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- Landon Brooks flashes to Forni Classic victory at Placerville Speedway
Placerville, CA…Landon Brooks has shown tremendous consistency over the last few years at Placerville Speedway, even though a victory had eluded his grasp on the red clay. That all changed Saturday night however, when the 19-year-old raced to an impressive $5,000 triumph at the 18th annual Mark Forni Classic. The big win for Brooks came aboard the Tiner-Hirst Enterprise/ Kraft Builders/ Larry Davis Farms No. 94x and marked his second career Winged Sprint Car victory. Team co-owner Kyle Hirst, a three-time SCCT champion, also captured the Mark Forni Classic during its inaugural running in 2006. Sharing victory lane on Saturday were Diamond Springs' Dan Jinkerson with the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks, Diamond Springs' Wyatt Lakin in the Mini Trucks and Waterford's Dakota Albright with the BCRA Lightning Sprints. The 25-lap Thompson's Family of Dealerships Winged Sprint Car feature began with Hollister's Ryan Bernal setting the early pace. Caution flags slowed the flow over the first half of the contest, but Bernal hung tough up front. Roseville's Colby Copeland began to stalk him however, and when Bernal got bound up in turn two on lap 13, he took advantage to snag the lead. A caution flag just after that created a double file restart, which saw Landon Brooks carve his way to the inside of Bernal to assume second. The Rio Oso, CA driver set the ADCO Driveline Fast Time earlier on but had to run the B-main after a DNF in his heat race. After winning the semi he charged from his ninth starting position to challenge Copeland for the top spot. Following the final restart of the night on lap 16, Brooks came after the leader and made the winning move with 18 laps complete. He went on to dominate the final seven circuits to cross under the Ron Stahl checkered flag. Copeland, point leader Michael Faccinto, Placerville's Shane Hopkins and Modesto's Tony Gomes rounded out the top-five. Action in the main event was entertaining from start to finish, with plenty of side-by-side racing taking place. Oakley's Dylan Bloomfield put together the finest run in the main event with charge from 19th to sixth, with the remainder of the top-10 filled out by Bernal, Tanner Carrick, Luke Hayes and Andy Forsberg. A total of 29 Winged 360 Sprint Cars competed at the 18th running of the Forni Classic. Winged Sprint Car results: 1. 94X-Landon Brooks; 2. 5V-Colby Copeland; 3. X1-Michael Faccinto; 4. 21-Shane Hopkins; 5. 7C-Tony Gomes; 6. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield; 7. 22-Ryan Bernal; 8. 83T-Tanner Carrick; 9. 9L-Luke Hayes; 10. 92-Andy Forsberg; 11. 33T-Jimmy Trulli; 12. 37-Michael Pombo; 13. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez; 14. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez; 15. 38-Colby Johnson; 16. 93-Stephen Ingraham; 17. 12J-John Clark; 18. 94-Greg Decaires V; 19. 42X-Justyn Cox; 20. 5H-Josh Wiesz The always formidable Dan Jinkerson brought out the family No. 29 Pure Stock on Saturday and led all 20-laps in the feature. Jinkerson felt the heat early on from point leader Nick Baldwin, before brother Kevin Jinkerson grabbed the runner up spot around the midway point of the race. Kevin tried to find a way by brother Dan, but the "Diamond Springs Dynamite" held serve up front and claimed his 39th career Red Hawk Casino Pure Stock win at Placerville Speedway. Kevin crossed the stripe in second, followed Tyler Lightfoot, Baldwin and Kenny Bernstein. Pure Stock results: 1. 29-Dan Jinkerson; 2. 30-Kevin Jinkerson; 3. 23-Tyler Lightfoot; 4. 17-Nick Baldwin; 5. 43-Kenny Bernstein; 6. 54-Vigna Anthony; 7. 93-Mel Byers; 8. 55-Micky Dangelo; 9. 83-Ryan Peter; 10. 1-Chris D'angelo; 11. (DNS) 27-William Upton With the Mini Truck division on Saturday, it was Wyatt Lakin who started on the pole and led throughout the 20-lap contest. Lakin paced the field but had a very fast Kevin Jinkerson keeping him honest over the duration of the main event. Lakin had battled truck problems the last couple seasons, but everything held strong on this night, and he raced to his fifth career victory at Placerville Speedway. With the triumph he ties Austin Struthers for second on the all-time Mini Truck win list at the track. Jinkerson ended up second, followed by point leader Mike Miller, Michael Murphy and Paige Miller. Mini Truck results: 1. 04-Wyatt Lakin; 2. 03-Kevin Jinkerson; 3. 16-Mike Miller; 4. 07-Michael Murphy; 5. 21-Paige Miller; 6. 7-Luke Costa; 7. 28-Howard Miller; 8. 65X-Brian Tremblay; 9. 75-Brycen Bragg; 10. 22-Nick Perkins; 11. 08-Logan Lakin; 12. 26-Paizlee Miller; 13. 112-Thomas Jensen; 14. 