Wiesz takes second in series | TheUnion.com

Wiesz takes second in series

For the third straight season, Colfax’s Colby Wiesz finished as the runner-up of the California Sprint Car Civil War Series.

In the 15th and final stop of the series Saturday at Placerville Speedway. Wiesz took third place in the A feature behind winner Kyle Hirst (Elk Grove) and runner-up Andy Forsberg (Auburn).

Forsberg won the overall points race for the second straight season over Wiesz, this time totaling 1,012 points to Wiesz’s 988 points.

Wiesz also took second place in the 2005 points race, finishing as the runner-up to Greg DeCarles of Elk Grove. He also earned fifth place in the 2004 series.

Other area drivers earning a spot in the A feature were Grass Valley’s Billy Wallace, who finished 12th, and Cedar Ridge’s Carl Droivold, who took 18th place.

Droivold finished 10th in the season driver’s points standings, while Grass Valley’s Mark Hall took sixth place in the series. Wallace finished 14th on the season.

Pat Harvey Jr., also of Grass Valley, finished eighth in Saturday’s B feature.

Though the Civil War series has wrapped up for the season, racing action can still be found at Northern California tracks this weekend.

At the Silver Dollar Speedway, the Pacific Sprints Fall National hits the track today through Saturday.

Pits open at 2 p.m., with gates opening at 5 p.m. and qualifying starting at 6:30 p.m.

At Marysville Raceway Park, the MRP Wingless Nationals and the 2007 Mini Sprint Nationals will be in high gear Friday and Saturday.

Pits open at 3 p.m. and gates at 5 p.m., with racing underway at 7 p.m.


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 brianh@theunion.com or by phone at 477-4240.

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