Geoff Ensign is tops in Wingless Sprint Car showdown

  As one of the best young racers at Petaluma Speedway, Geoff Ensign seems to possess a competitive drive that steadfastly refuses to settle for second best, he wants to win. That drive, and a seat in a top-notch wingless sprint car, was on display Saturday night as the 22-year-old Sebastopol driver topped a stellar 21-car field that combined the best of the Speedway’s Pit Stop USA Wingless Sprint Cars together with the traveling Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Shootout Series.   The [...]

Superb race track produces thrilling results

  PETALUMA, CA, June 2—Smooth, fast and tacky are three words that resonate deeply and are music to the ears of nearly every driver who races at Petaluma Speedway. They’re the words that describe the condition of the three-eighths-mile adobe race track that opens the door for greater speed and more passing. Saturday’s track, perfectly groomed by promoter Jim “Dr. Dirt” Soares, had a wide multi-groove smooth surface that offered plenty of passing opportunities resulting in four of five of [...]

Speedway winning streaks rise and fall

  PETALUMA, CA, May 19—Winning and losing, hot and cold, lucky or jinxed, they’re all just segments of racing that every driver encounters during the season. Saturday night at Petaluma Speedway a pair of three-race winning streaks were halted, another was extended, and a repeat winner and a first-time winner are hoping that good fortune continues to ride with them. At the conclusion of the five-division race card, second-year driver Trevor Schmid was standing tall in Pit Stop USA’s Wingless Sprint [...]

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 [...]

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.

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. [...]

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 [...]