70-Austin Struthers Former BCRA Lightning Sprint champion Dakota Albright has become the man to beat at Placerville Speedway and that was on display once again. Going into Saturday's Mark Forni Classic, Albright had captured all three of the series appearances at the track this year. Starting from the pole he led all 20-laps en route to win number four on the red clay in 2023. Colorado racer Chris Crowder put together a solid run in second, with Greg Deennett in third, Hunter Kinney fourth and Bradley Schmidt rounding out the top-five. The BCRA Lightning Sprints return in November as part of the annual Hangtown 100. BCRA Lightning Sprint results: 1. 35JR-Dakota Albright; 2. 3F-Chris Crowder; 3. 47-Greg Dennett; 4. 25K-Hunter Kinney; 5. 00-Bradley Schmidt; 6. 21C-Zack Schmidt; 7. 22-Jason Schostag; 8. 21X-Bobby Michnowicz; 9. 17F-Cody Meyer Placerville Speedway returns to action this coming Saturday August 5th with the annual Carnett Clash showcasing the Thompson's Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the Anrak Late Models, Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks and Dwarf Cars. Thanks to the El Dorado County Fair Association parking will be free of charge during all events in August.
- JEFF DYER CONTINUES TO IMPRESS IN THE USAC/CRA SERIES
(Yucca Valley, CA, July 25, 2023) After his lifetime best 10th place finish in the USAC/CRA Series at the Bakersfield Speedway on June 24th, Jeff Dyer returned to the series on his home track, Perris Auto Speedway, and again raised eyebrows until running out of fuel late in the 30-lap main event. When he was forced to pull into the infield, he was on his way to his second top-10 finish in a row. Despite temperatures skyrocketing to 103 degrees on race day, 25 teams and a decent crowd showed up to watch the premiere wingless sprint car series west of the Mississippi. As always, qualifying was the first thing on the agenda at the "Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing." Dyer put the brilliant yellow #39 through its paces and pulled off a lap of 17.138. That was good enough for the 13th-best of the 24 cars who recorded laps in qualifying. Dyer, a California Highway Patrol Officer who calls Yucca Valley home, began his heat race in fifth and finished the 10-lapper in seventh. Dyer started the 30-lap main in the 12th position. Early on he was fast and advanced forward. However, the race had been plagued by yellow flags. With five laps to go, he was challenging for 10th when he slowed dramatically, pulled off the track in turn three, and drove back to his pit. Unfortunately due to the early yellows, he had run out of fuel. Dyer came away from Perris 19th in the USAC/CRA standings. He is only two points out of 18th and 12 out of 17th. This week will be a little different for Dyer Motorsports. Jeff is not racing, but his 16-year-old son Seth will be competing in a Beingesser Motorsports go-kart with the SoCal Dirt Karts at Perris Auto Speedway. One week later on August 5th, Jeff and Seth will both be racing in the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series at the Barona Speedway in San Diego County. Two weeks after that, they will travel north to race in the California Lightning Sprint Car Series portion of the Johnny Key Classic at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville. It will also be round #2 of the annual Civil War Series pitting the CLS vs Northern California's Bay Cities Racing Association. Round #1 of the series took place at the Bakersfield Speedway on the first Saturday in June. Jeff won that race and will head into round #2 of the series as the point leader. As pictured, the new Dyer Motorsports team shirts are now available. You can pick one up in the pits after the races or you can order via email at mailto:email@example.com Jeff is racing in memory of his grandparents, Glenn, and Beverly Sels, throughout the 2023 season. Jeff would like to thank the following for making the 2023 racing campaign possible in the #4 and 4Jr Lightning Sprint Cars. Dependable Machine Inc., Haircuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, LBA Investigations, and Dyer Motorsports. For the USAC/CRA #39 sprint car, Straight Time Stirrups, Dependable Machines Inc., Hair Cuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, Justice Brothers, and Specialty Fasteners helped put him on the track. If you would like to be a part of Dyer Motorsports in 2023, call (760) 550-7237 or send an email to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Jeff Dyer 2023 Results 3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints 10th A Main 3-11-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints 17th A Main 3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Open Comp. Sprints 15th A Main 4-8-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 7th A Main 4-15-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main 5-5-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main 5-13-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 11th A Main 5-20-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main 