Thursday, October 18, 2018

Moulton Wins Third Championship In A Row

#10 Mic Moulton and #2 David Henderson finished 1-2 in the points standings for the Mid-City Motor World Late Models (Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous)

Eureka, CA (October 18, 2018) – The 2018 season at Redwood Acres Raceway concluded in early September with the 26th Annual Fall Spectacular. Champions were decided in all six local divisions. For some, the season ended on the highest note possible. For others, the end of 2018 couldn’t have come soon enough.

Nick Ford’s 86-point victory in the championship over Tim Ratzlaff in the Compass Community Credit Union may have looked like a season-long cake walk but that definitely was not the case. Ford won six of the 16 main events but Ratzlaff won seven. In fact, Ratzlaff’s average finish in the division was an amazing 1.9 while Ford’s was 3.2. Ford’s greatest ally was his ability to start all of the roadrunner events in 2018 while Ratzlaff missed three starts early on in the season.

While Ford and Ratzlaff were the two focal points in the roadrunners, the division also saw new stars emerge. Lindsey Zito had a solid sophomore season and won her first main event on the May 12 race. Amanda Lohr placed fourth in the standings and was the highest finishing rookie in points. Lohr shared the car with Daniel Buell and he was able to win on June 9. Ronnie Crump placed fifth in the points and was a top five finisher all throughout the year.

2018 marked the debut of the Bandolero division at Redwood Acres Raceway. The new division brought young and new racers to RAR to the delight of fans. Lane Anderson dominated the division winning six times and taking the track championship in the division. Second place Aiden Kimberling came close but was unable to get to victory lane in 2018. Even so, his strong and consistent finishes allowed him to finish only 14 points behind Anderson and he will definitely be a force to be reckoned with in 2019. Kadence Mace placed third in the standings while Maleesa Miles was fourth. Miles victorious in the June 9 race. Trey Daniels took fifth in points and his May 27 win made him the only other driver to claim victory in the division in its inaugural season.

The car count in the North Coast Lighting & Electric Legends division really picked up near season’s end which will definitely make It tougher on Chris Lawrence who took the track championship. Lawrence won three times in 2018. Second place, Tyler Peach didn’t have the strength he had in 2017. Peach was the defending Legends champion and won the August 18 feature. Aiden Daniels placed third in points and will likely be a major threat in the future. Daniels’ best finish was second on July 21. Brent Mack placed fourth in points and showed real strength in the final races of the season. Kylie Daniels narrowly held on to fifth in the points and she too looked to have things figured out in the last few races.

For Jim Redd, it was a long time between championships. In 2008, Redd took the title in the real stock division. This year, Redd claimed the championship in the Fortuna Wheel & Brake bomber class with only a single main event win in 2018. Wyatt Roach might be the favorite for the bomber title in 2019 as he was Redd’s equal all year long in terms of speed. Roach missed the season opener on May 5 and won three main events but fell victim to mechanical issues much of the year. Sam Brown was third in points and really proved himself at season’s end, in particular in the Fall Spectacular feature where he raced neck-and-neck with some of the best bomber drivers in the region. Ryan Walters finished fourth in points thanks in part to two early second place finishes at the start of the year. Bethany Rapp had a best finish of third on July 7 and was fifth in points.

The Humboldt Hydroponics mini stock track championship was a long time coming for Brian Murrell, Sr. The veteran racer had come close to winning a track title on several occasions over the years including in 2017 when he lost out to his son, Brett Murrell in the final few races. In 2018, Murrell, Sr. was able to utilize three main event wins to take his much deserved first championship. Eugene Palmer stalked Murrell, Sr. all season long and won twice during the year. Unfortunately for Palmer, mechanical issues and general bad luck seemed to strike in events where he was running at or near the front. Scott Taylor had a stellar second season and placed third in points in spite of missing the Fall Spectacular thanks to a major wreck in the August 18 Murrell “500” race. Trevor Eacret won his first main event ever on May 12 and was fourth in the standings. In comparison to 2017, 2018 was a disappointing season for Brett Murrell. However, in spite of missing the first two races of the year, Murrell place fifth in points with one feature win.

