Burd, Keller, Sorensen, Teves Win County Fair Races At Antioch Speedway
By Don Martin II Photography by Paul Gould
May 19-20…Brandon Burd made a big gain in points with his first 25 lap All Star Series Wingless Spec Sprint Main Event win Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. The division ran a special Saturday night show with B Modifieds as part of the Contra Costa County Fair, and the past Chowchilla champion Burd had a front row start for the feature. Trophy Dash winner Alan Miranda ended up on the front row with Burd after rookies Robert Floyd and William Fatu moved to the back for the start. Burd led Miranda at the start, and the race saw an early yellow flag after contact in Turn 2 sent Fatu crashing to end his race. Burd continued to lead as Miranda ran strong in search of his first win. Heat winner Shannon Newton and Roy Fisher battled for third. Burd drove a brilliant race for the victory. Miranda settled for another second place finish. Newton had a season best third as Fisher and Floyd rounded out the Top 5.
Alan Miranda won the special four lap trophy dash.
K.C. Keller had a great night with wins in his heat race and the 25 lap B Modified Main Event. Mark Garner set the early pace, but a yellow flag flew for a tangle between heat winner Kevin Brown and Randy Brown. Two time Limited Late Model champion Ron Brown made his first start of the year to make it three Brown brothers on the track. Garner spun in Turn 4, moving Keller into the lead over Chuck Golden. Keller took a step into the point lead with a hard earned feature victory. Chuck Golden ran second for most of the race for a season best effort. 2016 Champion Trevor Clymens made a last lap pass on Megan Ponciano for a third place finish. Ron Brown finished fifth.
Trevor Clymens won the special four lap trophy dash.
Chris Sorensen won the 25 lap Hobby Stock Main Event, which was part of the Friday night portion of the County Fair race along with the Dwarf Cars. 2010 champion Sorensen had a front row starting spot and set the pace from the start as Cameron Swank settled into second. Heat race winner Chris Long quickly worked his way into third. As Sorensen set a fast pace up front, Long battled Swank for second before making the pass. Despite some mechanical issues, heat race winner Brent Curran steadily worked his way from 12th starting and into the Top 5. Back up front, Sorensen maintained command and brought it home to a satisfying victory. Long maintained his championship effort in second, followed by Swank, Curran and Billy Garner’s best effort yet in fifth.
Joe Ridgeway won a special four lap Trophy Dash.
2015 Dwarf Car champion David Teves returned to the driver’s seat of “The Unicorn” and sped to the 25 lap feature victory. A week earlier, it was David’s son Adam Teves getting the win. This time, David had his hands full battling Mike Corsaro and reigning champion Kevin Miraglio as all three had to charge from further back in the pack. Teves got there first and showed why he is still one of the top Dwarf Car pilots in the Bay Area with his impressive victory. Corsaro rebounded from his DNF of a week earlier in second as Miraglio settled for third. Travis Hensley and Jenna Frazier completed the Top 5. Miraglio denied Teves a clean sweep by beating him in their eight lap heat race. David Michael Rosa won his heat, while Teves held off rookie Devan Kammermann to win the four lap Trophy Dash.