Sunday, June 13, 2010

Racing Continues At Diamond Mountain Speedway

I managed to track down a few details on the races from Diamond Mountain Speedway in Susanville. Not as much as I'd like, but it's something. I have put in a request for website updates there. In this day an age, updates of results and points and schedules should be a part of any race track website, but it's still nice to know the people in Susanville can still enjoy the great tradition of racing they have there.

Anyway, going from the point list, it appears that there were 10 Strictly Stocks at the June 5th race. Point leader Jason Batis and Paul Fletcher each earned 42 points for the night for the best effort of the evening. Donald Holt (39), Brandon Hargis (38), and Joe Marlow and JR Toon (37 each) completed the top five point earners for the night. Completing the top ten in points earned for the night were Mike Bailey (35), Robert Izinsky (33), Richard Longacre (32) and Jason Marlow (32), who was making his season debut.

To this stage of the season, 20 Strictly Stock drivers have competed, and Batis holds a 13 point lead over Hargis in the championship battle, 169-156. Third and within striking distance is Bailey (147) as Victor Richey (120) and Holt (114) round out the top five.

Nine Mini Stocks competed, and Devin Vaughan and Larry Miller matached the night's best effort with 42 points each. Vaughan actually gained the point lead from Larry Whitebird with his performance. Tommy Glenn IV (39) had the third best total of the night as Shawn Butterbaugh (37) and Whitebird (36) rounded out the top five. Completing the point earner's order for the event were Chris Dahlen (35), Ronnie Holt (34), Kaster Carson (33) and Matt Canada (32).

There have been 12 different racers to this point in the season, and Vaughan moved past Whitebird by five points, 161-156. Glenn is tied with Whitebird for second as Dahlen (144) and Butterbaugh (113) round out the top five.

In the Modified division, Jeff Chew earned the most points for the night at 41. Steve Boucher and Larry McCracken each had 40 as Wade Kennemore (39) and Tyler Sykes (36) made up the rest of the top five point earners for the evening.

15 drivers have earned points to this stage of the season, and a close championship battle finds McCracken leading Kennemore by four points, 163-159. Mark Ward sits in third with 120, just four points in front of Boucher (114). Chew is in fifth with 83 points.

The same three divisions will compete on June 19th and are back in action for a Fourth of July race as well.