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Friday, 28 September 2012

RANKINE TAKES GAS CITY AFTER BRIGGS PENALTY

RANKINE TAKES GAS CITY AFTER BRIGGS PENALTY
 
Gas City, IN……..USAC Midwest Ignite Midget Dirt point leader Ross Rankine won Friday night's 20-lap feature at Gas City I-69 Speedway after original winner Stratton Briggs’ car failed to pass the post-race technical inspection. Briggs officially led 18 laps of the race but was relegated to 11th and last place. Cody Gardner won the first lap and Rankine the last. Katlynn Leer finished second ahead of Cooper Clouse, Adam Thomason and Sam McGhee. The series concludes Saturday at Montpelier (Ind.) Motor Speedway.
 
USAC MIDWEST IGNITE MIDGET RACE RESULTS: September 28, 2012 – Gas City, Indiana– Gas City I-69 Speedway
 
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Katlynn Leer (#12k Kruseman), 2. Ross Rankine (#39 Rankine), 3. Thomas Briggs (#2x Briggs), 4. Cooper Clouse (#14 Clouse), 5. Adam Thomason (#74 Thomason), 6. Toby Alfrey (#5 Alfrey). NT
 
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Sam McGhee (#11M McGhee), 2. Stratton Briggs (#2 Briggs), 3. Cody Gardner (#4 Alfrey), 4. Jessica Bean (#3 Bean), 5. Bill Kriegbaum (#12 Kriegbaum). NT
 
FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Ross Rankine, 2. Katlynn Leer, 3. Cooper Clouse, 4. Adam Thomason, 5. Sam McGhee, 6. Cody Gardner, 7. Thomas Briggs, 8. Bill Kriegbaum, 9. Jessica Bean,.10. Toby Alfrey, 11. Stratton Briggs. (NOTE: Stratton Briggs’ car after winning feature was penalized for failure to pass post-race technical inspection.)
 
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**Bean flipped during the feature.
 
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Gardner, Laps 2-19 S.Briggs, Lap 20 Rankine.
 
NEW USAC MIDWEST IGNITE MIDGET POINTS: 1-Rankine-524, 2-Clouse-450, 3-Alfrey-436, 4-Leer-392, 5-McGhee-388, 6-S.Briggs-385, 7-Tyler Shullick-269, 8-Joey Greening-263, 9-Thomason-247, 10-Kent Kriegbaum-175.
 
NEXT USAC MIDWEST IGNITE MIDGET RACE: September 29 – Montpelier (IN) Motor Speedway