Saturday, July 29, 2017

Pit Stops

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Pit Stops

Antioch Speedway is dark tonight due to an issue with the water lines at the track.  This has effected the ability to adequately prep the track for the scheduled six division show.  Promoter John M. Soares has canceled the races while repairs are being made to the water line.  Racing returns on August 5th, but the schedule has been adjusted.  Next Saturday night will feature All Star Series Wingless Spec Sprints, DIRTcar Late Models, A Modifieds, B Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Hobby Stocks and Dwarf Cars.  The B Modifieds are racing for $500 to win, while the Hobby Stocks will race for $300 to win.

There are several tracks dark this week, and yet plenty of options.  Marysville Raceway has Sprint Cars and an IMCA West Coast Sport Modified race as part of tonight's card.  Petaluma Speedway has USAC West Coast 360 Sprints and Lumberjacks Restaurant Super Stocks among other classes tonight.  Orland Raceway is offering a regular program.  Coos Bay Speedway has the Tidal Wave 50 Late Model show for $3,000 to win and that's just some of the action happening tonight.

Merced Speedway is also off this week.  This was a scheduled dark night for Summer Break, and they will also be dark on August 5th to allow the local stars to head to Watsonville in support of the 20th Annual Mike Cecil Memorial Race.  Merced comes back on August 12th for Legend's Night.  The Valley Sportsman division, Legends of Kearney Bowl, Hobby Stocks and BCRA Midget Lites are all scheduled.  For further information, go to

Liggett, Hagio, Gallaher Win At Watsonville

The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Cars were at Watsonville last night (July 28th) to kick off their two race Bay Area weekend.  They are at Petaluma tonight.  Austin Liggett got the job done in the Main Event as he led all 30 laps for the impressive victory.  Jake Swanson was second and Watsonville Taco Bravo Sprint Car point leader Geoff Ensign took off his wing and finished third ahead of two time Watsonville champion Shane Golobic.  Ryan Bernal has become one of the stars of Wingless 360 Sprint Car racing, and he's a past Watsonville Spec Sprint champion.  He finished fifth in Friday's Main Event.  Bernal, Danny Faria Jr. and fourth generation racer Chase Johnson won ten lap heat races.  Swanson bested the 21 car field in qualifying with a 13.144 lap around the Tom Sagmiller prepared clay oval.  Bernal was a close second with a lap of 13.147.

Point leader Matt Hagio left the night with his seventh IMCA Sport Modified Main Event win and a 16 point advantage on Mark Hartman.  Hagio was followed by the Thomas brothers from Merced Speedway.  Chase Thomas was second with Tanner Thomas third.  Hartman and Alex Bieser completed the Top 5.  Hagio also held off T. Thomas to win the eight lap heat race.

Point leader Rob Gallaher won his third American Stock Main Event.  Gallaher had to work for it after he and fellow eight lap heat race winner Tony Oliveira started in the fourth row,  Gallaher worked his way through the pack in the fashion of the reigning champion that he is and scored the victory.  J.C. Elrod was a season best second ahead of Oliveira, reigning Merced Speedway champion Michael Shearer and Katie Briggs.

Central Valley Mini Stock star Logan Doglione returned to Watsonville and won his second 15 lap Mini Stock Main Event.  Veteran Ray Bunn crossed the line in second, only to be disqualified in post race tech.  Kate Beardsley was elevated to second ahead of Ryan Muller, Nicole Beardsley and Joey Burress.  Point leader Dakota Keldesn's night started off well with an eight lap heat race win over K. Beardsley, but he ended up seventh in the Main Event.  He maintains an eight point lead over Bill Beardsley, who was sixth in the feature.  Kelly Campanile returned with her fast Ford Pinto, but she blew a motor in the heat race.

Ocean Speedway in Watsonville hosts the 20th Annual Mike Cecil Memorial race next week, which features an 80 lap Main Event for American Stocks paying $1,000 to win.  The All Star Series IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sport Modifieds will also compete for $1,000 to win in their respective divisions, and car counts are expected to be big in all classes.  For further information, go to

Hirst, Spainhoward Win At Chico

Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico held their regular program on Friday night.  The 410 Sprint Car field was a bit light, but there was plenty of talent at the head of the pack.  Reigning King Of The West Series champion Kyle Hirst won the 25 lap Main Event ahead of reigning Chico champion Sean Becker and current point leader Andy Forsberg.  Chase Majdic and Colby Wiesz rounded out the Top 5.

Point leader Tony Richards won the 20 lap Wingless Spec Sprint Main Event.  Richards won the eight lap heat race ahead of Casey McClain and then beat McClain for his second feature win of the season.  Second ranked Craig Swim, Jeff Crossman and David Johnson rounded out the Top 5.

Point leader Mike Ficklin won the Economy Sprint heat race and Main Event with Mike Sayre and reigning champion Wyatt Brown finishing second and third in both races.

Two time SODCA Dwarf Car champion Josh King won the 20 lap NCDCA Dwarf Car Main Event.  Though two of the stars of NCDCA, Shawn Jones and Ryan "Ice Chip" Winter, finished out of the running, King had his hands full fighting off Danny Wagner for the victory.  Jeremy Blackshere was a strong third ahead of Mike Reeder and Kevin Bender.  There were 20 cars, and the three eight lap heat race wins went to Winter, Bender and Scott Dahlgren.

The big car count was produced by the West Coast IMCA Sport Modified Tour as 26 competitors were in action.  Despite the fact that there was a special race happening at Kern County Raceway in Bakersfield, most of the Bakersfield racers who have been supporting this series supported this race.  Nick Spainhoward grabbed another victory in the Main Event, and a close battle for second saw State point leader Shane DeVolder beat Jerry Bartlett back to the line in a photo finish.  Brian Cooper and Fred Ryland rounded out the Top 5.  B. Cooper earned his feature start with a third place B Main finish behind Guy Ahlwardt and Alan Faruta.  Bartlett, Spainhoward and Andrew Peckham were the heat race winners.  The series will crown a champion after tonight's race at Marysville Raceway.
Silver Dollar Speedway returns to action next Friday night with 410 Sprint Cars, IMCA Sport Modifieds, Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks all on the card.  For further information, go to
Reichenbach, Daly And Bradburn Win At Kern County

Kern County Raceway had the first race of the Motor City Throwdown Series for B Modifieds on Friday night.  This is a series that they are doing with neighboring Bakersfield Speedway, which continues tonight.  The flying Clint Reichenbach won the 25 lap Main Event by nearly a straightaway ahead of Austin Keifer.  Heat race winner Garrett Jernagan was a solid third ahead of Billy Simkins and Matthew Mayo.  Austin Ruskauff was the other eight lap heat race winner.

Clay Daly won the 25 lap Pro Stock Main Event.  Justin Crockett won a close battle with Brady Bell to finish second. Heat race winner Doug Thornton and Chris Smith rounded out the Top 5.  Daly won the other eight lap heat race.

The Bakersfield Hardtops continue to deliver respectable numbers as the strongest Hardtop effort currently going on the West Coast.  James Bradburn won his eight lap heat race and won the Main Event by nearly a straightway over 71 year old Bobby Courtney.  Richard Souza won a good battle with Marc McCaslin for third as heat race winner Josh Yadon completed the Top 5.  Last week's Bakersfield Speedway winner Justin Yadon finished sixth.

The future stars of Bakersfield racing competed in the Mini Dwarf classes on the one eighth mile oval inside the big oval.  Jr. Mini Dwarf heat race winners Hank Hall and Stryker Conley finished 1-2 in the 12 lap Main Event.  Logan Miller wasn't too far behind them as the only other lead lap finisher.  Adam Nohl and D.G. George completed the Top 5.

Heat racer winner Tailer Morrison won a photo finish with Trenton Eurto to win the 15 lap Sr. Mini Dwarf Main Event.  Nathan Edwards and Austin Murch also had lead lap finishes as Mallory Meyers was fifth.

Racing returns to the dirt track with another Motor City Throwdown B Modified show on August 18th.  Joining them will be the USAC Speed2 Midgets and the American Stocks.  For further information, go to

Ocean Speedway Race Results July 28, 2017

USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Cars  (30 laps)

1. Austin Liggett
2. Jake Swanson
3. Geoff Ensign
4. Shane Golobic
5. Ryan Bernal
6. Danny Faria Jr.
7. Max Adams
8. Cory Elliott
9. Tristan Guardino
10. Shannon McQueen
11. Steve Hix
12. Brandon Wiley
13. Ryan Timmons
14. Jeremy Chisum
15. Evan Bonnema
16. Hobie Conway
17. Gary Nelson Jr.
18. Austin Ervine
19. Chase Johnson
20. Benjamin Catron
21. Ryan Stolz

IMCA Sport Mods (20 Laps)
Matthew Hagio
Chase Thomas
Tanner Thomas
Mark Hartman
Alex Bieser
Paul Mulder
Charlie Hunter
John Ferro
Bud Aiassa

American Stocks (20 Laps)
Rob Gallaher
JC Elrod
Tony Oliveira
Michael Shearer
Katie Briggs
Devon Sanders
Terry Traub
James Stockton
Nick Lawrence
Vernon Silva
Kristie Shearer
Sam Kennedy
DJ Keldsen DNS
Austin Williams DNS

Four Bangers (15 Laps)
Logan Doglione
Kate Beardsley
Ryan Muller
Nicole Beardsley
Joey Burress
Bill Beardsley
Dakota Keldsen
Kelly Campanile DNS
Ray Bunn DQ

Kern County Raceway Park race Results July 28, 2017

B Modifieds 25 Laps
Clint Reichenbach
Garret Jernagan
Billy Simkins
Matthew Mayo
Jeff Miller
Wayne Coffman
Mike Dean
Austin Manzella
Chris McKellar
Joey Dominguez
Austin Ruskauff
Matt Lewis

Pro Stocks Main 25 Laps
Clay Daly
Justin Crocket
Brady Bell
Doug Thornton
Chris Smith
Robert Meneley
Frank Nyback
Toby Randolph
Chris Clinton
Dave King
Matt Mayo
Billy Simkins DNS
Tim Randolph DNS

Hardtops Main 20 Laps
James Bradburn
Bobby Courtney
Richard Souza
Marc McCaslin
Josh Yadon
Justin Yadon
Tom Dugan
Steve Settlemire
Bronsosn Chavez
Brandon Stanphill
Jason Stanphill
Sean Shea DNS

Sr Mini Dwarf Main 15 Laps
Austin Murch
Zoie Warren
Mason Conway

Jr Mini Dwarf Main 12 Laps
Logan Miller
Adam Nohl
DG George
Tucker Carey
Corben Kuma
Landon King
Seth Hansen
Wyatt Webb
Carson Conway DNS

Silver Dollar Speedway Race Results July 28, 2017

410 Sprints

Kyle Hirst
Sean Becker
Andy Forsberg
Chase Majdic
Colby Wiesz
Tanner Carrick
Michael Ing
Jeremy Wilson

IMCA Sport Modifieds
A Main

Nick Spainhoward
Shane Devolder
Jerry Bartlett
Brian Cooper
Fred Ryland
Michael Johnson
Phillip Shelby
Lee Jensen
Tyler Rodgers
Guy Ahlwardt
Andrew Peckham
Kyle Wood
Howard Law
Jordan Hagar
Damian Merritt
Patti Ryland
Scott Grunert
Alan Furuta
Todd Cooper
Jeremy Phillips
Mike Merritt
Justin Foux

B Main
Guy Ahlwardt
Alan Furuta
Brian Cooper
Justin Foux
Jeremy Phillips
Kyle Wood
Mike Merritt
Jim Waller
Jesse Skidmore

NCDCA Dwarf Cars
Josh King
Danny Wagner
Jeremy Blackshere
Mike Reeder
Kevin Bender
Ben Wiesz
Scott Dahlgren
Dan Geil
Colby Wiesz
Jeff Fitch
Justin Winter
Sam Wren
Derek Droivold
Robert Johnson
Ryan Winter
Shawn Jones
Mike Grenert
Chris Fizer

Wingless Spec Sprints
Tony Richards
Casey McClain
Craig Swim
Jeff Crossman
David Johnson
Roy Fisher

Economy Sprints

Mike Ficklin
Mike Sayre
Wyatt Brown


Friday, July 28, 2017

Antioch Speedway, Orland Raceway, Coos Bay Speedway Previews, More

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Championship Battles Heating Up At Antioch Speedway

Antioch, CA...When All Star Series racing returns to Antioch Speedway this Saturday night, the Winged Sprint Cars will be on the roster.  There will also be some close battles on the track as the point races heat up.  Joining the Winged Sprints will be the Wingless Spec Sprints, Limited Late Models, B Modifieds, Hobby Stocks and Dwarf Cars.  It all adds up to a night of racing that you won't want to miss.

