Thursday, October 18, 2018

Moulton Wins Third Championship In A Row

#10 Mic Moulton and #2 David Henderson finished 1-2 in the points standings for the Mid-City Motor World Late Models (Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous)

Eureka, CA (October 18, 2018) – The 2018 season at Redwood Acres Raceway concluded in early September with the 26th Annual Fall Spectacular. Champions were decided in all six local divisions. For some, the season ended on the highest note possible. For others, the end of 2018 couldn’t have come soon enough.

Nick Ford’s 86-point victory in the championship over Tim Ratzlaff in the Compass Community Credit Union may have looked like a season-long cake walk but that definitely was not the case. Ford won six of the 16 main events but Ratzlaff won seven. In fact, Ratzlaff’s average finish in the division was an amazing 1.9 while Ford’s was 3.2. Ford’s greatest ally was his ability to start all of the roadrunner events in 2018 while Ratzlaff missed three starts early on in the season.

While Ford and Ratzlaff were the two focal points in the roadrunners, the division also saw new stars emerge. Lindsey Zito had a solid sophomore season and won her first main event on the May 12 race. Amanda Lohr placed fourth in the standings and was the highest finishing rookie in points. Lohr shared the car with Daniel Buell and he was able to win on June 9. Ronnie Crump placed fifth in the points and was a top five finisher all throughout the year.

2018 marked the debut of the Bandolero division at Redwood Acres Raceway. The new division brought young and new racers to RAR to the delight of fans. Lane Anderson dominated the division winning six times and taking the track championship in the division. Second place Aiden Kimberling came close but was unable to get to victory lane in 2018. Even so, his strong and consistent finishes allowed him to finish only 14 points behind Anderson and he will definitely be a force to be reckoned with in 2019. Kadence Mace placed third in the standings while Maleesa Miles was fourth. Miles victorious in the June 9 race. Trey Daniels took fifth in points and his May 27 win made him the only other driver to claim victory in the division in its inaugural season.

The car count in the North Coast Lighting & Electric Legends division really picked up near season’s end which will definitely make It tougher on Chris Lawrence who took the track championship. Lawrence won three times in 2018. Second place, Tyler Peach didn’t have the strength he had in 2017. Peach was the defending Legends champion and won the August 18 feature. Aiden Daniels placed third in points and will likely be a major threat in the future. Daniels’ best finish was second on July 21. Brent Mack placed fourth in points and showed real strength in the final races of the season. Kylie Daniels narrowly held on to fifth in the points and she too looked to have things figured out in the last few races.

For Jim Redd, it was a long time between championships. In 2008, Redd took the title in the real stock division. This year, Redd claimed the championship in the Fortuna Wheel & Brake bomber class with only a single main event win in 2018. Wyatt Roach might be the favorite for the bomber title in 2019 as he was Redd’s equal all year long in terms of speed. Roach missed the season opener on May 5 and won three main events but fell victim to mechanical issues much of the year. Sam Brown was third in points and really proved himself at season’s end, in particular in the Fall Spectacular feature where he raced neck-and-neck with some of the best bomber drivers in the region. Ryan Walters finished fourth in points thanks in part to two early second place finishes at the start of the year. Bethany Rapp had a best finish of third on July 7 and was fifth in points.

The Humboldt Hydroponics mini stock track championship was a long time coming for Brian Murrell, Sr. The veteran racer had come close to winning a track title on several occasions over the years including in 2017 when he lost out to his son, Brett Murrell in the final few races. In 2018, Murrell, Sr. was able to utilize three main event wins to take his much deserved first championship. Eugene Palmer stalked Murrell, Sr. all season long and won twice during the year. Unfortunately for Palmer, mechanical issues and general bad luck seemed to strike in events where he was running at or near the front. Scott Taylor had a stellar second season and placed third in points in spite of missing the Fall Spectacular thanks to a major wreck in the August 18 Murrell “500” race. Trevor Eacret won his first main event ever on May 12 and was fourth in the standings. In comparison to 2017, 2018 was a disappointing season for Brett Murrell. However, in spite of missing the first two races of the year, Murrell place fifth in points with one feature win.

Mic Moulton was almost unbeatable in the Mid-City Motor World Late Model division. For the third straight season, Moulton was able to take the championship. It was Moulton’s sixth overall championship at Redwood Acres Raceway and his fourth in the past five seasons. Moulton’s first track championship came in the mini stocks in 1995. After several years of racing on the late model tour circuit throughout the region, Moulton focused on racing on the local scene and was the sportsman champion in 2010. Moulton was also track champion in the late models when the division started in 2014. Moulton won five times in 2018 while his two non-victories were third place finishes.

In any other season, David Henderson would have been a champion. Henderson placed in the top five in all seven races and won the biggest race of his career in the Dennis Wendt Memorial Fall Spectacular race. The fact he only finished 11 points behind Moulton was a testament to how strong his season was. Dane Nissen came close to victory all year long but just didn’t have the exact combination. Nissen was third in points with three second place finishes and two thirds. Kenny Demello had fourth top five finished and was fourth in the standings. Scott Baker rounded out the top five in points.

Redwood Acres Raceway would like to thank all of our sponsors who helped make 2018 such a fantastic season; Anderson Logging, Bay Area Music Connection, Bear River Casino & Resort, Bi-Coastal Media Clarion Hotel by Humboldt Bay, Compass Community Credit Union, DelReka Distributing, Eureka-Humboldt Fire Extinguishers, Fastenal, Fernbridge Tractor & Equipment Company, Fortuna Wheel & Brake, Harper Motors, Humboldt Hydroponics, Humboldt Lighting, Jim Redd Four-Star Realty, Mid-City Motor World, NorthCoast Lighting & Electric O’Reilly Auto Parts, Pacific Towing, Pepsi, Renner Petroleum, Root 101 Nursery, Spencer Electric and Wendt Construction. A big thank you to all of our officials and crew for the hard work they do every single race. Thank you to all the drivers and crew for participating in the races this season. A special thank you to all of the loyal fans who attended the races at Redwood Acres Raceway in 2018. We look forward to seeing everyone back in 2019!

For full points standings run downs in all divisions and other news and information, visit www.RedwoodAcresRacing.com or www.facebook.com/RedwoodAcresRaceway/

The October Classic Returns At Kern County Raceway Park



Via KCRP Media

BAKERSFIELD, CA -- The legendary “October Classic” returns. For 29 years the “October Classic” was the biggest short track event in west coast racing as it closed out the annual racing season at Mesa Marin Raceway. The event was legendary for the size of the fields, the drivers and fans who traveled from around the nation to be part of the event, and for the legendary parties that took place after the racing was over.

This October, the legend continues October 27th and 28th as Kern County Raceway presents the Bulwark FR “October Classic” featuring the top two series in the western U.S., the SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.

The tunnel gates of Kern County Raceway will swing open on Friday afternoon October 26th, as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams will enter the pit area for evening practice sessions as they prepare for Saturday night’s championship finale NASCAR K&N Pro Series “NAPA AUTO PARTS 175 presented by The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame”.

On Saturday morning the infield pit area will be filled to capacity, when the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series teams join the NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams. The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will have three practice sessions as they prepare for single car qualifying that evening to set the field for Sunday afternoon’s “Bulwark FR 175 presented by Coleman Powersports”.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams will have a full day on Saturday, including two practice sessions, group qualifying and the headlining event on Saturday night, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series “NAPA AUTO PARTS 175 presented by The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame”. The 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series Champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the 175-lap event.

Then on Sunday, the day will begin with a pancake breakfast for all, and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series teams will be set for 175 laps of competition that will include at least two pit stops in route to the finish of the longest championship points event of the year. The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will be joined on Sunday by the NASCAR Super Stock Series, first race at 1pm.

Bring your RV and enjoy free camping on the raceway grounds. Wear your vintage “October Classic” t-shirts and get $5-dollar beers all weekend.

The legendary “October Classic” returns October 27th, and 28th, to Kern County Raceway featuring the NASCAR K&N Pro Series “NAPA AUTO PARTS 175 presented by The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame” and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series “Bulwark FR 175 presented by Coleman Powersports.”

For tickets and information go to kernraceway.com, or call 661-835-1264.

About Bulwark FR: Bulwark is the world’s #1 brand of flame-resistant (FR) apparel. For 44 years, Bulwark has served the oil and gas, electric utility and petrochemical markets.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Curtice Wins Season Ending Thriller

#8c Anissa Curtice, winner of the 500cc/open kart feature


Via Humboldt Outlaw Karts Media

Eureka, CA (October 13, 2018) – Schmidbauer Lumber presented the 2018 conclusion of the Humboldt Outlaw Karts this past Saturday. All six divisions were in action with a spectacular combined purse of over $1,700 on the line thanks to Ward Concrete & Equipment and Fredy Champagne. The action on the track proved to be some of the best in all of 2018.

Jack Myer has been dominant all year long in the Champagne Attorney Service beginner box stocks and he continued that with a victory in the heat race. Danica Kinsey led the feature event for the majority of its duration. An early spin by Corbin Green took him out of contention. Myer made his move to the front in the closing stages as he was able to get to the lead. Myer was able to hold on and take the victory. Aaliyah Uselton got by Kinsey to take second while Green was credited with fourth.

The Williamson Financial Group box stocks had a nice turnout with the division having two heat races. Heat one was won by Derrek Kessler, Jr. while Dylan Combest took heat race two. The main event started off with an incident between Colton Kinsey and Janice Walters who got hooked together on the first lap in the second turn. Brady Osborne took the lead on the restart but Grant Williamson was able to get by for the spot. Williamson led for several laps before spinning and bringing out the caution giving the lead to Austin Bartholomew. The restart saw Bartholomew jump to a huge lead until the yellow flew again when Kinsey lost power on the back stretch. The next restart proved to be the last as Bartholomew was able to pull away to take the victory. Combest took second over Walters, Lily Williamson and Grant Williamson.

Daniel Combest took the win in the Fortuna Wheel & Brake old fart kart heat. Amanda Harp led the first two circuits of the feature before Nick Ford took over the top spot. The main was slowed only once when Combest spun in the fourth turn. Ford pulled away on the restart and was able to cruise the rest of the way. At the finish it was Ford winning over Harp, Combest and Eddy Robinson.

