Thursday, May 17, 2018

Big Double Header Weekend On Tap For Kern County Raceway



Via KCRP Media

Bakersfield, CA – This weekend it’s the second dirt and asphalt double header of 2018 at “Bakersfield’s Place to Race”, Kern County Raceway.

The weekend will start on The Dirt Track at KCRP Friday Night, May 18th with a great line up! The A-Mods, B-Mods, Mini Stocks, and The Western U.S. Midgets will compete in a full show that will include heat races and main events.

Tickets for Friday Night are just $10. With Kids 6 to 15, Active Military, and Seniors 65 and better only 7 bucks. Children 5 and under are FREE.

Gates open at 6:00 pm, with opening ceremonies at 7:30 pm at the Dirt Track on Friday.

Then on Saturday Night May 19th, it’s Golden State Peterbilt Night at the Races on the asphalt side. This amazing night will feature NASCAR Racing, some JoRonCo Rentals MAYHEM, and Golden Empire Supermoto. NASCAR Super Stock Twin Main events highlight the show, along with the NASCAR Spec Mods, and INEX Bandoleros. On the mayhem and destruction side, fans will see two Skid Plate Car races and the fan favorite, The RV Waterless Boat Race of Destruction!!

Capping off the night will be bar banging motorcycle action with 3 main events for Golden Empire Supermoto Series.

Spectator gates for Saturday will open at 5:30 pm and opening ceremonies will commence at 7:00 pm.

Tickets for Saturday Night are just $10. With Kids 6 to 15, Active Military, and Seniors 65 and better only 7 bucks. Children 5 and under are FREE.

Kern County Raceway is also bringing back “Happy Hours” all night! ALL BEERS, ALL NIGHT, BOTH NIGHTS…Just $5 dollars!

Kern County Raceway is proud to partner with Budweiser, Bulwark FR, Coors Light, Jim Burke Ford, and Whelen Engineering.

Please visit KCRP online at kernraceway.com for tickets and information. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/kernraceway and follow us on twitter at twitter.com/kernraceway and Instagram at instagram.com/kernraceway

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pacific Challenge Series Travels North To Ukiah On Saturday

John Moore and Shannon Mansch are the top-two in the PCS in 2018
(Photo Courtesy Don Thompson)

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (May 16, 2018) – Round #3 of the 2018 Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will tackle the challenging Ukiah Speedway with Super Late Model action on the quarter-mile oval. Saturday’s race will be the only Ukiah stop out of the eight race touring stock car series.

2015 Pacific Challenge Series champion John Moore of Granite Bay holds that same title in 2018, after a narrow runner-up finish in the 2017 championship. Moore comes into Ukiah fresh off an American Racer Tire dash victory at Shasta in April that he parlayed into a come-from-behind fourth place finish. Moore also finished third in the season opener at Madera in March. His record at Ukiah includes four top-fives including a fourth place finish in 2015 on the championship finale.

2015 Roseville Pacific Challenge Series winner and 2006 Westcar Late Model Series champion Shannon Mansch has rocketed up to second in the points. Her second place finish at Shasta breaks her tie for second in the standings with 2014 and 2017 champion Mike Beeler. Mansch has just one PCS start at Ukiah that yielded an eighth place finish in 2015.

Beeler has been one of the most successful drivers at Ukiah in series history, amassing nine starts, seven top-fives, and one win. Beeler and Mansch trail Moore by a narrow two point margin and will try to close that gap on Saturday.

Jason Romero’s sixth career PCS win at Shasta has moved him up to fourth in the standings, just four points out of first. Tracy Bolin’s fourth place outing at Madera has him fifth in the championship.

A trio of drivers find themselves deeper in the standings than they would have liked going into the year, with all of them aiming to turn their fortunes around at Ukiah. 14-time stock car champion Dave Byrd is sixth in the standings ahead of former Rookie of the Year drivers Cole Moore and Matt Wendt. Both have had race winning speed in previous Ukiah attempts, with Wendt coming close to victory last July at Ukiah. Combined across four starts each, the duo has only tallied three top-fives collectively at the bullring.

