Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Schutte victorious over BCRA midgets at Petaluma Speedway, Marysville next

The mighty Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) midgets visited the 3/8-mile dirt oval Petaluma Speedway last Saturday night June 11. Alex Schutte in his family’s #38 Esslinger-powered Spike chassis achieved the “clean sweep” after he set the fast time in qualifying, scored a victory in his heat race, and then ran away with the feature race win by more than five seconds over of his nearest competitor.   

The previous week’s race winner at Watsonville Speedway, Dustin Golobic, suffered the misfortune of an engine failure during warm-ups and was forced to scratch for the evening. The winner of the second seven-car  eight-lap heat race was Taylor Simas in the sister car to Golobic’s entry. Robert Dalby chased Schutte across the line at the end of the 30-lap feature race which was run without a caution flag, followed by Britton Bock and young Cory Elliott.
The author was very impressed at how efficiently the evening’s racing program was run. With four classes in action, the racing program began on time, and then progressed quickly and ended at a reasonable time. In this era of multi-class racing programs that often run late into the night, the track promoter, the officials, the sanctioning bodies, and the competitors are all to be complemented for the evening’s brevity.     
The BCRA midgets will be back in action on Saturday night June 18, 2016 at Marysville Raceway Park in Marysville California, with qualifying scheduled for 6:30 PM.

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