The Wes Green Landscaping 125/250cc kart heat was taken by Landen Green. The main event started off with a multi-kart incident in turns one and two involving MKinzy Uselton, Sonya Osborne and Malessa Miles. Uselton suffered a minor injury that prevented her from completing the race. Green moved to the lead until a spin by Nick Ford brought out the caution. Miles got the jump on Green on the restart but the two got together bringing out another yellow. Green jumped back into the lead on the restart and led all the way to the finish. He was followed by Osborne, Miles and Uselton.

The heat race for the Miclette Family Racing pure stocks was won by Chris Lawrence. Pete Miclette held the lead on lap one of the main but Leonard Ward took over on lap two. Ward’s time at the front also lasted a single lap as Lawrence moved to the lead. Lawrence was able to go the rest of the way without challenge, crossing the line first. Miclette placed second with Ward taking third.

The NorCal Automotive 500cc/open karts had a fantastic turnout with Anissa Curtice and Darin Spencer taking the two heat race wins. The main event proved to be one of the best races of the season but started off with an incident involving Jordan Miclette and Cliff Myer. Dax Williamson inherited the lead on the restart but Curtice was able to quickly take over. After another yellow, the race got heated up front as Curtice led over Spencer and Brandon Lachance. Spencer got high off turn two allowing Lachance to take second. The race progressed with Lachance slowly catching Curtice as the two maneuvered through traffic. On the white flag lap, Lachance made a move inside Curtice going into turn one. The two came into contact but both drivers held on. Curtice was able to regain the lead and fend off Lachance to take the thrilling victory. Spencer took third with Angela Rohlfs placing fourth and Williamson fifth.

Humboldt Outlaw Karts would like to thank all of our sponsors for the 2018 season; 30’s Hay & Grain, Automotive Workshop, Bay Area Music Connection, Central Office, Champagne Attourney Service, Eureka-Humboldt Fire Extinguisher, Eureka Payments, Fastenal, Fortuna Wheel & Brake, John’s Used Cars And Wreckers, Lost Coast Hay, Miclette Family Racing, The Mill Yard, NorCal Automotive, Schmidbauer Lumber, Steve’s Septic Service, Ward Concrete & Equipment, Wes Green Landscaping and Williamson Financial Group. Thank you to all of our volunteer track workers and officials for all of their hard work. Finally, thank you to all the drivers and teams who have made the first year of the Humboldt Outlaw Karts so successful.

Information for the 2019 season will be available in the coming weeks and months. To keep up with the latest news for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts, please visit us at www.HumboldtOutlawKarts.com or visit www.facebook.com/HumboldtOutlawKarts/

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Price Brothers On Top At All American Speedway

Eric Price II was the big winner in the North State Modified Series 2018 finale at All American Speedway Saturday night. (Photo Courtesy Chris Anderson)

By Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

October 13, 2018... Roseville, CA.... The North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, ended its 2018 racing season at All American Speedway in Roseville, California Saturday night with Eric Price II of Rio Linda taking home top honors in the Hoosier NSMS October Classic. His brother, Kris Price of Sacramento, clinched the 2018 North State Modified Series championship with his second place finish in the time-shortened event. Keith Bloom of Redding drove the Bob Lehman/Steve Thomas #27B to his season best third place finish. Guy Young, also from Redding placed fourth, and Lakeport's Ian Elliot also had a season best fifth place run.

Twenty-five modifieds were on hand for the season finale which ran in conjunction with the NASCAR K & N Pro Series and the championship race for the Pacific Challenge Series late models. The Ward Land Management and Development Time Trials saw Michael Mitchell clock in quickest in his Sinister Diesel modified with a 14.196 second lap. Kris Price was next at 14.255. Cameron Austin turned a 14.302 and Eric Price was 14.317. Travis McCullough ran a 14.367 second lap, and defending champion Darrin Knight was sixth at 14.372.

Mitchell pulled the six pill for the invert placing Knight and McCullough in the front row for the start of the feature. Row two belonged to Eric Price and Austin. Kris Price and Mitchell shared row three.

Knight powered out in front of McCullough at the drop of the green flag with Eric Price riding his bumper into second. With only two laps down McCullough lost control in turn four. With no where to go Sal Lopez was collected and smacked the track's newly-placed interior barrier.

The following round Lopez stalled on the track to bring out the second yellow flag. When racing finally got under way Knight led the way with Eric Price second, Cameron Austin third, Dustin DeRosier fourth and Mitchell fifth. Austin slid by Eric Price for second on lap five.

At the same time Knight's engine started to smoke, and when he entered turn one Knight dropped oil the entire width of the track in front of the charging pack. Knight slid side-ways but regained control, but the rest of the front-runners were not so lucky. Austin was the first to spin in the oil causing a nine-car pile up that involved Mitchell, Dustin DeRosier, Darrin Sullivan, Eric Johnson, Hunter Corbitt, McCullough, Rick Avila and Terry Shannon. In spite of the “big one”, all drivers were able to continue except Knight and Mitchell.

The lengthy cleanup put a damper on the the 45 minute time period that was allotted for this event, but when the track was race-ready again Eric Price found himself in the lead followed by Kris Price, Terry Deal, Bloom, Jason Philpot and Guy Young.

The next 12 laps ran smoothly until lap 19 when Deal hit the temporary interior barrier, knocking it off-course and into the infield. Once again it took precious time to remove Deal's car from the track and replace the chicane. Speedway official's called for a green-white-checkered finish, but that also ended in turmoil when Austin hit McCullough, causing McCullough to spin coming down for the final lap.

Eric Price was declared the winner followed by 2018 champion Kris Price, Bloom, Young, Elliott, DeRosier, Philpot, David Campbell, Sullivan, Corbitt, Shannon, Didoha, Mike Neilson, Johnson, McCullough, Austin, Deal, John Baker, Avila, Mitchell, Knight, Lopez and William Camara. Don Shalla and Bud Anderson developed mechanical problems and were unable to start the race.

Eric Price earned the Ward Land Management first place bonus of $250 to add to his $1000 top prize. He also received a tool chest from Napa Auto Parts.

Bloom captured his second straight Lucas Oil Dash for Cash worth $100. McCullough earned $50 for his second place finish in the dash. The Naake shocks certificate went to Guy Young. The Frank's Radio gifts were given to David Campbell, Terry Shannon and Dale Didoha.

The next event for the North State Modified Series will be the 2018 Champions Awards Banquet celebration on January 26 at Granzella's in Williams. For more information on the series visit www.NorthStateModifieds.com.

The North State Modified Series is presented by: Protect the Harvest, Lucas Oil, Ward Land Management & Development, Hoosier Tire West, Sunoco Race Fuels, Naake Suspension, Five Star Bodies, Racer Bling, Scribner Plastics and Frank's Radios. #####

WLM&D TIME TRIALS: Michael Mitchell (14.196), Kris Price (14.255), Cameron Austin (14.302), Eric Price II (14.317), Travis McCullough (14.367), Darrin Knight (14.372), Jason Philpot (14.376), Darrin Sullivan (14.429), Dustin DeRosier (14.456), Terry Deal (14.540), Hunter Corbitt (14.580), Guy Young (14.602), Eric Johnson (14.702), Keith Bloom (14.712), William Camara (14.808), Mike Neilson (14.815), Rick Avila (14.828), Terry Shannon (14.851), Ian Elliott (14.893), Don Shalla (14.943), Dale Didoha (14.974), Sal Lopez (15.015), Dave Campbell (15.132), John Baker (15.635), Bud Anderson (DNQ).

LUCAS OIL DASH FOR CASH: Keith Bloom, Travis McCullough, Hunter Corbitt, Guy Young, William Camara, Mike Neilson

SUNOCO / WLM&D FEATURE EVENT: Eric Price II, Kris Price, Keith Bloom, Guy Young, Ian Elliott, Dustin DeRosier, Jason Philpot, David Campbell, Darrin Sullivan, Hunter Corbitt, Terry Shannon, Dale Didoha, Mike Neilson, Eric Johnson, Travis McCullough, Cameron Austin, Terry Deal, John Baker, Rick Avila, Michael Mitchell, Darrin Knight, Sal Lopez, William Camara.

Cole Moore Wins PCS Finale While Jason Romero Takes The Title

Jason Romero clinched the 2018 Pacific Challenge Series championship at All American Speedway Saturday night (Photo Courtesy Patriot Media)

Via PCS Media

ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA (October 14, 2018) – Cole Moore of Granite Bay won his third Pacific Challenge Series presented by Penneylawyers.com race of 2018 on Saturday night, dominating the October Classic 100 at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA. The win was ahead of Jason Romero, who used his fourth runner-up finish along with two victories to close out the 2018 championship.

Romero won the Sunoco Fuels fast time as well but drew the seventh position to start alongside championship rival John Moore on the starting grid. The 100 lap feature was the nightcap for a huge evening of racing that included a 200 lap NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West race and a 60 lap North State Modified Series event before over 3000 fans at the one-third mile oval.

The first caution flew on lap five when Dave Byrd spun in turn four and both Mike Hite and Austin Gant were involved. The restart saw Hite spin into turn one and collect Byrd, who spun hard into Hite’s driver’s side door. Byrd was out of the race but Hite made numerous pit stops and was able to continue on.

Matt Wendt of Galt spun trying to get underneath Adam Lemke for a caution on lap eight. On the restart, Lemke battled with Matt Scott for third while Jack Wood looked outside Moore for the lead. Scott and Lemke touched, with Scott suffering a left front flat tire and stopping the car to draw a caution on lap 11.

Wood ended up getting the lead on lap 12 on the restart, but Moore fought back to lead lap 13. Romero chipped away at the pack to advance to third past Lemke by lap 16.

Romero then challenged Wood for second before they made contact in turn one that sent Wood spinning and relegated Romero to the rear. On the restart, Lemke put up a nice challenge to Moore but Moore won the battle for the lead. Scott returned onto the race track and slowed in front of Lemke as the leaders attempted to lap him. He was black flagged by PCS officials as his car went up in sparks after the contact that ensued with Lemke.