Mic Moulton was almost unbeatable in the Mid-City Motor World Late Model division. For the third straight season, Moulton was able to take the championship. It was Moulton’s sixth overall championship at Redwood Acres Raceway and his fourth in the past five seasons. Moulton’s first track championship came in the mini stocks in 1995. After several years of racing on the late model tour circuit throughout the region, Moulton focused on racing on the local scene and was the sportsman champion in 2010. Moulton was also track champion in the late models when the division started in 2014. Moulton won five times in 2018 while his two non-victories were third place finishes.

In any other season, David Henderson would have been a champion. Henderson placed in the top five in all seven races and won the biggest race of his career in the Dennis Wendt Memorial Fall Spectacular race. The fact he only finished 11 points behind Moulton was a testament to how strong his season was. Dane Nissen came close to victory all year long but just didn’t have the exact combination. Nissen was third in points with three second place finishes and two thirds. Kenny Demello had fourth top five finished and was fourth in the standings. Scott Baker rounded out the top five in points.

Redwood Acres Raceway would like to thank all of our sponsors who helped make 2018 such a fantastic season; Anderson Logging, Bay Area Music Connection, Bear River Casino & Resort, Bi-Coastal Media Clarion Hotel by Humboldt Bay, Compass Community Credit Union, DelReka Distributing, Eureka-Humboldt Fire Extinguishers, Fastenal, Fernbridge Tractor & Equipment Company, Fortuna Wheel & Brake, Harper Motors, Humboldt Hydroponics, Humboldt Lighting, Jim Redd Four-Star Realty, Mid-City Motor World, NorthCoast Lighting & Electric O’Reilly Auto Parts, Pacific Towing, Pepsi, Renner Petroleum, Root 101 Nursery, Spencer Electric and Wendt Construction. A big thank you to all of our officials and crew for the hard work they do every single race. Thank you to all the drivers and crew for participating in the races this season. A special thank you to all of the loyal fans who attended the races at Redwood Acres Raceway in 2018. We look forward to seeing everyone back in 2019!

For full points standings run downs in all divisions and other news and information, visit or #/RedwoodAcresRaceway/

The October Classic Returns At Kern County Raceway Park

Via KCRP Media

BAKERSFIELD, CA -- The legendary “October Classic” returns. For 29 years the “October Classic” was the biggest short track event in west coast racing as it closed out the annual racing season at Mesa Marin Raceway. The event was legendary for the size of the fields, the drivers and fans who traveled from around the nation to be part of the event, and for the legendary parties that took place after the racing was over.

This October, the legend continues October 27th and 28th as Kern County Raceway presents the Bulwark FR “October Classic” featuring the top two series in the western U.S., the SPEARS (SRL) Southwest Tour Series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.

The tunnel gates of Kern County Raceway will swing open on Friday afternoon October 26th, as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams will enter the pit area for evening practice sessions as they prepare for Saturday night’s championship finale NASCAR K&N Pro Series “NAPA AUTO PARTS 175 presented by The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame”.

On Saturday morning the infield pit area will be filled to capacity, when the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series teams join the NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams. The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will have three practice sessions as they prepare for single car qualifying that evening to set the field for Sunday afternoon’s “Bulwark FR 175 presented by Coleman Powersports”.

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series teams will have a full day on Saturday, including two practice sessions, group qualifying and the headlining event on Saturday night, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series “NAPA AUTO PARTS 175 presented by The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame”. The 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series Champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the 175-lap event.

Then on Sunday, the day will begin with a pancake breakfast for all, and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series teams will be set for 175 laps of competition that will include at least two pit stops in route to the finish of the longest championship points event of the year. The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series will be joined on Sunday by the NASCAR Super Stock Series, first race at 1pm.

Bring your RV and enjoy free camping on the raceway grounds. Wear your vintage “October Classic” t-shirts and get $5-dollar beers all weekend.

