Red Bluff Outlaws Race Recap

Gary Jacobs Memorial – Points Race #6

Beginner Box Stock Class

                The Beginner Box Stock Class continues to provide new surprises each and every week. We have seen many different drivers show bursts of speed so far this season. This week it was the #88 of Sloan Selig who broke through for his first career win with the Red Bluff Outlaws.

                The night began with Time Trials for the field of 19 entries. The Allstate Insurance #21 of Braxton Foster would turn the fastest lap of the night with a Lap Time of 10.775 seconds. It marked his second Fast Time of the season and he is the only driver in the Beginner Box Class to set Fast Time on more than one occasion.

                Heat Race action saw four action packed Heat Races hit the racing surface. Heat Race #1 was claimed by the #4B which was piloted by substitute driver Mikey Wheeler. Unfortunately for Wheeler he was unable to start the Main Event later in the night for unknown reasons. Heat Race #2 saw the #11N of Mason Nelson score his second Heat Race Win of the season. Heat Race #3 saw Rylan Sharrah continue his domination of the early portion of the evening. He picked up his fourth Heat Race Win of the season in his Kevin Sharrah Designs #81 kart. The Fourth and final Heat Race of the night was also the feel good story of the night. Brody Reinolds claimed his first career Heat Race Victory in his Kyle Larson Racing, Factory QRC #24JR kart. Brody and his family recently lost their home in the Camp Fire in Paradise. The racing community rallied behind them to get Brody back on track. Since then he has been on a tear making his first Dash, his first Main Event, and now winning his first Heat Race. The youngster is on the fast track to success and just may be our next first time winner in the Beginner Box Class!

                Trophy Dash competition saw the #53 of Carrie Osborne score her first career Trophy Dash win. Carrie has been tearing up the racetrack at Cycleland for the last few years and this has been her first full season at Red Bluff. She has done great so far and is very close to her first win.

                The Main Event saw Sloan Selig start on the front row and drive off into the sunset to get his First Career Main Event win in the #88. He was followed across the stripe by the #1 of Jude Grasty who also posted a career best finish! Jake Nuxoll wheeled the Kahunas BBQ #57 kart home in the third position. Fourth went to the “Spiderman” themed #3T kart of Tyler Carlson. While Carrie Osborne rounded out the top five with a fifth place finish in her #53 kart.

Red Bluff Outlaws Race Recap

Gary Jacobs Memorial – Points Race #6

Box Stock Class

                The Box Stock Class has been interesting so far this season. Weekly we only see 11 or 12 karts enter, but 10 of those drivers have competed in every race this season so we still have a really good Championship battle going on right now. This week Chevy Schroer helped his cause and picked up a dominating win in his Panthera Motorsports #29 kart.

                The night began with Time Trials for the field of 12 entries. The field was paced by the #29 of Chevy Schroer for the third time this season. This week he posted a lap time of 9.880 seconds.

                Heat Race action saw the #29 of Chevy Schroer keep on rolling as he picked up his second Heat Race Win of the season. The second and final Heat Race was claimed by the #21 of Connor Grasty. Grasty has been impressive to say the least. Despite having a win taken away on the opening night of the season he has rebounded in a big way and now once again holds the Points Lead. That has been helped in part by his now three Heat Race Triumphs.

                Grasty would continue to pile on the Points in Trophy Dash competition as he also picked up the Trophy Dash Win. It was his first of the season, coming on the heels of his older brother’s first of the season in the previous weekend.

                When the Green Flag flew on the Box Stock Main Event it was initially the #84 of Jaxon Coughlin who would take the race lead. A quick yellow would bunch the field up however, and he would have to try and hold that position on the single file restart. On the restart, Alan Pyszora would fly around the outside of Coughlin to take over the race lead. Meanwhile, Chevy Schroer had worked his was into second quickly and was stalking the #80 for the race lead. Another yellow would bunch the field up for a double file restart and that is where Schroer would mount his first attack. He would JUMP out front to the lead on the restart but the officials would call it back and he would have to restart in the fourth position after the penalty. That would not deter him though as he quickly moved into second on the ensuing restart. A few laps later he was able to overtake the #80 for the race lead. Once out front it was all over but the crying as he pulled away for his second win of the season. He would be followed across the line by the #21 of Connor Grasty in second. Alan Pyszora would fade late in the race to finish in the third spot in his #80. The #5 of Aiden Larimer rebounded from a couple of incidents to finish in the fourth position. The Top Five was concluded by the Whitchurch & Sons #14 of Rowdy Gramps.

Red Bluff Outlaws Race Recap

Gary Jacobs Memorial – Points Race #6

250 Intermediate Class

                The 250 Intermediate Class has seen its fair share of drama throughout the season. That was once again the case as we saw a last lap pass for the win that started a lot of speculation as to whether or not it was a “clean pass”. The pass was made by Points Leader Tanner Pettit, as he was able to pick up his second win of the season.

                The night began with Time Trials for the field of 26 entries. In Time Trials it was Tanner Pettit unseating Mason Smith who had been Fast Time each of the last four races. Pettit turned a Lap Time of 8.778 seconds to secure Fast Time Honors.

                Heat Race action would see the field broken down into three individual Heat Races. The first of which was claimed by the Earl’s Plumbing #24P of Tanner Pettit who put together another great points night. Heat Race #2 was claimed by Suisun City, CA driver Chance Grasty in his #1 entry. The win was his third of the season in Heat Race competition. The third and final Heat Race saw the Sunrise Excavating #77 of Brayden Williams score his first Heat Race triumph of the season.

