TYLER MCCAIN BATTLES FROM C MAIN TO CAPTURE RED BLUFF OPENER
Outlaw Karts by Gary Jacob.Red Bluff, CA…Oct 15…Second quick Tyler McCain had problems in his heat race and was forced to start his night in the C Main as Red Bluff opened their winter indoor season of outlaw kart racing on Saturday night. T McCain won the C Main and transferred into the A Main with a 3rd place finish in the B Main. In the 25 lap A Main, T McCain battled from 13th starting to win by two seconds over Tony Sousa and heat winner Cody Braund. Fast timer Ryan Foster ran fourth ahead of B Main winner Josh Chartier. Racing slightly faster than T McCain, fifth quick Garrett Mills won the Open Intermediate 25 lapper with just a half-second margin on Mason Moore. Keith Bloom Jr was third ahead of fast timer Dillon Silverman. Turning a quicker time that either of the open winners, heat winner Thomas Bruckenstein was victorious in the Intermediate 25 lapper, finishing nearly two seconds in front of Klamath Falls OR long tow Dylan Pemberton and Brian Southers. This season, Red Bluff is not letting drivers race in both the Open Intermediate and Intermediate classes like they could in the past. Nevada long tows finished 1-2 in the 25 lap Box Stock A Main as 7th quick Zachary Heinz finished 1.28 seconds in front of Kellcy Bell. James Edens ran third in front of Casey McClain. Dash winner Chase Majdic out dueled fast timer Richie Carrel for the win in the 25 lap Beginner Box Stock feature, finishing ½ second in front at the checkered flag. Zachary Rushing was third ahead of Katina Baker. Jeff Smith dominated the 10 lap F200 feature, finishing nearly a lap ahead of Alyssa Hogan with last year's champion Kevin Acosta in third. The indoor Red Bluff action started just one week after the teams had finished their outdoor season at Cycleland Speedway. Red Bluff will race six Saturdays in a row, take Thanksgiving weekend off, then run the first 3 Saturdays in December before taking a holiday break. Red Bluff has 14 point races scheduled for the 2005-06 season.
The Open Outlaw class drew a huge 52 kart turnout and pavement late model star Ryan Foster paced time trials with his 8.661 clocking. T McCain ran 8.705 and Pete Johnston was third at 8.724. The fastest 24 karts were all in the 8's in the highly competitive class. Cycleland champion Tyler Wolf ranked fourth at 8.727 ahead of John Michael Bunch and Bubba Hill. Bunch and B Hill ran 1-2 in the dash from their front row starts. Foster did race through the field to capture heat 1 as the Red Bluff heat races only transfer two karts into the A Main in this class. Tyler Ritcheson ran second from the pole ahead of B Hill. Braund won heat 2 from the outside front row ahead of pole starter Blake Donaldson and Chartier. Jason Schuppert turned a pole start into a win in heat 3 ahead of fifth starter Johnston and David Wilson. Wolf battled from the third row to capture heat 4 over Sousa and Oregon's T J Kress. Kart builder Dean Bare won heat 5 ahead of pole starter Mike Wheeler from Medford OR. Shawn Amos ran third. With the large turnout, the feature action started with an E Main and 16th quick Brian McCain won that ahead of Brent Hamilton and Scott Morton. B McCain had problems in the D Main, but Hamilton again advanced with a third behind winner Joe Weststeyn from Oregon and 8th quick Brandon Aldred. C W Tiner got the final transfer out of both the E and D Mains. Richard Weststeyn just missed moving up from the D with a fifth. T McCain won the C Main ahead of Justin Grant, who was filling in for WoO racing Sean Becker. Bunch was also forced to start his night in the C Main and he advanced with a third ahead of Garrett Morton, female star Emalee Ramirez and Tiner. The B Main features some of most intense racing of the night as they battle for those final four slots in the A Main. Chartier won the B Main ahead of Brett Miller, T McCain and B Hill. Wilson just missed in fifth ahead of Bunch and T Kress. The A Main was now filled with it's 14 starters and all but Donaldson finished that 25 lap run. T McCain turned the quickest lap of 9.144 late in the action as he won from the back row. Sousa finished two seconds back with a best of 9.281. Bare had run a 9.264 best lap, but he finished a lap down in 11th. Braund ran third ahead of Foster, Chartier, B Miller, Wolf, Schuppert, Ritcheson and Wheeler.
