By: Gary Jacob|
Where: Chico, CA
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Chico, CA -- Regaining the top spot when incoming point leader Pete Johnston got caught up in a lap 13 tangle, pole starter B Miller won the 20 lap Open Outlaw Kart A Main Saturday night at Cycleland Speedway for his second win in the premier division. Tyler Wolf ran second ahead of Tyler McCain. After taking the lead from fellow Placerville resident Kyle Johnson on lap 8, James Sweeney drove to victory in the 20 lap feature for the Open Intermediates. Keith Bloom Jr ran second and Kyle Larson battled from 10th to finish third. After early leaders Troy Combs and Ryan Everson both broke, Grant Keeter gained the sportsman point lead by winning their 20 lap feature by three seconds ahead of Brad Jones and Kevin Gaines. Thomas Bruckenstein won the 20 lap Intermediate A Main from the pole, but had to win a hard fought duel with point leader Larson. Larson did nose ahead to lead a single lap, but Bruckenstein was a half second ahead at the checkered flag. Jonny Lentz came from 11th to finish third. The 20 lap Pro Box Stock main event was all point leader Casey McClain as he led wire to wire and finished two seconds ahead of Jake Morgan with James Edens in third. After taking the lead from younger brother Logan Seavey on lap 14, Box Stock point leader Tyler Seavey won their 20 lap feature. Tyler Reddick ran second and Cameron Bartlett had to come from the back of the field to nip L Seavey for third. Donell Nelson beat Riley Matson in both the heat and feature for the Beginner Box Stocks.
Subbing for John Michael Bunch, T McCain set quick time for the 26 Open Outlaws at 11.392 . That easily paced the 11.552 of A J Kerns and an 11.579 by Austin Kerns. Wolf ran a 11.583 and the dash field was rounded out by female star Reyna Krueger and Anthony Orgain. Austin Kerns lost his chain in the dash won by Wolf ahead of T McCain and A J Kerns. Seventh quick B Miller gained the pole for the feature by capturing heat 1 ahead of Johnston and R C Smith. Johnston’s kart won’t run in time trials, relegating him to 25th quick and that forced him to come from the back in heat 1. David Tarter won heat 2 over Michael Helwig and Austin VanKeuren. Daniel Becker won the small B Main over Chad Widener and Scott Burgess. B Miller, Tarter, Johnston and M Helwig started in front of the six dash karts in the 23 kart A main. Both Becker and Jerry Johnson were out before a lap was scored. B Miller led the first six rounds of the A Main before Johnston took over. Johnston was fighting engine problems and he got caught up in a lap 13 incident to hand the top spot back to B Miller. B Miller got his second win of 2005 as he paced the final 8 laps. He finished one second in front of Wolf. Wolf had taken third from Tarter on lap 7 and he moved into second with the Johnston departure. T McCain took third from Tarter on lap 15 and finished there ahead of Krueger, Josh Zander, Tarter, A J Kerns, Justin Grant and Aaron Colburn. Johnston turned the quickest lap in the feature at 11.338, but B Miller was just a tick behind at 11.346. Krueger had the third best lap at 11.448. Johnston opened the night with just a four point lead on Grant, whose kart also would not run in time trials.
Mason Moore was quickest of the 28 Open Intermediates with a 11.810 clocking. Bloom ran 11.887 and Dillon Silverman was third at 12.039. Kyle Larson, Camron Mendes and Brian Southers also made the dash. Larson lost his chain before the start in the dash and Southers won the dash over Mendes and Bloom. Kyle Johnson won the pole for the feature with his victory in the first heat over female racer Alissa Geving and Justin Grant, who was subbing for Colby Copeland. Sweeney made it an all Placerville front row in the feature as he won heat 2 in front of Mariposa’s Josh Keheley and Michael Forslund. Leana Kenyon won the B Main ahead of Nick Larsen and Al Varricchio. K Johnson led the first 7 laps of the 20 lap feature before Sweeney took over. Sweeney led the rest of the way. Bloom followed Sweeney around K Johnson on lap 8 and was in second the rest of the way. Sweeney was only a half second in front of Bloom at the checkered flag and another half second ahead of the photo finish between Larson and Southers for third. Larson had to come from 10th starting, but he took third from K Johnson on lap 11 and finished there. Southers was fourth ahead of Moore, K Johnson, Silverman, J Grant, Kenyon and Brandyn Donenfeld. Sweeney easily had the quickest lap in the feature at 11.465. Larson started the night 21 points in front of Bloom and 31 ahead of Moore.
