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Big night of racing on tap Saturday

Increased winnings, trailer bash, car show headline program
By: Bill Sullivan
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When the All American Speedway reopened back in June, a near capacity crowd packed the grandstands to witness a spectacular night of auto racing and something new to the Roseville venue – trailer racing. This Saturday, the thrills and spills are set to delight crowds once again for the third event of the season.

Increased prize money will be up for grabs in two of the local divisions, competition in the Cooks Collision Late Model feature, and the exciting trailer racing set to cap off the action on the tight third-mile oval at the Grounds in Roseville. Entries for the anticipated trailer race have doubled to that of opening night as various daredevil drivers will go toe-to-toe in an effort to join the likes of X-Games star Brian Deegan on the list of Roseville winners.

Deegan made a special appearance in the opening-night bash and is currently the only one to have won one of these local events, known for mayhem and destruction and $1,000 to win courtesy of Riebes Auto Parts.

 

“We’ve got double the entries for the trailer race for this event, bigger purses up for grabs for the drivers and a huge car show in the midway to make this a great event,” said promoter Bill McAnally. “We can’t thank the fans and sponsors and all the drivers enough for their support in our first two races. We hope everyone will come out and see another big night this Saturday. We have fun for the whole family.”

 

In addition to the trailer race, action on Saturday will include all eight local divisions in competition. Activities on the midway, meanwhile, include a car show with the Alley Cats Car Club.  Some 150 hot rods and custom cars are expected for this display.

 

Tough competition is expected in the Cooks Collision Late Model feature with as much as $5,000 going to the winner – based on a field of 17 or more entries. Close action in the division led to some crumpled fenders in the first two events of the year. Matt Erickson of LaGrange won the opener, while Granite Bay’s John Moore was victorious in the most recent Late Model race that had its share of door-rubbing and sparks-flying action.

The Limited Modifieds will compete in the Quick Quack Car Wash 60, with as much as $2,500 up for grabs to the winner, contingent on 20 or more entries. Corey Englehardt of Granite Bay is off to a hot start in the division this year, and on Saturday, will be going for his third win in three starts. Englehardt also set the fast time for the division in qualifying for those first two events.

There will also be more money on the line for drivers in the Super Stock A- and B divisions, with TriCo Welding Supplies Bonus Night. Double purses will be at stake, along with individual events for Super Stock A and Super Stock B – based on the car count for each.

In Bandolero/Mini Cup competition, Billy Ray of Orangevale will be trying to score his third straight victory.

Competition at All American Speedway Saturday will also include Junior Late Models and F4s.

The car show begins and the grandstands will open at 4 p.m. Saturday – with feature events slated to get underway at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for military, first responders, and seniors over 65; and $7 for kids between the ages of 6-12. Kids under 5 get in free.

Riebes Auto Parts has partnered with All American Speedway. Anyone who makes a purchase of $20 or more can get a free ticket to Saturday’s race at local stores.

“We’re just really happy to be part of All American Speedway,” said Bart Riebe. “We lost our local race track up in Grass Valley, and it’s great to see all the fans and drivers supporting this track. We are here to do anything we can do to help this continue to be successful.”

For rules, entry forms or general information; go to www.allamericanspeedway.com. For additional questions about the speedway, call 916-786-2025.