Welcome driver’s and race fans, to the Red Bluff Yamaha Perpetual Trophy night, also known as Point’s Race #10. It’s hard to believe that after tonight there are only three more point’s races, followed by the West Coast Nationals. Which, by-the-way, information for that weekend is now available.
Help me, and the RBO Staff, wish the following driver a very Happy Birthday.
Open driver, Lucas Ashe—February 14th. If memory serves me correctly, this is Happy 16th.
Last Saturday night began with mud packing, then qualifying for the Beginner Box, Box Stock, and 250/Intermediate.
Taking the top spot in the Beginner Box class was Connor Grasty, with a time of 11.705. Second through sixth was: Chevy Schroer, Rowdy Gramps, Austin Anderson, Jake Myers, and Luke Hayes.
In heat 1 Malia Owens got into Charlie Seavey coming out of turn 2, on lap 1, bringing out the only yellow. The finishing order was: Rowdy Gramps, Connor Grasty, Jake Myers, Koen Irwin, Bently Ritcheson, Charlie Seavey, and Malia Owens.
As in heat 1, heat 2 was caution free. Getting the win was Justin Sabol. Followed by; Luke Hayes, Austin Anderson, Chevy Schroer, Zachary Risch, Kiley Grimes, and Jaxon Coughlin.
Trophy Dash: Starting on the front row was: Luke Hayes and Jake Myers; second row was: Austin Anderson and Rowdy Gramps; third row was: Chevy Schroer and Connor Grasty. After a very quick lead, by Jake Myers, and a clean race, Myers got the win.
The A Main had its fair share of yellow flags, but in the end it was Rowdy Gramps getting the win. Finishing order behind Gramps was: Connor Grasty, Luke Hayes, Justin Sabol, Austin Anderson, Jaxon Coughlin, Chevy Schroer, Kiley Grimes, Jake Myers, Charlie Seavey, Koen Irwin, Malia Owens, Bently Ritcheson, and Zachary Risch.
Chance Grasty took top honors in qualifying with a time of 10.076. The other dash qualifiers were: Preston Carr, Rylinn Renaud, Tyler Fox, Blake Burgess, and Wade Wittman.
Grasty led six drivers to the checker flag in heat 1, followed by: Tyler Fox, Evan Gunderson, Brayden Williams, MaKenna Gannon, and Natalie Richard. There was one yellow when Richard got into Williams coming out of turn 1 on lap 1. Several laps later Richard stalled on the front stretch, and after taking the yellow Gannon stalled on the back stretch.
Little Miss Carly Holmes brought the driver’s around turn 4 to the checker flag in heat 2, followed by: Jace Lafferty, Preston Carr, Blake Martin, Blake Burgess, and Tater Reich. The heat race was run caution free.
Conner Mewhirter won heat 3, followed by Wade Wittman, Rylinn Renaud, Alan Pyszora, Trevor Grimes, and Joel Myers, Jr. This heat was also caution free.
Wittman and Burgess brought the driver’s to the green in the trophy dash. Burgess got out front early, taking the trophy home. Fox, who started second row, inside, came in second. Finishing order behind Fox was Carr, Grasty, Renaud, and Wittman.
The four drivers who transferred out of the B Main into the A were: Burgess, Myers, Jr., Grimes, and Gannon.
The A Main had six cautions, with the biggest coming on lap 1 out of turn 1, when eight drivers tangled. The only driver, seemingly affected by the caution was Mewhirter, who had to enter the hot pits. Burgess and Gunderson got together coming out of turn 2 bringing out the yellow, Mewhirter stalled on the back stretch under the yellow going into the hot pits. Lafferty stalled on the back stretch, bringing out the yellow, he went to the hot pits for repairs. The last yellow came out when Gunderson turns Fox into the front stretch wall. Lafferty got upside down on the back stretch. At the drop of the checker flag Grasty got the win. The final top five were: Carr, Myers, Jr., Holmes, and Burgess.