5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint 1st A Main 5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 17th A Main 6-3-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 1st A Main 6-10-23 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 12th A Main 6-17-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main 6-24-23 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 10th A Main 7-8-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main 7-22-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main Seth Dyer 2022 Lightning Sprint Results 3-10-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints 12th A Main 3-11-23 Imperial Valley Raceway Best of the West Lightning Sprints 10th A Main 4-8-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints DNS 5-13-23 Ventura Raceway 0California Lightning Sprints 8th A Main 5-20-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 11TH A Main 5-27-23 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main 6-3-23 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 10th A Main 6-10-23 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning 6th A Main 6-17-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 8th A Main 7-8-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 8th A Main Scott Daloisio produced this release. 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- Hangtown 100 set to be held as two-night show November 17 & 18 at Placerville Speedway - Two-night ticket sales open for returning customers
Placerville, CA…Hangtown 100 officials have made the decision to reduce this season's event to a 𝒕𝒘𝒐-𝒏𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒘 and with that said, ticket sales are now open for those who had three-day packages from last year and would like to retain their seats. Three-night ticket holders from last season have until August 1st to secure their same tickets for the now 𝒕𝒘𝒐-𝒏𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒘. Each ticket holder will receive an e-mail with a link to purchase. If you don't receive an e-mail, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org Starting on August 2nd two-night ticket packages will be open to the public. Beginning on September 1st single day ticket sales will then open up. Both nights on Friday and Saturday November 17th and 18th will continue to showcase the popular USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets. Rounding out the card at the event and sure to bring thrills of their own will be the Wingless BCRA Lightning Sprints. To stay up to date with event news be sure and visit www.hangtown100.com and follow along on Twitter https://twitter.com/hangtown100 The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for sponsorship opportunities at the office. Join over 16,800 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2022 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway. Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway: Saturday July 29: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and BCRA Lightning Sprints | 18th annual Mark Forni Classic presented by Red Hawk Casino Saturday August 5: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Carnett Clash Saturday August 12: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks | Big Trophy Night presented by Coors Light
- Red Hawk Casino Night features loaded card at Placerville Speedway this Saturday
Placerville, CA…Action returns to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds bullring under the management of Russell Motorsports Inc. this Saturday, as Placerville Speedway plays host to Red Hawk Resort + Casino Night at the races. The historic 58th season of competition at Placerville Speedway rolls on with a four-division program taking place during Hoosier Tires championship point race eleven. Tackling the red clay on July 15th will include the Thompson's Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints, the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks. The facility provides great family entertainment and some of the best racetrack cuisine in California. Live music will occur from 4-6pm in the midway, showcasing the tunes of Ed Wilson. Our friends at Red Hawk Resort + Casino will also have various giveaways for the fans on Saturday. Just 11-points separate Hanford's Michael Faccinto and Modesto's Tony Gomes in the battle for the Thompson's Family of Dealerships Winged Sprint Car title. Both drivers have shown immense consistency this season, having finished among the top-five in all but two races. Faccinto will be in search of his first victory of the campaign on Saturday, while Gomes will be shooting for number four. Placerville's Shane Hopkins, Wilton's Ashlyn Rodriguez and Dunnigan's Luke Hayes continue to round out the top-five in the standings. Four-time Red Hawk Casino Pure Stock champion Nick Baldwin