Wednesday, September 13, 2017

2017 Redwood Acres Raceway Finish Stats (As Of 9/9)

Roadrunners
Driver 4/29 5/13 5/28 5/28 6/10 6/10 7/1 7/1 7/22 7/22 8/5 8/5 8/26 9/9 9/9 Average Finish
5 - Jordon Paiment - 4 - 4 - - - - - - - - - - - 4.0
10 - Daniel Buell 3 1 1 6 3 1 2 4 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 2.1
12 - Jake Keeling 4 3 5 2 - - 4 5 3 5 3 2 10 - - 4.2
19 - Brandi Robertson - - - - - - - - - - 4 6 - - - 5.0
21 - Lindsey Zito - - - - 5 7 5 6 5 7 9 - 4 8 7 6.2
22n - Natya Hanson 5 8 3 - 2 2 6 3 - - - - - - - 4.1
24 - Michelle O'Dell - - - - - - - - - - - - 5 - 5.0
24 - Dennis Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3 3 3.0
31 - Nick Ford 2 2 4 1 1 4 3 1 1 3 1 8 3 5 2 2.7
31f - Dylan Ford - - - - - - - - - - 6 7 - - - 6.5
48 - Tim Buzzard, Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 1 5 1.5
65 - Tim Ratzlaff 1 5 2 3 7 3 1 2 4 2 10 3 7 7 6 4.2
68 - Jennifer Murrell 7 7 6 5 8 5 8 7 7 9 5 9 6 4 4 6.5
83 - Andy Savage - - - - - - - - 8 6 8 4 9 6 - 6.8
88 - Bob Ratzlaff 6 6 7 7 4 6 7 8 6 4 7 5 8 - - 6.2
98 - Gage Ethridge - - - - 6 8 - - - - - - - - - 7.0
99 - Dominic Vogelsang - - - - - - - - 9 8 - - - - - 8.5

Legends
Driver 4/29 5/13 5/28 6/10 7/22 8/5 8/26 9/9 Average Finish
3 - Buddy Cox - - - - - 3 - - 3.0
3/08 - Brian Kamisky - - 7 - - 1 - - 4.0
8c - Anissa Curtice - 4 11 - - - - - 7.5
08 - Derek Copeland - - 1 - - - 1 - 1.0
12c - Cody Winchel - 1 2 - - - - - 1.5
18 - Bianca Barajas - - - - - - 9 - 9.0
18x - Joe Brattoli - - - - - 6 3 - 4.5
21 - Tyler Krupa - - - - - - 7 3 5.0
22 - Brent Mack 1 5 10 - 3 5 - - 4.8
24e - Brad Curtice - 2 4 - 1 4 - 3 2.8
25 - James McBride/Kennedy Banfill 5 6 - - - - - - 5.5
27 - Tyler Peach 2 - 6 1 4 7 4 1 3.6
29 - Mkinzy Uselton 3 7 9 2 5 9 8 5 6.0
57 - Daniel Whitley - - 3 - 2 2 5 - 3.0
62 - Bradley Henderson - - - - - - - -
62 - Jim Sturges - - - - - - - -
82 - Robert Miller - 3 5 - - - 2 2 3.0
98 - James Nichols - - - - - - - -
99 - Dominic Vogelsang 4 8 8 3 - 8 6 - 6.2

Bombers
Driver 4/29 5/13 5/28 6/10 7/1 7/22 8/5 8/5 8/26 9/9 Average Finish
1 - Nick Green - - - - - - 6 8 - - 7.0
2 - Raymond Taylor - 4 - - - - - - - - 4.0
5 - Jeff French - - - - 1 8 3 3 1 1 2.8
10 - Kolby Jackson 3 - 7 8 2 2 5 6 3 4 4.4
12 - Ryan Walters - - - - - - 2 2 - - 2.0
13 - Donovan Cox - - - - - - 15 4 - - 9.5
14 - Richard Knight - - - - - - 12 14 - - 13.0
17 - Bethany Rapp/Ray Rapp 4 2 9 5 7 9 11 9 5 5 6.6
31 - Kim Sorrels 5 - 8 6 6 5 10 10 9 7 7.3
41 - Daniel Pinne 6 - - - - - - - - - 6.0
44 - Jim Redd/Donnie Brown 1 3 5 4 3 7 7 5 7 2 4.4
47 - Ron Duke, Jr. - - - - - 6 - - - - 6.0
52 - Ryan Ahrens - - - - - - 4 12 - - 8.0
61 - James Moore - 5 6 3 - - - - - - 4.7
63 - Dave Jones - - 3 - - - - - - - 3.0
66 - Jimmy Sorrels - 7 10 7 8 3 14 13 6 6 8.2
72 - John Lally/Mic Moulton 2 1 4 9 4 1 8 1 8 3 4.1
77 - Erick Ray - - - - - - 1 11 - - 6.0
88 - Sam Brown - - - - - - 9 7 2 8 6.5
96 - R.J. Randall - - 2 1 5 - - - - - 2.7
96x - Mike Sullivan - - 1 2 - - 13 - - - 5.3
99 - Chris Naughton - - - - - 4 - - 4 - 4.0

