Marysville, CA - August 26, 2006...
Phillip Shelby, Jeremy Burt, Jeremy
Hawes and Joel Giusti picked up the hardware at the 5th annual
Yuba City Scrap and Steel’s Ice Cream night. Twin Cities Speedway hosted
its four primary divisions in a night filled with exciting competition.
In Pacific Sprint Car action Grass
Valley’s Jeremy Burt secured his first ever feature event win at Greg and
Linda Kearns fast quarter-mile. Burt was challenged in the final laps by a
hard charging Mike Wasina Jr. The two-time champ was shaking down a new
racer with a radical independent front suspension. By all accounts it’s
maiden run needs to be considered a success.
With five laps left Wasina showed up
on Burt’s tail and began a relentless pursuit of the lead. Burt was up to
the task and kept Wasina at bay as the pair headed into the final lap. Turn
three decided it as Wasina drove deep into cushion. Burt and Wasina were
side by side for a moment, then Burt’s #2bx jumped ahead and a pretty turn
four won him the race. Behind Burt came point leader Brent Dothage. Dothage
beat Kevin Lovell across the line for third and extended his lead in the
championship standings. Quick timer Korey Lovell finished fifth.
Phillip Shelby came from the front row
to lead the TCS Stock Car feature wire to wire. Billy Knoop spent the entire
time battling from the back into second. Knoop was unable to dig into
Shelby’s six-point lead when the event was checkered. Ray Benkowski of
Yuba City finished in third place. Shelby and Knoop will decide it next
Saturday in the double point show.
Jeremy Hawes celebrated his return to
Twin Cities Speedway with a well-deserved victory in the Hunt Wingless
Sprint Car feature event. Hawes was quick all night and raised some eyebrows
with some daring high side passes. Point leader Charlie Marrs could not
catch Hawes’ flying Ford powered hot rod. Marrs had to settle for a second
place and a fist full of valuable points. Marrs second place finish ahead of
closest pursuer in the point race, Rick Eversult, padded what is a nearly
Eversult was fast in the later stages
of the event and, with Marrs, drew close to the leader on occasion. Hawes
would motor away anytime his closest rivals applied pressure.
In the TCS MiniStock final Joel Giusti
of Sutter swept the night and moved within ten points of leader Mike
Merritt. Giusti has been the hottest thing in the class lately. Blane Baker
was flying in the later laps and secured a fine second place finish. Jamie
Ollar, Floyd Youngblood and Lisa Shelby sounded out the top five. Shelby
clawed her way back to fifth place after an early race spin put her at the
rear of the field early on in the event.
Shane Stoker gets the hard luck award
to go with his 2005 Sportsman of the Year award. Stoker had a night ending
mechanical problem in his heat race and he dropped to third in the standings
after being within fifteen of the leader Merritt when the night began.
The final point race of the year is
scheduled for this Saturday night. A monster double point event will be run
in all four divisions. All of the championships will be decided. The Hunt
Magneto Wingless Sprint Car, the winged Pacific Sprint Cars, The TCS Stock
Cars and the TCS MiniStocks will be on the program. The race will be Fan
Appreciation Night and General Admission to the speedway will be only $5.00.
Hot Dogs and Pepsi’s will be a $1.00. Beer will be $2.00 all night long.
The biggest event of the year will open the spectator gates at 5PM and
racing will begin promptly at 7PM. DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT.
can reach the business office at 530-675-2050 or on raceday call the track at
530-742-9222. All the latest points data is available at