Last weekend All American Speedway hosted round nineteen of the NASCAR weekly championship racing series featuring the return of NCMA Sprints, Bombers and Street Stocks. A cool race day brought heated racing as the division near the season championship finale as the fans were sure to have an exciting night of racing.
First up were the NCMA Sprints and No.3 David Goodwill topped the charts in qualifying with a fast lap of 13.841 seconds followed by No.88 Denny Burrell, No.24 Bob Dias, No.X Dan Ariaz, No.98 Bill Logan and No.77 Burt Siverling. Goodwill won the heat race and Burrell took home the trophy dash victory. in the 35 lap main event a full invert was chosen for the division setting both Logan and Siverling on the front row. Logan took the early lead as Goodwill jumped to third. Goodwill on a run took over the lead on the back stretch on lap two. Yellow flag on lap seven for fluid on track from the No.98 car of Logan. Goodwill took the lead on the restart and by lap 11 David picked up seven car lengths. By lap 15, the field had spread out with Goodwill in the lead. On lap 22, Burrell spun in turn four causing a yellow flag. Goodwill jumped to a good lead on the restart and Burrell made it to third in turn one. By lap 30, Burrell passed Dias on the inside for second. David Goodwill sailed to a 4.005 second victory over Birrell, Dias, Siverling, Ariaz and Logan.
Next up were the Street Stock division fielding 14 cars and No.57 Eric Price posted fastest lap in qualifying with a time of 15.047 seconds. Followed by No. 52 Matt Camp, No. 08 Mickey Owens, No. 23 Richard Poppert Jr. and No.00 Josh Whitfield the fast five. No.21 Kevin Owens and Poppert shared a heat race win and Poppert collected the trophy dash victory. An invert of seven was picked for the division setting K. Owens and Byron Gonzales on the front row. K. Owens jumped to the early lead on the start as Poppert and Gonzales race side by side for second. The duo continue to battle for second as the two would rub fenders and Poppert would secure second on lap 11. On lap 13, M.Owens and Whitfield battle for fourth and Owens completed the pass on the back stretch. Camp followed Owen through for fifth. By lap 18, the top three drivers were all nose to tail for the lead. On lap 20, M. Owens jumped to the inside of Poppert in turn one and stole second place. M.Owens began to set his sights on the leader, his brother. Lap 23 a caution was thrown as Gonzales and Poppert collided in turn one. Both Owens brothers restarted the field and before completion of the first green lap a yellow was thrown again. This time Gonzales, Poppert and No.16 Gary Campora wrecked in turn one. Poppert and Gonzalez suffered damages which ended his night early. The Owens brothers restarted the field and K. Owens got loose in turn one and two handing the lead over to M.Owens. K. Owens battled hard for his second spot with Camp as Camp dove to the outside of K.Owens and took over second on lap 30. In the closing laps, M. Owens ran from the field and Camp ran out of laps to catch the leader. Mickey Owens cruised to a 2.166 second victory over Matt Camp, Kevin Owens, Josh Whitfield and Eric Price the final five.
Last up were the Bomber division fielding 19 cars and No.77 Erick Ray collected fast time in qualifying with a time of 15.825 seconds followed by No.37 David Thompson, No.22Keith Hopkinson, No.3 Chris Paulson and No.9 Harry Lambert the fast five. No.7 Josh Whitfield and No.50 Richard Perez collected a heat race win and No.51 Aaron Gardiner collected his first 2012 trophy dash victory. In the 35 lap main event an invert of seven was drawn setting Whitfield and No.1 Jason Leonard on the front row. Whitfield jumped to the early lead and Paulson jumped up to third. On lap five, Paulson dove to the inside of Leonard to claim the second position. On lap 11, Thompson looking to make his move on Lambert but was unsuccessful as Ray made his move on Thompson for fifth. By lap 15, Ray jumped to the inside of Lambert and competed his pass for fourth. By lap 23, Paulson had picked up ground on the leader and found himself on the leaders rear bumper. After a couple of unsuccessful attempts to make a move for the lead, Paulson eventually gets around Whitfield on lap 28. Caution was thrown on lap 29 for debris on the back stretch. Paulson and Whitfield battled hard on the restart as they traded paint made whitfield loose in turn two to allow Paulson to gain the lead. As the leaders battled away on the restart, Ray advanced into third hanging with the leaders. On the white flag lap, Whitfield make contact with Paulson which sent Paulson spinning and Ray able to avoid the wreck went on to grab the victory. Followed by Richard Perez, Harry Lambert, Aaron Gasrdiner and David Thompson the final five.
With round nineteen in the books the night went smoothly and all the drivers enforced proper sound requirements. NASCAR championship racing at AAS will return this weekend for Fan Appreciation Night and Championship Finale featuring NASCAR Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks and Bombers. Don't forget about the FREE PARKING. More information about All American Speedway can be found at www.allamericanspeedway.com or on the Speedway’s Facebook page. The Placer County Fairgrounds administration office is open for advance ticket sales Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm at 800 All America City Blvd. Roseville, CA 95678, or contact the office at (916) 786-2025.