Wimmer Pads Points Lead With Civil War Victory MARYSVILLE, CA (May 25) -- Brandon Wimmer increased his California Sprint Car Civil War Series points lead by driving Redi-Green Motorsports' ...
Wimmer Pads Points Lead With Civil War Victory
MARYSVILLE, CA (May 25) -- Brandon Wimmer increased his California Sprint Car Civil War Series points lead by driving Redi-Green Motorsports' #1K ARB Incorporated Maxim to victory Friday at Marysville Raceway Park.
The 20-year-old driver from Fairmount, IN, was in control throughout the evening, qualifying third-quick, finishing third in the Third Heat Race and passing pole-sitter Greg DeCaires during the 13th lap en route to his second California Sprint Car Civil War Series victory of the season.
"It was a lot of fun running here tonight," Wimmer said. "It was pretty tough earlier in the night but, by the time we got out here for the feature, this track was pretty fast. I love these little tracks. After one of the caution flags came out, I was able to move up closer and used the lapped traffic.
"It was a good night for us. The racetrack was like nothing I've ever seen before. It's probably the smallest (1/4-mile) track I've ever run, but the car was really good on it.
"Qualifying third put us outside the front row at the start of the feature when they drew a 'four' inversion. Greg DeCaires got the jump on the start, so I just stayed there on him and waited for him to mess up. The track was really rough. He hit a hole wrong and I was able to get under him, and I just pulled away from him after that. It was just a really good night for us."
Wimmer raced past DeCaires, the 2005 California Sprint Car Civil War Series champion, within seconds after the green flag fell, but a first-lap caution nullified the move. DeCaires' right rear shock broke as he entered lapped traffic 13 laps into the race, and Wimmer passed him in the low groove on the front straightaway.
Redi-Green Motorsports plans to race throughout the Memorial Day Weekend, running the Walt Ross Memorial Saturday and the Gary Patterson Memorial Sunday in Golden State Challenge King of California Series competition at Calistoga Speedway.
"We're looking forward to Calistoga now," Wimmer said. "We've had some good runs there in the past; I ran second to Steve Kinser in our family car (Tom Wimmer's #7TW) a couple of years ago. Hopefully, we'll have some good runs there, too."