Mini Stocks
Driver 4/29 5/13 5/28 6/10 7/1 7/22 8/5 8/26 9/9 Average Finish
1 - Nick Green - - - - - - - 11 - 11.0
01 - Brandon Katri - - - - 8 6 8 - - 7.3
3 - RC Brown 8 - - - - - - 14 - 11.0
4 - Rick Estes 9 - 7 4 5 - - - 10 7.0
4x - Ken Murrell - - - - - - - 7 - 7.0
6 - Trevor Eacret/Rick Estes 5 5 4 6 4 9 6 12 4 6.1
07 - Cole Peterson - 9 - - - - - - - 9.0
8 - Scott Taylor 3 6 6 5 3 8 4 3 3 4.6
11 - Brett Murrell - 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1.4
13 - Brian Murrell 1 2 9 2 6 1 3 10 6 4.4
14 - Jarrett Mayo - 3 - 10 - - - - - 6.5
17 - Ed Robinson 7 - - - - - - - - 7.0
18 - Eugene Palmer 2 4 1 3 7 3 2 2 5 3.2
22 - Kayla Foster - - - - - 8 9 13 9 9.8
44 - Nick Ford - - 8 9 9 7 - 8 - 8.2
55 - Troy Lee 4 7 5 7 10 4 10 5 8 6.7
57 - Jon Zaugg 6 8 - 8 - - 7 6 - 7.0
74 - Brian Murrell, Jr. - - - - - - - 4 7 5.5
88 - Sam Brown - - - - - - - - -

Thunder Roadsters
Driver 4/29 5/13 5/28 6/10 7/22 8/5 8/26 9/9 Average Finish
03 - Corey Toole/Paul Baker 8 5 8 - - 7 5 4 6.2
4 - Chris Lawrence 5 - 5 4 4 3 3 5 4.1
15 - Paul Peeples, Jr. 2 2 1 1 1 - - - 1.4
16 - Allen Olson - - - - - - - 3 3.0
18 - Mac Collado 9 7 9 6 5 8 6 6 7.0
23 - Chris Sarvinski 3 4 4 - - 4 - - 3.8
38 - Aaron Byers 4 - - - - - - - 4.0
39 - Jason Mitchell/Tyler Peach/Dax Kinsey 7 6 6 5 6 6 4 - 5.7
55 - Brandon Williams/Ken Eastburn/Donnie Brown - - 7 7 - 5 - - 6.3
66 - Tommy Payne 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2.0
95 - Ronnie O'Neil 6 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 2.4

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

2017 Redwood Acres Raceway Finish Stats (As of today)

Roadrunners
Driver 4/29 5/13 5/28 5/28 6/10 6/10 7/1 7/1 7/22 7/22 8/5 8/5 8/26 9/9 Average Finish
5 - Jordon Paiment - 4 - 4 - - - - - - - - - 4.0
10 - Daniel Buell 3 1 1 6 3 1 2 4 2 1 2 1 1 2.2
12 - Jake Keeling 4 3 5 2 - - 4 5 3 5 3 2 10 4.2
19 - Brandi Robertson - - - - - - - - - - 4 6 - 5.0
21 - Lindsey Zito - - - - 5 7 5 6 5 7 9 - 4 6.0
22n - Natya Hanson 5 8 3 - 2 2 6 3 - - - - - 4.1
24 - Michelle O'Dell - - - - - - - - - - - - 5 5.0
31 - Nick Ford 2 2 4 1 1 4 3 1 1 3 1 8 3 2.6
31f - Dylan Ford - - - - - - - - - - 6 7 - 6.5
48 - Tim Buzzard, Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 2.0
65 - Tim Ratzlaff 1 5 2 3 7 3 1 2 4 2 10 3 7 3.8
68 - Jennifer Murrell 7 7 6 5 8 5 8 7 7 9 5 9 6 6.8
83 - Andy Savage - - - - - - - - 8 6 8 4 9 7.0
88 - Bob Ratzlaff 6 6 7 7 4 6 7 8 6 4 7 5 8 6.2
98 - Gage Ethridge - - - - 6 8 - - - - - - - 7.0
99 - Dominic Vogelsang - - - - - - - - 9 8 - - - 8.5

