Richard Pappenhausen of Chico delivered a one-two punch Saturday night at Antioch Speedway as he took the Late Model Stock Car main event and finished second to Kellen Chadwick in the IMCA Modified event. Pappenhausen took the high groove on the dry-slick multi lane high banked speedway, missing a first lap crash to do battle with David Newquist, Paul Guglielmoni, Shawn Deforest, Jeff Decker, Troy Foulger and more top notch drivers. “I just had to bide my time,” Pappenhausen said. “Then it was time to go.” Chadwick also found a fast groove as he battled Pappenhausen and Scott Busby in an IMCA modified thriller. “This is the type of track I like,” said Chadwick after the win.
Track champ Foulger ran strong early in the event, only to have his power steering fail. Michael Salazar and Deforest rounded out the top five. Young Ryan Deforest, Shawn’s son, scored his first career victory in the truck division. Nick Viscusi III topped Jeff Bettencourt in a shortened hobby stock feature that was filled with crashes. Melissa Myers battled transmission problems to come up with third, followed by Robert Sharp. Nick Baldwin survived a ride on the backstretch wall to bring home fifth.
Ken Radabaugh topped Tyler Applebaum and Jason Coe in the “Four Banger” main event. IMCA SportMod champ continued his winning ways as he finished first in that main event after fighting off a come from behind challenge by Jeremy Hoff. Kyle Wilson, Jimmy Ford and Megan Ponciano were the top five. Guglielmoni, fighting challenges from Pappenhausen at the finish, won the trophy dash for late model stock cars. Saturday night, June 22 is the “Terrific Two” event, paying $2500 for IMCA modifieds and $2000 for late model stock cars.