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All American Speedway turning out the champions

Gonzales wins in three separate divisions
By: Staff Report
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ROSEVILLE _ All American Speedway continues to turn out the champions, including one who has won in three different divisions. Sacramento’s Byron Gonzales, 30, has worn the racing crown in Street Stocks (2001), Pro Stocks (2003), and Late Models – 2005 Inaugural West Car Championship. He left racing for a time in 2007, but has returned to the track, and his original Street Stock Car 98. As a Street Stock driver he captured over a dozen main event wins and 15 fast qualifiers. Gonzales came within two one-thousandths of the track record in 2001. Within two years racing Pro Stock he took the 2003 track championship. Gonzales posted four main event wins and nine fast qualifiers along with six trophy dash victories. “Everyone likes to win and I'm no exception. However, more than winning I love to race. Whether it be for the win or for 10th I love a good clean and competitive battle with someone about as fast as I am. I love any kind of head-to-head competition,” said Gonzales. In 2006, Gonzales was sixth in Late Model championship points and won two main event wins and three trophy dash victories. Today the Gonzales team is in full campaign. The team is made up of his mother and father, wife, and friends Richard Trundy and Ron Ricketts. Gonzales said his mentor and inspiration is Hurricane Howard. “If you're having fun and working to improve the wins and championships will come,” said Gonzales. E-mail Placer Herald Sports at jiml@goldcountrymedia.com