Legends
Driver 4/29 5/13 5/28 6/10 7/22 8/5 8/26 9/9 Average Finish
3 - Buddy Cox - - - - - 3 - 3.0
3/08 - Brian Kamisky - - 7 - - 1 - 4.0
8c - Anissa Curtice - 4 11 - - - - 7.5
08 - Derek Copeland - - 1 - - - 1 1.0
12c - Cody Winchel - 1 2 - - - - 1.5
18 - Bianca Barajas - - - - - - 9 9.0
18x - Joe Brattoli - - - - - 6 3 4.5
21 - Tyler Krupa - - - - - - 7 7.0
22 - Brent Mack 1 5 10 - 3 5 - 4.8
24e - Brad Curtice - 2 4 - 1 4 - 2.8
25 - James McBride/Kennedy Banfill 5 6 - - - - - 5.5
27 - Tyler Peach 2 - 6 1 4 7 4 4.0
29 - Mkinzy Uselton 3 7 9 2 5 9 8 6.1
57 - Daniel Whitley - - 3 - 2 2 5 3.0
62 - Bradley Henderson - - - - - - -
62 - Jim Sturges - - - - - - -
82 - Robert Miller - 3 5 - - - 2 3.3
98 - James Nichols - - - - - - -
99 - Dominic Vogelsang 4 8 8 3 - 8 6 6.2

Bombers
Driver 29-Apr 13-May 28-May 10-Jun 1-Jul 22-Jul 5-Aug 5-Aug 26-Aug 9-Sep Average Finish
1 - Nick Green - - - - - - 6 8 - 6
2 - Raymond Taylor - 4 - - - - - - - 4
5 - Jeff French - - - - 1 8 3 3 1 3.2
10 - Kolby Jackson 3 - 7 8 2 2 5 6 3 4.5
12 - Ryan Walters - - - - - - 2 2 - 2
13 - Donovan Cox - - - - - - 15 4 - 9.5
14 - Richard Knight - - - - - - 12 14 - 13
17 - Bethany Rapp/Ray Rapp 4 2 9 5 7 9 11 9 5 6.8
31 - Kim Sorrels 5 - 8 6 6 5 10 10 9 7.4
41 - Daniel Pinne 6 - - - - - - - - 6
44 - Jim Redd/Donnie Brown 1 3 5 4 3 7 7 5 7 4.7
47 - Ron Duke, Jr. - - - - - 6 - - - 6
52 - Ryan Ahrens - - - - - - 4 12 - 8
61 - James Moore - 5 6 3 - - - - - 4.7
63 - Dave Jones - - 3 - - - - - - 3
66 - Jimmy Sorrels - 7 10 7 8 3 14 13 6 8.5
72 - John Lally 2 1 4 9 4 1 8 1 8 4.2
77 - Erick Ray - - - - - - 1 11 - 6
88 - Sam Brown - - - - - - 9 7 2 6
96 - R.J. Randall - - 2 1 5 - - - - 2.7
96x - Mike Sullivan - - 1 2 - - 13 - - 5.3
99 - Chris Naughton - - - - - 4 - - 4 4

Mini Stocks
Driver 4/29 5/13 5/28 6/10 7/1 7/22 8/5 8/26 9/9 Average Finish
1 - Nick Green - - - - - - - 11 11.0
01 - Brandon Katri - - - - 8 6 8 - 7.3
3 - RC Brown 8 - - - - - - 14 11.0
4 - Rick Estes 9 - 7 4 5 - - - 6.3
4x - Ken Murrell - - - - - - - 7 7.0
6 - Trevor Eacret 5 5 4 6 4 9 6 12 6.4
07 - Cole Peterson - 9 - - - - - - 9.0
8 - Scott Taylor 3 6 6 5 3 8 4 3 4.8
11 - Brett Murrell - 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1.3
13 - Brian Murrell 1 2 9 2 6 1 3 10 4.3
14 - Jarrett Mayo - 3 - 10 - - - - 6.5
17 - Ed Robinson 7 - - - - - - - 7.0
18 - Eugene Palmer 2 4 1 3 7 3 2 2 3.0
22 - Kayla Foster - - - - - 8 9 13 10.0
44 - Nick Ford - - 8 9 9 7 - 8 18.2
55 - Troy Lee 4 7 5 7 10 4 10 5 6.5
57 - Jon Zaugg 6 8 - 8 - - 7 6 7.0
88 - Sam Brown - - - - - - - -

