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Burd, Keller Antioch Winners, Paul, Ryland Merced Winners And More

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Burd, Keller, Sorensen, Teves Win County Fair Races 
At Antioch Speedway

Antioch, CA...May 19-20...Brandon Burd made a big gain in points with his first 25 lap All Star Series Wingless Spec Sprint Main Event win Saturday night at Antioch Speedway.  The division ran a special Saturday night show with B Modifieds as part of the Contra Costa County Fair, and the past Chowchilla champion Burd had a front row start for the feature.  Trophy Dash winner Alan Miranda ended up on the front row with Burd after rookies Robert Floyd and William Fatu moved to the back for the start.  Burd led Miranda at the start, and the race saw an early yellow flag after contact in Turn 2 sent Fatu crashing to end his race.  Burd continued to lead as Miranda ran strong in search of his first win.  Heat winner Shannon Newton and Roy Fisher battled for third.  Burd drove a brilliant race for the victory.  Miranda settled for another second place finish.  Newton had a season best third as Fisher and Floyd rounded out the Top 5.

K.C. Keller had a great night with wins in his heat race and the 25 lap B Modified Main Event.  Mark Garner set the early pace, but a yellow flag flew for a tangle between heat winner Kevin Brown and Randy Brown.  Two time Limited Late Model champion Ron Brown made his first start of the year to make it three Brown brothers on the track.  Garner spun in Turn 4, moving Keller into the lead over Chuck Golden.  Keller took a step into the point lead with a hard earned feature victory.  Chuck Golden ran second for most of the race for a season best effort.  Trophy Dash winner Trevor Clymens made a last lap pass on Megan Ponciano for a third place finish.  Ron Brown finished fifth.

Chris Sorensen won the 25 lap Hobby Stock Main Event, which was part of the Friday night portion of the County Fair race along with the Dwarf Cars.  2010 champion Sorensen had a front row starting spot and set the pace from the start as Cameron Swank settled into second.  Heat race winner Chris Long quickly worked his way into third.  As Sorensen set a fast pace up front, Long battled Swank for second before making the pass.  Despite some mechanical issues, heat race winner Brent Curran steadily worked his way from 12th starting and into the Top 5.  Back up front, Sorensen maintained command and brought it home to a satisfying victory.  Long maintained his championship effort in second, followed by Swank, Curran and Billy Garner's best effort yet in fifth.  Joey Ridgeway won a special four lap Trophy Dash.

2015 Dwarf Car champion David Teves returned to the driver's seat of "The Unicorn" and sped to the 25 lap feature victory.  A week earlier, it was David's son Adam Teves getting the win.  This time, David had his hands full battling Mike Corsaro and reigning champion Kevin Miraglio as all three had to charge from further back in the pack.  Teves got there first and showed why he is still one of the top Dwarf Car pilots in the Bay Area with his impressive victory.  Corsaro rebounded from his DNF of a week earlier in second as Miraglio settled for third.  Travis Hensley and Jenna Frazier completed the Top 5.  Miraglio denied Teves a clean sweep by beating him in their eight lap heat race.  David Michael Rosa won his heat, while Teves held off rookie Devan Kammermann to win the four lap Trophy Dash.

After a week off for Memorial Day Weekend, Antioch Speedway is offering up a big King Of The West/NARC Winged 410 Sprint Car race on June 3rd.  All Star Series Hobby Stocks will run in support.  For further information, go to

Race Results
Wingless Spec Sprints
Heat 1-Shannon Newton, Alan Miranda, William Fatu.  Heat 2-Rick Panfili, Brian Grosenheider, Roy Fisher.  Trophy Dash-Alan Miranda, Shannon Newton, Brian Grosenheider.  Main Event-Brandon Burd, Alan Miranda, Shannon Newton, Roy Fisher, Robert Floyd, William Fatu, Rick Panfili, Brian Grosenheider, Peter Carlotto, Abigail Gonderman.

