Friday, June 12, 2015

Jones Captures $1000 Victory At Merced Speedway

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The Summer Nationals at Antioch Speedway

The buzz probably hasn't been out there about the late June Summer Nationals races at Antioch Speedway, but here's what is on the schedule:

June 26 (Friday):

Antioch – Summer Nationals –  IMCA Modifieds,  Limited Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods (no    track points but there will be national, regional, and state points), Hobby Stocks, Dwarf Cars.

June 27 (Saturday):

Antioch – Summer Nationals – DIRTcar Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods.  

NASCAR racer Kenny Wallace will be driving a Modified and a Late Model that weekend and is willing to drive any other race car made available to him.  He'll compete in every class he can.  The track traditionally runs a big race on the weekend of the Sears Point NASCAR race, and this is no exception.

Questions were asked to this reporter about the purse, and this is the word we got from John Soares Jr. at Antioch Speedway.  The Friday night IMCA Modified race will pay $1500 to win and a minimum of $125 to start, which could end up being $150.  The Sport Mods will race for $500 to win.  Expectations are for good car counts in both classes, and we are already hearing rumors of cars coming down from Oregon for this event.

The Saturday night IMCA Modified feature will pay $2500 to win and will pay the same to start as mentioned aboveSport Mods get $750 to win.  The Late Models get a minimum of $1500 to win and $150 to start regardless of car count.  John would like to pay $2000 to win if he can get 20 cars, and I'm thinking that will include an increase in the start money, though I didn't get clarification on that part.  However, these two races should be big.

For more information, go to the official Oval Motorsports Website.

 Big $1000 To Win Hobby Stock Races At Hayfork Speedway

I had this note passed across my desk as we were going live with our previous audio show.  Hayfork Speedway, which features Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks and Enduro Cars this year, wants Hobby Stock drivers to come on up and race.  How badly do they want them?  They are offering $1000 to win on July 11th and August 8th.

Mike Rydman, who is a past Top 5 Hobby Stock racer at Antioch Speedway, recently spoke with Hayfork Speedway promoter Dwayne Brown.  They are hoping the extra money will attract racers from Orland, Chico, Placerville and maybe even further south.  Hayfork Speedway is in its fourth season, and they have already had a few big money Hobby Stock and Mini Stock races in their short history.

Hayfork Speedway has a Facebook Page for updates and in case you may have questions.  You can find it HERE.

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Weekend Preview Edition

Footage from the Winged 360 Sprint Cars at Petaluma Speedway can be found HERE

Footage from the Wingless Spec Sprints at Petaluma Speedway can be found HERE

Footage from the IMCA Modifieds at Petaluma Speedway can be found HERE

Footage from the Dwarf Cars at Petaluma Speedway can be found HERE

Footage from the Mini Stocks at Petaluma Speedway can be found HERE (Not Up Yet)

Here's some in car footage from last week's IMCA Modified Main Event at Antioch Speedway HERE

Footage from last week's IMCA Sport Mod Main Event at Ocean Speedway right HERE

Footage from IMCA Modified at Ventura Raceway.  You get a good view of these cars on that track, and you can watch it HERE

Here's an interesting article about some of the Super Modified drivers and the Legends Of Kearney Bowl, which can be found HERE 

Jones Captures $1000 Victory At Merced Speedway

Leading all but the opening lap of the 20 lap Dwarf Car Main Event, Shawn Jones went on to score a $1000 victory Saturday night at Merced Speedway.  Jones was only briefly challenged on various restarts and left the battle behind him for second. Danny Wagner won a late duel with15 year old Adam Teves, who in turn held off his father David Teves for third.  Antioch point leader D. Teves was challenging Wagner for second at the midway point of the race when he spun with a flat tire in Turn 2.  He was challenging Adam for third when the checkered flag flew.  Kevin Miraglio rounded out the Top 5.  

The race had a red flag on lap ten after Charlie Correia hit the front wall and rolled twice.  Correia was checked by the paramedics and reportedly has some injured ribs that could take him out of the action for a while.  Travis Dutra was running in third when he spun on the back stretch on lap 12.  The result was a muli car crash that ended the race for a few drivers, including Dutra.  Chad Matthias retired from fifth on lap 15.  South Bay Dwarf Car point leader Gene "Punky" Pires was scored sixth as Matthias, Tim Reeder, Dutra and Thomas Leiby rounded out the Top 10.  A Teves, Jones and Dutra won the heat races.

Point leader Darren Miguel grabbed the lead on lap three and went on to capture his seventh Mini Stock Main Event victory of the season.  Miguel was never seriously threatened down the stretch, and George “Speedy” Davis was a season best second ahead of Chris Corder.  Kelly Campanile had just taken third from Corder at the midway point of the race before her slightly smoking Pinto lost power a lap later. Danny Wagner crossed the line as the final lead lap finisher in fourth, but he was not being scored.  Regular announcer Alex Odishoo was in contention for third when his motor began misfiring again, but he still took a checkered flag a lap down in fourth, followed by Mike Congdon, Campanile, Dennis Copus and Brian Widdowson.  Jennifer Corder scratched after heat race problems.  Heat wins went to Miguel and Campanile.

Saturday night racing returns to Merced Speedway on June 20th with IMCA Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Hobby Stocks and the Valley Sportsman division.   For further information, check the official Oval Motorsports Website.