A big win for the kid

Matt Scott back on top at the Speedway
By: Jeannie Broussal, Special to The Press Tribune
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Matt Scott was elated to be back in the winner's circle Saturday night in All American Speedway's Late Model Championship Race No. 5.


Scott always puts on a good show and is usually in the top five, but his results sometimes don't show how good he is. On Saturday everybody knew he was the best.


At the green flag, Justin Henry took the lead with Jonathan Mawhinney two car lengths behind. Scott, running very low tire pressure, was racing around the track with sparks flying out from under his car. He was in fourth battling it out with Chris Scribner, who was third until Scott passed him on lap eight.


Scott got up to second and was running on Mawhinney's rear bumper when a caution came out as Shannon Mansch got into Ron Chunn coming out of turn two.


On the restart, Scott and Henry were still battling it out for first, then on lap 14 Scott took the lead. After another restart on lap 21, Scott and Mawhinney were racing side-by-side for the lead with Mawhinney beating Scott to the line by a nose. Mawhinney got sideways on the restart and Scott took the lead by five car lengths and went on to take the checkered flag.


"It was an amazing race, Scott said. "My crew, they re-did the whole car between qualifying and the main. I really don't understand how it all came together, and the car was just wicked fast."


Scott said he probably could have gotten 10 percent more out of the car. 


"I think we have something for the No. 05 (Eric Schmidt) car when he comes back,” Scott said.


It was Scott's first win since the Open Show in 2009, and he is also leading in Late Model points.


Scott Winters raced spectacularly in Modified racing, grabbing his third win of the season. The No. 24 car seems unbeatable almost every week.


"It's the team that puts these parts and pieces together that make this car real fast," Winters said.  "It handled great and we were able to just be patient.There was a pack of four of us who were just racing side-by-side lap after lap."


Winters is leading the Modified points standings, 11 points ahead of Jason Philpot.

In Bomber racing, rookie Matt Camp took the win in a field of 16 cars. Eric Bocksberger had the pole with a qualifying lap of 16.007. With the nine car invert, Harry Lambert started from the pole with Cody Rickard on the outside of row one. Camp started fourth and took the lead on lap four.


On lap 16, Jim McGinnis took the lead, but surrendered it back to Camp the next lap. On lap 18, Erick Ray, who started 10th, was up to second, but Camp had a good lead.

Then Camp and Ray started racing side-by-side putting on an exciting show for the fans. David Thompson ran a good race in third. Camp, Ray, Thompson, McGinnis and Bocksberger were the top five.


"I just tried to keep the car straight,” Camp said. “I had some competition behind me as I was going for my first win in my rookie year. It was fun, it was a blast the whole way."


No. 21 Kevin Owens gave his mom Jan one of the best Mother's Day gifts she could get by winning in Street Stocks. Owens took the lead on lap five and never looked back.


"I did what I could to give my mom her Mother's Day present,” Owens said. “It was nice, I wish there was a little more side-by-side battling going on, but it looked like me and Wayne Crossland got out in front pretty good and that was it."


In NCMA Sprint Car racing, David Goodwill of Napa qualified on the pole. With a seven-car field, it was a full invert with Goodwill starting from the back, and No. 77 David Burchett starting on the pole. Goodwill worked his way to the front and went on to take the checkered flag.

"It was good race," Goodwill said. "We had a great night. The car was working for us."




1. No. 35 Matt Scott

2. No. 17 Jonathan Mawhinney

3. No. 20 Bobby Grewohl

4. No. 61 Shannon Mansch

5. No. 12 Tim Smith

6. No. 51 Chris Scribner

7. No. 31 Justin Henry

8. No. 55 Cody Hodgson

9. No. 44 Ron Chunn

10. No. 57 Richard Anderson



1. No. 24 Scott Winters

2. No. 57 Wes Miller

3. No. 50 Gary Glenn

4. No. 15 Jason Philpot

5. No. 1 Rick Anable

6. No. 28 Jim Miller

7. No. 17 Tyler Wentworth

8. No. 12 David Crouch

9. No. 21 Josh Brock

10. No. 20 Scott Alves

11. No. 2 Ryan Peter

12. No. 22 Troy Nogosek

13. No. 39 Luke Kaper

14. No. 33 Bud Anderson

15. No. 7 Nik Romano

16. No. 3 Nick Bonachea

17. No. 77 Michael Ostrowski

18. No. 11 Rick Andersen

19. No. 90 Trevor Cristiani

20. No. 07 Justin Wolff

21. No. 5 Jason Bamberg

22. No. 43 Nick Lyons

23. No. 05a Mikey Regaiman



1. No. 52 Matt Camp

2. No. 77 Erick Ray

3. No. 37 David Thompson

4. No. 3 Jim McGinnis

5. No. 23 Eric Bocksberger

6. No. 22 Keith Hopkinson

7. No. 92 Mark Anderson

8. No. 24 Cody Rickard

9. No. 12 Denise Lambert

10. No. 15 Kenny Beaumont

11. No. 9 Harry Lambert

12. No. 73 Gary Eisenhour

13. No. 74 Terry Thomas, Jr.

14. No. 89 Walter Silva

15. No. 30 Steve Runkle

16. No. 50 Richard Perez



1. No. 21 Kevin Owens

2. No. 14 Wayne Crossland

3. No. 8 Matt Cockrum

4. No. 08 Mickey Owens

5. No. 71 Randy Owens

6. No. 50 Chris Lambert

7. No. 86 Dave Silva

8. No. 2 Mel Wilson

9. No. 80 Bryan Tomerrasson

10. No. 33 Michael Gorham

11. No. 22 Evan Perry

12. No. 07 Travis Henry

13. No. 48 Earl Lee

14. No. 31 Jim McGinnis

15. No. 11 Matt Collier

16. No. 66 Joseph Colorado

17. No. 24 Cody Rickard

18. No. 79 Eric Martinez

19. No. 10 Nick Curteman

20. No. 19 Dale Didoha

21. No. 13 Max Unterbach

22. No. 92 Mark Anderson



1. No. 3 David Goodwill

2. No. 76 Ed Amador

3. No. 19 Jimmy Riddell

4. No. 93 Thomas Leiby

5. No. 17 Rob Hammond

6. No. 77 David Bucrhett

7. No. 24 Bob Diaz