Marysville, CA - June 19, 2005...Ken Reische, David Goodwill, Andy Aust
and Zach Hurst took home the trophies in point race competition at Twin Cities
Speedway Saturday night. A very fast surface greeted competitors in the
four-division program. Once again track operator Greg Kearns battled the rain
gods and won. TCS was the only dirt track in northern California with the lights
on Saturday night.
In the TCS Mini Stock feature
Reische, of Yuba City, came out on top after a race long struggle with Shane
Stoker in a very entertaining event. Stoker took the lead at the onset and
appeared to be running away with the race. Joel Guisti, Shaun Merritt, Kevin
Sprague and Reische locked up in a hot and heavy race on the hooked up quarter
Early on, Sprague fell victim
to a flat right rear and spent the rest of the event carving his way back
through the field. Reische, meanwhile, systematically picked off the competitors
in front of him. When he had secured second he camped on Stoker’s bumper. The
Stoker-Reische battle then raged throughout most of the rest of the event. With
the race at three-quarters distance Reische made a slick move in turn four to
get the lead. A yellow flag soon slowed the field. At the new green Stoker
buried his car into the first turn cushion and flew by Reische out of turn two.
Two laps later Reische responded and got back by Stoker. The pair were nearly
locked together as the race headed into the final circuits, but Reische held on.
Shane.”, Reische remarked in victory lane. He was saluting the drive of
Stoker. Stoker has been on fire lately since missing an event last month to
satisfy a military obligation. It was a great race. Shaun and Mike Merritt
shadowed the top two followed by Heather Bartlett in fifth. The Merritt brothers
have been very quick lately and battled to the checkers nearly side by side.
In the Riebes Racing Series
Stock Cars Andy Aust simply dominated the race. He was unchallenged in is run
from the pole. Behind Aust Rio Oso’s “Big Jake” Cavasos made a late race
pass on Kenny Robinson for a solid second place finish. Robinson stayed in
third. Brad Magenheimer and Chris Paquette rounded out the top five.
In a race with few slowdowns
Aust continued his climb toward the top of the standings after a
disqualification earlier in the season. Point leader Phillip Shelby had a so-so
night with a less than satisfactory heat race and an eighth place finish in the
main. The point race should be much tighter when the new standings are issued
later this week.
Napa Dentist Dr. David Goodwill
went from eighth to first in rapid fashion and ran away with a convincing
victory in the Hunt Magneto Speedway Sprint Car Series main event. The race was
the third in the NCMA Select Series. Winged sprint car stars Bobby McMahon,
Herman Klein and Chuck Gurney Jr were all entered in the event. Gurney fried his
motor in hot laps and McMahon finished in second. Klein was an early race
challenger to Goodwill’s lead but suffered a suspension problem that put him
on the sidelines early. Tony Richards finished third from eighteenth in the best
passing job of the night. TCS point leader Steve Stein finished fourth and
padded his lead in the series. Ty Hawkins came in fifth from seventeenth, Both
Hawkins and Richards had to get into the feature from the B main event. The
entire Speedway Sprint Car night was slowed only a few times for minor spins.
A hooked up and fast speedway
with multiple grooves allowed for great racing, alot of passing and few
Zach Hurst came from thirteenth
starting position to win the Nor Cal Dwarf Car feature. Hurst passed race leader
Mike Grenert with three to go to take the checkers.
This Saturday night the TCS
Hunt Magneto Speedway Sprint Car Series Sprint Cars, the BCRA Midgets and Midget
Lites will invade the Marysville clay. The SORA Sprint 100’s will also appear.
Three-time national USAC champion Jimmy Sills is entered and will be racing
against the finest dirt track midget stars on the west coast.
Gates open at 5 with racing at
7PM at the one and only Twin Cities Speedway. Twin
Cities Speedway is located at 1468 Simpson Lane in Marysville. For additional
information call (530) 742-9222 or go to www.twincitiesspeedway.net.