Saturday, Oct. 30 marked the third race in the Red Bluff Outlaws Sprint Dirt Kart Winter Series at the Pauline Davis Pavilion in the Tehama District Fairground.
Race Two saw C.W. Tiner return from a two-year hiatus from the Outlaws to win the Open 500cc Division A Main Event, and this time he repeated his win finishing just ahead of Beau Perkins and Tyler McCain.
Local NASCAR Southwest Tour driver, Ryan Foster, deserved the hard-charger award for his relentless sprints through the pack of 500cc karts. Engine problems stymied Foster's attempts at his heat race win, but he was triumphant in the Trophy Dash finishing just ahead of Brian McCain.
McCain and his brother Tyler both had some rough luck but Brian came back with a second place finish in the Trophy Dash and Tyler a third place spot in the A Main.
Garret Mills, the 15-year-old driver from Redding, nabbed the A Main Event win for the Open Intermediate Division.
Kyle Larson had led most of the race with a long lead on Mills when a solo spin sent him to back for the restart. Mason Moore in the beautiful black #22 kart set the fast time with a 8.25 second lap. Dillon Silverman won the Trophy Dash for the division over Mills and Keith Bloom Jr.
The Intermediate 125/250cc division A Main was won by Brian Southers, who held off a determined Justyn Cox and Colby Copeland. Earlier in the day, Copeland had set fast time for the class with a 8.635 second circuit. But it was Max Adams, celebrating his 10th birthday, who won the Trophy Dash ahead of Southers, Cox and Redding driver Chase Hill.
The F200 class is still growing and this week it was Alyssa Hogan from Redding that dominated by setting both the Fast Time and winning the A Main Event. Although the class was originally designed for older racers who wanted to get into Outlaw Karting, it was 10 year old Braedon Enos of Red Bluff who won the Trophy Dash and finished a strong second in the Main Event.
Some of the very best racing of the night was in the Box Stock division. These smaller karts feature suped-up 5-hp. power plants that consistently turn laps in the nine-second bracket.
Saturday night's fast lap was set by Tyler Seavey at 9.957 seconds. Seavey holds the Knoxville Nationals Box Stock Championship from the summer season, not to mention an extensive list of wins and awards from the Outlaws.
The long haul for Zachary Heinz from Carson City, Nev. was rewarded with the Trophy Dash win over Casey McClain, fellow Carson City racer Kellcy Bell, and another Seavey, brother Logan.
The A Main Event was an incredible race with battles throughout the 16-kart field but it was Casey McClain from Palo Cedro that took the checkered flag, just ahead of James Edens and Tanner Thompson.
In the Beginner Box Stock Division Chase Majdic set the fast time with a 11.481 second lap, but the hard-charging Katina Baker won the Trophy Dash over Zachary Rushing, Richie Carrel and Majdic.
Devin Lee, also celebrating a birthday this week, made some awesome runs to best the 12-kart pack. Also shining through this week in the class were Jesse James Calwell and Michael Call, both winning their respective heat races.
Notes: The Winter Series champions are determined by a points system. Their finishing position in each race earns the driver a number of points, and the driver with the most points accumulated for the season wins the coveted championship and large purse payout. At the end of the season, the battle for points becomes an intense motivator for the drivers, and the incentive of winning a championship from the Red Bluff Outlaws makes for some spectacular racing. This season's sponsors include, Les Schwab Tires, After Shock Performance, Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Red Bluff Ford, Jiffy Lube, Big Boys Toys, Bob's Red Bluff Transmission and many other local business and individuals.
