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Golobic, Clymens, Oreta Score Thrilling Victories 
At Antioch Speedway

Antioch, CA...June 10...Dustin Golobic made his move after a late race caution flag and won the 25 lap All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway.  Golobic and reigning Petaluma Speedway champion Herman Klein were getting a tune up for next week's big Sprint Car Challenge Series race.  Heat winners Art McCarthy and Brent Dothage started on the third row, and Klein settled into the lead on the start.  Golobic moved past Burt Foland Jr. for second on lap three, but by then Klein had a good lead.  A spin in Turn 2 forced a caution flag with three laps to go.  Golobic put the pressure on Klein on the restart and made his winning pass on the last lap.  Golobic went on to collect his first Antioch win ahead of Klein, Foland, Dothage and McCarthy.

Trevor Clymens scored a thrilling victory in the 20 lap B Modified Main Event.  After a pileup on the front stretch that eliminated Guy Alhlwardt, Clymens raced into the lead on the restart.  He held a nearly a half lap lead when Randy Brown and Kevin Brown tangled in Turns 1 and 2 for a caution flag.  Clymens maintained the lead on the restart, and both K.C. Keller and 2015 champion Fred Ryland got underneath Chuck Golden for second and third on lap 12.  Clymens had intense pressure from Keller and Ryland for the final five laps.  One mistake could have cost him, but Clymens drove a flawless race and held on for his third win of the season.  Keller and Ryland ran right behind him in second and third as Golden and Jim DiGiovanni rounded out the Top 5.  Todd Gomez and F. Ryland won eight lap heat races.

Kimo Oreta had a perfect night in the Sun Drop Racing Team Limited Late Model as he won his eight lap heat race and the 20 lap Main Event.  Mark Garner set the early pace.  Oreta ran second and gained the lead on lap seven.  Once in front, Oreta served a reminder that he is also a factor in the championship battle by leading the rest of the way for the victory.  Garner settled for second ahead of heat winner Jim Freethy, John Evans and Jeff Kendrick.  During the race, Chad Hammer lost a driveline and two time champion Mike Gustafson ran it over, ending the night for both competitors.

Chris Sorensen won his second 20 lap Hobby Stock Main Event of the season.  The 2010 champion started on the front row and beat Michael Cooper on the start.  Cameron Swank settled into third on lap three.  Sorensen beat Cooper on three different restarts, and then the race want badly for Sorensen's two closest challengers.  C. Swank pitted from third with a flat tire on lap 16.  On lap 17, Cooper slowed from second with a flat tire.  Sorensen led point leader Chris Long on the restart, and he held him off for the satisfying win.  Back of the pack starter Brent Curran finished third ahead of a season best fourth place finish for Jordan Swank and Chris Bennett in fifth.  Long and Robert Niven won eight lap heat races.

Recent high school graduate Adam Teves made a nice comeback to win his second 20 lap Dwarf Car Main Event.   Teves started on the outside front row, but he spun early.  Chuck Connover led early as Teves and Corsaro made their way to the front.  Teves made his move around Connover for the lead and collected the impressive victory.  Connover held off Corsaro for his third second place finish of the season.  Corsaro settled for third ahead of Charlie Correia and Devan Kammerman.  Corsaro and incoming point leader Kevin Miraglio were eight lap heat race winners.

Next week will be the final Sprint Car Challenge Tour appearance of the year at Antioch Speedway.  The Tour opened at Antioch earlier this season with a track record 60 car turnout.  This will be a show Sprint Car fans will not want to miss.  For more information on this and other happenings at the speedway, go to

Unofficial Race Results
Winged 360 Sprint Cars
Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Brent Dothage, Art McCarthy.   Main Event (20 Laps)-Dustin Golobic, Herman Klein, Burt Foland Jr., Brent Dothage, Art McCarthy.

Limited Late Models
Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Jim Freethy, Kimo Oreta.   Main Event (20 Laps)-Kimo Oreta, Mark Garner, Jim Freethy, John Evans, Jeff Kendrick.

B Modifieds

Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Todd Gomez, Fred Ryland.   Main Event (20 Laps)-Trevor Clymens, K.C. Keller, Fred Ryland, Chuck Golden, Jim DiGiovanni

Hobby Stocks
Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Chris Long, Robert Niven.  Main Event (20 Laps)-Chris Sorensen, Chris Long, Brent Curran, Jordan Swank, Chris Bennett.

