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Prairie City OHV Park
Rancho Cordova California

California Speedway - July 7, 2012
Results by: Gary Roberts

Big Time Speedway, Prairie City, July 7, 2012

The second meeting of the season for Big Time Speedway at Prairie City took place on Saturday July 7 starting at noon. The weather was very hot, providing challenges for the track maintenance staff, the riders, their machines and this reporter. However all survived and we had a great afternoon of racing.

Grand Marshall Billy Janniro kicked off the event with a few laps to show how easy it looks, followed by the pledge of allegiance, the National Anthem and the show was on the road.

The event was arranged without the top guys, to enable the mid and lower first division plus Division 2 and Division 3 riders to shine and shine they did.

Bryce Starks was in a class of his own, unbeaten all afternoon. Danny Faria had a great afternoon, beaten only by Bryce in the qualifying rounds. Some riders struggled with the conditions, several fell, some several times, but everyone got back up and enjoyed the experience.

Division one – qualifying rounds
T. Reich 1, 0, 0, 0 1
Daniel Faria 3, 2, 3, 311
Steve Lewotsky 0, 0, 1, 1 2
JJ Martynse 2, 3, 2, 2 9
David Fonts 2, 1, 0, 0 3
Devin DeFreece 3, 2, 2, 2 9
Chris Casey 0, 0, 1, 2 3
Tyler Warren 1, 3, 0, 3 7
Bryce Starks 3, 3, 3, 312
Derik Denzin 0, 1, 2, 0 3
Robert Mellor 2, 2, 3, 1 8
Charles Haines 1, 1, 0, 1 3

Bryce Starks
JJ Martynse
Robert Mellor
Charles Haines
David Fonts

T. Warrant
Daniel Faria
Devin DeFreece
Derik Denzin
Chris Casey

Bryce Starks
JJ Martynse
Daniel Faria
Tyler Warren

Bryce Starks made a great start in the final and didn't look back. The real race took place with the other three changing positions several times. At the end JJ Martynse took the second place ahead of Danny Faria.

Division two – qualifying rounds
Danny Turner 4, 4, 4 12
Paul Sandburn3, 3, 3, 9
Steve Rowett 2, 2, 26
Jamison Dilkey 1, 1, 02
Brian Leventon 0, 0, 11

Danny Turner
Paul Sandburn
Brian Leventon

Danny Turner won his three heats plus the main, but Paul Sandburn was right behind him most of the afternoon. Several races were re-started when back markers fell, with Danny having to win some races several times!

Division three - qualifying rounds
Eddie Marsalla 0, 0, 2 2
Kyle Marsalla 3, 2, 1 6
Kurk Kornchuk 1, 2, 2 5
Kevin Smith 2, 3, 3 7
Steve Howard 0, 1, 0 1
Shane Szuh2, 1, 1 4
K. Warren0, 0, 0 0

Kyle Marsalla
Kurk Kornchuk
Shane Szuh
Kevin Smith

Kyle Marsalla was beaten only by Kurt Kornchuk in the qualifying races and was a worthy winner in the final. Going into the final, Kevin Smith had been unbeaten. In the final he recovered from a bad start only to fall, with insufficient time to catch the rest of the field.

Youth D1 winner Jeremy Faria

Youth D2 winner David Faria.

Great effort by Dylan Wagner and Daniel Casey.

Pee Wee races were dominated by Matthew Casey, followed by Greg Moore and Chris Casey Jnr.

I heard a rumour that someone is looking at running Speedway at Napa next year. Does anyone know anything about this?

- Gary - gary_rob@ix.netcom.com

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