Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Don Graham Memorial Firecracker 100 Highlights Weekend At Redwood Acres Raceway

Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous

Via Redwood Acres Raceway Media

Eureka, CA (July 3, 2018) – Redwood Acres Raceway’s biggest race in the summer season is lined up for this Saturday night. The Don Graham Memorial Firecracker 100 for the Mid-City Motor World Super Six Challenge Series late models has become a yearly tradition at the Acres. Bi-Coastal Media and McMurray and Sons will be presenting the big event which will feature a thrilling fireworks display.

The points race in the Compass Community Credit Union roadrunners is an absolute runaway. Nick Ford has a stranglehold over the field as his gap over second place Lindsey Zito is 71 points. Third place features a tie between Tim Ratzlaff and Ronny Crump. Amanda Lohr rounds out the top five as she is 129 points behind the leader.

The Bandolero division will not be in action this weekend but is quickly becoming a crowd favorite as the youngsters in the division have put on tremendous racing in the first season for the division. Aiden Kimberling has been steady all year long and is the leader in the standings. Second place Lane Anderson has been the driver to beat on a weekly basis. Anderson is nine points behind Kimberling despite missing the May 27th race. Kadence Mace is third in the points standings but 45 behind Kimberling. Maleesa Miles is fourth in the standings and is the only driver other than Anderson to have a main event victory. Trey Daniels is 123 points behind in fifth.

The NorthCoast Lighting & Electric Legends division will also have the week of. This season has been dominated by Chris Lawrence. In spite of Lawrence’s control of the division, Tyler Peach is only 37 points behind. Aiden Daniels and Katina Baker are rookies in the Legends class and are third and fourth in the standings. Brent Mack is in the fifth position but is 113 points behind Lawrence.

Jim Redd leads the Fortuna Wheel & Brake bomber division. His closest competition is Ryan Walters who is 51 points behind Redd. Wyatt Roach has returned to racing at the Acres and is 53 points behind Redd. Sam Brown is 71 points being Redd while Doug Way is 79.

Going into this weekend’s race, only 11 points separate the two leaders in the Humboldt Hydroponics mini stock division. Brian Murrell, Sr. holds down the lead followed by Eugene Palmer. Scott Taylor is in the third position in standings but is 35 points behind Murrell. Gary Klinetobe is 41 points behind Murrell and Trevor Eacret is in fifth, 59 points behind the leader.

Race number four for the Mid-City Motor World Super Six Challenge Series late models will be the feature Saturday night. Mic Moulton has to be the heavy favorite going into this weekend’s Don Graham Memorial Firecracker 100 as he has won all three races this season. However, his advantage over second place David Henderson is 14 points. Marty Walsh is a surprising third in the standings in spite of having a season of bad luck. Veteran Dane Nissen is fourth with Kenny Demello finishing out the top five.

As always, gates open at 5:00 PM while racing will start at 5:30 PM. For more information on this weekend’s big race as well as the goings on for the 2018 season you can visit Redwood Acres Raceway’s website www.RedwoodAcresRacing.com or on Facebook #/RedwoodAcresRaceway