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Simpson Thrills in 6th Annual Soares Classic on Jake Performance Hobbies Nigh

By Devin Mayo and Rick Faeth After taking a week off, Petaluma Speedway returned to action this past Saturday for the 6th Annual Soares Classic. The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour made their final visit to the Petaluma 3/8th’s with some of the best Hunt Magneto drivers in Northern California. Jimmy Christian set fast time with a time of 14.417. A three heat race format saw Terry Schank Jr, Cody Spencer, and Klint Simpson take heat race [...]

Ensign Increases Point Lead, Howard Scores Big on Santa Rosa Auto Body Night

By Devin Mayo and Rick Faeth  Petaluma Speedway returned to action Saturday Night with four classes. The Pit Stop Winged 360’s saw the Cotati Comet Jake Haulot set fast time with a time of 12.853 on lap 1 of his qualifying effort until the engine let go the second lap, ending his night early. The 2 heat races were won by David Lindt Jr and Alissa Geving. Visiting Australian Michael Keen and Geoff Ensign would lead the field to green [...]

Buddy Kofoid Nabs Pit Stop USA Shootout #3

By Devin Mayo and Rick Faeth  Petaluma Speedway hosted Pit Stop USA Shootout #3 in concjunction with the Sonoma-Marin Sunday Night.  Twenty three winged 360’s signed into the pits with the current Petaluma points leader Geoff Ensign setting fast time with a time of 13.008 on a fast and heavy track.  Three heat races saw David Lindt Jr, Justyn Cox, and Tony Gualda pick off the 8-lappers.  A 6 lap dash saw 15-year old Penngrove gasser Michael “Buddy” Kofoid lead [...]

Pit Stop USA Shootout #3 Sunday Night Fair Race

This Sunday Night, June 25th in conjunction with the Sonoma-Marin Fair, Petaluma Speedway presents Pit Stop USA Shootout #3 featuring winged 360’s & the Santa Rosa Auto Body 600’s. All tickets are $10 with fair admission. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Sonoma-Marin Fair Office or by calling (707) 283-3247. The pit gate will open at 3 pm, spectator gate at 6:30 pm.  

Chase Johnson Captures First KWS-NARC Feature on Flowaster Night at Petaluma Speedway

6/17/17 – Petaluma, CA … Chase Johnson outdueled Bud Kaeding in a thrilling open wheel battle at Petaluma Speedway to capture his first career King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series feature event victory Saturday night. Johnson, piloting the potent Shawn & Cyndi Thomas-owned, Wesmar-Champion Machine-powered Maxim, played cat and mouse with polesitter Kaeding throughout the 30-lapper before capitalizing on slower traffic to make his winning move.  As the pair sliced and diced through lapped cars, Johnson launched a [...]


(6/11/17) Petaluma, CA … The lightening fast 3/8 mile oval of Petaluma Fairgrounds Speedway is set to host the 900-horsepower King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series on Saturday, June 17th. Leading a contingent of 20 sprint car teams to Petaluma will be current championship point leader Giovanni Scelzi of Fresno. The red hot 15-year old driver has captured the past two KWS-NARC main events and three of the past four races. Despite his recent successes, his lead in [...]

Ensign, Shank, Brown, & Machado Claim Jake’s Performance Hobbies Night Wins

By Devin Mayo and Rick Faeth A warm breeze brought Petaluma Speedway fans out to the hooked up and fast 3/8th’s this past Saturday on Jake’s Performance Hobbies Night for an action packed night of racing. The Pit Stop USA Winged 360’s saw “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign from Sebastopol set fast time with a time of 13.202 over a field of fourteen. Heat races went to Dustin Golobic and Bradley Terrell. Visiting Peter Paulson and Ensign led the [...]