The Winged 360 Sprint Car point race is at the midway mark of their 11 race season this week, and the battle is far from over.  Marissa Polizzi is the point leader now by 26 points over Aaron Miller and 30 in front of Burt Foland Jr.  Polizzi only has one non Top 4 finish in five starts.  However, open wheel veteran Foland is climbing the ladder fast.  Burt earned his second runnerup finish in the most recent race and also has two thirds.  It's likely that he'd be leading the standings now if not for missing a race.  Miller comes all the way from Grants Pass, Oregon in his bid for a track championship.  However, he hasn't had a Top 5 finish since the season opener.

Art McCarthy is also making up for a bad night.  Mechanical issues kept Art out of the season opening Main Event, and he's only had two fifth place finishes in his four starts.  Because of that, the 2007 champion and two time Antioch runnerup is 23 points behind Foland.  McCarthy has been driving these open wheel race cars for decades and is a two time Petaluma champion.  He's won five times at Antioch in the past three seasons, so a win for him this week would not be a surprise.  McCarthy is six points ahead of Jenna Frazier and 11 ahead of two time winner Kyle Offill.  Having won twice, the rookie Offill has started racing bigger events in an effort to challenge himself more.

The lure of a nice payday has led to surprise visitors coming to Antioch from week to week.  Three time Marysville champion Colby Wiesz, Dustin Golobic and Tyler Seavey are feature winners at Antioch this season.  Newcomer Jacob Tuttle had everybody taking notice when the Cage Kart graduate finished second in his very first start.  Young drivers up from the Micro Sprints and the Karts see Antioch as an opportunity to get valuable seat time and race for a win, but champions like Shawn Arriaga, Herman Klein and Brent Dothage have been known to stop by from time to time.  The Winged 360 Sprint Cars put on a good show whenever they are booked.

The same can be said for the Wingless Spec Sprints.  Now in their 19th season at the track, the Spec Sprints are in the midst of a close championship battle.  Alan Miranda is knocking on ther door to his first victory, and he may just need that to hold onto his lead.   It's not a big surprise to see him leading the standings after six races.  So far, he has two career best seconds, a third and two fifths.  The night he missed the Top 5, he was leading the race before having to pit.  Miranda now leads division mainstay Rick Panfili by 24 points, but the battle for second just got crowded.  Panfili leads two time winner and 2014 Watsonville champion Bryan Grier by four points.  Ten points back is rookie Robert Floyd.

Winning a Main Event is the ultimate goal on race night.  Sometimes we take it for granted when we watch a driver win often.  Darrell Hanestad, for instance, won over 30 Spec Sprint features.  Jim Perry Jr. won over 40 of them.  A driver can race for many years and not get a win.  Or, it can come 14 years into their career as it did when Len Mello won his first Sportsman feature.  Floyd had the pits buzzing a few weeks ago with his surprise victory.  It's his first season in this class and he got a win.  Panfili has been racing in this class since it started in 1999.  He's won heat races, led Main Event laps and finished as high as second, but he's still looking for his first win.  Wins are not a given.  You earn them.  You can bet that when Rick finally earns his, there will be a pit full of people happy for him.  He's been a supporter of this type of racing since his days in the NCMA.

Bob Newberry has won on every level in which he's competed.  He also went through a period of a few seasons before he got his big break in a good ride.  He's certainly made the most of it in the years that followed.  Newberry had to start in the back last week following his second feature win of the season at the previous race.  He charged to a second place finish behind Grier.  He's missed some races and is 76 points out of the lead, but we'll have to see how the next two or three races go before he can be declared out of title chase.  26 points ahead of Newberry in fifth is Shannon Newton.  Newton had his second straight Top 5 finish last week and is another driver to watch in the point battle.  Other drivers who could be there this week include James East, Brandon Burd, Roy Fisher, Abigail Gonderman and Peter Carlotto.

One of the closest battles at the track is happening in the Limited Late Models.  The Sun Drop Racing Team has captured five of the last six championships with Larry Damitz behind the wheel.  In recent seasons, Larry had taken three time Hobby Stock champion Kimo Oreta under his wing and mentored him as he moved up to Limited Late Models.  Oreta won "Rookie Of The Year" honors last year and finished second in points on the strength of his win in the season finale.  The team wanted to see that familiar #15 car back at the track this year, but they also wanted to race for wins.  Kimo was selected as their driver and somebody whom Damitz would certainly have approved.  In five starts, he's won two times and finished second twice.  Oreta's most recent second place finish behind Petaluma champion Matt While gained him a six point lead over Mark Garner.

Garner would like nothing better than to give his family a track championship at his home track.  His father Jerry was the 1969 NASCAR Stock Car State champion, and Mark won the Merced championship in 2015.  He wants Antioch.  Mark has a win and two seconds and has finished no worse than fourth.  The pressure to finish is on all of the leaders.  Garner won five times last season, but his DNF's cost him not only the championship, but second place as well.  Only six points behind him is 2013 champion Jim Freethy.  Freethy is hungry for his first win and is actually the most consistent of the group.  Jim has one second and four thirds.  You also can't count out two time champion Mike Gustafson, who is on the Top 10 win list of all time Antioch winners.  Gustafson is 26 points behind Oreta and still in the battle.

One of the things that makes the point battle more competitive is the slight increase in car count this division has seen this year.  The steady John Evans is still out there holding down fifth in the standings.  You also have past champion Lori Brown and Jeff Kendrick in the field.  Kendrick now has three Top 5 finishes in the former Jeff Silva championship car.  Chad Hammer and Buddy Kniss have also joined the division this year.  Both are still getting comfortable in their cars, and you can bet good finishes are coming.  For Kniss, who was "Rookie Of The Year" and Top 3 in Dwarf Cars last season, he's had to deal with mechanical issues taking him out of the action.  He'll be out to turn his luck around when racing resumes this week.

The B Modifieds also have a close championship battle.  Following his fourth feature win of the season, reigning champion Trevor Clymens is still six points out of the lead.  This is because the consistent K.C. Keller has eight Top 5 finishes in eight starts.  Keller has four second place finishes to go with one win and two thirds.  Last week, K.C. spun early in the race and came back through the pack.  A late restart enabled him to collect his fourth runnerup finish of the season.  These two drivers are having a great battle, and this one may go down to the final race if this keeps up.

Back in third is Chuck Golden, but his lead over Mark Garer is just six points.  It wasn't a great night last week for Golden, who has finished second and has three other Top 5 finishes this season.  The door was open for Garner to move into third.  After his impressive win a week earlier, Garner was running third when he spun late and ended up sixth.  The spin basically prevented him from taking over third in this close battle.  Randy Brown had a medical emergency and was forced to miss the most recent race, dropping him further behind the third place battle.  In fact, Brown may have his hands full holding onto fifth.

Todd Gomez is 42 points behind Brown, while Doff Cooksey is 52 points behind.  Gomez has looked impressive this year as the past Street Stock champion has two wins.  With a big race up north, Todd may elect to race there this week as he enjoys racing against other competition and supporting his home track when he can.  Cooksey, meanwhile, is adapting well to dirt track racing.  He's coming off of three straight Top 5 finishes, including an Antioch best second place finish.  He would have to be considered a threat to win this week as well.  Other drivers to watch for this week include Kevin Brown, Megan Ponciano, Mike Mates and Tim Hammett.

The Hobby Stock race should have been broken wide open last week.  Chris Long blew a motor at the previous race, and he was not ready last week.  Rookie Brent Curran, who just became a father to his newborn son Bentley, had a second place finish last week.  Unfortunately, he and apparent winner Michael Cooper were both disqualified in post race tech.  As a result, two time feature winner Curran still leads three time winner Long by just 23 points.  Will Long be ready with another motor this week?  It's not often you get another opportunity like this.  What's interesting is Chris Bennett has sneaked up on Long.  He trails him by nine points.

Last Saturday was a night that Bennett would rather forget.  He was having mechanical issues on the back stretch and his car died entering Turn 3 as the leaders came by for the last lap.  Chris was beating himself up over the fact that he probably should have pitted into the infield.  Everybody made it by, though Ken Rhodes lost a third place finish to Jordan Swank.  For Swank, it was his best finish of the season.  Bennett can't get too comfortable in third.  He is just 15 points ahead of two time winner Chris Sorensen, who was scored fifth last week.  Cameron Swank is just 23 points back.  With three second place finishes this season, C. Swank is hoping to finally get his first win.

Two time Super Hobby Stock champion Gene Haney was enjoying a good run in third last week.  He had all the pressure he could handle from two time Hobby Stock champion Melissa Myers, who won the previous week.  Haney crossed the line in third, but he was elevated to first after the disqualification of the original Top 2 finishers in tech.  Haney will be out to take the checkered flag first this week, and other drivers to watch for include Billy Garner, Ricky Foster, Lindsey Buirch, Frank Furtado and Robert Niven.

When it comes to the Dwarf car teams out there, you'd be hard pressed to find a better team than Three Nutz Racing.  Father David Teves and son Adam Teves are a threat to win whenever they show up.  Recently, Adam Teves won a race at Petaluma, and he has two wins at Antioch this season.  David finally debuted his new car, and he won his second Antioch race of the year last week.  Fortunately for the competition, these two are not in the championship battle.  As it is, Mike Corsaro is having a season similar to the one that Kevin Miraglio had last year when he beat Corsaro for the championship.  Mike has two wins, three seconds and two thirds, and this gives him a 55 point lead over second place.

If Corsaro missed this race, David Michael Rosa or his father David Rosa, who are tied for second, would have to win their heat race and the Main Event to gain a one point lead.  Corsaro knows enough after his rollover about a month ago to know that he can't relax just yet.  This is especially true with David Rosa chasing him.  The elder Rosa has won over 50 Main Events at Antioch, mostly in the Street Stock division where he won his two championships.  David finally got his first Dwarf Car feature win last year, but David Michael is still searching for his.  With a pair of second place finishes, David Michael is poised to get his first win, and it could happen this week.

Two points behind the father-son duo are the oldest and youngest drivers in the field.  Approaching 80 years old, Charlie Correia and 16 year old Devan Kammermann are tied for fourth.  Kammermann just made the move up from Quarter-Midgets this season, and he's done a great job with four Top 5 finishes.  Devan leads all rookies.  Correia has been racing Dwarf Cars for over 20 years and was one of the first drivers to get on board with the class.  He owns multiple race cars.  Other drivers to watch for this week include Chris Becker, Chuck Conover, David Corsaro, Brandon Anderson and Brian Gray.

Saturday night's program should be a good one with great racing to be had in all six divisions.  We end July with the championship battles heating up.  For further information, go to

Racing Continues At Orland Raceway Saturday Night

Orland, CA...Since the 1990's, Orland Raceway has has been running three divisions that have continued to be a part of the weekly lineup.  They are Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks and Mini Trucks.  Wingless Sprints were added about 15 years ago, and the Micro Sprints in 2013.  These divisions will all be featured this Saturday night when racing returns to the fast one-fifth mile dirt oval.

We've made it halfway through the season, and Jeremy Langenderfer has to be happy with the results so far.  He's won five of the first six Pure Stock Main Events.  Jeremy is starting to pull away in the points, but his wins lately have not been easy.  Two races ago, Langenderfer spun early in the race and had to come from the back for the win.  Last time out, he had to hold off a serious challenge from Shannon Collins.  Langenderfer now leads by 69 points over reigning champion Steve Martin.  Martin had a third place finish in the recent race as he clings to an 11 point lead over Collins in the battle for second.  Keith Ross missed the latest race making repairs and fell 17 points behind Martin as a result.  John Camper and Cody Bundy have both looked good lately, and they should be there this week along with Amanda Koop.

