By: Gary Jacob|
Where: Red Bluff, CA
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Red Bluff, CA --
Sixteen year old Reyna Krueger from Orland not only got her first 25 lap Open Outlaw A Main event win Saturday night, but she snapped the two race winning streak of Tyler McCain in the process Saturday night as the Red Bluff Indoor Winter Season ran leg 3 of it’s 14 race schedule. Fast timer T McCain was closing fast as he finished just 1/5 of a second behind the female star. Eleventh quick Krueger also beat T McCain in her heat race. Not having to go through all five main events like the previous week, winged sprint car star Sean Becker ran third ahead of Steven Gannon. After a sixth place run in the season opener, Keith Bloom Jr made it two straight Open Intermediate 20 lap feature wins. He was only 1/3 of a second in front of Oregon’s Chadd Noland at the checkered flag and McKinleyville’s Ryan Gomes ran third. Bloom is the point leader for the Box Stock class on the prestigious QRC All Star Tour and will have to race that kart one more time at the December QRC Tour show here to wrap up that title.
T McCain is the defending QRC All Star Tour champion in the Open Outlaw karts and will carry a solid point lead over his brother Brian McCain into the finale of that traveling series in December here in Red Bluff. He followed up his two Red Bluff feature wins with fast time honors over a 45 kart turnout as he ripped off a 9.045 qualifying run. Ryan Foster was second quick at 9.078 and S Becker ranked third with his 9.128. Matt Menne from Fort Jones was fourth at 9.150 and the dash field was rounded out by previous week feature runnerup B McCain and Tyler Schaaf. B McCain did take dash honors from his front row start over Foster and T McCain. The karts were divided into five qualifying heat races with only the top 2 finishers from each moving up to the 25 lap A Main. Krueger won the opening heat race over T McCain while 12th quick Gannon won heat 2 over Foster. 18th quick Justin Grant outraced S Becker in heat 3 and it was 9th quick Pete Johnston getting the heat 4 win over David Tarter. Fifteenth quick Beau Perkins won heat 5 over Brandon Aldred. The final four A Main slots were determined in the always competitive B Main and B McCain got that win after a third in his heat race. Daniel Becker, Josh Chartier and Shawn Amos also advanced out of the B Main with Tyler Wolf, 7th quick Dean Bare and Oregon’s Richard Weststeyn just missing the move forward. Schaaf had won the C Main over Taylor Simas, Menne and S Amos, but failed to advance from the B Main with a 9th place run. Blake Donaldson took the D Main win over Rudger Worley, Joe Weststeyn, Bubba Hill and Kevin Juvenal. Krueger turned a best lap of 9.574 in her A Main victory and that was only bettered by the 9.499 that was clicked off T McCain as he chased her down. S Becker ran third ahead of Gannon, 13th starter Chartier, 12th starter D Becker, Foster, Johnston, Perkins and D Tarter, the final lead lap kart.
Nevada’s Mackena Bell was quickest of the 21 Open Intermediate entries with a 9.126 clocking. Noland ripped off a 9.178 lap and Christopher Phillips ranked third at 9.234. Bloom was fourth quick at 9.292 and Brent Hamilton posted a 9.318. Mason Moore was sixth quick. Hamilton was the dash winner ahead of Bloom and Phillips. In this class, the top 3 finishers from three heats advance into the A Main and Bell won the opening heat race over Bloom and Derek O’Bannon. It was Ryan Gomes getting the heat 2 win over Noland and James Sweeney. Garrett Mills won heat 3 ahead of Phillips and slow timer Leana Kenyon. Those 9 karts are joined by four transfers from a B Main. Hamilton struggled in his heat and won the B Main ahead of Robert Marcos, Jake Park, Chelsea Gamble, Dylan Greenleaf and Kenny McArthur. Bell had won the season opening show over Noland. Bloom not only won the 20 lap feature, but also posted the quickest main event lap at 9.523. Second place Noland ran a 9.573 best. Gomes placed third ahead of O’Bannon, Bell, Mills, Marcos, Oregon’s Gamble and Hamilton, the final lead lap finisher.
Between now and January 15, the only off weekends that the Red Bluff schedule has are Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
Summary Open Intermediate Fast Time-Mackena Bell 9.126 Dash-Brent Hamilton, Keith Bloom Jr, Christopher Phillips. Heat 1-Bell, Bloom, Derek O’Bannon, Robert Marcos, Camron Mendes. Heat 2-Ryan Gomes, Chadd Noland, James Sweeney, Kenny McArthur, Steven Rogers.Heat 3-Garrett Mills, Phillips, Leana Kenyon, Dylan Greenleaf, William Lyons. B Main-Hamilton, Marcos, Jake Park, Chelsea Gamble, Greenleaf, McArthur, Rogers, Mason Moore, Mendes, Alexandrea Eaton. A Main-Bloom, Noland, Gomes, O’Bannon, Bell, Mills, Phillips, Marcos, Gamble, Hamilton, Kenyon, Park, Sweeney. Open Outlaw Fast Time-Tyler McCain 9.045 Dash-Brian McCain, Ryan Foster, T McCain. Heat 1-Reyna Krueger, T McCain, Chad Widener, Tyler Wolf, Tyler Schaaf. Heat 2-Steven Gannon, Foster, Daniel Becker, Dean Bare, David Wilson. Heat 3-Justin Grant, Sean Becker, Josh Chartier, Garrett Morton, Taylor Simas. Heat 4-Pete Johnston, David Tarter, Aaron Colburn, Richard Weststeyn, Matt Menne. Heat 5-Beau Perkins, Brandon Aldred, B McCain, Brett Miller, Justin Reinolds. D Main-Blake Donaldson, Rudger Worley, Joe Weststeyn, Bubba Hill, Kevin Juvenal, Michael Tarter, Jimmy Pettit, Cody Braund, Chad Ferro, Kayla Amos. C Main-Schaaf, Simas, Menne, Shawn Amos, Adam Main, Jason Schuppert, Matt Peacher, Reinolds, Hill, Jo Shrock. B Main-B McCain, D Becker, Chartier, S Amos, Wolf, Bare, R Weststeyn, Menne, Schaaf, Miller. A Main-Krueger, T McCain, S Becker, Gannon, Chartier, D Becker, Foster, Johnston, Perkins, D Tarter, Grant, B McCain, S Amos, Aldred.