Once again Carsen Perkins qualified at the top of the board, with a time of 9.213. The other drivers who qualified for the trophy dash were: Tanner Holmes, Raymond Baldez, Daniel Whitley, Carson Raudman, and Tanner Pettit.
Anissa Curtice and Lexi Raudman brought seven drivers to the green flag in heat 1. Raudman got out front early with Whitley close behind in second, on the back stretch she got into him, bringing out the yellow and sending Whitley into the hot pits. Unfortunately after he was pushed back out onto the track he was unable to take the green and went back into the hot pits, ending his chance of transferring into the A Main. On the last lap Sousa got into the back of Curtice sending her into the back wall. Perkins got the win, followed by: Raudman, Matheny, Sousa, Fogde, Curtice, and Whitley.
Heat 2 was caution free. Brody Armtrout and Blake Carrick brought the other five drivers to the green. Carrick got the jump on Armtrout and the lead. Several laps in Tanner Holmes passed Carrick for the lead and the win, with Carrick coming in second. Third through seventh was: Brody Armtrout, Kinden Peacock, Carson Raudman, Jaiden Curfman-Levy, and Savannah Heath.
Heat 3 was also caution free. Kaiden Butler and Maximos Mittry came out of turn 4, to take the green flag, on row one. The race finished as it started, with the exception of Colby Fox, who started in the sixth position, but finished fifth. Butler got the win, Mittry second, Tanner Pettit, third; Raymond Baldez, fourth; Fox; Skylar Cole, sixth; and Savanna Cardenas.
Not a lot changed in the order in the Trophy dash, either. The race was caution free. Tanner Pettit and Carson Raudman sat on the front row, with Pettit getting the win. Daniel Whitley came in second. Followed by, Raudman, Tanner Holmes, Carsen Perkins, and Raymond Baldez.
B Main was won by Daniel Whitley, after only one caution, in which Fogde stalled and had to enter the hot pits. The other drivers who transferred out of the B into the A were: Anissa Curtice, Skyler Cole, and Carson Raudman.
Unlike the heats and dash, the A Main was not caution free. There were six cautions in all. The first one came when someone hit Carson Raudman, who then stalled. Yellow was shown again on the restart, when apparently Blake Carrick jumped the start coming to the green, sending him back three positions. Carsen Perkins had a rough night, after a great start, qualifying number one. He brought out the next yellow when he stalled coming out of turn 2. One the front stretch there was a pileup, with five drivers getting together. Lexi Raudman was in that mess and the only one who had to enter the hot pits. The next yellow came when Mittry got loose out of 2, sliding into the infield and stalling. While under the yellow Curtice entered the hot pits. With six laps to go another yellow was in the air, when Perkins, Peacock, and Carson Raudman got together coming out of turn 2. On the restart, with five laps to go, Tanner Holmes and Kaiden Butler continued to battle for the lead. It appeared that Butler was going to be able to pass Holmes, but once Holmes was able to move away from him, and no more yellows, Holmes got the win with Butler coming in second. Whitley, Pettit, and Sousa came in third through fifth.
Chase Majdic qualified in the top position, with a time of 8.475. The other drivers who qualified for the dash were: Mike Wheeler, Amanda Moore, Tyler Seavey, Klint Simpson, and Morgan Sandhagen.
Heat 1 drivers transferring into the A Main were: Logan Seavey and Chase Majdic.
Heat 2 drivers transferring into the A Main were: Brandon LaChance and Sean Becker.
Heat 3 drivers transferring into the A Main were: Jesse Colwell and Jake Park.
Heat 4 drivers transferring into the A Main were: Tyler Seavey and Jett Hays.
Heat 5 drivers transferring into the A Main were: Casy McClain and Klint Simpson.
Open C Main had six cautions. The six drivers who transferred out of the C into the B were: Tanner Carrick, Chase Johnson, Amanda Moore, Ren Eberhart, Tristen Spiers, and Dakota Cardenas.
