STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (August 18, 2019) – Roseville’s James Andrichuk dominated a non-stop 25 lap Restricted feature en route to his first career Delta Speedway victory, Saturday night during points race #10 at the 1/7th mile dirt oval. The speedway presented by Financial Center Credit Union offered four fast-paced main events in a busy summer evening at the track.
A four-car inversion placed Andrichuk on the pole for the 25-lap feature. Andrichuk immediately pulled away from Brandon Riveira and encountered lapped traffic. He had a close call navigating past a lapped car in turn three on lap ten but was able to continue. Points leader Logan Trevino dropped out the race with a fuel pump issue on lap 12. Jade Avedisian started sixth and battled with Jeffrey Pahule, Jr. for fourth position. They went back-and-forth several times before Avedisian cleared Pahule with three to go.
Andrichuk claimed the comfortable $300 victory ahead of Riveira, Avedisian, Pahule, and Gauge Garcia. Trevino’s championship advantage over Avedisian is just ten points heading into the Dual at Delta on Labor Day weekend.
Stockton’s Caden Sarale won his third Non-Wing feature of the season with a $500 victory. Sarale started on the outside front row and went side-by-side with two-time track champion Dan Mognaga for the first four laps of the main event. Sarale completed the pass while Austin Stone started to make progress on the low line to take over second. Mognaga was then engaged in a battle with 2018 champion Tj Smith. Smith was scored with third position on lap 16 when the caution flew for a cone on the track in turn four.
Smith used the caution to set up a bonzai move on Stone, advancing into second position. Mognaga drifted back to the sixth position at the finish. Sarale led Smith across the line by 1.146 seconds with Stone third ahead of 2016 champion Brandon Carey of Ripon and Mitchel Moles.
Super 600’s results had an impact on the 2019 championship battle. Nikko Panella got sideways on the second lap of the race entering turn one, surrendering several positions. The incident was nullified by a caution on that same lap, placing Panella in the prime position to capitalize on later events in the race.
Raio Salmon led the first ten laps of the main event running on her preferred bottom line around the speedway. The effort went south when she suffered motor issues that relegated her to the infield. Panella inherited the lead position and two laps later both Brad Hannum and Dylan Bloomfield also dropped out of the race. Mitchel Moles tried to make the outside line work to challenge for the lead but couldn’t get close enough to pass Panella.
The second and final caution flew on lap 18 for Michael Laughton with a flat right front tire. Panella maintained the lead after the restart for a much-needed $500 win. Panella, Moles, Travis Labat, Sarale, and Cody Key were the top-five finishers. Sarale’s lead stands at 55 markers after the events of the race, with Salmon dropping to fifth in the standings.
Lucas Mauldin won his fifth Jr. Sprints main event as well, worth $200. The opening lap had a red flag when Jonathan Andrichuk flipped in turn three. He was unhurt. Kyle Fernandez challenged Mauldin early in the event before he spun on lap six. Colton Key moved up to second position on lap 14 but couldn’t close on Mauldin. Mauldin topped Key, a hard-charging Fernandez, Kellan Harper, and TK O’Brien as the top-five.
Delta Speedway presented by Financial Center Credit Union hosts its end of summer spectacular with the annual Dual at Delta on August 31st and September 1st. Complete points races will be held each day.
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August 17, 2019 – Points Race #10
Delta Speedway – Stockton, CA
Feature – 30 laps
1. 73-Nikko Panella, ; 2. 10J-Mitchel Moles, ; 3. 1-Travis Labat, ; 4. 24-Caden Sarale, ; 5. 15-Cody Key, ; 6. 4G-Brian Gilbert, ; 7. 121-Caeden Steele, ; 8. 12-Alex Panella, ; 9. 11-Jessica McManus, ; 10. 06-Blake Bower, ; 11. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez, ; 12. 83V-Tim Vaught, ; 13. 91C-Colby Greig, ; 14. 15W-Garrett Williams, ; 15. (DNF) 15L-Michael Laughton, ; 16. (DNF) 13H-Brad Hannum, ; 17. (DNF) 33-Dylan Bloomfield, ; 18. (DNF) 21-Raio Salmon, 
Feature – 30 laps
1. 32-Caden Sarale, ; 2. 14-Tyler Smith, ; 3. 44X-Austin Stone, ; 4. 55-Brandon Carey, ; 5. 01-Mitchel Moles, ; 6. 75-Dan Mognaga, ; 7. 51-Brody Fuson, ; 8. 3-Chris Hinkle, ; 9. 20-Dalton Hill, ; 10. 26-Chad Laughton, ; 11. 71W-Mike Wasina, ; 12. 19-Tucker LaCaze, ; 13. 33B-Brent Brooks, ; 14. 88-Austin Torgerson, ; 15. 6B-Blake Parmley, ; 16. 85-Robbie Lewis, ; 17. 35W-Nate Wait, ; 18. 17-Christian Hickman, ; 19. 16C-Alex Coronado, ; 20. 20W-Jacob WIlliams, 
Feature – 25 laps
1. 20A-James Andrichuk, ; 2. 05R-Brandon Riveira, ; 3. 14J-Jade Avedisian, ; 4. 44X-Jeffery Pahule, ; 5. 21-Gauge Garcia, ; 6. 34-Devon Courtnier, ; 7. 2W-Hailey Wood, ; 8. 02-Ashton Torgerson, ; 9. 5-Mattix Salmon, ; 10. 51-Dalton Parreira, ; 11. 17-Joshua Rogers, ; 12. 2-Brody Petrie, ; 13. 77-Sage Bordenave, ; 14. 49-Jarrett Rogers, ; 15. 2A-Austin Wood, ; 16. 30-Isabel Barnes, ; 17. 88-Reilee Phillips, ; 18. 22P-Logan Penman, ; 19. 3T-Thomas Vo, ; 20. (DNF) 7T-Logan Trevino, 
Feature – 20 laps
1. 55X-Lucas Mauldin, ; 2. 63-Colton Key, ; 3. 77K-Kyle Fernandez, ; 4. 5-Kellan Harper, ; 5. 76-Triton OBrien, ; 6. 4M-Mavrick Pedroni, ; 7. 98-Hayden Stepps, ; 8. 25R-Brody Rubio, ; 9. 25-Logan Taylor, ; 10. (DNF) 19-Andrew Hintz, ; 11. (DNF) 3C-Cynric Vo, ; 12. (DNF) 20-Jonathan Andrichuk,