|Kyle Tellstrom – “the Road Runner” – taking the win and Mike Sullivan – “Wiley Coyote” – battle it out during racing action at the Lakeport Speedway in Lakeport, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2012. Photo courtesy of Lakeport Speedway.|
LAKEPORT, Calif. – The two day race at Lakeport Speedway over the 2012 Memorial Day weekend started off with cool weather on Saturday night and ended the weekend on Sunday with perfect weather for the first round of the Robinson Rancheria Resort and Casino Boat Races.
The action in the boat race was intense from the beginning.
On the first lap a large crash happened on the back straight taking down all the protective cover over the speedway sign on the wall. The action saw cars bouncing off boats and the wall all the way around the track.
After all the dust settled the action saw three drivers that were going to go to the vote of the crowd.
After the crowd voted the win went to Tim LaPoint, with Evan Smith in second and Cliff Maner in third.
Although the boat race was the last event of the weekend, it was not the only excitement of the weekend.
The action was intense on Saturday with the outlaws seeing Brian Denton taking the fast time for the night.
With all the drivers gunning for the young gun Kyle Tellstrom, veteran driver Mike Sullivan had put his Wiley Coyote setup on his outlaw trying to give the young kid a run for his money.
During the race it was Sullivan who made his way to the front first. Tellstrom worked his way through the field catching Sullivan during the last few laps. Trading paint and rubbing bumpers the two moved their way through the field of lapped cars.
In the end it was the Coyote versus the Road Runner and only one turn and a short run to the straight, the two were trading paint and tires were smoking and at the line it was Tellstrom “the Road Runner” taking the win and Sullivan “Wiley Coyote” in second spot.
The Jammers saw a couple Jr. Jammers not racing this weekend due to poor grades in school which left their cars parked and after a hard race incident that retired Roy Ingalls Jr. for the remainder of the weekend it saw only Jason Hunter left to take the main event win for both days at the race track.
On Saturday the main event win in the Pro Jammer went to Scott Strugnell and he was on his way to winning the second main event on Sunday when a late race spin coming to the checkered flag in turn four caused him to lose control of his car and quick thinking Brandi Cubbage drove past Strugnell for the victory.
The Bandoleros saw intense action between the young drivers, and the action started in the pit meeting when the whole group attacks one of the track promoters David Furia with silly string. This is sure to start a war that will continue for the rest of the season.
The racing action was intense on Saturday with the main event win going to Dylan Washburn and then the main on Sunday went to Kolby Berry.
The Bandolero drivers have been putting on some very intense racing during the 2012 season and there are sure to be more surprises as the season progresses.
The legend cars raced both days in preparation for their next event which will be on June 2.
|The Lakeport Speedway hosted its annual boat races on Sunday, May 27, 2012. Photo courtesy of Lakeport Speedway.|
On Saturday night it saw lots of local drivers take the track. The victory went to Scott Sabol at the end of the thirty lap main event.
On Sunday the main event win went by a large margin to Jeremy Doss after returning from running his Late Model in Roseville on Saturday where he also picked up a victory.
The Rental Solution Mini Stocks saw a good battle between James Stillman and Rich Schram Jr., where Schram was battling a broken rear end not sure if he could make it to the end of the race.
At one point he was thinking of retiring at the beginning of the show, but once on the track he gave it all he could.
The battle went for laps of side by side action of the two drivers and at the checkers it was Schram over Stillman for the win.
The Coors Light Modifieds saw the closest qualifying effort this year between the pack with everyone within one-tenth of a second of each other.
Richie Potts set the fast time and drew an inversion pill placing Kyle Tellstrom on the pole again for the second time this year. At the drop of the checkered it saw Tellstrom jump out into the lead over teammate Sean Sweeney of Kelseyville.
After the 40 lap main was complete it was Tellstrom taking home his second victory of the season in the Modified division and second victory of the weekend.
In the Taco Bell Bomber division it was a rough weekend for sophomore driver Keilgh Sullivan getting tied up in a heat race incident that sent her flying through the air down the front straight away landing going into turn number one.
She continued on to the main event where she rallied her night that was looking like a total loss to a six place finish. The win went to Darrin Snider of Kelseyville with a dominating performance on the evening.
The action with the Taco Bell Bombers continued on to Sunday where after the green flag dropped as most of the filed had passed down the back straight of the race track; Kevin Bracket came bolting on the track during live green conditions from the wrong gate.
Not being eligible to race because not being able to take the green and also because of a unsafe entry on the raceway it drew a yellow flag.
At the drop of the yellow some cars got tangled up on the front straight away ending the weekend early for Keilgh Sullivan where her bad luck continued.
Like the true sportsman that race at Lakeport Speedway all the drivers in the other division in the pits, ran to her pit to try and get her car repaired to return to the race track. Unable to make the repairs she was retired for the evening.
At the restart is saw Saturday’s winner Darrin Snider working his way up through the field. It looked like he was going to run away and hide, when an incident in turn number one caused him to cut a left rear tire down.
He retired to the pit area unable to continue and as the race resumed it saw Travis Thorn working his way up through the pack to take the victory.
Racing action continues at Lakeport Speedway this Saturday, June 2, with the Legends of the Pacific, The Coors Light Modifieds, The Taco Bell Bombers, The Rental Solution Mini Stocks, The Lawn Mowers and Bandoleros.
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