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Lakeport Speedway opens 2012 season with exciting night of competition

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Darrin Snider won the Bomber main event at the Lakeport Speedway on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Saturday, April 21, was opening night at Lakeport Speedway.

The stands where filled with excited race fans, and the pits where flowing with new cars all shined up for the new race season.   

Fans were treated to an exciting night of racing featuring six divisions of race cars from the Coors Light Modified, Taco Bell Bombers, the Jammers, Legend cars, Bandoleros and the Rental Solution Mini Stocks.  

The weather was nice and the action was exciting right out of the gate with the the action in the bandolero division where young driver Colby Furia of Cloverdale set the new track record for the bandolero division, and then went on to win the first main event of the year.

The Rental Solution Mini Stocks put on a very exciting show after some contact between veteran driver James Stillman and rookie driver Eddie Barnet sent Stillman into the turn three wall with him ending up on his lid coming out of turn No. 4. After all the dust had settled Stillman was OK but the car was done for the night.

The race continued with the main event win going to Jim Underwood taking his first main event win of the year.

The action continued with the Coors Light Modifieds which saw Rookie Driver Kyle Tellstrom getting the luck of the inversion draw placing him on the pole of the race. When the green flag fell he stepped out to the lead never to look back for the rest of the race.

At the checkers it was Tellstrom, Potts, and Wright with Potts leaving the weekend with the points lead.  

The Jammers saw 11 cars able to start the main event with three cars being eliminated before the end of the first lap after a large pile up in turn No. 4.

The action was very exciting but at the end of the race saw a rookie driver Scott Strugnell take the win for the pro jammers and second year driver Taylor Sullivan take the win in the Jr. Jammer Division.   

The first Legend race of the season saw David Winchel set the fast time and go on to take the checkers over Fisher and Sturgess.  

The best excitement was held for the last race of the night, in the Taco Bell Bomber division. With a field full of both veterans and rookies, it was an action packed race with very few cautions.

The action was off to a fast pace with Mike Collins of Lucerne jumping out to the early lead, but Darrin Snider starting back in the field was slowly working his way to the front.

During the closing laps of the race Darrin Snider made a move on Mike Collins for the lead never to take a look back. At the checkers it was Snider, Collins, Denton, Thorn and Smith rounding out the top five.
The action continues this weekend at Lakeport Speedway with the front gates opening at 3:30 p.m. and the racing starting at 5 p.m.

Racing this weekend will be the Legend cars, the Bandoleros, Taco Bell Bombers, the Extreme Asphalt Outlaws and the Jammers.

The racing is just heating up for the largest season that Lakeport Speedway has ever seen.

For all event details visit www.lakeportspeedway.com and make sure to like the speedway on Facebook for the latest on event specials and some times special event give aways.

Lakeport Speedway is your community-based, not-for-profit speedway, your place for family entertainment. 

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The Modifieds starting field at the opening of the Lakeport Speedway on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Courtesy photo.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 April 2012 13:26 )