NEAR SWEEP AT RED BLUFF FOR TYLER WOLF
Outlaw Karts by Gary Jacob..Red Bluff, CA..Nov 5…
ith the inversions used in the dash, heats and features, clean sweeps are very rare at the Red Bluff Indoor outlaw kart action, but Open Outlaw point leader Tyler Wolf nearly pulled one off on Saturday night by setting quick time, winning his heat race, placing second in the dash from sixth starting and then adding the A Main win. Wolf was also the Cycleland Speedway champion this summer. Steven Gannon's Red Bluff season had gotten off to a rough start, but he rebounded with a heat win and a second behind Wolf in the fature action. Brent Hamilton ran third and female star Emalee Ramirez from Sunnyvale placed fourth. Leading all the way from his outside front row start, Keith Bloom Jr won the Open Intermediate A Main. Second quick Kyle Larson made a lap 12 pass on pole starter Jake Park and ran second to climb into third in points. Park salvaged a third ahead of Dillon Silverman. Dash winner Colby Copeland won the Intermediate A Main in front of Kenny Allen and Oregon's Dylan Pemberton. Cycleland Pro Box Stock champion Casey McClain raced to the A Main win in the Box Stocks ahead of third quick Tyler Seavey and point leading Logan Seavey. L Seavey had earlier set quick time. Nevada's Zachary Heinz ran fourth. Only quick time eluded Devin Lee in the Beginner Box Stocks as he timed in fifth, won the dash from the front row, captured his heat and the A Main. The Maxwell resident was chased across the finish line by Chase Majdic. Majdic ran second behind Devin Lee in the dash, heat and A Main. Point leader Richie Carrel ran third. It was a big night for the Lee clan as older brother David Lee ran fifth in the Box Stock A Main. Defending champion Kevin Acosta won the F200 feature in front of Jim Matson and dash winner Braedon Enos. Fast timer Alyssa Hogan ran fourth.
Wolf was the quickest of the 44 Open Outlaw karts in time trials with his 8.636 clocking. Hamilton ranked second at 8.704 and Brett Miller ran a 8.733. Tyler McCain, Brian McCain and Brandon Aldred also made the dash as the 20 fastest were all in the 8's. Aldred took dash honors from the pole ahead of Wolf and B Miller. The usual five heat format advances just the top 2 finishers in each heat into the A Main. Wolf charged through the field to capture heat 1 over Aldred and pole starter Pete Johnston. Tyler Ritcheson won heat 2 from the outside front row in front of Hamilton and Darren Rogers. Ramirez also turned an outside front row start into a win in heat 3 ahead of Sean Becker, who was making his first Red Bluff start of the season. Daniel Becker ran third. David Tarter continued the trend of outside front winners in heat 4 ahead of John Michael Bunch and T McCain. Gannon won from third in heat 5 as friend Cody Braund ran second ahead of Nevada's Christian Steele. The D Main was full of heavy hitters who had problems in the heat action. B McCain raced to that win ahead of Ryan Foster, Justin Reinolds and JoJo Helberg. Seventh quick Michael Tarter was the C Main winner ahead of Josh Chartier, B McCain and female star Reyna Krueger. J Reinolds' night ended with a fifth in front of Shawn Amos. B McCain's luck ran out in the B Main as he was first kart out of action. B Miller scored the B Main win with T McCain, C W Tiner and 12th starter Chartier also advancing into the A Main. Tiner was shooting for a third straight A Main win. Just missing the move out of the B Main were Beau Perkins, Tyler Schaaf and Krueger. Wolf was the A Main winner as he raced to a large lead early in the action. Gannon ran second ahead of Hamilton, Ramirez, 11th starting B Miller, Braund, T McCain, Chartier and S Becker.
Point leading Mason Moore was quickest of the 23 Open Intermediates with a 8.606 clocking. Larson was just a tick back at 8.613 and Bloom ranked third at 8.710. Park turned a 8.788 for fourth quick with Garrett Mills and Brannon Asch also in the dash. In this class, 14 of the 23 entries were in the 8's. Mills won the dash from the front row ahead of Bloom and Larson. Park's big night included a win in heat 1 over Moore and D Silverman. Larson added the win in heat 2 as Michael Forslund ran second over Kenny McArthur. Bloom drove to a win in heat 3 in front of Placerville's James Sweeney and Andrew Cumpton. In this class, the top 3 in each heat advance and they are joined by four transfers from the B Main. Mills ran fifth in his heat, but won the B Main ahead of a returning Derek Copeland, Nevada's Mackena Bell, Camron Mendes and Mathew Davis. Nevada's Daniel Thorson was sixth. Park and Bloom held down the front row for the A Main ahead of Larson and Moore. Bloom was never headed as he blasted into a solid lead. Larson finally got around Park for second and closed on Bloom, who was a straight away ahead. A late yellow gave Larson a run at Bloom, but he had to settle for second ahead of Park, D Silverman, last starter Mendes, Moore, Mills and Forslund.