The legendary “October Classic” returns October 27th, and 28th, to Kern County Raceway featuring the NASCAR K&N Pro Series “NAPA AUTO PARTS 175 presented by The West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame” and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series “Bulwark FR 175 presented by Coleman Powersports.”

For tickets and information go to, or call 661-835-1264.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Curtice Wins Season Ending Thriller

#8c Anissa Curtice, winner of the 500cc/open kart feature

Via Humboldt Outlaw Karts Media

Eureka, CA (October 13, 2018) – Schmidbauer Lumber presented the 2018 conclusion of the Humboldt Outlaw Karts this past Saturday. All six divisions were in action with a spectacular combined purse of over $1,700 on the line thanks to Ward Concrete & Equipment and Fredy Champagne. The action on the track proved to be some of the best in all of 2018.

Jack Myer has been dominant all year long in the Champagne Attorney Service beginner box stocks and he continued that with a victory in the heat race. Danica Kinsey led the feature event for the majority of its duration. An early spin by Corbin Green took him out of contention. Myer made his move to the front in the closing stages as he was able to get to the lead. Myer was able to hold on and take the victory. Aaliyah Uselton got by Kinsey to take second while Green was credited with fourth.

The Williamson Financial Group box stocks had a nice turnout with the division having two heat races. Heat one was won by Derrek Kessler, Jr. while Dylan Combest took heat race two. The main event started off with an incident between Colton Kinsey and Janice Walters who got hooked together on the first lap in the second turn. Brady Osborne took the lead on the restart but Grant Williamson was able to get by for the spot. Williamson led for several laps before spinning and bringing out the caution giving the lead to Austin Bartholomew. The restart saw Bartholomew jump to a huge lead until the yellow flew again when Kinsey lost power on the back stretch. The next restart proved to be the last as Bartholomew was able to pull away to take the victory. Combest took second over Walters, Lily Williamson and Grant Williamson.

Daniel Combest took the win in the Fortuna Wheel & Brake old fart kart heat. Amanda Harp led the first two circuits of the feature before Nick Ford took over the top spot. The main was slowed only once when Combest spun in the fourth turn. Ford pulled away on the restart and was able to cruise the rest of the way. At the finish it was Ford winning over Harp, Combest and Eddy Robinson.

The Wes Green Landscaping 125/250cc kart heat was taken by Landen Green. The main event started off with a multi-kart incident in turns one and two involving MKinzy Uselton, Sonya Osborne and Malessa Miles. Uselton suffered a minor injury that prevented her from completing the race. Green moved to the lead until a spin by Nick Ford brought out the caution. Miles got the jump on Green on the restart but the two got together bringing out another yellow. Green jumped back into the lead on the restart and led all the way to the finish. He was followed by Osborne, Miles and Uselton.

The heat race for the Miclette Family Racing pure stocks was won by Chris Lawrence. Pete Miclette held the lead on lap one of the main but Leonard Ward took over on lap two. Ward’s time at the front also lasted a single lap as Lawrence moved to the lead. Lawrence was able to go the rest of the way without challenge, crossing the line first. Miclette placed second with Ward taking third.

The NorCal Automotive 500cc/open karts had a fantastic turnout with Anissa Curtice and Darin Spencer taking the two heat race wins. The main event proved to be one of the best races of the season but started off with an incident involving Jordan Miclette and Cliff Myer. Dax Williamson inherited the lead on the restart but Curtice was able to quickly take over. After another yellow, the race got heated up front as Curtice led over Spencer and Brandon Lachance. Spencer got high off turn two allowing Lachance to take second. The race progressed with Lachance slowly catching Curtice as the two maneuvered through traffic. On the white flag lap, Lachance made a move inside Curtice going into turn one. The two came into contact but both drivers held on. Curtice was able to regain the lead and fend off Lachance to take the thrilling victory. Spencer took third with Angela Rohlfs placing fourth and Williamson fifth.