Dwarf Cars
Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Mike Corsaro, Kevin Miraglio.   Main Event (20 Laps)-Adam Teves, Chuck Connover, Mike Corsaro, Charlie Correia, Devan Kammerman.

Myrick Wins Round #2 of Central Valley Mini Stock Series

Lemoore, CA...June 11...Danny Myrick scored the victory in the Central Valley Mini Stock Main Event Sunday at Lemoore Raceway.  Myrick was riding along in second in the 12 car field when Rod Baronian fell off the pace.  Baronian, who won the first race of the series, hadn't fueled his up car before the race, and he ran out of gas.  Danny Myrick wasn't about to let this opportunity slip away.  He led the restart and pulled away from his son, Dan Myrick, for  the victory.  Chris Goldsmith finished a strong third.

In addition to some nice trophies for the Top 3 finishers, Danny Myrick pocketed $300 for his win.  Dan Myrick earned $150 for second and Goldsmith had a $75 payday.  Myrick was a happy winner and was complimentary to the track prep crew.  "The track was different from the track we ran on prior to this track tonight, " said Danny.  "It was fun.  There were two grooves on the track.  We could run high or low.  There was no dust.  I think they did a wonderful job."

Next up for the Central Valley Mini Stocks will be the July 16th race at Lemoore.  The one-fifth mile oval is perfect for this Mini Stock class, and the drivers all put on a great show.  For further information, go to

McClain, Elliott Win Open Wheel Features 
At Petaluma Speedway

Petaluma, CA...June 10...Casey McLain won the 25 lap C&H Veteran's Services Hunt Wingless Spec Sprint Main Event Saturday night at Petaluma Speedway.  The premiere series for Spec Sprints in California drew a 26 car field, and McClain pocketed $1,200 for his triumph.  Cody Spencer, reigning series champion Klint Simpson and Nick Larsen won  eight lap heat races.  The Top 3 finishers in each heat then ran a six lap Trophy Dash to determine the starting order at the front of the Main Event.  McClain grabbed the win in that race to grab the pole for the feature.  McClain raced into the early lead ahead of Cody Spencer and Simpson.  After a lap seven caution flag, Simpson took second from Spencer on the restart with Jimmy Christian racing into third.  Simpson began to pressure McClain for the lead until making the pass on lap 18.  Simpson appeared to be headed for the win until a lap 22 caution flag.  He led the restart, only to watch another yellow flag fly a lap later.  Series point leader Austin Liggett had moved into third.  On the final restart, McClain made a move past Simpson to take the lead.  Liggett followed him into second.  McClain went on to post the impressive victory ahead of Liggett and Simpson.  Jake Haulot turned in a solid effort in fourth as Nick Larsen, Billy Aton, Adam Christian, Troy DeGaton, Thomas Leiby and Zack Kavert rounded out the Top 10.

Cory Elliott impressed with his 30 lap BCRA Midget Main Event victory.   Elliott set fast time at 14.877 and then finished second to Watsonville winner David Prickett in their eight lap heat race,  Maria Cofer won her heat race ahead of Michael Faccinto.  Cofer set the early Main Event pace ahead of Terry Nichols.  Faccinto was third when a lap four yellow flag slowed the pace.  Cofer continued to lead Nichols and Faccinto on the restart, but a lap five caution flag waved.  On the restart, Faccinto led Nichols and Elliott past Cofer and into the Top 3.  Elliott gained second on lap 11.  Elliott pursued Faccinto until making his move into the lead on lap 16.  By then, Alex Schutte had settled into third ahead Cofer.  Schutte began to challenge Faccinto for second in the waning laps and made his pass on the final lap.  Elliott scored the well earned victory ahead of Schutte.  Cofer also got past Faccinto, who recovered in fourth, followed by David Prickett, Sparky Howard, Floyd Alvis, J.R. Williams, Tom Doherty and Bobby Wilson.

Point leader Dave Mosier won a caution plagued 20 lap General Hydroponics Dwarf Car Main Event.  Two time SODCA Dwarf Car champion Josh King led a lap before being passed by Mosier on a lap two restart.  Reigning champion Chad Matthias settled into second on lap three.  King's run in third ended on a lap 12 caution flag.  Mosier led Matthias and Scooter Gomes on the restart, and the lead trio remained the same to the checkered flag as Barry Waddell, Mark Hanson, Carroll Mendenhall, Zack Atchison, Jack Haverty, Ryan Klein and Adam Freitas completed the Top 10.

