ROSEVILLE, California — Cameron Park’s Jason Romero in his #8 Folsom Lake Asphalt Chevy won both of the Twin 44’s at the All American Speedway last Saturday night, August 22nd. The two wins now extend his Point’s lead to sixty-nine in his quest for the Track Championship.
Twin 44 # 1
Twenty-two cars would take the Green Flag for this one with Elk Grove’s Ron Chunn (#44) on the pole with Romero flanked on his outside in Row 1. Sacramento’s Bobby Butler (#3) and Carson City’s Bobby Hodges (#88) filled Row 2. Galt’s Juan Pitta (#16) and Roseville’s Eric Schmidt (#05), the ’07 AAS Champ, started from Row 3.
Green, Green, Green! Romero gets by Chunn for the lead on Lap 1. Chunn runs second with Hodges getting to third. Schmidt goes by Pitta for fifth. Pitta and Pine Grove’s Matt Scott (#35) battle it out now for that position. Lap 10 sees Hodges up to third and battling for more. Butler gets by Hodges for third on Lap 18. At the halfway mark it’s Romero, Chunn, Butler, Hodges, and Schmidt. Romero is pulling away from the field.
With laps winding down to the finish, nobody can catch Romero. This will be a battle for second. On Lap 35, Schmidt would make a pass on Hodges to get him to fourth but Hodges would grab that spot back on the last lap. And that’s how this one would end. Romero takes the checkers for his seventh win of the season. Rookie Ron Chunn turns in an excellent performance coming home second. Hodges would claim third place. Schmidt crosses fourth with Matt Scott rounding out the top five.
6 16 Juan Pitta
7 50 Gary Glenn
8 61 Shannon Mansch
9 27v Vito Ranuio
10 20 Julia Landauer
11 16x Jacob Gomes
12 27 John Moore
13 98 Byron Gonzales 43 laps
14 31 Justin Henry 43 laps
15 51 Chris Scribner 43 laps
16 17 Jonathan Mawhinney 43 laps
17 73 Quintin Crye 43 laps
18 22 Ken Benhamou 42 laps
19 65 Roger Davison 41 laps
20 42 Don Wood 40 laps
21 3 Cody Hodgson 22 laps
DQ 3 Bobby Butler 44
Time of Race: 15:33:809
Margin of Victory 0.617
Fastest Lap of the Race: Ron Chunn 14.046/ 76.890MPH (Lap 5)
Hard Charger of the Race: Shannon Mansch (started 14th/ finish 8th)
Twin 44 #2
Twenty-two cars will take the Green for race #2. An invert of two has Chunn on the pole again with Romero on the outside. Butler starts third with Hodges fourth. Schmidt will start inside of Row 3 with Matt Scott on his outside. Can anyone catch Romero this time?
Romeo takes the lead on Lap1. Butler goes by Chunn for second while Schmidt gets by Hodges on Lap 4 and wants more. Lap 6 sees Schmidt get around Chunn for third. Orangevale’s Gary Glenn (#50) now begins to get into the mix, he runs sixth. Schmidt makes a pass on Butler getting him to second on Lap 16. Hodges runs solidly in fourth.
At the halfway mark (Lap22), Romero extends his lead. Schmidt runs second, with Butler third, Hodges fourth, and Glenn fifth.
Glenn gets by Hodges for fourth on Lap 27. Roseville’s Shannon Mansch runs sixth after starting ninth. Manteca’s Rookie Jake Gomes (16X) started eleventh and is now up to seventh. Matt Scott started sixth and is falling off a bit, he now runs eighth.
Lap 35 sees not a lot of change up front. Romero is pulling away from the field again. Glenn climbs to third on Lap 35. And that’s how this one would end. Romero claims his second victory of the night and his tenth win of the season. Schmidt claims second for his efforts. Glenn comes home third with a great run. Hodges crosses fourth for his team. Mansch crosses the stripe fifth.
