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Repeat Winners at Marysville Raceway
Marysville, CA (June 8, 2019) – Fifty competitors entered point race No. 10 Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway. Hobby Stocks dominated the pit area with 20 competitors. Winged sprint car 360 driver Michael Ing scored his fourth main event win of the season. Matt Micheli earned his second Super Stock feature win. Grass Valley’s Andrew Peckham also returned to victory lane with a win during the IMCA Pepsi Sport Mod feature. Sacramento’s Brian Compton dominated the Hobby Stock main event.
Alec Justeson led all eight laps to win the first sprint car heat race. Heath Hall dominated the second heat race to get the popular win. Michael Ing collected an extra $100 from Paul Olmsted Plastering by turning the fastest lap in qualifying. The fast lap turned by Ing was 12.754. Ing started on the front row of the sprint car main event and it was lights out from there. He jumped out to the lead and was never seriously challenged. In fact, props to the 12 drivers who started this race. The event went 25-laps nonstop and took just around six minutes. Korey Lovell was solid all night and finished second. Bobby Butler was a mover and a shaker. Butler finished third. Alec Justeson came home fourth. Heath Hall rounded out the top five.
Andrew Peckham charged from third to win the first IMCA Sport Mod heat race. Jason Ferguson led all eight-laps to win heat two. The feature lined up with Jeremy Phillips and Mike Merritt on the front row. Phillips took the top spot right away. On lap two, Peckham passed Merritt and then proceeded to pass race leader Phillips. On the ensuing lap Phillip hit the turn one wall and brought out a caution. Peckham was untouchable from here on out. The only thing that slowed him was a few remaining cautions. Behind him the racing was fierce. Merritt tried to hold off Jimmy Ford for numerous laps. Finally, Ford was able to make his move and secure second. Merritt finished third. Scott Savell finished in the fourth spot. Todd Cooper rebounded from a spin about the halfway point to finish fifth.
Hobby stock heat race number one winner was Devin Ryan. Jesse Van Roekel won the second eight-lap heat race. Brian Compton charged from his fourth place starting spot to win the third and final heat race. The Hobby Stock main event lined up with 20 competitors eager to race. Jeremiah Creedon led the opening laps. On lap three David Allen was credited with leading a lap. Devin Ryan led the next three circuits. On lap eight the inevitable happened. Brian Compton raced from his ninth starting spot to grab the lead. From here on out Compton won with ease. Gus Welty had a roller coaster of a night. He started 10th, worked his way to sixth, then spun out. He restarted deep in the field and drove back to a second-place finish. Shannon Collins is mister reliable. The experienced racer was one of the few who stayed out of the carnage and ran up front all night. Collins was credited with a third-place finish. Eric Phillips also had an up and down night. He was involved in a crash on lap eight. He rebounded to cross the line in second but was penalized two spots for jumping the final restart. He was placed in fourth at the finish. Fifth place finishing Jose Hernandez should be commended also. Hernandez keep his car out of trouble and finished fifth.
Matt Micheli led all 15-laps to win the Super Stock feature. He bested a field of three other cars. Richard Vander Ploeg ran second the entire event. Brent Lawrence finished third. George Magenheimer. Micheli also won with ease the lone heat race.