Thunder Roadsters
Driver 29-Apr 13-May 28-May 10-Jun 22-Jul 5-Aug 26-Aug 9-Sep Average Finish
03 - Corey Toole/Paul Baker 8 5 8 - - 7 5 6.6
4 - Chris Lawrence 5 - 5 4 4 3 3 4
15 - Paul Peeples, Jr. 2 2 1 1 1 - - 1.4
18 - Mac Collado 9 7 9 6 5 8 6 7.1
23 - Chris Sarvinski 3 4 4 - - 4 - 3.8
38 - Aaron Byers 4 - - - - - - 4
39 - Jason Mitchell/Tyler Peach/Dax Kinsey 7 6 6 5 6 6 4 5.7
55 - Brandon Williams/Ken Eastburn/Donnie Brown - - 7 7 - 5 - 6.3
66 - Tommy Payne 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 2
95 - Ronnie O'Neil 6 1 3 3 3 1 1 2.6

Late Models
Driver 4/29 5/13 6/10 7/1 7/15 8/26 Average Finish
1 - Craig Baker - - - - - 19 19.0
2 - David Henderson 12 2 1 17 3 1 6.0
5 - Scott Baker 14 13 7 6 13 13 11.0
7 - Tyler Avelar - - 13 - - - 13.0
8 - Kenny Demello 2 4 12 8 10 20 9.3
10 - Mic Moulton 3 1 2 10 6 3 4.2
11 - Riley Watson 10 6 - - - - 8.0
12 - Marty Walsh 5 9 3 4 2 8 5.2
15 - Richard Knight 6 5 11 14 - - 9.0
15j - Jeremy Hopkins 7 11 - - - - 9.0
19 - Brandon White 1 12 - 1 7 2 4.6
19II - Dennis DelBiaggio - - - 13 - 16 14.5
22m - David Miller - - - 2 - - 2.0
23 - Brandon Ash - 10 - 3 - - 6.5
24 - Ryun Leazer 8 8 6 5 9 9 7.5
26 - Dane Nissen - - - - 12 5 8.5
27 - Sheyne Demello - - 9 7 - 15 10.3
28 - Tim Crenshaw 9 17 5 - - - 10.3
28f - J.D. Frey - - - - - 6 6.0
28x - Myles Anderson - - - - 8 10 9.0
36 - Luke Hall - - - 9 4 7 6.7
38 - Eddie Klein 15 - - - - 12 13.5
40 - Al Acuna 11 - - - - - 11.0
47 - Mike Bourbon 13 14 15 11 14 - 13.4
48 - Jim Walker - 16 - 16 - - 16.0
51 - Leonard Ward III - - - - - -
57 - Ryan Walters 16 7 10 15 11 11 11.7
63 - George Young - 15 14 - - 17 15.3
75e - Eric Gannon 4 3 4 12 1 4 4.7
84 - Ken Hallis - - 8 - - 14 11.0
88 - Dustin Walters - - - - 5 18 11.5

Monday, August 28, 2017

Dothage Wins A Last Lap Thriller

Eureka, CA (August 28, 2017) – After more than a month break, outlaw kart action returned to Redwood Acres Raceway this past Sunday afternoon for Harper Motors Day at the Karts. It was the first time a day race has been held at the 1/10-mile dirt speedway and the sun helped make for challenging conditions for drivers in all divisons.

Charles French was quickest in qualifying for the beginner box stock division with an 11.710. French took the win in the trophy dash as well as in one of the heats. The other heat race was taken by Madison Donovan. Kai McCrady absolutely dominated the first ¾ of the main event. Going into the 20-lap main, French was the odds-on favorite but issues on lap two forced the youngster out of action. Timmy Walters spun on lap one but made his way through the field, slicing his way through the competition. By lap 13, Walters had moved into second. Three laps later, Walters got by McCrady for the lead. Walters was able to hang on from then to take the win. McCrady crossed the line second followed by Donovan, Seth Grammer and Danica Kinsey.

