Moore is best; wins Toyota TRD 100 at All American Speedway

By: Chase Montgomery, Special to The Press Tribune
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Granite Bay’s John Moore in his No. 27 AT&T Yellow won the Toyota TRD 100 for the Late Models at The All American Speedway Saturday night. Sacramento’s Bobby Butler (3) started from the pole with rookie Jake Gomes (16X) on his outside. Sacramento’s Jonathan Mawhinney (17) and Orangevale’s Gary Glenn started from row two. Moore started fifth with and inverted Jason Romero (8) of Cameron Park is sixth. Butler was strong up front at the point and led the first 13 until Jake Gomes made a smart pass for the lead on lap 14. On lap 15, both Glenn and Moore got by Butler and he went off track and would not return as Romero passed Mawhinney for fourth. It was Gomes, Glenn and Moore in the top three after 19 laps. Moore made a great pass on Glenn for second and the battle between the young rookie and wily veteran was on, and Romero got by Glenn for the third spot. On lap 30 Romero began to struggle and fell to fifth. Glenn and Mawhinney move up one spot each while Pine Grove’s Matt Scott (35) started eighth and was fourth by lap 34. Gomes stayed solid up front, but Moore was beginning to measure him up. With 40 laps remaining, Moore seized his opportunity and made a great pass for the lead on Gomes, who fell to second. Galt’s Juan Pitta (16) started ninth and made a charge. With 40 laps to go, he had moved into fifth. Try as he might, Gomes could not catch Moore, but he turned in an excellent run in coming home second as Moore went on to win the 100-lap feature. Glenn finished third with Matt Scott fourth and Mawhinney rounded out the top five. 6th Jason Romero 7th Juan Pitta (first car one lap down) 8th (44) Ron Chunn (Elk Grove) 9th (61) Shannon Mansch (Roseville) 10th (47) Johnny Morrissey Time of Race: 24:38:954 Best Lap Time: John Moore in Lap 75/ 14.451 Earlier in the day, Jason Romero laid down fast time in qualifying with a lap of 13.924/ 77.564. 2nd Moore 13.976 3rd Gary Glenn 13.980 4th Jonathan Mawhinney 14.002 All four drivers were matched up for the division’s Trophy Dash where Mawhinney defeated Glenn, Moore, and Romero respectively. In the Late Model points chase, Romero continues to lead. His advantage is 44 over Moore. Pitta is third, 77 back. Mawhinney is fourth, 78 back and Glenn is 88 back in fifth. Modifieds Andy Field (8) returned to AAS after a long absence to win the 40-lap feature for the Modifieds. With the invert, Lincoln’s Nick Lyons (43) started P-1 with Sal Lopez on his outside. Row two had Field (8) starting third with 16-year-old Jessica Brunelli (3) fourth. There was some good action up front as Lyons led lap one, and Lopez lap two, but Lyons grabbed it back on lap four. Meanwhile, Anderson (11) made a good pass and got by Field for third. Jarred Beddow (50) started sixth and got to fourth on lap eight. Lyons was looking tough to beat up front in clean air. Then it started to get really good as Field came charging to the front as they were approaching the midway point of the race. He was third on lap eight and then got by Lopez (02) for second on lap 11. Lyons and Field begin to separate themselves from the rest of the pack and it was a two-car race. Lap after lap Lyons led with Field ready to pounce on any opportunity. That opportunity came on lap 33 when Field made a great pass to get around Lyons for the lead. The crowd went crazy. Just as Field was at his best, Lyons began to fade. Beddow got around him for second on lap 34. Brunelli, who was sent to the back of the field after a spin, fought her way all the way from the back and she made the pass on Lyons for third. And that’s how this one would finish. Andy Field returned for his first race of the season and won right out of the gate. Points leader Beddow comes home second. Brunelli is the hard charger of the race, finishing third and adding to her point total. Lyons wound up fourth for his efforts. Rio Linda’s Ryan Peter (2) had another great run, starting eighth and finishing fifth. 