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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Champions Crowned As Fall Spectacular Concludes 2019 Season At Redwood Acres Raceway

Mid City Motor World late model action featuring 2019 champion #2 David Miller, third place #6 Keith Nelson and runner up #22m David Miller (Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous)

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Eureka, CA (September 22, 2019) – Another year of racing at Redwood Acres Raceway came to an end Saturday night as the annual Fall Spectacular closed the 2019 season at the 3/8-mile paved oval. Blue Lake Casino and Sequoia Springs Senior Living presented all of the night’s action as champions were crowned in local divisions while the North State Modified Series potentially saw their championship determined in the series’ penultimate race of the season.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Fall Spectacular Will Conclude 2019 Season At Redwood Acres Raceway Saturday

#2 David Henderson of Fortuna, CA and #22m David Miller of Coquille, OR are the to lead title rivals in the Mid City Motor World late model division at Redwood Acres Raceway. The championship will be decided Saturday night in the 100-lap Fall Spectacular. (Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous)

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Eureka, CA (September 16, 2019) – Champions will be crowned Saturday night at Redwood Acres Raceway as the 2019 season will wrap up with the annual Fall Spectacular. The North State Modified Series will be joining the action in their penultimate race of 2019. Blue Lake Casino Hotel and Sequoia Pine Senior Living will be presenting what should be a thrilling night of action with championships in all divisions still undecided.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Houston Stops Miller’s Streak, Murrell, Sr. Wins Murrell “500”

Eventual Mid City Motor World late model feature winner #9 Randy Houston leads #22m David Miller, #26 Dane Nissen and #36 Luke Hall (Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous)

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Eureka, CA (September 12, 2019) – It was the penultimate race of the season Saturday night at Redwood Acres Raceway. The 3/8-mile paved oval played host to Fan Appreciation Night which was presented by Anderson Logging. Fans had the opportunity to meet their favorite drivers in all six divisions on the front stretch prior to the start of the racing action.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Fan Appreciation Night This Saturday At Redwood Acres Raceway

Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous

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Eureka, CA (September 5, 2019) – Only two races remain in the 2019 season at Redwood Acres Raceway. Track championships in all six local divisions could very well be decided this Saturday September 7 as Anderson Logging will be presenting Fan Appreciation Night at the Acres.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Heavy Hits Highlight Wild Night At The Acres

#19 Dennis DelBiaggio and #12 Marty Walsh hit the wall in the Mid City Motor World late model main while #2 David Henderson snakes by on the inside. (Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous)

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Eureka, CA (August 11, 2019) – Saturday night featured a little bit of everything at Redwood Acres Raceway. In addition to very intense action, close competition and exciting racing, several major incidents slowed the events on Papé Machinery/Papé Material Handling Night at the Races. All in all, it was another interesting and memorable night at the 3/8-mile paved oval.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Three Races Remain For 2019 Season At Redwood Acres Raceway

Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous

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Eureka, CA (August 8, 2019) – Racing returns to Redwood Acres Raceway Saturday night for the seventh event of 2019. This weekend’s event will mark the countdown to the championship for all six divisions as only three races will be left for the season. Papé Machinery and Papé Material Handling will be presenting the action and with the number of races quickly dwindling and points being so important, the action on the track is sure to be intense.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Henderson Lights Up The Night With Firecracker 100 Victory

#2 David Henderson of Fortuna took the win in the Firecracker 100 Sunday night at Redwood Acres Raceway (Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous)

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Eureka, CA (July 7, 2019) – The 2019 season for racing at Redwood Acres Raceway hit its halfway point Saturday night for race number five of the schedule. The big Independence Day weekend event was presented by Harper Motors and featured the annual 100-lap Firecracker 100 for the late models as well as a dazzling post-race fireworks display.

