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Brent Bjork Gets First Career Win
Marysville, CA (August 12, 2018) – Fremont’s Brent Bjork visited a place he had never been to before, victory lane. On Saturday night, Bjork led all 25-laps during the winged 360 sprint car main event at Marysville Raceway. The first person to greet him in victory lane was crew chief Brad Bumgarner. The Bjork Construction/Kaeding Performance No. 7b was on a rail during the 25-lap race. It was a great comeback because earlier in the night the No. 7b was not responding when they went to hot laps. The team figured out the issue and made qualifying to lock him into the upcoming heat.
The main event race was good. Only one stoppage occurred just past the half way point. Bjork did a great job holding off Rowdy McClenon and Michael Ing. All three drivers at one point were nose to tail, racing in and out of traffic. Bjork struggled just a bit when dealing with a few slower cars, but his patience ultimately paid off. Kenny Allen raced up to a fourth-place finish. Billy Wallace placed fifth. Rookie driver Alec Justeson came home sixth. Brooklyn Holland was impressive in her debut at Marysville and finished seventh.
Allen earned an extra $100 from Blackout Fight Gear and Apparel by turning the fastest lap in qualifying. Allen’s fastest lap was a 12. 652.
Jeff Macedo picked up his second win during the 2018 season in the Crate Sprint Car division. Macedo bested seven other competitors during the 20-lap feature event. Jaylon Deas and Cameron Haney had a spirited battle for second. Deas ultimately held off Haney for second. Mike Sayre rebounded from an earlier spin to finish in fourth. Darren Johnson’s drive for five ended tonight when he crossed the finish line in fifth. The close championship battle will continue between Deas, Haney and Sayre.
The Hobby Stock main event was epic. The 20-lap main event was the best of the night. Brian Compton and Kyle Cheney raced as hard as two drivers can for the lead without taking each other out. The crowd was really engaged during the race. There was even a little bumping between the two. In the end, Compton was the better of the two and won the race. Cheney finished second but got a nice round of applause from the crowd. Chris Van Roekel was solid all night and finished third. Jeremiah Creedon continues to improve and finished fourth. Jim Brookshire rounded out the top five. Point leader Shannon Collins had an off night and finished sixth. Four of the starting fourteen drivers couldn’t make ten laps. They included Mike Stoeckle, Will Harmon, Matt Rivera and Luke Caper. Hopefully all four drivers will return and their outcome at the next race will be better.
Once all heat races were completed, the staff at Marysville Raceway invited the kids 11 and under onto the track to conduct the kids bike races. Numerous trophies and ribbons were awarded to the kids who participated. Six bikes were given away. The bikes were donated by Marysville Raceway, Brent Cooper, Darrel Milligan, Marysville Flea Market and Castleberry Racing. In all, it was another success, fun night at the raceway.
We want to thank the Marysville Raceway family. Last night we raised money for the people who were affected by the Carr Fire. Thank you for your generosity.