresville, N.C. and Ross Rankine of Willard, Ohio were the winners in the final USAC Midwest Ford Focus features of the 2011 Elite 8 Series presented by IUPUI at the Bryant Heating & Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome. Drake passe3d Toby Alfrey on lap seven of the first feature and led the final 24 laps of the first 30-lapper in his Haas Automation Beast to beat Nick Hamilton, James Robertson, Jarett Andretti and Rankine. In the second 30-lapper Rankine led all the way in his National Pride Beast  to beat Andretti, Nick Hamilton, Robertson and Alfrey. Hamilton won the Elite 8 title by a single point over Rankine.


 


USAC MIDWEST FORD FOCUS RACE RESULTS: July 20, 2011 – Indianapolis, Indiana – Bryant Heating & Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome – “Elite 8 Series” – Presented by IUPUI


 


FIRST FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Nick Drake (#55 Cline), 2. Nick Hamilton (#33 Hamilton), 3. James Robertson (#1 Steele), 4. Jarett Andretti (#25 Andretti), 5. Ross Rankine (#9 Nine Racing), 6. Toby Alfrey (#5 Alfrey), 7. Davey Hamilton Jr. (#60 Hamilton), 8. Jessica Bean (#3 Bean), 9. Joey Greening (#17G Greening), 10. Kent Kriegbaum (#12 Kriegbaum). NT


 


SECOND FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ross Rankine, 2. Jarett Andretti, 3. Nick Hamilton, 4. James Robertson, 5. Toby Alfrey, 6. Jessica Bean, 7. Joey Greening, 8. Kent Kriegbaum, 9. Nick Drake, 10. Davey Hamilton Jr.. NT


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FIRST FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-6 Alfrey, Laps 7-30 Drake.


SECOND FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Rankine.


 


NEW USAC MIDWEST FORD FOCUS POINTS: 1-Rankine-726; 2-Robertson-573; 3-Alfrey-553; 4-Andretti-536; 5-Bean-517; 6-Drake-488; 7-N.Hamilton-455; 8-Greening-394; 9-Tyler Shullick-346; 10-Kriegbaum-290.


 


NEXT USAC MIDWEST FORD FOCUS RACE: August 5 – Plymouth (IN) Speedway