Mini Stock point leader Tom Davis just went to Susanville again last Sunday and earned another win there.  He's been shut out of the last two races in Orland by the flying Donovan Chilton.  The best Davis could do last time was third behind his closest point rival, Sean Perry.  Davis in clinging to a 13 point lead in the closest battle at the track.  Reigning champion John Kirkpatrick is 18 points behind Perry following his fourth place finish at the most recent race.  Chilton isn't in the point battle, and he's only been at the last two races.  He picked up right where he left last year when he won the season finale.  The Ford Pinto of Jason Libbee, the steady Barbara Crane and Steve Speers are other drivers to watch for this week.

The Mini Truck winner's circle is an exclusive club.  Point leader Keith Ross is the only member with six wins this season.  Ross won the most recent race ahead of reigning champion Dan Webster and Olin Crane.  Crane was still reeling from the one that got away.  Two races ago, Olin led 17 laps before losing the lead on a restart.  He's poised to snap the Ross winning streak this week.  Webster is 25 points behind Ross, but he leads William Fogle by 27 points in the battle for second.  2013 champion Ross Vige and Zach Baker are other drivers to watch for this week.

Apparently, beating 250 Micro Sprint point leader Jackie Whitson Jr. is easier said than done.  Like Ross, Whitson has won all six features in his division.  It appears as if his closest threat is multi time NCMA Sprint Car champion Scott Holloway, who has three second place finishes so far.  Holloway has been active on social media in an effort to get more cars to the track.  For his part, Whitson is enjoying all of the good comptition.  Jamie Barnes is the closest threat to the Whitson lead, but he's 48 points back.  The steady Ronnie Heyer is five points ahead of past champion Jess Garland in the battle for second, and Holloway is making up for a late start as he's moved into fifth.  Dave McKinnon, Mini Stock graduate Seth Libbee and Greg Prather are other drivers to watch for this week.

The 250 Micros have been running wingless, but they will put the wings back on this week.  The 600 Micros are also running winged.  They are hoping for a few more cars this week.  Tony Alosi, Maril Michelet, Rowdy McClennon and Tyler Rockwell are other drivers to watch for as well as the eagerly anticipated return of reigning champion Jeromie Crismon.  The Wingless Gas Sprints round out the program.  They are still rebuilding the division following no dates last season, and drivers anticipated this week include multi time champion Josh Jacobo, David Johnson, John Irwin, Gregory Gebhardt and Josh Tucker.

It should be a great night of racing in Orland.  Gates open at 5 PM with the first race starting at 7.  General Admission is $8.00, Seniors and Juniors (7-12) are $5.00 and children 6 and under are free.  For further information, go to

Tidal Wave 50 Coming To Coos Bay Speedway 
This Saturday Night

Coos Bay, Oregon...Saturday nght at Coos Bay Speedway is one of the biggest nights of the year for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Super Late Model division.  It's the $3,000 to win Les Swafford Memorial Tidal Wave 50.  Thanks to additional sponsorship, the "to start" money was bumped from $200 to $225.  This may be the biggest paying dirt Late Model event of the year in Oregon and is certainly one of the biggest.  Joining the Super Late Models on the card will be the Sportsman Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Outlaws and Hornets.

The increased Super Late Model purse should see the car count swell at least into the teens, and this is also a NASCAR point race.  What that means is there is potential for a shakeup at the top of the point ladder.  Mike George has been leading most of the season.  After his seventh win of the season last week, his lead over 2015 champion Toby McIntyre is now 26 points.  McIntyre managed a second place finish last week.  If one of these drivers doesn't finish this week, the other could gain lots of ground.  The question is who might come for the money?  Trent Elliott won earlier this season and is likely to appear for this race.  Reigning Coos Bay champion Nathan Augustine is another possibility.  Reigning Medford champion Bob Dees, who won the feature at his home track last week, could also appear.

The fact is, promoter Drake Nelson booked this night specifically so as not to conflict with race date at any of the other tracks that feature Late Models in Oregon.  They are all dark.  This means the drivers are free to come run  for the money.  The NASCAR licesnse may be a sticking point, but the track is offering a temporary $50 one night licesnse in addition to the $50 car and driver entry fee.  When you think about it, that's $100, and that's a standard entry for a race of this stature.  You get at least $225 just for taking the green.  It's likely that other out of town stars will come to make a run for the money, and they should be met by track regulars Chris Ray, 2014 champion Trina Post, Thor Kristensen, either Tom Parry or Brody Montgomery in the #33t car, Brian Tenney and others.

Brody Montgomery has won 11 Main Events in 14 starts as he leads the way in the Sportsman Late Model point race.  Surprisingly enough, two time reigning champion Wayne Butler is still shown as only 20 points behind him.  Butler has two wins and he finishes second behind Montgomery most of the time, but he was fourth last week.  While this one is far from over, you get a sense that Brody is having a special kind of season.  Deven Brown stepped up to challenge Montgomery last week as the driver chasing him across the finish line in second.  That would have been his best finish of the season, but he was disqualified in post race tech to hand that finish to Dyllan Siewell.  Stacy Robinson, Jeff Krossaman and Charlie Withers are others to watch for this week.

Justin Krossman pretty much has the Street Stock championship in hand as long as he doesn't doing anything foolish.  That means that the drivers are competing for Main Event glory at this point.  Last week, third ranked Jeff Thurman won his second Main Event of the season.  He is one of four different winners so far this season.  Steve Dubisar is beating Krossman on the winner's list, 6-5.  These hard chargers should be there this week along with second ranked Ken Fox, who is still looking for his first win in this division, Josh Bearden and Dustin Hitner.

Sam Talon continues to roll right along on a pace that would win him the Mini Outlaws championship.  The 2015 champion won his fifth Main Event and the Trophy Dash last week to maintain a huge lead of well over 100 points ahead of Dan Daniels.  Five time winner Rob Lauver has been missing since he blew a motor in his VW Beetle in Cottage Grove about a month ago.  He could return at any time.  When he does, he'll have to contend with other Main Event winnners such as Jason Kallam, Ken Fox and John Henry.  About the only point battle right now is the one for fourth.  Lauver still has an eight point lead over Fox and a 24 point advantage over Alyssa Johnson.

Ryan Siewell is well on his way to the Hornets championship after his tenth feature win last week.   The battle right now is for second as Siewell is 84 points ahead of Sam Taylor.  Taylor is 16 points ahead of reigning champion Jeremiah Reiber and 18 points in front of Hannah Robison.  While Reiber has two wins this season, Taylor and Robison are both looking for their first wins.  Taylor finished third last week behind Reiber, while a DNF dropped Robison from third to fourth in the standings.  The Hornets division continues to be the biggest class at the track, and other stars to watch for this week include two time winner Tom Williams, Jeremy Beard, April Warmack, Patrick Nagel, Tim Young, Matt Butler and Braden Fugate.

The Tidal Wave 50 for the Super Late Models should be a great race, and the other divisions continue to offer up their brand of excitement for the fans.  For further information, go to

All Star Series Sprint Cars Back For Round #6 
Saturday Night At Antioch Speedway

Antioch, CA...The All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars return to Antioch Speedway this Saturday night for their sixth event of the season.  So far, there are four different winners.  Tyler Seavey, Kyle Offill, Dustin Golibic and Colby Wiesz are the winners to date, and Offill is the only two time winner.  Wiesz is a three time Marysville Raceway champion, and he won the most recent race on June 17th.

Wiesz and Jake Haulot both won their eight lap heat races that night to set the stage for the 20 lap Main Event.  Wiesz sprinted out to the lead at the start, but Haulot ran strong in second ahead of Burt Foland Jr.  Despite a late yellow flag for Emily Williams, it looked like this would be the Top 3.  However, that changed on the last lap.  As Wiesz brought it home to a satisfying victory, Haulot fell off the pace.  Foland put himself back into the championship battle with his second place finish.  He didn't gain too much as point leader Marissa Polizzi had a third place finish.  Polizzi now leads Aaron Miller by 26 points and Foland by 30 points.

Marysville racer Adam Brenton drove a good race and took the checkered lag in fourth as Haulot ended up fifth.  Steve Jaquith held off Miller for the sixth place finish.  Miller rebounded from an early yellow to earn that seventh place finish in the 15 car field.  Outlaw Kart graduate Jesse Colwell, three time Sprint Car champion Art McCarthy and Jason Paniagua rounded out the Top 10.

The Winged Sprint Car program at Antioch continues to see different visiting drivers come to town for a shot at the $1,200 payday each race.  2016 "Rookie Of The Year" Jenna Frazier is hoping to rebound from two bad races, and other drivers who could show up this week include Jacob Tuttle, David Dias and Brent Dothage.  Really, you never know who will show up as there are often surprise visitors in the field.  This leads to the good battles and late race passes for the lead that we've seen on multiple occasions this season.  Saturday night should be another good show.  For further information, go to

Point Standings
All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars
Marissa Polizzi 224
Aaron Miller 198
Burt Foland Jr. 194
Art McCarthy 171
Jenna Frazier 165
Kyle Offill 150
Jason Paniagua 142
Steve Jaquith 96
Jacob Tuttle 82
Emily Williams 72

Antioch Speedway
All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Car Schedule
July 29
August 19
August 26
September 9
September 16
September  23

Past Champions
1998-Gary Geving
2007-Art McCarthy
2010-Craig Smith
2013-Chris Magoon
2014-Chris Magoon
2015-Shawn Arriaga
2016-Billy Aton

Recent Feature Winners
June 24, 2017:  Colby Wiesz
June 17, 2017:  Jonathan Allard
June 10, 2017:  Dustin Golobic
May 13, 2017:  Kyle Offill
May 6, 2017:  Tyler Seavey
April 22, 2017:  Kyle Offill
April 1, 2017:  Cory Eliason
September 31, 2016:  Billy Aton
September 17, 2016:  Colby Johnson
September 10, 2016:  Matt Barber
August 27, 2016;  Billy Aton
August 20, 2016:  Riley Matson
August 13, 2016: Art McCarthy
August 6, 2016:  Seth Nunes
July 30, 2016:  Art McCarthy
July 16, 2016:  Brayden McMahan
June 25, 2016:  Kaleb Montgomery
June 18, 2016:  Bobby McMahan
June 4, 2016: Shawn Conde
May 21, 2016: Koen Shaw
April 23, 2016: Billy Aton
April 2, 2016: Art McCarthy
August 29, 2015: Art McCarthy
August 8, 2015: Shawn Arriaga
July 11, 2015: Jake Haulot
June 20, 2915: Austin Liggett
June 6, 2015: Shawn Arriaga
May 16, 2015: Jake Haulot
April 25, 2015: Alissa Geving
March 7, 2015: Art McCarthy

Kasper Scores Hayfork Speedway Victory

Hayfork, CA...July 22...Young William Kasper won another Hobby Stock Main Event Saturday night at Hayfork Speedway.  The third generation racer bested an eight car field.  Mike Ruth took the wheel of the #222 car and had an impressive showing.  After winning the four lap Trophy Dash, Ruth held off Russ "The Newmanator" Newman for a second place feature finish.

Andy Blackburn won the four lap Mini Stock Trophy Dash and then won the Main Event.  Blackburn, who is battling for the championship, held off 2015 champion Jack Turner and 2015 Enduro champion William Young for his feature victory.  In the wild Enduro race, about a half dozen competitors ran the race on the soaked race track.  Tim Kasper won ahead of Tim Young and Jack Turner.  Timmy Tremayne was the winner of the Quad Main Event once again.

