Wednesday, July 17, 2019

USAC Western States Midgets Clash At Petaluma Speedway

#11E Cory Elliott (Photo by Lance Jennings)

By Lance Jennings

JULY 16, 2019... The battle for the USAC Western States Midget championship resumes this Saturday, July 20th, at Petaluma Speedway. Promoted by Rick Faeth, the fifth point race is the only appearance of the year for USAC's "mighty midgets" at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds. The event also features Winged 360 Sprint Cars, 600 Micro Sprints, and Mini Stocks. The Pit Gates will open at noon, the Front Gates open at 4:00pm, Practice starts at 4:00pm, and Racing at "The Fastest 3/8 Mile Dirt Oval in Northern California" will begin at 6:00pm. For event information, visit the track's website at or call 707.763.7223 (RACE).

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

North State Modifieds And Upstate Bombers Return To RAR Saturday

7c Cameron Austin of Santa Rosa, CA and #24 Robbie Knittel of Lodi, CA will be two of the favorites Saturday night in the McMurray And Sons 60 for the North State Modified Series (Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous)

Via RAR Media

Eureka, CA (July 16, 2019) – After a week off, the 2019 season resumes this Saturday night at Redwood Acres Raceway. Bandoleros, roadrunners, mini stocks and Legends will be in action while the late models will be off. Local bomber drivers will be joining the Upstate Bomber Series for their second and final visit to RAR this season while the North State Modified Series will also be returning for the second time in 2019. McMurray And Sons will present all the action as part of the celebration of the company’s 100-year anniversary.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Cress Leads Title Chase Heading to Evergreen

Via NWSLMS Media

Wenatchee, WA (July 15, 2019)–Alan Cress is a man on a mission as he chases the Northwest Super Late Model Series championship, which will honor his former car owner, Bruce Latta. A win at South Sound Speedway back in June propelled Cress to the top of the title standings as the series heads back into action on July 27 at Evergreen Speedway with the running of the Central Welding 125.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

North State Modifieds At Redwood Acres Raceway Saturday

Cameron Austin (#7c) has a 13 point margin over Robbie Knittel (#24) in the North State Modified Series Championship points chase. Both drivers will be competing Saturday night at the Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka.

Via Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

Eureka, CA…...The North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, will make its second appearance this season at the Redwood Acres Raceway this Saturday night. A Friday afternoon practice will be held on the 3/8 mile paved oval from 4pm until 8pm. Redwood Acres Raceway is located at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds at 3750 Harris Street in Eureka, CA.

The Demon Strikes At Perris

Winner Damion Gardner (Lance Jennings Photo)

Via USAC Media

PERRIS, CA - JULY 13, 2019... After temperatures reached triple digits, fast qualifier "The Demon" Damion Gardner (Concord, CA) raced to victory at Perris Auto Speedway.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Love Finds Gerhardt Classic Victory Lane In Madera Thriller

Jesse Love in Gerhardt Classic victory lane

Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (July 13, 2019) – 14 year-old Jesse Love of Menlo Park came back home to Madera Speedway and grabbed a surprising victory in the 17th Gerhardt Classic 50 for the BCRA Midgets. Love, the two-time 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series champion, added to his already long list of “youngest ever” accomplishments, including youngest BCRA champion and youngest POWRi Midget podium finisher.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Saturday's Gerhardt Classic Set For Madera Speedway

Midgets return to Madera for the Gerhardt Classic on Saturday (Zachary Cook photo)

Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (July 10, 2019) – The mighty Madera/BCRA Midgets roar back to Madera Speedway on Saturday night to headline the 17th Gerhardt Classic. A host of other divisions will be competing including the 100 lap California Challenge Cup feature plus the debut of the Central Valley Mini Stocks with a large field expected. Legends of Kearney Bowl, Focus Midgets, and NCMA Sprint Cars round out the scheduled divisions.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Henderson Lights Up The Night With Firecracker 100 Victory

#2 David Henderson of Fortuna took the win in the Firecracker 100 Sunday night at Redwood Acres Raceway (Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous)

Via RAR Media

Eureka, CA (July 7, 2019) – The 2019 season for racing at Redwood Acres Raceway hit its halfway point Saturday night for race number five of the schedule. The big Independence Day weekend event was presented by Harper Motors and featured the annual 100-lap Firecracker 100 for the late models as well as a dazzling post-race fireworks display.

Nowlin, Morrison In Winner's Circle At Lakeport Speedway

Lakeport Speedway flagman Johnny Miskill throws both the American flag and the checkered flag for modified winner Jeremy Nowlin in front of the packed-house. Photo by Russell Bishop

Via Nadine Strauss/NCRA Media

July 5 2019…… Lakeport, CA….. Premiering his new #77 modified, Jeremy Nowlin of Kelseyville made an outside pass on Richard Knight of Kelseyville on lap 17 and drove to a $500 victory at Lakeport Speedway Friday night during the “Hillside Honda Night at the Races.” Nowlin also won the modified trophy dash.

Cameron Austin Increases Points Lead With NSMS Victory

Cameron Austin poses with the 51FIFTY All American Speedway girls after his big NSMS win Saturday night (Photos by Jenna Meyer and Don Bloom)

Via Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

Roseville, CA…. July 6, 2019…..The North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, made their only appearance at All American Speedway in Roseville for the 2019 season with a fast-paced 60 lap main event. Kelseyville’s Donovan Cox won the Lucas Oil Dash for $100 and then led the field to green. Cox led the opening lap before three-time NSMS champion Darrin Knight used the outside line to lead lap two. Roseville’s Terry Deal spun in turn two for a caution on lap four. Points leader Cameron Austin of Santa Rosa used the yellow to sweep around Knight on the outside to lead lap five.