Twin Cities Speedway results 2003-05-31

(MARYSVILLE, CA - MAY 31, 2003) Colby Wiesz, Jeff Olshowka and Charlie Duffey took home the trophies and the money at the 4th annual Mel Hall Memorial Race. Jeff Olshowka and Gary Holsey came across the line side by side in the closest TCS ...

(MARYSVILLE, CA - MAY 31, 2003) Colby Wiesz, Jeff Olshowka and Charlie Duffey took home the trophies and the money at the 4th annual Mel Hall Memorial Race.

Jeff Olshowka and Gary Holsey came across the line side by side in the closest TCS mini-stock finish in speedway history. The video tape confirmed that Olshowka won by a whisker. The most amazing part of this story is where this duo came from. Olshowka and Holsey finished 1st and 2nd in the "B" main just to qualify for the "A" main event. Starting 17th and 18th respectively they carved their way to the front as the favorite and other fast cars in front of them came to grief.

Brandon Dozier, the favorite, was again the class of the division. Dozier had race long problems though and finally had to call it a night with a badly banged-up front end. Early race leader, rookie Floyd Youngblood, was involved in a scary wreck as the race approached it's midpoint. Young blood became entangled with another car and came to rest at the head of the front chute. Billy Robertson, substituting for wife Renee clobbered the stationary Youngblood at full tilt. A hush settled the crowd as attendees went to Robertson's aid. They arrived to see a stunned Robertson unbuckling and crawling out of his mangled racer. The race resumed, and Olshowka and Holsey raced side by side to it's thrilling conclusion.

Colby Wiesz made it two in a row as he twisted his way to the front in the Pacific Sprint Car portion of the show. It took some time to get there. Front row starter Troy Degaton rocketed away from the field and led the first five rounds. Wiesz started his charge from the sixth starting position. Wiesz and current track champ Korey Lovell had a spirited duel that brought the fans to their feet on a couple of occasions. Degaton spun out in turn four while running alone in the lead. The mistake was costly.

The new green flag unfurled with twenty laps remaining and Wiesz, restarting in 5th position, methodically picked off the remaining competitors to a convincing win. Wiesz is now the first repeat winner of the Mel Hall Memorial Race. In victory lane Wiesz said he would contest for the championship now that he's made some progress in the point standings with his recent successes.

The TCS Stock Car portion of the event was dominated by Charlie Duffey. Charlie took advantage of some bad luck endured by early race leader, Tony Licari. Licari's exhaust system came loose and he was relegated to the pits. Duffey inherited the lead and was never headed. Duffey put on a real driving clinic. After early season problems and last week's spin out that cost him the lead, Duffey was a very happy man in victory lane. The real race was for second. Last week's main event winner, and 17th starter, Kenny Robinson systematically clicked his way through traffic for 2nd place money. Billy Knoop Jr. came through with him and scored show money.

Next Saturday night all three divisions will return featuring the Pacific Sprint Cars, the TCS Stock Car and Mini-Stock Series'. The SOBE Bus, a great promotion for the kids, will be at the speedway. The gates open at 5 with racing scheduled for 7 PM. Please check our website at www.twincitiesspeedway.net for further information and updates as they occur.

4TH ANNUAL MEL HALL MEMORIAL
PACIFIC SPRINT CARS, STOCK CARS & MINI STOCKS
TWIN CITIES SPEEDWAY - MARYSVILLE, CA
MAY 31, 2003 - POINTS RACE #8

PACIFIC SPRINT CARS

FAST QUALIFIERS (TOP 10) 1. Colby Wiesz, 21W - 11.539, 2. Korey Lovell, 71 - 11.608, 3. Mike Monahan, 49 - 11.669, 4. Mark Hall, 54 - 11.740, 5. Mike Wasina Jr., 7W - 11.793, 6. Steve Fehrman, 30F - 11.796, 7. Troy Degaton, 10D - 11.876, 8. Robert Stice, 11S - 11.891, 9. Willie Croft, 29 - 11.960, 10. Donnie Van Dyke, 5V - 12.009

HEAT RACE 1 1. Jim Richardson, 2. Mark Hall, 3. Mark Tabor Jr., 4. Colby Wiesz, 5. Troy Degaton, 6. Donnie Van Dyke, 7. Dennis Harvey, 8. Tim Barnes, 9. Mike Hall

HEAT RACE 2 1. Jeremy Phillips, 2. Robert Stice, 3. Korey Lovell, 4. Mike Wasina Jr., 5. Jack Lowder, 6. Mike Larbre, 7. Christine Zaveson, 8. Geoff Duppman, 9. Greg Sherman

HEAT RACE 3 1. Kevin Lovell, 2. Steve Watts, 3. Willie Croft, 4. Steve Fehrman, 5. Mark Tabor Sr., 6. Pat Harvey, 7. Mike Monahan, 8. Jim Marsh, 9. Herman Klein

