Golobic Gathers Up USAC Western States Win

PLACERVILLE, Cal. (March 29, 2017) – Shane Golobic snared his first Midget feature win of the year by racing to victory lane in Wednesday night’s 30-lap USAC Western States Midget main event at Placerville Speedway.

After pole starter Alex Schutte paced the initial dozen circuits, Golobic rallied past reigning series champion Ronnie Gardner for the point on the 18th round en route to the win.

Golobic took the checkered flag ahead of Gardner with Cory Elliott, Courtney Crone and Schutte rounding out the top five.

LIGHT UP THE WORLD BEVERAGES USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET SERIES RACE RESULTS: March 29, 2017 – Placerville, California – Placerville Speedway – “Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown”

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Geoff Ensign (#3F Finkenbinder), 2. Mason Daniel (#33M Daniel), 3. Courtney Crone (#25 Rodela), 4. Cory Elliott (#11E Elliott), 5. Nate Wait (#35W MF), 6. Robert Dalby (#4D Dalby). NT

BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ronnie Gardner (#68 Six8), 2. Michael Faccinto (#35F MF), 3. Ryan Bernal (#71R Morris), 4. Frankie Guerrini (#63 Guerrini), 5. Maria Cofer (#57 Cofer), 6. Terry Nichols (#1P Nichols). NT

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS / SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Shane Golobic (#17G Wood), 2. Alex Schutte (#28 Schutte/McElwee), 3. Randi Pankratz (#8 Pankratz), 4. David Prickett (#35 Pierovich), 5. Dustin Golobic (#25G Bock), 6. Buddy Kofoid (#11 Kofoid). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Shane Golobic, 2. Ronnie Gardner, 3. Cory Elliott, 4. Courtney Crone, 5. Alex Schutte, 6. Michael Faccinto, 7. Mason Daniel, 8. David Prickett, 9. Robert Dalby, 10. Frankie Guerrini, 11. Buddy Kofoid, 12. Maria Cofer, 13. Terry Nichols, 14. Randi Pankratz, 15. Dustin Golobic, 16. Geoff Ensign, 17. Nate Wait, 18. Ryan Bernal. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 Schutte, Laps 13-17 Gardner, Laps 18-30 Golobic.

ESSLINGER ENGINEERING HARD CHARGER: Robert Dalby (17th to 9th)

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