6 16x Jacob Gomes 44 laps
7 35 Matt Scott 44 laps
8 16 Juan Pitta 44 laps
9 44 Ron Chunn 44 laps
10 27 John Moore 44 laps
11 27v Vito Ranuio 44 laps
12 31 Justin Henry 44 laps
13 51 Chris Scribner 44 laps
14 17 Jonathan Mawhinney 44 laps
15 22 Ken Benhamou 43 laps
16 98 Byron Gonzales 43 laps
17 20 Julia Landauer 43 laps
18 65 Roger Davison 41 laps
19 73 Quintin Crye 18 laps
20 42 Don Wood 0
21 3 Cody Hodgson 0
DQ 3 Bobby Butler 44
Time of Race: 13:17:329
Margin of Victory: 3.256
Fastest Lap of the Race: Jason Romero 14.199/ 76.062MPH (Lap 11)
In qualifying, Granite Bay’s John Moore (#27) takes home Fast Time with a circuit of 13.815/ 78.176MPH.
2 35 Matt Scott 13.850
3 16 Juan Pitta 13.868
4 05 Eric Schmidt 13.871
In the Late Model Fast Dash where the top four qualifiers battle if out for four laps, Eric Schmidt claims the win over Pitta, Scott, and Moore.
Late Model Points
1 (#8) Jason Romero Cameron Park CA 828 Leader
2 (#27) John Moore Granite Bay CA 759 -69
3 (#50) Gary Glenn Orangevale CA 755 -73
4 (#16) Juan Pitta Galt CA 741 -87
Seventeen cars would take the green in this shortened 20 lap “crash fest”. “08 Rookie of the Year Colfax’s Mike Newland (#00) would start from the pole with Rio Linda’s Mikey Lehman (#96) on his outside. Rio Linda’s Rich Lindgren (#27) and Donny Lehman (#83) would fill Row 2. Let’s Go Green!
Rick Anderson (#11) of Citrus Heights would grab the lead early in this one (Lap 3). Newland would go behind the wall on Lap 2 and would not return. Point’s Leader Jarred Beddow (#50) of Roseville started seventh with the invert and climbed to second on Lap 5. Rocklin’s Andy Field (#8) started eighth and is a hard charger getting to fourth on Lap 7 and third on Lap 9. Elverta’s Gary Swim starts ninth and gets to fifth on Lap 9. Anderson continues to lead.
Mikey Lehman battled the leader Anderson lap after lap until Anderson went off track on Lap 16. Andy Field and Rich Lindgren tangled and both encountered the wall on the backstretch on Lap 16. Both drivers were done for the night. Lehman would assume the lead and go on to win the shortened race. Lincoln’s Nick Lyons (#43) would come home second keeping him in the running for the championship. Point’s Leader Jarred Beddow had a throttle stick and made hard contact with the wall in Turn 3. He would not finish the race and lose some ground. Rio Linda’s Donny Lehman (#83) would come home third with a great run. Veteran Sal Lopez (#02) of Sacramento turns in one of his best finishes of the season coming home fourth. Elverta’s Gary Swim (#6) returns to AAS and crosses the stripe fifth.
6 1 Rick Anable 20 laps
7 81 Bret Barney 20 laps
8 39 Luke Kaper 20 laps
9 8 Andy Field 16 laps
10 27 Rich Lindgren 16 laps
11 11 Rick Andersen 15 laps
12 9 Scott Heminover 14 laps
13 33 Bud Anderson 11 laps
14 50 Jarred Beddow 8 laps
15 3 Jessica Brunelli 8 laps
16 00 Michael Newland 6 laps
17 03 Dave Silva 0 laps
Jarred Beddow takes home Fast Time with a lap of 14.130/ 76.433MPH.
2 (#8) Andy Field 14.173
3 (#11) Rick Andersen 14.185
4 (#3) Jessica Brunelli 14.234
Rick Anderson defeated Field, Brunelli, and Beddow.