There were six cautions in the B Main. The first was when Kyle Tellstrom spun coming out of 1and Travis Henry stalled on the front stretch. The next caution was the result of Brian McGahan, Jr., Tristen Spiers, and Henry tangled out of turn 4, coming to the green, bringing out the yellow instead of the green. Tarter stalled at the flag stand while under the yellow. McGahan, Jr., got sideways on the front stretch, bringing out the caution. Tellstrom spun out of turn 1, caution was shown. Henry got into Eberhart under the caution, and Tellstrom was sent off track, ending his night. The last caution was when McGahan, Jr., Chase Hill, and Rudger Worley got together, sending Worley into the hot pits.
The drivers who transferred into the A Main were: Mike Wheeler, Keith Bloom, Michael Tarter, Casey Schmitz, Dakota Cardenas, and Chase Johnson.
Trophy Dash winner was Morgan Sandhagen. Girl power continues in the Open Class, with the girls showing their grit. There was one yellow, when Simpson spun out, all alone, coming out of turn 2. Sandhagen brought the drivers around to the green, and other then some last minute pressure from Chase Majdic, she led every lap.
The first caution came when Colwell got loose and hit Majdic, who then in turn he got loose. Casy McClain, Keith Bloom, and Dakota Cardenas got sideways trying to avoid hitting Majdic, with Bloom entering the hot pits. Sean Becker was moving through the pack, but was stalled when a caution came out for Jake Park, who stalled on the back stretch. Coming out of turn 2 Bloom tried to avoid Park, but hit him and flipped. The red flag was brought out and unfortunately for Chase Johnson, who didn’t know you weren’t allowed to enter the hot pits under red, entered the hot pits and was sent off track, ending his night. Also under this caution, Casey Schmitz left the track on the hook, after he and Wheeler got together coming to the yellow on the front straight away. Both drivers went into the hot pits for repairs.
When the checker flag was in the air, it was Sean Becker who got the win. Logan Seavey, Jesse Colwell, Tyler Seavey, and Klint Simpson rounded out the top five.
The first eight races of the season, Daniel Thorson had qualified on the top of the board. This week many wondered if his streak would continue. When the last set of drivers came out onto the track, Daniel was sitting in top of the scoring board, but in the end Justin Reinolds took top honors, with a time of 8.772.
The drivers in heat 1 who transferred into the A Main were: Brain Southers, BJ Martin, Michael Helwig, and Adam Schroer.
Heat 2 transferors were: Mallorie McGahan, Daniel Thorson, Wade Kennemore, and Kris Renaud.
Heat 3 transferors were: Angela Rohlfs, Bubba Hill, JoJo Owens, and Beau Perkins.
The B Main saw its first caution when Jesse Iwuji got into the back stretch wall out of turn 3. Several laps later Mike Hanson hit the outside wall out of turn 1. The final caution came when Donnie Ritcheson also got into the outside wall out of turn 1. The four drivers who transferred into the A Main were: Justin Reinolds, Shawn Fogarty, Jesse Iwuji, and Mike Hanson.
The trophy dash was won by Justin Reinolds, after a clean start and clean finish.
There were eight cautions in the A Main and one red flag situation. Daniel Thorson and Jesse Iwuji got upside down on the front stretch on lap 2. Angela Rohlfs and BJ Martin were also involved. Rohlfs spent some time in the hot pits. It seemed as if every driver was involved in one incident or another. In the end, when the checker flag was out for the drivers it was Michael Helwig who got the win. Mallorie McGahan came in second. She ran a great race all night and challenged Helwig several times. Her kart was a throwback to when her dad raced, great way to honor your dad, Mallorie. Brian Southers, Daniel Thorson, and Wade Kennemore finished third through fifth.
Have a great night everyone! See you next week. DeeDee LaChance