Next on the schedule is the Sixth Annual Clyde Cordell Memorial.  The race is happening during the Trinity County Fair and is the biggest event of the season.  Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, Enduros, Pro Stocks and Quads are all schedule, and there's a bonus being offered.  Any of the car classes that can produce a ten car field will see a payout of $500 to win, $300 for second and $200 for third.  If ten quads compete, there will be a $500 purse split between the Top 3 finishers there.  For further information, you can check out the Facebook Page at

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Decker, Grier, Clymens Win At Antioch Speedway And More

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Decker, Grier, Clymens Win At Antioch Speedway

Antioch, CA...July 22...Jeff Decker charged to victory in the 20 lap DIRTcar Late Model Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway.  This was the third win in a row and fourth of the season for Decker, who has taken control of the point lead in a bid for his third championship at the track.  As the previous winner, Decker started back in the fifth row, but that didn't present too much of a problem for him as he quickly worked his way to the front of the pack.  As Decker sped to the victory, heat race winner David Newquist earned a season best second ahead of two time Petaluma champion Paul Guglielmoni.  Chester Kniss and Dennis Souza rounded out the Top 5 finishers.

Bryan Grier picked up the win in the 20 lap All Star Series Wingless Spec Sprint feature.  This was the second win of the season for the 2014 Watsonville Spec Sprint champion.  Grier made a three wide move on the opening lap of the race to move past both Brandon Burd and point leader Alan Miranda.  Grier led all the way to win the non stop event.  Previous winner Bob Newberry started back in the fifth row, but he was already third behind Miranda by lap five.  A lap later, Newberry took over second, and he chased Grier the rest of the way for the runnerup finish.  Miranda settled for third ahead of heat race winner Shannon Newton and Burd.

Trevor Clymens returned to the winner's circle in the 20 lap B Modified Main Event.  This was the fourth win of the season for the reigning champion.  At times, Clymens had to fight off Jimmy Ford, who was piloting the Marty Burdine car.  However, Clymens was up to the challenge as he scored a well earned victory.  After spinning early in the race, point leader K.C. Keller was on a mission to get back to the front.  Mark Garner spun from third after a close battle with Ford for second.  The lap 16 restart saw Keller run the high line behind Clymens and into second.  Keller finished second ahead of Ford, Todd Gomez and Doff Cooksey.

Gene Haney won the 20 lap Hobby Stock Main Event.  The win actually came after a post race technical inspection resulted in the disqualification of apparent Top 2 finishers Michael Cooper and Brent Curran.  Haney was driving a great race as he battled Melissa Myers.  Haney won the battle against the two time Hobby Stock champion for the third place finish.  That became first after post race tech, and Myers ended up second.  Chris Bennett stalled at the end of the back stretch on the last lap, forcing the leaders to take evasive action entering Turn 3.  This opened the door for Jordan Swank to make a last turn pass on Ken Rhodes for what would be a third place finish.  Chris Sorensen finished fifth.

David Teves won the 20 lap Dwarf Car Main Event.  This was the fourth time this season that the Teves team has won at Antioch this season as both David and son Adam have two victories.  D. Teves is the 2015 Antioch champion and 2016 SBDCA champion, and he was driving his new car.  He was chased across the line by Petaluma racer Matt Hagerman.  Point leader Mike Corsaro had a solid night in third, followed by David Rosa and Jenna Frazier.

The All Star Series Winged 360 Sprint Cars are back in action this Saturday, along with Wingless Spec Sprints, B Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Hobby Stocks and Dwarf Cars.  For further information, go to

Unofficial Race Results
DIRTcar Late Model
Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Paul Guglielmoni, David Newquist.  Main Event (20 Laps)-Jeff Decker, David Newquist, Paul Guglielmoni, Chester Kniss, Dennis Souza, Kimo Oreta, Shawn DeForest, Andrew Hynes, Joey Olschowka.

Wingless Spec Sprint
Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Bill Cornwell, Shannon Newton.  Main Event (20 Laps)-Bryan Grier, Bob Newberry, Alan Miranda, Shannon Newton, Brandon Burd, Bill Cornwell, Robert Floyd, Rick Panfili, Roy Fisher, Dennis Furia Jr.

B Modified
Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Fred Ryland, Trevor Clymens.  Main Event (20 Laps)-Trevor Clymens, K.C. Keller, Jimmy Ford, Todd Gomez, Doff Cooksey, Mark Garner, Chuck Golden, Kevin Brown, Mike Merritt, Dwayne Short.

Hobby Stock
Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Melissa Myers, Chris Sorensen.  Main Event (20 Laps)-Gene Haney, Melissa Myers, Jordan Swank, Ken Rhodes, Chris Sorensen, Billy Garner, Chris Bennett, Tyler Bickford, Rick Foster, George Silva.

Dwarf Car
Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Brandon Anderson, David Teves.  Main Event (20 Laps)-David Teves, Matt Hagerman, Mike Corsaro, David Rosa, Jenna Frazier, Mario Marquez, David Michael Rosa, Brian Gray, Chris Becker, Devan Kammermann.

Sanders, Foulger Win Ocean Speedway Main Events

Watsonville, CA...July 21...Justin Sanders scored the victory in the 30 lap Ocean Sprint Car, presented by Taco Bravo, Main Event Friday night at Ocean Speedway.  This was the fourth win of the season for the 2015 champion, who has moved into third in the current standings.  Dustin Golobic, Jason Chisum and Kyle Offill were eight lap heat race winners, and Sanders earned a start in the six lap Trophy Dash by finishing second to Chisum in his heat race.  Sanders outran D.J. Netto to win the Trophy Dash.

Shane Golobic was the 21st and final driver to go out for time trials, and he turned the quickest lap of 11.748.  Two time reigning champion Brad Furr had an 11.862 to be the second quick qualifier.  The invert came up four to put Netto and incoming point leader Geoff Ensign on the front row.  Fifth quickest qualifier Sanders started fifth, and he battled his way past Ensign and Netto for the lead.  The bigger story was Shane Golobic.  His qualifying lap prevented him from being stuck in last starting in the 21 car field after a bad heat race, but he still had to line up ninth on the grid.  The two time champion S. Golobic picked them off one by one until he made hs way past Netto for second.  However, Sanders prevailed at the checkered flag.  S. Golobic was a strong second, followed by Netto, Furr, Ensign, D. Golobic, Cole Macedo, Marcus Dumensy, Mathew Moles and Offill.

Troy Foulger won the 25 lap IMCA Modified Main Event.  Foulger drives the Bowers Racing Modified, and he was joined by fellow All Star Modified Series regular Robby Sawyer for this race.  Point leader Cody Burke and Tim Balding won eight lap heat races.  Foulger and Sawyer started back in the fourth row with Andy Obertello in the fifth row.  It was these three drivers putting on a show on their way to the front of the pack.  Foulger prevailed at the checkered flag with Sawyer second ahead of Obertello.  Burke settled for fourth, but he didn't increase his point lead much as Nick DeCarlo was right behind him in fifth.  Raymond Keldsen Jr., Alex Wilson, Freddie Plourde III, Kyle Bryan and Bill Egleston rounded out the Top 10.

Nick Silva picked up the win in the 20 lap American Stock Main Event.  This was the second win of the season for the talented second generation racer.  N. Silva and Devon Sanders earned front row starts for the Main Event after winning their respective eight lap heat races.  Unfortunately for Sanders, his Main Event ended early.  Past champion Wally Kennedy was racing hard for his first win of the season.  However, Silva drove a great race and earned this victory.  Kennedy settled for a season best second, followed by point leader Rob Gallaher, Joe Gallaher, reigning Merced champion Michael Shearer, previous winner Tony Oliveira, Nick Lawrence, current second ranked racer Katie Briggs and Terry Traub.

Point leader Cameron Diatte continued his string of impressive efforts with another 20 lap SBDCA Dwarf Car Main Event win.  Diatte and fellow past champion Gene "Punky" Pires prevailed in their eight lap heat races to grab front row starts for the feature.  The two battled early for the lead with another past champion, Mark Biscardi, joining the battle.  C. Diatte moved ahead and took that lead to the checkered flag with Biscardi a strong second.  Ryan Amlen was a solid third as Pires settled for fourth.  Trafton Chander finished fifth, followed by Dan Zuger, Zach Price, Brady Beck, Ryan Diatte and Chuck Belfield.

Ray Bunn returned and won his first 15 lap Mini Stock Main Event of the season.  Bunn has been racing Mini Stocks since the 1980's at Baylands Raceway, and he started the night off with an eight lap heat race win.  Brady Muller won the other heat race to share the front row of the Main Event with Bunn.  Muller was hot on the trail of his first feature win, but Bunn was just a little too quick as he prevailed at the checkered flag.  Kate Beardsley outran point leader Dakota Keldsen to finish third as Nicole Beardsley, Bill Beardsley, reigning champion D.J. Keldsen, Kathy Misenheimer and Devin Belton rounded out the finishing order.

Kofoid, Haney, Vidovich Win At Silver Dollar Speedway

Chico, CA...July 21...Michael "Buddy" Kofoid won the 25 lap Winged 360 Sprint Car Main Event Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway.  Kofoid was coming off of the biggest win of his young career in the Howard Kaeding Classic in Watsonville, where he won $5,000 in the King Of The West Series race.  Kofoid set a good pace down the stretch to grab the win.  Michael Ing battled heat race winner Chase Majdic for a second place finish.  Chico 410 Sprint Car point leader and heat race winner Andy Forsberg settled for fourth, followed by Sean Becker, Brad Bumgarner, Kyle Hirst, Steven Tiner, heat winner Kirt Organ and Jake Haulot.

Cameron Haney won the 20 lap Winged Economy Sprint Main Event.  It was Haney's first win of the season.  Haney battled reigning champion Wyatt Brown all night long.  Brown won a close contest over Haney in their eight lap heat race.  However, Haney pulled away down the stretch to beat Brown in the Main Event.  Point leader Mike Ficklin finished third ahead of Cameron Haney Jr. and Mike Sayre.  Chris Story brought out a yellow flag on lap 10 and retired in sixth as David Johnson's race ended in seventh on the opening lap.

Nick Vidovich won the 20 lap Hobby Stock Main Event.  Vidovich won the previous Main Event and battled with point leader Kyle Allen all night.  Vidovich won the eight lap heat race just ahead of Allen.  The Main Event had Allen giving Vidovich some good competition, but it was Vidovich taking the checkered flag in first again.  Allen settled for second ahead of Collin Ferguson, James West, title contender Shannon Collins, Jesse Skidmore, Orland point leader Jeremy Langenderfer and Earl Adams.

Phil Marino won the 20 lap Street Stock Main Event.  Marino is leading the points in search of his first championship since 2000, and seasoned veteran Gary Newman is his closest rival.  Newman has been racing Stock Cars since the 1970's.  Marino won the eight lap heat race ahead of Clinton Earl, but Earl suffered mechanical failure in the process to leave just four starters for the Main Event.  Marino won that race by a wide margin with Newman settling for second ahead of Danny Dozier and Richard Workman.

George Nielson won the 20 lap 600 Micro Sprint Main Event.  Nielson and Nick Robfogel are both regulars at Petaluma Speedway, and they provided the show up front all night.  Robfogel managed to hold off Nielson to win the eight lap heat race.  In the Main Event, the two ran close together with Nielson prevailing ahead of Robfogel.  Justin Stetch took a checkered flag in third as Rick Gutzke settled for fourth.

Armstrong Wins Placerville Speedway Hardtop Race

Placerville, CA...July 22... Jason Armstrong won the California Hardtop Main Event Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.  He started at the back of the Main Event and ran behind two side by side battles going on between Jason Clifford and Ken Clifford as well as Ron Ruiz and Dennis Armstrong.  Jason Clifford moved ahead of his father Ken as Ruiz ran a close third.  J. Armstrong passed his father Dennis for fourth.  J. Clifford spun from the lead, handing the lead to K. Clifford.  J. Clifford kept going and didn't wait for a yellow flag.  As K. Clifford and Ruiz were lapping a slower car, Ruiz went high and spun.  On the restart, J. Armstrong took the lead.  J. Clifford moved back to battle and pass K. Clifford for a second place finish.  K. Clifford settled for third.  The Top 3 was the same in the heat race, and all seven drivers, which also included Rhett Lange and Steve Cloyes, took the checkered flag in the Main Event.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Plenty Of Excitement As Racing Continues At Antioch Speedway Saturday Night, Orland Raceway News

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At Antioch Speedway Saturday Night

Antioch, CA...In a mirror image of last week, Antioch Speedway will feature the same five divisions this Saturday night.  All Star Series Wingless Spec Sprints and DIRTcar Late Models will be featured along with the B Modifieds, Hobby Stocks and Dwarf Cars.  We saw changes at the top of two point lists after motor problems led to early nights for two championship contenders.  The point races are heating up with the July weather.