Modified Points Race
1 50X Jarred Beddow Roseville CA 255 Leader
2 43 Nick Lyons Lincoln CA 229 -26
Just seven cars took the green flag for 35 laps in this Main Event for the Division. Ed Amador (#76) started from the pole with Jerry Kozba (#93) on his outside on Row 1. Burt Siverling (#77) and David Goodwill (#3G) filled Row2. Rob Hammond (#17H), Bill Hendricks (#96), and Doug Emory (#50) started fifth, sixth, and seventh respectively.
Amador looked good early and led the first 3 laps until a hard charging David Goodwill made a successful pass for the lead on Lap 4. The one thing we’ve learned in their previous visits to AAS is that Goodwill in clean air means trouble for the rest of the field. Goodwill came into the evening with seven wins under his belt this season. Kozba battled Hammond for seven laps until Hammond made the pass for second on Lap 11. Kozba falls to third with Amador fourth. Doug Emory goes off track on Lap 10. He would not return. Hendricks rides around in sixth.
At the halfway mark, Goodwill is pulling away from the field. Hammond runs solidly in second. Kozba runs third with Amador fourth and Siverling fifth.
Goodwill is just too good on this night. In the race’s late laps, it is apparent that Goodwill will win. The only question is by how much? Goodwill’s margin of victory is 2.251 seconds. The victory is his eighth on the season and puts him securely atop the point’s race to the Championship. Hammond was good but second best in this race. Kobza brings home a third place finish with a good run. Amador crosses fourth one lap down with David Burchette (#77B) fifth (one lap down).
6th (#77) Burt Siverling 34 Laps
7th (#96) Bill Hendricks 13 Laps
8th (#50) Doug Emory 9 laps
Time of Race: 8:04:180
Fastest Lap of the Race: David Goodwill 13.515/ 79.911MPH (Lap 26)
In qualifying, Jimmy Riddell (#19) laid down a lap of 13.593/ 79.453MPH to grab Fast Time.
2nd (#3G) David Goodwill 13.678
3rd (#17H) Rob Hammond 13.672
4th (#93) Jerry Kozba 13.804
In the NCMA Sprint Fast Dash, Kobza defeated Hammond, Goodwill, and Riddell.
In one of the All American Speedway’s most highly contested point’s chases of any division, the Street Stocks did not disappoint. Last year’s Champ Mickey Owens (#08) is your point’s leader. Chasing him are Loomis’ Christopher Lambert (#50) and Mickey’s brother Kevin (#21). Lambert is one point off the lead and Kevin is ten points back coming into the race.
Once again the Streets delivered a great car count of eighteen cars for this 35 Lap Main Event. Sacramento’s Kevin Owens (#21) would start from the pole with the invert with Roseville’s Joseph Colorado (#66) outside. Row 2 is Sacramento’s Spencer Emerson (#6) and Roseville’s Roy Smith (#7). Starting from the third Row will be Citrus Heights’ “Dangerous” Dan Patton with Elverta’s Mickey Owens (#08). Lambert will start seventh.
Let’s go Green! Kevin Owens leads early from the pole as the rest of the field mixes it up. Smith is second by Lap 4. Mickey Owens is third by Lap 5 and gets by Smith for second by Lap 5. Orangevale’s Casey Cavender (#03) moves up from starting eighth to third on Lap 8. Lambert runs fourth.
Kevin and Brother Mickey Owens battled lap after lap until Lap 18 when Kevin rubbed Mickey wrong in Turns 1 and 2. Mickey and Kevin then got into it again in Turn 3 and Kevin got the worst of it and made contact with the wall. The scuffle would end his night and dash his hopes of retaking the point’s lead. While Kevin and Mickey were tangling, Lambert cruised right by to take the lead on Lap19. Mickey Owens would retake the lead on the very next lap. He was hungry for another win! Though Lambert would try, there was no catching Mickey. He would go on to win the Main. Lambert would finish second and now finds himself eight points behind Mickey. Cavender would cross the stripe third for his efforts. Roy Smith takes home the fourth spot. Spencer Emerson rounds out the top five.
