Viscusi Overcomes Huge Deficit to Repeat Enduro WinRick Faeth
Petaluma, CA – For the second time in eight months Bay Area Hobby Stocker Nick Viscusi has taken on the best of the West Coast Enduro Competitors and come away with a $1,000 payday. Viscusi overcame a two lap deficit during last fall’s Crash Nationals. Sunday Night during the Sonoma-Marin Fair he made-up four laps passing Ken Moeller, who had led the majority of the event, on the 148th circuit, and streaked to the checkered flag having led just over a lap and a half of the 150-lap distance. Moeller seemed to be cruising with his shark-finned sedan but with about 15 laps to go his engine started to falter. With only 6 laps remaining and Viscusi still a lap down flames started shooting out Moeller’s exhaust and the car started to stumble slower still. The fair patrons roared with approval as it became apparent that were going to witness a nail-biter finish. Jay Cookson the initial leader did a yeomen’s job and scored his second consecutive third place Petaluma Enduro finish. The top three all completed the full distance, with Steve Wallace, Ryan Haskins, Jay Huls, Kenneth Chivers, Chad Matthias, Dave Ski, and Lacey Parmeter rounded out the top ten. In the companion compact destruction derby it was Tony Chivers who shook off his early 19th place exit in the enduro by smashing his way to victory against a field of five other competitors.
Petaluma Speedway will return to action on June 29th featuring the Pit Stop USA Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pit Stop USA Spec Sprints, Lumberjack Restaurant Super Stocks, Dwarfs, and Mini Stock Divisions. For more information please go to www.petaluma-speedway.com.