Fast time in the Williamson Financial box stock class was set by Deagan Miller at a 10.271. Dryver Dothage won the trophy dash while Dothage and Kadence Mace were the heat race winners. Jeremiah Boldway led the first of 20 laps before giving way to Malessa Miles. Miles was strong and she led the majority of the event. On lap 12, Dothage spun and fell back in the field. Dylan Combest had lost track position after an incident on lap one. He showed amazing speed though as he fought through the pack to take the lead on lap 15. The final handful of laps featured a furious charge from Dothage who was visibly doing everything he could to catch the leader. On the final lap, Dothage made a charge into turn three. He was able to get by Jeremiah Boldway just as Combest got high in turn four. Dothage won the charge to the line to take an exciting victory. Malessa Miles took second while Combest crossed the line third. Derrick Kessler and Mace rounded out the top five finishers.

Ryan Ahrens set quick time in the speedway/old fart kart division with a 10.807. Jeff Smith took the victories in the trophy dash and heat race. Jamie Jorgensen led the opening two laps of the 20-lap main event. He could not hold off Smith who clearly had the kart to beat. Smith was able to sweep the afternoon with another win in the main event. Jorgensen was second while Ahrens placed third.

Landen Green set the pace in the 250 class with a 9.925 qualifying time. Kloey Smith came through to win the trophy dash while Green took the heat race. Green held a clear advantage in the 30-lap feature but a spin on lap 10 knocked him out of the lead, giving it to Malessa Miles who was making her first 250 start. Miles held on for four laps but on lap 15 Green retook the lead. Green was able to lead from that point on and finished first over Miles and Smith.
Tony Miles narrowly set fast time for the 500/open class with a 9.841. Miles was the trophy dash winner while Brett Elliott took the heat. Sadly, Miles was unable to start the 30-lap feature. The race was slowed several times. Dax Williamson and Landen Green in his 200 kart had a back and forth duel that eventually went to Williamson. Green was second over Elliott and Trevor Harper.

The 2017 season for the outlaw karts will go out with a bang as there will be two races on the final weekend of September 16th and 17th. Expect the drivers in all divisions to put on another thrilling show in the special two-day event.

Henderson Serves Notice, Wins Second Super 6 Race Of The Season

Eureka, CA (August 28, 2017) – A packed house was in attendance this past weekend at Redwood Acres Raceway. It was Anderson Logging Driver Appreciation Night and the thrill of the racing was likely matched with the thrill of the opportunity for fans to meet their favorite drivers during the on-track meet and greet. With the packed schedule for the evening, track officials opted not to run heat races for all divisions with the exception of the Legends and late models.

Tim Buzzard, Jr. made his first visit to the Acres on the weekend as was fast time in the California State And Federal Employee’s Credit Union with a 20.750. The 20-lap main event was ran half forward and half backward around the 3/8-mile track. The first five laps saw the lead change hands between three drivers, Andy Savage, Tim Ratzlaff and Nick Ford. Buzzard, Jr. moved to the lead on lap six and held it until the mid-race caution flag where the field was turned around to race in the opposite direction. Daniel Buell gained the advantage on lap 11 before giving way to Buzzard, Jr. on lap 12. Buzzard, Jr. led until the final lap when he and Ford got together in turn four. Buell was able to sneak by the incident to claim the win. Buzzard, Jr. and Ford crossed the line in second and third. Rookie, Lindsey Zito continues to impress as she finished fourth and another Acres visitor, Michelle O’Dell placed fifth.

Qualifying for the Nor-Cal Automotive Legends division was paced by Cottonwood, California driver, Derek Copeland with an 18.064. Copeland followed up his fast time with wins in both the trophy dash and heat race. Daniel Whitley led the first four laps of the 25-lap main event. On lap five, Copeland powered to the lead, a position he would never relinquish. Whitley had a fight for second with Tyler Peach nipping at his heels. Whitley spun on lap 16 bringing out the caution. The yellow flag only delayed the inevitable for Copeland and he took the victory. Robert Miller was second followed by Joe Brattoli, Peach and Whitley.

Fast time for the Fortuna Wheel & Brake bombers was John Lally with an 18.461. Jim Redd came out on top in the four-lap dash. Kolby Jackson led the opening three laps of the 25-lap main event. On lap four, bomber rookie Sam Brown took over. Brown was impressive as he held the lead for the majority of the race. Sadly for him, the chance for victory was taken away. On lap 16, Jeff French maneuvered his car to the race lead. From there on it was French’s race. At the finish it was French taking his second main event win of the year. Brown took second as Jackson, Chris Naughton and Bethany Rapp rounded out the top five finishers.

