By: Gary Jacob and Glenda Gilmer|
Where: Ukiah, CA
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Ukiah, CA --
Scott Feil became the first driver to win three modified main events in 2003 at Ukiah Speedway with his Saturday night win over former track champion Randy Houston and Bill Binns. Houston is spending most of his 2003 racing in his new tour late model while Feil is third in Ukiah Speedway points. Continuing to chase down point leader and defending champion Mike Silva, Sean Caturegli from Cloverdale won his third bomber main event. Silva ran second and holds just a 29 point lead over Caturegli. Terry Pittman was third in the main event. J R Lane won his second pure stock main event as Tim Smith placed second in the Charlie Tour car. Point leader Ron Duke Jr was third. After fourth fast time, a second in the dash and a fourth in the heat race, Santa Rosa's Anja Allen won her second Lady Bomber feature with fast timer Manya Tenney second.
The 11 car modified field included the first Ukiah visits by Lakeport rookie sensation Brian Gard and Todd Coburn along with the return of Houston. Bryan Denton was quick qualifier at 13.363 and Houston ran a 13.483 lap in his Blair Aiken built mount. Binns was third at 13.487 and Feil ranked fourth at 13.614. Gard has a strong quarter midget, modified midget and mini sprint background and he was fifth quick at 13.622. Feil was the dash winner over Binns and Denton. Denton won the fast heat over Feil and Binns. Rookie Clay Caturegli won the slow heat over Ken Bush and Lance Blacker. Coburn broke a tie rod in hot laps and was done for the night. The great modified feature was won by Feil ahead of Houston, Binns, Denton, Bush, Gard, Blacker and Allen Gibney. Bush improved his point lead to 218 points over the absent Norm Boucher with Feil 111 points back of Boucher. Blacker and Gibney rank 4-5.
R J Randall from Willits was the quickest of the 19 bombers at 15.215. Silva ran a 15.237. Richard Norgrove ran a 15.244 in his best qualifying effort. Ron Duke Sr ranked fourth at 15.253 and S Caturegli was fifth at 15.265. The post race inspection found legal rear ends on S Caturegli, Silva and Pittman while Mike Tonelli was disqualified when his team refused tech. That cost Tonelli second quick time as he ran a 15.223. Norgrove beat Randall in the dash. S Caturegli won the fast heat over Norgrove and Duke Sr. Shaun Hoben won the middle heat over David Land Sr. Land Sr broke a motor in hot laps and took over the Tim Grayson car for the racing action. Rick Lewis beat Anja Allen in the slow heat. The Tonelli feature disqualification cost him fourth place as S Caturegli won ahead of Silva and Pittman. Duke Sr advanced to fourth ahead of Randall, Mike Carlson, Land Sr, Kevin Bloyd and Danny Christiani. Randall has dropped 101 points back of S Caturegli. He is 143 ahead of Land Sr, who holds just an 11 point advantage over Duke Sr.
Loren Powers paced 11 pure stocks in time trials with a 16.353 lap. Point leader Ron Duke Jr was second at 16.409 and Rick Pardini had a 16.733. Fourteen year old Johnny Lozano won the dash over Duke Jr. Smith won the fast heat with Duke Jr second ahead of Powers. Jesse Brown won the slow heat with Jimmy Johnson second over Danny Helm. Kevin Lane, David Jones and Helm were main event scratches with J R Lane winning ahead of Smith, Duke Jr, Lozano, Pardini and Johnson. Duke Jr increased his point lead to 126 over Pardini with Charlie Tour another 97 points back after Smith filled in for him. Feature winner J R Lane ranks fourth ahead of Lozano. Double division racer Manya Tenney paced the 7 Lady Bombers at 15.880 and Wendy Hinton had a 15.904. Point leader Theresa Bloyd was third at 16.125 and Allen ran a 16.258. Bloyd beat Allen in the dash. Filling in for sister Peggy Hawthorne, Freedom Hawthorne won the heat race over Bloyd and Hinton. Allen won the main event over Tenney, Bloyd, Hinton, Hawthorne, Karen Bounaccorso and Kelly McMeans.
The car racing will be idled on August 9 by the annual county fair, but the Lakeport Outlaw Karts will headline a special Thursday night show on August 7 to open the fair week.
Summary Lady Bomber Fast Time-Manya Tenney 15.880 Dash-Theresa Bloyd, Anja Allen, Wendy Hinton. Main-Freedom Hawthorne, Bloyd, Hinton, Allen, Tenney. Main-Allen, Tenney, Bloyd, Hinton, Hawthorne, Karen Buonaccorso, Kelly McMeans. Pure Stock Fast Time-Loren Powers 16.353 Dash-Johnny Lozano, Ron Duke Jr, Rick Pardini. Heat 1-Jesse Brown, Jimmy Johnson, Danny Helm, David Jones. Heat 2-Tim Smith, Duke Jr, Powers, Lozano, J R Lane. Main-Lane, Smith, Duke Jr, Lozano, Pardini, Johnson, Brown, Powers. Bomber Fast Time-R J Randall 15.215 Dash-Richard Norgrove, Randall, Mike Silva. Heat 1-Rick Lewis, Anja Allen, Steve Taylor, Manya Tenney, Kevin Bloyd. Heat 2-Shaun Hoben, David Land Sr, Wendy Hinton, Mike Carlson, Terry Pittman. Heat 3-Sean Caturegli, Norgrove, Ron Duke Sr, Randall, Silva. Main-Caturegli, Silva, Pittman, Duke Sr, Randall, Carlson, Land Sr, Bloyd, Danny Christiani, Taylor, Jim Banthrall, Hinton, Allen, Tenney, Hoben, Norgrove, Lewis. Modified Fast Time-Bryan Denton 13.363 Dash-Scott Feil, Bill Binns, Denton. Heat 1-Clay Caturegli, Ken Bush, Lance Blacker, Allen Gibney, Randy Portlock. Heat 2-Denton, Feil, Binns, Randy Houston, Brian Gard. Main-Feil, Houston, Binns, Denton, Bush, Gard, Blacker, Gibney, Caturegli, Portlock.