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Unread postby bcra91 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:31 pm


The Pit Stop USA Spec Sprint Series saw a field of 16 cars contest for fastest time trialing honors in group qualifying mode. Colton Slack arguably one of the hottest wingless pilots lately emerged with the top slot at 15.058. The three heat races saw: Slack, Klint Simpson, and Rowdy McClenon capture checkers. The 25-lap finale saw Smilin’ Bob Newberry take the initial lead from Adam Christian at the start. Slack picked off Christian a lap later. Smooth racing was the order of the day until Jason McIntosh suffered congestion exiting turn two and rearranged the infield tractor tires. Brian Azevedo suffered brake failure and stalled on lap 10. On the restart Newberry bobbled and Slack stole the lead. On the 12th lap John Clark tagged the front straight wall, one lap later Slack exited the track with a flat right rear. Lap 14 saw Christian in the lead and that lasted until a determined Newberry fought back to lead the 16th stanza. With two to go point leader Terry Schank Jr. made a berm-riding pass of Christian. Racing under the Scott Erwin twin checkers was Newberry with a popular win over Schank, Christian, McClenon, and Shane Myhre.


(8-25-14) Sacramento, Ca, round 8 of ten with the Joe Hunt Magnetos series saw a new face win in 2014 for the third time in his career Colton Slack picked up the cross checkers on lap 25 to be the fourth different winner in 2014 with the Joe Hunt campaign. 17 stout cars signed into the fastest 3/8 clay oval the Petaluma speedway. To set the night off series point leader the guy from Gilroy, Ca with the nickname the cerebral assassin Tommy Laliberte was quick time. Second quick Chase Johnson. Third quick Rick James of Avon, Indiana. Fourth quick Joe Stornetta jr. Rounding the top five Terry Schank.
                Heat race number one saw pole sitter Trevor Schmid pick up the win over Jason Mclntosh. Third Klint Simpson. Fourth Tommy Laliberte. Fifth Terry Schank. Sixth Rick James. Seventh Cody Fendley. Eighth Jeremy Newberry former line men or the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders.
                Heat race number two had Colton Slack on the pole and checking out to pick up heat race number two win. Second Bob Newberry. Third Shane Myhre from seventh. Fourth Marcus Hardina. Fifth Chase Johnson. Sixth Sparky Howard. Seventh Ryon Siverling. DNF Joe Stornetta Jr. DNF Gary Nelson Jr.
                Trophy dash once again had Colton Slack on top of the charts earning him the pole of the`            feature event event. Second Tommy Laliberte. Third Trevor Schmid. Fourth Bob Newberry Fifth Marcus Hardina. And DNF pole sitter Jason Mclntosh.
                With cold weather and wet track conditions the guy to beat was going to be the guy with the preferred pole starting spot and Colton Slack had the golden ticket after winning his heat race and fast car dash it was his race to win. Leading from start to finish and at one point before lap 21 yellow Slack had a five second lead over Tommy Laliberte. At the end of the race it was all Colton Slack who dominated the night and picked up his first win in 2014. Second Tommy Laliberte. Third Klint Simpsonn. Fourth Terry Schank from 12th. Fifth Trevor Schmid. Sixth Chase Johnson. Seventh Shane Myhre. Eighth Jason Mclntosh After pulling off the track early in the race to recover a well-deserved top ten finish. Ninth Sparky Howard. Tenth Jeremy Newberry. Eleventh Cody Fendley putting together a strong weekend for the rookie driver. Twelfth Avon, Indianas Rick James who was running fourth on lap 21 until un fortunate mechanical mishap took place for car number 3F. Thirteenth was Marcus Hardina who pulled into the infield on lap 19. Fourteenth Bob Newberry who made contact with Rick James on lap 5 would not have enough time to get the Chris Magoon owned 77 back out for the remaining 20 laps. Fifteenth Ryon Siverling who retired the 77X within the first three laps in a main competition. Motor issues for both Joe Stornetta Jr. and Gary Nelson Jr. would not allow the two contenders to perform in the a main event.
                Only two events left in the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Shootout Series next event will be Wednesday September third during the 60th annual Gold Cup Race of Champions. And the season finale will be at the Petaluma Speedway on October 11. For more Information visit HTTPS://www.JoeHuntMagnetosWinglessSprints.com
The Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Shootout Series would like to thank its sponsors in 2014; A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Kevin Sharrah Designs and Dirt Solutions.




