The Lake County Off Road Extreme Asphalt Outlaws started the off the night with eight cars getting ready to set to the track to try and get fast time, until a freak accident happened in the pit area involving the top young driver in the outlaw field Kyle Tellstrom. After losing a rear end in the final practice session and making a trip to Ukiah to get a spare set of gears and during the replacement of those gears a freak accident occurred. Upon changing the axle the car fell off of the rear jack stands landing on Kyle as he was under the car putting the set of gears back in the car. The car was quickly removed from Kyle and speedway staff jumped into action that they all train for, but never want to have to perform on such a young star or any other competitor at the speedway. They prepped him and stabilized his wounds until the ambulance arrived. After it was determined that he was going to be airlifted out to the trauma center in Santa Rosa, speedway officials prepped the infield for the air ambulance to land to pick up Kyle. With no news from the trauma center on his condition the racers when on with preparing their cars to race as Kyle would have wanted them to all do. The race started with some drivers placing the number 5k on the sides of their cars when they took the race track. On the inside pole was Justin Dutcher with Steve Taylor on the outside pole. Dutcher jumped out to the early lead with Lyndall on his tail with Sweeney making his way up through the field of cars. Sweeney jumped into the lead on lap number nine followed by Collins. The field ran nose to tail for the remainder of the race with the win going to Sweeney, followed by Collins, Dutcher and Lyndall.
The legends of the pacific made their second stop at Lakeport Speedway and on the front row of the main event it saw Luis Tyrrell starting on the outside row with Keith Clement starting on the inside row. Tyrrell jumped out to the early lead followed by Jessica Walker. Local driver Scott Sabol had mechanical problems with his car in the heat race, and stepped into drive the 37 car owned by Furia Motor Sports for the main event. Tyrrell had a strong lead and was forced to face a restart when a late caution came out on lap number twenty five for a spin in the turn number one. On the restart it saw Tyrrell jump back out to the lead, followed by Walker and at the Checkers it was Tyrrell, Walker, Mangini, and Bickford.
The lawn mower racers where back for their last race prior to the race during the Fair Weekend at Lakeport Speedway. The race started with the number one on the pole and number eighteen on the outside pole, after one trip around the track the number sixty four mower retired with engine problems, but this did not slow the race where the number eighteen jumped out to an early lead. The race continued and was halted for the single caution when the number eleven mower spun on the front stretch. The race restarted with the forty nine mower jumping out to the lead to take the win over the fifty one mower and eighteen took third.
The midgets put on one heck of a show at Lakeport Speedway this weekend, with 14 cars taking the green flag with Shannon McQueen sitting on the pole, it looked for sure she was going to be able to take the checkers in front of the whole field. McQueen jumped out to an early lead followed by the 17k of Kevin Morris. The race was flying buy with one brief caution for a spin on the front straight away of the number 1 car of Nick Foster. After the car was pushed off again the race was restarted with Morris not giving up the lead taking it all the way to the checkers followed by McQueen, Nichols and Foster. The midgets will be returning to the race track during the October Classic on Saturday Oct 15th.
As always the Taco Bell Bombers put on one heck of an exciting race this last weekend at Lakeport Speedway. It saw Jodi Snider of Kelseyville beat out all the guys by setting the fast time in the division, but her night was cut short after contact on the front straight with Don Cox as she was moving up from the rear of the field. The main started with Anthony Esberg, sitting on the pole of the race and “Mr. Excitement” Rich Mills on the outside of the front row. Mills blasted out to an early lead followed by Don Cox, until the first caution fell for the number 29 car of Evan Smith who retired to the infield. After a few more back to back caution the restart saw Collins on the outside of Mills, and to the average viewer it would be an easy guess at the end of the next lap who would have the demanding lead, Collins, but that was not the case this night at the speedway. Mills battled side by side with Collins putting on a very impressive show of “Give it all she has Scotty” as he battled Collins for the lead. Collins finally prevailed to take the lead followed by Swaney. At the Checkers it was Collins, Swaney, Mills and Norton. It is not going to be long before we are going to see “Mr. Excitement” Rich Mills in victory lane with more runs like he had this last weekend at Lakeport Speedway.
Racing resumes at Lakeport Speedway on August 6th with the Lake County Off Road Extreme Asphalt Outlaws, the Coors Light Modifieds, The Rental Solution Mini Stocks, The Taco Bell Bombers, and the Clover Hydro Jammers. The gates open at 5:00 with racing starting at 6:30 for the full nights worth of auto racing excitement under the lights at Lakeport Speedway. For complete event details visit the speedway website at www.lakeportspeedway.com or call the speedway office at 707-279-9577. Lakeport Speedway is a community based not for profit speedway, your place for family entertainment.