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DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for June 29 - July 1, 2012. Ken Block (silver medal) and Brian Deegan (bronze) led the Ford Fiestas at X Games 18 (GRC).John Force was the No.1 qualifier and Courtney Force reached the finals in Joliet (NHRA). Michael Annett (p4) and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (p8) both finished in the top-10 in Kentucky (NNS). Matt Kenseth was the top Ford finisher at Kentucky in seventh (NSC). The No. 8 Starworks DP finished third at the Six Hours at the Glen (GRAND-AM).
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (Fusion)
• Matt Kenseth led the Ford Fusion drivers with a seventh-place finish at Kentucky. Brad Keselowski (Penske Dodge) won the event.
• Marcos Ambrose finished 13th as the only other Ford driver in the top-15. Carl Edwards ran among the top-10 most of the day, but was forced to come in for an emergency fuel stop late in the race when running for fourth.
• Kenseth remains atop the points standings, 11 in front of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Greg Biffle slipped to fourth (-25) and Carl Edwards sits 11th (-130)
• Ford sits third in the manufacturer’s standings with 81 points, trailing Chevy by 30 points.
• The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule continues at Daytona on July 7
NASCAR Nationwide Series (Mustang)
• Michael Annett finished fourth and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. eighth behind race winner Austin Dillon (Chevy) at Kentucky
• Ricky Stenhouse Jr. sits third in the driver's championship (-23), behind Austin Dillon (Chevy).
• Ford sits third in the manufacturer’s standings with 69 points, trailing Toyota by 22 points.
• The 2012 NASCAR Nationwide schedule continues at Daytona July 6
NHRA Funny Car Series (Mustang)
• Courtney Force fell in the finals to Jeff Arend (Toyota) at Joliet.
• Courtney Force was the only Ford Mustang to advance past the second round. She defeated John Force Racing teammate Mike Neff in the second round. Top-qualifier John Force was ousted in the second round, as was Tim Wilkerson.
• John Force took the #1 qualifying spot, followed by Tim Wilkerson (P2), Robert Hight (P4), Bob Tasca (P5), Mike Neff (P11), Courtney Force (P12).
• Robert Hight leads the driver’s championship with 950 points, Mike Neff sits fifth (-265). Courtney Force in 7th (-396), Bob Tasca III sits eighth (-401). John Force sits 10th (-414) and Tim Wilkerson checks in at P12 (-506).
• Ford holds a commanding lead in the manufacturer’s standings with 3,300 points, holding a 2,320 point lead over Dodge.
• The 2012 NHRA Funny Car schedule continues July 5-8 at Norwalk
X Games 18/Global RallyCross (Fiesta)
• Ken Block finished second and Brian Deegan third to lead the Ford drivers at X Games 18, which served as Round 3 of the GRC schedule.
• WRC champion Sebastien Loeb (Citroen) took home the gold, ending Ford Fiesta’s three-year winning streak at the event.
• Marcus Gronholm leads the championship standings with 43 points, with Tanner Foust sitting in second (-6) (Not updated at the time of this report). Gronholm did not run in the event, after suffering injuries from a practice crash.
• The 2012 schedule continues with X Games 18 in LA on June 29.
GRAND-AM CTSCC (Mustang Boss302R/Focus ST-R)
• Boss 302R drivers Jack Roush Jr/Billy Johnson ran short on gas and went from running up front to a 21st-place finish in GS, while James Gue/Gunnar Jeannette piloted the Focus ST-R to a fourth-place finish in ST.
• Focus ST-R drivers James Gue/Gunnar Jeannette sit in 9th in the ST class with 126 points, 51 behind Pierre Kleinubing (Mazda)
• Boss 302R drivers Billy Johnson/Jack Roush Jr. sit fifth in the GS driver’s standings with 157 points, 36 back of Nick Longhi/Matt Plumb (BMW)
• Ford sits third in the GS manufacturer’s standings with 195 points, 19 behind Porsche.
• The Grand-Am CTSCC season resumes July 27 at Indianapolis.
World Rally Championship (Fiesta) – NO RACE
• Petter Solberg finished third to lead the Fiesta contingent in Rally New Zealand, behind event winner Sebastien Loeb (Citroen).
• Ford drivers sit 3-7 in the points standings, led by Petter Solberg in third with 90 points (-55) behind leader Sebastien Loeb (Citroen)
• The Ford World Rally Team sits in the manufacturer’s standings with 141 points, trailing Citroen Total World Rally by 96.
• The WRC season continues August 2-4 with Rally Finland
V8 Supercars (Falcon) – NO RACE
• Will Davidson sits second (-38), Mark Winterbottom sits third (-49) behind points leader Jamie Whincup (Holden).
• The V8 Supercars schedule continues with the Sucrogen Townsville 400 July 6-8
Other Ford Racing Results
GRAND-AM Rolex Series (DaytonaPrototypes)
• The No. 8 Starworks Motorsport DP driven by Ryan Dalziel, Enzo Potolicchio and Sebastien Bourdais finished third behind race winner Joao Barbosa and Darren Law (Corvette) at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen
• Ford DP pilots Ryan Dalziel/EnzoPotolicchio sit second, three back of the leaders Memo Rojas/Scott Pruett (BMW), while John Pew/Ozz Negri Jr. sit fourth, 17 points back.
• Ford sits second in the manufacturer standings with 239, 25 points back of Chevy
• The Rolex Series resumes July 27 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
European RallyCross (Fiesta)
• Tanner Foust missed the Sweden rally to compete in X Games 18.
• Foust climbed into second in the championship standings, just seven points back of the leader, Timur Timerzyanov (Not updated at the time of this report)
• The ERC Schedule continues in Belgium on Aug. 4
Formula Drift (Mustang) – NO RACE
• Mustang driver Justin Pawlak holds a 13-point edge over second place in the championship standings, and Vaughn Gittin Jr. climbed into 4th, 63 points back.
• The Formula D schedule continues July 20-21 in Monroe, WA.
SCCA World Challenge GTS (Mustang Boss 302S/Fiesta) – NO RACE
• Justin Bell sits fifth in the points standings with 678, 218 behind leader Andy Lee (Chevy)
• Fiesta driver Craig Capaldi sits third in the B-Spec standings with 571 points, 26 behind Jonathan Start
• Ford sits tied with Acura for the lead in the GTS manufacturer standings with 44 points and third in the B-Spec standings with 30 points, five behind Honda.
• The SCCA schedule resumes August 3 at Mid-Ohio for Rounds 10-11.
Off-Road Racing (Trucks) – NO RACE
• Ford is led by Austin Kimbrell in the championship standings for Pro Lite, he sits in fourth, 80 back of the leader
• Ford drivers own spots 1-4 in the Pro 4 Unlimited standings, led by Kyle LeDuc in first with 396 points
• Ford drivers own spots 1-5 in the championship standings in Pro 2 Unlimited, led by Marty Hart (348 points)
• The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series championship returns August 4-5 at San Bernardino, CA
Rally America (Fiesta) – NO RACE
• Fiesta driver Chris Duplessis holds the championship lead, enjoying a 14-point cushion. Fellow Ford drivers Ed McNelly (P3, -31) and Verena Mei (P5, -33) join him in the top-5
• The Rally America season continues with New England Forest Rally on July 13-14.
World Touring Car Championship (Focus) – NO RACE
• James Nash sits 16th with 12 points and Tom Chilton sits 18th in the driver’s standings with seven.
• The WTCC 2012 schedule continues July 21-22 in Brazil