As the season as progressed, Brett Murrell has served notice to the Humboldt Hydroponics mini stock class that he is the top driver in the division. He set fast time with an 18.830. Scott Taylor held on to claim the trophy dash. Troy Lee used his pole position staring spot to lead the first five laps of the 25-lap main event. On lap six, Brett Murrell took over. Brett’s older brother Brian made his first start of 2017 and showed no signs of rust as he ran in second for most of the race. On the seventeenth circuit, Eugene Palmer got by for second. Palmer did all he could to try to close in on the leader but just didn’t have enough. Brett Murrell crossed the finish line first ahead of Palmer. Taylor was third with Murrell, Jr. fourth and Lee fifth.

Ronnie O’Neil set quick time for the Lone Star Junction Thunder Roadsters. O’Neil’s time was 17.374. Tommy Payne was able to hold of O’Neil in the trophy dash to take the victory. O’Neil dominated the majority of the race but a late yellow flag bunched the field. The restart saw some of the best racing at the Acres all year as O’Neil and Payne went door-to-door for the final six laps. The lead changed between the two drivers three times before O’Neil was able to gain the advantage on the low line. Payne never gave up and on the final lap he made a last ditch effort to get by O’Neil. Payne didn’t have quite enough as O’Neil took the victory by only 43-thousandths of a second. Chris Lawrence was third, Tyler Peach fourth and Paul Baker fifth.

22 drivers showed up for the Super 6 Late Model Challenge Series race sponsored by Anderson Logging, Danielson Construction, Mid-City Motor World and North Coast Lighting And Electric. Brandon White narrowly was the fast qualifier with a 15.761. As always, the heat races determined the starting positions for the 75-lap main event. Eddie Klein won the first heat and Marty Walsh in second. Dennis Delbiaggio opened some eyes as he won the third heat which gave him pole position for the feature event.

The field narrowed down to 20 as both Jim Walker and Mike Bourbon had issues that prevented them from starting the event. Dane Nissen grabbed the lead briefly before giving way to Mic Moulton on lap four. Moulton led until lap 30 until it appeared a right front tire went down on his car. Moulton pitted under yellow handing the lead to David Henderson. When the race got going, it was clear that Henderson had one of, if not the best car in the field as he was able to pull away from second place, Brandon White.

The caution flew on lap 50 when George Young hit the wall hard coming off turn two. Thankfully Young was okay but his car showed severe damage from the incident. Several late race yellows put Henderson on the hot seat as he needed to make perfect restarts. Only once did White seriously challenge Henderson. Back in the pack, Moulton was making a fantastic recovery as he drove from the back of the pack in thrilling fashion. Nobody had anything for Henderson though and he was able to take his second win of the year by nearly two seconds. White held on for second while Moulton got by his lead title rival, Eric Gannon for third on the last lap. Dane Nissen returned from being away from on-track action as he rounded out the top five.

Racing takes a break at Redwood Acres for Labor Day weekend and will return September 9th. Joining the roadrunners, Legends, bombers, mini stocks and Thunder Roadsters will be the North State Modified Series which will be making their third and final stop at RAR this season. The Super 6 Late Model Challenge Series will return for the Fall Spectacular on September 30th and October 1st. The track champion for the late models as well as all five other divisions will be decided that weekend.
For full race results, points information and anything else, please visit Redwood Acres Raceway’s official website www.RacingTheAcres.com

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Three Weekends Left On Acres 2017 Schedule

Eureka, CA (August 22, 2017) – The 2017 season at Redwood Acres Raceway is quickly coming to an end. With only three weekends of racing left on the 3/8-mile paved oval, the battle for the track championship in all six divisons will likely come down to the wire. This weekend’s Anderson Logging Driver Appreciation Night at the Races will be one of the biggest of the season.

The fight in the California State And Federal Employee’s Credit Union roadrunner class is likely between two drivers. Currently, Daniel Buell holds a narrow nine point lead over Nick Ford. Tim Ratzlaff has an outside shot at the championship as he’s 38 points behind Buell. Bob Ratzlaff and Jennifer Murrell round out the top five but both are likely out of the title fight.

Sophomore driver, MKinzy Uselton has her hands full in the Nor-Cal Automove Legends division. Her lead over Tyler Peach is a mere four points. In third is Brent Mack who’s still in the running as he’s only 12 points behind Uselton. Brad Curtice is 34 points in arrears to the leader while Dominic Vogelsang is five points behind Curtice.

