Sunday, 18 April 2010



Montpelier, IN……..Joe Liguori of Tampa, Fla. earned his second consecutive USAC Midwest Ford Focus race victory Saturday night, scoring a pulsating last-lap win in the 20-lapper at Montpelier Motor Speedway. Liguori passed Toby Alfrey on the last lap to put his Pit Stop Bar-B-Q & Grill Beast in victory lane. Teammate John heydenreioch finished second ahead of Alfrey, with Jake Blackhurst and Eric Rankine rounding out the “top-five.” Rankine led the first six laps of the race.


USAC MIDWEST DIRT FORD FOCUS RACE RESULTS: April 17, 2010 – Montpelier, Indiana – Montpelier Motor Speedway


FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Joe Liguori (#22 Givens), 2. Jake Blackhurst (#25 Blackhurst), 3. Ronnie Wuerdeman (#33 Wuerdeman), 4. Josh Staten (#2 Staten), 5. Tyler Cottongim (#28 Cottongim). NT


SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. John Heydenreich (#22x Givens), 2. Toby Alfrey (#4x Alfrey), 3. Eric Rankine (#39 Rankine), 4. Bill Kriegbaum (#12 Kriegbaum), 5. Jessica Bean (#3 Stigall). NT


FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Joe Liguori, 2. John Heydenreich, 3. Toby Alfrey, 4. Jake Blackhurst, 5. Eric Rankine, 6. Tyler Cottongim, 7. Josh Staten, 8. Jessica Bean, 9. Ronnie Wuerdeman, 10. Bill Kriegbaum. NT


**Bean flipped during the feature.


FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-6 Rankine, Laps 7-18 Liguori, Lap 19 Alfrey, Lap 20 Liguori.


NEW MIDWEST FORD FOCUS SERIES POINTS: 1-Blackhurst-228; 2-Liguori-195; 3-Cottongim-142; 4-Scott Hunter-136; 5-Wuerdeman-124; 6-Alfrey-119; 7-Nick Drake-112; 8-Heydenreich-111; 9-Rankine-111; 10-Chris Lamb-107.

NEW MIDWEST DIRT FORD FOCUS SERIES POINTS: 1-Liguori-136; 2-Blackhurst-120; 3-Alfrey-119; 4-Heydenreich-111; 5-Rankine-111; 6-Cottongim-103; 7-Staten-89; 8-Wuerdeman-88; 9-Bean-80; 10-Kriegbaum-75.


NEXT MIDWEST FORD FOCUS RACE: (Pavement) – May 26 – Indianapolis (IN) Speedrome