The race went green for 49 consecutive laps which allowed Moore to build up a straightaway advantage over Lemke while Romero and Wood raced hard from the back of the field. The duo closed down on Matt Wendt and contact forced Wendt back behind them both on lap 54. Wendt went up in sparks and came to a stop in turn two for the next caution on lap 72. Romero knifed inside John Moore to take third on the following restart. Wood then made a daring three-wide maneuver a few laps later to get fourth from Moore and Mike Beeler.

Romero worked through lapped traffic and got around Lemke on lap 90 for second place but ran out of time to reel in Cole Moore. Cole Moore darted to a 1.377 second victory while Romero ran second to finisxh 24 points ahead of John Moore in the championship. Lemke’s debut yielded a strong third place followed by Wood and Beeler. John Moore was sixth. Romero’s move from seventh to second also grabbed the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger award.

Cole Moore, Mike Beeler, and Dave Byrd rounded out the top-five in the final championship points.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com, visit www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or follow them on Facebook or YouTube

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Radio Law Talk, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Competition Carburetion, Bassett Wheels, Frank's Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

2018 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com Schedule
Subject to Change
March 31 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning w/ USAC & BCRA*
April 21 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Kool April Nights*
May 19 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *North State Challenge*
June 23 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Shasta Fair*
July 21 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Summer Classic*
August 11 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning II w/ USAC & 360 Supers*
October 13 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *October Classic 100*

Pacific Challenge Series Round 7: All American Speedway results
Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 20 Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental / Berco
2 8 Jason Romero Cameron Park, CA Folsom Lake Asphalt
3 98 Adam Lemke Hollister, CA ADL Construction / Off Axis Paint
4 18 Jack Wood Loomis, CA Cooks Collision
5 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
6 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental / Thryv
7 70 Mike Hite Elk Grove, CA Pimental Freight Lines
8 7 Michael Sandoval Ripon, CA Sandoval Farms
9 1 Matt Wendt Galt, CA Wendt Construction
10 34 Austin Gant Grass Valley, CA
11 35 Matt Scott Pine Grove, CA Kamps Propane
12 88 Lance Halm Roseville, CA Halm Metal Fab
13 6x Cameron Legue Lincoln, CA All Valley Tow
14` 3 Dave Byrd French Camp, CA Cherokee Muffler
15 99 Mike Bristow Manteca, CA Bristow Motorsports

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #8 Jason Romero
American Racer Dash: not held
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #8 Jason Romero
Lap Leaders: 20 Cole Moore 1-11, 18 Jack Wood 12, Moore 13-100

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Cole Rouse Gets His Redemption at All American



ROSEVILLE, Calif — All season long Cole Rouse has been close.

Last time out, Rouse took the white flag and was leading before losing the race to teammate Hailie Deegan. It is more than safe to say Rouse wanted this win bad.

Rouse finally got his elusive first career NASCAR K&N Pro Series West win Saturday by winning the NAPA AutoCare/Roseville Toyota 200 presented by TriCo Welding Supplies & the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame at All American Speedway.

Rouse’s No.99 NAPA Filters Toyota won the pole earlier in the day and battled hard at the front of the field with the likes of Ryan Partridge and Chris Eggleston. Taking the lead on an aggressive pass during the Lap 189 restart it almost seemed like smooth sailing until a late race caution set up a four-lap dash to the finish.

This time Rouse got his redemption.

The 21-year-old driver from Fort Smith, Arkansas held off a pair of Bob Bruncati Racing entries and came home .506 seconds ahead of the Partridge to claim his first win in his 27th series start. Rouse entered the event with 10 career top fives, including runner-up finishes in three of his previous four races.

Partridge’s No. 9 Sunrise Ford/Eibach/Lucas Oil/Braille Ford seemed to be the car to beat before being passed by Rouse in the penultimate restart. Partridge, the 2016 winner at All American, would settle for his 11th top five of 2018.

Championship leader Derek Thorn lost a lap early after contact from Derek Kraus lead to a spin. He fought hard to get his lap back, and battled back to finish third for his 12th top five of the season.

Nick Joanides came home fourth, scoring his best career finish and first top five of his career. Travis Milburn fought has way back after multiple spins to complete the top five.

Matt Levin, Hailie Deegan, Taylor Canfield, Rich Delong III and Takuma Koga completing the top 10.

Thorn leads Rouse by 26 and Partridge by 29 heading into the season finale at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California, on Saturday, Oct. 27, for the NAPA Auto Parts 175 presented by West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.

NAPA AutoCare/Roseville Toyota 200 presented by TriCo Welding Supplies & the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame will on NBCSN Thursday, October 18, 6 p.m. ET.

Contact:
Jason Christley
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
(386) 310-6094
jchristley@nascar.com

NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES WEST-NAPA Autocare/Roseville Toyota 200 Results
Saturday
At All American Speedway
Roseville, CA
Lap length: 0.333 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (1) Cole Rouse, Fort Smith, Ark., Toyota, 200 laps, 57.732 mph.
2. (3) Ryan Partridge, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Ford, 200.
3. (5) Derek Thorn, Lakeport, Calif., Ford, 200.
4. (9) Nick Joanides, Woodland Hills, Calif., Toyota, 200.
5. (10) Travis Milburn, Eagle, Id., Chevrolet, 200.
6. (8) Matt Levin, Tucson, Ariz., Chevrolet, 200.
7. (2) Hailie Deegan, Temecula, Calif., Toyota, 200.
8. (15) Taylor Canfield, San Diego, Calif., Toyota, 198.
9. (14) Rich DeLong III, Santa Clarita, Calif., Chevrolet, 196.
10. (12) Takuma Koga, Nagoya, Japan, Chevrolet, 194.
11. (11) Trevor Huddleston, Agoura Hills, Calif., Ford, 178, accident.
12. (4) Chris Eggleston, Erie, Colo., Toyota, 149, accident.
13. (6) Kody Vanderwal, LaSalle, Colo, Ford, 117, drive line.
14. (13) Rudy Vanderwal, LaSalle, Colo, Ford, 102, brakes.
15. (7) Derek Kraus, Stratford, Wis., Toyota, 92.
16. (16) David Hibbard, Medford, Ore., Chevrolet, 0, mechanical.

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour 9 minutes 13 seconds
Margin of Victory: .506 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: C.Rouse (86.388 mph, 13.877 seconds)
Caution Flags: 8 for 47 laps.
Lead Changes: 6 among 3 drivers.
Lap Leaders: C. Rouse 1-31; R. Partridge 32-123; C. Eggleston 124-140; R. Partridge 141-148; C. Eggleston 149; R. Partridge 150-173; C. Rouse 174-200.
Standings: 1. D. Thorn, 546; 2. C. Rouse, 520; 3. R. Partridge, 517; 4. D. Kraus, 495; 5. H. Deegan, 475; 6. T. Huddleston, 463; 7. K. Vanderwal, 443; 8. M. Levin, 392; 9. T. Koga, 367; 10. T. Souza, 237.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Swanson Signs With Nolen Racing For 2019 Silver Crown Run

Kody Swanson, the winningest driver in USAC Silver Crown history, will race for Nolen Racing during the 2019 season. (Photo Courtesy Dave Olson)

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Whiteland, Indiana.........Four-time USAC Silver Crown champion Kody Swanson has signed with Nolen Racing to run the full 2019 USAC Silver Crown schedule.

Kingsburg, California's Swanson, who set the all-time Silver Crown wins record with his 24th victory last August at Salem (Ind.) Speedway, became a free agent following the closure of DePalma Motorsports earlier this week, whom he had raced for since the 2013 season and had accumulated 21 career wins with.

The Whiteland, Indiana-based Nolen Racing team has won 11 career Silver Crown races since the 1991 season with drivers Johnny Parsons, Jim Keeker, Tony Elliott, Shane Hollingsworth and Chris Windom. However, the team has yet to claim its first Silver Crown title. This past year, Nolen ran two cars full-time, finishing third and fifth in the series' standings with drivers Windom and Jerry Coons, Jr., respectively.

For 2019, the team will run one car on the Silver Crown trail for Swanson, who in 2018, raced a Gene Nolen-owned car to victory at the Payless Little 500, a grueling, 500-lap sprint car race at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway. The win was Swanson's second in the race and Nolen's first.

Swanson scored five wins in a row this past summer, setting a new mark for consecutive triumphs. Interestingly enough, Swanson's run was stopped by a Nolen Racing car, which was driven by Windom to two-straight wins on the Illinois miles in Springfield and Du Quoin.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

DePalma Motorsports Leaves On Top After 5 Straight Silver Crown Titles

DePalma Motorsports set a record in 2018 with their fifth-straight USAC Silver Crown owner's title with Kody Swanson as the driver. (Photo Courtesy Gene Crucean)

By: Richie Murray - USAC Media

Lima, Ohio (October 9, 2018).........DePalma Motorsports, one of the most iconic and successful teams in the history of the USAC Silver Crown series, is riding into the sunset on top of their game, announcing that their 2018 championship season was the last for the Lima, Ohio-based team.

It concludes a magical five-year run with Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif. DePalma Motorsports itself won the Silver Crown owner title each year they had Swanson as their full-time driver between 2014 and 2018. Swanson himself won Silver Crown driving titles in the DePalma No. 63 in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018.

The accomplishment of five consecutive series titles set by the team had never been seen before in the series, snapping the series record for streaking (four) set by Bob East/Tony Stewart Racing between 2002 and 2005 as well as Curb-Agajanian Motorsports, which grabbed four in a row from 2010 to 2013.

Along the way, Swanson and the DePalmas rewrote the record book, one of which Silver Crown participants will be chasing for years and years. Regardless of dirt or pavement, the combo was always up front.

This past year, Swanson and the DePalmas won five-straight races, breaking Jack Hewitt's long-standing, 32-year-old record of four-straight Silver Crown wins set in 1986. The last of Swanson's five wins, at Indiana's Salem Speedway, was the ultimate. Kody drove to his 24th career victory in the Silver Crown Champ Car Series, overtaking the top spot on the all-time win list.

With all that said, the accolades and the broken records have put the DePalmas at the pinnacle of the sport, but it's the people of racing that car owner Tony DePalma is going to miss the most.

"I've met a lot of good people in this sport and built a lot of great relationships," DePalma said. "It's been a pleasure to know a lot of people in this sport and it's really one of the most rewarding things besides, obviously, winning races. It's been really neat to get to know Kody's family and friends over the last several years. It's also fun to get to know our competitors. Yeah, they're the people we competed against, but most of them I view as friends. That's the most rewarding thing."