6th (33) Bud Anderson (W. Sac) 7th (02) Sal Lopez (Sacramento) 8th (00) Mike Newland (Colfax) 9th (11) Rick Anderson (Citrus Heights) 10th (81) Bret Barney 11th (13) Tuesday Sanderson In qualifying, Jarred Beddow and Rick Anderson laid down identical lap times of 14.286/ 75.598MPH. However, Beddow came out first and will be credited with the fast time. Heat Race No. 1 Winner: Nick Lyons 2nd Beddow Heat Race No. 2 Winner: Anderson 2nd (02) Sal Lopez Trophy Dash Winner: Anderson 2nd Beddow 3rd Lyons 4th Sal Lopez Street Stocks Roseville’s Roy Smith (7) started from the pole in this thirty-five lap feature. He had Citrus Heights’ “Dangerous” Dan Patton (69) on his outside for the drop of the green. “Mighty” Mike Dickson (76) started fourth and got by Galt’s Bryan Tomerraason (80) for third. ’08 Champ Mickey Owens started sixth and was dicing through the field. He got to fourth by lap five and third on lap 10 as Smith continued to lead. On lap 13, Owens went by Patton for second and was charging. Cavender got by Patton for third on Lap 19. It was Smith, Owens and Cavender all hungry for a win and it was setting up for a big finish. However, lap 30 saw Cavender go off track, giving up the third spot to Patton with just a few remaining. Even as good as Mickey Owens is, he could not catch Smith in this one. Smith went on to pick up his second win in as many weeks. Mickey Owens would settle for second. Dan Patton turned in one of his best performances of the year, crossing third. Bryan Tomerraason comes home fourth with a very solid run. Loomis’ Christopher Lambert (50) quietly came home fifth to round out the top five. 6th (21) Kevin Owens (Sacramento) 7th (2) Mel Wilson (Rio Linda) 8th (66) Joseph Colorado (Roseville) 9th (16) Gary Campora (Antelope) 10th (6) Spencer Emerson (Sacramento) 11th (03) Casey Cavender (Orangevale) 12th (76) Mike Dickson (Sacramento) 13th (4) Dick Meadows (Roseville) 14th (48) Earl Lee (Rio Linda) Time of Race: 9:06:708 Fastest Lap of the Race: (76) Mighty Mike Dickson (in Lap 5/ 15.363/ 70.299MPH) Casey Cavender grabbed Fast Time in qualifying with a circuit of 15.227/ 70.927MPH. Kevin Owens has a slim four-point lead over his brother Mickey at the top of the division’s points. Chris Lambert sits third just 25 off the lead. Anything could happen in this division. One DNF could change everything.l Heat Race No. 1 Winner: Kevin Owens 2nd Joseph Colorado Heat Race No. 2 Winner: Dan Patton 2nd Mike Dickson Trophy Dash Winner: Kevin Owens 2nd Joseph Colorado 3rd Patton 4th Dickson Bombers Citrus Heights’ Adam Chapman (01) won his third consecutive race last Saturday night launching him into a 24-point lead in the division. Rocklin’s Eric Bocksberger (23) started from the pole with the invert. He was flanked by Erick Ray (77) on the outside. Roseville’s Mike Kelly (04) and Richard Perez (50) filled row two. Ray led lap one while Bocksberger fell to second. Perez got by Kelly and Bocks for second on lap three. Roseville’s Cody Rickard (24) started sixth and was charging. He reached third by lap three. He got to fourth on lap four and he was second by lap nine. Ray looked strong up front, looking for his first win. He’s got Chapman behind him running faster lap times. On lap 17, Chapman got under Ray with a nice move for the lead. He gets to the point and clean air and is gone. Try as they might, no one could catch him. Rickard would get by Ray for second on lap 22, but this one was over. Chapman claims the checkers. Rickard crosses second with another great run. Ray would settle for third but his time is coming. Mike Kelly pulled out a fourth place finish after battling an ill-handling car all night. Perez would round out the top five. 6th (23) Eric Bocksberger 7th (15) Kenny Beaumont (Sacramento) 8th (73) Gary Eisenhour (Rancho Cordova) 9th (37) David Thompson 10th (55) Ray Stafford (Rescue) 11th (89) Walter Silva (Antioch) 12th (76) Don Dickson Time of Race: 8:17:446 Fastest Lap: Chapman (in Lap 18) 16.186 Chapman was the top qualifier with a lap of 16.035/ 67.353MPH. Heat Race No. 1 Winner: Chapman 2nd Eric Bocksberger Heat Race No. 2 Winner: Cody Rickard 2nd Richard Perez Trophy Dash Winner: Perez 2nd Chapman 3rd Rickard 4th Bocksberger