brings a 21-point lead into this Saturday night. The Oakley driver has scooped up four wins and top-five finishes at each race thus far. Kevin Jinkerson, Ken Bernstein, Chris D'angelo and Micky D'angelo rank second through fifth respectively. Rancho Cordova's Mike Miller leads the Mini Trucks into Red Hawk Casino Night, on the strength of two wins and three top-five finishes. Paige Miller, Luke Costa, Wyatt Lakin and Brycen Bragg complete the top-five in points. The Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour will showcase their exciting brand of traditional Sprint Car action at Placerville Speedway on Saturday. Nick Robfogel brings the Hunt Tour point lead into the evening over Shawn Arriaga and Jacob Tuttle. It marks the final appearance of the 2023 campaign for the tour, which always brings a robust car count. This Saturday's show is also part of the Competition Carburetion Fast Lap Tour. Red Hawk Resort + Casino has some incredible specials lined up during the month of July. First up, if you're looking for some adrenaline pumping action off the track, The Apex at Red Hawk is offering an exclusive deal for all you go-karting and race enthusiasts. During the month of July, you can enjoy thrilling, indoor, multi-story go-karting for just $25 each, Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm. The Apex at Red Hawk offers so much more than karting. If you're in the mood for a great time with family and friends, head to the all-new 18-lane state of the art, interactive bowling alley or check out the state-of-the-art golf simulators, where you can practice your swing and play some of the world's most iconic courses without leaving town. For more info visit https://www.redhawkcasino.com/ Tickets and Details: Grandstand seating is general admission on Saturday July 15th, except for the reserved seats marked for season ticket holders. Adult tickets cost $20, while seniors 62+, military and juniors 12-17 will be $18. Kids 6-11 cost $7 and those five and under are free. Purchase tickets online at https://www.eventsprout.com/event/ppr-2023 or at the gate on race day. Pit passes can be purchased at the pit gate or on Pit Pay to take advantage of the expanded seating area on the hill. The pit gate will open at noon, with the front gate opening at 3pm. Happy Hour is offered when the gates open until 6pm in the grandstands featuring live music along with discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer booth. The pit meeting will be held at 4:45pm with cars on track at 5:15. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline qualifying and racing will follow. For those who can't make it to the track, CaliDirt.TV will provide live flag-to-flag coverage of every Placerville Speedway point race this season. The live streaming service also includes each event with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour in 2023. Fans can purchase through a monthly membership or on a per race basis via https://calidirt.tv/ The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com Join over 16,800 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2023 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway. Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway: Saturday July 15: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints | Red Hawk Casino Night Saturday July 29: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and BCRA Lightning Sprints | 18th annual Mark Forni Classic Saturday August 5: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Cars | Carnett Clash
- Carrick, Fuson, Albright and Jinkerson claim wins on Burgers & Brew Night in Placerville
Placerville, CA…Lincoln's Tanner Carrick had been ultra consistent this year at Placerville Speedway and on "Burgers & Brew Night" the 21-year-old put it all together for his first triumph of the season. Joining Carrick in victory lane on Saturday were Bakersfield's Brody Fuson with the USAC Western States Midgets, Waterford's Dakota Albright with the BCRA Lightning Sprints and Diamond Springs' Dan Jinkerson with the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks. All winners went home with a meat box package valued at $300 courtesy of Kings Meats and a wine mix assortment thanks to Solid Ground Brewing. The enthusiastic crowd saw some wild action during the night. The 25-lap Thompson's Family of Dealerships Winged Sprint Car feature saw Tanner Carrick jump into the lead and easily distance himself from the rest of the pack. Lots of moving and shaking was going on behind him though as Seth Standley, Michael Faccinto, Landon Brooks, Tony Gomes, Michael Ing and others went back and forth. Lap nine saw Gomes and Ing make contact, resulting in Ing coming to a stop over the edge of the corner. Once Ing was pushed off however, he drove up and contacted Gomes under caution, which saw both drivers come to a stop. The red lights were then