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GOODSON FINISHES OFF TWO WIN WEEKEND AT MERCED
Merced, CA - Sun, Jun 25, 2006 - Repeating his wire to wire run from the outside front row of Saturday night, Tim Goodson from Snelling won the 25 lap IMCA Modified feature race at Merced Speedway for a second straight night on Sunday night as the track made up one of it’s early season rain outs. Goodson had been a very tough luck driver on the previous events on the schedule, but showed his strength with a third place run on June 10. Goodson drives a Dirt Works and was quick to thank the setup help from Rodney Haygood, who...
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FIRST FEATURE WINS FOR GOODSON AND MAYS
Merced, CA - Sat, Jun 24, 2006 - Having shown his speed with a third place finish two weeks earlier, Tim Goodson from Snelling drove his Dirt Works to a wire to wire win in Saturday night's 25 lap IMCA Modified feature at Merced Speedway following an earlier heat race win. Goodson won from the outside front row and former regional rookie of the year Andrew Krumm ran second ahead of former track champion Bob Williamson Sr. Williamson had to come from the back row after dropping a drive line in hot laps and missing his heat race...
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TWO WIN WEEKEND FOR BOBBY HOGGE IV
Antioch, CA - Sat, Jun 24, 2006 - Finding a useable second line on a dry slick bottom feeder track, current Western Dirt Late Model Tour point leader Bobby Hogge IV raced from third to the lead on laps 16-17 and gained the $3000 win in the 25 lap special at Antioch Speedway on Saturday night. Event sponsor Asphalt Surfacing Inc from Milpitas provided the dash purse and feature win trophy for this race. Hogge has now won his last three dirt late model starts as he scored Western All Stars wins on both Memorial Day weekend and...
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ERIC MASS REBOUNDS FOR A GILLETTE NAPA WIN
Gillette, WY - Sat, Jun 24, 2006 - After fighting damaged steering to a sixth place finish on Friday night at Black Hills Speedway, Eric Mass from Rapid City SD battled to a win from fourth starting on Saturday night at Gillette Thunder Speedway as the NAPA/MDA Tour staged round six of their 12 race 2006 schedule. Mass switched to a Rayburn mount for 2006 and has won four of the six tour races this year, but is still chasing 2005 series titlest Eddie Kirchoff and John Bey in the point standings. Eddie Kirchoff won Friday night...
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FIRST 2006 WIN FOR JASON WINES IN CURFEW SHORTENED RACE
Banks, OR - Sat, Jun 24, 2006 - Using a dash win to sit on the pole, Jason Wines was a wire to wire winner in the curfew shortened 21 lap feature for the Fastrak Xtreme Pacific Coast crate engine dirt late model series on Saturday night at Sunset Speedway. Wines timed in third quick, ran second in his heat and won the dash from the pole to earn the pole for the scheduled 40 lap feature. The main got the green flag at 10:21 but only 21 laps had been scored when the track’s 11 o’clock curfew brought the early ending. Wines...
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BRAD POUNDS FIVE FOR SEVEN AT OILDALE FOLLOWING SUB CAR WIN
Oildale, CA - Sat, Jun 24, 2006 - In the second Richie McGowan car for a second straight race instead of his usual mount, Brad Pounds continued his complete domination of the super street stock action at Bakersfield Speedway Park by leading the final five laps of Saturday night’s 30 lap feature. Pounds started sixth, was third in just 3 laps, but didn’t gain second until his lap 17 pass of Sean Minor. Leader Mike Corwin blew a right rear tire and Pounds was out for the final 5 laps for the $1000 triumph. Pounds now has wins...
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HOGGE COMES FROM 8TH ROW TO COLLECT $1000 AT OCEAN SPEEDWAY
Watsonville, CA - Fri, Jun 23, 2006 - Forced to come from the 8th row after a sixth place heat race finish, dirt late model star Bobby Hogge IV grabbed the lead from Tim Balding on a lap 21 restart and raced to a $1000 win in the IMCA Modified 25 lap feature on Friday night at Ocean Speedway. Hogge is making occasional appearances at the clay ¼ in the brand new JDK Racing GRT. When he won the car’s debut race, his own dirt late model program was winless for 2006 and he made it four dirt late model feature wins for 2006 with his...
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CHADWICK REWARDED FOR 12 HOUR TOW WITH ANTIOCH WIN
Antioch, CA - Sat, Jun 17, 2006 - Kellen Chadwick had planned to be racing for $10,000 in Elma WA on Saturday night, but the tragic death of Elma promoter Fred Brownfield cancelled the remainder of that weekend early on Saturday morning and Chadwick made a hurried tow back to run at his home track Antioch Speedway. After a third in his heat race, Chadwick won his fifth All Star feature for a $600 payday. Steve Noack ran second in both his heat and the feature and previous week winner Keith Brown Sr was third in his Shaw. Robert...
