Lakeport Speedway Race Recap: May 12
May 14, 2012 | Article by Dan McIntire
LAKEPORT, CA — The BCRA Midgets were back in town this weekend for a surprise appearance at Lakeport Speedway and they made for some high paced action on the track with two local drivers Darrin and Michael Snider both putting on one heck of a show for the locals. After a few in race incidents that left Darrin Snider stalled in turn number two he made some late race charges back to the front of the back throughout the night. At the checkers it was Kevin Morris taking the win followed by Michael Snider and Darrin Snider.
The action continued to be exciting in the Jammer division with some new drivers making their way to the track this week, but at the end of the night it saw repeat winners from last weekend of Jason Hunter in the JR. Jammer Division and Wayne Young in the Pro Jammer Division.
The Outlaw race was fun to watch for fans of full bodied stock cars, and was halted for a brief caution period that saw a car spin coming out of turn number two. The action continued and saw last week’s winner Kyle Tellstrom slowing working his way through the field towards the lead. At the checkers it was Tellstrom, Sullivan, and Dutcher.
The Rental solution Mini Stocks saw young driver James Stillman return in a new car after taking a hard crash during the last race that he was in and drove it to a respectable 3rd place finish, but the win went to a returning driver in the division Rich Schram Jr.
The action was literally too hot for some cars to handle in the modified division. The action was intense at the start of the green flag which saw some early race contact between Kyle Tellstrom and Thomas Wright leaving Wrights Body crunched up from the contact. The action continued with the drivers making their way to the front. The action was halted by a midrace caution that saw the radiator of Steve Taylor’s car explode coming out of turn number four sending him hard into the front straight wall. After a lengthy clean up the race resumed and saw Richie Potts jump out to the lead. Potts never looked back to take the checkers over Tellstrom and then Gary Collins.
The Bandoleros were back in action this week and saw points leader Colby Furia make a clean sweep of the nights events taking the Main, Trophy Dash, Fast Time, and the Heat race. At the conclusion of the race the car was impounded for a post-race inspection which did not find anything wrong with the car, so he was congratulated on his good night at the track.
Just as everyone thought the action for the night was winding down the Taco Bell Bombers took to the track for their thirty lap main event. The cars raced hard to the green flag and the race was only halted by a few cautions from single car spins throughout the race. Sierra Furia after taking a hard crash the last time at the track was working up through the field making her way to second to be past with a few laps remaining by Mike Collins. At the checkers it was Charlie Collins, Mike Collins and then Furia, but after the car of Charlie Collins failed to come to post race inspection his was disqualified leaving the win to Mike Collins followed by Sierra Furia and then Brian Denton all of which passed post-race inspection.
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The action at Lakeport Speedway continues on May 26th and May 27th with the Bully Dog Weekend two day event, with Legends, Extreme Outlaws, Taco Bell Bombers, Jammers, Rental Solution Mini Stocks, and Bandoleros all racing on Saturday. The action continues on Sunday with the Legend Cars, Coors Light Modifieds, Taco Bell Bombers, Jammers and Bandoleros along with the first Robinson Rancheria Resort and Casino Boat Race.
This weekend May20th the racing continues at Delbert’s Memorial Speedway with the opening day of racing for the go-karts with the track being located behind Raul’s Garage by UCC Rentals on South Main Street. Gates open at 10:00 with racing starting at 1:00. Grandstand pricing will be as follows, Adults $8, seniors $6, Students 12-17 $4, Children 6 – 11 $2, Family pass of two adults and three kids $18, and kids under 6 free.
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