Dirt Track Racing News
Newton, Oreta, Shrader, Decker, Sorensen Take Antioch Speedway Wins
Shannon Newton won his third 20 lap All Star Series Wingless Spec Sprint Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. Newton and point leader Bob Newberry battled it out early at the front of the pack while Alan Miranda worked his way up to the front in his search for his fourth victory. By lap 10, Miranda had found his way into the lead, and it looked like it might be his race to win. Working traffic on lap 17, Miranda went high and ended up getting into the wall exiting Turn 2 to end his race. Newberry gave it a good run on the restart, but Newton led the final three laps for the victory. Brandon Burd, Roy Fisher and Scott Martin completed the Top 5.
Hughes, Nelson, Dean Close Point Season With Wins At Merced Speedway
Darrell Hughes II wrapped up his championship season with his division-leading fifth 30 lap IMCA Modified Main Event win Saturday night at Merced Speedway. This was the Matt & Glass Cancer Fundraiser event, and they ran a championship night format that put the top point competitors out front in the Main Event lineup. Hughes started on the front row with Brian Pearce and would score his fourth straight Main Event win. Pearce used his season's best second place finish to wrap up second in the final standings. Passing honors went to DJ Shannon, who charged from tenth to finish third, followed by Ryan Porter, Ramie Stone, Jeff Streeter, Vincent DePalma, Bob Williamson, Chris Sieweke and Josh Combs. Stone won the four lap Trophy Dash.
Champions Sylvia, Machado End Petaluma Speedway Point Season With Wins
Shayna Sylvia put the exclamation point on her championship season with her second 25 lap PitStopUSA.com Wingless Spec Sprint Main Event win Saturday night at Petaluma Speedway. Sylvia started on the outside front row and proceeded to lead all the way for the win. Half a straightaway behind her in second was Casey McClain, followed by Nick Larson, Terry Schank Jr, Scott Chapeta, Bruno Bianchi, Dennis Furia Jr, Keith Calvino, Ryan Siverling and Bob Davis. Bradley Terrell paced the 16 car field in qualifying with a lap of 14.290. Eight lap heat race wins were recorded by Bianchi, Larson and Schank.
McCoy Wins Restad Memorial Race At Siskiyou Speedway
Rich McCoy won the Rod Restad Memorial IMCA Sport Modified 30 Main Event Sunday night at Siskiyou Motor Speedway. McCoy was coming off of a strong second place finish in Medford the night before. He battled reigning race champion Keith Foux during the first half of the race before Oregon State champion Jorddon Braaten made his move into second. During the final half-dozen laps, McCoy had his hands full with Braaten taking looks to the outside, and Foux and Brian Cooper had a good battle going for third.
Dubisar, Robison Win At Coos Bay Speedway
Steve Dubisar won both the Sportsman Late Model and Street Stock Main Events at Coos Bay Speedway Saturday night. Four of the NASCAR Whelen All American Series divisions ran in support of the special Rolling Thunder Big Rig Show. Dubisar won the eight lap Sportsman Late Model Main Event. Braden Fugate started things off with the heat race win, but he finished second to Josh Kralicek in the Trophy Dash. Unfortunately, Kralicek, Charlie Withers and Wayne Butler all scratched prior to the Main Event with mechanical issues. The race might have been called at that point, but Dubisar entered his Street Stock into the Main Event and won a close eight lap battle with Fugate.
Sanders wins 20th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree
When the big money is on the line, Rodney Sanders is usually on his game. Such was the case on Saturday night when the 28-year-old from Happy, Texas, raced to his 86th career USMTS victory and second Featherlite Fall Jamboree championship at the Deer Creek Speedway. With a brilliant effort that saw 'The Sandman' weave his way through dozens of lapped cars while fending off multiple bids for the lead from several drivers during the championship of the 20th annual event, he was able to lead all 50 laps en route to an $11,000 payday over the nation's best of the best in dirt modified racing.
Paul Lotier's Name Stamped On Fast Qualifier Awards At World Series of Dirt Racing, October 11-14
When the first World Series of Dirt Racing presented by Bob Hilbert Sportswear takes place on October 11 - 14, at Selinsgrove Spedway, the quickest drivers in two of the mega-event's ten divisions will receive awards that pay tribute to one of Sprint Car racing's all-time greats. Paul Lotier, who won in just his third start at Williams Grove and was named the Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year in 1981, will be the namesake on the Paul Lotier Fast Qualifier Award, worth $250 to the wheel-twisters who record the quickest laps in qualifying for the 360 and 410 Sprint Car portions of the inaugural WSoDR.
Kath cashes karma credits at Featherlite Fall Jamboree
Less than a month ago, Kadden Kath repaid a favor to fellow Out-Pace USRA B-Mod competitor, and Saturday night the racing gods rewarded Kath with a victory at the 20th Annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree and a $1,700 paycheck to go with it. Battling for the track championship at the Deer Creek Speedway on the final Saturday of August, Kath made a last-lap pass to earn a tie atop the division's points standings with Jim Chisholm, but based on his better season win total Kath was awarded the title.
Tim Fuller Thunders to Victory at Fonda Speedway - Tim Fuller Wins "The Jack" for Guaranteed 12th Place Starting Position at NAPA Super DIRT Week
Tim Fuller goes back-to-back in Super DIRTcar Series Feature events after winning "The Jack" at Fonda Speedway. For Fuller, his Mohawk Int'l Raceway victory was sweet, but clinching a guaranteed 12th place starting position at the Billy Whitaker Cars & Trux 200 NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week finale is sweeter. NASCAR Camping World Truck Championship contender Stewart Friesen lead a majority of the laps, but failed to hold off the hard-charging Tim Fuller. Brett Hearn, who started alongside Fuller in row 7, followed in Fuller's tracks to secure the podium finish.
Late Pass Propels Pierce at Brownstown
Bobby Pierce passed race leader Jonathan Davenport as the two headed to the white flag and held off Davenport on the final circuit to win Sunday afternoon's 39th Annual Jackson 100 at Brownstown Speedway. The win also marks Pierce's third trip to Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Victory Lane this season and his first at the historic quarter-mile oval.