flashed on, and officials allowed Gomes to make repairs, while keeping his spot in fourth at the same time. Once going back green, two more laps were clicked off, before a caution waved yet again. On the double file restart, point leader Faccinto shot into the lead, only to see the yellow lights come on for a jump start call. He was then docked two spots for being deemed early and on the ensuing restart things began to heat up again. With Carrick up front having his way, Gomes worked his way forward and did his best to catch the leader. A final restart with three laps to go saw Gomes keep him honest, but Carrick hit his marks on the final circuit to accept the Ron Stahl checkered flag. It marked his seventh career Winged 360 triumph at the track. Gomes finished second, with Brooks capping a strong night by finishing third. The Rio Oso racer set fast time and captured his heat race in exciting fashion earlier on. Faccinto crossed the line in fourth with Bubba Decaires having a fantastic run from 14th to fifth. Decaires looked very racy in the main event. Rounding out the top-10 were Dominic Gorden, 16th started Jake Morgan, Michael Sellers, Luke Hayes and Gauge Garcia. Winged Sprint Car results: 1. 83T-Tanner Carrick; 2. 7C-Tony Gomes; 3. 94X-Landon Brooks; 4. X1-Michael Faccinto; 5. 94-Greg Decaires V; 6. 10-Dominic Gorden; 7. 45-Jake Morgan; 8. 15-Michael Sellers; 9. 9L-Luke Hayes; 10. 21X-Gauge Garcia; 11. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez; 12. 21-Shane Hopkins; 13. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez; 14. 25S-Seth Standley; 15. 98-Chris Masters; 16. 33T-Jimmy Trulli; 17. 21M-Michael Ing The 30-lap USAC Western States Midget feature saw former series champion Blake Bower take the early lead, before two-time champ Michael Faccinto carved his way by on lap four. Some of the best entertainment in the main event came from Cade Lewis, who ran the high side like a young Jac Haudenschild. After bringing out an early caution Lewis blasted through the field and got back up third with 16 laps complete. As he rapidly closed on Faccinto and runner up Brody Fuson, Lewsi got into the cushion a bit too hard and stalled the car, ending his stellar run. After the restart Fuson made the pass of Faccinto in impressive fashion and went on to accept the checkered flag. Faccinto, Randi Pankratz, Danika Jo Faccinto and Ron Hazleton completed the top-five. USAC Western States Midgets results: 1. 51-Brody Fuson; 2. 14J-Michael Faccinto; 3. 8-Randi Pankratz; 4. 13-Danika Jo Faccinto; 5. 15-Ron Hazelton; 6. 14JR-Ben Worth; 7. 65-Ben Covich; 8. 78-Marvin Mitchell; 9. 00-Blake Bower; 10. 5K-Cade Lewis; 11. 7L-Kevin Gray; 12. 20-CJ Sarna The 20-lap Tracy Taylor Memorial for the BCRA Wingless Lightning Sprints saw Dakota Albright lead up front for the duration, but several others did not make it easy on him. Youngster David Gasper, Winged Sprint Car regular Shane Hopkins and others raced high and low on the bullring. Lightning Sprint legend Scott Kinney looked early on that he may have a shot at the win but encountered issues with 11 laps down. Hopkins then appeared to have a car to beat but hopped over a right rear just past the halfway point, which sent him for a set of barrel rolls. He luckily emerged okay but was done for the race. After that Gasper ran the ragged edge in his attempt to get by the leader, but Albright never wavered en route to the victory. Gasper ended up second, with Greg Dennett, Cody Meyers and Zack Schmidt rounding out the top-five. BCRA Lightning Sprints results: 1. 35JR-Dakota Albright; 2. 51-David Gasper; 3. 47-Greg Dennett; 4. 17F-Cody Meyer; 5. 21C-Zack Schmidt; 6. 21-Shane Hopkins; 7. 91-Matt Land; 8. 00-Bradley Schmidt; 9. 9-Scott Kinney; 10. 25K-Hunter Kinney; 11. 22-Jason Schostag The Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks displayed several thrills of their own on Burgers and Brew Night. The 20-lap finale saw Oakley's Nick Baldwin and Dan Jinkerson battle it out with the duo racing inches apart from each other. Fourth of July winner Thomas Arbogast then joined the party and made it a three car fight up front. At one point in heavy duty lapped traffic the trio zigged and zagged their way down the front stretch, as the crowd came to their feet. Jinkerson ultimately withstood every challenge from Arbogast as the race wound down to pick up his 38th career Pure Stock win at Placerville Speedway. Arbogast capped a solid week by finishing in the runner up spot, followed by Baldwin, Kevin Jinkerson and Bill O'Neal. Pure Stock results: 1. 52-Dan Jinkerson; 2. 86-Thomas Arbogast; 3. 17-Nick Baldwin; 4. 30-Kevin Jinkerson; 5. 23-Bill O'Neal; 6. 83-Ryan Peter; 7. 43-Kenny Bernstein; 8. 1-Chris D'angelo; 9. 55-Micky Dangelo; 10. 47-Michael Murphy; 11. 93-Mel Byers; 12. 27-William Upton The Placerville Speedway returns to racing this coming Saturday July 15th with Red Hawk Casino Night.