Bubba Hill was quickest of the 22 sportsman with a 12.263 lap. Scott Morton ran 12.447 and Brad Jones a 12.509. Also making the dash were Bobby Roach, Britt McDaniel and Donald Gramps. Gramps won the dash from the pole ahad of B Jones and B Roach. Troy Combs from Eureka earned the pole for the feature action by capturing heat 1 over Kevin Gaines and Grant Keeter. Ryan Everson joined him on the front row by winning heat 2 in front of Travis Stopplemon and Ian Jones. The first ten laps of the 20 lap feature was an entertaining duel between Combs and Everson. Combs led three laps, Everson one and then Combs was back out front until he broke a chain on lap 9. Everson broke on lap 11 and it was 11th starting Keeter out front for the rest of the race. B Jones took second from Stopplemon on lap 14 and finished there. Keeter had a wide three second lead at the checkered flag. Stopplemon faded back to a fifth behind Gaines and Morton. Dennis Clark was sixth ahead of Karl Pavlik Jr and Rick Arnett. Keeter was the only kart to break into the 11’s in the feature as he ran a 11.893. Everson had an 12.162 and Combs a 12.281. Gaines and Keeter were tied for the point lead going into the night, 15 in front of Combs and 16 ahead of Everson.
The Intermediate division combines 250s and 125s in 2005 and time trial expert Larson paced a 28 kart field with a 12.043 lap. Moore was just a tick back at 12.124 and Silverman ran a 12.132. Max Adams, Cole Peard and Kenny Allen also made the dash. Quincy’s Peard won the dash from the front row ahead of Allen and Moore. Seventh quick Bruckenstein won heat 1 from the pole to earn the pole for the A Main. Tyler Reddick was second in heat 1 over Jonny Lentz. Garry Burdick earned the other front row assignment by capturing heat 2 over Sean Martin and Chase Hill. Trevor Tennison won the B Main in front of Josh Keheley and Tyler Taylor. Keheley was subbing for Colby Copeland in this class. Bruckenstein led from the pole in the 20 lap feature. Larson came from 8th to take second on lap 4. Larson nosed ahead of Bruckenstein on lap 10, but Bruckenstein was out front for the final 10 rounds and won by a half second over Larson. Lentz came from 11th and made a late charge. He gained fifth on lap 11 and passed both Reddick and Allen to take over third on lap 17. Reddick finished fourth ahead of Allen, G Burdick, Peard, Silverman and Moore. Lentz clicked off the quickest feature lap at 11.720, Larson had a 11.807 and winner Bruckenstein an 11.895. Larson is also the point leader in this class as he started the night 34 points ahead of Moore and 72 in front of Bruckenstein.
Double division racer Edens led 11 Pro Box Stocks with a 13.273 qualifying run. Casey McClain ran 13.309 and Jake Morgan a 13.539. Cody Grant, Tyrell Nelson and Brittany Wilcox also made the dash. McClain beat Edens and Morgan in the dash. Aaron Bundy won the lone heat race over Peter Shepherd and Tyler Donenfeld. Edens and McClain had opened the night tied for the division point lead, 40 ahead of Wilcox. McClain had the lead on the opening lap of their 20 lap feature and was never headed. Morgan jumped from 4th to 2nd on lap 2 and Edens slowly worked his way to 4th on lap 8. Edens took third from T Nelson on lap 16 and chased McClain and Morgan to the checkered flag. McClain was two seconds in front of Morgan and 4.5 seconds ahead of Edens. Seven karts finished on the lead lap with Wilcox fourth ahead of T Nelson, C Grant and Shepherd. McClain’s best feature lap was a 12.728 and Wilcox broke into the 12’s at 12.963.
Reddick was quickest of 22 Box Stocks at 13.311 and McClain ranked second with his 13.323. Point leader T Seavey was third at 13.348 and Shane Hopkins, Lain Baker and Edens rounded out the dash field. Edens captured the dash from the pole ahead of T Seavey and McClain. T Seavey held an 8 point lead on McClain starting the night and Reddick was only 12 points out of first. Fourth ranked Edens was 22 points back of the leader. Seventh quick Cameron Bartlett was penalized for having transponder problems in time trials and came from the rear to win heat 1 over Austin Pace and David Lee. Logan Seavey won heat 2 over Katina Baker and Mallorie McGahan. Reilly Gillingwater won a small B Main in front of Randy Schluter and Tyler Barnes. Bartlett’s penalty also forced him to come from the rear in the 20 lap feature. L Seavey led the first 13 laps from the front row before his older brother T Seavey took over. Bartlett came from the back to third in 8 laps, but lost third to Reddick on lap 11. Reddick grabbed second from L Seavey on lap 14 and finished there, just a half second behind winner T Seavey. Bartlett got around L Seavey on lap 18 to finish third. L Seavey salvaged fourth and Gillingwater also put on a passing clinic as he battled to fifth ahead of Edens, David Lee, Bryce Acquistapace and Devin Lee. L Seavey had the quickest lap in the feature at 13.020 and T Seavey had a 13.109. Reddick ran 13.122 and Edens clicked off a 13.095. McClain went out on lap 15 after racing as high as third. D Nelson won both the heat race and feature for the 10 Beginner Box Stocks. Lakeport Speedway star Matson ran second in both races and Nick Varricchio was third in the feature ahead of Alysa Barnes and Michael Ing. Brian McGahan Jr was third in the heat race, but ran sixth in the feature.
