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 Ford Racing Weekend Results - 5/18/2012

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DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for May 18 - 20, 2012. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. dominated the field to pick up his third win at Iowa in two seasons. Matt Kenseth (p3) and Marcos Ambrose (p7) led the Ford drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star race. Tim Wilkerson and Robert Hight both fell in the semifinals in Topkea, meaning a Ford Mustang failed to reach the finals for the first time this season (NHRA). Kyle LeDuc picked up two more wins in Pro 4 Unlimited, continuing his winning streak to start 2012. 
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (Fusion)
• Matt Kenseth slipped back on the restart of the 10-lap sprint to the finish but was able to battle his way to a third place finish at the All-Star race in Charlotte, a non-points scoring event.
• Marcos Ambrose was the only other Ford driver in the top-10, finishing 7th.
• Greg Biffle remains atop the points standings with 411, two in front of Matt Kenseth who sits second. Carl Edwards is 10th, 74 points back of Biffle. 
• Ford sits third in the manufacturer’s standings with 57 points, trailing Chevy by 15 points.
• The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule continues at Charlotte on May 27.
NASCAR Nationwide Series (Mustang)
• Ricky Stenhouse Jr. led 209 of the 250 laps and claimed his third victory at Iowa in the past two seasons, finishing just ahead of his closest competition for the championship lead, Elliott Sadler.
• Stenhouse Jr. holds a 28-point edge over Elliott Sadler for the championship lead with 412 points. Michael Annett checked in at P6 with 301 points (-111).
• Ford sits third in the manufacturer’s standings with 56 points, trailing Toyota by 5 points.
• The 2012 NASCAR Nationwide schedule continues at Charlotte on May 26. 
NHRA Funny Car Series (Mustang)
• For the first time all season, the Funny Car final did not feature a Ford Mustang, as both Robert Hight and Tim Wilkerson each fell in the semifinals in Topeka, KS
• Tasca, Neff, Wilkerson and Hight each advanced past the first round
• Bob Tasca III led the Ford qualifying effort at P2, ahead of Mike Neff (P3), Courtney Force (P8), Robert Hight (P9), Tim Wilkerson (P10), and John Force (P12)
• Robert Hight leads the driver’s championship with 775 points, Mike Neff sits third (-218). Bob Tasca III sits seventh (-356). John Force sits eighth (-389) and Courtney Force in 9th (-417). Tim Wilkerson checks in at P11 (-448)
• Ford holds a commanding lead in the manufacturer’s standings with 2,300 points, holding a 1,560 point lead over Dodge.
• The 2012 NHRA Funny Car schedule continues May 31-June 3 in Englishtown, NJ.
World Rally Championship (Fiesta) – NO RACE
• Petter Solberg sits second in the driver’s standings with 73 points (-18), Mads Ostberg sits fourth with 68 points (-23).
• The Ford World Rally Team sits second in the manufacturer’s standings with 106 points, trailing Citroen Total World Rally by 45.
• The WRC season continues May 25-27 with Acropolis Rally
GRAND-AM CTSCC (Mustang Boss 302R/Focus ST-R) – NO RACE
• Focus ST-R drivers James Gue/Gunnar Jeannette sit in 8th with 67 points, 31 behind Andy Lally/Nic Jonsson (KIA)
• Boss 302R drivers Billy Johnson/Jack Roush Jr. sit sixth in the driver’s standings with 80 points, 35 back of Charles Espenlaub/Charles Putman (BMW)
• Ford sits third in the GS manufacturer’s standings with 106 points, 16 behind BMW
• The Grand-Am CTSCC season resumes June 1-2 at Belle Isle Park. 
Other Ford Racing Results
Off-Road Racing (Trucks)
• In round 5 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, Kyle LeDuc won Pro 4 Unlimited, Brian Deegan finished 4th in Pro 2 Unlimited while Jeremy McGrath was involved in a crash after running in the top-3 most of the race, and Deegan took an early DNF in Pro Lite.
• In round 6, Jeremy McGrath finished 4th and Brian Deegan finished 13th in Pro 2 Unlimited, Kyle LeDuc won Pro 4 Unlimited and Brian Deegan finished 6th in Pro Lite.
• Raptor and F-150 driver Brian Deegan sits third in Pro2 Unlimited (-22) and 21st in Pro Lite Unlimited (-130) (Not updated at the time of this report)
• Kyle LeDuc leads the Pro4 Unlimited standings by 24 (not updated at the time of this report)
• The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series championship returns June 23-24 for Rounds 7 and 8 at Miller Motorsports Park.
GRAND-AM Rolex Series (Daytona Prototypes) – NO RACE
• Ford DP pilots Ryan Dalziel/Enzo Potolicchio sit in a tie for second with fellow Ford drivers Alex Popow/Lucas Luhr with 85 points, two back of the leaders (Scott Pruett/Memo Rojas). Fellow Ford drivers Oz Negri/John Pew climbed into fifth with 82 points (Not updated at time of report)
• Ford sits second in the manufacturer standings with 91, five points back of Chevy (not updated at time of report)
• The Rolex series resumes June 1-2 at Belle Isle. 
SCCA World Challenge GTS (Mustang Boss 302S/Fiesta) – NO RACE
• Aaron Pavoledo led the Mustangs with a third-place finish.
• Justin Bell sits third in the points standings with 526, 76 behind Peter Cunningham
• Fiesta driver Craig Capaldi sits third in the B-Spec standings with 327 points, 62 behind Jonathan Start
• Ford sits second in the GTS Manufacturer’s standings with 31 points, one behind Acura.
• The SCCA schedule resumes June 1 at Belle Isle
Formula Drift (Mustang) – NO RACE
• Justin Pawlak made it 2-for-2 so far in 2012, claiming victory at Road Atlanta, his fourth career victory.
• Pawlak holds a 51.5 points edge over Daigo Saito in second.
• The Formula D schedule continues June 1-2 at Palm Beach. 
Rally America (Fiesta) – NO RACE
•Fiesta drivers Ed McNeily finished third and Verena Mei finished fourth in the 2WD class at Oregon Trail Rally behind race winner Will Orders (Nissan)
•Dillon Van Way was forced to retire due to mechanical issues.
• Chris Duplessis sits second in the standings, seven back of the leader, and Dillon Van Way is in P4, 22 points back, while Verena Mei checks in at P5, 28 points back.
• The Rally America season continues with Susquehannock Trail Rally on June 1-2.
World Touring Car Championship (Focus) – NO RACE
• James Nash sits 17th with 10 points and Tom Chilton sits 18th in the driver’s standings with seven.
• The WTCC 2012 schedule continues June 2-3 in Portugal
European RallyCross (Fiesta) – NO RACE
• Tanner Foust is tied atop the championship standings with Mats Lysen at 24 points.
• The ERC Schedule continues in Australia on June 26.
Global RallyCross (Fiesta) – NO RACE
• The 2012 schedule starts May 26 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.



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