Humboldt Outlaw Karts would like to thank all of our sponsors for the 2018 season; 30’s Hay & Grain, Automotive Workshop, Bay Area Music Connection, Central Office, Champagne Attourney Service, Eureka-Humboldt Fire Extinguisher, Eureka Payments, Fastenal, Fortuna Wheel & Brake, John’s Used Cars And Wreckers, Lost Coast Hay, Miclette Family Racing, The Mill Yard, NorCal Automotive, Schmidbauer Lumber, Steve’s Septic Service, Ward Concrete & Equipment, Wes Green Landscaping and Williamson Financial Group. Thank you to all of our volunteer track workers and officials for all of their hard work. Finally, thank you to all the drivers and teams who have made the first year of the Humboldt Outlaw Karts so successful.

Information for the 2019 season will be available in the coming weeks and months. To keep up with the latest news for the Humboldt Outlaw Karts, please visit us at or visit #/HumboldtOutlawKarts/

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Price Brothers On Top At All American Speedway

Eric Price II was the big winner in the North State Modified Series 2018 finale at All American Speedway Saturday night. (Photo Courtesy Chris Anderson)

By Nadine Strauss/NSMS Media

October 13, 2018... Roseville, CA.... The North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest, ended its 2018 racing season at All American Speedway in Roseville, California Saturday night with Eric Price II of Rio Linda taking home top honors in the Hoosier NSMS October Classic. His brother, Kris Price of Sacramento, clinched the 2018 North State Modified Series championship with his second place finish in the time-shortened event. Keith Bloom of Redding drove the Bob Lehman/Steve Thomas #27B to his season best third place finish. Guy Young, also from Redding placed fourth, and Lakeport's Ian Elliot also had a season best fifth place run.

Twenty-five modifieds were on hand for the season finale which ran in conjunction with the NASCAR K & N Pro Series and the championship race for the Pacific Challenge Series late models. The Ward Land Management and Development Time Trials saw Michael Mitchell clock in quickest in his Sinister Diesel modified with a 14.196 second lap. Kris Price was next at 14.255. Cameron Austin turned a 14.302 and Eric Price was 14.317. Travis McCullough ran a 14.367 second lap, and defending champion Darrin Knight was sixth at 14.372.

Mitchell pulled the six pill for the invert placing Knight and McCullough in the front row for the start of the feature. Row two belonged to Eric Price and Austin. Kris Price and Mitchell shared row three.

Knight powered out in front of McCullough at the drop of the green flag with Eric Price riding his bumper into second. With only two laps down McCullough lost control in turn four. With no where to go Sal Lopez was collected and smacked the track's newly-placed interior barrier.

The following round Lopez stalled on the track to bring out the second yellow flag. When racing finally got under way Knight led the way with Eric Price second, Cameron Austin third, Dustin DeRosier fourth and Mitchell fifth. Austin slid by Eric Price for second on lap five.

At the same time Knight's engine started to smoke, and when he entered turn one Knight dropped oil the entire width of the track in front of the charging pack. Knight slid side-ways but regained control, but the rest of the front-runners were not so lucky. Austin was the first to spin in the oil causing a nine-car pile up that involved Mitchell, Dustin DeRosier, Darrin Sullivan, Eric Johnson, Hunter Corbitt, McCullough, Rick Avila and Terry Shannon. In spite of the “big one”, all drivers were able to continue except Knight and Mitchell.

The lengthy cleanup put a damper on the the 45 minute time period that was allotted for this event, but when the track was race-ready again Eric Price found himself in the lead followed by Kris Price, Terry Deal, Bloom, Jason Philpot and Guy Young.

The next 12 laps ran smoothly until lap 19 when Deal hit the temporary interior barrier, knocking it off-course and into the infield. Once again it took precious time to remove Deal's car from the track and replace the chicane. Speedway official's called for a green-white-checkered finish, but that also ended in turmoil when Austin hit McCullough, causing McCullough to spin coming down for the final lap.