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YOUNT RETURNS WITH FEATURE WINS, RARE DOUBLE FOR SHANNON
Chowchilla, CA - Sat, Jun 17, 2006 - Idle for more than a year, Fresno’s Jason Yount made a huge return to sprint car racing as he scored a near clean sweep of the SCRA injected, wingless 360 sprint car action at Chowchilla Speedway on Saturday night. Yount timed in fifth quick, but won his heat, the dash and the 30 lap feature for an $800 payday. Steve Osborne was just a couple car lengths back at the checkered flag for second and fast timer Jonathan Logan ran third ahead of David Press and Jeff Fiscus. Just minutes after...
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SEVENTY ONE YEAR OLD FLOYD ALVIS WINS BCRA NEVADA FEATURE
Fernley, NV - Sat, Jun 17, 2006 - Getting his first feature win in nearly two years, 71 year old, seven time BCRA Midget champion Floyd Alvis won Saturday night’s BCRA Midget main event at Reno Fernley Raceway. He was chased to the checkered flag by 16 year old rookie Darrin Bolton with Rick Haugh getting third. Nevada State Title hopeful Bill Smith III had a big night in the IMCA Modifieds, winning both his heat and the feature. Point leader Steve McGee ran second ahead of Rich Hill and Pro Stock graduate John Hood. Joe...
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MADRID, GILL AND CENTER SCORE AT CANYON BIRTHDAY ACTION
Lake Pleasant, AZ - Sat, Jun 17, 2006 - Overcoming his recent string of engine woes, Anthony Madrid drove his Flexi Flyer mount to the feature win in the Barnett Harley Davidson dirt modifieds as Canyon Raceway staged it’s 23rd birthday race on Saturday night. It was his first feature win of 2006. Madrid also earned $50 for second quick time in a special qualifying session for the class as Tom Lucas took the $100 award for quick time. Dale Jones finished second in the feature action with early leader Darin Center getting third. The...
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GILLINGWATER DOUBLES AND COPELAND GETS LAST LAP CYCLELAND WIN
Chico, CA - Sat, Jun 17, 2006 - Leading from lap 8 on, 10th starting Daniel Becker won Saturday night’s Open Outlaw Kart 20 lap A Main at Cycleland Speedway. Fast timer Tyler Wolf out dueled 8th row starter Michael Helwig to finish second. Wolf was just 1/5 of a second behind D Becker at the checkered flag. The Open Intermediate class had an exciting finish as Colby Copeland made a last lap pass on fast timer Mason Moore for that 20 lap win. With quick time and a dash win from last starting, Moore was looking for a very...
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PERRY, GRUBEL AND SEXTON WIN AT PERRIS
Perris, CA - Sat, Jun 17, 2006 - Climbing into a distant second in track points, Ed Perry won Saturday night’s super stock feature at Perris Auto Speedway. Linny White ran second ahead of Kyle Gomez as runaway point leader Mark Shackelford settled for sixth place. Southern California veteran racer Alan Grubel was the street stock feature winner ahead of Jim Coates and a rapidly improving Jeff Seescholtz. With a sixth place finish, Curtis Dietzsch got within 9 points of point leader Don Zoll Sr, who finished 15th in the 20...
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KELLEY AND THOMAS WIN STREAKS SNAPPED AT SHOW LOW
Show Low, AZ - Sat, Jun 17, 2006 - Point leader Paul Banghart from Tucson snapped Eric Kelley’s two race winning streak in the Barnett Harley Davidson dirt modifieds Saturday night at Thunder Raceway. Kelley settled for a fifth place finish as veteran Wes Meeks had his best run of 2006 with a second ahead of former champion Max Sadler and second ranked Jeff Anderson. Banghart is seriously chasing the championship at the mountain track and holds a 13 point lead over Anderson and is 19 points up on Kelley. Troy Thompson broke a...
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MASS REBOUNDS WITH SEVENTH WIN OF 2006
Gillette, WY - Sat, Jun 17, 2006 - Having broken before the feature green flag the previous night at his hometown track, Eric Mass from Rapid City SD rebounded in a big way as he turned an outside front row starting spot into a win in the WISSOTA dirt late model feature on Saturday night at Gillette Thunder Speedway. Mass ran third in his heat race with his Rayburn and has cut Eddie Kirchoff’s track point lead down to 20 points. Mass lost the BHS point lead to John Bey on Friday night. Comeback driver Dan Henrikson got his...
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HUGE NIGHT FOR ADAM CRIPPEN AT USA RACE PARK
Tucson, AZ - Sat, Jun 17, 2006 - After charging from last starting to a win in his heat race, Tucson’s own Adam Crippen drew the pole for the feature action and fought off the challenges of SWDRA point leader Lonnie Parker Jr to score a $1000 win Saturday night at USA Race Park. It was the first win for A Crippen since he moved to Ford engines in 2006 with his Rocket Chassis sponsored by his Hobbytown USA business. The victory snapped a five race winning streak for Parker in the SWDRA point events. A Crippen’s huge night...
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