- Fourth of July wins at Placerville Speedway go to Tony Gomes, Dan Jinkerson and Thomas Arbogast
Placerville, CA…Modesto, California's Tony Gomes dominated the 25-lap Thompson's Winged Sprint Car feature, en route to his third victory of the season at Placerville Speedway on Independence Day. Sharing victory lane on Tuesday were Dan Jinkerson in the Anrak Ltd. Late Model feature and Auburn's Thomas Arbogast with the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks. The Thompson's Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car finale came to the line with Gomes and Sebastopol's Joel Myers Jr. on the front row. A multi car pileup in turn four brought out the red flag on the initial attempt. All drivers were luckily okay and after cleaning up the incident things got back underway with Myers leading the opening circuit before Gomes slipped to his inside to take the point on lap two. Gomes would dominate the main event from that point on as cars raced for position behind him. Some timely caution flags kept drivers away from lapped traffic and in the clean air, nobody had anything for the fast-moving C&M Motorsports/ Lund Construction No. 7c machine. Current Placerville point leader Michael Faccinto jumped into second on lap seven and held strong to cross the stripe in the runner up position, followed by eighth starting Dylan Bloomfield, who made some nice moves to complete the podium. Penngrove's Chase Johnson occupied second at times behind Gomes and came home in fourth, with Aromas racer Justin Sanders fifth. It was an exceptionally strong rebound for Sanders, who was involved in the lap one pileup and had to visit the work area. The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by Colby Johnson, Luke Hayes, Jimmy Trulli, Shane Hopkins and Ashlyn Rodriguez. Both Trulli and Hopkins came back from the opening lap incident as well to record solid finishes. Heat race wins went to Justin Sanders, Tony Gomes and Colby Johnson. Sanders began the night by earning the ADCO Driveline Fast Time Award with a lap of 10.832 around the quarter mile. A total of 20 cars competed on the 4th of July. Winged Sprint Car results: 1. 7C-Tony Gomes; 2. X1-Michael Faccinto; 3. 83V-Dylan Bloomfield; 4. 28-Chase Johnson; 5. 4SA-Justin Sanders; 6. 38-Colby Johnson; 7. 9L-Luke Hayes; 8. 33T-Jimmy Trulli; 9. 21-Shane Hopkins; 10. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez; 11. 94-Greg Decaires V; 12. 79-Mark Hanson; 13. 98-Chris Masters; 14. 45-Jake Morgan; 15. 25-Justin Johnson; 16. 46JR-Joel Myers Jr; 17. 83T-Tanner Carrick; 18. 25S-Seth Standley; 19. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez; 20. 34-Justin Henry Diamond Springs' Dan Jinkerson started from the front row in the Anrak Corporation Ltd. Late Model feature and raced to his 13th career victory in the division on Tuesday. It didn't come easy for him however, as Rod Oliver and others showed tremendous speed on this night. Track conditions lent well to drivers in the 20-lap contest and the ground pounders put on some of the most entertaining racing of the night. Lincoln's Dan Brown Jr. found the high side to his liking and challenged Jinkerson early on. Rod Oliver ran the bottom side to perfection though and assumed the runner up spot with seven laps complete. Oliver hounded the rear of Jinkerson's Lightfoot Automotive mount and gave the multi-time track champion everything he could handle. He took a few peeks to the inside, but Jinkerson held strong and fended him off to record the win. Oliver, Matt Micheli, Ray Trimble and Brown rounded out the top-five. Late Model results: 1. 23-Dan Jinkerson; 2. 57-Rod Oliver; 3. 96M-Matt Micheli; 4. 37-Ray Trimble; 5. 15-Dan Brown Jr; 6. 71-Wayne Trimble; 7. 115-Chris Mcginnis; 8. 23J-Tyler Lightfoot; 9. 54-Matt Davis Auburn competitor Thomas Arbogast has made a triumphant return to the wheel this season and picked off his second Red Haw Casino Pure Stock win of the year on Tuesday. Starting from the pole he battled Ken Bernstein during the initial stages but then had his way with things out front. Arbogast persevered through an inordinate amount of caution flags, which made for several key restarts. Four-time Placerville Speedway titlist Nick Baldwin executed a methodical charge forward to finish second over Bernstein, Mike Lightfoot and Bill O'Neil rounding out the top-five. The top-10 was completed by Mel Byers, Chris D'angelo, Jonny Walsh, Kevin Jinkerson and Russ Murphy. Pure Stock results: 1. 86-Thomas Arbogast; 2. 17-Nick Baldwin; 3. 43-Kenny Bernstein; 4. 52-Mike Lightfoot; 5. 23-Bill O'Neal; 6. 93-Mel Byers; 7. 1-Chris D'angelo; 8. 4-Jonny Walsh; 9. 30-Kevin Jinkerson; 10. 74-Russell Murphy; 11. 47-Michael Murphy; 12. 54-Vigna Anthony; 13. 55-Micky Dangelo; 14. 77T-Jason Armstrong; 15. 27-William Upton Placerville Speedway is right back in action this Saturday July 8th with Burgers & Brew Night presented by Kings Meats and Solid Ground Brewing. On tap will be the Thompson's Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the USAC Western States Midgets, the Red Hawk Casino Pure Stocks and BCRA Wingless Lightning Sprints.
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