Monday, July 1, 2019

RAR’s 2019 Season Reaches Mid-Point With This Saturday’s Firecracker 100

#22m David Miller and #12 Marty Walsh will be two of the top contenders Saturday night in the Firecracker 100 for the Mid-City Motor World late models (Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous)

Eureka, CA (July 1, 2019) – The 2019 season at Redwood Acres Raceway has been an exciting and unpredictable thus far. Things are set to continue this Saturday night with Harper Motors presenting the evening’s action. The bomber division will be returning to action after taking the previous event off while the late models will be running their biggest race of the season thus far with the Firecracker 100. A fireworks display will cap off the Independence Day weekend event.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Miller Continues Perfect Season, Sweeps Twin Fair Night Features

#22m David Miller won both Mid-City Motor World main events Saturday night giving him four wins in 2019.

Eureka, CA (June 23, 2019) – It was a fantastic night for racing Saturday night at Redwood Acres Raceway. Mother Nature brought the sunshine, the drivers brought the action and race fans were treated to thrilling action. The event had a bit more on the line than usual as the races coincided with the annual Redwood Acres Best Of Humboldt Fair.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Miller, Baker, Mayo Among RAR Point Standings Leaders Going Into Fair Races

#22m David Miller and #2 David Henderson are the two front runners in the Mid-City Motor World late model division (Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous RAR Track Photographer)

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Eureka, CA (June 18, 2019) – Contenders and pretenders are starting to shake out in the points standings for all six local divisions at Redwood Acres Raceway for the 2019 season. Every race during the season is important and carries prestige but this Saturday’s event will mean just a bit more with the racing action on the 3/8-mile paved oval coinciding with the annual Redwood Acres Best Of Humboldt Fair.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Miller Recovers From Early Race Incident For Two In A Row

#22m David Miller leads the field in the 75-lap Mid-City Motor World late model feature. Miller took his second straight win of the season.

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Eureka, CA (June 10, 2019) – To say that it was a spectacular night of racing at Redwood Acres Raceway this past Saturday night would be an understatement. A fantastic crowd of Northern California race fans packed the stands for Pepsi Night and everyone at the 3/8-mile paved oval was graced by awesome racing on the track and remarkable late-spring weather.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Late Models Return To The Acres This Saturday

#22m David Miller of Coquille, OR is hoping to back up his season opening win in the Mid-City Motor World late models with another victory Saturday night at Redwood Acres Raceway (Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous)

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Eureka, CA (June 4, 2019) – It will be almost a full month this Saturday since the last time cars hit the pavement on the 3/8-mile Redwood Acres Raceway oval. That will change though with racing returning for RAR’s annual Pepsi Night. All six divisions will be in action including the late models who last race in the season opening event on April 27.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Miller Holds Off Henderson In Epic Late Model Duel

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Eureka, CA (May 1, 2019) – The 2019 season for Redwood Acres Raceway kicked off this past Saturday, April 27. Mid-City Motor World helped present the evening’s events which provided some great moments that will be remembered at the end of the season.

Unfortunately, the Anderson Logging Bandoleros were not in action for the night however the Compass Community Credit Union mini stocks were. Brett Murrell took the trophy dash victory with Nick Ford and Rick Estes took the wins in the heat races. The first ten laps of the feature saw a fantastic duel between Brett Murrell and Jarett Mayo. The two raced clean until Mayo was able to make a move under Murrell for the lead.

The next lap, the throttle stuck on Murrell’s car going into the third turn resulting in a very hard hit in the wall. Thankfully Murrell was able to walk out of his car unharmed. Mayo had his hands full with Estes the rest of the event but was able to hold the challenge off. At the finish it was Mayo winning over Estes, Gary Klinetobe, Tim Abeyta and Ford.

The Four-Star Realty bomber trophy dash went to Mike Sullivan. Sullivan followed up with a victory in the heat race. The bomber feature was now different as Sullivan maneuvered to the race lead early and never lost the position. Sullivan was able to take the win followed by Tyler Avelar, Sam Brown, Doug Way and Raquel Krupa.

