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Ensign Doubles Down Notching Both Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Features

  Petaluma, CA – On a beautiful, warm, spring evening Geoff Ensign made history on General Hydroponics Night at Petaluma Speedway by capturing both of the Pit Stop USA Sprint Car Division Features.  Action started in the winged 360 class with Kirk Simpson topping the 15 car field in time trials with a 13.538 lap.  Heat races were captured by: Ensign, point leader Bradley Terrell, and Kenny Drew.  With the track smooth and wide the main event started [...]

Terrell Scores First Career Civil War Series Win On Home Base Petaluma Speedway

PETALUMA, CA (4-27-13) – Saturday night April 27th California's premier touring campaign for 360 cubic inch powered sprint cars, the Hoosier Racing Tires Civil War Sprint Car Series, made its first appearance at the Petaluma Speedway. When the final checkered flag flew on the night, former champion Bradley Terrell of Sebastopol celebrated his first career Civil War Series victory before a large crowd of hometown fans. "This was a great win for us, and to get this [...]

Human Highlight Reel Captures Joe Hunt vs Pit Stop USA Spec Sprint Battle

Unseasonably warm weather and a nice sized crowd were on hand for Quattro de Maya Night at Petaluma Speedway Saturday Night.  With children breaking piñatas in the midway and sprint cars spitting clay rooster tails it was Santa Rosa’s Terry Schank Jr. topping the 22-car field with a 14.714 lap qualifying effort. The first of four Joe Hunt Magneto versus Pit Stop USA Spec Sprint Events in 2013 saw heat races being captured by: Nick Larsen, Joe Stornetta, [...]

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 [...]