Tuesday Aug 18 2009
GB’s Moore wins at All American Speedway
By: Chase Montgomery, Press Tribune Correspondent
Romero wins second Twin 44 to maintain points lead
Granite Bay’s John Moore (AT&T Yellowpages.com No. 27) won the first Twin 44, and Cameron Park’s Jason Romero (Folsom Lake Asphalt No. 8) won the second at The All American Speedway Saturday night.. In the opening race, the invert put Moore on the pole with Galt’s Juan Pitta (16) on the outside. Orangevale’s Gary Glenn (50) and Pine Grove’s Matt Scott (35) manned the second row. Sixteen-year-old Jessica Brunelli (3) was in the field, her first time in a Late Model. Moore and Pitta led the way off the green flag. Scott and Glenn were also in a battle for position, without much change for the first nine laps. On the 10th lap, Glenn got past Pitta for second and brought Scott with him in third. By the halfway point, Moore was driving away from the field. Glenn was in second with Scott in third. When the dust settled and the checkers were in the air, John Moore had won his third race of the season. Romero finished sixth, and when the results were final after the first race, Moore sat just eight points behind Romero in the race for the season championship. Glenn came home second with a really good run. Third was Matt Scott. This is a young man who is really coming into his own. Vito Ranuio finished fourth. He has been a great addition to the Late Model Division at All American Speedway, coming up from Stockton to race. Ron Chunn turned in another top five effort as part of his rookie campaign. He is in a heated battle for Rookie of the Year with Jake Gomes and Matt Scott. 6th Romero 7th Jonathan Mawhinney (17) 8th Juan Pitta 9th Jake Gomes (16X) 10th Shannon Mansch (61) 11th Jessica Brunelli (3) 12th Justin Henry (31) 13th Byron Gonzales (98) (43 Laps) 14th Chris Scribner (51) (43 Laps) 15th Tony D’Allesandro (14) (43 Laps) 16th Roger Davison (65) (41 Laps) 17th Bobby Butler (27X) (4 Laps) 18th Moe Bailey (66) (2 Laps) Time of Race: 10:33:309 Margin of Victory: 0.541 Fastest Lap of the Race: John Moore 14.078/ 76.715MPH Twin 44 No. 2 As in the first race, 18 cars would start race No. 2. Romero and Sacramento’s Jonathan Mawhinney (17) outside. Early on Glenn and Scott exchanged positions in the fifth and sixth spots for a lap, but Glenn got back around. Chunn passed Ranuio for third. Up front, Romero continued to hold off the efforts of Mawhinney. Lap 22 is halfway and your order was Romero, Mawhinney, Chunn, Scott, and Glenn. Moore is still sixth. To have any shot at the points lead, he needed to finish ahead of Romero, who was driving away with this one. On a re-start after a caution, Chunn, Glenn and Scott slipped by Mawhinney for second, third and fourth. In the end, it’s Romero with the victory. He led every lap from the pole and held onto his points lead over Moore, which is now 19. Glenn added another second place finish, giving him two on the night and leaving him -47 behind Romero in third place. Scott also duplicated his race No. 1 third-place result, while Chunn was fourth and Moore fifth. 6th Juan Pitta (16) 7th Jonathan Mawhinney (17) 8th Jake Gomes (16X) 9th Vito Ranuio (27V) 10th Jessica Brunelli (3) 11th Bobby Butler (27X) 12th Justin Henry (31) 13th Byron Gonzales (98) (43 Laps) 14th Tony D’Allessandro (42 Laps) 15th Roger Davison (65) (42 Laps) 16th Shannon Mansch (61) (32 Laps) 17th Chris Scribner (51) (32 Laps) 18th Moe Bailey (66) (1 Lap) Time of Race: 17:34:803 Margin of Victory: 1.273 Fastest Lap of the Race: Jason Romero 14.080/ 76.705MPH (Lap 4) Gary Glenn turned in the Fast Time in qualifying for the Division with a lap of 13.808/ 78.216MPH. 2nd John Moore 13.910 3rd Juan Pitta 13.917 4th Matt Scott 13.934 In the Fast Dash, the top four qualifiers are matched up in a four car/ four lap shootout. In the Dash, Pitta defeated Scott, Moore, and Glenn. The Fast Dash victory gives Pitta three wins in as many tries. Here are the Late Model points as of 8/16/09: 1 Jason Romero 734 Leader 2 John Moore 715 -19 3 Gary Glenn 687 -47 4 Juan Pitta 681 -53 5 Jonathan Mawhinney 670 -64 Street Stocks Twenty-two cars took the green for 35 laps in this one. Galt’s Bryan Tomerrasson (80) would have the honors with Loomis’ Christopher Lambert (50) on his outside. 