DePalma returned to Silver Crown racing in 2002, inheriting his uncle Ralph's stable of race cars after his passing. DePalma owned cars had notable runs with driver Mike Brecht in the "4-Crown Nationals" at Eldora Speedway, turning in a 3rd in 2004 and a 2nd in 2006.

Following his father Jim's passing, the cars were mothballed so to speak before the family team returned in 2010, then hit the circuit full steam when they put Swanson full-time in the seat for the 2014 season and quickly found the magic touch that Tony's father and uncle used to claim the 1984 Silver Crown owner title with driver Dave Blaney.

The familiar sight of the No. 63 up front has been commonplace, and it will certainly be a change to see for those in the stands and those on the track, but also to the DePalma team.

"No doubt about it, we're going to miss it," DePalma admitted. "'We're going to miss the camaraderie, the anticipation and the anxiety of competing. We were always pretty stoked and focused, and it was a standing joke of 'hey, pass the bottle of antacid.' We were really uptight about each and every race, but that's part of the reason we did well is because we put so much into it."

The team put all they had into it and then some as they raised their game to exemplary heights. However, DePalma felt now was the right time to make the exit for a myriad of reasons.

"I saw my kids starting to miss things with their kids; that was one piece of it," DePalma began. "There are other things I want to pursue and have started to put into motion a little bit. I'm missing some of the things I shouldn't be missing. Long story short, what took me over the edge was, what a better exit point than this? We were going to have to exit at some point in time anyway. Maybe it's premature, but I've always believed, when I've looked at athletes in various sports, I've always scratched my head thinking 'why didn't you get out when you were on top?'"

As crazy as it seems now, Kody was still seen as primarily a "pavement specialist" at the time and was tabbed as the driver for the blacktop while he searched for rides on the dirt to prove himself as a capable shoe. He recorded a 2nd, 5th and another 2nd in the first three pavement outings for DePalma during that initial season together in 2013. For 2014, Kody was handed the keys to both the pavement and dirt rides and he hasn't missed a beat since, reeling off 21 wins together with the DePalmas, more than any other driver/team combination in the history of the series.

"These last five years and the relationships that my family and I have had with the DePalma family and this team have been career and life changing," Swanson said. "When we met, I may have been more at a breaking point than a crossroads in my career, and along with a few other key people, this family and race team gave me a chance to continue and an incredible opportunity to be part of something special. Over the years we were blessed to gel as a team, but developed further than that, and into a family of our own. Everyone that has been involved has gotten along together so well. We have developed relationships personally that treat each other like family, maybe even better in some cases, and has become a team that almost any and every other would pale in comparison to."

"I am extremely grateful to have raced and become friends with each and every member of this team, and for the sacrifices that each of them, and their families, have made as part of this team," Swanson continued. "It has been such a unique situation, and something not easily found in an entire team across any sport. Everyone involved gave it their all, without hesitation, and wanted to compete together for all the right reasons. We all wanted to do our best, and everyone put in all the effort they could to try to win races together. You simply can't ask for anything more than that in a team, and what we've been able to accomplish together has been incredible and something I am so thankful for my family and I to have been a part of."

Pacific Challenge Series Championship Race At Roseville This Saturday

Pacific Challenge Series points leader, Jason Romeo (Photo Courtesy Don Thompson)
Via PCS Media

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (October 9, 2018) – Cameron Park’s Jason Romero will try to close the deal on his first career Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com championship, when the series hits All American Speedway in Roseville, CA on Saturday night. The event is one part of one of the largest short track events in the western United States, anchored by a 200 lap NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race, the championship for the North State Modifieds, the 100 lap PCS championship, Super Stocks, and Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros. All told over 400 laps with more than 80 race cars make up the ambitious evening.

In an encore to last season, the Pacific Challenge Series’ Super Late Model drivers conclude the evening for $2500 to win. Last year’s race saw John Moore spin into the front stretch wall to end his championship hopes and hand the title to Mike Beeler for his second career title. Jason Romero drag raced with Matt Wendt over the final stages of the event before narrowly missing out on victory.

Coming into 2018, Romero enjoys a 16 point advantage over Moore that represents eight positions on the race track. Traditionally a home race track for the series, Saturday is the only appearance at the one-third mile this year. Moore, of Granite Bay, also ranks Roseville as a home race track but has never won a touring stock car race there.

Beeler ranks third in the standings and has a win and at least four second place finishes at Roseville with the PCS. 2018 Ukiah winner Cole Moore won at Roseville in 2017 and is currently fourth in the championship. French Camp’s Dave Byrd has advanced to fifth in the standings in his maiden PCS season. The veteran driver has not competed at Roseville since 2012.

Matt Wendt ended 2017 with two consecutive victories. His 2018 season has been a complete 180 with six consecutive DNFs. Returning to the site of his most recent victory will hopefully bolster the performance for the driver out of Galt. Carlos Vieira, three-time track champion Matt Scott, Elk Grove’s Mike Hite, and Roseville’s Shannon Mansch round out the top-ten in the points.

Elk Grove’s Shane Butler and Del Oro High School student Jack Wood of nearby Loomis, CA are among those attempting series returns at Roseville. Wood was the 2017 PCS Rookie of the Year with a perfect season of all top-ten finishes. He has not competed with the series yet in 2018.

Activities begin Friday night with practices from 5 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. On Saturday pit gates open at 9 am with the first practice at 1:30 p.m. The final PCS practice at 3:25 p.m. serves as qualifying. Grandstands open at 4 p.m. with a full night of racing for Mini Cups, Super Stocks, North State Modifieds, and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West. The Pacific Challenge Series concludes the huge night at 9 p.m.

Tickets are available for pre-sale now at www.BMRNAPA.com

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com, visit www.PacificChallengeSeries.com or follow them on Facebook or YouTube

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Radio Law Talk, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Competition Carburetion, Bassett Wheels, Frank's Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

2018 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com Schedule
Subject to Change
March 31 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning w/ USAC & BCRA*
April 21 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Kool April Nights*
May 19 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *North State Challenge*
June 23 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Shasta Fair*
July 21 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Summer Classic*
August 11 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning II w/ USAC & 360 Supers*
October 13 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *October Classic 100*

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Zampa Cashes In With $10K Short Track Shootout Victory At Madera

Logan Zampa stood tall after winning the Short Track Shootout (Photo Courtesy Jason Wedehase)

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (October 6, 2018) – Napa’s Logan Zampa cashed in the biggest win of his career, scoring the 6th Annual $10,000 to win Nut Up Industries Short Track Shootout on Saturday night at Madera Speedway. Zampa’s unlikely victory was his first in nearly 18 months and came from 11th starting position. More than 40 RPM Mortgage Pro Late Models from across the Western United States competed at the one-third mile asphalt oval.

Saturday’s MAVTV-televised races also crowned the 2018 series champions as well with Matt Erickson emerging with his second series title.

Erickson led qualifying but it was Bakersfield’s Racin Vernon who drew the pole position for the start of the 150 lap contest. Second in points Austin Herzog dove inside Randy Hedrick for fourth in turn three on lap six before Herzog spun, sending them both around. Both drivers had to restart at the rear with front end damage in a costly incident.

Vernon picked the outside on the restart against Shepherd and they ran side-by-side while Erickson and Zampa closed down for a four car lead pack. Shepherd tucked in on the high line behind Zampa, allowing Erickson to take second. Erickson then applied pressure on Vernon for the lead.

Lapped traffic bottled up the leaders a bit and the caution flew when lapped car Rick Thompson and fifth place running Ross Strmiska crashed hard in turn one. When racing resumed, Zampa used the outside to charge past Erickson for second on lap 42. Nick Grossi had a blown transmission for a spectacular red flag on the following lap, with the fluid sending both Adam Lemke and Jagger Jones around. All three were done for the evening.

A lap 50 caution allowed Buddy Shepherd to take the lead away from Vernon on lap 51.

Dillon Tucker drove from 23rd up to eighth as he avoided all the melees. Meanwhile, three-time Short Track Shootout champion Eric Holmes started to make his presence felt after starting eighth. Holmes went past Zampa for third and then challenged Vernon for second. Vernon had a slide coming into turn three that dropped him back to fifth. A top four lead pack emerged in lapped traffic of Shepherd, Holmes, Zampa, and 13 year-old Jesse Love all running nose to tail on the high side.

Holmes went for it, going three wide in and out of traffic to take the lead from Shepherd on lap 96 in a thrilling move. Holmes led the field into the lap 100 break ahead of Shepherd, Zampa, Love, and Herzog who had recovered from the earlier spin to fifth.

Coming out of the break, Shepherd challenged Holmes before tucking up behind him on lap 108. Carlos Vieira had a mechanical failure that sparked a serious crash in turn one that ended Cole Moore’s race as well.

Zampa went outside of Holmes on lap 114 and took over the lead on lap 115. Shepherd tried to go inside of Holmes into turn three and they made some contact for second as well. Herzog hopped into the fray as he looked outside Shepherd not long after. The furious battling at the front got a break when Christian Roche hit the turn three wall on lap 129.

The following restart was the maddest scramble of them all with Holmes eventually spinning down the backstretch. He lost a lap in the infield, but was saved when Jarrett Gilmer hit the turn three wall for a caution that gave Holmes the free pass and his lap back.

Zampa restarted outside Shepherd but drove away easily while Herzog fell out with a rear end issue to end his possible championship hopes. Shepherd slid into turn two on lap 136 and fell back to fourth as a result. Erickson emerged in second but had to watch Zampa drive away to a five car length advantage.

Erickson ended up having a great duel with Love but it was for a distant second place. Zampa went on for a 1.5 second victory over Erickson, Love, Shepherd, and 26th starting Blaine Rocha. Travis Milburn of Eagle, ID won the 40 lap B Main event worth $1,000 as well.

Love’s third place finish in the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series was just one part of his night, as he added his ninth 51FIFTY Energy Drink Jr. Late Model win and second consecutive series championship. The ninth and final round for the series had 15 drivers ages 10-16 years old racing for 70 laps.

