WHITE AND MITCHELL AMONG BACK-TO-BACK WINNERS DURING ALL AMERICAN SPEEDWAY SUMMER CLASSIC
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (July 24, 2022) – Eureka’s Brandon White scored another narrow Foothills Tow Modified win while Loomis’ Kenna Mitchell won in the NASCAR Berco Redwood Late Models for the second consecutive event, part of the Summer Classic MartinoWest Night at Roseville’s All American Speedway. Photos by Patriot Media
White’s victory in Saturday’s 30-lap Modified feature was by just .068 seconds, joining a win by .034 seconds on July 9 for just over one tenth total for the margin of victory for his back-to-back triumphs.
Foresthill’s Jon Yourd led the Modifieds to green before the race was slowed by Sammy Nuno stalled on the off ramp. Loomis’ Josh Blackwood seized the lead on the restart and Yourd drifted back to seventh. White drove to the inside of Rick Andersen of Citrus Heights but the pair collided, sending Andersen for a spin and a caution on lap 14. Andersen was relegated to restarting at the back of the field.
White then drove around the outside of Blackwood to lead lap 15. Cody Bailey of Colfax spun in a chain reaction incident in turn four for the next caution. White restarted inside Blackwood and fended off a brief challenge. Roseville’s Tyler Wentworth took over second from Blackwood on lap 22. A caution for Yourd spinning on lap 26 set up the thrilling conclusion.
Wentworth edged forward on the outside of White to lead lap 27, before White cleared him on lap 28. Wentworth executed a cross over on the backstretch to storm inside White in turn three. White held the lead at the line on lap 29, now running on the outside. White won the side-by-side challenge for the narrow win. Blackwood, Andersen, and tenth starting Cody Rickard of Lincoln were the top-five finishers.
After winning her first career NASCAR Berco Redwood Late Model feature on July 9, Kenna Mitchell of Loomis pulled off the feat again on Saturday. Pro Late Model rookie Kris Price held the top position while sixth starting Mitchell and seventh starting Dylan Zampa of Napa – the points leader – moved forward. Zampa and Kylie Daniels of Fort Bragg collided for a caution flag on lap five.
Mitchell and Zampa worked past Eric Price, Jr. on lap 25 to take second and third respectively. Kris Price then slowed from the lead requiring a caution flag and handing the lead to Mitchell. Mitchell drove ahead on the restart while Zampa and Eric Price crashed for second which ended Zampa’s bid for the win. Mitchell led over the final restart to top Aidan Daniels of Fort Bragg, Lane Anderson, Eric Price, and Kylie Daniels.
Zampa answered back by winning his ninth feature of the year in the second 35-lap feature. He took the lead from Kylie Daniels on lap three and never surrendered it. Daniels finished second ahead of Anderson, Mitchell, and Aidan Daniels.
Rocklin’s John Sproule won his first-career F4 feature in an extra-distance 40-lap affair. Sun Valley, NV’s Rich Innis led the opening lap before points leader Ray Molina of Roseville used the outside line to lead lap four. Innis took the position back on lap five and 2021 champion Matthew Fuhs took second from Molina as the field entered traffic. Fuhs became the third different leader on lap eight with an outside maneuver on Innis.
A lap ten caution allowed Roseville’s Nathan Cleaver to enter the battles, using a pair of three-wide passes to take second. Cleaver then went under the 16.5 second breakout rule, having to pull over and come to a stop. He rejoined in ninth. Shotgun starter Mario Novelli advanced to third by that stage while Molina challenged Fuhs for the lead. A caution lap 30 bunched the field up for the final 10 lap sprint. Novelli battled Fuhs for the lead but the duo got together in turn four to bring out a caution flag. Sproule used the outside to take over the top spot on the restart around Molina.
Sproule led Molina, Vic Theberge of Citrus Heights, Cleaver and Innis as the top-five finishers.
Josh Whitfield of Roseville led the final 25 laps for his sixth Riebes Auto Parts Super Stocks win of the season. Roseville’s Phil Wilkins ran second ahead of Dixon’s Tim Walters, Antelope’s Terry Thomas, Jr., and Galt’s Larry Thornhill.
15-year-old Lane Anderson of Fort Bragg won his second-consecutive 30-lap Jr. Late Model race. He passed his points leading cousin Trey Daniels on lap 11 for the position and brought 10-year-old Vito Cancilla of Martinez with him. Daniels had to settle for third followed by Mini Cup champions Colton Nelson and Bella Thomsen.
Stockton’s Lucas Burton claimed the 15-lap Mini Cup feature. A late race bid by Dayton Broyles of Roseville, the points leader, fell short. Meadow Vista’s Cash Page led the first two laps before finishing third.
For the first time at a NASCAR race in Roseville, drivers from Outlaw Drift showed off high-speed, precision driving around the one-third mile speedway. Roseville’s Evan Bogovich was one of the competitors who participated in the event which was well-received by the crowd.
All American Speedway powered by Roseville Toyota hits the track next on August 6th with the NASCAR Kids Night benefitting the NASCAR Foundation. NASCAR/Berco Late Model Twins, Foothills Tow Modifieds, Riebes Auto Parts Super Stocks, F4s, Jr. Late Models, Mini Cup/Bando, and the final Riebes Auto Parts Trailer Bash of the season are scheduled.
All American Speedway wants to thank @the Grounds for their support along with partners such as Roseville Toyota, Berco Redwood, Riebes Auto Parts, JM Environmental, Sinister Diesel, Foothills Tow, Velocity Solar, Guaranteed Rate Affinity- James Clark, Legends Real Estate, AAMCO Transmission & Total Car Care of Auburn, CA, Kim White Realtor, A-All Mini Storage, and Roseville Moose Lodge for their strong support of All American Speedway. Without competitor support and local community partners, these events would not take place. All American Speedway mandates a sound regulation for all competitors as specified in the track rule book.
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