Reigning Late Model champion Richard Papenhausen was having his typical night last week.  He picked up a heat race win to start things off.  Unfortunately, the two time champion blew his motor in the process.  This was not an opportunity that would go to waste for two time champion Jeff Decker.  Decker carried a slim advantage over Papenhausen in points going into the night, and he ended the show with his third win of the season.  Decker's lead is now 44 points over second place, and there is now a new driver occupying the runnerup spot.

Shawn DeForest won his heat race last week and survived an ugly Main Event to finish third.  When the points were added, DeForest found himself taking second from Papenhausen.  DeForest was the runnerup in points back in 2007, but he can't get too comfortable just yet.  He leads Papenhausen by five points and David Newquist by six points.  Suddenly, Joey Olschowka has become a contender.  Jeff picked up a season best second place finish last week, which moved him to within 16 points of DeForest.  The next time the fans see Papenhausen's #4p car, it's a good bet he'll be in the hunt for his second win of the season.  Kimo Oreta, Mike Hynes, Dennis Souza and Chester Kniss are others to watch for.

The point lead changed hands in the very competitive Hobby Stock division as last week had lots of drama.  Incoming point leader Chris Long blew his motor in his heat race, and suddenly he was on the outside looking in.  Billy Garner stepped up to offer Long the ride in the #76jr car.  Billy wanted to help Long keep his point lead, but All Star Series rules are clear.  You must start the Main Event in the car you started your heat race with to earn points.  Long watched from the sidelines as his point lead disappeared, and Garner had a career best fourth.  The next part of the Garner family tradition started by Billy's grandfather Jerry may come soon.  The Jr at the end of his number was put there until he proved himself, and Billy certainly made his father, Mark Garner, proud of him last week.  It may not be on the car for much longer.

Meanwhile, Cameron Swank has to be wondering what he needs to do to get a win.  He took the lead during the first half of last week's non stop Main Event and built a half lap lead by the time the white flag waved.  The problem was the flat right rear tire he had as he crossed the start/finish line.  Chris Sorensen, who has been dealing with his own mechanical issues in recent weeks, sped by for the lead and his third victory.  Swank settled for second, and rookie Brent Curran took the point lead with his third place finish.  Curran now leads Long by 23 points.  Mechanical issues are a part of racing, and it's who can overcome them the best who will prevail in the end.

Ricky Foster has been quietly enjoying a Top 10 season.  His season got off to a rocky start before the first week when he rolled his car at playday.  Last week, he took the lead from Garner and led one lap before being passed by Swank.  Foster ran in the Top 3 for several laps before heading for the pits with mechanical issues.  Meanwhile, Garner and rookie Chris Bennett finished fourth and fifth, respectively,  Bennett is currently third in points, but he can't get too comfortable.  Swank is just 15 points behind him, while Sorensen is 25 points back.  These hard chargers should all be there this week to race for the win, and Jordon Swank, Michael Cooper, Frank Furtado, Lindsey Buirch and Robert Niven are others to watch for.

Perhaps the most impressive drive last week was turned in by Mark Garner.  Much has been said about Mark's bid for the Limited Late Model championship, but he's also enjoying a Top 5 effort in the B Modifieds.  Mark was looking to make a statement, and last Saturday was his night to be heard.  It's one thing to make good laps while leading the pack, but it's another thing when you have the next four cars running right behind you, waiting for you to make a mistake.  In this pressure situation, Garner drove a flawless race and picked up his first ever B Modified win.  That finish puts him into fourth in points, just 10 behind Chuck Golden for third.

Reigning champion Trevor Clymens was the man chasing Garner most of the way, and nobody has more wins than him in this division in the last two seasons.  Clymens only gained a little ground on point leader K.C. Keller, who finished fourth.  Keller's lead is just 12 points.  Coming off of his recent Top 3 finish, Doff Cooksey finished third last week.  Doff has raced on the pavement of Altamont and Stockton in the past, but his first dirt win may be just around the corner.  Clymens has been working social media in an effort to recruit racers this week.  Past Marysville and Orland Stock Car champion Jerry Bartlett indicated that he'll be back if he can get his car fixed following his Turn 2 crash last week.  Garner's cousin Jimmy Ford is planning to come from Marysville, and Todd Gomez, Mike Mates and Megan Ponciano are others to watch for.

The Wingless Spec Sprint championship battle continues to be between Alan Miranda, Rick Panfili and rookie Robert Floyd.  Miranda was the only one of the three to get a Top 5 finish last week.  Panfili is dealing with a bent frame suffered in the previous race, and Floyd is still learning despite the fact that he impressed with his win at the previous race.  Miranda leads Panfili by 16 points and Floyd by 26.  Two drivers who have missed a race are climbing back into contention.  2014 Watsonville champion Bryan Grier is ten points behind Floyd, while Shannon Newton is 28 points back.  Both drivers earned Top 5 finishes last week.

Bob Newberry probably isn't talking about points at the moment.  He has had a history of doing well in points in multiple divisions at Antioch through the years.  In fact, he is a past Spec Sprint champion at both Antioch and Chico.  Last week, Bob made a late move around James East to grab the Main Event victory and become the first two time winner of the season.  Bob carries an experience advantage over most of the drivers in front of him, and he could get on a roll if he does start racing regularly.  Abigail Gonderman continues to gain more experience as she makes her laps.  It's quite a jump from Four Bangers to Spec Sprints, and she's doing okay out there.  Brandon Burd, Roy Fisher and Jeremy Newberry are other drivers to watch for.

What a difference a week makes.  Last week, Mike Corsaro was driving to his second Main Event win of the season.  His previous effort ended with a heat race rollover.  Somehow, Corsaro his managed to hold onto his Dwarf Car point lead by just 17 points over teammate Charlie Correia.  Correia has been supporting Dwarf Car racing since the mid 1990's and actually owns multiple cars.  For the past two weeks, Charlie has piloted the #10 car that David Corsaro has been driving.  This has enabled him to hold a slim 14 point advantage over teen racer Devan Kammermann in the battle for second.  Devan had a Top 5 finish last week and lurks just 31 points out of the lead.  The Quarter-Midget graduate was just looking to make a run at "Rookie Of The Year" honors, but a championship is within his reach.

The Rosa family knows a thing or two about championships.  Second generation racer David Michael Rosa recently had back to back second place feature finishes, and he's actually third right now, four points behind Correia and 21 behind Corsaro.  On his radar right now is his first career Main Event win.  Last year, his father David Rosa won his first Main Event in this class.  Main Event wins are nothing new to the elder Rosa, who has won over 50 of them in his storied career at Antioch Speedway.  At the moment, the two time Street Stock champion is fifth.  These five hard chargers should be there this week, along with Brandon Anderson, Chris Becker, Chuck Conover and Jenna Frazier.

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Langenderfer, Chilton, Whitson, Ross Win At Orland Raceway

Orland, CA...July 15...Point leader Jeremy Langenderfer won another 20 lap Pure Stock Main Event Saturday night at Orland Raceway.  This was the fifth feature win of the season for Langenderfer.  Eight lap heat race wins went to Langenderfer and John Camper.  Camper charged out to the early Main Event lead ahead of Amanda Koop, and Langenderfer made a back stretch pass on Koop for second on lap three.  A low pass in Turn 4 of the fifth lap gained Langenderfer the lead from Camper as reigning champion Steve Martin had settled into third.  A lap nine caution flag slowed the pace.  Martin took second from Camper on the restart as Langenderfer continued to set the pace.  Contact sent Cody Bundy spinning from his Top 5 spot in Turn 2 on lap 13, and Shannon Collins raced past Martin for third.  A low move in Turn 2 of the 15th lap gained Collins second.  Collins provided Langenderfer with lots of pressure during the final laps, but Langenderfer would prevail at the checkered flag.  Martin settled for third ahead of Koop, Bundy and Camper.

Donovan Chilton won the 20 lap Mini Stock Main Event.  It was his second straight feature win.  Chilton raced into the lead from the start ahead of John Kirkpatrick.  Heat race winner Sean Perry settled into third on lap three.  A low move in Turn 4 of the fifth lap gained Perry second from Kirkpatrick.  Point leader and heat race winner Tom Davis made an inside pass on the back stretch of the eighth lap to take third from Kirkpatrick.  Chilton drove a flawless race up front and went on to victory ahead of Perry, Davis, Kirkpatrick and Seth Libbee.

Jackie Whitson Jr. won the 250 Micro Sprint Main Event.  This was the sixth win of the season for the current point leader.  Whitson led most of the way for the win, and Scott Holloway found himself playing catch up after spinning on the front stretch on lap two.  Dave McKinnon ran second ahead of James Barnes for much of the race as Holloway worked his way back into fourth.  Barnes retired at on lap eight, and Holloway took second from McKinnon on a lap 11 restart.  Holloway gave it a good effort at the end, but Whitson would not be denied the victory.  McKinnon settled for third ahead of Ronnie Heyer and Barnes. 

Keith Ross won the 20 lap Mini Truck Main Event.  The current point leader lost a good battle with reigning champion Dan Webster in the eight lap heat race.  Webster was going for a sweep and led two Main Event laps before a low move in Turn 2 of the third lap gained Ross the lead.  Ross led the rest of the way to win ahead of Webster, Olin Crane and William Fogle.

Racing resumes on July 29th with Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks, Mini Trucks, Micro Sprints and Wingless Gas Sprints all on the card.  Or further information, go to

California Hardtops Return to Placerville Speedway

Placerville, CA...The California Hardtops return to their home dirt track, Placerville Speedway, this Saturday night.  Jason Armstrong has two of the most impressive wins of the season, one at Placerville and one ahead of the biggest field of the season so far at Petaluma.  The Armstrong family has raced at Placerville for several years.  Jason and father Dennis, who has also won Hardtop Main Events at Placerville in the past, should be there Saturday night.  Dennis finished second to Jason at the last Placerville race.

The Clifford Racing Team will be there with two race cars.  Father Ken Clifford and son Jason Clifford have enjoyed racing together during the past couple of seasons.  Jason has missed a couple of races this year due to the fact that he was building his father's new shop to work on the cars.  Both cars needed some work after the Chico race as Ken had steering problems and Jason had over heating issues.  Both cars are ready to go this week.

Ron Ruiz has been running pretty fast lately and was a recent heat race winner.  He's on the verge of his first feature win, and that could happen on Saturday.  Joe Hopp was a Main Event winner at Roseville this year, and he would have to be considered a contender this week.  Motor issues could keep Rob Waldrop out of action this week in the Bill McLaughlin car, but as a multi time winner this season, he would have to be considered a contender if he is there.  Other potential competitors this week include Dave Reed, Rhett Lang, Dan Whitney and Russ Kraft.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Garner, Sorensen Win At Antioch, Diaz Wins At Merced, Watsonville, Yreka, More

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Garner, Sorensen Score Thrilling Victories 
At Antioch Speedway

Antioch, CA...July 15...Mark Garner won the 20 lap All Star Series B Modified Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway.  It was Garner's first victory in this division as he remains in the championship hunt in both B Modifieds and Limited Late Models.  Marysville ace Jerry Bartlett shared the front row with Garner for the Main Event, and Bartlett raced into the early lead.  Bartlett's lead was shirt lived as he pushed wide in Turn 2 and hit the wall for a caution flag on lap two.  Garner found himself leading the restart, and the race would not see another yellow flag.  With reigning champion Trevor Clymens and Doff Cooksey right on his bumper, Garner drove a flawless race and earned the victory ahead of Clymens, Cooksey, incoming point leader K.C. Keller and Marysville point leader Phillip Shelby.

