Red Bluff Outlaws Points Race #8 Race Recap

By: Elijah Jones

 Beginner Box Stock

Winner: #53-Carrie Osborne

                Heading into Points Race #8, Carrie Osborne had quietly put together a good season. She sat third in the points standings and had been consistently running in the top five. All of her dedication and effort paid off for her last Saturday night as she finally got to pull into the infield and do some donuts after a Main Event Victory. Carrie has been fast since the first time she got into a kart but could sometimes get a little wild. She has since honed in her skills and gained a lot of kart control. That showed on Saturday night as she worked past Tyler Carlson to get the big win.

Second Place: #7C-Corbin Seay

                Fallon, Nevada’s Corbin Seay has had a breakout season so far with the Red Bluff Outlaws. He continued that on Saturday night with his fourth podium finish of the season. The youngster wheeled his Carson City Motorsports #7C to his 2nd second place finish of the season. He also has two wins this season. His performance on Saturday night was good enough to gain him a couple of spots in the Championship battle as well!

Third Place: #57-Jacob Nuxoll

                Series Points Leader Jacob “Jake” Nuxoll continues to show immense speed in his #57 kart. Jake started 8th in the Main Event on Saturday night and meticulously worked his way through the pack to earn himself another podium finish. Jake now holds a 20 point advantage over Rylan Sharrah for the top spot in the Points Standings.

Driver to Watch: #24JR-Brody Reinolds

                Over the last four races Brody Reinolds has turned over a new leaf in his racing career. He has earned himself two Heat Race wins and hasn’t missed a Main Event in his last four starts. The youngster has really picked up the pace in the second half of the season. It won’t be long until we see him inside the Top Five and competing for wins. 

Box Stock

Winner: #5-Aiden Larimer

                Aiden Larimer has been a fixture at the front of the field since he came onto the scene last season in the Beginner Box Class where he picked up the Championship. Now he is competing in the Box Stock Class and is really coming into his own. Aiden now has 25 career starts with the Red Bluff Outlaws in total. In those 25 starts he has earned 12 Main Event Wins, 23 Top Five Finishes, 12 Heat Race Wins, and 9 Trophy Dash Victories. The most impressive stat though is that he has never had a DNF of any kind racing with the Red Bluff Outlaws. Keep an eye on this kid, he is the real deal.

Second Place: #84-Jaxon Coughlin

                Jaxon Coughlin is one of the most underrated drivers in the Box Stock Class. Jaxon is very consistent week to week and this week that resulted in a second place finish for the #84 machine. Once Jaxon finds that extra little bit of speed, he will be a top contender in the Box Stock Class for sure.

Third Place: #29-Chevy Schroer

                The driver with arguably the biggest right foot in the Box Stock Class is definitely the #29 of Chevy Schroer. Chevy had a bad night on Saturday night and was still able to turn that in to a third place finish in his Jessee Heating & Air entry. Chevy already has three Main Event wins this season and will be gunning for the Red Bluff Motorsports Perpetual Trophy this weekend. He is definitely one of the favorites to bring home the hardware.

Driver to Watch: #22K-Kaylee Burgess

                Saturday night, youngster Kaylee Burgess broke through for her first top five finish of the season with the Red Bluff Outlaws. Kaylee comes from a long line of talented Outlaw Kart racers in the Becker Family. She is looking to continue that line of talent and getting her first top five finish is a building block to doing just that. Her and her older brother Blake both have become fixtures in Outlaw Kart racing over the last few years.

250 Intermediate

Winner: #52Y-Dominic Gorden

                Clovis, CA driver Dominic Gorden continues to impress a lot of people with how quickly he became acclimated behind the wheel of an Outlaw Kart. He now has Main Event wins at arguably two of the best tracks in the Country for Outlaw Kart racing. He also picked up the win at the Chowchilla Barnburner Thanksgiving Kart Nationals over the Thanksgiving Holiday. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the #52Y in victory lane a few more times before the season is over.

Second Place: #25-Seth Standley

                Yuba City, CA driver Seth Standley has been very impressive so far this season in the Intermediate Class. Seth has been close to winning on multiple occasions now. He narrowly missed sneaking by Dominic Gorden on the final lap on Saturday night as he came home with his second second-place finish of the season in his #25 machine. He now has three podium finishes this season and hopes to make that final step up to the top before the season ends.

