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Points leaders emerge at River City Speedway

Next race Saturday in division series


by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Crystal Flath (No. 1) leads her 4-cylinder heat race during a recent outing at River City Speedway.Just four races into the 14 points’ races this season at River City Speedway, some divisions remain extremely tight, while some are setting a blistering pace ahead of their packs.

Bud Russell is the current leader in the premier Sportsman Division at the track and the defending division champion. Ray Elwess is just 14 points back. Dan Smith is 31 points behind in third place.

Todd Newton has taken charge in the Street Stock Division. Last year’s champ, Justin McMullen, hasn’t been racing, at least thus far. Newton has a 29-point lead over Cody Smith in second. Smith is 28 points ahead of third place Jared Haynes.

With last year’s 4-cylinder champ Joel Beehler moving up to Street Stock, Brad Ruth has taken over first place in the division. He’s got a slim 7-point lead over the Dick and Chris Gaboury team. The Erica and Danny Asher team is just six points back of second and 13 out of first.

The Modifieds Division numbers are down just a bit, but the Clark Tenney and Don Jenner team has taken a 49-point lead over Jake VanOrtwick. Don West is in third, 70 points out of first.

Ryan Martinez, last year’s champ in the Dwarf Division, has picked up where he left off last season. He’s taken a 49-point lead over Kevin Hicks, and is 85 points ahead of third-place Steve McCleary.

Greg Lane has been dominating the Pacific Mini Sprints Division and had a 64-point edge over Josh Pinkowsky in second place. Tracy Titus is 22 points out in third.

Racing resumes this Saturday, weather permitting. The following race will be held on July 6.

River City Speedway

Points Standings

Sportsman Division

1) Justin “Bud” Russell 341

2) Ray Elwess 327

3) Dan Smith 296

4) Brad Beehler 277

5) Devon Reed 273

6) Steven Nusom 247

7) Steffen Strawn 246

8) Ric Fors 244

9) Joel Beehler 234

10) Kyle Frelich 227

11) Kristi Sommers 183

12) Clyde White 174

13) Bob Berg 141

14) Tenney/McDaniel 139

15) Tim Roth 136

16) Robert Chapin 62

17) R.T. Cutler 2

Street Stock Division

1) Todd Newton 335

2) Cody Smith 306

3) Jared Haynes 278

4) Aaron Snook 277

5) Mike Crase 261

6) Ryan White 258

7) Aaron Prettyman 256

8) Derik Beehler 239

9) Jonathan West 239

10) Callen Prettyman 227

11) Curt Zelmer 178

12) Stan Asanovic 171

13) Dennis Liebiy 170

14) Gene Potter 140

15) Gary Meyer 102

Garrett Dees 76

4-Cylinder Division

Brad Ruth 314

Dick/Chris Gaboury 307

Erica/Danny Asher 301

John Oyler 288

Chris Gaboury, Jr. 287

Kim Oyler 264

Lisa Oyler 252

Crystal Flath 250

M./Jenelle Harrison 249

Gary Brogan 247

Chris Raybourn 228

Russ Krein 222

Robyn Ruth 221

Shelby Fitzgerald 213

James Walker 142

Brian Hector 81

Modifieds Division

C. Tenney/D. Jenner 347

Jake VanOrtwick 298

Don West 277

Cody Smith 248

Robert Jenner 203

Sean Fox 182

Curt Zelmer 180

Don Jenner 115

Matt Jenner 93

Shawn Dorie 92

Brian Blasier 84

T.J. Richman 80

Car #74 77

Dwarf Division

Ryan Martinez 355

Kevin Hicks 306

Steve McCleary 270

Robert O’Neill 265

Lucas Eaton 259

James Brinster 255

Chris McCleary 250

Neal Hopwood 244

Joe Eaton 239

Kailia Walter 214

Jessica Eaton 207

Guy Tow 165

Brad Hicks 164

Frank Elwess 83

Guy Tow, Jr. 77

Brian Hicks 68

Dani Coutts 66

Pacific Mini-Sprints

Greg Lane 372

Josh Pinkowsky 308

Tracey Titus 286

Dan Beck 270

K. Ross/E. Dehning 261

Duane Beecher 260

Mike Opoka, Sr. 181

Bret Lane 176

Vinny Villegiante 175

Mike Opoka, Jr. 160

George Nichols 98

Car #04 80