Sunday, April 26, 2015

Geving, Perry, Foulger, Ryland, Teves Win At Antioch Speedway

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Geving Grabs The Glory In Antioch Sprint Car Race

Taking the lead from early leader Peter Paulson, Alissa Geving went on to score the victory in the 20 lap Northern All Stars Winged 360 Sprint Car race Saturday night at Antioch Speedway.  Justin Sanders made a late bid to get by, but Geving was not to be denied as she drove a flawless race in the Brett Lay owned car.  Lay's car is the one Bradley Terrell drove to victory in the $3,000 to win race at Antioch last year, and Geving became the 11th different winner in the last 11 Winged 360 Sprint Car races at Antioch.

Rainouts added a few cars to the Antioch roster, and it was Petaluma regular Terrell winning the first heat race ahead of Sanders.  D.J. Freitas won the other heat ahead of Antioch title contender Shawn Arriaga.  Marysville competitor Paulson had a front row start for the Main Event and managed to lead one lap before surrendering first to Geving.  Sanders took second from Paulson on a lap two restart as Dan Gonderman and Arriaga rounded out the early Top 5.  When Antioch co point leaders Chris Magoon and Art McCarthy got together in Turns 3 and 4, a lap nine yellow flag waved.  Both drivers were eliminated, and Geving continued to lead Sanders and Paulson on the restart.  Arriaga and Jake Haulot shuffled Gonderman out of the Top 5 on lap 12 before a Roy Fisher spin in Turn 2 brought out another caution flag.  The next four laps saw three more yellow flags as a few drivers struggled to figure out the smooth, but dry slick track.  Sanders began running an extremely high line in Turns 3 and 4 to gather the momentum, but he ran a lower line in 1 and 2.  He could pull up on the rear nerf of Geving, but she was not about to let go of her lead.  Meanwhile, Paulson, Haulot and Arriaga had a close battle for third.  Haulot finally made the move for third on lap 19 as Geving brought it home to a well earned victory ahead of Sanders.  Paulson settled for fourth in front of Arriaga, Terrell, D.J. Freitas, Fisher, Rick Brophy and Gonderman.

Racing returns to Antioch Speedway next Saturday night with a program consisting of IMCA Modifieds, Northern All Stars Limited late Models, Hobby Stocks and Dwarf Cars.  For more information, check the official Oval Motorsports Website.

Wild Last Lap Gains Perry Victory, Ryland Wins Again At Antioch

In perhaps the most exiting race of the Saturday night program at Antioch Speedway, Cody Fendley's last lap pass attempt on race long leader Alan Miranda saw both drivers spin.  This opened the door for past champion Jimmy Perry III to race past for the surprising 20 lap Northern All Stars Wingless Spec Sprint Main Event victory.  IMCA Sport Mod National title hopeful Fred Ryland charged from last starting and proceeded to dominate their 20 lap Main Event.

The Wingless Spec Sprints needed two heat races, and Miranda won his race in front of Perry.  Point leader Kyle Bakkie won the other heat in front of Al Ghiorso.  Miranda and Perry shared the front row for the Spec Sprint feature, which had to be restarted after a four car tangle in Turns 3 and 4.  Miranda led the restart ahead of Perry and Ghiorso.  Another yellow flew early on for Bakkie, who was eliminated from the race.  Miranda had Perry shadowing his every move early on.  Ryon Siverling and Fendley dropped Ghiorso back to fifth on lap five with Fendley taking third from Siverling a lap later.  Jeremy Newberry crashed in Turn 2 for a yellow flag.  Fendley got by Perry for second on lap 10, and Miranda and Fendley pulled away slightly from Perry.  As they worked the final lap, Fendly got a good run on Miranda and pulled even on the back stretch.  However, Fendley misjudged the dry slick conditions, the two cars touched in Turn 3 and both spun.  Suddenly, Perry had the lead, and he would go on to score the victory.  Marcus Smith ducked underneath Siverling and Ghiorso in the final turn to steal a career best second.  Ghiorso was elevated to third with the disqualification of Siverling.  Zachary Kavert was fourth as James East, Rick Panfili, Miranda, Fendley, Jeremy Newberry and Bill Hopper rounded out the Top 10.

