A Newcomer and Former Track Champions Claim Early Season Triumphs

  On a balmy night with August-style heat Petaluma Speedway patrons packed the grandstands for a second consecutive week and welcomed young Justyn Cox to victory lane in the Pit Stop USA Winged 360 Class.  The evening started with Watsonville regular Kurt Nelson eclipsing the 17-car field with a 14.167 qualifying effort.  The three 8-lap heat races on the hard-slick Adobe clay were captured by Chris Magoon, Gary Paulson, and series regular Geoff Ensign.  The final feature of [...]

DJ Johnson Duplicates Opening Night Honors

For the second year in a row DJ Johnson ventured several counties west to Petaluma Speedway and captured the 25-lap Pit Stop USA Spec Sprint Main Event on opening night 2013.  The night started off with Johnson in his attractive blue #33 out-pacing the 17-car field with a 14.918 qualifying effort.  The three 8-lap heat races were captured by Scotty Dupont, Scott Hall, and Terry Schank Jr.  By the time the feature fired off the famous black adobe [...]

Pit Stop USA, Lumberjack’s Restaurant, & Larsen Racing Products Sign On

Petaluma Speedway is proud to announce the return of Pit Stop USA as the title sponsor of both the Winged 360's and the Spec Sprint Classes.  Lumberjack Restaurant, locally owned and operated and featurng the heartiest menu in Petaluma returns for their second year as the title sponsor of the popular super stock division.  Larsen Racing Products, the long-time fuel and tire suppliers of Petaluma Speedway have signed on to be the title sponsor of the Petaluma Speedway [...]

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 USA.com 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 USA.com 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 USA.com 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 [...]

Division leaders take top honors at Petaluma Speedway

  PETALUMA, CA , Aug.18—With the points racing season closing in on the final stretch it’s time for Petaluma Speedway drivers hoping to make a late push towards a track championship to make their moves. But from all indications by the very strong performances by three of the Speedway’s division points leaders on Saturday, that task may prove to be an uphill challenge. Among the victorious drivers who extended their points lead were Napa driver Joe Stornetta, in [...]