Madera opening night winner Carlos Vieira and last July’s Ukiah winner Randy Hedrick round out the top-ten in the standings. Redwood Valley’s Kolby Berry aims for his PCS debut after a productive career in Junior Late Models, and will be joined by Ukiah’s John Dalerio as some of the drivers looking to defend their home turf.

Action gets underway on Friday with practice from 6pm-9pm. On Saturday, grandstands open at 3:30pm with racing at 5pm. Adults are just $12, Senior/Student $9, Children 6-11 $6, and kids 5 and under are free! The family pack for 2 adults and 3 kids is $30. Ukiah Speedway is located at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds. Bandoleros, Bombers, Legends, Jalopies, Jammers, and Pro 4’s will also be competing.

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, 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*
September 8 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *Back to School*
October 13 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *October Classic 100*

PCS Track Stats – Ukiah
#6 Mike Beeler
Starts: 9, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 7, Top-Tens: 9

#70 Mike Hite
Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 2

#1 Matthew Wendt
Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 2, Top-Tens, 4

#20 Cole Moore
Starts 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 2

#27 John Moore
Starts: 4, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 4, Top-Tens: 4

#29 Randy Hedrick
Starts: 1, Wins: 1, Top-Fives: 1, Top-Tens: 1

#61 Shannon Mansch
Starts: 1, Wins: 0, Top-Fives: 0, Top-Tens: 1

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

NASCAR Next Class of 2018 Unveiled



Via NASCAR Media

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 15, 2018) – The nine drivers who comprise the 2018 NASCAR Next class are no strangers to accolades. This year’s group of emerging stars includes the Rookies of the Year in both the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, as well the ARCA Rookie of the Year, a former USAC Midget Champion and Lucas Oil Off Road Driver of the Year.

Now in its eighth year, NASCAR Next spotlights the best and brightest young stars in racing. Alumni of the program include current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, William Byron, Matt DiBenedetto, Chase Elliott, Gray Gaulding, Erik Jones, Corey LaJoie, Kyle Larson, Daniel Suárez, and Darrell Wallace Jr.

“NASCAR Next highlights emerging talent who have shown the talent and intangibles it takes to achieve success at the highest levels or our sport,” said Jill Gregory, NASCAR executive vice president & chief marketing officer. “Alumni of the program are currently making their marks across NASCAR’s three national series and we believe members of this year’s class have potential to do the same.”

The NASCAR Next selection process includes input from industry executives, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Drivers Council and media members. Drivers must be between the ages of 15-25, aspire to compete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and show potential – on and off the track – to reach that goal.

The following drivers have been chosen for the 2018 NASCAR Next class:

Anthony Alfredo (@anthonyfalfredo), NASCAR K&N Pro Series East – Driving full-time this year for MDM Motorsports in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, Alfredo is also a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The 19-year-old Ridgefield, Connecticut, native recently competed in various late model divisions across the country, driving for JR Motorsports.

Hailie Deegan (@HailieDeegan), NASCAR K&N Pro Series West – The 16-year-old Temecula, California, native returns to Next for a second year, driving for Bill McAnally Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. The daughter of FMX legend and Monster Energy athlete Brian Deegan, Hailie was the 2016 Modified Kart champion in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and was named the Lucas Oil Off Road Driver of the Year.

Riley Herbst (@rileyherbst), ARCA Racing Series – Returning to Next for a second year, Herbst is running full-time for Joe Gibs Racing in the ARCA Racing Series, where he won Rookie of the Year honors a year ago. The 19-year-old Las Vegas native captured his first big-track win last June at Pocono, along with six top fives and 10 top 10s.

Derek Kraus (@derek9kraus), NASCAR K&N Pro Series West – The reigning NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Rookie of the Year, Kraus claimed his first win and a pole award, along with nine top fives and 10 top 10s in 2017. Driving full-time for Bill McAnally Racing, the 16-year-old Stratford, Wisconsin, native has already captured a fourth-place finish at New Smyrna and a win at Kern County this year.

Chase Purdy (@chasepurdy12), ARCA Racing Series – Purdy returns to Next for a second year after capturing NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Rookie of the Year honors in 2017. The 18-year-old from Meridian, Mississippi, finished fourth in the standings last year, tallying five top fives and eight top 10s. This year, Purdy is racing full-time in the ARCA Racing Series for MDM Motorsports.

