Erickson Takes $5,000 Win In Front Of Packed House In Roseville
Brian Deegan Thrills Crowd In First-Ever Trailer Race
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (June 16, 2018) – Matt Erickson is going home $5,000 richer after his dramatic win in the Cooks Collision 100 Late Model feature race at All American Speedway Saturday, on a night that marked the return of racing to Roseville.
The evening was capped off by a wild first-ever trailer race that had the packed crowd on their feet as X Games star Brian Deegan took the win, while pocketing $1,000.
Deegan won the race by being the last driver with his trailer still attached, as each of the drivers try their best to spin or ram their competition to separate the car and trailer. After taking the checkered flag, Deegan went on to thrill the crowd by jumping his car and trailer over a giant mound in the infield. He landed safely, but his car came to a halt.
In the Late Model feature race, John Moore was dominant in starting from the pole and held off all challengers for most of the event. Contender and former track champion Jason Romero wrecked out just 2 laps into the race, ending his hopes of taking home the $5,000 prize.
While Moore continued to lead, the story was the heated battle between his son, Cole, and Erickson for second. Kyle Gottula even got into the mix for a bit before 3-wide contact between he, 16-year-old Kayla Eshleman, and Logan Zampa took him out of contention.
Over the course of the race, Eshleman proved to be the crowd’s favorite, making daring moves to come from the back to race into the Top 5. After more than 60 laps of trying, Erickson charged into the lead with just 12 to go, as John Moore fell to third. From there Erickson pulled away and picked up his third big money win of the year. Cole Moore, John Moore, Eshleman, and Zampa rounded out the Top 5. Cole Moore won the trophy dash earlier in the night.
The Jr. Late Models were on display in a 10-lap exhibition race and it was all Kayla Eshleman, who was doing double duty in racing in two divisions. She quickly took a commanding lead, with Brodie Reidman and Cameron LeGue left to race for second. LeGue gave it all he had, but Reidman held on to finish in the runner-up spot behind Eshelman – who had won the trophy dash earlier in the night.
The Limited Modified feature provided some of the closest and most physical racing of the night. Don Shalla lead early before spinning on Lap 7 and collecting Corey Englehardt, handing the lead over to hometown driver Tyler Wentworth in the process. Through multiple cautions, Wentworth continued to lead, before a hard charging Englehardt entered the picture.
With 8 to go, Englehardt made the move for the win, getting inside Wentworth, while Nick Lyons moved inside Wentworth as well, before the two made contact that resulted in Wentworth spinning out and Lyons being sent to the back. Englehardt wasn’t seriously challenged from there, though Lyons made his way from the back to second over the last 6 laps. He capped off his charge with a last-lap pass on Josh Blackwood for second. Englehardt picked up the win ahead of Lyons, Josh Blackwood, Frankie Marks, and Wentworth. Wentworth took the trophy dash early in the night.
The combined Super Stock feature promised drama and it delivered, with the Super Stock A’s being forced to start in the back move through the B’s. Cody Rickard took command of the race early, moving from seventh to first in the first two laps. It wasn’t long before the A’s made their presence felt, as Chris Lambert led the line of four all the way to the top 4 spots by Lap 7.
While Lambert had his hands full with Josh Whitfield up front, Rickard was also in a close battle with Tony Latimer. Whitfield and Rickard both fell out late, leaving Lambert to try and hold off last year’s champ Andrew Peeler. Unfortunately for Lambert, Peeler would take the lead on a late restart and hold on to win the Super Stock A feature. Latimer also lost the lead for the B’s on the last lap as Gary Eisenhower stole the win in the last corner. Byron Gonzales won the separated Super Stock “A” dash, while Latimer won the Super Stock “B” dash.
The F-4 main event proved to be one of the closest of the evening, with multiple cars being in contention for the win throughout the night. Rick Anable led from the start, but it wasn’t without his fair share of challenges. Matthew Fuhs was competitive early, but a pair of breakout penalties cost him a shot at the win. That left Ray Molina to challenge Anable. Though he was able to get alongside Anable multiple times late, Anable went on to take the win ahead of Molina, Fuhs, Tom Vukovich and Billy Rodrigues. Anable was also able to win the earlier trophy dash.
