Monday, June 11, 2007

Rain cancels racing at the Acres

Rain cancels racing at the Acres

By Matthew J. Sullivan

For the second time in the 2007 season, rain prevailed over racing at Redwood Acres Raceway cancelling the events this past Saturday night. Fans were able to watch trophy dash races in the real stock, mini stock and limited street stock divisions before a heavy fog quickly rolled over the track just as the thunder roadsters took to the track. This was the first time in recent memory that the races were canceled during the actual running of the events.

Steve Kimberling set the quick time for the real stocks with a 19.532 lap time. Orion Mosher was fastest in the limited street stock class with a 17.571. Jason Shaha set the fast lap in mini stock qualifying at 18.900. David Henderson took his first fast time in qualifying with a 17.111, while Brandon Barnwell was the fastest sportsman driver timing in at 16.485. Marvin Savage won the real stock trophy dash ahead of Kimberling, Ryan Peeples and Barry Barnwell. Mosher won the limited street dash narrowly edging Kenny Demello, Stan Young and Scott Lyons. Brian Murrell won the mini stock dash over Shaha, Byron McIntosh and Max Capps. Of course because of the cancellation of the rest of the night’s events, these races were not scored as being official therefore making the results more or less meaningless.

Racing resumes at the Acres June 22nd and 23rd at the Acres for the Redwood Acres Fair Classic. All five local classes will run both nights with the North State Challenge Series late models joining the action on Saturday night for their 100 lap feature.

Qualifying Times
Limited Street Stocks: Orion Mosher 17.571, Kenny Demello 17.996, Scott Lyons 18.245, Stan Young 18.654, Duane Mayo 18.902, Romeo Venza 24.040

Mini Stocks: Jason Shaha 18.900, Brian Murrell 18.999, Byron McIntosh 19.022, Max Capps 19.100, Scott Baker 19.166, Glenn Bernald 19.678, Nick Karanopoulos 19.797, Brian McIntosh 20.703

Real Stocks: Steve Kimberling 19.532, Ryan Peeples 19.567, Barry Barnwell 19.713, Marvin Savage 19.717, Troy Wood 19.896, Chuck Essex 19.897, Jim Redd 19.949, Nick Mitchell 20.138, Mark Mullan 20.189

Thunder Roadsters: David Henderson 17.111, Mark Arroyo 17.130, Gerhy Foster 17.159, Ray Elliott 17.215, Dave McMurray 17.270, Leroy Marsh, Jr. 17.318, Chris Banfill 17.332, Thomas Payne 17.341, Jay Bahner 17.356, Bill O’Neill 17.426, Troy Combs 17.439, Donn Cole 17.462, Mike Ward 17.496, Bruce Ziemer 17.522, Rob Nelson 17.801, Ron Borges 17.857, Belinda Ward 17.951, Chris Sarvinski 18.048, Paul Peeples, Jr. no time

Sportsman: Brandon Barnwell 16.485, Larry Pries 16.753, Angelo Marcelli 16.809, Aaron Byers 16.881, Rick Fox 17.040, Lissa Uselton 17.092, Jerry Peterson 17.180.

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