Chris Sorensen won the 20 lap Hobby Stock Main Event.  Sorensen was rebounding from another broken transmission for what would be his third win of the season.  The 2010 champion had a bit of luck on his side.  Billy Garner paced the early laps ahead of Ricky Foster.  Foster went by Garner on the back stretch to lead lap seven, but it was Cameron Swank motoring past Foster for the lead a lap later as Garner got a bit out of shape exiting Turn 2.  Sorensen took over second on lap nine, but Swank held a straightaway advantage over the slightly smoking Sorensen.  Swank held nearly a half lap lead as he took the white flag, but he had a right rear flat tire.  Sorensen raced by in the final turn for the unlikely win.  Swank was a disappointed second as heat winner Brent Curran, Garner and Chris Bennett made up the remainder of the Top 5.

Jeff Decker won the 20 lap DIRTCar Late Model Main Event.  The win was the third of the year for Decker, and he increased his point lead by quite a bit after heat winner Richard Papenhausen scratched from the Main Event with motor problems.  Decker charged very quickly from the back of the pack in a race that was filled with heavy attrition.  Decker brought it home to victory with Joey Olschowka a season best second ahead of heat winner Shawn DeForest, Dennis Souza and Kimo Oreta.

Bob Newberry won the 20 lap Wingless Spec Sprint Main Event.  This was the second win of the season for Newberry, who is a past division champion and also a past Top 5 point competitor in both A Modifieds and Street Stocks at the speedway.  Newberry started back in the third row as James East set the early pace.  Alan Miranda was an early second ahead of Brian Grier, but Grier had second by lap six.  Newberry was third when a lap 11 caution flag flew.  Newberry began to make his move in the last five laps as he took second from Grier on lap 15.  Newberry pressured East pretty hard until making his winning pass on lap 17.  Newberry sped to the satisfying victory from there, followed by East, Grier, Miranda and Shannon Newton.

Mike Corsaro won the 20 lap Dwarf Car Main Event.  The incoming point leader needed a good night following his heat race rollover last week that put an early end to his evening.  Corsaro shared the from row with surprise visitor Buddy Olschowka, who is usually racing up at Placerville and Marysville.  Olschowka gave it his usual great effort, but Corsaro was not to be denied his second win of the season.  Olschowka settled for second ahead of Jenna Frazier, David Rosa and Devan Kammermann.

Racing resumes next weekend with Wingless Spec Sprints, DIRTcar Late Models, B Modifieds, Hobby Stocks and Dwarf Cars all on the schedule.  For further information, go to

Unofficial Race Results
DIRTcar Late Models
Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Richard Papenhausen, Shawn DeForest.  Main Event (20 Laps)-Jeff Decker, Joey Olschowka, Shawn DeForest, Dennis Souza, Kimo Oreta.

B Modifieds
Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Megan Ponciano, Chuck Golden.  Main Event (20 Laps)-Mark Garner, Trevor Clymens, Doff Cooksey, K.C. Keller, Phillip Shelby.

Hobby Stocks
Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Brent Curran, Michael Cooper.  Main Event (20 Laps)-Chris Sorensen, Cameron Swank, Brent Curran, Billy Garner, Chris Bennett.

Wingless Spec Sprints
Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Shannon Newton, Bob Newberry.  Main Event (20 Laps)-Bob Newberry, James East, Bryan Grier, Alan Miranda, Shannon Newton.

Dwarf Cars
Heat Winners (8 Laps)-Chuck Conover, Kevin Miraglio.  Main Event (20 Laps)-Mike Corsaro, Buddy Olschowka, Jenna Frazier, David Rosa, Devan Kammermann.

Diaz Wins Fifth Sport Modified Feature At Merced Speedway

Merced, CA...July 15...Rick Diaz impressed with his fifth IMCA Sport Modified Main Event win Saturday night at Merced Speedway.  The reigning champion started back in 11th with point leader and the night's B Main winner Fred Ryland lined up 13th in the 18 car field.  Second generation racer Andrew Odgers had the pole for the feature and raced into the early lead ahead of heat race winner Tim Ragsdale.  Jack Aguiar took second from Ragsdale on lap three, and the flying Diaz was already up to fifth behind Danny Roe on lap eight.  Roe slipped past Ragsdale for third on lap ten with Diaz grabbing fourth two laps later.  Roe raced by Aguiar for second on lap 13 just before the only yellow flag of the race.  Odgers led the restart, but Roe grabbed the lead on lap 15 as Diaz took over third.  Diaz sped past Odgers for second on lap 16.  Ryland moved into third on lap 17 as Diaz was pressuring Roe for the lead.  Diaz finally made his move past Roe on lap 18 with Ryland grabbing second on the white flag lap.  Diaz brought it home to an impressive victory ahead of Ryland, Roe, A. Odgers, Ragsdale, Aguiar, Jeremy Hoff, Chuck Weir, Jarred Tickel and heat race winner Anthony Giuliani.  Diaz and Jordan Hagar were the other heat race winners.  Ryland won the 12 lap B Main ahead of Tanner Thomas, 2015 champion Josh Hensley and Mark Odgers.

Point leader Kodie Dean crossed the line first for what appeared to be his his fourth 20 lap Hobby Stock Main Event win.  Unfortunately, a post race tech disqualification handed the win to reigning champion Michael Shearer.  Dean had a front row start following his eight lap heat race victory, but he had fellow heat winner and Shearer starting next to him.  Dean raced into the early lead ahead of Shearer and heat winners Rob Gallaher and James Stockton.  Stockton spun from fourth in Turn 2 for a lap two caution flag.  Dean continued to lead, but he had his hands full with Shearer as Brett Barstow settled into third in a good battle with Gallaher and Garrett Corn.  Unfortunately, Barstow's impressive run in third ended on a lap 12 caution flag.  Corn raced past Gallaher for third on the restart as Dean continued to lead Shearer.  The lead four cars ran closely the rest of the way with Dean grabbing the apparent victory.  Dean's disqualification bumped everybody up a position with M. Shearer, the winner ahead of Corn, R. Gallaher, J. Stockton, Kristie Shearer, Nick Lawrence, Joe Gallaher, John Hensley and Shannon Nelson and Kalob Shelton.

Tim Vaught returned to the winner's circle with his 15 lap California Sharp Mini Late Model Main Event win.  Tim Crews set the early Main Event pace ahead of heat race winner Bruce "Bubba" Nelson and Vaught.  Vaught and Nelson shuffled Crews back to third on lap five, and a lap six caution flag flew.  Nelson raced past Vaught for the lead, but a final caution flag flew on lap eight.  Vaught regained the lead on the restart, and he led the rest of the way for the win.  Nelson fell back late as Crews finished second ahead of Riley Jeppesen, Ian Shearer, Nelson and Raul Rodriguez Jr.

The Valley Sportsman field was down to two cars, and Watsonville Speedway Hall Of Famer Jerry Cecil won the eight lap Main Event after Jeff Bristow won the six lap heat race.

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Hirst Wins Civil War Sprint Car Race At Ocean Speedway

Watsonville, CA...July 14...Kyle Hirst made a rare Winged 360 Sprint Car appearance at Ocean Speedway and won the 30 lap Main Event Friday night.  The race was the first night of the Howard Kaeding Classic and this was a Civil War-Taco Bravo Sprint Car Shoot Out race.  Hirst started his night by winning a 10 lap heat race, but he settled for third behind D.J. Netto and Michael "Buddy" Kofoid in the six lap Trophy Dash.  Kofoid sprinted out to the early lead in the Main Event ahead of Netto and Hirst.  The lead trio remained the same on a lap four restart, but a lap nine caution flag shook things up a bit.  Hirst began pressuring Netto for second on the restart and put the moves on him to take over the spot on lap 11.  Hirst took up pursuit of Kofoid, and a final caution flag waved on lap 14.  On the restart, Kofoid slipped up, and Hirst led Netto and Cory Eliason into the Top 3 spots.  The determined Kofoid took third from Eliason on lap 25 and charged past Netto for second on lap 28.  However, there was no catching Hirst as he brought it home to his third win of the week after winning a pair of Northwest Speedweek races.  Kofoid settled for second, followed by Netto, Justin Sanders, Eliason, Shane Golobic, Bud Kaeding, Jonathan Allard, Cole Macedo and Jerry Bonnema.

The points will change just a bit at the top after incoming point leader Geoff Ensign's disappointing night.  Both Ensign and S. Golobic blistered the Tom Sagmiller prepared clay oval with laps of 11.670 to set the fast time, but Ensign's fifth place heat race finish left him in the 12 lap B Main.  He managed to follow B Main winner Marcus Dumesny for the 11-12 feature finish.  Dumesny won a talented filled 12 B Main by a straightaway ahead of reigning track champion Brad Furr, Bonnema, Jeremy Chisum and Ensign.  Nine time Civil War Series champion Andy Forsberg did not finish the B Main to bring an early end to his evening.  Willie Croft, Giovanni Scelzi and Sanders were the other 10 lap heat race winners.

The night was not a total disaster for Geoff Ensign as he won his first 20 lap IMCA Sport Modified Main Event.  Ensign took the wheel of the Marty Burdine owned #79 car for the second time.  Andrew Peckham set the early pace in the Main Event, but a lap five caution flag opened the door for Ensign.  Ensign took the lead from Peckham on the restart as Justin McPherson ran third.  Point leader Matt Hagio was fourth on lap seven and grabbed third from McPherson a lap later.  Peckham and Ensign dueled fiercely for the lead during the next two laps, but Ensign settled the matter by lap ten.  A lap 13 restart opened the door for Hagio to take second from Peckham.  However, Ensign drove a great race and won ahead of Hagio, Peckham, McPherson, reigning champion Jim DiGiovanni, Andrew Odgers, Charlie Hunter, Vaughn Vondera, Dale Kutz and Duane Bieser.  Hagio and Ensign won eight lap heat races. 

Long time competitor Tony Oliveira joined reigning champion Rob Gallaher in the two time winner's club with his second 20 lap American Stock feature victory.  Oliveira raced into the Main Event lead from the start ahead of Bobby Huckaby Sr. and J.C. Elrod.  Reigning champion R. Gallaher led past champion Wally Kennedy into second and third on a lap six restart, but Galleher slipped back a few spots on lap 17.  A lap later, Kennedy had problems, handing second to John Farrell.   Oliveira mastered the oval with a good drive to victory.  Second and third were season best efforts for Farrell and Joe Gallaher.  Jerry Skelton settled for fourth ahead of Katie Briggs, J.C. Elrod, Kyle Reeder, R. Gallaher, Kennedy and D.J. Keldsen.  Vernon Silva and Kennedy were eight lap heat race winners.

Matt Sargent turned in a great performance in winning the 20 lap SBDCA Dwarf Car Main Event.  The past SBDCA champion Sargent chased Kyle Jones for one lap before taking the lead in the Main Event.  Cameron Diatte grabbed second on lap three.  However, Jones battled side by side with Diatte for a few laps, and Jones briefly gained second on lap seven.  Diatte reclaimed second a lap later and ran closely with Sargent down the stretch.  However, Sargent made no mistakes and earned this victory ahead of Diatte.  Past champion Shawn Jones had been stuck at the back of the pack, but he made an impressive late race rally.  S. Jones was fifth on lap 15 and lept past both K. Jones and Marty Weisler on a lap 16 restart.  S. Jones would finish third ahead of K. Jones, Weisler, Mark Biscardi, Gene "Punky" Pires, Bill Belfield, Trafton Chandler and Dan Zuger.  S. Jones and Diatte were eight lap heat race winners.

Dotson, Terry, Brown, Lemke Win At Kern County Raceway

Bakersfield, CA...July 14...Ethan Dotson won the 30 lap A Modified Main Event Friday night at the Kern County Raceway dirt track.  Dotson kicked off his night with an eight lap heat race win over Ryan Daves.  After that, Dotson chased Ricky Childress Jr. for just one lap in the Main Event before taking the lead.  After the only yellow flag on lap 18, Dotson continued to lead Childress, and they brought it home to a 1-2 finish at the checkered flag.  Roger Holder and Steve Noland battled all night.  It started with Holder winning their eight lap heat race just ahead of Noland.  Noland was an early third in the Main Event, but Holder took over the spot on lap four.  Noland raced by for third on lap 12, but Holder wasn't far behind.  The lap 18 yellow opened the door for Holder to regain third, and he would finish there ahead of Noland and Daves.