The Jr. Late Model feature had almost an immeasurable number of lead changes. Love led the opening ten circuits before things intensified. Anthony Guiamano from Basking Ridge, NJ and Las Vegas’ Tyler Reif, 11, had some contact coming out of turn two. In Reif’s attempt to save the car, he spun exiting turn four and clipped both Joey Iest and the turn four wall. Reif and Iest were both out of the race prematurely.

Reif’s brother Tanner put up the challenge to Love and led lap 11, before Love led lap 12. Tanner Reif then led laps 13-16 and did all of his bidding from the outside line in a seemingly endless side-by-side affair. Reif bobbled and yielded the lead back to Love for lap 17.

Reif was undeterred, using the outside to come back at Love and take the lead on lap 22. Love fought back and took over laps 30 and 31, before Reif took over yet again! Meanwhile second in points Dylan Zampa had a front row view of all of it from third. Reif brought Love, Zampa, Guiamano, and Kabe McClenny across the line for the lap 40 break.

After adjustments on the front stretch and MAVTV interviews, Love and Reif continued to trade the lead back-and-forth. Reif seemed to have the edge by lap 51 and that allowed Love and Zampa to go into their own back-and-forth affair for second.

With four laps to go, Zampa was up to second and challenging inside Reif for a move that would have likely won him both the championship and the race. They went nearly three-wide in traffic coming to lap 68 in turn four, before making contact down the front stretch. Reif went spinning and the caution flag flew. Zampa and Reif were both relegated to the rear for their involvement.

The incident gave Love a clear path to sail to victory and to the championship, leading the final two laps ahead of Guiamano, McClenny, Jesse Burks, and Jay Juleson.

Nevada’s Justin Johnson kept his slim championship hopes alive as he won his first career Lucas Oil Modified race, topping the 22 starters of the 75 lap event. Taylor Miinch had a chance to close out the title fight but was only able to muster sixth in the series’ penultimate round. Kyle Tellstrom followed Johnson closely over a long final green flag run to settle for second by just .398 seconds ahead of Cody Kay, former Madera track champion Scott Winters, and former series champion Dylan Cappello.

Kale McClenny and Riley Massey each wrapped up championships in the Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros division. Their 20 lap feature was won by the Bandolero of Kercie Jung who also unofficially won the California state championship with the effort. Seth Wise finished second while Massey was third. McClenny won the Mini Cup portion of the field by narrowly topping a late move by Madera’s Joseph Holliday. Aiden Phillips rounded out the Mini Cup top-three.

Racing continues at Madera Speedway on October 20th with the iPulluPull 11th Annual Pumpkin Smash Halloween Bash and Blow Up!, Madera Hobby Stocks, MST's, Toyota Sedans, $2,000 to Win 200 lap Enduro, the Extreme Barrel Racing Series, a Trick or Treat thru the Pits and on Track PUMPKIN SMASH for the KIDS!

For more information about Madera Racing on MAVTV please visit www.racemadera.com or www.mavtv.com. For more information on RPM Mortgage and to obtain loan information please visit www.rpmwins.com and for more information about 51FIFTY Energy Drink visit www.51fiftyenergydrink.com

Madera Speedway is presented by major partners RPM Mortgage, 51FIFTY Energy Drink, Nut Up Industries, NICERIDE, iPull-uPull, and Color Fast Industries.

Madera Racing on MAVTV airs Thursdays every week. The show airs at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. PST and is also available on the Lucas Oil Racing TV app. The fifth round of the 51FIFTY Energy Drink Jr. Late Model Series airs on October 11th!

Madera Speedway 2018 Schedule Celebrating 47 years of Racing!

October 20th - 11th Annual iPull-uPull Pumpkin Smash Halloween Bash and Blow Up and Monster Trucks!, Madera Hobby Stocks, MST's, Toyota Sedans, $2,000 to Win 200 lap Enduro, the Extreme Barrel Racing Series, a Trick or Treat thru the Pits and on Track PUMPKIN SMASH for the KIDS!

October 27th - Closed

November 10th - 2018 Championship Awards Banquet

Friday, October 5, 2018

North State Modified Series Championship Race To Be Decided At All American Speedway

NSMS points leader Kris Price of Sacramento (51x) and 2nd place runner Dustin DeRosier of Cloverdale (#12) will be battling it out for the North State Modified Series championship Saturday night at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA.

Via Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

Roseville, CA.....The final event in the 2018 championship race for the North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, will be held Saturday night, October 13, at All American Speedway in Roseville, California. The Hoosier NSMS October Classic will feature a six-car six-lap Lucas Oil Dash for Cash along with a 60 lap feature event.

At the end of the competition the 2018 North State Modified Series (NSMS) champion will be revealed. Currently Kris Price of Sacramento has a healthy 66 point lead over Dustin DeRosier of Cloverdale. It is possible to earn as many as 85 points at each event. Therefore Price will only have to start the main event to clinch his first NSMS championship. Price and DeRosier are the only ones who have a mathematical chance to win the title.

Third place contender Eric Johnson of Kelseyville trails DeRosier by only 22 points. Next in line, 11 points be behind Johnson, is another Kelseyville driver, Darrin Sullivan. Eric Price II, Kris Price's brother, sits in fifth, only three points behind Sullivan.

The North State Modifieds are running in conjunction with the NASCAR K & N Pro Series, the Pacific Challenge Late Model Series, the local Bandolero/Mini Cup cars, and the local A & B Super Stocks.

The North State Modified Series is presented by: Protect the Harvest, Lucas Oil, Ward Land Management & Development, Hoosier Tire West, Sunoco Race Fuels, Naake Suspension, Five Star Bodies, Racer Bling, Scribner Plastics and Frank's Radios.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Short Track Shootout Up Next For Austin Herzog


Via Austin Herzog PR

CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA (October 3, 2018) – 16 year-old Austin Herzog will try to come from behind in the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series championship, during Saturday’s 150 lap and $10,000 Nut Up Industries Short Track Shootout at Madera Speedway.

Herzog led much of the season before a broken rear end in August and a crash in September set him back into second in the points. The race on Saturday night is expected to be one of the largest in track history with 52 pre-entries.

Activities begin on Thursday night with the Nut Up Industries Kickoff Party at Savemart on Howard Road in Madera. Austin and his #11 Pro Late Model will be in attendance along with his teammate Anthony Guiamano and his F’Real #3g Pro Late Model. Race fans can get autographs and win great prizes including race tickets. The event runs from 5pm – 7pm.

On Friday night, practices will run from 3pm-9pm. Saturday’s action includes morning practice, time trials at 12:45pm, lower mains at 3pm, and opening ceremonies at 5 pm. The 150 lap Short Track Shootout is expected to go green at 7pm.

Race fans can watch Austin Herzog in action on MAVTV, Thursdays at 5pm and 8pm Pacific time. Round #5 of the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series airs October 18th.

Austin Herzog Motorsports thanks Sanger Concrete, Castech Pest Control, Superior Doors, LC Services, Richard Herzog Construction, and Darrell Herzog Roofing for their support.

Potential sponsors are encouraged to contact austinherzogmotorsports@gmail.com

Race fans can keep up on all of the action for Austin Herzog Motorsports at www.AustinHerzogMotorsports.com Austin Herzog Motorsports can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Increased Purse For The Perris Oval Nationals Announced

#32 Chase Stockon, winner of the opening night of the "Oval Nationals" in 2017. (Photo Courtesy Rich Forman)

Via USAC Media

Perris, California.........(October 2, 2018) Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian has announced an increased purse for the west coast's premier sprint car race, the 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction featuring both the USAC AMSOIL National and CRA Sprint Car Series. The race will take place on November 8th, 9th and 10th at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval.

While first place prize money for the Saturday A-Main will remain at $25,000, second place has increased from $10,000 to $15,000 and third place has increased from $5,000 to $10,000. In addition, the money to start the race has increased from $500 to $1,000. The Thursday and Friday A-Mains will pay $5,000 to win and $500 to start. The total purse for the three-day show is a whopping $131,380!

"I want to thank Mike Grosswendt from All Coast Construction for supporting the Oval Nationals and for everything he does for sprint car racing," Kazarian said. "He jumps in with both feet to make this all possible. He loves sprint car racing and he is totally dedicated to making it a better sport."

SATURDAY A-MAIN (40 LAPS)
1. $25,000
2. $15,000
3. $10,000
4. $2,500
5. $2,250
6. $2,000
7. $1,750
8. $1,500
9. $1,400
10. $1,350
11. $1,300
12. $1,250
13. $1,200
14. $1,150
15. $1,100
16. $1,075
17. $1,050
18. $1,025
19. $1,000
20. $1,000
21. $1,000
22. $1,000
23. $1,000
24. $1,000
Total: $77,900

SATURDAY B-MAIN #1 (12-LAPS)
1. Transfer
2. Transfer
3. Transfer
4. Transfer
5. Transfer
6. $300
7. $250
8. $225
9. $200
10. $175
11. $150
12. $125
13. $100
14. $100
15. $100
16. $100
17. $100
18. $75
19. $75
20. $60
21. $60
22. $60
23. $60
24. $60
Total: $2,375

SATURDAY B-MAIN #2 (12-LAPS)
1. Transfer
2. Transfer
3. Transfer
4. Transfer
5. Transfer
6. $300
7. $250
8. $225
9. $200
10. $175
11. $150
12. $125
13. $100
14. $100
15. $100
16. $100
17. $100
18. $75
19. $75
20. $60
21. $60
22. $60
23. $60
24. $60
Total: $2,375

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY A-MAINS (30-LAPS)
1. $5,000
2. $2,500
3. $1,250
4. $1,000
5. $900
6. $850
7. $800
8. $775
9. $750
10. $725
11. $700
12. $675
13. $650
14. $625
15. $600
16. $575
17. $550
18. $525
19. $500
20. $500
21. $500
22. $500
23. $500
24. $500
Total: $22,450.00 (each night)

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY B-MAINS (12-LAPS)
1. Transfer
2. Transfer
3. Transfer
4. Transfer
5. $200
6. $175
7. $150
8. $125
9. $120
10. $110
11. $100
12. $95
13. $90
14. $85
15. $80
16. $75
17. $70
18. $70
19. $70
20. $60
21. $60
22. $60
23. $60
24. $60
Total: $1,915 (each night)

Total Purse for all three nights: $131,380

Entry blanks for the Oval Nationals are available at http://perrisautospeedway.com/.

