Two local racers take top spots
Two Nevada County racers earned first-place finishes Saturday at Placerville Speedway.
Grass Valley’s Dan Brown Jr. maintained his stranglehold on first place in the points race with a first-place finish in the A feature of the pro stocks division. He finished third in the second heat.
Brown remains in first place with 342 points and has won six of the seven A features in Placerville. All seven starts have netted top five finishes.
Nevada City’s Mike McClure, meanwhile, won the A feature in Saturday’s pure stocks division after taking second in the first heat. McClure holds third place in the drivers standings, 23 points out of first.
Burney McClure, meanwhile, finished up seventh in the A feature, third in the third heat. He sits in 16th in the driver standings even though he’s raced in just two of the seven races. Both finishes were in the top 10.
Four area drivers competed in Friday’s wingless sprints competition at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, then made the trip for Saturday’s race at Placerville.
Browns Valley’s Cody Myers finished second in both the A feature and first heat on Friday, followed by a 12th-place finish in the A feature after winning the first heat on Saturday. Myers is now fourth in the drivers standings, 50 points out of first place.
Mason Myers, also of Browns Valley, was 16th in the A feature, sixth in the B feature and sixth in the second heat in Chico. In Placerville, he was 13th in the A feature and third in the first heat. He is now in 12th in the drivers standings.
Grass Valley’s Jay Youngman finished 19th in the A feature and third in the third heat on Friday before finishing sixth in the A feature and winning the third heat in Placerville. Youngman is in second in the drivers standings just 13 points out of the lead.
Brett Youngman, also from Grass Valley, finished up in 12th in Friday’s A feature after taking second in the third heat. Brett followed that with a sixth-place finish in the A feature Saturday, eighth in the third heat. He sits in 15th in the drivers standings.
Grass Valley’s Billy Wallace competed Saturday in Placerville and took 19th in the A feature after finishing fourth in the third heat. Wallace is fifth in the drivers standings, 107 points out of first.
Also competing Friday in Chico was Grass Valley’s Robert Stice, who finished 11th in the A feature in the 410 sprints. He took fourth in the B feature and seventh in the second heat. Stice is 10th overall in the drivers standings.
Colfax’s Colby Wiesz was third in the A feature and fourth in the third heat. Wiesz also competed in the Pacific sprints Saturday at Placerville. He took fourth in that A feature and second in the third heat. In the Pacific sprints, he sits in sixth place in the driver standings, 55 points out of first, even though he’s only raced in six of the seven races.
Grass Valley’s Pat Harvey Jr. also raced in the Pacific sprints Saturday in Placerville. Harvey finished sixth in the B feature and seventh in the second heat.
Grass Valley’s Jeremy Burt, meanwhile, took fifth in the A main during Pacific sprints action Saturday at Marysville Raceway Park.
The popular Sprint Car Civil War Series comes to Marysville on Saturday.
Coming up this week
Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico)
Point race No. 15: 410 sprints, pure stocks, wingless sprints.
Marysville Raceway Park
California Sprint Car Civil War Series.
Point race No. 11: Wingless sprints, midget lites, pro stocks, pure stocks.
All-American Speedway (Roseville)
SRS, Modifieds, street stocks, mini stocks, legends.
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