Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Friday Night Is Fair Night At Redwood Acres Raceway

Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous

Eureka, CA (June 18, 2018) – One of the highlight races of Redwood Acres Raceway’s 2018 season is set for the end of the work week. It’s a special Friday night race at the 3/8-mile paved raceway. Four of Redwood Acres Raceway’s six divisions will be in action with the exception of the bombers and late models. The race is sponsored by Pepsi, Del Reka Distributing and Humboldt Lighting. In addition to the racing, RAR will be hosting the first boat race of 2018 just after racing concludes.

Racing in the Bandolero division has been very exciting in its debut season. Leading in the standings is Aiden Kimberling who has been steady and consistent so far this season. Lane Anderson has been one of the top drivers to beat in 2018 and he’s second, 20 points behind Kimberling. Kadence Mace is third but 44 points behind Kimberling. Maleesa Miles won the most recent race on June 9th but is 75 points behind the leader. Trey Daniels rounds out the top five.

The race for the track championship in the Compass Community Credit Union roadrunners looks to be in Nick Ford’s hands. Ford has a substantial 65-point lead over second place Amanda Lohr and Lindsey Zito who are tied. Ronny Crump sits fourth, 10 points behind the duo in second and Tim Ratzlaff is fifth.

The championship battle in the NorthCoast Lighting & Electric Legends division is similar to the roadrunner class as Chris Lawrence has a lead of 31-points over second place Tyler Peach. Aiden Daniels is third, 52-points behind the leader. Katina Baker and Tyler Krupa are fourth and fifth in the standings.

Jim Redd has a firm grasp in the Fortuna Wheel & Brake bomber division. He leads Ryan Walters by 51 markers. Wyatt Roach is 53 points behind Redd in third. Sam Brown is fourth but 71 points behind Redd. Doug Way currently is placed fifth, eight points behind Brown. The bombers will return for the July 7th event.

The tightest championship battle this season is in the Humboldt Hydroponics mini stock class. Only two points separate first and second with Brian Murrell, Sr. having the edge on Eugene Palmer. Scott Taylor’s consistency from last year has transferred to this year. He is third in the standings. Trevor Eacret won his first main event this season and he is fourth. Gary Klientobe finishes out the top five point leaders.

Mic Moulton has won all three NorthCoast Lighting & Electric feature events for the Mid-City Motor World late model division. In spite of that, Moulton’s lead over David Henderson in second place is only 14 points. 2018 has been a very difficult year thus far for Marty Walsh but in spite of his bad luck, Walsh is third in the standings. Dane Nissen is fourth in points and Kenny Demello is fifth. The late models will be in action on July 7th for the Don Graham Memorial Firecracker 100.

As always, front gates on Friday will open at 5:00 PM while racing starts at 5:30 PM. Motor sports at Redwood Acres Raceway won’t end Friday evening. On Saturday June 23rd, RAR will host a special Tractor Pull event. Pre-sale tickets are available at www.RedwoodAcresRacing.com/tickets which includes entrance to the fair and grandstands, a chance to do a meet and greet, VIP entry into the grandstands and VIP seating.

For more information of everything going on this weekend and for the rest of the 2018 season, visit Redwood Acres Raceway’s website www.RedwoodAcresRacing.com or check out the track’s Facebook page #/RedwoodAcresRaceway