The Intermediates combine the 125s and 250s and point leading Southers was quickest of the 25 teams at 8.802. Kenny Allen ran 8.849 and Chase Hill a 8.882. C Copeland, 10 year old Max Adams and Pemberton rounded out the quick six with Adams the final 8 second entry. C Copeland won from third in the dash ahead of Allen and Southers. Tenth quick Thomas Bruckenstein won heat 1 in front of C Copeland and Southers. Eleventh quick Trevor Tennison captured heat 2 ahead of Adams and Allen. Jonathan Hoheisel was 12th quick and won heat 3 in front of Pemberton and C Hill. Again, three transfers from each heat. Jason Mittry won a small C Main over Tyler Reddick and Nicholas Bellamy. Young Jacob Miller was the B Main victor ahead of Justyn Cox, Josh Keheley, Wyatt Pruitt and Reddick with Bellamy in sixth. C Copeland from Roseville was the A Main winner as Allen ran second ahead of Pemberton, Adams, Bruckenstein, Southers, C Hill, Cox and Keheley.
The Box Stocks have a seven way track championship fight underway and young L Seavey added to his point lead with quick time over a 24 kart field. He ran a 9.966 lap, a mark that was later matched by Nevada's Tanner Thorson. L Seavey's older brother T Seavey was third at 9.999 and Brandon White ran a 10.030. Cameron Bartlett and Nevada's Kellcy Bell also made the dash. K Bell was the dash winner from the pole over T Thorson and Bartlett. McClain had just timed out of the dash in 7th, but he won heat 1 ahead of L Seavey and Nevada's Mason Millard. T Thorson's big night continued with a win in heat 2 over Reilly Gillingwater and Lain Baker. Ninth quick James Edens won heat 3 ahead of K Bell and K Seavey. Because of their clean racing, the box stocks are allowed to have 16 starters in the A Main so four karts advance from each heat. Bartlett ran sixth in his heat, but battled to 13th starting slot in the feature with a B Main win ahead of Kyle Tellstrom, Kyler Heinze and B White. Tayler Baker ran fifth. Palo Cedro's McClain was the A Main winner ahead of T Seavey, L Seavey, Heinz, David Lee, Bartlett, M Millard, Edens and L Baker. K Bell's championship hopes took a blow with a 16th place finish.
There were 18 Beginner Box Stocks and Brian Hubert paced time trials with a 11.292 clocking. Carrel ran 11.390 and Majdic a 11.412. Michael Call was fourth and Devin Lee opened his big night with a 11.539 for fifth. Jesse James Colwell just nipped Zachary Rushing for the final dash assigment. Devin Lee won the dash from the outside front row ahead of Majdic and Carrel. Devin Lee again beat Majdic in heat 1 and Rushing ran third. Colwell outraced Carrel and Call in heat 2. The top four from each heat advanced and B Hubert missed with a 7th. He did win the B Main from the pole over Carley Dougherty and Brooke Silverman. Female racers finished 2-3-4 as Katina Baker ran fourth over Jarrett Gillingwater. Devin Lee finished off his near perfect night with the A Main win ahead of Majdic and Carrel. Carrel held a ten point lead over Majdic starting the night. Colwell ran fourth over Hubert, Call, Rushing and K Baker.
The F200s had 8 entries this week and female racer Hogan was quickest at 10.534. Acosta was just a tick back at 10.551 and 10 year old Enos ran 10.552. Cody Smith again filled in for Gary Gabel in fourth. Enos beat Acosta and Hogan in the dash. Acosta was the feature winner ahead of J Matson, Enos, Hogan, Darren Rogers, Tammy Hannan, Jeff Smith and C Smith.
Racing continues on Nov 12 and Nov 19 before taking Thanksgiving weekend off. The karts will also be in action the first 3 Sundays in December.