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Plenty of action on Fan Appreciation Night at RAR


Photos by Sherie Bialous

Fan Appreciation Night at the Redwood Acres Raceway on Saturday featured plenty of action on the track, as well as plenty of accidents.

A packed house showed up for the annual celebration, with the Roadrunners, Mini Stocks, Bombers and Legends all in action, along with the General Tire Super Late Model Series.

The Legends division had a fantastic turnout with 23 cars on hand, necessitating a B main event. 

The 35-lap feature race included a bad wreck on lap 11 when Cody Winchel appeared to get into the back of Jordon Paiment, who locked up his brakes and hit the third turn wall hard, sending his car on its top. 

Fortunately, Paiment was able to quickly extract himself from his car without harm.

White would go on to take the win, with Cameron Austin in second and Chris Lawrence, Brett Murrell and Dane Nissen rounding out the top five.

There was no local Late Model action, but the track debuted the Super Late Model Series which featured a spin by Scott Baker with six laps remaining that changed things at the front.

Luke Hall had been leading and had appeared to have the race in hand until the caution, but on the re-start David Miller found a line under Hall off the fourth turn.

The two were door-to-door before Hall spun off the second turn. Miller came back across the line first but officials deemed him at fault for Hall’s incident.

This gave Dustin Walters the victory with Nissen, Hall, Miller and Dylan Ford rounding out the top five.

Jeremiah Martin took the victory in the Roadrunner main event, followed by Tanisha Ratzlaff, Ford, Bob Ratzlaff and Shawn Wildman.

Photos by Sherie Bialous

In the Mini Stocks, Gannon Cyphers won a  second consecutive main event at the track, with Jarrett Mayo, Eric O’Ferrall, Brian Murrell, Sr. and Sam Brown rounding out the top five.

In the Bomber division, meanwhile, Jordan Krupa had a memorable night, taking his first main event win ahead of Tyler Krupa, Steve Kimberling, Ed Rasmussen and Chris Naughton.

Capping a big night off the track, the local raceway also held a moment’s silence before the racing in honor of Craig Perrone, who passed away earlier this year.

Perrone was the owner of DelReka Distributing and a longtime supporter of Redwood Acres Raceway and several drivers over the years.

Racing action returns to the Redwood Acres on August 14.


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