J.D. Brown won his first 20 lap Mod Lites Main Event.  Six lap heat race winner Jeff Thompson led Brown early in the Main Event.  Brown suddenly found himself in the lead as Thompson's race came to an end on lap 17.  Brown led heat race winner Roy Maynard on the restart.  Brown held off the challenges of Maynard and Jake Pike for the satisfying victory.  Jesse Burks was a solid fourth in the 16 car field, followed by Nicholas Johnson and heat race winner Cheyenne Flippo.

Bryan Terry won the 25 lap Hobby Stock Main Event.  Terry set the feature pace from the start ahead of heat race winners Gary Brough and Marcus Frazier.  Frazier gained second on lap three before a caution flag flew.  Terry continued to lead the restart as Brough and Nick Spainhoward dropped Frazier back to fourth.  Mike Hill Jr. took over second on a lap eight restart with Spainhoward third.  Porterville star Raymond Noland Jr. and Charles Paul were in second and third when a lap 12 caution flag slowed the pace.  Terry continued to lead the way over Noland on the restart as Kyle Wood charged into third.  Wood and Noland were having a good battle, but it was a lap 20 restart that allowed Wood to race into second.  Terry made no mistakes and brought it home to victory with Wood close behind in second.  Paul and Frazier made a late move into third and fourth as Noland settled for fifth in the 12 car field.

Adam "The Shoe" Lemke won the 20 lap USAC Speed2 Midgets Main Event.  Annie Breidinger set the early Main Event pace with Lemke running second.  Lemke raced past Breidinger for the lead on lap five as heat race winner Ashley Hazelton settled into third.  Hazelton took second from Breidinger a lap later, and Overall USAC Western Series point leader Jesse Love IV was third on lap eight.  Lemke had a straightaway advantage by lap 17, and Love took second from Hazelton on lap 19.  However, there was no catching Lemke as he sped to victory ahead of Love, Hazelton and Max Guilford.  Heat race winner and USAC Western Dirt Series point leader Tom Patterson rounded out the Top 5.

Kofoid Wins Howard Kaeding Classic At Ocean Speedway

Watsonville, CA...July 15...Michael "Buddy" Kofoid scored the biggest win of his career in the 30 lap Howard Kaeding Classic Saturday night at Ocean Speedway.  The King Of The West/NARC victory paid $5000 for Kofoid as all starters received a minimum $750.  Cory Eliason won the six lap Trophy Dash, and he had visions of a big payday as well.  Unfortunately, Eliason's Main Event run ended on lap 18.  Second place finisher Justin Sanders was there to make a challenge down the stretch, but Kofoid would prevail at the checkered flag.  Shane Golobic grabbed the final podium position in third as reigning champion Kyle Hirst and D.J. Netto rounded out the Top 5.  Gio Scelzi finished sixth, followed by Andy Forsberg, Jonathon Allard, Craig Stidham and Chase Johnson.

There were 28 410 Sprint Cars in action for the big race, and Kofoid's 12.245 beat the 12.254 lap of Eliason for fast time.  There were four ten lap heat races with wins going to Sanders, Willie Croft, Scelzi and Netto.  Sean Watts used his win in the 15 lap B Main to earn a starting spot in the feature.  Dustin Golobic finished second ahead of Johnson, Forsberg and Eric Rossi.

Duane Cleveland scored the victory in the 25 lap All Star Series IMCA Modified Main Event.  All 23 competitors started the talent filled Main Event.  Cleveland had to earn the victory.  Reigning series champion Ryan McDaniel made a charge from ninth starting to put some serious pressure on Cleveland in the waning laps.  It was a jubilant Cleveland winning in a photo finish over McDaniel.  Recent All Star Series feature winner Robby Sawyer finished third ahead of Troy Foulger, Cody Burke, Kellen Chadwick, Tim Balding, Jim Pettit II, Austin Burke and Alex Wilson.  McDaniel, Nick DeCarlo and A. Wilson won eight lap heat races.

Matt Hagio won the 20 lap IMCA Sport Modified Main Event.  Hagio scored his sixth feature victory in rather dominant fashion.  Hagio charged from the third row to the lead and stretched his advantage to a straightaway over second by the waving of the checkered flag.  Justin McPherson finished second and Guy Ahlwardt was a solid third ahead of Matt Sotomayor, T.J. Etchison, Mark Hartman, Duane Bieser and Charlie Hunter.  Billy Robertson was a feature scratch.  McPherson and Etchison won eight lap heat races.

Durant Wins Mini Stock Feature At Lemore Raceway

Lemoore, CA...July 16...Jeff Durant had a little luck on his side in scoring his first 30 lap Central Valley Mini Stock Main Event Sunday afternoon at Lemoore Raceway.  Durant's win came with a season high 17 car field in action.  Durant charged into the lead at the start ahead of Clint Smothers and Rod Baronian.  A high move in Turn 3 of the second lap gained Baronian second, but Smothers made a pass in Turn 4 a lap later to regain the position.  In their close battle for second, Baronian got together with Smothers in Turn 4 with Smothers hitting the wall for a yellow flag.  Smothers was able to restart, and Baronian was charged with the yellow flag as Smothers was restored to second.  Durant maintained the lead on the restart ahead of Smothers and Dan Myrick.  Danny Myrick settled into fourth on lap nine.  Danny Myrick passed Dan Myrick for third in Turn 2 on lap 11 and took second from Smothers a lap later.  Danny Myrick closed in on Durant as they caught slower traffic on lap 14.  Contact saw Durant get sideways exiting Turn 4 as Danny Myrick raced by for the lead, but Durant moved by in traffic in Turn 3 a lap later.  Danny Myrick passed Durant for the lead on the back stretch on lap 18, and a caution flag flew a lap later as the Top 5 runs for Dan Myrick and Logan Doglione ended.  Danny Myrick led Durant and Smothers on the restart.  A low pass in Turn 3 of the 21st lap gained Randy Brown third from Smothers.  Danny Myrick started to pull away and seemed headed for victory.  As Danny Mryick crossbred the line on lap 25, he began to slow noticeably.  An inside pass in Turn 2 of the 26th lap gained Durant the lead.  Brown took second a lap later, and Smothers and Chris Goldsmith followed into third and fourth.  Durant brought it home to victory ahead of Brown, Smothers and Goldsmith.  Danny Myrick limped across the line in fifth.

The Mini Stocks ran two sets of ten lap heat races.  Ryan Doglione won his first heat race just ahead of Baronian.  Logan Doglione and Durant were the other Round 1 heat winners.  Baronian, Ben Davis and Dan Myrick were the Round 2 heat winners.  The next Central Valley Mini Stocks race at Lemoore Raceway will be on August 13th.  For further information, go to

Cheffey, Lenz Continue To Roll At Siskiyou Speedway

Yreka, CA...July 15...Colton Cheffey won his third straight IMCA Sport Modified 20 lap Main Event Saturday night at Siskiyou Motor Speedway.  The win will move Cheffey up into second in the standings, but he still has much ground to make up on D.J. Bottoms after missing a race earlier this season.  As it turned out, Bottoms was battling with Cheffey for what could have been his third victory.  However, Cheffey was just a little bit quicker and took the checkered flag just ahead of Bottoms.  Jack Waldon III was a season best third, followed by Colter Boswell, Matt Sanders, Doug Franklin, reigning champion Jimmy Lipke and Donovan Rodgers.  Ryder Boswell won the four lap Trophy Dash, but his Main Event ended on the fourth lap in disappointment.  Lipke and Cheffey won their eight lap heat races.

Scott Lenz pocketed the $500 paycheck for his sixth win at Yreka and seventh on the Outlaw Pro Stock Association circuit.  Dr. Lenz has yet to lose a point paying Main Event this year.  Lenz had to come from the fifth row for the victory, but he grabbed the lead from Jeffrey Hudson on lap 18.  Once Lenz took the lead, he sped home to the victory.  Hudson settled for second, and James Flowers came back from a spin to finish third.  Early leader Scott Flowers and Jeff Haudenshild completed the Top 5 and lead lap finishers.  Lenz won the four lap Trophy Dash, but Johnny Cobb beat Lenz in a photo finish in their eight lap heat race to prevent a clean sweep.  J. Flowers won the other heat race.

Chris Jorgensen won the 20 lap McDonald's Mini Stock Main Event.  Chris was piloting the Aaron Jorgensen #85 car, and his win made him the sixth different winner of the season.  After a bout with the front wall ended his race last time before a lap was scored, 15 year old Ethan Killingsworth was back and looking for redemption.  Killingsworth won his fifth four lap Trophy Dash and battled C. Jorgensen fiercely for the Main Event lead.  However, C. Jorgensen won a close race with Killingsworth to the line for the win.  Mike Whitaker was a strong third, followed by point leader Marilyn Yawnick, Dennis Jorgensen and final lead lap finisher Terry Kendrick.  Kendrick and D. Jorgensen won eight lap heat races.

Camden Robustelli returned and won the 20 lap SODCA Dwarf Car Main Event.  He became the third different winner in the club's three visits to Yreka, and he's won at three different tracks this season.  Robustelli had his hands full with two time champion Josh King.  King won the season opener at Yreka and was racing hard to do it again.  However, Robustelli prevailed at the checkered flag.  King settled for second, and Ryan Smith won a close battle with reigning champion Brock Peters for third.  Chad Cardoza finished fifth as Fred Hay, Rob Gergel and Randy Slater completed the lead lap finishing order.  Cardoza won the four lap A Dash, while Hay scored a popular victory in the four lap B Dash after a close battle with Gergel.  Eight lap heat wins went to Smith and Cardoza.

The IMCA Sport Modifieds and McDonald's Mini Stocks are back next week with Late Model Lites and IMCA Modifieds also on the schedule.  For further information, go to

KCRP Bakersfield, CA Race Results July 14
A Mod Main 30 Laps

Ethan Dotson
Ricky Childress Jr
Roger Holder
Steve Noland
Ryan Daves
Scott Pounds
Jerry Flippo
Michael Scruggs

Mod Lite Main 20 Laps
JD Brown
Roy Maynard
Jake Pike
Jesse Burks
Nicholas Johnson
Cheyenne Flippo
Candie Varney
Kollin Hibdon
Tim Varney
Kaden Cochrun
Cayden McCaslin
Jeff Thompson
Anthony Balcazar
Josh Thompson
Kenny Cochrun
Seth Poncetta
Marc McCaslin DNS

Hobby Stock Main 25 Laps
Bryan Terry
Kyle Wood
Charles Paul
Markus Fraizer
Raymond Noland Jr.
Nick Spainhoward
Carson Puryear
Corey Brough
Mike Hill Jr
Tyler Blanchard
Wade Eurto
Gene Glover

USAC Speed2 Midgets Main 20 Laps
Jesse Love
Max Guilford

Ocean Speedway Watsonville, CA  Race Results July 15, 2015
California Sprint Car Civil War Series/Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo
A Feature 1 (30 Laps)

Kyle Hirst
Michael Kofoid
D.J. Netto
Justin Sanders
Cory Eliason
Shane Golobic
Bud Kaeding
Jonathan Allard
Cole Macedo
Jerry Bonnema
Marcus Dumesny
Geoff Ensign
Jeremy Chisum
Eric Rossi
Jason Chisum
Jarrett Soares
Josh Chisum
Burt Foland Jr
Cory Elliott
Brad Furr
Koen Shaw
Willie Croft

B Feature 1 (12 Laps)
Marcus Dumesny
Brad Furr
Jerry Bonnema
Jason Chisum
Geoff Ensign
Burt Foland Jr
Josh Chisum
Bryan Grier
Anthony Simone
Richard Fajardo
Andy Forsberg
Kurt Nelson

IMCA Sport Mods
A Feature 1 (20 Laps)