The Open Intermediates had 24 entries and Silverman ran quick time at 8.672. Cycleland champion Kyle Larson was second at 8.687 and Bloom ran a 8.712. Thirteen karts were in the 8's and Moore ranked fourth at 8.728. Mills and Jake Park rounded out the dash qualifiers. Mills had a big night as he also won the dash in front of Moore and Park. Seventh quick Brad Patchen won heat 1 with a best lap of 8.890 and second place Moore ran an 8.939. 8th quick Andrew Cumpton captured heat 2 over Nevada's Mackena Bell. Another female racer Leana Kenyon won heat 3 in front of Robert Marcos and Bloom. Mills transferred with a third in his heat. Ninth quick Alissa Geving had problems in her heat, but won the C Main ahead of Kenny McArthur and Oregon's Chelsea Gamble. Larson spun in his heat, but got the B Main win when race long leader Park got tangled up with a lapped kart. Park did manage to transfer in fourth behind Michael Forslund and Matthew Davis. Derek Copeland and Geving just missed the move up. Kenyon was out before a lap was scored in the 25 lap feature, but the other 12 starters finished on the lead lap. Mills ran his quickest lap of 9.123 on lap 24 as he won just over a half second ahead of Moore. Bloom was 1.5 seconds back in third as Silverman settled for fourth in front of Cumpton, Larson, Davis, M Bell, R Marcos and Patchen. Moore ran a 9.208 early in the race and Forslund also had a 9.208.
The Intermediate class combines the 250 and 125 machines. In his first Red Bluff race, Justyn Cox turned quick time over a 28 kart field at 8.689. Colby Copeland ran 8.706 and Southers a 8.709. Oregon's Seth Nunes ranked fourth at 8.799 with Trevor Tennison and David Chaves also making the dash. Tennison turned his outside front row start into a dash win over Southers. Bruckenstein timed in 7th quick and won heat 1 with a best lap of 8.985. Jacob Miller ran second ahead of Pemberton. Jason Mittry won heat 2, but C Copeland ran a 8.976 best as he placed second ahead of Max Adams. Shane Graham beat Chaves and Tyler Reddick in heat 3. Dash winner Tennison had problems in his heat, but won the C Main in front of fast timer Cox and Chase Hill. C Hill also managed to advance from the B Main with another third place run behind winner Southers and Medford OR champion Josh Keheley. Keheley lives in Mariposa CA. Justin Grant also filled in for Tyler Taylor and took the fourth transfer out of the B Main ahead of Nunes and Ukiah's Trevor Cristiani. This class starts 13 karts in the A Main and everyone except for dropouts Grant and J Miller finished on the lead lap. Bruckenstein ran a best lap of 9.052 early in the action and won by nearly two seconds over Pemberton. Southers ran third ahead of back of the pack starter C Hill, Mittry, C Copeland, Keheley and Adams. C Copeland's 9.278 was the second best feature lap.
There were 28 Box Stocks and Brandon White surprised with a quick time at 9.887. Tyler Seavey ran a 10.048 and Edens a 10.079. Cameron Bartlett, K Bell and Logan Seavey also made the dash. L Seavey won the dash from the pole over K Bell. Bartlett ran a best lap of 9.997 as he won the first heat over Nevada's Jennifer Purcell. K Bell had a big night as she won heat 2 over T Seavey. Lain Baker beat McClain and Edens in heat 3. Andrew Anderson advanced into the A Main with a B Main win ahead of Tony Marcos, Jake Morgan and Nevada's Mason Millard. Missing the move up were Wesley Dougherty and A J Sauer. Because of their clean racing, the box stocks get the largest A Main field at Red Bluff with 16 starters. David Lee was the only dropout in the 25 lapper and 11 karts finished on the lead lap. Heinz beat lap of 9.883 came on lap 24 as he won by 1.3 seconds over K Bell. K Bell ran a 9.924. Third place Edens was 1.5 seconds behind the winner and had a best time of 9.862. McClain ran fourth ahead of Bartlett, Anderson, L Seavey, Tanner Thorson, T Seavey and Kyle Tellstrom. J Purcell was the final lead lap finisher.
The Beginner Box Stocks fielded 16 karts on opening night and Carrel earned quick time honors at 11.593. Majdic ran 11.604 with Katina Baker, Cory Combs, Rushing and newcomer Samantha Schultz in the 11's. Majdic improved to a 11.518 as he won the dash over Rushing and Schultz. Carrel had an 11.654 as he won heat 1 over Rushing who ran an 11.613. Brian Hubert won heat 2 over Majdic, who ran an 11.581. With a fifth in her heat, K Baker had to race in the B Main but she ripped off a 11.313 lap as she won over Carley Dougherty and Michael Call. Taylor Matson also advanced in fourth. The quickest laps of the night were turned in the A Main as Majdic won by just the half second margin over Carrel. Majdic ran a 11.245, but Carrel had a 11.189. Fourth finisher K Baker came from 9th starting and ran a 11.179. Rushing did edge out K Baker for third. C Dougherty ran fifth over Schultz, Call and Hubert. Devin Lee was the final lead lap finisher in 9th.
Only six F200s were on hand for the opener and Braedon Enos turned quick time at 10.850. Hogan ran a 10.898 and Smith a 11.356. Sixth quick Gary Gabel won the dash over Hogan and Vic Hannan. Smith clicked off a 10.283 as he dominated the short 10 lap feature. Hogan's best was 10.657 and she ran second, 8 seconds behind the winner. Acosta was just one second behind Hogan and quick timer Enos was a lap down in fourth over Gabel as Hannan was out before a lap was scored.