B-MAIN EVENT 1. Mike Monahan, 2. Geoff Duppman, 3. Donnie Van Dyke, 4. Pat Harvey, 5. Herman Klein, 6. Tim Barnes, 7. Jim Marsh, 8. Mike Larbre, 9. Dennis Harvey, 10. Mike Hall

A-MAIN EVENT 1. Colby Wiesz, 2. Mike Wasina Jr., 3. Steve Fehrman, 4. Korey Lovell, 5. Mark Hall, 6. Mike Monahan, 7. Willie Croft, 8. Mark Tabor Sr., 9. Robert Stice, 10. Jack Lowder, 11. Mark Tabor Jr., 12. Troy Degaton, 13. Jeremy Phillips, 14. Herman Klein, 15. Donnie Van Dyke, 16. Pat Harvey, 17. Jim Richardson, 18. Steve Watts, 19. Geoff Duppman, 20. Kevin Lovell

TCS MINI-STOCKS

HEAT RACE 1 1. Brad Magenheimer, 2. Kevin Sprague, 3. #36, 4. Derek Dozier, 5. #48, 6. Shane Williams, 7. Damien Merritt, 8. Jeff Olschowka

HEAT RACE 2 1. Joe Olshowka, 2. Phillip Shelby, 3. James Gillaspie, 4. Jeremy Blackshere, 5. Mike Merritt, 6. Tim Shaw, 7. Glen Wingate

HEAT RACE 3 1. Ken Reische, 2. Billy Robertson, 3. Jamey Ollar, 4. Shaun Merritt, 5. Doug McKenzie, 6. Rhonda Moore, 7. #83

HEAT RACE 4 1. Brandon Dozier, 2. Blane Baker, 3. Robert Mull, 4. Floyd Youngblood, 5. Chris Holsey, 6. Jody Watkins, 7. Ryan Francis

B-MAIN EVENT 1. Jeff Olschowka, 2. Chris Holsey, 3. #83, 4. Glen Wingate, 5. Rhonda Moore, 6. #48, 7. Ryan Francis, 8. Jody Watkins, 9. Shane Williams, 10. Damien Merritt, 11. Doug McKenzie, 12. Tim Shaw, 13. Mike Merritt

A-MAIN EVENT 1. Jeff Olschowka, 2. Chris Holsey, 3. Phillip Shelby, 4. Glen Wingate, 5. #36, 6. Robert Mull, 7. Brad Magenheimer, 8. Kevin Sprague, 9. Shaun Merritt, 10. #83, 11. Blane Baker, 12. Derek Dozier, 13. Jamey Ollar, 14. Jeremy Blackshere, 15. Floyd Youngblood, 16. Ken Reische, 17. Brandon Dozier, 18. Billy Robertson, 19. Joe Olschowka, 20. James Gillaspie

TCS STOCK CARS

HEAT RACE 1 1. #07, 2. Billy Knoop Jr., 3. #16, 4. #21, 5. Wayne Turk, 6. Aaron Taylor

HEAT RACE 2 1. Kenny Robinson, 2. Chris Paquette, 3. Cindy Sherman, 4. Jake Cavasos, 5. #3X, 6. Tony Licari

HEAT RACE 3 1. Phil Shelby, 2. George Magenheimer, 3. Charlie Duffey, 4. Bill Winkle, 5. Jerry Hammons, 6. Donnie Fortney

A-MAIN EVENT 1. Charlie Duffey, 2. Kenny Robinson, 3. Billy Knoop Jr., 4. Jake Cavasos, 5. #07, 6. Chris Paquette, 7. Phil Shelby, 8. Cindy Sherman, 9. George Magenheimer, 10. Bill Winkle, 11. #3X, 12. Aaron Taylor, 13. #21, 14. Wayne Turk, 15. Jerry Hammons, 16. #16, 17. Tony Licari

POINTS STANDINGS - 5/31

PACIFIC SPRINT CARS

1. Korey Lovell - 428, 2. Colby Wiesz - 381, 3. Kevin Lovell - 371, 4. Robert Stice - 355, 5. Geoff Duppman - 317, 6. Mike Wasina Jr., - 310, 7. Jeremy Phillips - 309, 8. Pat Harvey - 304, 9. Mike Monahan - 259, 10. Donnie Van Dyke - 245

MINI STOCKS

1. Brandon Dozier - 499, 2. Jeremy Blackshere - 471, 3. Ken Reische - 428, 4. Jeff Olschowka - 427, 5. Kevin Sprague - 422, 6. Robert Mull - 378, 7. Phillip Shelby - 376, 8. Brad Magenheimer - 325, 9. Glen Wingate, 306, 10. Shaun Merritt - 299

STREET STOCKS

1. George Magenheimer - 498, 2. Phil Shelby - 442, 3. Aaron Taylor - 410, 4. Charlie Duffey - 397, 5. Billy Knoop Jr. - 393, 6. Chris Paquette - 379, 7. Jake Cavasos - 371, 8. Pat Couch - 371, 9. Kenny Robinson - 342, 10. Tony Licari - 300

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Series Sprint , Stock car
Drivers Jim Richards , Kevin Love
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