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Wiesz, Papenhausen, Busby Win Antioch Speedway Features

Antioch, CA...Colby Wiesz won the 25 lap All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway.  Wiesz is a three time Marysville champion, and he became the fourth different winner in five races.  Wiesz and Jake Haulot were eight lap heat race winers, and the Main Event lineup put them both on the front row.  Wiesz charged into the lead at the start and built a good lead.  A yellow flag for a stalled Emily Williams with about ten laps to go bunched the field, but Wiesz resumed his rapid pace on the restart to collect the victory.  Burt Foland Jr. made his move around Marissa Polizzi for third with six laps to go.  Second place Haulot had problems on the last lap and fell back.  That shuffled the lineup further as Wiesz won ahead of Foland, Polizzi, Adam Brenton and Haulot.

Richard Papenhausen scored the victory in the 20 lap DIRTcar Late Model Main Event.  The reigning champion joined 2015 champion Jeff Decker in winning an eight lap heat race.  Papenhausen hit his stride down the stretch and became the third different winner of the season.  Decker was a strong second, while David Newquist had his best finish of the season in third.  Chester Kniss and Shawn DeForest rounded out the Top 5 and lead lap finishers.

Scott Busby won an ugly A Modified Main Event that was cut a few laps short of its scheduled 20 lap distance.  With his second win of the season, the five time champion joins J.D. Willis at the top of the track's All Time Main Event Winner's List with 72 victories.  Busby survived all of the spins and tangles and avoided the mechanical gremlins that have plagued him all season to get the win.  Danny Wagner had an impressive night that netted him second in the Main Event and a heat race win.  Point leader Bobby Motts Jr. also won a heat race and enjoyed a third place feature finish, followed by Sean O'Gara and Anthony Slaney.  Nick DeCarlo won the other eight lap heat race.

Kimo Oreta won his second Limited Late Model race in the Sun Drop Racing #15 car.  Oreta won his eight lap heat race and started eighth in the Main Event.  Jim Freethy was the early leader, but Oreta made an impressive charge into the lead by lap eight.  Heat race winner and incoming point leader Mark Garner got around Freethy for second.  However, Oreta brought it home to a well earned victory ahead of Garner, Freethy, Jeff Kendrick and John Farrell.

Danny Wagner returned and won the 20 lap Dwarf Car Main Event.  The two time division champion is competing in both A Modifieds and Dwarf Cars this year and doing well in both classes.  After joining Mike Corsaro as an eight lap heat race winner, Wagner wasted little time getting the Main Event lead.  Corsaro made good ground in his bid to win the championship as he settled into second.  Wagner proved to be too fast to catch as he won ahead of Corsaro.  Adam Teves came back from a spin to finish third ahead of David Rosa and Jeff Fitch.  The race had a red flag when Roberto Monroy rolled his car.

Racing resumes next week with a $1,000 to win A Modified race on the schedule.  DIRTcar Late Models, B Modifieds,  Hobby Stocks and Dwarf Cars are also on the schedule.  For further information, go to www.antiochspeedway.com.

Race Results
Winged 360 Sprint Cars
Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Jake Haulot, Colby Wiesz.  Main Event (25 Laps)-Colby Wiesz, Burt Foland Jr., Malissa Polizzi, Adam Brenton, Jake Haulot, Steve Jaquith, Aaron Miller, Jesse Colwell, Art McCarthy, Jason Paniagua.

DIRTcar Late Models
Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Richard Papenhausen, Jeff Decker.  Main Event (20 Laps)-Richard Papenhausen, Jeff Decker, David Newquist, Chester Kniss, Shawn DeForest, Joey Olschowka Jr., Mike Hynes, Rob Norris, Dennis Souza, Kimo Oreta.

A Modifieds
Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Nick DeCarlo, Danny Wagner, Bobby Motts Jr.  Main Event (20 Laps)-Scott Busby, Danny Wagner, Bobby Motts Jr., Sean O'Gara, Anthony Slaney, Michael Paul Jr., Trevor Clymems, Nick DeCarlo, John MacDougall, Trent Wentworth.

Limited Late Models
Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Kimo Oreta, Mark Garner.  Main Event (20 Laps)-Kimo Oreta, Mark Garner, Jim Freethy, Jeff Kendrick, John Farrell, John Evans, Mike Gustafson, Lori Brown, Chad Hammer, Jon Haney.

