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Roseville track crowns season champs

Late Model winner Scott now shoots for title in Stockton; Modified king Winters is No. 1 in state
By: Roseville Press Tribune Staff Reports
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All American Speedway crowned its division champions for the 2012 season last weekend, and one isn’t through yet.

Matt Scott, fresh off winning his third consecutive Late Model championship, a first in Roseville track history, will try to double up at Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday night.

Scott trails points leader Jeff Belletto of Modesto by 26 with twin 50-lap main events scheduled Saturday.

“We are pretty far out at Stockton, but you never know what could happen,” Scott was quoted as saying in a news release. “I’ve got to try to win both races.”

Scott qualified No. 1 at 13.866 seconds last Saturday in front of a crowd of 1,600 at All American, but the rear axle broke on his Chevrolet and he limped to the finish in 10th place, six laps behind 50-lap feature winner Travis Milburn.

“To go from being the youngest champion in the history of the track to being the first to win three championships in a row is huge,” Scott said. “I really can’t stress enough how much my team means to me, and I’m having a lot of fun this year.”

Ron Chunn and Chris Lambert swapped the lead early before Chris Scribner moved into the lead on lap 13. Milburn took the lead for good on lap 37. Mindy McCord won the dash.

Scott Winters won the Modified championship and finished first in the state and 24th in the nation out of 500 drivers, according to track manager Ken Brooks.

Winters topped a 16-car field in the 40-lap main event, beating Jason Bamberg to the checkered flag by 1.247 seconds.

Pole-sitter Rick Anderson set the pace for 29 laps before Winters moved in front. Winters also won the dash, and Jay Linstroth topped qualifying at 14.162.

Mickey Owens beat Matt Camp in the Street Stock feature and won his second track title in a row. Owens got stronger later in the race with his quickest lap coming on No. 24 in the 35-lap grind.

Owens took the lead from early pace-setter Dave Silva on lap 19 in the 15-car main. Camp led qualifying at 14.99, and Eric Price won the dash.

David Thompson ended Chris Paulson’s two-year reign in the Bomber division and won his first championship.

Four points separated Thompson and Erick Ray going into the finale, and Thompson won a 20-car feature that was shortened to 10 laps because of several wrecks, including two incidents that saw two cars become locked.

Thompson (15.796) nipped Ray (15.799) in qualifying, and Cody Rickard took the dash.

Tickets on sale for Pro Series West race

All American Speedway will hold Late Model and Modified racing Friday, Oct. 12, one night before the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150.

Tickets are on sale for both events.

Friday prices are $15 for general admission, $5 for children 12 and under and free for military in uniform. Parking is free.

Saturday prices are $35 for adult general admission, $15 for juniors 6-11 and free for kids 5 and under. A VIP hospitality package for Saturday costs $70 and includes a VIP grandstand-area ticket, dinner and beverages, driver appearances, an autograph session and gifts. There is a $5 discount on Saturday general admission tickets when purchased online.

A two-day general admission ticket costs $40 with an advance purchase only.
Tickets are available at Bill McAnally NAPA Auto Care Centers at 900 Riverside Ave. in Roseville and 8636 Antelope North Road in Antelope, the Placer County Fair office and www.BMRNAPA.com.

Action on Oct. 12 also will include SRL Spears Southwest Tour and Legends of the Pacific practice. The SRL West Coast Transmission 125 will be held Oct. 13.

ALL AMERICAN SPEEDWAY

When: Saturday, Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville. Grandstands open at 4 p.m. Racing at 6:15.

All-American Vintage Classic: Super Modified, Sprint, Midget, Hard Top and Legends of the Pacific.

Ticket prices: $13 for ages 16-59, $7 for seniors 60 and up and juniors 6-15, free for children 5 and under, $35 for a family pass (two adults, three juniors).

Information: (916) 786-2025 and www.allamericanspeedway.com.