Advance tickets are available at the following link https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7. For fans who do not wish to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the front gate each night.

OVAL NATIONALS CHAMPIONS
1996 Jimmy Sills
1997 Rip Williams
1998 Rodney Argo
1999 Rickie Gaunt
2000 Tony Jones
2001 Bud Kaeding
2002 Bud Kaeding
2003 Cory Kruseman
2004 Cory Kruseman
2005 Dave Darland
2006 Dave Darland
2007 Bud Kaeding
2008 Jesse Hockett
2009 Damion Gardner
2010 Chris Windom
2011 Damion Gardner
2012 Mike Spencer
2013 Dave Darland
2014 Robert Ballou
2015 Bryan Clauson
2016 Damion Gardner
2017 Kevin Thomas Jr.

For further information, contact Scott Daloisio (909) 226-7768 or or mail to: perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com.

$10,000 To Win Short Track Shootout Attracts Large Field To Madera

Ross Strmiska (#90) and Buddy Shepherd (#22) battled last year with Shepherd taking the win (Photo Courtesy Jason Wedehase)

Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (October 2, 2018) – The 6th annual Nut Up Industries Short Track Shootout at Madera Speedway has attracted some of the top short track talent in the western United States aiming for a $10,000 prize. The 150 lap RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series feature headlines a night of completely MAVTV-televised action and will also be the championship deciding race for the nine race series. Championship races for the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Models and Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros are also scheduled, along with a 75 lap contest for the Lucas Oil Modified Series.

More than 50 Late Model are expected with $1,000 also being offered for the winner of the 25 lap B Main.

Only three different drivers have visited victory lane in the illustrious history of the shootout. Mike David won the inaugural running before Eric Holmes went on a streak of three-consecutive wins to earn the nickname “Mr. October”. 2015 & 2017 series champion Buddy Shepherd broke their stranglehold when he grabbed the 2017 edition. All three drivers are back to defend their places among the greatest drivers in the 47 year history of the one-third mile oval.

The subplot of a great championship battle adds to the intrigue, with Madera’s all-time winningest stock car driver Matt Erickson trying to win his second series title while battling with 16 year-old Austin Herzog. Both drivers are hungry for a piece of the $10,000 pie and the championship as well.

Among the drivers aiming for just the shootout win, arguably none are more accomplished than Trevor Huddleston and Jeremy Doss. Huddleston won the 2017 NASCAR California state championship and missed out on the national title by a scant three points. After winning 22 Late Model features last year, Huddleston has added 14 Late Model victories this year while also battling for the K&N West Rookie of the Year at the same time. One track he still needs a victory at is Madera, however.

Doss has four stock car wins at Madera including two with the Pacific Challenge Series, one with the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour, and a win last year in the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series. The current SRL points leader and former Montana 200 winner would like to add his to extensive resume with a victory on Saturday night.

Linny White won last October’s Lucas Oil Modified race at Madera and is always a threat at the speedway. Jagger Jones – grandson of the legendary Parnelli Jones, has won seven times in 2018 in a Late Model and is part of a strong multi-car effort teamed with Huddleston, off-road standout Cole Potts, female driver Lexi Gay, and Dean Thompson. Long time Madera regulars Dillon Tucker, Ryan Hart, Jason Aguirre, and Garland Tyler are all still looking for their first televised victories, while Logan Zampa, Racin Vernon, and Blaine Rocha would like to return to victory lane during the richest race of the year.

The 70 lap feature for the 51FIFTY Energy Drink Jr. Late Model Series might be the mostly hotly contested of the evening. The drivers ages 10-16 years old find themselves in a championship fight for the ages with 2017 champion Jesse Love tied with three-time 2018 winner Dylan Zampa. Las Vegas’ Tanner Reif is just eight points behind in third. Reif and Zampa ended the last event spinning across the finish line as a possible harbinger of things to come. Tanner Reif and Kabe McClenny round out the top-five in the points.

Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros has had an exciting inaugural season with 20 lap combined events that see each division running for separate points and trophies. Both division championships are all but final, with Bakersfield’s Kabe McClenny leading by 49 points over Joseph Holliday in the Mini Cups. The Bandolero side is also a Bakersfield led affair with Riley Massey a likely insurmountable 30 points ahead of Zachary Ginn.

75 laps are on tap for the Lucas Oil Modified Series this weekend with Taylor Miinch opening the year with four consecutive wins to lead the series points. One of those wins came in June at Madera, when former Madera champion Scott Winters and Idaho’s Shelby Stroebel crashed in turn four sending both of their #24 cars into the wall.

Fast-time qualifier Kyle Tellstrom, an Idaho resident who is popular with the Madera fans, was involved in two separate incidents himself in a heart breaking evening. Tellstrom will be returning on Saturday night to challenge more than 20 series regulars in the ninth race of their 2018 touring season. Fresno’s Tyler Herzog is among the drivers who will race in both the RPM Late Models and the Lucas Oil Modifieds.

The biggest weekend of the year at Madera Speedway begins Thursday night with the Nut Up Industries Pre-Race Party at the Madera Savemart store from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Madera Speedway drivers and Nut Up drivers will be in attendance with their race cars and the first 50 attendees receive a free ticket to the race.

Practices at the track begin Friday with gates opening at 11 a.m. and the track open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Pit gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday with final practices at 10:30 a.m. Qualifying is at 12:45 p.m. with C and B Main racing starting early at 3 p.m. The Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros will close out the preliminary races before opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. Jr. Late Models, Lucas Oil Modifieds, and the 150 lap Nut Up Industries Short Track Shootout will follow.

Tickets are just $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $10 for youth ages 6-12, and kids five and under are free!

Madera Speedway is busy preparing for the Nut Up Industries Short Track Shootout on October 6th which will pay $10,000 to win the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model feature. Pre-entry is available now at www.RaceMadera.com

For more information on RPM Mortgage and to obtain loan information please visit www.rpmwins.com and for more information about 51FIFTY Energy Drink visit www.51fiftyenergydrink.com

Madera Speedway is presented by major partners RPM Mortgage, 51FIFTY Energy Drink, Nut Up Industries, NICERIDE, iPull-uPull, and Color Fast Industries.


Madera Racing on MAVTV airs Thursdays every week. The show airs at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. PST and is also available on the Lucas Oil Racing TV app. The fifth round of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Models airs October 11th.

Madera Speedway 2018 Schedule Celebrating 47 years of Racing!

October 5th -Practice for the RPM Mortgage Short Track "Best of the West" $10,000.00 to win Shootout Event open to Lucas Oil Modifieds, Late Models, Jr. Late Models, and the Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

October 6th - 150 Lap $10,000.00 to WIN “NUT UP SHORT TRACK SHOOTOUT” for the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 150 laps! (race #9 of the televised championship), Lucas Oil Modifieds 75 lap TV race! Race #9 of the 80 lap 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series and the Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

October 13th - Closed, NO RACES /

October 20th - 11th Annual iPull-uPull Pumpkin Smash Halloween Bash and Blow Up and Monster Trucks!, Madera Hobby Stocks, MST's, Toyota Sedans, $2,000 to Win 200 lap Enduro, the Extreme Barrel Racing Series, a Trick or Treat thru the Pits and on Track PUMPKIN SMASH for the KIDS!

October 27th - Closed

November 10th - 2018 Championship Awards Banquet

NUT UP INDUSTRIES SHORT TRACK SHOOTOUT PRE-ENTRY LIST
52 cars as of 4 p.m. 10/1/18

03 Robbie Knittel – Lodi, CA
1 Tyler Herzog – Fresno, CA
2 Jarrett Gilmer – Manteca, CA
2d Jeremy Davis – Denair, CA
3g Anthony Guiamano – Basking Ridge, NJ
5 Chris Scribner – Rancho Cordova, CA
8 Jason Romero – Cameron Park, CA
11 Austin Herzog – Clovis, CA
12 Greg Potts – Stockton, CA
14 Travis Milburn – Eagle, ID
15 Jeremy Doss – Upperlake, CA
16 David Lewellen – Modesto, CA
17 Will Martyn – Coarsegold, CA
18 Jack Wood – Loomis, CA
20 Cole Moore – Granite Bay, CA
21e Nick Grossi – Modesto, CA
21 Eric Holmes – Escalon, CA
22 Buddy Shepherd – Bakersfield, CA
26 Del McIntosh – Madera, CA
26 Blaine Rocha – Oakdale, CA
27 Kevin Thompson – Fresno, CA
28 Trevor Schlundt – Fresno, CA
29 Randy Hedrick – Reno, NV
38 Jesse Love – Menlo Park, CA
38 Ryan Hart – Dos Palos, CA
38 JJ Ferguson – Grass Valley, CA
42 Matt Erickson – LaGrange, CA
43 Eloy Bazan – Modesto, CA
45 Jason Aguirre – Atwater, CA
50 Trevor Huddleston – Agoura Hills, CA
51 Carlos Vieira – Livingston, CA
51 Racin Vernon – Bakersfield, CA
55 Jagger Jones – Scottsdale, AZ
56 Lexi Gay – Canton, GA
57 Dean Thompson – Anaheim, CA
57 Cole Potts – Scottsdale, AZ
71 Kyle Gottula – Modesto, CA
73 Garland Tyler – Modesto, CA
77 Rick Thompson – Fresno, CA
77 Mike David – Modesto, CA
84 Doyle Moen – Jerome, ID
88 Dillon Tucker – Fresno, CA
88 Kolby Berry – Redwood Valley, CA
89 Shelden Cooper – Clovis, CA
90 Ross Strmiska – Manteca, CA
92 Logan Zampa – Napa, CA
92 Dylan Zampa – Napa, CA
95 Erik Woods – Modesto, CA
96 Loren Kutz – Madera, CA
98 Adam Lemke – Hollister, CA
99 Christian Roche – Escalon, CA
99 Linny White – Colton, CA

Monday, October 1, 2018

Championship Battle Continues For King Of The West-NARC Crown At The Dirt Track At Kern County Raceway Park On Saturday



Via KCRP Media

Sacramento, CA - 10/1/18 ... The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series swings back into action this Saturday, October 6th, when the high powered open wheel teams return to the Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield.

