Yearly Archives - 2013

Forsberg, Stornetta, & Machado Capture 2nd Annual Adobe Cup Honors

A cool October Evening greeted the capacity crowd on McLea’s Tire & Automotive Night for the 2nd Annual Adobe Cup Season Finale at Petaluma Speedway Saturday Night.  There were over 90 cars competing on the hooked up 3/8ths mile oval with a combined purse for the four classes in excess of $20,000 up for grabs.  Multi-time Civil War Champion Andy Forsberg bested the 23 car Winged 360 field with a scorching 12.432 to nab quick time honors.  The three [...]

Ronnie Gardner Claims Second Annual Johnny Soares Classic 101-Lap Midget Race at Petaluma Speedway

After overtaking Greg Bragg on Lap 74, USAC-Western States Midgets points leader Ronnie Gardner never looked back, scoring the 101-lap Johnny Soares Classic Midget triumph aboard the Six-8 Motorsports Baldozier Racing #68 Stewart/Esslinger at the 3/8-mile Petaluma Speedway on Saturday, October 5. The win did not come easy, as Gardner trailed Bragg in BCRA Hall of Famer Dave Thurston's #11 Spike/Esslinger for most of the race, trying everything to get by Bragg. With an amazing three-car move, Gardner [...]

Becker Grabs Hardware on Maselli Civil War Night

A beautiful sun-splashed afternoon and evening attracted a tremendous crowd for Petaluma Speedway’s third California State Civil War Series Event of the season on the 34th Annual M. Maselli & Sons Hardware Night.  Mason Moore outgunned the 33 car field with a qualifying effort of 13.094.  Action started with four ten-lap preliminary heat races on the smooth and hooked up 3/8th mile Adobe oval.  Heat races were captured incident free by defending Pit Stop USA Track Champion Chase [...]

Ensign, DeCarlo, Learn Take Center Stage on Circle Track Magazine Night

A September heat wave spread through Sonoma County and brought with it the 2013 Circle Track Magazine Tour of America sponsored by Amsoil.  The high temps and moderate winds found the track sealing over hard early.  With a record $6,200 up for grabs in the Pit Stop USA Spec Sprint Division it was Napa’s Joe Stornetta the first car out picking up fast time honors over an 18-car field with a rapid 14.381 effort.  Veteran’s Geoff Ensign, Scott [...]

Familiar Faces Find Fine Finishes on Western Auto Body Night

PETALUMA, CA, Aug 24 – A breezy and clear evening found a smooth and fast racetrack on Petaluma Speedway’s Western Auto Body Night.  Doing double duty in both Pit Stop USA Sprint Car divisions, Drew Lynskey copped fast time honors in the winged 360 class besting the 14-car field with a quick 12.650.  Visiting Jake Morgan and Jeff Griffin captured the preliminary heat races.  The main event fired off with the top two point’s competitors Alissa Geving and [...]

Luker Cops Two Classes During Gene Romero West Coast Flat Track Series

PETALUMA, CA, Aug 17 – Patchy clouds and sun combined with a table-top smooth and lightning fast track on Petaluma Speedway’s annual Gene Romero West Coast Flat Track Series Event sponsored by G&B Kawasaki-Yamaha. Two-wheeled action started with point leader Ryan Foster eclipsing the 18-bike field with an 18.04 effort during qualifying for the K&N Open Division.  From that point on it was all 16-year old Andrew Luker as he picked up the trophy dash, heat and main [...]

Slack, Marcham, Paul Jr. Use the Right Tools on NAPA Night

PETALUMA, CA, Aug 10 – A brilliant sunshiny day with early evening fog greeted the fans and competitors on Petaluma Speedway’s annual Open Wheel Madness Night sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts. A smooth and fast sealed racing surface saw the stars of the Joe Hunt Wingless Sprint Car Series take on the Pit Stop USA local Spec Sprints for the third of four 2013 shootouts.  Action started with San Jose’s Colton Slack eclipsing the 20-car field with a [...]

Laliberte and Cass Surprise Winners on Five Corners Automotive Night

PETALUMA, CA, July 27 – Cool overcast weather led to a hooked up tacky surface on Five Corners Automotive Night at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday Evening.  Action started with former Joe Hunt Wingless Series Champion Tommy Laliberte netting fast time over a 17-car Pit Stop USA Spec Sprint field with a 14.913 effort.  The three preliminary heat races were captured by Chris Magoon, Scott Hall, and Sparky Howard.  Hall and Laliberte made up the front row of the [...]

Terrell, Gonnella, & Learn See Clear to Wins on Advanced Auto Glass Night

PETALUMA, CA, July 20—A warm afternoon gave way to a chilly night and a good crowd on Advanced Auto Glass Night at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday Night.  Visiting south bay veteran Kurt Nelson started competition off out-qualifying the 17-car Pit Stop USA Winged 360 class with a swift 12.900.  Heat races saw 2007 track champion Shawn Arriaga pick up a win in the first 8-lapper.  Young Adam Brenton jumped the cushion and tipped over in heat two which [...]