The IMCA Sport Mods had two heat races with Chuck Golden winning his race ahead of Al Sotomayor.  Patti Ryland won another heat race in front of Ron Brown.  Keith Brown Jr. blew a motor in his heat race.  R. Brown and Golden had the front row of the Main Event with F. Ryland starting back in the fifth row.  R. Brown charged into the early lead ahead of Golden and P. Ryland.  Brown's lead was short lived as he spun in Turn 4 of the third lap with Golden now leading P. Ryland and Al Johnson.  F. Ryland had moved all the way to fourth before a Tim Hammett spin in Turn 4 caused a lap four caution flag.  Golden had chosen the outside on the restart and continued to lead.  F. Ryland made a low move in Turn 4 of the fifth lap to take second from P. Ryland.  A high move in Turn 4 of the sixth lap gained F. Ryland the lead from Golden.  A four car tangle in Turn 4 brought out another caution flag, and F. Ryland led Golden and Friday night Watsonville winner Paul Mulder on the restart.  Once in the lead, F. Ryland set a rapid pace and had a half lap lead over second place when the checkered flag flew.  The second for Golden was his best finish of the season as Mulder, P. Ryland, Sotomayor, R. Brown, Johnson, Merced point leader Josh Hensley, K.C. Keller and Hammett completed the Top 10 at the finish.

Racing returns to Antioch Speedway next Saturday night with a program consisting of IMCA Modifieds, Northern All Stars Limited late Models, Hobby Stocks and Dwarf Cars.  For more information, check the official Oval Motorsports Website.

Foulger, Teves Share Antioch Winner's Circle

Fending off the constant pressure of defending champion Richard Papenhausen, Troy Foulger impressed with a 20 lap DIRTcar Late Model feature win Saturday night at Antioch Speedway.  The win made Foulger the fourth different winner in five races.  Making only his second start in the new car he and his team built, David Teves won his first 20 lap Northern All Stars Dwarf Car Main Event of the season.  He gained little ground in the standings as point leader Danny Wagner finished second.

The Late Models ran two heat races with Jeff Decker collecting a victory ahead of Foulger.  Papenhausen cruised to victory in his heat race ahead of Danny Malfatti.  From the start, Foulger raced into the lead in the Main Event ahead of Papenhausen and David Newquist.  A Turn 4 crash involving Chester Kniss and Decker brought out a lap one caution flag, ending the race for Kniss.  Decker also pitted, and he returned after a botched first restart attempt.  Foulger chose the outside on the restart and continued to lead Papenhausen and Newquist.  After a multi car crash in Turns 3 and 4, Foulger led Papenhasen and Dennis Souza on the restart. A low move in Turn 4 of the sixth lap gained Malfatti the third position.  The lead duo was already in traffic by the half way point of the race as Decker found his way into fourth.  An inside move in Turn 4 of the 12th lap gained Decker third.  Malfatti would also get lapped in fourth as only the Top 3 were on the lead lap at the end.  Foulger withstood all the pressure Papenhausen gave him and scored a well earned victory.  Decker settled for third as Malfatti, Mike Hynes, Souza, Rob Norris, Newquist and Kniss completed the finishing order.

There were three heat races for the Dwarf Cars, and Kevin Miraglio won the first heat ahead of Mike Corsaro.  Wagner won the second heat ahead of Jerry Doty and Adam Teves was the other heat winner ahead of Dillon Hume.  Miraglio and A. Teves shared the front row of the Main Event with D. Teves starting seventh and Wagner tenth.  Miraglio raced into the early lead before a Hume spin forced a caution flag after one lap.  Miraglio led the restart as Corsaro took second from A. Teves.  D. Teves was up to fourth by the time a lap six caution flag flew for a tangle between Hume and Robert Coe.  Miraglio chose the inside for the restart and continued to lead as D. Teves slipped past Corsaro for second.  A low move in Turn 2 of the ninth lap gained D. Teves the lead as Wagner was challenging Corsaro for third.  An inside move in Turn 2 of the 11th lap moved Wagner from fourth to second.  Despite a pair of yellow flags down the stretch, D. Teves maintained his lead and brought it home to a well earned victory.  Wagner settled for second ahead of Corsaro, A. Teves, Miraglio, Chris Kenner, Chuck Weir, Miranda Chappa, Michael Crommie and Brian Gray.

Racing returns to Antioch Speedway next Saturday night with a program consisting of IMCA Modifieds, Northern All Stars Limited late Models, Hobby Stocks and Dwarf Cars.  For more information, check the official Oval Motorsports Website.