Results from Saturday night's competition at Watsonville Speedway, a 1/4-mile dirt oval at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in California: SPRINT CARS Fast Time -- 11.751 seconds (record); Chuck Miller, Morgan Hill Trophy Dash,...
Results from Saturday night's competition at Watsonville Speedway, a 1/4-mile dirt oval at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in California:
SPRINT CARS Fast Time -- 11.751 seconds (record); Chuck Miller, Morgan Hill Trophy Dash, 3 laps -- 0:38.58 1. Tim Green, San Jose 2. Miller 3. Rick Martin, Morgan Hill 4. Jason Lund, Selma Heat Race 1, 8 laps 1. Craig Smith, San Jose 2. Steve Kent, Fresno 3. Jeff Mauldin, Santa Clara 4. Jamie Hood, Scotts Valley Heat Race 2, 8 laps 1. Dave Thompson, San Jose 2. Jerry Bonnema, Aromas 3. Lund 4. Gene Manhire, Fresno Heat Race 3, 8 laps 1. Green 2. Peter Gimenez, Morgan Hill 3. Greg Brauer, San Jose 4. Dave Rule, Los Gatos Heat Race 4, 8 laps 1. Ronnie Day, Salinas 2. Scott Luhdorff, San Jose 3. Martin 4. Jason Statler, San Jose B-Main Event, 12 laps 1. Miller 2. Pat Rose, San Jose 3. Steve Osborne, Santa Clara 4. Dean Nelson, Campbell Main Event, 30 laps 1. Kent 2. Day 3. Green 4. Miller 5. Manhire 6. Lund 7. Thompson 8. Martin 9. Brauer 10. Gimenez 11. Bonnema 12. Luhdorff 13. Osborne 14. Hood 15. Nelson 16. Mauldin 17. Rule 18. Rose 19. Smith 20. Statler LATE-MODEL STOCK CARS Fast Time -- 15.349 seconds (NASCAR record); Steve Hendren, Santa Cruz Trophy Dash, 4 laps -- 1:03.15 1. Bobby Large, Watsonville 2. Vance Beltran, Morgan Hill 3. Kimberly Myers, Half Moon Bay 4. Hendren Heat Race, 8 laps 1. Beltran 2. Ed Sans Jr., Santa Clara 3. Ken Haskell, San Jose 4. Hendren Main Event, 20 laps 1. Hendren 2. Haskell 3. Myers 4. Beltran 5. Sans 6. Shawn DeForest, Hayward 7. Dave Glass, San Juan Bautista 8. Andy Clark, Prunedale 9. Larry Burton, San Jose 10. Large ---
Kent and others joined the San Jose Speedway regulars (who have been transplanted to Watsonville because of the Santa Clara County Fair happening for a couple weeks) to test out Watsonville's new clay in preparation for the NARC Golden State Challenge season finale here on September 24.
Also, Kent will be at the upcoming Knoxville Nationals in Tennessee.
The sprint car race was one of the best ever at the track, with Kent making a miraculous outside, over-the-cushion pass exiting the final turn, snatching the victory from Day. Those last 200 feet were all Kent ever led.
Miller's record is nearly half a second off the previous mark, which was held by Green.
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