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Racing season begins at River City Speedway

Bud Russell first in sportsman; Todd Newton wins street stock main


by: JOHN BREWINGTON - A new racing season began last Saturday at River City Speedway at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Mini sprint racers take a turn below.The Columbia County Racing Association began their 2013 campaign Saturday with a full slate of races at River City Speedway at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.

Bud Russell had a good day in the premier Sportsman Division, posting fast time, winning the trophy dash, taking second in his heat and winning the A Main.

In the Street Stock Division, Todd Newton won the A Main, while Cody Smith had the fast time, Curtis Zelmer won the dash and a heat, and Mike Crase took first in a heat.

The popular 4-Cylinder division saw John Oyler post the fast time and Dick Gaboury win the trophy dash. Jennell Harrison won a heat, as did Kim Oyler and Gary Brogan. Brad Ruth won the main event.

Ryan Martinez dominated the Dwarf Division, posting fast time, winning the trophy dash, taking second in a heat and winning the main event. Brad Hick and Scott Dorie had heat wins.

In the Pacific Mini Sprint division, Greg Lane had fast time, won the dash, was second in a heat, and won the main event.

The Modified Division was down in numbers with some racers off at another event, but Clark Tenney had fast time, won the dash, took second in his heat and won the main event.

Bryce Tenney duplicated his dad Clark’s feat with fast time, and also won the Trophy Dash and his heat in the Tracer Division.

River City Speedway Race results (May 4):

Sportsman Division

Fast time: Bud Russell, 15:626. Trophy Dash: Bud Russell, Dan Smith, Brad Beehler, Joel Beehler. 1st Heat: Clyde White, Mike Knox, Jr., Clark Tenney, Nick Brammer, Kelly Fugate, Tim Roth. 2nd Heat: Steven Nusom, Ric Fors, Steffen Strawn, Devon Reed, Kyle Frelich, Kristi Somers, R.T. Cutler. 3rd Heat: Ray Elwess, Bud Russell, Brad Beehler, Bob Berg, Dan Smith. B Main: Mike Knox, Jr., Kelley Fugate, Clyde White, Steven Nusom, Nick Brammer, Robert Chapin, Morgan Tenney, Tim Roth. A Main: Bud Russell, Ray Elwess, Dan Smith, Devon Reed, Brad Beehler, Steffen Strawn, Kristi Somers, Steven Nusom, Clyde White, Mike Knox, Jr., Kelly Fugate, Ric Fors, Joel Beehler, Kyle Frelich, Bob Berg.

Street Stock Division

Fast Time: Cody Smith, 16:304. Trophy Dash: Curtis Zelmer, Todd Newton, Cody Smith, Aaron Snook. 1st Heat: Mike Crase, Stan Asonovic, Gene Potter, Derik Beehler, Aaron Prettyman, Jonathan West, Ryan White. 2nd Heat: Curtis Zelmer, Todd Newton, Callen Prettyman, Cody Smith, Aaron Snook, Jared Haynes, Garrett Dees. A Main: Todd Newton, Cody Smith, Curtis Zelmer, Ryan White, Jared Haynes, Stan Asanovic, Jonathan West, Aaron Prettyman, Mike Crase, Garrett Dees, Callen Prettyman, Derik Beehler, Aaron Snook, Gene Porter.

4-Cylinder Division

Fast Time: John Oyler,16:646. Trophy Dash: Dick Gaboury, Brad Ruth, Gary Brogan, John Oyler. 1st Heat: Jenelle Harrison, Brian Hector, Chris Raybourn, Robyn Ruth, Shelby Fitzgerald, James Walker. 2nd Heat: Kim Oyler, Chris Gaboury, Erica Asher, Lisa Oyler, Russ Krein. 3rd Heat: Gary Brogan, Brad Ruth, Crystal Flath, John Oyler, Dick Gaboury. A Main: Brad Ruth, Erica Asher, John Oyler, Chris Gaboury, Kim Oyler, Gary Brogan, Crystal Flath, Jenelle Harrison, Dick Gaboury, Brian Hector, Lisa Oyler, James Walker, Robyn Ruth, Shelby Fitzgerald, Chris Raybourn, Russ Krein.

Dwarf Car Division

Fast time: Ryan Martinez, 14:878. Trophy Dash: Ryan Martinez, Steve McCleary, Robert O’Neill, Chris McCleary. 1st Heat: Brad Hicks, Guy Tow, Kevin Hicks, Jessica Eaton, Kailia Walter, Frank Elwess. 2nd Heat: Jimmy Brinster, Guy Tow, Joe Eaton, Lucas Eaton, Brian Hicks. 3rd Heat: Scott Dorie, Ryan Martinez, Steve McCleary, Robert O’Neill, Chris McCleary. Main: Ryan Martinez, Kevin Hicks, Jimmy Brinster, Steve McCleary, Robert O’Neill, Chris McCleary, Frank Elwess, Lucas Eaton, Guy Tow, Neal Hopwood, Kailia Walter, Scott Dorie, Brad Hicks, Joe Eaton, Brian Hicks, Jessica Eaton.

Pacific Mini-Sprint Division

Fast Time: Greg Lane, 13:526. Trophy Dash: Greg Lane, Mike Opoka, Sr., Josh Pinkowsky, Bret Lane. 1st Heat: Dan Beck, Kalista Ross, Mike Opoka, Jr., Duane Beecher. 2nd Heat: Tracy Titus, Greg Lane, Mike Opoka, Sr., Josh Pinkowsky, Bret Lane. Main: Greg Lane, Josh Pinkowsky, Tracey Titus, Bret Lane, Dan Beck, Mike Opoka, Sr., Kalista Ross, Duane Beecher, Mike Opoka, Jr.

Modified Division

Fast Time: Clark Tenney, 15:240. Trophy Dash: Clark Tenney, Don West, Curtis Zelmer, Jake VanOrtwick. Heat: Jake VanOrtwick, Clark Tenney, Don West, Curtis Zelmer, Cody Smith. Main: Clark Tenney, Jake VanOrtwick, Don West, Curtis Zelmer, Cody Smith.

Tracer Division

Fast Time: Bryce Tenney, 17:231. Trophy Dash: Bryce Tenney, Kylee Dorie, Jared Kaiser. Heat: Bryce Tenney, Kylee Dorie, Jared Kaiser, Jake Conniler.