Kalib Henry claims C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour season opener in Marysville
By Gary Thomas
Marysville, CA – February 24, 2018…Kalib Henry ended last season by winning the final two C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour events and he started off 2018 in that same fashion by picking up his third career series victory at Marysville Raceway’s Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial on Saturday.
“It feels great to open the season in Marysville with another Hunt Tour victory in the 33 car,” Henry commented on the front stretch. “We didn’t quite have the set up where we wanted it to be and I had some trouble getting around one and two, but then opened up my entry and was able to rotate off the corner better. I had a lot of pressure from Max Adams and got a lucky break when he got caught up with that lapped car. That’s racing though and I’m happy to be standing here in victory lane tonight.”
The 25-lap Pit Stop USA main event started off with USAC regular Max Adams and Angelique Bell leading the field down to the green flag. Bell was able to get the jump and held command over the first couple laps, until spinning a complete 360 in the second corner. She did a great job to keep going, but dropped to third, as Jake Morgan shot to the top spot. The next lap however, chaos broke out when contact between Morgan and Kalib Henry sent Morgan’s 45 machine sideways and collected six other cars.
Henry now found himself in the lead with four laps down and after going back green the battle to watch was the fight for second between Bell and Adams. On lap eight Adams carved his way past Bell and then set his sights on Henry. Following a red flag for youngster Jesse Love with 11 laps complete, the race for the lead was on. Adams hounded the rear bumper of Henry’s machine and got alongside him on lap 17 but couldn’t quite complete the pass.
The big moment of the race occurred on lap 20 as Henry got to the outside of a lapped car in turn three. Adams tried to follow suit but contact between the pair ensued and left him parked on the inside of the fourth corner. After that it was all Henry up front, who charged away to take the checkered flag. Veteran Sparky Howard crossed the stripe in second but was penalized two positions for jumping the last restart. Even despite that though it was a great run for the Santa Rose competitor.
The penalty for Howard moved Bell up to a second-place finish to cap off a very successful evening for the Rio Linda racer. Shawn Jones, Howard and Troy Degaton rounded out the top-five. Scott Hall, Jake Morgan, Terry Schank, Max Adams and Adam Christian completed the top-10 in the feature.
Adams captured the Santa Mauro Racing Products Dash, while King Racing Products heat one was picked off by Jesse Love, Speed Mart heat two was won by Kalib Henry and Benic Ent. heat three was claimed by Adams. Jimmy Christian began the night by earning the Quick Time Mortgage fast time award by clocking a 14.037 around the quarter-mile.
The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour will return to action this coming Saturday March 3 at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway, as part of the annual Silver Cup. The front gate will open at 5pm with racing expected to get underway around 6:30pm.
All seating will be general admission during the night. Adult tickets cost $22; seniors, juniors and military with ID will be $18; children 6 to 11 are $6; while kids five and under are free. A family ticket will also be offered for $55. Online ticketing is available to beat the line at the track https://events.admitoneproducts.com/tkt_sales.php?test=true&event_id=206918&sales=
C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is proudly brought to you by C&H Veteran Ent., Hunt Magnetos, Pit Stop USA, Transport Products Unlimited, Quick Time Mortgage, King Racing Products, SpeedMart, Benic Enterprises, Santamauro Racing Products, Davis Motorsports of Reno, Air One Hvac Systems and TW Racefotos.
Information on the tour can be found by visiting http://www.petaluma-speedway.com/ and clicking on the Hunt Series tab. You can also like the tour on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/?pnref=lhc
The Hunt Series debuted in 2010 under the leadership of Roger Gleason with Joe Hunt Magnetos. This season marks the ninth campaign for the traveling Wingless Spec Sprint tour and the second under the Glad Enterprises banner with manager Rick Faeth. If you’re interested in joining the 11-race tour as a marketing partner, please contact Scott Hall at [email protected]
Upcoming C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour events:
Saturday March 3: Silver Cup Race of Champions- Silver Dollar Speedway Chico
Saturday March 31: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday April 28: Placerville Speedway