Author - Rick Faeth

Golobic Gobbles Up 1st Soares Midget Classic

By Robert Haugh After overcoming adversity earlier in the evening, “Fremont Flier” Shane Golobic methodically piloted Doug Bock’s #26 Spike/Esslinger to the win in the inaugural 101-lap Johnny Soares Classic at the beautifully manicured 3/8-mile Petaluma Speedway on Saturday, October 6. Having started 11th on the grid after suffering a broken rocker arm in Hot Laps, Golobic overtook USAC-Western States points leader and track record holder Shannon McQueen, inching by her #7 McQueen Racing Spike/Esslinger on Lap 94 [...]

Chase Johnson and Sparky Howard Prevail on Championship Night

With a fall crispness in the air and another smooth and blazingly fast adobe track served up it was apparent from the evenings start that Nor Cal Sand & Off Road Championship Night was going to be epic.  Coming into the last Pit Stop Winged 360 points race Sebastopol’s Bradley Terrell held a scant 6 point lead over Penngrove’s Chase Johnson.   Qualifying saw 17-year old Johnson rip off a blazingly fast 108 mph lap at 12.431 and [...]

Nelson, Restad, and Wear Hit the Right Mixture on BPT Carburetor Night

  By Rick Faeth Petaluma, CA   A busy Saturday Night September 22 featured the crowning of a pair of 2012 track champions, a first time winner and a repeat King of the Hill Dwarf Car victor.  With the points season winding down on BPT Carburetor Night the Pit Stop Spec Sprints saw their second to the last points race time in with 13 non-winged warriors.  Stockton’s stealthy Trevor Schmid tripped the timing lights on the fast, [...]

Forsburg Exhausts Competition on A1A Performance Night

By Rick Faeth Petaluma, CA The third and final California Civil War Sprint Car Series event of the 2012 season at Petaluma Speedway  was contested Saturday, September 15th on A1A Performance Night.  Thirty-seven winged warriors timed in on the smooth and ultra-hooked up adobe 3/8ths mile oval.  Qualifying times started off quick in the low to mid-13 seconds bracket and continued to plummet until Sean Becker timed in the thirty-fifth car out with a sizzling 12.870 to narrowly [...]

Decker, Schank Jr., and Peters Collect Maselli Hardware

Petaluma, CA … The 33rd Annual M. Maselli & Sons Classic West Coast Late Model Shootout resembled a vintage wild west showdown Saturday Night, September 8 at Petaluma Speedway as the traditionally hooked up black adobe clay was in picture perfect shape.  The night was started off by touring late model pilot Rob Sanders scorching the timing lights with a 14.452 effort to garner fast time over 15 other competitors.  First heat action saw a tremendous crowd pleasing [...]

Familiar Names Build Towards Championship on Ghilotti Construction Night

Old Petaluma Speedway track conditions prevailed Saturday Night as the black adobe clay was at its hooked up and tackiest on Team Ghiotti Night.  The Pit Stop Spec Sprint Series saw Billy Aton returning from a stint working at sea pick up fast time honors.  Sebastopol’s Geoff Ensign and Santa Rosa’s Terry Schank Jr. won the heat races.  In the main event Clint Simpson took the initial green over Bret Barney and Bill Cornwell.  Pacing the first six circuits Simpson washed up [...]

Terrell, DeCarlo, & Learn Pick Up Tabs on Lumberjack Restaurant Night

PETALUMA, CA, June30— It took 24 and 7/8’s laps for Bradley Terrell to forge to the lead in round #6 of the Pit Stop Winged 360 Series Event Saturday Night, but his perseverance was well received by the full grandstand crowd.  Eighteen Winged Warriors timed in on what was described by many as the best Petaluma track surface in years.  Terrell the young, veteran, Sebastopol native had his familiar family owned #43 sprinter dialed in on both the [...]

Gene Romero Flat Track Series Returns to Petaluma Speedway

Gene Romero’s West Coast Flat Track Series returns with its rolling thunder show to Petaluma Speedway on Saturday, June 16, for round three of the West Coast Flat Track Series. Spectator gates open at 4:0pm with racing starting at 6:30pm. Last year the flattrack motorcycles took on the clay 3/8-mile Petaluma Speedway to a packed grandstand of race fans showcasing the traditional and uniquely American style of motorcycle racing that combines speed and agility as racers battle handlebar to handlebar, [...]

Carr Racing Chassis Named Modified Series Sponsor

Petaluma Speedway welcomes Carr Racing Chassis as the Modified Division Series Sponsor for the 2012 season. Carr Racing Chassis has been an industry leader for 35 years in oval track, road racing, and drag racing with multiple championships in each discipline. Carr Racing Chassis specializes in modifieds but also does fabrication and repair for all types of race cars. Locally operated at 1330 Commerce Street in Petaluma. Their phone # is (707) 481-7416. Welcome aboard.

Pit Stop USA Named Title Sponsor for Sprint Car Action at Petaluma Speedway

Petaluma Speedway is proud to announce the welcomed addition of Pit Stop “The Online Motorsports Superstore” as a major partner to the historic 3/8-mile dirt oval.   Pit Stop USA will be the series sponsor for both the Winged 360 Sprint Car Series and the Wingless Spec Sprint Series. The Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Series will compete a total of 25 times at the west’s fastest 3/8-mile dirt oval.   “We are very pleased to make this announcement and to have established [...]