By: Gary Jacob|
Where: Chico, CA
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Chico, CA -- 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 rare clean sweep but had to settle for second less than 1/5 of a second behind the winner. Brian Southers was just 3/5 of a second back in third. Copeland was earning points for Tyler Reddick as Cycleland star Kyle Larson was making his full midget debut at Manzanita Speedway. Reddick’s father Clarence owns the former Bellville Nationals winning car that Larson drove and T Reddick was going to test the car for a couple days after the race in Arizona. Pete Johnston made the trip down also and had a sub along with double division point leader Larson. The whole pit area at Cycleland was excited to hear that Kyle finished fifth in the race after having to start in the 9th row as a division rookie. Keith Bloom Jr kept busy by subbing for Larson in both the Open and Open Intermediate classes and racing his own entry in the Intermediate class. Bloom started started fifth in the Intermediate 20 lap feature and took the lead from William Fielding at midway. Bloom went on to win by 4/5 of a second over Thomas Bruckenstein. Jake Cartwright had to come from the back of the feature after timing in out of order and turned heads with his incredible drive to third. Scott Burgess, brother in law to D Becker, got another sportsman feature win as he led from lap 2. Dash winner Donnie Ritcheson ran second ahead of Grant Keeter and back of the pack starter Karl Pavlik Jr. It was a huge night for Reilly Gillingwater scored wins in both the Pro Box Stock and Box Stock main events. In the Pro Box Stocks, point leader James Edens timed in fourth, won the dash and led 13 laps of the feature before third quick Gillingwater got by him. Edens ran second ahead of second quick Peter Shepherd. In the Box Stocks, Gillingwater was seventh quick, won his heat from the pole and that earned him the pole for the 20 lapper. He led all 20 laps for that win. Casey McClain broke while second on lap 18 and Cameron Bartlett subbed for Bryce Acquistapace with a 2nd ahead of Logan Seavey and Edens. Five year old Korey Combs won both his heat and the feature for the Beginner Box Stocks with newcomer Sy Honis second ahead of Ryan Robinson.
Wolf was fastest of the 23 Open Outlaws with a 11.351 lap. That just nipped the 11.359 of double division racer Copeland as they easily outdistanced the 11.565 of third quick A J Kerns. Bloom did triple duty as he subbed for Kyle Larson in his two divisions and raced in his own Intermediate class. Bloom was fourth quick ahead of Daniel Becker and Justin Reinolds, who was subbing for Pete Johnston. J Reinolds won the dash from the pole over Bloom and Wolf. Seventh quick Jerry Johnson earned the pole for the 20 lap feature by winning heat 1 from the pole ahead of David Tarter and Alex Cartwright. Third starting Camron Mendes got the other front row assignment for the 20 lapper by winning heat 2 over pole starter Rudger Worley and Emalee Ramirez. The division normally races a 22 kart feature so they decided to start all 23 entries on this night. Third starting D Tarter blasted around both Johnson and Mendes to lead the first two laps before breaking. Johnson then paced the race for five laps before 10th starting D Becker gained the lead. M Helwig had started in the 8th row, but raced to third in just six laps and followed D Becker around Johnson for second. Fast timer Wolf started 7th and fell back before catching onto the rear of the D Becker-M Helwig combo. Wolf gained third on lap 9 and took second from M Helwig on lap 11. D Becker won by less than 1/5 of a second over Wolf with M Helwig one second behind the winner in third. A J Kerns ran fourth for the final five laps and Copeland placed fifth ahead of Nic Helwig, Mendes, A Cartwright,
Mitchell Miller and Ramirez. Bloom was racing around 10th when he dropped out midway through the feature and J Reinolds was sidelined three laps earlier. D Becker ran the quickest feature lap at 11.771, Wolf had a 11.793 and Copeland an 11.805. A J Kerns ran 11.881 and M Helwig was the final 11 second entrant at 11.980. Last week’s feature winner Sean Becker was racing in the big money Dirt Cup for the winged 410 sprint cars in Skagit WA.
