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Back to business at All American Speedway

By: Chase Montgomery, Special to The Press Tribune
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This Saturday night it’s back to business as usual for the four premier divisions at the All American Speedway in Roseville. And, after a brief layoff, business is picking up in the points chase to the championships. In the Late Model division, just when it looked like Cameron Park’s Jason Romero (No. 8) might be a lock for the championship, he has begun to show some signs of vulnerability. Granite Bay’s John Moore (27) has quietly gone about taking care of business and now finds himself second, just four points back. Orangevale’s Gary Glenn (50) has his program back on track and now sits third, just 19 points off the lead. On the outside looking in are Sacramento’s Jonathan Mawhinney (17) (-26) and Galt’s Juan Pitta (16) (-29) fourth and fifth respectively. The Late Models have consistently delivered some of the best car counts to The All American Speedway of any track in California. Last Saturday night 27 cars were registered while 24 took the green. This Saturday night the Late Models will be competing in two “Twin 44” Magnum races, two separate races with twice the points up for grabs. AAS anticipates 30 Late Model cars if not more. In the Modified division, Roseville’s Jarred Beddow (50) is fresh off of a win two weeks ago and leads all drivers for the championship. Lincoln’s Nick Lyons (43) is second in points (-46) and will need to win races in order to have any shot at Beddow. The Street Stock division has a battle like no other. AAS Street Stock defending champion Mickey Owens (08) of Elverta was victorious in his efforts two weeks ago, defeating his younger brother Kevin Owens of Sacramento. The win inches Mickey just three points ahead of Kevin in the title quest. Loomis’ Christopher Lambert is third (-30) and could be a factor if he can string together some wins. In the Bomber division, Citrus Heights’ Adam Chapman (01) has put together three wins in a row and leads all contenders for the championship. Roseville’s Richard Perez (50) sits second, just 24 points behind. He’ll need to finish ahead of Chapman this Saturday night and the next few weeks to have any chance. The team of Mike and Dana Kelly (04) of Roseville, who led the points for most of the first half of the season, find themselves in the same situation. They are now third, 25 points back. Keep an eye on Erick Ray (77). He may be a factor as the season winds down. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with qualifying shortly thereafter. Racing begins at 6 p.m. Adults (ages 16-59) - $13 Seniors (60 or better) - $7 Juniors (6-15) - $7 Children (under 6) - free Family pass (includes two adults & three juniors) - $35 For more info call 786-2025 or www.allamericanspeedway.com