Paul Alonso used a late restart to win the 20 lap Santa Rosa Auto Body 600 Micro Sprint Main Event.  Alonso and Jim Beck won eight lap heats to set up what would be a race long battle in the Main Event.  Alonso raced into the lead at the start ahead of Beck and incoming point leader David Engstrom.  Nick Robfogel raced into third on a lap 2 restart.  Beck raced past Alonso for the lead on lap 13.  A lap 18 yellow flag changed the look of the race.  Alonso raced into the lead on the restart as Beck fell back several positions.  Alonso won ahead of Robfogel, Nathan Schank, Engstrom, Anthony Soper, George Nielson, Beck, Danny Potts, Dolan McIntosh and Stasha McIntosh.

Race Results
C&H Veterans Services Wingless Spec Sprints
Fast Time-Cody Spencer 15.016.  Heat 1-Cody Spencer, Billy Aton, Austin Liggett.  Heat 2-Klint Simpson, Troy DeGaton, Adam Christian.  Heat 3-Nick Larsen, Casey McLain, William Fatu.  Trophy Dash-Casey McClain, Cody Spencer, Jimmy Christian.  Main Event-Casey McClain, Austin Liggett, Klint Simpson, Jake Haulot, Nick Larsen, Billy Aton, Adam Christian, Troy DeGaton, Thomas Leiby, Zack Kavert.

BCRA Midgets
Fast Time-Cory Elliott 14.877.  Heat 1-David Prickett, Cory Elliott, Randi Pankratz.  Heat 2-Maria Cofer, Michael Faccinto, Danny Carroll.  Main Event-Cory Elliott, Alex Schutte, Maria Cofer, Michael Faccinto, David Prickett, Sparky Howard, Floyd Alvis, J.R. Williams, Tom Doherty, Bobby Wilson.

General Hydroponics Dwarf Cars
Heat 1-Travis Dutra, Dave Mosier, Scooter Gomes.  Heat 2-Chad Matthias, Josh King, Mark Hanson.  Main Event-Dave Mosier, Chad Matthias, Scooter Gomes, Barry Waddell, Mark Hanson, Carroll Mendenhall, Zack Atchison, Jack Haverty, Ryan Klein, Adam Freitas.

Santa Rosa Auto Body 600 Micro Sprints
Heat 1-Paul Alonso, Anthony Soper, David Engstrom.  Heat 2-Jim Beck, Nick Robfogel, Nathan Schank.  Main Event-Paul Alonso, Nick Robfogel, Nathan Schank, David Engstrom, Anthony Soper, George Nielson, Jim Beck, Danny Potts, Dolan McIntosh, Stasha McIntosh.

Becker, Micheli, Palmer Win 
Placerville Speedway Main Events

Placerville, CA...June 10... Sean Becker won the 25 lap Winged 360 Sprint Car Main Event at Placerville Speedway  Saturday night.  It was Thompson’s Auto Group Fan Appreciation Day, and that meant the fans got a chance to meet the drivers and get autographs before the races.  Becker is the reining Chico 410 Sprint Car champion, and he won an eight lap heat race along with Steven Tiner, Justin Sanders and Jimmy Trulli.  Kirt Organ won the 12 lap B Main ahead of Dustin Freitas and James Sweeney.  Cody Lamar set the early Main Event pace ahead of Trulli and Tiner.  Colby Wiesz gained third on lap three with Becker settling into fourth on lap six.  Wiesz used a lap seven restart to take second from Trulli, and Becker took over third on lap 13.  Lamar, Wiesz and Becker had a close battle going up front, and Becker raced around Lamar and Wiesz to grab the lead on lap 17.  Wiesz took second from Lamar on lap 24, but Justin Sanders took seond from Wiesz on the last lap.  However, Becker raced on to an impressive victory.  Sanders was second, followed by Wiesz, Lamar, Trulli, Justyn Cox, Kalib Henry, Greg DeCaires, Cody Hodgson and Organ.