B Modifieds
Heat 1-K.C. Keller, Trevor Clymens, Ron Brown.  Heat 2-Randy Brown, Mark Garner, Chuck Golden.  Trophy Dash-Trevor Clymens, K.C. Keller, Randy Brown.  Main Event-K.C. Keller, Chuck Golden, Trevor Clymens, Megan Ponciano, Ron Brown, Paul Mulder, Kevin Brown, Mark Garner, Randy Brown, Mike Mates.

Dwarf Cars
Heat 1-Kevin Miaglio, David Teves, Travis Hensley.  Heat 2-David Michael Rosa, Devan Kammermann, Brandon Anderson.  Trophy Dash-David Teves, Devan Kammermann, David Michael Rosa.  Main Event-David Teves, Mike Corsaro, Kevin Miraglio, Travis Hensley, Jenna Frazier, Charlie Correia, David Rosa, David Corsaro, Chris Becker, Mario Marquez.

Hobby Stocks
Heat 1-Brent Curran, Joey Ridgeway, Cameron Swank.  Heat 2-Chris Long, Billy Garner, Michael Cooper.  Trophy Dash-Joey Ridgeway, Chris Long, Brent Curran.  Main Event-Chris Sorensen, Chris Long, Cameron Swank, Brent Curran, Billy Garner, Russell Shearer, Chris Bennett, Gene Haney, Anthony Vigna, Rick Foster.

Stone, Ryland, Corder Share 
Merced Speedway Winner's Circle

Merced, CA...May 20...Paul Stone won his second straight 25 lap IMCA Modified Main Event Saturday night at Merced Speedway.  The three time Merced Speedway track champion made a charge from the fifth row to get the lead during the final ten laps.  Stone was joined deep in the pack at the start by point leader Randy Brown as fourth generation racer Ryan Porter held command early on.  A lap 16 caution flag changed the complexion of the race.  Stone made his move when green flag racing resumed and brought it home to a well earned victory.  Brown also made a move past Porter for second.  Porter settled for third as Darrell Hughes II, Bill Egleston, Derek Nance, Mike Vallanueva, Bruce "Bubba" Nelson, Joel Myers and Jarod Fast rounded out the Top 10.  Nance, Myers and Stone were eight lap heat race winners.

Fred Ryland finally recorded his first 25 lap IMCA Sport Modified Main Event win of the season.  The current point leader, Ryland raced from the fifth row with reigning champion Rick Diaz joining him on the move to the front.  It was a little over 20 years ago when Mark Odgers and Darren Thomas were battling for track championships.  Odgers was racing Darren's son Tanner Thomas at the start of the race in a good battle up front.  Ryland and Diaz steadily worked their way to the front before both got past Thomas and Odgers.  Ryland held off Diaz for a hard fought victory.  T. Thomas beat Odgers back to the line for a career best third place finish.  Anthony Giuliani was a solid fifth ahead of Paul Espino, Tim Elias, Jarred Tickel, Patti Ryland and Jack Aguiar.  T. Thomas, Ryland and Diaz won eight lap heat races.

Chris Corder won the 15 lap Mini Stock Main Event.  The current point leader, C. Corder has seemingly hit his stride after a bumpy start.  Corder and Lucy Falkenberg were once again six lap heat race winners, and Falkenberg raced into the lead at Doug Laidlaw's green flag.  A lap two yellow flag bunched the field, and C. Corder raced past Falkenberg on the outside to take the lead.  Jennifer Corder took second from Falkenberg on lap six.  A lap nine restart provided L. Falkenberg her opportunity to race past J. Corder for second as last starter Kyle Reeder also got by for third.  Reeder made an inside pass in Turn 4 of the 13th lap to take second from Falkenberg, but he had problems down the back stretch a lap later, allowing Falkenberg and J. Corder back into second and third.  C. Corder had a half straightaway advantage in scoring his fourth victory.  Falkenberg was a career best second once again as J. Corder, Reeder, Shawn DePriest, Jeremy Perry, Destiny Carter, Tyler Jackson, Jason Womack and 2015 champion Darren Miguel completed the Top 10.