Will Rodgers (@willrodgers65), NASCAR K&N Pro Series – The 23-year-old Maui, Hawaii, native made two NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts in 2017 and won them both. Starting on the pole at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Sonoma, he finished runner-up to Kevin Harvick. Running all 14 races out west, Rodgers notched nine top fives and 12 top 10s, finishing fifth overall.

Zane Smith (@zanesmith41), ARCA Racing Series – Back for a second year in Next, Smith, 18, from Huntington Beach, California, has captured his first two career ARCA victories early in 2018 (Nashville and Talladega). Smith finished ninth in the ARCA standings a year ago, posting two poles, seven top fives and 11 top 10s. In his initial foray in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, Smith ran twice in the East, posting top-10 and top-five finishes, and once in the West, scoring another top-five showing.

Tanner Thorson (@Tanner_Thorson), NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – A former USAC Midget Champion, the 22-year-old Thorson brings his dirt racing experience to Next as he prepares to run various Touring Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races throughout the year. The Minden, Nevada, native also ran two ARCA races in 2017, claiming a top-10 finish in just his second series appearance.

Ryan Vargas (@The_Rhino23), NASCAR K&N Pro Series East – Hailing from La Mirada, California, Vargas is competing full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for REV Racing. The 17-year-old finished third overall in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series for California in 2017, racking up two wins, 15 top fives and 23 top 10s. Vargas is also a 2018 NASCAR Drive for Diversity class member.

Since its inception in 2011, 39 of the 51 drivers who have been selected for the program have progressed to compete in one of NASCAR’s three national series, while a quarter have gone on to compete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

The last four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Sunoco Rookies of the Year are NASCAR Next alumni, as are top contenders for the award this year: William Byron and Darrell Wallace, Jr. The last five Sunoco Rookies of the Year in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and four of the last five Sunoco Rookies of the Year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series are also alumni of the NASCAR Next program.

For more information, visit NASCAR.com/Next and make sure to follow the drivers on Twitter and on the track. Join the social conversation by using #NASCARnext.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Round two for Humboldt Outlaw Karts set for this weekend



Eureka, CA (May 14, 2018) – Outlaw kart racing returns to the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds this weekend for the second time in 2018. The first race was held on April 21st. This weekend’s event is presented by John’s Used Cars And Wreckers and will be held on the 1/10-mile dirt oval inside the Redwood Acres Raceway paved 3/8-mile paved oval.

Chayce Smith was the winner of the Champagne Attourny Service feature in April. Smith’s victory came in dominant fashion as he was able to run away from the rest of the field to claim his victory. In the Williamson Financial box stocks, T.J. Sorrels had a narrow win. Sorrels and Dryver Dothage exchanged the lead several times in a very exciting race.

The Fortuna Wheel & Brake old fart kart main saw Nick Ford claim victory by leading wire-to-wire. Landen Green took the victory in the Wes Green Landscaping 125/250cc kart race. In the NorCal Automovie 500cc/open karts, Cliff Myer won in unusual fashion when Chelsea Champagne’s kart broke just after taking the white flag.

Gates for the John’s Used Cars And Wreckers race this Saturday open at 10:00 AM with racing starting at 3:00 PM. For more information, please visit Humboldt Outlaw Karts at www.HumboldtOutlawKarts.com Information is also on Facebook, www.facebook.com/HumboldtOutlawKarts

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Kris Price Claims North State Modified Season Opener At Shasta

Kris Price drove his #51x NSMS modified to win at Shasta Speedway

Via NSMS Media

May 12, 2018.... Anderson, CA..... North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, held its season opener at Shasta Speedway this weekend, and when the Sunoco checkered flag flew it was Kris Price of Sacramento who collected the lions share of the prize money with his impressive win. Price was also the winner of the final 2017 NSMS event at All American Speedway last October. Price collected $1000 for the win plus a $250 bonus from Ward Land Management and Development (WLM&D.)

Randy Houston of Medford, Oregon rebounded from an early-race incident to finish second. Cameron Austin of Santa Rosa, driving his brand-new Dana Stahl modified, finished third with Jason Philpot, Sacramento, also working his way back up after an altercation, finished fourth. And Cloverdale's Dustin DeRosier stayed up front the entire race to take fifth place.

