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Race Recap: Jim Shirley Memorial – Point Race #1



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Redding, CA youngster, Parker Pedrotti picked up his First Career Outlaw Kart Win on Saturday Night driving the Jimmy Elledge Motors powered Pedrotti Materials, Westside Storage, Foster Racing #5 QRC machine. Pedrotti became the first winner in the newly formed Restricted Box Class at the Cycleland Speedway. He also set Fast Time in Qualifying, technically establishing a New Track Record for the class at 14.323 seconds.


The Trophy Dash was claimed by Suisun City, CA driver Nixon Soiland. Soiland piloted his Pike Motor Specialties/DCR powered RCS, Harris Company #5N SRT machine to a convincing victory. He would go on to finish 6th in the Main Event.

Heat Race #1 action saw Chico, CA driver Cody Juanarena score the win in Heat Race #1 behind the wheel of his Harbaugh Performance Engines powered, Juanarena Orchards, Hot Coats Powdercoating #4J SRT machine. Juanarena would go on to finish 12th in the Main Event.


Heat Race #2 saw Marysville, CA driver Karson Moniz score the victory in her Harbaugh Performance Engines powered, Bad Boy Racing #22K IGNITE machine. Moniz would go on to finish 11th in the Main Event.

Box Stock Redding, CA driver, Porter Zachary picked up his First Career Cycleland Speedway Feature Win on Saturday Night driving his Harbaugh Performance Engines powered, O2 Motorsports, Big Valley Sanitation, Valley Pacific Petroleum #51Z machine. Porter was also the winner in Heat Race #1, earning himself the Pole Position for the Main Event.

The Trophy Dash was claimed by defending Track Champion Bristol Tarter from Anderson, CA. Bristol was competing as a substitute driver for the absent Bryce Nelson in Kart # 4LILB. Tarter would go on to finish 3rd in the Main Event.

Heat Race #2 action saw Oroville, CA driver Logan Barnes score the win in his Derek Copeland Racing powered, Cement Masons Local 400, A-1 Appliance #61 SRT machine. Barnes would go on to finish 2nd in the Main Event. The Third and final Heat Race was claimed by Oroville, CA driver Wyatt Harles in his # W67 entry. Harles would go on to finish 5th in the Main Event.

In Time Trials it was Paradise, CA driver Brody Reinolds who set the pace with a Lap Time of 13.282 seconds in his Derek Copeland Racing powered, State Farm, Dobrich & Sons, Victory Landscaping #24jr machine. The chassis under the #24jr is a one of a kind chassis built by Brody’s dad Justin Reinolds. Reinolds would go on to finish 4th in the Main Event.

250 Intermediate Rio Linda, CA driver Logan Reeves picked up his First Career Win in the 250 Intermediate Class at Cycleland Speedway on Saturday Night driving his #25 machine. The win was the 8th overall at the Speedway for Logan moving him into a tie for 96th on the All-Time Win List. Logan also picked up the win in Heat Race #1 which earned him the Pole Position for the Main Event.

The Trophy Dash was claimed by Geyserville, CA driver Carrie Osborne in her 4 Front Racing Engines powered, AFEX Graphics, Eddie Boyd Racing, Truck Shop Motorsports #53 QRC machine.

Osborne, the 2021 Cycleland Box Stock Champion went on to finish 6th in the Main Event. Heat Race #2 was claimed by Chico, CA driver Rylan Sharrah in his IGNITE #41 machine. Sharrah would go on to finish 5th in the Main Event.

In Time Trials it was Paradise, CA driver Brody Reinolds who set the pace with a Lap Time of 11.400 seconds in his Four Racing powered, State Farm, Dobrich & Sons, Victory Landscaping #24jr QRC machine. Reinolds would go on to finish 2nd in the Main Event.

Open Intermediate Chico, CA driver Rylan Sharrah piloted his IGNITE #41 machine to the victory in the Open Intermediate Main Event on Saturday Night. Sharrah, one of just a few drivers to pull double duty put together solid performances in both the 250 Int. Class and the Open Int. Class to kick off his 2023 campaign.

In Trophy Dash action, Jacob Nuxoll piloted his Cody Brucker Motorsports powered, RJL Truck & Tractor Painting, Derek Copeland Racing, Top Speed Innovations #57 LPR machine to the victory. Nuxoll would go on to finish 6th in the Main Event.

The Lone Heat Race of the Night was claimed by Lincoln, CA driver Kaylee Burgess in her Grandpa George Motors powered, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tina Yannazo Motorsports, Burgess Family Racing #H20 QRC machine. Burgess would continue her hot start to the season with a 2nd place effort in the Main Event.

In Time Trials it was Chico, CA driver Ethan Lashley who turned the best lap at 11.342 seconds in his B&B Racing Engines powered, E&T Truck Repair, Derco Supply, Mission 22 #13E IGNITE machine. Lashley would go on to finish 4th in the Main Event.

Open Cottonwood, CA driver Preston Carr piloted his Jimmy Elledge Motors powered, Durst Inc, Adams Investing, Jet Performance Labs #46 QRC machine to his 4th Career Open Win at the Cycleland Speedway on Saturday Night. The win was his second straight in the season opening Jim Shirley Memorial here at Cycleland as he was victorious in this event in 2022 also.

In Trophy Dash competition we saw Willits, CA driver Kaiden Butler score the win in his Truck Shop Motors powered, Butler Racing, Autotech Design & Manufacturing #22K TRUEFLEX Chassis. Butler would go on to finish 4th in the Main Event.

In Heat Races #1 & #2 we saw the Father/Son duo of John Michael Bunch & Jayden Bunch each earn Heat Race Victories in their Voltage Specialists, Bunch Electric #11vs machines. John Michael would encounter troubles in the Main Event, finishing 17th, while Jayden earned a Top 10 finish in 10th. The Third and Final Heat Race of the night was claimed by Redding, CA driver Connor Mewhirter in his #14M entry.

In Time Trials it was Bangor, CA driver Keagan Medeiros who turned the best lap at 11.343 seconds in his Grandpa George Motors powered, MJ Shelton Engineering, All Star Tile, Harper Inc. #81 QRC machine. Medeiros was unable to capitalize on his stellar qualifying effort as he went on to finish 16th in the Main Event.

Sportsman Chico, CA driver Nate Lynch piloted his Truck Shop Motors powered, Butler Racing #22L TRUEFLEX Chassis to his First Career Outlaw Kart Win on Saturday Night in the Sportsman Class. Lynch also turned the fastest lap of the night in Time Trials with a Lap Time of 11.814 seconds.

In Trophy Dash competition, Jason Throop piloted his K&K Racing Engines powered, M&S Wesley Tree Service, Fowler Family, Nutrishop Chico #16J LPR chassis to the victory. Throop came home in the 9th position in Main Event competition.

In Heat Race #1 Rookie competitor, Johnny Terry of Gridley, CA picked up the win in his Grandpa George & Bob White powered #69 SRT chassis. Unfortunately, his night would run afoul in the Main Event as he was scored 18th in the Feature. Heat Race #2 was claimed by Roseville, CA driver Bryce Young in his Grandpa George Motors powered, Al’s Grading & Paving, Pachi Wraps #7B LPR chassis. Young would go on to finish 14th in the Main Event.

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