Tim Vaught returned to the winner's circle with his 15 lap California Sharp Mini Late Model feature victory.  Vaught also won the six lap heat race for a clean sweep.  Tim Crews was a solid second ahead of Riley Jeppesen and Ian Shearer.

Chris Birdsong won both the 12 Main Event and six lap heat race for the Valley Sportsman division.  Jeff Bristow was second in both races.

After the Memorial Day Weekend break, racing resumes during the Merced County Fair on June 7th.  The Wednesday race will feature IMCA Sport Modifieds and Hobby Stocks.  For further information, go to

Race Results
A Modifieds
Heat 1-Derek Nance, Mike Villanueva, Harley Turner.  Heat 2-Paul Stone, Ryan Porter, Darrell Hughes II.  Heat 3-Joel Myers, Randy Brown, Troy Stone.  Main Event-Paul Stone, Randy Brown, Ryan Porter, Darrell Hughes II, Bill Egleston, Derek Nance, Mike Villanueva, Bruce Nelson, Joel Myers, Jarod Fast, Robert Marsh, Troy Stone, Buddy Thatcher, Justin Villaneuva, Harley Turner, Ricky Thatcher (DNS), Will Fryckman (DNS), Ramie Stone (DNS), Steve Streeter (DNS).

B Modifieds
Heat 1-Tanner Thomas, Patti Ryland, Chase Thomas.  Heat 2-Fred Ryland, Josh Hensley, Chuck Weir.  Heat 3-Rick Diaz, Mark Odgers, Anthony Giuliani.  Main Event-Fred Ryland, Rick Diaz, Tanner Thomas, Mark Odgers, Anthony Giuliani, Paul Espino, Tim Elias, Jarred Tickel, Patti Ryland, Jack Aguiar, Josh Hensley, Chase Thomas, Chuck Weir, Mark Condell, Cody Parker, Jason Pugh, Dale Grissom, Dave Smart (DNS), Tony Hornyack (DNS).

Mini Stock
Heat 1-Chris Corder, Shawn DePriest, Tyler Jackson.  Heat 2-Lucy Falkenberg, Jennifer Corder, Jason Womack.  Main Event-Chris Corder, Lucy Falkenberg, Jennifer Corder, Kyle Reeder, Shawn DePriest, Jeremy Perry, Destiny Carter, Tyler Jackson, Jason Womack, Darren Miguel.

Mini Late Models
Heat-Tim Vaught, Tim Crews, Riley Jeppesen.  Main Event-Tim Vaught, Tim Crews, Riley Jeppesen, Ian Shearer.

Valley Sportsman
Heat-Chris Birdsong, Jeff Bristow.  Main Event-Chris Birdsong, Jeff Bristow.

Eliason, Burke, Hagio, Oliveira Win Ocean Speedway Features

Watsonville, CA...May 19...Cory Eliason won the 30 lap Taco Bravo Sprint Car Main Event Friday night at Ocean Speedway.  Eliason chased D.J. Netto for five laps before making the pass for the lead.  Past champions Justin Sanders and Tommy Tarlton were running third and fourth with Mathew Moles fifth at a lap 12 red flag.  Eliason continued to lead Netto on the restart as Sanders moved into third.  Tarlton passed Sanders for third on lap 20 and quickly struck to second.  Kurt Nelson moved into fifth on lap 14 and took fourth from Sanders on lap 23.  On lap 27, Nelson put the moves on Netto for third, but Netto came back and regained the position.  Eliason ran a great race, and even with Tarlton close behind him, he was not letting this win slip away.  Tarlton settled for second ahead of Netto, Nelson, Sanders, Brad Furr, Geoff Ensign, Michael Kofoid, Jerry Bonnema and Moles.  Tarlton, Nelson and Furr were eight lap heat race winners, and Eliason held off Kofoid to win the six lap Trophy Dash.