Derek Copeland was victorious in the North Coast Lighting & Electric Legends division. In the heat race, it was Copeland again taking the win. Copeland was able to slice his way to the front quickly at the start of the main event as he led a majority of the laps. Chris Lawrence didn’t make Copeland’s race easy as he was on the leader’s bumper all race long. It appeared that Lawrence had the chance to maneuver under Copeland but it didn’t work out. Copeland fought off Lawrence to win. Leonard Ward placed third.

The first heat for the Mid-City Motor World late models was won by Keith Nelson. Marty Walsh won the second heat which gave him pole position in the main event. Lap one in the feature proved to be a disaster for several drivers. Coming off the second turn, several drivers slid in fluid that came from Shawn Andrews’ car. Luke Hall and Dennis DelBiaggio hit the wall and both suffered severe damage which ended their race prematurely. Mic Moulton also had major damage on the left side of his car but he was able to continue.

Several cautions slowed the first 2/3 of the main event. Walsh looked to have the car to beat but he was forced to the pits under the caution flag which essentially ended his race. The last 1/3 of the race was clean to the finish. David Henderson led David Miller as the race restarted. Miller took to the high side of Henderson and the two ran side-by-side for several laps. Miller was able to get the upper hand but wasn’t able to pull away from Henderson. With the laps ticking off and the tires warmed, it was clear that Miller’s handling was going away while Henderson’s car was dialed in. As the finish loomed, Miller did all he could to hold off Henderson while Henderson did all he could to find a way under Miller. Henderson was driving his car in the high line going into the third turn while coming off turn four at the bottom. At several points it looked as if Henderson was going to get the run he needed to pass Miller. Unfortunately for Henderson, time ran out. At the checkered flag it was Miller taking the victory over Henderson. Dustin Walters, Chris Sarvinski and Nelson rounded out the top five.

The next race on the docket is Saturday May 11. The late models will not be in action but the highly competitive North State Modified Series will be visiting for the first time of three this season. The Upstate Bomber Series will also be in action for its debut. The event will be a non-points race for the local bombers. All other local divisions will be in action as well. For more information visit You can also find Redwood Acres Raceway on Facebook #/RedwoodAcresRaceway2019/ or Twitter @RacingTheAcres.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Henderson, Sullivan Survive Wild Fall Spectacular Finishes

Late model feature winner David Henderson (Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous)

Eureka, CA (September 10, 2018) – It was a wild and crazy 2018 season finale this past Saturday night at Redwood Acres Raceway. The 26th annual Mid-City Motor World Fall Spectacular once again concluded racing at the 3/8-mile paved oval with champions being decided in all of the Acres’ divisions. In addition, the North State Modified Series raced for the third time at RAR this year.

The Thunder Roadster cars returned to race with Paul Baker setting fast time with a 17.658. Katina Baker won the trophy dash which featured an incident that knocked out Paul Baker for the rest of the evening. The 15-lap feature was won by Katina Baker over Dax Kinsey and Mac Collado.

The Bandoleros were led in qualifying by Ethan Imperatrice with a time of 21.459. The trophy dash was taken by Imperatrice while Lane Anderson was the heat race victor. Maleesa Miles led the field to the green but Trey Daniels took the lead on lap one. Imperatrice briefly led on lap two but spun resulting in a caution flag. Daniels led the restart and the remainder of the 15-lap event featured a thrilling nip-and-tuck duel between he and Anderson. Finally, with four laps remaining Anderson was able to find the line under Daniels to take the lead. Anderson was able to cross the finish line first over Daniels, Aiden Kimberling, Imperatrice and Kadence Mace. Anderson’s main event win sealed him as the 2018 Bandolero champion at the Acres.