The Open Intermediates drew an amazing 36 entries with Moore earning quick time honors with an 11.098 clocking. The fastest four open intermediates were quicker than the open outlaws. Copeland was earning points from Tyler Reddick in this class and he timed in second at 11.217 with Larson’s sub Bloom getting an 11.307 lap. Brian Southers, Brannon Asch and Tyler Schaaf also made the six kart cutoff for the dash. Moore came from dead last to win the dash over Copeland, Bloom and Asch. The big field required four heats so the winners of the four heats got the two front rows in the 20 lap feature ahead of the six dash karts. Only three karts advanced from each heat race. Seventh quick Alissa Geving won heat 1 from the pole ahead of Troy Foulger and Nevada’s Daniel Thorson. Matthew Davis came from third to get the other front row assignment in the feature with his heat 2 win over pole starter Tyler Taylor and Leanna Kenyon. Dillon Silverman captured heat 3 from the pole in front of Michael Forslund and Quincy’s Cole Peard. Nevada’s Mackena Bell came from the pole in her heat 4 win over Josh Keheley and Chad Pace. The B Main had 18 starters chasing four transfers. Mike Schroeder won the B Main ahead of 11th quick Mendes, Nevada’s Cameron Millard and Kenny McArthur. Just missing transfers were Adrien Betournay, Will Clark and Aaron Bundy. Geving led for 11 laps in the feature from her pole start, but Moore came from fifth to second in just 2 laps. Moore took the lead from Geving on lap 12 and led until Copeland made his final lap winning move. Moore ran second and Southers had passed Geving for third on lap 15. Copeland started 6th, was third in six laps and took second from Geving on lap 13. Geving finished in fourth ahead of Silverman, Taylor, Bloom, Forslund, Keheley and Foulger. The top 18 karts finished on the lead lap. Copeland was just 1/5 of a second in front of Moore at the checkered flag and Southers was just 6/10 of a second behind the winner. Copeland ran the quickest feature lap at 11.690. Southers had an 11.841, Moore an 11.880, Silverman an 11.898 and Geving an 11.939.
Kenny Allen subbed for Reddick in the Intermediate action and turned quick time over a 27 kart field with a 11.504 lap. That easily paced the 11.791 for second quick Bloom. Jeremy Phillips ranked third at 11.863 and Max Adams earned the fourth slot in front of Jake Cartwright and Cameron Bartlett. Because J Cartwright timed out of order, he was not allowed to race in the dash and had to start the feature in the rear. Bloom won the dash ahead of 7th quick Justyn Cox and Bartlett. J Cartwright did win heat 1 ahead of William Fielding and Sean Martin. Thomas Bruckenstein won heat 2 ahead of triple division racer James Edens and 8th quick Tyrell Nelson. Casey McClain subbed for Jacob Miller and won heat 3 ahead of Jake Morgan and Garry Burdick. A small B Main was won by Mallorie McGahan ahead of Taylor, Kellcy Bell and Adam Walters. Nevada’s Mason Millard just missed a transfer in fifth ahead of fellow long tow Tanner Thorson. The J Cartwright penalty put Fielding on the pole with Bruckenstein alongside. Fielding led the 20 lap feature for 9 laps. Bloom started fifth, raced by McClain for third on lap 4 and got by Bruckenstein for second on lap 9. Bloom then took the lead from Fielding on lap 10 and Bruckenstein was back in second a lap later as Fielding fell back to third. Bloom went on to win by just 4/5 of a second ahead of Bruckenstein. J Cartwright was on a mission from the rear as he gained 7th on lap 4, fifth on lap 7 and fourth on lap 13. J Cartwright got by Fielding for third on lap 16, but could only chase Bloom and Bruckenstein to the checkered flag. J Cartwright was just 1.25 seconds behind winner Bloom. Fielding settled for a solid fourth ahead of Martin, McClain, Adams, Phillips and Cox. Nineteen karts finished on the lead lap and winner Bloom was the only racer in the 11’s in the feature as he clicked off a 11.887 best lap. Bruckenstein had a 12.026 and J Cartwright a 12.131. Fielding ran 12.144 and Phillips had a 12.156.