Matt Micheli won the 20 lap Limited Late Model Main Event.  Micheli led the race from the start ahead of Randy McDaniel.  Heat winner Ray Trimble was an early third, but he lost the spot to Tyler Lightfoot on a lap 12 restart.  M. Micheli was the happy winner ahead of McDaniel. T. Lightfoot, Mike Lightfoot, Trimble, Scott Woessner and Ken Micheli.

Jason Palmer won the 20 lap Pure Stock Main Event.  Palmer and past champion Scott Grunert won eight lap heat races.  Russ Murphy raced into the early lead ahead of S. Grunert and Palmer.  A lap six yellow flag slowed the pace, and S. Grunert took the lead from Murphy on the restart.  Murphy retook the lead on lap nine, but Palmer raced past Murphy for the lead a lap later.  As Palmer led the way, S. Grunert moved by Murphy for second on lap 14.  Murphy retired from the race.  Dan Jinkerson settled into third on lap 15 and took over second on lap 18.  However, there was no stopping Palmer as he brought it home to victory ahead of Jinkerson, S. Grunert, reigning champion Nick Baldwin, Jesse Van Roenkel, Rick Grunert, John Ewing, Chris Van Roenkel, Bill O'Neil and Travis Emery.

Danny Wagner outdueled Michael "Spanky" Grenert to win the 20 lap NCDCA Dwarf Car Main Event.  Grenert, Wagner and Justin Winter each won eight lap heat races.  Ryan Winter was the early Main Event leader ahead of Shawn Jones and Grenert.  A lap three caution flag bunched the field, and Grenert raced into the lead on the restart.  Wagner was up to third, and he took second on lap eight.  As Grenert and Wagner dueled for the lead, Scott Dalhgren and Mike Reeder had a good battle going for third.  Wagner put the moves on Grenert for the lead on lap 14.  Dahlgren and Reeder exchanged third a couple times, but it was R. Winter making a last lap pass to grab the position.  Wagner went on to win ahead of Grenert, R. Winter, Dahlgren, Reeder, Josh Wiesz, Colby Wiesz, Toby Brown, J. Winter and Chris Mello.

Derek Boardman won the 15 lap Mini Truck Main Event.  The new division had seven trucks, and heat winner Ted Ahart set the early Main Event pace ahead of Boarman and Cory Eaton.  Boarman kept it close and finally made a pass on Ahart for the lead on lap 16.  Boarman went on to win from there with Ahart second ahead of Eaton, John Littejohn, Chris Shaaf, Zak Bezak and Aaron Rupley.

Race Results
Winged 360 Sprint Cars
Heat 1-Steven Tiner, Justyn Cox, Cody Lamar.  Heat 2-Justin Sanders, Jake Morgan, Matt Barber.  Heat 3-Sean Becker, Mason Moore, Kalib Henry.  Heat 4-Jimmy Trulli, Colby Wiesz, Greg DeCarires.  B Main-Kirt Organ, Dustin Freitas, James Sweeney, Kyle Offil, Matt Peterson.  Main Event-Sean Becker, Justin Sanders, Colby Wiesz, Cody Lamar, Jimmy Trulli, Justyn Cox, Kalib Henry, Greg DeCaires, Cody Hodgson, Kirt Organ.

Limited Late Models
Heat-Ray Trimble, Randy McDaniel, Mike Lightfoot.  Main Event-Matt Micheli, Randy McDaniel, Tyler Lightfoot, Mike Lightfoot, Ray Trimble, Scott Woessner, Ken Micheli.

Pure Stocks
Heat 1-Jason Palmer, Bill O'Neil, John Ewing.  Heat 2-Scott Grunert, Russ Murphy, Nick Baldwin.  Main Event-Jason Palmer, Dan Jinkerson, Scott Grunert, Nick Baldwin, Jesse Van Roenkel, Rick Grunert, John Ewing, Chris Van Roenkel, Bill O'Neil, Travis Emery.

NCDCA Dwarf Cars
Heat 1-Michael Grenert, Toby Brown, Ben Wiesz.  Heat 2-Justin Winter, Aaron Rupley, Chris Mello.  Heat 3-Shawn Jones, Ryan Winter, Danny Wagner.   Main Event-Danny Wagner, Michael Grenert, Ryan Winter, Scott Dahlren, Mike Reeder, Josh Wiesz, Colby Wiesz, Toby Brown, Justin Winter, Chris Mello.