Nick Ford wrote his name in stone for the Compass Community Credit Union roadrunners not only in qualifying but as well as the season-long title fight as all he needed to do was start to win the division crown. Ford’s qualifying time as a 20.620. The two 15-lap main events occurred back-to-back with the first being ran around the track backward. Tim Ratzlaff jumped to the lead over Patrick Sproul and never looked back. Ratzlaff was able to dominate and win main one over Sproul, Amanda Lohr and Daniel Tomlinson and Ford. Main two looked to be Ratzlaff’s as well as he was able to hold off Sproul and Ford for most of the race. On lap nine, Ratzlaff broke the 21-second rule which forced him out of the lead. Ford took over and was able to hold off a last lap fight from Ratzlaff to win. Sproul held on to third over Lindsey Zito and Amanda Lohr.

Brad Curtice led a strong field of NorthCoast Lighting & Electric Legends in qualifying setting fast time with a 18.071. Trophy dash honors went to Kylie Daniels while the heat races were won by Buddy Cox and Brian Kamisky. David Dunlap held the lead the first handful of laps until Kylie Daniels took over the top position. Her time up front was short as Curtice maneuvered to the lead on lap nine. Kamisky moved to second on lap 15 but it appeared as though Curtice had the race well in hand. Lap 20 saw several cars spun as fluid leaked from Tyler Peach’s car. Kylie Daniels’ was the main victim as she spun and hit the wall in turn three ending her race. The restart proved to be exactly what Kamisky needed as he was able to snatch the lead from Curtice. Kamisky held on the rest of the way to take the win over Curtice, Brent Mack, Chris Lawrence and Cox. Lawrence’s fourth place was more than enough to give him the track championship in the Legends.

The season-ending bomber race had a bit more prestige thanks to division sponsors Fortuna Wheel & Brake and Four-Star Realty. Drivers who visited RAR from 50 miles or more away received a tow bonus of $250. In addition, the main event purse jumped with the winner receiving $800. R.J. Randall took fast time with an 18.033. Terry Pittman was the winner of the trophy dash. Two of the favorites had issues in the early stages of the 40-lap feature as teammates Randall and Denny Cashada both had issues that forced them out of the event.

Brian King moved to the lead on lap six and was clearly the best car on the track as he was able to pull away steadily from the rest of the field. Pittman was King’s closest competition most of the race but late caution flags allowed Jeremy Doss to get into contention. Doss was scheduled to race in the Speed51 Super Select Super Late Model All-Star invitational race at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis on Saturday but rain cancelled that prestigious event. A restart in the final five laps saw Doss give King his toughest challenge all race long but after a hard fought few laps, King’s handling prevailed. At the checkered flag it was King winning over Doss, Sam Brown, Pittman and Jim Redd who took the bomber track championship for 2018.

Fast time for the Humboldt Hydroponics mini stocks was Dylan Hagmann with a 19.037. Rick Estes was the trophy dash winner. The 30-lap feature got off to a rough start for points leader Brian Murrell, Sr. as he was a victim in a multiple car crash that severely damaged his right front. Murrell, Sr.’s misfortune was what Eugene Palmer needed for his chance at the track title. Unfortunately for Palmer, several issues plagued his truck in the feature and he was unable to finish high enough to gain enough points on Murrell, Sr. who won his first mini stock title after many years in the division. Cautions plagued the main event as nearly every car was involved in one incident or another. Nick Ford seemed to be the only one to get out of everything unscathed at it proved to be exactly what was needed to get the victory on the night. Ford crossed the line first for his first mini stock main event win. Brett Murrell placed second followed by Trevor Eacret, Gary Klinetobe and Rick Estes. With his win, Ford became the first driver in recent memory to win main events in two different divisions on one night.