Eric Price was declared the winner followed by 2018 champion Kris Price, Bloom, Young, Elliott, DeRosier, Philpot, David Campbell, Sullivan, Corbitt, Shannon, Didoha, Mike Neilson, Johnson, McCullough, Austin, Deal, John Baker, Avila, Mitchell, Knight, Lopez and William Camara. Don Shalla and Bud Anderson developed mechanical problems and were unable to start the race.

Eric Price earned the Ward Land Management first place bonus of $250 to add to his $1000 top prize. He also received a tool chest from Napa Auto Parts.

Bloom captured his second straight Lucas Oil Dash for Cash worth $100. McCullough earned $50 for his second place finish in the dash. The Naake shocks certificate went to Guy Young. The Frank's Radio gifts were given to David Campbell, Terry Shannon and Dale Didoha.

The next event for the North State Modified Series will be the 2018 Champions Awards Banquet celebration on January 26 at Granzella's in Williams. For more information on the series visit

The North State Modified Series is presented by: Protect the Harvest, Lucas Oil, Ward Land Management & Development, Hoosier Tire West, Sunoco Race Fuels, Naake Suspension, Five Star Bodies, Racer Bling, Scribner Plastics and Frank's Radios. #####

WLM&D TIME TRIALS: Michael Mitchell (14.196), Kris Price (14.255), Cameron Austin (14.302), Eric Price II (14.317), Travis McCullough (14.367), Darrin Knight (14.372), Jason Philpot (14.376), Darrin Sullivan (14.429), Dustin DeRosier (14.456), Terry Deal (14.540), Hunter Corbitt (14.580), Guy Young (14.602), Eric Johnson (14.702), Keith Bloom (14.712), William Camara (14.808), Mike Neilson (14.815), Rick Avila (14.828), Terry Shannon (14.851), Ian Elliott (14.893), Don Shalla (14.943), Dale Didoha (14.974), Sal Lopez (15.015), Dave Campbell (15.132), John Baker (15.635), Bud Anderson (DNQ).

LUCAS OIL DASH FOR CASH: Keith Bloom, Travis McCullough, Hunter Corbitt, Guy Young, William Camara, Mike Neilson

SUNOCO / WLM&D FEATURE EVENT: Eric Price II, Kris Price, Keith Bloom, Guy Young, Ian Elliott, Dustin DeRosier, Jason Philpot, David Campbell, Darrin Sullivan, Hunter Corbitt, Terry Shannon, Dale Didoha, Mike Neilson, Eric Johnson, Travis McCullough, Cameron Austin, Terry Deal, John Baker, Rick Avila, Michael Mitchell, Darrin Knight, Sal Lopez, William Camara.

Cole Moore Wins PCS Finale While Jason Romero Takes The Title

Jason Romero clinched the 2018 Pacific Challenge Series championship at All American Speedway Saturday night (Photo Courtesy Patriot Media)

Via PCS Media

ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA (October 14, 2018) – Cole Moore of Granite Bay won his third Pacific Challenge Series presented by race of 2018 on Saturday night, dominating the October Classic 100 at All American Speedway in Roseville, CA. The win was ahead of Jason Romero, who used his fourth runner-up finish along with two victories to close out the 2018 championship.

Romero won the Sunoco Fuels fast time as well but drew the seventh position to start alongside championship rival John Moore on the starting grid. The 100 lap feature was the nightcap for a huge evening of racing that included a 200 lap NASCAR K&N Pro Series, West race and a 60 lap North State Modified Series event before over 3000 fans at the one-third mile oval.

The first caution flew on lap five when Dave Byrd spun in turn four and both Mike Hite and Austin Gant were involved. The restart saw Hite spin into turn one and collect Byrd, who spun hard into Hite’s driver’s side door. Byrd was out of the race but Hite made numerous pit stops and was able to continue on.

Matt Wendt of Galt spun trying to get underneath Adam Lemke for a caution on lap eight. On the restart, Lemke battled with Matt Scott for third while Jack Wood looked outside Moore for the lead. Scott and Lemke touched, with Scott suffering a left front flat tire and stopping the car to draw a caution on lap 11.