With only three races remaining on the 2018 schedule, the season is essentially on the line for those with championship aspirations. Leading an all-star contingent of drivers will be current point leader Kyle Hirst of Paradise, CA. Hirst is attempting to zero in on his fourth King of the West-NARC crown in six years and currently leads Elk Grove driver Shane Golobic by a 1197-1163 margin.

Golobic is mathematically still in the hunt, but must post top podium finishes the rest of the way, and hope for some DNF's on Hirst side to have an honest shot.

On the other side of the coin, if Hirst can score a top ten finish at Kern County on Saturday, followed by another at Hanford on October 13th, he would effectively clinch the title the second he took the green flag in qualifying at November 4th season finale in Stockton. The incentive is a $10,000 winner share from the $60,000 championship point fund.

"I try not to think about those things," admitted Hirst, when asked about future results. "There's already enough pressure to succeed in this business without having that added to the mix. However, I know that if stay focused and go out and race my race, then I'll be in position to produce a good night for my team. If I get away from that premise, things tend to go sideways, and not in a good way."

Hirst is the most prolific winner this season, claiming five feature events at five different tracks, giving him 28 for his King of the West-NARC career. To date, there have been six different winners. Golobic is next in line this season with three victories.

"It's seems like it gets harder and harder to win out here all the time," continued Hirst. "I can name at least five drivers right now who should have already won at least once this season. All they needed was a small break or a split-second advantage in qualifying - but that doesn't always happen."

Also making the trip to Bakersfield is 2017 driving champion Bud Kaeding of Campbell. Kaeding is currently third in points.

Others expected to compete include Penngrove driver Chase Johnson; Roseville's Colby Copeland and Willie Croft; Atwater drivers Nathan Rolfe and Sean Watts; Dustin Golobic of Fremont; Sacramento's Jenna Frazier; Hanford drivers DJ Netto and Mitchell Faccinto; Tanner Thorson of Minden, NV; Jarrett Soares of Discovery Bay; Bobby McMahan of Elk Grove; and Grass Valley's Jason Statler. Up for grabs will be more than $20,000 in prize money and contingency awards.

The King of the West-NARC racing program will feature qualifying, three heat races, a trophy dash, and the 30-lap Fujitsu-sponsored headliner. The racing card is loaded with action. It also includes Mini-Stocks, American-Stocks, Mod-Lites, and RaceSaver Sprint cars.

Front gates open at 3:00 p.m., qualifying at 6:30 p.m. and racing kicking off at 7:00 p.m.

The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park is located at 13500 Raceway Blvd. in Bakersfield (I-5 and Highway 43 Interchange.) For more info, go to kernraceway.com or NARC410.com

NOTE: There will be a driver autograph session behind the main grandstands beginning at 4:00 p.m. – Chase Johnson and Shane Golobic

NOTE: If any driver can beat the KWS-NARC qualifying record of 12.406 seconds, they will earn a $1000 bonus from Croft Racing.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Price Continues His North State Modified Series Domination

Kris Price leads the way followed by Cameron Austin and Jason Philpot in the Lloyd Burton Against the Win Modified Challenge at Shasta Speedway (Photo Courtesy Chris Anderson)

Via Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

September 29, 2018, Anderson, CA.... Kris Price of Sacramento continued his domination in the North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, by setting a fast time of 16.365 over the 23 car field, and bagging his fourth season NSMS victory at Shasta Speedway Saturday night. Price took home the 4 foot tall hand-carved eagle trophy in the 3rd annual “Lloyd Burton Against the Wind Modified Challenge,” and collected the $1,500 first place prize money.

Cameron Austin of Santa Rosa ran all but 5 laps in Price's shadow to finish second. Jason Philpot of Sacramento finished third with Rio Linda's Eric Price II fourth and Lucas Oil Dash for Cash winner Keith Bloom of Redding fifth.

The line-up for the 60 lap feature saw Terry Deal and Eric Price in the front row, Philpot and Kris Price in row two, Darrin Sullivan and Austin in row three, and Darrin Knight next to Guy Young in the fourth row.

Eric Price forged ahead at the start with Kris Price darting around Deal for second. Kris Price stole the lead from brother Eric on lap five, and Austin took over second the following round. Philpot swapped places with Eric Price on lap seven. Deal lost power and faded in the high groove, retiring to the pits on lap 10

The first yellow flag flew on lap 11 when Darrin Knight and Darrin Sullivan were battling for fifth. The cars touched resulting in Knight spinning into the infield. This moved local favorites Guy Young and Randy Houston into sixth and seventh. That battle ended with Houston driving under Young on 17 to assume the sixth slot.

The race was stopped a second time at the half-way marker when Ian Elliott and Sullivan made contact with Sullivan spinning in turn four. The double-file restart saw Houston slip by Eric Price for fourth. The next 15 circuits went smoothly until Houston lost control and spun on lap 46. Seven rounds later a confrontation between Adrianna Strugnell and Washington visitor Daniel Jobe brought out the final yellow flag.

Kris Price stayed out in front and led the field across the Sunoco checkered flag to take the win. Austin finished second followed by, Philpot, Eric Price and Keith Bloom. Rounding out the top 10 were PJ Pedroncelli, Dustin DeRosier, Young, Elliott and Eric Johnson. Twenty of the 23 starters finished the race.

Bloom was the $100 winner in the Lucas Oil Dash for Cash with PJ Pedroncelli collecting $50 for second. Both Bloom and Pedroncelli also received the Scribner Plastics jugs. The Naake shocks certificate went to Jason Philpot. The Frank's Radio gifts were given to Mike Neilson, Rich Cobb and Stuart Campbell. Bloom earned the $100 Burton Family Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

The Shasta race was the richest event in the 5-year history of the North State Modified Series. Lloyd Burton's brother-in-law Mort Houston donated $2500 to the purse which North State Modified Series promoter's matched. Add that to the $2500 Lucas Oil Towing bonus, the Mary Burton $100 Hard Charger Award, the Ward Land Management and Development $500 bonus, the Lucas Oil Dash for Cash money, and a donation from the Northern California Auto Racing Alumni, and over $13,000 was paid out to 23 North State Modified drivers.

The final race in the North State Modified Series “Driving Out Cancer Tour” will be at the All American Speedway in Roseville, California on October 12-13. This event will be a part of the October Classic which also features the NASCAR K & N Series and the Pacific Challenge Series Late Models.

The North State Modified Series is presented by: Protect the Harvest, Lucas Oil, Ward Land Management & Development, Hoosier Tire West, Sunoco Race Fuels, Naake Suspension, Five Star Bodies, Racer Bling, Scribner Plastics and Frank's Radios. #####

WLM&D TIME TRIALS: Kris Price (16.365); Jason Philpot (16.398); Eric Price II (16.462); Terry Deal (16.477); Darrin Sullivan (16.483); Cameron Austin (16.490); Darrin Knight (16.525); Guy Young (16.535); Eric Johnson (16.557); Randy Houston (16.618); Dustin DeRosier (16.651); P.J. Pendroncelli (16.661); Ian Elliott (16.721); Rich Cobb (16.734); Keith Bloom (16.826); Daniel Jobe (16.894); Mike Neilson (16.909); Stuart Campbell (16.965); Adrianna Strugnell (17.042); Paul Pedroncelli (17.302); Don Shalla (17.436); Rick Avila (17.592); John Baker (17.620)

LUCAS OIL DASH FOR CASH: Keith Bloom, PJ Pendroncelli, Rich Cobb, Ian Elliott, Guy Young, Eric Johnson

SUNOCO / WLM&D FEATURE EVENT: Kris Price, Cameron Austin, Jason Philpot, Eric Price II, Keith Bloom, PJ Pedroncelli, Dustin DeRosier, Guy Young, Ian Elliott, Eric Johnson, Mike Neilson, Randy Houston, Darrin Sullivan, Rich Cobb, Stuart Campbell, Daniel Jobe, Adrianna Strugnell, John Baker, Don Shalla, Rick Avila, Darrin Knight, Terry Deal, Paul Pedroncelli

Hailie Deegan Makes History With K&N Pro Series West Win at Meridian

Hailie Deegan celebrates in Meridian Speedway Victory Lane after winning the NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208, the first win for a female in K&N Pro Series history. (Photo Courtesy Loren Orr/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Via NASCAR Media

MERIDIAN, Idaho. — Hailie Deegan’s first season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series has been full of historic achievements.

She topped them all Saturday night.

The 17-year-old from Temecula, California, led one lap in the NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208 at Meridian Speedway. But it was the most important of them all. Deegan used a pass on the white-flag lap to claim the victory and become the first female driver to win in the history of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.

Twice before Deegan had finished second in a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race, most recently at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway two weeks ago. That tied the series’ record for highest finish by a woman in either the K&N Pro Series East or West.

Saturday night, she did one better.

“Oh my god,” Deegan said in Victory Lane. “This has to be the best day of my life right here. It doesn’t get any better than this. People don’t understand how many days, how many hours I’ve put into this. How much work I’ve done to get to this moment. It’s just amazing … this is the happiest day of my life. We did it. WOOHOO!”

The East lineage dates to the formation of the old Busch North in 1987, while the West records go back to the Pacific Coast Late Model Series’ first season in 1954.

At Vegas, Deegan became the first female to win the pole in a NASCAR K&N Pro Series race. The NASCAR Next driver has five top fives and 10 top 10s in 12 starts, and took over the lead in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings.

The winning move was on her Bill McAnally Racing teammate Cole Rouse entering Turn 1, a maneuver that Deegan said she thought about before performing it.

“I was in bed last night thinking, ‘If it comes down, last lap, I’m in second, I’m a car length off of him, what am I going to do?'”, Deegan said. “And I found that Turn 1 spot. I knew what exactly I had to do there. I was doing it to some other people just getting right under them to get them a little light to get them, not wrecking loose, nothing crazy, but enough to just get a little under them and make the pass happen. We did that. I knew exactly what I had to do the last lap. I did it, we executed, and we made it happen.”

But one driver’s triumph is another driver’s disappointment, as Rouse came home in second place, marking the third time in the last four races he’s been the runner-up.

“We were going into Turn 1 … and she doesn’t lift and drives into me, gets me completely sideways,” Rouse said, looking at his beaten and battered left rear quarter panel of his No. 99 NAPA Filters Toyota. “We were going to win that race if it was run clean, but unfortunately it wasn’t. I’m just going to go into the next two races, not give her any slack and we’re going to win both of those. It was a good night, but I don’t really care about second, honestly.”

