PETALUMA, CA – Aug 16
A beautifully warm summer evening and lightning fast race track greeted patrons and competitors on Jake’s Performance Hobbies Night at Petaluma Speedway Saturday Night. Penngrove’s Alissa Geving blistered a 12.332 (109 mph) effort as she outpaced a 16-car Pit Stop USA Winged 360 Division field. Bradley Terrell and Jeremy Burt collected wins in the pair of 8-lap heat races. At the outset of the 25-lap finale Terrell launched into the lead from his outside front row starting spot. Fifth starting Jonathon Allard wheeling the famous Clyde Lamar owned #3c got by Herman Klein and Geving for third by the second lap. Geving stalled with motor woes on the third circuit as Marissa Polizzi spun. On the restart Allard took over second and set his sights on Terrell. Seventh starting Brad Bumgarner was on the move as he entered the top five on lap seven then maneuvered around Jake Haulot for third on the tenth stanza. A crowd-pleasing battle developed between Chase Johnson, Matt Peterson, and Herman Klein for 4th-6th. Through the next ten laps Allard stalked Terrell as the top duo were in constant lapped traffic. Exiting turn four on the 17th circuit Terrell had to momentarily check up and that gave the stalking Allard the opportunity he was looking for as the three-time King of the West Series Champion took the lead. A pair of lap 23 cautions eliminated Sean McMahon and Troy DeGaton and set up the final sprint to the finish. Klein battled with Terrell and had a piece of second on the white flag lap. At the finish it was Allard with the fan-approving win over Terrell, Klein, Peterson, and Bumgarner.
Petaluma Speedway returns to action Saturday Night, August 23rd featuring the Joe Hunt Wingless Sprints vs Pit Stop USA Spec Sprints, Lumberjack Restaurant Super Stocks, Larsen Racing Products Dwarf Cars, Jake’s Performance Hobbies Mini Stocks, and the Santa Rosa Auto Body 600 Micros. For more information please go to www.petaluma-speedway.com.