Author - Rick Faeth

Petaluma Speedway Releases 2017 Schedule

The 2017 Petaluma Speedway Schedule has been officially released.  There will be 23 events featuring both Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series’, IMCA Modifeds, Super Stocks, Dwarfs, 600 Micros, and Mini Stocks that will all compete for track point’s championships.  We are pleased to announce the racing will return to the annual Sonoma-Marin Fair on Sunday Night June 25th.  Additional specialty events will see a pair of King of the West Sprint Car Series races, two of the new Sprint [...]

Johnson, Simpson, Machado Nab Adobe Cup 5 Presented by McLea’s Tires

By Devin Mayo and Rick Faeth An unseasonably warm October evening brought friends and family to the Petaluma Speedway’s 3/8th’s mile bullring for the final time in 2016.  The fifth annual Adobe Cup presented by McLea’s Tire & Automotive.  A fine field of 26 winged 360’s signed into the pits.  Technical difficulties regarding the electronic scoring system necessitated a change in the program with the heat races being run according to the ASCS points format.  Eli Deshaies, Klint Simpson, and [...]

Adobe Cup Winged 360 Entry Fee Waved

Petaluma Speedway would like to thank Steve Van Den Broeke for his generous contribution to the Adobe Cup. With this contribution the $50 entry fee for all winged 360 teams is being waved. Autism Awareness is an organization that Steve and his son Scott hold close and Petaluma Speedway would like to recognize the important message provided at When you see Steve and Scott at the races please reach out and thank them. Rick Faeth Petaluma Speedway

Becker Completes Civil War Season Sweep at Petaluma Speedway

By PJ Peterson & Rick Faeth One of the most well respected sprint car drivers in the history of Northern California showed why he is still a tremendous force to recon with Saturday Night as the “Shark” Sean Becker completed the season sweep with the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster at the north bay’s fast Petaluma Speedway. Becker grabbed fast time honors with a very rapid 12.356 effort to out-pace the 21 car field.  Civil War point [...]

Simpson, Wagner, Gonnella, Fatu Find Keys on Novato Chevrolet Night

By Devin Mayo and Rick Faeth As the season winds down, Petaluma Speedway hosted its final visit for the Joe Hunt Magneto vs Pit Stop USA Spec Sprints on Novato Chevrolet Championship Night.  Klint Simpson went straight to the top of the qualification charts with a lap of 14.394. Simpson and Shayna Silvia picked the heat race victories and both looking strong going into the dash, which was won in dominating fashion by Sylvia.  Both of them would [...]

Matson, Simpson, Teves Find the Right Gear on Transman Transmission Night

By Devin Mayo and Rick Faeth A cool, cold breeze on a usually hot fall month brought racers and their loyal fans to the north bay’s 3/8th Adobe Clay oval Saturday night on Transman Transmission Night at Petaluma Speedway.  The Pit Stop USA Winged 360’s returned to action after a couple of weeks off. Right off the bat, Colby Wiesz turned a solid 13.005 lap in time trials on the heavy surface.   During heat race action, Jake [...]

Gardner, Brady, & Lewis Muffle the Competition on Flowmaster USAC-CRA Night

By Devin Mayo and Rick Faeth A Monday show on Labor Day at Petaluma Speedway brought fans from all around to see the one visit of the season for the USAC CRA 410 Sprint Cars for Round #3 of California Sprint Week along with the Lumberjack Restaurant Super Stocks and Santa Rosa Auto Body 600’s. A full field of USAC CRA Sprint Cars saw 30 cars sign into the pits. Chase Johnson once again set quick, this time [...]

USAC-CRA Sprint Cars Set For Labor Day Monday

Come out and join us for a special Labor Day Monday (Sept 5th) event as Flowmaster Performance Mufflers present the USAC-CRA Sprint Cars to Petaluma Speedway. Also on tap will be the Lumberjack Restaurant Super Stocks and the Santa Rosa Auto Body 600's. Pit gate will open at noon, front gate at 4 pm. Qualifying at 5:30 pm and Racing at 6:00 pm. Adults $20, Seniors & Juniors $16, and Children 5 & under are free.

Simpson, Chadwick, Wagner Capture 5th Annual Sores Classic Wins

By Devin Mayo and Rick Faeth Petaluma Speedway returned to action as Croft Roofing hosted the 5th Annual Soares Classic featuring the Joe Hunt Magneto Wingless Sprints vs the Pit Stop USA Spec Sprints. Bruno Bianchi would come right out of the box setting quick time with a swift lap of 14.428.  Shayna Sylvia and Klint Simpson would go on to win their respective 8-lap heat races.   A four car, 4-lap dash saw Sylvia pick up the victory [...]