                After being unable to set Fast Time for the fifth week in a row, Mason Smith crossed a different item off his to do list this week. He picked up his first Trophy Dash win of the season in his West Coast Concrete #97 entry. Mason has had a great season that has been diluted by two bad nights. If not for those two off nights he would be right there with Pettit for the Points Lead. Nevertheless he is still one of the contenders in the top five.

                For the Main Event “action” we will skip right to the final lap. Seth Standley had been pretty well dominant up front. Tanner Pettit however, was reeling him in late. When the White Flag flew the two were nose to tail. As they pair sailed down the back straightaway Pettit had a huge run and Standley went to the middle of the racetrack. Pettit dove to the bottom of the racetrack and drove past the #25 kart. As he slid up towards the middle of the racing surface his momentum slowed which caused Standley to drive into the right rear of Pettit’s kart. Regardless of which side you take in the matter it was hard racing and hopefully all parties involved can move on to the next week with their heads high and try again to come out on top. In sports sometimes that is what we have to do. Not to get lost in the “hoopla” Evan Gularte posted a career best run as he finished second in his #17M entry. A great run for the youngster. The podium would be rounded out by the #1 of Chance Grasty in the third position.

Red Bluff Outlaws Race Recap

Gary Jacobs Memorial – Points Race #6

Open Class

The Open Class has one of the most intense Points Battles EVER brewing right now. After Saturday night’s event we have four drivers within 8 points of each other. Jake Park pulled himself right back into the mix with an impressive victory on Saturday night as he debuted the “Green Machine” and wheeled it to his second win of the season.

                The night began with Time Trials for the field of 33 entries. Much to everyone’s surprise (not), Tyler Seavey set Fast Time once again. Seavey has been on his game in Qualifying this season as this was his fourth Fast Time of the season in the Amber Norman Racing #91 kart.

                With 33 karts we were back to the 5 Heat Race format this weekend. Heat Race #1 would see the #89 of Michael Call pick up the win. It marked his second Heat Race triumph of the season. Heat Race #2 was claimed by the #8JR of Brian McGahan Jr., his first of the season. The third Heat Race would see the #77X of Jake Park secure the win. He is now tied for the most Heat Race wins with his teammate Brandon LaChance at three each. Chase Hill picked up his second Heat Race Win of the season in Heat Race #4, while Tanner Holmes picked up the fifth and final Heat Race of the night.

                This week marked the return of “The Shark” and he made a disturbance in the waters. Sean Becker was back behind the wheel of the Grandpa George Motors #23 kart and wheeled it to a win in the Trophy Dash. Everyone loves seeing Sean at any Outlaw Kart race as he brings not only a respectable talent but THE MOST respectable personality and attitude in any pit area.

                Before the Main Event got underway the front row drivers were offered the Fast Four Backrow Challenge, which both drivers REFUSED to take once again. These guys are being offered $2,700 to win an outlaw kart race and turn it down to run for $200 bucks. Madness….

                The Main Event was pretty rough and tumble and saw quite a few yellow flags. In the end though the #77X of Jake Park made his way back into the Championship picture with his second victory of the season. Carson Sousa posted his second second place finish of the season in the LPR Chassis #01 kart. Third would go to the #8JR of Brian McGahan Jr. after he started on the front row. The #1C of Chase Hill would finish in the fourth position to hold on to his narrow Points Lead. The top five would be concluded with the #23 of Sean Becker in the fifth position.

Red Bluff Outlaws Race Recap

Gary Jacobs Memorial – Points Race #6

Sportsman Class

                This preseason all the hype was how the return of Shane Graham would go. Shane went as far as saying something to the effect of “winning the first five races”. Well that was not the case, however, “The Flying Fiddler” did finally break into victory lane in his Busch Light sponsored #07H during last weekend’s Gary Jacobs Memorial.

                The night began with Time Trials for the field of 22 entries. For the third race in a row Pete Johnston would pace the field in Qualifying, this time with a Lap Time of 6.608 seconds. Ever since taking over the reigns of the Gary Perkins Racing entry he has been lights out in Time Trials.

                Heat Race action would see Pete Johnston get the win in Heat Race #1 in his #8 kart (Subbing for Daniel Thorson). Brian Southers would get the win in Heat Race #2 in the Northgate Garage Doors #14 entry. The third and final Heat Race saw the #77X of Cody Smith pick up the win. Unfortunately he would be unable to start the Main Event after apparently breaking a steering column on the pace lap.

                Trophy Dash competition saw the #45 of Tyler Ritcheson pick up yet another Trophy Dash Victory in his Evan Sanders Racing #45 kart.

                The 25 Lap Main Event was dominated by the #07H of Shane Graham. Graham has been consistent to start the season out but has lacked the speed needed to run out front. That was far from the case on Saturday night as he drove away from the field to pick up his first RBO victory since January 16th, 2010. He was followed across the line by the #8 of Pete Johnston. Points Leader Tyler Ritcheson had a solid points night as he finished in the third spot. The #75E of Eric Gannon has all of a sudden lacked the early season speed he once showed, he was still able to score himself a top five finish in the fourth spot. The top five was concluded with the #14 of Brian Southers in the fifth position.