OWEN RIDDLE WINS AGAIN AT YAKIMA SPEEDWAY
August 08, 2010
OWEN RIDDLE WINS AGAIN AT YAKIMA SPEEDWAY
August 7, 2010 (Yakima Speedway, ASA Member Track, Yakima WA.)- Owen Riddle continued his quest for the 2010 championship and the record $30,000 points fund last Saturday Night at Yakima Speedway in the Super Late Model Challenge Series.
With the threat of rain the shortened 50 lap Yakima Speedway Super Late Model Challenge Series Main Event Got underway. Randy Marshall Jr won the B Trophy Dash and Rookie Tayler Riddle claimed his first A trophy dash and started on the pole for the much anticipated main event. Past Champion and Series point’s leader Owen Riddle started on the outside row and quickly took the lead leaving Erick Hargraves and Mike Longton to battle each other for the remainder of the Race. Owen Riddle continued his domination claiming another win followed by Mike Longton, Erick Hargraves, Tayler Riddle and Randy Marshall Jr rounding off the top 5.
Yakima Speedway Welcomed back the exciting Northwest Outlaw Street Stocks and the elite class of drivers did not disappoint. Earlier in the evening Andy Stibal set fast time and a new track record with a 21.111. Josh Ingram from Wenatchee claimed the A Trophy Dash and Curt Adams won the B Dash. The invert would place Curt Adams on the pole. From the drop of the green flag Curt Adams and Kim Wennerberg raced for the checkers until an early racing incident brought out the first caution. The Yakima Speedway ASA Officials decided to implement a “cone” restart in which a cone is set in the middle of the track allowing the cars to choose their preferred lane of choice selecting the inside or outside grove and lining up side by side for the exciting restart. Choosing the inside groove, Kim Wennerberg took the lead on the restart followed by Curt Adams, Todd Connell, Andy Stibal and Chuck Roberts. Arlington’s Dave Lund started in the 8th position and had moved into second by lap 15 started the challenge for the win racing Kim Wennerberg for the next 15 laps until a lap car spun in front of the leaders, bringing out the caution as well as the red flag for a short rain delay. The Cone restart came into play for the restart. Kim Wennerberger choose the inside groove and Dave Lund the outside and picked up where they left off racing side by side. On Lap 39 Dave Lund made the pass that earned him the lead followed by Kim Wennerberg, Josh Ingram and Andy Stibal. It appeared that Dave Lund was on his way to victory circle when he suddenly was off the pace, lost power and had to come into the pits. With 5 laps remaining Josh Ingram, Andy Stibal and Curt Adams quickly went to battle for the win. Josh Ingram claimed his first Yakima win followed by Andy Stibal, Curt Adams, Chuck Roberts and Bill Rutherford rounding off the top 5.
Cody Mullins captured the B Dash win and John Rose won the A Trophy Dash for the Burger Ranch Sportsman race. Ed St. Mary was on the pole for the main event and the side by side racing action started. Chris VanAmburg who is the series points leader experienced motor problems and was not able to complete the first lap. Long time racer and Yakima favorite Don Klang led the race until lap three when John Rose was able to make the pass but a wreck on lap 5 red flagged the race. On the restart John Rose pulled out to a 5 car lead followed by Jerry Walker JR and Jason Huffines. Earlier in the race Matt McDougal was put to the back of the pack to acknowledge a black flag stop and go but he steadily made his way back up through the pack and into 2nd position by lap 29. John Rose went on to win the race followed by Matt McDougal and Jason Huffines.
In the CWI Security & EZ Credit Auto Sales Hornet series, Greg Gargett qualified on the pole with a fast time of 17.165, Eric Coble won the B Trophy Dash and Joe Roberts captured the A Trophy Dash win. Greg Gargett who has been dominating the series went out on lap 15 opening the door for Chris Marang, Keith Erickson and Joe Roberts for a 3 lap shoot out in which Chris Marang would win and claim 2 in a row.
In the Mel’s Diner Bump To Pass Julie McAlpin claimed her first main event win of the season. Robert Albert finished second and Allen Reid third.
Next Saturday August 14th, Yakima Speedway hosts the first ever Open Wheel Extravaganza featuring the Cast Iron Nationals 360 Sprint Cars, Vintage Modified, Washington Midget Racing Association and the West Coast Vintage Racers. Visit www.yakimaspeedway.us for details.