Jimmy Trulli holds off Sean Becker to win a spooky
good finish at Marysville Raceway season-finale on
Marysville, CA – October 28, 2017…The
penultimate Winged Sprint Car event of the season in
Northern California invaded Marysville Raceway on
Saturday night with picture perfect weather presented
at the quarter-mile. When all was said and done it was
veteran driver Jimmy Trulli of Placerville that held
off a torrid late-race charge from Roseville’s Sean
Becker to pick up the $2,000 win at the Gold Fever H&H
Trenching Sprint Spooktacular.
aboard the Ingraham Motorsports No. 93 machine during
the night and got the jump at the waving of the green
flag from the pole in the 25-lap feature. Numerous
caution periods and couple red flags plagued the flow
of the contest, but in-between the stoppages the
action remained entertaining.
race Trulli continued to his marks as Sean Becker
tried to find a way by, hounding him in second.
Becker, the six-time Silver Dollar Speedway champion,
was driving for car owner Dan Monhoff and continued to
get faster as the main event wore on. With a few laps
remaining traffic came into play for Trulli and it
bottled him up just enough to allow Becker a chance to
make it a battle for the win. With the crowd coming to
their feet the duo went side-by-side as the white flag
With a lap car in play off turn two it
was anybody’s game, but Trulli squeezed by on the
inside and went on to take the checkered flag by 0.218
seconds over Becker. The finish was as good as you’ll
see in sprint car racing and a great way to cap the
season at Marysville Raceway.
Buddy Kofoid, Auburn’s Andy Forsberg and Colfax racer
Colby Wiesz rounded out the top-five. Forsberg’s
charge was particularly exciting, coming from the rear
of the field after an early race bicycle. Heat races
went to Justyn Cox, Justin Henry and Jake Haulot.
Forsberg began the night by clocking the fastest lap
in qualifying with a lap of 12.264, beating out 21
The inaugural Western
RaceSaver Sprint Car event at the Marysville Raceway
provided a fast-paced main event that saw veteran
driver Monty Ferreira pick up the victory. Ferreira
was able to fight his way past teammate Matt Demartini
midway through the feature to grab the win.
Demartini, Cole Danell, Mauro Simone and Kyle
Rasmussen completed the top-five. The division has
been one of the fastest growing in all of California
and should be a fun one to see more often in the
Northern part of the state next year. Nine cars made
the trip north with heat races picked off by Cole
Danell and Monty Ferreira.
Schank Jr. charged to victory in the Wingless Spec
Sprint portion of the night. The 2017 season may have
not gone as Schank would have hoped overall, but he
reminded everyone on Saturday that he’s still one of
the best business out west when it comes wingless spec
Fellow veteran Shannon Newton
didn’t make it easy on him however, and kept the Santa
Rosa racer honest as the feature wound down. With time
becoming a factor the race was shortened to 15-laps
and Schank ultimately took the checkered over Newton,
Dan Hayes, Dan Gonderman and Trey Walters in the
top-five. Nine spec sprints were on hand with
Gonderman winning the lone heat.
Midget Lite portion of the night was captured by Scott
Kinney, who held off the late charges from son Hunter
Kinney. The midget lites put on a very fast main event
that saw Kayla Green come home in third, Emilee
Lindgren in fourth and Danica Joe Parker in fifth.
Eight cars signed in during the night with the lone
heat race claimed by Kayla Green and fast time set by
The Economy Sprint main event
looked to have been won by Cameron Haney, but after
executing donuts on the front stretch he was
disqualified. Donuts can only be performed in the
corners because of safety issues, which has become a
normal rule throughout Northern California. This
handed the win over to Tyler Meadows. Jeff Macedo,
Chad Thompson, Matt Beardslee and Cameron Haney Jr.
rounded out the top-five. Seven cars were in action
with Haney winning the one heat.