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The “Action Track” lives up to it’s name:
Olshowska, Goodwill, Kinney and McColloch win

Marysville CA - June 28, 2004.Action was the operative word Saturday at Clyde and Linda Tipton’s Twin Cities Speedway, the Action Track of the West. Three new drivers won features at the quick clay quarter-mile. One driver continued dominating his class, with a twist.

Napa dentist, David Goodwill finally found his way into victory lane in the Wingless Warrior Speedway Sprint Car Series. Goodwill outgunned fast qualifier Chris DeRyder into the first turn and that was all she wrote. DeRyder hung on to Goodwill for seven circuits until engine trouble sidelined the Manteca hot shoe. It was clear sailing for Goodwill after that.

Gary Koster, the ageless “Woodland Express” settled into second and was the subject of attention for Corning’s Nathan Johnson. The checkered flag flew over the field before Johnson could catch Koster. Johnson, all of a sudden, is a factor in every race in which he competes. After a rocky start to the season he has been smooth and quick in the last two weeks. Koster continues to be a factor every week.

One of the scary moments of the night took place during Speedway Sprint Car heat race action. Former feature event winner, Kenny Bair brushed the wall in turn four coming to the flag. Bair’s red and white rocket nosed into the front stretch clay and was launched into a long lazy orbit at very high speed. The car came down with tremendous force and rolled to a stop at the starting line. Bair was rocked, but unhurt in the crash that surely set the non-winged altitude record at TCS.

In other heat race action, series point leader Chris Magoon lost control in turn three and created a stack of cars that took a fair effort to un-stack. Antioch’s Scott Pagh flipped in the melee and wiped out his front end. In a noteworthy act of sportsmanship, Magoon walked up to Pagh at the accident scene and offered anything in his hauler to Pagh. “I caused this, anything I have is yours,” offered Magoon. Pagh repaired his car and was ready to go in later competition. Pagh and Magoon were factors in the feature, but did not get into the top three.

Olivehurst’s Jeff Olschowka finally won his first TCS Stock Car feature. He was not first under the checkered flag as Orland’s Larry Smock took the flag first. Post race technical inspection found Smock’s car illegal and the focus switched to Olscowka’s brilliant run on the high side.

In heat race and main event competition, Olschowka parked his white #96 on the cushion and went forward all night. Olschowka has been successful in TCS Mini Stock competition and has been fast in the TCS Stock Car Series this season. Many of his better rides this year were plagued with unusual mechanical gremlins and an odd series of little wrecks.

With a full field of 20 racers taking the green flag, Smock got to the front quickly and checked out. What we didn’t know at the time was that the titanic struggle for second was the race for the lead. A series of engine-ripping mechanical malfunctions punctuated the event. Chris Paquette was the first of five engine failures in the event. Paquette's car handgrenaded early in the event. The runner-up in point racing competition watched the balance of the event from the sidelines.

Sixteenth starting Jerry Bartlett charged all night. It looked as if Bartlett was in a solid position to put a stranglehold on the point championship, when on the last lap, his potent Chevy came apart. The solid top five finish he had secured went away in a heartbeat.

Oloschowka and infrequent competitor Pat Couch had great showings in this thrilling race. When Olschowka got to second, no one else was going to get by. Olschowka’s rim-riding style allowed him to pass at will and he was clearly the one to beat. Olschowka will be honored on the front straightaway for his victory at the July 3rd event.

Kerry McColloch continued his domination in SORA Sprint 100 competition by leading wire to wire in the non-stop, caution free event. BUT…it was a much more interesting story than that. It was a story with a twist.

McColloch blew his engine sky-high while leading his heat race and left the speedway. He took his #41 to the hauler. That’s were the real race began for McColloch. In a sterling effort, the crew grabbed a spare motor that McColloch has had for sale all year and installed it in rapid fashion.

McColloch’s heat race finish prompted a row one start in the SORA main event inversion. At the opening green he just took off and hid. McColloch lapped all but the second and third place finishers.

In BCRA Midget Lite competition, Scott Kinney of Citrus Heights finally got to victory lane. It took a little help to get there. Kinney was a solid third headed into the final ten laps. A lap ten caution waved and race leader Tyler Franklin and Scott Clark looked as if they were going to settle this one amongst themselves.

At the new green Clark threw his red #1 into turn one in an effort to get by Franklin. It didn’t work. Clark collided with Franklin and both leaders were in trouble. The duo slid to a stop and Franklin was very animated as to whom he thought was at fault. The damage was irreparable on both mounts. Kinney inherited the lead and was chased across the line by Franklin’s teammate Ralph Cortez.

In heat race one, Sparks Nevada’s Bill Elrod climbed a wheel on the backstretch and flipped violently coming to rest upside down near turn three. Elrod was assisted out of his destroyed racer and escorted to the ambulance for further evaluation. He was shaken but talking to officials as his car was taken away.

This Saturday night TCS will host all four primary divisions headed by the Winged Pacific Sprint Cars. The Speedway Sprint Cars the TCS Mini Stocks and Stock Cars will complete the show.

Visit us on the web at the Official Web Site for Twin Cities Speedway or call (916) 985-2089 to reach the business office. All the latest updates are always posted to the website first.

JUNE 26, 2004 - POINTS RACE #11

David Goodwill, Pat Goodwill

1. David Goodwill, 2. Gary Koster, 3. Nathan Johnson, 4. Jacob Serven, 5. Chris Magoon, 6. Rick Eversult, 7. Jeremy Hawes, 8. Scott Pagh, 9. Steve Stein, 10. Chris DeRuyter, 11. Tim Sherman, 12. Pat Goodwill, 13. Kenny Bair, 14. Jimmy Steward

Heather Bartlett, Kevin Sprague

1. Jeff Olschowka, 2. Pat Couch, 3. George Magenheimer, 4. Archie Flynn, 5. Donnie Fortney, 6. Jerry Bartlett, 7. Lonnie Taylor Jr., 8. Bob Martinelli , 9. Aaron Taylor, 10. Bill Knoop, 11. Jacob Cavasos, 12. Cindy Sherman, 13. Chris Paquette, 14. Burney McClure 15. Kenny Robinson, 16. Charlie Duffy, 17. Wayne Turk, 18. Tony Licari, 19. Michael McClure, 20. Larry Smock






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