Nevada’s Dave Sciarroni was quickest of the 15 sportsman entries with his 11.740 qualifying run. Scott Morton ran 11.778 and Brad Jones was a very close third at 11.793. Rick Arnett, Grant Keeter and Donnie Ritcheson also made the dash. Burgess had problems getting his kart to run in time trials and he only out-timed one entry. Ritcheson won the dash from the pole over Jones and Arnett. Burgess could only climb to fourth in the heat race won by John Everson ahead of Jim Zigan and Britt McDaniel, but that was enough to put him in front of the dash karts at the start of the 20 lap feature. Zigan led the opening lap of the main and Burgess took over on lap 2. Ritcheson made a strong early move from fifth to 2nd and he chased Burgess the rest of the way. Burgess did build his lead to 2.7 seconds by the race’s end. Keeter raced into third on lap 8 and stayed there, finishing less than one second behind Ritcheson. Karl Pavlik Jr had to come from deep in the field, but gained fourth on lap 8 and finished there. Jones ran fifth ahead of Travis Stopplemore, Dustin Baxter, Sciarroni and J Zigan. Burgess was easily the fastest kart in the main event with a 12.159 best lap. Ritcheson ran 12.409 and Keeter had a 12.446.
Quincy’s Skylar Tweedle turned quick time in an 8 kart Pro Box Stock turnout with his 12.908 circuit. Peter Shepherd ranked second at 13.003 and Gillingwater’s big night started in third at 13.020. Edens ran 13.147. All 8 karts raced in the dash and Edens picked off that win ahead of Tweedle and Gillingwater. That earned Edens the pole for the 20 lap feature and he led 13 laps before Gillingwater drove around him. Gillingwater was just under two seconds in front of Edens at the checkered flag. Shepherd was over three seconds behind the winner in third and Tweedle ran fourth ahead of Donell Nelson and Tony Rossi. Rossi crossed the line fourth, but was penalized two spots for a jump start. Gillingwater was the only kart in the 12’s in the feature with his 12.910 best lap. Edens ran 13.147 and Shepherd had a 13.209.
Ukiah’s Kyle Tellstrom was quickest of 20 Box Stocks with a 13.402 lap. That just edged the 13.434 for Lain Baker. Logan Seavey ran 13.459 and Cameron Bartlett subbed for Bryce Acquistapace with a 13.460 qualifying run. Edens ran a 13.475 and Tanner Donnelly had a 13.510. Gillingwater just missed the dash in 7th at 13.540. Bartlett won the dash ahead of Baker and L Seavey. Gillingwater earned the pole for the 20 lapper with his win in heat one from the pole ahead of McClain and Kiefer Winter. Tyler Seavey timed in 8th and won the other feature front row with his win in heat 2 over David Lee and Brian McGahan Jr. The 20 lap feature was all Gillingwater as he turned his pole start into a wire to wire win to give him two feature wins on the same night. McClain was second from third starting until both Bartlett and L Seavey passed him on lap 18. McClain pulled off the track and Gillingwater won ahead of Bartlett, L Seavey, Edens, Baker, K Tellstrom, T Seavey, David Lee, Winter and Wyatt Brown. Gillingwater was ½ second ahead of Bartlett at the checkered flag with L Seavey 1.5 seconds behind the race winner. The top 15 finished on the lead lap and Gillingwater clicked off the quickest main event time at 13.265. T Seavey had a 13.355, McClain a 13.408 and Bartlett a 13.433.
Five year old Korey Combs swept the beginner box stock action with a win in heat 2 and a feature triumph. 13 year old Sy Honis was making his racing debut and ran second to Korey Combs in both races. Another five year old Ryan Robinson was third in the feature ahead of ten year old Evylena Cornilsen, Tucker Donnelly and Joshua Cornilsen. Tucker Donnelly won heat 1 ahead of James Barker and William Seim. Korey Combs beat Honis and LucasTellstrom in heat 2.
