AUGUST 15TH SATURDAY NIGHT NASCAR RACING  

 

              

 
 

 

ERIC RICHARDSON SWEEPS AGAIN AT KCRP

BY STEPHEN LYNCH for The Californian

Bakersfield, CA (July 27th, 2015) - On a night that saw several first-time winners, it was a veteran of Victory Lane who stole the show Saturday at Kern County Raceway Park.

Eric Richardson exerted his dominance once again over the Late Model division, sweeping twin 35-lap Late Model main events to extend his winning streak to four races.

Richardson out-dueled Lance Wilson to win the first Late Model feature before smoking Wilson and the rest of the field in race No. 2.

"I can't thank the guys enough," Richardson said. "The car was excellent."

Richardson came into Saturday night's action with six wins but was just six points in ahead of Wilson in the Late Model standings.

During the first race, Wilson paced the field with Richardson nipping at his heels for the first 25 laps. Finally, on Lap 26, Richardson made his move on the low side, slipping past Wilson en route to his third win in a row.

"We really weren't that great in practice or qualifying," Richardson said. "... I thought we were going to regret not getting the car a little better. But the car was good the whole time. We were just biding our time."

Wilson crossed the finish line in second place, 1.181 seconds behind Richardson. Racin Vernon nipped Toni McCray at the stripe for third. Chris Dalton finished fifth.

Richardson led all but the first four laps of the second twin 35. Wilson was second. Vernon, Dalton, and Cole Adamo rounded out the top five.

 
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KCRP BACK IN ACTION AFTER SHORT SUMMER BREAK

 

Bakersfield, CA (July 20th, 2015) – After a short two week break, Bakersfield’s Home to NASCAR, Kern County Raceway is back with a 6 division night of racing action! “Eyewitness News Night at the Races” presented by KBAK and FOX 58 will feature The NASCAR Late Models in Twin 35 Lap Main events, The NASCAR Spec Mods, and The SRL S – 2 Series all on the half-mile, with the exciting SRL/INEX Legends, NASCAR Mini Stocks, and the 911 Racing Series on the quarter mile.

After a huge 4th of July show, that saw fireworks in the sky and on the track, the NASCAR Late Models roar back onto the high banks of KCRP. Eric Richardson, driver of the #44 Summeripe car, pulled off the first Saturday night sweep in the division this year and leads the #15 Wilson’s Industrial Pumps ride of Lance Wilson by 6 points going into this weekend’s race. The DC’S RV Center #5 of Chris Dalton, The Rosedale Pawn #51 of Racin Vernon, and the Hill’s Welding and Engineering #13 of Josh Horn round out the top 5 in points.

The Legends will hit the quarter mile in a duel SRL/INEX feature on Saturday, July 25th. KCRP welcomes the traveling SRL Legends tour which brings a large field of drivers to an already exciting division. “Fast” Eddie Garone has been on a hot streak in the INEX Legends division lately. Garone, Driver of the  Ahern Rentals #31 has won back to back features to bring his total to three in 2015. Garone who also won on opening night, had trailed the MMI Services #17 of Eric Olson, until he caught fire with wins on June 20th and July 4th to take over the points lead, and now has a 14 point advantage over Olson. The Young Lions of (#5) Garrett Fine, (#24P) Colton Page, (#51) Tyler Bannister, (#29) Brayden Rogers, and (#13) Jerry Flippo are caught up in a great points battle. The young drivers, listed in order, make up third through seventh position in points, with only 32 points separating the five drivers.

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RICHARDSON BRINGS LATE MODEL SUCCESS TO SRL

 

SPEARS Southwest Tour Series Logo - Car[1]Bakersfield, CA – The Winter Showdown and the introduction of the S.E.A.L. engine program into the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series caught the attention of Bakersfield’s Brian Richardson.  Richardson, one of the most successful Late Model drivers on the west coast, with track championships at both Mesa Marin Raceway and Kern County Raceway Park, will debut a brand new Hamke race car with a Progressive engine before the season ends as his team prepares for 2016.

“With work and family, we’ve always stayed close to home with our racing, not to mention we’ve always had great race tracks close to home with Mesa and Kern County,” stated Richardson.  “Watching the Winter Showdown really got me and my guys talking about taking our program to the next level and see how we might match up against all the top guys who compete in the SRL and those who come out for the Winter Showdown.”

Richardson has scored over 40 main event victories between his days at Mesa Marin Raceway and Kern County Raceway Park, with championships in 2003 and 2014 at his home tracks.

“The Winter Showdown was the coolest event I’ve seen in a long time, it’s a race that if you can win it, you’ll have beat the best in our sport and we look forward to the challenge and plan to give it 100%.”

Richardson just received delivery of his new car and looks to debut it at the October 17th SPEARS Southwest Tour Series race at Kern County Raceway Park.

“We have a lot of laps at Kern County, so it makes sense for us to make our first start there.  It will be a good gauge for where we are performance wise as we look forward to the February showdown.”  Richardson concluded.

For more information about the Winter Showdown or the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series, go to www.srlsouthwesttour.com.

 

 

 

 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15TH 2015

"EYEWITNESS NEWS NIGHT AT THE RACES"

PRESENTED BY KBAK & FOX 58

NASCAR LATE MODEL TWIN 35'S

NASCAR SPEC MODS

INEX  LEGENDS

INEX BANDOLEROS

MINI DWARFS

911 RACING SERIES

 

 

GATES AT 4, RACING AT 7

 


 

 

 

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