Finish not so Sweet |

Finish not so Sweet

Grass Valley’s Brad Sweet saw his chances for a first California Sprint Car Civil War Series win go up in smoke at the Twin Cities Speedway in Marysville Saturday.

Sweet, a 2004 Bear River high school graduate, fought his way to the front of the “A” Main race in the early going, but suffered the first of his two spinouts on the night seven laps in to fall to the back of the pack.

Sweet, who finished second to Grass Valley’s Mark Hall in Heat No. 4, climbed his way back into contention late.

His comeback was stopped short when he was hit and spun out by Lower Lake’s Brent Dothage.

“The first spin out was my fault. I was in lap traffic and I guess I missed the groove a little bit,” Sweet said. “The second one, there was nothing I could do about. I guess he forgot where his brakes were. We had a few words afterward.”

Sweet finished in 18th.

Colfax’s Colby Weisz took seventh in Heat No.4, but posted a third-place finish in the “B” Main to make the cut with the big boys in the “A” Main.

Weisz led area competitors with a fourth-place finish.

Hall was close behind in eighth.

Grass Valley’s Pat Harvey Jr., a second-place finisher in Heat No.3, was 13th.

Billy Wallace, also of Grass Valley, was 22nd.

Points Standings

Weisz moved into tie with Hall for second-place in the overall points race with 339 points each.

Sweet is fourth overall at 316. Wallace (292) is seventh, while Harvey Jr. (148) is 27th.

If you have motor sports news concerning local drivers to report, contact sports reporter Keith Jiron via email at, or by phone at 477-4240.

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