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Fans pack the stands during Friday's Fourth of July races at Rattlesnake Raceway.

Fans pack the stands during Friday's Fourth of July races at Rattlesnake Raceway.

With its largest car count of the season and capacity crowd, Rattlesnake Raceway’s annual Fourth of July race was a roaring success.

Friday’s action was packed full of racing, and of course, the area’s fireworks show. On Saturday, racing continued with the Hobby Stock Classic Challenge.

The Hobby Stock class had 21 drivers on Friday and 26 on Saturday participate in the annual holiday races.

Winning both main events, though, was Carl Barlow, who also added a first-place finish in Saturday’s preliminary heat.

On Friday, Dean Clark raced to second place followed by Chris Christiano, Shane Crazel and Travis White. On Saturday, Pete Baglin came in second as Dan Dias, Joe Blackwell and Crazel rounded out the top five.

As for the points race, Christiano gained six points on leader Scott Tenney, although Tenney remains 23 points ahead (334-311). Crazel sits in third with 302 followed by Dennis Buehn (270) and Sandy Clark and Jason Irwin (258).

In the IMCA class, Russ Cazier and Steve Evenson took turns waving the checkered flag. Cazier took the win on Friday followed by Evenson on Saturday.

Points leader Robert Mull (335) added a pair of third-place finishes, while Travis White (247), currently in second place, placed second in Saturday’s main event.

Zachary Cail swept the IMCA Northern Sport Mods class as he took home wins in both main and preliminary races each day. Pete Olsen placed second in all four races, while Chris Neal was third.

Cail (312) maintains a healthy lead over Olsen (254) and Neal (142) for the points title.

In the Gen-X class, Christy Rasmussen won Friday’s main event and followed with a fourth-place finish on Saturday. Lee Ketten took the checkered flag on Saturday.

Points leader Jeremy Christen, though, placed second and third, respectively, on Friday and Saturday. Edwin Cedeno was second on Saturday.


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