Darrin Knight was quickest in qualifying for the North State Modified Series with a 16.482. The Lucas Oil Dash For Cash was taken by Dustin DeRosier. The 60-lap main started off with a scary incident in the middle of the field with Randy Houston spinning. Thankfully, Houston was able to continue and nobody suffered damage. Kris Price took the lead from Cameron Austin after a brief early exchange. Darrin Knight got to second on lap eight and the two raced nose-to-tail all race long. It was a fantastic duel between the two front-runners as each had to try his best to maneuver and utilize slower and lapped traffic to their advantage. The drama built to the very last lap going into the third turn when Knight made contact with Price. The two drivers spun sending dirt and smoke up in the air. Third place Darrin Sullivan who was a quarter of the track behind the two was able to drive through the mess and was first back to the finish line. Cameron Austin took second with Eric Price, Jr. third. Kris Price was able to recover for fourth with Dustin DeRosier rounding out the top five.

Qualifying for the Mid-City Motor World late models was paced by Brandon White with a 15.969. Heat race one was taken by Shawn Andrews with Derek Copeland winning heat race two and pole position for the 60-lap NorthCoast Lighting & Electric Dennis Wendt Memorial main event. The feature was littered with caution flags. White was one of the favorites going into the night but mechanical issues forced him out of the lead before lap 10. The main story in the first third of the race was Derek Copeland who utilized each restart to his advantage to hold on to the lead. On lap 20, David Henderson moved to the lead, a position he would never relinquish. The most controversial moment of the race occurred with 12 laps remaining following a restart between Henderson and Dane Nissen. Coming off turn two, Henderson got sideways with Nissen driving over Henderson’s left rear. Henderson was able to continue but Nissen spun which forced a caution flag. Nissen was able to recover and get back to second in the final 10 laps but Henderson’s handling prevailed. At the line it was Henderson winning over Nissen, Mic Moulton, Kenny Demello and Andrews. Moulton’s third place effort made him the 2018 late model champion.

Full race results and points can be found at Redwood Acres Raceway’s website or visit #/RedwoodAcresRaceway We would like to thank all of our sponsors for a fantastic season and drivers in crew members in each division for making 2018 so successful. A special thank you as always to our fans. Without your support, racing at Redwood Acres Raceway would not exist. We look forward to 2019 being even better!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Henderson Serves Notice, Wins Second Super 6 Race Of The Season

Eureka, CA (August 28, 2017) – A packed house was in attendance this past weekend at Redwood Acres Raceway. It was Anderson Logging Driver Appreciation Night and the thrill of the racing was likely matched with the thrill of the opportunity for fans to meet their favorite drivers during the on-track meet and greet. With the packed schedule for the evening, track officials opted not to run heat races for all divisions with the exception of the Legends and late models.

Tim Buzzard, Jr. made his first visit to the Acres on the weekend as was fast time in the California State And Federal Employee’s Credit Union with a 20.750. The 20-lap main event was ran half forward and half backward around the 3/8-mile track. The first five laps saw the lead change hands between three drivers, Andy Savage, Tim Ratzlaff and Nick Ford. Buzzard, Jr. moved to the lead on lap six and held it until the mid-race caution flag where the field was turned around to race in the opposite direction. Daniel Buell gained the advantage on lap 11 before giving way to Buzzard, Jr. on lap 12. Buzzard, Jr. led until the final lap when he and Ford got together in turn four. Buell was able to sneak by the incident to claim the win. Buzzard, Jr. and Ford crossed the line in second and third. Rookie, Lindsey Zito continues to impress as she finished fourth and another Acres visitor, Michelle O’Dell placed fifth.

Qualifying for the Nor-Cal Automotive Legends division was paced by Cottonwood, California driver, Derek Copeland with an 18.064. Copeland followed up his fast time with wins in both the trophy dash and heat race. Daniel Whitley led the first four laps of the 25-lap main event. On lap five, Copeland powered to the lead, a position he would never relinquish. Whitley had a fight for second with Tyler Peach nipping at his heels. Whitley spun on lap 16 bringing out the caution. The yellow flag only delayed the inevitable for Copeland and he took the victory. Robert Miller was second followed by Joe Brattoli, Peach and Whitley.

