Author - Harlan Osborne

Red-hot Joe Stornetta three-peats in Wingless Sprints

  PETALUMA, CA, May12—As one of the youngest drivers competing in the Wingless Sprint Cars at Petaluma Speedway 17-year-old Joe Stornetta acknowledges he has a lot to learn about dirt track racing. But following his third straight win Saturday night the Napa teenager has jumped to the head of the class and first place in the PitStopUSA Wingless Sprint Car championship point standings. The victory was the most impressive yet for Stornetta, who was nearly perfect against a strong 16-car field [...]

Geoff Ensign leads the way in first 360 Sprint Car win

An interesting storyline and a virtual cornucopia of exciting thrills and surprises accompanied each winner in Petaluma Speedway’s five-division race card on Saturday night. Among the highlights were Geoff Ensign snaring his first 360 Sprint Car triumph, veteran Joe Carr’s surprising victory in the Dirt Modifieds, and Mike Learn keeping his hot streak alive with his third consecutive Super Stock win. Not to be overlooked were John Peters’ rise from seventh place to victory in the Dwarf Car feature [...]

Brett Rollag charges to first Civil War Series victory

  PETALUMA, CA, April 28—With the laps winding down and the intensity rising in Saturday night’s California Civil War Series main event at Petaluma Speedway all eyes were on race leader Brett Rollag of Rohnert Park and his closest challenger Kyle Hirst of Elk Grove. Rollag had been in command since the start but as race fans know when the leader gets into lapped traffic near the end of a race there’s often more pressure on him than on the [...]

Stornetta and Veeninga celebrate first-time feature wins

  With the wet weather conditions that forced two rain cancellations becoming a distant memory, Petaluma Speedway roared to life for the second time this season under pleasantly mild and near perfect race conditions Saturday night, April 21, with plenty of topsy-turvy racing action that included victories by a pair of seasoned veterans, one repeat winner, and two first-time winners in the five division program. In the Pit Stop USA Wingless Sprint Car Series, fast qualifier Joe Stornetta, of Napa, found [...]

Five drivers shine in Speedway opener

Petaluma Speedway lifted the curtain on its 51st season of auto racing in dramatic style on Saturday with three first-time winners joining a pair of 2011 track champions in opening night victory celebrations at the storied race track. An early-night thick and gooey racing surface became a signature hooked-up track by main event time to significantly raise top speeds for the 78 cars and drivers in five divisions on hand to kick off the new racing campaign. [...]