Wood ended up getting the lead on lap 12 on the restart, but Moore fought back to lead lap 13. Romero chipped away at the pack to advance to third past Lemke by lap 16.

Romero then challenged Wood for second before they made contact in turn one that sent Wood spinning and relegated Romero to the rear. On the restart, Lemke put up a nice challenge to Moore but Moore won the battle for the lead. Scott returned onto the race track and slowed in front of Lemke as the leaders attempted to lap him. He was black flagged by PCS officials as his car went up in sparks after the contact that ensued with Lemke.

The race went green for 49 consecutive laps which allowed Moore to build up a straightaway advantage over Lemke while Romero and Wood raced hard from the back of the field. The duo closed down on Matt Wendt and contact forced Wendt back behind them both on lap 54. Wendt went up in sparks and came to a stop in turn two for the next caution on lap 72. Romero knifed inside John Moore to take third on the following restart. Wood then made a daring three-wide maneuver a few laps later to get fourth from Moore and Mike Beeler.

Romero worked through lapped traffic and got around Lemke on lap 90 for second place but ran out of time to reel in Cole Moore. Cole Moore darted to a 1.377 second victory while Romero ran second to finisxh 24 points ahead of John Moore in the championship. Lemke’s debut yielded a strong third place followed by Wood and Beeler. John Moore was sixth. Romero’s move from seventh to second also grabbed the Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger award.

Cole Moore, Mike Beeler, and Dave Byrd rounded out the top-five in the final championship points.

For more information on the Pacific Challenge Series presented by, visit or follow them on Facebook or YouTube

The Pacific Challenge Series is presented by: Penney Racing Supply, Penney & Associates, American Racer Tires, Radio Law Talk, Compact-It, Northwest Compactors, Naake Suspension, Sunoco Fuels, Five Star Bodies, BrakeOMeter, Lefthander Chassis, ARP Bodies, Joes Racing Products, Competition Carburetion, Bassett Wheels, Frank's Radio, WrapStar Pro, and Blakesley Sports Media. All PCS Super Late Models race ABC Bodies or Muscle Car bodies on American Racer Tires with Sunoco Racing Fuel.

2018 Pacific Challenge Series presented by Schedule
Subject to Change
March 31 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning w/ USAC & BCRA*
April 21 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Kool April Nights*
May 19 Ukiah Speedway (Ukiah, CA) *North State Challenge*
June 23 Shasta Speedway (Anderson, CA) *Shasta Fair*
July 21 Stockton 99 Speedway (Stockton, CA) *Summer Classic*
August 11 Madera Speedway (Madera, CA) *Thunder & Lightning II w/ USAC & 360 Supers*
October 13 All American Speedway (Roseville, CA) *October Classic 100*

Pacific Challenge Series Round 7: All American Speedway results
Finish Car Driver Hometown Sponsors
1 20 Cole Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental / Berco
2 8 Jason Romero Cameron Park, CA Folsom Lake Asphalt
3 98 Adam Lemke Hollister, CA ADL Construction / Off Axis Paint
4 18 Jack Wood Loomis, CA Cooks Collision
5 6 Mike Beeler Modesto, CA Beeler Industries
6 27 John Moore Granite Bay, CA JM Environmental / Thryv
7 70 Mike Hite Elk Grove, CA Pimental Freight Lines
8 7 Michael Sandoval Ripon, CA Sandoval Farms
9 1 Matt Wendt Galt, CA Wendt Construction
10 34 Austin Gant Grass Valley, CA
11 35 Matt Scott Pine Grove, CA Kamps Propane
12 88 Lance Halm Roseville, CA Halm Metal Fab
13 6x Cameron Legue Lincoln, CA All Valley Tow
14` 3 Dave Byrd French Camp, CA Cherokee Muffler
15 99 Mike Bristow Manteca, CA Bristow Motorsports

Sunoco Fuels Fast Time: #8 Jason Romero
American Racer Dash: not held
Penney Racing Supply Hard Charger: #8 Jason Romero
Lap Leaders: 20 Cole Moore 1-11, 18 Jack Wood 12, Moore 13-100