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NASCAR action this weekend at All American Speedway

By: Staff Report
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This Saturday night, July 18, The All American Speedway in Roseville plays host to NASCAR Championship Week No. 12. All four of the premiere divisions will be in action competing for extremely valuable points as the second half of the season rolls on. With seven weeks remaining, we begin to see who the serious contenders will be. Cameron Park’s Jason Romero (No. 8) is the top dog in the Late Model Division. Fresh off two wins in one night last week, he’ll be back this week as the man to beat. Romero is 11th in the country and No. 2 in the state. So far this season, all he’s done is turn in six wins, 11 top fives, and 15 top 10s. Romero’s lead is 59 points over Granite Bay’s John Moore (No. 27), 75 over Galt’s Juan Pitta (No. 16), 80 over Sacramento’s Jonathan Mawhinney (No. 17), and 94 over Orangevale’s Gary Glenn (No. 50). This Saturday night, the Late Models will compete in the Toyota TRD 100. A much different strategy is used in a 100 Lap race than Twin 44’s or 50’s. Patience is a virtue in the first 50. After that, all bets are off and the heat is on. In the Street Stock Division, you couldn’t ask for a more interesting battle. Your leader in the points chase is Sacramento’s Kevin Owens (No. 21). Just 12 points back is his brother Mickey Owens (No. 08). Mickey is the defending ’08 AAS Street Stock Champ. Loomis’ Christopher Lambert (No. 50) has his eyes on the prize as well. However, a DNF last week has him in a tie for third in the points with Orangevale’s Casey Cavender, just 27 points back. Roseville’s Jarred Beddow (No. 50) leads all competitors in points in the Modified Division. Beddow turned in a fourth place finish last week and gave up a few points to Lincoln’s Nick Lyons (No. 43) his nearest competitor (-27). Hayward’s 16-year-old rookie Jessica Brunelli (No. 3) is third, 64 points back. In the Bomber Division, Citrus Heights’ Adam Chapman (No. 01) has been getting it done. He has strung together two wins in a row and leads all drivers in points. Roseville’s Richard Perez (No. 50) is 11 back in second. Perez had a DQ earlier this season for a weight location infraction. After an appeal, officials granted him a last place finish in that night’s racing results and he was awarded two points. Roseville’s Mike and Dana Kelly (No. 04), who led the points chase for many weeks, are now third but still within striking distance, 14 points off the lead. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with qualifying shortly thereafter. Racing begins at 6 p.m. Don’t miss a minute of this exciting action. Adults ages 16-59 - $13 Seniors (60 or better) - $7 Juniors (6-15) -.$7 Children (under 6) - Free Family Pass - $35.00 (Includes 2 Adults & 3 Juniors) For more info call 786-2025 or visit www.allamericanspeedway.com