Newberry and Macedo Tangle in Wingless Sprint Cars

            Oakley’s Bob Newberry couldn’t remember the last time he won at Antioch Speedway. He raced without brakes for the last few laps of the Wingless Sprint Car division main event, and tangled with friend Billy Macedo on the last lap.

            “I was trying to pass him on the inside and he blocked me,” said Macedo. “We just hooked bumpers.”

            Macedo did a 360-degree spin coming out of the second turn, and spectacularly maintained his second place position. Kyle Bakkie of Sacramento was third.

            “I was just trying to make it to the finish without brakes,” Newberry explained to Macedo.

            The two drivers hugged in victory lane.


Clark Takes Wingless Sprint Car Main

            John Clark of Windsor scored his first win in the wingless sprint car division. He topped Jeff Banbury of Elk Grove. Local hero Roy Fisher of Antioch was third. 

            Early leader Billy Macedo of Concord and D.J. Johnson tangled and crashed.  in the first turn midway through the event. Macedo came back to get fourth. Chris Magoon of Oakley finished fifth.

Wingless Spec Sprints
Petaluma Speedway, CA
July 9, 2011
By Debbie Shipherd


Newberry Nets a Petaluma Win

 West Construction’s Bob Newberry won his first feature of the 2011 season at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday, July 9 after a late race collision eliminated the leaders from the top two spots. Newberry powered the Jeff Lee owned sprinter into third from an eighth starting spot and after the late race flip by Lincoln’s Scott Hall, Newberry emerged the victor. Hunt Magneto’s Terry Schank , Cotati’s Matt Haulot, Arvo Backholm of Santa Rosa and Napa’s Joe Stornetta rounded out the top five spots.

 The pits were bustling with energy this evening and full, with a field of twenty one Wingless Spec Sprints, thirty Civil War winged sprints and another twenty Dwarf cars. It was nice to see the newly dubbed “Holister Hotshoe” Ryan Bernal and team back in action at Petaluma in the S & S sponsored Spec Sprint while he’s been busy racing with the USAC 360’s.

 Three heat races ran and Napa’s Joe Stornetta won the first from a pole start, followed by Benicia’s Nick Larson, Bernal, Jason Toft and Cotati’s Matt Haulot. The heat two winner was Matt Streeter who was chased to the checkers by Red Line Oil’s Zack Lynskey, Bob Newberry, Johnson Custom Machine’s Alex Schutte and Hitman termite’s Klint Simpson. Santa Rosa’s Jason Macintosh suffered a broken cam in hot laps and was unable to start. Lincoln’s Scott Hall won heat three from the pole and was followed closely by Hunt Magneto’s Terry Schank, Arvo Backholm, San Mateo’s Rick Sharp and Sewer Rat Plumbing’s Dave Press.

 Nick Larson and Scott Hall sat on the front row to begin the twenty five lap feature event. A lap one spin by Larson ended his night early and Bernal’s as well, Dave Press drove over a broken nerf bar that punctured his oil filter and he pitted in a cloud of smoke, also done for the evening. Streeter led the restart with Hall hard on the gas behind him and Lynskey, Stornetta and Schank also in the lead group. Several spin outs in turn three re-shuffled the field. Streeter continued his lead with Hall hot on his tail throughout the race, now with Lynskey, Schank and Newberry closing in. Lynskey spun in turn four and Newberry charged into the third spot. Hall tried an inside pass on Streeter in turn three which ended with Hall flipping and damage to Streeter’s car as well. Both drivers were unharmed but out of contention, and the race was called, with a thrilled Newberry netting the win. Schank, Haulot, Backholm and Stornetta rounded out the top five spots.

The next Wingless Spec Sprint race at Petaluma Speedway will be on Saturday, August 13. Drive safe, have fun and take care. Photos can be viewed at: http://www.specsprint.com/


Heat 1—Joe Stornetta; Nick Larsen; Ryan Bernal; Matthew Haulot; Jason Toft; Scotty Dupont; Bret Barney.

