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Mixed bag at Placerville Speedway

Area racers flexed their collective muscles at the Placerville Speedway Saturday.

Nevada City’s Burney McClure and Colfax’s Colby Weisz nabbed “A” Main wins in the Pure Stock and Pacific Sprint events respectively.

Dan Brown, also of Nevada City, came from way back in the Pro Stock pack to contend for the “A” Main checkered flag, but ran out of time to finish second.

“We had a terrible heat race. The car just wouldn’t come alive,” Brown said. “When you start (the “A” Main) in 11th, it’s a long battle.”

McClure, who notched his first “A” Main win in nine starts at Placerville this season, notched his fourth top-five, and sixth top-eight “A” Main finish in Placerville this year.

“Burney and I are teammates in different divisions, so that made it really fun,” said Brown, who has four top-five “A” Main finishes in 2004 and is third in the driver points race with 380 points.

With the win, McClure moved into fifth place in the speedway’s driver points standings at 375 points.

Brown’s son, Dan Brown Jr., took sixth in the “A” Main after a second-place heat finish, is in fourth at 379 points.

Brown Jr. has posted eight top 10 “A” Main finishes in nine starts this year.

Mike McClure, who is McClure’s son, took the lead in the “A” Main’s first lap, but fell victim to a flat tire to take 13th.

He’s eighth in the points race with 315 points.

Weisz, the “A” Main champ in the 410 Sprint Cars division in Marysville two weekends ago, grabbed a win in only his second start at Placerville in 2004.

Grass Valley’s Billy Wallace finished fifth in the Pacific Sprints event for his third top-five finish in four Placerville starts this year.

Jeremy Burt, also of Grass Valley, took eighth in the “B” Main.


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