Lindgren Captures North State Modifieds Season Opener!
April 18, 2015
Roseville, CA. The North State Modified Series, presented by Protect the Harvest and Swartz Diesel, opened it's second season at All American Speedway Saturday night, and when it was all over Rich Lindgren of Rio Linda was the $1000 winner over Cody Braund of Anderson and Michael Mitchell of Loomis.
Kris Price of Sacramento earned the Penney Racing Supply Fast Time Award, running quickest over the 23 car field with a 13.858 second lap. Keegan Walmer of Portland, Oregon clocked in second fast at 13.892, with Tripp Gaylord of Golden, Colorado at 13.914, Jason Philpot of Sacramento at 13.922 and Lindgren at 13.931.
Greg Scheidecker, promoter of the Lucas Oil Modified Series, made the trip up from Southern California, presenting Lindgren with $100 for winning the Lucas Oil Dash for Cash, and handed Kelseyville's Darrin Knight $50 for finishing second.
The Sinister Diesel 60 lap feature had a four-car invert putting Philpot and Gaylord in the front row. Philpot pulled ahead at the drop of the Buckhorn Bar and Grill green flag with Gaylord in second. Lindgren shot from 5th to 3rd with a three-wide maneuver, and at the same time Mitchell drove around Walmer for fourth.
The first of many yellow flags flew on lap 7 when Price clipped the wall, and as the pack scattered, Guy Young spun to avoid the mishap. Nick Lyons lost power on the restart, stalling the race again. Walmer flattened his tire while attempting to edge under Knight on lap 10 and had to pit for repairs.
The race was slowed again on 14 when Richie Potts and Mitchell made contact with both spinning in turn four. Five rounds later Lindgren stole the lead from Philpot. At the 20-lap marker it was Lindgren, Philpot, Gaylord, Knight, Braund, Michael Morrison and Oregon driver Bobby Hirschbock. Hirschbock looped it on 21 after contact with Ty Carlson for yet another yellow. At the same time William Camara limped to the pits with a broken car.
After five more green-flag circuits Rick Andersen was lapping John Airrington when Airrington's car broke loose, hit Andersen's car, sending it hard into the front-stretch concrete. Knight inched under Philpot for second on the restart and set his sights on the leader. Four rounds later Mike Gorham spun in turn two.
Next a collision with Brian Collins, Hirschbock and Kelsie Martin slowed the action, and then another five-lap green-flag run saw Gaylord drive by Philpot, and Braund passing both of them for third. Gaylord slipped back by Braund on 36. Lap 40 saw Sal Lopez and Martin making contact and spinning in turn four.
Gaylord and Knight were side-by-side on 43 when both cars drifted high, make contact with both cars suffering enough damage to end their runs. This put Braund in second, Mitchell in third, Philpot fourth and Richie Potts fifth. The race was shortened to 51 laps due to curfew, and at the checkered flag it was Lindgren, Braund, Mitchell, Philpot and Potts. Rounding out the top 10 were Carlson, Young, Martin, Lopez and Wenteq Hard Charger award winner Scott Sabol.
Guy Young was the winner of the Naake Suspension award, and the F.R.E. Certificates went to Lopez and Gorham. Morrison and Lyons received fuel jugs from Scribner Plastics.
The next North State Modified race will be on Saturday, May 2, on the short-quarter at Lakeport Speedway. Details can be obtained atNorthStateModifieds.com or the North State Modifieds Series Facebook page.
Help us Welcome All American Speedway's 61st Season!!!
2015 is upon us! We are excited and anxious to open the gates for our 61st season of high action packed, Saturday Night, Short Track Racing!! We are no longer NASCAR sanctioned but, that doesn't take away from any of the action here at All American Speedway!
On tap for our opening night is our Premiere Street Stock Division, Our Action backed Bomber Division, Fan Favorite F4's and our visiting division of Legends of the Pacific! Gates open at 4pm and Racing Starts around 6pm !! $10 for Adults, $7 for Seniors (60 +), $7 for Kids (6 -15) and Kids under 6 are FREE!!
Hope to see everyone at the track this season!! 2015 is going to be an action packed fun season!!
Reminder : Pacific Challenge Late Models and North State Modifieds will be visiting our track April 18th!! Mark your Calenders!! You won't want to miss this!!