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Scott wins 100-lapper, Late Model season title at All American

By: Jeannie Broussal
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Matt Scott won the 100-lap Late Model main event and clinched the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season championship Saturday night at All American Speedway in Roseville. “I can't really describe how it feels right now,” Scott said. “It’s just an unbelievable feeling. The guys on the team and what they do, I have to give them a lot of credit for this. To get the race win, too, well, that just tops it off.” Scott started on the outside in the front row. He took the lead on lap six. John Moore took over second from Jonathan Mawhinney on lap 12 and then went side by side with Scott. Juan Pitta passed Moore for second on lap 32 and followed Scott across the finish line. Moore was third, Bobby Grewohl fourth and Mawhinney fifth. “It was really great racing side by side with John,” Scott said. “It was clean racing. I appreciate all the clean driving that has been going on out here week in and week out.” In Modified, Josh Brock held off Scott Winters for the checkered flag. Winters wrapped up the track championship. “We raced 35 laps together, and the most we were separated was a car-length,” Brock said. “When you race against a two-time national champion and the class act that he is, it's unbelievable. It was an honor to win against him.” Winters added a third season title to those he won at All American in 2007 and 2008. He was the Modified champ at Stockton 99 Speedway last season. “The car was great; we just could not make the move on the 21,” Winters said. “He was strong.” Rich Lindgren finished third, Dan Jinkerson fourth and Ryan Peter fifth. Rick Andersen crashed hard into the wall in turn one and sustained an injury to his hand. He was treated by the ambulance crew. Jim McGinnis took the lead on the first lap of the Bomber main and never looked back. Mark Anderson was second and Eric Bocksberger third. Wayne Crossland, with Mickey Owens fighting to get around him, won the 35-lap Street Stock feature for his first victory this season. Owens finished second and Matt Cockrum third. Jarret Kelly qualified No. 1 in WSRA Scaled Late Model, then won the trophy dash and main event. Danny Allen was the top qualifier in the Mini Cup division. He also won the trophy dash and the 15-lap main. ALL AMERICAN SPEEDWAY What: Saturday’s program features the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series with Twin 44 Late Model races along with the Modified, Street Stock and Bomber divisions. Where: All American Speedway, 800 All America City Blvd. in Roseville. Tickets: $13 adults, $7 seniors 60 and up and juniors ages 6-15. Children 5 and under free. A family pass – two adults and three juniors – costs $35. Information: Call (916) 786-2025 or visit www.allamericanspeedway.com.