Mini Trucks
Heat-Ted Ahart, Derek Boarman, Cory Eaton.  Main Event-Derek Boarman, Ted Ahart, Cory Eaton, John Littejohn, Chris Shaaf, Zak Bezak, Aaron Rupley.

Seavey, Cooper, Ermolenko Win 
Marysville Raceway Main Events

Marysville, CA...June 10...Tyler Seavey won the 25 lap Winged 360 Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Marysville Raceway.  Seavey raced into the lead at the start ahead of Mike Monahan and Billy Wallace.  Wallace slipped past Monahan for second on lap 13, but Monahan stayed with him and regained the position on the 15th lap.  Seavey set a rapid pace and took the checkered flag nearly a straightaway ahead of second place.  Jeremy Hawes made a late charge to take second from Monahan.  Wallace settled for fourth Lucas Ashe, Peter Paulson, Bobby Butler, Brad Bumgarner, Jimmy Steward and Robert Stice.  Hawes and Heath Hall were eight lap heat race winners.

Todd Cooper made a late move to score the 20 lap IMCA Sport Modified Main Event victory.  T. Cooper led the opening lap, and Southern Oregon Speedway point leader Jorddon Braaten gained second on a lap two restart.  Braaten raced past Cooper for the lead on lap three as Brian Cooper was running third.  The leaders ran close, and T. Cooper made his winning move on lap 17.  B. Cooper also made a late pass on Braaten.  T. Cooper posted the victory ahead of B. Cooper, Braaten, Mike Medel, Mike Smith, heat winner Andrew Peckham, Raymond Benkowski, Greg Barnes, Phillip Shelby and Jeff Fear.  IMCA State point leader Shane DeVolder win his eight lap heat race.

Adam Ermolenko won the 15 lap Winged Economy Sprint Main Event as well as their eight lap heat race.  Cameron Haney Jr. was the early leader in front of Ermolenko.  Ermolenko took over the lead on lap eight.  A lap 11 caution flag allowed 2015 Antioch Wingless Spec Sprint champion Kyle Bakkie to take the second spot from Haney on the restart.  Ermolenko set a good pace and went on to win with Bakkie a solid second.  Haney settled for third ahead of Ryan Atwood, Chad Thompson and Mike Sayre.

James Castleberry won the 20 lap Super Stock Main Event.  Reigning division champion Castleberry set the pace from the start ahead of heat winner Mike Walko and George Magenheimer.  Three time champion Phillip Shelby took third from Magenheimer on lap ten.  Shelby closed in on Walko and made the pass for second on lap 19.  However, Castleberry went on to win ahead of Sheby, Walko, Magenheimer and Rod Oliver.

Scott Kinney won the eight lap BCRA Midget Lites Main Event.  Kinney led the race from start to finish ahead of Emilee Lindgren and heat winner Craig Dillard.

Race Results
Winged 360 Sprint Cars
Fast Time-Peter Paulson 12.188.  Heat 1-Jeremy Hawes, Tyler Seavey, Mike Monahan.  Haet 2-Heath Hall, Bobby Butler, Brad Bumgarner.  Main Event-Tyler Seavey, Mike Monahan, Billy Wallace, Jeremy Hawes, Lucas Ashe, Peter Paulson, Bobby Butler, Brad Bumgarner, Jimmy Steward, Robert Stice.

IMCA Sport Modifieds
Heat 1-Andrew Peckham, Brian Cooper, Todd Cooper.  Heat 2-Shane DeVolder, Damian Merritt, Jorddon Braaten.  Main Event-Todd Cooper, Brian Cooper, Jorddon Braaten, Mike Medel, Mike Smith, Andrew Peckham, Raymond Benkowski, Greg Barnes, Phillip Shelby, Jeff Fear.

Winged Economy Sprints
Heat-Adam Ermolenko, Cameron Haney Jr., Ryan Atwood.  Main Event-Adam Ermolenko, Kyle Bakkie, Cameron Haney Jr., Ryan Atwood, Chad Thompson, Mike Sayre, Dusty Barton (DNS).

Super Stocks
Heat-Mike Walko, George Magenheimer, James Castleberry.  Main Event-James Castleberry, Phillip Shelby, Mike Walko, George Magenheimer, Rod Oliver.

BCRA Midget Lites
Heat-Craig Dillard, Emilee Ligdren, Scott Kinney.  Main Event-Scott Kinney, Emilee Lindgren, Craig Dillard.