A record number of 27 cars traveled to the Anderson, CA 1/3 mile oval setting the stage for the first “B” main in the series history. Herman Pulyer of Wilderville, Oregon was the victor in this race followed by Dale Didoha and Rookie-of-theYear contender Don Shalla both from Sacramento, Kelsyville driver Donovan Cox, Redding driver John Baker and Stuart Campbell of Eagle Point, Oregon.

2017 NSMS champion Darrin Knight of Kelseyville set fast time of 16.378 seconds on the new Hoosier tires, earning the $100 WLM&D fast time award. Knight drew the number 4 chip for the line-up inversion putting Terry Deal and Austin in the front row for the feature event. Houston and Knight shared row two, and Philpot and Eric Price Jr. started in the third row.

Deal led the way the first six rounds as Houston and Knight were battling for second. Knight passed both Houston and Deal on lap seven, dropping Deal to third and Eric Price fourth. The race was halted on lap 19 when Sal Lopez spun in front of the leaders, and with no where to go, Deal slammed into hard Lopez in turn four. The incident also collected Eric Price with all three cars being towed to the pits. At the same time Brian Denton, Rick Avila and Dale Didoha retired their cars.

The double-file restart saw Houston make contact with Knight sending Knight spinning. This set up a chain-reaction that sent Philpot and Keith Bloom into the infield. When the action resumed Kris Price was the new leader followed by Austin, Darrin Sullivan, DeRosier and local favorite Guy Young.

Flagman Johnny Miskill flew the red flag on lap 28, stopping the cars when Oregon veteran driver Willie Thompson's car developed an oil leak and caught fire, ending his run.

Knight had worked his way back up to second and was chasing down Price when his engine let go, oiling down the racing surface. Several more yellow flags flew in the final stages. With only three laps to go Houston passed Austin for second but did not have anything left for Price. The finishing order was Kris Price, Houston, Austin, Philpot, DeRosier, Young, Jake Andreotti, Bloom, Rich Cobb, Sullivan, Eric Johnson, P.J. Pedroncelli, Stuart Campbell, Adrianna Strugnell and Donovan Cox.

North State Modified Series travels over to the coast for race #2 at the Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka on Sunday, May 27.

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, Keyser Racing Products, Scribner Plastics and Frank's Radios.

First time winners, big crashes mark memorable night at RAR

Late model winner, Mic Moulton celebrates his second straight victory
(Photo Courtesy Sharie Bailous)

Eureka, CA (May 13, 2018) – It was a wild night of racing at Redwood Acres Raceway this past Saturday on Pepsi Night at the Races. Several major incidences slowed the competition in multiple divisions but there still was some thrilling racing all night long.

Unfortunately, the Fortuna Wheel & Brake bomber division was not in action for the evening due to the car count. In the division championship, Nick Green holds the points lead by three over Ryan Walters. Jim Redd is another point behind Walters in third. Sam Brown is fourth and Kolby Jackson rounds out the top five.

Qualifying for the Compass Community Credit Union roadrunner division was lead by Dylan Ford with a 20.334 time-in. Race one was a battle between brothers Dylan Ford and Nick Ford. Patrick Sproul was a big challenger in the early going but contact with lapped traffic cut his right front tire which sent him into the wall. The Fords continued their fight for the lead all race long but Nick was unable to get by Dylan. At the finish it was Dylan Ford winning over Nick Ford, Amanda Lohr, Lindsey Zito and Sprout.

The second main proved to be more chaotic. The Fords again were the front-runners but the 21-second rule played into the race several times. The rule is in place to ensure fair competition in the division and to keep costs down. Both Fords broke out three times and had to allow third-place Lindsey Zito into the lead. With both Fords trying to regain the lead on lap 15, Nick got into the grass while trying to pass Zito and Dylan. Nick lost control and lost control sending both he and his brother hard into the turn three wall. Both drivers were able to climb out of their cars safely. Zito inherited the lead and was able to go on to win her first-ever main event win. Ronnie Crump placed second, Amanda Lohr third. Dylan Ford was credited with fourth and Nick Ford fifth.

Lane Anderson continued his hot-streak in qualifying for the Bandoleros with fast time, a 21.617. Anderson followed up his trophy dash victory with a win in the heat race. The feature event saw more of the same as Anderson jumped to the lead and pulled away from the rest of the field. Anderson went on to win followed by Aiden Kimberling and Kadence Mace.

