It was the third night of racing at the Ukiah Speedway under the new promotion of Furia Motorsports and it was an action packed night of racing that put the crowd on their feet for many very exciting spots in the racing action. The action started in the Bandolero division where young Colby Furia was able to take home another main event win with the racing action being stalled for a few minor cautions and for a failure of track lights in the turn four area, but when racing resumed it was Furia that took home the checkers in the main event. Frankie Pickrell won the dash and the heat race with Colby Furia setting the fast time for the night at a 15.361. The jammers took to the track with some new cars showing up and the track record falling in the Jammer Division which qualifies at the Ukiah Speedway to the fast time which was set by Wayne Young of Kelseyville at a 16.361. The racing action was fun to watch in the jammers as the battle in the heat race saw the win go to Dave Rogers of Ukiah, and then he was off to a fast start in the main event until the handling went away in his car and he faded back. At the checkers it was Jessy Thurman taking the win with Rogers second followed by Monte Able in third. The Modifieds saw bad luck fall on to the guy that was the beneficiary of the pill draw by Richie Potts who set the fast time for the night, but during the first lap of warming the cars of for the main David Lyndall lost his muffler going into turn number one where it was then run over by other cars damaging it beyond repair so that it was not able to be put back on the car. This ended his evening for the night and relegated the pole to the car of Steve Taylor. At the drop of the green it was Taylor jumping out to the early lead followed by Tellstrom and Potts. Tellstrom was battling strong in second but after slipping up coming out of turn two veteran driver Richie Potts drove by on the inside making the pass for second and then he set his sights on Taylor. Making the pass on Taylor on Lap 19 he checked out to take his first victory of the year at Ukiah Speedway, but continuing his winning tradition of his 2012 racing season. The legend heat race was plagued with mechanical issues for some drivers that forced them to retire for the night, but that did not deter the two young drivers of Chase Majgic and Cameron Austin from putting on a show that the crowd enjoyed. Majgic set fast time and then went on to win the heat and trophy dash. It looked like the young driver was on his way to making a clean sweep of the nights events, but that was not the plan that Cameron Austin had in mind and after struggling with the handling all day his crew found the right set up for the main and after a few laps he made his way to the lead and did not look back taking his first victory in a Legend car.
With the drivers in the bomber division having one weekend off from the last time they raced at the track everyone was all geared up and ready to race hard. Kevin Brackett of Ukiah had found a setup that his ranchero really liked and was battling with R.J. Randall for the lead of the heat race but in the end it was Randall that took the heat race. The fast guy for the night who set the fast time was Rick Tommila of Kelseyville, and he was in for an action packed night and set the flight record for the evening events. During a late race incident as the drivers were battling down the back straight away Brackett’s car broke an axel which caused the tire to spin off the car where it became lodged under the car of Tommilla sending him airborne off the end of turn number three. At the restart it saw Anthony McCoy battling it out with Rick Jelton for the lead of the race. After the top three battle hard for many laps at the checkers it was McCoy taking the win followed by Abella and then Jelton.
The racing action continues at Ukiah Speedway on September 8th at Ukiah Speedway where the Extreme Asphalt Outlaws will be making their racing debut at the track for the 2012 racing season along with the Bandoleros, Bombers, Jammers and Legend Cars. Also for a special event for the night the Kelseyville BMX Group will be on hand performing different tricks on the course that will be built in the infield of the speedway. Come out to see these kids perform; it is like nothing else you have seen for a non-motorized vehicle. For the complete events schedule for the 2012 racing season and the latest speedway news visit www.ukiahspeedway.com and make sure to like us on Facebook. Ukiah Speedway is your place for family entertainment in Mendocino County.