Summary Beginner Box Stock Heat-Donell Nelson, Riley Matson, Brian McGahan Jr, Nick Varricchio, Baylie Heavrer. Main-D Nelson, Matson, N Varricchio, Alysa Barnes, Michael Ing, B McGahan Jr, William Seim, Makayla Seavey, Heavrer, Bailie Zigan. Box Stock Fast Time-Tyler Reddick 13.311 Dash-James Edens, Tyler Seavey, Casey McClain. Heat 1-Cameron Bartlett, Austin Pace, David Lee, Jeremy Phillips, Tyler Barnes. Heat 2-Logan Seavey, Katina Baker, Mallorie McGahan, Bryce Acquistapace, Wyatt Brown. B Main-Reilly Gillingwater, Randy Schluter, T Barnes, Devin Lee, Brown, Ryan Burdick, Cavin Hawkins, Taylor Baker. A Main-T Seavey, Reddick, Bartlett, L Seavey, Gillingwater, Edens, David Lee, Acquistapace, Devin Lee, K Baker, Schluter, A Pace, M McGahan, McClain, T Barnes, J Phillips, Shane Hopkins, L Baker. Pro Box Stock Fast Time-James Edens 13.273 Dash-Casey McClain, Edens, Jake Morgan. Heat-Aaron Bundy, Peter Shepherd, Tyler Donenfeld, Garrett Carney, Braedon Enos. Main-McClain, Morgan, Edens, Brittany Wilcox, Tyrell Nelson, Shepherd, T Donenfeld, Cody Grant, Carney, Enos, Bundy, Brayden Evans. Intermediate Fast Time-Kyle Larson 12.043 Dash-Cole Peard, Kenny Allen, Mason Moore. Heat 1-Thomas Bruckenstein, Tyler Reddick, Jonny Lentz, Alissa Geving, Jeremy Phillips. Heat 2-Garry Burdick, Sean Martin, Chase Hill, Jordan Miller, Zachary Pina. B Main-Trevor Tennison, Josh Keheley, Tyler Taylor, Jeremy Andreasen, Danny Andreasen, Whitney Duran, Matt Davis, Austin Roach, Marty Hawkins, Brannen Franco. A Main-Bruckenstein, Larson, Lentz, Reddick, Allen, G Burdick, Peard, Dillon Silverman, Moore, Martin, Taylor, Geving, Jacob Miller, Keheley, J Andreasen, J Phillips, Pina, Jordan Miller, C Hill, Max Adams, Tennison. Sportsman Fast Time-Bubba Hill 12.283 Dash-Donald Gramps, Brad Jones, Bobby Roach, Heat 1-Troy Combs, Kevin Gaines, Grant Keeter, Karl Pavlik Jr, Rick Arnett. Heat 2-Ryan Everson, Travis Stopplemon, Ian Jones, Dennis Clark, Rob Jones. Main-Keeter, B Jones, Gaines, Scott Morton, Stopplemon, D Clark, Pavlik, Arnett, Britt McDaniel, R Jones, Daren Rodgers, #17, I Jones, Dennis Azevedo, #21T, Greg Roach, Shane Roach, Everson, Combs, Gramps, B Roach, B Hill. Open Intermediate Fast Time-Mason Moore 11.810 Dash-Brian Southers, Camron Mendes, Keith Bloom Jr. Heat 1-Kyle Johnson, Alissa Geving, Justin Grant, Anthony Roach, Amanda Reinolds. Heat 2-James Sweeney, John Keheley, Michael Forslund, Will Clark, Matthew Davis. B Main-Leana Kenyon, Nick Larsen, Al Varricchio, Blake Heausser, Holly Smith, Joey Rossi, Damon Hickison, Nick Meyer, Mike Schroeder, Glenn Parman. A Main-Sweeney, Bloom, Kyle Larson, Southers, Mason Moore, K Johnson, Dillon Silverman, J Grant, Kenyon, Brandyn Donenfeld, Chad Pace, W Clark, Forslund, Mendes, Keheley, Davis, A Varricchio, A Roach, Heausser, Geving, Reinolds, Larsen. Open Outlaw Fast Time-Tyler McCain 11.392 Dash-Tyler Wolf, T McCain, A J Kerns. Heat 1-Brett Miller, Pete Johnston, R C Smith, Josh Zander, Glenn Parman. Heat 2-David Tarter, Michael Helwig, Austin VanKeuren, Nic Helwig, Emalee Ramirez. B Main-Daniel Becker, Chad Widener, Scott Burgess, Jerry Johnson, Justin Grant, Alex Cartwright, Brandon Mansfield, Cody Smith. A Main-B Miller, Wolf, T McCain, Reyna Krueger, Zander, Tarter, A J Kerns, J Grant, Aaron Colburn, Widener, R Smith, M Helwig, Ramirez, VanKeuren, Kayla Thain, Austin Kerns, Burgess, Anthony Orgain, Johnston, Parman, N Helwig, Becker, J Johnson.