Chris Lawrence has made a successful transition from the Thunder Roadster division to the NorthCoast Lighting And Electric Legends division. His 18.167 was good enough to set fast time for the class. Aiden Daniels was the trophy dash winner while the heat went to Lawrence. Wyatt Hobart jumped to the lead initially before being overtaken by Tyler Peach. Lawrence moved to second and the front pair looked to be superior to the rest of the field. They pulled away as the rest of the field sorted out. On lap 10, Tyler Krupa’s left front wheel came off between turns one and two sending him into the wall and ending his night.

After that yellow, another caution flew when Brent Mack’s car broke. Lawrence used the restart to his advantage as he was able to get by Peach on lap 14. It was Lawrence’s race from then on as he took his first main event win in the Legends division. Peach was second followed by Aiden Daniels, Hobart and Brad Henderson.

Brian Murrell, Sr. was fast time for the Humboldt Hydroponics mini stock class with a 19.001. Murrell followed up with a victory in the dash. Scott Taylor pulled through to win heat race one while the second heat featured a little more excitement than some drivers wanted. Trevor Eacret and Murrell tangled on the front stretch sending Murrell into the wall. Eugene Palmer would take the victory in the race. Dylan Hagmann and C.J. Dalton led the field to the green with Dalton getting the initial lead. Just after the green, Hagmann, Brian Murrell, Jr. and Brian Murrell, Sr. all went into the pits. On lap four Dalton spun in turn four collecting Taylor.

The restart saw Jordan Paiment lead with Nick Ford in second place. Eugene Palmer’s truck lost power forcing him the pits for the duration of the race. The major turning point in the race occurred in turns one and two. Rick Estes was pulling his car into the pits. Behind him, R.C. Brown slowed just as the leaders were gaining at a high rate of speed. The result was Paiment slamming into Brown’s rear bumper. From that point on, Paiment’s car was not the same. On lap 10, Eacret took over as Paiment’s car was definitely off pace compared to earlier in the race. Gary Klinetobe did all he could as he got to within three to four car lengths on Eacret but it was not enough. At the finish it was Eacret winning his first feature over Klinetobe. Ford took third with Paiment placing fourth. Brown placed fifth.

Fast time for the Mid-City Motor World Super Six Challenge Series late models was Mic Moulton with a 15.780. Things got too exciting on the first lap of the heat race. Going into turn three, several cars got together resulting in major damage to Leonard Ward’s car. Fortunately, he was able to make the main event. The heat winner was Dane Nissen. The NorthCoast Lighting and Electric feature was led to the green by Dane Nissen and David Henderson. Things got too wild on the first lap going into the third turn when Tim Crenshaw and Kenny Demello got together. Both drivers hit the wall hard, seriously damaging both of their vehicles. Thankfully both drivers were able to walk away from their badly beaten cars.

Nissen took the lead off the restart. Marty Walsh looked to be Nissen’s main competition in the early going but the handling on his car appeared to fall off after the first 10 laps into the race. Henderson and Moulton were able to get under and past Walsh and the two tried to close in on Nissen. Both drivers were eventually able to close on Nissen and the three raced bumper-to-bumper for several laps. Henderson appeared to have the advantage handling-wise but Nissen was able to use his power down the straights to keep his lead. With 20-laps remaining, Moulton began to make a serious move to the lead. He was able to get by Henderson on lap 40. With 12 laps left, Moulton was able to get under and by Nissen. From that point on, Moulton was able to pull away. At the checkered flag it was Moulton winning over Nissen, Henderson, Marty Walsh and Ward.

Race three for the 2018 season at Redwood Acres Raceway is set to be a big event. It’s a rare Sunday night race on Memorial Day weekend, May 27th The Super Six Challenge Series Late Models will have the night off but the ever-popular North State Modifieds will be making their first visit to the 3/8-mile paved oval for the series’ second race of the year. For more information including race results, points and division rules please visit Redwood Acres Raceway’s official website, www.redwoodacresracing.com You can also find the track on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/RedwoodAcresRaceway

Remaining 2018 Redwood Acres Raceway Schedule
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)