John Lally has a huge lead in the Fortuna Wheel & Brake bomber division. Lally’s lead is 48 points. Second place features a tie between Kolby Jackson and Bethany Rapp. Jim Redd is fourth but well out of the running for the track title as he is 97 points behind Lally. Kimberly Sorrels is fifth, only a single point behind Redd.

Brian Murrell, Sr. has had a grasp on the top spot in the Humboldt Hydroponics mini stock class since the beginning of the season. Eugene Palmer has been right on his heels and is only 12 points behind the leader. Brett Murrell has slowly been gaining ground every week and is third in points, 18 behind his father. Two rookies round out the top five and both have had impressive seasons. Scott Taylor is fourth while Trevor Eacret is fifth.

The championship in the Lone Star Junction Thunder Roadster class was turned upside down in the most recent race on August 5th. Ronnie O’Neil took over the lead in the standings but is only four points ahead of Tommy Payne in second. Paul Peeples, Jr. was absent in the last race and lost his points lead. He is 18 points behind O’Neil. Jason Mitchell is the top rookie in the Thunder Roadsters and is fourth, 58 points behind O’Neil. Chris Lawrence is only one point behind Mitchell in fifth.

The Mid City Motor World Super 6 Late Model Challenge Series division will have their final points paying race for the track championship at the Acres this weekend. The series is also presented by Anderson Logging, Danielson Construction and North Coast Lighting And Electric. It will be a battle between the top three drivers, Mic Moulton, Eric Gannon and Marty Walsh. Moulton holds a seven point advantage over Gannon. Walsh is only eight points behind. Brandon White has been a strong contender all year long and is fourth in the standings. David Henderson is fifth.

Going into the weekend, four drivers are locked into the two-race Super 6 Late Model Challenge Series championship playoff at the season ending races at Redwood Acres Raceway and Ukiah Speedway. Four drivers have locked in thanks to winning the first five events. Those drivers are Moulton, Gannon, White and Henderson. Because White won two of the feature events in the series, there are two positions left for the two-race playoff. Walsh will have to have serious problems on Saturday night to knock himself out of condition for the fifth playoff spot while the sixth and final playoff spot will likely be determined between Ryun Leazer and Kenny Demello who are separated by only one point.

Saturday grandstands open at 5 PM with racing starting at 6 PM. Besides all of the racing on track, there will be a meet and greet on the front stretch between the heat races and main events. Fans will be able to see their favorite drivers in all the divisions. Additionally, the annual Murrell 500 will take place between the Murrell family.

Racing at the Acres this weekend will continue into Sunday August 27th as the outlaw karts return to action for Harper Motors Day at the Karts. All six divisions will be in action including the beginner box stocks, the UAS Speedway Karts, the Williamson Financial box stocks, 250s, Speedway/old fart karts and the 500s/open karts. Mud packing begins at 11 AM with qualifying and racing following.
For more information about everything going on this weekend at the Acres, please visit the track’s official website www.RacingTheAcres.com

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Ray, Lally Big Bomber Bash Victors

Eureka, CA (August 6, 2017) – For the seventh time in the 2017 season, Redwood Acres Raceway was in action. It was Renner Petroleum Night at the Races. In addition to the four other local classes of cars, RAR hosted a high-dollar Bomber Bash.

Brandi Robertson was making her first start ever at Redwood Acres Raceway in the California State and Federal Employee’s Credit Union roadrunner division. She set fast time with a 20.185. The first of the two 20-lap main events was caution plagued and featured several incidents. One in particular included Tim Ratzlaff and Daniel Buell. Ratzlaff hit wall off turn two while Buell had his front bumper ripped off. Nick Ford patiently worked his way through traffic. With three laps remaining, Ford took the lead from his brother, Dylan. At the finish it was Nick Ford winning over Buell, Jake Keeling, Robertson and Jennifer Murrell.

The second main was much cleaner as the roadrunners ran backwards this time. Keeling looked primed to take his first-ever main event win as he ran away from the pack and dominated the first half of the race. Unfortunately for Keeling, he could not hold off Buell. On lap 13, Buell took the lead. Buell’s advantage over Keeling at the finish was only half of a second. Tim Ratzlaff recovered from the first main issues to take third. Andy Savage placed fourth while Bob Ratzlaff took fifth.