Cody Burke won the 25 lap IMCA Modified Main Event.  Nick DeCarlo won the eight lap heat race.  The Main Event was destined to go non stop, and DeCarlo raced out into the lead at the start ahead of Kyle Wilson.  DeCarlo set a good pace out front.  K. Wilson was hanging with him until Cody Burke made a move into second on lap 17.  Burke moved up to make a challenge on DeCarlo during the final few laps.  Burke put the moves on DeCarlo for the lead on lap 23 and brought it home to victory from there.  K. Wilson led brother Alex Wilson past DeCarlo for a 2-3 finish as DeCarlo settled for fourth.  Late Model ace Jeff Decker, Andy Obertello, Danny Wagner and Todd Hermosillo rounded out the finishing order.

Matt Hagio won his second straight IMCA Sport Modified Main Event.  Mark Hartman and State point leader Shane DeVolder started the night off with eight lap heat race wins, and Duane Bieser led a lap of the Main Event before being passed by DeVolder.  Hagio was quickly into second and made a move for the lead on lap five, only to see it negated by a yellow flag.  DeVolder led the restart with Hagio pressuring him until making the pass for the lead on lap eight.  Hagio began to pull away to over a straightaway advantage by the time the checkered flag flew.  Tim Elias made a last lap pass on DeVolder for second.  DeVolder settled for third ahead of Adriane Frost, Keith Brown Jr., Charlie Hunter, Bieser, John Ferro, Mike Kofnovec and Billy Robertson.

Tony Oliveira impressed with his 20 lap American Stock Main Event victory.  The race went non stop, and heat race winner Oliveira raced out to the lead at the start.  Devon Sanders was an early second, but heat race winner Rob Gallaher charged from fifth to second on lap four.  Oliveira had a little over a three second advantage at that point, but Gallaher had reeled him in by lap ten.  Despite pressure from the reigning champion during the final ten laps, Oliveira kept his cool for a well earned victory.  Gallaher settled for second with J.C. Elrod a strong third ahead of Katie Briggs, Jake Silva, Dexter Long, Austin Williams, Terry Traub, Tony Peffer and Devon Sanders.

Race Results
Tace Bravo Sprint Cars
Heat 1-Tommy Tarlton, Michael Kofoid, Geoff Ensign.  Heat 2-Kurt Nelson, Brent Kaeding, Justin Sanders.  Heat 3-Brad Furr, Collin Markle, Ryan Bernal.  Trophy Dash-Cory Eliason, Justin Sanders, D.J. Netto.  Main Event-Cory Eliason, Tommy Tarlton, D.J. Netto, Kurt Nelson, Justin Sanders, Brad Furr, Geoff Ensign, Michael Kofoid, Jerry Bonnema, Mathews Moles.

IMCA Modifieds
Heat-Nick DeCarlo, Todd Hermosillo, Kyle Wilson.  Main Event-Cody Burke, Kyle Wilson, Alex Wilson, Nick DeCarlo, Jeff Decker, Andy Obertello, Danny Wagner, Todd Hermosillo.

IMCA Sport Modified
Heat 1-Mark Hartman, Matt Hagio, Duane Bieser.  Heat 2-Shane DeVolder, Tim Elias, Mike Kofnovec.  Main Event-Matt Hagio, Tim Elias, Shane DeVolder, Adriane Frost, Keith Brown Jr., Charlie Hunter, Duane Bieser, John Ferro, Mike Kofnovec, Billy Robertson.

American Stocks
Heat 1-Rob Gallaher, Devon Sanders, Dexter Long.  Heat 2-Tony Oliveira, J.C. Elrod, Katie Briggs.  Main Event-Tony Oliveira, Rob Gallaher, J.C. Elrod, Katie Briggs, Jake Silva, Dexter Long, Austin Williams, Terry Traub, Tony Peffer, Devon Sanders.