Fast time for the Fortuna Wheel & Brake bombers was John Lally with an 18.461. Jim Redd came out on top in the four-lap dash. Kolby Jackson led the opening three laps of the 25-lap main event. On lap four, bomber rookie Sam Brown took over. Brown was impressive as he held the lead for the majority of the race. Sadly for him, the chance for victory was taken away. On lap 16, Jeff French maneuvered his car to the race lead. From there on it was French’s race. At the finish it was French taking his second main event win of the year. Brown took second as Jackson, Chris Naughton and Bethany Rapp rounded out the top five finishers.

As the season as progressed, Brett Murrell has served notice to the Humboldt Hydroponics mini stock class that he is the top driver in the division. He set fast time with an 18.830. Scott Taylor held on to claim the trophy dash. Troy Lee used his pole position staring spot to lead the first five laps of the 25-lap main event. On lap six, Brett Murrell took over. Brett’s older brother Brian made his first start of 2017 and showed no signs of rust as he ran in second for most of the race. On the seventeenth circuit, Eugene Palmer got by for second. Palmer did all he could to try to close in on the leader but just didn’t have enough. Brett Murrell crossed the finish line first ahead of Palmer. Taylor was third with Murrell, Jr. fourth and Lee fifth.

Ronnie O’Neil set quick time for the Lone Star Junction Thunder Roadsters. O’Neil’s time was 17.374. Tommy Payne was able to hold of O’Neil in the trophy dash to take the victory. O’Neil dominated the majority of the race but a late yellow flag bunched the field. The restart saw some of the best racing at the Acres all year as O’Neil and Payne went door-to-door for the final six laps. The lead changed between the two drivers three times before O’Neil was able to gain the advantage on the low line. Payne never gave up and on the final lap he made a last ditch effort to get by O’Neil. Payne didn’t have quite enough as O’Neil took the victory by only 43-thousandths of a second. Chris Lawrence was third, Tyler Peach fourth and Paul Baker fifth.

22 drivers showed up for the Super 6 Late Model Challenge Series race sponsored by Anderson Logging, Danielson Construction, Mid-City Motor World and North Coast Lighting And Electric. Brandon White narrowly was the fast qualifier with a 15.761. As always, the heat races determined the starting positions for the 75-lap main event. Eddie Klein won the first heat and Marty Walsh in second. Dennis Delbiaggio opened some eyes as he won the third heat which gave him pole position for the feature event.

The field narrowed down to 20 as both Jim Walker and Mike Bourbon had issues that prevented them from starting the event. Dane Nissen grabbed the lead briefly before giving way to Mic Moulton on lap four. Moulton led until lap 30 until it appeared a right front tire went down on his car. Moulton pitted under yellow handing the lead to David Henderson. When the race got going, it was clear that Henderson had one of, if not the best car in the field as he was able to pull away from second place, Brandon White.

The caution flew on lap 50 when George Young hit the wall hard coming off turn two. Thankfully Young was okay but his car showed severe damage from the incident. Several late race yellows put Henderson on the hot seat as he needed to make perfect restarts. Only once did White seriously challenge Henderson. Back in the pack, Moulton was making a fantastic recovery as he drove from the back of the pack in thrilling fashion. Nobody had anything for Henderson though and he was able to take his second win of the year by nearly two seconds. White held on for second while Moulton got by his lead title rival, Eric Gannon for third on the last lap. Dane Nissen returned from being away from on-track action as he rounded out the top five.

Racing takes a break at Redwood Acres for Labor Day weekend and will return September 9th. Joining the roadrunners, Legends, bombers, mini stocks and Thunder Roadsters will be the North State Modified Series which will be making their third and final stop at RAR this season. The Super 6 Late Model Challenge Series will return for the Fall Spectacular on September 30th and October 1st. The track champion for the late models as well as all five other divisions will be decided that weekend.