11 Nor-Cal Automotive Legends cars took to the track on the night. Joe Bratolli set quick time with a 18.115, only a hundredth quicker than Brian Kamisky. Kamisky took the trophy dash win while the heat races were won by Brad Curtice and Kamisky. Tyler Peach took the lead at the start of the 25-lap main and showed his potential as he led the majority of the race. The best racing on the track was being done by Curtice who slowly but steadily maneuvered from the back to the top five. Buddy Cox took the lead with nine laps remaining. A lap later, Curtice spun out of the third spot for the only yellow of the race. The restart fell into Kamisky’s hands as he was able to take the lead and held on for the final six laps. Young, Daniel Whitley made a good account for himself in second followed by Cox, Curtice and Brent Mack.

Qualifying for the Humboldt Hydroponics mini stock division was paced by Brian Murrell, Sr. with a time of 18.976. Eugene Palmer was the trophy dash winner while heat race wins went to Troy Lee and Brett Murrell. Brandon Katri and Lee traded the race lead in the first five laps of the 25-lap main event. On lap five. Brett Murrell powered to the race lead. As he has done for the majority of the season, Murrell was dominant as he was able to lead the rest of the way. Palmer was able to close the gap a bit in the final stages but at the finish it was Brett Murrell taking another main event victory. Palmer took second while Murrell, Sr. Scott Taylor and Gary Klinetobe rounded out the top five finishers.

Ronnie O’Neil was quickest in qualifying for the Lone Star Junction Thunder Roadster class with a 17.410. Both the trophy dash and heat races were won by Chris Lawrence. In the 30-lap feature, Lawrence took the lead on lap one and was able to hold on to it for the first 13 circuits. O’Neil powered by on lap 14 and was able to run away from the rest of the pack. Tommy Payne moved to second on lap 17 but did not have the strength to seriously challenge O’Neil for the win. At the checkered flag it was O’Neil getting his first main event win of the season. Payne took second while Lawrence held on for third. Chris Sarvinski placed fourth and Donnie Brown fifth.

The Acres hosted its first Bomber Bash of the season with two 50-lap features for the night. The Fortuna Wheel and Brake sponsored division had an influx of the purse thanks to Four Star Realty, Lally Motorsports and Renner Petroleum. The winner of each heat race was awarded $1,000. If a driver was able to sweep both races, they would be eligible for $5,000 in bonus money during the Fall Spectacular weekend should they win both races on that date.

Mike Sullivan set fast time in the bombers with a 17.984. Erick Ray was the trophy dash winner. The heat races determined the starting lineup for the first feature. Ryan Walters won the first heat which gave him the outside front row position. Sullivan won the second heat race which gave him the pole. Sullivan shot to the lead in the first main and looked to have the best car in the field as he was able to run away from the pack. Walters fell into second place and had his hands full with Ray for the position. During a caution on lap 26, Sullivan’s car lost power down the front stretch and he fell out of action for the night.

The restart featured a spectacular duel between Walters and Ray for the lead. Between laps 31 through 35, the lead changed hands each time amongst the two. On lap 36, Ray got the advantage and was able to hold off Walters the rest of the way. The top five for the first main was Ray, Walters, Jeff French, Ryan Ahrens and Kolby Jackson.

With $1,000 in his pocket, Ray looked to sweep both races to be eligible for the big bonus at the Fall Spectacular. Ray drew the number eight which inverted the first eight finishers in the first main for the second. This gave John Lally and Jim Redd the front row for main event number two.
Lally quickly moved to the lead at the drop of the green as the field spread out. All eyes were on Ray who had trouble maneuvering through the field. Ray’s hopes of sweeping the night and going for the bonus were dashed on lap 13 when he and Ahrens made contact in heavy traffic. Ray was forced to the pits for the night. Up front, nobody had anything for Lally. He was able to lead flag-to-flag and took the win by nearly four seconds over Walters. French placed third for the second time on the night. Donovan Cox and Jim Redd completed the top five.

Racing on the 3/8-mile paved oval goes on hiatus for three weeks before returning Saturday August 26th. The event will be both Driver Appreciation Night and Back To School Night. In addition to the roadrunners, Legends, bombers, mini stock and Thunder Roadsters, the final point race of the season for the Super 6 Late Model Challenge Series will also take place. Another feature for the night will be the annual Murrell 500.

Between then and now, Redwood Acres Raceway will host monster truck action with the Malicious Monster Truck Insanity Tour visiting the facility on August 11th and 12th. Additionally there will be Monster Truck rides and Tuff Trucks both nights. The Saturday August 12th event will also feature the popular boat races. Pre-sale tickets and more information about the event are available at www.RacingTheAcres.com. Pre-sale tickets are also available at the fair office and Fortuna Wheel & Brake.