2008 champ Mickey Owens (08) would start third with Roseville’s Roy Smith on his outside. Tomerrasson was the early leader from the pole with Owens getting by Lambert for second. It took all of just five laps for the inevitable, Owens by the 80 car for the lead. Lambert was patient and rode around in third, until lap 10, when he jumped to second after going around Tomerrasson for that position. At the halfway mark, Lambert continued to try and track down the leader, Owens. A good battle for position was also going on between Tomerrasson and Smith for third. In the end, try as Lambert might, he could not catch the defending champ. Mickey Owens would go on to win a very important points race. The victory moves him once again into the points lead. However, that lead is just one point over Lambert and only ten over his brother Kevin. Tomerrasson crossed the stripe third on the evening. A good night for that team, but they really want a main event win this season. Fourth place goes to Roy Smith who made the best of a top-five car. Dan Patton holds on for a fifth place finish rounding out our top five on the night. 6th Mike Dickson 7th Ray Mood (77) 8th Dick Meadows (4) 9th Mel Wilson (2) 10th Matt Cockrum (17) 11th Phil Wilkins (99) 12th Casey Cavender (03) 13th Joseph Colorado (66) 14th Gary Campora (16) 15th Earl Lee (48) 16th Spencer Emerson (6) (one lap down) 17th Bill Thompson (70) (one lap down) 18th Frank Agguire (00) (33 laps) 19th Travis Henry (07) (31 laps) 20th Wayne Crossland (14) (27 laps) 21rst Kevin Owens (21) (21 Laps) 22nd Evan Perry (22X) (6 laps) Time of Race: 15:17:751 Margin of Victory: 0.419 Fastest Lap of the Race: Mickey Owens 15.190/ 71.099MPH (Lap7) In qualifying, Mickey Owens grabbed Fast Time with a lap of 15.027/ 71.871MPH. 2nd Chris Lambert 15.179 3rd Bryan Tomerrasson 15.182 4th Roy Smith 15.208 Heat Race 1 Winner: Matt Cockrum (17) 2nd: Joseph Colorado (66) Heat Race 2 Winner: Dick Meadows (4) 2nd Chris Lambert In the Division’s Trophy Dash, the top two finishers from each of the Heat Races are again matched up. In the Dash, Cockrum defeats Colorado, Lambert, and Meadows respectively. Bombers Thirteen cars and 30 laps for this one. Erick Ray (77) won the main last week taking one away from leader, Citrus Heights’ Adam Chapman (01), who had won three in a row. Rocklin’s Eric Bocksberger (23) started from the pole, flanked by Roseville’s Richard Perez (50). Perez and Ray slipped by Bocksberger on lap two with Perez your leader. As was the halfway mark so went the finish. Perez would dominate the field and lead every lap but the first. With the victory, he finds himself fourth in the points, 42 points back of the leader Chapman. Ray crossed the stripe second giving him a first and a second in the last two weeks, and moving him into the points lead for the first time ever. His lead is six over Chapman, who was third in this race. Bocksberger held on for a fourth place finish. No wins on the season for Bocks, but he brings a top five car every week. Rando Owens recorded another top five for his Harvey Brothers racing team, coming home fifth. 