Monday, July 19, 2010

New Feature Winners At Orland Speedway

Racing resumed on the one-fifth mile clay oval at Orland Speedway Saturday night. When the checkered flag flew on the Main Events, it was Brian Compton (Hobby Stock), Richard Gale (Mini Truck) and Don Runkle (Mini Stock) collecting the victories. After the Mini Stock and Mini Trucks ran, a combined feature was run with Dan Webster picking up the win in that race. All four drivers collected their first feature wins of the season.

Brian Compton has had a fast car lately and won a Pure Stock Trophy Dash not too many weeks ago. In the heat race, Compton finished second to Earl Adams. Adams was looking for a win after placing second in last week's feature, but it was Compton grabbing his first win of the season, forcing Adams to again settle for second. A #3 car(possibly Bob Bennett?) was third ahead of a #4 car (driver's name not abailable). Last week's winner, Rich Hood, ended up fifth.

In Mini Truck action, Tyler Pebley was looking to repeat his feature winning performance of last week and got things started off with a heat race win ahead of Ross Vige. However, the Main Event produced another new winner as Richard Gale held off Pebley for the win. Vige brought it home third ahead of Dan Webster, Wendy Miller and Steven Woods.

A feature winner earlier this year, Eric Hammond won the Mini Stock heat race ahead of Don Runkle. Runkle is a heat winner this year and has finished as high as second in the Main Event, but he finally grabbed a feature win on this night ahead of Preston Irvin, Jess Garland and Hammond.

The track gave all of the Mini Trucks and Mini Stocks a chance to race in a combined Main Event, but though all of the trucks chose to compete, only Runkle entered from the Mini Stocks. Like Runkle, Dan Webster has won a heat race and finished as high as second in the Main Event, but Webster would collect the victory in this special feature with Runkle wrapping up a good night in second. Gale finished third ahead of Vige, Miller, Pebley and Woods.

Wingless Spec Sprints were on the card, but it appears as if nobody came out to race. For next Saturday, the track hosts Wingless Spec Sprints, Mini Stocks, Mini Trucks, 4 Cylinder Modifieds and Hobby Stocks.