Kern County Raceway Race Results May 19, 2017
A Mod

Main 30 Laps
Ethan Dotson
Brad Pounds
Scott Pounds
Garrett Jernagan
Nick Spainhoward
Leland Hibdon
Race Liberante
Steve Noland
Austin Keifer
Wayne Coffman
Cody Laney
Austin Manzella
Danny Lauer
Kyle Wood
Rob Sanders
Gage Cheek  DNS
Danny Okeefe DNS

Mod Lite
Main 20 Laps

Zach Forester
Jeff Thompson
Kaden Cochrun
Roy Maynard
Anthony Balcazar
JD Brown
Kenny Cochrun
Jerry Flippo
Marc McCaslin
Cheyenne Flippo
Kollin Hibdon
Tim Varney
Kyleigh Forester
Seth Poncetta
Cayden McCaslin

Junior Mini Dwarf
Main 12 Laps

Trenton Rickel
Cole Forester
Adam Nohl
Khloe Cotton
Seth Hansen

Senior Mini Dwarf
Main 15 Laps
Kennedy Cotton
Austin Murch
Brayden Dominguez
Cade Lewis

Marysville Race Raceway Race Results May 20, 2017
360 Sprints

Bradley Terrell
Billy Wallace
Peter Paulson
Jeremy Hawes
Korey Lovell
Tyler Seavey
Jimmy Steward
Mike Monahan
Pat Harvey Jr.
Heath Hall
Alec Justeson
Kyle Standley
Raquel Hall

IMCA Sport Mods
Shane Devolder
Phillip Shelby
Damian Merritt
Mike Merritt
Mike Smith
Thomas Reynolds
John Johnson
David Derr
Raymond Benkowski

Hobby Stocks

Brian Compton
Mel Byers
Kyle Cheney
Matt Magenheimer
Anthony Doubledee
Eddie Creevon
Cy Cooper

Economy Sprints
Adam Ermolenko
Cameron Haney Jr.
Britton Bock
Jaylon Deas
Cameron Haney
Kevin Dozier

Placerville Speedway Race Results May 20, 2017
Winged 360 Sprint Cars

Greg DeCaires
Mason Moore
Andy Forsberg
Jimmy Trulli
Andy Gregg
Ryan Robinson
Justyn Cox
Kalib Henry
D.J. Freitas
Steven Tiner
Lucas Ashe
Cody Fendley
Mike Cook
Matt Peterson
Kaleb Montgomery
Chris Masters
Colby Wiesz
Jake Morgan
Sean Becker
Mike Benson

B Main
Mike Benson
Chris Masters
Kaleb Montgomery
Cody Fendley
Dustin Freitas
Justin Johnson
Adam Brenton

Limited Late Models
Ryan McDaniel
Matt Michelli
Tyler Lightfoot
Tom Tilford
Ray Trimble
Eddie Gardner
Mike Lightfoot
Rod Oliver

Pure Stocks

Dan Jinkerson
Scott Grunert
Nick Baldwin
Rick Grunert
Jason Palmer
Orville Owens
Ryan Peter
Chris Van Roenkel
John Ewing
Jay Bryant
Jesse Van Roenkel
Jeff Sly
Ken Bernstein
Travis Emery
Mike Stoeckle

NCDCA Dwarf Cars
Shawn Jones
Ryan Winter
Danny Wagner
Mike Grenert
Scott Dahlgren
Mike Reeder
Johnny Reeves
Buddy Olschowka
Doug Martin
Ben Wiesz
Josh Wiesz
Colby Wiesz
Jeff Fitch
Glenn Sciarani
Dan Brown Jr.
Danny Zuger
Chris Mello
Justin Winter
Toby Brown
Chris Fizer
Aaron Rupley
Dan Geil
Robert Johnson