Summary Beginner Box Stock Heat 1-Tucker Donnelly, James Barker, William Seim, Ryan Robinson, Joshua Cornilsen. Heat 2-Korey Combs, Sy Honis, Lucas Tellstrom, Evylena Cornilsen, Trevor Zigan. Main-Combs, Honis, Robinson, E Cornilsen, Tucker Donnelly, J Cornilsen, L Tellstrom, Seim, Barker, T Zigan. Box Stock Fast Time-Kyle Tellstrom 13.402 Dash-Cameron Bartlett, Lain Baker, Logan Seavey, Tanner Donnelly, K Tellstrom, James Edens. Heat 1-Reilly Gillingwater, Casey McClain, Kiefer Winter, Austin Pace, Tony Rossi. Heat 2-Tyler Seavey, David Lee, Brian McGahan Jr, Shane Brandon, Devin Lee. Main-Gillingwater, Bartlett, L Seavey, Edens, Baker, K Tellstrom, T Seavey, David Lee, Winter, Wyatt Brown, Rossi, Brandon, Devin Lee, Bailie Zigan, B McGahan, A Pace, McClain, Robert Cornilsen, Tanner Donnelly, Keith Combs. Pro Box Stock Fast Time-Skylar Tweedle 12.908 Dash-James Edens, Tweedle, Reilly Gillingwater, Donell Nelson, Peter Shepherd, Tony Rossi, Brianna Dozark, Ryan Burdick. Main-Gillingwater, Edens, Shepherd, Tweedle, D Nelson, Rossi, Dozark, R Burdick. Sportsman Fast Time-Dave Sciarroni 11.740 Dash-Donnie Ritcheson, Brad Jones, Rick Arnett, Scott Morton, Grant Keeter, Sciarroni. Heat-John Everson, Jim Zigan, Britt McDaniel, Scott Burgess, Dustin Baxter. Main-Burgess, Ritcheson, Keeter, Karl Pavlik Jr, jones, Travis Stopplemore, Baxter, Sciarroni, J Zigan, McDaniel, J Everson, Morton, Darin Rodgers, Arnett, Greg Roach. Intermediate Fast Time-Kenny Allen 11.504 Dash-Keith Bloom Jr, Justyn Cox, Cameron Bartlett, Max Adams, Allen, Jeremy Phillips. Heat 1-Jake Cartwright, William Fielding, Sean Martin, Tyler Seavey, Tyler Taylor. Heat 2-Thomas Bruckenstein, James Edens, Tyrell Nelson, Tim Haylett, Kellcy Bell. Heat 3-Casey McClain, Jake Morgan, Garry Burdick, Shane Graham, Tanner Thorson. B Main-Mallorie McGahan, Taylor, K Bell, Adam Walters, Mason Millard, T Thorson, Kyle Tellstrom, Cody Kaye, Shannon Yannazzo. A Main-Bloom, Bruckenstein, J Cartwright, Fielding, Martin, McClain, Adams, Phillips, Cox, M McGahan, Morgan, Allen, Edens, Haylett, Bartlett, T Nelson, T Seavey, K Bell, Graham, G Burdick, Walters, Taylor. Open Intermediate Fast Time-Mason Moore 11.098 Dash-Moore, Colby Copeland, Keith Bloom Jr, Brannon Asch, Brian Southers, Tyler Schaaf. Heat 1-Alissa Geving, Troy Foulger, Daniel Thorson, Mike Schroder, Holly Smith. Heat 2-Matthew Davis, Tyler Taylor, Leanna Kenyon, Will Clark, Austin Roach. Heat 3-Dillon Silverman, Michael Forslund, Cole Peard, Cameron Bartlett, Aaron Bundy. Heat 4-Mackena Bell, Josh Keheley, Chad Pace, Stephanie Yannazzo, Nick Larsen. B Main-M Schroeder, Camron Mendes, C Millard, Kenny McArthur, Adrien Betournay, W Clark, Bundy, Amanda Reinolds, Justin Kaye, Mitchell Wilcox. A Main-Copeland, Moore, Southers, Geving, Silverman, Taylor, Bloom, Forslund, Keheley, Foulger, Mendes, C Pace, M Bell, Kenyon, D Thorson, M Schroeder, C Millard, Davis, McArthur, Peard, Asch, Schaaf. Open Outlaw Fast Time-Tyler Wolf 11.351 Dash-Justin Reinolds, Keith Bloom Jr, Wolf, Colby Copeland, A J Kerns, Daniel Becker. Heat 1-Jerry Johnson, David Tarter, Alex Cartwright, Billy Butler, Austin Kerns. Heat 2-Camron Mendes, Rudger Worley, Emalee Ramirez, Nic Helwig, Michael Helwig. Main-D Becker, Wolf, M Helwig, A J Kerns, Copeland, N Helwig, Mendes, A Cartwright, Mitchell Miller, Ramirez, Johnson, Anthony Roach, Worley, Reese McDaniel, Butler, Chris Rytting, Bloom, J Reinolds, Austin Kerns, Jeremy Webb, Tarter, Cody Smith, Michael Tarter.