Dwarf Cars
Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Danny Wagner, Mike Corsaro.   Main Event (20 Laps)-Danny Wagner, Mike Corsaro, Adam Teves, David Rosa, Jeff Fitch, David Michael Rosa, Devan Kammermann, David Teves, Chris Becker, Justin Winter.

Kofoid Grabs Sprint Car Victory at Petaluma Speedway

Petaluma, CA...June 25...Michael "Buddy" Kofoid won the 25 lap PitStopUSA.com Winged 360 Sprint Car Main Event Sunday night at Petaluma Speedway.  The event was held during the annual Sonoma-Marin Couty Fair.  Kofoid won the Trophy Dash ahead of Geoff Ensign, but incoming point leader Ensign had problems and didn't finish the feature.  Kofoid led most of the way for the impressive victory.  Recent Petaluma King Of The West Sprint Car winner Chase Johnson was running in the Top 5 down the stretch and made some late passes for a strong second place finish, followed by Klint Simpson, Kyle Hirst, Andy Forsberg, Tony Gualda, Cody Lamar, Norm Johns, David Lindt II and Colby Johnson.  There were 22 cars in action, and eight lap heat race wins went to Lindt, Justyn Cox and Gualda.

Koen Shaw won the 20 lap Santa Rosa Auto Body Micro Sprint Main Event.  Shaw and David Engstrom were both eight lap heat race winners, and they ran 1-2 at the front of the Main Event.  George Nielson just barely lost second to Engstrom at the finish.  Anthony Soper was a solid fourth, followed by Jim Beck, Nick Robfogel, Dolan McIntosh, Chris Sieweke, Justin Addiego and Danny Potts.

Spainhoward Conquers Stockton 99 Dirt Track 
In West Coast Sport Mod Tour Win

Stockton, CA...June 17...2014 IMCA State champion Nick Spainhoward won the 25 lap Sport Modified Main Event Saturday night during the San Joaquin County Fair.  This was the fourth of six West Coast Sport Modified Tour races, and they again produced a field of well over 30 cars in a headlining role at the track.  IMCA State point leader Shane DeVolder set the pace and had built a half straightaway lead over the dueling Todd Cooper and Spainhoward.  A restart midway through the race allowed Spainhoward the opportunity to take second from Cooper, and he immediately went to work on DeVolder.  A few laps later, Spainhoward raced past DeVolder and sped to his first Tour victory.  DeVolder brought it home second ahead of T. Cooper, Brian Cooper, Lee Jensen, Fred Ryland, Kyle Wood, B Main winner Guy Ahlwardt, Andrew Peckham and Tyler Rodgers.  Ahlwardt's 15 lap B Main win came ahead of Keith Brown Jr. and Patti Ryland.  Spainhoward, DeVolder, Jensen and Todd Gomez were eight lap heat race winners.

Tony Peffer won his first career 20 lap Bomber Main Event.  Peffer has moved up from Mini Stocks and races the Dwayne Short #27 Hobby Stock at Merced Speedway.  Peffer set a rapid pace and won by a lap ahead of second ranked Stockton 99 (pavement) Speedway racer Mikala Stearns and Ben Lewis.  Lewis won the eight lap heat race ahead of Kyle Singleton and beat Roy Luft to win the four lap Trophy Dash.  Justin Scantlen finished fourth in the Main Event, followed by Luft, Singleton and Dustin Lovelace.  Preston Corral was a Main Event scratch.

Chris Corder won the 20 lap Mini Stock Main Event.  Corder is the current point leader at Merced Speedway, but he and his sister Jennifer started racing at the Stockton pavement track prior to becoming regular competitors at Merced.  This dirt track race was still a point race for the locals, and they produced a dozen car field as other Merced regulars joined the action.  Corder's win wasn't easy as Top 5 ranked Jaya Nelson and Jason Womack were close behind in second and third.  Corder's clean sweep attempt ended after his eight lap heat race win as he finished second to Ethan Rumsey in the four lap Trophy Dash.  Justin McGehee stayed within 12 points of the lead as he finished fourth in the Main Event, followed by J. Corder, Billy Rodrigues, point leader Andrew Rumsey, heat winner David Cong, Justin Terry and E. Rumsey.