Ventura Raceway Unofficial Race Results May 20, 2017

VRA Sprint Cars

1 39 Kyle Edwards
2 55 Kyle Smith
3 0k Kenny Perkins
4 15 Rick Hendrix
5 71 Brent Owens
6 3k Trenton Sparks
7 u47 Ed Schwarz
8 96 Charlie Butcher
9 93 Reed Broschart
10 3g Greg Andrews NS

VRA Pro Dwarf Cars

1 56v LJ Billings
2 93 Jason Horton
3 41 Nick Velasquez
4 69 Johnny Conley
5 6 Dave Conley
6 18 Tom Morley
7 64 Trevor Fitzgibbon
8 12 Chase Lippert
9 0 Brad Curnel
10 48 Trent Morley
11 4 Tommy Velasquez II
12 91 Kody Cowan
13 16 Tom Stephens. Jr
14 88 Jeff Brink
15 14 Tommy Velasquez III
16 8 Tim Conley

1 88 Jeff Brink
2 0 Brad Curnel
3 4 Tommy Velasquez II
4 91 Kody Cowan
5 57 Jeff Hinz
6 44x Zach Curnel
7 45 Korey Cowan
8 38 April Banuelos

IMCA Modifieds
1 08 Dave Phipps
2 09 Luis Espinoza
3 7 Chris Crompe
4 55jr Jack Parker
5 14T Blake Thornell
6 14J Justin Dunn
7 8t Anthony Merritt
8 11 Andrew Greiman
9 70 Terry Hershberger
10 67 Brandon Becker
11 21 Austin Rodarte
12 29 Chuck Becker

VRA Senior Sprints
1 27 Steve Brown
2 2 Wally Pankratz
3 47 Ed Schwarz
4 66 Chris Meredith
5 3g Greg Edwards
6 4k Danny Parrish
7 85 Bill Holmes
8 67 Russell Martin

Petaluma Speedway Race Results May 20, 2017 Winged 360 Sprint Cars

1     #63 Geoff Ensign      
2     #7h Jake Haulot
3     #101 Klint Simpson
4     #5v Zack Lynskey
5     #52 David Lindt II
6     #29r Riley Matson
7     #12j John Clark          
8     #32 Norm Johns          
9     #9 Bret Barney  

McLea's Tire Service IMCA Modifieds
1     #16m Michael Paul
2     #23 Oreste Gonnella
3     #01 Terry Kaiser
4     #23m Michelle Paul
5     #2y Justin Yaeger      
6     #4x Anthony Slaney          
7     #18j Jeff Faulkner      
8     #b4 Bobby Montalvo        

Lumberjack's Restaurant Super Stocks
1     #22m Mitch Machado           
2     #46 Steve Studebaker
3     #25k Jeff Kendrick    
4     #06 Robert Sharp
5     #60 Shawn McCoy
6     #93 Roger Miller    
7     #00 Gary Adams
8     #17 Terry Decarlo     
9     #11c Sean Cook       
10     #22 Paul Hanley
11     #07 Manny Avila
12     #04 Dan Smith      
13     #0a Sid Hess            
14     #3 Matt While        
DNS    #49 Woody Woodward    

General Hydroponics Dwarf Cars
1     #75b Cameron Diatte      
2     #23 Dave Mosier  
3     #9xxx Chad Matthias
4     #21x Marcus Hardina
5     #22 Travis Dutra
6     #22z Zack Albers
7     #91 Zack Atcheson
8     #46b Marty Weisler  
9     #66 Scooter Gomes  
10     #81 Miranda Chappa  
11     #12 Brandon Gentry
12     #38d Ryan Klein
13     #79 Mark Hanson  
14     #27 Danny Marsh  
15     #10 Barry Waddell
16     #13a Mike Affonso  
17     #88n Adam Freitas          
18     #44b Bill Delfield      
19     #34 Brian Cook