Pole sitter Derek Kraus brought his No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota home in third, completing a podium sweep for Bill McAnally’s stable out of Roseville, California. But after leading over 190 laps without relinquishing the top spot, third was a huge letdown and another in the string of bad luck for the Stratford, Wisconsin native.

“We led 190+ laps, then a lapped car spun again,” Kraus said. “I was predicting he was going to roll down because he didn’t have his brakes on yet. But he stayed there, and I was already committed (to the top) … and I guess NASCAR ruled me third. I don’t know, I guess we’ll go onto Roseville and Kern and win them two.”

K&N Pro Series West championship points leader Derek Thorn maintained his lead thanks to a fourth-place finish, as Sunrise Ford teammate and challenger for the title Ryan Partridge rounded out the top five. Thorn leads Partridge and Rouse by 32 apiece.

Trevor Huddleston, Matt Levin, Jeff Jefferson, Kody Vanderwal and Stingray Robb completed the top 10 at Meridian.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will take a week off before visiting All American Speedway in Roseville, California, for the Toyota/NAPA AutoCare 150 presented by TriCo Welding Supplies on Saturday October 13.

The NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208 is scheduled to air Friday October 5 at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Contact:
Jason Christley
NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications
(386) 310-6094
jchristley@nascar.com

NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES WEST-NAPA Auto Parts/Idaho 208 Results
Saturday
At Meridian Speedway
Meridian, Idaho
Lap length: 0.25 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (4) Hailie Deegan, Temecula, Calif., Toyota, 208 laps, 48.916 mph.
2. (3) Cole Rouse, Fort Smith, Ark., Toyota, 208.
3. (1) Derek Kraus, Stratford, Wis., Toyota, 208.
4. (5) Derek Thorn, Lakeport, Calif., Ford, 208.
5. (2) Ryan Partridge, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Ford, 208.
6. (7) Trevor Huddleston, Agoura Hills, Calif., Ford, 207.
7. (8) Matt Levin, Tucson, Ariz., Chevrolet, 207.
8. (6) Jeff Jefferson, Naches, Wash., Ford, 207.
9. (9) Kody Vanderwal, LaSalle, Colo, Ford, 207.
10. (14) Sting Ray Robb, Payette, Idaho, Chevrolet, 206.
11. (11) Andrew Koens, Roseburg, Ore., Toyota, 205.
12. (15) Taylor Canfield, San Diego, Calif., Toyota, 182.
13. (13) Travis Milburn, Eagle, Idaho, Chevrolet, 151, oil line.
14. (12) Takuma Koga, Nagoya, Japan, Chevrolet, 47, drive shaft.
15. (10) Kyle Tellstrom, Ukiah, Calif., Chevrolet, 14, engine.

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour 3 minutes 47 seconds
Margin of Victory: 0.329 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: D.Kraus (67.955 mph, 13.244 seconds)
Caution Flags: 9 for 43 laps.
Lead Changes: 2 among 3 drivers.
Lap Leaders: D. Kraus 1-189; C. Rouse 190-207; H. Deegan 208.
Standings: 1. D. Thorn, 505; 2. R. Partridge, 473; 3. C. Rouse, 473; 4. D. Kraus, 466; 5. H. Deegan, 438; 6. T. Huddleston, 430; 7. K. Vanderwal, 412; 8. M. Levin, 354; 9. T. Koga, 333; 10. T. Souza, 237.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Gomes Returns To SRL Victory Lane With Madera Win

Jacob Gomes returned ti victory lane after a three year drought on Saturday night (Photo Courtesy Jason Wedehase)
Via Madera Speedway Media

MADERA, CALIFORNIA (September 29, 2018) – Manteca’s Jacob Gomes swept the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour 125 presented by 51FIFTY Energy Drink at Madera Speedway, taking fast-time and then leading the final 55 laps for victory. It marked Gomes’ first SRL win since he won twice during his 2015 championship winning season.

The win was not assured early on when he started third and fell as low as sixth during the torrid early battling. Misfortunes for two of the early leaders aided in Gomes’ winning cause.

2006 champion Eric Schmidt of Roseville, CA drew the pole position and led lap one while Blaine Rocha drove from eighth to fifth early on. Ricky Schlick started tenth and had a nice early battle with Bob Lyon for seventh as well.

The first caution flew on lap 17 when rookie Kyle Neveau spun in turn four and he retired to the pits shortly after. On the restart, Schmidt and Carlos Vieira battled with Vieira using the outside line to take the lead on lap 22. Gomes fought with leading Rookie of the Year contender Cole Moore for third on lap 26, while behind them Craig Raudman battled with points leader Jeremy Doss.

Doss, Moore, and Raudman reshuffled several times before Raudman knifed up the inside to advance to third on lap 42. Raudman then nabbed second on lap 45 from Schmidt.

Raudman continued to charge forward from the bottom, getting underneath race leader Carlos Vieira. The duo collided in turn three, sending Vieira for a spin and bringing out a caution on lap 49. Both drivers suffered damage and had to take trips to the infield pits for repairs before returning at the rear of the pack.

Vieira’s hard luck yielded the lead back to Schmidt, who chose the outside line against Doss on the ensuing restart. The decision paid off, with the top-three of Schmidt, Doss, and Gomes all electing to run up high. As the top-five tightened up under a blanket, Doss decided to make his move, diving inside Schmidt on lap 62 in turn three. Schmidt and Doss came together, sending Schmidt spinning with Bob Lyon narrowly avoiding the incident. Yet again, the top-two were relegated to restart at the rear of the field.

These melees thrust Schlick into a lead that he held until a spin by Bob Lyon on lap 67 brought out another caution. The lap 70 restart was Schlick’s undoing as he dropped back steadily, bottling up the field in several three-wide packs. Gomes emerged with the lap 71 lead while Raudman was thrust up into third quickly. Schlick ended up drifting back to 16th before dropping out seven laps shy of the finish.

Gomes was not comfortably ahead by any means, as lapped traffic brought the top-three together briefly by lap 100. Rocha chased Gomes as they darted in and out of traffic. Raudman successfully fended off Doss, who was fighting fading brakes, to maintain third. The caution never flew again and Gomes claimed a popular .814 second victory over Rocha, Raudman, Doss, and Schmidt. The series has two rounds remaining with Doss and Schmidt engaged in a tight points battle.

The Legends of the Pacific concluded their touring series championship with action at Madera on Saturday night, with 15 cars competing in a 35 lap feature. Bakersfield’s Colton Page started seventh and worked his way up into the lead on lap seven and never relinquished it. He accumulated a six second advantage while Pete Soto had a five car deep train for second.

A late race caution for a spin in turn one erased Page’s lead but he managed to drive away again for a 1.757 second victory over Soto. Chad Nascimento fended off second in points Cody Winchel to take the third position and the championship in the series. Matt Winfrey closed out his Young Lions championship run with a fifth place effort. The race was halted by a lap one incident when Brendan Ruzbarsky hit the front stretch wall. He was uninjured.

Super Hobby Stocks were dominated in qualifying by 72 year-old Richard Herzog, but the racing action told a different story. 2018 champion Steve Schermerhorn won the heat race and then raced side-by-side with Herzog for the duration of the 25 lap feature. Their battle for third was the highlight of a main event dominated by Howard Holden as he took a 2.669 second win over Jesus Hernandez. Schermerhorn won the duel with Herzog for third. The series has one race remaining on October 20th.

Toni Breidinger added to her all-time record as the winningest female in USAC competition, using her Honda powered entry to win the 30 lap Western US Midget main event. While the 19 year-old from Hillsborough set a furious pace, the action behind her for second was entertaining. 15 year-old Joey Iest and 17 year-old Adam Lemke, the points leader, raced hard all the way to the finish. Iest outfoxed the veteran Lemke for a well-deserved second place finish.

Legends of Kearney Bowl and Hardtop Sportsman also competed in exhibition races to round out the busy evening at the one-third mile.

Madera Speedway is gearing up for one its largest races in track history with Saturday’s Nut Up Industries Short Track Shootout. The 6th annual event for the RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series is a 150 green flag lap contest with $10,000 on the line for the winner. A field of over 50 is expected to battle in this MAVTV-televised event.

The 51FIFTY Energy Drink Jr. Late Model Series and Mini Cups vs. Bandoleros will also stage their championship finales. The popular touring Lucas Oil Modifieds round out the buffet of all-televised short track excitement. Activities begin Friday with practice sessions before the lower mains are slated to start at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Saturday’s features begin at 5 p.m.

For more information about Madera Racing on MAVTV please visit www.racemadera.com or www.mavtv.com. For more information on RPM Mortgage and to obtain loan information please visit www.rpmwins.com and for more information about 51FIFTY Energy Drink visit www.51fiftyenergydrink.com

Madera Speedway is presented by major partners RPM Mortgage, 51FIFTY Energy Drink, Nut Up Industries, NICERIDE, iPull-uPull, and Color Fast Industries.

Madera Racing on MAVTV airs Thursdays every week. The show airs at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. PST and is also available on the Lucas Oil Racing TV app. The fifth round of the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Models airs October 11th.

Madera Speedway 2018 Schedule Celebrating 47 years of Racing!

October 5th -Practice for the RPM Mortgage Short Track "Best of the West" $10,000.00 to win Shootout Event open to Lucas Oil Modifieds, Late Models, Jr. Late Models, and the Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

October 6th - 150 Lap $10,000.00 to WIN “NUT UP SHORT TRACK SHOOTOUT” for the MAVTV televised RPM Mortgage Pro Late Model Series 150 laps! (race #9 of the televised championship), Lucas Oil Modifieds 75 lap TV race! Race #9 of the 80 lap 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series and the Mini Cup vs Bandoleros Series

October 13th - Closed, NO RACES /

October 20th - 11th Annual iPull-uPull Pumpkin Smash Halloween Bash and Blow Up and Monster Trucks!, Madera Hobby Stocks, MST's, Toyota Sedans, $2,000 to Win 200 lap Enduro, the Extreme Barrel Racing Series, a Trick or Treat thru the Pits and on Track PUMPKIN SMASH for the KIDS!

October 27th - Closed

November 10th - 2018 Championship Awards Banquet