Third Place: #3-Trace Adams

                Cottonwood, CA driver Trace Adams scored his second podium finish of the season coming home in the third spot on Saturday night. Fresh off of a Cycleland Speedway Championship a lot of people expected him to carry that momentum into the winter series. That hasn’t been exactly the case as it took some adapting to get back to the tight quarters racing of the bullring. He is right there knocking on the door now though and should be a factor the rest of the season.

Driver to Watch: #97-Mason Smith

                Mason has been fast all season long but has been missing just a little something when it came time for the Main Events. This past weekend he put together his best full night of the season and came home fourth in the Feature. That is not indicative though of how good of a kart he had. In the early part of the race he nearly took the lead away from Dominic Gorden only to fade a couple spots at the end. Keep your eyes on this “veteran” driver, he should pick off a win or two before the end of the season.

Sportsman

Winner: #75E-Eric Gannon

                Eric Gannon was able to secure Main Event Win #4 of the season on Saturday night but it did not come easy. He had to make a daring pass on the outside of Shane Graham to get the lead. Then had to hold off a last lap charge from Brian Southers to get the victory. Gannon has been the kart to beat on most weekends but has had some bad luck also. If he can keep things going in this direction, the rest of the field is in big trouble.

Second Place: #14-Brian Southers

                Brian Southers turned in his best effort of the season on Saturday night. Southers had the fastest kart in the closing laps of the race. On a restart with one lap to go he made a charge at the lead. He got to the outside of Eric Gannon but in turn four crossed over and drove to the bottom coming to the Checkered Flag. He would come up just .021 seconds short of his first win of the season. Look for him to be full of confidence heading into the Perpetual Trophy Night.

Third Place: #45-Tyler Ritcheson

                Saturday night was not a great night for the Points Leader Tyler Ritcheson. He gave up quite a bit of ground in the Points after a subpar qualifying effort. He was able to minimize the damage however after he worked his way up to a third place finish in the Main Event. Ritcheson is capable of going on a winning streak and I think now is the time if he wants to keep Eric Gannon behind him in the Points Standings.

Driver to Watch: #35-Kris Renaud

                After serving a suspension and then taking a few extra weeks off, Kris Renaud was back behind the wheel on Saturday night. He came out swinging and set the fastest lap in Time Trials. He had a fast kart all night but had some bad luck in the Main Event. Look for the Gary Perkins Racing #35 to be a front runner the rest of the season.

 Open

Winner: #30-Casey McClain

                Casey McClain may not have had the fastest kart on Saturday night but he kept his nose clean, avoided the mayhem and drama and crossed under the Checkered Flag first and that is all that matters. Casey always seems to find his way to the front of the field and very rarely do you see him involved in any of the madness that can and will break out inside the Pauline Davis Pavilion. It was good to see the Palo Cedro, CA driver back in Victory Lane. He will try to back that up with a Perpetual Trophy night win this weekend.

Second Place: #14-Ren Eberhart

                Ren Eberhart notched his best finish of the season in his Performance Drivetrain #14 entry. Eberhart, like McClain avoided all of the mayhem and found himself racing for the win on the final restart. The second place finish marked his third top five this season. Both of the Performance Drivetrain #14 entries finished second during Points Race #8 as Brian Southers came home second in the Sportsman Main.

Third Place: #91-Tyler Seavey

                Tyler Seavey is like a ninja. You don’t see him until its too late and he is kicking your……… Well you get it. He was able to put a lot of distance between himself and his closest contender in the Championship battle on Saturday night. The difference is now 40 points between himself and second place driver Chase Hill. Jake Park is third in points at 60 points back. A third place finish for Tyler Seavey on Saturday night was good enough to put him in total control of the Championship as he looks to secure his second RBO Title in a row.

Driver to Watch: #9B-Brandon LaChance

                With this weekend’s event being the Red Bluff Motorsports Perpetual Trophy Night one driver is expected to do well. Brandon LaChance will be looking for the big win this weekend in the Red Bluff Motorsports #9B. Last Saturday night Brandon had probably the fastest kart on the racetrack but got caught up in a wreck late in the race that relegated him to a 6th place finish. He is my pick to win this weekend keeping his win streak alive for another season.