Geoff Ensign
Matthew Hagio
Andrew Peckham
Justin McPherson
Jim DiGiovanni
Andrew Odgers
Charlie Hunter
Vaughn Vondera
Dale Kunz
Duane Bieser
Mike Kofnovec SR
Billy Robertson
Mark Hartman
Shane DeVolder DNS

American Stocks
A Feature 1 (20 Laps)

Tony Oliveira
John Farrell
Joe Gallaher
Jerry Skelton
Katie Briggs
JC Elrod
Kyle Reeder
Rob Gallaher
Wally Kennedy
DJ Keldsen
Larry Roberson
Bobby Huckaby SR
Austin Williams
Quintin Harris
Devon Sanders
Vernon Silva

A Feature 1 (20 Laps)
Matt Sargent
Camron Diatte
Shawn Jones
Kyle Jones
Marty Weisler
Mark Biscardi
Punky Pires
Bill Belfield
Trafton Chandler
Dan Zuger
Brady Beck
Ryan Amlen

Ocean Speedway Race Results July 15, 2017
IMCA Modified All Star Tour
A Feature 1 (25 Laps)

Duane Cleveland
Ryan McDaniel
Robby Sawyer
Troy Foulger
Cody Burke
Kellen Chadwick
Tim Balding
Jim Pettit II
Austin Burke
Alex Wilson
Nick Decarlo
Joe Antonetti
Chester Kniss
Todd Hermosillo
Freddie Ploudre
Raymond Keldsen Jr
Kyle Bryan
Ryan Porter
Carl Berendsen II
Randy McDaniel
Jeff Faulkner
Robert Montalvo
Michael Dalton

IMCA Sport Modifieds
A Feature 1 (20 Laps)
Matthew Hagio
Justin McPherson
Guy Ahlwardt
Matt Sotomayor
TJ Etchison
Mark Hartman
Duane Bieser
Charlie Hunter
Billy Robertson DNS

King of the West Sprints
A Feature 1 (30 Laps)

Buddy Kofoid
Justin Sanders
Shane Golobic
Kyle Hirst
D.J. Netto
Giovanni Scelzi
Andy Forsberg
Jonathan Allard
Craig Stidham
Chase Johnson
Bobby McMahan
Bud Kaeding
Willie Croft
Dustin Golobic
Sean Watts
Kurt Nelson
Jarrett Soares
Brent Bjork
Eric Rossi
Cory Eliason
Bill Foland
Brent Kaeding

B Feature 1 (12 Laps)
Sean Watts
Dustin Golobic
Chase Johnson
Andy Forsberg
Eric Rossi
Bill Foland
Marcus Dumesny
Jeremy Chisum
Nathan Rolfe
Jason Chisum
Josh Chisum

Placerville Speedway Race Results July 15, 2015
360 Sprint Cars
A Main

Steven Tiner
Kalib Henry
Sean Becker
D.J. Freitas
Greg DeCaires
Tony Gualda
Cody Lamar
Chase Majdic
Mike Benson
Justin Johnson
Kirt Organ
Jake Morgan
Cole Macedo
Jimmy Trulli
Cody Fendley
Shawn Conde
C.J. Humphreys
Michael Cunningham
Colby Wiesz
Billy Wallace

B Main
Justin Johnson
Cole Macedo
Kirt Organ
Cody Fendley
Michael Cunningham
Bobby Butler
Mike Cook

NCDCA Dwarf Cars
Shawn Jones
Danny Wagner
Matt Sargent
Mike Grenert
Ryan Winter
Ben Wiesz
Kevin Bender
Mike Reeder
Scott Dahlgren
Dan Geil
Josh Wiesz
Aaron Rupley
Glenn Sciaran
Justin Winter
Robert Johnson
Sam Wren
Danny Zuger
Carl Droivold
Brian Quilty
Colby Wiesz
Jeff Fitch

Limited Late Models
Matt Michelli
Mike Lightfoot
Wayne Trimble
Matt Davis
Tyler Lightfoot
Ray Trimble
Ken Michelli
Dennis Ahart
Eddie Gardner
Rod Oliver

Pure Stocks
Orville Owens
Jason Palmer
Nick Baldwin
Scott Grunert
Dan Jinkerson
Jeff Sly
Russ Murphy
Chris Van Roenkel
Dan Farrington
Lonnie Leonard
Rick Grunert
Ken Bernstein
Mike Stoeckle

Mini Trucks Ted Ahart
Austin Struthers
John Littlejohn
Robby Northam
Corey Eaton

Ukiah Speedway Race Results July 15, 2015
Late Models

Eric Gannon
Marty Walsh
Dave Henderson
Luke Hall
Dustin Walters
Mic Moulton
Brandon White
Myles Anderson
Ryun Leazer
Kenny DeMello
Ryan Walters
Dane Nissen
Scott Baker
Mike Bourbon

Limited Modifieds
Erick Ray
TJ Buzzard
Tyler Caturegli
Jackson Long
Cole Brown

Bob Mook
RJ Randall
Dave Land
Ron Duke Jr
Robert Byers
Ron Portlock
Rick Dickerson

Jammers (Jr/Pro)
Dave Rogers
Raymond Taylor Jr
Bo Robertson
Dennis Anderson
Gene O'Dell Sr
Tony Beano
Michael Louch
Robert Brackett

Douglas County Speedway Race Results July 15, 2017
Mini Stock

Karl Smith
Dale Roth
Chuck Jacobs
Dan Colton
Danny Elder
Kieri Smith

Pro 4/Late Model
Rich McCoy
Dustin Knight
Brandon Ash
Kyle Pope
Karl Smith
Rikki Knight
Ryan Johnson
Jeff Proudy
Casey Osuna

Danny Elder
Chris Russell
Ryan Watson

Stockton 99 Speedway Race Results July 15, 2017
Late Models

Joey Stearns
Justin Philpott
Seth Holman
Pete Anderson
Larry Tankersley
Brandon Jones
Dennis Byers
Jeremy Tucker
David Blair
Roberto Magana
Wes Beuving
Chad Holman
Aaron Shankel
Blaine Rocha
Guy Guibor
Guido Bindi
John Cardoza
Justin Lovelace
Robby Knittel
Ty Carlson

B Main
David Blair
Wes Beuving
Roberto Magana
John Cardoza
Teddy Haflich jr
Lance Butler
Steven Cabral
Dominic Lopez
John Perrras


John Moore
Cole Moore
Jeremy Doss
Travis Milburn
Tracy Bolin
Jack Wood
Matt Wendt
Mike Beeler
Jonathan Hale
Jason Romero
Colby Potts
Matt Scott
Ross Strmiska
JR Courage
Jacob Gomes
Justin Philpott
Michael Sandoval

Ben Lewis II
Roy Luft
Ben Lewis
Dustin Lovelace
Kelly Finsler
Justin Scantlen
Darin Adler
Mikala Stearns
Jake Pitt
Joey Sarafin
Joe Morgenstern
John Medina
Dave Anderson
Dave Kaedy
Rick Roberts
Robert Magana
Hunter Medina
Kimberly Rouse
Kannai Scantlen
Troy Walz
Roy Worthy

Basically 4 Cylinder
David Cong
Andrew Rumsey
Josh Cross
Ethan Rumsey
Jaya Nelson
Justin McGehee

Madera Speedway
Southwest Tour

Buddy Shepherd
Craig Raudman
Eric Schmidt
Christian McGhee
Keith Spangler
Colby Potts
Donny St. Ours
Jack Wood
Blaine Rocha
Justin Westmoreland
Scott Sanchez
Micheal Sandoval
Tracy Bolin
Bobby Hodges
Derek Thorn
Jacob Gomes
Carlos Vieira
Dennis Furden
Ricky Schlick
Bob Lyon

Madera Late Models
Eric Nascimento
Matt Erickson
Jarrett Gilmer
Tyler Herzog
Dillion Tucker
Howard Holden
Mike Shapiro
Thomas Suarez
Henk Gaalswyk Jr
Lucy Carmona
Brian Liles
Zachary Cook
Kent Cam
Eloy Bazan
Loren Kutz

Jr. Late ModelsTanner Reif
Tyler Reif
Anthony Guaimano
Calvin Hegie
Brodie Riedman
Kyle Keller


Luis Tyrrell
Josh Flemings
Braden Rogers
Rob (Nasty) Nascimento
Michael Ray
John Bowman
Pete Soto
Keith Clement
Carlee Austin
Eddie Garone
Chad Nascimento

Bert Stephens
Dave Lander
Patrick Geiger
Ryan Reynolds
Zachary Cook
Dennis Brannon
DJ Lander
Shaun Reynolds

Toyota Sedans

Dean Gould
Jason Lawton
Mike Marley
Thomas Magray
Sheldon Cooper
J.J Brandsen
Manny Gonzales Jr

Petaluma Speedway Race Results July 15, 2017 Winged 360 Sprint Cars

Ronnie Gardner
Geoff Ensign
Klint Simpson
Jake Haulot
Bret Barney
Cory Elliott
Peter Paulson
Billy Butler
Britton Bock
David Lindt II
Bill Cornwell

Michael Faccinto
Frankie Guerrini
Alex Schutte
Shannon McQueen
Danny Carroll
Ronnie Gardner
Cory Elliott
Maria Cofer
Randi Pankratz
Floyd Alvis
CJ Sarna
JR Williams
Courtney Crone
Terry Nichols
Robert Dalby
Tyler Dolacki
David Prickett
Britton Bock
Kyle Beilman
Sparky Howard
Geoff Ensign
Mason Daniel

General Hydroponics Dwarf Cars
Adam Teves
Dave Mosier
Chad Matthias
Travis Dutra
Zack Albers
Carroll Mendenhall
John Peters
Barry Waddell
Matt Hagemann
Mark Hanson
Mike Affonso
Trevor Mendenhall
Mark Mendenhall
Adam Freitas
David Teves
Scooter Gomes

Jake's Performance Hobbies Mini Stock
Austin Ohlinger
Dave Spindell
Sean Hale
Tom Brown
Squirrely Curley
Tom Deering
Manny Avila
Randy Miramontez
Antonio Miramontez

Ventura Raceway Race Results July 15, 2017
VRA Sprint Cars

1 55 Kyle Smith
2 0K Kenny Perkins
3 24 Guy Woodward
4 96 Charlie Butcher
5 39 Kyle Edwards
6 15 Rick Hendrix
7 98 Jeremy Ellertson
8 2k Max Guilford
9 93 Redd Broschart
10 9 Johnny Shelton Jr.
11 3g Greg Andrews DNS

VRA Dwarf Cars
1 69 Johnny Conley
2 8 Tim Conley
3 14 Tommy Velasquez III
4 16 Tom Stephens Jr
5 22s Gage Cheek
6 48 Trent Morley
7 91 Kody Cowan
8 41 Nick Velasquez
9 4 Tommy Velasquez II
10 44x Zach Curnel
11 6 David Conley
12 18 Tom Morley
13 45 Korey Cowan
14 12 Chase Lippert
15 0 Brad Curnel
16 64 Trevor Fitzgibbon
17 93 Jason Horton

IMCA Modifieds
1 14j Justin Dunn
2 09 Luis Espinoza
3 22 Dave Phipps
4 27 Loren DeAmond
5 48 Chuc Costabile
6 55jr Jack Parker
7 20 Aaron Rodarte
8 21 Austin Rodarte
9 34 Scott Olsen

Focus Midgets
1 28 Daniel Anderson
2 44 Jess Love IV
3 41 Adam Lemke
4 98 Max Guilford
5 9 Tom Patterson
6 33 Mike Leach
7 15 Annie Breidinger
8 5 Ashley Hazelton
9 40 Cody Gerhardt
10 37 Jessica Valentine
11 20w Tyler Slay
12 59 Jet Davison
13 6 Jackson Dukes

VRA Hobby Stocks
1 28 Gary Curtis
2 7 Mike Stanford
3 44 Gary Garvin
4 45 Christina Garvin
5 43 Sam Garvin

VRA Senior Sprints
1 2 Wally Pankratz
2 66 Chris Meredith
3 47 Ed Schwarz
4 27 Steve Brown
5 3g Greg Andrews
6 4k Tyler Hatzikian
7 3k Eddy Williams