Thursday, May 10, 2018

Quick Turnaround For Acres Drivers

Eureka, CA (May 8, 2018) – With the first race of the season being pushed back a week due to rain, the early schedule of the 2018 season at Redwood Acres Raceway was tightened up. Instead of a two week break, drivers, crew members and officials will have to make a quick turnaround for this Saturday as racing returns to the 3/8-mile paved oval.

Pepsi will be sponsoring this weekend’s action, Pepsi Night at the Races. The cola brand has a long-time history of supporting the races at Redwood Acres Raceway for many, many years and 2018 is a continuation of their valued support.

Coming off finishes of third and first, Nick Ford leads the standings in the Compass Community Credit Union. Ford won the second of the two feature events this past Saturday. Patrick Sproul has used two top finishes to hold down the second position. Ray Taylor, Jr. won the first main event and is third in the standings over his father, Ray Taylor, Sr. Dylan Ford rounds out the top five in the division standings.

The bandeleros made their highly anticipated debut this past Saturday. Lane Anderson won a thrilling main event over Malessa Miles. Kadence Mace and Aiden Kimberling also ran well in their first race in the new division while Donnie Murrell had trouble and wasn’t able to finish the feature event.
The main event for the NorthCoast Lighting And Electric Legends was a real thriller. Brad Curtice held off Chris Lawrence in close duel for the win. Defending division champion, Tyler Peach finished third and is in the same place in the standings. Brent Mack and Tyler Krupa are the other two divers in the top five.

Ryan Walters has established himself as the driver to beat every time he steps into a car in the Fortuna Wheel & Brake bomber division. Unfortunately for Walters, he came in second place in the Four Star Realty main event to Nick Green. Third place in the standings is Acres veteran, Jim Redd while Sam Brown and Kolby Jackson complete the top five.

Eugene Palmer had to overcome several early caution flags to win the main event for the Humboldt Hydroponics mini stock main event. Perineal contender Brian Murrell, Sr. is six points behind in second. Gary Klientobe is tied for third with Scott Taylor while Dylan Hagmann fifth.

The Mid-City Motor World Super Six Challenge Series late models featured a memorable NorthCoast Lighting And Electric main event that ultimately was won by veteran racer, Mic Moulton. The man who finished second to Moulton in the standings in 2017, Brandon White is second. Two Oregon racers are third and fourth in David Miller and Brandon Ash. Ferndale’s Jim Walker lies fifth in the standings. While this previous race was 50-laps the upcoming races outside of the Firecracker 100 and the Fall Spectacular will be 60-laps.

All six divisions will be back in action this weekend for round two of the 2018 season. For more information including race results, points and division rules please visit Redwood Acres Raceway’s official website, You can also find the track on Facebook,

Remaining 2018 Redwood Acres Raceway Schedule
Saturday May 12th – Pepsi Night At The Races (Featuring Super 6 Late Models)
Sunday May 27th – O’Reilly Auto Parts Night At The Races (Featuring North State Modifieds, Late Models off)
Saturday June 9th – Renner Petroleum Night At The Races (Featuring Super 6 Late Models)
Friday June 22nd – Fair Race (Featuring Demolition Derby and Boat Race, Late Models and Bombers off)
Saturday June 23rd – Tractor Pulls (VIP tickets available, no oval racing)
Saturday July 7th – Don Graham Memorial Firecracker 100 (Featuring fireworks, Bandoleros and Legends off)
Saturday July 21st – Harper Ford Night at the Races (Featuring Super 6 Late Models, North State Modifieds, Mustang car show, roadrunners off)
Friday/Saturday August 3rd and 4th – Monster Trucks
Saturday August 18th – Anderson Logging Driver Appreciation Night (Featuring Super 6 Late Models, Murrell 500)
Friday/Saturday September 7/8 – Mid-City Motor World Fall Spectacular (Featuring North State Modifieds on Friday, Super 6 Late Models on Friday and Saturday)