Friday, 07 May 2021

Lakeport Speedway marks opening night

No. 12 Travis Powers took home the Bandolero main event win at the Lakeport Speedway in Lakeport, California, on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Saturday, April 24, was opening night at Lakeport Speedway under the new management, Furia Motorsports.

The night featured the Bandoleros, Jammer, Limited Modifieds, Bombers and Jalopies.

The grandstands were operating at 33-percent capacity and it was great to see people back supporting the local racetrack.

In the Bandolero division, four brand new drivers made their debuts.

Jordan Ray in the No. 88 drove his way to win the heat race with his brother No. 15 Kai Lovell in second, No. 11 Courtney Portlock in third and No. 12 Travis Powers in fourth.

In the main event, No. 12 Travis Powers took home the win after a hard wreck in the heat race. No. 15 Kai Lovell finished second, with No. 88 Jordan Ray in third and No. 11 Courtney Portlock in fourth.

All four drivers did a great job for their first time racing at Lakeport Speedway.

No. 37 Sierra Furia took home the Limited Modified main event win at the Lakeport Speedway in Lakeport, California, on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Courtesy photo.

In the Jammer division, No. 01 TJ Sorrels won the Jr Jammer heat race and main event. Danney Helm Sr. in the No. 20 took home the heat race with No. 23 Christian Sanchez in second, No. 22 Dave Rogers in third, No. D4 Donovan Arreguin in fourth and No. 7 Isaiah Rojas in fifth. No. 31 Theresa French was sixth.

In the trophy dash, No. 22 Dave Rogers took home the win with No. 20 Danney Helm Sr. in second, No. D4 Donovan Arreguin in third and No. 23 Christian Sanchez in fourth.

In the main event, No. D4 Donovan Arreguin drove from fifth to first in seven laps to take home the win in front of No. 7 Isaish Rojas in second, No. 5 Jeff French in third, No. 22 Dave Rogers in fourth and No. 23 Christian Sanchez rounded out the top five.

In the Limited Modified division, No. 62 JR Roy Ingalls Jr. took home the trophy dash win after battling hard with No. 22 TJ Buzzard for four laps. No. 15 Richard Knight was third and No. 37 Sierra Furia was fourth.

In the heat race, No. 17 Brandon Powers jump out front early with No. 22 TJ Buzzard battling him on the outside groove. No. 15 Richard Knight and No. 37 Sierra Furia followed behind Buzzard until Knight was able to get around Powers on the last lap.

No. 01 TJ Sorrels took home the Jr Jammer main event win at the Lakeport Speedway in Lakeport, California, on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Courtesy photo.

Knight took home the win with No. 17 Brandon Powers in second, No. 37 Sierra Furia in third, No. 22 TJ Buzzard in fourth and No. 62 JR Roy Ingalls Jr. rounded out the top 5. No. 27S Robert Schmidt was sixth, and No. 51 Bo Robertson was seventh.

In the main event, the front row was No. 67 Loren Powers Jr and No. 15 Richard Knight. Knight jumped out early with Furia following behind. Knight and Furia battled for 15 laps until Furia was able to get by Knight.

Furia took the lead and Knight settled into second. TJ Buzzard finished third, No. 37S Robert Schmidt finished fourth and No. 62 JR Roy Ingalls Jr. finished fifth. No. 17 Brandon Powers was sixth, No. 51 Bo Robertson was seventh and No. 67 Loren Powers Jr. was eighth.

In the Bomber division, No. 79 Forrest Kuecker took home the win with No. 40 Charley Tour in second, No. 27 Loren Powers Jr. in third and No. 03 Wade Coleman in fourth.

In heat race 1, your front row was No. 63 David Jones and No. 96 Shelby Helm. Helm took the lead until lap three where there was a yellow for No. 01 Brenton Smith. Smith was towed to the pits with heavy damage.

No. 40 Charley Tour took home the bomber main event win at the Lakeport Speedway in Lakeport, California, on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Courtesy photo.

At the restart, No. 79 Forrest Kuecker took over the lead with No. 27 Loren Powers Jr. following behind in second. Helm settled into third, with No. 63 David Jones in fourth, and No. 75B Audrey Portlock (B Bomber) in fifth. Smith did not get to finish the heat race.

In heat race 2, No. 77KC Kasey Horat and No. 12 Raymond Taylor Jr. were in the front row at the green flag. Taylor jumped to the lead until No. 03 Wade Coleman got around him to take over the lead. No. 40 Charley Tour raced with Coleman until lap nine when he was able to take
over the lead.

Tour took home the heat race win with No. 03 Wade Coleman in second, No. 02 Drew Smith in third, No. 12 Raymind Taylor Jr. in fourth and No. 77KC Kasey Horat in fifth.

In the main event, No. 96 Shelby Helm took the lead until lap 4 when No. 27 Loren Powers Jr. took over the lead. No. 79 Forrest Kuecker followed behind in second until No. 40 Charley Tour got by him on a mission to pass No. 27 Loren Powers.

On lap 28, Powers had a far ahead lead until he broke and had to be towed off. That gave Tour the opportunity to take over the lead with No. 02 Drew Smith taking over second, No. 79
Forrest Kuecker into third, No. 03 Wade Coleman in fourth, and No. 96 Shelby Helm in fifth.

No. 75 Audrey Portlock won the B Bomber main event at the Lakeport Speedway in Lakeport, California, on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Courtesy photo.

There were only two laps left for Smith to make any move on Tour at the restart. Tour was able to hold off No. 02 Drew Smith to take home the win. No. 79 Forrest Kuecker was third, No. 03 Wade Coleman was fourth, and No. 96 Shelby Helm rounded out the top 5. No. 12 Raymond Taylor was sixth, No. 27 Loren Powers Jr. was seventh, No. 77KC Kasey Horat was eighth, No. 63 David Jones was ninth and No. 75B Audrey Portlock was 10th.

Audrrey Portlock was the B Bomber main event winner.

In the Jalopy division, No. 187 Chris Hunt took home the heat race win with No. 39 Jack Schleif in second, No. X2 Tia Everett in third, No. 96R Robert Portock in fourth and No. 55 Sorna Li in 5th.

In the main event, No. 96R Robert Portlock Jr. raced hard to take home the win with No. X2 Tia Everett in second, No. 187 Chris Hunt in third and No. 44 Sonra Li in fourth.

The next race is May 8 at Ukiah Speedway featuring the Limited Modifieds, Bombers, Jammers, Pro 4 Modifieds, Bandoleros and Open Modifieds.

The grandstands will be open at 33-percent capacity.

Ticket sales will be available online on the Ukiah Speedway website.

No. D4 Donovan Arreguin won the Pro Jammer main event at the Lakeport Speedway in Lakeport, California, on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Courtesy photo.

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