Motor Sports Report: Four local drivers place in Chico |

Motor Sports Report: Four local drivers place in Chico

Grass Valley’s Jay Youngman took third place in the Wingless Sprints “A” feature race at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico last Friday.

Earlier, Youngman took third place in his heat race.

The Grass Valley resident was followed by fellow area natives Billy Wallace and Cody Myers in fourth and fifth place in the feature race. Brett Youngman of Grass Valley took 17th place.

In separate heat races, Wallace, Brett Youngman and Myers grabbed second place finishes.

Rough and Ready driver Brent Lawrence turned the fast lap of the night in the Street Stocks and also won his heat race. He then went to finish seventh in the main event.

Also at the Chico race track, Mark Hall, of Grass Valley, finished seventh in the 410 Sprints “A” feature. He won a qualifying race, but took seventh in his heat race.

Grass Valley’s Jason Statler grabbed an 18th place finish Saturday in the 410 Sprints “A” feature Golden State Challenge – King of California Sprint Car Series. He took second in his heat race.

Pat Harvey Jr., of Grass Valley, took 20th place in the race. However, Harvey finished sixth in the “B” feature race. He took seventh in his heat race.

San Jose’s Tim Kaeding won the race, but the overall points victory for the Golden State Challenge title went to Kyle Larson of Elk Grove.

In capturing the championship, Larson, 18, becomes the youngest driver ever to win the Golden State Challenge title, according to the Golden State Challenge Series website.

Grass Valley’s Jeremy Burt took second place in the main event in the 360 Sprints at Antioch Speedway over the weekend, which followed his fourth-place run in his heat qualifier.

Have we missed anyone? If you know of a racer with local ties or have any weekly updates for the motor sports report please contact Brian Hamilton via e-mail at or by phone at 477-4240.

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