Rossi sixth in Indianapolis |

Rossi sixth in Indianapolis

Hampered by car trouble, Nevada City driver Alexander Rossi took sixth place during the sixth round of the BMWUSA championship, this time held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Rossi made a strong start, but his car struggled to keep up with the field and he fell to sixth.

“My car began to get a little hot,” Rossi said in a release. “The tire pressure went up, so at that point I lost second place. I knew my car wasn’t good enough to deliver and I was just focused on keeping my podium position.”

Rossi remains the top-ranked American driver in the series.

Meanwhile, Friday’s action at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico saw Grass Valley’s Billy Wallace take fourth in the A feature of the wingless sprints race after taking third in the second heat. Grass Valley’s Jay Youngman was 20th in the A feature and second in the third heat while Brett Youngman was 11th in the B feature and sixth in the first heat.

A few area racers made the trip to Calistoga Speedway on Saturday.

Colfax’s Colby Wiesz took 10th in the A feature, first in the B feature and fifth in the fourth heat.

Grass Valley’s Mark Hall, meanwhile, raced to 15th in the A feature and first in the third heat. Joining him was Grass Valley’s Pat Harvey Jr., who took 15th in the B feature and seventh in the fourth heat.

Coming up this week


Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico)

Points Race No. 12: 410 sprints, modifieds, wingless sprints. Pits open 4 p.m., gates open 6 p.m., qualifying 7 p.m.


Placerville Speedway

California Sprint Car Civil War Series: 360 sprints, BCRA midgets. Pits open 3:30 p.m., gates open 5 p.m., qualifying 6 p.m.

Marysville Raceway Park

Wingless sprints, stock cars, mini stocks, extreme bombers

All-American Speedway (Roseville)

SRS, Late models, modified 100, street stock, WSRA


All-American Speedway (Roseville)

SRS, 200-lap enduro, trailer race


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 Ross Maak at or by phone at 477-4244.

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