Roseville, CA - It was a perfect night for racing Saturday night at the All American Speedway. Temperatures were just right and the fans packed the stands in anticipation of viewing some great racing.
It was once again “the man invincible” in the Mini Stock division as James Trethewey took his infamous #99 car from the pole to the finish line enduring only one brief caution at lap 13 for what was believed to be a fire in the #6 car driven by Bill Horvath. Trethewey, the division points leader, drove away with his 7th win of the season and put even more distance between himself and Horvath who is currently running second in points. Earl Lee drove his #08 car to an outstanding second place finish followed by Tyler Wentworth in the #45, Joe Dahl in the #63 and Andy Dahl in the #7 car.
The Street Stock division put on an outstanding performance with yet another caution- free race. Dan Patton in the #69 car took the solo lead at lap 2 and quickly began putting some distance between himself and the #16 car driven by Phil Wilkens who fought back and began challenging Patton. The two were running side by side by lap 11 allowing the #08 driven by Mickey Owens and the #50 of Chris Lambert to close in. By lap 21 Wilkens stormed into the lead leaving Patton to do battle with Owens as the cars quickly fell into a single file line. With the laps ticking away, Owens chose lap #31 to make his move on the leader, taking the high side, Owens got hung out and battled to retain a decent finishing spot. Wilkens found his way to the finish line first, followed by Patton, Owens, Matt Cockrum in the #17 and Josh Whitfield in the #00.
In the Modified race the crowd was entertained by “Mr. Excitement”, Gary Glenn, as he took the lead from the #48 car driven by Jim Badeker and quickly shot out to a 10 car length lead over the #96 driven by Michael Lehman who had his hands full holding off the #8 car of Andy Field. In what was a very fast paced race, if you weren’t paying close attention you wouldn’t know that it was the #14 car driven by Howard Nevins who came across the line in second place followed by the #08 of Scott Heminover in third, Lehman in fourth and rounding out the top 5 was Andy Field in the #8.
If you haven’t seen a bomber race yet this season, it is highly suggested you make a visit to the All American Speedway to catch one of the final 4 races. This division has the closest points battle going this year and it’s only going to heat up over the next few weeks. Saturday night saw Kevin Owens in the #21 car, the points leader entering the night, battle with his brother Randy in the #71 and end up with a flat tire taking him off the track. Jeff Wilkens in the #6 car took the opportunity to grab the victory by just a few inches over Cody Rickard in the #24 car. Mike Dixon in the #76 car scooped a third place finish followed by Mike Kelly in the #04 and rounding out the top 5 this week was the #12 car of Denise Lambert (driven this week by Luke Kaper).
There are only a few weeks left of Saturday Night racing at the All American Speedway, make your plans now to visit the track for some great racing in Roseville, CA!