Golobic Wins Pombo-Sargent Classic
Hogge wins IMCA Modifieds At Ocean Speedway

Watsonville, CA...June 23...Shane Golobic won the Pombo-Sargent Classic for the King Of The West 410 Sprint Cars, presented by NARC, Friday night at Ocean Speedway.  Golobic is a two time champion in the track's regular Sprint Car show, and he recently won the Indiana Midget Week championship.  Coming off of his recent win in the series race at Petaluma Speedway, Chase Johnson and championship contender Bud Kaeding shared the front row of the 30 lap feature with Golobic starting third.  Johnson settled into the early lead as Kaeding washed up high.  Golobic quickly charged into second and started pressuring Johnson for the lead.  Golobic led lap eight with Johnson pacing the next lap.  On lap 10, Golobic moved back into the lead.  Cory Eliason took up pursuit of Golobic, but he surrendered that position to track point leader Justin Sanders down the stretch.  Golobic's win made him the seventh winner on this year's tour as Sanders settled for second.  Eliason stayed in the championship hunt in third, followed by Bud Kaeding, Kyle Hirst, Jamie Veal, D.J. Netto, Michael Kofoid, Gio Scelzi and Nathan Rolfe.  Johnson, Eliason and Netto won ten lap heat races, and Kaeding out-dueled Johnson for the six lap Trophy Dash win.

Bobby Hogge IV won the 25 lap IMCA Modified Main Event.  Hogge isn't chasing points this year, but he returned to remind everybody who the reigning champion is.  Past champion Jim Pettit II and Todd Hermosillo had front row starting spots, but it was title contenders Nick DeCarlo and Alex Wilson battling for the lead as Hogge worked his way up from the third row.  Hogge passed both of them for the lead and eventual victory.  DeCarlo was a strong second ahead of A. Wilson, Brian Cass, Clay Daly, Danny Wagner, Raymond Keldsen Jr., Kyle Bryan, Hermosillo and Pettit.  There were 14 competitors, and Hogge and Cass won eight lap heat races.

Cameron Diatte won the 20 lap SBDCA Dwarf Car Main Event.  Diatte, Mark Biscardi and Gene "Punky" Pires were the trio of past champions starting in the first three positions, and they took the checkered flag in order.  Ryan Amlen finished fourth, followed by Tafton Chandler, Bill Belfield, Dan Zuger and Ryan Diatte.  Pires also won the eight lap heat race, and two time Antioch champion Danny Wagner suffered mechanical issues in hot laps and was a Main Event scratch.

Santa Maria Raceway Race Results June 24, 2017
RaceSaver Sprint Cars

Monty Ferriera
Mike Schott
Tanner Boul
Zane Blanchard
Albert Pombo
Eric Correia
Chris Ennis
Vaughn Schott
Grant Duinkerken
Scott Meisner
Mauro Simone
Jared Faria
Colton Danell
George Tristao
Tony Pombo

Mini Stocks
Joel Chavez
Justin Jackson
Thomas Mederios
Jaryd Padgett
Peter Orradre
Shaun Jones
Aaron Calvert
David Kavanagh
Megan Burgett
Cassidy Claborn
Alex Herrera
Wyatt Kenyon
Levi Burgett
Dylan Potter
Mike Ibison
Greg Noah
Chris McElreath
Jesse McCauley

Dwarf Cars
Camron Diatte
Jonathan Henry
Jonathan Conley
Tom Stephens Jr.
Angel Figueroa
Tommy Velasquez
Trevor Fitzz
Mike Keebler
Trafton Chandler
Tom Morley
Trent Morley
Nick Velasquez
Kody Cowan
Kory Cowan
Rich Clark
Brian Barnhill
Ira Henry
Dylan Thornton
Brandon Wiley
Jessica Clark
Greg Tayor
Jason Horton DNS
Dave Conley DNS

NMRA TQ Midgets
Chuck West
West Evans
Jason Arnolde
Scott Dobson
Ace Kale
Scott Niven
Kevin Kale

Jr Mini Dwarfs
Adam Nohl
Corbin Kuma
Bransyn Speer
Harlie Jones
Landon King