The first main event of the evening showcased the first-ever Bandolero vs Mini Cup race. This race proved to be a two- car challenge early, with Billy Ray out front in his Bandolero while Jayce McCarthey chased close behind in his Mini Cup. Althoug McCarthey, hung with Ray early, Ray began to pull away over the last half of the race. Ray went on to win the feature, with McCarthey and Dillon Krug rounding out the Top 3.
The next event on this season’s schedule at All American Speedway will be on July 7. In addition to local divisions, the North State Modifieds will also be in action. Grandstands will open at 4 p.m.
For rules, entry forms, or general information; go to www.allamericanspeedway.com. For additional questions about the speedway, call 916-786-2025.
June 16 Results
Late Models Fast Time: Jason Romero 84.256 mph Main Event: 1. Matt Erickson, LaGrange; 2. Cole Moore, Granite Bay; 3. John Moore, Granite Bay; 4. Kayla Eshleman, Fontana; 5. Logan Zampa, Napa; 6. Kyle Gottula, Modesto; 7. Travis Milburn, Eagle, Idaho; 8. Cameron LaGue, Roseville; 9. Jim Vermilllion, Salsbury, North Carolina; 10. Shane Butler, Elk Grove; 11. Brandon Jones, Lodi; 12. Bob Nessel, Rocklin; 13. Dave Campbell, Sacramento; 14. Jason Romero, Cameron Park.
Jr Late Models Fast Time: Cameron LaGue 77.352 mph Main Event: 1. Kayla Eshleman, Fontana; 2. Brodie Reidman, Antelope; 3. LaGue.
Limited Modifieds Fast Time: Cory Englehardt 85.136 mph Main Event: 1. Cory Englehardt, Granite Bay; 2. Nick Lyons, Loomis; 3. Josh Blackwood, Loomis; 4. Frankie Marks, Roseville; 5. Tyler Wentworth, Roseville; 6. Niles Strever, Roseville; 7. Dale Didoha, Fair Oaks; 8. Don Shalla, Sacramento; 9. John Yound, Forest Hill; 10. Ralph Bailey, Rio Linda.
Super Stocks A & B Fast Time: Josh Whitfield 81.835 mph Main Event: 1. Andrew Peeler, Sacramento; 2. Chris Lambert, Loomis; 3. Byron Gonzales, Sacramento; 4. John Kraintz, Winters; 5. Gary Eisenhower, Rancho Cordova; 6. Tony Latimer, North Highland; 7. Wayne Hickok, Orangevale; 8. James Shelton, Auburn; 9. Ericka Ray, Orangevale; 10. Cody Rickard, Roseville; 11. Bill Clark, Citrus Heights; 12. Josh Whitfield, Rocklin; 13. Nathan Hickok, Rocklin; 14. Nick Matthews, North Highlands.
F-4s Fast Time: Matt Fuhs 72.725 mph Main Event: 1. Rick Anable, Roseville; 2. Ray Molina, Roseville; 3. Matt Fuhs, Roseville; 4. Tom Vucovich, Auburn; 5. Billy Rodrigues, Galt; 6. Stanley Johnson, Rocklin; 7. Jill Schmidt, Roseville; Tony Vino, Roseville.
All American Speedway · 800 All America City Blvd. · Roseville, CA 95678 · (916) 786-2025 Website: www.allamericanspeedway.com Facebook: All American Speedway Twitter: @allamericanspdy Instagram: @allamericanspdy __________________________________________________________________________________________________
"Racing Returns To Roseville In A Big Way"
"First Practice Of 2018 Set For All American Speedway"
"Long-Term Agreement With BMRP Announced For All American Speedway"
A Message from bill McAnally
We are very happy to have reached a long-term agreement to promote All American Speedway for years to come. With the stability and great team we have assembled to staff the track, I see great things to come.
We are committed to work hard to give our community and the Sacramento market one of the finest short tracks in the nation for the fans, sponsors, and racers for years to come.