Roger Diez: Exciting finishes last Saturday at Fernley 95A
July 19, 2014
Two of the five A mains at Fernley 95A Speedway last Saturday night were settled by a pass on the last turn of the last lap.
Mark Serchio Jr. pulled it off in the Pure Stock main, diving underneath Shaun Burton in turn four to take the win. In Hobby Stock, points leader and defending champion Carl Barlow tried everything in his bag of tricks to get by Tom Haxall, finally shouldering his way past in turn four to end a two-race losing streak.
The finish of the Super Stock 4 main wasn't quite so exciting, as Justin Busch had the field covered after early leader Justin McIlvain faded to third, allowing Jesse James by for second. Rob Grace led the Pro Stocks wire to wire, with Malen Gonzalez keeping him honest. And Cory Sample worked his way from mid-pack to take the win in IMCA Modified while Tom Purcell advanced from 12th to third in his first outing at Fernley this season. Jeff Olschowka was second. Tonight is the second night of the first annual David Richardson and Leroy Kay Memorial Race, featuring a Western States Dwarf Car Association National event. Up to 100 cars are expected to participate. Racing will start at 6 p.m., and regular admission prices apply.
If you like classic cars, check out next weekend's Silver Dollar Car Classic. The event kicks off Thursday night at the Plaza, moves to the parking lot across from the Nugget Friday night, and on to Mills Park Saturday and Sunday.
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