Heat 2—Matt Streeter; Zack Lynskey; Bob Newberry; Alex Schutte; Klint Simpson; Bill Cornwell.

Heat 3—Scott Hall; Terry Schank Jr.; Arvo Backholm; Rick Sharp; David Press; Marcus Hardina; Dustin Baxter.

A-Main—Newberry; Schank; Haulot; Stornetta; Backholm; Lynskey, Hardina; Dupont; Sharp; Schutte ;Toft ; Barney; Streeter; Hall; Baxter; Simpson; Cornwell; Larson, Bernal; Press.

Wingless Spec Sprints
Petaluma, CA
July 2, 2011
By Debbie Shipherd


Schank Leads Last Laps at Petaluma


Hunt Magneto’s Terry Schank Jr. won the twenty five lap main event at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday July 2 from a second row starting spot, making the pass on Silver Dollar Saloon’s Jimmy Sills on lap twenty three as the leaders got into lapped traffic. Sills, Carefree Pools’ Taylor Simas, West Construction’s Bob Newberry and Santa Rosa’s Arvo Backholm rounded out the top five spots.

 The Hunt Magneto’s Wingless Sprint Car show brought out a strong field of twenty eight Wingless Spec Sprints on a hot 4th of July weekend at Petaluma Speedway. The evening began with quick qualifying laps and Jimmy Sills qualified fastest with a 14.577 on the fast 3/8 mile track. Four eight lap heat races ran with the top four finishers in each transferring directly to the A main.

 Santa Rosa’s Arvo Backholm clinched the first heat win from a front row start with Red Line Oil’s Zack Lynskey, Carefree Pool’s Taylor Simas and Jimmy Sills securing the top four spots. Petaluma’s Bret Barney posted the second heat win from a pole start and was chased to the checkers by Lethal Motor Sports’ Bill Cornwell, Sewer Rat Plumbing’s Dave Press and Terry Schank, Jr. Scott Dupont won the third heat with Cotati’s Matt Haulet, Stockton’s rookie driver Trevor Schmid and Santa Rosa’s Marcus Hardina finishing in the top four spots. West Construction’s Bob Newberry made the most of his front row start and led flag to flag for the final heat, followed by Santa Rosa’s Jason Macintosh, young Nick Larsen, and Cody Myers.

 The top six qualifiers were called up for the trophy dash and the lineup was decided by a pill draw from the kids in the stands. Jimmy Sills got the pole start and the win, followed by Barney, Schank, Newberry, Backholm and Dupont. All of the heats and the dash ran flag to flag with no cautions and were fast and fun to watch.

 Klint Simpson nailed the win in the B main with the top six transferring to the feature event. He was chased to the checkers by Napa’s young Joe Stornetta, Mason Myers, Johnson Custom Machine’s Alex Schutte and Orland’s Tony Richards.

 The twenty five lap feature started with a full twenty two car field, Sills on pole with young Barney next to him and Schank and Newberry in row two. Sills charged into the lead at the green with Schank, Simas and Newberry hot on his tail. A few yellows for spins or mechanical issues slowed the action and the top runners were in tight formation as the laps ticked down. Several drivers took the high line so there was a lot of mid-pack action and as the leaders hit lapped traffic, Schank made his move on Sills and clinched the win. Sills, Simas, Newberry and Backholm rounded out the top five spots with Tony Richards charging hard to sixth from a twenty first starting spot.

Thanks to all our racing friends for a fun night of great racing and to Petaluma Speedway for their wonderful hospitality. Happy 4th of July! Drive safe, have fun and take care.


Results for July 2

Joe Hunt Series


Fast time—Jimmy Sills 14.577.

Heat 1—Arvo Backholm; Zack Lynskey; Taylor Simas; Sills; Jeremy Hawes; Alex Schutte; Tony Richards.

Heat 2—Bret Barney; Bill Cornwell; David Press; Terry Schank Jr.; Scott Hall; Rowdy McClenon; Mason Myers.

Heat 3—Scotty Dupont; Matthew Haulot; Trevor Schmid; Marcus Hardina; Klint Simpson; Dustin Baxter; Rick Sharp.

Heat 4—Bob Newberry; Jason McIntosh; Nick Larsen; Cody Myers; Joe Stornetta; David Johnson.