Summary F200 Fast Time-Braedon Enos 10.850 Dash-Gary Gabel, Alyssa Hogan, Vic Hannan. Main-Jeff Smith, Hogan, Kevin Acosta, Enos, Gabel, Hannan. Beginner Box Stock Fast Time-Richie Carrel 11.593 Dash-Chase Majdic, Zachary Rushing, Samantha Schultz. Heat 1-Carrel, Rushing, Jesse James Colwell, Devin Lee, Katina Baker. Heat 2-Brian Hubert, Majdic, Schultz, Cory Combs, Jarrett Gillingwater. B Main-K Baker, Carley Dougherty, Michael Call, Taylor Matson, Cody Ashby, Colton Able, Tucker Russell, J Gillingwater. A Main-Majdic, Carrel, Rushing, K Baker, Dougherty, Schultz, Call, Hubert, Devin Lee, C Combs, Matson, Colwell, Box Stock Fast Time-Brandon White 9.867. Dash-Logan Seavey, Kellcy Bell, James Edens. Heat 1-Cameron Bartlett, Jennifer Purcell, Tanner Thomson, Zachary Heinz, Reilly Gillingwater. Heat 2-K Bell, Tyler Seavey, Kyle Tellstrom, David Lee, Kyler Heinze. Heat 3-Lain Baker, Casey McClain, Edens, L Seavey, Jake Morgan. B Main-Andrew Anderson, Tony Marcos, J Morgan, Mason Millard, Wesley Dougherty, A J Sauer, Tayler Baker, Keith Combs, Britney White. R Gillingwater. A Main-Heinz, K Bell, Edens, McClain, Bartlett, Anderson, L Seavey, Thorson, T Seavey, Tellstrom, Purcell, J Morgan, L Baker, Millard, T Marcos, David Lee. Intermediate Fast Time-Justyn Cox 8.689 Dash-Trevor Tennison, Brian Southers, Colby Copeland. Heat 1-Thomas Bruckenstein, Jacob Miller, Dylan Pemberton, Casey McClain, Josh Keheley. Heat 2-Jason Mittry, C Copeland, Max Adams, Trevor Cristiani, Tim Haylett. Heat 3-Shane Graham, David Chaves, Tyler Reddick, Justin Grant, Southers. C Main-Tennison, Cox, Chase Hill, Seth Nunes, Jonathan Hoheisel, R J Johnson, Natasha Kress, Tom Berry, Kenny Allen. B Main-Southers, Keheley, C Hill, Grant, Nunes, Cristiani, McClain, Blayke Olson, Stephanie Yannazzo, Tennison. A Main-Bruckenstein, Pemberton, Southers, C Hill, Mittry, C Copeland, Keheley, Adams, Graham, Chaves, Reddick, Grant, J Miller. Open Intermediate Fast Time-Dillon Silverman 8.672 Dash-Garrett Mills, Mason Moore, Jake Park. Heat 1-Brad Patchen, Moore, Silverman, Jonny Lentz, Michael Forslund. Heat 2-Andrew Cumpton, Mackena Bell, Mills, Chris Kress, Daniel Thorson. Heat 3-Leana Kenyon, Robert Marcos, Keith Bloom Jr, Park, R C Pinckney. C Main-Alissa Geving, Kenny McArthur, Chelsea Gamble, Amanda Reinolds, Alexandria Eaton, Daniel Kineally. B Main-Kyle Larson, Forslund, Matthew Davis, Park, Derek Copeland, Geving, A Reinolds, C Kress, Gamble, McArthur. A Main-Mills, Moore, Bloom Jr, Silverman, Cumpton, Larson, Davis, M Bell, R Marcos, Patchen, Park, Forslund, Kenyon. Open Outlaw Fast Time-Ryan Foster 8.661 Dash-John Michael Bunch, Bubba Hill, Foster. Heat 1-Foster, Tyler Ritcheson, B Hill, Beau Perkins, David Tarter. Heat 2-Cody Braund, Blake Donaldson, Josh Chartier, Michael Tarter, Daniel Becker. Heat 3-Jason Schuppert, Pete Johnston, David Wilson, Troy Combs, Garrett Morton. Heat 4-Tyler Wolf, Tony Sousa, T J Kress, Brett Miller, Justin Grant. Heat 5-Dean Bare, Mike Wheeler, Shawn Amos, Justin Reinolds, Bunch. E Main-Brian McCain, Brent Hamilton, Scott Morton, C W Tiner, Kevin Juvenal, Josh Ostler, Chris Rytting, Travis Stopplemore. D Main-Joe Weststeyn, Brandon Aldred, Hamilton, Tiner, Richard Weststeyn, S Morton, Scott Burgess, Christian Steele, Gary Morgan, Steven Gannon. C Main-Tyler McCain, Grant, Bunch, G Morton, Emalee Ramirez, Tiner, Hamilton, D Tarter, Jake Clausen, Michael Helwig. B Main-Chartier, B Miller, T McCain, B Hill, Wilson, Bunch, T Kress, Grant, J Reinolds, Amos. A Main-T McCain, Sousa, Braund, Foster, Chartier, B Miller, Wolf, Schuppert, Ritcheson, Wheeler, Bare, Johnston, B Hill, Donaldson.