Collapsed Wing Costs Wimmer Victory at Calistoga CALISTOGA, CA (May 26) -- Brandon Wimmer was racing away from the field in Saturday's Walt Ross Memorial at Calistoga Speedway when the top wing on Redi-Green Motorsports' ...
Collapsed Wing Costs Wimmer Victory at Calistoga
CALISTOGA, CA (May 26) -- Brandon Wimmer was racing away from the field in Saturday's Walt Ross Memorial at Calistoga Speedway when the top wing on Redi-Green Motorsports' #1K ARB Incorporated Maxim collapsed.
"We were leading and our top wing collapsed," a frustrated Wimmer said of the 17th-lap catastrophe. "The center of the wing collapsed and I couldn't see, so we just dropped out."
Wimmer, the runner-up behind "King of the Outlaws" Steve Kinser on opening night of the 2005 Harvest Classic the last time he raced at Calistoga Speedway, was credited with a 17th-place finish.
Wimmer, the fifth-fastest qualifier in the 21-car field, passed three cars to finish second in the Second Heat Race and earned the privilege of starting the 25-lap "A" Feature inside the second row by running third in the dash race.
Wimmer drove the #1K ARB Incorporated Maxim past Ronnie Day during the first lap and was challenging pole-sitter Brent Kaeding for the lead when mechanical problems put the 12-time Golden State Challenge King of California Series champion out of the race.
"We got up to second behind Brent Kaeding at the start of the feature, and he broke on the second lap," Wimmer said. "We were leading until we broke. (Jonathan) Allard got by us in lapped traffic, but we got right back by him and I pulled away. Then, all of a sudden, going into (turn) one, the wing fell down. It's just one of those deals, and there's nothing we can do about it."
Wimmer and Redi-Green Motorsports will be back in action Sunday in the Gary Patterson Memorial Golden State Challenge King of California Series event at Calistoga Speedway.