Corey Elliott Shines in Marysville by Troy Hennig
Marysville, CA (July 22, 2017) –
Bakersfield driver Corey Elliott won the 25-lap Bay
Cities Racing Association (BCRA) feature event
Saturday night at Marysville Raceway. Elliott
inherited the lead when Hanford’s Michael Faccinto
stopped in turn four. Faccinto had led the first 16
laps until the mechanical problem forced him to
retire. Elliott went on to lead the final nine laps.
Maria Cofer did a solid job and finished in the second
spot. Cofer is an emerging talent that should get more
attention than she does. Veteran Floyd Alvis was the
final driver able to finish the race. He was credited
with third. Faccinto was scored in the fourth spot.
Nate Wait and J.R. Williams each stopped on lap 14.
Alex Schutte would have been a factor tonight but on
lap four he crashed into the turn three wall. It was a
disappointing ending for him. Mason Daniel was the
eighth and final finisher.
Elliott started off
the night by breaking the existing midget track
record. His lap was a blistering 14.176. Faccinto won
the lone eight lap heat race.
R.C. Smith of
Biggs enjoyed a memorable night racing in the BCRA
midget lite division. Smith swept the nights racing
action by turning the fastest lap in qualifying,
15.004, winning the eight-lap heat race and capturing
the 15-lap feature win. Emilee Lindgren was second in
qualifying and in the main event.
won the fantastic Super Stock feature event. Walko led
all the laps but on the final circuit his right rear
tire became flat and then shredded. Somehow, he
managed to hold off James Castleberry at the checkered
flag. The crowd appreciated Walko as he emerged from
the car and then got a big kiss from his wife.
Castleberry won the eight-lap heat race. Rod Oliver
did an excellent job tonight and led the first half of
the main event.
Rookie driver Cameron Haney Jr.
won his first career winged economy sprint car main
event. The kid was very humbled in victory lane. He
was surrounded by his father and grandfather, who both
were also competitors in the race. “We had three
generations of drivers in this race tonight,” said
Haney Jr. Unfortunately, the night wasn’t perfect for
the Haney family as dad’s car slammed the turn two
wall and flipped wildly down the back stretch. The car
caught on fire but thankfully the driver emerged
without any injuries. Jeff Macedo won the eight-lap
Shawn Jones dominated the three-car
wingless main event. He also won the eight-lap heat
race. Jones defeated Brett Youngman and Tony Richards
in the feature event.
Full results available