Dash—Sills; Barney; Schank; Newberry; Backholm; Dupont.

B-main—Klint Simpson; Joe Stornetta; Mason Myers; Alex Schutte; Tony Richards; Rowdy McClenon; David Johnson; Rick Sharp; Scott Hall; Jeremy Hawes;  Dustin Baxter; DNS JannaSpear

A-main—Schank; Sills; Simas; Newberry; Backholm; Richards; Myers; Lynskey; Press; Haulot; Stornetta; McClenon; Hardina; Larsen; McIntosh; Simpson; Barney; Schutte; Cornwell; Johnson; Schmid.

Wingless Spec Sprints
April 16, 2011
Petaluma, CA
By Debbie Shipherd


Ensign Earns Petaluma Victory


Sebastapol’s Geoff Ensign won the twenty- five lap WSS feature at Petaluma Speedway from a seventh starting spot, driving the Jim Finkenbinder owned car. Ensign took the lead from Santa Rosa’s Arvo Backhom on a lap nine restart and never looked back. Sewer Rat Plumbing’s Dave Press charged hard for the second spot followed by Backholm, West Construction’s Bob Newberry and Benicia’s Nick Larson.

 A strong field of twenty-three Wingless Spec Sprints towed to Petaluma Speedway’s first Wingless Sprint race of the 2011 season. This is the twelfth racing season for the exciting, fast growing class of Sprints. The first season race is always fun: seeing new cars, new paint jobs, new faces and old friends. One new driver at Petaluma was Stockton’s Trevor Schmid who had a rough ride in the main event. Several teams struggled with mechanical issues throughout the evening, but the heartbreaker of the night was Jason McIntosh’s blown motor in qualifying.

 One new change at Petaluma’s fast 3/8 mile track was group qualifying, with four cars going out at the same time. Fast qualifier for the night was Hunt Magneto’s Terry Schank with a quick time of 15.011.

 Three eight lap heat races were run, the first won by Schank in flag to flag action. Schank was chased to the checkers by Lethal Motor Sports’ Bill Cornwell, Bob Newberry, Benicia’s young Nick Larson and rookie Trevor Schmid. Santa Rosa’s Arvo Backholm won heat two with. Stockton’s David Johnson, Red Line Oil’s Zack Lynskey, Dave Press and Santa Rosa’s Marcus Hardina rounding out the top five spots. The third heat win went to sophomore driver Matt Haulot of Cotati followed by Ensign, Napa’s Joe Stornetta, Bill Boosenbark and Dustin Baxter of Santa Rosa.

 The feature event began with Press and Haulot of the front row. A front straight flip into turn one on the first lap unfortunately ended Trevor Schmid’s night early, but he did emerge from his car unharmed. Press led the restart and was then passed by Backholm, Hardina, Ensign and Newberry. The action slowed on lap nine for a rookie spin and Ensign throttled into the lead on the next lap with Backholm, Press and Schank close behind. Lapped traffic became a factor on lap ten and Press used it to his advantage to take the second spot from Backholm. Ensign’s lead grew as the laps wound down until a lap twenty three yellow for a spun car gave everyone a shot to regain some lost ground. Press was on Ensign’s bumper with a valiant effort to take the top spot but it was Ensign earning the first Petaluma WSS race of 2011. Press, Backholm, Newberry and Larson rounded out the top five.

 A huge thank you goes to Petaluma’s staff for their outstanding hospitality and a fun beginning to the 2011 season. Drive safe, have fun and take care.



Heat 1: Terry Schank, Bill Cornwell, Bob Newberry, Nick Larson, Trevor Schmid, Rick Sharp, Klint  Simpson, T.Dupont

Heat 2: Arvo Backholm, David Johnson, Zack Lynskey, Dave Press, Marcus Hardina, Buddy Joe Beaumont, Braedon Enos

Heat 3:Matt Haulot, Geoff Ensign,  Joe Stornetta, Bill Boosenbark,  Dustin Baxter

Main: Ensign, Press, Backholm, Newberry, Larson, Lynskey, Simpson, Schank, T.Dupont, Haulot, Hardina, Enos, S.Dupont, Johnson, Boosenbark, Beaumont, Sharp, Schmid, Cornwell(DNS), McIntosh (DNS)




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