6th Steve Runkle (30) 7th Roger Ward Jr. (97) 8th Ray Stafford (55) (29 laps) 9th Kenny Beaumont (15) (29 laps) 10th David Thompson (37) 11th Donald Dickson (76) 12th Walter Silva (89) 13th Gary Eisenhour (73) In Qualifying, Adam Chapman (01) of Citrus Heights led all drivers atop the Speed Charts with a second lap time of 16.184/ 66.733MPH. Heat Race 1 Winner: David Thompson (37) 2nd Gary Eisenhour (73) Heat Race 2 Winner: Erick Ray (77) 2nd Richard Perez (50) In Bomber racing, the top two finishers from each of the Heat Races are matched up for the Trophy Dash. In that Dash, David Thompson goes on to win his very first race ever defeating Perez, Eisenhour, and Ray. WSRA Baby Grands Points leader Dylan Hutchison (88) of Citrus Heights, adds another strong effort and a victory to his resume in his chase to the championship. He started third in this 30-lap main event. Manteca’s Josh Gomes (18) was on the pole with Modesto’s Michael Ray (46) on his outside. Gomes led early with Sandoval getting to second quickly on lap 4. Hutchison is content in third until lap 9 when he goes around Sandoval for second. William Camara (20) of Fremont rides fifth. Hutchison is looking for the lead and challenges and gets by Gomes on lap 12. Hutchison in clean air only means bad news for the field. At the halfway mark it was Hutchison, Gomes, Sandoval, Ray, and Sacramento’s Robbie Roy (33), who started seventh and is up to fifth. Hutchison claimed yet another victory at AAS. His grandfather is legendary racing engine builder extraordinaire Rex Hutchison. Gomes turned in an excellent performance crossing the stripe second. His brother Jake is already in a Late Model and contending for Rookie of the Year. It won’t be long for Josh. Michael Sandoval brings home the third place hardware. Michael Ray comes home fourth and John Bowman rounds out the top five. 6th Taylor Hill 7th Robbie Roy 8th William Camara 9th Chili Denison (3) 10th David Napier (29) (23 Laps) Time of Race: 11:44:741 Margin of Victory: 0.853 Best Lap of the Race: Dylan Hutchison 14.905/ 72.459MPH (Lap 23) Hutchison was the top qualifier for the Division with a lap of 14.831/ 72.820MPH. 2nd Sandoval 14.870 3rd Michael Ray 14.927 4th Josh Gomes 15.112 5th Taylor Hill 15.290 6th William Camara 15.350 In the Fast Dash, made up of the fastest six qualifiers, Michael Sandoval defeated Hutchison, Ray, Camara, Hill, and Gomes respectively. WSRA Mini Cups In this 21-lap feature, Bryce Napier (age 9, No. 03) of Scotts Valley and Fremont’s Kyle Winninger (age 11, No. 10) were up front at the start. Row two was made up of Brentwood’s Patrick Hill (age 12, No. 07) and Hanford’s Eric Hamilton (age 12, No. 11). Row 3 had Mountain View’s Tommy McCarthy (age 9, No. 23) and Lincoln’s Danny Allen (Age 9, No. 24). No sooner could we drop the green flag, and Patrick Hill took the lead from third on the first lap. McCarthy jumped from fifth to second. Danny Allen was third by lap three. The dominant cars begin to separate from the field by the halfway point and were running single file. Hill settled into the lead and hit all his marks. No one could catch him on his way to victory. McCarthy finished second with a fine run , while Allen crossed third for his efforts. Hamilton was consistent, starting fourth and finishing fourth and Napier took home the fifth place spot finishing as the first car a lap down. 6th Kyle Winninger (one lap down) 7th Cameron Winninger (one lap down) 8th Adrian Wilson (one lap down) Time of Race: 5:33:153 Margin of Victory: 4.439 Fastest Lap of the Race: Danny Allen 16.329/ 66.140MPH (Lap 4) In qualifying, Danny Allen laid down the quickest time with Lap of 16.529/ 65.340MPH. 2nd Patrick Hill 16.608 3rd Eric Hamilton 16.691 4th Bryce Napier 17.444 5th Kyle Winninger 17.673 6th Cameron Winninger 18.521 In the Division’s Fast Dash, Allen defeats the above drivers for the win.