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DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for July 13 - 15. Chris Duplessis finished second at New England Forest Rally and will claim the 2012 2WD championship by merely starting the final event (Rally America). Brian Deegan finished third and Tanner Foust held onto the points lead with a fourth-place finish at New Hampshire (GRC). Greg Biffle finished ninth to lead the Fusions at New Hampshire and Matt Kenseth retains the points lead (NSC). Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished fifth at New Hampshire (NNS).
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (Fusion)
• Greg Biffle was the top Ford finisher in ninth behind race-winner Kasey Kahne (Chevy) at New Hampshire
• Matt Kenseth finished 13th, Carl Edwards 18th and Marcos Ambrose 19th.
• Kenseth remains atop the points standings, 16 in front of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Greg Biffle sits third (-40)and Carl Edwards sits 11th (-140)
• Ford sits third in the manufacturer’s standings with 93 points, trailing Chevy by 42 points.
• The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule continues at Indianapolis on July 29.
NASCAR Nationwide Series (Mustang)
• Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished fifth and Michael Annett placed 11th behind race winner Brad Keselowski, (Dodge) who started on the pole at New Hampshire.
• Ricky Stenhouse Jr. sits third in the driver's championship (-16), behind Elliott Sadler (Chevy). Michael Annett sits sixth (-99).
• Ford sits third in the manufacturer’s standings with 83 points, trailing Chevy by 26 points.
• The 2012 NASCAR Nationwide schedule continues at Chicago on July 22
Global RallyCross (Fiesta)
• Brian Deegan led the Ford Fiesta fleet with a third-place finish behind event winner Travis Pastrana (Dodge)
• Tanner Foust finished fourth, Ken Block fifth and David Binks eighth.
• Unofficially, Tanner Foust leads the championship standings with 62 points, 12 ahead of Samuel Hubinette. Brian Deegan sits third (-13), Marcus Gronholm fourth (-19), David Binks fifth (-21) and Ken Block sixth (-22)
• Ford leads the manufacturer’s standings with 106 points, a 29-point edge over Hyundai (Not updated at time of report)
• The 2012 schedule continues on Sept. 1, at an as yet announced location.
NHRA Funny Car Series (Mustang) – NO RACE
• Robert Hight leads the driver’s championship with 1001 points, Mike Neff sits third (807). Bob Tasca III in sixth (623), Courtney Force is tied for eighth (608), John Force is 10th (569) and Tim Wilkerson is 11th(539).
• 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 20-22 at Denver.
GRAND-AM CTSCC (MustangBoss302R/Focus ST-R) – NO RACE
• 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 July27 at Indianapolis.
V8 Supercars (Falcon) – NO RACE
• Mark Winterbottom sits second (-100) and Will Davidson third (-140) behind points leader Jamie Whincup (Holden).
• The V8 Supercars schedule continues Aug 3-5.
World Rally Championship (Fiesta) –NO RACE
• 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 August2-4 with Rally Finland
Other Ford Racing Results
Rally America (Fiesta)
• Chris Duplessis finished second at the New England Forest Rally to climb within inches of claiming the 2012 Rally America 2WD title. Will Orders won the event
• It is believed that Duplessis can claim the championship by merely starting the final event.
• 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 (Not updated at time of report)
• The Rally America season concludes with Olympus Rally Sept. 22-23.
GRAND-AM Rolex Series (Daytona Prototypes) – NO RACE
• Ford DP pilots Ryan Dalziel/Enzo Potolicchio 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 27at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
European RallyCross (Fiesta) – NO RACE
• Tanner Foust sits third in the championship standings despite missing two of the six events, 27 points back of the leader, Timur Timerzyanov (Citroen)
• The ERC Schedule continues in Belgium on Aug. 4
Formula Drift (Mustang) – NO RACE
• Mustang driver Justin Pawlak holdsa 13-point edge over second place in the championship standings, and VaughnGittin 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 3at 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
World Touring Car Championship (Focus) – NO RACE
• James Nash sits 16th with 12points and Tom Chilton sits 18th in the driver’s standings with seven.
• The WTCC 2012 schedule continues July 21-22 in Brazil