Schutte Shines at Petaluma

PETALUMA, Cal. (July 16, 2016) – Alex Schutte of Redding, Calif. won Saturday night’s “Jack London Hall of Fame Night” USAC Western States Midget race at Petaluma Speedway. He passed Ronnie Gardner on lap 17 and led the final 14 laps in his Proficio/Aircraft Electric Components Spike/Esslinger to beat Gardner, Shannon McQueen, Michael Faccinto and Greg Bragg. The race was co-sanctioned by BCRA.

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USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET SERIES RACE RESULTS: July 16, 2016 – Petaluma, California – Petaluma Speedway – “Jack London Hall of Fame Night” – Co-sanctioned by BCRA

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS:  1. Dustin Golobic, 26, Bock-14.216; 2. Cody Swanson, 71S, Swanson-14.343; 3. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-14.374; 4. Ronnie Gardner, 68, Six8-14.418; 5. Michael Faccinto, 35F, MF-14.443; 6. Courtney Crone, 25, Rodela-14.589; 7. Greg Bragg, 11, Thurston-14.607; 8. Robert Dalby, 4D, Dalby-14.648; 9. Frankie Guerrini, 63, Guerrini-14.720; 10. Brian Gard, 88, Arata-14.736; 11. Cory Elliott, 11E, Elliott-14.753; 12. Alex Schutte, 28, Schutte/McElwee-14.776; 13. Taylor Clark, 25K, Clark-14.803; 14. Randi Pankratz, 8X, Pankratz-14.812; 15. Sparky Howard, 3, Faeth-15.086; 16. Rick Cook, 7R, Cook-15.182; 17. Nate Waite, 35W, MF-15.213; 18. Maria Cofer, 57, Cofer-15.229; 19. Bill Lindsey, 8, Lindsey-15.483; 20. Floyd Alvis, 11F, Champion-15.686; 21. J.R. Williams, 74, Williams-16.081; 22. Nick Foster, 24, Foster-NT; 23. Britton Bock, 62, Bock-NT; 24. Bobby Wilson, 87, Wilson-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Gard, 3. Clark, 4. Bragg, 5. Golobic, 6. Bock, 7. Cook, 8. Lindsey. NT

DJ SAFETY SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Elliott, 2. Faccinto, 3. Swanson, 4. Pankratz, 5. Dalby, 6. Wilson, 7. Alvis, 8. Waite. NT

BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Guerrini, 2. Schutte, 3. McQueen, 4. Crone, 5. Howard, 6. Foster, 7. Cofer, 8. Williams. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Alex Schutte, 2. Ronnie Gardner, 3. Shannon McQueen, 4. Michael Faccinto, 5. Greg Bragg, 6. Frankie Guerrini, 7. Cory Elliott, 8. Courtney Crone, 9. Brian Gard, 10. Randi Pankratz, 11. Bobby Wilson, 12. Maria Cofer, 13. Nick Foster, 14. Britton Bock, 15. Taylor Clark, 16. Sparky Howard, 17. Nate Waite, 18. Floyd Alvis, 19. Bill Lindsey, 20. Dustin Golobic, 21. Robert Dalby, 22. Rick Cook, 23. J.R. Williams. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-16 Gardner, Laps 17-30 Schutte.

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS / ROD END SUPPLY HARD CHARGER: Bobby Wilson (23rd to 11th)

NEW USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET POINTS: 1-Gardner-486, 2-Faccinto-446, 3-Guerrini-355, 4-Elliott-326, 5-C.Swanson-290, 6-Pankratz-287, 7-Tyler Dolacki-279, 8-Crone-279, 9-Cofer-249, 10-Sean Dodenhoff-242.

NEXT USAC WESTERN STATES MIDGET RACES: September 3-4 – Calistoga (CA) Speedway – 9th “Louis Vermeil Classic”