6 80 Bryan Tomeraason 35 laps
7 16 Rando Owens 35 laps
8 77 Ray Mood 35 laps
9 66 Joseph Colorado 35 laps
10 49 Greg Rayl 35 laps
11 22x Evan Perry 35 laps
12 70 Bill Thompson 35 laps
13 00 Frank Agguire 34 laps
14 76 Mike Dickson 34 laps
15 2 Mel Wilson 34 laps
16 21 Kevin Owens 18 9:04.406 17 laps
17 69 Dan Patton 17 8:54.872 18 laps
18 48 Earl Lee 9 13:53.427 26 laps
Time of Race: 17:52: 311
Margin of Victory: 0.677
Fastest Lap of the Race: Kevin Owens 15.377/ 70.235 (Lap 2)
Here are the S.S. Points:
1 08 Mickey Owens Elverta CA 423 Leader
2 50 Christopher Lambert Loomis CA 415 -8
3 21 Kevin Owens Sacramento CA 378 -45
4 03 Casey Cavender Orangevale CA 371 -52
Galt’s Racin’ Bryan Tomeraason (#80) led all drivers with a qualifying lap of 15.230/ 70.913MPH.
2nd Mickey Owens 15.250
3rd Christopher Lambert 15.275
4th Roy Smith 15.296
In the Division’s Fast Dash, Roy Smith defeated Tomeraason, Owens, and Lambert.
Last week’s race was capped off with two disqualifications; the winner of the Main Richard Perez, and Adam Chapman. Both were DQ’d for failing post-race compression checks. This sets up yet another of our great points chases. Going into the race, Erick Ray was your point’s leader with Chapman six points back.
Ray (#77) would start from the pole with the invert putting Fast Qualifier Adam Chapman (#01) seventh for this 30 Lap Feature. Roger Ward Jr. (#97) would start second. Row 2 is made up of Rancho Cordova’s Donald Dickson (#76) and Lincoln’s Troy Clapham (#5). A little further back in Row 3 is Perez (#50) and Dana Kelly (#04).
Let’s settle this! Though Ray would lead early, Chapman is the story here. He would start seventh and get to first in just 8 laps. A win tonight could put him back into the Point’s Lead. Perez is charging too! He jumps from fifth to third on the same lap. Holy cow! This is getting good!
Cody Rickard is another notable. He started eighth and is now up to fourth. Rickard would then get by Perez for second on Lap 13. Though Ray’s car struggled mid-race, his car is coming to him now and he gets back to third on Lap 24. As laps wind down, Chapman is driving away from the field. He would go on to win this Main Event giving him the point’s lead once again. Rickard would cross second with one of his best finishes to date. Erick Ray hangs on to claim third and keep him within three points of the chase.
Hard charger of the race is Steve Runkle (#30). Runkle started fourteenth and finished fourth. Great run Steve! Another fine finish comes from Kenny Beaumont (#15) crossing the line fifth.
6 50 Richard Perez 30 laps
7 23 Eric Bocksberger 30 laps
8 76 Donald Dickson 30 laps
9 73 Gary Eisenhour 30 laps
10 55 Ray Stafford 30 laps
11 04 Dana Kelly 29 laps
12 5 Troy Clapham 28 laps
13 02 David Harvey 22 laps
14 92 Mark Anderson 17 laps
15 97 Roger Ward Jr. 5 laps
Time of Race: 19:04:330
Margin of Victory: 0.270
Fast Lap of the Race: Adam Chapman 16.248/ 66.470MPH (Lap 4)
1 01 Adam Chapman Citrus Heights CA 307 Leader
2 77 Erick Ray 304 -3
3 23 Eric Bocksberger Rocklin CA 266 -41
4 50 Richard Perez Roseville CA 256 -51
Adam Chapman was tops on the speed charts in qualifying with a circuit of 15.955/ 67.690MPH.
2nd Cody Rickard 16.055
3rd Dana Kelly 16.152
4th Richard Perez 16.182
In the Division’s Fast Dash, Richard Perez defeats Rickard, Chapman, and Kelly.